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Old 11-17-2021, 11:17 PM   #901
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I think you need solid engine mounts. Then the engine can't lean over
Yeah, that's another option. I've ridden in/driven LS cars with solid mounts before. No real reason not to...it's so much smoother than a 4 cylinder.

Also, as I think about what to do for aux lights, it would make much more sense if I knew my existing headlights were working as well as they could.

So...I've ordered new adjuster nuts for both sides (which I'm surprised are still available, and $2 each)

That'll let me get my lights aimed perfectly. They're not horrible now, but I forgot that I kinda...made things work...when I put the H1/H4 ecodes in years ago.

Also ordered a relay harness for the headlights. I've been meaning to do this forever and just never got around to it. I just ordered BEST USA #1 H4 TOYOTA LED HARNESS BRIGHT LIGHT FIX GROUND PROBLEM, but I did pay a couple bucks extra for the harness that had a few reviews that mentioned heavier gauge wiring.

I'll have to splice in for the H1 high beams when I get it, but that's not bad. I just couldn't buy the pieces to build my own harness cheaper than buying a premade one.
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Old 11-18-2021, 08:16 AM   #902
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I just ordered BEST USA #1 H4 TOYOTA LED HARNESS BRIGHT LIGHT FIX GROUND PROBLEM
now me, i ordered 1Set 2 Headlight Harness H4 Headlight Relay Harness H6054 H4 Relay Harness Toyota Pickup Headlights H4 Wiring Harness Headlight Relay Kit For Toyota 95-97 Tacoma 88-95 Pickup Fix Dual Ground Problem.
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Old 11-18-2021, 04:34 PM   #903
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I think you need solid engine mounts. Then the engine can't lean over
Yeah, I've got solid mounts with Delrin bushies. These LS motors are smooth AF. My exhaust is mostly solid mounted too. Still surprisingly quiet.
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Old 11-25-2021, 07:52 PM   #904
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Well I haven't bought a dope ass vintage head unit yet, but I did pull the existing one out and figure out it just had a blown fuse. I fixed that, and I've got tunes again.

I did have a sub in here at one point and really liked the sound improvement, so this time I decided to go full overkill.

I'm about ready to start gluing and screwing the box together. It'll have about 2.9 cubic feet inside once you account for woofer displacement. I just ordered a pair of Kenwood 12" subs from Best Buy for $29 a piece on sale (!). Nothing great as far as audio equipment goes, but it'll get the job done.

I need to add a 3/4" thick trim strip around the bottom and far right of the port, didn't really think that through. Oh well. Also I need to build the inner port wall as well, haven't done that yet.





I do have a JL Audio JD500/1 amp that should do just fine with the subs wired together as a 2Ω load.

Still head unit shopping though.
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Old 11-25-2021, 07:58 PM   #905
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Old 11-26-2021, 01:30 PM   #906
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Finally but the bullet and ordered this old, but new old stock, head unit.

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Old 12-02-2021, 03:02 AM   #907
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Finished building the box last weekend.

Hopefully I'll have the time to finish getting it painted and wired up this weekend.



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Old 12-02-2021, 02:30 PM   #908
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