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80 Series CDL switch and “Pin 7 mod”

80 Series CDL switch and “Pin 7 mod”

Ever wish you could manually lock or unlock the Center Differential in the transfer-case of an 80 Series Land Cruiser?  It’s easy, with the addition of the factory CDL switch, available from your dealer or from Slee Off-Road.  For the US market, the Center Differential will only lock if the transfer-case is shifted into low range.  This also means your Center Differential will ALWAYS be locked in low range.  If your Land Cruiser is equipped with Factory Electric Lockers, they …

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80 Series CDL 4 low switch

80 Series CDL 4 low switch

Are you having an issue locking your electric lockers or center differential?  One common culprit is the 4low switch on the top of the transfer case.
Often the problem can be easily fixed by using a thinner sealing washer.  Here I used a diff drain/fill plug washer (right).  It isn’t a solid washer, and crushes thinner than the original washer (left).
But first, make sure the switch functions properly by performing an ohm check while depressing the switch (requires removal of the …

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FZJ80 Second battery tray.

FZJ80 Second battery tray.

To finish my dual battery installation in a 1995 FZJ80 I turned to CDan and crew at American Toyota in Albuquerque, NM.  They had the tray and all hardware in-stock and ready to ship.
The tray is from a ’91-’92 FJ80, that has the 3FE motor, and needs to be trimmed slightly to fit against the fan shroud.  The overflow bottle can stay where it is but the washer bottle needs to be relocated.  One common place is between the firewall …

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Prepping the FZJ80 For dual batteries.

Prepping the FZJ80 For dual batteries.

In preparation for dual batteries and moving the radios over from the 60, I have installed the Hellroaring Technologies battery isolator/combiner.
The BIC95300B is connected to the main battery with 2awg wire through a 200amp AMG fuse.  The power from the isolator to the second battery is also carries with 2awg wire, through another 200amp fuse, close to the second battery.  Power for the accessories and radios is tapped off the second fuse, using 6awg wire, …

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Expedition One FJ Cruiser Bumper

Expedition One FJ Cruiser Bumper

Had the opportunity to install an Expedition One bumper on a 2010 FJ Cruiser.  What a well built bumper, very complete and easy to install.  Customer chose to fit the bumper with a Superwinch 9k winch spooled with synthetic line and a roller fairlead.