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Old 07-25-2014, 08:57 PM   #1
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A fatkid build

So I'm starting to build a couple "new to me" vehicles. Moving my 96 4runner and 83 pickup to new owners. I recently purchased a 94 pickup and 2004 4runner, both with blown head gaskets. The 94 will be a very slow build to a wheeler while the 2004 needs to be up and running asap. I didn't want to get rid of my 1996 4runner but I needed slightly more family room and greater towing ability.



The 2004 4runner is a v6. It has a blown head gasket, leaking into cylinder #6. This is a common failure point that I have seen, this will be my 10th head gasket replacement on the GR motor family. I want to say they have only been 4runners, I'm not sure though.





I was able to start the tear down today. As you can see I just got the timing cover off before I had to leave. Tomorrow will be the head removal and assembly if I'm not slacking like I was today.

1st mod! (some of my slacking). Running boards removed, I guess that is not a mod though.



Test fitting the 255s and installing the tire pressure sensors.



The plan is for about 3" of lift. OME because of a local used set of fronts will save money for a front bumper and sliders. I'm not sure on who's bumpers/sliders yet. Demello and Addicted look good.

I'll get some heads off pictures tomorrow.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:24 PM   #2
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Just picked up an '06 4runner for the wife a couple months ago. Hopefully it doesn't kill headgaskets.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:37 PM   #3
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Looking forward to the progress on this beast.
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cool to see you building a 4th gen!
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I was able to finish up the head gaskets at about 6 on Saturday. It feels like most of the time is spent scraping the FIPG off of the mating surface. I measured for deck warping and couldn't get a .0015" gauge in anywhere.

Cleaning



The crosshatch looks great, this is at 200k miles. Don't mind the spots, I didn't clean it at all yet.



I didn't get any more pictures as I was really pressed for time to be able to finish it in time. The guides for the chain showed no wear at all. The cylinder walls looked great. I got lucky and found out that this truck has a great national service history, every 3-4k for an oil change.

I put a call into Addicted Off Road. They are starting to work on a production run of the 4th gen front bumpers. I'll order on up tomorrow and it looks like a 8-10week wait time. The wait sucks but the product looks great. I'm also thinking about his HD sliders, I meant to ask him if they can be built without a kick out. I'm not too fond of slider kick outs.

http://www.addictedoffroad.com/index...roducts_id=699

I will be ordering my rear lift from Toytec tomorrow. I hope to have it tomorrow really. I might be able to use a parts driver to pick them up so I can install the lift after work. I'm sure I'll find a seized bushing or 4, they were all stuck on my 3rd gen.
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Sweet man, congrats on the new rig, let me know if you have any 4th gen questions. Awesome doing the HG yourself.
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Sweet man, congrats on the new rig, let me know if you have any 4th gen questions. Awesome doing the HG yourself.
Thanks, I don't really have many questions yet, just one I can think of. Do you have a locker and how does it work with the a-trac?

Pre-order in for Addicted Front bumper and Sliders.
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FYI the toytec customer appreciation day/picnic is not this weekend but next. Might be able to get a bit of a discount on parts from them if you can wait a bit. Others may be able to chime in on a percentage off that day but they definitely had some stuff discounted and a raffle for some sweet stuff
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:11 PM   #10
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A little update, I did get the lift on tonight. It was a fighter but I did win in the end. The front is OME shocks with 886 springs (will have a winch bumper in 8-10 weeks). An the rear is the ToyTec superflex HD springs and OME shocks. The ride is firm but not jarring.



I will be needing upper control arms. I could not get the camber or caster where I want them. I will wait until I get the bumper and sliders on before I make a decision.



I looked up the color code and found out it was Old Man Tan
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:50 AM   #11
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Now those 255's look right. Nice lift. I will be curious if you get the rear output slip with the lift on like my wives has.

Oh and at your color.
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