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Old 04-09-2009, 04:22 PM   #1
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Budget D.D.

I've been in a bit of a rut lately. Havn't been posting much. Been busy on the homefront. I decided to do something a little different from the other (and my previous) "build" threads to try and regroup.

Welcome to my Budget D.D. thread.

The subject: 1992 Toyota 4Runner, SR5, 3.0, Auto, 4x4, 116,500 miles, southern vehicle with very little rust
Purchase Price: $2300 Tax/Title: $196.50

1st repair was a pair of new 1/2 shafts and a pair of washer fluid pumps: $147.98 and $30

During the CV shaft install, I discovered the front shocks needed replaced.
Cheap terrible riding new shocks: $46
I also discovered in the first week of ownership that the new inspection sticker was actually an emissions sticker. Now that I need a state inspection, I'm going to have to replace some other things that I originally would have let ride.
Today I had a new windshield installed: $190
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:23 PM   #2
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Pretty soon I'll be getting an alignment and then an inspection. If I don't need to fix anything else, I'll be chasing after some new tires.


Total so far.....$2910.48. (not including fluid+lubricant costs)
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:32 PM   #3
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you'll get there brotha. sometimes, going the cheap way works best til you can afford all of what you want/need.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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you'll get there brotha. sometimes, going the cheap way works best til you can afford all of what you want/need.
Yeah. I'm gonna be doing this one a little differently. Lift (if any) will be minimal. I don't want anything bigger than 31"s and believe me when I say 31's will be a huge improvement. The current tires are 235/75/15....tiny.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:36 PM   #5
09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...
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Woot! Budget Build thread! You should've included those "goodies" you found in that thing too.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:37 PM   #6
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The whole inspection sticker thing didn't help any.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:38 PM   #7
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Yeah. I'm gonna be doing this one a little differently. Lift (if any) will be minimal. I don't want anything bigger than 31"s and believe me when I say 31's will be a huge improvement. The current tires are 235/75/15....tiny.
cant say i blame you at all there.....less lift, less other problems(alignment/vibrations) to worry about. and 31's will still look good.
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Woot! Budget Build thread! You should've included those "goodies" you found in that thing too.
I might....I took the fuse out for now. (don't know if I want to keep the siren or not)
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:58 PM   #9
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I might....I took the fuse out for now. (don't know if I want to keep the siren or not)
I totally would, you never know when that would come in handy.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:04 PM   #10
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Pretty soon I'll be getting an alignment and then an inspection. If I don't need to fix anything else, I'll be chasing after some new tires.


Total so far.....$2910.48. (not including fluid+lubricant costs)
I failed an inspection today and couldn't get an alignment. I had to install a new idler arm and I have a pitman arm on order (should have it and will install it tomorrow). That and a very questionable exhaust got me a big fat "F" for the inspection.


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Old 04-13-2009, 05:10 PM   #12
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$2910.48 current invested
+$52.99 for idler arm
+$34.99 for pitman arm
+$14.99 for pitman arm puller
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=$3013.45 so far
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Interesting!
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:22 PM   #14
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Interesting!
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:37 PM   #15
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looks like this could be a good build~
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looks like this could be a good build~
Eventually. It will be a less is more type rig. For now it's basic repairs on an as-needed basis. This thread is more of a record of repairs and cost than mods.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:47 PM   #17
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IDK, that exhaust looks like it's in pretty damn good shape...
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New pitman arm. COUGH, pain in my ass, COUGH, COUGH
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I'll be a little happier when it's road safe and street legal.
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