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2003 4Runner Limited 4wd V8 FJ tcased overlanding rockcrawling do-it-all build

Discussion in '4Runners' started by xtremewlr, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Jan 31, 2024 at 7:43 PM
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    xtremewlr

    xtremewlr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I'll be rebuilding the front CVs sometime in the near future.

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Jan 31, 2024 at 8:00 PM
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    Phessor Well-Known Member

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    Stuff
    And they are fun to work on
     
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  3. Feb 1, 2024 at 2:31 AM
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    MI-FLoffroader Brett

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    2012 T4R LE -Shoreline Blue Pearl 2003 T4R SR5 Sport V8 -Stratosphere Mica
    The CV diarrhea, bummer. Never torn into one and really never want to.
    I have oem cores and some DK Axles I'll need to build one day. Not looking forward to it.

    On a side note, thinking about driving out to Maricopa this month to see my parents. Maybe we can go for lunch one day.
     
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  4. Feb 1, 2024 at 8:27 AM
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    I rebuilt and reboot both inners on these axles, so it's really not that big of a deal or difficult to do. Just messy.

    Let me know when you're heading out. I'm in Tucson so you'd literally be driving by me.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2024 at 12:13 PM
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    montijo505 Moon soon?

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    I’ve done several reboots on mine. Get the 5th gen boot kit, thicker rubber and an extra fin. Costs the same pretty much.

    Use a cardboard box with a trash bag liner to contain the grease and it’s not hard at all. Biggest pain is that one clamp sucks to get right.
     
  6. Feb 9, 2024 at 6:22 AM
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  7. Mar 17, 2024 at 3:40 PM
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    Well, my windshield washer pump crapped out. I was also tired of the flimsy, sometimes leaky plastic reservoir that I had initially made and decided that along with a new pump, it was time to upgrade the washer bottle.

    This is the bottle I originally used. Plastic coolant reservoir with holes drilled into it to mount the front and rear washer pumps. Worked good but after time and heat got a little deformed, enough that the cap was fitting loose no matter what and the holes for the pumps weren't sealing tight enough sometimes and would leak.

    [​IMG]

    To replace it, I bought this aluminum reservoir tank that actually holds more fluid. It comes with an aluminum cap too, so no worries of a plastic cap warping from heat and not fitting eventually.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09FJQSP6B

    I also bought an OEM front washer pump, part # 85330-60190 and reused the original rubber seal for it since it was still in good condition. Decided to leave the rear pump out since I never use it anyhow.

    Drilled a hole for the pump, it needs to be 35mm or less diameter, filed the edges down some and popped the pump in. Perfect fit, nice and tight.

    [​IMG]

    Mounted in the same location, just needed a couple new rivnuts to secure it.

    [​IMG]

    Rock solid, even with just 2 bolts holding it. Pump works fantastic and the washer fluid should last longer since I almost doubled the capacity of the old reservoir. And it clears the hood just fine.
     
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  8. Mar 17, 2024 at 8:30 PM
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    Sixthelement

    Sixthelement Ran over a Yeti once, Texas, never again

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    Nice on that aluminum tank!
    So, when ya making your way this way? When you do, I still have your mini laptop with techstream. I need to get one and set it up myself to have Techstream also..
     
  9. Mar 18, 2024 at 9:34 AM
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    Not sure when I'm going to head that way or go through Flag for some trip but I'll let you know. Haven't really needed Techstream for anything so haven't been bothered by not having that laptop. It's a cheapy anyhow so wasn't worried about it.
     
  10. Jun 8, 2024 at 9:42 AM
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