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85 4Runner: Attempted Build

Discussion in '4Runner Builds' started by tacoman15, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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    tacoman15

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    Alright I'll post up a picture when the weather clears up of the header and let you see what ya think. I can hear it rattling around through the floor boards.

    Good call on the color. I am not going to repaint it for a while, but I agree on keeping it the OE color. Ideally, I would be stoked to have a 3" lift and 37's. I think I am gonna just do RUF and Chevy's. I keep going back and forth about that or a TG 5" kit and take some of the leafs out.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    I suggest you take it wheeling and check out some other rigs and see how what works. Mike is running RUF and 63's on his pickup. I am pretty happy with my TG 4" suspension but I want to take a leaf out of each pack to drop it down some. TG 5" is too tall IMO.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    Love it OP. 1st gen 4runners are my absolute favorite Toyota 4x4's ever. Congrats on the purchase. Keep posting up pictures so I can fap to them.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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    True. When is the next URE outing? After you drop your cases in? I haven't been in a while.

    Thanks man! And don't worry, I have a feeling this thread is going to be pic heavy :thumbsup: I always loved the older Toyotas. I just can't believe I found one in as good of shape as it is in. I always read about it but I was finally able to pull the trigger. I did't think I was going to be able to get a 1st gen until a few more years, but a couple quick moves got me something I have dreamed of for a long time. The plan is to build it as strong as possible the first time, so that way I can just be done with the build and really have fun with it!
     
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  5. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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  6. Apr 4, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    If it can get scheduled past the 10th I can make it because that will be the last week of class.
     
  7. Apr 4, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    11th-12th?
     
  8. Apr 4, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    Sounds good to me. I will ask for those dates but I will probably have to choose between 11th-12th or the Memorial Day weekend ride. I will have better luck for the 11th-12th but I would prefer to be there for Memorial Day, but I just know work is gonna be bat shit that weekend.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    Its all good. You should try to make the Memorial Day trip. I had fun last year but I didn't get to spend the whole weekend there. If that weekend doesn't work out and you want to go another weekend let me know.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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    Yeah I'm thinking make Memorial Day the main dates to try to get and have the 11th-12th as a backup. This just gives me incentive to get my exhaust straightened out lol
     
  11. Apr 4, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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  13. Apr 8, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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    So I plan on ordering one of these by the end of the week: http://www.trail-gear.com/headers

    Hopefully I will have time to install it next week, then have the exhaust rerouted the following week. My only concern is getting the exhaust work done in this area. I trust my guy back home but he is 1.5 hours away from me.
     
  14. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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    You order dat header yet?
     
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    very cool find.....id love to find an 85
     
  16. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    No :(. Probably going to order it the beginning of next week.

    Thanks man. Put it into 4x4 for the first time today and it worked like a charm. Pulled right up the tallest curb you've ever damn seen :cool:
     
  17. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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    Are you gonna put it in yourself?
     
  18. Apr 11, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    I'm going to attempt to. I've never done anything like that but it seems simple enough on paper.
     
  19. Apr 12, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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    I personally would go with the good 'ole made in USA LC Engineering header.

    edit: Oh, and get me one too
     
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