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88 4 Runner build.

Discussion in '4Runner Builds' started by GLAMISPERSON2121, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. GLAMISPERSON2121

    GLAMISPERSON2121 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys! New to the sire but just wanted to show off a little.
    I bought this 88 4 Runner a few months back and ill give you a little time line of how shes been slowly diad in.

    bought it like this:
    88 4 runner
    3.0l - the truck had BRAND new heads on it thats why i bought this truck after looking at about 15 other p.o.s.'s
    all new hoses, belts, rad., air filter ext.
    5 speed
    moon roof
    tons of oil leaks
    a/c didn't work
    was getting about 7 miles a gallon lol
    rear window didn't work(go figure)
    189,000 mile on it.
    pretty clean body there are a few dents, frame and drive train were perfect! with rancho shocks and 33's
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    took off some gay lights and a few other things and sand blasted and painted the wheels semi black
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    after spending 3 straight days chacing oil leaks oil pan, rear main, and valve cover gaskets, i started to design a bumper for it.
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    decided to figure out my mileage issue or issues swapped. Built an intake, cut out the stock air box and dropped in a k&n.(you can see the lip of the intake boot is folded over causing a big air leak and check engine light.)
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    new intake. also found some other cracked hoses and such. After doing all of that i almost doubled my gas mileage!
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    had to fix these frigging faded badges!
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    so i did they turned out bitchen
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    next was the rear window this was just one of the issues(fried module) after hours of fixing ef'ed up wires and stuff i got EVERYTHING working again
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    Now onto the fun stuff started gathering part to make her sexier! 99 tacoma rearend with e locker and 4.88's i also picked up a factory front 4.88 front diff as well!
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    got a btf gusset kit for it!

    thats all for now ill be updating as soon as i get some time off to install the diffs stay tuned!!
     
  2. blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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  3. ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

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    Nice runner. What are your plans for it?
     
  4. NYCO

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    this should be fun
     
  5. GLAMISPERSON2121

    GLAMISPERSON2121 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    stock 4 runner, 1400 class pickup
    Forgot to add future plans sooo:

    Total chaos caddy kit w/ co & bp
    heavy duty steering.
    currently looking for a 3.4 to swap because my dadt runner is feel weak so ima give him my motor and drop in a 3.4 and add a super charger down the line.
    deavers and bp out back
    finish front bumper
    re-do rear bumper
    air pump, tank train horns
    glass front and rear
    repaint the top
    light bar
    install bucket seats with custom removable aluminum seat bases
    rock slider along the sides

    Its going to be built to pre run and rock crawl for my race truck....\/
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    ill do a build thread on that truck as well later today.
     
  6. GLAMISPERSON2121

    GLAMISPERSON2121 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    went out to parker and did a desert bar and shea road run was efffin perfect weather and the truck did great! here are some pics.

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    went to havasu picked up my nephew from school and took him off roading first thing.

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    asked him if he wanted to make our own trail and he said yup! and this is what happens lol

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    2 new yokohama's and a day later we did our trip was awesome!
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  7. sytfu510

    sytfu510 INSTAGRAM: sytfu510

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    nice build, tag'd for updates.
     
  8. GLAMISPERSON2121

    GLAMISPERSON2121 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    no real big updates i finally got my bearing kits and stuff so im working on getting the new seals and bearings in the rear end. What a pain in the ass this is lol. been working alot on the race truck im going to make a build thread shortly.
     
  9. GLAMISPERSON2121

    GLAMISPERSON2121 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    put some hid's in her. may be doing some real work on her soon but not 100% sure yet lol
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  10. uscg2008

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    CLICK ON SIGNATURE>>>>
    sub'd for this sweet 4runner
     
  11. GLAMISPERSON2121

    GLAMISPERSON2121 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I did my runner this weekend ball joint spacers, saw torsions, and i relocated the shock mounts to get more up travel and accommodate for the fox 2.0 6.5 smoothies!!

    this is just a temporary set up until i get further along with the race truck of i find a used tc gen 2 kit feels pretty good but not 100% yet. stay tuned for what i have planed for the rear end!! its going ot be cool!

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  12. GLAMISPERSON2121

    GLAMISPERSON2121 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    been working on this thing here and there mostly just trying to drive the wheels off it. i finally got the elocker rear end togther and under it and man is it nice having 4:88 its like a whole other truck. also built a little light bar bumper for my 40" light bar fewo ther odds and ends things. just got back from king of the hammers so now this thing id getting 3 linked and devered and lots more in the up coming months hopfully stay tunned!!!!

    pics!

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  13. BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Yup. That would be the one :thumbsup:
     
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    cjimenRR Be Good or Be Good At It

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    My dream project truck. Would love to throw either in a 3.4L engine or 4.0L
     
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    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Or a 2jz :cool:


    Love that tunnel pic. What camera you shooting with?
     
  16. GLAMISPERSON2121

    GLAMISPERSON2121 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Going to leave her with the 3.slow i think im the only person in the world that loves that motor lol. and all photos where taken with a bone stock iphone 5 lol.
     
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    Sa- weeeet!
     
  18. sytfu510

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    dam t4r is coming a lot good.
     
  19. GLAMISPERSON2121

    GLAMISPERSON2121 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    parting out the front set up its not anything special

    comes with

    TIG welded bolt on upper shock mounts
    8" 2.0 fox smothies
    lower control arm shock mounts mover out to use more shock stroke
    urethane bushing top and bottom
    saw torsion bars
    1.5" ball joint spacer
    FRONT DIFFERENTIAL W/FACTORY 4:88 AND MANUAL LOCKING HUBS
    would like to sell this set up complete im asking $500 obo
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    also have a 8.0 toyota third member w/4:10 gears and detroit locker - asking $500 obo
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    this is a nice hanlding set up for cheap gives you 1.5-3" of lift depending one torsion bar set up

    dont come on here often so pm me or text/call
    928-four12-1649 call or text(text is best) me for more info this is all currently installed on my truck and would like to get rid of it asap to start my sas.thanks guys.


    ----THESE PARTS ARE LOCATED IN LAKE HAVASU CITY AZ WILL NOT SHIP BUT COULD MEET HALF WAY IF PRICE IS RIGHT. BRING OFFERS!------
     
  20. GLAMISPERSON2121

    GLAMISPERSON2121 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    no updates yet for the race truck been crazy busy with work and other projects doing a back half and 4 link on a buddys tacoma which is almost done and then ill be starting on the 4 runner straight axle swap.

    taco..

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    runner parts

    f67 deavers
    4 wheel underground front three link
    fox bumps
    fox 2.5x14 air shocks, i got them super cheap and in town will be going to coil over asap.
    and og 3 hella hid's

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