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97 4Runner

Discussion in '4Runner Builds' started by SamSter0077, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Jun 12, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 [OP] Happy Camper

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    Bought a 97 4Runner, started this build thread to keep track of what I do/have done. Below is a list of what I intend to do..

    And Trans Cooler - DONE
    Take off Running boards - DONE
    Sliders -
    Rear Locker - DONE
    CB -
    Tires -
    Lift -
    Front Bumper -
    Rear Bumper -


    Day One, drove it to the local beach. Wanted to see if 4wd worked, and if it would overheat. No problems at all..

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    Having the running board was kind of cool for my 5 year old who has been climbing the Door panel in my Tacoma to get in since I lifted it. Didn't really like the look of them, so.. I took them off. Looks much better in my opinion.

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    Next - I read a lot of posts from higher mileage 4Runners where the Trans Cooler (integrated into the factory radiator) was springing a leak and allowing Water from the radiator to get in the transmission and ruin it. So, I added a transmission cooler.. very easy except, I slid under the truck and cut my knee open with the freaking License plate. Ouch! Ok, I have now bled for this thing.. so soon? Never realized how much old ATF and Blood look alike until I saw them side by side.. :D
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    Now for the fun stuff.. No factory Diff Lock... You definitely need one for those hairy mall parking lots.. :rolleyes:

    How many guys can you fit under a 4runner?
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    See anything interesting in this picture of YotaRob?
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    that's Right! He got Iced!!! :D
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    OK.. time to take it to the Shop.. more pics later.

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  2. Jun 12, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    Blue

    Blue You're my boy blue

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  3. Jun 12, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    yotarob2005

    yotarob2005 Kiss My IFS

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    Nice Sam!
     
  4. Jun 12, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    bakerla

    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

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    cool as ice! what you going to do for your cb? you can use that Cobra 75 since it's removable. you just need another junction box and you can swap it from your truck to the runner....
     
  5. Jun 12, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    Bros Icing Bros?
     
  6. Jun 12, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    SamSter0077

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    Nah, probably gonna squeze that old Radio Shack model in there.

    Fo Show!
     
  7. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    Anathollo

    Anathollo www.saveadane.org

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    Ill email you those pics tom or the following day. Nice build so far! :D
    So...when do you plan on hitting a deer with the 4runner? :laugh:
     
  8. Jun 12, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    yotarob2005

    yotarob2005 Kiss My IFS

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    Pretty fucked up isn't it? I am the only person actually working on the truck & these guys "ice me". I think they just wanted to post a nice pic of my ass.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Nice sammy! hey now your a pro you want to install a locker on my changadetha...? thats spanish for pos
     
  10. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    SamSter0077

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    Sure, it wasn't too bad.. Just invite Todd! :D

    Seriously, apparently there are a lot of variations on the 3rd members. Mine was Super easy! Which Locker are you buying? I am shocked yours doesn't already have one!??
     
  11. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    Cool, will watch for them! The Drive back to Houston was pretty easy.. it made some noises by nothing that woke the kids..

    Thanks Sean, I love this damn truck. My Transfer case is still leaking BTW, and after reading a bunch of posts on YodaTech, the "ball-Cup" seal on the transfer case shifter just goes to shit after a while, makes the tranny leak when ever you are driving longer distances from the top. Might need to buy a heavy duty one from Marlin Crawler once I figure out which color..
     
  12. Jun 13, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    I guess the lunchbox locker lockrite?
     
  13. Jun 13, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    mildly entertaining at best :rolleyes:
     
  14. Jun 13, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    Pretty funny, but only because we made fun of how gay it was last week.

    I can only assume from the absence of an action shot that you didn't actually drink it?
     
  15. Jun 13, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    SamSter0077

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    Are you kidding.. Rob Loves them!
     
  16. Jun 13, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    they are tasty, but you have to drink about 18 to get a buzz and at least 30 to get wasted. those things are like 5 bucks for 4 of them, so, my wife drinks them and i sip SoCo whiskey and sams cola.


    EDIT: Nice rig, what kind of locker? spartan, lockrite,...
     
  17. Jun 14, 2010 at 4:38 AM
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    SamSter0077

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    Hey Murphy! Watch out for the Black Sand.. :)

    LR1620, LockRight.. It was the only one available for the my Diff. When are you coming back again?
     
  18. Jun 14, 2010 at 4:47 AM
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    september 1stish. nice i can get the LR or one other one too, i forgot the name. how is it on the road? I would like to keep the daily driver status for awhile on my runner, til it is OR ready.
     
  19. Jun 14, 2010 at 4:51 AM
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    Told y'all that shit was hilarious but nooooooooooo its gay because they say bro. Gonna have to get some icing pictures up here to explain the awesomeness.
     
  20. Jun 14, 2010 at 5:08 AM
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    Been out of town, haven't been driving it lately after install. The one day I did drive it, it was fine for a DD.

    Oh, it's pretty funny.. :) but Ice? c'mon, who really drinks that? :D
     
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