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99nmtaco's 4Runner build!

Discussion in '4Runner Builds' started by 99nmtaco, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Dec 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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    99nmtaco

    99nmtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    First Name:
    Patrick
    NM / VA
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma SR5
    3" lift -(Bilstein 5100 adjustable front with Eibach Coils, Bilstein 5100 rears w/ Deaver aal), B.A.M.F. BPV relocate bracket, Hella 500's with DDM Tuning HID mod, Aero 2525XL muffler "Freakin Sweet!", Custom built Linear Actuated Light Bar w 1-32" LED bar, Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier
    Well since expanding our family my wife and I don't really get the chance to wheel the taco anymore, so I've recently started modding her 4runner again while taking care of some normal maintenance stuff so we can get the whole family out on the trail to have some fun!
    How it currently sits:
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Build Specs:
    2001 4runner SR5 with Sport Package


    Under the Hood:
    -Stock 3.4 V6
    -Auto trans
    -B&M trans cooler (awaiting install)

    Suspension:
    Front:

    -Toytec Bilstein adjustable front coilovers
    -650lb springs
    -All-Pro UCA's
    -1" diff drop
    -swaybar removed

    Rear:
    -OME 890x rear springs
    -Bilstein 5125 rear shocks
    -Front Tacoma swaybar endlinks on rear swaybar

    Wheels and Tires:
    -16x8 SCS Stealth 6 rims
    -285 75 R16 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX

    Armor:
    -4xinnovations rock sliders
    -Brush gaurd (Unknown brand picked it up for free on craigslist)


    The back story:
    In 2013 we picked up a 2001 4runner for my wife after realizing how much she loved my 99 Taco. We knew eventually we would need a vehicle with more space that we could still take out on the trail on the weekend so naturally the 4runner was a great option!

    The day we picked it up:
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    Its a 2001 sr5 auto 4x4 with a sport package and just over 200,000 mi on the clock. When we got it my wife had already decided she wanted to lift it, add a little bit of armor, and pick up some slightly larger tires so we got it home and checked out some of her options. We ended up goin with the toytec ultimate lift kit with OME 890 springs and bilstein 5125s out back. I've dealt with toytec before when I ordered the lift for the taco and I've gotta say they were just as awesome to deal with the second time around! My wife is super stoked and ready to get the lift on her baby!

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    As far as armor goes we ordered a set of rock sliders with a kickout from adam at 4xinnovations. For new tires we decided to go with some 255 85 r16 BFG KM2's. There will definitely be a lot more to come with this build and I'll be updating as we make progress.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2017
  2. Dec 10, 2013 at 10:20 PM
    #2
    99nmtaco

    99nmtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    First Name:
    Patrick
    NM / VA
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma SR5
    3" lift -(Bilstein 5100 adjustable front with Eibach Coils, Bilstein 5100 rears w/ Deaver aal), B.A.M.F. BPV relocate bracket, Hella 500's with DDM Tuning HID mod, Aero 2525XL muffler "Freakin Sweet!", Custom built Linear Actuated Light Bar w 1-32" LED bar, Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier
    Got the lift on over the weekend and man what an improvement over the spacer lift that was on it when we purchased it! Also got some new meats! We went with 255 85 r16 BFG Km2s. Love um so far! Will try to get some better pics this weekend when we take it out on its first run.

    Before:
    [​IMG]

    After:
    [​IMG]

    New meats!
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  3. Dec 15, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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    99nmtaco

    99nmtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Patrick
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    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma SR5
    3" lift -(Bilstein 5100 adjustable front with Eibach Coils, Bilstein 5100 rears w/ Deaver aal), B.A.M.F. BPV relocate bracket, Hella 500's with DDM Tuning HID mod, Aero 2525XL muffler "Freakin Sweet!", Custom built Linear Actuated Light Bar w 1-32" LED bar, Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier
    Took the runner out this weekend for a little while to test the suspension and tires. Only had a little rubbing so I have a little trimming to do now before our first real trail run.

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    Last edited: Dec 15, 2013
  4. Dec 25, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    99nmtaco

    99nmtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
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    First Name:
    Patrick
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    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma SR5
    3" lift -(Bilstein 5100 adjustable front with Eibach Coils, Bilstein 5100 rears w/ Deaver aal), B.A.M.F. BPV relocate bracket, Hella 500's with DDM Tuning HID mod, Aero 2525XL muffler "Freakin Sweet!", Custom built Linear Actuated Light Bar w 1-32" LED bar, Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier
    Santa came last night and brought goodies for the build!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Dec 31, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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    99nmtaco

    99nmtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma SR5
    3" lift -(Bilstein 5100 adjustable front with Eibach Coils, Bilstein 5100 rears w/ Deaver aal), B.A.M.F. BPV relocate bracket, Hella 500's with DDM Tuning HID mod, Aero 2525XL muffler "Freakin Sweet!", Custom built Linear Actuated Light Bar w 1-32" LED bar, Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier
    Got the new light mounted up and fabbed up a cb antenna mount. Now just need to get the rock sliders welded up!

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  6. Jan 1, 2014 at 10:36 PM
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    99nmtaco

    99nmtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma SR5
    3" lift -(Bilstein 5100 adjustable front with Eibach Coils, Bilstein 5100 rears w/ Deaver aal), B.A.M.F. BPV relocate bracket, Hella 500's with DDM Tuning HID mod, Aero 2525XL muffler "Freakin Sweet!", Custom built Linear Actuated Light Bar w 1-32" LED bar, Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier
    We took the runner out for its first trail run today! Other than a little tire rubbing in the back it did great its first time out!

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  7. Jan 2, 2014 at 5:00 PM
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    Wishbone Runner

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    Lookin good! How did you mount the light bar?

    This pic is sweet!

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jan 2, 2014 at 7:41 PM
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    99nmtaco

    99nmtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
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    Patrick
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    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma SR5
    3" lift -(Bilstein 5100 adjustable front with Eibach Coils, Bilstein 5100 rears w/ Deaver aal), B.A.M.F. BPV relocate bracket, Hella 500's with DDM Tuning HID mod, Aero 2525XL muffler "Freakin Sweet!", Custom built Linear Actuated Light Bar w 1-32" LED bar, Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier
    Thanks man! I just bolted the mounting brackets the light bar came with thru the top of the bumper and backed it with some pieces of steel plate.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2014
  9. Apr 5, 2017 at 8:25 PM
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    99nmtaco

    99nmtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma SR5
    3" lift -(Bilstein 5100 adjustable front with Eibach Coils, Bilstein 5100 rears w/ Deaver aal), B.A.M.F. BPV relocate bracket, Hella 500's with DDM Tuning HID mod, Aero 2525XL muffler "Freakin Sweet!", Custom built Linear Actuated Light Bar w 1-32" LED bar, Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier
    Well it's been a really long time since I've updated this thread! While I was away for work the last few months I began ordering a ton of parts for the wife's 4runner. I managed to get in on the All-Pro UCA group buy just before Christmas, I also ordered up some new tires and wheels, steering rack bushings, and sway bar bushings. Before I could add all the new goodies when I got back I started going thru and doing some much needed maintenance on the 4runner. I started with getting the rear main seal replaced and drivers side rear outer axle seal. The rear main seal had been leaking a while and I just never had a chance to get to it. After getting it back from the dealership I wanted to fix any other oil leaks that may potentially become an issue. A big one I've dealt with before on the taco was the valve covers so I ordered the gaskets and tore into the engine.
    [​IMG]

    This was a pretty simple job since having done my tacoma a year or so ago. While I was replacing the gaskets I figured it was a good time to do new plugs and wires as well.
     
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  10. Apr 5, 2017 at 8:42 PM
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    99nmtaco

    99nmtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
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    Patrick
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    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma SR5
    3" lift -(Bilstein 5100 adjustable front with Eibach Coils, Bilstein 5100 rears w/ Deaver aal), B.A.M.F. BPV relocate bracket, Hella 500's with DDM Tuning HID mod, Aero 2525XL muffler "Freakin Sweet!", Custom built Linear Actuated Light Bar w 1-32" LED bar, Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier
    This past weekend I finally got a chance to install the new UCA's.
    [​IMG]

    The install process was pretty straight forward and it all came out great! A huge thanks to All Pro for the group buy they did and for the awesome customer service!
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    After finishing the UCAs I decided to knock out the steering rack bushings which were completely shot. The new bushings and UCAs made a huge difference in how the 4runner handles going down the road!
     
  11. Apr 5, 2017 at 9:03 PM
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    99nmtaco

    99nmtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
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    Gender:
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    First Name:
    Patrick
    NM / VA
    Vehicle:
    99 Tacoma SR5
    3" lift -(Bilstein 5100 adjustable front with Eibach Coils, Bilstein 5100 rears w/ Deaver aal), B.A.M.F. BPV relocate bracket, Hella 500's with DDM Tuning HID mod, Aero 2525XL muffler "Freakin Sweet!", Custom built Linear Actuated Light Bar w 1-32" LED bar, Custom Rear Bumper with Swing Out Tire Carrier
    For tires I wanted to get something comparable to the KM2s we originally bought but also wanted to keep the road noise down since this is after all my wife's daily. While the KM2s were great tires they've just become obnoxiously loud as they've worn. I read a lot of great reviews about the Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX's so I decided to order them in a 285 75 16. I also decided to suprise my wife by ordering her a set of SCS Stealth 6s from Vin. I've gotta say they definitely pair well together and my wife was extremely happy with the set up.
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    A little comparison to the stock wheels and BFGs
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    It took a little bit of trimming on the front bumper and some love from a BFH on the pinch weld to get the 285s to clear without rubbing but the end result looks awesome!
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