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Alpha 4Runner Build.

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by AlphaEcho2k5, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Jan 14, 2015 at 11:03 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

    AlphaEcho2k5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hurlburt Field, FL
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    As of 01/14/2015

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    I picked up my T4R in April of '13. I had recently received orders to my current base and decided against trying to convert my 2004 PreRunner to 4x4. I found the T4R in Greensboro, NC with 87k miles and in excellent condition.

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    I began like most others by removing the side steps.

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    Then took a dremel and trimmed my mud flaps

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    Next I did some preventive maintenance and installed a Tru Cool 4590 Cooler and new radiator. I by passed the stock cooling position completely. Link for details on this cooler.

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    I also purchased a ScanGauge to monitor my Trans Temps especially with the bypass.

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    I then started to swap over parts from my '04 PreRunner to the T4R.

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    My deckplate and AirRaid tube that I carried over from the Tacoma

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  2. Jan 14, 2015 at 11:03 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

    AlphaEcho2k5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I then did some Plasti Dipping of the badges and lower valance.

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    Cheap and easy stuff came next (Decals).

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    Shot at my Dad's place (Spartanburg, SC) we stopped here during the trip from Fort Bragg, NC to F.E Warren AFB, Wyoming.

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    Once in place and settled in Wyoming more mods followed. CB install & OME 3" Lift.

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    I also upgraded the tires to 265/75/16 Duratracs, I have no complaints they are awesome off-road and over snow/ice daily road conditions.

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    Lift Complete.

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  3. Jan 14, 2015 at 11:04 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    Andy Mod2.0 came next, this has been easily one of the most beneficial mods I've done. When running thorugh deep snow being able to defeat the Trac/VSC is huge.

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    Snorkel, got it for around $140 free shipping. I used silicone around he top of the snorkel and ran the bead to the curve.

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    I later came to "utilize" some spare screen for the opening of the snorkel.

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    One of maybe the least "Sexy" mods but the top of my head is now safer because of new shocks for the gate.

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    4WD :)

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  4. Jan 14, 2015 at 11:05 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    Savage Off-Road Skids and Sliders.

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    Final fitment.

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    Rola Rack, I siliconed the connections as wells as any screw holes prior to install (rust prevention).

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    Plasti dipped the hood, my main intent was to eliminate glare (success).

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  5. Jan 14, 2015 at 11:05 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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    Random trip pics.

    Ames Monument, WY

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    Miller Rock, CO.

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    Libby Flatts, WY.

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    Vedauwoo / Medicine Bow, WY.

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    Cherokee Park, CO.

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    Curt Gowdy State Park, WY.

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  6. Apr 9, 2015 at 6:26 AM
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    ramonortiz55

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    Hey bud, so why the transmission cooler?

    Is the radiator not cooling enough?

    Thanks!
     
  7. Apr 9, 2015 at 12:17 PM
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    JustinL

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    Lovely build
     
  8. Nov 4, 2015 at 8:05 AM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    BUMPITY BUMP BUMP
     
  9. Nov 4, 2015 at 8:10 AM
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    ramonortiz55

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    o_O
     
  10. Nov 4, 2015 at 8:10 AM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    :spy: what joo want mang :spy:
     
  11. Nov 4, 2015 at 8:11 AM
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    ramonortiz55

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    *wonders why he bumped *
     
  12. Nov 4, 2015 at 8:13 AM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    increased post count... duh
     
  13. Nov 4, 2015 at 8:14 AM
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    ramonortiz55

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    post count up
     
  14. Nov 4, 2015 at 8:17 AM
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    ChamYota

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    yeahhhh
     

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