AR15xAR10s N180 Winter Beater/Party Truck 2000 Highlander 5spd

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  1. Aug 26, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    AR15xAR10 [OP] AR10 is 5 ARs better

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    So the story goes, for the last 20 years a neighbor has has this 4runner and has used it primarily for long distance travel. I have watched this vehicle grow old and gain more dents and scratches as I walked past it to go to school, rode past it on the bus, and eventually began driving past it to work and college. It's not been cared for very well as I don’t think its been washed since 1999 until I got it. But i’ve still always wanted it. Its a 5spd and i’ve known it most of my life. So a buddy of mine tried to make an offer on it about a year and a half ago after buying his first 4runner. The guy wanted an unrealistic number because he had just had the exhaust fixed, the power steering rack replaced and the rear wheel bearings replaced, so we just left it go. Until about 6months ago when I left a note on the windshield. He finally got back to me after the note sat for about three weeks (thank God I put it in a plastic baggie) and we hit it off. I went and looked at it, then it broke an alternator belt and left him stranded at his office building. Roughly 5 weeks went by and we finally got together again. By this time the battery was dead so i made him a cash offer, took the battery home, charged it, came back and drove it home on just the battery.

    Here she is, her name is “Sabrina”

    How she sits now:




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    Before:
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    2000 Toyota 4Runner Highlander (sport)
    3.4
    5spd manual
    4x4
    241k original miles
    Two owner
    Almost a complete service history

    Current Maintenance:
    Oil last changed- 240,000
    Tires rotated- 237k

    Mods list:
    LED interior lights
    LED fog lights- yellow
    5th gen 4Runner rear cargo mat
    AVS in channel vent visors
    2nd gen tacoma husky weatherbeater front floor mats
    Kiddie fire extinguisher on quikfist mount
    Falken Wildpeak AT3W 32s
    2019 TRD Offroad 17” wheels
    Auxbeam 22” double row LED light bar
    Black American Flag decals on the rear side windows
    2006 Tundra Calipers up front
    Centric brand coated rotors
    Centric brand Ceramic pads
    Sylvania 194 Amber corner LEDS
    Ultragauge


    Service list/Repairs Done/Mods Added:
    (@ 230k miles):
    Oil change + filter
    Spark plugs
    Intake gaskets
    Cleaned throttle body
    Cleaned MAF
    Valve cover gaskets
    Changed rear diff fluid, tcase, front diff
    Flushed the radiator and replaced with new pink coolant
    Patched the frame with all new metal
    Detailed the interior
    Buffed and sealed exterior
    Replaced the front markerlights with LED
    Replaced the ac belt, powersteering belt, alternator belt
    Replaced the tensioners
    Cleaned all the brakes and antisiezed
    Painted the rear drums
    Replaced front turn signals
    Replaced passenger side tail light
    OEM rear wiper
    NAPA CV axles
    New front sway bar end links
    Rear shocks KYB
    Rear coils MOOG (1999 height)
    Energy Suspension Red Poly bumpstops (rear)
    Degreased and painted stock skids
    Flowmaster Delta 40 Muffler
    Autozone stainless exhaust tip
    Running Board delete
    Denso MAF (new)
    New Denso O2 sensors front/rear
    Magnaflow Catalytic converter
    Gates AC idler Pulley

    @234k
    New 170º Thermostat
    New OEM Denso Radiator
    All new accessory belts (Continental)
    New OEM Power steering Pump and Pulley Assembly
    Honda OEM adjustable front windshield sprayers

    Duralast Alternator with lifetime warranty installed at 237k
    New OEM tensioner installed

    Upgrades:
    Napa 2006 Tundra Calipers
    2006 Tundra large rotors (centric brand coated)
    Certric ceramic pads

    Things that it needs:

    Parts on order:

    My plans are/were to clean it up, get it through inspection and run it for at least a year, maybe two. It should allow me to do some more mods to my truck that i’ve been putting off since my truck is my daily driver and primary vehicle.

    I want to thank @Unchained 5150 @Pyrite_Pirate @68dave @greengen1 @fatfurious2 and @Tonymontana for their help with this build and answering all my dumb questions!

    Thanks for stopping by! :wave:
     
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  2. Aug 26, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    AR15xAR10

    AR15xAR10 [OP] AR10 is 5 ARs better

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    This is everything I can remember doing to it:

    Tail lights

    Front turn signals

    Front marker lights

    AVS in channel vent visors

    Husky Weatherbeater front floor mats

    Rear cargo 4runner all weather mat

    Tundra Brake upgrade napa coated calipers

    Centric ceramic pads

    Tundra rotors (centric coated)

    Front sway bar end links

    Front brake lines

    New O2 sensors

    Napa CV axles

    Front axle seals

    New power steering pump

    Valve cover gaskets

    Plenum gaskets

    Air filter

    Spark plugs

    Cleaned throttle body and intake

    Rear diff fluid

    Transfer case fluid

    Transmission fluid

    Front differential fluid

    Duralast Alternator

    Belts

    Replaced tensioners on accessories

    Denso radiator

    170° thermostat

    Full coolant flush and fill

    Replaced MAF

    Replaced coolant temp sensor

    Deleted rear seat heat

    Deleted running boards

    LED interior lights

    Amber LED marker lights

    Light bar

    LED yellow fog light bulbs

    LED third brake light bulb

    LED reverse lights

    2019 4runner wheels with 11.4k miles

    Falken wild peak AT3W 32s

    New lugnuts

    Steering wheel refurbish

    Ultragauge

    Replaced front skid plates

    Kyb rear shocks

    Moog rear coils 1999 height

    Rear energy suspension poly bumpstops

    Painted roof rack

    Flowmaster delta 40 exhaust

    Magnaflow high flow catalytic converter

    URD o2 simulator module

    Autozone exhaust tip

    Pioneer radio with bluetooth

    Flag window decals

    Higher wattage headlight bulbs

    AC pulley

    Extended AC drain line

    Honda windshield wiper sprayers

    Blind spot mirrors

    Gold emblems on wheels
     
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    AR15xAR10 [OP] AR10 is 5 ARs better

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    Also reserved.
     
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    AR15xAR10 [OP] AR10 is 5 ARs better

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    And one more just because...
     
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  5. Aug 27, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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    AR15xAR10 [OP] AR10 is 5 ARs better

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    Got the new tensioners on the 4runner tonight and got it running.

    FYI doorman universal tensioners are garbage. But at least they work.

    So does everything else on the truck but the stupid power antenna.

    So fucking stoked!!!!! :headbang:
     
  6. Aug 28, 2019 at 9:42 AM
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    My trail wheels would look awesome on that.
     
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    AR15xAR10 [OP] AR10 is 5 ARs better

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    The 5th gen offroad wheels?
     
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    AR15xAR10 [OP] AR10 is 5 ARs better

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    I want the ones with the black cladding like me Momma’s

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    Messaged a guy about a set earlier today. They go very fast around here.
     
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    That's what mine are

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  17. Aug 28, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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    AR15xAR10 [OP] AR10 is 5 ARs better

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    I needs a set.

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    AR15xAR10 [OP] AR10 is 5 ARs better

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    Tonight I finished detailing the interior other than the windows and a few small stains on the front seats.

    I also, changed the transfer case and front differential fluids, cleaned and assessed all the brakes, antisiezed the hubs, and painted the rear drums gloss black.

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    AR15xAR10 [OP] AR10 is 5 ARs better

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    Did some research late last night. Watch some videos and learned a few things

    Apparently its totally acceptable to patch/box over these holes with new metal. So, the plan is to cut away the jagged edges and clean up the inside as best as we can. Then box over the flat area with 3/8” steel. The areas where the side and the bottom are rotted out, will get the same steel but with a 90° angle in it, so angled steel (L shaped). Should turn out just fine. There will be lots of grinding and wire brushing, then painting afterwards. But, i plan to knock most of the scaling off the frame by hand and spray it down with a rust encapsulator/black paint. Wish me luck!




    Also the rear of this 4runner is pretty saggy. Anyone have any idea what rear springs i should stuff in it?

    Looking through moog, ac delco, and whatever else rock auto carries, i’ve seen springs in length from anything around 13”-16.4”

    I’m guessing get the tallest ones I can find and stuff them in there? May do the shocks too.
    The front already has monroe quikstruts on it that are fairly new and not leaking, so I will leave them alone.
     
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    See if you can work this out somehow Mason
     
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