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AR15xAR10s Winter Beater/Party Truck 2000 Highlander 5spd

Discussion in '4Runner Builds' started by AR15xAR10, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Aug 26, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    AR15xAR10

    AR15xAR10 [OP] #blackriflesmatter

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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. Its 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 powersteering 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:





    Before:
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    2000 Toyota 4Runner Highlander (sport)
    3.4
    5spd manual
    4x4
    230k original miles
    One owner
    Almost a complete service history

    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



    Service list/Repairs Done/Mods Added:
    (@ 230k miles):
    Oil change plus 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
    Energy Suspension Red Poly bumpstops (rear)
    Degreased and painted stock skids
    Flowmaster Delta 40 Muffler
    Autozone stainless exhaust tip
    Running Board delete
    Get A Grip aluminum shift knob from @Unchained 5150



    Things that it needs:
    Brake fluid flushed
    Clutch fluid flushed
    Rear Floor mat
    Radio/back up cam
    O2 sensors
    Magnaflow hi flow cats
    Mass air flow sensor
    Alternator
    AC tensioner pulley

    Parts on order:


    My plans are 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 [OP] #blackriflesmatter

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    Reserved
     
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  3. Aug 26, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    AR15xAR10 [OP] #blackriflesmatter

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    Also reserved.
     
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  4. Aug 26, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    AR15xAR10 [OP] #blackriflesmatter

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    Please refer to my build thread (click signature picture)
    And one more just because...
     
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  5. Aug 27, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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    AR15xAR10 [OP] #blackriflesmatter

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    Please refer to my build thread (click signature picture)
    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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    AR15xAR10 [OP] #blackriflesmatter

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    Maintenance reference:


    Engine oil: 5.5qt (valvoline 5w-30 conventional)


    Front diff: 1.2qt (75w-90 conventional)
    Rear diff: 2.6qt
    T case: 1.1
    Coolant: 9qt
    Manual trans: 2.3qt
     
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  7. Aug 28, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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    Whatcha need for parts
     
  8. Aug 28, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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  9. Aug 28, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    AR15xAR10 [OP] #blackriflesmatter

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    Please refer to my build thread (click signature picture)
    Just ordered some stuff. Currently trying to find 75w-90 gear oil that isn’t synthetic....
     
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  10. Aug 28, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    Good luck on that
     
  11. Aug 28, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    My trail wheels would look awesome on that.
     
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  12. Aug 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    The 5th gen offroad wheels?
     
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  13. Aug 28, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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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] #blackriflesmatter

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    Please refer to my build thread (click signature picture)
    I needs a set.

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  18. Aug 28, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    Please refer to my build thread (click signature picture)
    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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    Please refer to my build thread (click signature picture)
    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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  20. Aug 29, 2019 at 6:29 AM
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