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Budget D.D.

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Toy4Life, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life [OP] 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    I've been in a bit of a rut lately. Havn't been posting much. Been busy on the homefront. I decided to do something a little different from the other (and my previous) "build" threads to try and regroup.

    Welcome to my Budget D.D. thread.

    The subject: 1992 Toyota 4Runner, SR5, 3.0, Auto, 4x4, 116,500 miles, southern vehicle with very little rust
    Purchase Price: $2300 Tax/Title: $196.50
    [​IMG]
    1st repair was a pair of new 1/2 shafts and a pair of washer fluid pumps: $147.98 and $30
    [​IMG]
    During the CV shaft install, I discovered the front shocks needed replaced.
    Cheap terrible riding new shocks: $46
    I also discovered in the first week of ownership that the new inspection sticker was actually an emissions sticker.:mad: Now that I need a state inspection, I'm going to have to replace some other things that I originally would have let ride. :frusty:
    Today I had a new windshield installed: $190
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life [OP] 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Pretty soon I'll be getting an alignment and then an inspection. If I don't need to fix anything else, I'll be chasing after some new tires.


    Total so far.....$2910.48. (not including fluid+lubricant costs)
     
  3. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    you'll get there brotha. sometimes, going the cheap way works best til you can afford all of what you want/need.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life [OP] 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Yeah. I'm gonna be doing this one a little differently. Lift (if any) will be minimal. I don't want anything bigger than 31"s and believe me when I say 31's will be a huge improvement. The current tires are 235/75/15....tiny.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Woot! Budget Build thread! You should've included those "goodies" you found in that thing too.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    The whole inspection sticker thing didn't help any.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    cant say i blame you at all there.....less lift, less other problems(alignment/vibrations) to worry about. and 31's will still look good.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    I might....I took the fuse out for now. (don't know if I want to keep the siren or not)
     
  9. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    I totally would, you never know when that would come in handy. :devil:
     
  10. Apr 9, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    if you dont keep the siren...um...deebs :D
     
  11. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    I failed an inspection today and couldn't get an alignment. I had to install a new idler arm and I have a pitman arm on order (should have it and will install it tomorrow). That and a very questionable exhaust got me a big fat "F" for the inspection.
    [​IMG]

    New Idler Arm
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    $2910.48 current invested
    +$52.99 for idler arm
    +$34.99 for pitman arm
    +$14.99 for pitman arm puller
    ___________________________
    =$3013.45 so far
     
  13. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    Interesting!
     
  14. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    Really? Or, are you being sarcastic?
     
  15. Apr 13, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    PrezidentRedz

    PrezidentRedz Uncivilized Creations Prez

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    looks like this could be a good build~
     
  16. Apr 13, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    Eventually.:) It will be a less is more type rig. For now it's basic repairs on an as-needed basis. This thread is more of a record of repairs and cost than mods.
     
  17. Apr 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    tacoholic

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    IDK, that exhaust looks like it's in pretty damn good shape...:rolleyes:
     
  18. Apr 15, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    New pitman arm. COUGH, pain in my ass, COUGH, COUGH
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Apr 15, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    glad to see things are coming together for ya toy!
     
  20. Apr 15, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    I'll be a little happier when it's road safe and street legal.
     
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