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Jerretxx: Little Brothers 4runner build

Discussion in '4Runner Builds' started by jerretxx, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Aug 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    jerretxx

    jerretxx [OP] Some do, others talk

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    My little brother is about to turn 15 and get his permit, so we decided that a toyota would be a great first vehicle. We bought the truck as is, and were planning on putting it back together.

    Current View:
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    Specs:
    1988 toyota 4runner, 4x4, 5 speed, 3.0L V6 SR5

    Current Mods:
    1985 toyota Front axle
    1985 toyota land cruiser front rotors (vented)
    Trail-Gear SAS front hanger
    Trail-Gear shock hoops
    Trail-Gear Rock Sliders
    Custom rock lights
    Custom Front and rear bumpers
    Custom transfer case brake
    Trail-gear 4" leaf springs Front & Rear
    Inchworm knuckle rebuild and backing plate eliminators
    26" Trail-gear SS brake lines
    6" trail-gear shackles
    Trail-gear u-bolt flips front and rear
    14" bilstein SS shocks font and rear




    Future Mods:
    5.29 gears Front&rear
    tru-trac rear locker
    17" wheels
    35" tires (still deciding)


    What it looked like before the previous owner stripped the suspension:
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    What it looks like now:
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  2. Aug 27, 2012 at 4:38 AM
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    awsumdc

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    Very clean. Reminds me of the 89 I used to have.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2012 at 4:43 AM
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    Thanks man. Did yours have 3.0?
     
  4. Aug 27, 2012 at 4:48 AM
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    You mean the 3.slow? It sure did. Loved that little truck.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2012 at 5:29 AM
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    jerretxx

    jerretxx [OP] Some do, others talk

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    Haha yes! I've only had 22 motors, and 4.0 v6's. This 3.0 has a new top end though. Did yours give any problems that I should keep my eye on?
     
  6. Aug 27, 2012 at 5:48 AM
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    No not really. The top end had been done before I got it so it didn't give me any problems at all. It actually ran pretty good and got me to where I wanted to go all the time.
     
  7. Aug 27, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    Good to hear. This one runs very good and the transmission and clutch are tight. You didn't happen to change your transfercase From chain driven to gear driven did you?
     
  8. Aug 27, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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    No. I left it chain drive and it worked perfectly for me. Had I kept it I would have changed it to dual cases using the gear cases with 4.7 gears in the rear case.
     
  9. Aug 27, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    i was thinking about doing the adapter for the gear case and running a single case with a 4.7
     
  10. Aug 27, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    I ordered 4" trail gear leaf springs for front and rear along with hi-steer kit today. I ordered it from my buddy Damien at MOBS fab, I got a good price, highly recommend him
     
  11. Aug 27, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    Gonna be sweet! :notsure: if I've met your little brother or not
     
  12. Aug 27, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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  13. Aug 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    He was riding with me when I toasted my clutch
     
  14. Aug 27, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    Oh okay, getting a good group of old rigs up. Then there's Adam with his fancy a/c :D
     
  15. Aug 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    love those runners like that. sub'd.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    that runner = sex on wheels
     
  17. Aug 27, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    we counted them saturday. between Me, adam, Matt, Andy, Matt ragan (sas 4runner), and your self and a few other of our buddies that wheel, we have 17 toyotas, 4 of which are IFS.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    just received my UPS tracking order. Springs are scheduled to be here on tuesday! going to get interesting
     
  19. Aug 28, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    Put some weight on those rear springs for a couple weeks, they will soften up nicely.
     
  20. Aug 28, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    awesome. Also I think I have located a front axle. going with a 79-81 axle which has Asco hubs.
     
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