My daily driver 2003 4Runner Limited 4wd V8

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  1. Jul 30, 2020 at 9:09 AM
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    Yeah, I'll have to dig into it when the time comes. Still waiting for the shipping info from RST. Should be soon, they told me about a week before it shipped.
     
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  2. Jul 30, 2020 at 6:21 PM
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    Driver side ass cushion came in today. Still waiting on the new leather.

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  3. Jul 31, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    Installed the new transmission cooler today. Went with this one - https://www.oregonperformancetransmission.com/product/LNG-4543.html

    It has a 20,000 GVW rating and 15,000 BTU rating. Hopefully that is better than the stock cooler the truck came with. That one is now the power steering cooler.

    Didn't get the Magnafine filters installed as I want to wait until I start building a front bumper so I can locate a well protected, yet easy to access location behind the bumper for them.

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    Needed to space it away from the core support a little so I used a couple of old nuts for spacers.

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    Removed and threw away the plastic cover for the hood latch. Used one of the holes for that as a mount point for the new trans cooler. Had to drill it out slightly to install a rivnut for the mount.

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    And the finished product with all the hoses ran.

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    Running the hoses was messy and a bit of a pain. I'll probably clean things up and rout the power steering hoses better when I get around to doing the front bumper.

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    Also received the new trans mount. I'll change it out when I'm doing the FJ tcase swap.

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    Stock one with over 288k on it looks a little collapsed.

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  4. Aug 1, 2020 at 7:06 AM
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    Installed the CBI passenger side ditch light bracket that I got. Using it to mount the CB antenna when I get around to installing the CB.

    Bit of a pain to install because you have to unbolt the fender partially. The bracket mounts over the hood hinge where it bolts to the firewall, not the hood itself. The bolts are hidden by the fender so it needs to move. Took me a minute to figure this out since CBI doesn't have or didn't provide install instructions.

    Here's where it mounts. I'm pulling the fender back in the pic. you can see how far you have to pull it by the fender bolt hole and mount point gap. And then you still have to pull it further. OEM bolts are a 12mm socket. CBI provided bolts are a little longer to account for the thickness of the bracket and use a 13mm socket.

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    The little rubber flap between the door and the fender gets pulled back to expose the fender hidden bolt bolt you need to remove.

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    That's it for install pics. Here's the end result. Bracket is nice and thick, really beefy, well made and the powder coating is very nicely done. Too bad some of it needs to be ground off to provide a good ground for the CB antenna.

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    I found someone mention that the little plastic cover needs to be removed per CBI but he was able to retain it with some trimming. I also trimmed so it fit around the bracket.

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  5. Aug 1, 2020 at 7:58 AM
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    Tranny cooler has been on my to do list for awhile, came out clean. My tranny mount was ripped in half when I pulled it and made my poly one.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2020 at 8:01 AM
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    I'm thinking of making the old one into a poly one like you did. Swap it with the new one at some point and have the new as a spare that I will never need :rofl:
     
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  7. Aug 1, 2020 at 8:25 AM
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    Honestly, I don't necessarily recommend the poly. Lots of vibes now, and you need to do the engine to poly too. Off road it’s great, but on road it is pretty annoying. Poly body mounts make this worse, so not sure how bad it would be with just the drivetrain on poly.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2020 at 8:29 AM
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    I had a 4xInnovations HD poly trans mount in my Tacoma with the stock motor mounts. Not a big deal really on the vibes. Got used to it after a bit and never noticed them again.
     
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  9. Aug 1, 2020 at 9:23 AM
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    Cool, just making sure you knew the expectation. I really think that a large part of mine is the body mounts.
     
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    I have that mount in my Tacoma as well. Only issue I had was the mounting bolts loosening. Ended up lock-tighting them in.
     
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    Never noticed that with mine. But then I don't think I ever checked them either.
     
  12. Aug 2, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    Played around with some graphics this weekend. Wanted to try something a little different. Decided on some old school style TRD racing stripes from the era of Ivan Stewart's trophy truck.

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    Did the driver side first. Looks OK from a distance but I kind of butchered it cutting around the filler door and fender lines. Oh well.

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    Finished doing all the stripes and removing the "LIMITED 4WD" from both doors.

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    Decided I didn't like the front stripes with the rears and removed just the fronts.

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    Spent a couple hours this afternoon exploring the Ironwood National Monument that's about 45 minutes from where I live.

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