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Nemo's 85 4runner.

Discussion in '4Runners' started by Nemo1, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Mar 20, 2013 at 6:02 AM
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    Nemo1

    Nemo1 [OP] Member

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    Ghetto grill.
    I picked this thing up CHEAP. I always wanted a mountain ride but I couldn't justify paying 15-25k for a side by side.

    1985 Toyota 4Runner
    22RE 4cyl (will need a rebuild like yesterday).
    5 spd
    Some kind of suspension lift? Maybe someone can chime in.
    Rear Chevy springs.
    5.29 gears.
    Welded diffs.
    34x10.5 TSL's.
    Bobbed rear, terrible job.

    This thing smokes like tar kettle but will go pretty good in 4 low. The compression is down on a few cyls. and it's blowing oil out the dip stick (if it's too full lol). Has a death wobble at 45mph lol.

    Gonna rebuild the motor and get some 6x9's wired up and have some fun. I went to the mountain saturday night and rode for about 6 hours. It was a BLAST.

    I gave it a tune-up, plugs, wires, cap, rotor and air filter.

    Future mods,

    Rhino line the interior.
    Rebuild motor.
    Air locker in front.
    Body armor.
    Tail lights!
    Maybe get some new front fenders.

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  2. Mar 20, 2013 at 6:07 AM
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    85yote09taco

    85yote09taco Well-Known Member

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    3'' OME lift, TRD CAI, Built Right UCAs, 285 Goodyear DURATRACS, black steelies, Fog light anytime, DTRL, Alternating turn signal, Diff breather relocated, Carrier bearing drop, Weathertechs, Bestop, Extended SS brake lines, CBI Sliders w/kickout, Cab mount chop, Total Chaos LCA skids, All Pro skids, Satoshi(HomerTaco), Bruteforcefab ''HC'' rear bumper, Bruteforce Hybrid front bumper
    Nice! that thing has a lot of life left!
     
  3. Mar 20, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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    85yote09taco

    85yote09taco Well-Known Member

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    3'' OME lift, TRD CAI, Built Right UCAs, 285 Goodyear DURATRACS, black steelies, Fog light anytime, DTRL, Alternating turn signal, Diff breather relocated, Carrier bearing drop, Weathertechs, Bestop, Extended SS brake lines, CBI Sliders w/kickout, Cab mount chop, Total Chaos LCA skids, All Pro skids, Satoshi(HomerTaco), Bruteforcefab ''HC'' rear bumper, Bruteforce Hybrid front bumper
    from what i can see of the suspension, looks like just a 3-4'' spring lift, the rear is definitely chevy springs with bigger shackles. Those front springs look pretty flat. also looks like you have aftermarket shock hoops up front, maybe some trail gear setup?
     
  4. Mar 20, 2013 at 6:27 AM
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    Nemo1

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    Are the front springs suppose to be flat?
     
  5. Mar 20, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    JWaldz

    JWaldz Gone Crawlin'

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    Looks like a spring over axle in the front. If that's the case then stock leafs were probably used. From what though I have no clue. That would explain why they're flat.
     
  6. Mar 20, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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    jbmccul

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    Looks good. You should have a mod move this to the 4Runner builds section
     
  7. Mar 21, 2013 at 6:27 AM
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    Nemo1

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    Yes move to the 4runner please.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2013 at 6:38 AM
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    ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

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    Things and stuff and such
    These rigs are already spring over axle. Judging the shackle angle and axle location I say that is a RUF swap (rear springs up front)
     
  9. Mar 21, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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    YotaDan

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    Nice. What is the blue hose coming off the engine in the one pic for?
     
  10. Mar 22, 2013 at 5:45 AM
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    Nemo1

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    The engine has a stuck ring or something and it's blowing oil out that location. The PCV valve is new. So I run that hose all the way out the back so the smoke doesn't fill the engine bay/cabin. If I run that hose into the intake manifold then the oil/smoke starts pushing the dipstick out and that makes a mess. Like I said, the motor is on it's last leg lol.
     
  11. Mar 24, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    jbmccul

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    PM a moderator, they can move it
     
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