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Newbie needs wheel help

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ontarioyota, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Oct 2, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    ontarioyota

    ontarioyota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Blacked out badges-rims OME lift with 881's & dakar pacs with D6XL AAL, summer tires=BFG 31x10.5x15 on 93 4runner rims,winter= Pirelli Scorpion Ice&Snow on stock steelies,Flowmaster exhaust, deck plate mod
    Got my 1st taco (2001 4x4) 2 weeks ago....has 16 inch steel wheels.....will old 4runner alloys 15 inch (1990-1995) fit without issues???

    Thanks for your help...this is an amazing forum!!!!

    PS..I do realize that I will have to increase my tire size (height) for speedo, gearing etc
     
  2. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    Did you ever get an answer to this?
     
  3. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    No....figured it out on my own...funny you brought this up Boxrocket as this was one of my first posts ever on TW!!

    Running my summer tires on them after I sandblasted and painted them

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    Loving the OME susp...on since October...glad you suggested the 881s

    Only trouble is the dakars will not settle with the D6XLs on....carrying 4 patio stones around and the ride is great but when I take them out the rear goes up 1.5 inches and choppy ride

    I guess I'll start carrying some gear around to weigh her down instead of the patio stones

    Put a load of wood on yesterday and she handled great!

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  4. Feb 6, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    Any possible way to get a side view pic. Thanks
     
  5. Feb 7, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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    Here it is with the patio stones and the wood

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    no load at all

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    just the 350 lbs of patio stones

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  6. Feb 7, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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    Thanks for the response on the wheels. As for the Dakars, have you tried pulling the AAL out? You might see how it handles a load without the AAL. I'm sure you could sell the extra leaf easily if it's better without.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    I am thinking of taking the AAL's out and will keep them if she sags a few years down the road.

    Might try pulling them out myself but not sure how difficult that will be since I did not do the install myself.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    Thanks for the pics. I was thinking of running old school 4Runner wheels on a 99 and I wanted to see how they looked.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    Pulling the leaf out is pretty easy. If you know how to install a leaf pack you can do it.

    1: Support the rear of the truck on jack stands
    2: remove rear wheels
    3: use floor jack under rear diff to take load off the rear springs and unbolt the lower shackle bolt, and remove ubolts.
    4: drop the springs out of the shackle (leave the front of the springs attached)
    5: you might need to remove the spring clamp bolts to get the leaves to separate enough
    6: remove the spring center pin (all the leaves will separate but the clamps should keep them mostly in alignment)
    7: pull the AAL out of the spring pack (it should be the third from the top and the only one without teflon pads)
    8: use some C-clamps or something similar to squeeze the leaves back together and reinstall the center pin. Don't overtighten, it can strip the threads easily.
    9: reattach rear of spring to the shackle
    10: use floor jack to raise axle back into place and make sure springs are seated correctly on spring perches with the center pin in the spring perch hole.
    11: reinstall ubolts.

    DONE.

    You might need to remove your lower shock bolts to get the axle to drop far enough. be careful not to overextend your rear brake line when you lower the axle from under the springs.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    Thanks Boxrocket>>you are the Taco king of 1st gens!

    I just might attempt this and do have extended brake lines in place so this should be less of a concern, also have installed a BPV fabbed by my mechanic on the intitial install.
     
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