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ramonortiz55 4runner build: La Venenosa

Discussion in '4Runner Builds' started by ramonortiz55, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Jul 27, 2015 at 9:40 AM
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    found this over the weekend.. :D

     
  2. Jul 28, 2015 at 8:34 PM
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  3. Jul 31, 2015 at 8:39 PM
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    Today I had the sliders fit welded. hopefully tomorrow I get to paint them for the final install.

    I also installed a transmission cooler.



     
  4. Jul 31, 2015 at 8:56 PM
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    I decided to do a write up for the transmission cooler.

    Transcoolers are very important in 3rd generation 4runners to avoid the pink milkshake issue. (google it!)

    I went ahead and bought the B&M 70268 transcooler.

    Picked up a quart of transmission fluid, some hose clamps, and 3/8" inner diameter transmission hose from vatozone.



    First step is to make sure the 4runner is cool. Don't want to get scalded by any hot transmission oil while removing the existing transmission hoses.

    Next I removed the grille




    The grill is held in place by five support clips. Each support clip looks like this (pictured already popped out):



    If we look to the side of the support clip, well see its open. There is a little knub in there. This knub needs to be pushed back with a flathead screwdriver to disengage the support clip.



    Next we go under the 4runner and remove the skid plate. It is being held in place by a few bolts:



    Dropping skid plate:



    This will expose the bottom of the radiator and the transmission hoses:



    The driver's side transmission hose is the RETURN line.



    The passenger side transmission hose is the SEND line.



    Follow the hoses until you reach where they connect to hard transmission tubing. The transmission hoses are the ones with the sleeves in the picture below. I couldn't take a better picture because they are in a tight spot:



    Next I mounted the transmission cooler, notice that I had to remove the drivers side horn and placed it on the same bolt that holds the drivers headlight. I decided to do this because I didn't want to obstruct wind flow across the transcooler:



    I also went ahead and connected the hoses:



    I attached the transcooler onto the radiator using supplied zip ties.

    I ran the hoses thru an opening to the left of the radiator, it appears that some tubing runs thru there also.



    After removing the existing radiator hoses, I attached the upper transcooler hose to the SEND tubing.

    I attached the lower hose to the RETURN tubing. I made sure to not mix these two up.

    So what happens to the exposed inlet and outlet at the bottom of the radiator?

    I used some leftover transmission hose to connect them together.

    If I ever need to use the radiator in an emergency, I can always connect back to it.
     
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  5. Jul 31, 2015 at 9:06 PM
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    So when I installed my aftermarket radio, I noticed a loss of AM signal on my radio. YES, I listen to AM radio. So shut it!

    After doing some research, it came to find out that the 4runner has TWO antennas. One for FM, and a booster for AM that runs towards the back.

    Other's say that the booster in the back is for FM also. Regardless, I wanted to use that "booster" antenna to improve my AM reception.

    Since the aftermarket headunit only had connection for ONE antenna, I had to find some sort of adapter to go from two antennas, two one antenna.

    After doing some research I found a Y adapter, and an scosche adapter for the smaller antenna plug:

    On Amazon theyre found via:

    Metra 40-UV43 Male to Female Motorola Antenna Cable

    Scosche Mda-B Micro/Delco Antenna Adapter Tip



    I took my headunit out. I am not going to go thru those steps since I already discussed it earlier in this thread.

    Once I pulled out the headunit, I dug around for the two antenna cables:



    The smaller one is for the rear antenna. The larger one is for the regular whip antenna that I was using to plug behind the headunit. The smaller antenna uses the scosche adapter before plugging it into the Y adapter.



    I then plugged the Y adapter into the back of the headunit.



    Voila! AM reception is now improved!
     
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  6. Aug 1, 2015 at 12:38 PM
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    Haha now you can jam out to your am radio again
     
  7. Aug 1, 2015 at 1:38 PM
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    sports radio baby!
     
  8. Aug 1, 2015 at 7:01 PM
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    primered my sliders



    scooped hood :D

     
  9. Aug 2, 2015 at 8:45 PM
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    they are looking good
     
  10. Aug 9, 2015 at 8:58 PM
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    Installed antidark hood light kit from @BeeRadd over the weekend



     
  11. Aug 23, 2015 at 9:21 PM
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    Throwing these quotes in here for future reference.

    Wiring switchback dimming wiring to 1st gen taco.

    For 3rd gen 4runner, I tapped into the ash tray illumination. Green w white was ground.
     
  12. Aug 31, 2015 at 10:35 AM
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    picked these puppies up over the weekend:


     
  13. Aug 31, 2015 at 11:25 PM
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  14. Sep 2, 2015 at 9:16 AM
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    Savage offroad bumper came in yesterday:

    I also got some nice switches from OTTRATW, thanks to @geekhouse23 in helping me understand how these work.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2015 at 9:18 AM
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    Why am I not subbed to this???

    :popcorn:
     
  16. Sep 2, 2015 at 9:19 AM
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    lol i figured you would be interested in jumping in.

    arent you subbed to the tacoma build i have? its a much slower build since im concentrating on this right now.
     
  17. Sep 2, 2015 at 9:25 AM
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    I think I'm subbed to it. *checks quickly* Yes I am subbed to the taco build.

    No worries about the help with the switches. I feel like once I posted my pics, people have come out of the wood work asking questions and requesting help. I love it! Just checked; top 25 when searching google for those switches in a Tacoma:



    Was kinda hoping it was higher..still cool though!
     
  18. Sep 2, 2015 at 9:35 AM
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    theyre very clean switches. sturdy and slick.

    I cant wait to set them in the 4runner.
     
  19. Sep 2, 2015 at 9:36 AM
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    Definitely looking forward to this build
     
  20. Sep 2, 2015 at 9:36 AM
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    the switches will go here:

     
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