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RedRunner87's aka "Operation Mall Crawler" Build Thread

Discussion in '4Runner Builds' started by RedRunner87, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Jul 13, 2015 at 12:43 AM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    I just purchased a 1996 T4R Limited w/ E-Locker and figured I would start a slow build thread. This is called "Operation Mall Crawler" because my friend(who owns a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon) doesn't think 4Runner's can offroad.

    As she stands right now:
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    CURRENT MODS
    Grey Wire Mod
    285 KO2's
    Toytec BOSS w Superflex
    SS Panhard
    Ultra Gauge
    AIRAID MIT
    Drifter CB Mount
    Adventure Off-road Fab Sliders
    Weathertech's
    Rear Diff Breather
    Relentless Fab Predator Bumper
    Superwinch Tiger Shark
    PIAA 510's
    CBI Ditch Light Brackets
    Hilux 167 Snorkel

    2017 Plans
    - Steering Rack
    - Inner and Outer Tie-rods
    - Caliraised LED 20W OSRAM LED 2X2 POD
    - 9" Amazon ARB knock off off-road lights
    - Tundra Brake Upgrade
    - CVJ's


    My 1st vehicle ever was my 1986 4Runner(where RedRunner_87) comes from. Was kept stock, with 31" Interco Trxus tires. That thing went everywhere and never left me stranded, I regret selling this every day. Had the power package(power windows, door locks and mirror's) and mint interior and exterior.
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    My 2nd "offroad" rig was a 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited. Had a Rubicon Express 3.5" Super Flex lift, Trail Ready Rear Bumper and 32" BFG M/T's. It was super flexy but man I broke something almost every time I went out.
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    After I sold the Grand Cherokee, I bought an 88 Toyota P/U. Didn't last to long until the engine blew up.
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    Finally was able to save up and get myself a 3rd Gen w/ E-locker.
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    Last edited: Nov 8, 2016
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  2. Jul 13, 2015 at 12:43 AM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    255/80 Falken Wildpeak AT3W
    Here is the plan for the next Month or so. Hopefully I am not missing anything.

    4Runner Maintenance Items
    4Runner Cosmetic Items:
    • Clear Corners (Installed)
    • Limited Badge (Purchased)
    • Passenger Side Headlight (Installed)
    • TRD Decal (Purchased)
    • Plasti-Dip Wheel Kit (Purchased)
    • Plasti-Dip (Purchased)
    Here is the plan for the next Month or so. Hopefully I am not missing anything.

    4Runner Maintenance Items
    • PCV Valve (Part # 12204-62010)(purchased)
    • PCV Gormet (Part # 90480-18001)(ordered)
    • Electrical Contact Cleaner(Mass Airflow Sensor) aka Mass Airflow Cleaner
    • Carb Cleaner(Throttle Body)
    • 6 QT 5W-30
    • Oil Filter(purchased)
    • Air Filter
    • 2 Toothbrush
    • Spark Plugs (Part #NGK BKR5EKB-11) or (OEM Toyota #90919-01192)(purchased)
    • Plug Wires (NGK 4412)(ordered)
    • Fuel Filter (Part #23300‑62030)(purchased)
    • Windshield Wipers
    • Rear Wiper(purchased)
    • TPS(ordered)
    • AIRAID MIR(ordered)
    • Ultra Gauge (Installed)
    4Runner Cosmetic Items:
    • Clear Corners (Installed)
    • Limited Badge (Purchased)
    • Passenger Side Headlight (Installed)
    • TRD Decal (Purchased)
    • Plasti-Dip Wheel Kit (Purchased)
    • Plasti-Dip (Purchased)
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2015
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  3. Jul 13, 2015 at 12:44 AM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    Got my Plasti Dip wheel kit in today as well as the Ultra Guage. Got the 1st 2 pages set up on it, and found it is throwing a P0120 and P0121 Error Code. So I have added a TPS to my maintenance list. Which could be why I getting a hesitation and when I was on the freeway my RPM's would suddenly drop and then pick back up. Anyway here is the Ultra Gauge set up for now. Might move to a different mount in the future.
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    1st Page Set Up(need the Engine Temp since my gauge doesn't work)
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    Error Codes
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    I have the DIPYourCar wheel kit, Plasti Dip for the grill and fender flairs, TRD stickers and now the new Passenger Side Headlight and Clear Corners. Just need it to not rain for a couple days on my days off so I get it down. Next step is all maintenance parts.

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  4. Jul 13, 2015 at 12:44 AM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    Clear corners and signals have been installed
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  5. Jul 14, 2015 at 11:08 AM
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    ramonortiz55

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    im following this. looks promising.
     
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  6. Jul 14, 2015 at 11:08 AM
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    ramonortiz55

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  7. Jul 14, 2015 at 11:48 AM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    Thanks! I am still debating where to go with it after I do the tune-up. I might not get the 99 Springs and just save up for the lift. Still debating.

    Nice thread, you have some really good write-ups on your build page. Are you at by chance?
     
  8. Jul 14, 2015 at 12:13 PM
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    ramonortiz55

    ramonortiz55 Not A Well-Known Member

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    Not yet. I just ordered my lift yesterday.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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    ramonortiz55

    ramonortiz55 Not A Well-Known Member

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    not yet as in, T4R.org. i have an account, and have posted here and there. But no build page.

    I did the build page here since its more active.

    I just ordered a lift set up yesterday :D
     
  10. Jul 14, 2015 at 1:50 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    What lift did you go with? T4R.org has been the most active 4Runner site I have found so far. I like it here because the CO group here is pretty active. The whole website in general is pretty active which a great thing. I will look forward to seeing the lift on 4Runner.
     
  11. Jul 14, 2015 at 1:53 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    Agreed on the group activity here, that's why my build thread is on here.

    Went with the icon stage two. The rear shocks are from the 4th gen since the travel is longer, to accomodate the toytec superflexes in the rear.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2015 at 2:13 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    I have heard nothing but great things about Icon suspension! I am thinking Soronan Steel 1.2 Lift kit right now, but definitely interested to see the kit on your Runner when you get it on.
     
  13. Jul 14, 2015 at 2:15 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    I will definetly post some pictures. Itll take awhile before I get them on there. When I do, Ill update my thread.
     
  14. Jul 14, 2015 at 2:31 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    Awesome! Same with mine...going to be nice and slow. During winter I am not planning on doing much to it. So that should give me time to save some dough and figure out what I want to buy.
     
  15. Jul 15, 2015 at 12:09 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    Got the new Passenger side headlight and semi-adjusted. Plasti dipped the grill as well and I think it looks much better than the chrome. Debating doing the bumper black or keeping it chrome. Should probably replace the driver side headlight sooner or later as well.

    Nice little hole in the headlight
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    New Headlight
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    Black Grill
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  16. Jul 15, 2015 at 6:14 PM
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    Nicko

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    Nice 4runner man,
    was trying to find a 3rd gen myself but ended up with a
    2nd gen because I got it for really cheap
    but nice runner man
     
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  17. Jul 15, 2015 at 6:32 PM
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    Smiley52

    Smiley52 Insta: @Sm1ley52

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    Definitely gonna watch this one.
     
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  18. Jul 15, 2015 at 10:34 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    I was debating getting a 2nd Gen then I found this one at a great price. I would totally kill for a 2-Door 2nd Gen though.
     
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  19. Jul 16, 2015 at 10:24 AM
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    Nicko

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    Oh yeah they are nice. I plan on getting
    A 3rd Gen later on for my wife. Then I'll
    Go all out with my second gen
     
  20. Jul 16, 2015 at 10:32 AM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    That's not a bad plan! Do you have the 3.0 in your 2nd gen? I am going to peak over at your build page now.
     

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