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The 88 Red Rocket

Discussion in 'Hilux' started by Dark Knight, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Dec 14, 2019 at 6:52 PM
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    Blacktacoma23

    Blacktacoma23 If your tires don't rub you can fit bigger tires

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    I like the look! :spy:
    Can't wait to see a pic from the front. What is the backspace?
     
  2. Dec 14, 2019 at 7:18 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    A few bolts are different.
    It may grow on me a little more once I get a winch bumper and rear bumper. They will be black also. No front/back shots at the moment, the truck is undergoing heart surgery at a different garage than my house.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    ArmandHammer83

    ArmandHammer83 This truck is AMAZING

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    hey man really enjoyed the build... i recently got a '87 4x4 and got a few parts off a guy, well turns out he has a solid front axle he said i can have to replace my IFS just come get it, it needs rebuilding but its free.99 so theres that...in your opinion do you think its worth getting and putting under my truck? its not going to be lifted or put on some crazy rock crawling trails mainly just get where i need to get and back and forth to work and Home Depot...i just want something reliable...
     
  4. Dec 16, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    A few bolts are different.
    A solid axle swap is not cheap, doesn’t matter how you calculate it. If the axle is free definitely pick that up also. If you don’t use it you can sell it.

    if the truck is going to be a grocery getter I would think twice before spending the thousands involved in the swap. Also, there is no way to do an SAS without lifting the truck.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    ArmandHammer83

    ArmandHammer83 This truck is AMAZING

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    well i guess its safe to say i have no real clue what all goes into a SAS...just for informational purposes i probably should read up on that lol.... i always thought you take these out and put this in and drive the thing like before...well i guess not...thanks for the heads up glad i didn't tell him i would be over this weekend to get it...the truck has rust and is more of a beater couldn't imagine dropping more money than i have to just to get it to do something i can already do...go forward in 4x4
     
  6. Dec 16, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    A few bolts are different.
    Good thinking. It’s a lot to it. Pirate 4x4 has a Toyota bible that is a good read any day. There is tons of info there
     
  7. Dec 21, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    A few bolts are different.
    20 miles on the new 209Yota1 3VZE. How do you post a Facebook video here??
     
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  8. Dec 21, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    What a find! Had an 88 long bed delux was an awesome truck.Great job on the mods!
     
  9. Dec 22, 2019 at 5:29 PM
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    A bunch of the same stuff everybody else has already done.
    Sweet build! I’ll be following this one for sure!
     
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  10. Dec 22, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    :thumbsup: thank you
     
  11. Jan 16, 2020 at 12:11 PM
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    Engine is sorted out and running very well.

    Next incoming parts. Winch bumper, and Warn EVO 8s. The bumper is at my fabricator getting a few other plates welded in for the turn signals.
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  12. Feb 29, 2020 at 4:03 PM
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  13. Mar 1, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    Still have to come up with a way to mount the winch control box.
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  14. Mar 7, 2020 at 8:05 AM
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    New battery terminals from SDHQ and a wash.
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  15. Mar 7, 2020 at 5:14 PM
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    Very clean build! I like what you did with the fill plate on your bumper. 88 was a great year!

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  16. Mar 7, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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    This 88 is just passed 311,000 when I put the all new engine in there. I hope for another 300k.
     
  17. Mar 7, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    Ohhh man that’s beautiful. I often wish for the extra seats. Your 4Runner May have even been the one that gave me the idea to paint the bumper like that. Believe I ran across it on Instagram one day?? I really liked how it looked, so here we are!
     
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  18. Mar 14, 2020 at 11:53 AM
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    Nice Work! Great truck!
     
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  19. Mar 14, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    Not to hijack but

    sa conversion.jpg

    Great looking 4runner and solid axle conversion if that is an '88
     
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  20. Mar 14, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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    Thank you! Yes SAS conversion :cheers:
     
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