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TW's active 4runner builders BS thread

Discussion in '4Runners' started by ramonortiz55, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Nov 15, 2015 at 7:32 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    so having my rear locker installed tomorrow.

    extended brake lines also!

    I will let you guys know how it goes..

    I am also needing new tires..very soon :D
     
  2. Nov 15, 2015 at 7:35 PM
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    First time in sand with them...handled like a champ. Love em.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2015 at 7:38 PM
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    dude, when I bought my 2015 taco, took it to the beach the next day. pulled out two fords :D
     
  4. Nov 15, 2015 at 7:39 PM
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    Haha, sounds like typical Ford guys. Wish I had a taco. Need a truck bed.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2015 at 7:41 PM
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    its a beach with a LOT of loose sand.. A LOT, there are plenty of warning signs that all vehicles enter at own risk.. 4x4 highly recommended..

    they ford guy was a 2 wheel drive
     
  6. Nov 15, 2015 at 7:43 PM
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    Exactly, they think, "Oh hey, I've got a truck!" and think they could bulldoze through anything without 4wd. Idiots.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2015 at 7:49 PM
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    Here's a question for you 4 runner guys along with a little story. So I come from a family of badass mechanics, unfortunately they are all dead thus I am not too smart mechanically. However I really want to learn and have decided to pickup a project car. Currently considering an old 4 runner from the 80s, what's your guys' opinions on this?
     
  8. Nov 15, 2015 at 7:51 PM
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    I am not too savvy on the first gens. I know the second gens are slow and are considered the bastard child of 4runners..

    Now 3rd gens.. ask @RedRunner87 @ramonortiz55 @Russtoy anything you want
     
  9. Nov 15, 2015 at 8:08 PM
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    Had one in high school. Awesome trucks and a lot of fun in the summer with the top coming off. Oh have basically three options with them. 84-85 is a solid axle up front, but 84 was carb and 85 typically fuel knjected (better). Good trucks and very capable, but slow and fetch a pretty penny because of the solid axle.
    86-89 4cyl are ifs and fun truck with the 5 speed. Most are fuel injected and typically found with 175-300k+ on the body. It's hit or miss if they in good shape but can be found unmolested or beat.
    88-89 had the option for the legendary (in a negative way) 3.slow. A pretty weak engine for being a v6 and horrible mileage typically. Also has the tendency to blow head gaskets if not watched, maintained and caught early. With an auto it almost rolls backwards on hills...haha. Still ifs and a good platform with the 5 speed for a 3.4 swap. I plan on picking one up in a year or so to make a project.
    There is a ton of aftermarket for them and the 4cyl can be built up by going with LCE, but don't expect too much. Also 86-87 had a turbo 4cyl but only offered in auto trans.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2015 at 8:11 PM
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    the first gens have the common rust on the rear fenders right?

    so if you find out without the ruse on the rear fenders.. its a WIN!

    check on the fender rust!
     
  11. Nov 15, 2015 at 8:51 PM
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    On my rack lights...I actually had Jim @OTRATTW make thoes especially for me!! He's a great guy to work with!! Absolutely can't say enough nice things about him! If your going to buy any switches...buy from him!!

    I think the item you are asking about is one of my LED light wands. Have a couple of them...bright as heck. They last for about 4-6 hr charge. Got them off the Cornwell Tool truck.

    I'm Sure I told you and showed you pictures of my big alumuine raditor. Well, I have 2 e-fans cooling it. So I had a switch made up so I can turn the e-fans off if I'm going to be crossing any waterways. That way my e-fans do not get damaged by hitting the water! Well...hey, there's one of thoes LED light wands again...lol!!
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    With the relay/fuse box...I used an items called poly-nuts. You drill a hole, then use a tool that looks like a rivet gun...but instead of shooting a rivet...it inserts a threaded nut into the drilled hole. So now I can bolt whatever I want there. Nice clean install...looks factory! IIRC...The poly-nuts run from 6mm-12mm. They come in a kit...kit cost like $75 or so. It's not a Cornwell tool, but I got it off my Cornwell Tool truck!
     
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    polynuts? ill have to look into it..
     
  13. Nov 15, 2015 at 9:04 PM
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    What's rust? I live in California, I have no recollection of this substance on my 4Runner...haha

    That is true though, they are prone to rust on the rear and front fenders right by wheel well. They do have fiberglass bedsides that you can buy to replace the steel ones to avoid that problem again in the future.
     
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    so what do you call this gun? polynut gun?
     
  15. Nov 15, 2015 at 9:05 PM
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    They are awesome. Once installed it's like having a threaded nut there. So now you can bolt up whatever you want. The best part...you have the ability to remove an item...without having big holes in your sheetmetal! Greatest thing since slice bread my friend.
     
  16. Nov 15, 2015 at 9:08 PM
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    how much torque can you put on them?

    hmm them you need to buy the bolts to match the threads right?
     
  17. Nov 15, 2015 at 9:11 PM
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    i dont like sheet metal screws either. I use rivets. But I like the idea of being able to thread a bolt in, removing, unbolting and what not. With a Rivet, you drill and tap once. drill it out if you mess up or need to remove it
     
  19. Nov 15, 2015 at 9:13 PM
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    Correct...they come in different sizes to match different bolts....depends on what you are mounting. Buy yourself a kit. Once you use it...you'll be hooked.
     
  20. Nov 15, 2015 at 9:14 PM
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    thanks for the link. I need this. this is awesome
     

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