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99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:06 pm

here it is. Sold the Wrangler and picked this up. 99 4runner SR5, 3.4 v6, 5speed. Gonna be a family light wheeler. it will be getting a Sonoran Steel lift, with a toyota e-locker in the rear and 35's. with 4.88's. I really miss having a rig I can just jump into and go do light stuff like the Gap or chiva without all the repairs and stuff that goes along with the 85. And A/C is nice too :naughty:

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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:55 am

So Ive begun to collect some parts. so far I've picked up 2.5inch king coil overs with 2 sets of springs 550 and 650 so should be good as bumpers and stuff go on in the future. I got a FJ Cruiser rear axle that has a e-locker and Disc brakes, I got it for trading my stock wheels and tires :bluebounce: :bluebounce: :bluebounce: I'm gonna pick up a set of front FJZ80 coils for the rear that will produce about 4 inches of lift. I want to do a front axle hub swap that would let me use lockout hubs. I have found one in a junk yard near my house 50 bucks. its gonna be a fun project. by the way I will probably end up with a WMS track of 67inches. And yes im sure that someday it will get a SAS but for now just little projects that can be completed in one day or less to make my daily Driver just a little better off road with the AC on :thumb:

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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:04 pm

Well I spent the day installing the kings on my runner and put in some LC coils in the rear. Produced about 2.5 inches of lift in the front and 4 inches in the rear. pretty good rake but I really like it. Have a few issues to work out still. I need new rear shocks and I found a rear upper control arm that was totally missing the bushing. I have to research what to do about that.

I took about 25 pictures today to show what I had done, but unfortunately after the last photo (of the missing bushing in the UCA) I set the camera on the running board next to my phone and yes you guessed it, totally forgot that they were there. Drove off for a test drive :doh!: they were gone. I retraced my route and found my phone on the side of the road (almost a half mile from My house) but no camera. So all the pics are gone. I am going to look again tomorrow but pretty sure it is a lost cause.

ON the other hand I love the kings. the ride so sweet. soak up the bumps without any harshness. I love craigslist :bluebounce: I need new rear shocks and those are on order and should be here soon with an adjustable panhard bar and some new bump stops. Then its just tires and I'm ready to wheel in the joy of a Rig with AC. Won't be an extreme rig but fun to haul the family in :thumb:
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:12 pm

well here are some phone pics of the lift. Got the running boards removed and tires are ordered. should be here next week. 315x12.50r17 Mickey Thompson MTZ's.

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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:53 pm

This is what the Fedex guy brought today. Thanks to 4x4groupbuy.com these will hopefully be on this weekend :cool:

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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:08 am

Got the tires mounted up Saturday. they look great. So my handy 4inch grinder with cutoff wheel and my Big Freaking Hammer went to work. Not much work needed on the rear but the front took a while. I removed the Kings and mounted the tire and lifted it to full compression and began clearancing the wheel well. Pretty exhausting putting on and taking off a 35inch mud. But well worth the effort. I may need to do a little more hammer work when I get it out and really flex things up. Here is what it looks like. Tell me what you think. ;)

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Next to a stock limited at home depot:)

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Still have some odds and ends left to take care of.

Rear Shocks
Rear bump stops
new Rear adjustable pan hard bar
front diff drop
and then install the rear FJ axle with the E-Locker
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby DUMASS » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:02 pm

:cheers: awesome, now just get some nerfs and bumpers (still owe you a winch bumper for your b-day) before you wheel it :thumb:
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby toby » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:26 pm

sweet ! Let's wheel it soon !
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:38 am

Thanks guys i really want to take it out and wheel it soon. But until I get the diff drop in from sonoran Steel I can't wheel anywhere. The cv's are at their max. But soon. Very soon:)
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby DUMASS » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:12 pm

http://www.rlt.com/14100
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While perpetual motion is not possible this would serve nicely to just place one's head in the path of said device allowing a convenient hammer to head pummeling to take place with a minimum of effort.......dude, it's a piece of dom with a longer bolt ;)

http://www.sonoransteel.com/index.php?m ... ucts_id=11
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Front Tapered Differential Drop Kit: $45.00 + $4.95 USPS Flat
$49.95 :shocked:

don't overthink it, go to copperstate nut and bolt, I'll give you a couple pieces of dom. :p

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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:46 pm

Not missing anything buddy. Since i was getting a couple of other things from Steve I did go ahead and get the diff drop from him. At this point time is valuable and this allows me to just bolt stuff on and maybe get closer to driving up rice peak with you :cheers: this weekend I hope to install my diff drop, extended rear panhard bar, rear shocks and rear bumpstops. Then we can wheel this bad boy. :thumb:

By the way saw the rice peak pics. beautiful but looked a little wet. Give me a call and we will get you over to see the house this weekend. Maybe Sat?
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:59 am

little update. Got the rear bumper off and had my sliders come in but haven't got them on yet. Hopefully this week. any way got to go up rice peak on Saturday, and just up into the gap a little. This thing flexes like mad in the rear and the front is pretty good for IFS. anyway here are some cheesy poser pics ;)

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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby Toyman1994 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:17 pm

I really like how that has come out. Very nice :cool:
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:50 am

Thanks, I am loving it. The 3.4 has lots of power and it is wicked comfortable. Its gonna get some more little stuff but Im trying to keep it nice and yet capable. for hard core I have the 84 on 39.5's but summer wheeling this is absolutely the best.
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby toby » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:15 am

it's gonna be sick once you do the SAS !
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:47 am

Sadness has happened. A buddy who was borrowing my Runner went wheeling last friday night and flopped it on its side in the Gap just below the swithchbacks. :cry: :cry: :cry: had to go recover it on Saturday. Still drives great but the roof and passangers B piller are toast. Yes it was a very poor choice but we are working through it :whip:

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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:49 am

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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:59 am

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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby TallGuy » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:37 am

Ouch! That sucks. She's not so straight anymore...
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby chuggins143 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:07 am

Dude. That really sucks! :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby DUMASS » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:35 pm

felt a lot like this?
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rockdawg84 wrote: we are working through it :whip:

maybe Trevor can *work* with you on some concrete ? I have a saw if you need to borrow one. :innocent:

that's the same spot Jon did that, at least he had a bottle of Jack to blame it on :rothflmao:
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:20 pm

at least nobody turned and asked if they got that on video before asking if he was alright :frog:
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby DUMASS » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:26 pm

And that trip involved the entire length of the gap n to s and the only damage was Joel's face dent under the x-cab side window :rothflmao: (should I post that vid back up?)

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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby hugh jeffner » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:53 pm

Sad day, sorry Sam! maybe a dent puller and some bondo? that really sucks!
if i'd of known we were making history, i'd have paid closer attention (some dude in dust to glory)
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Re: 99 4Runner

Unread postby rockdawg84 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:30 pm

let me be the first to try this :scratching:



I've heard that duct tape will hold the rig together as well as the force so maybe I will try that. Actually I am picking up a 98 runner tomorrow with some engine problems but in great shape otherwise. Get some insurance money and buy the 99 back and let the madness continue.
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