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Mak92 4RnR's 92 4Runner build up thread

Discussion in '79-95 Toyota Truck Tech' started by MaK92 4RnR, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. MaK92 4RnR

    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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    Just signed up to Ih8Mud and figured my build thread would be the best first post. Figured since im on TTORA, Yotatech, and UY, i'd sign up here.

    This 1st post of this thread will be constantly edited and I will post pictures of my newest modifcation, as they trickle in on the last post.

    I've done a lot to the rig for it still being IFS, but Ill put a color coded list of what has been done, list pictures of where Ive taken it, and will post up highlights.


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    Current:

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    White = Current Mods
    Red = New Mods
    Orange = Bought but haven't installed

    Mods:

    Engine:
    K&N Drop in Filter
    Air box Mod
    Doug Thorley Headers
    2.25 Exhaust Piping
    Borla Turbo Style Muffler
    3" Tip
    Trail Gear Optima Battery Mount
    Red Top Optima Battery
    Fumoto Oil Drain Valve

    Suspension/Drivetrain:

    Front:
    Aisin Manual Hubs
    Sway Bar Removed
    New Idler Arm
    4.88 Gearing + Aussie Locker
    Front Diff Breather Extension

    Rear:
    4.88 Gearing + Aussie Locker
    Rear Diff Breather Extendion
    TG Differential Stud Eliminator Kit
    4CRAWLER 2" Coil Spacers

    Tires:
    33x10.50 BFG Km2s

    Exterior:

    TJM Front Bumper
    4' Firestik CB Antenna Mounted at Tailgate
    3k HIDs
    Pro Comp Flat Black Rockcrawler Rims 15x8 3.75
    Debadged
    Hi Jack mounted on Front Bumper
    SPC15R SPECO 8x5" PA Horn
    Budbuilt Front Skid Plate
    SDORI IFS Brace
    Stubbs Welding Sliders HD-SKO
    KMA Rear Plated Bumper w/ Tire Swing Out
    Trasharoo Spare Tire Trash Bag

    Interior:
    SR5 Front Seat Conversion
    Kenwood 1000w 2 Channel Amp
    Alpine 450w 4 Channel Amp
    Pioneer Premier Deck
    x2 Alpine Type R Subwoofers
    Cobra 19DXIV 40 Channel CB radio
    Oznium 16 & 25 LED Bulb Dome Lights
    1st Gen 4Runner Roll bar

    Action Shots/Places Visited

    Folsom Lake, CA
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    Prairie City, CA
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    Forest Hill, CA
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    Pollock Pines, CA
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    Rattlesnake Bar, CA
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    Kyburz, CA
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    Bodega Bay, CA
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    Pismo Beach, CA
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    Greenhorn, CA
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    Washington, CA
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    Squaw Ridge, CA
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  2. MaK92 4RnR

    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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  3. 2ndGenToyotaFan

    2ndGenToyotaFan Ice-Bound Moderator

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    It's complicated....
    Ha! I've been there.... :D I took the Mormon Trail from there down to HWY 88 (I think) Nice drive!

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    Welcome To Mud!!!! :flipoff2:
  4. MaK92 4RnR

    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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    Thanks. That picture is from when Sacramento got snow. I think it was a year ago, not sure exactly. lol Ill be posting up more pictures of places i've been, and the current look of the truck soon. Just need to trasnfer files from one computer to another. Where in cali are you located?
  5. 93yotasr5

    93yotasr5 New Member

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    bout time you get on mud. leave fat coreys forum hahahah
  6. MaK92 4RnR

    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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    For sure man! Im already diggin' the site. looking at the reader's rides thread right now. I found a picture of what my Runner is gonna look like when Im finished with it. Im actually surprised someone has it built the same expedition style I want mine.
  7. MaK92 4RnR

    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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    Here's a few updates:

    I finally got the 4Runner running after about 4 months. The headgasket blew and then I had to deal with the mechanic that repaired it ( he didn't have a clue, so a different tech was put on it and he assembled it, now it runs better than ever ) So with that being said. heres everything i've done recently. I'll also include plans for what I wanna do with it after Pismo ( september 23-25th )

    I smashed my exhaust at the latest wheeling trip, So I modded it to be a bit more clearance. Got the idea from a stock FJ80 exhaust

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    and with that being done, I also put the stock catalytic converter back in after being illegal for 2 1/2 years. just popped the original catalytic converter back in, took it to the referee and bam!

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    These should be showing up today. This is just a temporary lift since pismo is like less than 2 weeks away. Gonna pop these in and swap them out later for 901 Coils

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    Heres the Trasharoo showing up today:
    BLACK TRASHAROO SPARE TIRE TRASH BAG
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  8. MaK92 4RnR

    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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    Now that my truck is legal, and running right. I feel more obligated to mod it more.

    So we did a little wiring on 93yotaSR5's LC yesterday and it got me to thinking... I should really get my Hella's hooked up. that obviously elevated to doing my whole aftermarket electrical system.

    This will probably take place AFTER pismo ( most likely since pismo is less than 2 weeks away )

    So here's the plan:

    Roof rack: its needed not only for more storage and the cool factor, but it will also mount 4 of my HELLA 700ffs.
    OFFROAD UNLIMITED ROOF RACK

    Lights: I already own a pair of hella 700ffs that haven't been wired up. I will be buying 2 more sets. which will add up to 2 on the front bumper, 4 on the roof rack. ( for a total of 6 )
    HELLA 700FFs

    HID kits: DDM tuning sells an amazing 55w slim ballast kit for cheap. I already own one kit, so i'd need to buy 2 more. I'll be going with 3k on the front bumper and 5k on the roof ( the white has a brighter/longer beam than the yellow )
    DDM TUNING HID KITS

    Switches/panels: I'll be ordering some switches and a panel. I'll get more into this when I list prices and links to where i got everything. Going to be going with these, depending on which one fits. ( i want the 6 but will settle for the 3 )
    DAYSTAR GREEN LED ROCKER SWITCH
    3 ROCKER SWITCH HOLDER
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    6 ROCKER SWITCH HOLDER

    Swapping plan: I already own one HID kit and 1 pair of HELLA 700ffs. I'll be swapping the HID kit out of the headlights and putting them in the already owned lights and putting stock bulbs back in so i stop blinding the crap out of everybody( maturity is setting in, crazy isn't it? )

    Fuse block: I'm a firm believer of doing everything right the first time. So yes, I will be buying a blue sea fuse block ( small one, as the engine bay is crammed with a 3vz ) I'll just need to find a place to mount it and have my brother help me install it. I'll order the fuse and the wire with it.
    BLUE SEA FUSE BLOCK 6 CIRCUIT WITH GROUND
    BLUE SEA FUSE BLOCK HD FUSE HOLDER
    BLUE SEA FUSE BLOCK HD FUSE
    4 GAUGE WIRE

    Alternator/battery/power: I already have a redtop optima. I THINK this will be sufficient enough for now to handle these lights. I have a stereo as well. so I MIGHT be pushing it with a stock alternator. I'll definitely have to get an upgraded one before I order a winch. but with front/rear lockers. I have yet to desire/need a winch. I'd rather have other goodies than a bumper ornament.

    Mounting plans:

    Obviously the lights are going to go where they're intended. ( 2 on the bumper, 4 on the roof rack ). But what im worried about is the fuse block... I dont know of any place off the top of my head that I can mount that it in the engine bay. But i've entertained the idea of mounting in the back quarter panel in the cargo area...? This would allow me to mount a much larger fuse block, but then again i'd have wires noodling throughout my entire truck. So I'd rather have it up close.

    As for the switch panel. I'd like some ideas. I already have a pretty good idea, but im not sure if it'll fit. If you see in this picture, just behind the steering wheel, theres a unused piece of plastic... I wonder if the 6 switch holder will fit there? ( dont have my truck with me otherwise i'd measure it ) the 6 switch holder is approximately 6" in length

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    Pricing:

    as far as pricing goes? I plan to order it all from amazon most likely. I fully expect this ( not including the roof rack ) to be around 3-400 bucks. depending with what I go with. if i go with the 3 switch and less wire, obviously it'll be cheaper.
  9. MaK92 4RnR

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    Got the trasharoo and coil spacers yesterday. I love it when brown and blue santa visit me :)

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    Coil spacers are going in over the weekend. Hopefully those 2" are enough to make it level out.
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    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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    Put the coil spacers in and it definitely leveled the rear out.

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  11. MaK92 4RnR

    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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    More pictures of the stance with the coil spacers in.

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    and I got my Tire Deflators dialed in and ready for pismo!

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  12. MaK92 4RnR

    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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    Packed for pismo! just need to pack food, clothes, drank, flags the trasharoo and the igloo! ( water jug )
  13. montourp

    montourp Regular Member

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    92 4Runner rear coils or spacer blocks?

    What type of spring spacer did you use for the rear. I want to help my 92 with something to lift it from sagging. I am also interested in coils. What do you recommend spacer blocks or coils?
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    Right outside The Hole in the Head, right?
    You're all over my home turf, brother!
  15. MaK92 4RnR

    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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    I bought the coils for like 40 bucks off craigslist... if you got the money, I suggest coils. If your pockets are deep, convert it to leafs.
  16. MaK92 4RnR

    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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    haha No idea where I was there... Somewhere close to the water and behind a huge mountain/rock formation.
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    So i recently acquired a Fj62 axle, LC coils, a winch, and a FJ60 rebuild axle kit. I'll be having a baby cruiser soon enough!
  19. MaK92 4RnR

    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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    Installed my winch last night!

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    Tonight ill; be tearing down my front axle. going to be ordering all the gaskets, seals, bearings, studs, etc etc to rebuild it. Need to check the play in the spindles as well. Ill also be ordering 5.29 R&P, an aussie and the differential rebuild kit.
  20. MaK92 4RnR

    MaK92 4RnR New Member

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    Also heres my FJ62 axle

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    Tearing this sucker down tonight.

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