Builds 1985 4Runner: 35s, No Lift

Discussion in '95-older Toyota Truck Tech' started by The Eradicator, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. fjfodee

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    Nice work! Especially on the left rear of that bed! :D
     
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    I was going to run 33s on my '80 pickup but you have me leaning towards 35s again. Do you hit your steering box/pitman arm with the tires at all?

    More wheeling photos!
     
  3. The Eradicator

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    At street pressure, there is just a bit of rub on the pitman arm and steering box at full lock. Once aired down to 12 psi, I don't notice any rubbing. I did grind down the sharp corner of the stop on the box to prevent it from cutting the tire. KM2s have a pretty smooth outer tread block, so a little rub isn't as big of a deal as it would be with more aggressive outer tread (ex. trepadors). If needed, you could always gain some clearance with different backspacing.

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    That dam looks like a cool play spot.
     
  5. palmettozuk

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    Tried this on my stock 85 with a set of 35 in treps on stock new taco steelies and spacers. I was all into the steering box turning to the right. No bueno.

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    that truck looks great and appears to preform well too!
     
  7. muddpigg

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    I really like the soft top and truck tailgate. When you say it shaves 4" off the rear how do you mean? Just overall thickness? I guess this is what allows a high bumper mounting thus a better departure angle. I like it. Seems better than a bob'd rear and lose of cargo space.
     
  8. The Eradicator

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    The 4" clearance gain I was referring to is the height of the bottom of the tailgate. The bottom of stock 4Runner tailgate was 31" off the ground. The pickup tailgate is at 35".

    Before and after showing the removed sheet metal:
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    The issue with most 4Runner rear bumpers is that the brackets have to dip down from the frame in order to clear the body. As a result, the mounting is usually weak. With the pickup tailgate, the bumper can come straight off of the frame. Sometime this summer I plan on building a simple, high clearance bumper with an easily removable bike carrier swingout.
     
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    Question regarding factory build & specs - I recently picked up a set of Toyota Original wheels - see picture below. Has anyone run KO2 LT 215/75? Will they fit? The wheels themselves need to be cleared - Going to bring them and see if they spin correctly with dents

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    I run those wheels with a 33 x 10.5 no problems... IMG_20170408_094107304.jpg
     
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    Awesome!!! Drives your description home. I had seen a bumper build for an F250 expedition rig that was clearanced similarly. I like it. If I can find build on expedition forum I'll share link. Not that you need it.
     
  12. Northwestern

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    Pacer - Does your Land Cruiser have about the same spacing as a first gen 4runner?
     
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    I run 31-10.50's on an IFS truck with no lift on those wheels & have no touch-down anywhere.
     
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    No, 40s and 60s share similar offsets, mini trucks and 80s are about an inch less.
    I run 1" spacers.
    If my post was irrelevant, I thought you were asking how the tire fit the 7" wide rims.
     
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    That’s a great truck! Awesome color to. I have 33 at on, they rub a little full stuff with 3in leafs no trimming.
     
  16. dirtdobberoffroad

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    what part of Missouri? I did spy Mo tags correct?
     
  17. The Eradicator

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    That's correct. I'm about 30 minutes north of Springfield.
     
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    That wheel style came with a different backspacing for the early 90's 3FE Land Cruisers then they did with 4Runners. Cruisers have less backspacing, so you need to get wheel spacers in order to run 4Runner wheels on a Cruiser. The other way, Cruiser wheels on a 1st/2nd gen 4Runner, would work just fine. Bolt spacing, of course, is the same.
     
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  19. dirtdobberoffroad

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    yeah all the wheeling folk are out that way Im stuck over here in the flatland.
     
  20. palmettozuk

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    With a little work i was able to make mine clear. Got a little poser no life 35s shot for yall.

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