Rics 97 4Runner build

Rics4rnr

1997 Toyota SR5 4Runner (Trail Ride) FJ80 40th
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I am new to the 3rd Gen group and also a 80’s group member. I like to share my 4runner build.
 

Rics4rnr

1997 Toyota SR5 4Runner (Trail Ride) FJ80 40th
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wanted to post some of the things I have done on my 4Runner for the last couple years. The 4Runner was my first SUV purchased with my wife back in February 2001 that had 39,000 miles. This was our family vehicle that we used for work installing cable TV and Direct TV installation throughout 6 states, camping, fishing, and vacations so the 4Runner has a lot of sentimental value to me and my family.
 

Rics4rnr

1997 Toyota SR5 4Runner (Trail Ride) FJ80 40th
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In 2017 I started to upgrade and replace some old parts which included Ivan Stewart wheels, Tundra brake upgrade, new radiator, 2" lift, headlight Retrofit and TG DIY Rock sliders.

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Rics4rnr

1997 Toyota SR5 4Runner (Trail Ride) FJ80 40th
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It took several years to get it to where I am today. I slowly through a couple rebuilding front knuckles for a manual locking hub conversion. I had Purchased a lot of junk yard parts from the west coast to do the manual locking hub conversion.
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Rics4rnr

1997 Toyota SR5 4Runner (Trail Ride) FJ80 40th
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With the help from my son I was able to press new bearings and hubs.


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Nice truck & great mods!
 

Rics4rnr

1997 Toyota SR5 4Runner (Trail Ride) FJ80 40th
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Here are some more modifications I have done through the years.

Sonoran Steel LCA bushings
Eimkeith LCA Supports
JBA UCA
LBJ Anonymous Fab Uniball conversion

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Rics4rnr

1997 Toyota SR5 4Runner (Trail Ride) FJ80 40th
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Next on the list after saving a couple years front and rear lockers with 4.88 gears.

Rear Toyota Elocker retrofit with Ninja Gears (aka Yukon Gears) rebuilt myself with help from Zuk on the patterns
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Front Harop Elocker with Ninja Gears (aka Yukon Gears) built by Zuk out of Chandler, AZ
 

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