Xcmountain's 02 4Runner build thread.

Discussion in '05+ Tacoma, T100, Highlander' started by xcmountain, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. xcmountain

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    In the begging she was a 2002 Toyota 4Runner with 69k automatic transmission with the SR5 package and leather seats. The running boards wear the 1st things to go, much to my wife's dismay. I waited about 2-3 months before ordering a lift for the truck.

    Lift: consisted of the standard Sonoran Steel package at the time. Gains were expected to be 2.3"-3"

    Tires: At the time I was running 285.75.16 BFG AT's measure 32.? X 10.? and an offroad set of 285.75.16 Interco SSR's which measured out 33.9" X 11.?
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    Painted Wheels: well because the stock ones just aren't as cool!
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    With the sides armored it was time for a little frontal protection.

    Front Bumper: TJM-17
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    Limit Straps: a combination of Sonoran Steel parts and Kartek offroad, welded into place and 100% effective.
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    CB antenna mount: The next mod was a cb antenna mount. I cut into the bumper using an uni-bit and mounted it up.
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    Sliders: totally custom and good to go, I went with a local offroad shop though a little pricier I felt good knowing I was supporting local business.
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    On to the belly armor, when I think skid plates I think Bud Built. The 1st and last name in Armoring you 4Runner or Tacoma.
    Belly Skid: which is comprised of front and belly.
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    SuperLift TrueSpeed calibrator:
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    New shoes 285.75.16 Cooper STT:
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    Additional clevis attachment point
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    1" Body Lift
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    Hannibal Roof tent:
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    Hannibal Roof Rack:
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    Some interior mods which consist of

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    Almost forgot the ShadyBoy canadian awning:
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    ARB Bumper for a Tacoma:
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    9k Tmax re-clock:
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    Lets not forget the front locker with manual hubs and the rear LSD with 4.56 gears:
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    1" wheel spacers were used instead of shaving or replacing the UCA's:
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    All the traction aids in action:
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    While the climbs don't look steep let me assure you they are!
     
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    I had to modify the radiator fan shroud to accommodate the new tray. The new tray is wider that the batteries but this may be because it is meant to fit older or newer optima's. One tightened the batteries aren't moving, the NL solenoid was easy to install. I will get another wire to run it behind the fender wall so I don't have an exposed + wire running randomly across the engine bay even though it's only 16".

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    Well here is my old dual battery setup and prep for the new one, the picture of the fuse box tab shows removal of the lower leg support but does not show tat the silver tab in the picture has been removed entirely.
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    Teaser and comparison
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    I have been long awaiting a pair of whelen TIR6's to come available used (new $100ish ea). I found some on ebay for $40ea. and jumped on them This mod was to an ARB and required some grinding of the original opening top and bottom only. It required bending the old mounting tabs back as to utilize them to hold the new lamp in place, that and a snug fit ensure it won't be going anywhere. I think it had 5 or 6 flash patterns and a steady burn. I picked it up on eBay, I have yet to replace it but think I will use the Lisc. plate mounted type next time around. Though if no more of that kind of work comes up then no go. And no no secret agent man here I do road construction and safety barrier systems.
     
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    Soon to add
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    for $150 plus paint. I was going to powder coat em but for financial reasons I will just spray paint them like my others.

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    The legendary $150 LX450 wheels
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    Very nice 4Runner, please post some more action photos
     
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    Some driveway action shots!
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    Wow, what a nice setup!
     
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    wish my 4runner looked like that :cheers:
     
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    Great looking 4Runner.
     
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    Not too shabby. I like how you are not afraid to upgrade an upgrade. ie. bumper and tires. nice work
     
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    Very nice! Glad to see you made it over here, I've always admired this 4runner.
     
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    As many may know my Hannibal roof rack was for sale and with lack of interest I decided to do what I'd always thought needed to be done. I called a local fab shop and told them what I wanted then proceeded to take the rack there and show them. The rack measures 53"Wide and while not wider than the widest point of the truck it looked silly from the front.
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    I'm having a rack reduction of sorts. (never thought I'd say that)

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    what is the style number for the ARB bumper? they don't list one on their website???
     
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