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AddictedOffroad
June 26th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Well, the Blazer sold so I wanted to go ahead and get back into another 4runner again. So, I hit Craigslist looking for an SR5 with the 22RE. Everything was pretty well worked over except for one black one that had the 3.0L.

The lower end was replaced at 224K, and she is now sitting at 237K. Timing chain done at the same time. She actually runs pretty strong.

She spent the first 17yrs of her life in Vacaville, CA, but transplanted to Colorado Springs in 11/05. I snagged it and I think I am now the 4th owner. Anyway, it pretty much has every option except the altimeter/inclinometer.

I have never been a 3.0 fan. The plan will eventually be a 3.4 when the motor goes or a 1UZFE Lexus V8 swap.

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Here is the plan:
Detroit front
Spool rear(for summer)
5.29s
Longfields with Bobby's hub gears.
85' front axle gusseted and trussed
4" Front kit
5" Rear kit
35" MTRs
Dual cases
Sliders
Addicted Winch bumper
Addicted Tire carrier
Addicted Cage

AddictedOffroad
June 26th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Here we go. Today I finally started on it. Sort of anyway. We're hammering out two rigs at once. Racing so to speak.

Front axle:
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New bling for the wheels. I was lucky enough to find these still new in the box. Centerline Hellcats
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I'll be running one of my production winch bumpers as usual:
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Here's how our day went. Needless to say that I have a lot of experience installing these kits. We are doing two SAS kits simultaneously. Both on 88' 4runners.

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8:30am. started prepping my 4runner for cutting the IFS off. Dan showed up and we unloaded all his parts, axle, and tires. He started prepping as well.

9:35am. First cut started on mine.

10:05am. My IFS was on the floor and Dan started grinding on mine. I started cutting on Dan's rig.

11:00am. Both IFS units are out and laying on the floor.
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2:00pm, crossmember mounted, frame tubes welded in on Dan's rig.
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4:00pm Springs hung, axle in place, tires mounted.
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4:30pm. Shop clean and will go after his rear and the rest of mine tomorrow. This is how mine looked at the end of the day.
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coaz4x4
June 26th, 2008, 08:19 PM
What did you pay for it?? Nice find!

EbayNiccum
June 26th, 2008, 09:37 PM
Too bad you are too much $$$ :flipoff2:

AddictedOffroad
June 27th, 2008, 05:24 AM
Too bad you are too much $$$ :flipoff2:

I'm the cheapest place around for this kind of work. LOL

AddictedOffroad
June 27th, 2008, 05:46 AM
For anyone who feels like stopping by the shop in the next two days, feel free. We'll be busting out the rest of both rigs this today, Saturday, and Sunday more than likely.

970-420-4198

Scotty

AddictedOffroad
June 27th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Good day today. Got Dan's rig done. Well, everything but rear shocks. But, it drove home tonight. My front is done for the most part as well.

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Front crossmember reinforcement for winch bumper
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So, for everyone wanting to know. You can definitely do a front and rear SAS in two days. Hell, we did 1-3/4 in two days.

AddictedOffroad
June 27th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Oh, and this is why Warn hubs suck shweaty balls. These hubs came on the 85 axle I got. I'll be ordering Bobby Long's hub gears for my IFS hubs ASAP.

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AddictedOffroad
June 28th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Well, I needed some more hardware and parts to finish the front axle. Mainly a birf, and I really wanted Aisin hubs instead of the POS Warn crap. So, I hit the pic-n-pull this morning and was lucky enough to find a complete 85 front end minus just the 3rd. So, I grabbed everything I needed off of it and now have some spare shafts until I get the Longs.

Anyway, I got the front end assembled for the most part and started the rear spring hangers. I am using a slopped hanger for this build.

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AddictedOffroad
June 30th, 2008, 08:07 AM
Well, I should have been done yesterday, but I hosed the large pinion bearing on the V6 3rd and needed to order a new one. I'm also waiting on some 18mm bolts for the rear shackles.

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I have got to get the body lift off. This bitch is way too tall with it on there.

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AddictedOffroad
July 1st, 2008, 09:14 PM
Finished everything up to get her drivable today. Then went and got the Hellcats mounted. This bitch is way too tall with the body lift on it. I am hoping to yank it off tomorrow if I have time and then get the bumper painted and mounted also. I'm also getting a good amount of vibes from the stock shaft as expected. So, a CV Dshaft is a must on the rear.

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Now, the install instructions on all of the typical rear kits tell you to move the rear spring hanger forward of the stock position 6". Well, when you do this with the 5" springs, it actually pushes the axle back to far and it will rub severely at the rear of the wheel well. So, I decided to move it forward 7". The shackle hanger still went back 2-3/4" as well, and the shackle angle is perfect as well as the placement of the axle.
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I took it to Walmart tonight to have them mount the tires on my bling ass wheels too. Check out the droop I am getting:

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jph3
July 1st, 2008, 10:09 PM
Awesome build... but you are right, that thing is jacked WAY up there:flipoff2:

MtnRunner
July 2nd, 2008, 08:20 AM
I'd keep the body lift and go with 38's. You will have the axles for it. Looks great! Is that the Trail Gear kit?

What are the plans for Armor?

AddictedOffroad
July 2nd, 2008, 08:23 AM
I'd keep the body lift and go with 38's. You will have the axles for it. Looks great!

Whats the plans for Armour?

38s aren't good for a DD. This is my expedition/family rig. It will be driving to CA to run Dusy/Rubicon this year, to Moab, etc. 35s are perfect for that. I've had big boy rigs in the past and don't need them anymore. I'll build them for the other guys and let them have all the fun. :D

As far as armor is concerned, I will be running my rear corner panel protectors, rear bumper/tire carrier, and sliders. No sure if duals will be in the mix since I may just go HP front 3rd and a single 4.7 case.

And, I will build another cage like my old one:
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AddictedOffroad
July 2nd, 2008, 03:26 PM
Body lift is off. Winch bumper is on and I am much happier with ride height too.

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Steven_Mc
July 3rd, 2008, 09:49 AM
Looks Sharp!! :thumbsup:

AddictedOffroad
July 9th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Went wheeling for the first time in a well over a year today. Forgot a camera, but Dan was behind me and caught a couple for proof.

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SmellHole
July 14th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Wow, that is goddam sweet!

AddictedOffroad
July 15th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Went camping last weekend. Two trips in one week. Woohoo!

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HOPPER
July 15th, 2008, 02:27 PM
I like how your turn signals are mounted.;)
Those 35's?
Nice ride, I had a black 85 SR5 that was almost that clean. Back before I moved out here to the land O rust. But it sure is nice not having to learn spanish.
YET!!!

AddictedOffroad
July 15th, 2008, 05:37 PM
I like how your turn signals are mounted.;)
Those 35's?
Nice ride, I had a black 85 SR5 that was almost that clean. Back before I moved out here to the land O rust. But it sure is nice not having to learn spanish.
YET!!!

I'll be adding LEDs soon. Just need to get a hole punch first for the sheet metal.

FORMULA51
July 15th, 2008, 05:59 PM
awesome build! I just came across this thread, dam that was a quick turn around.

AddictedOffroad
July 15th, 2008, 06:23 PM
So, I got bored today and started fabbing. After my last camping trip, I decided that I needed more room for gear so my dogs can go too. Not to mention I have an upcoming Rubicon trip coming. So:

I had a bunch of .090 wall square tubing lying around. Perfect for a small camping trailer. I also had some spare rear springs, and even a spare 84 axle. So, I got the frame, spring hangers, and springs mounted today. I'll get the axle under it tomorrow, build the hitch setup, and tongue tomorrow. Then I just need to grab some 1/8" sheet to build the rest.

The main frame measures 48"x36". I'll pull a leaf or two as well. I'm also going to modify the 4runner rear axle to turn it into a trailer clearanced axle.

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sonofmayhem
July 15th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Fawk Scotty you still wheel! :flipoff2:

The rig looks amazing! Great job!

Man I can't wait to get a 44 under my Taco....

AddictedOffroad
July 15th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Fawk Scotty you still wheel! :flipoff2:

The rig looks amazing! Great job!

Man I can't wait to get a 44 under my Taco....

44 :rolleyes:

Diamond or just buy a 60.

cjchamp
July 15th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Nice build Scotty! Gotta holler at ya bout that cage sometime soon!

AddictedOffroad
July 15th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Nice build Scotty! Gotta holler at ya bout that cage sometime soon!

OK let me know. Its about time! :D

DANGERRANGER
July 15th, 2008, 11:10 PM
makes me want a yota :drool:

freestyle_6981
July 17th, 2008, 01:28 PM
you never fail to amaze me..nice work!!!

AddictedOffroad
July 17th, 2008, 07:01 PM
I got the front A frame built and the hitch welded on. Its just a 3500lb rated 2" ball hitch. A whopping $9.99 from Harbor Freight. I have decided that I am going to try out a little different ball setup than most people use. We'll see how it works on some mild runs before I decide whether to keep it or not.

This is the new design I am going to try out.

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Anyway, the frame and body skeleton is mostly built. I just need to skin it which will likely take place next week. I plan to add my CO2 tank setup on the front. The front A frame is built from 2"X2"x1.88 wall square with some 1-5/8 .134 wall tubing.

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AddictedOffroad
August 16th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Well, I've decided to go duals after all.

So, I picked up a forward shift Tcase from a turbo truck for the crawl box(already 23 spline), and just grabbed a dual case crossmember tonight for cheap. I plan on grabbing a Top shift case next week, and have the 23spline 4.7 gear set ready to go as well.

So, only thing left will be to build the driveshafts to finish the setup.

217:1 crawl ratio in the works.

AddictedOffroad
September 3rd, 2008, 05:10 PM
So, I went to the pic-n-pulls today to grab some minor stuff. Mainly I was looking for a Reed Valve for my new 84'. Well, I couldn't find the exact one I needed so I was browsing around the import section and saw a Celica sitting there. So, I opened up the door and saw something that I just had to have.





These are fully adjustable, and even have power lumbar support. As soon as I sat in them, I knew I had to have them. I just couldn't believe how clean they were. They are in immaculate condition for the age. These came out of an 86' Celica GTS.

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sonofmayhem
September 11th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Bump! I will be coming to you for a tcase skid and some duals soon....:D

AddictedOffroad
September 11th, 2008, 11:49 PM
You said duals????

Just finished building mine today with 4.7s in the rear case and twin sticks.
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20080911225912_Duals.jpg

sonofmayhem
September 12th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Nice..... What about the seats?

AddictedOffroad
September 12th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Nice..... What about the seats?

Not sure what the hell I am going to do with those yet. I like my SR5 seats just fine. They may wait for another project at some point.

cheepin
September 13th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Did you finish the trailer?I am building one also and am looking for some ideas on how to finish it.

Hayes
September 13th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Not sure what the hell I am going to do with those yet. I like my SR5 seats just fine. They may wait for another project at some point.

What would you let them go for? I need some seats badly.

AddictedOffroad
September 13th, 2008, 11:07 PM
Did you finish the trailer?I am building one also and am looking for some ideas on how to finish it.

Yeah, just in a different thread.
http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=127639

cheepin
September 14th, 2008, 01:56 PM
Thanks!

AddictedOffroad
October 4th, 2008, 06:11 AM
So, I ordered up some new shoes this week and Friday they came in. I have been going round and round trying to figure out what tires I wanted to run. I was going to order the Cooper STTs, but when placing the order, I asked about these. I recently installed a set of 35x12.x17 on a customer's rig, and really liked the tire, and was hoping they would last and hookup as well as a blue label Krawler. These are the first 35x12.5x15 KM2s I have seen to date. At least everyone knows they are now available to boot.

I got them mounted up yesterday on the rig, but it was too late for pics. Sorry for the shitty cell phone pics:

http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20081004052325_BFG KM2s 2.jpg

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If anyone is interested in these, I can get you a pretty damn good deal on them now too.

DANGERRANGER
October 5th, 2008, 12:34 AM
:drool: i want...

Qwik
October 29th, 2008, 11:39 AM
Love the way the dual sticks look. Nice Build and an inspiration for my build

AddictedOffroad
October 29th, 2008, 04:21 PM
Duals and R151 Turbo tranny are in now. I managed to use a few center console parts from a 90' 4runner to get this done along with re-using the intermediate console section from my stock setup. I used the front shifter boot setup, and a rear heater center console from the 90' V6/5spd 4runner. I was able to retain the rear heater, and the twin sticks really help with not have to deal with moving the factory rear window switches and wiper as well.

I modified the 90' V6 shifter slightly to work, and then used a forward shift shifter base with the 88' stick on the front Tcase. The original forward shift shift was hitting the dash/stereo.

IMO, this turned out much better than I thought it would. It actually was a pretty clean install considering the mutt of parts used to do this.


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90' 4runner center console
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Rear pinion angle is money $$$
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Built the front CV shaft myself. I noticed no runout and no vibes on the shaft up to 65mph.
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Overall interior
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rubbersidedown
October 29th, 2008, 05:41 PM
When you're ready to sell this, let me know! :drool:

1BGDOG
November 13th, 2008, 06:54 PM
I saw this thing the other day, and it is a beautiful rig for certain.