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03-20-2012 08:02 AM
toyjoeta Kajo, do you have any shots of your upper link mount to motor mount clearance? How much shaft do you have showing on your air shocks? And yes I asked about your shaft
02-21-2012 07:06 PM
stinkbomb
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I don't live in Williamsport I live 5 miles out of town and currently have a little coyote problem. I didn't even realize you could see that until you said something.



Looks like the East Coast Takeover will have a large Pirate4X4 turnout
wait wait wait...



hahaha and yes, it will!! There will even be another surprise within itself as well!! can't spill the beans tho...

now back to your regularly scheduled build thread
02-21-2012 03:42 PM
Kajo4x4toy
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You know your from Williamsport when you keep your pistol on the dash haha...for some odd reason, I miss that town anywho, looking good buddy! Shooting to get some of my gang out to Rausch mid-July, so clear the schedule!!
I don't live in Williamsport I live 5 miles out of town and currently have a little coyote problem. I didn't even realize you could see that until you said something.

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Would ya look at that!! Us southwestern PA peeps will be there
Looks like the East Coast Takeover will have a large Pirate4X4 turnout
02-21-2012 02:15 PM
matzell I could have swore it was the same time, When I went to mark the RC one in my calander I already had the other one listed. I must have been on meds at the time and wrote the wrong location. I just checked Big Dogs site and it is not there.

sorry for the hijack... continue on
02-21-2012 01:46 PM
94toytruck First I've heard of a TTORA run at Gore. Considering I'm on PA-TTORA and MATC(what used to be Midatlantic TTORA) you would think people would know these things Its not anywhere on either forum
02-21-2012 12:19 PM
matzell That is the same weekend as the TTORA ride at Gore....oh which one to go to?
02-21-2012 03:55 AM
smewhtguy
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Hells yes only 2 days after my birthday, I'm there.
02-20-2012 10:22 PM
stinkbomb
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Originally Posted by 94toytruck View Post
Would ya look at that!! Us southwestern PA peeps will be there
02-20-2012 09:21 PM
94toytruck http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1040441
02-20-2012 09:16 PM
stinkbomb You know your from Williamsport when you keep your pistol on the dash haha...for some odd reason, I miss that town anywho, looking good buddy! Shooting to get some of my gang out to Rausch mid-July, so clear the schedule!!
02-20-2012 05:29 PM
smewhtguy [QUOTE=Kajo4x4toy;14034149]I wanted a way to securely mount my hi-lift jack on one of the down tubes of my cage. I have been looking for different ideas at work and came across these in a dirt track catalog



Thats great I will have to use that idea.
02-20-2012 03:14 PM
MT4Runner
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I wanted a way to securely mount my hi-lift jack on one of the down tubes of my cage. I have been looking for different ideas at work and came across these in a dirt track catalog



Thanks! I've been trying to figure out a way to securely mount my hi-lift on my FToy...and still have the option to move it around.
02-20-2012 02:46 PM
Kajo4x4toy
Hi-Lift Mount

I wanted a way to securely mount my hi-lift jack on one of the down tubes of my cage. I have been looking for different ideas at work and came across these in a dirt track catalog



They are normally used to hold weight in a specific place on the cars but with a 1/2/13 hole I figured they would be perfect for attaching the hi-lift. Worked out great for now. The nice thing is, if I don't like where it is mounted, I can just unbolt it and move it.

I also finally got around to mounting a fire extinguisher behind the driver seat and also got a set of factory buckets installed. Since the 4Runner is my main/only mode of transportation the Corbeau's were not the best choice for seats comfort wise.
02-16-2012 09:45 PM
kdub0013
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I just loosened the engine mount bolts at the engine and the frame when I raised the tranny and than tightened them down afterwards. There is enough play in the mounts for the amount the drivetrain is rotated.


Update: I am driving the 4runner about 200 miles a week as my daily driver plus hitting some local trails. no issues so far except my alternator going out on me. I also added trailer wiring and it does a decent job of towing 3400 pounds, 1400 pound trailer/2000 pounds coal except up the big hills.

It has been a bit cold in the garage so I have only been doing required maintenance and fixes but have a pile of parts to add to the build when it gets a little warmer.
Awesome, I am cutting mine up then. Thanks for the response. I have been going back and fourth for the last year since I set up my FROR style crossmember and it would be so easy to slam that thing up a little bit more for the flat belly.
02-16-2012 09:36 PM
Kajo4x4toy
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Forgive me if I missed it, but reading through your thread I wanted to know on the tranny tunnel when you raised your drivetrain did you do anything with the motor mounts? I know I should probably remove the stockers and fab up new ones in the adjusted loaction. I am already setup for a flat belly and just need to cut away anyhow love the build, one of my favs for sure
I just loosened the engine mount bolts at the engine and the frame when I raised the tranny and than tightened them down afterwards. There is enough play in the mounts for the amount the drivetrain is rotated.


Update: I am driving the 4runner about 200 miles a week as my daily driver plus hitting some local trails. no issues so far except my alternator going out on me. I also added trailer wiring and it does a decent job of towing 3400 pounds, 1400 pound trailer/2000 pounds coal except up the big hills.

It has been a bit cold in the garage so I have only been doing required maintenance and fixes but have a pile of parts to add to the build when it gets a little warmer.
02-16-2012 08:00 PM
kdub0013 Forgive me if I missed it, but reading through your thread I wanted to know on the tranny tunnel when you raised your drivetrain did you do anything with the motor mounts? I know I should probably remove the stockers and fab up new ones in the adjusted loaction. I am already setup for a flat belly and just need to cut away anyhow love the build, one of my favs for sure
12-20-2011 08:03 PM
Redfin There are a few trucks in my area with decent seats if you cant find any. Im about 1.5hr south of you.
12-20-2011 06:16 PM
bosco Man I dig it! It may not be show-n-shine quality but I am a fan of function over form! Nice work John!
12-20-2011 06:14 PM
smewhtguy If I wasn't so wrapped up in the buggy build I would take you up on that, hell it would worth the drive to come up and shoot the shit for a couple hours. Hope to get to wheel with you guys this year.
12-20-2011 05:35 PM
Kajo4x4toy
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Don't quit your job at the parts store because you do not have a job waiting for you at a body shop.
Body work is over rated but if you want to come finish it off I will send you my address
12-20-2011 05:09 PM
smewhtguy Don't quit your job at the parts store because you do not have a job waiting for you at a body shop.
12-20-2011 01:46 PM
Kajo4x4toy more
12-20-2011 01:44 PM
Kajo4x4toy I realized that I had not posted pics of how I did my short top or rear bulkhead for winter driving. I built a simple frame out of wood 2X2's and bolted it to the top of the seat delete. There is also a shelf which goes back to the rear window. ON the bottom of the rear most 2X2 I have some 1X4" about 5" long that spin to hold the stock window in place. I am able to slide the stock window in place and these 2 "locks" hold the window in place. I have been driving it regularly and they have not moved at all. The top was simply cut down to fit and the window holes were filled in with scraps of fiberglass than filled with fiberglass mat and resin with some bondo over top. Overall it keeps the back of the cab secure and keeps the warmth in. I may install the stock wiper and hook up the defrost too.
12-08-2011 06:17 PM
Kajo4x4toy I have been driving the 4Runner for the past week as my daily driver and I am loving it. I have logged a little over 200 miles since last Wednesday. Last night we had some snow and figured it would be a good test to see how the Detroit worked in the sloppy slippery stuff. No issues at all, I just was smooth into the turns like I was when I had my spool in my daily driver back in the early 2000s. I did have my hubs locked last night and the front drive shaft is definitely not balanced. Vibration was felt at about 45 MPH but not enough to cause any hindrance to driving, at least up to 55 MPH in the slushy stuff in 2WD. I never had to put it in 4WD to see how that felt at speed but I foresee no issues.

There is very little if any bump steer and very little if any body roll at normal speeds on and off the highway and around town. The Hydro assist steering seems to be fine speed wise (PSC pump, reservoir and Trail Gear 1.5" ram.

I have had it at speeds up to 70 MPH (GPS speed) and except for the slight vibration and noise from the transmission/exhaust coming up through the unsealed tranny tunnel it is very pleasant to drive. The noise isn't terrible but it would be annoying on long trips.

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I had to try right.
I would have tried also.
12-02-2011 07:32 PM
smewhtguy I had to try right.
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