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Since I am in the hunt for a 4runner, why don't you guys strut your stuff and pop up a pic of your rig an all the mods (especially the suspension). I want to find a truck to model after. So have at it, and show off!
 

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Check out this thread on the General BB. There are some pics and links to sweet 4Runners there. Certainly some good role models for you. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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<IMG width=869 height=597 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/4rnr new tires corner.jpg">

You asked for it now....

85 4Runner, 22RE, about 8" lift including body lift with 35" Tires
5.29 Gears with Detroit Front and Rear
Dual 2.28 Transfer Cases (5.2 Low-Low Range)
All-Pro High Clearance Dual Case Transfer Cross member
35x12.50 BFG MT on 15x8 Black Rockcrawler Rims
Bobbed 9" including Fiberglass Hardtop
Rancho RS44044 Front Leaf Springs
Custom U-Bolt Flip Kit Front and Rear
Ford Shock Mounts
Rear Shocks Mounts Relocated
88' Wide track rear axle housing
Mazda-Toyota Hybrid Rear Leaf Springs
Cut down 2wd Mazda leaf for 3/4 elliptical suspension
Custom Shackles Front and Rear
Custom Traction bar made from Torque Rod
Cut down proportioning valve arm to install in the middle of axle
RS9012 / RS9010 Shocks
2" body lift - Performance Accessories
3" Lift Neoprene Lip guards
Pro-Comp #7210 Stainless Steel Brake lines
Replaced all (9) drain plugs with Low profile drains
All-Pro Winch Bumper with Warn M8000 winch
(3) 6" Dia 100W pencil beam lights
(2) 4x6 100W flood lights
Mounted Cheap Sony CD player and Cobra CB in Dash
SR5 Seats and Interior
SR5 Gauges & Clinometer
Raised the fuel tank 2 1/4"
K&N Filter
Crossover Steering
Custom Sliders
Quick release Doors

Things to do in the near future include:
Fabricate Rear Bumper
Fabricate Half Doors
Repair Rust on Body (currently working on)
Finish Red-White-Black Paint job
 

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4runrRick - <<clap clap clap clap...BROVO!!....clap clap clap...WOO HOO...clap clap clap>>

Nice truck man. Must be nice to have $10k to through into a truck. If I had it, I would do exactly what you did. Go Show!
 

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Here's my '84 4runner.
yes, bondo is covered now <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">



'84 4runner
22R, G52 5-speed, Toy case
5.29's, ARB front, Lockwrong in rear
bobbed a foot
FJ-40 Bikini
5"Skyjackers, 1"AOR shackles, 1"Body
Rockstomper hoops, w/14"travel shocks
Rockstomper sliders
no front or rear bumpers yet
Warn 8000
36X12.5 SX's / 15X10 MRT beadlocks
Lots of other little junk, but soon most of this is going to change <IMG SRC="smilies/vader1.gif" border="0">.

[ 08-28-2001: Message edited by: Ricktard ]
 

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Originally posted by Ricktard:
<STRONG>Here's my '84 4runner.

'84 4runner
22R, G52 5-speed, Toy case
5.29's, ARB front, Lockwrong in rear
bobbed a foot
FJ-40 Bikini
5"Skyjackers, 1"AOR shackles, 1"Body
Rockstomper hoops, w/14"travel shocks
Rockstomper sliders
no front or rear bumpers yet
Warn 8000
36X12.5 SX's / 15X10 MRT beadlocks
Lots of other little junk, but soon most of this is going to change <IMG SRC="smilies/vader1.gif" border="0">.

[ 08-28-2001: Message edited by: Ricktard ]</STRONG>

How do you like that 22r engine? I am probably gonna get a 84 4runner, and I was wondering what problems you foresee with the 22r besides the steep angle cut outs? Cold starts rough?

Also, how are those skyjacker 5" springs? I heard they are stiff and don't flex. They bolt right in, correct? They are the cheapest fasted spring lift out there, and I was wondering how you like them?
 

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Originally posted by MudShack:
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How do you like that 22r engine? I am probably gonna get a 84 4runner, and I was wondering what problems you foresee with the 22r besides the steep angle cut outs? Cold starts rough?

Also, how are those skyjacker 5" springs? I heard they are stiff and don't flex. They bolt right in, correct? They are the cheapest fasted spring lift out there, and I was wondering how you like them?</STRONG>

My 22R has 228,000 miles on it, I have never done anything but routine maintenece, and changed little things like seals,belts hoses, ect. Mine starts just fine cold or hot. It only stalls cause I need lower gear ratio <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> . Truthfully, I would keep it and build it. It has done everything I need it to, and probably could keep on, but I am building up a 4.3TBI as we speak. I plan on running 39.5TSL's with D60's F&R next.

As far as the Skyjacker springs, I love the front ones, they do great and would droop more, but I still have stock steering. the trick to front travel is longer shock mounts. My springs are well worn in, and they will, just get out there and flex em up and they will be fine.

Don't get the rear Skyjackers. I hate mine, but if you must, get the 4"ers with a longer shackle, these should work ok. I got the 6" and they are way to arched and stiff. hope this helps!
 

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Flex test:


Finished bumper:


Specs here.

And it hasn't been on a trail for 2 months... <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Ricktard:
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My 22R has 228,000 miles on it...Truthfully, I would keep it and build it....

As far as the Skyjacker springs, I love the front ones, ...(but), Don't get the rear Skyjackers. I hate mine...</STRONG>
I have heard it is easier to beef up the horses on the Carb motors than it is on the EFI's. Bolt on parts will put you up near or over 200 hp.

I was really asking about the rear skyjackers. I am pretty set on getting the 44044, 1" lift shackles, and extending the driveshaft along with ford shock hoops for the front. The question still lies with what to do with the rear. I would like bolt up (seeing I don't weld) and I don't like blocks. But it is looking more and more like the only affordable option is the Chevys with a 2" block, and 1" lift shackles. I really wish I had enough dough left over for x-over steering.
 

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hers another <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> its currently undergoing a dewatering <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by MudShack:
<STRONG>I have heard it is easier to beef up the horses on the Carb motors than it is on the EFI's. Bolt on parts will put you up near or over 200 hp.
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Not to burst your bubble but I think that is wishful thinking. I am not saying that you can't soup up a 22R, but stock horsepower is 100. You aren't going to double that, even with a cam, 20R head, header, and whatever other bolt-on parts you put on it. If you want that kind of power, buy a turbo truck. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by MudShack:
<STRONG>4runrRick - <<clap clap clap clap...BROVO!!....clap clap clap...WOO HOO...clap clap clap>>

Nice truck man. Must be nice to have $10k to through into a truck. If I had it, I would do exactly what you did. Go Show!</STRONG>

Thanks, Although I only have about $6000-$7000 into it including the purchase of the vechile which was bone stock. But that doesn't include the 3 months of labor to get it put together
 

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Originally posted by Dirty Harry:
<STRONG>Not to burst your bubble but I think that is wishful thinking. I am not saying that you can't soup up a 22R, but stock horsepower is 100. You aren't going to double that, even with a cam, 20R head, header, and whatever other bolt-on parts you put on it. If you want that kind of power, buy a turbo truck. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I've seen write-ups of 200+ HP 22R, but they are usually race motors, not much low-end for trails.

I'm joining the 4Runner club in a day or two, just got approved for my loan today! It's a '95, the last of the 22REs and easy SAS.
 

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Originally posted by Dirty Harry:
<STRONG>Not to burst your bubble but I think that is wishful thinking. I am not saying that you can't soup up a 22R, but stock horsepower is 100. You aren't going to double that, even with a cam, 20R head, header, and whatever other bolt-on parts you put on it. If you want that kind of power, buy a turbo truck. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
You are half right, check out
L.C.Engineering
If you go with a carb, they have all the stuff$$$ to push it to 200+. Now I don't think it's worth all the money for a trail rig. I may have opened a can of sh!t here, but some may tell you otherwise. D.O.A. also builds 22r's, I've heard they are real helpfull with any Q's you might have,I haven't delt with them personaly.
But If you can find a Turbo model, grab it, that'll set you up in more ways then one(tranny,t-case,etc.)Those are the most desireable. <IMG SRC="smilies/cool.gif" border="0">
Good Luck!
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[ 08-28-2001: Message edited by: 89YotaRunner ]
 

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In the process of building
86 Turbo 4-Runner
T3/T4 turbo
2.5" stainless exhuast
Celica water to air intercooler
FJ80 front axle (LSD) and coil suspension
1 ton full floater rear w/ e-locker
5.29 Gears
33" Yoko Geolander MT
A340H until it dies, then R151
Stainless rocksliders and bumpers
 

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I just found this thread, I want to check out that other thread on the 4runners but it doesn't work, anyone got it?
 

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Here's my rig...



Poser shot:



Moved rear axle back 6", front axle forward 4". Allpro 5" springs, standard crossover steering.
 
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