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I found an 85 4runner SR5, and since I am now just waiting for someone to buy my Tacoma, I am running numbers to get a ballpark. For those of you that have done this, what am I missing? Am I in the ball park?

Front:
RS44044 -$220
Ford Shock Hoops -$25
Front 1.5" lift shackles -$40
Cross over steering -$500
Front Drive Shaft -$300
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$1085
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Rear:
Chevy Springs -$80
Rear Spring hangers -$80
Rear 2" lift Shackles -$40
ProComp AAL -$45
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$245
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4 Shocks -$400
1" Body Lift -$100
4.88 or 5.29 gears
w/ rear locker -$1800
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TOTAL $3630


Does this look good? What am I fogetting about? Damn, I can't wait to get wrenching!!
 

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Dual cases? If its in the plans, do it now so you only have to do the driveshafts once.
U bolt flip kits? Wheels and tires?

[ 10-24-2001: Message edited by: zags ]
 

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Originally posted by MudShack:
<STRONG>I found an 85 4runner SR5, and since I am now just waiting for someone to buy my Tacoma, I am running numbers to get a ballpark. For those of you that have done this, what am I missing? Am I in the ball park?

Front:
RS44044 -$220
Ford Shock Hoops -$25
Front 1.5" lift shackles -$40
Cross over steering -$500
Front Drive Shaft -$300
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$1085
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Rear:
Chevy Springs -$80
Rear Spring hangers -$80
Rear 2" lift Shackles -$40
ProComp AAL -$45
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$245
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4 Shocks -$400
1" Body Lift -$100
4.88 or 5.29 gears
w/ rear locker -$1800
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TOTAL $3630


Does this look good? What am I fogetting about? Damn, I can't wait to get wrenching!!</STRONG>
I paid $240 for my 44044's when they were in higher demand and on backorder. $80 for rear spring hangers? That can be easily cut in half. Crossover might be more that $500 when you add in the rods, ends, etc. You'll need a IFS PS box for around $150 or so. Get Rancho 9012's for around $250 instead of $400 and I'd bet you could save a little on the gears/lockers depending on what you want. Even Detroit's F/R should be cheaper than $1800 including the install. For the most part, looks pretty good, estimate high not low I guess so it doesn't freak you out like it's starting to do to me. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by MudShack:
<STRONG>I found an 85 4runner SR5, and since I am now just waiting for someone to buy my Tacoma, I am running numbers to get a ballpark. For those of you that have done this, what am I missing? Am I in the ball park?

Front:
RS44044 -$220
Ford Shock Hoops -$25
Front 1.5" lift shackles -$40
Cross over steering -$500
Front Drive Shaft -$300
---------
$1085
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Rear:
Chevy Springs -$80
Rear Spring hangers -$80
Rear 2" lift Shackles -$40
ProComp AAL -$45
----------
$245
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4 Shocks -$400
1" Body Lift -$100
4.88 or 5.29 gears
w/ rear locker -$1800
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TOTAL $3630


Does this look good? What am I fogetting about? Damn, I can't wait to get wrenching!!</STRONG>
Go to the All-Pro site and check out their Extreme Kit. There is a list that just about covers all your suspension needs that you can use for a reference. I think your going to need extended brake lines I might be wrong.
 

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Originally posted by MudShack:
I found an 85 4runner SR5, and since I am now just waiting for someone to buy my Tacoma, I am running numbers to get a ballpark. For those of you that have done this, what am I missing? Am I in the ball park?

Front:
RS44044 -$220
***build your own out of stock rears - save some $$$ that way if you want***
Ford Shock Hoops -$25
***I made my hoops out of 1" solid rod and a torch - $10 is what it cost me***
Front 1.5" lift shackles -$40
Cross over steering -$500
Front Drive Shaft -$300
***make a square one - $40 ***
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$1085
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*** or my way - $590 ***

Rear:
Chevy Springs -$80
Rear Spring hangers -$80
***build your own from scratch - $10 ***
Rear 2" lift Shackles -$40
***build your own from steel - $10 ***
ProComp AAL -$45
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$245
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***or my cost - $145

4 Shocks -$400
***4 14" travel Pro Comp shocks - $120
1" Body Lift -$100
4.88 or 5.29 gears
w/ rear locker -$1800
***gears, full setup kits, instalation, and rear spool - $1450 ***
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TOTAL $3630
*** or my total - $2185 ***


Also consider brake lines...
 

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Originally posted by zags:
[QB]Dual cases? If its in the plans, do it now so you only have to do the driveshafts once.
U bolt flip kits? Wheels and tires?
QB]
Wheels and tires are taken care of. Sitting and waiting. U-bolt flip kit is a good point. And Dual cases is nice and definitely in the plans, but not needed for the immediate needs. I wheel at best every other month, and besides Paragon, the majority of trails in PA just don't warrant dual cases until it is a trail only rig.
 

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Originally posted by Skulls138:
<STRONG>...I think your going to need extended brake lines I might be wrong.</STRONG>
Ding Ding Ding. Thank you. I forgot to list them.
 

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If you relocate the frame bracket on your brake lines, you can get away with using stock length lines. Be careful of the routing though so your tires or shocks don't catch them.
 

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Originally posted by BrianR:
<STRONG>If you relocate the frame bracket on your brake lines, you can get away with using stock length lines. Be careful of the routing though so your tires or shocks don't catch them.</STRONG>
Do you have any pictures of what you mean?
 

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Originally posted by MudShack:
<STRONG>Do you have any pictures of what you mean?</STRONG>
Cut the tab off the frame for the hard brake line, uncoil the hard line, move the tab down the side of the frame, weld back in place - yo just added 4" or so to your brake line length <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by DRM:
<STRONG>Cut the tab off the frame for the hard brake line, uncoil the hard line, move the tab down the side of the frame, weld back in place - yo just added 4" or so to your brake line length <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Oh, VERY NICE!! Thanks for clearing that up.
 
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