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'85 4Runner Build
July 19, 2017
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Tyler - K6TLR
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I hear you guys like drooling over builds as much as I do... So here is my build list for the #runnercrawler

Front:
- 5.29
- ARB Locker
- Trussed yota axle
- Marlin Ball gussets
- HP FJ80 Third Member
- TG lockout hubs - (Removed June 2017)
- Mile Marker locking hubs (June 2017)
- 1.5" Spacers
- High Steer
- 5" springs
- Bobby Long chromoly 30 spline birfs
- Axle Seals and Wheel Bearings redone (Sept 2017)
- New Polyurethane Bushings (Sept 2017)
- 17" Rancho 9150 shocks

Rear:
- 5.29
- ARB Locker
- IFS axle
- Downey disc brake conversion w/ v6 calipers
- Chromolly shafts
- chevy 63" 2.5 ton springs on 8" shackles
- 17" Bilsteins
- Bumpstops
- Backbone Truss rear axle (April 2017)
- Rear Passenger seal and bearing (Aug 2018)

Others:
- Steel braided brake and air lines all around
- reinforced frame, cross members added, skid plate for trans
- 22RE
- R151F Trans with marlin short throw
- 4.7 marlin crawlbox (final 245:1 ratio)
- Warn 9500lb winch
- New catylitic
- New o2 sensor (Nov 2016)
24" LED bar (Removed April 2017)
- Yellow top battery
- 37x12.50x15 Wrangler MTs with beadlocks (Removed April 2018)
- 36x13.50x15 Irok Bias ply on 15x10 beadlocks (April 2018)
- 3" body lift
- Kenwood deck
- JL 5x9s  x4
- JL sub
- Rockford fosgate amp
- Bumpers/sliders all around
- Ran coax throughout the body for radio antennae (Nov 2016)
- Drilled and mounted 2m/70cm antenna on roof (Nov 2016)
- connected ham radio electricity and mounted radio (Nov 2016)
- Ram Cell Phone mount on dash board (Dec 2016)
- Oil Pan gasket (Jan 2017)
- 102" whip and ball mount installed (Jan 2017) (Removed Feb 2018)
- External speaker for Ham Radio. Relocate radio to under seat (Feb 2017)
- Mounted 6m Antenna and ball mount (March 2017)
- Stinger (March 2017)
- Tire Swingout (March 2017)
- 4 recovery points (April 2017)
- 5 gallon air tank (April 2017)
- Removed back seats (March 2017)
- New Clutch (Feb 2017)
- New Clutch Master Cylinder (Feb 2017)
- New Clutch Slave Cylinder (Feb 2017)
- New rear main seal (Feb 2017)
- Cup holder top on center console (June 2017)
- Fuel Pump hidden kill switch - (July 2017)
- Hood cowls (August 2017)
- Quick Release Doors (August 2017)
- 2x2.1AMP USB Port in center console (Sept 2017)
- Voltmeter in center console (Sept 2017)
- New accessory/lighter port, and relocated to bottom DIN (Sept 2017)
- Removed and fully cleaned intake manifold (Oct 2017)
- New vacuum lines (Oct 2017)
- New injectors and cold start injector (Oct 2017)
- New Fuel Filter (Oct 2017)
- New starter (Oct 2017)
- Twin ARB OBA system with 5 gallon tank, air couplers at front bumper, rear bumper, and driver fender (Oct 2018)
- Air Conditioning (May 2018)
- New Alternator, 96 Jaguar XJ6 120amp, and Big 3 Upgrade (Oct 2018)
- New 185 degree thermostat (Sept 2018)
- 3 Row radiator (Sept 2018)
- H4 headlight Wiring Harness (June 2018)
- 5x7 X Light LED headlights (June 2018)
- Pinion Brake (Sept 2018)
- FK Steering Heims (April 2018)
- New Toyota MAF (Jan 2018)
- New exhaust manifold gaskets (Jan 2018)
- New OEM 2.5ohm injectors (August 2018)
- Front main seal and oil pump gasket (Oct 2018)

To-Do List:
- Dual Yellow Tops
- DC to AC inverter (after dual battery)
- Sleeping platform /w storage drawers for tools/parts
- Sound dampening panels
- Hydro Ram Assist

July 19, 2017
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Sounds like a great rig. Post up some pictures when you get a chance.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

July 19, 2017
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Iv always liked Toyota's. I have only had newer ones. 05 tacoma and 14 4runner. Wish they had solid axles. Sounds like an awesome rig! 

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July 22, 2017
2:27 am
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Brian said
Iv always liked Toyota's. I have only had newer ones. 05 tacoma and 14 4runner. Wish they had solid axles. Sounds like an awesome rig!   

My dad has a sweet 1st gen taco ('01) that is 3 linked, inchwormed, diamond axles, on 38s etc... very awesome truck. I had an '07 Taco that I wanted to build up for crawling... but I learned a few things... 1) The frames on the 2nd gen tacos are not stable enough to build a crawler on. You would need to add a bunch of frame stiffners and crossmembers and 2) it was REALLYYY expensive to do a SAS on it and keep all of the ABS and electronics working properly. That, and I was getting tired of making sure everything I took wheeling had to be weather proofed lol. Hence why I have a 4runner now!15492222_10211513902058668_6809505099863603942_n.jpgImage Enlarger19250477_10213418479071903_5444115019098193551_o.jpgImage Enlarger19250625_10213418483912024_4830322222777772671_o.jpgImage Enlarger19400390_10213418457351360_2015673138674004037_o.jpgImage Enlarger

July 22, 2017
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Good decisions Tyler. 4 Runner looks good.

July 22, 2017
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Nice rig. Thanks for posting pics. You've put a lot of good work into it.

We used to have another guy, from Rancho, that drove a white 4 Runner. I miss having Keane around.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

July 22, 2017
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Hey Tyler are those pics from the father's day run at hell hole?

July 23, 2017
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Mike G said
Hey Tyler are those pics from the father's day run at hell hole?  

Haha 3 of them are! One is up on mormon emigrant back in early december before we got the massive snow dumps. I pretty much live up on MET during snow times. 

While i am in Ireland, my fabricator is working on a couple of things... just making a few things stronger and less likely to break. Im not normally a huge fan of flexing out rigs unless its done on the trail, so i have never done a flex ramp or metalcloaks cti trailer... but my fabricator was curious and sent me these pictures. Thought you guys might enjoy.

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July 24, 2017
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Very impressive Tyler can't wait to do a run with you to see her in action

August 3, 2017
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Added hood cowls this morning. First time ever playing with an angle grinder.... it's addicting haha

I'm not 100% satisfied with the outcome, but for about $35 I am thrilled (that includes the price on the harbor freight grinder haha). If I ever get around to painting the truck my dream neon green, the screws will blend in much better and give it more of a finished look. For now, it will stay the way it is.

20170803_091743.jpgImage Enlarger Laid out the cowls and taped around where I wanted them.

20170803_092232.jpgImage Enlarger Measured in 1 inch from all sides

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20170803_121815.jpgImage Enlarger Fully installed and back on. Now, the electric fan should be able to easily push the hot air through the engine bay while crawling and steep inclines.

August 5, 2017
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Nice upgrade. Congrats!

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August 5, 2017
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Nice! When I added my poison spyder hood louver it was kind of scary making the first cut. 

You can see the heat just dump out of it when your sitting still. 

W6JLU

August 6, 2017
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Brian said
Nice! When I added my poison spyder hood louver it was kind of scary making the first cut. 

You can see the heat just dump out of it when your sitting still.   

Awesome! That is EXACTLY what I am hoping for haha

August 31, 2017
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While up at Niagara Rim last weekend, i decided to take the doors off for the weekend. Hopefully this was going to tell me if i wanted to make some half doors or tube doors. Turns out i love wheeling without doors haha. I finally get what all you jeepers keep going on about! So i decided to alter my door hinges and make quick disconnects this morning. Love the way they turned out.20170831_113706.jpgImage Enlarger

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It was pretty easy once i figured out all the measurements and how to remove/dismantle the old hinge/pin. Made myself some removeable doors in about 2 hours. And only needed 2 trips to lowes lol

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Cool idea! Nice custom job!

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September 1, 2017
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That was a cool idea.

I used to wheel a lot. . .

September 1, 2017
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Looks good

September 6, 2017
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Just got 'er back from having the axle seals and wheel bearings done in the front. Nothing quite like seeing beautiful chromo longfields <3

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Tyler - K6TLR said

My dad has a sweet 1st gen taco ('01) that is 3 linked, inchwormed, diamond axles, on 38s etc... very awesome truck. I had an '07 Taco that I wanted to build up for crawling... but I learned a few things... 1) The frames on the 2nd gen tacos are not stable enough to build a crawler on. You would need to add a bunch of frame stiffners and crossmembers and 2) it was REALLYYY expensive to do a SAS on it and keep all of the ABS and electronics working properly. That, and I was getting tired of making sure everything I took wheeling had to be weather proofed lol. Hence why I have a 4runner now!15492222_10211513902058668_6809505099863603942_n.jpgImage Enlarger19250477_10213418479071903_5444115019098193551_o.jpgImage Enlarger19250625_10213418483912024_4830322222777772671_o.jpgImage Enlarger19400390_10213418457351360_2015673138674004037_o.jpgImage Enlarger  

That's one awesome rig! Wow!

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Tony45 said

That's one awesome rig! Wow!  

Thanks 😀 It is 3000lbs of pure bliss. Lots of big plans for this thing... just need the time to work on them!

October 3, 2017
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Added some P=IE in the center console.

- New accessory/lighter port, and relocated it to bottom DIN
- Added 2x2.1AMP port USB plug in old accessory/lighter port location
- Added volt meter
- Color matched the radio to all the other neon green
- Need a neon green ham radio faceplate 😀

 

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- Removed and fully cleaned intake manifold (Oct 2017)
- New vacuum lines (Oct 2017)
- New injectors and cold start injector (Oct 2017)
- New Fuel Filter (Oct 2017)
- New starter (Oct 2017)

 

Getting 21-22mpg now freeway... 

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Tyler - K6TLR said
- Removed and fully cleaned intake manifold (Oct 2017)
- New vacuum lines (Oct 2017)
- New injectors and cold start injector (Oct 2017)
- New Fuel Filter (Oct 2017)
- New starter (Oct 2017)

You've been busy. 

I used to wheel a lot. . .

November 6, 2017
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Ya.... I had a little bit of an engine fire testing the cold start injector... so the intake manifold got a mini rebuild lol Hurray for fire extinguishers! But now the runner has a burn spot on the outside of the hood. This just means I get to rhino line it sooner than later 😀

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Tyler - K6TLR said
 But now the runner has a burn spot on the outside of the hood. This just means I get to rhino line it sooner than later 😀  

You could install hood louvers.

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