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Offline warpigg

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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #15 on: Jul 26, 2015, 03:14:25 am »
You can put 33inch tires on those stock. And if you want to do a shackle lift with flex look into cantilever shackles. Idk if they make them for the 4runner though. And for the front I would do a balljoint lift there not the greatest but are ussually better then turning up the torsion bars. I honestly don't like lifting vehicles I rather just stick the biggest tire I can under it and gear it accordingly. I say this and I lifted me dodge neon today lol
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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #16 on: Jul 26, 2015, 03:40:40 am »
I went back and looked at the original pictures of what is now your 4Runner and I agree the rear end looks to be 2" lower.  I first thought maybe it was missing the engine.  Have you figured out why the ass end is so low?  Looks like broken springs or something?
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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #17 on: Jul 26, 2015, 03:59:17 am »
I think its typical wear on these things. I have been thinking about it more and it might actually be cheaper for me to lift the rear by just making my own shackle. Assuming i can get 4 inches of lift out of just a shackle. Then i wont need new leaf spring u bolts or anything just gotta make my own shackles. Then i shouldn't need to worry about  axle wrap too much either. I was looking more at the rear end with all the play and I'm almost thinking it just needs a new crush collar. I think that one failed and crushed more. hopefully that is the case as that would cost maybe 5 bucks.

Idk Id like to do everything cheap on this truck if possible. Tires wont be cheap but there isn't any way around that I cant make my own tires.


Also I drove hammers truck after the alignment, It felt amazing. 4.10 gears to 4.30 made a decent difference actually. The whole font end seems like new. The only issue we have is the steering wheel had to be turned a bit to get the alignment right. I think the lift kit isn't perfect perhaps OR the PO had the wheel off and put it back on the wrong splines. Either way Im thinking we can just take it off and stick it back on straight?



OH I also think I have named the truck and i got a sticker that has to do with its name.
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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #18 on: Jul 27, 2015, 01:13:42 am »



I dub the truck "Bender"
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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #19 on: Jul 27, 2015, 02:38:40 am »
Like it that names can have a couple different connotations. :mellow:
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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #20 on: Jul 30, 2015, 10:48:05 pm »
So I was away for a few days, we were looking at houses. Anyway Today I'm back and thinking of getting to work on the 4 runner. I went over to hammers place to try and find the ball joint spacers and they are gone. I looked for a good 2 hours in a ridiculous amount of humidity. I was soaked head to toe after I got out of there, not fun. I did manage to get a bunch of lift blocks and another 2 pieces of steel I can use to make a sway bar drop. He had brand new U bolts but they weren't the square kind but I took them anyway. When I got home I found some 2wd chevy truck leaf spring plates so I should be able to use these U bolts and just flip them. I've got 2 inch blocks and 4 inch blocks, I'm most likely going to do a 2 inch block and level the back with a home made shackle.

Not having those front spacers really sucks as I could have put my entire front end together. I guess ill try and find some used ones before I shell out 70 on a brand new set.
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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #21 on: Jul 31, 2015, 06:56:44 pm »
well some good news, I sold the push bar off the front for 40 bucks. so I made money off the truck so far at this point  :heh: until i start buying stuff at least.
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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #22 on: Aug 02, 2015, 10:12:22 pm »
Blah I ordered a new front lift kit 80 bucks down the drain :/
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Offline danf

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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #23 on: Aug 02, 2015, 10:27:45 pm »
I know the feeling, I just spent $60 on rockauto for my coupe.
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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #24 on: Aug 03, 2015, 04:20:29 am »
Before you go with blocks in the rear look up the Chevy 63" Spring swap. That's the route I'll be going on the pickup. Mixed with BJ spacers up front and torsion bar lift.
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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #25 on: Aug 03, 2015, 05:23:29 pm »
Shit, I finally looked into the 63 chevy swap and man that is more work than i expected. Right now its looking like 2 inch blocks and a shackle to get it up there.
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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #26 on: Aug 04, 2015, 12:10:08 am »
Well looks like I got fucked again. brakes are shot to shit on both sides hardware rotted on the one that didnt leak, then I'm looking at the leaf spring perches and I was like they are on different angles.... then i look more, fuck the rear end is bent! then i took the ring gear out and it has chipped teeth. not good! fuck.


rusted


well oiled


hmm these leaf spring perches don't look right


housing is crumpled here


shitty picture but i think you can see the problems....


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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #27 on: Aug 04, 2015, 02:05:23 pm »
I wonder if they were jumping that thing cus that axle looks bent and twisted
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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #28 on: Aug 04, 2015, 03:25:53 pm »
Hammer said he did a massive jump about a week before I took his axle out  :heh:

I do have a ford 9 inch I took out of the ranchero sitting behind me garage. But that needs gears to work and a 125 dollar pinion flange to mate up to the toyota driveshaft. Idk if going 8.8 or finding another toyota 8 would be cheaper. The 9 inch would be nice to have though very strong and it has the bigger torino bearings. Pretty much never break the rear.
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Re: SirDan's 4runner Build thread!
« Reply #29 on: Aug 05, 2015, 12:33:08 am »
so I measured the 9 inch up, it is way wider than I expected coming in around 64 inches wide flange to flange. The 4 runner is 59 flange to flange. Yeah 5 inches wider, idk if that is going to work out well.
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