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Got rid of my Pickup.... ...replaced with a 4Runner


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#1 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:22 PM

Sold the legacy. Then I sold my pickup. The pickup was alittle beatup and needed more work than I felt comfortable putting into it.

So I sold it, and used the money from both sales to pick this baby up!

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That is the only pic I have now. But here are the spec's:

  • Trail Gear SAS kit with 4" Trail Gear front springs
  • 63" Chevy Rear springs with scissor shackles
  • 4.88 gears front & rear
  • Detroit Locker rear.
  • 22RE EFI (smogged, tagged, ready to roll)
  • Trail Gear axle armor & sliders
  • Bilstein long travel shocks in front with ranchos in rear
  • 35in Pro Comp Mud Terrains mounted on black rock crawler rims

I drove about 100miles away to pick it up. Then drove it home. Freeway manners are well. It can hold 70mph steady and doesn't feel like it wants to drift. Drives straight and smooth. But none of that matters, its all about its off-road performance. Can't wait to go test it out!!

Thats the only pic I have right now. I'll try to take it out this weekend for some more.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:45 PM

nice. I've been looking at the ProComps MT and the XMT for my Brat after I run the AT's for a while.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:00 AM

Dude, you should so give that to me for my birthday... :lol:

I love those old 4 Runners!
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#4 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:59 PM

Happy Birthday, but no.. your not getting my 4Runner!!

Im already in love with this thing and Ive only driven it home :grin:

Shopped for months to find the right one.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:05 PM

A few guys I went to high school with had Gen 1 'runners and they swore by them. I think they all still have them, actually.

Congrats on the purchase, that looks like one helluva rig right out of the box, best part is, someone else did all the work! :lol:

Have fun with it!

#6 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:21 PM

I just ordered 4.7:1 transfercase gears for it :grin::grin::grin: Cant wait. This thing will be brutal!!

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:58 PM

I just ordered 4.7:1 transfercase gears for it :grin::grin::grin: Cant wait. This thing will be brutal!!


doubling the t-cases, or just replacing the gears?

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 06:12 PM

Replacing the gears.

I cant afford to stack t-cases. I do have a spare case and I had originally planned on putting double cases in my old truck, but its cheaper to just do the gears for now.

Then later, when i want to go EVEN LOWER i will stack a second case and have 2.28:1 + 4.7:1 :eek:

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:59 PM

Its saturday, im at work... its slow and im bored.

So what's a guy to do??? Lets pull the 4Runner around back and see how much flex we can get!?!?! :banana:

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I have an ad on Craigslist right now looking for a new hood & drivers side fender. Its not cherry, but it will sure serve its purpose!!

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 02:27 PM

Nice rig. The flex looks pretty good. I get real close to that with mine as well.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 03:01 PM

Nice. :)

I wheel with a few guys that have them out at TSF. They seem to have a blast and can pretty much get wherever they want.

And the purchase specs, sounds like an awesome starting point.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 03:22 PM

thanks Guys.

I could get more flex, but the rear shocks are limiting it right now. I think it will be a great starting point. Just have to wait till the snow melts now so I can take it out and quit with the poser shots.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:51 AM

excellent. very similar to how I want to set mine up. although the front spring hanger on the 63s worries me. that's a crucial ground-clearance point on the rocks, my buddy's YJ gets hung up on the front hangers of the rear springs all the time.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:58 PM

looks awesome! a little more trail ready than the pickup was. when's your next trip out to get some more pictures? :slobber:

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 05:12 PM

wow, my first 4x4 was a gen1 runner....now I'll just kick myself again tha i got rid of it..:banghead:.:-\ everytime I see one still running with the straight front axle...

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:17 PM

First trip was yesterday Jared. I took it up the hill and did some snow wheelin with a friend of mine. It did great, except for the lack of traction due to nearly bald tires. But 6psi seemed to do the trick.

Not alot of flex shots, but those pix wont come for a couple more months.

I really need to work on getting a front Locker. I think I will probably buy a spool and install that in the rear, and move the detroit up front. That will be the cheapest route for now.

Zap, the rear seats are nice, but getting to them suck with the 2 door config. The cargo space is nice as well, I hauled home four 36" swampers today for a friend.

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As far as the spring perch for the 63's, im not too concerned. Its all about tire placement, and if done properly I shouldn't hang up. But we'll have to wait and see... there will be snow all over the trails for at least the next 2 months.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 09:12 PM

!!!GEARS!!!!


This is gonna be so sweet! Started to install my transfercase gears tonight. Here's a comparison between stock and aftermarket (left to right)

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Doing all this to a spare transfercase I have. so there is no downtime on the rig. Although, I should be able to get this finished and swap the cases by this weekend. Sure wish it were this easy for the soobs

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 01:38 AM

Sure wish it were this easy for the soobs

looking good. now isn't that line the truth...

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:07 PM

Hmm, that 43 tooth gear isn't much larger then the 37 tooth gear..... Maybe it wouldn't be hard to fit 2:1 in a Subaru box, or maybe more? Hard bit is finding enough people who want better gearing at the cost lol... Nah, just upgrade to a 4runner. Its what my brother did and now theres very little that can stop him.

Nice runner mate

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 09:55 PM

I came really close to buying one of those a year ago and kindof wish I had. It had a little rust in it and I wanted a super clean one like yours.
Have fun with it and keep a few of the wheels on the ground at least. :)

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:33 PM

Mine isnt super clean at all. The prev. owner rolled it and the roof looks like a piece of construction paper. I scored another drivers fender off ebay cheap, red too! I went to put it on last night, and the front drivers corner is smashed pretty well. The entire body support is about 2" lower than it should be and i had to do some pretty extensive body work to get it to fit right.

Next is the hood.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:37 PM

Keep the pics coming!!

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:09 PM

Would love to.

Right now the truck is still sitting in my garage. It hasn't moved in weeks. Im in the process of re-assembling the front axle.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:16 PM

Finally got the axle back together and the truck driving again. I picked up some used 35" Swampers. They are 35x14.5. Still plenty of life left in them, i think they look way better than the pro-comps I had on there before. Cant wait to test them out.

Also installed a new drivers side fender. Waiting to find a good deal on a new hood.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:24 AM

Im seriously thinking about getting myself into a runner now.
As soon as summer starts and I start making money, I think Im going to get one, use it as a Daily Driver and a more capable wheeler than the soob.

-Jaren




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