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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #120 on: Dec 23, 2008, 02:25:54 PM »




What dif armor is this...I like it!

EDIT:  I think I wheeled with you once at Barney Riley.  You were the one with the purple 4runner that kept blowing beads?
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #121 on: Dec 23, 2008, 03:22:06 PM »
The dif armor is from Sky.

Yup, that was me  :shake: That was defiantly a learning experience.
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #122 on: Dec 25, 2008, 08:55:24 AM »
I take it the hanger is just bolted ATM till  U line everything up then weld it  :dunno: good idea i think
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #123 on: Dec 25, 2008, 11:01:11 AM »
In that pic, yes. It is all welded up now.
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #124 on: Jan 02, 2009, 06:54:40 PM »
Well my 4runner should be here at Polk in a few weeks. I am looking to do a few performance upgrades. I was looking at

http://www.toyotacatalog.net/M1WebGear/ProductDetails.aspx?PartUniqueID=9F79D3FF-3169-4CEE-B794-A731A422C546
my biggest concern right now is if the header will fit with the 4x cross member. I will have to wait and get some measurements when the runner gets here. If the header does fit, the rest of the exhaust will be completely custom.

Would that kit from LCE be worth it?
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #125 on: Jan 03, 2009, 10:26:30 PM »
I have often thought about that kit, well the the carbed kit. seems high money but they are tuned for yota!
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #126 on: Jan 03, 2009, 10:29:36 PM »
seems high money but they are tuned for yota!

Thats what i was thinking.
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #127 on: Jan 03, 2009, 10:31:04 PM »
you can probably find that stuff on like summitracing or something but I dont think you would get the same outcome. I say if you got the money, you cant go wrong with power!
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #128 on: Jan 04, 2009, 04:20:36 PM »
Well even though it is about 2 weeks till my 4runner gets here, I have a list of things to do and a list of things I want to do....

-to do list....
aim head lights (lower)
fix pinion angle on rear axle (rotate up)
wire rear speakers
mud flaps
New wiper assemblies
find out why battery drained

-wish list....
front bumper with winch
rear bumper with swing out tire carrier
The LCE performance package
custom center consul and shifter surround

I might just get a non swing out rear bumper and live with it for now, I just want to get my spare out from the cargo area.
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #129 on: Jan 11, 2009, 02:27:25 PM »
slight problem....

Since I left the truck in cali a few weeks ago its hardly been used. The past 2 times my dad has tried to use it there was no power. What was done that could be a problem...... New yellow top, new wire from bat to starter, new ground from bat to body, wired up e-lockers and new head unit. I sincerely doubt that the e-locker or head unit would draw enough power to drain a yellow top. The e-lockers are hard wired and can turn on with the truck off, the new head unit turns off with the truck though. The e-lockers have been the off position this while time so that shouldn't be a problem.

Short of checking the usual; bat, alt, what else should I be checking? The connections on the wires I replaced are all good.

I wont be able to take a look at this till a week or longer.
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #130 on: Jan 11, 2009, 02:40:23 PM »
Did you run a relay for the elocker or did you just wire it direct? I bet you he hasn't been trying to start it. :gap:
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #131 on: Jan 11, 2009, 02:58:30 PM »
No, he hasnt been starting it, hes been gone most of the time. The e-lockers and new head unit are set up through the fuse box in the engine bay.
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #132 on: Jan 11, 2009, 03:15:17 PM »
Not that not having them wired through a relay would cause a drain it is best to run them through a relay.  It may complete a loop that is draining the system even though it is off.
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #133 on: Jan 11, 2009, 03:30:50 PM »
I'll take a look at it when it gets here. I honestly dont remember if I used a relay or not. Would there really be that much of a drain though?
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #134 on: Jan 11, 2009, 03:37:38 PM »
Basically What can happen by using a circuit that belongs to something else is you complete the circuit of the other component by tapping into it. I've seen where people have tapped into smog controls and trigger the check engine light. Generally you want to run each individual item from the main power source not from a circuit for another component. If you don't you can create a loop which will drain the battery.
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #135 on: Jan 13, 2009, 07:45:39 PM »
Question? I remember when wiring in the e-lockers I saw the small wire from the alternator but couldnt see where it went. Where does it go since it does not go to the battery?
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #136 on: Feb 09, 2009, 05:55:37 AM »
After a LONG wait my 4Runner arrived here in Louisiana this morning. Got out of Pt to go get it :D

This afternoon after work I will go over it and get my to do list together. 1 thing I do know is that the "charge" light on the dash is staying on. I need to figure out why that is.
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Re: New Sliders, 85 4runner build
« Reply #137 on: Feb 09, 2009, 08:19:28 PM »
Well I went to autozone and had them check my bat and alternator. Alternator was REALLY weak. The guy said he didnt think I would get very far. I tried to prove him wrong, and failed. I walked back across the street and got a reman stock alternator. Waited for a buddy to come tow my ass to his place where I proceeded to change out my dead alternator. Did it in about an hour and a half start to finish. Good news is the Charging light on the dash is gone :D
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Re: New Alternator, 85 4runner build
« Reply #138 on: Feb 12, 2009, 04:14:29 PM »
New parts  :greengrin:.......


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Re: New parts, 85 4runner build
« Reply #139 on: Feb 12, 2009, 07:00:24 PM »
That's what they call an insurance policy for your front end  :gap:

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Re: New parts, 85 4runner build
« Reply #140 on: Feb 12, 2009, 07:02:37 PM »
Not much else I can do to beef up the front :D
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Re: New parts, 85 4runner build
« Reply #141 on: Feb 18, 2009, 12:14:30 PM »
Been thinking about a rear bumper. I want to avoid hanging real low and want to avoid going with the typical round tube. A thought crossed my mind, its done often on the pickups, so why not on a runner.....

Any reason why chopping the lower quarter panels wouldn't work, or would be real bad. In this case I wouldn't be able to use the 4runner tail gate but you get what I'm saying. I might just wait until I get a soft top and swap in a pickup tail gate as well.
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Re: New parts, 85 4runner build
« Reply #142 on: Feb 18, 2009, 12:42:36 PM »
You'd just have to cap the rear quarter panels on the bottom. You can swap in a 2nd gen pickup tailgate if you'd like to match the cut as it has less hanging down, but you'll obviously lose your rear window.

What do you think about cutting your quarter panels at an angle inwards like  \_________/ if looking from the back? I think that'd be pretty sweet with a plate bumper to support it. Then again, I'll have to think that over a little...

I saw something on pirate where a guy cut out maybe 4" of the bottom of his tailgate and matched on the rear quarter panels. His window didn't roll down all the way, but he adapted Ford tailgate hinges so that it would fold down with 4" sticking out of glass. You may wanna search for that.

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Re: New parts, 85 4runner build
« Reply #143 on: Feb 18, 2009, 02:26:26 PM »

What do you think about cutting your quarter panels at an angle inwards like  \_________/ if looking from the back? I think that'd be pretty sweet with a plate bumper to support it. Then again, I'll have to think that over a little...

I saw something on pirate where a guy cut out maybe 4" of the bottom of his tailgate and matched on the rear quarter panels. His window didn't roll down all the way, but he adapted Ford tailgate hinges so that it would fold down with 4" sticking out of glass. You may wanna search for that.

So your talking about the same concept as dove tailing a bed? Just taking the material away from the bottom/ inside of the quarter panels instead of the bed surface? The rear already has a little pull inwards like \_______/ just not too steep. Regardless I will be going plate, or square tube. I might just wait to chop the lower rear quarters until I get a canback and truck tail gate. Just trying to get some ideas.
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Re: New parts, 85 4runner build
« Reply #144 on: Feb 18, 2009, 02:45:37 PM »
Not dovetailing where it gets narrow front to back, but rather narrower at the bottom. I dunno if that would help ya much, but it'd be like boat-siding the back sheetmetal  :gap:

Just throwing out ideas. I think I'm going to bob my bed and then start working on trimming the fat.

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Re: New parts, 85 4runner build
« Reply #145 on: Feb 18, 2009, 02:54:33 PM »
Yea, I was getting the top to bottom, I was using dove tailing as a comparison. I am not too sure about bobing. I dont want to loose the space for gear and in the worst case sleeping space.
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Re: New parts, 85 4runner build
« Reply #146 on: Feb 18, 2009, 04:56:46 PM »
Yea, I was getting the top to bottom, I was using dove tailing as a comparison. I am not too sure about bobing. I dont want to loose the space for gear and in the worst case sleeping space.

If you don't wanna lose space for gear, then you should keep those sides of the 4Runner. They're nice pockets for small things. Just gotta keep that stuff from jiggling around. Or, you could make some pull out drawers for tools and whatnot that goes into those nooks. Just a thought.

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Re: New parts, 85 4runner build
« Reply #147 on: Feb 18, 2009, 05:38:33 PM »
Luke at 4x4 Labs makes bumpers kind of like that but without the hacking part. They are still pretty low profile and offer a lot of rear panel protection. Not exactly the same thing but thought I'd throw it out there, I want to get one eventually with a swing away spare tire, gas can and hi lift holder.

http://4x4labs.com/galleries/rearbumpers/rearbumpers.html

Scroll through all the pictures, the ones towards the end on the cruisers are what look the most like his 4runner and truck bumpers.
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Re: New parts, 85 4runner build
« Reply #148 on: Feb 18, 2009, 06:29:26 PM »
If you don't wanna lose space for gear, then you should keep those sides of the 4Runner. They're nice pockets for small things. Just gotta keep that stuff from jiggling around. Or, you could make some pull out drawers for tools and whatnot that goes into those nooks. Just a thought.

I dont mind sacrificing the space that would be lost from cutting the lower quarter panels. It's the space lost from bobbing that I am not about to loose.

Luke at 4x4 Labs makes bumpers kind of like that but without the hacking part. They are still pretty low profile and offer a lot of rear panel protection. Not exactly the same thing but thought I'd throw it out there, I want to get one eventually with a swing away spare tire, gas can and hi lift holder.

http://4x4labs.com/galleries/rearbumpers/rearbumpers.html

Scroll through all the pictures, the ones towards the end on the cruisers are what look the most like his 4runner and truck bumpers.

That looks like a good option.
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Re: New parts, 85 4runner build
« Reply #149 on: Feb 22, 2009, 02:18:28 PM »
Well got my runner out on a trail today. It wasn't much more then a old fire/ jeep trail but it was nice to get off the pavement. Used my rear locker twice to get through some mud, and stock low range to go slow through some rutted washed areas. Sadly I didn't take any pics. But everything handled smoothly.  :greengrin:
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