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Jon's 85 Runner...
« on: Feb 01, 2010, 08:04:21 PM »
So I have alot of changes planned for my new toy/project. So I thought i would start a thread on it.

22RE with 206,000 miles. Rebuilt motor, tranny and axles 20,000 miles ago. Replaced stock t-case with 5:1 t-case from Inchworm at that time. 4.88's front and rear. Detroit ez locker in the rear, limited slip in the front. New head, new clutch and new interior less than 6 months ago. 3 inch Downey suspension lift.







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Re: 85 4Runner with a new owner!
« Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2010, 08:13:24 PM »
So this weekend I got some time and built some rock sliders for the new rig to start giving it some armor...

These things are really beefy, they didn't even budge when testing them out.

Just so you don't assume, I welded the flanges to the frame. I DID NOT bold them on!

Yes, the flanges do have punched holes, It was because when i was at the metal yard, they didn't have any 4" flat plate in the rem pile, so it was cheaper to buy the base plates for $1 each.











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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #2 on: Feb 03, 2010, 07:57:05 AM »
Nice sliders!  Any more plans for it?
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2010, 09:17:58 AM »
Nice sliders!  Any more plans for it?

Thanks! Yea I plan on building some armor for the front & rear bumper, replacing the stock trans x-member, build a rollcage for the cab, highsteer, and suspension upgrade since it only has 3" downey springs all around. I have alot more planned but for right now i just need to finish building the armor
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #4 on: Feb 03, 2010, 09:42:52 AM »
Nice sliders!

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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #5 on: Feb 03, 2010, 09:47:34 AM »
Looks great!  Nice clean rig.


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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #6 on: Feb 03, 2010, 09:52:02 AM »
Forgot to add, nice welds  :flamer:  Sounds like you'll have a nice wheeling rig once you get it armored up.
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #7 on: Feb 03, 2010, 10:24:19 AM »
HOLLY DOGSHIT! Thats a CLEAN runner!

Keep it coming!
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #8 on: Feb 03, 2010, 06:48:06 PM »
Yea, Im stoked to get it all armored up! I just gave her a full tune up today, so she's running even stronger.... Gonna drive her to KOH next weekend..

I got to love how she rides like she's stock!
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #9 on: Feb 04, 2010, 03:57:46 AM »
Nice job on the sliders. That is one clean looking runner!

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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #10 on: Feb 06, 2010, 07:30:54 PM »
Very nice runner.  I love white ones.  Are you running 33s with the 3in lift?

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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #11 on: Feb 06, 2010, 08:46:32 PM »
Cool truck, by the looks of the sliders you know what you are doing. Keep up the good work dood.
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #12 on: Feb 06, 2010, 10:03:45 PM »
Yea, Im stoked to get it all armored up! I just gave her a full tune up today, so she's running even stronger.... Gonna drive her to KOH next weekend..

I got to love how she rides like she's stock!

Very clean rig. I'll see if I can find you in all of the mudddd........ At least there wont be any dust this year.
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #13 on: Feb 07, 2010, 02:16:31 PM »
Sweet runner! Keep up the work!

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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #14 on: Feb 07, 2010, 07:36:23 PM »
Nice rig and nice welds. Im hoping to do some similar stuff to my future project.

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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #15 on: Feb 07, 2010, 10:41:43 PM »
Yea, I'm glad that there wont be too much dust @ KOH this weekend from all the rain. Should be interesting with all the mud  :willynilly:

(65714runner) Yea, I'm running 33's with downey 3" Springs. After i come across some funds , I'm gonna put a 5" lift and shift the front axle forward so i dont have to trim up the firewall to run 35's

Tomorrow I'm gonna pick up the steel to start working on my rear bumper.. So I'll have some pics here shortly  :thumbs:
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #16 on: Feb 08, 2010, 12:17:27 PM »
Have fun at KOH!  I'm really thinking about heading out from CO to next years race. 
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #17 on: Feb 15, 2010, 10:53:17 PM »
When I was driving from the Backdoor to Chocolate Thunder at KOH. Found this little waterfall on the way.

I Wish I stayed till saturday to ride on some of the course, I know the photos i posted isn't much of a waterfall but we didnt have much time to go exploring while watching the race.





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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #18 on: Feb 18, 2010, 06:36:26 PM »
I started building the rear bumper today  :greengrin:, So i should have some photos posted up by tomorrow afternoon
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #19 on: Feb 26, 2010, 06:02:44 PM »
Haven't gotten around to finish the rear bumper yet. But since it was a nice day, Thought I'd go out and do some exploring. Surprisingly there was still snow. Its Really nice getting all the rain, everything is green now.












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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #20 on: Mar 08, 2010, 08:48:59 AM »
 Two weeks ago she didn't pass smog so I threw on a Magnaflow Cat Converter and since the exhaust manifold was cracked I didnt have time to weld it, So a new aftermarket header from autozone was too good to pass up since i cant afford a header. Then she passed smog with flying colors.  :thumbs: When i get around to it i'll weld up the stock one so incase the aftermarket one takes a dump i'll have a spare ready.








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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #21 on: Mar 10, 2010, 02:25:24 PM »
hey john,,,,,,,,,when are you gonna burn the videos from king o  :_order:,,,,,,,,soon i hope





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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #22 on: Mar 10, 2010, 06:10:52 PM »
I have it edited, Do you want me to put some music in it. Ill run by wally mart and get some blank dvd's. Im in the garage right now pulling the springs and swapping the rears up front... picking up the 63's on friday..
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #23 on: Mar 11, 2010, 01:00:50 AM »
Got some progress done today,  :thumbs: Got the frame up on jacks & Pulled the front D-line off to start my square d-line, Pulled off the front & rear leafs.

Tomorrow I'm going to start building my front hanger bracket & cut off the stock hangers & unwanted stock brackets off the front axle. Then install the rear downey 3" up front.
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #24 on: Mar 12, 2010, 08:28:00 PM »
Got the front and rear ripped out, Cleaned up the front axle by cutting off the torque rod bracket and sway bar mounts.






Since Im going to run hydro, I Boxed in the steering stops to make them rigid since they were bent a little. Now they arn't going anywhere..






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Re: Clean 85 4Runner...
« Reply #25 on: Mar 15, 2010, 01:13:40 AM »


I installed the rear downey 3" springs up front today for a visual to see before i build my front hanger and move the axle forward more.

With installing the downey 3" up front it located the axle forward 2" and lifted the front 2" more then the orig. front downey 3" springs.  :thumbs:

So tomorrow ill start fabbing the front hanger mount.  :flamer: Im probably going to move the axle forward another 1/2" to 1" forward. Not sure if I want to drop the front hanger an inch to give me a total of 6" lift.

It's sitting on 33's for now, I plan on running 35's and 37's sometime in the future..





Comparison of the downey 3" springs.



Front spring shackle angle at ride height.

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Re: Clean 85 4Runner... (63's & RUF)
« Reply #26 on: Mar 15, 2010, 10:55:07 AM »
This is great! that is a killer Runner, and +1 for having the same Tacoma as me, Nice style.

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Re: Clean 85 4Runner... (63's & RUF)
« Reply #27 on: Mar 15, 2010, 02:23:47 PM »
This is great! that is a killer Runner, and +1 for having the same Tacoma as me, Nice style.

I love my 08 tacoma, only down fall is that she's 2wd. I was living in san diego at the time and didnt see the point to be wasting more gas when i was planning on commuting alot. now im kicking my self :moon: i am going to put the E-Locker in her though for better traction.
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner... (63's & RUF)
« Reply #28 on: Mar 15, 2010, 02:49:35 PM »
hey jon,,,,,,,jeff showed me the pics of the runner with no axles under it. you should post one or two, everybody love the "magic carpet" look.
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Re: Clean 85 4Runner... (63's & RUF)
« Reply #29 on: Mar 15, 2010, 03:13:08 PM »
i'm in love with your 4 runner. nice job man keep up the great work!!!
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