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Title: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Jul 12, 2017, 02:02:05 PM
Back story: I wheeled my IFS lifted carburetor 86 Ext cab pick up for a couple of years, then got rid of that, bought a single cab 91 pick up, that i straight axled, locked, geared, custom bobbed flat bed, ect.  Had a great time with my 91, i love that truck.  However, I decided 2 things. Decision 1: Its time to go bigger and better.  Its time for links, dual cases, select able lockers front and rear, 37's (the list goes on  :laugh:). Decision 2: I want more seats.  Ive always lived my life with the more the merrier perspective.  I love having people around, entertaining and and sharing my fun with others.  In my 91 I have the two race seats, 1 for me, one for my fiance, so i could never take people. Plus one day ill have kids and want seats for them too.   So for reason number 2 this 91 as great as it is, isn't going be the one to build big and bad like I'm thinking.  So It became time to build a 4 runner. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Jul 12, 2017, 02:22:53 PM
Looking through 4 runners (mostly 2nd gen, and 3rd gen, not a fan of 1st gen) here and there, not really having money for one until i sell my truck, but just looking, dreaming, drooling. This 2nd gen 4runner randomly pops up on a local 4wd page i follow on facebook. runs but over heats (3.0 problem), stock, unmolested, automatic trans...$400.  Of course this catches my attention.  Not a fan of the 3.0, but i dont have the money to buy anything new enough to have a 3.4, and i wont wheel an automatic, its just not in me.  But for $400... i can put a man trans in it, and maybe later put a 3.4 in it.  I call the guy and make sure he has a pink slip for this car ( i dont want to buy stolen property) he does.  Im there. Start checking everything out. ***wait... is this a 2wd 4runner? crap...how did i not notice looking at the pics or ask that? but im already planning a SAS and a trans swap, so i guess it doesn't matter. talked the guy down to 350 with "oh i wasnt expecting a 2wd, idk if i want it" went to fire it up, battery was junk, pulled mine out of my truck and it fired right up.  The guy looks at me and says "Oh my god, its never started that easy, i dont know if i want to sell it now" haha, i didnt drive down here to work on your stuff for free buddy, no we already agreed on 350.  drove it on to the trailer, handed him his money, got the pink and was on my way home.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Jul 12, 2017, 02:27:38 PM
SR5,  pretty clean, especially for $350 and i drove it around and on to the trailer. not bad.  :hahaha:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: CrawlerBrennan on Jul 12, 2017, 02:40:46 PM
no links please
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Jul 12, 2017, 02:49:36 PM
no links please

No links for now. That was my original plan was a 4WU links front and rear right off the bat. However that would take every ounce of what im selling my 91 for, plus im not quite ready to buy a diamond housing yet and i dont think a stock housing would hold up too well over time with the link system.  So for now it will get All pro Springs all the way around, leaving me money for the important things like dual cases, gears and lockers.  (a linked 2wd, stock geared truck wouldnt make it far on the rubicon :rofl2:) But in time the links will come.  I am determined to at one point own a linked rig.  And im planning on keeping this one for awhile.  Looking at the long game with this build, instead of whatever to get it going. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: CruzrDave on Jul 12, 2017, 04:05:54 PM
I just blew the dust off my key board for this build. I think you are off to a good start. It is better to build it as you go then slam it for the weekend. In time you can link it up when the resources allow it. In the mean time you'll have a rig capable of any trail from Rubicon to Johnson Valley.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 03, 2017, 04:21:16 PM
Kept running it, trying different things to see why it was getting hot.  Went to put water in the radiator for like the 4th time and saw the galaxy in my cooling system (bits of stop leak floating around).  Great.  Well no need to keep testing, with stop leak through the whole cooling system im going to pull the motor and tear the block down.  Gotta make sure all of that is out.  So time for rebuilding the head, decking the block, checking my pistons and rings. Going to stud the block with ARP head studs, put a multi-layered steel head gasket on it.  New water pump, thermostat, radiator.  If youre going to do it, do it right, you know?

Pics to come.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: OVRAROK on Aug 03, 2017, 04:55:17 PM
don't forget to flush the heater core  :twocents:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: Slabzilla on Aug 03, 2017, 05:08:46 PM
Great foundation, wife has 94' 3.0 5-spd, loves it, won't let me change anything. Rebuilt the 150 and 3.0 for the hell of it annd that's all she'll let me do. Nice rig, I'll be watching for more ideas.   :biggthumpup:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: THK Matt on Aug 04, 2017, 07:12:00 AM
bota boom! Nice Trev! 2wd makes it easier for hackin crap off! but I believe your oil pan may need changed look into that while youre in the engine.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 09, 2017, 10:24:48 AM
don't forget to flush the heater core  :twocents:

Thank you. I would have forgot about that.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 09, 2017, 10:26:53 AM
bota boom! Nice Trev! 2wd makes it easier for hackin crap off! but I believe your oil pan may need changed look into that while youre in the engine.

I believe you're correct, and Ive already looked into one. I got a line on a 3.0 rear sump out of a t100 if i need it.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 12, 2017, 10:17:46 AM
The motor tear down begins
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 12, 2017, 10:22:28 AM
Oh ya... this is what everyone wants to see when starting a project... looks like a rats nest tucked into the engine  :shake_head:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 12, 2017, 10:23:44 AM
WOOHOO!! ITS OUT! :clap: :thumbs:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: redneckcustoms13 on Sep 13, 2017, 07:40:02 AM
That's what 3.0 is good for. So now it's going 3.4 right?
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 13, 2017, 09:18:33 AM
I wish i had the money for a 3.4 swap. But its just going to be a good rebuild and bulletproofing on the 3.0  .  The 3.0 gets a bad wrap but its a good motor when its taken care of correctly.  But since I'm building it, I'm going all out on it.  ARP head studs, MLS head gasket, headers, make sure this thing is stout.  Once I do that ill never have to get back into this motor, and a 3.4 is an extra 40 HP (150 BHP in the 3VZ/ 190 BHP in the 5VZ).  Not worth the thousands of dollars to do a 3.4 swap. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: redneckcustoms13 on Sep 13, 2017, 09:49:37 AM
Thousands? For what your spending on this 3.0 I would think you could buy a complete 3.4 vehicle wrecked. I just bought a complete 3.4 taco that was rolled for $600. They are everywhere here cheap.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 13, 2017, 10:53:40 AM
Thousands? For what your spending on this 3.0 I would think you could buy a complete 3.4 vehicle wrecked. I just bought a complete 3.4 taco that was rolled for $600. They are everywhere here cheap.

I don't know where you're at, but in my area they aren't around that cheap, and plus id want to rebuild it if I got one anyway.  Its out so do it.  So id have the price of the motor, plus wiring harness, computer, and everything else, and the rebuild, or the purchase price of a donor vehicle plus a rebuild, and then trying to pass California smog with a motor swap :thumbdown: pain.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: BigMike on Sep 18, 2017, 10:31:56 PM
"I dunno I just woke up from a lil nap, it's a lil dark but you guys silly? I'm still gonna send it." -TRevv

I hope you can get your ET to run soon.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 19, 2017, 08:37:06 AM
"I dunno I just woke up from a lil nap, it's a lil dark but you guys silly? I'm still gonna send it." -TRevv

I hope you can get your ET to run soon.

HAHA. making this my new tag line. :rofl:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: THK Matt on Sep 19, 2017, 08:59:44 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIrWyr3HgXI
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 19, 2017, 09:28:30 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIrWyr3HgXI

Yup that's where I got it from and made big mike watch Larry the Enticer coming back from the Rubicon.  That guy is great.  :clap: :hahaha:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: BigMike on Sep 19, 2017, 10:17:24 AM
Over five and a half million views........... :thud:

I love his glasses falling half off.

"Another day, another beer"
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 19, 2017, 02:41:58 PM
got the motor all torn down, ready for rebuild.  PUMPED!!!
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: THK Matt on Sep 19, 2017, 02:45:11 PM
got the motor all torn down, ready for rebuild.  PUMPED!!!

i expect a crazy paint scheme and blower.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 19, 2017, 03:46:13 PM
i expect a crazy paint scheme and blower.

A blown 3.0? :rofl:  :haha: Paint scheme? somewhat.  Stay tuned and find out. wait... sorry, i meant im pumped (excited) for the build not that the motor is going to be pumped up. just bored .20 over and new rings, pistons, resurfaced head, decked block, new water pump, oil pump, timing, MLS head gasket, and carb legal long tube headers.  Just freshening everything up while its out.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 19, 2017, 03:50:12 PM
Found the source of my overheating issue was someone who tried to rebuild the motor before put the left head gasket on the right and right on the left, blocking water ports... (no circulation)...Idiots. Also found this gem, oil coolant port completely plugged with rust.  But all in all the block and cylinders look good. Everything looks like a good platform to start to build  :D :shades: :thumbs:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: THK Matt on Sep 19, 2017, 03:57:23 PM
A blown 3.0? :rofl:  :haha: Paint scheme? somewhat.  Stay tuned and find out. wait... sorry, i meant im pumped (excited) for the build not that the motor is going to be pumped up. just bored .20 over and new rings, pistons, resurfaced head, decked block, new water pump, oil pump, timing, MLS head gasket, and carb legal long tube headers.  Just freshening everything up while its out.

blown 3.0 its what they like to do anyways. so go the other direction and slap a screamer on it.

on a side note. nice catch
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 25, 2017, 04:30:03 PM
on a side note. nice catch

If you're referring to the oil cooler port being plugged, that was Marlin who caught that.  He went over this whole thing pretty well.  So he found all the wrong parts and told me what I need to order.  Its great having such a knowledgeable person helping me out, couldn't have asked for anything more.  Super excited to working on this project with the man himself and the team here.  They're a great group and are super helpful. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 27, 2017, 09:19:21 AM
My new Marlin Crawler R150F with upgraded billet shift forks, chromoly thrust washer and chromoly bearing cover plate and short throw shifter being built to do my 5 speed swap. And man it looks good all done.  Cant wait to slap this behind my fresh built motor in the TRunner.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 27, 2017, 10:19:57 AM
And the engine parts start rolling in.  My Aisin parts (water pump and oil pump) the important stuff you don't cheap on, some Toyota seals for the stuff i never want to change again, and LCE multi-layered steel head gasket and ARP head studs.  Id take a pic of my Doug Thorly long tube headers, i dont want to unpack all of that yet.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: THK Matt on Sep 27, 2017, 10:56:10 AM
even though its a 3.0 I dig what youre doing. should be a bulletproof one. Snowtoy has some good tech on the 3.0
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Sep 27, 2017, 02:18:24 PM
even though its a 3.0 I dig what youre doing. should be a bulletproof one. Snowtoy has some good tech on the 3.0
Everyone puts down the 3.0 .  It really is a good motor.  They had a factory defect in the head gasket originally which they recalled.  And they wrapped the factory crossover pipe too close to the #6 cylinder.  If you fix those two things than its a solid motor.  It was one of the most sold engines of the most sold car company in the world. They didn't sell that many of something if it was complete crap.  It just has a bad name from those defects and most people who talk about them have never owned one. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: OVRAROK on Sep 27, 2017, 02:54:25 PM
My new Marlin Crawler R150F with upgraded billet shift forks, chromoly thrust washer and chromoly bearing cover plate and short throw shifter being built to do my 5 speed swap. And man it looks good all done.  Cant wait to slap this behind my fresh built motor in the TRunner.

I think I would want 2 of these, one for the truck, one, without the case, as a center piece for a coffee table
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Dec 20, 2017, 11:24:22 AM
Hey guys sorry its been awhile.  The machine shop resurfacing my heads and decking the block took their sweet time.  But its going back together now. Block reassembled, heads on, t100 rear sump oil pan on.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: THK Matt on Dec 20, 2017, 02:29:02 PM
do the 3.4 and 3.0 use the same pan?
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Dec 28, 2017, 02:12:15 PM
do the 3.4 and 3.0 use the same pan?

They are different.  I had to find a 3.0L T100 oil pan...not an easy task. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Feb 14, 2018, 11:13:17 AM
Well not much has happened lately.  But it is moving along. After deciding we didnt want to be working on it with all the built up oil, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, dirt, grime and god knows what else under the hood and on the frame, I spent a couple hours under there with putty knives to scrape, and degreaser and scrubbing pads going to town on that thing.  I stepped back into the shop smelling of orange from the degreasser and looking like I had just rolled in grease.  But it still was not as clean as I wanted.  So deciding it wasnt worth my time really get it all off, I took it to a local truck washer where they put it on a lift and sprayed it with their degreaser, scrubbed it pressure washed it.  The whole engine bay and under carriage.  This should make life much easier when we start really working on this.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Feb 14, 2018, 12:00:28 PM
Started getting my front housing cleaned up and the detent in the housing pushed out to accomidate my elockers.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Feb 14, 2018, 12:37:46 PM
The knuckle balls were looking a little pitted so we cleaned them up and got them looking good.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Feb 15, 2018, 03:26:26 PM
got the axle all gusseted with the full face diff armor, knuckle ball gussets and upper axle gusset. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Feb 27, 2018, 11:18:08 AM
Well, still waiting on the rack to start getting this done.  Quick status update: Engine is done and ready to go in, trans is done and ready to go in, tcase is waiting for a 23 spline 2.28 input to come from Japan. Diffs are built and ready.   Been messing with my axle, got that armored,  got my high pinion Elocker diff installed, 30 spline EMPI shafts in, high steer arms on with 25mm pins top and bottom, and have been maching up Tacoma brakes.  Hopefully parts will start going under it soon, everything is basically prepped and ready.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Mar 22, 2018, 09:42:54 AM
Its finally on the lift and going under the knife (well plasma but you get it  :hahaha: ). All the IFS is cut off ready for the straight axle and lift to go in.  :cheese: 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: THK Matt on Mar 26, 2018, 10:12:00 AM
very nice Trev! whats your goal, to start driving it?
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Mar 26, 2018, 12:28:29 PM
very nice Trev! whats your goal, to start driving it?

My goal is to have a rig that is trail capable, but still able to drive on the road.  Something I can put together once and not have to worry about for awhile.  I like to drive to trails wheel them and drive home.  I like to drive my rig to work every once and awhile.   If I spontaneously get a call from a friend that wants to go wheeling, I dont have to get things ready on my truck and fix this or that before I can go.  I know thats asking a lot and its not going to be perfect at all of those, but thats my goal... I think I answered your question...or maybe Im way off track..
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: THK Matt on Mar 26, 2018, 12:37:17 PM
My goal is to have a rig that is trail capable, but still able to drive on the road.  Something I can put together once and not have to worry about for awhile.  I like to drive to trails wheel them and drive home.  I like to drive my rig to work every once and awhile.   If I spontaneously get a call from a friend that wants to go wheeling, I dont have to get things ready on my truck and fix this or that before I can go.  I know thats asking a lot and its not going to be perfect at all of those, but thats my goal... I think I answered your question...or maybe Im way off track..

yes and no.

Thats my goal as well on my ZJ. i can appreciate that. my original question was intended to ask what goal you had for completion.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: :)bestgen4runner on Mar 26, 2018, 12:56:47 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Mar 26, 2018, 12:58:10 PM
yes and no.

Thats my goal as well on my ZJ. i can appreciate that. my original question was intended to ask what goal you had for completion.

Ah ok, sorry. My goal is to have it at the head for the hills poker run on May 18th.  :crossed:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Mar 27, 2018, 11:00:11 AM
Got the springs hanger installed, frame tubes in, motor mount boxed, springs mounted, axle hanging, steering box mount moved forward.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: redneckcustoms13 on Mar 27, 2018, 11:06:39 AM
Going taco slip on rotors?
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Mar 27, 2018, 11:11:39 AM
Going taco slip on rotors?

Keep looking to see what is to come.  A few things up my sleeve.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: THK Matt on Mar 27, 2018, 11:21:48 AM
ya!!!!!
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: blackdiamond on Mar 27, 2018, 03:56:17 PM
My goal is to have a rig that is trail capable, but still able to drive on the road.  Something I can put together once and not have to worry about for awhile.  I like to drive to trails wheel them and drive home.  I like to drive my rig to work every once and awhile.   If I spontaneously get a call from a friend that wants to go wheeling, I dont have to get things ready on my truck and fix this or that before I can go.  I know thats asking a lot and its not going to be perfect at all of those, but thats my goal... I think I answered your question...or maybe Im way off track..

This is an achievable goal. My 89 has done great for almost a decade and a newer rig just improves the creature comforts at bit.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Apr 03, 2018, 09:54:40 AM
Well the Trunner is off the lift and sitting on its suspension and axles. Now we just need to finish building the tcase, and put in that beautiful rebuilt engine and new transmission, figure out drive lines and Ill be hitting the trail.  :D :thumbs:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: redneckcustoms13 on Apr 03, 2018, 10:06:48 AM
She sure is tall. I know you'll come down 2~3" with driveline installed but still seems way up there for 35s
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on May 02, 2018, 02:00:39 PM
She sure is tall. I know you'll come down 2~3" with driveline installed but still seems way up there for 35s
Once the drivetrain is installed it will come down a couple of inches, and then probably another inch once springs settle.  But im also setting it up to go to 37's real soon.  Just decent tread on my 35's from my last build, so why spend the money I dont have to right now. Working on a budget. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on May 02, 2018, 02:06:49 PM
Got my dual E-locker harness from Off-Road Solutions.  I knew they did good work but this blows me away.  The wiring is ridiculously clean, it has a super nice fuse block in it, everything is clearly labeled for ease of install. Wow.  If you guys need harness work, I definitely suggest giving Mike a call at Off-Road Solutions. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Jun 28, 2018, 10:14:57 AM
Well my goal for a finished date has came and gone.  Shop has been busy, not a lot of time to work on the TRunner.  This last weekend was Moonlight Maddness in our local Area, and Big Mike was nice enough to let me take his First Gen while he was at Rubithon in his Tacoma.  Totally pumped I was able to participate this year, and in such a well built rig.  I had a great time.  Got a few pics from the day run, didnt get any during the night run. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: THK Matt on Jun 28, 2018, 03:54:52 PM
Thats awesome!
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 22, 2018, 11:29:54 AM
I know it has been awhile, the TRunner project was put on hold for awhile.  It got going again this last weekend.  I got the engine put in, the transmission in and the tcases in (pics to come).  I also test fit some prototype bumpers for Marlin Crawler, they are looking good.  Very Happy with them, I painted the front bumper before installing, the rear I left bare for now, but will be painted the same color soon. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 22, 2018, 11:31:10 AM
rear end after I took off the factory bumper. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 22, 2018, 11:34:08 AM
the brackets goes right into the frame, with a 4 bolts and then 6 bolts to bolt the bumper to the bracket
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 22, 2018, 11:36:09 AM
The bumper fits nicely.  Love the styling.  Huge improvement over the stock. (ignore the parts still in the back of the 4Runner, still a work in progress)
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 22, 2018, 11:37:27 AM
Front was next.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 22, 2018, 11:38:42 AM
Bumper goes right over the factory mounts in the frame and bolts right up. This one I painted before mounting, it comes bare metal.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 22, 2018, 11:40:24 AM
Trunner complete with bumpers now. Change my name to McDonalds, cuz Im lovin it :hahaha: :clap:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: bigarms23 on Aug 22, 2018, 11:40:48 AM
looks great
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: Rockcrawlintoy on Aug 22, 2018, 11:51:16 AM
Looks good, how much trimming are you gonna need to do?
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: mcharfauros on Aug 22, 2018, 01:00:21 PM
Bumper goes right over the factory mounts in the frame and bolts right up. This one I painted before mounting, it comes bare metal.
so much badass!
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 22, 2018, 01:50:56 PM
Looks good, how much trimming are you gonna need to do?
Definitely going to have some trimming to do. I am waiting until I get my new tires to start trimming.  The tires on it now are just rollers.  not enough tread there that I would actually run them.  Those are worn down 39.5" tires, Im going to run 37's, so it wont be as much trimming as it looks like now. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: Dingman. on Aug 22, 2018, 06:46:32 PM
The tires on it now are just rollers.  not enough tread there that I would actually run them.  Those are worn down 39.5" tires,

Good they are just rollers, i wanted to point out you had two on backwards. :gap:

And fyi, low tread 39.5 iroks do amazingly well in snow. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: Slabzilla on Aug 22, 2018, 08:10:50 PM
Nice work, now if I could only talk the wife into letting me do this to her 4runner.   :smokin:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 23, 2018, 07:16:29 AM
Good they are just rollers, i wanted to point out you had two on backwards. :gap:

And fyi, low tread 39.5 iroks do amazingly well in snow.
Haha I know two are on backwards, but considering I'm just pushing it around the shop like this, I didnt care.  Cooper Discover STT Pro tires to come in the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 23, 2018, 07:19:05 AM
Nice work, now if I could only talk the wife into letting me do this to her 4runner.   :smokin:
:haha: good luck with that.   :thumbs:  Keep watchin...Im not done yet.  :shades:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: Toy(Yota) on Aug 23, 2018, 01:23:52 PM
Dang that looks awesome. The bumpers really pull it together and 37s will look good. The rear door on 2nd gens really put a damper on fender trimming. :_order:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 23, 2018, 02:27:41 PM
pic of engine in (as promised)
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: THK Matt on Aug 24, 2018, 08:35:38 AM
pic of engine in (as promised)

be the best running 3.0 out there.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: mcharfauros on Aug 24, 2018, 05:39:30 PM
TRevv, I understand that bumper was the prototype, any movement on the Taco bumper? I read the email newsletter that said within 4 months.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 27, 2018, 07:26:53 AM
TRevv, I understand that bumper was the prototype, any movement on the Taco bumper? I read the email newsletter that said within 4 months.

Correct the timelines that went out in the newsletter were the most up to date timelines we have right now.  It may be sooner, but that is the best estimate.  Please keep an eye on the website for any more info.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 28, 2018, 08:54:59 AM
Well a lack of judgement on my part may have set me back a little.  I didnt think about how long that fuel had been in that tank (no telling how long it was there before I got it).  Started it and may have instantly ruined 3 of my 6 freshly rebuilt injectors.   :hammerhead: Doh.  :outtahere:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: THK Matt on Aug 28, 2018, 01:59:53 PM
Well a lack of judgement on my part may have set me back a little.  I didnt think about how long that fuel had been in that tank (no telling how long it was there before I got it).  Started it and may have instantly ruined 3 of my 6 freshly rebuilt injectors.   :hammerhead: Doh.  :outtahere:

yikes dude.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: CrawlerBrennan on Aug 28, 2018, 05:23:17 PM
I heard the gas was 37% jello
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: OOPS on Aug 28, 2018, 05:55:15 PM
If that is where your front axle is sitting and you are going to run 35's or bigger you are going to need more then fender trimming, you are also going to need to tub the back of the wheel well!!
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: Toy(Yota) on Aug 28, 2018, 06:19:38 PM
Shoot how old was the gas, do you really think it could ruin the injectors after a short run?
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Aug 29, 2018, 11:28:18 AM
I heard the gas was 37% jello
haha, funny guy brennan.  No not quite that old.

If that is where your front axle is sitting and you are going to run 35's or bigger you are going to need more then fender trimming, you are also going to need to tub the back of the wheel well!!

I am running 37's.  I have not even started trimming yet.  I want to get my 37's on there and see how much I have to cut before I just start going all willy nilly on it. 

Shoot how old was the gas, do you really think it could ruin the injectors after a short run?


I dont know how old the gas was.  Ive had it for a year, and i don't think the guy was driving it, so how long it sat with him i don't know.  I don't remember there being much fuel, so whatever nastiness was in there, was in the lines and went straight to the injectors.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Oct 11, 2018, 09:17:00 AM
New Tires Came in  :D   :cool:    I decided to go with the Cooper Discover Stt Pro.  They seem to perform good offroad, but dont wear super fast on the street, not too aggressive, but aggressive enough.  A good dual purpose tire. These will suit the Trunner well. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Oct 11, 2018, 09:21:35 AM
OVRAROK reminded me to flush my heater core after I found those idiots before me had ran stop leak in the cooling system.  Rather than flushing it I decided to change it... that was fun, to get to the heater core the whole dash and dash support have to come out.  But once i got it out, super glad I changed it.  That thing was so plugged up, and had been so for so long that the copper had started to oxidize.  Thing looked nasty.  Unfortunatly didnt get a pic of it, but here is pic of the dash torn apart. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: OVRAROK on Oct 11, 2018, 12:23:17 PM
By any chance did you weigh a wheel/tire combo.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Oct 11, 2018, 02:55:39 PM
By any chance did you weigh a wheel/tire combo.

I did not, but i can right now.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Oct 11, 2018, 03:00:28 PM
By any chance did you weigh a wheel/tire combo.

118.4 lbs
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: OVRAROK on Oct 12, 2018, 05:10:01 AM
118.4 lbs

What rims are you using?
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Oct 15, 2018, 09:39:36 AM
What rims are you using?

Im not sure the brand, I got them used, they are just some 17" steelies, look a lot like pro-comp wheels to me.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Oct 16, 2018, 09:58:34 AM
Could not get my cold start injector to work.  Replaced the injector, replaced the injector timer, retraced all the wiring.  No cold start.  Marlin was scratching his head, couldnt figure it out.  Then after looking at the wiring schematic for the umpteenth time, he realized we needed to check the water temp sensor for the computer (different than the water temp sensor for the gauge) and viola messed up connection in that plug.  Which means the computer didnt know the engine temp, so it wasnt sending the signal to the cold start injector.  Headache solved.   :hammer:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Oct 23, 2018, 07:43:59 AM
Well there is a local street fair where our local 4wheel drive club has a booth coming up this weekend.  They want my 4runner there,  Fingers crossed :crossed: Ill get it done to be there.  Then next weekend is trail closings, which im supossed to be leading through swamp lake, and then panamint valley days the following weekend which im registered for... So its crunch time.  Lots of events the TRunner is supossed to be at and it is so close to being done.  Just trying to wrap it up.  :disturbed:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Oct 30, 2018, 08:40:58 AM
Got it mostly done.  Enough to make it Clovisfest and be a little show piece for our local 4wheel drive club this weekend. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Nov 07, 2018, 09:37:54 AM
Got my sliders put on this last weekend.  I was a little particular about how I wanted them to come out so it took longer than I expected on a Friday night.  But they came out good, and was ready for the trail the next day. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Nov 07, 2018, 09:51:26 AM
Went in with another member of the Four Wheel Drive Club of Fresno and closed down the Swamp Lake Trail for the season.  Good first wheeling for the TRunner.  Had a good trip, I was very happy with the way it wheeled. and was super pumped about finally getting to wheel this rig.  It has been long awaited. 
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on Nov 07, 2018, 11:00:05 AM
Getting ready for Panamint Valley Days this weekend. So the shakedown run on swamp was good since now Ill be 6 hours from home and in the middle of the desert with this :hahaha:
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: EASYRYDERDANGER on Nov 07, 2018, 12:35:38 PM
I put my sliders on almost identical to that. I like mine out a little bit farther it saved me more than once.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: Crawlerbrennan2 on Mar 18, 2019, 12:11:57 AM
What happened to this thread...
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on May 09, 2019, 02:18:06 PM
What happened to this thread...

Havent had much to update on. Just wheeling it around lower elevation places, waiting for snow to melt, so I can get back to some of the good trails.  It will be at the Head 4 The Hills Poker Run, put on by the 4wheel Drive Club of Fresno on May 17-18th.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: joeyf on May 10, 2019, 02:00:49 PM
Rig is looking good. You going to be at the round up.
Title: Re: TRevv's TRunner
Post by: TRevv on May 14, 2019, 03:42:52 PM
Rig is looking good. You going to be at the round up.

Thank you.  Yes I will.