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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #90 on: Nov 30, 2007, 02:35:47 PM »
stupid me, i got trail gears it is lame. but i think i can make it work
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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #91 on: Dec 02, 2007, 10:30:46 PM »
Update (12/01/07):

Got my dual cases in  :drooling:

Havnt finished modifying the center console and I am still waiting on my rear driveline from the driveline shop, but I have my front square shaft made and I am running a loaner rear. Also trimmed my front fenders. Havnt done the rear yet but next week I hope to have it finished. I didnt want to get rid of the rear heater (passengers love me during snow season) so I have to trim a lot out of it and move the rear window and rear whiper switches somewhere else.

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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #92 on: Dec 02, 2007, 10:58:11 PM »
With the SR5 do you have 2 or 3 switches on the console? :dunno: If you only have 2, just move one over. ;)
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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #93 on: Dec 03, 2007, 11:52:10 AM »
With the SR5 do you have 2 or 3 switches on the console? :dunno: If you only have 2, just move one over. ;)


I only have two switches, but my center console seems different than yours. My "cubby" is only about 1.5"-2" deep. Mine also has less room right there it seems. You dont have a rear heater do you? I think that might make a bit of a difference. I know you have been running yours like that for a long time. It just seemed to me yesterday while trying it out, that with flex and drivetrain movement your set up might cause it to accidently knock it out of gear. I have to reverse my front case's shifter because it sometimes gets knocked out of gear while in reverse. I guess I will see when I get there. For some reason it just looks like the black area forward of your brown console is a lot roomier than mine.  :headscratch: could very well be a sr5 to nonsr5 difference. I will let you know what I end up doing.
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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #94 on: Dec 03, 2007, 01:05:07 PM »
Got to test out the dual cases this weekend. Un-freakin-believable. The years of waiting have finally paid off! No words can describe how much fun I had trying them out. Still getting used to all the gears and what works best for what but I have a pretty good handle of things now. Just need to get a locker (SOON!!!!).

Here are some pics I took from the Greenhorn Clean up last Sunday (dec 2nd). For more pictures check out the thread linked in my signature:





My friends Wade and Adam and their trucks loaded with metal and other garbage:



Some b*std left their torched IFS out there  :shake: This was just one of about 4 seperate piles of metal I collected from just ONE area. Probably 4-5 beds, matreses, chairs, bench seats, and dozens of other random items:

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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #95 on: Dec 03, 2007, 01:08:52 PM »
Wheeling pics:







My buddy Alex and his 87 SAS w/ front 44 and rear 60, 40" ground hawgs:







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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #96 on: Dec 03, 2007, 01:12:49 PM »
End of the day, Luke Porter (4x4 Labs) comes lumbering up in his 69 Osh Kosh 6x6 dumptruck. What a beast!! He was hauling some trees across Greenhorn to our friend's house on the other side of the creek.






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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #97 on: Dec 03, 2007, 01:16:22 PM »
All my dirty Toyota lovin' friends after 5-6 hours of cleaning :D


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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #98 on: Dec 03, 2007, 01:48:34 PM »


Some b*std left their torched IFS out there  :shake:

thats frickin hilarious! :hahaha: somebeody had their last straw lol
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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #99 on: Dec 03, 2007, 06:30:40 PM »
Yeah it was actually in one of the many remains of a campfire. Looks like someone brought it out to say good bye once and for all to IFS by burning it lol

Probably the funniest thing I found out there
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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #100 on: Dec 03, 2007, 06:43:06 PM »
so have you got a rear locker?

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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #101 on: Dec 03, 2007, 06:51:07 PM »
so have you got a rear locker?

Not yet :(
 
Trying to find something cheap, aussie or lockrite most likely.
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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #102 on: Dec 03, 2007, 09:03:49 PM »
Not yet :(
 
Trying to find something cheap, aussie or lockrite most likely.

pff... lockers are over rated.

I'm planning on gettin' the 4.70 transfercase gear set before a locker, that way maybe my new clutch will last longer then the last one.

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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #103 on: Dec 03, 2007, 09:11:02 PM »
Yeah I already have the  :turtle: 4.7s in my rear case. Even with a single case it was a huge advantage. I really do need a locker though, I am tired of this OPEN BS :D
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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #104 on: Dec 03, 2007, 10:32:17 PM »
that is one of the first things i did in my truck, I put a lockrite in the rear and it was night and day. I love being locked. One tire fire is  :stopit:
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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #105 on: Dec 04, 2007, 01:32:53 AM »
that is one of the first things i did in my truck, I put a lockrite in the rear and it was night and day. I love being locked. One tire fire is  :stopit:

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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #106 on: Dec 04, 2007, 08:12:37 PM »
Yeah, I used to have a limited slip in the back and even that was a big improvement over open. I swapped my 85 rear for a 89 V6 rear with 5.29s but it was open. No worries, i will have one soon enough.

Also, I took some measurements tonight and it looks like the way Shoyrtt cut his center console is going to work perfectly. I plan on replicating what he did to try and keep as much factory trim as possible. I'll post some pics when its done.


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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #107 on: Dec 05, 2007, 12:40:39 AM »
I found a couple more shots from the Greenhorn clean up. That is my buddy Taylor's rig (Brandon's little bro). He took most of the running gear out of his brothers rig (RIP) and transplanted it into his 4runner.







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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #108 on: Dec 05, 2007, 10:30:05 PM »
Trying to find something cheap, aussie or lockrite most likely.
The Aussie is fairly cheap. Its a little noisy turning on the street, but I have been happy with mine. :D

Also, I took some measurements tonight and it looks like the way Shoyrtt cut his center console is going to work perfectly. I plan on replicating what he did to try and keep as much factory trim as possible. I'll post some pics when its done.
One thing to consider if you are keeping as much factory trim as possible is that with my set up I have to slightly lift the console lid to shift from 2WD to H4WD. I could probably heat and bend the shifter a bit for it to clear, but I just got used to it over time. ;)
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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #109 on: Dec 05, 2007, 10:41:56 PM »
The Aussie is fairly cheap. Its a little noisy turning on the street, but I have been happy with mine. :D
One thing to consider if you are keeping as much factory trim as possible is that with my set up I have to slightly lift the console lid to shift from 2WD to H4WD. I could probably heat and bend the shifter a bit for it to clear, but I just got used to it over time. ;)

Ahhh, yea as I delve into it I will see what happens. If that is all I have to deal with then, no biggie. I Just want it to look as close to "factory" as possible.
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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #110 on: Dec 09, 2007, 06:27:29 PM »
Great build thread, love the rig!!! 
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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #111 on: Dec 15, 2007, 08:28:33 PM »
Went wheeling at Greenhorn today with Justin (Just2Much19) and his friends. We actually had a lot of carnage. First, my rear tcase flange sliced a hole in a coolant line for my rear heater. After we patched that up, one of Justin's friend Kevin had some alternator issues. Lasty Glen busted his D44 front axle shaft in his Blazer. Otherwise we had quite a run, we spent more time wrenching than wheeling but Greenhorn in the wet season is pretty tough and unforgiving.



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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #112 on: Dec 15, 2007, 08:30:53 PM »








Justin had to winch up the last bit of the Waterbar trail (slick as :pokinit: and crappy brakes)



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« Reply #113 on: Dec 15, 2007, 08:39:17 PM »
Carnage!



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Re: 46&2's 85 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #114 on: Dec 15, 2007, 08:54:32 PM »
Awsome pictures, yea definitely a ton of carnage...damn yotas!!  :)  JK

That place was fun...Prairie city tomorrow?  I will call you in the morning. 

I posted some pics of you in the Greenhorn thread. 
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« Reply #115 on: Dec 15, 2007, 09:07:38 PM »
Awsome pictures, yea definitely a ton of carnage...damn yotas!!  :)  JK

That place was fun...Prairie city tomorrow?  I will call you in the morning. 

I posted some pics of you in the Greenhorn thread. 

Hell yeah man let me know what you do. Might mob out there but I think I've gotta work for my buddy (choppin lumber  :hammerhead:) ...definietly let me know if you hit Prarie again soon I'd love to check it out. Thanks again for coming out you guys were cool. Id love to hit Fordyce here in a month or so  :driving:  :beerchug:
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« Reply #116 on: Dec 15, 2007, 09:15:20 PM »
Cool pics. 8) Your buddy sure looks happy about his busted 44. :yupyup:
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« Reply #117 on: Dec 16, 2007, 12:35:51 PM »
Here are some shots that Justin took.









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« Reply #118 on: Dec 16, 2007, 12:43:26 PM »
sweeeet, looks fun.
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« Reply #119 on: Dec 16, 2007, 01:22:07 PM »
Here are some shots of the chopped fenders. I wanted to run 37s for my next set of tires, so we chopped em accordingly. I am going to put bedliner on the front fenders too just havnt gotten around to it.

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Also here is a picture of how I trimmed my center console for the duals. If anyone needs an idea for their 4runner this is a good way to do it. Thanks to Shoyrtt for the idea!  :thumbs:



I was getting really pissed off yesterday wheeling open diffs. I need a locker. BAD.  :smack:
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