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Blackdiamond History
« on: May 23, 2005, 06:31:23 PM »
I finally got some of my pictures together in a x<90KB format to post.

Here is what my 1985 Truck looked like the day I purchased it.
3.5" Pro Comp Lift, 32" BFG Mud tires.

« Last Edit: Oct 20, 2005, 12:10:58 PM by blackdiamond »
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2005, 06:33:45 PM »
Here is the truck after I installed the 4.5" Superlift with 33" BFG Mud KM tires and some action photos.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2005, 06:35:43 PM »
A couple more...
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2005, 06:37:02 PM »
Here is the truck after I installed the 3.5" Alcan rear springs with 2" Marlin Shackles plus staged action photos.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2005, 06:44:11 PM »
Current list of Mods include:
4.5" Superlift front springs
3.5" Alcan rear springs with 2" Marlin shackle (1.5" block on the way to level ride)
Marlin Rear U-bolt Flip Kit
4.88 Yukon ring & pinion
Detroit Locker rear
Trutrac Limited Slip front
Marlin 4.70:1 single case with twin stick (duals are next planned major mod)
Marlin Heavy Duty Dual Skid Plate (notched for single application)
Super Heavy Duty Marlin Clutch (1600lb)
33" BFG Mud KM on 8x10 Rockcrawler wheels
Bed shortened 13"
Rancho 9000 (5 position) shocks
Rubicon Express Hand Throttle (great mod for carb trucks)
Weber Carb.
CB Radio and detachable face tape deck (to discourage thieves that took the CD player)
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2005, 06:59:05 PM »
Looks great!
Do you have more pics from Moab?

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2005, 11:17:50 PM »
Sweet pictures,thats a bad a$$ Toy!!!...DAMN!,I want to go to Moab so bad :drooling: ...Hopefully soon...If not, EJS 2006,I'm there.
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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2005, 11:30:23 PM »
Youve done alot on those 33s, here's a point :beer:
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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2005, 07:05:46 AM »
I haven't found a need for anything bigger than 33 inch tires, I hardly ever have clearance problems.  Last time in Moab we did Pritchett Canyon (went around the Rock Pile) and had no problems.  I know better than to go into places like the Proving Ground and Upper Heldorado.

I wouldn't recommend going to Moab during the EJF, go the week before and just stay for a day during the weekend to see the trucks.  It gets way too crowded and way more expensive.  Also avoid the half marathon for similar reasons. :twocents:
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2005, 07:15:36 AM »
Looks great!
Do you have more pics from Moab?

I don't have a lot of other good Moab pictures, video was used more on other trips, but is there anything of particular interest?
« Last Edit: May 24, 2005, 12:25:38 PM by blackdiamond »
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2005, 05:23:41 PM »
Here are more Moab pictures...
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2005, 05:26:00 PM »
more...(I must admit that I didn't get out of the tub that year, but I did last year.  It helped a lot to actually see another truck drive out, I missed the line the first time, I think a full locker in the front would have made the difference, or a 2nd case.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2005, 06:02:15 PM »
Picture taken when bed was cut 13 inches.  Note: Poor quality pictures due to lack of scanner, I had to take a digital photo of prints.  This might be worthy of bootyfab101.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2005, 06:04:22 PM »
Final pictures including one on Hells Revenge.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2005, 06:05:21 PM »
I don't wanna see any

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because that is all I have for now!

Enjoy!  :driving:
« Last Edit: May 26, 2005, 12:09:53 PM by blackdiamond »
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2005, 09:38:40 PM »
Great pics :beer:
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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #16 on: Jun 28, 2005, 12:11:07 PM »
Time to be back on top of the post pile...

Blocks are still not installed...lazy me.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #17 on: Jul 20, 2005, 05:11:27 PM »
1.5 inch blocks are now installed.  I like the new ride height, I plan to test it out offroad in the near future.  I was trying to keep everything clean until I got everything installed.

Compare these pictures with the original rear lift springs and then without the blocks for reference.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #18 on: Aug 05, 2005, 05:12:52 PM »
thats a sweet, toy I like it.

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Re: Blackdiamond History (New Pictures)
« Reply #19 on: Aug 22, 2005, 12:11:07 PM »
Here are the pictures of the new D-ring/shackle mounts installed.
« Last Edit: Aug 22, 2005, 12:15:15 PM by blackdiamond »
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #20 on: Sep 18, 2005, 07:48:30 PM »
Funny Rocks in September 05
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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #21 on: Sep 18, 2005, 07:49:37 PM »
more...
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Re: Blackdiamond History (New Pictures)
« Reply #22 on: Sep 18, 2005, 08:25:22 PM »
awesome pictures, i dont know what it is about your truck but its one of my favorites on this site  :drool:   :thumbs:

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Re: Blackdiamond History (New Pictures)
« Reply #23 on: Sep 18, 2005, 08:33:10 PM »
awesome pictures, i dont know what it is about your truck but its one of my favorites on this site  :drool:   :thumbs:

Maybe that it stull cruizes 70 mph on the highway with relative ease?  Thanks!
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Re: Blackdiamond History (New Pictures)
« Reply #24 on: Sep 20, 2005, 04:02:09 PM »
BD, what about the 1.5" blocks?  I know that this would level out my rig (blocks) but I have been told to not use blocks on your rig when lifting/leveling. 
What do you think?  How is your rig "crawling" with your blocks installed? 
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Re: Blackdiamond History (New Pictures)
« Reply #25 on: Sep 20, 2005, 05:00:31 PM »
BD, what about the 1.5" blocks?  I know that this would level out my rig (blocks) but I have been told to not use blocks on your rig when lifting/leveling. 
What do you think?  How is your rig "crawling" with your blocks installed? 

I have not done much wheeling since the block install, but axle wrap on the street is less now than it was with the 4.5 inch superlift rear springs they replaced.  The wheeling that I have done they seem fine.  Having said that, I would have preferred for my springs to be tall enough without the blocks, but matching existing springs with custom is difficult.  You won't find me advertising that blocks are the way to go, but I don't think that short blocks are the end of the world.  You will notice that my superlift springs replaced a Pro Comp lift with 3" blocks, I wanted to get rid of the blocks.
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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #26 on: Oct 24, 2005, 09:01:49 PM »
I've got an 85' xtra cab with 63" Chevy springs with 3" lift blocks that just crawled all over Mab (pritchett canyon, Moab rim, fins and things and hells revenge) and didn't have any axle wrap, i thinks its all about finesse. Like the instructions say  on the dual transfer kit, you bought it to go slow, so go slow!! It was actually  cool to see a group of jeeps wheelin with a 4 runner until the jeep spotter egged on the runner to try a near vertical line in 3rd gear, that was it, no more toyota, grenaded his ring and pinion. Saturday morning, no more wheelin for the whole weekend and he actually spent $ for chromo axles.your on the right track dude, keeps your toy from looking like a crash up derby or just empty every pocket crawler.

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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #27 on: Oct 26, 2005, 10:35:18 AM »
BlackDiamond ... nice looking rig!  Very practical, still streetable, you can get in and out of it easily enough ...NICE!!!! :beerchug:

How did you like Funny Rocks?  I have been there once and want to go back this next year, Moon Rocks was cool too. 8)

For the record, almost a year ago I ran a 5" block under the rear of my Blazer for almost 3yrs  :o ... people thought I was CRAZY  :yupyup: and maybe I was but I wheeled the snot out of it, putting it in every angle and nook and cranny I could find axle wrap was not too bad, but yes it had a little... NEVER...NEVER having one problem.  Now, with 63" Chevy springs I have a 2" block for leveling purposes.  Personally. I would not be afraid of it. :thumbs:


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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #28 on: Oct 26, 2005, 12:17:07 PM »
BlackDiamond ... nice looking rig!  Very practical, still streetable, you can get in and out of it easily enough ...NICE!!!! :beerchug:

How did you like Funny Rocks?  I have been there once and want to go back this next year, Moon Rocks was cool too. 8)

For the record, almost a year ago I ran a 5" block under the rear of my Blazer for almost 3yrs  :o ... people thought I was CRAZY  :yupyup: and maybe I was but I wheeled the snot out of it, putting it in every angle and nook and cranny I could find axle wrap was not too bad, but yes it had a little... NEVER...NEVER having one problem.  Now, with 63" Chevy springs I have a 2" block for leveling purposes.  Personally. I would not be afraid of it. :thumbs:


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The last time I went to Moab I rolling into SLC at 80+ mph, I suspect adding a locker to the front will make winter driving more exciting.

I always end up at Funny Rocks with groups that can only watch the fun.  In my opinion, they are a long drive for such a small play area, but it doesm make a great weekend destination.  The rocks remind me of Moab, but way less traction.  I am a bit of a Moab "snob" since I have been there several times.  Growing up in Colorado causes me to get tired of driving between trees in the mud, I much prefer the high rocky trails I grew up on.
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Re: Blackdiamond History
« Reply #29 on: Oct 26, 2005, 04:45:10 PM »
I have never been to Moab :shakehead:  ... YET!  It is on the radar screen though, just not sure when.  I grew up in what we called "redneck wheeling" which was pretty much nasty clay and mud, deep ruts and serious hill climbs in tight spots between over grown trees.  The tree huggers do a good job protecting the forest here so any "good" spots are mostly closed, especially in the last 5-6 yrs. :hammer:

Your are fortunante to know only the rocks as your play ground.  How cool is that.  :beerchug:  Some friends and myself are wanting to plan a trip to Funny Rocks and some of those trails near the Naches river this coming late spring.  Have you been on any of the other trails in that area?  There is a TON of them!
It's built Chevy tough with Toyota stuff!

 
 
 
 
 

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