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Re: 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #30 on: Nov 20, 2005, 07:31:25 PM »
Alright, I got some pics and then my camera went dead... So here are some.

My Hangers and U-bolt plates



Rear Springs



Unfinished axle (month old pic)



Hysteer Arms



And last but not least FOR NOW... My bumper I have been messing with.



Let me know what you guys think!  :yesnod:
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Re: 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #31 on: Nov 20, 2005, 08:05:35 PM »
 What size tubing did you use for the front axle? I am in the process of doing the same thing to one of mine but I am going to make mine fj80 width.
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Re: 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #32 on: Nov 21, 2005, 03:40:07 AM »
Damn, I built it like a year ago... I'll see if I still have the recipit for the metal, I'll get back to you a little later today maybe.  :yesnod:
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Re: 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #33 on: Nov 21, 2005, 03:43:29 AM »
Fount it... I bought 36" of 3 1/4"OD x 2 3/4ID tubing.
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Re: 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #34 on: Nov 21, 2005, 03:02:09 PM »
Fount it... I bought 36" of 3 1/4"OD x 2 3/4ID tubing.
Cool, thanks :thumbs:
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Re: 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #35 on: Nov 21, 2005, 07:22:33 PM »
No problem!  :disturbed:
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Re: 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #36 on: Nov 22, 2005, 08:55:18 PM »
Finally started the truck... I have to start at the rear and work towards the front, hopefully everything will be done by the end of this weekend or the middle of the week  :crossed:

Here are some pics of what I did tonight.

This is when I started



and this is when I finished



Ya ya, I know... doesn't look like much, but I have the tank dropped and the hangers are tacked in place... I will update again tomorrow night.  :shocking:
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Re: 4Runner Build-Up
« Reply #37 on: Nov 23, 2005, 08:42:30 PM »
Went out tonight for a few hours, got a little done. I finished the back, I think it may need a 2" lift block though :rivers: and I need to install the rear shocks. I also started the front ripped it all down and started to cut... by then I noticed that it is 12:30am and I have to work tomorrow morning! :red_eyes:

Anyways, heres some pictures of what I did... not a lot, but a start.









I think I might get a little time to do some work to it tomorrow, hopefully I can drop the front end  :yesnod:.

I'll keep ya posted!
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #38 on: Nov 24, 2005, 05:45:55 PM »
 Did you build a jig for your front axle when you built it to keep everything strait? I want to do the same thing just not sure on how to go about doing it.
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #39 on: Nov 24, 2005, 08:51:36 PM »
Nope, no front jig, just lots of measuring and hope for the best  :crossed:

I got a little more done today, the old IFS is gone and the frame is cleaned up and ready for the front springs!

Die IFS!




Frame after brackets are cut off.




Frame cleaned up!  :circle:




Its coming along fast, I hope I can have it together by Saturday.

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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #40 on: Nov 24, 2005, 09:15:04 PM »
looks good so far.I'm starting my SAS tomorrow,i'll have front end done by sunday.check out onesloyotas 88 buildup.
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #41 on: Nov 25, 2005, 02:47:05 AM »
what size tires are you going to run?  Lift is coming along great.  Keep up the good work.
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #42 on: Nov 25, 2005, 04:02:26 AM »
looks good so far.I'm starting my SAS tomorrow,i'll have front end done by sunday.check out onesloyotas 88 buildup.

Thanks a lot 1sloyota, I'll check that out.

what size tires are you going to run? Lift is coming along great. Keep up the good work.

Right now I'm running 36" SX's, but I think I'll be running 37" radials next summer.
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #43 on: Nov 26, 2005, 10:09:09 PM »
I was out tonight til 2am and I have the front axle mounted, but I have to take it off again and change the caster... it is back to far. :smack:

Well, anyways... heres what I got done so far!





Let me know what you think so far.
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #44 on: Nov 27, 2005, 08:46:17 PM »
I have it sitting on front tires today, but I think there might be a problem. When all the weight of the vehicle is on the tires I can turn the tire by hand (no center link)... is this bad?
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #45 on: Nov 27, 2005, 09:56:41 PM »
Hubs locked or unlocked?

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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #46 on: Nov 27, 2005, 10:03:25 PM »
Hubs locked or unlocked?

Sorry MiniSimp, I mean they steer easily. :smack:
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #47 on: Nov 29, 2005, 02:11:39 PM »
Does anyone know where the caster should be set on the axle? My hysteer arms are pointing up a little bit, Should they be level?  :confused:
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #48 on: Dec 04, 2005, 07:00:06 AM »
Do I need to move my steering box ahead so that my steering links wont hit each other?
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #49 on: Dec 04, 2005, 09:33:55 PM »
OK heres a few answers to your questions.

Tires turn easy or by hand: yes they should turn by hand, but not to easy.  Proper nominclature for " CENTER LINK" now that you do not have ifs is a TIE ROD. The factory spec for you knuckles is 6.6 -13 lbs of pull thats with out the felts set. They will tighten a bit when you tourqe the felt seals in place.

Caster: Will definrtly change and cause your steering arms to point towards the sky, not a big deal just as long as it is not to extreme. ( 45 degrees is proably to much:) Think about it for a minute.  The rear of the spring sits lower then the front so naturally its going to cause the axle to rotate on its axis therefore changeing your caster. Your set up looks fine in the pic you posted. Just trash can those okie shackles and get some real ones:)

As far as moving you steeering box. If your Drag link cross's your tie rod then YES you need to move it forward.  Post a pic so i can see. 
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #50 on: Dec 05, 2005, 08:40:28 AM »
Thanks CRS, all that information will be very helpful.  :beer:

Also, I will post a pic in a few hours of what it looks like, since I am only on lunch break from work right now.

... And yes, I do have to do something about my shackles, but these will work fine for now :moon:
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #51 on: Dec 05, 2005, 08:51:26 AM »
Does anyone know where the caster should be set on the axle? My hysteer arms are pointing up a little bit, Should they be level?  :confused:
hunter alignment specs say 4.0 positive

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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #52 on: Dec 05, 2005, 06:59:24 PM »
Sorry for not getting any pictures up, my girlfriend stole my camera... I will have to get some tomorrow when I see her.

By the way, I had it out for a test run today... it ran well, I definitely have to get them 5.29's in it cuz it drive like garbage. It is a very solid ride on the road though, my rear tires nick the fenders... so I'll have to do a little trimming.
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #53 on: Dec 07, 2005, 11:01:02 AM »
I finally got the camera back. Heres how she sits right now, does anyone think it need to be lifted a little more in the back?



Also, here is my steering... I'm not sure if it is going to be ok or not.

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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #54 on: Dec 07, 2005, 12:44:29 PM »
It looks level to me, maybe trim the rear fenders a bit and that will make the fender Wells look even.

I think it looks good :yesnod: .   I really like the look of narrow tires.
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #55 on: Dec 07, 2005, 12:58:43 PM »
Also, here is my steering... I'm not sure if it is going to be ok or not.
It's going to be really close.
have someone jack up the passenger side with a hi-lift while you watch the pitman arm.

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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #56 on: Dec 07, 2005, 01:55:55 PM »
It looks level to me, maybe trim the rear fenders a bit and that will make the fender Wells look even.

I think it looks good :yesnod: . I really like the look of narrow tires.

Thanks whiteman, I was thinking the same thing about the fenders. I like the narrow tires, but I want to go with the radial toyo open country's and they are 14.5" wide :( I'm kind of nervous to buy them because I need something thats good in the snow and mud.

It's going to be really close.
have someone jack up the passenger side with a hi-lift while you watch the pitman arm.

Yea, I know... but I don't have a Hi-Lift (I need one though) and my floor jack doesn't go high enough. Anything else that might work?
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #57 on: Dec 07, 2005, 02:02:23 PM »
Thanks whiteman, I was thinking the same thing about the fenders. I like the narrow tires, but I want to go with the radial toyo open country's and they are 14.5" wide :( I'm kind of nervous to buy them because I need something thats good in the snow and mud.

Yea, I know... but I don't have a Hi-Lift (I need one though) and my floor jack doesn't go high enough. Anything else that might work?
drive it up on another set of tires, or park it on your floorjack and jack it till you get a visual, i personally think that you will benifit from moving it forewards an inch or so.
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #58 on: Dec 07, 2005, 02:49:07 PM »
Will do Crawlerdan, also you are running 17" rims?
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Re: 89 4Runner SAS
« Reply #59 on: Dec 07, 2005, 03:38:16 PM »
yes i am, they are 17x9 soft 8 steel wheels :thumbs: they kick ass, and resist scratching perty well

 
 
 
 
 

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