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My newly SASed 88 Runner
« on: Jan 05, 2006, 07:48:57 PM »
Well, this was my first ever build.  Don't have any before pictures, except, maybe one of my friends has one or two from wheeling in the past.(Don't have a camera)
 Anyway, got it done, except for the shocks, and decided to see how it flexed.  Stacked some tires and drove up them.
I "borrowed" my sister's camera and took a few shots: 
This is my favorite pic of it.  I used Marlin's kit with 4" lift springs. 


As, you can see: no shocks yet.  The tires on it are 33x12.50s.  The stack of tires I'm on are 31x10.50s.


It was very stable.  I was really happy with the flex.


The rear springs are off of a 79 Cadillac Seville with a chevy 2" add-a-leaf and a Toyota 1" add-a-leaf.  No shocks there yet, either.


The front springs can truly flex passed this.


The drive angle isn't bad.  I need to get some longer shackles in the rear, too.


There is the old front drive shaft that I need to replace with a new one.  The U-bolt flip kit that came with the SAS kit didn't work on one side so I used the stock one on the passanger's side.  Notice the  :bling: buble wrap. :gap:   I'm sure it will protect the springs on the rocks :laugh:




Anyway, I like it so far.  The rear sags a little bit, but some longer shackles will help, I hope. 
The caddy springs are very soft.  I think they'll work great, though.
Soon to come is 4.88s and 35x12.50 tires.  Next winter, I hope I'll have the money to spend on dual cases.
Anyway, what do you guys think?
« Last Edit: Sep 03, 2006, 10:27:55 PM by KDC »

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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #1 on: Jan 05, 2006, 08:09:33 PM »
lookin good. it will look better when that nasty ifs junk is fully ground off too

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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #2 on: Jan 05, 2006, 11:37:12 PM »
KDC, very nice work man..... what type of springs from marlin are you using? are they stock length??

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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2006, 05:47:03 PM »
lookin good. it will look better when that nasty ifs junk is fully ground off too
Yeah, I also need to paint it so it doesn't rust.

KDC, very nice work man..... what type of springs from marlin are you using? are they stock length??
Thanks.  The springs are the 4" ones.  They are like one inch longer than stock and move the axle a bit forward.

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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #4 on: Jan 06, 2006, 11:10:41 PM »
Looks good. :clap2:  Get some shocks on it, fix that d-shaft and wheel it.  :beerchug: Here is a link for you to mod your IFS shaft: http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/tech/cvmod/
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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner(updates 8/12)
« Reply #5 on: Aug 12, 2006, 11:35:39 PM »
Well, I have been fine tuning and tweaking this thing over the months since I first drove it out of the garage.

I got my shocks mounted, front and rear.

Got some 35"x12.50" BFG Mud Terrains.

Got my front drive shaft lengthened and hooked up.

Put some longer shackles on the rear springs.

Got 4.88s front and rear.

Then.....

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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #6 on: Aug 12, 2006, 11:48:29 PM »
MOAB!!!!



Over srping break in March, my friends and I headed out to Utah for a week of fourwheeling.

We did:
Poison Spider
Hells Revenge
Klond**e Bluffs
Fins-n-things
Gemini Bridges

On Klond**e Bluffs, the welds on my passenger side shackle hangar broke.  Was able to drive it into town where the local driveshaft shop guy welded it up for me for only $10.  I gave him $20.  I wish I remembered the name of the shop, but he was really cool to us.
Other carnage, if you could call it that was some bent rear springs from the chevy 2" add-a-leaf.

Besides that, we had a great time out there.
And now the pictures:






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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #7 on: Aug 12, 2006, 11:56:09 PM »
Since then I have:
Trimmed the rear fenders
Replaced the Chevy add-a-leaf with a leaf from a chevy 63" spring pack
Added a half inch block to rear
Sheered 3 out of the 4 knuckle studs on the passanger side
And am know collecting parts for dual cases that will go in this winter

I'll see if I can get some pictures of it now, and maybe some more action shots of Moab and Colorado trails.

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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #8 on: Aug 13, 2006, 07:21:01 AM »
looking good
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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #9 on: Apr 27, 2007, 10:13:07 PM »
Well, I got some updates on this thing.  Haven't done too much to it since I last updated, but here's what I have done:

Back in December, I installed a high-pinion e-locker differential up front from  :turtle:.

The comparison with a stock 4-cyl diff.

The housing modifications made

Some modifying to clearance the springs.

First time it fit into the housing correctly

Comparison between low pinion and high pinion drive shaft angle



Then a couple months later I started on my dual cases:

I went with the MC08-R10 adapter and Marlin's R150f to gear drive t-case adapter plate to give me two gear drives and a 10* clocked rear t-case


The veiw under my vehicle with the stock t-case

I was able to keep the factory rear heater in the center console


I mocked everything up using the stock crossmember


I bought the FROR clocked t-case crossmemeber and skid plate, so I had to cut off the torsion bar mounts to weld on the new mounting brackets

I went to test fit the crossmember and found that the two coolant lines that run to the rear heater were in the way.

I replaced them with some soft lines and slightly rerouted them to work.  There was also an exhaust heat shield in the way of the crossmember that I slightly modified to work.
I then bolted the crossmember and brackets to the back of the t-case and tacked the brackets in place

I disassembled and then fully welded

Then painted


To helpmake it easier to bolt up the crossmember to the brackets, I cut a hole in the floor with a hole saw for easier access

Bolted up


Buttoned up the interior

Installed front d-shaft


Now, I ran into a problem with the rear d-shaft.  I bought triple drilled flanges for the t-case thinking that my stock d-shaft flanges would bolt up to them.  However, my shaft had a different pattern than all three from the triple drilled flanges.  So I replaced the the d-shaft flange and it bolted up fine.  I don't have any pictures because it was right before my Moab trip, and was counting on the d-shaft bolting up fine in the first place.  But it was all good.

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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #10 on: Apr 27, 2007, 10:21:15 PM »
Anyway, I had many little problems like that putting in the duals, so I didn't get all the stuff I wanted done before Moab, including: wiring up the front locker, welding on my MC Inc rock sliders, installing a CB fire stick, and making half-doors.  But I did go to Moab and had a blast.  Here are the pictures to prove it:








Of coarse I had to put it into double low and let it crawl up this dune as I walked with it





The Golden Crack



And for the carnage:
Ripped the frame at the passenger rear shackle along with a quick trail fix thanks to Jesse, Brenden(phazertwo), Cassidy, Zach and the rest of the crew



And, oh yeah, I flopped it about 2-3 hours later




I also lost a tail pipe on the way to Moab, broke the drivers side tail light, have a leaky rear pinion seal, and a little crack in the windsheild from the flop.

I'll get a trip report up later in the trip reports section, but hopefully this will tide you over until then.


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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #11 on: Apr 27, 2007, 10:27:14 PM »
And a short video clip on the dune:

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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #12 on: Apr 28, 2007, 05:40:03 PM »
Nice! I'm jelous, I want to wheel there.
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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #13 on: Apr 28, 2007, 09:22:04 PM »
Looks like a lot of fun man.  I love Moab.  Can't wait to go back.

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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #14 on: Jun 13, 2007, 07:44:02 PM »
if i were you i might also invest in a good quality winch
88 4runner 92 cpi duals 37 radial rockers and 4.8 coming soon

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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #15 on: Jul 31, 2007, 08:33:27 PM »
if i were you i might also invest in a good quality winch
Oh, yeah.  That's another thing I didn't have time to get done before the Moab trip.  I have a winch but no leads for it, yet, then I can hook it up.

A couple more pics for you people:


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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #16 on: Jul 31, 2007, 08:42:23 PM »
This 3rd gen went everywhere he wanted with only a rear locker, 31s and a bobbed bed thanks to great driving and Toyota quality:





It may be a Jeep but it does go just about anywhere he wants:

Jesse's Ranger is an awesomely built rig and can go anywhere:

This '92(I think) does anything he wants it to even when his front ARB is being stupid:


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Re: My newly SASed 88 Runner
« Reply #17 on: Jul 31, 2007, 08:47:15 PM »
Another groupd shot:

 
 
 
 
 

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