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cheap/free mods
« on: Mar 03, 2008, 05:19:06 PM »
just got a new rig its an 85 4runner 22RE with an automatic. new to solid axle Toyota's but not my first yota. any suggestions on any cheap or free modifications? working off a highschool budget so I'm trying to make the most of this thing with as little money as possible. will post up pics ASAP

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Re: cheap/free mods
« Reply #1 on: Mar 03, 2008, 05:24:33 PM »
High octane gas. New wires and plugs. New O2.
Change out the auto, if you ever can, it took me a yr to save enouph but I love the 5speed.

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Re: cheap/free mods
« Reply #2 on: Mar 03, 2008, 05:31:48 PM »
move your rear springs to the front, and find a set of chevy 1/2 ton leaf springs(63in. long) for the back.  it'll give you good flex, move your front axle forward, and and lift all at the same time.  not sure how the stock steering would work with that though.  might have to upgrade to high steer.
also try the airbox off a 3.slow v6.  supposed to flow better.
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Re: cheap/free mods
« Reply #3 on: Mar 03, 2008, 05:39:07 PM »
High octane gas. New wires and plugs. New O2.
Change out the auto, if you ever can, it took me a yr to save enouph but I love the 5speed.
the thing is my old truck was a 5 speed and i loved it but i just went offroading for the first time with the auto and its the bees knees! high octane gas?

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Re: cheap/free mods
« Reply #4 on: Mar 03, 2008, 07:35:03 PM »
Longer shackles front and rear, trim fenders (sawzall or angle grinder), differential breathers, new wires, plugs, o2 sensor like jk said. 63s are a good cheap (junkyard) spring swap in the rear that will give you 2-3" of lift or more with shackles. For the front you could also just build your own spring pack from junkyard springs, i know how clapped out those stock 85 front springs can get. I am not sure how well the rears up front work with stock steering, you may have to run high steer or get a custom drag link. Rock lights are another cheap thing you can do. cant think of much else at the moment. good luck.
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Re: cheap/free mods
« Reply #5 on: Mar 04, 2008, 07:15:47 AM »
make some quick dissconnect sway bar end links. cut off the cat  :horseride:  :yupyup:

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Re: cheap/free mods
« Reply #6 on: Mar 04, 2008, 10:54:18 AM »
For 0 $ remove the swaybar pretty much useless on the front of Toys, you will not feel any difference on road. You'll notice a big difference offroad.
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Re: cheap/free mods
« Reply #7 on: Mar 04, 2008, 01:22:43 PM »
For 0 $ remove the swaybar pretty much useless on the front of Toys, you will not feel any difference on road. You'll notice a big difference offroad.
pulled it off yesterday, and like my other toy noticed no difference on road. havent been offroad with it yet but im sure it will be better

 
 
 
 
 

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