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A.J.'s Runner - "Please Stand-by"...Product Review
« on: Jul 14, 2004, 01:22:37 PM »
First iteration...gears (5.29), welded diff/locker are in.  I'm running an older set of 33's for now until my 35x14.5 boggers get here. 

Throwing these pics up cause I know people are always looking for the "how wide is it?" and "how much lift for?" pictures.

These are 33x12.5 on 15x10 rims with 3&5/8 backspacing.

no lift, just trimming.  I know the rear fenders aren't the prettiest in the world, but that was the first cut to stop the rust, I'll get to cleanin it up later.

hope these pics work.
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #1 on: Jul 14, 2004, 01:23:48 PM »
 :o wow they are still pretty big...I swear I cut em down.  Next time I will cut more.
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #2 on: Jul 15, 2004, 09:45:13 AM »
Looks good  :thumbs: and those tires don't look to bad in the pic  :dunno: I would run them
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #3 on: Jul 15, 2004, 11:13:47 AM »
:o wow they are still pretty big...I swear I cut em down.  Next time I will cut more.
I believe he was talking about the size of the pictures.  ;)

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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #4 on: Jul 20, 2004, 07:36:28 AM »
Drove the FL Road up in NW Mass. with the Eastern4wheelers this weekend...spent all weekend with the tires in the front fenders but it was a great time and I have to say I was more than impressed by the flex I squeezed out of the front suspension, although the front leaves have a bit of negative arch goin now!  Time to swap the rears up. :biggthumpup:
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #5 on: Jul 20, 2004, 02:05:46 PM »
Ah negative arch just means you get more droop  :yupyup: do you have any pics of the run ?
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #6 on: Jul 22, 2004, 09:51:54 AM »
Here is one...I don't have too many.  I should have some new pictures of the no-lift truck with the 35 boggers this weekend.  I wonder if I will be able to turn.? :yupyup:
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #7 on: Jul 23, 2004, 08:17:30 AM »
 :shocking:  Here are a couple more...these are all thanks to Mr. Mean Green ZJ (I gots to give credit where credit is due!)
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #8 on: Jul 25, 2004, 02:28:35 PM »
 :thumbs:
Second iteration:  35X14.5 boggers on 15X10's with 2.5 inches of backspacing...still, no lift.
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #9 on: Jul 25, 2004, 02:33:30 PM »
And a couple more...  ;)
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #10 on: Jul 25, 2004, 04:45:03 PM »
DANG! That thing is sick.  :thumbs: Does it rub any when you flex it some?
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #11 on: Jul 26, 2004, 05:44:16 AM »
Mother of god does it ever...she rubs every which way till sunday...but only if I hit a bump.  I can turn lock to lock with no rub but there is no way I could wheel it like this.  The suspension is up next weekend.
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #12 on: Jul 26, 2004, 09:03:23 AM »
No lift and big tires rock.  :thumbs: You don't need to lift it, Just get rid of some of the fender. 39.5's can fit with a 2" suspension lift. You just need to remove the whole fender
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #13 on: Jul 26, 2004, 04:27:48 PM »
I know they arent cool like you boggers, but I just put Q78-15s (36x12.50) buckshots on my 4runner. Cranked up torsion bars and 2" longer shackles in the rear. It rubs pretty good in the rear of the front fender at the firewall, but I dont want to trim it as my next step is 38s or 39s and SAS. then it wont need trimmed. Its one of my DDs

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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #14 on: Jul 27, 2004, 10:46:21 AM »
 :hyper:  I just got off the phone!!!  Heard my favorite words..."wehave those in stock and they will be in CT within a week!"  Thanks Marlin!!!!!!!!!

Oh yeah, I ordered my Hysteer!
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #15 on: Jul 27, 2004, 10:47:37 AM »
I hope I get stickers  :stopit:
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #16 on: Aug 04, 2004, 02:46:16 PM »
That thing looks sweet with those boggers, but I have a lttile factuation with boggers. just cut the fend tell you can see the tire through the dash and call it good   :thumbs:
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #17 on: Sep 24, 2004, 10:32:28 AM »
Yippeeeeee!!!  My 4inch springs from Marlin and new shackles came yesterday...and I GOT STICKERS!  12inch Marlin sticker and a "GOT MARLIN?" sticker.
It doesn't get any better than this!!!    :greengrin:
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2005, 08:03:33 PM »
After long winter...work is finally getting done...took apart rear suspension:
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2005, 08:07:07 PM »
Oooohhh...
Check out these hyper long travel badass shocks!    :puke:
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2005, 08:09:49 PM »
And...here is what goes on tomorrow.
Now time for BED!  :wave:
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2005, 10:06:58 PM »
Sweet.

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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2005, 12:47:17 PM »
OK, here is the rear as it sits now...just a tad over 3 inches of lift. 
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2005, 12:50:22 PM »
And, yes, these are the BFE pivot shakles...perfect angle too!
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2005, 12:54:29 PM »
Last one for now, I also got a set of BFE's U-bolt flip kits...there is a mount that sits in front of the axle for the shocks...yet to be bought, but I did measure!
Oh yeah, I know the bolts need to be trimmed, but I had to do all this in the rain.
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s - NEW PICS!
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2005, 07:34:08 AM »
Looks Sweeeeeeet CT. :thumbsup:

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« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2005, 08:46:58 AM »
Spanks, much more work to do...   :disturbed:
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s - NEW PICS!
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2005, 10:46:08 AM »
:banana: looks good CTENG!!!!!
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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s - NEW PICS!
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2005, 01:42:51 PM »
Have you tried the shackles yet? Curious to what they can do. Rig looks good  :biggthumpup:

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Re: 85 Runner - A.J.'s - NEW PICS!
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2005, 11:55:26 AM »
Haven't finished the front suspension and crossover yet...will post pics of suspension as soon as I get it all together and test it.   :yesnod:
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