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Rolled Runner (aka Golden Tacoma) NEW TACOMA!
« on: Dec 20, 2009, 06:39:57 PM »
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1986 Toyota 4Runner
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3.8 Oldsmobile Motor
Toyota W56
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37 MTRs with TR Avalanche Beadlocks
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Budbuilt Crossmember
Custom F/R Bumpers and Sliders
Rear Disc Brakes
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2 BL  :thumbdown:


I bought this Toyota from a guy in Golden off craigslist well I rolled it after the first 6 hours of owning it on Eagle Rock up near Colorado Springs where my brother in law lives.

As of now I need a new windshield sunroof and top. It shouldnt be too bad to fix I think a new windshield will go in but Im going to have to massage the roof to get my new sunroof in. The bushwakers that were on there are all off now due to the roll.
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Cage (All Pro) got one used ready to go
dirty 30's
12V Guy Panel
Front locker
Lower the Truck 2
Cage
Trim fenders to accommodate lowering
Harnesses for the next time I roll
Twin Sticks
Half Doors
4.7 in the rear case
Rock Lights
Winch
Fog Lights
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And the maiden Voyage:











And one last one of my old 85 pimping regular cab


Ok the way it rolled was i was coming down off the trail and the tire flexed up into the fender causing the truck to studder, where the rear end got light and you can see the rest.

Currently up in the air about how to lower the truck. I want to remove the BL but the bumpers, crossmember, shifters and sliders are setup for the body lift and Im thinking this is wayyyy to much work Im willing to commit to plus having to sell and buy new parts to replace.

I am looking at 2 options first removing 1-2 springs from the leaf packs to lower it down a bit. Second would be to just sell my springs and go with RUF and Chevys. Again a lot of work but the truck has to be lower that is half the reason I rolled it so top heavy.

Any thoughts on the current status let me know what you think. I am selling the rear bumper when I get to Colorado I believe it makes the truck a bit top heavy plus its a little bit too much bling for my needs. I want to have the truck ready to wheel hard for summer.

I am in Broomfield Colorado so if anyone wants to stop by and have a beer or 2 and work on the truck let me know!!

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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #1 on: Dec 20, 2009, 07:13:30 PM »
I dont think its your bumper makin it tippy. I think just its a tall 4runner thats why its floppy.Take the BL out and lower the springs like you were saying i bet that helps alot.
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #2 on: Dec 20, 2009, 07:21:08 PM »
Your leaf springs with a couple leafs taken out will be sooo much better than RUF and Chevys...
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #3 on: Dec 20, 2009, 07:27:28 PM »
thats kinda the way i look at it but alcans are custom made and thats why im nervous about it. I think i am going to try that as soon as i get back out there and see where it gets me.

Im selling rear bumper to for cash its total bling bling just don't really need it
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #4 on: Dec 20, 2009, 07:31:37 PM »
Go do soem resaerch. soo many people take out/add leafs to already baller leaf pack and if you get it right they work better...
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #5 on: Dec 20, 2009, 07:37:01 PM »
Yeah even if they are alcans. I would take one out of each pack test for hieght just because there usually pretty soft as is. Also how many leafs are in each pack?

If you even take 2 or 3 out than you can just run bump stops accordingly and won't have to worry about them getting de-arched unless you get some mad axle rap due to less springs.


Looks like the runner had been on its side before on the drivers side? Or did it roll completlely over?
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #6 on: Dec 20, 2009, 07:38:57 PM »
x2 about what jud said, I know people who buy the 5inch springs just to take leafs out make them a 3inch lift pack but they will twist up and work ten times better then if you were to buy 3" springs
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #7 on: Dec 20, 2009, 07:54:12 PM »
i like the idea of bump stops and less springs i think i might roll with that...

yes i completely rolled it and had no seat belt on  :hammerhead: last time that happens....

the rear shackle is HUGEEEEEEEEE too the front is a normal sized one

The top on it was herculined too which makes the truck super top heavy(doubled the weight)


has anyone ever connected a incab cage to the stock roll bar? I was toying with the idea just to add some passenger coverage plus i would like to attach it all to the frame.
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #8 on: Dec 21, 2009, 08:51:11 AM »
12volt guy panel came in today its bling bling fits in you ash tray spot





cant wait to put it in should be   :bananaguitar:
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #9 on: Dec 23, 2009, 10:39:54 AM »
Sorry to hear about the damage on the maiden voyage.  I've wheeled Eagle Rock several times.  I'd suggest doing whatever you can to lower it.  I'd start by pulling a leaf from each pack.  You can also shorten that rear shackle. 

I'll catch ya on the CO trails this summer.  You need to attend the CO4RJ for sure, by far the biggest gathering of Toyota's in CO for a weekend of wheeling fun.
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #10 on: Dec 23, 2009, 02:11:13 PM »
ya ill for sure be there i can't wait to see more toyotas east coast is full of jeeps :(

eaglerock had alot of side hill crap anyways i didnt really like it.....

im gonna take 1 leaf from the front packs and 1 from the rear plus shorten the shackle up i think....

on a side note i ordered an elocker guard today for my rear axle from marlin  :turtle:

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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #11 on: Dec 30, 2009, 06:18:11 AM »
Ok i can get a deal on a 4.0 geared rear case or should i go with longfields first?
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #12 on: Dec 30, 2009, 11:05:34 AM »
id get the geared tcase first
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #13 on: Dec 30, 2009, 11:26:25 AM »
thats kinda what im thinking plus i can sell my old one
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #14 on: Jan 12, 2010, 06:21:53 PM »
well im out here in colorado now!!!!!!

this weekend we working on the truck in the springs

i got cage in the other day so im gonna get that put in as well as my elocker guard and switch panel
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #15 on: Jan 12, 2010, 06:39:22 PM »
 :eye: :eye:  lookin good man.
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Re: Project rolled Runner
« Reply #16 on: Jan 13, 2010, 03:40:52 PM »
maybe try moving the shackle angles around, looks like they are standing staight up and down

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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #17 on: Jan 17, 2010, 10:11:26 PM »
well this weekend with dan wakkjob i got a new windshield in and got the running going... we just got back from some night snow wheeling and it was a long day.. alot i want to do to the truck
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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #18 on: Jan 18, 2010, 06:01:11 AM »
what about full widths, that compensate for the added height? I have the same height prob on my rig but have an exo and a winch mounted under the rear so lowering would be a pia. welcome to co from loveland
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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #19 on: Jan 18, 2010, 07:00:46 AM »
what about full widths, that compensate for the added height? I have the same height prob on my rig but have an exo and a winch mounted under the rear so lowering would be a pia. welcome to co from loveland

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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #20 on: Jan 18, 2010, 07:01:59 AM »
Did the cage fit in your 4Runner?  Sounds like you & Wakk had a productive day.  Let's see some wheeling pics!
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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #21 on: Jan 18, 2010, 09:45:28 AM »
We didn't get around to the cage; maybe this weekend it'll happen. Snow wheeling... er, rather snow stuck-ing pics will be up soon; I'm looking for my camera cable. Let's just say "I got lockers and a winch!" was the catchphrase of the night. That, or "I can't feel my feet!"

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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #22 on: Jan 18, 2010, 09:50:18 AM »
Where did you guys end up wheeling?
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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #23 on: Jan 18, 2010, 11:01:27 AM »
old stage road...

we ran into a field with some lets say big drifts.... if dan didnt have a winch we might have all road down in a pickup truck bed... or made camp hahaha

the cage didnt go in because i need some DOM to finish it up but im planning on working on it this week...

i sold the rear bumper on the truck but the guy who bought it hooked me up with his old one for free.. score

i decided im going to try the 5" springs and just get rid of front bumper and sliders and get some addicted offroad equipment instead that way i can throw a winch on the front

i am also gonna chop the fenders a bit and tub the firewall im thinking and maybe drill a hole in the spring plate to move my axle forward a bit

was super impressed with the motor it can haul ass........ now that i am somewhat getting the gears down i love it. I am hoping there is some pics or a video of my last blast through the snow hahahha
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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #24 on: Jan 18, 2010, 11:03:39 AM »
what about full widths, that compensate for the added height? I have the same height prob on my rig but have an exo and a winch mounted under the rear so lowering would be a pia. welcome to co from loveland

i have toyed around with that idea... it wouldnt be too bad to just swap some in and i think that would help alot.

I would have to change my wheels and tires which i don't really want to and i would still like to drive it on the road some and full widths are a bit much... maybe in the future with 40s
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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #25 on: Jan 18, 2010, 05:22:27 PM »
Agreed , not the cheapest route especially if you have $ in yours .I'm still tossing it around myself  mine are pretty pimped and i don't think i will get the $ for them ,
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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #26 on: Jan 19, 2010, 08:36:07 AM »
see what made me consider it is i could prob sell my axles and with the money i was going to buy longs with get close to having the money for full widths... i just don't like how wide they are when you are wheeling... and driving on the road. if it was trailer only then i would prob do it
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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #27 on: Jan 20, 2010, 06:39:50 PM »
well after me and wakkjobs night wheeling i decided i want some decent rock lights.... i have some tractor 5" wide beams but they are big to mount under my truck. Well i looked into the Vision X Tantrum on pirate and i might say im impressed for the price i went ahead an order some they should be here this week i think. check them out

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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #28 on: Jan 20, 2010, 07:18:14 PM »
I have been planning on building a custom set with some high end LEDs, when you get those in I would love to check them out if thats cool with you. I was curious how bright they actually are.

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Re: Project rolled Runner WTF did i do!!!!
« Reply #29 on: Jan 20, 2010, 07:31:53 PM »
ya i read that entire thread and what most people said was go with a solid color... if u did the multi-color as cool as they are they are not as bright... as soon as i get them i am going to put them on so you can come over and check them out whenever.... im bringing the truck up this weekend from the springs
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