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FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« on: Jul 20, 2011, 01:40:44 PM »
Finally got this thing wheelable...



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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #1 on: Jul 20, 2011, 01:47:40 PM »
Specs:
3rz w/ ~100k out of a 97 4runner - can't say enough about how good this motor runs!
Stock duals, twin stick
W56, marlin clutch
LC Header, stock (97) cat, flowmaster 40 - quiet, but sounds good
97 4runner dash/steering column and everything under it (still a work in progress)
FJ80 front - Hellfire knuckles/arms, arb's, stock birfs
14" 2.5 FOA's
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40" Xterrains

W/in the next month:
Going back to 37-38's
PSC high out put pump with hydro assist (stock pump gave up pretty quick)
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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #2 on: Jul 20, 2011, 01:53:59 PM »
Engine bay:


Interior...work in progress:

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #3 on: Jul 20, 2011, 01:59:30 PM »
You already have the hellfire knuckles or you plan on getting them? Thought they weren't out yet :dunno:

Sweet rig by the way  :beerchug:

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #4 on: Jul 20, 2011, 02:05:40 PM »
As many more detailed pics as possible. My 1st request it a pic looking straight down the side showing how much the tires stick out. What rear end are you running and whats the Back spacing on your wheels?
My 85 4Runner build http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=46841.0

peacesells: "Its kinda fun tryin to avoid body damage, just like playing operation with different sound effects"

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #5 on: Jul 20, 2011, 02:26:16 PM »
As many more detailed pics as possible. My 1st request it a pic looking straight down the side showing how much the tires stick out. What rear end are you running and whats the Back spacing on your wheels?

I'll get more pics this weekend.  Wheels are 4.5" backspacing to suck the front in, 3" wheel spacers plus IFS rear to match.  Tires stick out maybe 3" if i remember correctly.
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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #6 on: Jul 20, 2011, 02:37:48 PM »
You already have the hellfire knuckles or you plan on getting them? Thought they weren't out yet :dunno:

Sweet rig by the way  :beerchug:

I am business partners w/ Billy releasing these knuckles...these are prototypes being tested before release.  This was not meant as advertisement for the knuckles, just want to share my project with peers to get feedback.  I have a huge respect for Marlin Crawler and will remove all mention of our product if needed.

Also want to give BigMike and others here on this forum a big THANK YOU for all the 3RZ tech! My swap wouldn't have been possible without it.

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #7 on: Jul 20, 2011, 03:28:02 PM »
I see :thumbs: Didn't seem like you were advertising them at all, just caught my attention when I saw it. Been following the thread on pirate too.

But I've got to ask, how are they holding up?  :greengrin:

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #8 on: Jul 20, 2011, 04:48:42 PM »
I see :thumbs: Didn't seem like you were advertising them at all, just caught my attention when I saw it. Been following the thread on pirate too.

But I've got to ask, how are they holding up?  :greengrin:

They've been holding up great to 40" tires and a pretty heavy 4runner...very happy with the setup.

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #9 on: Jul 20, 2011, 05:09:36 PM »
Nice :smokin: Are you also running stock axles?

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #10 on: Jul 20, 2011, 06:47:10 PM »
Well I am in line for a set from the 1st batch. My wheels are only 3.5" so I'll be just a tiny bit wider though.
My 85 4Runner build http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=46841.0

peacesells: "Its kinda fun tryin to avoid body damage, just like playing operation with different sound effects"

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #11 on: Jul 21, 2011, 11:00:47 AM »
Nice :smokin: Are you also running stock axles?

Stock axles w/ no issues.

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #12 on: Jul 21, 2011, 02:06:05 PM »
How do you like the Power f the 3rz with the weight of your rig?
My 85 4Runner build http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=46841.0

peacesells: "Its kinda fun tryin to avoid body damage, just like playing operation with different sound effects"

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #13 on: Jul 21, 2011, 03:11:15 PM »
How do you like the Power f the 3rz with the weight of your rig?

Good power in the flats, almost got it up to 80 (would have gone faster).  Descent grades I can hold 4th @ 65, steep grades I'm @ 55 in 3rd.  Overall street driving impressions are a lot better than the 22re (was 22re w/ 36's & 5.29's no exo), but I still wouldn't mind a little more power for grades.  This is part of the reason I may be dropping to 37's, plus it needs to fit in my garage a little better.
Wheeling-wise...this motor is awesome!  Motor runs very smooth and no overheating on hot days at low speeds w/ no shroud (3.0 radiator).

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #14 on: Jul 21, 2011, 04:10:50 PM »
This 4Runner is sick as hell. Very nice work.  :smokin:
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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #15 on: Jul 21, 2011, 11:14:41 PM »
This 4Runner is sick as hell. Very nice work.  :smokin:
Thanks 46&2!  Build took a long time and I had a lot of help.

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #16 on: Jul 21, 2011, 11:16:05 PM »
Flex shot

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #17 on: Jul 22, 2011, 12:55:50 AM »
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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #18 on: Aug 05, 2011, 12:59:43 AM »
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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #19 on: Aug 05, 2011, 03:43:02 PM »
nice runner!

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #20 on: Aug 05, 2011, 04:21:48 PM »
You have anymore pics of the bad boy???????? Nice Rig  :biggthumpup: :biggthumpup: :biggthumpup:

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #21 on: Aug 07, 2011, 02:32:56 PM »
Thanks a lot for the comments guys, wouldn't have been possible without a ton of ideas taken from here :smokin:.

Finishing up the PSC 2.7 kit, should have pics in a couple weeks when I get back from a business trip.

Here's a couple pics in the meantime...



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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #22 on: Aug 07, 2011, 02:53:37 PM »
As many more detailed pics as possible. My 1st request it a pic looking straight down the side showing how much the tires stick out. What rear end are you running and whats the Back spacing on your wheels?

Totally forgot to get pics, here's the closest one I have to show how much the tires stick out (I'll try to get a better one later):


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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #23 on: Aug 07, 2011, 03:03:51 PM »
Going to add a leaf in the rear, 2" shorter uppers in the front, then I'll be happy with the ride height.  Comparison to stock grand:

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #24 on: Aug 07, 2011, 09:17:49 PM »
Love it!

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #25 on: Aug 08, 2011, 09:03:49 PM »
Just curious, whats the ride height?
My 85 4Runner build http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=46841.0

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #26 on: Aug 09, 2011, 06:49:46 PM »
Just curious, whats the ride height?

Was 27" to the frame by the rear tires, and 28" to the frame by the front...before the springs settled.  These tires are a lot bigger than i thought (measure out to a true 40" mounted at street pressure).

Its not super low, but feels pretty stable.  Once the spring mods are done, i'm hoping for 26"-27" to the frame on 40's w/ 3"-4" uptravel in the front.  I'll have updated measurements and pics when I get back in town in a couple weeks.

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #27 on: Aug 09, 2011, 07:17:04 PM »
What kit do you have in the front? or did you make the link kit yourself?
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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #28 on: Aug 09, 2011, 08:40:16 PM »
What kit do you have in the front? or did you make the link kit yourself?


The front was fabbed by a friend, no kit.  1.25" ruffstuff heims on the lowers/upper.  .75" heims on panhard and steering.

Most brackets also from ruffstuff..

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Re: FJ80 Linked 3rz Runner
« Reply #29 on: Aug 09, 2011, 08:47:24 PM »
Better shot of front setup (steering arms are rough cut mockup only, not production)


 
 
 
 
 

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