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City_Rider
02-20-2012, 06:00 PM
I've got my main thread going on over at T4R.org but I'll add the build to this site as well.

It's been a work in progress for quite some time and it's now just starting to come around.

After writing off my 06' Tacoma in March of 2010 I decided a 3rd Gen 4Runner would fit the bill as a capable replacement. Hence the Pt II. As with any build, the mods will be on going, and I will try to keep this list updated to include the most recent additions.

What started as this:
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/P4090402.jpg


Went through this:
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/P5030142.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/P5030151.jpg


Is now this:
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1282.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1279.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/P6250235.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_2449_zps4d9b87af.jpg (http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/Alv2Rde/media/4Runner/IMG_2449_zps4d9b87af.jpg.html)



Front Suspension
- Fox 2.5 CO's w/ 650# Eibach Coil
- All-Pro UCA's
- Replaced Remote Reservoir Lines with longer, blue lines (accommodates body lift)
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1223.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/P2230023.jpg


Rear Suspension
- Fox 2.0 RR w/ External Compression Adjustment Valve
- LC 9.25 Wrap Coils
- Sonoran Heavy Duty Rear Links
- Sonoran Adjustable Panhard
- Custom Rear Shock Hoops
- Sonoran Extended Rear Bump Stops
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/Picture136.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/P2230027.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1177.jpg


Mechanical
- 2nd Gen TRD Supercharger
- URD 7th Injector Kit
- Transmission Valve Body Shims
- Sonoran Tapered Diff Drop
- Tundra 231 Calipers
- Brembo Rotors
- Custom Blue Extended Brake Lines (Front and Rear)
- All-Pro 1.25" Wheel Spacers
- Hayden Transmission Cooler
- Extended Rear Diff Breather
- AirRaid Intake
- ARB Snorkel
- Odyssey PC-1700 Battery
- ARB Front Locker
- E-locker Retrofit
- 4.88 Gears


Wheels
- Summer:
- 315/70/75 Somethings
- 17" SCS Stealth 6 Matte Bronze
- Winter:
- 315/75/16 Yokohama Geolander G072
- Stock 16" 5 Spoke Rims


Armor
- Shrockworks Front Bumper
- CBI Rear Bumper w/ Tire Swing Gate, High Lift Mount, Gas Can Mount, Fold Out Table
- Bud Built IFS Skidplate
- Bud Built Belly Pan Skidplate
- All-Pro Sliders w/ Kickout
(Armor has been covered with Tyro Bed Liner instead of powder coating)
- Lotus Development Rear Lower Link Skid
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_0680.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_0684.jpg


Accessories / Mini Mods
- T-Max 10,000 lb Winch
- CB Radio
- 60" High Lift (mounted in swing gate)
- 1" Body Lift
- Custom 2.5" Exhaust With Borla XR-1 Muffler
- WeatherTec Floor Mats (Front, Rear)
- WeatherTec Window Vent Visors
- Bushwacker Flares
- Redline Hood Struts
- Blue Sea Fuse Block with 120A breaker
- Big 3 Upgraded Wiring with 150A breaker
- Blacked Out Grill w/ Flake Black Toyota Emblem
- Custom Made Sleeping Platform
- WeatherTec Pet Ramp
- Puma Compressor
- 10 Gallon Air Tank
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1079.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1796.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1799.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1793.jpg


Lighting
- PIAA 510 Crystal Ion Fogs with HID Upgrade
- Morimoto D2S HID Projector Retrofit
- Morimoto 32" LED Light Bar
- WeatherTech 3M Protectors for Headlights
- Clear Corners
- LED Brake Lights (including 3rd)
- Interior LED Kit


Audio
- Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD
- Back Up Camera
- BlueTooth Adapter
- iPod Cable
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1136.jpg

(Backup Camera Switch and DVD Parking Brake Bypass Switch)
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1133.jpg

(BlueTooth mic mounted to rear view camera - was waiting for glue to dry on velcro)


Mods to Come
- Engel Fridge
- Lil Skip's Gas Tank Skid Plate


Wish List
- Total Chaos LT
- Hutchinson DOT Approved Beadlocks

FLYFISHEXPERT
02-21-2012, 02:35 PM
Very cool! Any pics of the interior and sleeping platform?

City_Rider
02-21-2012, 03:08 PM
I need to work on my sleeping platform design - this build has been relatively slow to progress but it's coming around nicely now. The sticking point for me is the length inside as I'm not a short guy (6'4") but rickashay has inspired me to go this route (as he is taller? and rocks the sleeping platform).

I've got some pictures of the switches and my deck - along with where the rock light panel is located (in the glove box) - I'll toss them up soon.

FLYFISHEXPERT
02-21-2012, 05:56 PM
Cool! I am 6' 6" and my sleeping platform works well for my wife and I. We slide the front seats up for extra room.

rickashay
02-22-2012, 12:34 AM
Glad to see you over here David! I never get tired of seeing the Black Beast..... sooooo NICE!

Seems like a bunch of tall 3rd gen owners. I'm 6'6" also, and pushing the front seats forward at night is definitely the key to maximize sleeping space. I'm stoked to see what you come up with!

I really need to copy your rear shock setup...... 10" shocks, mmmmmm.

montypower
02-22-2012, 02:26 AM
I love that Shrockworks front bumper. The design is exceptional. Great work! Your truck will be unstoppable with ARBs.

City_Rider
02-22-2012, 04:06 PM
Thanks - I'm a big fan of the Shrockworks front bumpers - I hit a rock wall doing 80kph in my Tacoma, connecting the driver side wing first, the Shrockworks took the hit and kept on truckin! Seriously, a friend in town picked it up, tweaked it back the 1-2" it was out and tossed it on his Tacoma!

EDIT - here's what hitting the rock wall did to my Tacoma!
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/P3100342.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/Picture079.jpg

There was no other choice for my 3rd Gen! Only change I would make is to adjust the forward lean on the headlight protection - minor but I'd have it stick out more like the OutDoor Logic.


Pics added of interior mods!

SouthernMatt
02-23-2012, 12:36 AM
Awesome looking Runner! I am about to take the leap and do a projector retrofit. Any feedback on how they perform off-road and how you secured the projector to the housing? Wondering specifically if you can notice the lights vibrating. You are the first retrofit I have seen on Expo.

City_Rider
02-23-2012, 01:26 AM
Awesome looking Runner! I am about to take the leap and do a projector retrofit. Any feedback on how they perform off-road and how you secured the projector to the housing? Wondering specifically if you can notice the lights vibrating. You are the first retrofit I have seen on Expo.

The lights are fantastic - I didn't do them myself but had rickashay complete them after I provided the parts. He did a great job and they are more secure than the HID PNP kit I had prevously installed. I can cruise on washboard and the headlights only move with the body. Next up is a set for my Tundra, I love them that much.

When it's dark for 16 hours of the day up in Alberta (or less as you go further North) having good lights is a necessity.

City_Rider
10-12-2012, 06:06 PM
I've updated some pictures - still need to get home and enjoy the newly added supercharger and URD 7th injector kit (along with valve body shims to prolong the life of the A430).

The sleeping platform is complete, the slide out drawers work fantastic - I picked up the handles from Lee Valley (the largest chest handles they have) and added rare earth magnets to the back of the drawers so they stay closed. Quite pleased with the results - they don't open on inclines (when I open the rear hatch) and provide a firm feel when pulling them open. The dog doesn't mind her own personal ramp either...

I'll make sure to grab more detailed pictures of my lighting set up (HID Projector Retrofit - 32" Morimoto LED Bar) along with the supercharger and engine bay when I get home from this most recent stint at work.

Here's a couple shots of my rig in action:
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1324.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1327.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1277.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1279.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_1278.jpg

shmabs
10-13-2012, 12:24 AM
I have a question for your regarding your rear shocks mounts:

When you run your winter setup on stock rims, do your tires get close to the upper shock mounts when flexing? I am looking to do something different with my rear shock mounts to accept a wider range of rear shocks, but worry that outboarding them to the side of the frame would result in my tires hitting them under flex. I run stock 16 hole steel rims and 265/75/16's.

Thanks

Mike

City_Rider
10-13-2012, 12:35 AM
I have a question for your regarding your rear shocks mounts:

When you run your winter setup on stock rims, do your tires get close to the upper shock mounts when flexing? I am looking to do something different with my rear shock mounts to accept a wider range of rear shocks, but worry that outboarding them to the side of the frame would result in my tires hitting them under flex. I run stock 16 hole steel rims and 265/75/16's.

Thanks

Mike

I'll let you know in a couple weeks! I run wheel spacers so hopefully they will clear... Only one way to find out!

RobD
10-13-2012, 02:04 AM
The rock wall you hit wouldn't happen to be outside of Golden, would it?

City_Rider
10-13-2012, 02:20 AM
The rock wall you hit wouldn't happen to be outside of Golden, would it?

The one which totaled the Tacoma? Right by the town of Frank - I almost added 2 to the list of individuals that Frank Slide claimed! Scary **** that one... Black ice is no fun.

City_Rider
11-13-2012, 01:50 AM
Updates to include a couple mods:

Supercharger
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/PB070057.jpg

Front Bumper Clevis' and Master Pull on Amsteel synthetic line.
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/PB070061.jpg

Roof Rack Cargo Net (front air dam removed for future installation of Morimoto LED Light Bar)
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/PB070062.jpg

Interior Cargo Net (to stop items from going in to front seats)
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/PB070066.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/PB070069.jpg

City_Rider
11-13-2012, 02:26 AM
I have a question for your regarding your rear shocks mounts:

When you run your winter setup on stock rims, do your tires get close to the upper shock mounts when flexing? I am looking to do something different with my rear shock mounts to accept a wider range of rear shocks, but worry that outboarding them to the side of the frame would result in my tires hitting them under flex. I run stock 16 hole steel rims and 265/75/16's.

Thanks

Mike

Looks like they clear with the spacers on - I haven't flex it out to the max but I'll see if I can find somewhere to test it out when I am home again.

shmabs
11-13-2012, 05:14 PM
Very cool, let me know when you get it flexed out. If you could snap a few pictures of the clearance it would be most appreciated! What cargo nets are those?

Mike

City_Rider
11-13-2012, 06:18 PM
You bet, I'll find a ditch to play in.

Cargo nets are Raingler brand (http://www.raingler.com/merch88Toyota.htm)- they aren't cheap but certainly work well for what I am using them for. Seem to be solid construction too. Best part? 3rd gen specific nets! I didn't have to do much measuring when I ordered them - fortunately my sleeping platform is pretty tall and the coverage of their TD90R 4Runner Barrier works out to be pretty darn good. Same for the roof rack cargo net - I just purchased their universal net which measured 42x82 if I recall correctly.

shmabs
01-17-2013, 08:02 AM
Any word on your winter setup hitting your shocks under flex?

Mike

City_Rider
01-17-2013, 08:29 PM
Any word on your winter setup hitting your shocks under flex?

Mike

I'll be home in a few days and I'll find something to flex out on - I don't believe they hit as my shock shafts were clean up to near the top during 'normal' driving... (I have perhaps a bit too much body roll...)

shmabs
01-17-2013, 08:50 PM
Ha ha! Thank you very much, I look forward to hearing what you have found!

Mike

hotman-525
12-02-2013, 09:32 PM
stock transmission?

Rdy2offrd88
12-05-2013, 03:41 AM
Awesome looking rig!!

smiper
12-07-2013, 06:38 PM
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/P6250235.jpg



This pictures cost me 20k.