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City_Rider
02-20-2012, 07:00 PM
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

Is now this:
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_4437_zps4030e981.jpg

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/IMG_3738_zpsb50b6ae5.jpg


Front Suspension
- Poly Performance 10" Limit Straps (http://www.polyperformance.com/Poly-Performance-Quad-Wrapped-Ultra-Strength-Limit-Strap)
- Fox 2.5 CO's (http://www.ridefox.com/product.php?make=Toyota&model=Tacoma&t=shocks&year=2004-1995&position=Front&m=truck&p=10&ref=filter) w/ 650# Eibach Coil
- Camburg UCA's (http://camburg.com/all-products/95-04-tacoma2/toyota-tacoma-performance-uniball-upper-arms/)
- Replaced Remote Reservoir Lines with Longer, Blue Lines (accommodates body lift)
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_3771_zpsbacbc8d5.jpg


Rear Suspension
- Poly Performance 14" Limit Straps (http://www.polyperformance.com/Poly-Performance-Quad-Wrapped-Ultra-Strength-Limit-Strap)
- Fox 10" 2.0 RR w/ External Compression Adjustment Valve
- Fox 3" Bump Stops (http://www.polyperformance.com/Fox-2-0-Air-Bump-Stops)
- LC 9.25 Wrap Coils
- Sonoran Heavy Duty Rear Lower Links (http://www.sonoransteel.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_11&products_id=19)
- Toytec Adjustable Rear Upper Links (http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/Fully-Adjustable-Rear-DOM-UCAs-for-96-02-4Runner_p_279.html)
- Toytec Adjustable Panhard Bar (http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/Adjustable-DOM-Panhard-Bar_p_106.html)
- Custom Rear Shock Hoops
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_3776_zps323d10bd.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_3774_zps3c42c055.jpg


Mechanical
- 2nd Gen TRD Supercharger
- URD 2.2" Supercharger Pulley (http://urdusa.com/store/Pulleys-Supercharger-Pulleys/c102_108/p130000053/URD-SuperGrip-Supercharger-Pulley-for-3.4L-Toyota-Trucks/product_info.html)
- URD 7th Injector Kit (http://urdusa.com/store/p1260518512/URD-7th-Injector-Kit-for-TRD-5VZ-FE-Supercharger/product_info.html)
- Doug Thorley Long Tube Headers (http://urdusa.com/store/Exhaust-&-Headers-Headers-Trucks-with-the-5VZ-FE-3.4L-V6-Engine/c93_120_226/p1260518585/THY-507-C-Thorley-Header,-Tacoma/4Runner-95-04-3.4L-V6-no-EGR/product_info.html)
- Borla Pro XS Muffler
- ARB Front Air Locker (http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/c-61628-gears-install-kits-carriers-spider-gears-toyota-toyota-7-5-tacoma-ifs-hp.html)
- Rear E-locker Retrofit (http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/c-61625-gears-install-kits-carriers-spider-gears-toyota-toyota-8-v6-turbo-e-locker.html)
- 4.88 Nitro Gears
- Cadillac CS144 Alternator (http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-gen-t4rs/135318-docs-cs144-alternator-upgrade.html)
- A340 Automatic Transmission Valve Body Shims (http://www.supraforums.com/forum/showthread.php?267655-How-to-make-a-a340-last(56kers-take-a-nap)&) (1-2, 2-3)
- Sonoran Tapered Front Diff Drop (http://www.sonoransteel.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_11&products_id=11&zenid=76626cdc63d3dafa3c4ce23fb92bec99)
- Total Chaos Weld On Spindle Gussets (http://www.chaosfab.com/accessories.php?id=96000#59697)
- Tundra 231mm Calipers - Stock Toyota Pads
- Brembo Rotors
- Custom Blue Extended Brake Lines (Front and Rear)
- All-Pro 1.25" Wheel Spacers (https://www.allprooffroad.com/9602drivetrain/9602wheelspacers)
- Hayden Transmission Cooler
- ARB Breather Kit (http://store.arbusa.com/ARB-Differential-Breather-Kit-170112-P22783.aspx) - Front and Rear Differential, Transfer Case
- ARB Snorkel (http://store.arbusa.com/Safari-Snorkel-For-Toyota-Tacoma-1995-04-SS170HF-P3471.aspx)
- AirRaid Intake (http://www.autoanything.com/air-intakes/61A1850A0A0.aspx)
- AFE Air Filter
- 6" Deckplate Mod
- Moroso Oil Catch Can (http://www.amazon.ca/Moroso-85474-Universal-Air-Separator/dp/B004K9BIY4)
- Odyssey PC-1700 Battery
- TRD White Face Boost Gauge
- PLX DM-100 Gauge (http://www.plxdevices.com/product_info.php?id=WDBDSMAFR_DM100)
- PLX SM-AFR Wideband O2 Sensor (http://www.plxdevices.com/product_info.php?id=WDBDSMAFR_DM100)
- Aeroforce Interceptor OBDII Gauge (http://www.aeroforcetech.com/products_interceptor.html)


Wheels
- Summer:
- 315/70/75 Mickey Thompson MT
- 17" SCS Stealth 6 Matte Bronze (http://www.stealthcustomseries.com/products/wheels/stealth6/)
- Winter:
- 315/75/16 Yokohama Geolander G072
- Stock 16" 5 Spoke Rims


Armor
- Shrockworks Front Bumper (http://www.shrockworks.com/1996-2002-4Runner-Front-Bumper-3rd-Generation-pr-16217.html) with Custom Stinger
- CBI Rear Bumper (http://www.cbioffroadfab.com/products/3rd-gen-toyota-4runner/t4r3-plate-rear-bumper-and-swing-away) w/ Tire Swing Gate, High Lift Mount, Gas Can Mount, Fold Out Table
- Bud Built IFS Skidplate (http://www.budbuilt.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=168&category_id=26&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=170)
- Bud Built Belly Pan Skidplate (http://www.budbuilt.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=168&category_id=26&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=170)
- Lil' Skip Offroad Gas Tank Skid (https://lilskipsoffroad.wordpress.com/)
- All-Pro Sliders w/ Kickout (https://www.allprooffroad.com/96024runnertrailarmor/9602rockguards) - Custom Plated
- Lotus Development Rear Lower Link Skid (http://lotusdevelopmentllc.mybigcommerce.com/rcams-rear-control-arm-mount-skids-3rd-gen-4runner/)
- Inchworm Offroad E-locker Guard


Accessories / Mini Mods
- Recaro Seats (JDM Honda Accord?)
- T-Max 10,000 lb Winch
- Master Pull Winch Stop Thimble (http://www.masterpull.com/atv-winch-stop-thimble-anodized-black/)
- Amsteel Blue 100' 3/8" Synthetic Winch Line (http://www.amazon.com/Amsteel-Blue-Synthetic-Winch-Line/dp/B00GR8L59Y/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1420994834&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=amsteel+3%2F8+100%27+winch+stop)
- Black Hawse Winch Fairlead
- Cobra C75 - WX-ST CB Radio (https://www.cobra.com/products/recreational/c-75-wx-st)
- Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir Relocation
- 60" High Lift (mounted in swing gate)
- Toytec 1" Body Lift (http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/1-Inch-Body-Lift-for-96-02-4-Runner_p_98.html)
- Custom 2.5" Exhaust With Borla XR-1 Muffler
- WeatherTech Floor Mats (Front, Rear) (http://www.weathertech.ca/toyota/2001/4runner/floorliner-digitalfit/)
- WeatherTech Window Vent Visors (http://www.weathertech.ca/toyota/2001/4runner/side-window-deflectors/)
- Bushwacker Flares (http://www.bushwacker.com/search-results?field_make_model_year=58890&field_replacement_part=0)
- Long John Mud Flaps
- VIS Carbon Fiber Sport Hood (http://www.visracing.com/newcatalog/Toyota/4-Runner/1996-2000-4Runner/Hood-3080/1996-2000-Toyota-4-Runner-Oem-Style-Carbon-Fiber-Hood-W-Scoop.html)
- Redline Hood Struts - QuickLIFT Elite (http://www.redlinetuning.com/products_quicklift.html)
- Pressure Operated Hood Lights
- Custom Satoshi Grill
- Custom Made Sleeping / Dog Platform
- ARB Awning and Awning Room with Floor (http://store.arbusa.com/ARB-TOURING-AWNING-ROOM-WITH-FLOOR-2000MM-ARB4411A-P22805.aspx)
- WeatherTech Pet Ramp (http://www.weathertech.ca/petstep/)
- Puma PD-1006 Air Compressor (http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-volt-1-5-gal-air-compressor-Puma-mini-/311218617803)
- 10 Gallon Air Tank
- Air / Water Separator
- Klein 2 Stage
- Custom Limb Risers
- Lev-O-Gauge (x2 - Front to back, side to side)
- JDM Field Monitor (http://www.yotatech.com/f2/hilux-surf-field-monitor-unit-install-116998/)
- Customized Baja Rack - Long Rack (http://www.bajarack.com/4runner-long) - with Custom Wind Deflector
- Shovel and Axe Mounted on Baja Rack
- Raingler Cargo Nets (http://www.raingler.com/#!toyota-merchandise/c1ucb) - x3 on Sleeping Platform, x1 on Baja Rack
- Specter 20 Gallon Black Military Style Gas Cannister (http://www.dstactical.com/product_info.php?products_id=3701&osCsid=5680c9603d2e8120dae5ccad720aea4f) (x2)
- Specter 10 Gallon Blue Military Style Water Cannister (http://www.dstactical.com/product_info.php?cPath=16_53&products_id=47)
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_4424_zpsbde80123.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_4425_zpsa6295b61.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_3550_zpsaa54f8ca.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_3769_zpse7eece36.jpg



Electrical
- OTRATTW Switches - Zombie Lights, Rock Lights, Offroad Lights, Front Locker, Air Compressor, Rear Locker
- Rear Locker 'Stock Wiring' with Indicator Light
- Hella Relay Block (x4 relays)
- Hella 80A Relay for Air Compressor
- Blue Sea Fuse Block with Bussman 120A breaker
- 'Big 3' Upgraded Wiring with Bussman 150A breaker
- BlueSea 300A Winch Disconnect
- Interior Center Console Mounted Winch Controls
- AutoPage C3 RS-1100 LED Remote / Starter / Alarm Combo (http://www.autopageusa.com/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=32265)
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_0455_zps357c5c4a.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_4421_zps19746f72.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_0464_zpsb0ca893a.jpg


Lighting
- PIAA 510 Crystal Ion Fogs with HID Upgrade
- Morimoto D2S HID Projector Retrofit
- Morimoto 32" LED Light Bar on Roof Rack
- Lightforce Striker 170 HID's - Bumper Mount
- TUFF LED Rock Lights (x8)
- TUFF LED 2x2 Offroad Lights
- WeatherTech 3M Protectors for Headlights
- Front Clear Corners
- LED Brake Lights (including 3rd)
- LED CREE Reverse Lights
- Interior Lighting LED Kit
- Blue LED for Cupholders


Audio / Visual
- Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD
- Back Up Camera
- BlueTooth Adapter
- iPod Cable - 80GB Classic
- JBL GTO Speaker Upgrade - Front, Rear and Tweeters
- iPad Mini with GPS


Mods to Come
- Engel Fridge
- Shower Bladder and Heated Water System (Through Radiator)


Wish List
- Long Travel
- Fiberglass Front Fenders
- Hutchinson DOT Approved Beadlocks
- URD Crankshaft Pulley (http://urdusa.com/store/p1230100021/URD-SuperGrip-Crankshaft-Pulley-for-3.4L-Toyota-Trucks/product_info.html)
- URD 2.1 Supercharger Pulley (http://urdusa.com/store/Pulleys-Supercharger-Pulleys/c102_108/p130000053/URD-SuperGrip-Supercharger-Pulley-for-3.4L-Toyota-Trucks/product_info.html)

FLYFISHEXPERT
02-21-2012, 03:35 PM
Very cool! Any pics of the interior and sleeping platform?

City_Rider
02-21-2012, 04:08 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, 06:56 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, 01:34 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, 03:26 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, 05:06 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, 01:36 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, 02:26 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, 07:06 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, 01:24 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, 01:35 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, 03:04 AM
The rock wall you hit wouldn't happen to be outside of Golden, would it?

City_Rider
10-13-2012, 03:20 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, 02:50 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, 03:26 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, 06:14 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, 07:18 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, 09:02 AM
Any word on your winter setup hitting your shocks under flex?

Mike

City_Rider
01-17-2013, 09:29 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, 09:50 PM
Ha ha! Thank you very much, I look forward to hearing what you have found!

Mike

hotman-525
12-02-2013, 10:32 PM
stock transmission?

Rdy2offrd88
12-05-2013, 04:41 AM
Awesome looking rig!!

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



This pictures cost me 20k.

City_Rider
01-10-2015, 03:20 PM
This pictures cost me 20k.

It's only money right???

The 4Runner has been updated since and a bunch more coin thrown at it to get it where it needs to be. Running the best it ever has though - love it.

Here are a few updated pictures - I'll be updating the front page as well with a list of current mods.

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_4437_zps4030e981.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_3738_zpsb50b6ae5.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_0455_zps357c5c4a.jpg

City_Rider
01-10-2015, 04:50 PM
Air Horn Testing


http://vid1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff473/Alv2Rde/4Runner/IMG_3807_zps3t3wkk1p.mp4

SIZZLE
01-11-2015, 03:41 AM
Thanks for reviving this thread, this truck is sick!

City_Rider
01-11-2015, 05:15 PM
Thanks for reviving this thread, this truck is sick!

Thanks! It's been a long, long time coming. That being said, I could not be happier with the end results - it's truly amazing on road, I now need to test it (and myself!) offroad.

I am slowly but surely updating the front page with hyperlinks to all of the items which I've used in modifying the 4Runner. In the past I have used various forum communities as my resources and I should attempt to give back something. Making a master thread also helps with keeping modifications organized and up to date for insurance purposes - ask me how I know...