I wrote up a build thread on another forum, but never did one here.
There are a LOT of awesome 4runners on ExPo, I doubt you will learn anything groundbreaking from me, but here goes...
We bought our 1999 4Runner SR5 4WD in 2000, it had 61K miles on it, but it looked good and ran good. And we got a decent deal.
The stereo was one thing I did shortly after getting the truck. It finally finished out with an Alpine CDA-9856 with iPod, Linear Power XO-3 Active Crossover, Linear Power 2.2HV Amplifier running the two Kicker 10" CompVR subwoofers, Kicker 600.4 amp running Polk Audio components and Kicker mid range rear door speakers.
It remained stock until 2005, when my brother-in-law took my wife and I out on a trail in Mojave in his Jeep Cherokee. The bug was set. We started modding the 4runner. First tires, then some new bilstein coilovers for the front.
I got my HAM ticket pretty early on, and started out with a Yaesu 1802 2M radio. I also had no qualms about drilling my roof, since I'd done that many times before for other reasons on other vehicles. I now have a Yaesu 8800 with the face mounted up front.
The running boards didn't last very long... Those got bent up in the El Paso's coming out of Goler wash. So it was time to call Jason Demello and get some sliders. I assured my wife I did NOT bend them on purpose just as an excuse to get sliders.
The suspension setup was ok for awhile, but having to be left behind because I couldn't follow up Coyote Canyon in Anza Borrego was too much to bear. (in the defense of my 4runner, we were very loaded down with an Oasis Roof Top Tent, and LOTS of camping gear!)
So along came King. I can't find their website, but I think they're still around, ProTrux in San Diego did the lift. (Sorry about the whitebalance here)
These are the Old Man Emu Nitrochargers and their 891 springs. The Spare has since been changed to a BFG AT.
Now that the body is situated where it should be, it was time to work on the electrical system (It's now time again, but that will be a followup post in this thread). With the camping we've been doing, with the thermoelectric fridge (can't afford an Engel yet), I needed a better battery. Enter Odyssey PC1700. Typical fuse block installed as well... Custom bracket welded by a friend.
Here's how she stands today...
Aluminum front and rear bumpers
New Engine with Supercharger
Streamlined tent mounting solution.. (see next post)
Cargo area redone (anyone got a wood shop near Glendale, CA?)
Some other stuff...