#t4rv3 1999 4runner Limited build thread

Tuanvuyeah

Member
Continuation of the Coastal Offroad front plate bumper build B7F8A447-1001-4423-87D8-37A14DF5FE07.jpeg106196D3-D5CD-4415-B087-54F83561187C.jpeg

Starting to take shape
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A quick glance of the tight tolerances the bumper kit was built to. Amazing cut & quality. Again, kudos to Brandon (of Coastal Offroad) for not forgetting us (3rd gens) and to remind us that there is always room for improvement
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Maybe some overkill on the pictures, but I always like to apply real world theory when building anything. Things like where the winch mounts and where the bumper could have the most contact with trail obstacles is where I focused most of my welds. I’m sure I did a little overkill but this bumper definitely does not need to be completely welded.
 

Tuanvuyeah

Member
1” Toytec body lift & Coastal Offroad rear plate bumper build A4738F8D-532A-435B-BDBA-5F3F9B3DE75D.jpegBC9A3285-34A0-44E7-A827-6E7780B5803B.jpegF26D36CF-98B3-4EDC-BB97-37E1CA252EED.jpeg

Rear bumper layout
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Removed for some structural welds since they won’t be accessible after side wings are tacked on
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Tuanvuyeah

Member
Finishing the bumper up with the dual swing out 04FC9F01-357B-4122-82A8-A8BFA036C20E.jpegCC5A91C5-FB0D-4379-98C3-7F8E0C5BEC21.jpegA89FCA91-30E4-4D25-9D9A-0C1AB3BAE448.jpeg

Measuring up for when the dual swing outs, swing in.
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Little gussets I added on the side wings if ever I come in contact with a tree/rock on the rear quarter panel hoop bars there is some extra rigidity to furthermore reduce flex
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Tuanvuyeah

Member
After doing the body lift/suspension lift, my rear panhard bar was overextended so did about 3-4 days of research and while there were many “options” to correct this issue, I found that Eimkeith’s approach is the best and most direct for my needs. Here’s some shots of the weld on process. His fitment and quality of bends really made it a breeze for install.
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A shot of before/after the kit was installed. Eimkeith also addresses a couple of other important details for the 3rd gen 4runner as well. Check him out!
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thezentree

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You are doing in like a week what has so far taken me almost two years ...and then some. Can't wait to see this all put together

(ordered my bumper kit a few minutes ago!)
 

Saint Nick

Active member
After doing the body lift/suspension lift, my rear panhard bar was overextended so did about 3-4 days of research and while there were many “options” to correct this issue, I found that Eimkeith’s approach is the best and most direct for my needs. Here’s some shots of the weld on process. His fitment and quality of bends really made it a breeze for install.
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A shot of before/after the kit was installed. Eimkeith also addresses a couple of other important details for the 3rd gen 4runner as well. Check him out!
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Nice work (y) Why did you not consider an adjustable panhard rod?

Nick
 

Tuanvuyeah

Member
Nice work (y) Why did you not consider an adjustable panhard rod?

Nick
Well with just an adjustable panhard bar, you only correct the axle’s position and not the geometry angle of the bar itself. A couple companies sell the drop bracket for the upper mount but that increases roll center. Some sell an extended bracket for the lower mount, and that lowers roll center but the panhard bar is still not within the oem geometry it once was at. So I found eimkeith’s kit to be the best of both worlds and when measuring geometry before and after, verified exactly where I want the panhard bar to be at. I might do a beefier 4-link rear mount in the future and that’s when I might need an adjustable panhard for specific tune-ability. But for now, this suites my exact needs 🤗
 
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