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When I’m not Wrenchin’ on the Tundra - First Gen 4Runner

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by NateG, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Feb 28, 2020 at 6:44 PM
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    NateG

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    Before and After Zuk mod done today.
    5vz swapped 5spd ‘88 runner
    Any one else here with first gens?
    Let’s see em!

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  2. Feb 28, 2020 at 10:40 PM
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    BestGen Free Kyle!

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    My '88 I've owned for 20 years now. Started off completely stock. It's evolved a little over the years.IMG_0260.jpg IMG_0492.jpg IMG_0928.jpg
     
  3. Feb 28, 2020 at 11:07 PM
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    Got to love a nice old 4 runner ! Way to keep the dream alive boys , that just goes to show you why we all love Toyota’s !
     
  4. Feb 29, 2020 at 3:51 AM
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  5. Feb 29, 2020 at 4:23 AM
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    Hammerdog YCMTSUP

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    Tint Bed cover Red Tow Hooks TRD Intake 7 inch BDS 22x12’s 35 Toyo’s Rigid ditch lights RC light bar in bottom grille One bad ass stereo
    I’d love to find one of these that is not ragged out.
     
  6. Feb 29, 2020 at 4:23 AM
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    Clean as f!
     
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  7. Feb 29, 2020 at 5:43 AM
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    JohnLakeman

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    This was my first Toyota...beginning of love affair. Traded for the Tundra. Pictures taken just before sale, Thanksgiving 2016.

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  8. Feb 29, 2020 at 6:00 AM
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    Man oh man, tell me you didn't trade that in to a dealership, much less the same one you bought from?!

    No relatives wanted it??????????????????
     
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  9. Feb 29, 2020 at 6:09 AM
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    That one of the nicest I’ve seen I a long time!
     
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  10. Feb 29, 2020 at 6:09 AM
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    What is BAT?
     
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  11. Feb 29, 2020 at 6:11 AM
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    Is be smiling like a mofo driving that thing around!
     
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  12. Feb 29, 2020 at 6:26 AM
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    Nah, no way I would EVER sell or trade to a dealer. I should have said "replaced" with the Tundra.

    Sold it to a young guy that wanted to get into camping in rough country...$8900. I amortized my original investment pretty well; I bought it for $13500 in January, 1987, with 13K miles on it. It had an engine rebuild due to my ignorance, a couple of master cylinders, brake pads, but otherwise nothing but normal maintenance.

    It broke my son's heart when I sold it. I needed something new for primary transportation, and I couldn't afford to give it away. It was tired with 189K miles, needed tires, interior plastic was turning to dust. My wife thought it was questionable for a long trip, but I would have driven it to El Paso if needed.

    But, I am too old to be standing on the side of the road. Adventure is for the young. :D
     
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  13. Feb 29, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    Not janky, just a cheap alternative. Actually rides better too believe it or not.

    I’ll be the next dingle berry putting a 1.5” bjs in the front ;)

    only get to drive mine 4 months out of the year here in Canada... was a Nevada truck before we imported it, rust proofed it and condemned it to summer driving only as there isn’t even surface rust on the frame...

    How long have you had the soft topper? I like the look of them better than my KTT. The ktt has a loose fit. Drives me nuts
     
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  14. Feb 29, 2020 at 2:49 PM
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    I've been running a 1.5" bjs for about 6 years now. Never had any issues whatsoever. And I've run every black diamond in Big Bear. Just make sure to get a quality one from 4crawler, not a cheap chinesium one off ebay or Amazon.
     
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  15. Feb 29, 2020 at 3:35 PM
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    Yep that’s my plan. Are you running 4crawlers diff drop?
    Have you adjusted your torsion bars?
     
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    No. Not running the diff drop. Have not adjusted the torsion bars either. Didn't need to with the pinch-weld mod. Even before I lifted it, the 33s cleared. They only rubbed when turning at full lock. Make sure to get it aligned immediately after installing. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Feb 29, 2020 at 5:21 PM
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    I've had a a couple, this is my 86' that I still have (bought in 91). 600HP death machine! I was able to blow wheelies. I've blown up everything 2 or even 3 times and finally rebuilt everything myself until it was bullet proof. I've put it aside for a while (kids) but will get her running again someday.

    Here's how she sits today...
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    If I keep my 97 FJ 80 I think I’ll eventually LS swap it the d Ed Nguni is kinda a turd it had a lot of low end but it’s just not impressive, although it just keeps running . I might sell it soon !
     
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  22. Mar 3, 2020 at 1:24 AM
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    I was raised on Chevy with my father , he has a 59 corvette , 54 2 dr hard top and a 36 Chevy short window pickup. I’ve definitely crossed over owning nothing but Toyota’s and Honda’s but American muscle is still ok , I work on a lot of 6.0 and 4.8 liters at work and I’ve seen plenty go 3-4 hundred k , that’s not to shabby . I agree that Toyota is generally for superior but the last platform is pretty damn well built .
     
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