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2019 MGM SR5 Build

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Audio_Connect4R, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Jun 7, 2019 at 11:51 PM
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    Audio_Connect4R

    Audio_Connect4R [OP] New Member

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    I've had the 4Runner for about three weeks now but have been ordering parts for many weeks prior to picking her up. Finally got some time to do work on her this weekend. A little back story on this. I am from Northern California but I am down in Orange County visiting friends, one of whom I used to work on cars with many years ago. He is an ex-FJ owner, so this was fun for him (I think). Obviously this is still a work in progress.

    Some of the boxes (6/6/19)
    Method boxed.jpg

    old SR5 wheels and tires in the background with my 285/70/17 Ko2's up front

    Dunlop back ko2 up front.jpg

    The before shot of the factory front driver side suspension.

    Driver side Before.jpg

    Total Chaos spindle gussets front and back shots after they were welded and before they were coated with VHT enamel. Welding was done by Demello-Offroad in Riverside, Ca.
    welded gusset front.jpgWelded gusset back.jpg

    The after shot of the factory front driver side suspension. Parts below:
    FACTORY RACE SERIES 2.5 COIL-OVER IFP SHOCK (883-02-025)
    Total Chaos Urethane UCA's (#96504)
    Total Chaos weld on spindle gussets w/ sway bar mounts (59698-SB)

    Driver side complete w_dust cover.jpg

    Finished for now. For some reason I wasn't thinking about rear shocks. Need to order Fox Performance Series 2.0 Smooth Body IFP Shock (980-24-679). Currently have Cornfed 1" spacer in the rear. Currently on order, Demello Offroad Hybrid Sliders.

    Other than the rear shocks and sliders, my next big project waiting for me is the Stereo system upgrade. That I will have tons of pictures of.

    Here are pictures of this weekends work (6/7/19). Wheels are Method Race Wheels 315 in 17x8.5 w/ 0 offset

    Front driverside.jpg Driver rear angle.jpg


    Driver side.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2019
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  2. Jun 8, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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    ForRun

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    Very cool, nice touch!
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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    WallyT4R

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  4. Jun 8, 2019 at 6:50 AM
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    nimby

    nimby in the drink

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    Eibach Adjustable Front Shocks; Trail Wheels; 285/70/R17
    Nice build!

    What spring rate did you go with on the Fox coilovers? How do they ride?
     
  5. Jun 8, 2019 at 7:14 AM
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    Audio_Connect4R

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    Not sure on the spring rate. Fox uses adjustable 3.0 Eibach® racing springs. The ride is good so far. Nose dive gone and not getting tossed around on "rougher" city roads.
     
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  6. Jun 14, 2019 at 3:24 PM
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    danssr5

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    Did you adjust the coil-over or put it in with factory preset settings?
     
  7. Jun 14, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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    PaulB-2006 T4R

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    Falken Wildpeak AT3W. Matte Black TRD Wheels. Leveled with 2" spacer. All LED interior. Mud flaps deleted. TRD Air Filter. TRD Oil Cap. Heated Front Seats. FJC Shifter. Subaru Kicker tweeters.
    Nice start and you have a good friend.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2019 at 9:19 PM
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    Audio_Connect4R

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    Stupid me just realized there was a "5th Gen Builds" section on the forum. Whoops!
     

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