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Agent_Outside: Adventures in a 4Runner Limited

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Agent_Outside, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Feb 22, 2021 at 11:39 AM
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    Are your 255/80s on the TRD Pro wheels rubbing those JBAs?
     
  2. Feb 22, 2021 at 11:42 AM
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  3. Feb 27, 2021 at 1:25 PM
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    I got the rear end assembled last weekend.
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    Since I’m actually working locally for a change I took it into the facility I’m currently work at to do an alignment. First time in 5 years I’ve been able to do my own alignment again instead of having to pay someone to do it.

    I wasn’t overly concerned with the precision of this alignment, the springs are all new so they will settle and my front bumper should be ready for pickup at HeftyFabworks this week so that will be extra weight going on, but ride height changes angles and with replacing the lower arms and all the alignment cam bolts I didn’t want to wait. Realistically in 2-3 weeks I’ll do again after the bumper is added and adjustments are made. Then I’ll really get it dialed in.

    Before measurements at the new ride height [​IMG]

    Eyeballing is for suckers, steering wheel level.
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    After measurements
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  4. Feb 27, 2021 at 1:31 PM
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    While I had it in one of the drivers comes up to me with this awestruck look on his face and he goes “dang dude, that thing is amazing!” He’s looking it all over checking everything out asking questions, he’s like “that is an impressive build, its beautiful.... and to think this whole time I’ve been secretly judging you for driving that burgundy soccer mom SUV” (talking about my Highlander )

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  5. Feb 28, 2021 at 7:13 PM
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    Looks awesome!
     
  6. Feb 28, 2021 at 8:35 PM
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    Did you replace your panhard bar? It looks new so I’m assuming it’s aftermarket.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2021 at 6:01 AM
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    Yes, it’s an adjustable Dobinsons bar
     
  8. Mar 1, 2021 at 6:08 AM
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    You running 2” or 3” in the rear? I’m about to go 3” in the rear and am just on the fence if it’s needed or not.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2021 at 6:21 AM
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    I want(ed) to stay at 2” but unfortunately there’s no 2” heavy load, long travel springs. It’s sitting at almost 3.5” now, I’m waiting for the springs to settle before I decide to get with something else or not. It didn’t need much. The axle was off center about 3/8” prior to installing the bar.
     
  10. Mar 1, 2021 at 6:30 AM
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    Yeah that’s what I’ve seen as well with the 2” springs. I wonder if once it settles if you’ll need to adjust it again? Looks like I’m better off lifting first then seeing if it’s needed to recenter it as I won’t be getting heavy 3” springs, so I expect them to settle maybe slightly under 3” with my gear. Thanks man!
     
  11. Mar 1, 2021 at 6:34 AM
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    The springs all the way around are new and will settle. I should be picking up my front bumper this week and getting that and the winch installed so I’ll tweet the front ride height accordingly, plus I have the the dobinsons adjustable rear control arms coming as well. Everything will get adjusted in a couple weeks and then I’ll align it again.
     
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  12. Mar 1, 2021 at 1:15 PM
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    Forgot to ask but did you add extended brake lines in the rear or do the stock lines work for 3” of lift?
     
  13. Mar 1, 2021 at 2:07 PM
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    With the milage I was going to replace the flex lines either way but I think the stock lines will work fine for 3” lift. I technically have long travel in the back so I went with extended lines (Toytec +2” stainless). You could bolt in the shocks and cycled the suspension without springs to see if one side fully compressed and one side fully extended was enough length. But that was more effort than it was worth when I was going to replace the lines regardless.
     
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  14. Mar 6, 2021 at 8:51 PM
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    Today’s project

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    Some tin snips, a heat gun, dead blow hammer, and a 2x4 got them cut down and flattened out nicely.[​IMG]

    Finished product
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    Then we hit the dirt
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    Had a snack in the shade
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    Then some bags (or cornhole as the hillbillies call it) with my nieces.
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  15. Mar 13, 2021 at 3:11 PM
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  16. Mar 15, 2021 at 9:05 AM
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    I need to figure out something for the hyper blink when using the KC cyclones as front turn signals.
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  17. Mar 15, 2021 at 10:32 AM
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  18. Mar 19, 2021 at 8:43 PM
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    Headed to the cabin for the weekend.

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  19. Mar 19, 2021 at 9:08 PM
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    That was a great cut on that front bumper!!!
     
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  20. Mar 20, 2021 at 4:53 AM
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    thanks, that was the scariest thing I’ve done to the 4Runner yet lol


    I’ve found an oscillating dremel with a drywall jab attachment to be pretty ideal for cutting bumpers
     
  21. Mar 20, 2021 at 10:37 AM
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    Looks good man :cheers:
     
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  22. Mar 20, 2021 at 5:32 PM
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    At first glance(another post) I wasn't a fan of hood mounted traction boards. Was I ever quick to judge, and wrong:oops:. Yours blends perfectly with the rest of your Runner. Nice job!
     
  23. Mar 20, 2021 at 7:29 PM
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    Thanks, I’m still not a big fan of the hood rack though. It’s practical but I don’t like the look. My iKamper tent takes up the whole roof rack so there’s no room there but I have to admit I like having a flat surface to put the solar panel on where minions won’t trample it or trip over cables.
     
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  24. Mar 22, 2021 at 5:05 PM
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    Frickin money pit
    That front bumper makes me wish I’d bought a used 4 runner vs new so I didn’t have that stupid sensor. And I love that rear but maybe you can answer this. Can you install it without the tailgate? I know that’s a lot of the reason most people get it.
     
  25. Mar 22, 2021 at 5:30 PM
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    The bumper comes with the tailgate. The striker plate for the swing arm is mounted to the tailgate so you can’t have the swing arm mounted without it. However, you just missed your change, I just sold one without the tailgate or any of the attachments.

    also I think Hefty has a relocation bracket for the TSS that will make this bumper work.
     
  26. Mar 27, 2021 at 6:25 AM
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    Shrockworks trail rocker panels
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  27. Mar 27, 2021 at 6:28 AM
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    Fixed the hyperblink of the KC Cyclones that I’m using as turn signals with some Morimoto HD resistor packs.

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    I originally started doing a headlight restoration but there were so many small stress cracks and rock chips that I decided to just replace them. So I got some new trail headlights and aimed back to where the originals were. I didn’t want to spend the money for OEM but I’m a stickler for quality so I went for it.

    What a difference with the haze gone.

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    before you take it apart back up about 20 feet from a wall and mark the top edge of the hot spot. Swap the housing then adjust it to realign the hotspot. New out of the box is always aimed low for safety sake. [​IMG]
     
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  29. Mar 27, 2021 at 6:47 AM
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    Last night I was out working in the garage until about 1:30 this morning. If you’ve been following along you’ll remember when I did spark plugs a couple months ago there were a few drops of oil on the top of the spark plug where a small amount had gotten past the seals for the spark plug tube. I pulled the valve covers and replaced the valve cover gaskets, the spark tube seals, the crush washers on the oil feeds, the figure 8 oil control gaskets, the o-ring for the oil squirters, the intake manifold gasket, and the throttle body gasket. Plus I cleaned the throttle body and threw in a PCV valve while I was there.

    That engine is so clean inside!

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  30. Mar 27, 2021 at 8:24 AM
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    Just for reference if anyone is interested
    -Purple is where the valve cover gasket goes
    -Red is where the spark plug tube seals go
    -Yellow is where the crush washers go
    -Green is where the rubber figure 8 and o ring gaskets go

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