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BGR's Beach Vehicle Build Thread

Discussion in '4th Gen Builds (2003-2009)' started by brutalguyracing, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Apr 20, 2014 at 4:15 AM
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    work in progress
    So i had a 2nd gen tacoma
    Built it - then Totaled it
    Now i have a 2003 v8 limited 4runner
    This is i found her in the lot
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    Don't worry i did not pay that price
    Got her for 10k + ttr
    This is her maiden trip to beach
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    I have a lift planned
    Was supposed to go in this past saturday
    That did not happen
    Oh well

    First mods were
    A rear door open button, i put it here
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    And tapped into wires here
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    I then decided i needed more usb plugs and a cig outlet on dash
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    I made these and the others hot at all times using this method
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    This is the bit i used for the holes
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    Also decided to put in a new head-unit
    Woot lovin bluetooth
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    I had to trim the f#^* out of the trim piece to get her to open and close
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    I then needed some nee rear brake pads
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    I then did an oil change
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    And installed a fram sure drain
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    Also swapped the plugs out for piece of mind
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    Decided the headlights needs a little love
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    Used some plastic polish
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    Then i got some mighty mounts
    8arasana_a9f2963c594f22878d8ac3df39df5ff65735641b.jpg and some slee off road hi lift brackets
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    I then got racks for my racks
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    I needed smaller racks to make room for other things as in jack, shovel, fishing poles, kayak,ect
    These kayak racks are cheap and worked well for me in the past. So i decided to get a set for this truck
    I replaced all hardware with ss as i live in a costal environment
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    10 lbs crap in a 1 lb roof rack
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    Rack in use
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    Then came this mod
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    For this a flowmaster 50 series
    I love the sound and drone is manageable
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    Had a shop weld her in
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  2. Apr 20, 2014 at 4:15 AM
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    Then came this mod
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    Dam short poles
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    I then installed some rain-guards on widows and sunroof
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  3. Apr 20, 2014 at 4:16 AM
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    Made some screens for back driver and passenger windows and sunroof
    https://vimeo.com/103927284
    Also makes getting to my cooler much quieter and easier
    No more opening the door or hatch
    No more bugs wooot

    Got some new rotors front and rear
    Also replaced front calipers and one pass side brake line
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    Also picked up these to make life so much easier
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    Installed some t uca's
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    F U lr
    And removed front sway bar
    Then took her here to locktite the front end
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    I have these waiting to go in
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    And these for the rear
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  4. Apr 20, 2014 at 4:16 AM
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  5. Apr 20, 2014 at 4:16 AM
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  7. Apr 20, 2014 at 4:17 AM
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  8. Apr 20, 2014 at 4:17 AM
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    CV Replacement and Diff Needle Bearing Swap
    i used cvj axles
    part # 9808
    they are about $100 + shipping and core charges
    FRONT DIFF.-----OIL SEAL DRIVER SIDE - TOYO# 90311-47013, --NATIONAL # 710596
    FRONT DIFF.-----OIL SEAL PASS. SIDE - TOYO # 90311-47012, -- NATIONAL # 710595, -- BECK ARNLEY # 0523749

    dealer has a different part # for the 4 runners 9031150045 / 90311a0011 but are the same
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    Replacing needle bearing, shove some cellophane in there so nothing can fall in
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    New seal
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    This works great as a seal driver
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    And i used a harbor freight seal driver kit for driver side seal and solid spacer install
     
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  10. Apr 20, 2014 at 4:21 AM
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    Lca Bushing Pic's and Info

    to do a complete rebuild your stock 4th gen lower control arms you will need new bushings and alignment cams
    i used all moog parts
    front bushings - part # k200772
    rear bushing - part # k200773
    alignment cams - part #k100128
    lower BJ - part # k500017

    then used this method for removing old bushings....
    "not my idea" credit goes to someone who posted a video of their removal process
    http://youtu.be/xTT6uNEcoCc
    basically use a bottle jack to apply some pressure to bushing while heating it with a torch
    i used map gas.....this worked well....so much easier then cutting them out....

    so here is a little step by step.....i am probably forgetting some steps but here it is
    jack up vehicle, place on jack stands, chock rear wheels....
    remove tires
    remove lower shock mount bolt
    mark alignment cams position
    remove the 2 bolts holding the lca to spindle
    remove the the bolts for the lca / alignment cams
    *note the fronts will have a sleeve the rears are just a bolt...
    if frozen then you must cut them out.....i used a grinder and sawzall
    this is a great time to replace your lower ball joints.....
    installation is reverse of removal,
    use a bj press kit to re install the new bushings
    or some big sockets and some threaded rod
    torq to spec ....enjoy more beer
    This is how they look when one cuts them out
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    Used a hack saw
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    This is will bushing removed
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    This is how far new bushing should be able to go in without use of a press
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    This is how i installed the new bushing the rest of way
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    Pics of moog bushings and bolt and cams before install
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    Another bushing install pic
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  11. Apr 20, 2014 at 5:33 AM
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    Installed the kings today
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    Rear icons and skyjacker ext end links
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    Ditched the xreas
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    Dam you
     
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    ARB Bumper, Some Stuff, Some Other Stuff, and some Stuff.
    Shh ban hammer! Reserved
     
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    scratches, stickers, and shredded wheel bearings
    About to do my needle bearing as well, mine is all torn up. Wasn't too hard of a job right?
     
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    Destroyed
     
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    Truth^^^^
    Hit a freaking rock hard yesterday
    Still have oil and tranny fluid tho
    So

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    No not bad
     
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    Got my addy changed finally
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    I really like this one for some reason. Would like a 20'×20' print please.:)
     
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