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FNG from NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CollinJ, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Jun 3, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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    CollinJ

    CollinJ [OP] TRD Off-Road

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    Decided to drop in after the spam got unbearable at another well known 4Runner forum.

    Picked up my 2018 TRD ORP back in February of this year and within 24 hours was making changes. I don’t have a crazy build thread and don’t plan on going too crazy just yet. I’ll be taking weekend trips with my wife and son maybe once or twice a month for some camping and off roading.

    Realizing I don’t have any “current” pictures of the truck... I’ll have to work on that.

    Looking forward to exploring this forum a bit more.

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  2. Jun 3, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    Welcome to the site :cheers:
     
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  3. Jun 3, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    Welcome over!
    Yeah, we'll see how long that lasts :spy:
     
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  4. Jun 3, 2018 at 1:57 PM
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    CollinJ

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    Well.... got a quote from a local guy to install some new suspension..... soooo ya ha
     
  5. Jun 3, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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  6. Jun 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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    Grumpy Uncle

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  7. Jun 3, 2018 at 4:38 PM
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    JBTRD

    JBTRD As usual, saying something stupid

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  8. Jun 4, 2018 at 4:53 AM
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    brownbear

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  9. Jun 4, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    CollinJ

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    A little better picture of the truck I took when I got back from lunch.

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  10. Jun 4, 2018 at 12:34 PM
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    jester243

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    did you dip or vinyl wrap the front?
     
  11. Jun 4, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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    I ended up dipping it for now. I’ve done vinyl wraps in the past but for this having a few compound curves and being off the truck it was easier to dip.

    I wouldn’t have been able to pull and stretch the vinyl like I’d want to off the truck and on the truck it would have been a weird angle.
     
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  12. Jun 4, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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    The lifts are stupid easy on these things. Save some money and have tools for life, do it yo self!
     
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  13. Jun 4, 2018 at 4:54 PM
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    Tankcmdr

    Tankcmdr The easy way is always mined!

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  14. Jun 4, 2018 at 5:25 PM
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    CollinJ

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    Ya if only I was that confident. I’m pretty mechanically inclined but lack the tools to tackle this install. The back seems super simple but the front needing spring compressors and disconnecting tie rods and sway bars...

    I’m really just looking at the FJ TRD Pro kit that’s on sale, slight lift in the front and maybe some longer springs in the back too.
     
  15. Jun 4, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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    I took my coils and shocks to a local tire shop and had them assemble them for $60 bucks. Was totally worth it. You don't have to mess with the tie rods and the sway bar is two bolts.
     
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  16. Jun 4, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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    CollinJ

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    Hmm I’d not thought of doing that....
     
  17. Jun 4, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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    I've done two lifts using a spring compressor, and my most recent using a local shop to build them. I'll never mess with a spring compressor again haha.
     
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  18. Jun 5, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    CollinJ

    CollinJ [OP] TRD Off-Road

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    I hate you, just bought the suspension kit hahaha wife didn’t want a “big lift” with our 9 month old... fair. 1” in the front and nothing in the rear right now seems right for our needs.

    Just need to figure out which top hats to go with on them and then find a tire shop to assemble them.

    I’m hoping this is as simple as you say or I’ll be headed to VA for help! Haha
     
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  19. Jun 6, 2018 at 2:22 PM
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    CollinJ

    CollinJ [OP] TRD Off-Road

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    Man, no one in the Charlotte area will even assemble the shock and spring for me..... I’ve called 4 local shops, everyone said I had to buy the parts from them.

    Kit arrives tomorrow which is awesome though!

    After much research I am seeing just how easy it is to install but it’s very specific with how it’s installed which is why I’m not sure I would trust a shop to mount the rear res correctly or use he right spring perch up front....
     

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