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Gray Ghost 4Runner

Discussion in '4th Gen Builds (2003-2009)' started by wheelin fun, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Sep 10, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    wheelin fun

    wheelin fun [OP] New Member

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    2006 Toyota $Runner Sport Bilstein 5100 RCI Skid plates Method Wheels Goodyear Duatracs V8, of course :)
    Howdy everyone,

    Wanted to share my build. I am lucky to have gotten the 4th gen Runner with the V8.
    The first big hurdle was getting rid of the XREAS system and replacing it with Bilsteins

    Current mods
    JBA UCA ( caster at 3, this things drives like a dream on the freeway now.
    Bilstein 5100, front at 2nd clip with stock springs
    Method Wheels
    Goodyear Duratrac 285/70/17
    RCI front and mid skid plate
    Lower grille 32 inch lightbar
    Rage FAB lower light bar grille brackets
    First aid kit
    mud flaps removed

    upcoming mods
    RCI Transfer case skid plate
    fire extinguisher and bracket
    Sliders (for the malls :))

    4runner side.jpg
    jba uca.jpg
    method wheels.jpg
    rci skids.jpg
     
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  2. Sep 10, 2019 at 10:38 AM
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    brownbear

    brownbear Relax

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    2018 4Runner TRD OFF ROAD
    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    Welcome from FL.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    wheelin fun

    wheelin fun [OP] New Member

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    Thanks you

    I have learned a lot from the helpful people here.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2019 at 1:38 PM
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    SlvrSlug

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    Slightly modded
    Welcome.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    wheelin fun

    wheelin fun [OP] New Member

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    2006 Toyota $Runner Sport Bilstein 5100 RCI Skid plates Method Wheels Goodyear Duatracs V8, of course :)
  6. Oct 5, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    Monkeywrench

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    Nice work, Love the look!
    I just bought a 07 sport. I need to replace my xreas. I’m new to this site and I’m new to 4runners. Please forgive my ignorance, I’m not a mechanic. Can you tell me more about your mods?

    Did you keep stock springs on front and rear?
    Any spacer used on front?
    What are the red “u” shaped brackets?
    Bilstein 5100 shocks on front and rear?

    I’m trying to put together a parts list so I can get everything.

    Appreciate any help if you have the time
     
  7. Oct 5, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    4Runner fun

    4Runner fun Just the beginning...

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    2019 Black T4R TRD Off Road Premium
    Wrangler Duratracs, center console organizer & trav all 1576 dog divider for the rear. Xpel wrap with ceramic coating. 20% tint on front windows. TRD intake. TRD oil cap Plus parts on shelf & a wish list.
    Welcome Marcel,
    Steve is starting a build thread here (nice build BTW!).
    No offense is meant to anyone. Any questions involving this build is full access here.
    If you have a question about your vehicle or generation in general. Please post in the appropriate thread for those years.
    I am not a moderator or trying to be an ass. I just want to help everyone understand how this works.

    The red brackets are the UCA's (upper control arms). When you lift a vehicle with independent front suspension you must extend the control arms to... well keep shit in line. You can get lower control arms.

    Just spend some time reading & you will learn fast. They are simple trucks built well.
    Congratulations on your new T4R.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    4Runner fun

    4Runner fun Just the beginning...

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    Wrangler Duratracs, center console organizer & trav all 1576 dog divider for the rear. Xpel wrap with ceramic coating. 20% tint on front windows. TRD intake. TRD oil cap Plus parts on shelf & a wish list.
    Steve,
    Welcome from Nebraska. Nice build, I am intrigued.
    I know nothing about that gen so I am sorry I cannot help. Looking forward to the build!
     
  9. Oct 14, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    wheelin fun

    wheelin fun [OP] New Member

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    2006 Toyota $Runner Sport Bilstein 5100 RCI Skid plates Method Wheels Goodyear Duatracs V8, of course :)
    Hi Marcel,

    Sorry for a bit late on the response. I will try to answer your questions

    XREAS = crap in my opinion. I had Pep Boys install the 5100 as the oil can spray to everywhere. They said they were experts and did it for 80 dollars.
    The rear wheel liner had a large spray of oil and the manager said it go all over the mechanic and ground. Now I don't need to worry about it any longer.

    Did you keep stock springs on front and rear? yes I still have the stock springs in rear and coils in front. Had a tire shop install 5100 into the coilovers in front
    Any spacer used on front? no spacers on this 5100 is on clip 2 soon to be clip 3 or maybe Fox shocks or Bilstein 6100 in front. Maybe new springs in rear
    What are the red “u” shaped brackets? Upper Control arm. JBA Offload. Wth this on and caster at 3 degrees it drives like a dream on the fwy.
    Bilstein 5100 shocks on front and rear? yes

    Hope this helps
     
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