1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Grocery Gettin' Summa Bish

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Roll Tide, May 5, 2016.

  1. May 5, 2016 at 9:03 AM
    #1
    Roll Tide

    Roll Tide [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1976
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Q
    Vehicle:
    Grocery Retreival Unit
    None, yet.

    Hey!

    Intro here...

    This is the urban assault vehicle, also known as the HoRunner, GG, and Fiona. (Fiona is my wife's pick, it is her daily, so I thought I'd add it. This also lends to the name HoRunner.)

    Anyway, nothing crazy going on with this one just yet. My flogger is a 2001 Toyota Tacoma OR, 5100 lift with Eibach springs. Procomp 7069 matte black wheels...blah blah blah.

    So back to the HoRunner. 2001 Sport, 4x4. Pretty simple. All stock except for the head unit.

    Located in East Central Indiana, obviously an Alabama fan.
     
    Bob, thunderrunner and irishfury like this.
  2. May 5, 2016 at 10:39 AM
    #2
    Bob

    Bob Member Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Member:
    #1
    Messages:
    1,819
    First Name:
    Bob
    SoCal
    Welcome to the site!
     
  3. May 13, 2016 at 1:37 PM
    #3
    irishfury

    irishfury New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2016
    Member:
    #1460
    Messages:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Vehicle:
    1999 Black 4Runner Limited 4wd
    Welcome and Roll Tide!
     
  4. Jan 27, 2018 at 7:39 AM
    #4
    Roll Tide

    Roll Tide [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1976
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Q
    Vehicle:
    Grocery Retreival Unit
    None, yet.
    Alright well, with the Taco getting less and less love, and the Horunner starting to need some love I've decided to start modding the Horunner.

    Plans: The design and direction of this truck will be for mostly on road use, with poor weather being the main battle. In the beginning I will be replacing parts that are wearing like the suspension, bushings, body mounts and such.

    Suspension: Probably go with OME, although I like the Icon stuff, I haven't researched enough if the 4runners have the same CV axle issues that the tacoma's do when you lift them. I know I dont want to mess with that. Probably do UCA's, and some bumps as well.

    @ramonortiz55 are you replacing CV's due to boot destruction often?


    Wheels and Tires: Going to go with a 17 or 18 inch wheel. (I know...most of the offroaders hate the larger wheels.) Since this wont venture offroad unless it absolutely HAS to, I'm going to go with a larger wheel fo' stance bruh.

    Lighting: Retrofit on the headlights, but I'd like to find some glass lenses (stock) instead of plastic. Any suggestions here are appreciated.

    Exterior Accessories: Roof rack, and possibly some aluminum bumpers. Low profile, plate style probably color matched.
     
    scottalot and MellyMel like this.
  5. Jan 27, 2018 at 9:13 AM
    #5
    Bob

    Bob Member Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Member:
    #1
    Messages:
    1,819
    First Name:
    Bob
    SoCal
    Sub'd :popcorn:
     
    scottalot likes this.
  6. Jan 27, 2018 at 9:15 AM
    #6
    Roll Tide

    Roll Tide [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1976
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Q
    Vehicle:
    Grocery Retreival Unit
    None, yet.
    Start of the log
     

    Attached Files:

    scottalot likes this.
  7. Jan 28, 2018 at 8:34 AM
    #7
    Roll Tide

    Roll Tide [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1976
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Q
    Vehicle:
    Grocery Retreival Unit
    None, yet.
    scottalot likes this.
  8. Jan 29, 2018 at 12:33 PM
    #8
    ramonortiz55

    ramonortiz55 New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Member:
    #590
    Messages:
    1,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ramon
    Vehicle:
    2001 4runner limited silver millenium
    Hey bud,

    I havent replaced CVs yet. I ended upgrading my CVs to prevent issue with the boots tearing.
     
    scottalot likes this.
  9. Jan 29, 2018 at 12:33 PM
    #9
    ramonortiz55

    ramonortiz55 New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Member:
    #590
    Messages:
    1,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ramon
    Vehicle:
    2001 4runner limited silver millenium
    Wait. I just remembered, my boots did tear. So yes, I had to upgrade. I havent had issues since then.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2018 at 4:48 PM
    #10
    Roll Tide

    Roll Tide [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1976
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Q
    Vehicle:
    Grocery Retreival Unit
    None, yet.

    What did you upgrade to, if you're still around...hahahhaa
     
    scottalot likes this.
  11. Nov 5, 2018 at 5:35 PM
    #11
    ramonortiz55

    ramonortiz55 New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Member:
    #590
    Messages:
    1,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ramon
    Vehicle:
    2001 4runner limited silver millenium
    CVJ Axles
     
    scottalot likes this.
  12. Nov 5, 2018 at 5:40 PM
    #12
    scottalot

    scottalot Stockalot

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Member:
    #7442
    Messages:
    761
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Charleston SC
    Vehicle:
    2018 T4R offroad
    To be determined
  13. Nov 5, 2018 at 5:46 PM
    #13
    Roll Tide

    Roll Tide [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1976
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Q
    Vehicle:
    Grocery Retreival Unit
    None, yet.

    Explanation? CVJ?
     
  14. Nov 6, 2018 at 8:30 AM
    #14
    ramonortiz55

    ramonortiz55 New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Member:
    #590
    Messages:
    1,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ramon
    Vehicle:
    2001 4runner limited silver millenium
    No need to explain.

    CVJ Axles - Its the company name
     
  15. Nov 6, 2018 at 9:00 AM
    #15
    Kyblack76

    Kyblack76 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2018
    Member:
    #5354
    Messages:
    547
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Layton, Utah
    Vehicle:
    18 TRD O.R
    I'm just here cuz i saw ROLL TIDE on the header, and wanted to say "right on" as Alabama made me 850 bucks over the weekend, and kept me positive, money wise all weekend, with that shut out win at LSU. Im not a crimson supporter, but I do like money :)

    Woot!

    Carry on ;)
     
    Roll Tide [OP] likes this.
  16. Nov 9, 2018 at 5:41 PM
    #16
    Roll Tide

    Roll Tide [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1976
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Q
    Vehicle:
    Grocery Retreival Unit
    None, yet.

    Which ones did you order? Factory replacements or the ones that are made for modified vehicles and offroad use?
     
  17. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:50 AM
    #17
    Roll Tide

    Roll Tide [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1976
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Q
    Vehicle:
    Grocery Retreival Unit
    None, yet.
    Now that spring is around the corner, I will start ordering some parts soon.

    First things first. The alternator needs replaced. Not a lot of sparkly fun here...Probably just to go RockAuto.com and pick up a replacement.
    Next will probably be suspension and exhaust work. This vehicle has been so loud since we bought it. The airbox was modified, and howls like a ricer. I replaced it with a Volant box and it helped a little bit, but when I get higher into the RPM's, it is deafening. So, I think I'm going to replace the headers, catalytic converters and muffler as well as all pipe. Move to a complete stainless system.

    Next will be suspension and bushings. I have acquired quite a squeak with the suspension. Also will look to replace the brakes. I have a Power Stop kit in the garage. Just been waiting for the timing to be right to be in there to go ahead and do it.
     
    scottalot, jgcaps and HoBoDanny like this.
  18. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:07 AM
    #18
    HoBoDanny

    HoBoDanny Dude...

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2019
    Member:
    #8697
    Messages:
    969
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    2004 SR5 V6 4WD 4Runner
    RCI Skid Plate CBI Ditch Light Brackets Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 265 70R17 113T Tires 1.25” Wheel Spacers TPMS Bypass Mod Hydrocarbon Filter Removed Merca decal 2” leveling kit front only Black headlights
  19. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:27 PM
    #19
    Roll Tide

    Roll Tide [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1976
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Q
    Vehicle:
    Grocery Retreival Unit
    None, yet.
    Looks like I'll need a new wiper motor as well.

    They dont much care for high speed. Lazy bastards.
     
  20. May 30, 2019 at 7:25 AM
    #20
    Roll Tide

    Roll Tide [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1976
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Q
    Vehicle:
    Grocery Retreival Unit
    None, yet.
    20190528_165729.jpg
    Alright y'all....


    Operation: Freddie 4runner Lives is in full swing.


    After sitting under a tree for almost a year, through a harsh winter here in Indiana, I have resurrected Freddie from the dead.


    First order of business was to get it at least running again.

    -New battery
    -New alternator
    -Timing belt and water pump service
    -New accessories belt

    Once I got this done, some other little demons reared their ugly heads. Aside from my OCD ticking like a time bomb about the current state of the paint and interior cleanliness, I need new tires, suspension, headlight, tail light, front passenger side turn signal issue and exhaust and brakes.

    Once I got it up and running, I pulled it into the garage and started a painstakingly slow process of cleaning it up. Hit the windows with some glass cleaner and let it sit. Warm bucket of soap water to clean all the door jams and nooks and crannies to get the tree smutz off. Then I took it to a DIY car wash and pressure washed it and scrubbed it with a brush. (Typical, I know.) This didnt get it completely clean on the outside. The roof was still covered is dirt and debris.

    I removed the roof rack and cleaned the bars and checked the rubber on the bottom side to make sure it was still in good condition. While I had the roof clear, I took it to a local Blue Beacon Truck Wash and had it cleaned using high pressure and good chemicals. this also strips the paint of all waxes. NOW IT IS CLEAN! Reinstalled the roof rack when I got home. Will remove the support bars (3) to polish and wax later.


    I am happy to report the exhaust has been repaired utilizing a OEM style muffler (this thing was crazy loud...like, white trash loud) and the turn signal issue in the front passenger side was remedied. I also changed the brakes on the front to Powerstop slotted and drilled rotors and sport pads. Stops much better now. Like, completely different vehicle. The brake pedal is firm throughout the entire braking process.

    New tires went on this week as well. Cooper S/T Maxx in stock size, 265/70 R16.

    I have a new headlight sitting on the work bench at home. I think I will simply swap the glass lens from the new headlight to the factory housing. (I'd like to do a retrofit, but that is not in the budget right now.

    I also ordered some of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D5S74KT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    [​IMG]

    and a new license plate for the front:
    [​IMG]


    This is how Freddie sits now!

    20190528_165729.jpg
    20190528_202951.jpg
     
  21. May 30, 2019 at 8:01 AM
    #21
    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Member:
    #6172
    Messages:
    4,471
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    San Diego, Ca.
    Vehicle:
    2017 4-Runner SR-5 P. Kings, Built Right uca’s, Durabumps, RSG sliders
    Slightly modded
    Looks good, nice work.
     
    Roll Tide [OP] likes this.
  22. May 30, 2019 at 8:02 AM
    #22
    Roll Tide

    Roll Tide [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #1976
    Messages:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Q
    Vehicle:
    Grocery Retreival Unit
    None, yet.

    Thanks for the kind words!
     

Products Discussed in

To Top