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"Larry" 91 4Runner

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (1990-1995)' started by South Morrow Runner, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    South Morrow Runner

    South Morrow Runner [OP] New Member

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    First Name:
    Dave
    Vehicle:
    91 Tan 4Runner
    Smitty built twin tube bumper, light bar. Lots and lots of new parts added!!
    I picked up this thing as an opportunity to flip it. It was a mechanics special, $200. 330k miles on the 22RE. It needed a harmonic balancer, and what I thought was just reverse gear. Seeing as I'm a mechanic, I thought it would be no big deal. Well I fell in love with it and we named him "Larry" he's not anything fancy but he gets er done...lol.
    I started by replacing the balancer and started driving it. Before I knew it I had 10k miles on it(without reverse) so I decided it was time to fix it and that's where my love affair really began.
    To date the list of part that have been changed goes:
    Harmonic ballancer
    First radiator swap
    Transmission(135k)
    Clutch and flywheel
    Rear brake shoes
    Rear brake spring hardware
    Rear brake wheel cylinders
    Front wheel bearings, races, and seals
    Front brake pads
    Rear window motor
    Rear window/wiper control unit
    Left rear triangle window
    All exterior lights
    Radiator #2(don't get cheap eBay radiators)
    Added radiator shroud
    Fan clutch
    Fan belt
    Smitty built twin tube front bumper
    Autofeel 42" 780k lumin light bar on hood
    New tires
    New starter
    New battery
    New alternator
    New belts
    New shocks
    Seat covers
    Stereo and front speakers
    Heater core
    Reverse gear sender
    Added Asian front hub selectors...5mpg gain on highway
    Added air bags in rear coil springs, ran airline into cab and mounted on driver's seat. Levels rear out and can gain almost 4" of lift. Great for towing




    Will update list as I go, or if I have forgotten anything. Planning on ordering some lockers this month and start making it a more capable 4x4 before I lift 4",and gear change for the planned 35 x12.50s I plan to run.
    I also have all the parts and a short block for a new motor, including a new head and cam. Just waiting for Larry to get a little more tired, or to start to make some noise. That or get a second 4 wheeled vehicle (gots plenty of 2 wheeled)
    Sorry for such a long intro but here are some pics of my runner...to is most recent..
    IMG_20190302_162637335.jpg IMG_20190202_170312361.jpg IMG_20180617_191619619_HDR.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2019
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  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 2:47 AM
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    brownbear

    brownbear Relax

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    Brian
    OB Fl
    Vehicle:
    2018 4Runner TRD OFF ROAD
    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    Welcome from FL.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2019 at 3:05 AM
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    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

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    Welcome! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Apr 15, 2019 at 3:57 AM
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    HoBoDanny

    HoBoDanny Dude...

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    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
    Welcome! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 4:09 AM
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    DGP1961

    DGP1961 New Member

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    Well being a mechanic certainly doesn't hurt! :amen:
     
  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:13 AM
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    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

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    San Diego, Ca.
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    2017 4-Runner SR-5
    Slightly modded
    Welcome.
     
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