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Memphis, TN 4Runners

Discussion in 'Tennessee' started by fajitas21, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Aug 26, 2020 at 7:48 AM
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    If you're not looking for a lift, but instead just want to reduce body roll, I'd recommend the Bilstien 5100's front and back, I'd imagine the entire setup runs $500 for parts.

    As for installs, I have a friend who said he got some work done at a place called Spider Offroad in Southhaven I think. However, if you're wanting to do the work yourself a few of us here can help you, it's not very difficult to do and would take a few hours.

    Bonus, if you go with Bilstien 5100's, the front have a clip you can adjust to remove some of your rake (to level, or just reduce rake some but not completely level for towing and hauling).
     
  2. Aug 26, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    A couple years ago a friend of mine said 4WheelParts was under new managers and was reasonably good. Typically 4WP is kinda a joke but might be worth a call to see what install would run.

    Or, as Fajitas said, It's not that hard. Changing rear coils was most annoying thing to me. If all you do on rear is shock swap, that's like 15 minutes of work. If you buy assembled coilovers for front, also super easy and quick. Swapping your existing springs, tophats, etc to new front shocks isn't that bad of a job either.

    If you have tools and a flat area to work, a couple guys could knock it out in a couple hours.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2020 at 8:38 PM
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    Thanks for the replies. I know my handyman limits and this probably exceeds them. The problem is patience and I just tend to grab a bigger hammer to hurry things along, then they go south. The Bilstein 5100s are probably the route I will take, since I am not trying to gain more lift.

    The boat like ride has got to go. The Eibach lift/level is interesting as well.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2020 at 8:23 AM
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    Understood, I'll ask about that shop and get back with you.

    If you change you mind and want to learn, we enjoy teaching and helping. If you plan to take the vehicle off road, you'll want to learn to fix it on the trail too in case something happens.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    @fajitas21
    I dont know why i thought your 4R had fewer switch blanks. It's the same, right?

    And this is what S2s on Cali-raised low profile brackets looks like.

    20200901_193840.jpg
    20200901_194638.jpg
     
  6. Sep 1, 2020 at 6:54 PM
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    Yea, it's the same. Love those S2's, so slim.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2020 at 2:16 PM
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    Afternoon folks. I’m still new here but was wondering if any of you were in the Memphis area. Me and my buddy went to Hawks Pride on factory street tires and had a blast. Was gonna see if we could get more of us to go, or go riding somewhere.
     
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  8. Oct 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM
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    Thanks for the add here. So have any of y’all met up and gone riding? Also any of you in Oakland?
     
  9. Oct 30, 2020 at 10:03 AM
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    I'm up in tipton county.
    Always see lifted 4runners in collierville but those might be prom queens (just for looks at the golf parties).
     
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  10. Jan 21, 2021 at 4:34 PM
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    I just got a new to me 2012 SR5. But not my first runner. I have owned an 87, 06, 08 and now 12. Only upgrades I have made is all-terrain ‘s and love trail ridding If y’all ever get together
     
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  11. Jan 21, 2021 at 4:35 PM
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    Anybody hear have techstream and could help me program new keys to my ‘12 runner. I’ve lost all of mine and I’m in a tight spot. Or does anybody have any suggestions for a auto locksmith?
     
  12. Jan 21, 2021 at 5:20 PM
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    Sorry man I can't think of anyone offhand with that other than a dealer.

    We did get together a few weekends ago, we'll have to do something again soon.

    Also @Icingdeath sorry I didn't see your post earlier, welcome to the group.
     
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    Hey yall. Taking my 8 year old to Arkansas next weekend to dig for crystals. Staying in hot springs, and digging about an hour from there in Mt. Ida. Have yall done any easy trails around there that you would recommend?
     
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    always love running into fellow memphians..with their 4 runners
     
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    I have not. I tend to stay more North in AR for fishing. But I have been curious about that gem digging place. Let us know what it's like out there.
     
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    Yeah, there are a lot of great trails north of there in the eastern Ouachitas. You use GAIA or anything? I'm linking a gpx file of some good ones in that area below:

    https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/folder/7b9e5655-6ef0-4824-a015-704b7fa5423b/?layer=usfs-recsites
     
  17. Apr 13, 2021 at 10:38 AM
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    I have an AFE Momentum cold air intake with dry filter and prefilter. Lists about $500 new all together.
    Any local interest if i wanted to sell it at maybe $375? Not sure if i really want to yet. Had it on for about 1.5 year maybe, would have to look it up.
     
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  18. May 24, 2021 at 12:13 PM
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    @mem4runner You get that alignment? Let's see a new pic!
     
  19. May 25, 2021 at 6:05 AM
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    Hoping they can work me in for an alignment today, then a carwash, then I'll get some pictures up!
     
  20. May 27, 2021 at 1:02 PM
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    Alignment is all wrapped up, drives like a new truck now. Huge thanks to @fajitas21 for the help and expertise. I'll get some better photos up soon, but here's one to hold you guys over.

    PXL_20210527_192604680~2.jpg
     
  21. May 27, 2021 at 1:53 PM
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    Did you measure to see how much lift you ended up with?
     
  22. May 28, 2021 at 6:31 AM
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    Nope. I really should have measured it up before doing it too, but of course I didn't.
     
  23. May 28, 2021 at 6:45 AM
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    No problem, my built in eye-crometer says the final measurement is "gnarly."

    It doesn't deal in numbers, sorry.
     
  24. May 28, 2021 at 6:47 AM
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    Hey sorry I didn't see this! I hope you're still around. If so, send me a direct message.
     
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    Hey there....Just checking in from Southaven. Lots of nice 4Runners on the road in the greater Memphis area! I'm sure some of them are in this group!
     
  26. Sep 14, 2021 at 12:36 PM
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    Hey Chris, my buddy Dave has an Army Green Pro we've been working on in Southhaven, you've probably seen him around.
     
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    here's my '97 ...263k and running strOng!....I'm based in mid town Memphis

    4runner groove.jpg
     
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