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Microlander Overland 4runner Build Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (1996-2002)' started by miles.less.traveled, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Feb 26, 2017 at 10:18 PM
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    miles.less.traveled

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    MOABRNR Build Thread

    General Info

    1998 Limited 4runnner
    4x4 4.30 gear ratios with A.D.D. (Automatic Disconnecting Differential)
    Automatic transmission
    Anthracite Metallic 1A1 paint code
    Oak leather interior





    Bought in 2/2015 with 230,000 miles vs. how it sits now 2/2017 with 272,000 miles







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    Modifications and Repairs

    Suspension

    Front:

    Bilstein 5100 5 perch w/Toytec Eibach 620 lb. springs on bottom perch (7/2015)
    Later sold to upgrade to -> 2.0 Sway A Way Racerunner coilovers w/ 650 lb springs (3/2016)
    Later sold to upgrade to -> 2.5 Sway A Way IFP Racerunner Coilovers (9/2016)

    Ebay Uniball UCA (3/2016)
    Camburg Uniball hardware (6/2016)
    New Toyota OEM LBJs (3/2016)
    Total Chaos spindle gussets (3/2016)

    CV axles

    once (5/2015)
    twice (7/2015)
    thrice (6/2016)
    fource (3/2017)

    Steering rack (7/2015)
    Rack bushings (7/2015)
    ITR (7/2015)
    OTR (7/2015)

    ITR twice (3/2016)
    ITR thrice (9/2016)


    Rear:
    Bilstein 5100 rear shocks (7/2015)
    Later sold to upgrade to -> Fox 2.0 remote reservoir 8" travel (3/2016)
    ARB/OME 861 coils (7/2015)

    2.0 Sway A Way Hydropneumatic "Air Bumps" 80 psi (11/2016)
    Box welded upper links/trailing arms (10/2015)
    New custom D.O.M. 7/8" heim joint upper links (11/2015)
    New custom D.O.M. 7/8" heium joint lower links (3/2016)
    New whiteline bushings panhard bar bushings (3/2016)


    Armor

    Addicted Offroad front tube bumper (purchased with vehicle)
    Addicted Offroad weld on rock sliders (purchased with vehicle)
    Rockware rear plate bumper with swing-out tire carrier (6/2016)
    Bent/Dented gas tank and skid (12/2016) repaired (1/2017)


    Exterior

    Warn 9000 lb winch w/ steel cable (8/2016)
    New passenger side front fender (7/2016)
    New (to me) and color matched 1A1 limited style fender flares (7/2016)
    2x 9500 lb. powder coated D-rings for rear bumper (6/2016)

    Satoshi style custom grille with TRD emblem (because supercharger) (8/2016)


    Engine

    TRD black gen. 2 supercharger (10/2016)
    ISR mod. (9/2015)
    Deckplate mod. (purchased on vehicle)
    K&N drop in filter (9/2015)
    Walbro 190 LPH fuel pump (1/2017)
    Power steering reservoir O-ring seal replacement (2/2017)


    Exhaust

    Magnaflow Magnapack 24" muffler (6/2016)


    Interior

    Custom fabricated storage/table system (2/2017)
    Voltmeter, dual 2.1a USB port, 12v plug with constant power switch (10/2016)
    Neoprene seat covers (purchased with vehicle)
    Amber dash lights (6/2016)
    Husky all-weather floor liners (purchased with vehicle)
    Baofeng HAM Radio (5/2016)
    LED interior swap (4/2015)


    Lighting

    Lo/Hi beam Morimoto mini H1 projector retrofit with RGB Halo Rings (2/2015)
    35w 5500k HID bulbs (2/2015)
    2x 7" 55w Flood HID offroad lights (3/2015)
    40" curved windshield lightbar (3/2016)
    48w LED fog lights (6/2015)


    Rear Axle (OEM E Locker)

    New driver side axle seal (11/2015)
    New driver side axle bearing (11/2015)
    New brake shoes (11/2015)
    New brake drums (11/2015)
    New driver side brake cylinder (you can probably guess it ;) )

    Custom fabricated stand alone E-Locker wiring harness (4/2016)
    Changed diff oil synthetic blend (9/2016)

    Front Axle

    Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers (purchased with vehicle)
    231mm 2005 Toyota Tundra brake rotors (5/2015)
    231mm 2005 Toyota Tundra brake calipers (5/2015)
    231mm 2005 Toyota Tundra brake pads (5/2015)
    New (junkyard) 4.30 A.D.D. differential (9/2016)










    I had a 2nd gen 4runner I bought in June of 2013 with a blown engine.

    My buddies and I pulled the engine, sent it off to a machine shop, got it back, threw the engine back in with a bunch of new components fuel pump, clutch slave cylinder yada yada.

    Got it back road worthy and took it to Moab in march of 2014!

    With extremely limited funds (and knowledge), a Hanes manual and a 87 pcs. set of Stanley Sockets from Wal-Mart, It really wasnt too long now thinking back on it.

    Day I bought her 6/2013

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    Just pulled out the engine

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    Hells Revenge in Moab. 100% stock!

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    The day I sold her 11/2015

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    I'm glad I moved up in the world to a 3rd gen!

    My 2nd gen taught me a lot about wheeling, general automotive literacy and instilled my love for these 5-doored mid sized Japanese SUVs
     
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  2. Feb 27, 2017 at 3:35 PM
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    miles.less.traveled

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    First up on the list is a rear E-locker axle swap!

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    Cool little trail above Springville
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    Next up is some lighting! these hazed halogen bulbs in 17 year old housing don't do any favors

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  3. Feb 27, 2017 at 3:51 PM
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    Maiden red rock voyage with a few local guys down to the San Rafael Swell20150328_163458_Richtone(HDR).jpg 20150329_103407.jpg 20150329_091625.jpg 20150329_091637.jpg 20150329_092236.jpg 20150329_103351.jpg 20150328_073222.jpg 20150328_135223.jpg 20150328_205657.jpg 20150328_211400.jpg 20150328_213821_Richtone(HDR).jpg


    The 4runner did great on the trails!

    We did black dragon canyon, buckhorn draw, copper globe and a small portion of the devils racetrack
     
  4. Feb 27, 2017 at 3:58 PM
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    Trip #2 to the Utah desert

    This time down to Elephant hill and the confluence of the green and colorado rivers. Beautiful remote campsite secluded from all the Easter jeep safari shenanigans that were going on the same week(end) we were there.

    Nothing like a good weekend with a good friend and a couple of longnecks to celebrate!

    Oh yeah! I got the halos in :anonymous:

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  5. Feb 27, 2017 at 4:02 PM
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    Another trip to the desert!

    But not before another light bar.

    20" bar.

    Dual color diodes per reflector in the light bar making it way easier to see at night in fog and then also as a general white light bar

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  6. Feb 27, 2017 at 4:06 PM
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    Bought myself a grocery getter!

    1991 Honda nighthawk 250.
    $700
    runs great!

    Borrowed a buddies hitch hauler
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    You can see the eagle eye LED blinkers here at work!


    I love snowmobiling. This is my winter get away. I always have to be able to twist throttles weather it be street bike, dirt bike or snowmobile!

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    The sun popped out while I was coming down big cottonwood canyon after riding so I figure I had to pull over
     
  7. Feb 27, 2017 at 4:09 PM
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    My good friend Jake got a tacoma. 2004 half cab with 6"Fabtech lift with 33x12 goodyear MTRs

    We had to do an inaugural trip up American Fork canyon to see what it could do! 20150511_194011.jpg 20150511_203532.jpg 20150511_234900.jpg 20150511_234939.jpg

    Aaaaaaaannnnnnnnnndddddddddddd I found a rock ledge I had to keep bouncing up.

    Broken CV.

    Broken Rack.

    So under the knife she goess.


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  8. Feb 27, 2017 at 4:18 PM
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    More pictures of AF canyon. 001.jpg 002.jpg 003.jpg 004.jpg 005.jpg 006.jpg 007.jpg



    That rock will not rust now.
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  9. Feb 27, 2017 at 4:22 PM
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    Got her put back together!

    Adventures continue!

    This time, the hunny and I are headed up to backpack Amethyst Basin in the Uinta Mountain Range.

    Amazing area.

    A collapse-able fishing pole is an awesome replacement for a 4.5" LED screen.

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  10. Feb 27, 2017 at 4:23 PM
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    Traded up the 250cc nighthawk for a CBR600!

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  11. Feb 27, 2017 at 4:49 PM
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    Went down to Moab to do some river rafting in the July heat!

    The 4runner towed my buddies 2000 lb. pop up trailer great!

    Our favorite campsite in Moab is on the east side of Baby Lionsback in sand flats rec. area.

    Tried my hand at some better photography than my cell phone

    Nikon D70

    We ran into some CRAZY weather while rafting on the Colorado river. One of the most insane rain storms I have ever been in. It lasted all of 10 min. just while we were passing through the Castle Valley area on the river.

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