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nmrunners build v2.0

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (1996-2002)' started by 01nmrunner, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Aug 7, 2019 at 8:35 PM
    #1
    01nmrunner

    01nmrunner [OP] New Member

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    First Name:
    Patrick
    VA
    Vehicle:
    2001 4runner
    Toytec ultimate 3" lift, All Pro UCAs, 285 75 16 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX, 16x8 SCS Stealth 6s
    Well I finally decided to start a build thread over here since my original one was on TW. My wife and I purchased this 2001 4runner for her back in 2013 because my 99 Tacoma wouldn't be big enough to take our growing family out on wheeling trips. Shortly after we immediately ordered a lift (toytec), tires (bfg km2s), and rock sliders (4xinnovations). Well its been a few years since we did the inital upgrades and we've decided it was time for a refresh! So v2.0 of our build will highlight all of the changes we are making along the way.

    The day we purchased it:
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    After installing the lift and tires:
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    How she currently sits:
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    Build Specs:
    2001 4runner SR5 with Sport Package


    Under the Hood:
    -Stock 3.4 V6
    -Auto trans
    -B&M 70268 trans cooler

    Suspension:
    Front:

    -Toytec Bilstein adjustable front coilovers
    -650lb springs
    -All-Pro UCA's
    -1" diff drop
    -swaybar removed
    -ADS 2.5 Ext travel coilovers (ordered)

    Rear:
    -OME 890x rear springs
    -Bilstein 5125 rear shocks
    -Front Tacoma swaybar endlinks on rear swaybar
    -OME 891 springs (ordered)
    -ADS rear piggyback shocks (ordered)

    Wheels and Tires:
    -16x8 SCS Stealth 6 rims
    -285 75 R16 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX

    Armor:
    -4xinnovations rock sliders
    -Brush gaurd (Unknown brand picked it up for free on craigslist)
    -Addicted Offroad front plate bumper (ordered)
    4xinnovations rear plate bumper w/tire swingout (ordered)

    Misc:
    - Extended rear diff breather
    - Tundra Brake Mod
    - Knock off ARB snorkle
     
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  2. Aug 7, 2019 at 9:08 PM
    #2
    01nmrunner

    01nmrunner [OP] New Member

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    Gender:
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    First Name:
    Patrick
    VA
    Vehicle:
    2001 4runner
    Toytec ultimate 3" lift, All Pro UCAs, 285 75 16 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX, 16x8 SCS Stealth 6s
    Shortly after installing the lift and tires we took the 4runner out for a test run to see how it would do.
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    Needless to say it performed flawlessly! We continued to run with that setup for a few years before We did the next mod which was installing a set of all pro uniball UCAs.

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    Shortly after that we decided it was time to upgrade tires. The KM2s we started off with had just become increasingly noisy as they wore and just made for a crappy ride. We ended up changing to a set of Cooper ST maxx's and while we were at it we had them mounted to a set of SCS Stealth 6's.

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    Since we were adding a slightly heavier wheel and tire combo we also decided to do the tundra brake mod. This was super easy to do since there are tons of write ups out there on it.
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    Along the way we had some additional maintenance issues pop up like leaking rear outer axle seals, a leaking rear main oil seal (dealership replaced), cracked radiator. And leaking valve covers. Luckily these were all fairly simple to fix.

    By December of 2018 we had blown our 3rd rear outer axle seal. So I decided it was time to replace the wheel bearings and diff breather while I had everything pulled apart.
    20181109_192154-1.jpg 20181109_211458-1.jpg 20181109_194228-1.jpg

    Luckily I got it all put back together just in time to enjoy the snow and haven't had an issue since.
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  3. Aug 8, 2019 at 6:24 PM
    #3
    01nmrunner

    01nmrunner [OP] New Member

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    Gender:
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    First Name:
    Patrick
    VA
    Vehicle:
    2001 4runner
    Toytec ultimate 3" lift, All Pro UCAs, 285 75 16 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX, 16x8 SCS Stealth 6s
    This brings us to the point where we decided it's time to start refreshing a few things. So we put together a wish list and placed a few orders.
    -ADS front ext travel coilovers
    -ADS rear piggyback shocks
    -OME 891 springs for the rear
    -Durobump bumpstops front and rear
    -Addicted Offroad front plate bumper
    -4xinnovations rear plate bumper w/tire swingout
    -Knockoff ARB snorkle
    And a few other small parts..

    As we've started receiving parts I've been busy removing and installing. The first thing we received was the snorkle.
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    Before installing it I decided to do the taco whip mod and remove the crappy power antenna that didnt work anymore.

    Out with the old
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    In with the new
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    Then came the fun of cutting a giant hole in the fender and mounting the snorkle.
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    Now that Im done with that the next thing will be installing suspension components in the next week or so.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2019 at 7:09 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Good read! Your very mechanically inclined....
     
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  5. Aug 8, 2019 at 7:28 PM
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    01nmrunner

    01nmrunner [OP] New Member

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    Patrick
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    Vehicle:
    2001 4runner
    Toytec ultimate 3" lift, All Pro UCAs, 285 75 16 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX, 16x8 SCS Stealth 6s
    Thanks! I try to do most of my own work if I can. Usually the only problem I run into is not having large specialty tools.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2019 at 11:42 PM
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    Chrslefty

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    Sweet ride. Why are you switching to the 891 rear springs
     
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  7. Sep 6, 2019 at 5:04 AM
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    01nmrunner

    01nmrunner [OP] New Member

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    Vehicle:
    2001 4runner
    Toytec ultimate 3" lift, All Pro UCAs, 285 75 16 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX, 16x8 SCS Stealth 6s
    Thanks! The reason I'm switching to the 891s is to help with the added weight of the new rear bumper and tire carrier.
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    We're also planning on carrying quite a bit of gear for camping.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2019 at 5:11 AM
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    01nmrunner

    01nmrunner [OP] New Member

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    Patrick
    VA
    Vehicle:
    2001 4runner
    Toytec ultimate 3" lift, All Pro UCAs, 285 75 16 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX, 16x8 SCS Stealth 6s
    Forgot to post an update last week, but I recieved my order from ADS and I am excited to get these on!
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    I should have everything installed in a week or so.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2019 at 6:41 PM
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    01nmrunner

    01nmrunner [OP] New Member

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    Vehicle:
    2001 4runner
    Toytec ultimate 3" lift, All Pro UCAs, 285 75 16 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX, 16x8 SCS Stealth 6s
    I had a little bit of free time today so I pulled the factory rear bumper off and test fit the new 4xinnovations plate bumper.
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    Everything lined up perfect with no issues! I'm extremely happy with the quality of this bumper and can't wait to have it painted and installed.
     
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  10. Sep 9, 2019 at 8:53 PM
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    01nmrunner

    01nmrunner [OP] New Member

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    Patrick
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    Vehicle:
    2001 4runner
    Toytec ultimate 3" lift, All Pro UCAs, 285 75 16 Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX, 16x8 SCS Stealth 6s
    Over the weekend I was able to get the bumper painted and installed. Now I just need to get the tire carrier painted and mounted.
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    I really can't say enough about the quality of this bumper. Adam and the guys at 4xinnovations do great work!
    20190909_193102.jpg
     
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