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Not doing a full build here, but prepping for 315's on 3" of lift

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by bahndrvr, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Apr 26, 2017 at 7:19 AM
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    2003 4Runner SR5 v8 - Temp Front: Top hat spacer 2.5" on Tacoma struts/springs Rear: TJM/King heavy extended Tacoma shocks 315 BFG AT KO2's (35's) Thrush Welded muffler and rear watermelon delete with turned exit K&N drop in, and extra filter delete Strengthened/Welded passenger side front diff mount Front diff drop - due to the top hat spacer and massive droop.... Scion headunit CB Other stuff done, 6th 4Runner:)
    Sawzall, welder, angle grinder and various other items are my friend:)

    Have build threads on toyota120 and T4r.org, will do the bits and pieces and what's required on here for the 35's to fit, first goal is mounted and balanced without rubbing on daily driving, which I have achieved in the back of the front, have to clearance front bumper, and will be doing additional trimming in the evenings.

    The details:

    Top hat spacer 2.5" on top of Tacoma front for around 3.2-3.5" of front lift, have diff drop and no front swaybar, this setup limits up travel and gives a lot of droop, this will help the initial setup as won't have to worry about hitting the top of the tire.

    1.25" wheel spacers all around

    Have SPC upper arms and moog problem solver lower balljoints as well, the rear is a TJM 3" which is King springs and I have Tacoma rear shocks with the 3" extensions, this also limits my up travel in the back, but will have to do some cutting in the rear.

    I will go back later more than likely and add a 1.25 or 1.5" roger brown aka 4Crawler body lift but goal is to cut, bash, weld and seal to make it work.

    Tires arrived yesterday, all work was done this past Saturday that you see here:
    Here we go:

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    Did that as well lol, need a breather for it

    Tight fit, he didn't have extension for his welder
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    Don't waste your breath or time telling me they won't fit, I'll make them fit:)
     
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  2. Apr 26, 2017 at 7:22 AM
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    Let me know if pics are working, not appearing for me but I'm at work, plan in the next few evenings is 2" ll the way around removed from the existing fender, and same from the flare, just trying to work up a device to accurately measure and mark, then will do the cuts. Am prepared to have to remove the pinch weld and move back with the expectation of my body mount chop not being enough, so will remove and move back a few inches if necessary, have to remove carpet anyway, found out I have some open holes in the bottom of the cab on this little excursion, talk about stinking carpet right now:(

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    It got deeper but had a good bottom

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    Yes they high centered! 54B25E5B-1C37-46FD-B9DF-3E33191CE284_zps_42dee43c944bf511129a7e2923ea1a4b0a5c1a63.jpg

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    Looks like the vid of his wife high centering failed in upload, pretty funny she got out and waved her hands then he had to give it a shot I just hooked the strap up and pulled them backwards and was good to go!
     
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  3. Apr 28, 2017 at 3:09 PM
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  4. Apr 28, 2017 at 4:59 PM
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    Good on you for not asking if they'll fit, and instead pulling out cutting tools. :cheers:

    Looking forward to seeing them mounted.
     
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  5. Apr 28, 2017 at 5:02 PM
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    Regearing?
     
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    Lifted on 35s and Relentless Armored, too much to list!
    They fit. We've had 35's on our 4th gen for about 4 years. Wouldnt have done it different.... except maybe try 37's now that it's on +2" Long Travel

    :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Apr 29, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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    Eventually will be 4.56's or 4.88's and add an lsd to the rear to compliment the atrac, possibly are I'm front st same time but will depend on budget when time comes!
     
  8. Apr 29, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    Got a hookup but have to wait till next Saturday evening to get mounted and balanced
     
  9. May 7, 2017 at 9:02 PM
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    Tons more pics to throw on tomorrow when I get time, but long ass day today and most of yesterday and up at 0530

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    Only rubbing I get currently is full stuff on the mud flaps in the rear, easy fix but didn't have time today. There drivers side flare on but no time for the other one. Did some trimming on the flare but far less than I expected to have to do! Tires measure at 34.6 exactly and I love them, going from a worn out E rated to a new C-rated tire was amazing! Old tires even wore out weighed 59.2lbs and the new ones are only 63.1! While doing the tires, i did it all but the weights, was talking and my buddy does gears! We also went though his lot and he had some damn good axles, including a kingpin 60 and matching Sterling rear with stock 4:10's hmm.

    But now knowing this I can probably get my gears and rear spartan for kit over a grand, basically just gear and necessity cost, I would probably do most of it to learn and still throw him 400 or so and save a **** ton!
     
  10. May 8, 2017 at 7:47 AM
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    Did this in the morning the other day, love that the anthracite dip matches the trim perfectly:

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    Drive back at indicates 70mph

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    Drive up indicates 70 on the old 285's:
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    Old and new actually both mounted and balanced for side by side comparison
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    At that point I really started to worry lol

    They are on!
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    Another old vs new:
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    Testing rub when leaving:
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  11. May 8, 2017 at 7:48 AM
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    Full lock flexed still see light!

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    Fronts all good on Poser and test so far, expect to have to do more when in actual offroad butnhave primer, paint, and tin snips at all times lol

    Slight upper control arm contact at full lock and flexed out
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    Only place with bad rub is rear when fully compressed and then only on what remains of my mud flap, will come off asap!
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    Drivers side flare with trimming done, will probably need more and didn't have time to do passenger side yet, how she sits now and drive in:

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    Wow! Looks pretty burly with those 35's. Sweet build
     
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    Nice work! I plan to do the same on a GX470 pretty soon
     
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    looks AWESOME..... Im saving cash to get another 4th gen. I just may go with 35s. I know a few that run them.
     
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    As you know, you and I are running a lot of the same lift stuff. ("Tacoma rear shocks with the 3" extensions") What is the 3" extension?
     
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    6" lift on 35's. SPC Control Arms. Custom Skid Plates. Custom Bolt-on Rock Sliders. 6" lift includes a 2" body lift.
    I know this is an old thread but I wanted to thank you for the education on the fender trimming metal work. I have relocated my body mounts back 6" and have a set of 37s to put on. First,20200906_210508.jpg 20200906_210508.jpg 20200906_210458.jpg I will need to cut back my fender and your wright-up is just what I was looking for. Also still need to cut off the factory body mounts. I'll do that after I do a few "brake checks" at 20, 25 30 and 35 mph. Just to make sure my design and welding is good enough.
     
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    Good to know man, this 4runner is still on here I know his name has aquasport in it but cant remember exactly. I have a 2020 Tacoma now and will be doing cab mount relocate and possibly going back to 35's. For now just the chop and 33's will fit the bill, but doing arb's front and rear and will regear but recent move has the budget tied up for a bit.
     
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    Changed my name for this forum. I still had my boat when I joined the other forum, hence the Aquasport name. You definitely did a fine job chopping for the clearance needed to fit these BFGs. They are still holding up too. Unfortunately she's got quite a few pinstripes these days. But beast mode aint a debutante party.
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