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Pearl's -King Shocks-Dirt King +3.5 -Califab -Metal Tech -Custom Baja Bumper -Doug Thorley Headers

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by MI-FL off roader, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Aug 3, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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    Paint day. Hoping the rain holds off. Tropics are starting to fire up, so this might be quick day.
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  2. Aug 3, 2019 at 8:07 PM
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    Pearl feelin Devilish Tonight. Bumper only weighs 55 lbs with the skid plates. Pretty happy with that as it's not much more than the stock one with the plastic cover. The Shrockworks on my 5th gen with the Super Winch is around 250 lbs.
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  3. Aug 4, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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  4. Sep 13, 2019 at 3:33 AM
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    3 4Runners-NO Plastic bumper covers.Rear Cover Delete.jpg
     
  5. Sep 28, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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    Couple more bumper pics.
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  6. Jan 29, 2020 at 7:44 AM
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    Hopefully soon......
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  7. Jan 29, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    Waiting on header hardware so I used up some paint I had laying around. Before and after....light bar and 2 more pods don't hurt either.
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  8. Feb 6, 2020 at 4:04 AM
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    Doug Thorley Header install going slow but steady. Thought I was going to have to pull the 2UZ, but I'm getting in there and throwing caution to the wind. Taking my time to keep the frustration factor to a minimum though. Took the secondaries out to free up some access under there. Had pretty good luck with Sea Foam Deep Creep getting everything loosened up. Titanium hardware has 12 point nuts, so a standard 6 point socket won't work. Had to use a wrench to reach most of them anyway.
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    Got the passenger side of the 2UZ jacked up and the heat shield off.
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    A little tight in there even with the motor lifted up.
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    Everything broke free relatively easy, passenger side OEM is out!
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    Now to clean with some emery cloth and get the Titanium installed.20200204_123828.jpg
    Passenger side is hanging, now to get the Oil and Trans dip sticks bent just right.
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    The Oil tube gave me a bit of a challenge. I started out trying to use it's old path but realized my mistake, got some sleep, and got it sorted out in the am.
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    Some of the studs are really hard to reach to install the nuts.
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    So I came up with a little trick that helped a lot. A small piece of Gaffers tape worked wonders.
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    Driver side is hanging now, and the clearance on the steering shaft is pretty good. All the header bolts are tightened up and it's on to the rest of the exhaust this morning. 20200205_192945.jpg
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  9. Feb 6, 2020 at 8:08 AM
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    Those are damn sexy. Good work!

    You're going to have to record some audio as soon as you have it all put together.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2020 at 5:01 PM
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  11. Feb 27, 2020 at 8:01 AM
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    Looks sick. Were those lower control arms stock length (apologies if it was mentioned already)?
     
  12. Feb 27, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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    How do the Thorley's sound?
     
  13. Feb 28, 2020 at 3:57 AM
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    Stock length, but they require 1.25" wheel spacers, so the stance is a tad wider than stock.
     
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  14. Feb 28, 2020 at 4:04 AM
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    I have the y pipe installed as well so I don't have cats. So with an old school Thrush muffler that was already on the truck, it has a drone that reminds me of a diesel trans brake growl between 2k to 2.5k rpms. Above that it sounds amazing. Planning on some high flow cats and a Vibrant performance 3" in/out muffler soon. I've tried some phone audio but the quality sucks.
     
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  15. Mar 4, 2020 at 7:03 AM
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  16. Mar 4, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    That sounds so good!

    Is that with the high flow cats and vibrant muffler?
     
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  17. Mar 4, 2020 at 9:50 AM
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    No I wanted a before video to compare. Sorry about that, I'll edit that post.
     
  18. Mar 4, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    That sounds pretty awesome as is!
     
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  19. Mar 4, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    Are they super loud in person?
     
  20. Mar 4, 2020 at 10:22 AM
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    @nimby Lol yea. Listen to this video on a stereo and it's close to what the level is in the cab. Highway cruise with 3:73s is at a good frequency though.
    I'm building this truck for beast mode anyway, so being a little loud is a good thing lol.
    I'll never be able to afford a lot of power out of this thing, but I would love to ruin a Raptors day just once lol. When I put 4:56 gears and some King bumps on there, it will be pretty formidable for a stock length front suspension.
     
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  21. Mar 29, 2020 at 4:58 AM
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    Bumper maintenance and maybe re torque the header bolts today.Bumper maintenance.jpg
     
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  22. Mar 30, 2020 at 10:07 AM
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  23. Mar 30, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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  24. Mar 30, 2020 at 2:34 PM
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    Yea I wish it was more than a couple miles. No rocks around here so this is my jam. IH8MUD!!
     
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  25. Mar 30, 2020 at 2:41 PM
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    I've always been a fan of faster, desert style offroading through sand washes and dirt. Super fun!
     
  26. Apr 3, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    Been needing to do this. It was strapped down inside the cab, MSF -- Major Safety Flaw.4th Gen Hi Lift Mounts.jpg
     
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  27. Apr 3, 2020 at 5:13 PM
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    Demello Bumper Original Version Demello Rock Sliders (Not produced anymore) Baja Designs Fog lights Baja Designs Ditch lights KC lights turn signals Onboard ARB Compressor Rough Country-Black Series Cree 30" Light bar with DRL Rago Fabrication mounting hardware CB/Ham Radio with PA system Big Bad Max air horn Spec D headlights Runner lights on sides of bumper 3 light set up center grill JBA upper control arms Icon Stage 2 lift kit (with icon socks) front and back Body Mount Chop (BMC) Fender Liner
    Holy sheet I love all three. So cool! I want one of each year after owning these things.
     
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  28. Apr 3, 2020 at 5:35 PM
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    Here's the most recent of my three ladies. I wish I could dump a lot more money into the 88' (Granny), she could be a daily with some AC and TLC. 20200218_163455 - Copy.jpg
     
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  29. Apr 6, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    They are an amazing set, I love the Gen 1s
    well done sir. Good looking ladies you have there.
    mud sucks lol
     
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  30. Apr 6, 2020 at 5:47 PM
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    Yea unfortunately I'm surrounded by it lol. Yea my ladies are good trucks. The 1st gen "Granny" as I call her has a lot of potential. The frame is really solid with no rust and no major rust on the body except for the usual windshield spot the size of a quarter. I'm sure there is more under there, but over all she is a clean truck. Runs good too, I've had her doing 75 mph and she was humming. She's been sitting quite a bit lately, and she don't deserve that. https://www.youtube.com/embed/N_lkxedOdAk
     
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