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RedRunner87's aka "Operation Mall Crawler" Build Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (1996-2002)' started by RedRunner87, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Feb 18, 2016 at 9:01 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    I just purchased a 1996 T4R Limited w/ E-Locker and figured I would start a slow build thread. This is called "Operation Mall Crawler" because my friend(who owns a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon) doesn't think 4Runner's can offroad.

    As she stands right now:
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    CURRENT MODS
    Grey Wire Mod
    285 KO2's
    Toytec BOSS w Superflex
    SS Panhard
    Ultra Gauge
    AIRAID MIT
    Drifter CB Mount
    Adventure Off-road Fab Sliders
    Weathertech's
    Rear Diff Breather
    Relentless Fab Predator Bumper
    Superwinch Tiger Shark
    PIAA 510's
    CBI Ditch Light Brackets
    Hilux 167 Snorkel

    2017 Plans
    - Steering Rack
    - Inner and Outer Tie-rods
    - Caliraised LED 20W OSRAM LED 2X2 POD
    - 9" Amazon ARB knock off off-road lights
    - Tundra Brake Upgrade
    - CVJ's


    My 1st vehicle ever was my 1986 4Runner(where RedRunner_87) comes from. Was kept stock, with 31" Interco Trxus tires. That thing went everywhere and never left me stranded, I regret selling this every day. Had the power package(power windows, door locks and mirror's) and mint interior and exterior.
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    My 2nd "offroad" rig was a 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited. Had a Rubicon Express 3.5" Super Flex lift, Trail Ready Rear Bumper and 32" BFG M/T's. It was super flexy but man I broke something almost every time I went out.
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    After I sold the Grand Cherokee, I bought an 88 Toyota P/U. Didn't last to long until the engine blew up.
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    Finally was able to save up and get myself a 3rd Gen w/ E-locker.
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  2. Feb 18, 2016 at 9:02 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    Got my Plasti Dip wheel kit in today as well as the Ultra Guage. Got the 1st 2 pages set up on it, and found it is throwing a P0120 and P0121 Error Code. So I have added a TPS to my maintenance list. Which could be why I getting a hesitation and when I was on the freeway my RPM's would suddenly drop and then pick back up. Anyway here is the Ultra Gauge set up for now. Might move to a different mount in the future.
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    1st Page Set Up(need the Engine Temp since my gauge doesn't work)
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    Error Codes
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    I have the DIPYourCar wheel kit, Plasti Dip for the grill and fender flairs, TRD stickers and now the new Passenger Side Headlight and Clear Corners. Just need it to not rain for a couple days on my days off so I get it down. Next step is all maintenance parts.

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  3. Feb 18, 2016 at 9:02 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    Got the new Passenger side headlight and semi-adjusted. Plasti dipped the grill as well and I think it looks much better than the chrome. Debating doing the bumper black or keeping it chrome. Should probably replace the driver side headlight sooner or later as well.

    Nice little hole in the headlight
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    New Headlight
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    Black Grill
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  4. Feb 18, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    Got the running boards off, and it makes it look like I got a little lift. Blacked out the rims and emblems. I got half the limited cladding black, debating if I want to keep it black or make it silver again. Tomorrow is engine day.
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  5. Feb 18, 2016 at 9:04 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    Got the AIRAID MIT, OEM Plugs and NGK Wires on it. Still getting the P0304 Misfire code. This about all the work that is going to into it for awhile. I have to move to Southern Colorado so I hope it makes the trip. Then I will spend a month at training so it will end up sitting while I do that.

    Before
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    After
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    and got the Driver Side headlight in
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  6. Feb 18, 2016 at 9:05 PM
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    RedRunner87

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    Double cup holder installed
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  7. Feb 18, 2016 at 9:05 PM
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    RedRunner87

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  8. Feb 18, 2016 at 9:08 PM
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    RedRunner87

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    Parts are continuing to pile up
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    Toytec BOSS, 1" Diff Drop and Super Flex rear coils
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    Updated

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  9. Feb 19, 2016 at 9:19 AM
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    "Not all who wander are lost"
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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    I like were this is going Sir! Nice work man.

    Blue
     
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  10. Feb 19, 2016 at 9:31 AM
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    RedRunner87

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    Thank you. It's been a slow process, but hopefully it speeds up here in a couple months.
     
  11. Feb 19, 2016 at 12:46 PM
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    SixthSnail

    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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  12. Feb 19, 2016 at 1:10 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    Do you have a build thread on here?
     
  13. Feb 19, 2016 at 1:10 PM
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    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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  14. Feb 19, 2016 at 1:11 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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  15. Feb 19, 2016 at 1:14 PM
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    SixthSnail

    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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    My TW one is more involved because this site is kinda low traffic.
     
  16. Feb 19, 2016 at 1:16 PM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    This is true. I figure I will be on TW a lot more, but I like this layout a lot better than T4R. Figured I would give this a shot and see how it goes.
     
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  17. Feb 19, 2016 at 1:17 PM
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    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Same here. Hoping this site picks up speed as I hate T4R.org's layout. Too used to the TW layout haha.
     
  18. Feb 19, 2016 at 2:11 PM
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    RedRunner87

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    285/75/R16 BFGoodrich AT KO2's ordered. Two parts need then my lift collection will be done.
     
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  19. Mar 11, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    RedRunner87

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    Got my Adventure Offroad Fab sliders installed
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  20. Mar 13, 2016 at 9:13 AM
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    RedRunner87

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    Toytec BOSS Lift installed, sway bars removed.

    All packed up
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    Toytec extended bump stop
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    Sonoran Steel Adjustable Panhard
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    Superflex vs stock
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    Rear is done!
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    Getting the front done
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    All done
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    Time to stretch her out
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  21. Mar 13, 2016 at 10:44 AM
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    Looks good, bigger tires in your future?
     
  22. Mar 13, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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    RedRunner87

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    I have 285 KO2's sitting in the garage. Need to get an alignment and get those mounted
     
  23. Mar 18, 2016 at 8:31 PM
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    RedRunner87

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    New Shoes
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  24. May 13, 2016 at 6:35 PM
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    How is that Ultra Gauge working so far? Honestly have never seen it before your thread and it honestly caught my eye, thinking of getting it as well, any feedback since youve gotten it?
     
  25. May 13, 2016 at 6:39 PM
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    RedRunner87

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    I really like it. Since the early 4Runner didn't come with a way to track Trans Temps the Ultra Gauge is perfect. The gas mileage is slightly off, but it gives you a decent idea of what you are getting. It is really nice to be able to see and clear codes as soon as you get them as well. I would highly recommend them.
     
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    Will be ordering one in the newr future then! Have you by any chance regeared your truck for 33's or regauged your spedometer since youve put on the new tires? I have bigger tires on my taco but havent gotten the chance to do all of that, and if it would make a difference..
     
  27. May 13, 2016 at 6:52 PM
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    RedRunner87

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    The gas mileage was off even when I had the stock size on it, but I have't regeared or corrected the speedo. Like I said it gives me an approx of what I cam getting, and I know how far it is off. Doesn't bug me.
     
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  28. Jun 7, 2016 at 8:35 AM
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  29. Jun 7, 2016 at 8:43 AM
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  30. Sep 23, 2016 at 8:09 AM
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    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    A quick preview

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