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Red's totally awesome 3rd gen

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (1996-2002)' started by Large, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Nov 27, 2017 at 5:30 PM
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    Bought a pretty clean 3rd gen, semi-built for $8k .. I plan to make this my primary rig. I've owned 5 - 2nd gen tacos and always wanted a 3rd or 4th gen runner so I scooped it up.
    Has 160k ~ on the odo, and nothing mechanically wrong.

    Mods:
    Shrockworks sliders
    Shrockworks HC rear
    Shrockworks front
    OME rear lift, around 2" or so

    Needs:
    ARB F&R, has a center diff lock which worked pretty well
    More lights - lighting situation at night is abysmal
    OBA, stainless lines probably
    Going to cut off the jerry can holder on the rear bumper, useless to me
    I want to line-x the whole shebang army green or something, maybe cement color
    Projectors in the headlights
    33s, new wheels with more backspacing
    A proper front lift (on spacers now)
    A winch would help but not 100% necessary right now



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  2. Nov 27, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    A group and I went to hidden falls adventure park this past weekend, the runner did pretty good for being on 265s.

    Carnage:
    Front CV broke
    Rear tail light
    Front pinion flange on the drive shaft

    Luckily I knew the CVs were in terrible shape so I had some OEM re-manufactures on order.



    This piece was inside the diff on the add side stuck in the sleeve. Removed the sleeve and lined up the splines best I could and 'gently' tapped on the diff with a rock, and it came out.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2017 at 8:41 AM
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    For those of you that didn't see this on some form of social media this past weekend, this is the remnants of a 5th gen Pro.

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    This was a pretty gnarly obstacle to say the least, the spotter told him to bump it and well he bumped it a little too hard and rolled 1.5 times landing on its side.

    Recovery took about 7 hours, it doesn't look too bad (the angle) in this picture but it's steep and there were lots of huge rocks hindering our recovery. What we decided to end up doing was putting it on its upright position and trying to pull it down, but the problem was the wheels literally melted and it was getting caught on everything on the way down. We rolled it back on its roof and slid it down, I will try to find the vids from this and post them here.

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    Once down here we carefully navigated a duramax and a gooseneck through the trail with relative ease, loaded it up and went on about our day.

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    Literally almost everything melted except the frame and shell..
     
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  4. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:09 AM
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    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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  5. Nov 29, 2017 at 5:40 AM
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    rooster Just trying to make it.

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    That is insane. Never seen anything like it.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2017 at 5:50 AM
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    More carnage.. pinion broke at the flange. I'm only on 32s so this shouldn't happen, buddy thinks the ring gear got in a bind and jammed - when that happened the pinion snapped. Ordered new diffs front and rear, ARBs & 4.56s through ECGS.. should be here in 2 weeks.
     
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    OBA setup ordered, here is a quick reudamentary drawing I did



    I've got a lot of work to do over the xmas holiday. Also have a hot springs trip ORV park trip planned in a couple of weeks which I will report back on.
     
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    OBA system arrived, not sure where I'm going to mount the tank. I want to mound it under where the spare was but I don't want it sticking down. Might just end up mounting it in the back somewhere.
    Quick couplers, fill chuck and ARB deflator arrived as well with some tubing fittings. I wanted to do stainless but it will be at a later date.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2017 at 4:29 PM
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    Got some more parts in. Switches, blank banks and my regulator for the ARB manifold
     
  10. Dec 19, 2017 at 4:15 AM
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    Went out to Hot Springs off road park this past weekend and had a blast. If you check post #6 you'll see that my front diff was broke and my new ones had not arrived yet from ECGS. My buddy happened to have a spare front diff that he let me use so we swapped it out at the park in the wee early morning. It was about 20 degrees.

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    I also swapped out the other bad CV while I was under there, so I had a decent front diff and 2 new OEM cv's (refurb cv's from the dealer that is).

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    And somewhere in there I broke one of my new cv's ... :(
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    Put my old crappy one back in and it worked OK ... until I broke the front diff again in the same manner as the previous one. Snapped right at the pinion flange again ... the flange was spinning around flopping and hitting everything, I think somewhere in there it whacked the t-case / tranny kind of hard because I cannot shift in to any gear now. Truck will start fine but not move at all, and there is no resistance when shifting.

    I think the t-case was removed and reinstalled and also mounted incorrectly by the previous owner or something along those lines. I shouldn't break 2 diffs and 4 cv's with 31.5s while I am driving like a grandma. Needless to say the front IFS is going away soon :spy:
     
  11. Jan 7, 2018 at 5:30 AM
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    New to forum and New 2018 TRD OR. Looking for a place to wheel near San Antonio. And meet other 4R owners to learn mods. Always had Jeeps.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    How the hell did it catch on fire??
     
  13. Jan 16, 2018 at 11:52 AM
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    Welcome, there's a meet this weekend at wolf caves not too far from you. I won't be able to make it unfortunately - work is in the way of me working on the runner. I have all the parts waiting to be installed but no time :(
    No one knows really, but it originated from under the hood.
     

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