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The Dark Knight 4Runner

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by Dark Knight, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Jun 17, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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    Keep an eye out on Oregon craigslist. That's the best place to buy one right now.
     
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  2. Jun 25, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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    How long did the install take you? Just got mine on Saturday and installing tonight
     
  3. Jun 25, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    45-60 minuets with no help.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2018 at 7:59 AM
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    Are your rear mounting holes threaded or did you have to use the stick nuts? Those things suck... FYI for anyone looking at Shrockworks sliders, the rear mounting all aren't threaded on newer models, which makes the install a headache. Talked with the guy at Shrockworks and he suggested making the holes a little bigger in order to get the stick nut through. Wish they would have notified me well ahead of time so I was prepared because their directions are minimal and honestly aren't much help IMO. If you have an older model with threaded holes it shouldn't take long to do the install
     
  5. Jun 26, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    this is one sale right now for $154, how was the install? all just plug and play and do you know the lifespan on these, I'm sure they are better than the old HID bulbs.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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    Mine were threaded. The stick nuts are a total pain in the ass. That what made the installation on my truck take longer.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    I still like the bulbs a lot better than stock. Install was not bad with these either. I have not had any moisture in my headlights and I live in 95% humidity in South Carolina. Can’t say about life span but I’ve seen no issues for over a year.
     
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  8. Jun 26, 2018 at 4:46 PM
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    thanks, now if I can talk the wife into letting me spend some more money, not sure if I want the 4300k or 5000k for color, I think I'm leaning towards the 4300k though. Oh did you have to get the canbus or was it not needed?
     
  9. Jun 26, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    No canbus. I opted for the philips 4300 for reliability and factory look.
     
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  10. Jun 27, 2018 at 9:24 AM
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    Yep the stick nuts don't even fit in the holes so I'm making the holes bigger tonight. Huge waste of time not knowing this ahead of time.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2018 at 12:59 PM
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    Can you remove some of the metal from the stick nut with some metal sheers to make it fit? I would explore that route before messing with making the frame holes bigger.
     
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  12. Jun 27, 2018 at 2:55 PM
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    See that's what I was suggesting I do but the guy at Schrockworks said it would be better to make the frame whole a little bigger to ensure the nut will fit snug to the mounting hole... They added a significant amount of extra mounting hardware so I can try both. Doing it tonight so I'll post my results
     
  13. Jun 28, 2018 at 9:24 AM
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    Update... Completed the install last night and here's my feedback. The holes to thread the stick nuts in are too small so I had to do a combination of trimming the stick nut edges and making the original hole wider using a Unibit drill bit. It was fairly simple to do but man those stick nuts are a piece of work. Still trying to wrap my head around why Toyota stopped threading those holes. Love the look of the slider and they are extremely durable. No pics yet but I will post soon
     
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  14. Jun 30, 2018 at 6:54 PM
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    Some odds and ends today. Fresh herculiner and shifter boot.
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    Have to pick up new transmission fill and drain plugs to change the trans oil. The current plugs will be destroyed getting them loose.
     
  15. Jul 15, 2018 at 10:33 PM
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    More non-4Runner activity
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    I had forgot how small these older trucks were. It’s an awesome daily driver.
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  16. Aug 4, 2018 at 7:24 PM
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    That truck you got is so sweet Jeff, and V6 too!
     
  17. Aug 5, 2018 at 1:24 AM
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    Thank you. V6 is not what I was after but I have learned that if the 3.0 dies on me it is an easy swap to the newer 3.4. Plus I can still do dual cases etc., so it has worked out wonderfully. Especially the rust free part.
     
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  18. Nov 13, 2018 at 3:42 PM
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    New marlin crawler clutch, radiator flush and mud flap restoration. The 4Runner is just sitting these days, I drive the truck every day.
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  19. Dec 17, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    Well here we go.

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  20. Dec 18, 2018 at 12:28 PM
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    Good start
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  21. Dec 24, 2018 at 6:22 PM
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    Progress. Brackets cut and grinded smooth. Wire wheeled and painted. Have to media blast all the other axle parts and reassemble.
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  22. Jan 3, 2019 at 9:37 PM
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    Blasting
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    Much cleaner. Aluminum oxide is not the preferred media, I believe it’s too abrasive. I’ll have to get some glass tomorrow.
     
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  23. Jan 8, 2019 at 7:38 AM
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    Glass bead is the way to go.
     
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  24. Jan 10, 2019 at 3:48 PM
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    Axle is trussed and armored. Hubs renovated. Waiting on hi-pinion diff to get the axle buttoned up.
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  25. Jan 13, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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    I particularly love the incognito flipping of the bird in the blast cabinet.
     
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