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The Dark Knight 4Runner

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

  1. Mar 23, 2020 at 3:44 PM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight [OP] Get off my lawn

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    Got the winch in there by using an 84-86 style grille from rock auto.
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  2. Apr 4, 2020 at 6:12 AM
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    Dark Knight [OP] Get off my lawn

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    Drove 2hrs each way to Charlotte yesterday. 15.5 mpg. Not bad. Wishing I had gone with 4.88 gears instead of 5.29 for highway driving. @ 65mph, RPMs are 3100.
     
  3. Apr 4, 2020 at 9:04 AM
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    You get your hot start problem figured out?
     
  4. Apr 4, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    Dark Knight [OP] Get off my lawn

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    Not completely. I’d like to dig into things further but besides that small drop in RPMs during specific conditions, the engine runs like a scalded cat so I may just live with it. It ran perfect to and from Charlotte. It had 5 hours between stoping and restarting on this trip so the hot start issue didn’t come into play.
     
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  5. Apr 20, 2020 at 4:02 PM
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    Hey man! How is your ARB compressor holding up? Saw the install pics and I'm thinking of the same thing. Do you have an air tank connected as well? Forgive me if you answered these questions and I missed them
     
  6. Apr 20, 2020 at 5:23 PM
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    Dark Knight [OP] Get off my lawn

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    It’s awesome. The arb compressor performance is unmatched. There is no tank. Don’t need one just to fill tires on the 4Runner. The compressor in the truck only runs air lockers. If you want to run tools get the dual model.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2020 at 6:17 PM
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    Great thanks for the info! And yes, I was thinking of getting the dual.
     
  8. May 7, 2020 at 7:59 PM
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    4.7 Tcase incoming. :headbang:
     
  9. May 16, 2020 at 7:37 AM
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    Nice!!! 4.7 with my duals was perfect on the trails
     
  10. May 16, 2020 at 7:52 AM
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    Going to have to wait on the dual ultimate setup, if ever. We’ll see if I get this case before August. I ordered through Dave’s Offroad performance because it seemed the best of options/price point. Then I read tons of reviews saying that Dave’s Offroad performance is terrible to deal with. Hope to be surprised....
     
  11. Jun 29, 2020 at 6:16 PM
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  12. Jul 8, 2020 at 12:49 PM
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    New clinometer. It’s a sweet little gadget and classic Toyota.
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  13. Jul 8, 2020 at 1:13 PM
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    which inclinometer is that? I've been looking at Amazon and other places and cannot find one that doesn't have terrible reviews.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2020 at 1:55 PM
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    That is factory 88 sr5. There are a few on eBay for really expensive right now. When you find one make sure you get the bracket and wiring pigtail. They can be difficult to find for a fair price.
     
  15. Jul 9, 2020 at 4:20 AM
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    Jeff- I have your owners manual if you need it...
     
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  16. Jul 9, 2020 at 7:41 AM
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    Think I'll stick with an Amazon option :D
     
  17. Jul 9, 2020 at 12:13 PM
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    Owners manual? For the truck? Sorry I’m lost....
     
  18. Jul 9, 2020 at 12:14 PM
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    Once in a blue moon you can find one that is not so expensive. I kept my eye on local Facebook for sale and scored one for much cheaper than eBay prices.
     
  19. Jul 9, 2020 at 1:03 PM
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    Yes, I have my old 88' owners manual for the truck if you would like it.
     
  20. Jul 9, 2020 at 1:39 PM
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    Ahh ok. Thank you but I do have the original still in the glove box. Maybe pass it on to a person more in need.
     
  21. Jul 9, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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    I give to the truck and it takes. It would not start this evening when I jumped in to come to work.

    All other electrical components work fine so I’ll start troubleshooting the starter/relay/solenoid tomorrow after I get off night shift.

    I can turn the key, hear one click, and dash lights dim. I have done a little searching around for pointers and have a general direction to go. Does anyone have input or experienced the same?
     
  22. Jul 10, 2020 at 6:37 AM
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    Battery would be my first check, then connections. These things are pretty finicky if the battery is acting up.
     
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  23. Jul 10, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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    My guess is battery or solenoid. Or cable/post corrosion. Seems like summer is always a battery kill time.
     
  24. Jul 10, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    Battery and battery post connections are brand new.

    A little wiggle of the small wire feeding the solenoid coil on the starter and it fired right up. I’ll investigate that connection a little better when I have more time.
     
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