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Trevor's College Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (1996-2002)' started by 4runner52, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Oct 3, 2017 at 6:05 PM
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    4runner52

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    Toytec Ultimate Lift Spidertrax 285 Duratracs Custom Armor 22" lightbar Cobra 19 CB Other Shenanigans
    Hey all,

    Figured I would start a build thread to keep track of my build so far.

    Just before my Junior year of college, I decided that I didn't like dodge trucks and rear-ended a newer Ram 1500 totaling my runner which was mildly built. I decided to keep my totaled runner and swap all the parts onto a new runner.

    The old runner was a 2002 limited

    Before the accident:

    [​IMG]DSC_0045 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    After the accident: (8-7-17)

    [​IMG]IMG_0780 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    The New Rig

    Purchased on (9-8-17)

    I ended up buying a 1999 SR5 which a 5-speed and the e-locker.

    [​IMG]IMG_0744 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    It took about a week before I started tearing the new one down, and swapping parts off of my old 4runner. Since I am a full time student I had only had a weekend to completely swap parts.

    Time-lapse video of a few hours of parts swapping



    Suspension/Tires

    -King 2.5 Extended Travel Coilovers
    -Toytec Boss Rear Shocks
    -Toytec Superflex Rear coils
    -285/75/16 Goodyear Duratrac’s
    -Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks(Removed)
    -Toytec Boss Ultimate Coilovers (Removed)

    Armor


    -Home made swing out rear bumper
    -Budbuilt skids

    Lighting

    -Totron 20 inch Double Row light bar
    -Ebay Flushmount Reverse cubes


    Communications

    -Cobra 19

    Audio

    -Kenwood radio
    -Rockford Fosgate Prime Series Speakers
    -Rockford Fosgate Punch P500X1bd Amplifier
    - JL 10 inch Subwoofer model 10W1v2-4


    Miscellaneous

    -20% window tint on all windows
    -Home-made storage system for cargo area
    -Trasharoo
    -Marlin Crawler Heavy Duty Shifter Seat
    -Removed Running boards

    Future Mods List

    -Front Bumper
    -Smittybuilt X20 winch (have but need winch bumper)
    -Extreme LED 25 inch X6S single row amber/white combo
    -Sliders
    -New windshield
    -Build a power distribution system for accessories
    -Exhaust (Completed)


    Hopes and dreams mod list

    -4.88 gears and lockers
    -Supercharger with 7th injector

    Photos

    Stock

    [​IMG]IMG_0744 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr


    After the lift, tires, and rear bumper

    [​IMG]DSC_0053 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr


    Light bar installed/Running boards removed


    [​IMG]IMG_0809 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr


    Trasharoo installed


    [​IMG]IMG_0810 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    Stay tuned as I continue to build this new runner. I will post photos from trips as well as other information as I continue to spend time working on this project.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2018
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  2. Oct 18, 2017 at 8:50 PM
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    4runner52

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    Ran Top of the World Last weekend. Ended up doing the Kokopelli trail that runs from Fruita to Moab.

    [​IMG]Kokopelli trip by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kokopelli trip by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kokopelli trip by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    A little video of Rose Garden Hill. Based on my research before the trip, I thought Top of the World was going to be the worst part of the trip but turns out that Rose Garden Hill was much gnarlier than I had anticipated. Wasn't much of an issue for me with my short wheelbase but my buddy in his double cab Tacoma needed some healthy rock stacking to get down without body damage. Here's a crappy iphone video showing a short section of the hill. Definitely does not do justice
     
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  3. Oct 19, 2017 at 12:20 AM
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    Great shots
     
  4. Oct 19, 2017 at 12:58 PM
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    Thanks! Just off the iphone. I didnt break out the DSLR once this trip.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2017 at 1:24 PM
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    Spent the day working on some wiring for aftermarket accessories. I wanted something clean and simple so here's what I came up with. I am by no means an electrician and have always been intimated by wiring but I am rather pleased with how this turned out so far.

    Started with this
    [​IMG]IMG_0833 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    Cut, shaped, and braced the ABS plastic to make a tray next to my battery
    [​IMG]IMG_0837 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    Mounted the relays, fuse block, and the terminal block
    [​IMG]FullSizeR (1) by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    Ran the wires
    [​IMG]IMG_0843 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    Mounted the tray in the truck and ran the power wire to the fuse block and grounded the relays.
    [​IMG]IMG_0846 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    Now all that's left to do is run wires to my accessories and switches. Should make for a clean wiring set up when finished. Waiting on some parts before I finish this project but I will update when complete
     
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  6. Oct 29, 2017 at 4:57 PM
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    Here is a nice video my buddy made from our trip to top of the world.

     
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  7. Apr 5, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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    Time for a little update on the build. Lots has been changing since the last post. The switch panel is complete.

    [​IMG]D1CDCE78-B1C6-45CC-8E84-8FCDC5B1775F by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    I blew a toytec coilover so I have since upgraded the front suspension to King extended travel coilovers with Camburg Uniball Arms

    [​IMG]4C773E02-98CB-4FDD-90CD-E6DF0BA7EC35 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    Also added some ditch lights on some simple home made brackets. Project turned out well

    [​IMG]DSC_0161 by Trevor Courkamp, on Flickr

    In addition to the front suspension upgrade I added some toytec boss rear shocks to replace my soft valved bilstein 1500's. The ride is vastly improved.
     
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  8. Apr 24, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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