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What did you do with your 3rd gen today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Shauncho, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Apr 7, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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    Shauncho

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    Simple as that...I'll start.

    Not today but yesterday I painted the grill emblem. I know, not much but it's something. I'll post close up pics later.
     
  2. Apr 7, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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    Emelianenkov

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    Had a local 3rd gen owner come by complaining of a loud clanking sound over bumps in the rear end.

    Took it for a test drive (not bad for a 3.4!) and hit a bump. Knew what it was instantly.

    Crawled under with a flashlight and I was right. His springs sagged so much that I couldn't even fit my index finger between the bump stop and the spring plate on the axle!

    Also his shocks are totally dead. The thing bounces like a 70's caddy on stock shocks. Bounce for days!

    Might be doing a lift install but who knows
     
  3. Apr 7, 2014 at 8:23 AM
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    4Running Daily

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    Installed my savage skids. Those things are beefy.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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  5. Apr 8, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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    Zbaldo

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    image.jpg image.jpg Installed all pro sliders today
     
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  6. Apr 8, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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    Nice! Can't wait to throw some sliders on mine too!
     
  7. Apr 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM
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    If any tip is give is do the paint right and have patience
     
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  8. Apr 8, 2014 at 3:14 PM
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    oh yeah...I've fucked up many a paint job trying to go quicker than I should have.
     
  9. Apr 11, 2014 at 9:52 PM
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    Murph

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    Gave it a much needed bath. No rain in the forecast? Doesn't matter. It still rained.
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  10. Apr 11, 2014 at 10:45 PM
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    TheArkMaster

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    Finally got around to painting my sliders and bumper. Should be on within the week, Then off to Rock Therapy
     
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  11. Apr 12, 2014 at 7:05 AM
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    Ol'Blue

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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'm going to clean the nasty thing.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2014 at 7:09 AM
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    4Running Daily

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    I parked it and left it. Cya in 12 days 4Runner. Don't drip all your oil on the ground while I'm gone please.
     
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  13. Apr 14, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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    Took it on Pilot Rock Truck Trail yesterday. I'll be going back many times to check out the rest of the trails in the area.

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  14. Apr 14, 2014 at 5:42 PM
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    image.jpg Threw a Revtek 3" suspension lift on my 2001 toyota 4Runner
     
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  15. Apr 16, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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    Spent $200 on 4 new tires and wheels off craiglists. I'm happy image.jpg
     
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  16. Apr 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM
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  17. Apr 18, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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    Finally swapped out my dying stock lift gate shocks.
     
  18. Apr 25, 2014 at 8:55 PM
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    Started working on rebadging the lift gate. Plastidip and a customized updated OEM look.
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  19. Apr 25, 2014 at 9:30 PM
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    5th gen badge?
     
  20. Apr 26, 2014 at 3:24 AM
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    Just a repositioned 3rd gen badge. I'll get an overall shot of the lift gate today when I get everything finished up.
     
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  21. Apr 26, 2014 at 10:21 PM
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    Finally got around to installing the Snorkel.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Apr 27, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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    Ok. So I didn't get that overall shot taken yesterday. I did attempt to change my lock cylinder on my new lift gate. That's a real pain. You have to remove the window regulator/motor and the tag surround. On the positive side, I learned how to remove the tag surround without breaking the mounting clips. :)
     
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  23. Apr 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM
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    "Not all who wander are lost"
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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    Lets see:

    Engine Power Flush
    Crank Seal
    Cam Seals
    Water Pump
    Timing Belt
    Idler Pulley's
    Thermostat and gasket
    Timing Belt
    New Coolant
    Techron in the tank

    Clean under the hood from last wheeling trip

    And I HOPE THIS CURES MY FING RATTLE I can't seem to find in my truck for the last year now. ERRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

    Drives me nuts.

    Blue
     
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  24. May 2, 2014 at 2:21 PM
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    Took it out on a short run on Holy Jim Trail on my lunch hour.
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    Timing belt done. Been due for 5k
     
  26. May 9, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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    And this is why replacing bad ball joints is important, kiddies

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  27. May 12, 2014 at 12:11 PM
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    Bronco's Peak can be ruthless, good thing you have been upgrading your rig's armor with some serious Savage tighty whiteys. I bet that gold paint increases the scratch protection from the Honda Civics in the mall too.
     
  28. May 12, 2014 at 12:15 PM
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    :ballchain: Argh....I would lose by coveted parking spot if I left for a lunch hour jaunt.
     
  29. May 12, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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    Rain or shine I love my Shrockworks bumper :drunk:
     
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  30. May 18, 2014 at 9:37 PM
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    Taken care of... Today I fixed my winch and also aired out my tent from camping!

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