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What have you done to your 2nd Gen 4Runner today?

Discussion in '2nd Gen 4Runners (1990-1995)' started by Bob, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Jul 24, 2016 at 4:13 AM
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    Bob

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    Post in here the latest maintenance, mods or anything else you've done to your 2nd gen lately...
     
  2. Jul 24, 2016 at 10:16 AM
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    v_man

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    Did a day run up to Signal Peak near Tahoe ....

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  3. Jul 26, 2016 at 9:27 PM
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    Kyle11863

    Kyle11863 King of the BS

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    Doug Thorley long tube headers and lots of mud
    Got the timing gear pulled off the cam I pulled off of junkyard 4runner today. Hopefully it's in good enough shape to be traded in as a core for some performance cams :drevil:
     
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  4. Aug 23, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    rmoreno1

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    Hey all new to 4runners just got my 93 couple months ago installed OME lift 32x11.5 15s and hit eagles lake to try it out.

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  5. Aug 23, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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    Oh also ripped cv axle boot rite after so changed it this past weekend. :anonymous:
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  6. Aug 23, 2016 at 5:45 PM
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    great shots... been there once recently great view.
     
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  7. Aug 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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    v_man

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    Took it out to Bald Mtn. near fresno a few days ago .... here's a quick video I made :

     
  8. Sep 20, 2016 at 7:09 PM
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    Picked up a 85 front axle;)
     
  9. Sep 21, 2016 at 5:46 AM
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    Palerider

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    Installed Rago brackets and 4" cube ditch lights. Weather tech mats. Cargo net. Cargo mat. Ordered Gobi rack with ladder.
    :hattip:Great video. Thanks for sharing
     
  10. Nov 14, 2016 at 7:38 AM
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    bthp223

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    Yeah, great video and music choice ! Thanks for sharing
     
  11. Nov 14, 2016 at 7:40 AM
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    Wasn't today, last weekend installed HF 12,000 lb winch on my new to me 1990 4Runner, love this truck. We're a 2 4runner family now
     
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  12. Nov 14, 2016 at 8:08 AM
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  13. Jan 29, 2017 at 6:54 AM
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    I was looking for a bike rack and found Factory Toyota roof mount racks...they say Toyota on them...craigslist 80 buck special14798883_1416541548360364_966279436_n.jpg14741124_1416541571693695_961680621_n (1).jpg
     
  14. Feb 5, 2017 at 12:44 AM
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    still rebuilding the motor, probably gotta replace the tranny and steering gear, i owned it for 5 yrs now and still aint been able to take it out :annoyed::quickdraw:
     
  15. Sep 2, 2017 at 9:28 AM
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    Took advantage of being down in Salt Lake, hit a bunch of junkyards picking up misc hardware that my 4runner is missing.
     
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  16. Sep 3, 2017 at 10:12 AM
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    2 inch OME lift on 33 inch bfg kos
    Installing my 2 inch old man emu lift and my 33x10.5 bfgs.
     
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  17. Oct 29, 2017 at 7:36 PM
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    I have high oil pressure, does this mean the passages are clogged?
     
  18. Dec 26, 2017 at 1:37 PM
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    We got a set of 245/16 Bigfoot AT's for our stock 94 4Runner.

    Needed them before the weather up here in N AZ gets wet.

    I'm a 15 yr Jeep owner before getting the 4Runner last year, so have a lot to learn so wanting to read as much as I can.

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  19. Apr 20, 2018 at 1:14 PM
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  20. Jun 5, 2018 at 11:45 PM
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  21. Dec 16, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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    if you take the running boards off your truck will look lifted without having to buy a lift kit. i have a 94 as well and i just recently did this to my own and it looks way better than i ever thought it would. super easy too just unbolt it.
     
  22. Jan 3, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    Discovered smoke coming out of the engine bay after a short drive to the grocery store. I believe it is the valve covers leaking some oil. Hope nothing else is wrong.
     
  23. Jan 5, 2019 at 8:11 PM
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    Bone stock!
    I pulled my transmission out, replaced the input shaft seal, and got it almost all out back together. Gonna finnish it up tomorrow, hopefully that leak is fixed!
     
  24. Jan 10, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    Rebuilt Engine MLS and ARP on the heads, DT Header, 2-1/2" CARB compliant Flow-Master CAT with 2.0" Bosal CAT back Dayco 1-1/4" Spacers, SkyJacker M-Series Monotube Shocks, Ball Joint Spacers Next.
    Lets see for last half of 2018 I installed a Doug Thorley header and worked out how to put in a Cressida AFM with a $38 eBay (not smog legal) cold air intake. Was rocketing up the interstate 5 highway with my two sons and my oldest's girl friend for a wedding in Yreka, CA and was just about 100 miles (AAA significant) away from home at Castaic Lake, CA. Then the passenger side head gasket let go on the front cylinder as water was spewing from the EGR bung on the Thorley while I has getting it cooled down. Right bummer was this and never made it to the wedding. Six months later, as of late am compiling bits and pieces for a rebuild on the motor and in the interim have engineered a Zirgo 16 diameter electric fan into a custom made shroud that is fixed onto an aluminum radiator ($117 eBay). Deral switch and relay kit will manage the control of the fan. The best part of this effort is that I was able to drill and tap a #6-32 hole into a brass elbow for the thermal switch to be mounted on. This elbow is to direct the petcock drain valve downwards once the skid plate is off and out of the way! It is also on the battery side of the engine compartment and I have been able to consolidate the fans power leads and this switch wiring up behind the windshield washer tank. It is a very clean looking installation. Oh yeah I put a pair of 100 Watt bulb equipped Hella head lamps into the grill with the relay kit powering them. Definitely the business when your in the dark. I can't wait to get this 4Runner back on and off the pavement!
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  25. Jan 20, 2019 at 6:02 AM
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    Rebuilt Engine MLS and ARP on the heads, DT Header, 2-1/2" CARB compliant Flow-Master CAT with 2.0" Bosal CAT back Dayco 1-1/4" Spacers, SkyJacker M-Series Monotube Shocks, Ball Joint Spacers Next.
    Installed a K&N 57-9006 into my Sons 90 4Runner for Christmas sounds great and the filter is now easy to see and service!
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    When over over half open on the throttle body the howl is great, with the windows down it even better!...
     
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  26. Feb 22, 2019 at 4:51 AM
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    Just bought a 95 with 21200 and was wondering if anybody had a suggestion on a company to buy parts?17CD923E-946C-4B01-B385-384FD9C313A8.jpg
     
  27. Feb 28, 2019 at 4:41 AM
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    So the plan for this weekend is to start a multi stage repair/cleanup. Below are the things I will be doing this weekend and will post progress pictures as each thing gets accomplished.
    -Pull off the Intake manifold to change a valve out that has a broken stem (this will prob not get completed this weekend as i still have to wait for the new valve to come in the mail)

    -Pull the front apart (3rd time) to change out the Timing belt, Tensioner pully and water pully. (Timing kit should be delivered tomorrow)

    -Pull the battery and the entire power steering setup out to clean all the grease and crud out then sand and paint the areas that are starting to rust to prevent further rusting (this will be for sure done this weekend if nothing else works out due to waiting on parts to be delivered)
     
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  28. Feb 28, 2019 at 7:05 PM
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    Got my goodies in the mail today so the timing belt project goes down tomorrow

     
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  29. Mar 3, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    Got the new timing belt and pullies installed and the cover put back on, tomorrow i will install the BVSV and reinstall the intake manifold and then cross my fingers i dont have any further timing issues and she will be road worthy


     
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  30. Mar 4, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    RCI Skid Plate CBI Ditch Light Brackets Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 265 70R17 113T Tires 1.25” Wheel Spacers TPMS Bypass Mod Hydrocarbon Filter Removed Merca decal 2” leveling kit front only Black headlights
    Check out rockauto for most things and Amazon has a lot of oem parts at great prices if you have the part number to search by.
     
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