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Pg 1- Intro
Pg 2- 5-Spd Swap
Pg 3- Mods, Flexin and getiing stuck
Pg 4- Trips
Pg 5- Tundra Brake Swap
Pg 6- 35" Pitbull Rockers
Pg 7- Valve cover gaskets PITA
1997 4Runner Limited
Got my 4Runner back in September 2010 bone stock 333,000mi. Lift and tires done in week 2 of ownership. The offroad mod bug bit me hard. Nowhere near done yet. So far so good. Florida wheeling was fun but nothing compared to the terrain of Northern California. I'm never home now. Work and wheeling, that's about it. We survived a few snow wheeling trips before the front diff let go on our way back from Bowman Lake. So I hand the front and rear diffs off to my local shop J&M to get the 4.30's replaced with 4.88's and an ARB locker up front. With all four 35 inch Pitbull Rockers turning with 4psi, it feels like an unstopable tank! The Super Charger helps too. Only running it at 4psi due to lack of a tune. No reason for me to go any higher with 360k miles on it. It get's us pretty much anywhere we want to go. The family loves the ability to pass by all the congested roadside camp spots to keep pushing further into the wilderness and enjoy the real outdoors. Who Doesn't?
TRD Super Charged 3.4 V6/R150F 5spd swapped
E-locked rear/ARB up front
Toytec Ultimate 3.5" Suspension Lift
35x12.50 Pitbull Rockers
Addicted Offroad tube bumper
Home built rear tow bar
Smitty Bilt XRC8 winch 100ft synthetic line
Front+Rear sways removed for more flex
Blue wire mod (allows rear diff lock in any mode)
6000K HID's (DDM Tuning)
18" LED Light Bar (DDM TUning)
Loud sound system
Custom built tool/sub box
On board air
Beautiful flat black rattle can paint job (grill paint)
Herculined the sined skirts, fender flares and cargo area
4Runner heplped tear down old fence and stumps to put up new fence.
Full fluid change, anti-skid on the bumper, tool box and blacked out emblems
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oooooh, turty fives :D
Rollin dirty, I like it!
To my friend at Cardomain wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year and may your cars worries be minor and few.
The bed liner is Herculiner. About $80 a kit.
DUde your 4runner is insane, what type of bedliner did you use for the fenders? Been wanting to do that to my tacoma for awhile. 5 stars
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