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Just wondering what you put on it for the little bit of lift that you added?

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You'd be surprised... Those are 35s without a bodylift or lowering the front end... and no, he doesn't rub. So its not a truck made to be scratched and dented, its a showcase truck dysplaying his products. Keep it comming Billy!
 

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You'd be surprised... Those are 35s without a bodylift or lowering the front end... and no, he doesn't rub. So its not a truck made to be scratched and dented, its a showcase truck dysplaying his products. Keep it comming Billy!
I am having trouble believing it doesn't rub, especially on the front of the rear fender wells... looks good though.
 

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Ok, short and sweet info update here. The suspension mods are custom rear lift coils with spacers on top. Pan hard has been dropped, sway bar end links extended. In the front it is downey coilovers with a 1.5" spacer on top of the stack. With the coilovers cranked up 2.5" of thread, I am sitting at about 7" of suspension lift. I dropped the front diff 1.375". Swapped all wheel studs to 20 x 1/2 to hold the heavy ass Toyo M/T's and 22x9.5 Helo's (170lbs per corner) on real tight and snug. There is a 1.25" BL. The tires are a 37x13.5R22 MT that measure closer to 38". That should do it for now. The only rubbing I have is the inner frame rail at full lock. I may be dropping the lower arms soon, changing the tie rod ends, changing the front sway end links, etc until I have the travel and ride in the front I want.

When I take her wheeling, which I do quite a bit, I toss on 16" black steel wheels and 35" thornbirds. I will get some pics of that setup posted as time allows. Sliders and a ton of armor are on the way.

Lastly, after cranking up the front end a little more last night, I have a decent amount of front end hop...any ideas? I am thinking that either my lower arms need to be dropped, my sway end links lengthened, or possibly flipping the tie rod ends over to lessen the angle. Any help here would be much appreciated. All in all, she sits 11" higher than a stocker, and front diff clearance after the drop is still over 17". Time to get that rear axle cut and turned! Thanks all.

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Ok, short and sweet info update here. The suspension mods are custom rear lift coils with spacers on top. Pan hard has been dropped, sway bar end links extended. In the front it is downey coilovers with a 1.5" spacer on top of the stack. With the coilovers cranked up 2.5" of thread, I am sitting at about 7" of suspension lift. I dropped the front diff 1.375". Swapped all wheel studs to 20 x 1/2 to hold the heavy ass Toyo M/T's and 22x9.5 Helo's (170lbs per corner) on real tight and snug. There is a 1.25" BL. The tires are a 37x13.5R22 MT that measure closer to 38". That should do it for now. The only rubbing I have is the inner frame rail at full lock. I may be dropping the lower arms soon, changing the tie rod ends, changing the front sway end links, etc until I have the travel and ride in the front I want.

When I take her wheeling, which I do quite a bit, I toss on 16" black steel wheels and 35" thornbirds. I will get some pics of that setup posted as time allows. Sliders and a ton of armor are on the way.

Lastly, after cranking up the front end a little more last night, I have a decent amount of front end hop...any ideas? I am thinking that either my lower arms need to be dropped, my sway end links lengthened, or possibly flipping the tie rod ends over to lessen the angle. Any help here would be much appreciated. All in all, she sits 11" higher than a stocker, and front diff clearance after the drop is still over 17". Time to get that rear axle cut and turned! Thanks all.

MT :)
With all that $$$ spent, couldn't you have gotten better offroad tires than T-birds?
 

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You'd be surprised... Those are 35s without a bodylift or lowering the front end... and no, he doesn't rub. So its not a truck made to be scratched and dented, its a showcase truck dysplaying his products. Keep it comming Billy!

Gimme a break, turn the wheels hard and stuff, and rubber will be all over the rear of the front fenderwells!
 

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The 4 runner looks great. I really like the rims. I'm not much on big rims but those look really good on your rig. Have you changed your gears. I was going to buy some of those tires but they weigh to much for what I want on my taco. Not everyone is always going to like what someone else has. I believe its mainly people being jealous. But who knows post more pics.
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Some people don't want real aggressive tires on a new vehicle. Its not a "toy heeper" its a nice looking rig. For waht he paid for the rims he could have got a "toy heeper" but its a 03 4runner with good all around tires. Looks like the tundra could use some better tread.
 

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lol...thx all i suppose. got the t-birds for free, so i cant complain about that...was thinking claws or boggers...what do you all recommend?? The front fender/tire stuff isnt a prob, but the rear at the front of the fender is, as mentioned by you all. With the 35's it is no prob though...there is 7" of suspension lift there plus the 1.25" BL. Fill me in on your wheelin tire ideas, I am all ears...oh yeah, resolved the bouncing too.

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Some people don't want real aggressive tires on a new vehicle. Its not a "toy heeper" its a nice looking rig. For waht he paid for the rims he could have got a "toy heeper" but its a 03 4runner with good all around tires. Looks like the tundra could use some better tread.

Hey Kieth, put down the crack pipe, and have a closer look. The Tundra is a DD and tow rig, and the 265/75/16 BFG AT's have less than 15k on them....yep they need new, not!

The MT's on the Heep have extremely good tread as well despite the fact that they are pre-KM's, because it sees relatively low street miles. As for the wheels on the TR, they are Champion Baja beadlocks that unfortunately probably cost as much as the blings, but since I have beaten the crap out of them for the past five years without failure, I don't feel quite so bad about ponying up the $$$.

Welcome to the world of real wheelin'!
 

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I hear ya. Just messing with ya man. You never did answer the question I posted to you the other day. "How hard was it to install your motor in the Heeper ?" i will be doing it soon on a 83 4x4 installing a 302.
 

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Boggers are awesome tires for offroad but not at all good for the street 12k is good mileage for them and 15K will tops drag slick bald. I have a set of 33x12.50x15 boggers here at the house the front two only got 7k and were pretty bald and the other two have half tread. they were on a jeep never rotated wore out the front tires. I have TSL Radials and they have been really good tires. Great on the street and really good pulling tires on the trails. I was running 36x12.50x15 only 64 pds per tire. I havent ran MT/r's but i hear they are good tires.
 

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Live4yotas said:
I hear ya. Just messing with ya man. You never did answer the question I posted to you the other day. "How hard was it to install your motor in the Heeper ?" i will be doing it soon on a 83 4x4 installing a 302.
I must have misssed that question, sorry. The 4.3 was a tight squeeze in my '83 Toyo [15 years ago before the powertrain was transplanted into the Heep]; a 302 will be a big PITA. Cooling and exhaust will be the major issues. Good fortune! FWIW, the 4.3 only cost me $250 [a screaming deal!] way back then in '86, and I was into nearly 3 large by the time it was done; it is amazing how the details total up.
 
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