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Hey everyone, newbs here checking out the forum. Jen and myself, Robert, just picked up 1988 4-runner. We have been wheeling for years mainly in our Jeep('03 Gold TJ) but wanted to step it up. Still have the Jeep but semi-retiring it for now. We live in San ANtonio and know a few people in TTORA. Hoping to learn from you guys about Toyota's and participate in runs etc. Can't wait to meet and wheel with you guy's. Figured I would also post an intro of sorts here in the TX chapter.

Here are the specs:

All tubing is 1.75 .120 wall DOM.

Engine:
rebuilt 1994 Chevy 4.3 cpi with complete Howell efi harness. The infamous spider injection has been fixed in the rebuild. Damn strong motor for a v6 with plenty of go. Cooling comes from factory gm s-10 radiator using a dual puller e-fan setup, temp never gets over 210 and usually hovers at 190ish. New alternator and plug wires.

Fuel system:
Stock 1988 Toyota tank with new in tank 4.3 gm fuel pump and jegs reusable aluminum filter. Mounted high in the rear portion of chassis above suspension.

Transmission:
1994 4l60e with swapped output shaft from Advanced Adapters to mate to gear driven Toyota cases using their adapter coupling.

Transfercase:
New three years ago from trail-gear, built dual setup with 23 spline throughout. The front case is 2.28 and the rear has the 4.7 ratio. The rear case is twinsticked. Recently upgraded to the marlin crawler front and rear chromolly 30 spline outputs and larger flanges...very beef. Custom skid plate that spans from the front under the engine oil pan to behind the rear crawl box of the transfer case. Protects everything.

Front axle:
1987 CUCV GM dana 60 front with the factory larger inner c's. 4.56 gears and a spooled carrier. yukon 35 spline chromolly outers with spicer life joints and factory 35 spline inners. 4wd factory drive flanges that can be removed and the cover replaced without the drive puck inside in case you break a shaft. High steer arms from PSC with new kingpin bushings. Custom gusseted C's. Full hydro with all components matched bought from PSC. Ballistic cover. Front driveshaft uses 1.75" .250 wall DOM with slip at axle side using 1310 yoke and Toyota flange on frame side.

Rear axle:
1987 CUCV GM 14bolt with disc brake conversion and Detroit. 4.56 gears. Truss for links with the upper portion tied into the rear diff cover. Ballistic cover. Uses rear .250 square tubing for drive line with Toyota flange on frame side, and 1350 joint at the axle side. GLO custom yoke girdles are used instead of straps.

Front suspension:
Fox 2.5 18" airshocks used in a 3 link setup. 5" true up-travel with 13" down travel. All links are 2" .250 wall DOM using Ballistic rebuild-able joints in the 2.63 flavor. The panhard uses 3/4 hiems and bent for clearance 1.75" .250 DOM. Upper third link is on the drivers side and has adjustable height on the frame side.

Rear suspension:
Dual triangulated 4 link using 2" .250 wall DOM and trail-gear link ends. Trail gear ends. Rubicon express lift springs for the front of a zj are used in conjunction with ballistic adjustable coil buckets in the rear. Bilstien 14" travel 5100's are used in the rear.

Tires:
42" cut TSL's.

Wheels:
16.5x12" Stazwork custom double beadlocks with pilot holes for rockwell 6 lug pattern predrilled. Rock rings on the front lip. These wheels are the epitome of stout.

Interior:
front seats are new Corbeau Baja Ultra's (bigger than the baja ss) with 5 point 3"
belts. Stock steering wheel with aluminum dash and console. Art carr shifter and older nakamichi cd player with aux output for ipod. 5" tach and 2 1/16" water/fuel pressure/voltmeter/oil pressure Autometer gauges. 12VoltGuy push button start with ignition and 7 other switches for lights, e-fan, stereo, etc. Check engine light installed in dash. It could use a cover. Rear portion had a baja basket home made out of 1" bent square tube and .065 alum floor.

Winch is a Warn 9500HS with a hawse fairlead.

"123 wheelbase.


Robert and Jen



 

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Welcome, you picked up a very capable yota I have wheeled with Scott before and love that runner. I no longer have a rig but I am good friends with a bunch of Ttora guys and will most likely roll with some of them when they go out.
 

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Hidey-ho neighbor! Welcome to TTORA!

Glad to have another Texan here and great looking rig!
 

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Hey Nathan! Could it be that we sold the land cruiser to come to the dark side (TTORA)?
Hey Jen & Rob... I would never call this the "dark side". :D
 

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hey Jen and nice to meet you robert. Met you once at the last katemcy run before they closed. congrats on the Runner.Welcome to the better darker side....lol. sick looking runner. Hope to see you guys on the trail! You still have the rodeo Jen?
 

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hey Jen and nice to meet you robert. Met you once at the last katemcy run before they closed. congrats on the Runner.Welcome to the better darker side....lol. sick looking runner. Hope to see you guys on the trail! You still have the rodeo Jen?
Adam right? Jen still has the Rodeo and I still have the Jeep. I remember you from the group on waterfall and then meeting you at camp. We are gonna hit up Hidden Falls for a run the weekend of the29th with a couple friends if you or any one else is interested!


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Adam right? Jen still has the Rodeo and I still have the Jeep. I remember you from the group on waterfall and then meeting you at camp. We are gonna hit up Hidden Falls for a run the weekend of the29th with a couple friends if you or any one else is interested!


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yeah I remeber meeting you. That was the last run I had the green taco on. I have a 1993 toyota pickup im in the process of SASing the only thing holding back is the gears are on back order :mad:. I would love to make that run I will let you know for sure. make sure to come out to our TTORA meet!
 

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I can't believe how small the tires on the zoo look compared to the runner...lol

Rob, too bad you could not roll up on Jens tire at the same time.
Still a cool parking lot pic! :D
 

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Robert we might be interested in that run I might just take my toyota pickup IFS to see what it will do before I sas it.
 

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Robert we might be interested in that run I might just take my toyota pickup IFS to see what it will do before I sas it.
Let's do it.....................! I have a few other friends with us that should make for a good time and interesting wheeling.
 

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Damn that is a SICK Wheeling Rig! Looking good witht he now purple diff cover. LMAO. :D

You guys ever wheel with Zu Zoo Inc? (Randy Burelson's crew?) I used to be an Isuzu wheeler before I came o the better dark side of Toyota in 2004...
 
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