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Old 02-19-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Doomys 87 Turbo 4runner Build thread

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This first post has been restructured to provide a better outline on where the runner currently is. The original post in this thread has been moved a few posts down.

This build will be broken into 5 different stages, hopefully being completed in order. If a part pops up for a price thats fair enough, I my get it anyways.

STAGE 1 - Reliabilty
__Buy Truck
____Craigslist $800
__Pull Motor
__Rebuild Motor
____Crackway Racing Engines
____LCEngineering Various Parts
____Engnbldr Rebuild Kit
__Turbo Swap
____CT20 to GT2554R
______LCEngineering Kit
__Motor Install
____Rebuild PS Pump
____New Radiator
______LCEngineering
____Exide Battery
______Exide Edge
__Exhaust
____Full 2.25" Turbo Back
____Borla ProXS Muffler
____Test Pipe
__Transmission
____Trans Cooler
____Shift Improver
__Brake Rebuild
____New Pads & Shoes
____Slotted Rotors
__Interior
____LED swap
____Alpine Head Unit
____Kicker Speakers
____PeelNSeal
____Wet Okole Seat Covers

STAGE 2 - Suspension
__Front End
____Upper & Lower Ball Joints
____Inner & Outer TREs
____TRE Adjuster Sleeves
____1.5" Ball Joint Spacers - http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/...ntSpacer.shtml
____Bilstein Shocks
____Bilstein Steering Stabilizer
____Toyota Recall Steering Relay Rod
__Rear End
____Tacoma Icon Vehicle Dynamics Proressive Add a Leaf
____Bilstein 5100s
____Marlin Greasable Shackles​​​​ - https://www.marlincrawler.com/suspen...s/shackle-kits
____LSPV Drop Bracket - http://www.offroadsolutions.com/prod...-lift-bracket/
__Body Lift
____1" 4Crawler Body Lift - http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/BodyLiftKit.shtml
__Bushings
____Energy Suspension Polyeurethane Bushing Kit - http://www.energysuspensionparts.com...unner_4wd_1987

STAGE 2.5 - Long Travel
__Blazeland LT Kit - http://blazeland.us/pricing/
____3" Flared Front Fenders - http://www.toyotafiberglass.com/4Runner.htm
______Toyota Fiberglass

STAGE 3 - Armor
__Front Bumper
____Plate Bumper With Tube Hoops
____Removable Winch Cradle
____Winch
______Smittybilt XRC8
________Synthetic Line
____Led Light Bar
____Fog Lights
____D-Ring Mounts
______D-Rings
________Daystar Isolators
__Rear Bumper
____Plate Bumper With Tube Hoops
____Tire Swingout
____Jerry Can Mount
__Sliders
____Stubbs Welding SKO - http://www.stubbswelding.com/page2.html
__IFS Brace
____SDORI - http://www.sdori.com/SDORI_Products.html
__Belly Armor
____BudBuilt - http://budbuilt-com.3dcartstores.com...-525_p_17.html

STAGE 4 - Gears/Tires/Lockers
__Front End
____Aussie
__Rear End
____Harrop E-Locker
____Trussed
____Dif armor
____Shaved Drain Plug
__ 4.88 Gears
__Factory SR5 Alloys Beadlocked
__33x10.5R15 BFG A/T


Where we currently sit.



Maint Log:
Engine Rebuild (04/26/[email protected])

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Old 02-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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Nice lookin 4runner for 800, wish I could find one like that around here.....everything costs more. Subscribed
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Congrats.


Gooooood luck.
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Picked this up the other day for $800. previous owner just dumped a ton of money into it chasing a blown head gasket he didnt know he had. anyways, its an '87 4runner SR5 Turbo. 176K miles with auto trans.

only have a few pics of it for now as we've had a busy couple of days, but here they are.

plans are to get a rebuild on the motor, rebuild the turbo(just to freshen it up, it works fine) and fix the misc. little things wrong with it.
will have motor pics sometime soon...

FWIW, the PO just replaced the solenoid for OD, and the trans shifts SMOOTH. and it only blows white smoke under HARD acceleration.
its a little gutless for my taste, but she runs just fine.










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Old 02-20-2012, 12:03 PM   #6
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If it is blowing white smoke you could be damaging the turbo by driving it. I messed up a rebuilt turbo before I found the motor had a cracked exhaust port.
It is a sharp looking rig.

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I can't get over those mirrors. Sooo Purrrdy
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Thanks guys...
Got a couple pics of the motor...




He's happy..


*sigh* pipe dream... Lol... But it's gorgeous...


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looks like it has a new VAFM, and intake piping...
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talked to Ted at Engnbldr tonight... got some great info... hes a great guy to deal with!
gonna be ordering his rebuild kit and sending the head out to him to have some work done on it... also trying to track down a CT20 rebuild kit... one thats decent quality... if i cant find one, i think ill track down a t3 off the 4 cyl mustang...
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picked up a couple supplies today so i can pull the top and start sorting those gremlins out... AFAIK its got a crack in each corner above the rear window, so thats gonna need to get filled in... doing some research and i think ive decided to pull the windows and trim out and clean those up as well...

anyways, Mudbunni wants the top to be color matched to the rig... i think they look better black, but shes gonna be driving it so ill aquiesce to her request.. picked up some Rustoleum Hammer White and some scuff pads... might give it a shot to see how itll turn out... anyone ever used hammered paint on their top?
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Nice find Troy, and wow you got it for a great price .. good luck man !
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Really nice!
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You call her gutless... yet just HOW FAST could your runner go? And HOW long did it take to get to said speed? And I'm not talking about going downhill.... butthead.
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You call her gutless... yet just HOW FAST could your runner go? And HOW long did it take to get to said speed? And I'm not talking about going downhill.... butthead.
not very fast... 16.5 minutes...

LuLu was fast in first and second... it was 3rd thru 5th that messed her up...

anyways, i called her gutless because i wasnt able to mash on the pedal... REALLY build up boost... im sure that shes got some power, but thats not a risk i was willing to take... and first gear really is gutless...
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Great deal on a clean rarer truck. Looking forward to your build.
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You call her gutless... yet just HOW FAST could your runner go? And HOW long did it take to get to said speed? And I'm not talking about going downhill.... butthead.

He used to have sticker speed....



'butthead' must be a term of endearment.

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He used to have sticker speed....



'butthead' must be a term of endearment.
she was talking about my old runner, hab... she had a 3.0...

and, butthead is pretty much a term of endearment coming from her...
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That runner is Cherry! man... $800?! you stole that thing bro!

sorry to hear you where under the wx bunni... hope you're feelin' better...

wish I could find one that nice at that price with a 5spd... I'd be all over it...
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