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Old 01-18-2010, 08:51 AM   #1  
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habanero's 1996 4Runner Build-Up Thread

As it was when I bought it in 05

Things were totally worn out. Knew it was time to do something when I put camp showers in the rack, went to jump off the tire I'd stood on to reach and realized my feet were lightly trapped between the body and tire! Granted, there was a lot of weight in/on it, but Doh!

So this is as it currently sits, dirty unwashed little heathen that it is.....

Sonoran Steel System 1.2 lift
Michelin A/T LT285/75r16

And so it begins.


bye bye bumper gap....



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A vague table of contents of stuff I've done and posted about so I can find it when I need to....updated to pg 186 currently.....latest mod Counteract balance beads post 3361

A/C bad expansion valve 262, 263, 265, 266 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index14.html
Air Bags for the rear suspension 2548 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index128.html
Air Bag musings with moderate load 2563 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index129.html
Alternator replace with newer junkyard alt with more amps and fewer miles 3288 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index165.html
Antenna, anatomy of a power antenna 2723 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index137.html
Antenna mast replacement 2719 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index137.html
Antenna internals, radio 332 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index17.html
Antenna internals in more detail 2719-2729 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index136.html
Antenna switch, radio 332 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index52.html
Antifreeze 186 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index10.html
Awning by the Bus Depot 2840 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index142.html
Axle, rear e-locker equipped retrofit 1655, 1756, 1794 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index88.html
Axle shaft, rear, bearing play 2621, 2627, 2631 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index132.html
Axle shaft showing gap between parts 2594 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index130.html
Back-up lights-auxiliary 271, 274, 276. 278https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index14.html
Back-up light switch 2948-2849https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index148.html
Balance beads 3210, how-to 3361https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index169.html
Ball joint 208, 230- 4 Lower ball joint bolts 59 ft lb and loctite, ball joint bolt 105 ft lb https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index12.html
Ball joint, lower left, replaced at 218,000 miles and 286,415 milesBall joint, lower right, replaced at 230,000 miles and 278,346 miles
Bike fork mount for cargo area 3209https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index161.html
Blower Motor removal and cleaning 687-690, 1864https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index35.html
Body lift 209https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index11.html
Body mounts, poly 3262https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index164.html
Brakes, front- see Tundrahttps://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...51/index2.html
Brakes, rear 355, 405https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index18.html
Bumper gap fix 684https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index35.html
Bumper, front, 4xInnovations 3179-3183, 3188-3189https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index159.html
Bumper, front, rearranging of sticky outy fender bits, 3188https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index160.html
Bumper, front 4xInnovations reinforcement for the 96 front frame ends 3269https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index164.html
Bumper with tire carrier, rear, 4xInnovations 2438https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index122.html
Bumper- 4x innovations tire carrier bearing and seal number picshttps://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index168.html
CB radio 55, 57https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...51/index3.html
CB antenna bracket 76https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...51/index4.html
CB Mic holder on dash 1457https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index73.html
Cell phone dash bracket 2919, 2928-2829https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index146.html
Center caps painted 289, 473https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index15.html
Center Console hidden compartment upgrade 3065, 3066https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index154.html
Center Console comparrison of 96 vs 99 dash center bezel 2380https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index119.html
Charcoal Canister- Moo box fix 1097https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index55.html
Climate control light 876https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index44.html
Climate control fan switch repair 1395https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index70.html
Clock fix 361https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index19.html
Clutch 236, 238, 247, 249, 267https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index13.html
Clutch Pedal pics w/some measuring for auto to manual pedal placement comparison 2550https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index128.html
Control arm, front, bushings, lower 310, 316, 855https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index16.html
Control arm, rear, lower, replacement using later 3rd gen arm 2057https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index103.html
Control arm, rear, upper replacement 2019, 2055https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index103.html
Coolant Hoses, Small I.D. 1628, 1663, 1666https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index84.html
Coolant recovery tank relocation 2879https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index144.html
Coolant Temp sender for gauge, in upper rad hose 1312https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index66.html
Cup Holder, front, arm spring repair 1783https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index90.html
Cup holder, rear, repaired 386https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index20.html
CV shafts, boot saga of Doom 151, 300, 301, 310, 354, 359, 360, 375, 377-379, 381, 383, 388, 532https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index16.html
CV boot and shaft angle comparrison of stock 99 vs lifted 96https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index20.html
CV reboot for manual hubbed taco cvs 2427https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index122.html
CV shaft- getting one out of a manual-hubbed truck 2489https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index125.html
CV shaft, lower ball joint, lower ball joint bolts torque numbers: CV shaft torque 174 ft lb, 4 Lower ball joint bolts 59 ft lb and loctite, ball joint bolt 105 ft lb
Dash trim piece, center, removal 361, 1551, 1555https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index78.html
Dash trim piece, center, comparison of removal of the 96's vs the 99's- 2380https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index119.html
Diff breather, rear 355https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index18.html
Diff, front replacement 1815, 1822https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index91.html
Diff, front seal 360https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index18.html
Diff, Rear 3rd member replacement 2572, 2576, 2578, 2583-2584, 2588, 2590https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index129.html
Dimmer switch info, innards 3021https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index152.html
Dimmer info, dash re-lighting, clinometer re-anchoring 3053https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index153.html
Door Dinger (and beware, also key-in unlock) disable 1511https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index76.html
Door Handle, outside 1469-1473https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index74.html
Door Jamb Switch 1503-1505https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index76.html
Door Lock Module Repair 1467-1476https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index74.html
Door Panel removal, front 901-906https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index46.html
Door Panel removal, rear 1463-1465https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index73.html
D-Ring Isolators and spacers 2566https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index129.html
Dual Batteries 636, 640-642https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index32.html
Dual Batteries, repair and reinforcement for cracked inner fender due to weight and wiggle and darned washboards 1953https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index98.html
Dual Batteries, single voltmeter to read both batteries, with switch 1175https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index59.html
E-locker actuator showing locked, unlocked 2589https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index130.html
E-Locker breather routing 2594https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index130.html
E-Locker repair 2592-2593, 2596-2599https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index130.html
E-Locker retrofit 1855, 1861, 1872-1873, 1879, 1881, 1884https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index93.html
E-Locker switch- lighting it with dash lights 1938https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index97.html
E-locker wiring notes without a locker ecu 1884https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index95.html
Exhaust, cat back including new cat 1117https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index56.html
Exhaust repair after broken tailpipe 3231https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index162.html
Extended rear diff breather part numbers 2567https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index129.html
Fan Switch for blower repair 1395-1398https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index70.html
Fluids 186,253, 3136https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index157.html
Fuel Door how to open from backside, requires panel removal 2246https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index113.html
Fuse block, auxiliary, for the House Battery 1953https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index98.html
Fuse block, auxiliary, for the Start Battery 2676https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index134.html
Fuse block bracket 641https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index33.html
Fuse block bracket, new block bracket 2017, 3324https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index167.html
Gauge add-on and cd changer into ashtray/cubby area 880, 881https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index44.html
Gauges, aftermarket, rework gauge holder 2963, 2965,https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index149.html
Gauges, oil, coolant temp, voltage (2 battery), oba pressure 2396https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index120.html
Grill modulation 158https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...51/index8.html
Grill re-modulation musings 2009https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index101.html
Grill mod re-modded 2032, 2566, 3193https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index102.html
Hatch cargo door light fix 427-434https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index22.html
Hatch Latch 430-433https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index22.html
Hatch lifts 3011https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index151.html
Hatch wiring, body to hatch 261https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index14.html
Headlight bulb comparison 2917https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index146.html
Headlight, replace with headlights and corners out of a 99+ 2841https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index143.html
Headlight, removal, pics on changing bulb (usually done with headlight in truck, from behind, unless dual batteries are in the way) 1061-1065https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index54.html
Headlight mount repair 3286-3287https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index165.html
Heated mirror retrofit 2636, 2639-2645, 2660https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index132.html
Heater Control valve 3101 https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200/habaneros-1996-4runner-build-up-thread-201751/index156.html#post52359228
Heater hoses 1666https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index84.html
Hitch flipped. One of my first mods so it's not in here. You need a hitch with a bolt-on end to do it.Hitch, front by Warn 1103https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index56.html
Hood Cushions, hood support grommet 2297https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index115.html
Hood light 2199, 2216, 2258https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index111.html
Horns 102, 106, 115, 575https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...51/index6.html
Horn wiring diagram 2792https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index140.html
Horn, cracked support reinforcement w/heavier GM horn 2566https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index129.html
IAC opened and TB butterfly pic 785https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index40.html
IAC removal and cleaning 3133-3135https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index157.html
Inclinometer installed 2745https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index138.html
Ignition coil replaced with junkyard coils out of newer truck 3323https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index167.html
Ignition Cylinder lighted surround 1871https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index94.html
Instrument Cluster cleaning 1850https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index93.html
Instrument Cluster Trip Odometer replacement 1854https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index93.html
Interior lighting color change:1) instrument cluster 2903, 2905, 2908, 2913-2915https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index146.html
Lighter surround 3039https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index152.html
Knock sensors 2832-2833https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index142.html
Land Cruiser Wheels 158https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...51/index8.html
Lighter surround bulb repair 3030, 3040-3042https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index152.html
Lights, light bar, wiring through the roof 220, 263, 274, 276https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index14.html
Light bar redone 2017, 3332https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index167.html
MAF cleaned 300https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index15.html
MAF test procedure and wiring schematic for the 96 778https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index39.html
MAF mod, replace old with a maf and intake with one from a 99+ junkyard truck 3326-3329https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index167.html
Manual hub re-grease 2305https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index116.html
Manual hubs retrofit 1837, 1841https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index92.html
Manual Hubs- getting the ABS back and replacing bearings w/drama 2458, 2461,2465, 2468, 2472, 2474, 2479-2480, 2482, 2486, 2488-2490https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index124.html
Mounts, motor replace 3275-3279https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index164.html
Mount, transmission replace 3143https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index158.html
Mud flaps 180, 183, 189, 583https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index10.html
Oil Analysis from Blackstone 2791https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index140.html
Oil Dipstick Tube O-Ring replacement 1746-1748https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index88.html
Oil Dipstick- measurement: how far it extends below the tube 1749https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index88.html
On Board Air- 2247, 2259-2260, 2345, 2356, 2360, 2365, 2386, 2388-89, 2396https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index113.html
On-board air connector mounting plate 2777https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index139.html
Outlet on back of console 2662https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index134.html
Panel removal points, panel over the front seat belt 2676https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index134.html
Parking Brake Cable replacement1369-1379https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index69.html
Phone cradle, 2919-2929https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index146.html
Plug wires 300https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index15.html
Power outlet on rear of center console 2662https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index134.html
Power outlet in rear cargo area 2809-2814https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index141.html
Power outlet in rear upper cargo area 3338https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index167.html
Power outlet in front under right side dash 3340https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index167.html
Power Steering Filter tear-down 3168https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index159.html
Power Steering pump guts 2303https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index116.html
Power steering rack boot replace 1836https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index92.html
Power steering rack bushings 488, 517, 2272, 2279https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index114.html
Power steering rack and pinion 260, 2100https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index105.html
Power steering rack and pinion AGAIN 2056, 2069, 2076-2077, 2100-2102https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index104.html
Roof rack changing out load bars and close up where wires pass through roof 989https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index50.html
Seats, front, replaced with Mazda seats and raised 1" 220, 223, 225, 227https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index11.html
Seat bolt nut common problem and how I repaired the driver's side 3317https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index166.html
Seats, rear, replaced with better oe seats out of newer 3rd gen 2674https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index134.html
Seat Belts, rear 1787https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index90.html
Seat Belt, Driver's front 3114, 3116https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index156.html
Shifter seat bushings, transmission and transfer shifters 2953, 2965https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index148.html
Shifter shaft gasket clearance after engine mounts 3308https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index166.html
Skid plate, aftermarket, removal 455 621https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index23.html
Sliders, Shrockworks 657https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index32.html
Slider length w/pics 1843https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index93.html
Spare Tire Fit 31" stock size vs 33" w/pics 2382-83https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index120.html
Spark plug pictorial 2167https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index109.html
Speedometer working with speed sensor in transfer case 1934-1936https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index97.html
Speed sender out of a Tacoma notes 3144https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index158.html
Starter Contacts, Plunger, really nice work and writeup by Hrt4me 1609https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index81.html
Steering rack bushings 517, 2279https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index114.html
Steering rack guide, link to Yukon's thread, musings 1289https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index65.html
Steering Wheel cover, Wheelskins 3197https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index160.html
Sunroof drain extension 3299-3301https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index165.html
Sway bar link, front replace with 2nd gen rear links, comparison 1860https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index93.html
Sway bar link, rear, replace with 3rd gen front links, 1" longerSway bar bushing, 26mm, damage to poly bushing during wheeling trip 2007https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index101.html
Switch bulb replacement, hazard and defrost, 1784https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index90.html
Thermostat new to 21 year old comparrison, 3101https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index156.html
Throttle body replaced with junkyard TB 3124https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index157.html
Throttle position sensor replacement 3132https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index157.html
Through panel connector for start battery fuse block 3307https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index166.html
Tie rod ends, inner and outer 260https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index13.html
Timing belt notes and junk 3097- 3107, 3115https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index155.html
Timing belt tensioner tool use notes 3103https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index156.html
Tires, BFG All Terrain T/A KO pic 1893https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index95.html
Tires, BFG All Terrain T/A KO2 bottom pic in post 1Tires, Michelin AT2 musings 325https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index17.html
Trim retainer part numbers 3271https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index164.html
Trip Odometer replacement 1854, 3092https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index93.html
Tundra front brakes 21, 27, 256, 339-brake padshttps://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...51/index2.html
Turn signals, front at marker light location 499, 502, 511, 514https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index25.html
Turn Signals, Side 467, 471, 656, 659, 661, 662, 665, 666https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index33.html
Turn signals, front, reflective paint redone 445https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index23.html
Ujoint, rear 933https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index47.html
Underhood water drain 3309https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index166.html
Vacation 2010, 195-https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index10.html
Vacation 2011, 293https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index15.html
Vacation 2012, 737https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index37.html
Vacation 2013, 1327https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index67.html
Vacation 2014, 1975https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200...1/index99.html
Vacation 2015, 2497https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index125.html
Vacation 2016, 2849https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index143.html
Vacation 2017 spring break, 3073https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f200.../index154.html
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:56 AM   #3  
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your truck keeps getting bigger.
next pic will probably take up my whole screen.
about time we see your truck.
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Nice! Looking great! I love that color too!

Any plans for bumpers or other armor?

Keep up the good work!
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Ya love the color...Nice rack too!!!

I gotta find one for mine...it's on my list of things to get. Does the cage clamp to the roof rack?
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If I got a 4 runner I would want it to look like yours!
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Awww. Thanks guys!
Thule playpen clamps to the rack and locks on. It's a little tall, but the price was sweet ($125 barely used) so I can't complain and I know the camp showers won't flop out.

I wish I could do a front receiver bumper, rear w/receiver and spare carrier maybe. That's not going to happen anytime in the near future.

I've got all the necessaries for the tundra brakes sitting here on the floor (doing that tomorrow, I think) and am thinking a cb might be a handy little gadget, or at least fun.

More recovery gear next. Better skid(s) and then sliders would have to be after that but I've pretty much spent all my dough so I'll have to wait until I make more. Considering that moderate trails is the worst I've done and I don't get to do them all that much I have time.

It's been a very slow process!

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Hab so glad to see this thread. If you make it out to Colorado next year LET US KNOW. You pay for the steel and we can fab up whatever you need, prolly in a weekend with all the help we could get!

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Thanks so much, Molly!. I'll try to remember to holler when we head out there again. I'm not sure it'd be safe to drive past your door again without saying hello at least.
We don't stay in one place more than a day or two and I'm too slow on the tandem to be fun to mtn bike with but wouldn't mind doing a little driving or hiking.
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A little lift wheel well before and after, with empty cargo area....
Front before: 35"

Front after: 39.5"

Rear before: 34.5

Rear after: 39.5"

Those pics are with the 265/70r16 so add another inch to the height.

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92 Toy's right, it is getting bigger!
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are these old shots or is this something you are doing now?

did the rear sag? was that still a problem with that year or was it just loaded down in that one pic?

the 265's make a big difference. my brother in law has a 4runner i believe a 98? minus the running boards and has 265's on it and it looks perfectly proportioned.

BTW...what does "system 1.2 covered in flu germs mean"? was that a dealer option?
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are these old shots or is this something you are doing now?
Did this in early November 09

did the rear sag? was that still a problem with that year or was it just loaded down in that one pic?
Yes on the rear sag. It wasn't too noticeable until stuff went in the back....and I carry a lot of stuff. In the middle pic it was seriously loaded down and had about 120# of bike and rack hanging off the back as well. Toyota did a recall on the rear springs some time ago, the previous owner had them done according to Toyota but that was over 100,000 miles ago. The truck currently has 206,331 miles on it.

the 265's make a big difference. my brother in law has a 4runner i believe a 98? minus the running boards and has 265's on it and it looks perfectly proportioned.
Mine came with 265's and now has 285's (last pic in first post). I agree, the 265's without the lift looked good to me. At first the 285's looked a little large, but I got used to them.

BTW...what does "system 1.2 covered in flu germs mean"? was that a dealer option?
It means I watch little kids for a living and they share so I had the flu when I was installing the Sonoran Steel 1.2 lift. Can't stand laying around in bed, not at all.
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Looks good Hab.

Btw Happy Birthday a few days ago... I was going to post a special thread about it with a cake and all but I got busy and missed the day.
Best wishes and many more in any case.
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My birthday was a few days ago? Mmmmm, cake. You've not missed it so now I'm expecting cake in just under 3 weeks!

I must've done somethin' wrong, but I think I fixed it.

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Good work keep it going...like what i'm seeing here.
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My birthday was a few days ago? Mmmmm, cake. You've not missed it so now I'm expecting cake in just under 3 weeks!

I must've done somethin' wrong, but I think I fixed it.
My bad I thought you said bday was in 3 days last week...
If I've not missed it then a cake you shall have...
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Those rear coils on those runners are so well known for giving the 2nd gen a saggy ass.

And yes you do have to say hello. I am UBER slow on my mountain bike so I wouldn't mind taking it slow. Troy and I have talked a lot about a tandem. Would love to hear more about how you guys like yours.

And when IS your birthday I just made troy a chocolate pound cake, to get us through his week of freezing cold wrenching and measuring we gotta do to finish Ron!

You'll get a kick out of this web site for sure! http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/
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