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Old 07-04-2015, 05:25 PM
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RedRunner_87's aka "Operation Mall Crawler" Build Thread

I just purchased a 1996 T4R Limited w/ E-Locker and figured I would start a slow build thread. This is called "Operation Mall Crawler" because my friend(who owns a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon) doesn't think 4Runner's can offroad.

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CURRENT MODS
Grey Wire Mod
285 KO2's
Toytec BOSS w Superflex
SS Panhard
Ultra Gauge
AIRAID MIT
Drifter CB Mount
Adventure Off-road Fab Sliders
Weathertech's
Rear Diff Breather
Relentless Fab Predator Bumper
Superwinch Tiger Shark
PIAA 510's
CBI Ditch Light Brackets
Hilux 167 Snorkel

2017 Plans
- Steering Rack
- Inner and Outer Tie-rods
- Caliraised LED 20W OSRAM LED 2X2 POD
- 9" Amazon ARB knock off off-road lights
- Tundra Brake Upgrade
- CVJ's

My 1st vehicle ever was my 1986 4Runner(where RedRunner_87) comes from. Was kept stock, with 31" Interco Trxus tires. That thing went everywhere and never left me stranded, I regret selling this every day. Had the power package(power windows, door locks and mirror's) and mint interior and exterior.
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My 2nd "offroad" rig was a 1997 Grand Cherokee Limited. Had a Rubicon Express 3.5" Super Flex lift, Trail Ready Rear Bumper and 32" BFG M/T's. It was super flexy but man I broke something almost every time I went out.

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After I sold the Grand Cherokee, I bought an 88 Toyota P/U. Didn't last to long until the engine blew up.
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Finally was able to save up and get myself a 3rd Gen w/ E-locker.
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Here is the plan for the next Month or so. Hopefully I am not missing anything.

4Runner Maintenance Items
  • PCV Valve (Part # 12204-62010)(purchased)
  • PCV Gormet (Part # 90480-18001)(ordered)
  • Electrical Contact Cleaner(Mass Airflow Sensor) aka Mass Airflow Cleaner
  • Carb Cleaner(Throttle Body)
  • 6 QT 5W-30
  • Oil Filter(purchased)
  • Air Filter
  • 2 Toothbrush
  • Spark Plugs (Part #NGK BKR5EKB-11) or (OEM Toyota #90919-01192)(purchased)
  • Plug Wires (NGK 4412)(ordered)
  • Fuel Filter (Part #23300‑62030)(purchased)
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Wiper(purchased)
  • TPS(ordered)
  • AIRAID MIR(ordered)
  • Ultra Gauge (Installed)
4Runner Cosmetic Items:
  • Clear Corners (Installed)
  • Limited Badge (Purchased)
  • Passenger Side Headlight (Installed)
  • TRD Decal (Purchased)
  • Plasti-Dip Wheel Kit (Purchased)
  • Plasti-Dip (Purchased)

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Old 07-06-2015, 03:55 PM
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Got my Plasti Dip wheel kit in today as well as the Ultra Guage. Got the 1st 2 pages set up on it, and found it is throwing a P0120 and P0121 Error Code. So I have added a TPS to my maintenance list. Which could be why I getting a hesitation and when I was on the freeway my RPM's would suddenly drop and then pick back up. Anyway here is the Ultra Gauge set up for now. Might move to a different mount in the future.
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1st Page Set Up(need the Engine Temp since my gauge doesn't work)
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Error Codes
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I have the DIPYourCar wheel kit, Plasti Dip for the grill and fender flairs, TRD stickers and now the new Passenger Side Headlight and Clear Corners. Just need it to not rain for a couple days on my days off so I get it down. Next step is all maintenance parts.

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Old 07-11-2015, 02:47 PM
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Clear corners and signals have been installed

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Old 07-15-2015, 11:09 AM
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Got the new Passenger side headlight and semi-adjusted. Plasti dipped the grill as well and I think it looks much better than the chrome. Debating doing the bumper black or keeping it chrome. Should probably replace the driver side headlight sooner or later as well.

Nice little hole in the headlight
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New Headlight
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Black Grill
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You have had a few good looking toyotas, I started out with an 86 as well, still have it.
Your 3rd gen is coming together nicely and looks like you have a good build plan ahead of you.
I installed the clear corners on mine awhile back wish I had the headlights as well, they look so much better.
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Originally Posted by jason in tn View Post
You have had a few good looking toyotas, I started out with an 86 as well, still have it.
Your 3rd gen is coming together nicely and looks like you have a good build plan ahead of you.
I installed the clear corners on mine awhile back wish I had the headlights as well, they look so much better.
Thanks! I really miss my 1st gen, it was remarkably clean for how old it was. The clear lights definitely refresh the look on the 3rd gens. I am going to try to get the driver side headlight this weekend so the headlights will match, but we will see.
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Got a ton of parts ordered today.
AIRAID MIR w/ re-usable filter
Driver side headlight
Spark Plugs
Wires
TPS
Fuel Filter
Oil Filter
PVC Valve & Grommet [MENTION=124475]bhicks22[/MENTION] Double Cup Holder
and Rear Windshield Wiper
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Old 07-20-2015, 03:48 PM
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Got the running boards off, and it makes it look like I got a little lift. Blacked out the rims and emblems. I got half the limited cladding black, debating if I want to keep it black or make it silver again. Tomorrow is engine day.
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Got the AIRAID MIT, OEM Plugs and NGK Wires on it. Still getting the P0304 Misfire code. This about all the work that is going to into it for awhile. I have to move to Southern Colorado so I hope it makes the trip. Then I will spend a month at training so it will end up sitting while I do that.

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and got the Driver Side headlight in
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Got [MENTION=124475]bhicks22[/MENTION] double cup holder installed
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Got the broken shock off
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TRD Stickers on
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and got the piece under the headlight painted
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Hey there...stranger..
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Cool project. I want to upgrade to a 3rd gen someday. Ever since my dad pronounced TRD as "turd" I haven't been able to not look at it that way. 😡
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Weathertechs installed:
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Drifter CB Antenna Mount Installed
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Very nice runner you have here.

I also like the progression of toyotas you had.

I'm partial to the red runner!! Love them.

Definitely would be nice to have a 3rd gen runner.

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Very nice runner you have here.

I also like the progression of toyotas you had.

I'm partial to the red runner!! Love them.

Definitely would be nice to have a 3rd gen runner.
Thanks! I still miss my 1st Gen Runner, it is the only vehicle I regret selling. I wish I could find one as clean as the one I had at a decent price. I definitely really like the power of the 3.4L over the 22RE, but that 22RE is such a great little motor.
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Parts are continuing to pile up
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