94 4Runner: 3.4L Custom Crossover Pipe & Add a Leaf to Front Springs (08/16/11)
Well, I start the day off by taking a shot of that 5 hour energy extra haha! not the best way to start the morning... ANYWAYS!
I got down to the house, and started working on the front leaf packs first thing. I got the packs broken down, and added a 1988 Ford Ranger leaf spring (i think the #3 spring from the pack) to my 3" rear lift springs... When i dropped the motor in, i lost an inch of height. the 4runner was sitting PERFECTLY level till then... So i had to add a leaf. The Ford springs Boosted the front up another 3"! so i am sitting 2" higher than before!
Then i had to run into town and get some Exhaust pipe bent to start working on the crossover pipe. the guy i talked to said they could do 1 7/8" pipe, but forgot that they dont have those dies anymore, so they couldnt bend my pipe... instead, they made me the crossover pipe out of 2" and gave it to me for a really good deal, plus they threw in a piece of 2.5" that i put to good use! now i just have to figure out how i want to attach the next piece to this crossover pipe... im going with 2.5" all the way back, so the stock toyota flanges arent going to work for me...
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ADD A LEAF
Basic add a leaf installation on Toyota 4Runner 4X4
The 1,351,735km Toyota Pickup!
Today I worked on my buddy's truck that has 1.3million km's on it haha! did
a outer CV boot, re-packed an outer bearing with fresh grease, and did a
Thanks for Watching!
94 4Runner: 3.4L Installed, More Wiring & Rear Disc Brakes (08/14/11)
Well, I started the day off working on the wiring. I found out that the
motors for the windows all work, so its definitely the master switch in the
door that is the problem.
Then I started working on the rear brakes. I had a weird caliper (figured
out that both are doing it) that wears the inside pad first and doesnt
really wear the outer pad...
Then I decided I wanted to get the engine in. So i got the other mount
changed over to Polyurethane and got the motor in! It fits awesome! Exhaust will be doable from underneath too!
Maybe ill get a shop to bend a piece of pipe in weird angles, then cut it
up to make my own crossover pipe. they surely wont charge much for a few
bends on a pipe that i could supply...
Then I got the rear suspension finished. i was able to finally get the
front right shock off, so i threw the 12" shocks on the rear. its just
Now i just have to seal the gas tank, install it, get a filler neck made,
and plug it in.
Then i have a few odds and ends to deal with... nothing else really
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Rebuilding a Toyota Solid Axle Brake Caliper
Well, I had some funky stuff going on with my rear left brake caliper, so i
figured i should take it apart, clean it up, then rebuild it and reinstall
I do it mostly step-by-step, but i do miss a few things... a tripod would
come in SO handy when i do these kinds of videos haha!
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4Runners Off-Roading - Part 3 of 5
Four 4Runners offroading at Bridgeport OHV Park in Bridgeport, TX.
Part 1 - steep inclines
Part 2 - rocky trail and tight squeeze
Part 3 - mud and more mud
Part 4 - rocky trail and rocky incline
Part 5 - we stop to watch rock crawling jeeps
How-To: 1994 Toyota 4Runner Rear Pinion Seal
Changing out the rear pinion seal is SUPER easy! Just be careful about
tightening up the nut again after. try to get it to what it was at before,
or just a hair (literally 1/10'th turn) more.
Thanks for Watching! I hope this helps someone!
94 4Runner: Exhaust Tip Muffler & Driveway Cleaning (09/27/11)
Well, last night driving home, I realized that my Exhaust isnt going to get any quieter... so I
had to build something to tone it down a bit more... What I came up with
was an Exhaust tip muffler... I
basically built a glasspack at the tip of the Exhaust! if i want to remove it, all I have to
do it grind down the tack welds!
Then I started on cleaning the driveway... its pretty freaking bad... oil
and gas spills have taken its toll on the asphalt... i heard, or read,
somewhere that coke is good for removing oil and grease, so i figured id
give it a try... didnt do a whole lot though...
Thanks for Watching!
How to Remove & Replace a Toyota 4x4 Manual Locking Hub
How to remove and replace a Toyota Manual Locking hub. This video shows
how I pull the manual locking hub off a Toyota 4x4 truck. The video shows
my technique for dealing with the cone washers that can be quite stubborn
sometimes. Toyota used the exact same hubs from 1979 - 1985 trucks ( Hilux
) and 4Runners with only minor changes from 1986 - present.
Toyota timing belt
1997 Toyota 4 runner W/3.4 liter engine 4wd auto. Here i demonstrate the
replacement of the timing belt water pump. It's not to bad of a job.
4x4 toyota 4-runner and ford explorer farm trail part 3
This the a trip we took to the farm trail after a lot of snow melt and a
bit of rain. Other video from this day.... It made the same old trail a lot
more fun and we had a lot more trouble after the winch broke in the last
video we tried the 4-runner on the hill with no luck. Then we went back the
way we came and that gave us some trouble as well. We broke a mirror and a
tail light but we got out. I need a new winch now but you get what you pay
for. The ford explorer needs a new winch maybe a warn but there is talk of
a solid axle swap for the toyota we will see would make a good video and
check out more off road action @ clydedog72 and still need to fill a whole
lot of space down here, In this video you see the winch has stopped working
but I leave it on there and its a good thing because in the next video the
pos broken winch protects my radiator from ice in a creek but need to fix
the turd just in case we need a winch maybe be a video about it some day .
This video was part 3 of 3 and was all filmed on the same day, witch was a
warm winter day and all the snow melted and then it rained so the ground
was pretty soft witch made it a lot more fun. The old farm trail is getting
pretty boring so we had to get out. We need to travel around more but that
is not cheap. At the time I am typing this we have a trip to Vinton County
in the bag with the toyota mutt truck and my buddys ford ranger, this was a
great trip and I squeezed four videos out of it . It was a awsome trail day
got to play in the mud a littlle bit.In this video we made our way out of
the woods and as you can see in the thumb nail we flex out the Toyota
4-runner as far as it can go. After this trip the guy with the 4-runner
started making plans to put a straight axle in the front, at this time he
has all ready got the axle and will be staring soon. This means that I will
have to step up my game in the explorer, maybe a danna 30 or a swap of both
front and rear, but the old mutt truck is about tucker out so maybe even
the danna 44 and ford 9 in out of it. My explorer is a 5 speed so the rear
end ring is no big deal just no speed-o and that will not stop me at all.
The mutt has never had a speed-o and I have been getting around in it for
about six years now.I would like to keep both because one is always broken
but that is four wheeling. The mud hole at the end was a big let down we
dug it out a few years ago and the ground holds water but dose not get very
soupy but the little hill at the end is cool, and no I'm not afraid of over
reving that thing.But not much more to say about that day it was fun had a
little damage but nothing real bad, hope we get more videos of four
wheeling some where else besides the farm but that is what cost the most
getting out of town to do some wheeling. Right now I am about broke so I
have to pace my self its not about making time its about the money. I may
have to do some more scraping videos to build up the bank. Four wheeling is
a passion of mine and I will probably do it till the day I die so need to
budget and pace my self. The next year will be a cheap one but I will find
a way to make all this happen, I am having a blast with the whole you tube
thing and hope to do it for many years to come hope you all keep watching
and hope to make more subs along the way, and if there is any thing you can
suggest to make any of this better please let me know in the comments below
and I will try to make them better. I know I can get more action if I get
out more but the money that why the editing is not tighter. but there will
be a new video every week here at clydedog72, and some day I hope to have a
team of people helping make this happen but for now its just my friend
behind the camera , my brother and me. There is a lot of people who we
wheel with that help and are just good people to film along the way but I
could not do any of this with out them big big thanks you guys..More about
the farm trail, a local farmer my dad has known for a while had some thing
around his farm he wanted to clean so my dad and I spent a lot of time out
there cleaning up stuff and in return the farmer lets us go four wheel in
the woods behind his farm. The trail is very short but there is not much to
four wheel in the Dayton Ohio area, or at least legal wheeling. I know
people that will just wheel any where they want and this is a very bad
thing. In some circes off roading is looked down upon and for good reason,
people wheel were they are not to be and they leave there trash. If you
wheel please do it the right way dont be ak, these are the reasons off road
parks shut down, a holes screw it up for every one. So pick up your mess
and make sure that it is ok for you to wheeling were you are at. In some of
the video we are in vinton county ohio...THANKS FOR WATCHING......
94 4Runner: 3.0L Power Steering Pump Mod for 3.4L Engine! (08/28/11)
Well, I needed to get the power steering fixed, so I figured i'd modify
another pump to work with the 3.4L engine. I found 3x 3.0L power steering
pumps, and figured i could get it done. I had to modify all the brackets
except one, the reservoir, and the pulley! but i got it done!
I also made YouTube Partner today!
Thank you everyone for the support! All the comments, shoutouts, and
support have got me to where i am today!
How to Rebuild Brake Calipers
My friend Denny owns a spec E30 race car and the calipers needed
rebuilding. We made this video to show you how to rebuild your own
calipers - it's really a pretty simple process.