94 4Runner: She Rolls Now! (Axles and Wheels Installed!) (08/11/11)
Well, despite my stitches, i worked on the 4runner. im stubborn as frig haha!
I did it all without lifting too! not bad. I got the rear axle under the springs, installed the ubolts, then jacked it up and bolted the tires on! awesome!
I have a seized caliper on the back though... So i have a few little things i need to do. Gotta move the spring hangers forward about 5" as well to center the axle and line up the shock tabs!
Thanks for Watching!
1975 Dodge Sportsman Brake Booster & Custom Leaf Packs! (08/09/11)
Well, I drove into town to pick up a few things. Got a brake Booster for my Mom's 1975 Dodge Sportman
camper-van thing. Got that swapped, and its working better.
I got u-bolts, longer shackle bolts, and center bolts for the rear leaf
springs on the 4runner. I also got a clutch kit for the 4runner :)
Well, I took the leaf springs apart, built custom packs, installed them,
and was working on getting the rear axle under the 4runner, when I had a
I was pretty tired by the time i was working on getting the axle under the
4runner. Thinking i was out from underneath it, i stood up... i caught the
rusty, jagged, sharp edge of the rear quarter panel with my back... I went
to the hospital, and got it cleaned, and stitched up. I did a pretty good
job haha, the doctor removed 6 or 7 pieces of metal and debris. He even had
to cut a chunk of flesh off because he couldnt get the metal out of it!
anyHways! haha, Thanks for Watching!
94 4Runner: SHE DRIVES NOW! (08/26/11)
Well, i got to go for a little romp today, but it tired me out haha! im
thinking the power steering pump is shot... cause i should be able to turn
like the front tires are on ice with no problem! but i have to fight like
hell to get the steering wheel to turn...
I got the rear driveshaft in, its such a drastic angle haha! i hope i dont
start going through ujoints now hahaha!
Thanks for Watching!
1994 Toyota Solid Axle 4Runner (04/09/12)
Well, you guys asked for it, so here it is!
1994 Toyota 4Runner body
1992 Toyota Ext Cab Pickup Frame (shortened & SAS'd)
1998 Toyota Tacoma 5VZ-FE
1988 Toyota 4Runner v6 Transmission
1985/84 Toyota Gear Driven T-Cases
Custom Armored Axles F/R
IFS Rear Axle W/ Disc Brake Swap
IFS Mod on Front Axle W/ Big Brake Swap
Ford F150 Rear Gas Tank Converted for Toyota Fuel Pump & Sender
Ford Shock Towers
Rear Springs Up Front (RUF)
Chevy Rear Springs
Custom Bumpers F/R (redoing Rear bumper though)
Warn 8274 Winch (needs a motor)
Whole bunch more, just watch the video!
Thanks for Watching! http://analog56x.com/forum
94 4Runner: Rear Axle Positioning (08/12/11)
Well, I got the spring hangers cut off Beastie today, then I welded them to
the 4runner frame. Moved the axle 4" forward, and set the shocks, brake
lines, shackles, everything up just perfectly! also centered the tire in
the wheel well!
Then I ran the rear brake lines, got them all tied in. I need to rebuild a
rear caliper though, Ill do a video on how to do that soon.
I also started on wiring. I got the fuel tank wiring all figured out! now I
just need to fix the small leak in the tank ffs...
I need to put another leaf spring up front to level the truck out once the
engine and stuff is in her. She's sitting level right now, and i have a TON
of weight to put back into her... 80% in the front though haha
Thanks for Watching!
p.s. who read everything this time?
Toyota 4x4 solid front axle How to remove and replace the inner axle seals Fix knuckle leaks
How I remove and replace the Toyota 4x4 inner axle seals on the 1979 - 1985
(U.S.) Toyota 4x4 solid front axles.
Link to playlist of other videos I've done on Toyota and 4-wheeling
Marlin Crawler Eco Seals:
Installing Wheel Spacers for Toyota 4x4 Solid Front Axle. The pros and cons of using wheel spacers.
How to install wheel spacers on a Toyota 4x4. My thoughts on using wheel
spacers, some of the pros and cons of using wheel spacers, and some of the
tricks I've learned in dealing with wheel spacers over the years.
Generally, I'm a fan of wheel spacers. The biggest thing is just to
realize that you've deviated from the factory tolerances and that parts
(like wheel bearings) are going to wear faster from strain that falls outside the
design parameters. but, if you're running tires big enough to need wheel
spacers, you probably know that already.
I say it in the video, but I can't say it enough: Check those nuts that
hold the spacer on often. Wheeling rigs have a freakish ability to loosen
everything attached to them.
4Runner SAS Build-Up
Some pictures of my sas and buildup with a few poser shots at the end.
1990 Toyota 4Runner-22RE-5 speed-TG 3" front/4" rear-35" BFG
M/T-4.88's-rear LSD-front TruTrac-MC Rear Bumper-TG DOM Sliders-TG
Parts were from either Marlin Crawler or Trail Gear
Moab Easter Jeep Safari 2010 Moab Rim Trail in a Willys Jeep
Easter Jeep Safari 2010. Taking my Willys MB on the Moab Rim Trail. I did
this last year with my JK so I let my buddy the "Troublemaker" from
Illinois have a little fun. Only the V8 engined Jeeps made it to the top of
the Sand Dune at max throttle. The MB did it at half power!! Go to
www.jeepingoffroad.com for the Willys build up and more Jeeping adventures.
How to Remove a Birfield Joint (The fast way) aka The Camo Method Toyota 4x4 Solid Axle
This is the fastest way to access a Birfield joint. This method removes
the knuckle as an entire assembly from the Toyota soild or live axle
(1979-1985 U.S. trucks). Because the knuckle can be removed an an entire
unit you don't lose any of your wheel bearing pre-load. This method works
great on the trail if you break a birfield and need to replace it.
If you're looking for bomb-proof replacement birfields, this is the only
place to go:
Bobby Long's "Longfield Super Axles"
The "Camo Method" is named after a moderator on Pirate 4x4. I don't know
if he actually came up with it, but we've always called it the "Camo
Toyota 4x4 brake modification makes broken Birfield access much quicker! Quick release caliper.
Toyota for some reason made the mount for the brake caliper hardline a
trapped unit. Because of the way it was designed you have to disconnect
the brake line if you want to remove the caliper from the steering knuckle,
or if you want to remove the knuckle from the axle.
Even under shop conditions I hate bleeding brakes, so imagine how much fun
it is if you would have to open the brake lines out on the trail (like when
you're fixing a blown Birfield joint.) Spilling brake fluid on the ground
out in the woods is not cool either. This mod allows you to remove the
caliper while the brake hard line and flexible line are still attached. If
you don't have to open the system, you don't have to bleed after you put it
This mod alos comes in super handy in the shop. As you can eliminate the
brake bleeding step in any job that requires that you remove the caliper
(Wheel bearing adjustment, rotor replacement, steering knuckle removal,
etc.) If you don't have to bleed the brakes you just saved yourself a
bunch of time. If you've had to disconnect the brake hard line at the
caliper, his trick also makes getting that tiny brake hard line fitting
that mounts under the bracket started into the soft line fitting threads a
This is the first mod that I do to any Solid Front Axle (SFA) Toyota that
wanders into my life. It's such an easy mod I'm just dumbfounded that
Toyota didn't make the brackets like this from the get-go. Maybe it was a
planned move to increase the service time...increased service time = more
money in the service department's pocket...
Installing 1996-2002 Toyota 4Runner 3" Suspension Lift Kit by Rough Country
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Suspension Lift for '96-'02 models. With enough ride height to clear up to
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3 Link SAS Toyota 4x4
My build pictures. I have missed placed a lot of them so the pictures jump
around. Trail Gear Three Link kit with Fox Air Shocks. 85 front axle with
5.29 gears, chromoly Dirty 30 axles, chromoly hub gears, Lock Rite locker,
Axle gussets and truss. Dual transfer case with twin stick. Trail Gear 5''
Classic rear lift. Rear axle has disk brakes and Detroit locker. Maxxis
Creepie Crawler 37x12.50x16. This is my daily driver. Just needs bumbers,
rock sliders, and some body work.
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