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!
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!
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...
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?
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......
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
How To Replace a Front Wheel Drive Axle - EricTheCarGuy
If you start to notice your FWD vehicle clicking when you make a tight
turn, you might have an issue with the outer CV joint. If you make a right
turn, it's usually the left side that's bad and vice versa. Most axles are
easy to replace and the one depicted in this video is fairly typical of
what you run into. The main differences come in with how the lower ball
joint is attached. I think this part will give you the most trouble. I
often get asked about what to torque the axle nut to. To be hones, I don't
know. I've only ever run them down with my impact. I've never had an issue
doing it that way and I don't think you would either. Just be sure to stake
the nut or install the cotter pin and retaining clip if it has one. If
you'd like more information on how to deal with suspension noises, check
out this article I wrote on the topic.
Video on CV boot replacement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S-ofMoWsr0
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3rd Gen Toyota 4runner rear axle seal leak repair (ABS axles)
Re: ABS rear axle setup.
Reverse the axle seal retainer when installing new bearings. Leave 3mm of
polished axle inboard of the inner-most retainer.
Visit the forum discussion:
* Do this at your own risk. I am a shadetree mechanic and this is my
experience and solution. You assume all responsibility for all work you
perform on your vehicle and anyone elses vehicle.
94 4Runner: Rear Disc Setup & More Little Things... (08/25/11)
Well, I woke up early today so I could get the driver side shock tower
welded before the sun hit it haha! I got the brake line flared too, but not
before I forgot to put the fitting on first DOH!
Then I show off my rear disc brake mounts, and swapped out the axle seal.
One thing i forgot to record though, was the rear wiper assembly... I went
over to my buddy's place, and grabbed the wiper assembly off his parts
4runner. Then I started putting the interior back together a bit.
I still have to repair or replace the power steering box, run Exhaust, and get front shocks. The rear
driveshaft is finished, and will be going on tomorrow! might do a little
romping vid for you guys! haha!
Thanks for Watching!
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