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?
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
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!
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!
1994 4Runner: Chevy Leaf Springs! (04/07/12)
Well guys, i got the chevy leaf springs installed finally! they work
awesome! it was a bit of a chore to get them in, but with my brother's
help, we gotter done!
Thanks for Watching!
94 4Runner: Toyota Full Floating Rear! & Wheelin Clips! (06/24/11)
I start to work on a full floater setup for the toyota rear axle using
parts from the solid front axle. Figured out that i need some 30 spline
axles, so until i get 300$ for axles, its on hold.
Went wheelin with the guys too! lots of gopro footage, but it was dark in
the forest areas, so most of it sucks, and isnt viewable!
Thanks for Watching!
94 4Runner: Wiring Wiring Wiring & Back Window Fix! (08/13/11)
Well, as the title says... this is all i got up to... i tried bending some
Exhaust pipe, but my bender just kinks
it... gunna have to get a shop to bend me up some pieces... i am almost
ready to put the engine/trans/x-fer cases in! then i gotta shorten the rear
I also couldnt for the life of me figure out how to get the back window
working... my brother is a genius at 4runners! he told me that i had to
have the rear wiper in its rest position to be able to roll the window
down. I didnt even have the rear wiper plugged in haha! no wonder she wasnt
Thanks for Watching!
2015 Toyota 4Runner Limited Start Up and Review 4.0 L V6
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Powertrain Options: 4.0 L V6 with a 5-Speed Automatic 4x2 or 4x4
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 4.0 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
VALVE TIMING Variable
TORQUE 278 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm
horsepower 270 hp
@ 5600 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 37.4 ft
Weights and Capacities
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY** 4700 lbs.
MAXIMUM PAYLOAD** 1495 lbs.
EPA INTERIOR VOLUME 144.5 cu.ft.
GROSS WEIGHT 6300 lbs.
DRAG COEFFICIENT 0.36 Cd
CURB WEIGHT 4805 lbs.
ANGLE OF APPROACH 33.0 degrees
ANGLE OF DEPARTURE 24.0 degrees
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 47.2 cu.ft. MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 89.7
ENGINE TYPE Gas
FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 23.0 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 391.0/506.0 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 17/22 mpg
BASIC 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
DRIVETRAIN 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
FREE MAINTENANCE 2 yr./ 25000 mi.
ROADSIDE 2 yr./ 25000 mi.
Competitors: Nissan XTerra and Jeep Grand Cherokee
1981 Toyota Pickup 4X4 (5 inch Marlin Crawler lift)
Taking the Toyota Pickup out for a mild 4X4 test. This is an intro video
to this vehicle, you will see more videos of this truck as we take it on
trails and other adventures.
This is Graeme's truck which he fully rebuilt in the summer of 2011 from
the ground up. Besides the 5 inch lift from Marlin Crawler it has dual
transfer cases, with stock gearing. The motor has been rebuilt but is
stock besides the Hooker Header and the Thrush muffler out back. Graeme
also painted the vehicle himself using Tremclad rust paint and a paint gun.
Music by: Kevin Macleod
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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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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...
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
2015 Toyota 4Runner Review - Kelley Blue Book
The Toyota 4Runner is one of the last of its kind, meaning it has shunned
the move toward a car-based chassis and continues on with the same rigid
body-on-frame design that, 28 years ago, spawned the original 4Runner. Is
there a spot in today’s marketplace for a traditional SUV? KBB’s Zach
Vlasuk finds out in this video.
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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: