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!
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!
Rebuilding Axle Shafts On Toyota 7.5 Inch Rear End
This is what I went through in rebuilding the axle shafts on my 89 Toyota
Pickup's axle shafts. It's a 7.5 inch axle. I had to replace the
differential carrier (which I don't cover rebuilding) and decided to do the
bearings while I was there, since they had 295K not-so-friendly miles on
The key to all this was borrowing my Dad's press, wouldn't have been able
to do this without it because of the fits. Simple heat and hammering wasn't
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!
Suburban 1500 Rear Leaf Springs
Measuring the rear leaf spring on my GMC Suburban 1500 4x4. They look to be
about 52" which is good, b/c some trucks have 56" springs which are more
expensive and seem to be more rare. Maybe I can use the springs of the
suburban I found in the junk yard.
How to Make Toyota 4x4 Extended length Brake Lines for lifts and long travel suspension.
Solid axle Toyota 4x4 trucks were sold in the U.S. between 1979 and 1985
before being replaced by the IFS (Independent Front Suspension) trucks
starting in 1986. Other parts of the world were still getting solid front
axles until the 1990's.
One of the big issues when you lift a truck or put a long travel suspension
on is that the front brake lines can become stretched beyond their
capabilities. You either need to relocate the mounting bracket for the
brake hose, or get a longer hose to avoid ripping your stock hose in half.
The offroad industry would like you to go out and buy a set of extended
length stainless steel brake lines, but there is a better (and cheaper) way
to fix this problem.
The front brake hose has two female ends on it. The hardline from the
master cylinder screws into one female end of the soft line, and the
hardline from the brake caliper screws into the other end. However, there
is another brake hose in the system at the rear of the truck. The rear
brake hose that goes to the rear axle has one female end and one MALE end.
If you simply get two more rear brake hoses you can run them in series with
the existing front brake hose and you get a double length hose. You can
also run two rear brake hoses together to get a double long rear brake
line. The NAPA Auto parts part number is UP 38256. A new brake hose runs
about $13.00 (USD). For comparison, a stainless steel extended brake line
set can run over $100.
If you're really a cheapskate, you can go to a junkyard and grab a couple
of rear brake hoses for even cheaper (however, for $13 for a new hose it's
probably worth it just to go down to the parts store and get new ones.)
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
toyota leaf spring part 1
removal of stock springs pearches and shackels and the new front shankel
pearch mount and shackels and srpings, an follow up video will show the
semi finished product! be sure to watch toyota leaf spring 2 !!!
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......
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.
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* 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.
Toyota 4Runner Rear Differential Pinion Seal Repair - Part 1
Few months back. I had a leak out from the differential that I hadn't got a
chance to fix. So on Dec. 15 of 2010. I finally fix it myself. Got it done
in forty-five minute. The only thing that slow me down is screwwing back
all the four nuts. Also did a extension of the breather. This is part 1...
Skip some parts because of the time not working. Forgot to shut down the
camera to make it short. Also I don't have any movie maker that can cut
some scene off in HD mode... Also using this camera on a low light so might
benefit some camera shopper...