Mauzer's 02' Runner build

Discussion in '4Runner Offroad Builds' started by Mauzer, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    Ok so I guess its time to start a build thread now that I've actually started "building" my runner...

    The goal is a DD 4Runner that can handle "moderate" wheeling and camping on the weekends
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    Make: Toyota
    Model: 4Runner SR5 4x4
    Year: 2002

    Engine: 3.4L, V6
    Trans: Auto
    T-Case: Stock
    Front Axle: 4.10 IFS, Tundra TRD Coils & Adjustable Bilstein 5100's
    Rear Axle: 4.10 Toyota E Locker , Bilstein 5100 shocks, LX450 Coils
    Tires: 285/75 R16 Dynatracs
    Wheels: OEM Toyota 5 Star 16x8

    Additional Modifications: (As of 10/6/17)
    CBI front tube bumper
    K&N Filter
    KOYO radiator
    Derale 13224 tranny cooler
    DEI remote start/alarm
    DRL disable
    Die Hard Gold battery
    Timing Belt on 2/12/2011 @ 120,xxx
    LED Dash light conversion
    Cobra 19 DX iii
    Custom antennae bracket w/ 4' Firestik
    On-Board Air (Superflow MV-50)
    Tundra 231mm front brakes
    Toytec Diff Drop
    Toytec panhard drop bracket
    Custom extended bump stops
    Custom extended ES Sway bar links
    Ryno All Terrain IFS skid
    OTRTTW 3 switch pod



    I searched for 8 months and had to drive 5 hours to pick it up in October of 2009. Here is the only pic I have of it after I brought it home, I pulled into the driveway and got straight to work removing the running boards and inspecting the undercarriage...

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    I added some TRD stickers for some extra horsepower
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    I bought it in October of 09 so that Christmas I had a LoadWarrior under the tree, opened and "installed" in under an hour (had to wait for the rest of the family to finish opening presents)
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    Picked up the spare tire carrier a bit later but no need to show that pic...

    I replaced the radiator with a new KOYO to prevent milkshake and b/c I had a very small coolant leak:
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    Then after I decided on Tundra coils in the front and LC coils in the rear I slowly started buying parts and eventually had everything I needed for the lift:
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    Cooper STT's
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    Installed my Cobra 19DX iii w/ PA speaker under the hood
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    Drew and I installed the front but we didn't have time to do the rear so I drove around for 2 days with a mean bro rake:
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    Still have my 85' CJ-7 (seen in background) 3" lift on 33" BFG AT's
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
  2. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    Can't wait to see those bigger tires. They'll complete the look and give you some serious offroad ability.
     
  3. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    Yeah I'm hoping the guy will ship the one he has either this weekend or next week, but I may wait to mount them b/c I think we're going up to College Station to visit Mallory the weekend of the 17th...figured I'd take one last road trip on my bitch highway tires
     
  4. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Fuck Off!

    X2....did you figure out what was up with the cb?
     
  5. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    I think I just need to tune it or mount the antenna somewhere else...when we were leaving PINS I was receiving so I guess it works but the reception sucks
     
  6. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    Nice, glad you finally started you build. Looking forward to seeing the progress.
     
  7. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    Yeah you'll see it in person if you have time the weekend of the 17th, looks like we're heading up to College Station to visit the gf's sister
     
  8. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    I'll be looking forward to it. Generally work untill at least noon on Saturdays, otherwise I should be free.
     
  9. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    Yeah I'll PM you when I know for sure and we can figure out the deets
     
  10. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    Hey Mauzer, you got your lower BJ's replaced for free under a recall? My wife drives an 02 4runner sport edition 2wd w/ 120K miles & I was wondering if the recall also applies to the 2wd models. I bought the truck used in 06. Could you please enlighten me alittle about the recall?
     
  11. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

  12. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

  13. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    No worries, I'm glad you made sure yours was good...failed ball joints are a serious safety hazard
     
  14. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    FINALLY! my 4th STT shipped today, as soon as I get it in I'll take them in to get them shits mounted! Which means I may need to borrow/purchase those spacers if your not putting them on your new Runner Drew
     
  15. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    No way the spacers will fit on the 4runner because I have auto hubs. Should work fine on yours since you have normal hubs + ADD.

    We still need to do your diff drop too.
     
  16. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    Right on, I realized that when I realized I'd left the slide hammer. Should I install the spacers before I get the tires mounted? I've heard some shops won't mess with spacers
     
  17. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    I've heard the same thing too, but when I asked Discount Tire about it, they said as long as they aren't the crappy old school spacers that are just a disc with holes in them, they would have no problem with them. I wouldn't trust them with my spacers though. They'd toque the lugs off in a second. Luckily, I don't need a tire shop anymore, but that doesn't really help you any.

    If you weren't reusing your rims, I'd say get them mounted and put them on yourself. You could borrow one of my sets of tires if you need to; to keep the spacers away from the idiots. Since I have 2 full sized spares, we'd only have to pull 2 off the 4runner.
     
  18. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    what size are your spares?

    I may just take them in two at a time in Ang's explorer, that way I can put them on myself and trim whatever needs trimming, etc
     
  19. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    You should just put it on jack stands and do all 4 at once.
     
  20. Mauzer

    Mauzer Ohh yea, you gotta get schwifty.

    But then I would have to fit 8 tires instead of 4 (2 rim/tires and 2 Stt's)
     

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