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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby redwolf3 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:49 pm

Well, one mystery down. It turned out to be the Caralytic Converter. A big chunk of the back half of the converter cracked off and turned 90 degrees :bash: . That's officially my first bad cat ever.

As a temporary solution I just hollowed out the cat to get it running down the road again, but I have a new cat on order so I can fix it the right way :yahoo: .

On the brakes, I've been comparing the brakes in my 4Runner against my other cars. I have a feeling that the reason I feel the pedal requires too much force is because I went with too late of a Master Cylinder. I'm going to try and find a smaller Master Cylinder and see if that makes the brakes feel any better / more controlled.

After that is figuring out why my crawl box won't go fully into low gear.

Slowly knocking out the little things one at a time. :shades:
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby Dave » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:36 am

http://www.davezoffroadperformance.com/ ... r-574.html

or did you get one of those cheap ones that wont last very long?

Glad you found it.

crawl box wont go all the way in what gear? low
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby redwolf3 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:49 am

Dave wrote:or did you get one of those cheap ones that wont last very long?


I didn't do anything, it was the previous owner. Looks like it was replaced sometime around 2001. So, first one lasted 16 years, and that's about how long this one lasted. I was just surprised since this is the first cat I have ever replaced.

BTW: The model in your store is the exact model I was looking to get, and yours is less expensive (Score!). :yahoo:

Dave wrote: crawl box wont go all the way in what gear? low

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Correct.

It goes into high gear and neutral fine. It goes into low gear, but pops out as soon as any noticeable load is put on it. It also only appears to get about 1/2 way to the detent, like something is holding it back. It appears that the throw from neutral to where it gets hung up going into low is about 1/2 the throw from neutral to the high gear detent.

I'm holding off on trying to pull it out to diagnose the issue until I get my shifters so I only have to remove and re-install the whole assembly again one more time (hopefully).
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby Dave » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:02 pm

Got your message. I have your shifter. :yahoo:
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby redwolf3 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:42 pm

Sweet, now I just gotta work out a time to come pick it up, haha. :yahoo:

Thanks Dave!
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby Dave » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:51 am

oh I can bring it down
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby redwolf3 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:42 am

Dave wrote:oh I can bring it down
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Sounds good to me! Let me know when you'll be down this way and we'll meet up. :steer: :mudtaco:

BTW: Sorry for my delayed response. We just closed on a new house yesterday so things have been all topsy turvy lately, haha.
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby redwolf3 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:00 pm

Dave-
Sorry for not getting back to you on the shifter. Just got done moving into our new place and now we're just getting the old place prepped for renting.

Let me know the next time you'll be down this way and have time to drop off the shifters. I'm still in the same area, just in Roseville instead of Antelope.

Ohh, and no new updates on the 4Runner yet. I hope I'll have time to start working on it again in the next month or two. Maybe figure out what's up with the second T-Case and get the Air Locker all wired up... here's to hoping! :drink:

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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby redwolf3 » Fri May 19, 2017 2:07 pm

Dave wrote:oh I can bring it down
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Dave-
Looks like I'll actually be home the next 2 weekends, woohoo! Any chance you're planning a trip down this way anytime soon?

I'd love to be able to take the 4Runner for a shake-down run Memorial Day weekend, if possible.
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby Dave » Mon May 22, 2017 10:24 am

I can bring them down or should ship? call me.
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby redwolf3 » Tue May 23, 2017 11:43 am

Dave wrote:I can bring them down or should ship? call me.


Left you a follow-up message. Let me know if that works for you.

Also, went back through the TG Crawler Case install guide and found the step I was missing. As you suspected, it was because I didn't cut the shift rail on the rear case. They really need to work on the quality of their documentation, especially for those of us with ADHD :bash:

In either case, I'll get that all pulled out sometime in the next few days and prepped for putting the shifters in... woohoo! :yahoo:
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby redwolf3 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:08 pm

Just a quick follow-up post, no real pictures to show today (getting bad with pictures).

Dave hand-delivered my Triple Shifter a few months ago. He was going to help me install it, but I was on-call for work and had to deal with a 12 hour emergency that afternoon *blech*. Then we had a series of family issues (terminal family member that consumes a lot of time in helping out with care, etc.). Since then, I had a couple of good weekends to get some stuff done.

Things done:
  • Triple Shifter Installed (more below)
  • Re-Wired my Rear Window and Rear Wiper Switches with Carling Switches (to match the ARB switches)
  • Started wiring up a secondary interior fuse panel for all the new electronics inside.
  • Trial run of the complete suspension and driveline: Complete.

Things to do:
  • Install Rock Sliders
  • Finish wiring up ARB compressor, CB, and and remaining switches
  • Figure out why the breaks require so much pressure to stop
  • Install bump stops (maybe?)

A couple of things I have noticed so far with the Triple Shifters (Dave may be able to say if these are normal or not). First, the outer shifters on the rails seem to have a lot of play / extra throw. Seems like they float about 2" in either position for both sticks. I also was unable to get the shifter hump to fit in the tunnel (without excessive trimming). Being one to take the hard way out, I added a raised section to my tunnel that sticks up about 3" to clear the hump (I only needed 1" of extra clearance, but I didn't want to drop the crossmember down that much). I still need to fab up the mounts and ring for the Triple Shifter boots.

On the Rock Slider front, I'm still trying to decide if I want to clean up my old sliders, or install all new ones. I think new ones would be faster at this point and I wouldn't mind getting some with a rear kick-out. Just not sure if I want to drop another $200 to $300 for something I effectively already have. Thoughts from anyone with sliders that have rear kick-outs?

I took the 4Runner out to Prarie City for a couple of quick shake down runs. Nothing exciting. First one I spent 45 mins before work and just tackled 2 or 3 of the obstacles. The second time I went with my 3 year old son, so I wasn't doing anything too crazy.

During both runs, I felt the 4runner operated extremely well. The suspension flexes very well, and the double low transfer case is very nice. With Low Low and the Suspension I am able to take on most mild and / or steep obstacles in 2WD. In fact, I've had 2 or 3 situations where I was starting to struggle on something... and then realized I was in 2WD, lol. Only thing my test drives have told me is that I wish I had purchased 4.7 gears for the rear. Ohh well, there's always next year.

I'm hoping to get out some time in the next month or so with some friends to tackle some mild trails, put the 4runner through its paces some more. I'm hoping that will increase my chances of getting some photos too, lol!
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby Dave » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:55 am

just add some tubing to the sliders to make a kick-out if you think you need them. I dont think they are any big deal. I will have to look at the shifters. We haven't had any issues like that.
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby redwolf3 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:21 pm

Dave-
I think I'm going to follow your advise and just re-install the existing sliders. They are already adjusted to my truck, and they seem plenty beefy for my needs. Plus, my liklihood of hitting them has decreased significantly with the new lift installed.

Now I just need to find some groups runs so I can start testing my junk out on the trail!
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Re: Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

Postby Dave » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:06 pm

Sweet, Just saw when and we will let you know when. As of now we are all on-board with going to the Hammers in February.
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