Redwolf3's 1st Gen 4Runner Build

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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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