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Vehicle Builds / Re: Darthyota's 4runner build
« Last post by Darthyota on July 26, 2018, 10:09:29 PM »
Been doing some body work
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Vs. Old
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Vehicle Builds / Re: Darthyota's 4runner build
« Last post by Darthyota on July 26, 2018, 10:08:51 PM »
Progress ahoy!
So after some research and remembering that I had an LSD that I had originally purchased to go in my X-Runner that didn't fit in the X because it used the larger 8.4" diff and not the same "old" 8" that the FJ cruisers and 4th gen 4Runners use, I discovered that I could use it in my 8" carrier. There are however some differences between the old v6 8" and the newer FJ/4Runner 8". I discovered this difference after a couple trips to Sherwood Park Toyota for two different 8" carrier bearings, luckily I was able to find an adapter bearing. The adapter bearing has the OD of the old v6 8" carrier bearing and the ID of the newer FJ/4Runner 8" diff. Once I had the bearings I needed in hand I pressed them onto the LSD so it could be installed into the third. I had my buddy Bear help me with this as he has set up thousands of diffs. One of the things you need to make sure that you do when doing diff work is if you are removing the ring gear bolts is that you use new ones on the install as they are torque to yield and therefore only good for a single use.

The OS Giken LSD





Installed into the third.


The third installed into the housing


Some drain plug protector reinforcement. I did this as it is a common issue where a rock smashes this and makes it almost impossible to remove the drain plug.



I then set about installing the axel shafts into the housing.




Once I got the shafts in I started working on the drivers side. The first thing I had to do was to shim the new king pins ( I'm using the trail gear trunnion bearing eliminator kit) so that the steering preload is between 15 and 25 ft/lbs as measured with a fish scale. My drivers side is shimmed to 0.0645" and 0.0684" top and bottom to give a 21.9 ft/lb steering preload, I will be shimming the passenger side a little more to get closer to a 20 ft/lb preload. Once I got my steering preload set it was time to start packing the knuckle ball with grease. This is a very gooey messy step, the Toyota mini truck solid axles use approximately 2 tubes of grease per side, this includes packing the wheel bearings, packing the wheel bearing case and the locking hubs full of grease. Next comes the spindle, now normally you would just put a backing plate or a backing plate eliminator on but I plan on running much larger Lexus GX470 13WH calipers and rotors so I need to cut one set of caliper mounting ears off my 6 shooter knuckles so that I can bolt the calipers to the new mounting bracket. The other half of this requires you to use the IFS wheel bearing case as opposed to the SFA wheel bearing case as it pushes the rotor mounting surface out 1.5", the other added bonus to this setup is that you no longer need to run wheel spacers on the front to match the rear if you have a factory IFS truck.

Knuckle packed with grease


Wheel bearing case installed.



Here you can see the 13W caliper bracket and the cut off knuckle ears.


The last step is to install the locking hubs. Before I reinstalled the hubs I installed a set of chromo hub gears, one thing I noticed while installing these gears is that even when dry they tend to stick and grab preventing them from actuating smoothly like the factory hub gears I'm hoping this is something that will be eliminated with some use.

4WD locking hub installed.



Finished assembling the axle but didn't get any photos
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Vehicle Builds / Re: Tacoeng's 1990 Build.
« Last post by Tacoeng on July 04, 2018, 04:35:48 PM »
Thanks.  Time to weld this project up.
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Vehicle Builds / Re: GUMBY the '87RockRunner
« Last post by TacoRunner on July 04, 2018, 01:04:41 PM »
Hummmmmmmm
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Vehicle Builds / Re: Tacoeng's 1990 Build.
« Last post by TacoRunner on July 04, 2018, 01:03:26 PM »
Looking good man, keep it coming
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Vehicle Builds / Re: Tacoeng's 1990 Build.
« Last post by Tacoeng on June 30, 2018, 06:34:20 PM »
Here is the passenger side clearance at bumpstop and shock bumpstop.









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Vehicle Builds / Re: Tacoeng's 1990 Build.
« Last post by Tacoeng on June 30, 2018, 06:18:26 PM »
It has been a really long time since I have posted on the forum.  I don't know if there is much going on here anymore but I still am working on my 1990 project.  It was postponed due to normal life activities and working on a Tacoma project that was supposed to be a quick turnaround but ended up taking way to much time. 

Here is where I am now on the project as of 6-30-18.  I am looking forward to getting back to it and finishing but before I welded I wanted to see if any of you had any thoughts or concerns with the direction it is going.   Thanks for you input. 
Driver side pictures--








The stop is the shock bumpstop. 



Level on bumpstop


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Vehicle Builds / Re: GUMBY the '87RockRunner
« Last post by zidaro on June 08, 2018, 05:30:28 PM »
DAMN!!!   I am a slacker

Now, don't get too excited.  I don't have my 3.4 in, or my rear diamond- cuz i SUCK.  Too busy putting my life together last couple.
BUT- i did score a freshly rebuilt R150 trans. to use instead of my R151.  The R150 has a longer bell housing and keeps the shifters in the same location as a 151/22re combo when swapping to the 3.4.  A 151 trans would mean cutting 4"forward into the trans hull and the transmission shifter comes up into the center console at the radio.  Not cool.
So, one more biggie in the bucket. 
Hope to get to it soon    ::) - ie this summer.  :P



anyone know Joey?  He's my hero of the day.
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General Discussion / Re: Shock Tower Welding
« Last post by TacoRunner on March 12, 2018, 02:47:09 PM »
So long as your coilovers were mocked up and they clear with no rubbing you'll be fine.
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General Discussion / Re: Shock Tower Welding
« Last post by Darthyota on March 12, 2018, 12:51:30 PM »
ish i dont think my towers are quiet that far back
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