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WrenchnWheel

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Here is my double duty rig, daily and for adventuring. 1999 Millenium Silver 4x4 SR5 4Runner with 117k on the clock

Current as of 1/31/2019



This is when I got it. Picked it up at auction for a decent price. It had a single owner all of its life in Sparks, Nevada and I was glad to bring her back to proper form.



Current upgrades:

Suspension/Wheels:

- Tundra Bilstein 5100s F/R Shocks
- OME 2891 Coil in rear
- OME 2883 Coil in front
- Konig Countersteer 16x8 0mm offset wheels in black
- 285/75R16 BFGoodrich K02s
- 1"Body Lift
- 1" Diff drop
- [MENTION=28464]eimkeith[/MENTION] Panhard correction kit
- [MENTION=98153]MStudt[/MENTION] extended end links F/R
- @Plastics_guy front and rear extended bumpstops

Protection/Armor
- NWTInnovations weld it yourself front bumper kit
- 4XInnovations weld it on yourself sliders
- Savage Off-Road full skids

Electrical/Lighting:
- Big 3 Upgrade
- Odyssey 34R PC1500T battery
- Heavy duty Positive/Negative Terminals
- Parking/Turn signal all in one mod
- Mini D2S square projector retrofit into OEM housings
- complete amber mod to parking signals
- LED interior lighting
- LED replacement in center cluster/speedo
- 21" Single row light bar
- E-locker switch LED functionality
- E-locker dash light
- LED tail lights
- Cobra 19 DXIV CB radio, 4' Firestik antenna, 18' Firestik premium coax, heavy spring, custom mount.

Engine/Drivetrain
- Deck plate mod
- Swapped rear open diff axle(4.10 geared) to E-locked axle(4.30 Geared)
- Swapped front diff(4.10 geared) to (4.30) geared diff
- Diff breather mod in rear axle
- Sway bar relocation bracket(rear)
- E-brake relocation bracket
- Energy Suspension Bushings for steering rack
- Tundra Big Brake upgrade

Miscellaneous
- OEM Sport hood
- '01 style grill
 

WrenchnWheel

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Removed the bumper, fender, headlights, grill to see the carnage to the fender wall. There wasn't too much damage, looked like I needed new headlights, grill, radiator, radiator support, fender, fender lining, hood, and plate bumper.

Overall the runner was in decent condition


Picked up a Thundercloud OEM Sport Hood from a dismantler as well as tundra big brakes



Front end started to come together, and the lift was installed





Picked up the wheels with tires for $250 and sold the tires for $160 - Konig Countersteer Offroads for $90 - what a steal


Hood and fender were painted to match the OEM color and the BFG K02s were mounted


Northwest Trail innovations bumper build with a buddy of mine






First outing on the runner and it felt damn good!


Then it was time for 4xInnovations Sliders with kickout




Light bar mounted to the bumper above the winch plate - I wanted to keep it fairly clean as well as functional

 

WrenchnWheel

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Panhard correction kit welded in





Repainted the OEM skids, but plan to build my own skids sometime in future, these will do for now. Rust Oleum Hammered paint - black



Installed the front and rear extended bump stops from @plasticsguy

 

WrenchnWheel

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Finally bought the air raid intake pipe to do away with the OEM intake silencer.
From the research I have done, it just adds more engine noise and perhaps better throttle response, but no actual horsepower. I was fine with that.

Very simple install, but can require some force to get it into place if you have a body lift like I do. Once you have a body lift your engine drops the amount your body is lifted so the intake doesn't have perfect alignment.

 

WrenchnWheel

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Couple weekends back(Summer 2018) I ended up swapping my rear axle for an elocked axle from another 3rd gen 4runner with the help of my brother and Timmy the Toolman. I also ended up swapping the front diff to match the gearing in the rear axle. I will re-gear at some point in the future, but I didn't want to be out $1500 for the re-gear right now.

here is the video on how to do the axle swap and the wiring

picked up the complete elocked rear axle for $550 with the locker ECU, ECU pigtail, switch, switch pigtail.

Sold my open diff rear axle for $250

Trailer wire 16 gauge 6 conductor cost me about $25 for 15 feet

Paint for the axle was another $20 and I replaced the axle seals while I had it open, decided against doing bearings for now.

It was wired up to the OEM switch and ECU so it works like OEM, the dash will blink when the locker is trying to engage and then it stays solid when its engaged.

Bonus: the switch is lit when any of the other cluster lights are on(this was a factory option in Tacomas, but didn't exist in the 4runners for some reason) just needed to add two wires/pins to the switch itself. Instructions in the video.

Link for when the wiring starts










 

WrenchnWheel

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Spent the previous weekend installing the cb radio.
-Cobra 19 DX IV
-firestik premium 18’ coax
-firestik 4’ antenna
-custom made mount(I wouldn’t build another one, just buy [MENTION=98153]MStudt[/MENTION] antenna mount, it’s cleaner and you don’t have to do all the measuring and cutting/bending.

Went wheeling couple weekends and caught the exhaust on a dirt wall and it bent. I was already planning to chop it down so now it was a must.
 

WrenchnWheel

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I decided to do a projector retrofit.
- 2x Bi-xenon morimoto mini d2s 4.0 projectors (square lens)
- 2x panasquare shrouds(wouldn’t do it again, just doesn’t wow me)
- d2s: morimoto elite package(includes the below with *
* 2x 35w/ d2s morimoto xb HID ballast
* 2x d2s xb 5500k (35w) HID bulbs
* 1x motocontrol bi-xenon H4/9003 harness
- retrorubber glue



Low-beam

Hi-beam


Also, amber corner markers mod



 

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I’ve been thinking about doing the amber corners. They turned out good! How many coats is that? I think I’d probably go a bit darker myself.
 

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I’ve been thinking about doing the amber corners. They turned out good! How many coats is that? I think I’d probably go a bit darker myself.
I did 5 thin coats, I was pleasantly surprised after removing the painters tape from the stock orange reflector that it matched pretty closely.
 
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Nice looking 4Runner man. Glad you brought this Toyota back from a rough mid life crisis. I dig those square projector retrofits. I have some retrofits that I need to put together. I am sure that it will be better with much better usable, aimable light.
 

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Nice looking 4Runner man. Glad you brought this Toyota back from a rough mid life crisis. I dig those square projector retrofits. I have some retrofits that I need to put together. I am sure that it will be better with much better usable, aimable light.
You near NorCal? Come through and we can get it done quick.
 

WrenchnWheel

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A good amount has changed since February, I modified an addicted offroad crossmember to make it tuck closer to the radiator support, it’s also welded onto my runner instead of bolted, and mounted @xplore.offroad hybrid bumper. I also took out the fog lights addicted provided and installed some squadron pros from Baja.

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