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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:01 pm 
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I,d say the motor swap went good for you after i seen you pull away from me on the grade just after Baxter on the way to the snowflower run :shock: . You must have hit 85 mph or two wheels hopping before i lost site of you.It just didn't look normal seeing a four runner on 37s blowing by all the folks in their newer shiny powerful suv's.With my stock 22re, 5.29 r&p, and 37s i'm in third gear running 55-60mph. Must be nice to have all that power.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:32 am 
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Thanks Tom, I'm really happy with the way everything turned out. Too bad it's not so easy to do this swap or I would be lining them up for the next five years.

Turns out my first exhaust idea wasn't so good, the passenger exhaust ran under the bellhousing before going two into one on the drivers side. Problem was that my front diff was crashing into my exhaust on hard bumps or big flex.
I built a bumpstop for the front diff, but it didn't fix the problem so I completely threw away my first exhaust Y pipe and built an all new one.
Now my exhaust from the pass side crosses over the bellhousing, ties two into one on the drivers side as before, and I added heat shields to keep the cab temps down.
So far so good.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:57 pm 
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:( Appearantly I need to do some more heat shielding 'cause I melted an ARB hose that was some 4 inches away from the exhaust. My trail repair is funny looking and has to go! I also have wiring approx. 4 inches away or less.

Also need a long slip front drive shaft, I keep pulling mine out on steep climbs with liberal throttle applied.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:22 am 
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Long slip front drive shaft? What you aren't just going to leave your winch cable sinched to your axle. That keeps it from falling out quite well :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:02 pm 
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Tom Tadlock wrote:
Long slip front drive shaft? What you aren't just going to leave your winch cable sinched to your axle. That keeps it from falling out quite well :lol:


Nope, sometimes I have to winch out little white Toyotas, gotta keep the cable handy.

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 Post subject: Re: Zach's '85 4Runner
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:49 pm 
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Well it's been two years since I last updated the 4Runner, still running great.
I have switched from electric cooling fan to the factory fan and fan-clutch to
prevent overheating with the AC on in the summer. Also made new steering
stops on the front axle to (hopefully) avoid more broken axles and joints.
Upgrades to the body include multiple new dents on both sides, a few mirrors,
installed a Nissan Utili-Trac roof rack on the hard top.
Still rockin' Guns n Roses, wheeling our favorite trails, wife and kid and dog along,
livin' the dream in my favorite family wheeler!

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 Post subject: Re: Zach's '85 4Runner
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:45 pm 
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Zach Ashton wrote:
Well it's been two years since I last updated the 4Runner, still running great.
I have switched from electric cooling fan to the factory fan and fan-clutch to
prevent overheating with the AC on in the summer. Also made new steering
stops on the front axle to (hopefully) avoid more broken axles and joints.
Upgrades to the body include multiple new dents on both sides, a few mirrors,
installed a Nissan Utili-Trac roof rack on the hard top.
Still rockin' Guns n Roses, wheeling our favorite trails, wife and kid and dog along,
livin' the dream in my favorite family wheeler!



8) 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Zach's '85 4Runner
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:22 am 
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Zack I finally found the picture I told you about so I thought I would post it for all to see! (and laugh at) this is zach going after the tow strap that Roy ran over after breaking his short side front axle.
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 Post subject: Re: Zach's '85 4Runner
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:19 am 
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Pic of my broken ring gear from my surprise birthday run
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And the dents in cover from pieces floating around at highway speed home :mrgreen:
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Used gears installed the following week, with a great pattern after a few set-ups
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 Post subject: Re: Zach's '85 4Runner
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:25 pm 
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I hope it snows fifty feet deep this winter!


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 Post subject: Re: Zach's '85 4Runner
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:44 am 
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yeah ,, don't get your hopes up !! went up to road 19 riding Tuesday , still a little dusty ,, stopped by Cisco , the gate has ben reopened ,, no snow ...

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 Post subject: Re: Zach's '85 4Runner
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:56 pm 
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wayne-o wrote:
yeah ,, don't get your hopes up !! went up to road 19 riding Tuesday , still a little dusty ,, stopped by Cisco , the gate has ben reopened ,, no snow ...


Yah, I still haven't put the full-top on the Runner for winter, no need to yet.

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