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thats a sweet ride dude.......:beer:

Thanks, I watched it for sale for a long time surprised it didn't sell, the fab work is really well done on it and from the lack of dents and damage I don't think it has been ridden much. It has passed through a few owners from the original builder so some of the parts list is a bit unknown. I'm excited to start tearing into it.
 
Haven't really "introduced" myself here. Long time pirate/mud member and lurker on here

Built my 2nd gen a decade ago and have ran trails all over the eastern US. Usual 4in spring SAS, 5.29s/elockers, Inchworm dual cases and 37s. Was pretty 10 years ago... not so much anymore.
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DD is an FJC 6mt with SAW 2.5" coilovers up front, full Budbuilt skids, Expedition One and MT bumpers on 33s.
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Backburner project is a clean 2nd gen 4runner rolling chassis that will either be a body donor to the crawler or get a 5cyl turbo Volvo whiteblock setup.
 
Been out of the game for many years, was wondering where all the pirate people went to.

Anyways, this is my rig. a very low lifted solid axle 97 4runner. 4.7 crawl box, twin stick FJC case, diamond housing, 4.88 gears, caged and currently on 35s. Bumpers are my own creation. 37s and beadlocks coming later this year.
 

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I've just been lurking on forums here and there since the days of Pirate, and social media taking over, but figured I'd try to get back in the game!
Rig is a 99 Runner, 05+ SD 60/10.5, 5.38s, ARBs, 40s, 4.7 Tacobox (crossing fingers on output shafts lol), 3 link front w/16" kings, 63" chevys out back, but may link it soon.
Located in Colorado
 

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Was on Pirate forever and Mud. Came here for the atmosphere.

Last truck. 2wd 87 ext cab. RS 9.5 front 3 link. 80 series rear. 37s. Duals. Basic truck that worked.
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New project. Cut my 40 in half. 45 extended cab. Superduty axles. 40 somethings. Turbo 3.4. Duals.

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Wife drives an LX570. My daily is a crewmax. Coffin is a 86 ae86. Lexus engine. Nissan trans. 8.8 rearend.
 
I stumbled upon this place while doing some Google-fu for superduty axles. I never really posted much on the old site but learned a lot. I lurked here for before realizing how much I missed forums over the facespace groups.

This is the 95 SR5 4Runner that started it all.
Circa 2005.
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3.0L auto 5.29s with a rear Detroit. It was fun but 3.0L suck as well as trying to wheel your daily. I took off the 36’s and went back to 33’s. Then I picked up a first gen pickup.
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I was young, dumb, and broke. I through boggers on it and did dumb shit but it was fun.

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I tore it apart and started doing some upgrades. I got about half of the stuff done I wanted to before life got in the way.
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This the state it’s been in for roughly the last 12 year or so. In 2017 got motivated to work on it. Ordered some more parts and I made some progress until the end of 2018 when my grandfather passed and my first child was born. That pretty much took the wind out of my sails.

Before my grandfather passed I needed a vehicle that’s easy for my grandfather to get in and out. I picked up a clean 2wd 2nd gen for cheap. It was in pretty decent shape but it ended up needing some work.
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When my grandfather went into hospice I decided to fix the the issues it had. Since I no longer needed it drive him to doctors appointments and cancer treatments it quickly got out of hand. I stared with just replacing the timing chain, new gaskets almost every where and rebuilding the worn out steering quickly but that quickly snowballed. I ended doing a 5speed swap, “1 ton” torsion bars front and rear sway bars, 2in drop, cam, LCE header and all new shoes. It was riot to drive but I didn’t end up driving it much because you can’t really fit 2 people and car seat safely since my mini me had arrived.
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I end up trading it for a 3rd gen 4Runner. 5vz manual SR5. Plenty of room for every one now.
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I hated the 18in fuel wheels so I traded for some 17in Tundra/Sequoia wheels. I did Bilstein struts, OME coils all around, SPC upper control arms. I found the Chinesium rear control arm joints were shot. I did the Front Range control arms and Panhard. FYI they are BEEF! About that same time I found a complete factory elocker rear. When doing the arms I swapped that in as well an Off-road solutions e-locker harness.
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I was pretty content with this for a while. The blem list swampers rode terrible and I stumbled on a guy in Instagram running 37’s. I had to have some too.

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I order a set of 17x9 Methods and 37x12.50R17 Cooper STT Pros. I rocked this setup for about a year and half. If I planned on keeping it I would probably do a long travel kit and true coil overs.

We have finally made it to 2023. My wife mentions she would like to have a 5th gen 4Runner. The 2014 Altima we bought new just rolled over 200k. She’s nervous it could finally die and doesn’t want to be rushed to find something when it does. Plus every time we go somewhere and need to bring anything besides just ourselves we end up taking my 4Runner or my crew cab Silverado. I get a lead on a 1 owner 100k mile 2010. We make the purchase and she’s over the moon. We are in a situation that we can keep her old car. It’s a much more economical spare/commuter than the 3rd gen. We have the 5th gen for family outdoor adventures. I mentioned to a friend I was thinking about parting with my 4Runner and they know someone who wants it. We make a deal. I’m throwing the tundra wheels back on it with some decent 35 ridge grapplers, swapping the stock rear axle in, and kissing it goodbye. I was supposed to get it ready to sell this weekend but I came down with shingles. It freaking sucks by the way. Hopefully this doesn’t keep me down to long.

The plan is with the money from the sale and more free time I can finally finish the 16 year 1st gen project.
 
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Haven’t done shit to my 4Runner but add stickers

Poser shots out exploring with my boys
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Need to keep this one stock for awhile, but stoked its a clean slate bone stock rig.
 
I've just been lurking on forums here and there since the days of Pirate, and social media taking over, but figured I'd try to get back in the game!
Rig is a 99 Runner, 05+ SD 60/10.5, 5.38s, ARBs, 40s, 4.7 Tacobox (crossing fingers on output shafts lol), 3 link front w/16" kings, 63" chevys out back, but may link it soon.
Located in Colorado
Any more pictures of this thing?
 
Just posting up in here to start. In Australia and have a 1998 Hilux dual cab with a 3RZ, soon to be turboed. Was bought as a moving house bunky during COVID, and then upgraded as a lockdown project in 2021.

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Been doing this in Aus for a while now, but jumping on here to confirm some US specific things.
 
Just posting up in here to start. In Australia and have a 1998 Hilux dual cab with a 3RZ, soon to be turboed. Was bought as a moving house bunky during COVID, and then upgraded as a lockdown project in 2021.

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Been doing this in Aus for a while now, but jumping on here to confirm some US specific things.
very cool welcome to irate....
 
Hello from Montana. Long time lurker with a build that's been on the Van Wilder program. My 5 lug Taco that I've had since high school, it was a great little truck to get to all the District 36 XC moto races for cheap, but 2WD doesn't work up here in the snow. I'll do a build thread at some point, but it's the typical turbo LS swap, SD's and 40's.
 

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I always thought a mid-long travel 1st gen runner with a supercharged 3.4 would absolutely rip.

I had a blazeland setup with a 1uz and it was awesome. I enjoyed it so much that im putting that setup under my tdi swapped custom cab.
 
I never introduced myself but started a build on my 87 4runner. Im a DFW, TX person and have a real Toyota problem. Currently have a 1984 xtra cab 4wd with 1uz, 1987 4runner with 1uz and currently swapping to tons, 1986 Custom Cab with an in progress TDi swap and getting the blazeland setup from my 4runner, 1979 single cab 4wd stock pickup, 1979 FJ40 thats stock, 1994 FJ80 with a turbo'd 1fz, and a 1987 2wd single cab pickup and currently rebuilding the 22r.
 
I never introduced myself but started a build on my 87 4runner. Im a DFW, TX person and have a real Toyota problem. Currently have a 1984 xtra cab 4wd with 1uz, 1987 4runner with 1uz and currently swapping to tons, 1986 Custom Cab with an in progress TDi swap and getting the blazeland setup from my 4runner, 1979 single cab 4wd stock pickup, 1979 FJ40 thats stock, 1994 FJ80 with a turbo'd 1fz, and a 1987 2wd single cab pickup and currently rebuilding the 22r.
What's the problem you mentioned?? That all sounds gravy
 
Found some pictures of my collection of junkers.

79 fj40, in progress Tdi swap on the 86 custom cab, 87 mini truck that i just rebuilt the 22r and the head gasket is leaking :nuke:
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79 pickup on some methods i grabbed for $400!
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My 1uz swapped yotas. The 84 pickup was my first truck ever and i went full dumb 18 year old on it trying to make it cool. Itll get rebuilt one day. The 4runner is currently getting tons. Have a writeup on here "87 4runner going big(ger)"
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Just thought this was cool and was admiring my new trailer.
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My dads fuel lines decided to deteriorate on the way home from Mega run in Gilmer. Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area. He bought that truck brand new in 1983. '84 SR5 pickup. Hoping to inherit it one day.
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