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Old 10-13-2021, 01:17 PM #376
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Rear Disc Brake Conversion

Actually saw this pop up on Instagram and had to log back into the forum for the first time in a while.

Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit

Always one of those things that was a dream to do one day so I jumped at it right away because I F***ING hate drum brakes. I was in the first group to get them but I had it sitting around for awhile before I got around to getting the other needed parts.

I got the complete kit with brake lines and parking brake kit. The whole thing was really straight forward and easy to install. The parking brake kit actually was the most work.

Went with EBC Dimpled and Slotted Sport Rotors and EBC Yellow Stuff pads to match my fronts
















While doing the rears I also repainted the front calipers with some G2 paint and new decals.





A few months prior had done the front rotors and pads with the EBC's and also front and rear stainless steel brake lines from Wheeler's Off-Road

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My old cheap eBay exhaust tips were rusting and looking like crap, so I bought these official Borla exhaust tips. I like the look of the square tips over the round as I think they match the shape/lines of the truck better. Also decided to do something a little different and did some cutouts to match the hitch.

Also added a Borla resonator to help with the highway drone.










You know it's funny, FOREVER I've always thought the rears of these trucks were lacking "something" and now that I see these I really think it's this. Hell even a single square tip would add a lot to the looks
In regards to the rear disc conversion, how much better does it stop do you think? Been on the fence about these for a while and might shoot for them now riding with extra weight
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You know it's funny, FOREVER I've always thought the rears of these trucks were lacking "something" and now that I see these I really think it's this. Hell even a single square tip would add a lot to the looks
In regards to the rear disc conversion, how much better does it stop do you think? Been on the fence about these for a while and might shoot for them now riding with extra weight
I don't think alone it adds a lot of extra stopping power, especially for the price. I am happy with it because I truly hate drum brakes. I feel the parking brake kit is a must, I drove without it at first before installing and after it helped adjust the brakes better and made the stopping better. I think a brake booster upgrade on top of it would really help.
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A few more suspension goodies.

Eimkeith Reinforced Lower Control Arms with Whiteline Bushings
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New OEM steering rack

I have a hard time following the old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” but it was kinda broke somewhat…

Many a years ago, a member came up with the idea to do Tacoma lower ball joints because they were supposedly a little better, idk. But anyway at that time (10 years ago) I decided to do that which also needed Tacoma outer tie rods. They reduced turning radius and made an awful gross sound at full lock but I put up with it until now.

While doing the lower control arms, I put in new 4Runner oem lower ball joints. Old Tacoma ones had about 60k miles on them and one was slightly leaking some grease. Because of the old Tacoma ball joints I needed new outer tie rods and also my inner tie rods needed to be replaced. Only thing is that inner tie rods are stupid expensive and for like $100 more I could get a complete brand new oem steering rack from the dealer with the inner tie rods already installed. So I figured hey let’s just replace the whole 225k mile rack with a new one. And some red Energy Suspension bushings just because.







MStudt Adjustable Sway Bar End Links

Have had these MStudt adjustable sway bar links for years. Recently he came out with the sealed joints which I was able to purchase separately and swap on to the old links.






Addco Sway Bars

These Addco sway bars are single handily one of the greatest things that I have ever added. They greatly improve handling even being lifted and can take turns much faster. I had them previously but sold them off with everything else years ago. I forgot how much better they make the truck handle.

Some of y’all are wild running with no sway bars, I understand the off-road concept of it but it gets so floaty on the roads without them attached.

They were only backordered for 6+ months after I ordered them cUz cOrOnAViRus. And then of course decided to be shipped and delivered when I was on vacation, and then delivered to a neighbor because the shipping label had the wrong address even though it was correct on my invoice.









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Russian Door Check Fix

Russian Door Check Fix


In Soviet Russia door closes you.

Thanks to Timmy the Toolman for the video and making me aware of this. Just $25 to Mother Russia to fix all 4 door checks instead of $85 per door for a whole new one.

Super easy. Remove the door panel and speaker.

Remove door check

Separate the two pieces

Replace black plastic piece

Reinstall.

Pretty stiff now, going to take some time getting used to. Had the timing down to just swinging the door open jumping out and having the door shut itself.












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DRL Switchbacks

DRL Switchbacks

After numerous variations and products, finally got these sons of b****es how I want them (for the most part). I wanted them to be sequential but I’m happy with them like this.

The old strips I had were horrible, I hated the yellowish color of the white, the blinkers didn’t work properly, and the LED’s in the strip kept going out. So I had to kind of make these myself.

With the previous attempts at this, I had removed the blinker housings and backed the opening with the same mesh of the grille and lower grille. Cut out holes for the LED tracks and slid them through the holes and created brackets in the back that attach to existing bumper screws.

Used LED tracks with a frosted lens, with Vvivid tint on top. I like the look of the lights better without the tint but don’t like the white lens when off so the tint had to stay.

Used some COB LED strips from eBay, one white and one amber strip in each track, and then used a switchback module from Oznium to control them.















The white is controlled by a relay connected to the parking brake so when it’s up, the lights are off, and then on when the parking brake is put down.





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These Addco sway bars are single handily one of the greatest things that I have ever added. They greatly improve handling even being lifted and can take turns much faster. I had them previously but sold them off with everything else years ago. I forgot how much better they make the truck handle.
They are still safe on my 4Runner...

I run the rear all the time and disconnect the front when going offroad...

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They are still safe on my 4Runner...

I run the rear all the time and disconnect the front when going offroad...

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hahaha someone still around over the years. good to know still working for you.
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Been working on these corner lights for some time now. Over the years I have attempted a few variations of something like this but never been satisfied. I have never been successful at opening up these corner lights and having them go back together and look good. Or had any luck with any of the LED ideas I’ve used.

Using the JDM clear corners to not have the ugly reflector in the way of what I wanted, I did all of this without having to open up the lights. The corner lights are easy to black out without opening them, just soak the lights in some Super Clean degreaser for a few minutes, shake and wash out.

The strips I designed the exact same way as my lower bumper blinkers. Wired a white and an amber COB led strip to a switchback module from Oznium and then using some recessed LED strip tracks with diffusers that I tinted as to not be so obnoxiously white when turned off. I was able to cut out the holes for the tracks from the back of the corner light and slide in the tracks and clamp them in from the back.

I still wanted a normal LED bulb to go in the socket position for forward facing light. I wanted a bulb that looked good design wise where you didn’t just see a circuit board of an LED. There are no simple 194 switchback bulbs, so I found these 7443 switchback bulbs from The Retrofit Source

The 7443 is the same size as the lower bumper blinkers. So since I wasn’t using the normal housings from the bumper blinkers, I cut out the socket mount and fiberglassed it to the back of the corner lights.

The white strips come on in the parking light position and the white bulb comes on with the headlights. The amber strips just work all the time as the blinker.

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did you put two bulbs in the side of those side markers in addition to the normal bulb? interested to see how the bulbs plug into the back of those.

btw, what company re-did your gauge cluster (speedometer)?




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