User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-22-2017, 10:40 PM #1
Sam2393's Avatar
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
Sam2393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
05 V8 Desert Runner build

I picked up my first 4Runner last summer! I haven't gotten around doing much to it, but I recently moved to Arizona, so I am definitely going to start modding this thing.
The plans are to make it an overland expedition vehicle. Something I can take on long trips where I wont see pavement for awhile, and where I will be able to camp out of and be able to store gear and other stuff.

This is how it looked when I got it:



This is how it looks as of today (7/22/17):


So far, I have painted most of the frame with por15 to make it look better, plus to prevent rust. I have removed the running boards for better ground clearance.

I put on 265/70/17 BFG mud terrains on today. Took it out to the trails and they did very well!


I have a double din radio going in Tuesday.

Last edited by Sam2393; 07-24-2017 at 12:16 AM.
Sam2393 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-24-2017, 12:17 AM #2
Sam2393's Avatar
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
Sam2393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Just updated the images in here to a new hosting site since photobucket is now lame as hell and charges for an upgraded account now.
Sam2393 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-27-2017, 11:51 PM #3
Sam2393's Avatar
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
Sam2393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
New radio is in, and looks great! It comes with a backup camera, which is great!

Sam2393 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-28-2017, 11:18 AM #4
Legender Legender is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 120
Legender is on a distinguished road
Legender Legender is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 120
Legender is on a distinguished road
Starting out nicely.. huge change from NY to AZ I'm sure. Maybe not so much need for rust protection.
Legender is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-28-2017, 11:39 PM #5
Sam2393's Avatar
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
Sam2393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Legender View Post
Starting out nicely.. huge change from NY to AZ I'm sure. Maybe not so much need for rust protection.
Thanks! And yeah, I have always loved AZ for as long as I can remember. NY is the land of no...lol! And yep, aint much rust out here at all.
Sam2393 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-05-2018, 03:08 PM #6
Sam2393's Avatar
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
Sam2393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
So, I actually ended up moving back to NY because of personal reasons. It sucks, I miss AZ. I'll possibly go back one day, but sh!t happens...

Anyway, I added LED pods on the hood. I plan to get brackets once I can find a sport hood, so these should do for now. And, I added a small bar where the front license plate bracket was.

I also added a roof rack too! And yes, it is fun having rocks to flex on in my yard.



Sam2393 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-05-2018, 03:10 PM #7
Sam2393's Avatar
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
Sam2393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
I need to figure out how to resize these, they are way too big.
Sam2393 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-06-2018, 04:41 AM #8
Flash Runner's Avatar
Flash Runner Flash Runner is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 357
Real Name: Blake
Flash Runner is on a distinguished road
Flash Runner Flash Runner is offline
Member
Flash Runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 357
Real Name: Blake
Flash Runner is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam2393 View Post
I need to figure out how to resize these, they are way too big.
I'm not sure what photo sharing site you're using, or if you're on Mac or PC. I imagine though the process will be pretty similar across the board

Most people on here (to my knowledge) re-size their photos in whatever editing program they use. I'm not personally into photo quality all that much so I use Mac's Preview to resize my pics.

Steps are as followed:
1) with the photo window open, select the "Tools" tab on the upper ribbon
2) The drop down should show "Adjust size.." click it
3) another window should pop up with sizing options

I've found 800x600 pixels are a good decent size on a standard page on here. So just type that into the HxW boxes, or in the drop down 800x600 might be a preset size to choose from. I know this process might differ slightly based on the program being used, but hey, at least I offered my $0.02 ....

Sorry to hear about you having to move back to NY. I got a lot of family up there and I prefer to visit not live there. Hopefully that doesn't discourage you from keeping up on the 4Runner and updating this page!

Also, have you lifted your ride yet? If not, that's some interesting stock flexing
__________________
22 SR5 Prem 4X4- Magnetic Gray
07 V8 Limited 4X4 - Natural White (SOLD)--> "Moby Dick" Build Thread
Flash Runner is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-06-2018, 11:22 AM #9
Codywilsonfishing Codywilsonfishing is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 11
Codywilsonfishing is on a distinguished road
Codywilsonfishing Codywilsonfishing is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 11
Codywilsonfishing is on a distinguished road
Lookin good
Codywilsonfishing is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 09:15 PM #10
Sam2393's Avatar
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
Sam2393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flash Runner View Post
I'm not sure what photo sharing site you're using, or if you're on Mac or PC. I imagine though the process will be pretty similar across the board

Most people on here (to my knowledge) re-size their photos in whatever editing program they use. I'm not personally into photo quality all that much so I use Mac's Preview to resize my pics.

Steps are as followed:
1) with the photo window open, select the "Tools" tab on the upper ribbon
2) The drop down should show "Adjust size.." click it
3) another window should pop up with sizing options

I've found 800x600 pixels are a good decent size on a standard page on here. So just type that into the HxW boxes, or in the drop down 800x600 might be a preset size to choose from. I know this process might differ slightly based on the program being used, but hey, at least I offered my $0.02 ....

Sorry to hear about you having to move back to NY. I got a lot of family up there and I prefer to visit not live there. Hopefully that doesn't discourage you from keeping up on the 4Runner and updating this page!

Also, have you lifted your ride yet? If not, that's some interesting stock flexing
Thanks for the tips man! And yeah, it sucks but I guess it is all part of life. I am most definitely going to be continuing on with my build with the same exact plans I have.
She is not lifted yet, however I must agree I can get some pretty good flex out of it on those rocks in my yard....basically a free RTI ramp whenever I need, lol.
I am trading my lifted Chevy for a stock height Chevy so that will be one less project to worry about so I can focus on the 4Runner.

Other plans are to include:

-Rock Sliders
-Full undercarriage armor (the stock ones SUCK)
-Front bumper with winch
-Rear bumper with winch
-Roof rack accessories
-interior work for overlanding/camping
Sam2393 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 03-28-2018, 06:41 PM #11
Sam2393's Avatar
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
Sam2393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Update, it's getting lifted! Thank god for tax returns!

Ordered:
Bilstein 5100s Adjustable up to 2.5" front and 2" rear
Toytec superfex rear coils
Toytech/Eibach front coil lift springs
Spidertrax wheel spacers
SPC Adjustable UCA's

I'm going to stay with my BFG mud terrains 265/70/17 untill they wear down then I am going to go to 285/75/16 cooper discover STT pro with raceline wheels.
Sam2393 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 01:38 PM #12
Sam2393's Avatar
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
Sam2393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Update!

Everything for lift is here with the exception of the UCAs which should be here today if the weather allows. Going to be installing everything this weekend if the weather is decent.
Planning to move back to AZ but do not know when now that what i was dealing with before hand has passed.
Sam2393 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-08-2018, 09:09 AM #13
Sam2393's Avatar
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
Sam2393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
The weather was decent for once yesterday, so I got the rear coils in along with the new shocks. The old ones were in bad shape, and I had to cut the top bolts on each to get them out.






Last edited by Sam2393; 04-08-2018 at 09:12 AM.
Sam2393 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-08-2018, 10:40 AM #14
Nmac65 Nmac65 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 53
Real Name: Neal
Nmac65 is on a distinguished road
Nmac65 Nmac65 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 53
Real Name: Neal
Nmac65 is on a distinguished road
I really like the build man! Just curious as to how often or where you could go off roading in NY? Id hate to have a fantastic build and never get to put it to use.
Nmac65 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-08-2018, 05:55 PM #15
Sam2393's Avatar
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Sam2393 Sam2393 is offline
Member
Sam2393's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 102
Real Name: Sam
Sam2393 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nmac65 View Post
I really like the build man! Just curious as to how often or where you could go off roading in NY? Id hate to have a fantastic build and never get to put it to use.
Thanks!!
On Long Island where I live, there is nowhere legal to wheel, unless you like getting beach sand and salt water all over your rig from the beach (which will slowly eat away at your truck). Upstate NY has some small things, but all the good trails are not in NY, which sucks.

I'll be happy when I move back out to AZ where I can really put this thing to use like I did.
Sam2393 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trialrun builds a Desert Dune Metallic Runner Trialrun 3rd gen T4Rs 78 06-11-2018 10:06 PM
Build Thread: 2000 3rd Gen SR5 Mountain/Desert Rambler hodolla 3rd gen T4Rs 33 03-26-2018 12:18 PM
Desert Dawg build...what a switch! Desert Dawg 5th gen T4Rs 658 07-20-2017 01:11 AM
jay00-00 Limited Desert Dune-Build jay00 3rd gen T4Rs 96 09-29-2016 01:17 PM
Saintnick's 02 Desert Runner Saintnick 3rd gen T4Rs 9 03-15-2016 01:47 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2024 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2020