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Old 03-03-2020, 08:02 PM #1
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TheRustyRunner Build Thread

Hey t4r.org, I have been using this site for awhile now and it's helped me out a lot, so I've decided to start a build thread with hopes of helping (and receiving some more help ) from others!

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2003 Limited V8 4WD 200k miles
265/70/17 Terra Grapplers
17x8 American Racing ATX 188 wheels
OME 885 front, Superflex standard duty springs rear
SPC Uppers
All energy suspension poly bushings in front
SPC Alignment cams
Self-made rear swingout and rear crossmember replacement
4xinnovations Sliders
Rust belt rear swaybar delete
5100's
Toytec 1 inch body lift
CB Radio and Dual amp'd stereo w/ sound deadening
Retrofitted a stock set of headlights with the ACME H1 kit and Panamera 2.0 shrouds
Completed the evap core replacement (eugh)

Currently working on:
Finishing a Coastal Offroad high clearance bumper
8.2 Elocker swap (brakes, ss brake lines and custom wiring harness)
Frame hole patch and chassis saver undercoating
I'd be happy to answer questions if you have them!

Here are some pics of (mostly) how she sits today:
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Energy Suspension, full front end rebuild, 885& Toytec, SPC upper arms, dual-amped 7 speaker stereo, 5100's, rear swaybar delete courtesy of rust, v6 junkyard skidplates and a lot of elbow grease
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Old 03-04-2020, 07:23 AM #2
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Looking good man! Really like those off-road bumpers. Debating which one I want to put on mine. Which of the traction boards are you running?
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Looks great, I have the same shrouds, but they're not wired up yet. Did you just tap into a fuse?
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Looking good man! Really like those off-road bumpers. Debating which one I want to put on mine. Which of the traction boards are you running?
El cheapo ebay Xbull: X-BULL 3 GEN Sand Track Recovery Traction Snow Mud Track Tire Ladder Red 4WD | eBay

I just drilled 4 Lowes eyelets into my roof rack to tie them down on the 4 corner holes. They've been used 3 or 4 times now and haven't broken!
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Energy Suspension, full front end rebuild, 885& Toytec, SPC upper arms, dual-amped 7 speaker stereo, 5100's, rear swaybar delete courtesy of rust, v6 junkyard skidplates and a lot of elbow grease
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Looks great, I have the same shrouds, but they're not wired up yet. Did you just tap into a fuse?
I T-Spliced my marker lamp with the orange wire of the switchback so that they would turn on with the headlights.

Later, I am going to tap orange into the turn signal/DRL's and have the white side go to headlight positive so it turns white with headlight and orange with marker.
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Got a few things done this week:
  • Cut the bumper more clean around the rear tire carrier and added some plastic edging to make it look better
  • Checked to see what pulleys were making noise. 3 are: the alternator, tensioner pulley and the small idler pulley at the top of the engine. All are original 2003 and have 200k miles on them. The alternator is very difficult to turn
  • Flushed the burnt to hell power steering with some Valvoline ATF. Pic shows the flush from left to right
  • Got a new tensioner pulley and alternator
  • Finished welding the Coastal Offroad bumper and I am so happy with it!!
  • Also finally got brake lines for the 8.2 axle, rotors are on the way
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Energy Suspension, full front end rebuild, 885& Toytec, SPC upper arms, dual-amped 7 speaker stereo, 5100's, rear swaybar delete courtesy of rust, v6 junkyard skidplates and a lot of elbow grease
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Added lights and completed the independent fog light mod with @That_Titanium_4RNR 's help! Here's a few beauty shots I took with my buddy's lifted Rav4 @rav4explore.
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