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Old 07-17-2019, 10:40 PM #31
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Nice 4Runner, you're definitely going to have fun with it. The soft top is the way to go, I have not had my hard top on since I bought my softtopper three years ago. The things are pretty bullet proof provided you don't try rolling the sides or back up when it gets below 40ish.

Your 33's look really good, but I agree with you on the body lift being less than ideal, and pretty unattractive as well. I'm currently running....or was running before I began the 1uz swap.....285/75Rx16 on stock Toyota 16x7 18-hole steelies. I went a different way on the lift this time, 10 turns on the stock torsion bars up front, with a 2" lift block kit on the rear and Bilstein HD shocks all the way around. Even with the ARB bumper and winch, the truck doesn't rub at all.....and I wheeled the crap out of it (duhhh) after installing the front and rear ARB air lockers and 5.29's. It's been a stellar setup, so much so, I installed the same thing on my '92 4Runner.

I would avoid the OME rear springs, I had them on my old '89 from eight years ago and they were unbelievably stiff and rode way too harsh. I even pulled the pack apart and eliminated two of the leafs and found little difference, although the rake wasn't as severe. Also the same goes for the torsion bars......way too stiff. Stock bars can be adjusted comfortably to 1.5" provided your running aftermarket bumpers, winch, etc.

Beautiful rig dude!!!
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I don’t get it. Everyone slams OME suspension for the 1st gens, yet that is what the PO installed in mine just before I bought it, and it rides amazingly well. Not stiff or harsh at all...

You guys do know OME offers lifts in “light”, “medium” and “heavy”, right? If you buy “heavies” and then install them on a truck that runs around empty, yes, they will ride like crap. “Lights” are for empty trucks, “mediums” for winch bumpers and swingout tire/Jerry carriers, and “heavies” for full blown expo rigs with drawer systems, roof racks etc too.
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Regarding the vent window seal, the one you've received looks like it is for a later model with the door mirror in the corner. Googling confirms 88-94. P/No. for your truck would be 6818189105 (RH) and 6818289105 (LH).
Thanks for the tip! No luck sourcing that part however, as they are discontinued and the last two orders were cancelled and refunded due to the dealers not actually having them in stock. I will keep searching.
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I got around to having the muffler replaced to nip some leaks:





The previous was welded straight on, so the shop installed a flange to make future replacements easier:




I was practicing route planning using Gaia this weekend with the pup:







I started tracking dispersed campsites as waypoints so I can have options for quick overnights:





As the gf was not with us, rather than setting up a tent, I decided to try sleeping inside the truck. I think I want to somehow add a folding section to either side to make the platform wider when sleeping, but still allow access into the quarters:



I destroyed a cv over the weekend, so truck is going to the shop for a new axle up front before a few upcoming trips. I started digging into it yesterday but quickly decided a shop with a bigger compressor will make quick work of it.
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The truck started idling slightly worse recently. I came home from work yesterday and the truck sat maybe an hour, cooling, but on my way to my HAM Technician test on the highway, the truck started missing badly, almost like a surge or no power then back on, causing quite the bucking. It seems to be much worse at low rpm and high load, 5th gear on the freeway for example, under 3k rpm. The engine temps looked normal but the truck was warm from having been driven from work to home and then to the test. The CEL came on but then went back off a couple of times. The same happened on my way home from the test, about an hour later.

This morning, the truck seemed fine, so possibly temp related. Now as I dont know the entire history of the truck, I figured I better start with checking the coil, cap/rotor, plugs and wires to ensure nothing is arcing. I also figured I could check for vacuum leaks while the truck is running with some carb cleaner but i would think a vaccuum leak would cause a constant rough idle, not just on the highway or under load. I did not get any CEL this morning, and the truck ran without losing power, but I also did notice that if I was under 2500rpm, I felt the roughness, maybe just a cylinder not firing (injector, coil pack, compression, etc?)

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am supposed to be taking it on a four hour drive to Hocking Hills this weekend.
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I pulled the code, 14 Ignition signal. I have new plugs, wires, dist cap and rotor, and a fuel filter on the way. Figured I should take care of those anyways seeing the age they show. I need to read up on testing the coil. Hoping it's something along those lines rather than the igniter. Fingers crossed.
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Knowing it was ignition related, I decided to just replace most of the components simply due to their age. It is a good thing I did, as it looked to be a combination of the rotor having a broken connection inside, as well as the cap being worn down. The wires looked ok on initial inspection but I didn't test them, simply replaced. I am used to a Rover so was very surprised and thrilled at the cost and availability of parts.

The air filter had an interesting hole, maybe from a mouse when sitting at the po's home:




My first look at the rotor:



The broken connection, which could have been fractured and simply died once i pulled the rotor off:



Inside the cap:




I also replaced the coil even though it passed my tests, but will keep it as a spare for the trails. I cleared the code and voila, the cel flashed constant when checking for the code. The truck idles so much better, and feels like a different vehicle. Thank goodness!
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I had a few issues with the combined switch, namely that occasionally over a bump, the headlights would go out and the high beam indicator would be on. I found a helpful post here and decided to clean the contacts before ordering a replacement. The lights worked flawlessly on the 5 hour drive to Hocking Hills this weekend. The truck was also MUCH better on the highway, only needing me to shift on long hills.




We stayed at a small "rustic" cabin complete with a refrigerator for drinks and a hot tub. It was nice not having anything to set up when we arrived late Friday evening.





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