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Old 08-12-2010, 06:52 PM
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This is going to get me in trouble with the wife, but.... Yea it's another newbie question. How much would it cost me to do something like this http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...p_2/index.html minus the 3.4L conversion. This is the kind of travel I would like to see in lilred. thinking winter project. 3.4l will need to come later. Tips and suggestions are always welcome.
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This is going to get me in trouble with the wife, but.... Yea it's another newbie question. How much would it cost me to do something like this http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...p_2/index.html minus the 3.4L conversion. This is the kind of travel I would like to see in lilred. thinking winter project. 3.4l will need to come later. Tips and suggestions are always welcome.
PM Scotty at Addicted Off Road

See his build below....oh and if you have to ask it might be too much! 10K, I dunno?

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ad.php?t=12740
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:59 PM
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This is going to get me in trouble with the wife, but.... Yea it's another newbie question. How much would it cost me to do something like this http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...p_2/index.html minus the 3.4L conversion. This is the kind of travel I would like to see in lilred. thinking winter project. 3.4l will need to come later. Tips and suggestions are always welcome.
This is really interesting. This is MY 4Runner, even down to the "XToy" decal on the rear window. Origin was All-Pro Off Road prototype SAS. Description is identical, down to the Marlin xfer.
Check it out....Even the tie rods are still red!
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Maybe you should get out there and wheel some trails before planning your high dollar suspension upgrades.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:37 PM
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Thanks, I read an article about something that is new to me, with a ride that I already have and was interested how much this kind of upgrade would cost. The biggest problem I have and I have lots! if there are others able to and I can't I will find a way to. I may not end up with the top end goodies.... but I will find away to get what I need. Thats where I need to rely on a group such as yours to provide the checks and balances or knowledge and experience for me to make the right decisions for me.

And your right I just need to get out, but I also don't want to walk back.

So thanks again.

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Old 08-12-2010, 08:52 PM
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so solid axle swap, 4.88's, 35's and a lift? should only be a couple K. whadda I know anyway i'm a cruiser guy
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Make a plan and start buying parts. Then some winter work on you SAS swap.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:03 PM
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Did you buy it already set up? or did you do it your self?

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This is really interesting. This is MY 4Runner, even down to the "XToy" decal on the rear window. Origin was All-Pro Off Road prototype SAS. Description is identical, down to the Marlin xfer.
Check it out....Even the tie rods are still red!
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:30 PM
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Did you buy it already set up? or did you do it your self?
It was my son's. He purchased it with the SAS, 4.88s, Marlin, bumpers on it. I had a highly modified 80 that he needed for the room for three kids so we swapped.
As I said, it was Jon Bundurant's truck (All Pro Off Road) that he used as the prototype SAS. Last winter I did a 3.4 swap and added ARBs F&R, rebuilt the front and rear axles and drag links. Terry
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Maybe you should get out there and wheel some trails before planning your high dollar suspension upgrades.
A good suggestion before dropping the on a SAS setup etc. While having the articulation of a SAS'd rig might look and all, you may not need it.

Look up some of Isaac's, aka AxleIke, and Scott's, aka JadeRunner, posts with what they have done trail wise with IFS rigs...Same can be said for the guys with 100 series rigs in the club. Heck, Dave took his IFS mini truck on the Rubicon and did awesome

Then if you decide later that you really want to spend the on a SAS setup check out Scotty's build above or look at Red Chili's and Terry's rigs for encouragement.

Or just sell the 4Runner and buy an 80 series
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