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My first car EVER!
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az4runner
Trail Runner
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Joined: Aug 02, 2013
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Location: Golden, CO

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:28 pm    Post subject: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

Alright well I got my licence today (yes I just turned 16) so I figured that I would throw up a build thread on my 4runner. The test was a joke and took 5 minutes. Now I know why we have so many shitty drivers in tucson. My mom nearly killed my dad for getting a 4x4 but he wouldnt have it any other way. Anyways, it's a 97 4runner, bought it stock and slowly turning it into a rock destroyer!

Mods:
CB radio
2.5" Spacer lift
Quick disconnect swaybar links
285/75/r16 tires
full skidplates
AZFJ sticker
Clinometer
Rocksliders


Mods to be done shortly:
Rear e-locker
Roof rack
Front and rear bumpers
Winch
Lights
Snorkel
SAS?

Hopefully will be able to do these after I get a job.
Spent alot on maintenance because the lady that had it before me was pretty bad about keeping up with it, but I think I have all of the repairs done for now (I hope!). Originally I wasnt planning on doing much to it but after meeting trailbus and seeing some of your rigs I quickly discarded that idea.

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az4runner
Trail Runner
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Location: Golden, CO

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

Skids Picked these up on Craigslist for $75. They are 3/16" plate steel

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az4runner
Trail Runner
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Location: Golden, CO

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:33 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

Rock sliders Bought for $200 with shipping, 1 1/4 1025 dom tubing

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az4runner
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

The cb
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Jimbolio
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Joined: Oct 19, 2008
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Location: Tucson

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

those bolt heads will get sheared off. You might want to weld some protection over that area.

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az4runner
Trail Runner
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Location: Golden, CO

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

Tires. Got these for my birthday, all 4 out the door for $630!
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az4runner
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

Jimbolio, already taken care of. those are old pics

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

As it sits now
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nimrag
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Joined: Nov 30, 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

When I was 16 I had a VW bug and never heard of the thing called the internet! Ah, the good ol' days...

But, nice 4 runner
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

Its a work in progress but I did all the work myself. What do you guys think?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

Nimrag I also looked at bugs. Picked this thing up for just about as cheap though

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

I wish I had a 4 runner instead of the bug. It was fun driving in the desert on semi flat roads, but a 4 runner would have been a completely different world.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:00 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

Yea I'm glad I ended up with what I got.

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glideraz
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Joined: Jan 18, 2010
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Location: avondale

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

Nice looking rig
3rd gens are cool (but I'm partial to 1st gens)

Btw my 1st car was a 66 vw

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RunnerRick
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Joined: Jul 14, 2010
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Location: Avondale Az

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: My first car EVER! Reply with quote

I will tell you if you plan a sas stop dumping money in to ifs and mods that won't help you in a sas rig. I wish I would have never dumped the ton of money into the ifs I did. Sas is a grip and takes a lot of parts. The devil really is in the details with this. I went with full width axles on my build because I want a wider stance because my rig is going to be on the high side. Also rebuilding front axles are not cheap.
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