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forunnin

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The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« on: September 19, 2015, 03:30:36 PM »
I previously owned a 2nd gen and recently sold that and upgraded to a 2003 SR5 V8!  Couldn't be happier!  The reasons for making the upgrade should be obvious, but the main reason was family comfort during family explorations!

Here are some pics of my old 2nd gen...







...and here was the 4th gen the day I brought it home!



I didn't waste any time and started subtle, free mods right away!  First thing was a running board delete...



Then on to the charcoal filter delete...



Then I added our logo...



Then a little plasti-dipping...





...and how it sat after all that!



Then I had a slight vibration when braking, so I had my rotors turned and put some new ceramic pads on last night!  Braking feels 10xs better now!



After that it was time for a full synthetic oil change! 



Also did a little headlight buffing!  Much better now!





...and then I decided to cut this thing off to get more sound out of that V8 for free!  Made a little difference, but not much! Time for a magnaflow muffler now....



Then brown santa dropped these item off...



Then shortly after these bad boys showed up!  I am EXTREMELY happy with the lift/tire combo.  Had a little rubbing up front, but luckily it was just on the mudflaps, so I removed them and it hasn't rubbed since!  It's perfect!





They stuff nicely!







Height comparison


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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2015, 03:32:23 PM »
Found a few minutes to sneak off with the kids while momma was at work today...  I am very happy with the way this thing rides off road.  Take bumps very smooth and gently, doesn't bind up, has plenty of flex, has plenty of ground clearance.  I literally have NO complaints right now.




















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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2015, 10:23:44 PM »
Nice looking Forerunner
2008 Jeep JK Unlimited, 3.25" Rough Country lift,  Rocky Road Supersliders, 35" Toyo OC MT's on Black Rock Viper wheels, Rubicon Dana 44 axles with factory e-lockers, 5.13 gears, AEV Tire Carrier, Rugged Ridge Snorkel, Smittybilt front bumper with 10,000lb winch, AEV fuel carrier,and Edgestar fridge

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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 08:27:11 AM »
Nice looking Forerunner

Thank you, sir!  Sliders and diff breather extensions are up next!

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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 08:28:30 AM »
Seriously contemplated going the 4th Gen route recently, especially with the V8 and atrac combo. I have a spare elocker sitting here and the housings aren't difficult to convert as well :)

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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 10:32:08 AM »
Seriously contemplated going the 4th Gen route recently, especially with the V8 and atrac combo. I have a spare elocker sitting here and the housings aren't difficult to convert as well :)

I don't think you would regret it!  I am LOVING this thing!!!  So comfortable!  Mine doesn't have ATRAC, unfortunately, but that's alright, driver mod makes up for it!

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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2015, 10:30:44 PM »
Great looking 4Runner, looking forward to future trip reports.

I agree, I think you would be happy with a 4th Gen, especially if you have a spare d-locker. :) I upgraded from a 3rd and have really enjoyed the 4th.

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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2015, 12:32:12 PM »
Great looking 4Runner, looking forward to future trip reports.

I agree, I think you would be happy with a 4th Gen, especially if you have a spare d-locker. :) I upgraded from a 3rd and have really enjoyed the 4th.

Thank you! Hoping to go get it dirty soon!

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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2015, 06:49:56 AM »
Nice.  I was wondering about the charcoal filter on mine also.  What is the advantage of taking it off? 

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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2015, 12:29:02 PM »
Nice.  I was wondering about the charcoal filter on mine also.  What is the advantage of taking it off?

Just better air flow to the engine, plus you'll hear a little more growl from under the hood!  It didn't make a huge difference on the 4runner, but it made a HUGE difference on my Lexus IS350!

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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2015, 01:29:48 PM »
Ok. Cool.  I changed my muffler and tailpipe a few weeks ago and my mileage started going up. I'll try that next.  I'm putting 4:56 gears in it right now.

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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2015, 04:13:10 PM »
Ok. Cool.  I changed my muffler and tailpipe a few weeks ago and my mileage started going up. I'll try that next.  I'm putting 4:56 gears in it right now.

Very nice!  I'll eventually do gears and a rear locker.

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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2015, 08:07:42 AM »
Lookin awesome !!! Let's get some interior shots when loaded for the trail !!!
Stay back , see it all !!!

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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2016, 03:42:13 PM »
Haven't updated this in a while!

Got my ICOM ID880-H installed!









Nice thing about this radio is that the faceplate is magnetic, so just pull it off and unplug it then you can take the faceplate with you when parking in sketchy areas!





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Re: The Overland Adventures - 4th Gen Build!
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2016, 03:45:19 PM »
I also got an extension for my roof rack, so it covers the whole roof now!






 

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