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Bounty Hunter
03-09-2007, 01:04 AM
I just got my first good 4x4, a 91 4runner, 4cyl, 5spd. I like to hit the trails and climb over stuff in my way. I also use this thing as a daily driver. I have decent 31x9.5's on it. So what's next? Thanks.

d0ubledown
03-09-2007, 01:24 AM
get yourself some tow points front & rear. i got some hooks from Princess auto, but had to source out longer metric bolts from alder auto. next, get a tug strap. coz you or someone you're with will need it. eventually. full size spare too.

just wheel it as it is. grab a backroad mapbook n see what she can do. you'll then find out what changes you want to make, but if it were me, it'd be (in order)

sliders
rear locker (front locker + regear as well if you've got the $$ to)
better (and bigger if you wish) tires
lift to clear said bigger tires.

notice lift was last. its the least important, for right now. depends on what you want to do with it...but it doesnt take much to make it an enjoyable DD as well as a weekend warrior. a locked truck on 32's will go further than an open truck on 35's.

[stoned] welcome to FIBC...lets see some pix of your runner

highwaystar
03-09-2007, 10:20 AM
welcome man. You should have alot of fun with your runner.

It seems the trend these days for 4runners is to do a moderate lift with 33" tires. Take a look for a website called yotatech and browse through their forums and youll see that most guys there run 1.5" ball joint spacers in the front with about 2-3" of lift in the rear with really good results. This allows them to clear 33" tires without rubbing and itll go just about anywhere.

but thats in the future, Do what doubledown said for now. Youll be amazed at where your 4runner will get you as it is stock. Also 32" tires work stock if you feel you need a bit more but your 31s are more than ok for most stuff.

I have 93 pickup I wheeled stock for a year and a half, then after researching, I went with 2" body lift, .5" torsion bar lift, rear 1.5" shackles, and I will put in a rear locker, and winch on this spring. I ran 33x12.5 15 tires for about 2 years now, but reccomend a 33 x 10.5 to not rob power and gas milage. I went up to 16" rims and right now have on 32 x 9 (235/85 16) but am going to get 33 x 10.5 (255/85/16) also in the spring.

[cheers]

deuce
03-09-2007, 07:17 PM
just do a SAS and get it over with!

Bounty Hunter
03-09-2007, 08:46 PM
Sliders sound like a good idea. But which is best; weld on or bolt-on? I do have access to a mig welder. Thanks.

trevyota
03-10-2007, 04:33 AM
just do a SAS and get it over with!

i agree...

i fooled around lots with it stock...

then just lopped it all off and started over.


[cheers]

Toyquad
03-10-2007, 10:04 AM
2inch body lift, 33's, locker in the rear and dual t cases......then once you see the light........ sas and gears 35-37's

d0ubledown
03-14-2007, 04:31 PM
Sliders sound like a good idea. But which is best; weld on or bolt-on? I do have access to a mig welder. Thanks.


i'd say weld on are the best. talk to taran over at bigcountrycustoms.com. he'll set ya up...mine were about 3 bills installed, but if you can do the welding yourself, the sliders should only cost a couple hun, or you can build em yourself. but theyre well worth it and will pay for itself the instant you bang em up against that first rock or tree...

Stetson
03-16-2007, 04:40 PM
case of beer, a bbq, cooler o food, burn a cd, and head out and have some fun [cheers]...........................you'll know what you want when you stop makin it where you want to go. just bring recovery gear and go prepaired so you eep havin fun!

slacker
03-16-2007, 05:07 PM
personally ... I think a winch would be your best friend .

you can go alot of places .. stock with a winch .

Murd0c
03-16-2007, 05:11 PM
2inch body lift, 33's, locker in the rear and dual t cases......then once you see the light........ sas and gears 35-37's

Yep best bet right there, except I would go 3" had that on my 3rd gen p/u and was perfect

lizard
03-16-2007, 05:36 PM
Iam with slacker on the winch

Bounty Hunter
03-16-2007, 05:45 PM
On the winch idea, has anyone ever heard of a Luis winch?(a contaption that uses a chainsaw to power the winch) Good , bad, maybe?

slacker
03-16-2007, 07:09 PM
BAD ....


if your thinking on a winch ... get a REAL one .. there NOT CHEEP , but well worth it ..

mine .
http://www.members.shaw.ca/slacker502/IM001667.JPG

warn bred TABOR 9000 ..very reasonable $$$
not a plug , but I sell em' at my shop .

flipper
03-21-2007, 05:53 PM
If you cheap out on a winch get a used warn or get the champion from Costco for 4 bills. Sliders would be good unless you want your rocker panels to look like mine. Lock up the rear, then sas it and lock it up too!

Toyquad
03-23-2007, 04:58 PM
Yep best bet right there, except I would go 3" had that on my 3rd gen p/u and was perfect


personal preference. you don't need 3inches, 3inches looks gay, shows too much of the frame etc. I fit 33's on stock with minor fender trimming.