'96 Runner Build

Thardy

"FARM TOY"
Location
Santaquin, Utah
Phase 2

Mods under the hood. Intake silencer mod, Deck plate mod

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Phase 3

Not exactly what I originally planned but it is something. I decided to instead of doing a SAS right away, I'm going to keep saving my money and run the IFS until it blows up. I got with a buddy of mine who is a Land Cruiser guy and he hooked me up with a set of front LC coils and I bought a set taco struts with leveling spacers.


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After 1 squished finger and the help of Sliver's sawsal.

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She is almost ready for her maiden voyage on Thanksgiving weekend. All that's left to do is change the rear shocks, add panhard drop, wheel spacers, and quick releases on both front and rear sway bars.

Speaking of sway bars, how important are they? Would it be bad if I were to remove the rear one?
 

rambrush

Member
Location
NW Az
Looking good
The rear sway bar can be removed/ disconnected to allow for more wheel travel, but you have to remember that when you are up to speed and negotiating city streets the body will roll/ sway more and could cause problems and result in a crash. But normal offroad putzin around locally should not be a problem.
 

iamsparticus

Take your Rig to the Edge
Location
Ogden,Ut
I took my sway bar off the rear when i lifted it it was the best thing i ever did it roade so much better and didnt feel tippsy or anything like that. Now when i took off the front that was tippsy so id ditch the rear and make quick disconnects for the front it frees up so much wheel travel
 

RockMonkey

Suddenly Enthusiastic
Super Moderator
Ouch!

I would invest in some sort of rocker panel protection before powder coating wheels.
 

Max Power

Bryce
Location
Sandy
I would leave the wheels the color they are. I have been the all black route before and everything that is black starts to run together and doesn't stand out. I like the way things are coming together.
 

SLIVER

))--SLIVER-->
Location
Provo, UT
Looking good man, I like those new wheels. My runner will be sold tomorrow!

Then you will have to carry on the runner tradition in my place.

))--SLIVER-->
 

Thardy

"FARM TOY"
Location
Santaquin, Utah
Looks good. Now you just need some sliders and you are good to go.
Just waiting for my cousin to get them done! I think they will look pretty good.;)

Looking good man, I like those new wheels. My runner will be sold tomorrow!

Then you will have to carry on the runner tradition in my place.

))--SLIVER-->
Dang dude I was hoping we would get at least one trip before you sold it.:(
 

Thardy

"FARM TOY"
Location
Santaquin, Utah
I finally got to go out with the Runner. Went down to Moab this last weekend. Ran Strike Ravine on Saturday.
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My only damage came on "Big Ugly". One squished hub cap and lost fender flare (found the flare but it was toast). I needed an excuse to pull the fender flares anyways.

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Going down a couple rock ledges. My photographer failed me and didn't get many shots. The ledge after the second one had my rear end 3 feet in the air.

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Thardy

"FARM TOY"
Location
Santaquin, Utah
Sunday we headed to Fins 'n Things about 10:30 and after my cousin ran out of fuel on the way to the trail head we got there about 11:30.

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Like I said my photographer failed me so those are the only pics I got on Fins:mad:

On the way home we (my wife and boys) took the Long Canyon trail. Unbelievable scenery:)

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In Green River my brother tagged me with one of the stickers the Low Range crew hooked him up with (I don't mind, it looks good). Then I started my trail log (I know some of you don't like them but I do).

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Venture13

Active Member
Location
Layton
Nice pics, looks like you had fun. You don't need a hardcore rig to enjoy the terrain. I miss wheeling my lightly modified rigs, seems as though I covered more ground with them.
 
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