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Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it? I have never been much of a import guy, I have always hung around American Iron and V8 power plants. However after seeing a good buddy of mine build an absolute monster of an offload rig utilizing a first gen 4 runner, I knew I had to have one. Of the Toyota generations, the first gen (84-89) 4runners are by far my favorite. I picked this one up off of the local craigslist with a blown motor, it threw rod #2 right out the side of the block. After taking a 2 hour trip to pick it up, I was officially a Toyota owner. Describe the modifications you've made. Where did you start, what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it?So far I have not made any mods to this rig, mainly because I am a college student and living in an apartment complex makes it difficult to swap engines. Which will be my first step. What are you planning next?Plans for this rig are huge, I plan on doing a Solid axle swap using a dana 60 front out of a 3/4 ton Chevy pickup, and a sterling 10.25 out of a 90's F350. These axles give me the strength that i need for rock crawling and there are parts readily available incase i do break something. I also plan on doing a dual transferase set up, utilizing another Toyota case and an advance adapters adapter, other mods include body armor and protection, Teal accents and lighting a custom switch panel, and some other small interior upgrades. To finish off the rock ready rig, it'll be sitting on some 35's with a set of method race wheels. I can't wait to transform this innocent rust free Texas 4runner into an absolute beast on the trail.
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