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Old May 12th, 2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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Just bought this in SE MI. Hopefully, get it built pretty soon. If it looks familiar, please let me know. I want to know what's been done to it. I got it in Marine City from some guys that said they didn't do anything, but the valve cover is clean and a few of the hoses were installed wrong. I fixed what I found and am moving on. Thanks
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Nice-looking Runner. Welcome to the darkside. There are lots of aftermarket sources for nice stuff for the Toys.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #3
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Its a nice looking $runner.

Ya darkside unless you drive a Jeep.
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Just bought this in SE MI. Hopefully, get it built pretty soon. If it looks familiar, please let me know. I want to know what's been done to it. I got it in Marine City from some guys that said they didn't do anything, but the valve cover is clean and a few of the hoses were installed wrong. I fixed what I found and am moving on. Thanks
does it have like 200+k on it and you gave like $1300 for it
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Old May 15th, 2009, 08:10 AM   #5
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Sure does and that's what they were asking.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 08:23 AM   #6
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form the word around town was, this kid (20 something) bought it, drove it home and his old man (GM guy) jumped his shit for driving Jap junk and he was to sell it ASAP
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I figured rollbar would know when I saw the area you got it. My dad wanted me to park my first across the street. When they were moving, I left it for him to drive and he strated liking it. I think he was disappointed when I sold it.

I sold it to pick up an '86 Land Cruiser with only 93k(?) on it that was in great shape. Needless to say, cash in hand, I went back to their place and they sold it the day before.
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That sucks if that's the case. I know early model Toys were imported, but now-a-days, most Toyotas and Hondas are fully sourced and assembled in NA. I work for a supplier and have first hand knowledge.

This is the first Toy I bought, but had a Samurai a few years back and loved it. Had to sell it, ever since then I regretted it. I couldn't find another in similar condition for less than $3000. Finding this with the removeable top is the next best thing. Jeeps are too expensive for what they are, coming from a multiple time Dodge owner.

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that thing will be a great platform for a fun rig and the body is in great shape too
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That sucks if that's the case. I know early model Toys were imported, but now-a-days, most Toyotas and Hondas are fully sourced and assembled in NA. I work for a supplier and have first hand knowledge.

This is the first Toy I bought, but had a Samurai a few years back and loved it. Had to sell it, ever since then I regretted it. I couldn't find another in similar condition for less than $3000. Finding this with the removeable top is the next best thing. Jeeps are too expensive for what they are, coming from a multiple time Dodge owner.

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Xjs are dirt cheep. That said I scrapped mine and got a 84 SR5 pickup. I also work for a supplier, and the only business we have right now is from Toyo, and Mercades. Thats all the justification I need.

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Right now, Toyota, Honda and Subaru are more than 75% of our business. The D3 started reducing its numbers more than a year ago. Our planners had an idea about what was happening before it was "officially" happening.

I believe it will be a good rig. I plan to do minor stuff for now, ie line the interior, get the basics done and running good, start with 3" Downey springs and BJ spacers. Over the winter, unless needed earlier, timing chain/engine rebuild, SAS, more lift.

Wish me luck.
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Right now, Toyota, Honda and Subaru are more than 75% of our business. The D3 started reducing its numbers more than a year ago. Our planners had an idea about what was happening before it was "officially" happening.

I believe it will be a good rig. I plan to do minor stuff for now, ie line the interior, get the basics done and running good, start with 3" Downey springs and BJ spacers. Over the winter, unless needed earlier, timing chain/engine rebuild, SAS, more lift.

Wish me luck.
Order an idler arm brace from Downey while you are at it. Especially if it has a good one on it. If its bad, start saving because they aren't cheap for the 1st gen. IFS.
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1st gen and 2nd gen IFS idler arms are interchangeable, just the 2nd gens have stronger shafts.

If you buy an idler arm get the Autozone FA-5040. It has the largest diameter shaft and is one of the most affordable.

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Old May 15th, 2009, 07:13 PM   #16
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Do you guys have experience with this snapping? I haven't heard anything about this part being a weak link. Should I do something with the pitman too?

Thanks for the help.
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The pitman is bomb proof. The idler won't snap, but the shaft bends. If you adjust the front for more than 1" of lift the odds of idler failure go up. Running 33's with adjusted in lift increases it more. Add a locker to the mix and you will probably wreck idler arms every time you wheel. If you run stock tires at stock height, the stock idler is fine.


If you have slop in your idler arm and want to replace it, I would say get the one I recommended, it's the best. You can just replace the bushings too. They are like $8. If you find you are going through them a lot, then you can consider upgrading.

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Good info Frank.

Going on the UP Overland Adventure?
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Yes, thanks for the info. I will replace it at the same time I do the BJ Spacers. Good looking out for me.
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Welcome, always nice to see another yoda around here instead of another jeep.

Any ?s on it sure some one here will know it or know were to tell you to look. Quite a few knowable toyota guys
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