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Old 10-08-2006, 09:35 PM
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Let us know if you need any of the brackets or Hangers. We can get them..,, Nice looking RunR BTW
Do you make the hangers for a fullsize axle? Sky's West is the only one i've found that makes a fullsize kit, I'll check out your web site.

Any way, finally got the stupid hangers cut off and ground down. I found some bad news while getting things cut off. This Runner had been wrecked! the freaking drivers side frame rail is diffenitly tweeked, I ran a couple of measurements with my tape measure to see if things are kind of square, they are kinda. Even the utrained eye can still see that the frame is still bent, some one had straightned it out at one point in time. hopefully this won't pose a problem later on down the road! I left the upper IFS mounts because there is a perfect 1.5" hole for tubing to fit into, no concrete idea's for this yet but i thought it might be a good starting point for some kind of shock hoop!

I ordered a set of Allpro 5" front super flex springs last week, should be here soon!

Another quick question? Do the foward steering bump stop mounts usually get cut off to



Another quick question
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Old 10-08-2006, 11:14 PM
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This is the one we carry
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Old 10-09-2006, 04:51 PM
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Thats the Kit I all ready ordered along with there billet pitman arm, If ya would have said something a couple of days ago id have contacted ya!
With in the next week or so I should have this thing sitting back on the front wheels!
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:14 PM
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:34 PM
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All Pro Springs

Springs showed up today! Toyota center spring bolt is a little bigger than chevy so I had to masage the holes a little and take a little off the diff side center pin bolt to get things to mate together. starting to see what things are going to look like.

Ill try to give a price with the parts so those following can see what it cost to do a swap like this. Like any one else im trying to keep my costs within reason but not to sacrifice quality of the parts! As far as the axles, I allready had those laying around, something to think about!

All Pro front 5" springs $275.06 with shipping
Sky Manufacturing full size hanger kit with billet pitman arm, $380.00 with shipping, parts havent shown up yet.

I've allready off set my cost buying a lifted toyota! I was able to sell the 33" goodyear MTR's with 80% tread for $500. I also sold the the whole front IFS complete with a 4" Skyjacker lift for $200.
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:54 PM
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Must feel good to see that sitting under there with springs attached!

Can't wait to see some parts welded under there.
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:45 PM
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You bet! Im just trying to keep things simple, that way it's affodable and ill be that much closer to getting it on the road.
There is alot to be said about fancy coil overs and 4 link set ups but I haven't managed to make my money tree sprout to be able to go to that extent!
OO and don't think I've forgotten about flared holes, you'll be seeing some soon!

TheBandit/ I know your running chevy 63"er's in the rear, how do you like them on your 4runner?
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:49 PM
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They are great until you bind up or are on a steep climb, then I get all kinds of wheel hop. Nothing a traction bar wouldn't fix though! They stick out pretty far.

I think they make a great budget spring, but other people disagree.
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Old 10-13-2006, 07:22 PM
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Another budget update, had to cough up $22.35 for a set of Energy Suspension spring bushings from AutoZone. The new leafs I purchased dident come with any and the new bushings I just picked up diden't come with the steel sleeves. I tell ya what this is starting to become a chore, I should start adding my fuel bill into this as well!
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:45 PM
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More pats arrived today! Sky has produced a nice SAS kit, one feature I like is the 3 position front hanger, Notice the 3 holes in the top. 1 is for the stock location, 3/4" and 1" foward. With my 39.5's mocked up into place I can tell approach angle is going to be awsome. Just to give an idea of how beefy Sky's rear shackle is I've put a stock chevy shackle next to it.
With this being a fabrication form I should probably be producing most of this stuff my self. I really don't have the time for it and I hate having a vehicial sitting for long periods of time. Im starting with a base line and after that the real fabing will begin. Still deciding to link the rear or leaf srping it any sugestions!
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:08 PM
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Another price list up date,

2ea Lft and Rt 84 Chevy 1/2 tone tie rod ends
(why 84! because GM 10 bolts use 2 short rod ends and a piece of threaded tubing in between more to come later! and most tapers for steering set ups us this style taper)
Brass NPT hose fitting for diff breather cause for some reason the stock one's fall out.
From Checker auto parts, total $59.68

Had to buy a 9/16 drill bit to make leaf spring bushing, Fastenal, $23.19
2ea 9/16 grade 8 bolts with 4 flat washers and nylock nuts, Fastenal, $5.90
Also had to purchase some 3/4 tubing with a 9/16 ID to make spring bushings, 1' $5.00
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:18 PM
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Today the front hanger started getting some attention. First off the front crossmember between the frame rails is extremely bent! So to try to pull things into place I standardised the threaded nuts in the frame for 3/8's bolts and transferd the holes into the spring hanger. This way I could use the extra fastners to help pull the crossmember into a little straighter position. Also made some shims from 3/16 plate to go between the hanger and the cross member because there is a gap that I dident want the bolts to pull the 2 parts into any stranger positions than there allready in.
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Old 10-22-2006, 01:53 PM
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can a guy just buy the shackles? i've already made the front mount.
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Old 10-22-2006, 06:39 PM
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can a guy just buy the shackles? i've already made the front mount.
Give them a call here is there link
http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/
Or PM Rock4XFab he deals with them as well and is a site local!

OK, the pitman arm I recieved from Sky's is a nice billiet peice. Just one down fall, not quit enought drop to clear the frame. No prob, a left over peice of 1.75" tubing, some chain drilling, clean up work and a little welding made just enought clearance.
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:56 PM
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when you run the gm axles do you need to upgrade the brake system on the truck? i mean with the larger calipers,do you have to use the gm booster. just wondering.
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:33 PM
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when you run the gm axles do you need to upgrade the brake system on the truck? i mean with the larger calipers,do you have to use the gm booster. just wondering.
Not quit sure haven't got that far yet, I do plan on running disk brakes in the rear as well. The only problem I see right now is the metric to standard, bringing the brake lines to the caliper. Ill be giving Keith a call when I reach this point, I hear he's got some kick as B-lines!

Any one out there thats done A SAS I have a question for ya, I've been very carefull to make plenty of measurements before I start welding but because of the previous wreck this thing has been in, things are a smidge off. Just wondering how close to perfect everyone else has been getting, I have a few spots that are maybe an 1/8" off but thats the closest ill be able to get with out throwing everything else off as well.
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:25 PM
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yeah, the reason i ask is that i have a 14bolt with discs and a dana 60 for my toyota,its my daily driver and i would have to make the swap fast. i guess once you got the system full of fluid it would'nt take any extra to run the larger axles.
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:04 PM
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I would have to agree with you, Im also pretty sure the 12" and 13" rotors won't have to work very hard to stop a little yota!

Update for the rest of ya'll following, Today the front end stands on it's tires! Finished up welding the last peice of tubing throught the frame for the upper shackle mount.
Whats left! Shocks and steering.
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:33 PM
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One thing to note that I forgot to mention earler. Those who might be attempting this and that have a V6, I had to cut the exhaust on the drivers side to make room for my hole saw. If you have never cut throught a yota frame before there is a stiffner through the middle of the frame. Like an added L-angle kind of a bonus with it allready being boxed too!! Unless you have a whole saw thats about 3-4" deep it's kind of hard to start cutting on one side of the frame and continue all the way through. I hadent planed on cutting the exhaust the collector bolt had a diffrent plan so in they stayed and out came the sawlzall. I'll get it welded back up later

Now thats it's on the ground I can also see that some shims may be needed to aquire a some what decient angle for the front drive line( maybe 2-4 degree shims will work) Im am not running any doublers but in this case would be nice to have that added drive line length!
When I installed the front hanger I made sure to push it as far foward as possiable, wich was 1". The All Pro leaf springs have the front center pin moved foward 1.5" so my front axle is sitting 2.5" foward over stock. I did this to help keep the 40" tires from hopefully rubbing the back side of the fender well, I guess I'll see when I reach that point.
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:40 PM
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What a yota rear end is worth

Now that im getting close to starting on the rear can any one tell me what the going price on a v6 4runner rear end usually sells for?
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