1989 (and now 1995) Xtra Cab build thread

Discussion in '1989-1995 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by mutantcolors, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. BatryOpratedBoy

    BatryOpratedBoy Enthusiast

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    Is2/350 AWD setup would be dope. But I like everything that I'm reading. You're not gonna use the rear end out of the gs?
     
  2. mutantcolors

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    I ended up selling off the rest of the GS, but I'm still in contact with the guy who bought it. Same person that bought the brake master. Ended up loosely becoming friends, we're both kind of scumbag car guys in the same way LOL.

    After staring at it long enough, I think the way to do "AWD" is to marry the Tundra 4WD setup and ECU to a 1UZ, or figure out how to hard wire the 4WD to be on all the time and keep the 1UZ brain. Or just say fuck it and throw the whole 2UZ rig in there, but that seems stupid to put an iron block V8 in these little trucks.

    I think the one scary thing about the AWD Chaser 1J setup is, WTF do you do between the axle stubs and the wheels? There's a lot that can go wrong and make life a nightmare.
     
  3. mutantcolors

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    And then I come back 9 minutes later to post that I just learned something very interesting.
    2001-2004 Sequoia (A341F) transmission has AWD mode via a locking transfer case.

    That's a xUZ VVT-i AWD tranny and ECU. Boom?

    Also just learned how crazy similar the gearing of our W55 and the A650E is. Within a couple percent all the way to the awesome overdrive gear in the auto.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. BatryOpratedBoy

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    I'm thinking several years back of a guy who out a pickup body On an AWD Matrix, and also the dude who put a BEAMS and AWD RAV4 drive train into a late 90's "shorty" rav4. That shit was insane. 300hp and lol like a 6 foot AWD footprint.

    Point is... I think the Tundra stuff would be too heavy haha.

    Scumbag car guy is the new ultimate term of endearment.
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Theres a dude on instagram whos mating a 72-74 truck body to a Lexus SC chassis, interesting build so far
     
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    I do agree the Tundra gear would be heavy, hence focusing on the aluminum block V8, but TBH these little trucks with that much power could use a few extra lbs in the right places (like where the tranny and rear axle go.)
     
  7. mutantcolors

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    I figured something out.
    The 2GRFE came in AWD options.
    They're all transverse, but it's something.

    One big fat chunk of powerful AWD Toyota goodness.*
    *Some installation required.
     
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  8. BatryOpratedBoy

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    Lol that's what I was thinking when I said IS350 or gs350. As you know you can find them kinda cheap. I thought they were longitudinally mounted though. Do it!!!
     
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  9. mutantcolors

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    Pretty sure the AWD stuff is transverse. Whatever, doesn't matter, the hard part will be fitting it. And that shit is easy compared to hunting down mystery parts from various Japan-only vehicles, leaving you guessing if you'll ever be able to replace it in the future or if it's even gonna fit until you have it in hand.
     
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    Heeeey y'all...

    I bought a thing. Well, a couple things.
    1 - an industrial grade 3D printer.
    2 - an 86 4runner.

    My first prototype is a success. 1982 5MGE to 22RE AFM adapter plate. No longer do you have to use a crappy cone filter. Bolts right to the stock air box.

    [​IMG]

    I'll begin producing these very soon, along with other Toyota goodies.
     

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