Frame, suspension, steering, brakes, axles, wheels, hubs, tires
Torsion Bars- Can be cranked higher and/or aftermarket bars
are available. 1.5" is about the max you can get from a t-bar lift. It may also give you a rougher ride and less wheel travel.
LIFT KITS- onlt 4" kits are available from Trailmaster, ProComp, & Superlift. Should fit 33x12.5" tires. TM & PC lift kits are identical to '86-95 Toy truck/4runner kits except for the rear cross bar, which can be ordered separately (good source for a used kit is people doing solid axle swaps).
STRAIGHT AXLE SWAP (SAS)- There are very few out there, none on this board so far, but a couple in the planning stages. A Chevy Dana44 axle is probably the best candidate for an axle. A Toyota FJ80 axle might be a bit narrow. Most of the axle swap is identical to doing it on a smaller Toyota (TONS of info out there for doing that), the only difference being that the frame rails are wider which pretty much forces you to put the shackles under the frame. One option might be to put the shackles in the front.
SUSPENSION/AXLE- Cracked passenger spring perch/axle
(remedy-quality weld the crack...too$$$ for new housing)
AXLE- Gear ratios
Axle code found on door jamb
A10A = 4.10
A11A = 4.30
4.10's usually came in manual transmission 4x4 trucks, 4.30's in auto transmission 4x4 trucks.
SUSPENSION- squeak from rear springs
(remedy-replace spring bushings with polyurethane make...see #2, also ??? who makes these?)
SUSPENSION- terrible handling/bounce up front
(remedy-replace the door-opener shocks with Bilsteins or other comparable shocks)
STEERING- 4wd center link failure
STEERING- Center Link / Relay Rod [b]RECALL[/b]
STEERING- The boot where the steering goes through the firewall will rot away.
(remedy-replace boot; typical cost $25-$45)
STEERING- Moog Part numbers:
-Part............... Part#... Year.. Qty
-Pitman Arm......... K9422... 93-98. 1
-Idler Arm.......... K942.... 93-98. 1
-Inner Tie Rod End.. ES3192.. 93-95. 2
-Adjusting Sleeve... ES2369S. 93-95. 2
-Outer Tie Rod End.. ES2376.. 93-95. 2
TIRES-Spare unaccessible as the lock rusted-or tire stolen
(Remedy- buy the Toyota Spare lock and key-cut the cable...otherwise you get in serious problem in bad weather and rusted lock)
BRAKES- Bad vibration in steering while stopping
(remedy- notorious- warped rotors. replace/cut rotors and REPLACE front pads. Rear brakes hardly wear out on Toys.
HUBS- All T100's came with ADD
, not automatic hubs.
No extra kit is necessary to bolt on some manual hubs. Hubs from '86-95 Toy trucks & 4runners will bolt right on, as will aftermarket Warn, etc. OEM Aisin hubs are arguably the best (strongest, smallest, won't come loose) and can be found used for about $50/pair. ORC
both have good articles showing how to rebuild the Aisin hubs.