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06 4 Runner Build - Race Support at KOH by Matty G

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07 Jan 2014 17:22 - 07 Jan 2014 17:33 #69 by Raaaaaaaaab
Raaaaaaaaab created the topic: 06 4 Runner Build - Race Support at KOH by Matty G
So I will start this off for him
Matty G and Andy Tye have successfully completed the first manual conversion on a 06 4 Runner.
I cant find anything in the internet but complaints about people saying they want one and no one has been able to figure it out.

All I can provide is a video.


The rest of how they figured out the ECU and fabrication apparently will forever remain a secret, no pics nothing will be shared.

Matty G will elaborate about his lift install and skid plates in later post.
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07 Jan 2014 17:36 #73 by Platypus
Platypus replied the topic: 06 4 Runner Build - Race Support at KOH by Matty G
Thats gonna be hot cakes if they can patent the process....do it now!
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08 Jan 2014 00:57 #101 by mrgaertner@gmail.com
mrgaertner@gmail.com replied the topic: 06 4 Runner Build - Race Support at KOH by Matty G
First, a little history. This is my 3rd 4Runner; I previously owned a 2003 V8 and a 1999 V6/5-speed. I had both of them at the same time for a while in 2011, and it made me want the good attributes of both, in the same vehicle. Like Rob said, all I could find online was people complaining that Toyota never built it, and claiming that it would be too hard to do the swap. Apparently the rest of the internet dosen't have Andy Tye around....

I have 2 goals with this project:
1. Built what Toyota should have built in the first place, and make it look factory - the One of None manual transmission 4th gen 4Runner.
2. Take a grainy, terrible cell phone video of it and post it on Youtube in the hopes that someone else will find it, post it on T4R.org, and ask, "Who did this?"

Like Rob said I'm not going to post all the details of how we did it, but I think posting a description of what we did on a private forum is pretty much in line with goal #2.

The project started in November, when I found a guy selling a Tacoma manual trans, t-case, and harness on Craigslist. After a little lowballing via text message, Luis and I had a shady middle of the night Craigslist encounter behind a McDonalds in Orange County. The wiring harness was a little crispy, but everything else looked okay so we brought it home. And by "brought it home," I actually mean "left it in Andy's back yard in the middle of the night."


The harness came in a giant duffel bag, and in the bottom of it we found a name tag, from a guy named Steve, who worked at Radisson. So the (nonexistant at this point) 4Runner was now named "Radisson Steve." I'll add a picture later.

Having bought a transmission, I now needed a 4Runner to put it in. I spent a couple weeks thoroughly searching Craigslist for the right one... during this time I found out most 4Runners for sale in LA are actually 2Runners (aka Hoe Runners). Andy and I arranged a minimally shady, daylight Craigslist encounter and found a mall crawler - rough bumpers, but clean inside and super clean underneath. So I brought it home. And by "brought it home," I actually mean "abandoned it in Andy's back yard."


Then we did the swap, which literally took like 5 minutes, so no need to write much about it...





I've been driving it for the last couple of days, and it feels great, other than all the unfinished stuff. I still have a list of things that need to be done before KOH, and a longer list of things that need to be done after KOH.

Before KOH:
Install lift kit
Pick up and install skid plates
Buy and install wheels and tires
Get alignment
Install and wire off road lights
Buy and install a real parking brake
Buy and install longer brake lines and braided stainless clutch line
Fix clutch start switch
Get some kind of rigged together center console (no cupholders now)
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08 Jan 2014 12:10 #109 by Luis
Luis replied the topic: 06 4 Runner Build - Race Support at KOH by Matty G
Sweet. At least it is somewhat documented. Spend that cashola!!
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08 Jan 2014 19:55 #114 by Platypus
Platypus replied the topic: 06 4 Runner Build - Race Support at KOH by Matty G
Alrighty man! Nice to meet you. We will put that thing to work on the lake bed. There always something to do. Parts run, beer run, race chase (although its not a TRUE chase event)....it just sounds cool. Even recovery....get a winch!
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09 Jan 2014 08:30 #116 by Luis
Luis replied the topic: 06 4 Runner Build - Race Support at KOH by Matty G

chrisamarquart@gmail.com wrote: Alrighty man! Nice to meet you. We will put that thing to work on the lake bed. There always something to do. Parts run, beer run, race chase (although its not a TRUE chase event)....it just sounds cool. Even recovery....get a winch!


Chris, you met this guy last year. He was the REALLY drunk guy with the really swollen broken wrist. He finally just decided to grow pair and finally get a rig.

Also, good luck getting him to buy a winch. He is convinced he can get out of anything with a come-along....
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10 Jan 2014 19:57 #135 by Swidget
Swidget replied the topic: 06 4 Runner Build - Race Support at KOH by Matty G
I call bullshit. That looks like a Honda civic harness in the first pic. yup
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