Subscriber Spotlight – John Gabriel 1985 4Runner

Originally Published in Issue 32 of 4Low Magazine

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Basic Info
Owner Name: JOHN GABRIEL
Location: FRESNO, CA
Vehicle Make & Model: 85 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
Builder: JOHN GABRIEL – TRACTION AUTOMOTIVE
Years in sport: 14

Drivetrain

Engine: 22RE
Engine Modifications: 22RE PERFORMANCE STAGE 2 CYLINDER HEAD, TRAIL-GEAR ROCK RIPPER HEADER AND INTAKE, CUSTOM MUFFLER FROM BUILT INDUSTRIES
Transmission: TOYOTA G54 TRANSMISSION WITH MARLIN CRAWLER SHORT THROW SHIFTER
Front axle: TRAIL-GEAR FABRICATED 8” TACOMA WIDTH
Gear Ratio:  5.29
Locker: DETROIT
Modifications: LONGFIELD 30 SPLINEGUN DRILLED KIT, CHROMOLY HUB GEARS, HIGH PINION 29 SPLINE 3RD, SIX SHOOTERS, TRAIL-GEAR WIPER SEAL, TRAIL SAFE INNER AXLE SEALS, ALL-PRO CHROMOLY HUB BODIES
Rear axle: TRAIL-GEAR FABRICATED 8” TACOMA WIDTH
Gear Ratio: 5.29
Locker: DETROIT
Modifications: LONGFIELD AXLE SHAFTS, V-6 29 SPLINE 3RD.
Transfer case: TRAIL-GEAR DUAL TRANSFER CASE WITH 23 SPLINE 4.7’S IN THE REAR CASE WITH LONGFIELD OUTPUT SHAFT
Drive Shafts: CV DRIVESHAFTS FRONT AND REAR
Steering: TRAIL-GEAR POWER FLOW 1650 PUMP WITH 1.5” HYDRO ASSIST RAM
Wheels Brand & Size: 17” RACELINE MONSTERS
Tires Brand & Size: 38” FALKEN WILDPEAK M/T

Suspension
Front Type: 3-LINK WITH PANHARD
Parts used: CUSTOM BUILT LINK KIT BY TRACTION AUTOMOTIVE, FOX 2.0” X 14” REMOTE RESERVOIR COILOVERS
Rear Type: 3-LINK KIT WITH WISHBONE UPPER
Parts used: CUSTOM BUILT LINK KIT BY TRACTION AUTOMOTIVE, FOX 2.0” X 14” REMOTE RESERVOIR COILOVERS. 1 ¼” X .120” WALL SPEEDWAY ENGINEERING SWAY BAR

Exterior
Front Bumper: ALLPRO OFFROAD
Rear Bumper: NONE
Armor: ALLPRO ROCK SLIDERS, TRAIL-GEAR SKID PLATE, 2” X .250” WALL TUBE IN BETWEEN LOWER LINK MOUNTS
Winch/Recovery: TRAIL-GEAR 10K

Interior
Seats: STOCK
Entertainment: BLUETOOTH HEAD UNIT WITH 4” SPEAKERS IN DASH AND 6” X 9” SPEAKERS IN THE REAR
Navigation: LEAD-NAV GPS
Communications: RUGGED RADIOS

Other information

REAR AXLE WAS MOVED BACK 6” IN THE BODY TO EXTEND THE WHEELBASE AND ALLOW THE WISHBONE TO CLEAR THE GAS TANK IN THE STOCK LOCATION.  WHEELBASE IS NOW 113” INSTEAD OF THE STOCK 103”. 14” COIL OVERS IN THE REAR UNDER THE FLOOR AND DO NOT STICK BELOW THE AXLE TUBE

 

 

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