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Better Control and a Stronger Chassis for our 4Runner

Kit
Kevin Blumer | Writer
Posted August 1, 2011

Stepping Up To Stage II

Sometimes it’s good to mess with success. Our ’04 4Runner’s suspension performs exceptionally well both on the street and in the dirt, but we wanted to take the performance to the next level.

In the dirt the ’Runner copes quite well with small to medium bumps at low to medium speed, but runs out of damping control when pushed beyond these parameters. Things get bouncy. For better control in the bigger stuff, we’ll add key components that will leave our smooth ride intact but will come into play just when they’re needed.

Adding speed should always mean adding strength at the same time. A simple pair of front suspension gussets will reinforce the frontend’s coilover buckets and double-shear the upper A-arm mounts in one fell swoop.

Follow along as we step up to stage II.

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Sources

Currie Enterprises
714-528-6957
www.currieenterprises.com
Kartek Off-Road
Corona, CA 92879
951-737-9682
Poly Performance
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-783-2060
www.polyperformance.com
Sway-A-Way
Chatsworth, CA 91311
818-700-9712
www.swayaway.com
Total Chaos Fabrication
Corona, CA 92880
951-737-9682
www.chaosfab.com
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