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    86' Sunrader 18ft RWD
    90' Toyota Box Truck
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    Seattle, WA

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  1. I like these from Specialty Tires of America STA Super Traxion E78-14LT http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/11293-all-terrain-tires-for-stock-sunrader-wheels/
  2. I finally have the springs installed. The Sunrader is technically not sitting on its wheels yet but the jackstands are supporting the axle and the weight of the vehicle is on the new springs. A couple things i learned along the way. the bilstein shocks technically top out (less than an inch). I think this is ok since i dont plan on jumping the rig to often. (86' 18ft Sunrader for reference) the center support bearing for the drive shaft did not line up properly when the axle was floating. But with the weight on the springs/axle pushed up, the drive shaft install was straight forward, so i recommend installing the axle then resetting the jackstands under the axle, then installing the drive shaft. The shackles concern I mentioned above resolved once the springs were weighted, as @AtlantaCamper expected. The stock brake hose fit OK with weight on the springs but having some extra length would be nice since it was really taut with the axle free hanging on the springs. I swapped out the original axle for a true 1 ton Toyota axle and it seems to fit just right... so far. I haven't measured ride height but based on where the wheel is sitting in the well it looks pretty good. (0 psi in airbags)
  3. I agree with you regarding the cost. especially that particular part, i payed $35 which is a bit high comparatively speaking. Regarding the vibration, I believe it will be transmitted through the spacers. I believe the parts primary purpose is to serve as a baffle rather than vibration isolation. in any case, heres a few pictures showing without and with the baffle. I also replaced the bushing that was non existent. its much happier shifting now!
  4. Heres the missing part.... i think From the image i realized the "baffle" is definitely not there. The source of information: https://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-gen-t4rs/77065-2000-4runner-4cyl-auto-manual-transmision-swap-4.html
  5. that image has the front end installed. the wrap is still on the springs. i though it was just protective wrap. are there clamps or something that needs to be removed under the red wrap? Both springs are labeled with a "+"
  6. @AtlantaCamper im currently installing the leaf springs and just want to do a quick sanity check. below is a picture of the new leaf almost installed. I was expecting the shackle to be sitting a little more vertical. do you remember your installation looking like this?
  7. I believe the reason this one is leaking is because there is a missing gasket, hence why i am trying to figure out which transmission i have so i can replace it.
  8. the case has since been cleaned when the seals were replaced on the speedo cable, the drip is likely from installation. the smell was almost immediate when i top off the fluid. there is a splash guard style seal usually on toyota shifters. As for the red sealant, that makes sense since the PO installed a 5 speed. Ive read about transmission swaps and many times different bell housings and trans combinations are used depending on where the trans is coming from.
  9. Those charts are from Marlin Crawler. They provide information about the application with respect to Toyota model year but nothing regarding a positive identifier on the transmission itself. I never had access to the input bearing unfortunately, i did the work mentioned above with the trans on vehicle. I think its a W55 but i cant find a way to be sure.
  10. Regarding the oil smell, i have already replaced the rear output shaft seal and all the seals on the speedo cable output.
  11. I am trying to identify which transmission i have. The PO swapped the 4 speed manual out for a 5 speed manual on my 1986 Sunrader with a 22RE. Ive look at several images on some websites like Marlin Crawler but nothing is popping out. i smell some trans oil inside the cab so i was hoping to replace the the gasket and small shifter boot, i just dont know which one to buy. Any help is appreciated.
  12. I need to delete that account ^^^! Anywho, 5 lugs. I just looked at another sunrader, 1987 21ft and it has the same gear box... so maybe the 1/2 is fine? or rockauto is wrong?
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