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Old 10-09-2014, 02:55 PM   #1
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"Yoda" 400k Miles - (Slow) Expedition Build by sshirley

I know very original name, Yoda, has 403k miles on the original engine and gearbox, no power steering(broken), is green and slow, but when its time to exit the pavement, the little truck kicks ass.

I bought Yoda from a friend for $2000 with 350k miles on it, I had been around the truck for the last 200k when he bought it from his friend. I have had the truck about 1.5 years and have slowly been making it into an overland / expedition Tacoma.

I still have a lot to do to the truck, but here is what I have accomplished over the past 1.5 years.

Specs

2000 Tacoma Hybrid
SR5
Manual 5spd
4x4
2.7L 3RZ

Major things replaced
Clutch
Seats?

Instagram - OverlandYoda

How it sits today




Here it is the day I bought it


Mods

Lighting
20in Genesis LED bar "The light of Day"

Armor
Addicted Offroad Front Bumper
Trail Gear Rear Bumper

Interior
Linden Pro 505XL CB
Toyota 3rd gen 4runner seats (BEST MOD BY FAR)

Suspension
ProCrap shocks
1.5in leveling front spacer

Tires
265/76/16
Cooper Discovery ATP

Things needing fixing..
EGR
Power steering

Mods to come
LED interior lighting
Bilstein 5100s
All pro pack rack
Tepui two man RTT
Flowmaster 40
Black 16in steelies (if you have some PM me)


1st "Mod" removing the grill guard and mud flaps. Dipping the stock wheels.


One of my first HF trips. And with the 265/75/16 Cooper Discover ATP installed


In July of 2014 I was in a little fender bender, t-boned a Jetta going perpendicular to the flow of traffic through a parking lot.. she had been driving 1 week, didn't know she couldn't just fly through parking lots.. Insurance totaled my truck for 6500! So I bought it back from insurance for 1900 and used the left over to buy bumpers

I got hit 600 miles before the 400k mile mark.. so for Yoda's "birthday" we went to hidden falls, he got to wear a party hat and a Pinata. I figured if I hit anyone without a bumper I would be really sad, but since candy would shoot out, it would make the accident bearable.



The big 400k


Camping at Turkey Bend




Rear bumper installed


Front installed with lightbar

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Old 10-09-2014, 06:30 PM   #2
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Nice truck buddy. I'm selling some coilovers if you are looking for a suspension upgrade
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:06 PM   #3
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How easily did the 4Runner seats go in? Any photos? Are they a direct fit?
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@LCS15 which coils?

BCollett - super easy! I'll get some photos tomorrow.

Basically 3 of the 4 feet line up perfectly and one was off, so we cut the foot that didn't line of off the 4Runner mount. The top right if I'm not mistaken. Then cut the top right foot off of the old tacoma seat mount and used a nut, bolt and lock washer to fasten the foot to the 4Runner seat mount. All in all took about 2 hours to entirely swap seats and "make" them fit.

So much more comfortable. You will also need to find a center console, since they are buckets. Just haven't done that yet, the dog fits in between quite well.
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Sweet!
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Old 10-11-2014, 05:10 PM   #6
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I'm also looking to upgrade my seats. What yr 4Runner are they from?
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"Yoda" 400k Miles - (Slow) Expedition Build by sshirley

Any 3rd gen sr5 or sport, some of the older 90s basic runners have flat seats. The sport and newer SR5 have huggier seats

Mine were from a 01
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"Yoda" 400k Miles - (Slow) Expedition Build by sshirley

Sorry for the super late response, here are the photos of the inside, and today I put in a center console from a 4 door 2004 Tacoma.

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Old 12-08-2014, 02:00 AM   #10
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