Hey guys, my younger brother (17) just bought his first car, a 1995 4runner. Paid for it all on his own, which I am stoked. BUT, it is a DOG. Yes, I have read all over t4r, ttora, and pirate 4x4 about how slow the 3.0 is. But, he can have it floored, pedal to the metal, over-drive off, and the "ECT" power on, going 20 mph up a semi-inclined hill. Engine is all stock and he has a flowmaster muffler, no tail piping. Just muffler which is louder than sin.
Any tips to try quickly at first? I might go ahead and help him out by paying for a regear. His 4runner has some kind of lift, like a drop bracket, with 31" tires. He has the auto trans as well. He bought it at sea level in the Bay Area, and then took it to my fathers house at about 3k elevation. He, and my father, say it ran 100000x at the sea level. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'm out the in field a lot for work so I couldnt attend the purchase..
PS. I know this is a slowww engine but I feel it shouldnt be this bad. Something is wrong.