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Old 03-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #81
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this thing reminds me of that robot from robocop ED209

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Old 03-01-2013, 04:31 PM   #82
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You weren't a fan?
No. No visibility, too much plastic, swing open tailgate, worthless rear window. I was contemplating selling it from 6 months in. Came out of an '02 4Runner.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:25 PM   #83
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Well after roughly ten days with the FJ.......I love it. It's different but I've been extremely happy with it thus far
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I want that and the inclinometer out of the FJ.
Keep the rest though Id also rather go with a 4 runner.
You know there are plenty of compass/inclinometer apps for smartphones, right?

I wouldn't mind a 2-door 4Runner, though it would be quite heavy (4600 lb).

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Old 03-01-2013, 07:23 PM   #85
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I noticed this on visit to the dealership the other day. Jealous.
I want that and the inclinometer out of the FJ.
Keep the rest though Id also rather go with a 4 runner.
You know there are plenty of compass/inclinometer apps for smartphones, right?

I wouldn't mind a 2-door 4Runner, though it would be quite heavy (4600 lb).

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Dude you meant to post this on WTF haha. That thing looks like an off road smart car.
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Well after roughly ten days with the FJ.......I love it. It's different but I've been extremely happy with it thus far
I know I will love ours if we wanted practicality we would have gotten a corolla
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #87
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Dude you meant to post this on WTF haha. That thing looks like an off road smart car.
Think of it as a refined 2-dr Wrangler with good visibility. How it ends up being almost 600 lb heavier than a Taco, I don't know.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:40 AM   #88
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I traded in a brand new fully loaded Tacoma for an FJ this past January. I miss the taco but love my FJ. It's different for sure. And that "off road smart car" is a 2 door Toyota Prado. I would kill for one of those. They share the same platform as the FJ and 4runner.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #89
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The 4Runner stopped being an off-road vehicle years ago. Its nothing more than a station wagon now. Good riddance.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:05 PM   #90
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Saw this on CL today, pretty good deal if anyone is looking.

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http://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/3626983491.html
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:15 PM   #91
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The 4Runner stopped being an off-road vehicle years ago. Its nothing more than a station wagon now. Good riddance.
It's still a full frame truck, so even though it's more of a cushy "soccer mom" vehicle, it's NOT a Rav4/Highlander and with the proper mods, is more than capable off road (if a bit heavy).

I agree though... it's been taken to the point that it's really too "nice" to beat up off road, and it's price reflects that. It's not that it isn't an off-road vehicle, it is simply not practical anymore.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:50 PM   #92
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The 4Runner stopped being an off-road vehicle years ago. Its nothing more than a station wagon now. Good riddance.
No. You are wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iODiwajTRBI

On stock trail suspension, drivetrain, engine, tranny, etc:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50wbRveoKwk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDzk6rbD1ok
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I could make a yugo offroad worthy if I made that many mods to it. They basically gutted the 4Runner and rebuilt it from the ground up.

I've owned several 4Runners, and anything 2003+ is just a station wagon without heavy mods.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:43 PM   #94
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I'm a former FJC owner. I built my '08 to play out West. The FJ is a very capable offroad machine and I miss mine dearly. If it's your DD and you're not planning on wheeling it, it may disappoint. It's got a blind spot that only a suburban can compete with. Trust me, I had to trade the FJ for a burban. I LOVED my FJ and someday, I'll have an old FJ40 as a toy. The FJ is a very solidly built "small" 4runner. I never had any trouble with it except the gas mileage. Mine was toytec/icon lifted 3" with 33" BFG rock tires. The intake was AFE and the exhaust was Magnaflow. My right foot was very heavy and that little truck could fly. I miss it. Tuesday, I'll be trading the suburban for a DC LB TRD. I can't wait but if I could go back to the FJ I would do it in a heartbeat.

In short, you'll be better offroad and in "performance" in an FJC than a Taco but I have always loved the little truck.
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I could make a yugo offroad worthy if I made that many mods to it. They basically gutted the 4Runner and rebuilt it from the ground up.

I've owned several 4Runners, and anything 2003+ is just a station wagon without heavy mods.
No they didn't. Did you watch the video?They gutted the inside and but chromoly tubing for protection. The rest is stock t4r trail.

Again. You are wrong. And likely jelly.
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Well I guess your right about the yugo...
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The 4Runner stopped being an off-road vehicle years ago. Its nothing more than a station wagon now. Good riddance.
Um, take a look at the latest TE's. Just saying
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Seen a cement gray colored fj last weekend . It's eh... Looks like primer .
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I could make a yugo offroad worthy if I made that many mods to it. They basically gutted the 4Runner and rebuilt it from the ground up.

I've owned several 4Runners, and anything 2003+ is just a station wagon without heavy mods.
Huh? What are you talking about? You could make a case for the new explore and pathfinder, but the 4runners are in no way a station wagon. Well I take that back they do come with a third row seat now.
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Well I guess your right about the yugo...
I'd rock it
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