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1999 4Runner sweetness

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rutherk1, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Dec 11, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    rutherk1

    rutherk1 [OP] ElPhantasmo&TheChickenRunBlastarama

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    I helped a good friend recover and change the tire on his 1999 4Runner. He was 220,000 miles on it and its still running strong.

    I was amazed to see zero frame rust on it. I know the 2000-2004 tacomas had a problem.

    I wonder what gives? His 4Runner has spend its entire life in salty as balls Ohio.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    I have an 88 yota pickup with a spotless frame. Yet the body has more more holes than swiss cheese.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    rutherk1

    rutherk1 [OP] ElPhantasmo&TheChickenRunBlastarama

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    You probably dont get much road salt in SC. :)
     
  4. Dec 11, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    I do, because I am in PA.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    rutherk1

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    Ahhh. I assumed Beech Creek SC. Sorry. Yes you do get salt!
     
  6. Dec 11, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    My 98 was bought back. :pout:
     
  7. Dec 11, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    THEBIGBIRD

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    I think that the letter I received from Toyota regarding my crushed '97 indicated that 4runners are not affected by the rust issue as their frames were made in Japan. Tacoma frames were produced in the USA by a subcontractor who muffed up the job a little bit. -Matt
     
  8. Dec 11, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    RicnDenver

    RicnDenver Stop talking and START wheeling

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    Id have your buddy replace the ball joints, I had 225K on my 99 4Runner and the lower ball joint went out, while I was driving, NOT good.
     
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