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4Runners underpowered?

Discussion in '4Runners' started by hetkind, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. hetkind

    hetkind [OP] Well-Known Member

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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    Well, I decided to give my SIL's 4Runner a tuneup yesterday...she left it next to the shop while taking our 08 Wrangler Sahara to bluegrass fiddle camp...

    It is a 1990 bought very used, put plugs, cap and rotor on and the motor sounds nice, and rev's good with no misses, just a little backfire from the front of the muffler. but no power down low, compared to the stump puller of my '11 Taco with 3.73 gears. I guess the old engine and the 31" tires or the blown muffler doesn't help either, but I had to go to 3k rpm to climb a decent grade...

    Do I need to keep looking for other engine faults as I go or is this level of power normal.
     
  2. TCprerunner

    TCprerunner Well-Known Member

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    3k climbing does not sound like much at all to me
     
  3. mac424205

    mac424205 Well-Known Member

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    It also depends on what motor is in it. Does it have the 3.slow? If so, then that is normal.
     
  4. Swimmerboy2112

    Swimmerboy2112 Well-Known Member

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    Depends, if it has the 3.0 then it's normal.

    If it has the 22RE then i'd say you're going pretty good!
     
  5. hetkind

    hetkind [OP] Well-Known Member

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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    gotcha...I guess my tune up work is done then...now to get a muffler put on, and wait for the SIL to collect.
     
  6. tan4x4

    tan4x4 Well-Known Member

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    Whats a 'SIL' ?
     
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    dsjones5 Well-Known Member

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    Seat covers, weather tech digi fit, bug deflector, plasti dip wheels, magnaflow muffler, and many more to come!.. as soon as i get money. Ill probably go broke typing this...
    I'm assuming its a "Sister-in-law"
     
  8. hetkind

    hetkind [OP] Well-Known Member

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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    you are correct sister-in-law...I have $40 in tune up parts, $20 in oil change materials into this job, plus watching her dog for the week pays a bottle of decent rye.

    Howard
     
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