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derekabraham's 2002 4Runner

Discussion in '4Runner Builds' started by derekabraham, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Feb 9, 2011 at 1:46 AM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham [OP] Living vicariously through everybody

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    So, based upon my future goals and aspirations, I needed a 4x4 vehicle. I've always wanted a 4Runner so I pursued that. :)


    After months of searching, I finally found the one. :D


    My parents and I traded in my mom's 2003 Camry for this beautiful 2002 4x4 SR5 4Runner. It's pretty flawless and it's only got 109K miles. Not too bad! :D


    It's nice to finally have a vehicle in my name that I'm completely responsible for. :) (Comfortable monthly payments as well at $186 a month! :D)


    So now my mom is going to be driving the Tacoma, and this will be my new build. :D


    Right after purchase (2/7/11):
    [​IMG]


    How she sits as of 5/18/12:
    [​IMG]
    IMG_1884 copy by Derek Abraham, on Flickr


    My favorite picture:
    [​IMG]

    :p



    MODS:
    Outdoor Logic Front Bumper
    16" KMC Enduro Wheels
    285/75/16 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 (E Range) Tires
    Aisin Manual Hub Conversion
    Kenwood DNX6180 Navigation Head Unit
    Flowmaster 50 Series Muffler
    OME 90004 Front Shocks
    OME 882 Front Coilovers
    OME 60027 Rear Shocks
    OME 891 Rear Coils
    Toytec Diffrential Drop
    Optima Yellow Top Battery
    Deckplate Mod
    Interior and License Plate LED Lights
    BudBuilt Skid Plate

    Lots more to come, here's my next few mods that I plan on doing (hopefully in this order...!):
    1. Rear diff breather relocation mod
    2. Sliders
    3. Snorkel
    4. Rear bumper, haven't quite found the right one yet. Probably CBI.
    5. Hilux Surf rear conversion: http://www.toyota-4runner.org/762796-post135.html
    6. Light Racing UCAs maybe?
    7. Roof rack maybe? Yakima, Bajarack....I'll pick one eventually. :p
     
  2. Feb 9, 2011 at 1:49 AM
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    derekabraham

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    Oh, and Ryan (ryanjboutin) and I removed the running boards, mudflaps and the fender trimmings yesterday (2/8/11) morning:

    [​IMG]


    Looks soooooooooooo much better. I'll post up a better picture later. Thanks a lot Ryan!


    Stay tuned. A lot is going to happen over the next few days. :spy:
     
  3. Feb 9, 2011 at 1:57 AM
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    G scott04

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    Cool! what engine does it Have?

    Gonna go this route?:D
    [​IMG]
    Do it!
     
  4. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:00 AM
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    Nope. Daily driver. :p


    It's the 3.4L V6.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:03 AM
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  6. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:11 AM
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    Oh so you'll obviously be making this your next mod,
    [​IMG]
    Very economical I hear ;)
     
  7. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:11 AM
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    Super gay.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:12 AM
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    I like the green tubes.



    :p
     
  9. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:14 AM
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    I was about ready to buy those exact tires...
    but couldn't fit the spare so i called it off :p

    so what are your plans for it??
     
  10. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:16 AM
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    Nothing too much really at all. :eek:


    It's basically going to be for driving in snow.
     
  11. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:18 AM
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    BIG difference I've noticed between this 2002 and the 2008 Tacoma my mom is now driving, is that there are no PLASTIC CLIPS holding everything together. I love it. :p
     
  12. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:18 AM
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    At least new tires?

    It never snows here :D
     
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    The plastic clips holding in my passenger corner light broke and now it falls out :mad::mad:
     
  14. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:20 AM
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    Yeah it's got some goodies going on it. Wait until after this weekend. You'll see. :p



    For now it's going to get a 3 inch front spacer and rear coils so I can fit my old 285/75/16 KM2s and my old Enduros from my Tacoma. I'll eventually upgrade from the spacers to shocks/coils, but they'll do for now!


    I want sliders and front and rear bumpers eventually, too.
     
  15. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:25 AM
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    Oh, and a roof basket to put my full size spare. Or a rear bumper with a tire gate...
     
  16. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:26 AM
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    sweet :cool:
     
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    Yep! I'll have fun with it. :D
     
  18. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:37 AM
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    I have to put a pause on buying things for
    my truck.. ran out of funds :frusty:

    thats pretty convenient you
    can fit the wheels and tires from the tacoma
    on there though!!
     
  19. Feb 9, 2011 at 2:42 AM
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    Yeah, after my lift and wheels and tires go on (and something going on in the morning :spy: ), I'll be done too for a long time as well. :p


    I'm stoked the Tacoma and 4Runner are both 6 lugs. I love my Enduros. :p
     
  20. Feb 9, 2011 at 5:10 AM
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    Congrats Derek on the new 4Runner & Look forward to seeing the transformation :D
     
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