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Going to check out this 4runner here shortly. What should I look for?

Discussion in '4Runners' started by 99PreRunner., Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    What all is there into lifting the rear? I've always fooled with leafs. I know you have to get new coils but anything else and how are they to install?
     
  2. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    Not to sound racist or anything but it's a black guy, mid 30's, no flat bill hats or anything, and doesn't sound all to mechanically inclined. Also was also trying to BS me some, but I let him know quick. Told him not to feed me any BS, I'm not an idiot. I mean I'm kind of skeptical, but if I can get it and nothing major is wrong with it, I can fix most of the small things. But being in college, I want to make sure I get something reliable
     
  3. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    There is a rear end recall on those 4runners too. I would get the vin and put it in on toyotas owner website to see if it has been taken care of. It has something to do with the springs in the rear. That was for my 96 so im sure that 97 is the same.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    Honestly, keep looking
     
  5. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    ya its a clean looking T4R. As for the trans i'd have my mechanic have a look just for piece of mind

    definitely need a set of tires what with em being mismatched, 300 is a good deal as long as they got low miles. also want to make sure the 285's are gonna fit in the wheel wells.

    overall it looks good to me, prolly could use the tire issue to barter him down another 100 or 2

    good luck!
     
  6. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    Oh cool, glad you like it. Once you get one, you should stop by t4r.org.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    With the rear lifts over 2.5", you will need to install a panhard bar drop bracket to keep the axle center. The panhard is the bar that runs along the rear axle with one end bolted to the axle and the other to the frame, prevent lateral movement. When you lift it, the geometry is messed up and it pulls the axle to the passenger side. The bracket fixes it. Its a $50 part at toytec, but it would be easy to just make one yourself.

    Most rear lift coils on toytec are 170+ shipping. Other options include used Fzj80 front coils (yes front lc80 coils lift the rear of 3rd gens). They can usually be had for ~$80 and give 4+" of lift.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    Thats a pretty good deal, You SOUND super picky if so then get a brand new one cause for 3k you will not find something perfect.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    I'm not real picky, I just look at it at how much I'll put into it. And I can get more money, just trying to make do with what I have. Try to borrow as least as possible
     
  10. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    In not trying to be racist either. Thats why I didnt just say black guy. Wanted to though. lol.
     
  11. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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    ;)
     
  12. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    we're all racist at some point. :rolleyes:












    Shit, I AM sometimes :9
     
  13. Nov 5, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    Most are to an extent, I just didn't want people to get all pissed and say, your an ignorant southern because you referred to him as a "black" guy lol
     
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    you can always say chicken head(s) so theu wont know lol nah jk
     
  15. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:22 AM
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    Wow! $2900! In socal with that mileage, that would go for at least six or seven easy. But I'm getting a bad vibe about this deal dude. I wouldnt do it. If the dude looks shady, I would run. Me and my ex bought a '91 Legend a few years ago for 2k. While I was driving it home it overheated. Come to find out it needed a new head gasket. The car also didn't have plates. The guy told me he didnt have time to get them. My guess was he found out about the problem so he tried to sale it as soon as possible.

    Speaking of shady foreigners selling cars, I see tons of ads on craigslist in spanish with to good to be true deals. 99% of the time they always a salvage title. Ha, I wouldnt touch that with a 10 foot pole.

    Haha who cares I'm black and that stuff never offends me.
     
  16. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:36 AM
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    Did you find that double cab you were looking for under 15k?
     
  17. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:40 AM
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    Not yet still looking. I wont get the rest of the money I need till the beginning of the year. It sure if difficult to find a 1st gen double cab with decent mileage though. Im thinking of just getting a 4th gen 4runner. That way, Ill have the closest thing to a 2nd gen Taco for a lower price and a v8 option too lol.
     
  18. Nov 6, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Yea man, I think I'm passing on it. I'm just going to keep looking and see what I can run across.
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
  20. Nov 15, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    The guy is asking $5k but I have been talking to him and I think if I have $4k in hand and do some good talking, I can get it from him.

    1998 Toyota 4 Runner SR5 4 wheel drive (Fort Walton Beach)

    Date: 2011-11-03, 9:28AM EDT
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    Selling a 1998 Toyota 4 Runner SR5. In great condition! 5 speed transmission equipped with 4 wheel drive which works great, 3400 4 cam motor, has a thrust turbo muffler gives it a nice deep tone but not to loud. Equipped with Power windows, locks, mirrors, steering, cruise control, cold A/C, hot heat, new parts include new tires, battery, plugs and wires, air filter, fuel filter. Spare tire is currently on the roof rack but can easily put back underneath if you decide you want to do so. Exterior is in good condition as well as the interior. Ive dont car detailing so i try to take very good care of my vehicles. Truly a safe and reliable vehicle, hate to see it go, just dont need an suv anymore. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 850-259-6050 anytime. NO emails please.

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