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Just picked up this 3rd gen

Discussion in '4Runners' started by bskin, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Sep 19, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    bskin

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    I was trying to get a 1st gen Tacoma but couldn't find one that I wanted at the right price, so I found this 2002 T4R at a great price and I really like it so far. I can't wait to start working on it. :D

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  2. Sep 19, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    Damn that's nice. I always wanted a 3rd or 4th gen to wheel.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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    So sexy!!! I love my Sunfire Red and very jealous of your hood. Want to trade???:D Got any plans for it?
     
  4. Sep 19, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Looks great Bryant! Welcome to the 3rd gen club!
     
  5. Sep 19, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    Yeah spend way too much money....coilovers, sliders, bumpers. Might be a while I'm gonna focus on maintenance stuff to start out.
     
  6. Sep 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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    looks good man, you gonna drive that down on the 30th when we meet?
     
  7. Sep 19, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    Thanks! I'm not really liking the front bumper options for these 3rd gens. Just sayin. ;)
     
  8. Sep 19, 2012 at 10:33 PM
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    Yep, I'm thinking a first gen taco bumper would be a pretty close fit, you'll have to take a closer look.
     
  9. Sep 19, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    I'll be building some off mine soon! ;)
    btw- 4runner is totally different than the tacoma when it comes to bumpers. :frusty:
     
  10. Sep 19, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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    Nice! Keep me updated. How long have u had the runner?
     
  11. Sep 19, 2012 at 11:39 PM
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    Too many to list now.
    :woot: Grats man!!
     
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    since like June I think it was. '98 with 5speed, moon roof, double din DVD already in it.
    Got the lift and tires for it sitting at my shop for the last 2mo, just havent had time to install it and need to pick wheels.
    Might be installing the lift and working on the bumpers here in a week or 2. :D
     
  13. Sep 20, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    5speed would have been fun, what lift did you go with?
     
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    I have a set of tundra 231mm brakes for sale so you can do the tundra brake upgrade
     
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    Great looking 4Runner! Got any questions or need ideas.. just holler!!
     
  16. Sep 20, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    Thanks, I'm sure I'll have questions. I don't know how to explain it but the t4r just seems like it's more well made than the Tacoma.
     
  17. Sep 20, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    yeah the 5 speed is great. I test drove 3 or 4 autos and then one manual and I was set on having to get a manual. Just drove a lot better to me, so then I kept looking and finally found the one I bought a couple weeks later. It was practically a bidding war to get my hands on it ahead of another guy.
    I picked up an ome lift with 5125's for the rear shocks.
     
  18. Sep 20, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    I've noticed this as well. My old 99 Taco was nice, but not as sturdy as the 4runner. Mainly because the 4runner is aimed towards the soccer mom genre and the Taco is work truck. T4R.org has a ton of info and some great build threads to get idea's from. One suggestion is getting a transmission cooler or new radiator because the stock radiator has a history of failing and mixing the tranny fluid and radiator fluid together. This is called the "pink milkshake" or "strawberry milkshake" and can ruin your transmission.
     
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    3rd gen is ftw! Red '02 sports are rare too.

    Not to plug my own thread, but the 3rd gen Buyer's Guide also has a new owners info area. :D
     
  20. Sep 20, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    Yeah I just checked that out, tons of great info in that thread. So is it recommended to just go ahead and replace the radiator regardless?
     
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