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My ‘97 4Runner

Discussion in '4Runners' started by brian2sun, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Dec 27, 2020 at 11:25 PM
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    brian2sun

    brian2sun [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Brian
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    What’s up TW. I just bought a 2021 TRD Off Road 4x4 DCSB Tacoma last month and I really love it. I intend for it to be my DD for the next decade+. I also had a ‘98 regular cab Taco, 5 speed 4x4 4cyl. that I sold about 6 years ago when I got married and we started our family (a regular cab pickup isn’t the best vehicle for a family of 4). I loved that little truck so much tho. I still miss it to this day.

    I’ve had 8 Toyota trucks/4runners over the years and currently have 3... the new Tacoma, my wife’s 2017 4runner Limited, and my 1997 4runner (which I’ve owned for almost 20 years now - bought it in ‘01)! So I thought I’d share some pics of my 4runner with you all, and the mods I’ve done to it over the past 2 decades.

    1997 4Runner SR5 4x4:


    Engine:
    3.4L 5VZ-FE V6 - Used Engine w/ 123K swapped in at 217K (currently 230K)
    4.5" Airbox Hole
    AirRaid Intake Tube
    TRD Cat-Back Exhaust (cut off right after rear axle)

    Diffs/Transmission:
    Front & Rear ARB Lockers
    4:88 Motive Gears
    1" Diff Drop
    B&M 70268 Tranny Cooler (bypassed stock radiator tranny cooler)
    Extended Rear Diff Breather Mod

    Lift/Suspension:
    Front: 3" OME 883 Med-Heavy Duty Coils
    OME N91SC Comfort Struts
    WabFab Swaybar Links

    Rear: 4" OME 861 Heavy Duty LandCruiser FJZ80 Coils
    Tokico Trekmaster GE4095 LandCruiser FJZ80 Shocks
    Custom Upper Links w/ Heim Joint/Poly Bushing Combo
    1.5" Extended Bump Stops
    Rear Swaybar Removed

    1" 4Crawler Body Lift

    Tires/Wheels:
    285/75R17 Toyo Open Country III A/Ts
    Black 17” FJ Cruiser 8 Hole Wheels
    1" BORA Wheel Spacers

    Brakes:
    231mm Tundra Upgrade
    Disabled ABS

    Armor:
    ARB Bullbar Front Bumper (chopped and modified for ground clearance and adapted for 1" body lift)
    CBI Rear Bumper w/ Tire Swing-Away, Ice Chest Holder & 48” Hi-Lift Mounted
    4xInnovations 66" DOM Sliders w/ Kickouts
    BudBuilt Front Skid
    BudBuilt Belly Pan
    Lil' Skip's Gas Tank Skid
    Toytec Rear LCA Skids
    Rear LCA Frame Mount Skids (3/16" welded plate)
    Icon Rear Shock Mount Skids
    Trail Gear Rear Diff Skid

    Body/Exterior:
    Chopped Fenders and Flattened Firewall for Tire Clearance
    Removed SR5 Flares
    Wade In-Channel Window Visors

    Interior:
    Low Profile Drawer System/Sleeping Platform
    Husky Floor Liners
    Scangauge II
    Cobra 19 Ultra III CB w/ 3' Firestick Antenna
    MasterFlow MV-90 Air Compressor

    Lighting:
    (2) IPF 968 100W Lights
    Unity A-Pillar “Cop” Spotlight
    _______________________________________

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  2. Dec 28, 2020 at 6:38 PM
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    Roody

    Roody Well-Known Member

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    Awesome 4Runner! Looking forward to following along.
     
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  3. Dec 29, 2020 at 1:46 PM
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    brian2sun

    brian2sun [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here’s some shots of the inside drawer system/sleeping platform and the tire swing away with cooler, hi-lift & shovel mounts...

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  4. Jan 2, 2021 at 8:39 AM
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    along16

    along16 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely the best looking gen
     
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