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Newbie from WI

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Eddie Haskell, Mar 25, 2022.

  1. Mar 25, 2022 at 5:36 AM
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    Eddie Haskell

    Eddie Haskell [OP] New Member

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    Hello,
    I have been a Toyota fan for many years and have owned a few: I owned a 2008 Tundra which we traded in on a Rav 4 back in 2018, the Rav was too small so we traded that in on a 2019 4Runner which I loved but...
    My wife passed away from cancer and the 4Runner was hers. I thought I needed a truck and the Tundra's were only going to have 6 cylinder so I went to the Silverado with the 5.3 but damn did I miss that 4Runner!
    I always wanted a 4th Gen with a V8, would have liked a 2007 or 08 but found a 2004 with high mileage (211,000) but low price (under 6000) and snatched it up. I have a few gremlins I'm chasing and that led me here.
    I hope to find my solutions and maybe share a few tidbits along the way. Thanks for letting me join :)
     
  2. Mar 25, 2022 at 5:40 AM
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    Iwilltaco

    Iwilltaco Well-Known Member

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    @kairo’s guest house having a water with @not_nick
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    Welcome aboard! Those 4Runners are becoming harder to come by.
     
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  3. Mar 25, 2022 at 5:41 AM
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    Taco-Grinder

    Taco-Grinder It's all part of the adventure.

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    Fond du Lac, WI
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    Welcome aboard :hattip:

    There are a few Wisconsin threads in the midwest section. Come join us.
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2022 at 5:58 AM
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    TacoTime55

    TacoTime55 TT57

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  5. Mar 25, 2022 at 6:41 AM
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    Black DOG Lila

    Black DOG Lila Well-Known Member

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    Stock. EZ pass.Dump pass.Inspection sticker.Convict printed lic.plates.FG cap.
    Welcome to TacomaWorld
     
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  6. Mar 25, 2022 at 7:02 AM
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    buckhuntin-tacoma

    buckhuntin-tacoma Shed hunter

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    4 inch lift - complete blackout, n-fab step bars, Black Horse bull bar, 20 inch light bar, anytime fog lights, added led day running lights, Fuel wheels and Falken Wildpeak tires ,custom fit seat covers, Gatorback mud gaurds
    Welcome to TW!
     
  7. Mar 25, 2022 at 11:23 AM
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    Eddie Haskell

    Eddie Haskell [OP] New Member

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    Thanks all!
    I looked for about a year and the prices are stupid crazy for a used 4 Runner period, throw in the "V8" and they are like a Unicorn!
    This one had the VSC Trac/Trac off lights on the dash, I was able to fix that with 2 paper clips, also had a check engine light, fixed that with a new upstream O2 sensor, also had a low tire pressure light which turned out to be the spare (fixed). It does have some rust on the frame, just surface rust along the frame rails and I am researching what would be best to do with that. The piece of the frame/support up front that goes from frame rail to frame rail (where the skid plate attaches in front) is completely rusted out. It looks to me like I could just cut that out and weld in a new piece to go from rail to rail, it looks like all it does is gives the front skid plate somewhere to attach, doesn't appear to be structural but hell, I've been wrong before. That is also where the loops are to hook up a tow strap, you will have a hook full of rusty metal if you hook there now..
    I don't have any way to post an image at the moment but plan on figuring that all out.
    I came here in search of why my 4 wheel drive doesn't always disengage and am well on my way to solving that...gotta love these Forums!!!
     
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  8. Mar 26, 2022 at 6:48 AM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko The LED Lighting Guy. MattGeckoLEDs.com

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    Welcome!
     

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