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T4R is down! T4R Check In Here

Discussion in '4Runners' started by 4Running Daily, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Jun 19, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    Bah i just saw the 1st gen 4runner I linked above on a flat bed heading North. Texted the guy and he sold it for $600. What a freaking steal. Damn I would have loved to get that one for so cheap. Tires could have paid for it and suspension and bumper would have gotten me a 3.4. O well.
     
  2. Jun 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Hey boys I have a 2002 $runner 6cyl. what would be a good price to pay for timing belt replacement? I just got a quote for $850.00 and had a hard time keeping a straight face but then thought if maybe he wasn't too far off.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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    Letting a shop do it yep that sounds like the general ball park honestly. If you have the know how then you can get it done for about 250-300ish area
     
  4. Jun 20, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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    I resemble that remark!! First Gens are cool as hell on the trail, a little sobering driving around town IMO.

    x2

    I guess if you are going to pay someone, that is normal... it can be a real pain in the a$$... but it's not that hard if you follow directions.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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  6. Jun 26, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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    I love the 1st gens so that usually gets my votes, but that truck is sweet. Plus it already has 35's while the 1st has 30's. Getting rid of the 3rd gen?
     
  7. Jun 26, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    I have no idea. I have 3 options, 2 involve selling the 3rd gen.

    1) Keep the 4Runner and continue to build it up
    Pros:
    -Least amount of work
    -Family History
    -Blood sweat and tears in it as it sits

    Cons:
    -Most expensive route to a built truck
    -Too nice to beat on
    -Not that capable as it sits

    2)Sell the 4runner and buy something with a Solid front axle
    Pros:
    -Most fun
    -Most capable
    -Less money then building the 3rd gen
    -Coolness factor is up there
    -Use money left over from 3rd gen sale to spend on maintenance and mods

    Cons:
    -Not the greatest on road
    -Hard to find
    -Will need maintenance done after purchase

    3) Sell the 4Runner and have my Dad buy me an FR-S
    Pros:
    -My Budget Dream car
    -Coolness factor again
    -Reliable
    -Fun

    Cons:
    -Expensive because I'll want to track it
    -Needs wheels and tires immediately
    -Needs more modifications because it's stock
    -Turbo kit is at least $5,000
    -i won't pay for it myself
     
  8. Jun 26, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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    To be 16 again haha. That's a tough choice but I'd scrap idea #2. SAS rigs are sweet but suck as dd's and I wouldn't keep one just as my DD especially if you're going to college next year. 4runner is the cheapest but I understand it needing work and getting older. Tough call but a new FRS at 16? You're dad either really loves you and trusts you or he's crazy.

    Btw, I'll be in your neck of the woods this weekend. PB to be exact.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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    Too bad it's not next weekend, there's a trail run on this sick trail on the 6th.
     
  10. Jun 26, 2013 at 9:56 PM
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    I say build your 3rd gen.... I don't understand the whole "it's too nice to wheel thing" (unless you're like Robert, who uses it as a family vehicle). Or, if you come across a NICE 1st gen... it could be worth it, if you're going to wheel it enough it will justify the on-road manners.

    My 3rd gen has been in the family for 17 years too, it was my grandfathers and I used to drive it when I was 11-12. Has sentimental value.

    FRS in the future man, give it a couple years. Unless you're rich and can justify blowing a grip of money on it... I dunno, I wouldn't want to have that at 16. It just wouldn't feel right.
     
  11. Jun 26, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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    I've put $8,000 into that POS in the last 2 years and it still leaves me stranded in a parking lot once a month! What the actual Fuck. Today I replaced my sunroof motor and then I was rewarded with a broken starter. Two top engine rebuilds in 14,000 miles with a combined bill of $4,500. It's a lemon. I just want out. I want to start fresh.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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    LOL damn! I thought it was running hunky-dory after the other HG.. but then there was the PS pump. Didn't know about the sunroof motor and the starter though. I'd be pissed. Well sir, you'll have to make a decision soon. Better sell it while it's working.

    So what's sticking out in your head the most? The FRS?
     
  13. Jun 26, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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    Oh I know!

    No actually. I'm with you on that one, that isn't a car I want to have in college. Buying a 1st gen with a solid axle is extremely appealing right now. I would buy one semi built, dump a grand into maintenance, and then a grand on off-road stuff. I could run any trail in Southern California with no problems at all. I'm not worried about street-ability because I live 3.6 miles from work and 3.4 miles from school.
     
  14. Jun 26, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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    I'll keep a lookout for ya up here too.
     
  15. Jun 26, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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    Gotcha. Yeah I'd shy away from the new expensive car, but that's just me. A wheeler would be cool then get a commuter car when you get to college.


    Btw, anyone change their rear axle seals before? I just noticed my passenger side is leaking and I'm really not looking forward to doing it. It will push my regear back a bit which sucks.
     
  16. Jun 26, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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    I haven't, but I have pulled a rear axle shaft before. Really easy to do. I can't imagine it being very hard.
     
  17. Jun 27, 2013 at 6:25 AM
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    Easy job. Undo brake line, undo ebrake clip, pull abs sensor, undo 4 nuts on back, and pull assembly out being careful of axle shaft splines. Seal will be staring you in the face once you're down there. If you care about the seal, get a seal puller. If not, find anything to pull it out but don't destroy the inside of your axle tube. Gently place new one in and evenly tap it in flush. Re-assemble and bleed rear brakes. Honestly, bleeding the rear brakes sucks more than the job itself unless you have a power bleeder. Otherwise, it takes two people.
     
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  18. Jun 27, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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    I didn't bleed my brakes afterwards. I used tubing and then zip-tied it shut so I only lost a little bit of fluid.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    connor seems like you don't like your 4runner anymore, then i would suggest selling it while its still worth something, buying and older solid axle rig is a lotta work too, older stuff break and they arnt as nice as ur 3rd gen, having your dad buy you an FRS might sound like what a spoiled rich kid's move but its the most rational choice for your situation, you can always pay your dad back when you have some money. but i suggest you drop anything track related, shit is a money pit, unless you are a rich kid with loaded parents it's not a smart move.
     
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