TW's active 4runner builders BS thread

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  1. Dec 13, 2018 at 10:31 AM
    SixthSnail

    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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    I always had my dailies built. Couple things:

    Gas mileage wasn't a concern due to work reimbursing all gas.

    I liked the comfort of the 4runner. I don't wheel hard at all and armor was more of insurance/minor usefulness (i.e. Tire carrier, gas carrier, d ring points)

    I hated knowing that the 4runner was my ride to work on monday if I broke it on sunday... Kept me way calmer than even I wanted to be.



    I really like the truck now since I walk to work. It sits in the garage, packed to go camping, and it doesn't come out unless I'm going on a trip. That is why I'll have no problem building this one a little bigger and a little better.
     
  2. Dec 13, 2018 at 10:49 AM
    Wishbone Runner

    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

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    Did you replace the axle seals?
     
  3. Dec 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Wishbone Runner

    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

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    Right on, not sure how mine looked before they started leaking, but I was going to say since you had them right there might as well swap them out. You don’t need to pull them all the way to get the diff out if that’s what your saying about the copper line.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2018 at 12:10 PM
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    Roody Well-Known Member

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    Damn. That's the dream! Unfortunately not a reality for me but hopefully "some day." Dreaming of paying off the 5th gen, building it up the way I want, and buying a daily like a Golf R.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2018 at 12:13 PM
    LTDSC

    LTDSC 32oz of fun

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    dont even drive it on the weekend? For shame! Poor vehicle.

    I have a work truck i drive daily and after work. Weekends i take the runner out and of course trips but for the most part it sits 5/7 days.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2018 at 12:41 PM
    SixthSnail

    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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    I drive it to the store every Sunday. That’s it unless I go to LA or up in the mountains
     
  7. Dec 13, 2018 at 5:45 PM
    weldertaco

    weldertaco Mr.13%bodyfat

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  8. Dec 14, 2018 at 2:17 PM
    MattJakobs

    MattJakobs Everything but a Tacoma

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    Do I sell the 4Runner and buy a 1st gen Tacoma when I move to California?
     
  9. Dec 14, 2018 at 2:24 PM
    LTDSC

    LTDSC 32oz of fun

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  10. Dec 14, 2018 at 2:47 PM
    SixthSnail

    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Where are you moving?

    I love your rig. Also love first gens. Tough!
     
  11. Dec 14, 2018 at 3:02 PM
    MattJakobs

    MattJakobs Everything but a Tacoma

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    Haha someone local just asked if he can buy it in July(ish) when he gets back from deployment. Would make moving a lot easier. Just ship a couple bikes and buy a plane ticket

    I’m starting work in July in Livermore, CA. Probably moving in June

    I like first gens because they’re familiar. If even consider a second gen Tacoma or first gen tundra. Something that’s buildable and I can put a half bed rack on with a rtt since I refuse to put a rtt on my 4Runner
     
  12. Dec 14, 2018 at 4:19 PM
    weldertaco

    weldertaco Mr.13%bodyfat

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    Hell. No.
     
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    SCRunner12 Tundra Troll

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    Just remember Bay Area prices on vehicles is way higher than back east. A decent DC 1st gen will be 10-15k easily. I love my tundra and feel so cramped in a 3rd gen now but they also aren’t the most trail friendly. Just depends on what you’re looking for. Lots of rocks and tight spots wheeling out here. I loved my 3rd gen for its ease to manage on the trail.
     
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  14. Dec 14, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    Yeah, I keep looking at CL and seeing that. Probably smartest if I keep my 4Runner and just beat it up out there but he came to me wanting to buy it which is what brought about these thoughts. Still a lot I want to do with the 4Runner and I can definitely make it happen with a disposable income
     
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  15. Dec 14, 2018 at 8:15 PM
    MattJakobs

    MattJakobs Everything but a Tacoma

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    Compared to most east coast vehicles, pretty damn good. Been in salt once and only one. Power washed extensively after. Sprinklers under the 4Runner after snows as well. So as for that, I’m not worried about it
     
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  16. Dec 15, 2018 at 10:45 AM
    weldertaco

    weldertaco Mr.13%bodyfat

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    Ever tried to google something specific and want to chunk your phone? Finding the front diff fill and drain plug thread and pitch is the most annoying thing I’ve ever googled lol.
     
  17. Dec 16, 2018 at 10:34 AM
    weldertaco

    weldertaco Mr.13%bodyfat

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    Got the alternator in and filled the diffs with fluid. Took her on a test drive to see how she does since she hasn’t been on the road in a goood while. Performed flawlessly.

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  18. Dec 16, 2018 at 11:33 AM
    Lord Helmet

    Lord Helmet Prepare To Attack

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    LTDSC 32oz of fun

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    i barely notice its there
     
  20. Dec 17, 2018 at 1:53 PM
    SixthSnail

    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Yeah I would agree it was surprisingly not really that noticeable
     

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