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Wesrunner's 3rd gen build!

Discussion in '4Runner Builds' started by wesrunner, May 5, 2013.

  1. May 5, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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    wesrunner

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    June 7th 2014

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    Well I finally got tired of my old 2WD Tacoma, and decided it was time for an upgrade.
    I wanted a 4Runner because the pickup bed wasn't gonna cut it with the 6 hour drives from college to home. Plus this thing makes camping a breeze. I had to drive 2 hours to Tyler Texas to get it but I think I made a pretty smart buy. It's a 1999 V6 4WD with just under 200k. I got it from a guy who works at the dealership in Longview TX. The truck was a trade in and he ended up buying it from the dealer. It's very clean for having almost 200k miles. It runs extremely well, and I'm expecting many more miles of enjoyment out of this thing.

    Filling it up on the way home for the first time in Shreveport, LA.
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    I'll get some more pictures up when I have time to take them. Finals coming up and all.

    That's all I got so far. I'll try to keep this one a little better updated and organized than my old build. Anyway... Thanks for stopping by!
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2014
  2. May 6, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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    I'll always have a place in my heart for 3rd gen 4Runners :)

    I'm also a bit jealous of your J shifter with no push button!

    Congrats and looking forward to your build!
     
  3. May 6, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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  4. May 6, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    Thanks man! I was exited about the shifter. More fun than the push button.
     
  5. May 6, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    patience.
     
  6. May 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    Today I inspected and tightened all my drive belts. Figured I'd snap a pic of the for now clean engine bay. Yes that's my finger.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. May 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    Deck plate should happen some time.next week.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2014 at 8:06 PM
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    Haha. Sooo. I've been having so much fun with my 4 wheel drive, I forgot I made this thread.

    So far, the mod list includes:
    Deck Plate
    Removed Running boards
    Daystar 2.5" spacer lift
    Rigid Duallies
    LED swapped gauge and dome lights
    Added a shackle receiver hitch
    Andres devil horns
    B&M 70268 Trans cooler (Love it)
    285/75r16 Wrangler MTRs on graphite painted 16's
    Bedlined fender trim
    Custom dent mods
    Sway bar removal

    I'll try to get some pics up of all the mods tomorrow.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2014 at 8:08 PM
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  10. Apr 9, 2014 at 11:38 AM
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  11. Apr 9, 2014 at 11:40 AM
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    [​IMG]

    no pics of them mounted yet...
     
  12. May 5, 2014 at 2:31 PM
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    Finally got them on! Thanks 318yota for letting me use those spacers!
     
  13. May 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM
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    my brother in law has a 1996 4runner that just hit 400k miles and still
    running strong.

    I recently had to trade in my Tacoma for a bigger family car.
    but I definitely plan on picking up a 3rd gen 4runner next
     
  14. May 6, 2014 at 4:17 PM
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    Yeh im at 210k right now. Hopefully i can get to 400k. then ill do an engine swap and try for another 400. haha.
     
  15. May 6, 2014 at 4:35 PM
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    yea if it is well maintained like you said, it will get to 400k without a
    problem just stay on top of those services
     
  16. May 6, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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    question your 4runner 4wd system isn't locking hubs??

    so when you engage the 4wd you only have to shift
    no need to lock the hubs
     
  17. May 6, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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    Yeh 3rd gen 4runners and some 1st gen tacomas have Toyotas ADD (automatic differential disconnect) system. Some have swapped to manual hubs so it is doable, but I just shift into h4 and its good to go.
     
  18. May 6, 2014 at 5:31 PM
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    Looks awesome! No ore getting stuck on dirt hills with those tires!
     
  19. May 6, 2014 at 5:38 PM
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    thanks!
     
  20. May 16, 2014 at 2:08 PM
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