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I have been around here for about a year now. I have learned a lot thanks to this forum. And now I figured it was time to start a build thread.
Back in '99, my pops bought our 4runner brand new. It had 25 miles on it and looked about like this,

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It was a 1999 SR5, 3.4L v6, 2wd. It came with stock 6 disc cd changer, leather seats and a few of the limited upgrades (minus the tires which were 225/75/15 - tiny).
He drove it around until April 2001 and then I became the primary driver. During the 2 years he drove it around, he showed me some basics like changing oil, air filter and a few other things. Also during this time my 4runner got its first sound system, 2 JL 10s and an 800 watt amp. After the sound system came a grille guard, window visors and a bug guard.
*Sorry no pictures, it was a long time ago*
In 2003, I got a 2" spacer lift and 31x10.5r15 BFG ATs. I loved the new look and was content with my 4runner at that point. Then I nailed a Cutlass going 40 mph which turned into a TJM T15 bumper and some extra $ in my pops pocket. I then threw some Hella 500s on the front along with a UGA tag (Go Dawgs!). Then some point after the bumper, I bought a Yakima Loadwarrior on the roof.

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The 4runner stayed like this all the way through college until I re-ended a full sized school going 25 mph. It was a sad day bc I hit a full sized bus! But, the TJM did its job and I drove my 4runner away and have yet to straighten the bumper (although I am looking for a metal guy here in Athens, GA to fix it).

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After college I joined the U.S. Peace Corps and went to live in the Republic of Panama for 27 months. It was a great time, saw some cool stuff, learned a new language and saw a ton of old Landcruisers and Hiluxs and Prados while down there. Unfortunately during these 27 months, my pops let my 4runner sit in the yard. Needless to say, after 27 months of sitting there was a lot that needed to be done. There was a complete tune up, new tires, breaks, starter, rear axle and one hell of a bath.

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Pt. 2

Unfortunately I found this site after my return and all this work had been done to my 4runner. But after finding this site, things have been looking better for my old friend. Since joining this forum a year ago, my 4runner has gone through some changes.

They are:
- OME 890s
- B&M Tranny Cooler 70268
- Sway Bar Bushings (Front & Rear)
- Thule Kayak pads
- JVC Bluetooth Digital Receiver w/ hands free mic
- Sleeping platform

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- ditch lights

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- misc. stuff (tow strap, lev-o-gauge, ultragauge...)

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-under seat 8" subwoofer

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- Plasti Dip

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These things have happened over the last year. And as all of y'all know, it is just the beginning.

Future plans are:
- Straighten TJM (ASAP)
- CB Radio and antenna
- 2.5" front spracers/ legit front lift
- Tundra 17s
- New tires (brand undecided)
- 4x4 conversion (long term)

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About time! Haha. 4runner looking good as always. Did u ever contact that guy here in dawsonville to help with the bumper?

Also wheels are being put on as I type this so this weekend we can meet for you to get the tundras
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Offroading with Bak3rme April 2013

These are some pictures from when Bak3rme and Myself went riding in April of 2013. He had a badass 4runner that ended with tranny problems. I hope he gets back in a 3rd gen soon, but 4wd this time!

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So in June 2013, I went to N. GA to visit an old friend of mine from H.S. While I was there I decided to ride North and visit Young Harris, GA. I also had a job interview up there to be a Park Manager in Helen, GA. Of course I had to get some pictures of the 4runner.

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A few random pictures

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About time! Haha. 4runner looking good as always. Did u ever contact that guy here in dawsonville to help with the bumper?

Also wheels are being put on as I type this so this weekend we can meet for you to get the tundras
Thanks man. It is hard to find pictures when I did not have a camera, haha. But na I did not have time to call him this past weekend. I am planning on giving him a call next week and see about riding up to where he is. Also, I can't wait to see those new wheels of yours mounted up! And ya, let me know a time and I will meet you this weekend.
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Thanks man. It is hard to find pictures when I did not have a camera, haha. But na I did not have time to call him this past weekend. I am planning on giving him a call next week and see about riding up to where he is. Also, I can't wait to see those new wheels of yours mounted up! And ya, let me know a time and I will meet you this weekend.
They look awesome man! I went with a -12 offset to so they sit pretty wide. I'll post pics tommorrow when it's not dark. But yea man I'm free Sunday. Just txt me when u get a chance and let me know what time is good for you
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Nice man! I see myself in one of the pics! 4runner lookin good ;)
If anyone meets John, he is a super chill down to earth guy. Really cool guy!
I was looking over the pics and had flashbacks of 2 things I miss most..1: my 4runner and 2: Athens, Georgia.
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Nice man! I see myself in one of the pics! 4runner lookin good ;)
If anyone meets John, he is a super chill down to earth guy. Really cool guy!
I was looking over the pics and had flashbacks of 2 things I miss most..1: my 4runner and 2: Athens, Georgia.
Ready to have you out at the meet in May taking those bada$$ pictures
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Put a handheld Midland CB into the 4runner. Trying to figure out a good way to mount a permanent antenna. Maybe a toytec mount or getting creative.

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And with the help of Spenedwrds, these are in the future.

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Got the wheels today, thanks Spenedwrds. He has an amazing 4runner by the way! But now on to tires. I am thinking something in the 255/75/17 or 275/70/17. Any thoughts are welcome, but nothing too crazy bc it is a DD.
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On Hold...for now

I had a few things planned for the 4runner in the next few days/weeks, but all that is on hold as of now. My mom, Mama Doyle, passed away suddenly last night. She is/will be extremely missed. I may be absent for a minute dealing with some personal stuff, but I will be back as time moves forward.
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Sorry for your loss

Very sorry for your loss man, wish you and your family the best. Look forward to having you back and also at the May meet.
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Sorry for the loss man. Prayers go out to you and your family.
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