User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-04-2021, 04:18 PM #1
Spriggs53's Avatar
Spriggs53 Spriggs53 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Central Louisiana
Posts: 60
Spriggs53 is on a distinguished road
Spriggs53 Spriggs53 is offline
Member
Spriggs53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Central Louisiana
Posts: 60
Spriggs53 is on a distinguished road
How far have you driven in your 3rd Gen?

So, me and the wife recently took a trip to Vermont/New Hampshire/Maine from Louisiana, which was a great trip by the way. The only thing I had to repair was the coils and spark plug wires. The coils were original to the car, I should’ve changed them before the trip but at any rate, I drove mine roughly 1,400 there and 1,400 back, include the driving between the three states totaled around 5,200 miles for the whole trip with a starting odo of about 150,xxx.

All of that to say, it got me to thinking, how far has everyone driven their 3rd gen? From start to finish, trip or otherwise, and mileage when the trip was take.

P.S. the elevation change was about 1,700+/-, with a max elevation of 6,288 (Mt. Washington).
__________________
02' T4R Sport Edition(the Traveler)
74’ VW Beetle(Bubbles)
15’ Ford Focus SE
91’ Ford Festiva

Last edited by Spriggs53; 11-04-2021 at 04:28 PM.
Spriggs53 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-05-2021, 11:25 AM #2
nissanh nissanh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Odessa/Midland TX
Posts: 3,575
nissanh has a spectacular aura about nissanh has a spectacular aura about
nissanh nissanh is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Odessa/Midland TX
Posts: 3,575
nissanh has a spectacular aura about nissanh has a spectacular aura about
Where are you in Central LA? I used to live in Natchitoches.
What kind of gas mileage you got? My 97 4x4 is doing 16.6 MPG max at 65 MPH at cruise. After acquiring the Land Cruiser 100 series, I take it on long trips because it is more like in a ship and gets 17.7 MPG!
__________________
1990 3L Diesel Hilux LN 106; 1973 Ford Cortina XL
1992 4AFE Toyota Sprinter AE 91 (aka Geo Prizm)
1997 5vzfe 4Runner 4x4 (aka Hilux Surf)
2000 2uzfe 100 Series Land Cruiser
2021 Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4x4 6-speed
nissanh is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-05-2021, 12:15 PM #3
Spriggs53's Avatar
Spriggs53 Spriggs53 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Central Louisiana
Posts: 60
Spriggs53 is on a distinguished road
Spriggs53 Spriggs53 is offline
Member
Spriggs53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Central Louisiana
Posts: 60
Spriggs53 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by nissanh View Post
Where are you in Central LA? I used to live in Natchitoches.
What kind of gas mileage you got? My 97 4x4 is doing 16.6 MPG max at 65 MPH at cruise. After acquiring the Land Cruiser 100 series, I take it on long trips because it is more like in a ship and gets 17.7 MPG!
I live in Ball, its outside of Pineville, its one of those towns that you can pass through in 5 minutes. My FIL actually works in Natchitoches, has been for a long time. I don’t visit there as much I should, the downtown is gorgeous.

I think I got around 18-20 for the whole trips, but I also used the higher octanes a lot and those got me better gas mileage. I get around 16-17 daily driving it. Does the LC have much more space in the interior?
__________________
02' T4R Sport Edition(the Traveler)
74’ VW Beetle(Bubbles)
15’ Ford Focus SE
91’ Ford Festiva
Spriggs53 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-05-2021, 04:14 PM #4
DenverAirport's Avatar
DenverAirport DenverAirport is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Oregon
Posts: 85
DenverAirport will become famous soon enough
DenverAirport DenverAirport is offline
Member
DenverAirport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Oregon
Posts: 85
DenverAirport will become famous soon enough
In June I drove my 97' Limited (had 240k miles) from Portland OR to the boundary waters in Minnesota and then back (was a total of around 4200+ miles including a stop at Yellowstone along the way.)

I returned in late July and then in the end of August I drove my truck from Portland to Silverton CO, stopping in Moab on the way back. Was a total of around 2500+ miles.

Had a two week break in-between but my total summer trip was about 6700-7000 miles.

Edit: Had to replace the cabin air filter, two oil changes, and fill the wiper fluid (insane amounts of bugs in the Dakotas this year) on the trip. Didn't need a single other repair.
__________________
97' Limited - 250k - Stolen & Found - 4WD, 3" Billstein 5100 lift with OME 881, 890 springs, Diff drop, Camburg UCA's, 231mm TBU, Tom Wood's driveshaft, eimkeith PCK, Champion radiator, Ultraguage

99' SR5 "Highlander Edition" - 277k - Build thread soon - 4WD, Factory rear locker and 1" lift

Last edited by DenverAirport; 11-05-2021 at 04:17 PM.
DenverAirport is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-06-2021, 11:02 AM #5
Spriggs53's Avatar
Spriggs53 Spriggs53 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Central Louisiana
Posts: 60
Spriggs53 is on a distinguished road
Spriggs53 Spriggs53 is offline
Member
Spriggs53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Central Louisiana
Posts: 60
Spriggs53 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by DenverAirport View Post
In June I drove my 97' Limited (had 240k miles) from Portland OR to the boundary waters in Minnesota and then back (was a total of around 4200+ miles including a stop at Yellowstone along the way.)

I returned in late July and then in the end of August I drove my truck from Portland to Silverton CO, stopping in Moab on the way back. Was a total of around 2500+ miles.

Had a two week break in-between but my total summer trip was about 6700-7000 miles.

Edit: Had to replace the cabin air filter, two oil changes, and fill the wiper fluid (insane amounts of bugs in the Dakotas this year) on the trip. Didn't need a single other repair.
Wow, thats pretty impressive! Did it ever start to slow down towards the ends of the driving day? Did you do anything to help it through the trip?

I know on our trip, driving that long everyday, he tended to start losing a fair amount of power towards the end of the driving day. Sounds like it was a very fruitful vacation!
__________________
02' T4R Sport Edition(the Traveler)
74’ VW Beetle(Bubbles)
15’ Ford Focus SE
91’ Ford Festiva
Spriggs53 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-06-2021, 06:47 PM #6
DenverAirport's Avatar
DenverAirport DenverAirport is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Oregon
Posts: 85
DenverAirport will become famous soon enough
DenverAirport DenverAirport is offline
Member
DenverAirport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Oregon
Posts: 85
DenverAirport will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spriggs53 View Post
Wow, thats pretty impressive! Did it ever start to slow down towards the ends of the driving day? Did you do anything to help it through the trip?

I know on our trip, driving that long everyday, he tended to start losing a fair amount of power towards the end of the driving day. Sounds like it was a very fruitful vacation!
I was locked in on cruise control at 60-65mph the majority of the trip and that helped quite a bit. I also replaced the battery, alternator, and terminals before the start of the trip and that made a difference. At the very end of my trip I remember driving back into Oregon and my truck was finally starting to feel a bit slow..that said on the last leg of the trip I was driving on trails in MOAB for 8 hours and then the immediately driving to SLC for the night and then back to Oregon the next morning so it could have just been that I was tired too lol.

After getting an alignment went I got back home and another oil change it felt great. Started the June at 240k and ended August above 250k.
__________________
97' Limited - 250k - Stolen & Found - 4WD, 3" Billstein 5100 lift with OME 881, 890 springs, Diff drop, Camburg UCA's, 231mm TBU, Tom Wood's driveshaft, eimkeith PCK, Champion radiator, Ultraguage

99' SR5 "Highlander Edition" - 277k - Build thread soon - 4WD, Factory rear locker and 1" lift
DenverAirport is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-06-2021, 08:01 PM #7
2001 Limited 285K 2001 Limited 285K is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: DC Area, Virginia, USA
Posts: 54
Real Name: Al
2001 Limited 285K is on a distinguished road
2001 Limited 285K 2001 Limited 285K is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: DC Area, Virginia, USA
Posts: 54
Real Name: Al
2001 Limited 285K is on a distinguished road
I've done Washington, DC to Las Vegas and back twice, which is about 5,000 miles round trip on the I-66 to I-81 to I-40 to US-93 route. Made it to Santa Rosa, New Mexico in the first leg of the 1st trip with about 1/2 hour of rest somewhere in Arkansas. This was about 10 years ago, but if I recall, it's about 32 hours of drive time from DC to Santa Rosa NM. I won't be doing that again, that's for sure. I bought new BFGs and a new Interstate battery with my Vegas sportsbook winnings—Ravens over Steelers, 35-7. But it took me awhile to fix the oil leaks that resulted from the trip.

Last edited by 2001 Limited 285K; 11-06-2021 at 08:12 PM.
2001 Limited 285K is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-07-2021, 10:47 AM #8
thenightman's Avatar
thenightman thenightman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Bay Area, Ca
Posts: 319
Real Name: keith and jenny
thenightman will become famous soon enough
thenightman thenightman is offline
Member
thenightman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Bay Area, Ca
Posts: 319
Real Name: keith and jenny
thenightman will become famous soon enough
Let's see, longest in one day would be from South Lake Tahoe to Mesa Verde Np, by way of SLC, UT, according to Google 934 mi, 14hrs, 34 mins.

We drove from bay area to Kansas City, then to Big Sandy TX, then home, over 2 weeks, I think that was a little less than 7,000, Total. Not a direct route at all, lots of bouncing around to see things. Rear lock cylinder broke.

When covid hit we bugged out as the world burned and went to Utah. Planned to start in southwest corner and head east, eventually getting to moab. There was so much to do that we never made it halfway across the state. Fun 2 weeks, I think about 5k miles. I tore out the fender where my dual battery tie down thing bolted to it.

Earlier this year we took 2.5 weeks, up to glacier NP, and Yellowstone/Teton. Tons of farting around, dispersed camping, wheeling, etc. About 5k miles I think

Longest off road days, there have been many 100 mile + days

Longest off road "short cut" 120ish miles, pavement to pavement, leaving elko nv, going up to Idaho.
__________________
Build thread
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-ge...ncemobile.html
Few dollars, and fewer sense
thenightman is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
3rd , coils , gen , miles , trip

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Has anybody actually driven a 2020 yet Northern Cruiser 5th gen T4Rs 45 10-01-2019 04:52 PM
Have you driven someone else's 5th gen extensively? Cheers! 5th gen T4Rs 8 07-10-2016 05:37 PM
Has anyone owned or driven both an 03-05 and 06-09? michaelreed 4th Gen T4Rs 7 08-18-2013 12:47 AM
how much have you driven through? CNJ Runner 4th Gen T4Rs 26 12-11-2011 10:32 AM
I Have Driven nh00gts Comparisons & Reviews 6 02-10-2006 10:17 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2020