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Old 02-13-2020, 03:14 PM #16
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IAP? Bypass?



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I wouldn't be scared off by the mileage at all. Your on the cusp being in Kentucky of the dreaded road salt depending on if it lived up north at all. I would just be more concerned with anything more than surface rust on the frame and body. As far as the mileage goes, like others have said its a 2UZ.... which is reliable as hell... When taken care of. Do your due diligence in inspection, if you aren't comfortable take it to a shop for a PPI for $75~ and they will tell you whats wrong with it.


Timing belt, Doug Thorley headers, new tires, fluids.... again as others have said. Those are really the only things you need to be concerned with. The cracked headers are a big thing outside of regular maintenance. I would also consider a Rutech bypass kit to elevate any potential issues with the IAP down the line... Slyfox has a kit as well. Other than that you should have a relatively "worry free" ownership. given you take care of it.

One last thing... It's a V8 4Runner, so others V6 guys will be jealous of you, but try and hide it by giving every reason why the V6 is superior.

Kidding aside its a good platform and I would buy it over and over if given the option.
i would buy it, just not for towards 5 grand. also, i could have bought a v8 and agree they are very cool. but i made decision to go with the v6 on purpose. i didnt want AWD full time and dont dislike the v6 engine at all. the v8 is def sweet though, my dad had it in a tundra and i remember really enjoying driving it.
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I'd try to get it for $4K but I'd still get it. Those V8s are awesome, low-revving, lang-lasting motors, and the AWD is really good. If I got another Toyota SUV, it would have to be the Lexus with the 4.6, I suppose...unless I can find that unicorn 4.7 again with low mileage! Those will go 400K with decent maintenance.
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I offered him 4200 cash out the door... His assistant said no but he'd have the owner call me. No call yet.
So... I dunno

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Learned my lesson, don't post this stuff on forums. Someone from FL placed a deposit on it and is driving up this weekend to purchase - full price.

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i would buy it, just not for towards 5 grand. also, i could have bought a v8 and agree they are very cool. but i made decision to go with the v6 on purpose. i didnt want AWD full time and dont dislike the v6 engine at all. the v8 is def sweet though, my dad had it in a tundra and i remember really enjoying driving it.
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I'd try to get it for $4K but I'd still get it. Those V8s are awesome, low-revving, lang-lasting motors, and the AWD is really good. If I got another Toyota SUV, it would have to be the Lexus with the 4.6, I suppose...unless I can find that unicorn 4.7 again with low mileage! Those will go 400K with decent maintenance.
Sorry to hear that bud. I personally would have jumped on it if it checked the boxes like I mentioned.

Gone are the days of shroud negotiating on the V8's as less and less are becoming available, there is always someone behind you that will be willing to pay what you won't. Hopefully something comes up in the near future for you and now that you have the knowledge of what to look for.
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Oh, yea, you all have convinced me, V8 4runner for the win. Lol

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Oh, yea, you all have convinced me, V8 4runner for the win. Lol

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Unless youíre doing a lot of towing, donít rule out a clean 06-09 V6 either... theyíre great and have their own set of pluses too.

Good luck on the next one Looking at a Gen-4 with 264K miles...


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OK, found one, it's now pending for me to look at; hopefully it checks out. SR5 240K mi 4.7 v8; clean; pacific blue; water pump and timing done at 190; new exhaust.
It does have a check engine light for the o2 sensor, I'll need to research the costs or fixes for that.

I haven't seen it, so I don't know if it's rusty or anything.

I'll see it Saturday. (I'm pretty dang excited)

Now... I know I'm going to mod this thing (I'm a previous jeep owner after all) what would you do right off the bat (assuming it doesn't need anything done to it)? say, total mods = less than $300 for now.

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I paid 3k for my 04 v8 with 261k miles, with a number of things needed.

TB, which I just finished last night.

xreas r shot so once it gets a bit warmer ill be swapping in taco suspension, tranny flush, and other fluids. I also had the cracked windshield replaced for $220 and will be leaving a crack in the bumper alon.

I had found a comparable one minus sunroof for almost 8K, also needed TB job.

It runs great, lots of fun

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You guys just keep reinforcing this ride, it's awesome.

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OK, found one, it's now pending for me to look at; hopefully it checks out. SR5 240K mi 4.7 v8; clean; pacific blue; water pump and timing done at 190; new exhaust.
It does have a check engine light for the o2 sensor, I'll need to research the costs or fixes for that.

I haven't seen it, so I don't know if it's rusty or anything.

I'll see it Saturday. (I'm pretty dang excited)

Now... I know I'm going to mod this thing (I'm a previous jeep owner after all) what would you do right off the bat (assuming it doesn't need anything done to it)? say, total mods = less than $300 for now.
If it doesn't need any maintenance work done and you are able to start modding, I'd look into the suspension first and start with that based on how you are going to use the vehicle.

SR5 shouldn't have the XREAS to worry about, that's a good thing. To keep things on the cheap, you could do the Tacoma suspension swap with FJ rear springs such as I have done. Keeps cost down, improves the ride on and off road dramatically and gives you a better idea of what you might want to do moving forward.

If you're will to spend a little more, then look at a 5100 suspension or Dobinson. Dobinson is probably my next step for my 4R.
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Unless you’re doing a lot of towing, don’t rule out a clean 06-09 V6 either... they’re great and have their own set of pluses too.

Good luck on the next one Looking at a Gen-4 with 264K miles...


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I personally wouldn't let 03-05 V6s scare. Just perform a leak/combustion test before buying.

There's been at least a few 06-07s that have also had HG issues.
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I personally wouldn't let 03-05 V6s scare. Just perform a leak/combustion test before buying.

There's been at least a few 06-07s that have also had HG issues.


True. For me, since I donít tow, no timing belt and not having awd was the selling point of the V6. The updated bumper covers, led tail lights, projector headlights, I just like the look better. Iíd drive an 03-05 if I found the right one at the right price too..


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But, I've read (whatever that's worth) that the v6 isn't as good long-term, because the chain eventually gives out and then the engine is toast. Being able to replace the timing belt, and on my own, is a big perk to keeping an engine running. That and regular maintenance.

I can't do timing chains, way harder

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