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Old 10-16-2019, 05:12 PM #1
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Good news, for me..im hanging on to my T4R lol

Well let me start off saying I really really like my 4Runner. There are a few things I don't love about it but here my story to waste time at work and keep me awake....

My 2012 4Runner with 122k miles has stayed with me longer than any other vehicle I have owned in the last 15+ years. For the longest time I would have a different vehicle about every 2 years and at times have 2-3 vehicle at once.
Its been dead reliable only needing brakes twice, yes I'm hard on them, tires twice and i just did the full maintenance service on it...
New plugs
front and rear diff's
trans and transfer case
coolant etc etc
My wife is even amazed I still have as are most of my friends lol. I realllllllly wanted a Raptor before I for the 4Runner but the price was quite more than the 4Runner and the hippie in me didn't want the 11-12mpg everyday.

So fast forward to well when is the new 4Runner coming out....who knows.
When is the new Bronco coming out still waiting and its pretty much solidified its going to only offer the 4cyl Ecoboost and eventually a hybrid...I want neither.

Is there anything fullsize I want....Sequoia? could stay with the Yota quality and what not..but really not a fan.
Newer Expedition...they are huge, make great power - tons of room and look really good TO ME lifted but even used I'm close to 40k, about 3-5k what a used Raptor would cost me.
Not buying a Tahoe...sure as hell aint getting anything Nissan. I'm most def not getting anything car based.

So that means im keeping the 4Runner for at least another 2-3 years lol. So time to start modding it. I'm going to upgrade the front coil overs to the new Toytec's - they will give me the full 3in of lift I need and I have seen good things from them.
I'm going to put new wheels on it - just have to pick something I really want lol.
I'm going to finish and upgrade the audio. Not a fan of the way the double din aftermarket units leave blank space next to the radio, but I'll adjust.
Going to finish the cargo area floor carpet area - personal project I never finished lol.
I may throw a cat-back on it and maybe a sprint booster/pedal commander.

Oh well so ends my rant...im sure many others lay awake at night fighting tough issues like these as well lol.
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Pretty much the same boat here. It’s actually frustrating how long Toyota is milking these models. I wanted to trade in mine with reasonably low mileage but at this rate it’ll be pushing 8-10 years old before I can get a new one on a trade.
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Only needing brakes in 122k while being hard on them its pretty damn good.
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Twice since I've had the truck lol.. got it with 23k miles on it

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Just replaced the rear brakes for the first time at 167k. I'm keeping this 4runner for my son, I have a 6th gen deposit I'm working on. My 03 Tacoma is at 295k still going strong.
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Just replaced the rear brakes for the first time at 167k. I'm keeping this 4runner for my son, I have a 6th gen deposit I'm working on. My 03 Tacoma is at 295k still going strong.
My first brakes I just pad slapped the front and rear at like 55k miles....by 80k or so the rotors were warped like hell, at that point I did OE spec pads and rotors all the way around. Honestly since I picked up my 03 Tahoe about 10months ago ive been driving and concentrating on it. Wheels tires,exhaust,sound system,big 3 wiring kit and full 0 gauge wiring,knock sensors,tune up,coolant flush, and several other things lol. So after Xmas the Runner gets my attention back.
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Depending on what you want to do with the audio you can keep the stock head unit and get a stereo to preamp converter which will allow an amp, new speakers and subwoofer to run. Amp would have hi/low pass crossovers. That’s what I’ve done on mine. I got a JL Audio Slimline 12 with a long speaker wire so I can move the sub around the back and when the rear seats are laid flat it will fit behind the front seats and rear area where passengers feet would normally be.
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I thought I was going to have to get rid of one of my cars because the wife wanted to buy a house with a 2 car garage and no street parking. 4Runner was on the chopping block because it was old, rusty, and wife has trouble driving it and climbing in.

Got a bigger place where you can park in the driveway and street.

Problem solved.
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