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Old 08-19-2019, 10:06 PM #15001
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First Toyota, a 98 S/C Desert Dune! Quick backstory on how I got here:

I was a Subaru guy. Had a 02 wagon that got totaled. I was sad.

I also had a Jeep.

Then I bought a Saabaru.

The Jeep sucked. It was uncomfortable on the streets of Los Angeles. So I sold it.
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3 days later, Mother Nature ended the life of the Saabaru.
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I knew for certain I wanted another (cheap-ish) 4x4 as a secondary car, and at the time good 3rd Gens werenít in my price range. I considered a 4th Gen to do double duty as a daily, but again couldnít find something in the mileage range.

By chance a coworker referred me to a friend who was selling a TRD supercharged 3rd Gen. itís been in the family since new and was currently being driven. 190k on the odometer, the price was right, and it was mine.

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Crazy story man! Mother Nature is really unpredictable eh. But all those events led you to a good decision in the end. Enjoy your new Toyota, see you around.
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I've been a member for a few years and I finally convinced the wife to get a new vehicle so I can have the 4Runner. This one will be mine within the next couple of months and I already have a list of mods to be done as soon as it's actually MINE.
Canít wait to see what it ends up looking like!
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For all new members, you can say hi here, please dont litter other threadsa

Iím Dave from Columbus, Ohio. So far I like this forum a lot. Itís been helpful for the new Toyota owner that I am. Iím a member of ďgsresourcesĒ (Suzuki GS Moto forum) and ďdothetonĒ (custom/resto/restomod ,vintage bike forum) so with that said Forums are not foreign to me.

I bought this 2 owner (both POís worked at the dealership) all stock 1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited last June and have really fallen in love with it. The 4Runner has 170,000 on it now. Ive only put about 7k on in about 13 months since I live close to work. Always a few things to work on but Iíll be honest, I donít have many plans to get crazy with this thing. I own a few older motorcycles and take pride in maintaining them and this 4Runner will get the same love. So far Iíve used the search function on this site to get some tips on parts purchases for OEM stuff. I used ďamayamaĒ to get outer tie rod ends as well as some valve cover gaskets/intake manifold gaskets, orings and other bits that I typically go OEM on with any vehicle. I bought the Japanese MOOG 555(?) inners on amazon and bellows locally. Installed the inners/outers/bellows. NGK spark plugs(doubleís) and NGK wires. I religiously run shell v-nitro through all my vehicles as well (in a pinch high octane Sunoco gas is a no brainer). Currently waiting for my Gibson stainless CatBack exhaust to arrive and in the meantime am refinishing my rusted hitch (wire wheeled and welding flat stock patch to back where there is a hole) along with prepping my undercarriage to have Line-X coat it before winter. Hoping I can give it to them in as close to coating condition as I can in case they are lazy with prep(first time using their services). I donít have a lot of pics but here are the few I do have. Thanks to the many people posting tutorials, build threads, tips and tricks and just plain old 4Runner porn for the rest of us to drool over.

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Pulling my little refinished 4x7í trailer I got for free in very rough condition from my brother in law. Hauled some brush that day, I also haul my 1984 PE175 to Wayne National Forrest to ride trails.
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Bought 100sq.ft of paver stone for $126 on an online auction ($568 at Home Depot now) and was afraid the rough ride on the trailer would crack some pieces so I removed the babies car seat (ugh....), laid the seat down and loaded each piece. Pulling the pallet to my car by hand nearly pulled my quads. I assumed it was only 500-600lbs.... later discovered is was 1,750lbs !!! Luckily a short drive home and Iím still to this day impressed with the lack of sag it caused on the aged suspension.
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One of the PE because I just did a refresh on her and itís too sexy too keep it to myself.
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And the fair weather DD 1981 GS450S that does include the 4Runner as an ďextraĒ in this shot. Attachment 341941

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Greeting to my fellow Toyota owners, thank you for giving me the access on this website.
I work as a web content writer for an online pet supplies shop caller Petstreetmall. Cat beds on sale up to 30% off, check out the website for some exciting deals now!

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Hello Guys,

New member here. Just found out about this Forum 2 months ago and decided to be a member. last year I purchased a 2018 White SR5P and absolutely love the SUV. Can't wait to work on the vehicle with some mods. Here are couple pictures I took ( sorry they are night pictures...) hope you guys enjoy them I will try to take some more shots in the future.
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Hi fellow Toyota owners i wnjoy the infornation on this site. I got my first Toyota 2 years ago and have been building into a trail rig. The information on this sie has helped with a front end rebuild shocks and struts ect... Thanks to all that share

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SW colorado trails are to beautiful to not drive ans see

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snow in mid August The trails to great

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Looks nice. Did you plastidip the Toyota logo?

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New to me '16 Trail. Never been off road in my own vehicle - always with friends or my Dad. He owned a 1st, 2nd and 3rd gen and we'd get lost when I was a kid. I remember when we went to get the 3rd gen the Toyota dealer in Ogden, UT had a black Twin Turbo Supra on the showroom floor. Now that dad is in Florida (Hill AFB to Eglin AFB), he's got an FRS he beats up on and said he'd fly out and get that lovin' feeling again in the mountains in mine.

After my wife and I relocated to Colorado for work I made it a priority to get a 4Runner. Finally did it in July after my '13 WRX was totaled in a hail storm.

Got lost yestarday with an experienced friend around Dakan Road, Upper Jackson Road, and Long Hollow Road. Got to a section somewhere near Long Hollow that triggered my self-preservation instinct and we turned back. We'd been driving for probably 3 hours at that point. To my buddies credit, he wasn't mad I called it. I don't think he was that confident we'd get over the top without a little trail damage either.

Something I didn't realize - you can go down a section and come back up it and have a totally different experience. Around Dakan or Upper Jackson, we went down a section pretty easily. When we came back we both got a little stuck going up. He backed up a little and nailed it in his Xterra. I couldn't see where he want exactly because of trees, but I stopped in the same place. I was able to go down to 1st gear in 4 Low, engaged the locker, and the car did the rest without much input from me.

I don't want to do trails that would need rock sliders, but I now really want a set in case I have a lapse in judgement or just make a mistake. New tires are also gonna be important. These wheels will probably get Blizzaks for the winter, and I'll get the TRD Pro wheels and some nicer tires for off road.

Also - words can't describe how much I missed a roll down rear window.
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Looks nice. Did you plastidip the Toyota logo?
Thanks! Got a set of the Southwest Toyota dealers overlays. From Toyota they are $150, but you can get them for $80 on Amazon.

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Hi all. Just bought a 3rd gen ('99 sr5 4wd) for a dd and some easy/light trail fun. Stoked to get it spruced up, enjoy some trails, and be part of a great automotive community!

Thanks in advance to the moderators for facilitating such a great forum!
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Hi all. Just bought a 3rd gen ('99 sr5 4wd) for a dd and some easy/light trail fun. Stoked to get it spruced up, enjoy some trails, and be part of a great automotive community!

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Looks amazing.

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Ouch. I'll definitely be looking into some underbody protection products.

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I Had an 04 Ltd V8 there is a connector that goes bad when messed with or they didnít disconnect it , if it has been lifted I would look at all my plugs I believe the abs what does it !
So It ended up being a dirty ABS sensor on the rear hub.

Lights stay off now!

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