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Old Yesterday, 08:05 PM #16471
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Wow—it's like you're reading my mind.

Dude came down to 6K. Same day (hours ago) I spot a 2001 sr5 V6 for 6K—2wd, but only 100K on the odometer.

I'll admit what I dig about the 2.7 is that it's just got the vibe I'm looking for: the lift, the angry grill. The other doesn't, and I'm not sure what all that would cost.

I get that the 2.7 will be sluggish, but honestly? As a bike guy every car I drive, including my friend's Tesla, bores me when it comes to going fast. Will the 2.7 pull 70 with comfort on the highway? Will it go up mountain hills without me feeling like it's going to roll backwards? Would I be total fool to opt for the 2.7 over the V6 because I like its bling?
If you're willing to look outside of the beach area you will find better deals. There is a 1997 4x4 v6 with a 2" lift 179000 miles for $3600 in Ontario on Offerup. I only searched 1997 4runner 4x4, if you search any year 4runner 2wd or 4x4 you will get a ton of results, some are stock some are lifted, some have high mileage, some dont. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a higher mileage 4runner, even if they were halfway taken care of you'll get a lot of life out of it, my newest has 240000 on the clock and I didnt think twice about it.

The 2.7 is sluggish, especially with a lift and tires.
I understand the speed of bikes and hardly any 4 wheeled vehicle will compare to that, but I like a vehicle that can get out of it's own way. I get the same gas mileage as my 2.7 with my 3.4 5-speed and much more go when I mash the pedal, not sure about the automatics. Going up mountain roads with the 2.7 was aggravating, even daily freeway traffic can be the same, the interstate 15 pass was a nightmare with the 4 banger. If I were to buy another 2.7 it would have to be the supercharged version with a 5-speed. I wouldn't call you a fool, but I would never buy a vehicle for an inflated price because of bling. If you shop around, you WILL find better deals, and even if the better deal doesn't come with the bling you like, you'll be money ahead to buy the bling yourself. 2k will get you a complete NEW lift and maybe some other goodies if you're willing to shop around.
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Old Yesterday, 11:20 PM #16472
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If you're willing to look outside of the beach area you will find better deals. There is a 1997 4x4 v6 with a 2" lift 179000 miles for $3600 in Ontario on Offerup. I only searched 1997 4runner 4x4, if you search any year 4runner 2wd or 4x4 you will get a ton of results, some are stock some are lifted, some have high mileage, some dont. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a higher mileage 4runner, even if they were halfway taken care of you'll get a lot of life out of it, my newest has 240000 on the clock and I didnt think twice about it.

The 2.7 is sluggish, especially with a lift and tires.
I understand the speed of bikes and hardly any 4 wheeled vehicle will compare to that, but I like a vehicle that can get out of it's own way. I get the same gas mileage as my 2.7 with my 3.4 5-speed and much more go when I mash the pedal, not sure about the automatics. Going up mountain roads with the 2.7 was aggravating, even daily freeway traffic can be the same, the interstate 15 pass was a nightmare with the 4 banger. If I were to buy another 2.7 it would have to be the supercharged version with a 5-speed. I wouldn't call you a fool, but I would never buy a vehicle for an inflated price because of bling. If you shop around, you WILL find better deals, and even if the better deal doesn't come with the bling you like, you'll be money ahead to buy the bling yourself. 2k will get you a complete NEW lift and maybe some other goodies if you're willing to shop around.
So helpful. That 97 is looking pretty great! Sounds like something you wouldn't hesitate to pick up, huh?

Being honest, I think my main point of hesitancy really is that dang four cylinder. Like driving it, but my impression was: whoa—this thing is slow. Drove a V6 a few days earlier—it had issues I didn't want to take on—but the difference was noticeable.

For some reason I've been reluctant to consider anything with over 200K, but you've got me thinking differently on that front. Seems these are true tanks.
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Hey I’m new to the app. I have an 08’ 4R I am looking to lift it and make performance upgrades in increase hp. I’m a shade tree mechanic from Texas. I have a bunch of questions. I have been checking out the threads to answer my questions but I cant find all the answers I am looking for. I can’t wait to post questions. I use to have an 03’ dodge ram 1500 4x4 with a 3” lift I got my 4R less than a year ago and it is time to upgrade. I noticed I have about an 1.5” of clearance before I hit the bump stops, I need to fix this.


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