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1st Car in my life and I picked 3rd Gen 4Runner

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by ipvmarp, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. Sep 15, 2020 at 7:45 AM
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    ipvmarp

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    Greetings to all brothers and sisters,

    I am totally new to this forum, I just bought my 1st car, used 1999 4Runner SR5 AT with 182k miles on her. Being in NYC, its hard to find a like minded brother, so I googled up and found this forum.
    Hopefully being in this forum will get me some knowledge and great advice on what to do with my 1st 'Yota.

    During this covid19 era, I have to wait 2 weeks for me to get the plates done up here. In the meantime, im trying to set my mind on what kind of build my 'Yota would be.
    Being on the east coast with a chance of getting her to go up fishing by the LI beaches and/or hitting upstate terrains with snow and salt, I definitely need a good recommendation on where to find good mechanic/auto shop near me.

    Any good link/info from the past thread will also helping me brainstorming on the build type.


    Cheers
     
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  2. Sep 15, 2020 at 8:29 AM
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    mem4runner

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    Congrats! You're gonna love it, and it'll love you back.

    A good tire upgrade is a great start, is it 4WD?
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2020 at 9:15 AM
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    ipvmarp

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    Thank you and it is 4WD yes.

    Which size of tire/wheel to start without lifting?

    Cheers
     
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  4. Sep 15, 2020 at 10:02 AM
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    canadian.bacon

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    welcome
    i am going for the Falkens Wildpeaks on stock size for now
    Take the time and read the forum here, it is a lot of knowledge to take in
     
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  5. Sep 15, 2020 at 10:34 AM
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    JET4

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    welcome
     
  6. Sep 15, 2020 at 10:40 AM
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    BestGen

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    33"KM2s, 4.88s, Spartan Locker, TG rear bumper, AllPro Kickout sliders, 4Crawler 1.5" BJS, OME 2" Dakar springs.
    Welcome aboard! :cheers:

    Excellent choice.
     
  7. Sep 15, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    mem4runner

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    Agreed with canadian.bacon, just start searching thru this entire site and figuring out your needs and wants. I have those same 15" wheels you have, and I have 31/10.5/r15 BFG KO2s - no lift, YET!
     
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  8. Sep 15, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Are’nt those 16 inch wheels??
     
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  9. Sep 15, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    mem4runner

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    True, my bad, those could be 16". Base 4cyl has the 15" wheels.
     
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  10. Sep 15, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    ipvmarp

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    Yes it is 16".

    So @mem4runner, you installed those 31/10.5/r15 BFG KO2s on your 16"?

    Thank you again all for warm welcome and yes, it is a lot to learn and good thing this community based forum has tons of information to digest.

    Truth be told, just found out that this vehicle has a rusted/rotted frame on the right passenger site.
    I dont know if its worth the fix and where to find it in my area. I understand Northeast Toyotas are suffering from the heavily salted road during the winter time.
     
  11. Sep 15, 2020 at 5:17 PM
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    brownbear

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    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    Welcome from FL.
     
  12. Sep 15, 2020 at 8:02 PM
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    SlvrSlug

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    Welcome.
     
  13. Sep 16, 2020 at 7:27 AM
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    mem4runner

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    No mine are the 15"s. You can find a BFG KO2 to fit your 16"s though
     
  14. Sep 16, 2020 at 8:53 AM
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    trlhiker

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    That sucks but maybe you can find a shop that can cut out the bad area and weld new metal in. Welcome.
     

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