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200,000 Mile 4Runner. What suspension components should I replace?

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by necits2014, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Mar 7, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    Hello all! Purchased my first 4Runner over the summer. Think I got a good deal (2004 V8 w/ 200,000 miles for $6000). I had the Timing belt/ water pump, etc replaced shortly after purchase. Now looking into suspension. Obviously with this many miles the ride kinda sucks. I plan on doing struts, shocks, and springs in the spring (Looking at Bilstein 5100's). What else should I consider replacing while I have it apart (Control arm bushings, sway bar bushings,.... etc)? This will be my daily driver and won't see much off road (I have the FJ Cruiser for that :))
     
  2. Mar 7, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    Welcome! I would check upper/lower ball joints, inner/outer tie rods, sway bar end links, sway bar bushings, control arm bushings, all rear suspension bushings, and grease the driveline. Don’t just replace it all inspect and replace what needs replacing.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    Thanks for the info! :) I'll post more pics of condition of components in the spring when I have it apart. Unfortunately no garage and its cold in CT right now!!
     
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  4. May 3, 2019 at 7:22 PM
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    Stabilizer bar links make a big difference.

    I have 205,000 miles and haven't replaced ball joints or control arm bushings. They don't appear to need replaced IMO.
     
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  5. May 9, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    Any recommendations on shocks and struts? What about coils? Honestly the extent of my off roading will be class 5-6 roads. I would like to put some 31" BF Goodrich A/T tko's on it also. Thanks!
     
  6. May 9, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    Springs only if you need them, if you are referring to replacing due to high mileage. My 4Runner is a highway cruiser so hasn’t needed springs.
     

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