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'97 4wd 4runner - headlights, rear diffuser and towing questions

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by adhesivo, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Aug 28, 2015 at 9:44 PM
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    adhesivo

    adhesivo [OP] New Member

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    Good evening gentlemen!
    Finally proud to register here, as I've been looking for a 4wd 4runner for about 3 months with no luck. The deman seems pretty high lately. But finally I found a good unit and now I'm a proudowner.

    I have a few questions,hopefully you guys can help me:

    - headlights: the previous owner installed the modified lights. They're Pretty cool but I havent been able to find out what hey are kr where to get a replacement.

    - rear diffuser: i've read long posts about it, and still not sure if it is there to prevent snow and dirt from acumulating or to actually inprove milage. Any info on this?

    - my 4runner comes with a towing package, what am I missing to tow a small trailer for my race car? Is it better to drive in 4wd when towing? Anything I should be careful with when towing regarding the transmission?

    Yay!

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  2. Aug 30, 2015 at 4:14 AM
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    ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamorous

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    Never use 4wd on pavement, there is no need or benefit towing in 4wd on the street.

    How much does the trailer and race car weigh?

    Let's see a pic of this race car!
    :popcorn:
     
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  3. Aug 30, 2015 at 7:21 PM
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    adhesivo

    adhesivo [OP] New Member

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  4. Aug 30, 2015 at 7:23 PM
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    adhesivo

    adhesivo [OP] New Member

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    So I'm having 2nd thoughts...
    The 4runner that I got is in great mechanical condition. But it needs new seats, a new steering wheel would also be good, I don't love the chrome bumpers and it'd run better with a new set of tires and socks.
    So my brain is thinking... is it worth putting that much money in the car to refurbish it? or will I be better selling this one and just getting a 4th gen 4runner, something more expensive which will require less work?
     
  5. Aug 30, 2015 at 7:36 PM
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    adhesivo

    adhesivo [OP] New Member

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    Hey, Why is my post in the 1st gen 4runner subforum? who moved it here?
     

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