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First 4Runner..FINALLY

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by jrr, May 11, 2024.

  1. May 11, 2024 at 3:00 PM
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    jrr

    jrr [OP] New Member

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    Finally got my first 4Runner!
    2003 V8 almost 350k miles
    Running beautifully with no issues(besides very little battery terminal corrosion), it’s been my daily driver for 2 weeks now. Still working on the interior clean up but I’ll make a thread on this project and add progress there. Had the front seats reupholstered since they were thrashed and slapped some rims on after losing that battle 3 cleanup attempts later. More exciting stuff to come after some small parts replacements I’m doing for good measure. I’ll get her cleaned up first, body, interior and mechanically, then probably start building next year. Couldn’t be happier with it.
    First pic is the first time seeing her at her old owners house, second and third pics are after bringing her home with new rims.
    IMG_3267.jpg IMG_2552.jpg IMG_2376.jpg
     

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  2. May 11, 2024 at 3:44 PM
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    gkomo

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    Looks great especially with the new wheels. Great choice on style and color!
     
  3. May 11, 2024 at 5:24 PM
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    steelevo

    steelevo Not so new anymore...

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    Welcome
     
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  4. May 11, 2024 at 6:00 PM
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    Welcome!
     
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  5. May 15, 2024 at 6:07 AM
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    Bluesky 07

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    “Deep” Satoshi grille | X-REAS delete / TRD Offroad front springs & Bilstein 4600 shocks + FJC rear springs | Weathertech front & rear mats | Tinted front windows | Floor Armor cargo mat | TPMS bypass | LED interior, tag, & reverse lights | BlueSea Systems console USB power ports | Gentex 453 autodim mirror w/Homelink & compass | Kenwood DDX373BT HU + Audiovox backup camera | Fumoto F-103S | Bazooka tube subwoofer | Kenwood speakers & KAC-M1804 amp | Philips H9/9011 headlight bulbs | Rexing V1 Gen3 dash cam | Map light mod | Breather mod | Off-road Nav Setup | Power Stop Z36 brakes | OBD Fusion diagnostics
    Welcome! Not to nanny you or anything but with a V8 at 350K, you'll want to know when the timing belt was last changed. I have a V6 (has a chain) but spec on the V8 timing belt is every 90K miles IIRC.
     
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  6. May 15, 2024 at 9:42 AM
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    gkomo

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    What size tire are those? I think for my next set of tires i'm going to go up to 265/70/17 or maybe even a 285/70/17 Michelin Defender from my current 265/65/17 Michelin Defender.

    The 285's are questionable, i don't mind doing the 'fender liner mod' and removing mudflaps, but don't really want to get into a cab mount chop or anything.
     
  7. May 21, 2024 at 10:51 AM
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    I welcome all the help I can get, this is my 1st Toyota let alone Runner. The previous owners did it last at 300k but it’s absolutely on my list of immediate to do’s just to play it safe
     
  8. May 21, 2024 at 6:48 PM
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    They’re 32’s I believe, 265/70s but they rub so I’ll be trimming/removing as well. It’s not so bad that a little trimming won’t fix it it just sounds annoying
     
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  9. May 21, 2024 at 8:40 PM
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    They look great, I think you solidified my choice on 265/70/17’s.
     
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  10. May 22, 2024 at 12:11 PM
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    Bluesky 07

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    My understanding is that there's an inspection plate where you or your shop can take a look at a section of the timing belt. That could influence your decision in terms of when to do it next though as we all know, there are no guarantees.
     
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  11. May 26, 2024 at 10:03 PM
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    I think even after a slight lift I’ll keep this size, they really just look like a great fit but I’ll see how I feel after some trimming
     
  12. May 26, 2024 at 10:07 PM
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    I’ll have to check that out asap I have been wanting to get some eyes on its condition but wasn’t sure where to start, I preciate it!
     
  13. May 27, 2024 at 11:46 AM
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    I went up to that size in January and am happy with them. Takes some minor trimming/readjustment to the front wheel wells but it’s pretty easy.

    My pic at Tennessee’s amazing Windrock Park.

    IMG_4588.jpg
     
  14. Jun 1, 2024 at 7:17 PM
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    jrr

    jrr [OP] New Member

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    She’s a beaut. I just might tackle the trim tomorrow, everyone’s saying it’s one of those things that’s just so simple they wish they did it sooner. My passengers are looking worried when I turn
     
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  15. Jun 2, 2024 at 5:32 AM
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    Interesting.....I have that same size with absolutely no rubbing.
     
  16. Jun 2, 2024 at 5:42 AM
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    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....

    I like your custom mud-striping.
     

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