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First time 4Runner owner and loving it...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by zaks, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Sep 11, 2017 at 8:43 PM
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    zaks

    zaks [OP] New Member

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    Ivan
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    97 4Runner Limited silver
    I'm a big BMW nut (had about 9-10 in my 16-17 years driving a car) and currently have a very nice 2003 330i with 193k miles. However, my family is of the Toyota variety... mom has a 2017 Corolla, dad 2013 Camry, sister 2017 Rav4, bro in law 2011 Camry and my business partner has 7-8 Toyota/Lexus vehicles in his family. He's the reason I'm here as he got me excited about the idea of off-road and purpose built vehicles, thus my recent purchase of a 97 4Runner limited.

    I bought it yesterday for $2900 from the 3rd owner who has had it since 99 and it has 254k miles. Mostly an Arizona vehicle, it only has some surface rust along the bottom and some hinges, otherwise very clean and in good shape. Attached is one of the photos the seller sent me.

    I have a lot of plans for it, but first and foremost I will be browsing these forums for maintenance recommendations so I can take care of EVERYTHING (timing belt, cooling system, all filters, all fluids, etc.). After will come some sliders, bumpers, etc.

    Glad to be here and I look forward to learning from everyone.

    Ivan

    97 4Runner Craigslist sale photo (6).jpg
     
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  2. Sep 11, 2017 at 9:01 PM
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    alittleoff

    alittleoff New Member

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    Welcome. In 2002 my wife and I bought a '98 Limited. 75k miles. We ran it up to 278k miles and in 2010 traded it in for her '10 Rav4. Then we traded that and my 2014 Tacoma for our 2016 4R TEP. All's well.

    Steve
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2017 at 8:59 AM
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    Bob

    Bob Member Staff Member

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    Congrats and welcome! Browse through some of the other 3rd gen builds on here to get some ideas and inspiration...
     
  4. Sep 12, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    Dan
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    Welcome to the site, looks like it will be a great project :wave:
     
  5. Sep 12, 2017 at 8:34 PM
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    zaks

    zaks [OP] New Member

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    Got rid of the side steps today. Going to spend the next few days researching on forums as I'll need to do ALL the maintenance. Timing belt, full cooling system all filters and fluids. Looks like there are enough DIYs to do everything myself. 8763df0f3409d7db5ed57a854cfe8e07_e8737a4ec45307509fb547f5f48bd29d421784c7.jpg
     
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  6. Sep 14, 2017 at 4:58 AM
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    mcharfauros

    mcharfauros IG: mcharfauros

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    Nice Welcome, I'm sure you are well on your way to getting your rig how you want it.
     

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