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Gatorgrl's Grand Gen2 4Runner makeover

Discussion in '2nd Gen 4Runners (1990-1995)' started by Fourtoad, May 3, 2019.

  1. Oct 29, 2020 at 6:48 PM
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    Fourtoad

    Fourtoad [OP] Gatorgrl's Yotas

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    Ultra Type 164 in polished or black 15x8 on tirerack.com $536.96 for a set of 4 in black.
     
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  2. Nov 3, 2020 at 12:44 PM
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    Thank you Fourtoad ! I believe these are the exact ones I’m looking at on sale at 4 wheel parts. Hmmmmmm though, once bitten twice shy :eek:.
     
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  3. Nov 6, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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    Just read the entire thread over the past several days - fascinating. This is why I buy beaters and leave 'em as beaters LOL. But I'm jealous of the commitment and dedication.

    Anyway, what makes the thread great is that OP stays so engaged throughout, rather than vanishing, leaving the thread to be picked clean by troll vultures as so often happens on forums.

    Nice work, keep it up. Just don't ever have your head checked 'cause I can tell ya right now the diagnosis will be that you're certifiable!! ;)
     
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  4. Nov 15, 2020 at 3:15 PM
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    Fourtoad [OP] Gatorgrl's Yotas

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    Well, she was in her first parade today. :bananadance: We participated in a big Trump Rally parade and she did great! :headbang: Got her a new flag pole holder and everything. Got lots of love from just about everyone. And sorry, I didn't get a picture of her in the parade as I was inside during the event.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2020 at 3:54 PM
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    :thumbsup: :oldglory:
     
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  6. Nov 17, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    Fourtoad [OP] Gatorgrl's Yotas

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    I forgot I did replace the factory radio/cd player.
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    All done!
     
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  7. Nov 18, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    Nice :thumbsup:, a Kenwood too. I really enjoy the Kenwood in my 4 runner, with the Bluetooth and all the fancy stuff, my 7 year old Grandson knows how to work it better than I do. First thing he does, Papabear...can I link my phone so we can rock out...LOL. He also loves listening to the CB when we cruise.
     
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  8. Nov 19, 2020 at 2:47 AM
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    What did you do with the old one?
     
  9. Nov 20, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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    Fourtoad [OP] Gatorgrl's Yotas

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    Still have it in the garage. The cd didn't work anymore and I wanted to have it Bluetooth.
     
  10. Nov 28, 2020 at 8:26 AM
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    Well my beloved 2006 Rav4 sport 4x4 V6 unicorn hit 200,000 miles on Thanksgiving after pulling a small enclosed trailer of furniture from SWFL to SEGA to surprise my Navy son for the holidays. I drove back that night and went to move the car this morning and the transmission will not engage. :censored:
    She handled pulling the trailer like a pro and didn't act funny in the slightest on the trip. Did notice she was a little low on trans fluid so I topper her off, unlooked the trailer and did get her to drive, but the engine was pushing 3500 rmp just to barely move off the front lawn and onto the driveway. The engine sounds fine, its the trans thats not engaging. The issue is going to be the fact that her engine is transverse and the transmission is specific to this application. She is also 4x4( not awd) and a V6...making her very uncommon. My unicorn has broken her wing. :facepalm:
    Would have used the Runner for the trip but it didn't like pulling that 4x8 trailer at all even when it was empty, so I used the Rav. :pray:
     
  11. Nov 28, 2020 at 9:04 AM
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    You just can’t catch a break can you.
     
  12. Nov 28, 2020 at 9:23 AM
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    Well I’ll tell you that is a unicorn for sure, my son would love to find one. He has the 2 wheel version and as fast as they come up for sale here they are gone. Hopefully it’s easily found and fixed, fingers crossed.
     
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  13. Nov 28, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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    From what we have gathered, they don't even open these transmissions in this country. They ship them directly to Japan for service. We did find a used one in Missouri for $800. My hubby doesn't even want to open the trans and look at it and he used to work in a transmission shop. Parts will be impossible to source due to it not being serviced in the states. I can't be mad at her. She has had her ass kicked and never let me down. I think her trans is just worn out. If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. Made him a project list so we wouldn't forget anything and it's 2 freakin pages long! This is what happens when you are quick to help others out and neglect your own shit as a result. He just can't say the word "No".
    On top of all this I am also readying the house for resale and need to start packing to move if our offer is accepted on a little place in NE Tennessee.
    The house washing machine took a shit and the bus is waiting to have a bunch of service and repair done to it. If I could clone him, I gladly would.
    I have a dead Elantra in the yard that also needs to be either fixed and sold or junked. The '79 Camaro also needs to be sold. Like I said the list is 2 pages long and there is only so much I can do or help with unfortunately. I feel terrible putting so much on him but its his fault its gotten to this point because he has put his friends needs above his own for so long.
     
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