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Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by rkwfxd, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. Nov 25, 2021 at 4:45 AM
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    Beachguy

    Beachguy Normal turned up too loud

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    Congratulations!
     
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  2. Nov 29, 2021 at 3:48 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    I got a job. Manual labor in the cold/freezing temps.
     
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  3. Nov 29, 2021 at 9:56 PM
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    It's still a job! I hope the pay makes the conditions you get to suffer is well worth it.

    Dress really warm. Remember, Sir Edmund Hillary, when he went up Everest (you think YOU have cold temps!), wore woman's stockings, silk stockings, as a base layer. He said it kept him warmer than anything else he'd ever used. Even a pair of cheapo nylons works good. Ask me how I know, sometime.
    There's silk long underwear available, too. Check places like Campmor. The stuff is amazingly warm.
    Layers is the secret. The more layers, the warmer. Not a few, really thick ones, but a lot of thinner ones.

    good luck!
    Pat☺
     
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  4. Nov 30, 2021 at 3:29 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Na, did 4 leaf jobs.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2021 at 4:59 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Got the boss in trouble. Lady said the old man with grey hair blew leaves all over my stuff! I went through a second time.
     
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  6. Nov 30, 2021 at 6:56 PM
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    Dick_Hammerbusch

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    Good news?

    My beloved 49ers are on a three game win streak and the Golden State Warriors are 18-2.

    Chris Cuomo got indefinitely suspended.

    Jesus saves...because he shops at Walmart.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2021 at 3:18 AM
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    Beachguy

    Beachguy Normal turned up too loud

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    I get this cast off my arm this morning. Had surgery to repair the tendon in my elbow and have had it from my hand to my shoulder for 3 weeks. I know, first world problem but I’m so ready.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2021 at 5:16 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Ever so often you must call the cable company, and upgrade.
    Got a sweet deal to speed up my internet from 200 something to 800 something, and it’s cheaper now,
    Plus the cable boxes are like ten years old. Exchanging them tomorrow.
     
  9. Dec 20, 2021 at 11:42 PM
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    4runningMan

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    My mom was recently diagnosed with dimentia.

    Mom’s gotten to know her local locksmith VERY well the last couple years (he no longer charges her and I think he’s at her house a lot). I had him come by today to fix a doorknob. First time I’d met him. He told me that he’s noticed a big change in my mom in the last year.

    He has an autistic son. And my mom always sends something home with him for his son. Today he told me how much he likes mom. How kind she is. And he told me that “your mom is pretty much the only friend my son has ever had”. Made me tear up. I tried paying him and he wouldn’t take money for labor. He said “I’m never gonna be a rich guy and I’m fine with that”.

    Humbling. I’m gonna send him a Home Depot gift card for Christmas. I’d like to send him a $500 gift card and mom
    probably owes him as much. But I sorta don’t wanna corrupt with $ what he and mom and his autistic kid have developed… I think all of them are giving each other something very valuable to each of them and money isn’t a part of that equation. I sorta don’t wanna corrupt that with $$. They all seem to be doing just fine without my input.

    I hope this fits the “good stories only” subject.
     
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  10. Dec 21, 2021 at 12:46 AM
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    SR5Limited….Coldwater Creek has silk long johns in pants and shirts. I purchased some for my husband who was a farrier (shoes horses) and he said they were the warmest he’s been when working out in the cold. Coldwater Creek has an online catalogue.
     
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  11. Dec 21, 2021 at 5:05 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    I don’t work, I tried it doesn’t pay. I do it for exercise.
    OMG I can’t believe I waited so long to upgrade. I had DVR recordings of Chris Brackett that I can’t transfer. (Now you can)
    It’s like going from an Atari to a PS5!!!
     
  12. Dec 21, 2021 at 5:08 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Neighbors tried to smoke me out of the house this weekend. I almost died, next time I’m wearing my gas mask.
     
  13. Dec 22, 2021 at 7:31 AM
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    Kyx nerfbars, TRD roof rack.
    Our adoption of twins (15 boy and girl) in our care was finalized a few weeks back and their new passports come tomorrow. We had to postpone a trip to Jamaica from December to March with the delay. The kids have never been out of the country. We should have a great time jumping off the low cliff there. The place is beautiful.
     
  14. Dec 26, 2021 at 2:37 PM
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    My wife came home from the Hospital in Portland. 5 hour trip in a friggen taxi, but she's HOME to me. First off, they made it out of Portland intact. No attacks from the nut cases. Second, the roads were a bit snowy, and frozen. Taxi was a Toyota Seneca, I think. I know it was a Toyota, that's what matters.

    Sorry it's a few days late, but I've been busy taking care of my dearest love, so I couldn't post. Here it is, finally, though. She's been getting slowly better and better. Slow but sure improvements. I'm terrified of getting the Life Flight bill, but we'll deal with it when we must, as we must. I may be able to take enough of a mortgage on my house to pay it. Or a Reverse Mortgage. I don't know.

    Take care, all! Stay safe and healthy.
    Pat☺
     
  15. Dec 26, 2021 at 2:46 PM
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    I cycled my RR Diff Lock! Friggin thing runs like brand new!!!
     
  16. Jan 10, 2022 at 10:43 PM
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    I found a gallon of oil across the street. Must of fell of a hood or something. 5W-30, it’s Castrol but I guess I can use it.
     
  17. Jan 12, 2022 at 8:39 PM
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    Cowboy59

    Cowboy59 Enjoy the Adventure

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    Our whole family got together for Christmas in January in Colorado. Our kids are grown, so getting them and the grandkids together all at one time is a challenge. We had a great time in Colorado Springs. Took mountain hikes everyday and had dinners together. We are so blessed.
     
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  18. Feb 15, 2022 at 4:31 PM
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  19. Apr 22, 2022 at 11:49 AM
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    SR5 Limited

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    My whole neighborhood is getting repaved courtesy of VDOT. Like 27 streets!
     
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  20. Apr 22, 2022 at 5:53 PM
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    Just a Cape Seal Resurfacing.
     
  21. Apr 22, 2022 at 6:48 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    I’m working next week. And I gave an elderly lady a ride to get her medicine and grocerys.:)


    Not in the 4R.
     
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  22. Apr 23, 2022 at 6:56 AM
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    2ndGen22re Goldie, my 1st love & my new kid…

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    One-at-this-price stripper. Bought new 33 yrs ago, a $13K leftover. Added Detroit TruTrac, 1”rear spring spacer and “pinstripes”… Factory AC kit and roof rack bought at dealer cost at time of purchase, still blows ice cold 32yrs later. 2022 AG ORP all stock.
    My good news? I’m still upright!
    Retirement is more tiring than my old job but keeping the live-in supervisor happy is paramount. The “P” words are scary…painting and plumbing……now my old buddy….the shovel…. is coming soon with landscaping my backyard, we don’t get along all that well anymore so my supervisor is letting me bring in some outside help. (Big yard).
    But….I also get to design and fabricate some new steel gates which is fun for me.
     
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  23. Apr 23, 2022 at 7:02 AM
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    Wait, what? You can trade in tires???
     
  24. Apr 23, 2022 at 7:46 AM
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    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Sure you can. Discount will usually give you something for newer tires. Or you can always sell them on Craigslist.
     
  25. Apr 23, 2022 at 8:34 AM
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    finally getting some help at work...Im a therapist at a VA facility....our department normally has 6 therapists who stay fairly busy. little over 6 months ago, we had one person retire and 2 others found their way to management positions, so the 3 of us remaining have been damn near red-lined trying to take care of patients, all the 'admin' work and collateral duties that come with the job. We interviewed 3 people in January who look like they're gonna be great for our department and our patients.....but our HR department is utterly useless and has drawn the onboarding process out until this week. we finally have one therapist with boots on the ground and the other 2 starting next week. So, great news for our Veterans and the overworked staff including the oldest guy in the department (me).
     
  26. Apr 24, 2022 at 8:17 PM
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    Sixgunz Gold Member

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    Kings front and back, RSG sliders, GOBI ladder BFG AT 285s, OEM phone dial wheels, KDSS

    Well, that's a tough act to follow, but here goes.

    I installed lift "blocks" today on my Tacoma because I wanted a little more height since I added the shell. Everything went smoothly, no problems were encountered whatsoever and it was actually fun.

    My mechanic escapades rarely, if ever, go like that!
     
  27. May 3, 2022 at 4:19 PM
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    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    Went on our first vacation in more than 2 years. Boy, does it feel good to be away from the idiots in the office.

    C440F09D-42E5-4F28-9F83-151CB170134B.jpg
     
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  28. May 3, 2022 at 5:50 PM
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    Beachguy

    Beachguy Normal turned up too loud

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    Where?
     
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  29. May 3, 2022 at 8:23 PM
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    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    Turcs and Caicos. First time here. Absolutely amazing. Friendly people, there is no war, no COVID, no Ukraine, no Biden or Trump, no talks about gas prices, pollution, weather. Life is at a different level here. Expensive beer. Like ouch. Otherwise, a true gem.
     
  30. May 3, 2022 at 9:08 PM
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    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

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    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch
    Looks absolutely beautiful! Have fun!
     
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