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Greetings from Japan...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by clay763, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Sep 27, 2019 at 7:03 AM
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    clay763

    clay763 [OP] New Member

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    Spend a lot of time over on the FJC forums, but I figured I should make an account here too since I own two 4Runners and zero FJC's anymore.

    Been a Toyota owner since my first car, 2009 Toyota Tacoma in Forrest Green, then a 2014 Tacoma in white. I've lived in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Florida, California, and currently stationed in Japan. My wife had a 2007 FJC in Voodoo blue when we lived in Oregon, which we both loved, so I decided I would trade my Taco in for a 2012 FJC back in 2015. The FJ was the best rig I had ever owned, it infected me with the offroading disease, took me on dozens of trails including the Rubicon. Now I daily a 2000 Hilux Surf here in Japan (I'll post a build thread for it, it's my hobby rig), and my wife has a 2018 4Runner.

    The 4Runner has always been the rig my wife wanted as her "mom mobile", she does have good taste in some things... we looked for a long time, never found the right one. Then came the Cavalry Blue year, we both drooled over it, but couldn't find a dealer who didn't want 55k+ tax. I convinced her it wasn't the right time. She didn't know I had put a deposit on one across the line in Oregon from a dealer who wanted not a dime more than MSRP. Six months later we drove her Dodge Charger up, and drove this back home. Havn't regretted it a bit.
    boobell.jpg

    Mods will have to wait till we get home in a few years, for the time being I am working on the Hilux and scouring for a good deal on a new FJ Cruiser for myself. The 4Runner is probably going to be very lightly modded, probably raise the back a bit to carry extra weight, roof rack (victory half rack), discrete sliders, skid plates, rear control arms, she wants it to look largely stock.

    Bonus picture of my old FJ in the hills outside Fallon, NV.
    fj fallon.jpg

    Looking forward to passing time with ya'll.

    -Clay
     

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  2. Sep 27, 2019 at 7:17 AM
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    MI-FL off roader

    MI-FL off roader New Member

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    Welcome and Thank You for your Service! As you know these trucks are addicting along with all the cool activities they enable you to do. My first Yota was 79' Corolla given to me by my Sister, who was the 3rd owner lol. It was very much like a Sloth, valves clattering the whole way, but it got you there lol. I own three 4Runners as we speak. I think I have a problem.......
     
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  3. Sep 27, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    4Runner fun

    4Runner fun Just the beginning...

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    Nebraska
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    2019 Black T4R TRD Off Road Premium
    Wrangler Duratracs, center console organizer & trav all 1576 dog divider for the rear. Xpel wrap with ceramic coating. 20% tint on front windows. TRD intake. TRD oil cap Plus parts on shelf & a wish list.
    Thank you for your service!
    Welcome from Nebraska.
    You have had & have some nice rigs!
    My introduction (in 2000 maybe) was in the form of a one owner '87 turbo targa Supra.
    I went into business & needed trucks.
    Now that I am older & married we got a T4R.
    I have owned & driven a lot of vehicles. For SUV'S (that aren't over $100k) this is my favorite. It isn't fast but, reliable and capable win this.
    Again, welcome.
     
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  4. Sep 27, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    Welcome Clay :wave:
     
  5. Sep 27, 2019 at 11:38 AM
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    brownbear

    brownbear Relax

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    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    Welcome from FL.
     
  6. Sep 27, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    captsolo

    captsolo New Member

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    I saw a '97 4runner an hour ago on utube with 500,000 miles

    Another doctor had 400,000 tripping on his OD, was the original owner - and was blown away!
     
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  7. Sep 27, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    SR5 Limited

    SR5 Limited New Member

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    Welcome!! Tokyo 2020!!!
     
  8. Sep 27, 2019 at 5:07 PM
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    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

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    Welcome! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Sep 27, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New Member

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    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels
    Welcome from Wisconsin!

    Have fun "lightly" modding the 4runner!:D

    I'd love to see a picture of the Hilux:hattip:
     
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