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Hey hey! New 4runner owner converting from a tacoma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rock-N-Roll, May 2, 2021.

  1. May 2, 2021 at 6:01 PM
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    Rock-N-Roll

    Rock-N-Roll [OP] New Member

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    Just saying hello!

    I bought a 21 TRD ORP yesterday. This will be my first T4R but I've had an FJC and two Tacos previously.

    I'm excited to get the lift and a couple of things done to bring it up to where I had my last Taco.

    Cheers!

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  2. May 2, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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    Rock-N-Roll

    Rock-N-Roll [OP] New Member

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    This was my Taco before I got hit by a guy running a red light. I'll miss it but already really enjoying his the T4R drives. Feels like a small tank.


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  3. May 2, 2021 at 6:07 PM
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    NotaTRD

    NotaTRD My SR5 identifies as an Off-Road

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    Welcome

    Nice looking taco. Sucks someone took it out running a red. You’ll grow to love the 4Runner.
     
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  4. May 2, 2021 at 6:15 PM
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    Rock-N-Roll

    Rock-N-Roll [OP] New Member

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    Thanks. I already like the way it drives and, too be honest, I had one too many trips to Utah where the RTT was useless due too wind conditions. I'm looking forward to just sleeping in the back. :cheers:
     
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  5. May 2, 2021 at 7:10 PM
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    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I know you haven't had the 4R for long, but I'd be interested in your take on the driveability vs. the Taco. A lot of 4R owners ditched their Tacomas after experiencing the engine/transmission (mostly auto) issues with the 3rd gen Tacomas.
     
  6. May 2, 2021 at 7:42 PM
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    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

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    Welcome.
     
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  7. May 2, 2021 at 8:24 PM
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    I probably need to drive it up into the mountains on I-70 to really answer that. In The Taco, it was constantly hunting for the right gear and it was pretty annoying but it was only really obvious to me when driving uphill at higher speeds. Then a few months ago I got the ECU flashed with an Orange Virus tune and it was like getting a new truck. More punch in the low RPM's, higher overall shift points and it didn't need to hunt for gears like it was before. It was very noticeable in the mountains.

    I haven't noticed anything like that in the 40 miles or so I've put on the T4R but driving up I-70 will confirm that those issues are or aren't really there like the Taco had. I will circle back on this here once I know. :cheers:
     
  8. May 2, 2021 at 9:29 PM
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    Welcome. I also went from a Tacoma to 21 4RUNNER ORP in silver. I absolutely love the T4R. My last Tacoma had the 3.5L and while it may eventually be as reliable as the 4.0L I never cared for the transmission and gear hunting. The only thing I’ve done with mine is replace the factory tires and add an RCI engine skid plate. Congrats on your T4R!
     
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  9. May 3, 2021 at 2:21 AM
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    Welcome from Wisconsin! We also converted from a Tacoma to the 4Runner.... Not a bad truck, but the tranny looking for a gear?!?!
     
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  10. May 3, 2021 at 5:28 AM
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    Welcome from Arizona!
     
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  11. May 3, 2021 at 8:48 AM
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    Welcome from northern NY
     
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