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I can't seem to let go...

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 4X4Runner, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Oct 30, 2014 at 10:55 PM
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    4X4Runner

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    I have always had a bad habit of only keeping vehicles for about 2-3 years before upgrading. I'm well into my 5th year of ownership of my 4Runner and just crossed over the 60k mark. Normally she'd be gone and something new would be in the stable but I can't seem to find anything that even comes close to rivaling my 4R. I've looked at the new Tacomas, Tundras and even the new 2015 STI's but still can't imagine trading in my 4R. She's just to awesome to do it! Think I've found a keeper!
     
  2. Oct 31, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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    Bob

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    Is she your daily driver? 60K in 5 years is going pretty easy on it.

    I been itching to take one for a drive... Never seen a group speak so highly of their vehicles.
     
  3. Oct 31, 2014 at 6:31 PM
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    wnelax04sr5

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    if it aint broke don't fix it! if something suits my needs, i keep it until it doesnt suit my needs or breaks beyond repair
     
  4. Nov 2, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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    4X4Runner

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    Yes she's my daily driver. For the last year and a half I've been living about 3 miles from work so I ride my bike in pretty frequently. Before that I was putting about 45 miles on her a day plus the trips back and forth to Seattle.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2014 at 5:31 PM
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    RingSteel

    RingSteel Smooth trigger finger and she'll not let you down

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    Coming to grips with the MPGs of my Tundra so the 4Rnr is the grocery store getter......and man after driving and F-250 for 11 years and the F-150 these two vehicles just feel so nimble!

    I presently cannot imagine trading these two in. Unless wife can no longer climb aboard then I'll have to modify one of those stair lifts lol....!

    Yup yah got a keeper but maybe you can enjoy the little things like replacing suspension bushings with those nice slick poly ones for a smoother ride?

    There may be a lot of nice tinker around mods to keep her fresh....... ;-) :cheers:
     
  6. Mar 6, 2015 at 12:52 PM
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    poncho65

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    Just hit the 10-year mark with my '05 Sport....besides the caliper issue and a couple of front wheel bearings the truck has been flawless. It still has the original panasonic battery, that's still going strong. Will most likely hang onto the truck, considering what a dealership will give me....but I'm wondering if the new 3.5L direct injection will find it's way into the 4R?
     
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  7. Mar 6, 2015 at 12:56 PM
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    LTDSC

    LTDSC Soccer Dad Extraordinaire

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    i usually swap cars every two years. build it up, ship it out once its done. I surprisingly cant let go of my 03. No idea why.
     
  8. Mar 6, 2015 at 2:32 PM
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    Utah

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    I've been fine until we got one in the shop the other day. Brand new trail edition, black leather inside, kitted out fairly well with ARB bumpers and swing outs and such. Now I want one.
     
  9. Mar 21, 2015 at 8:19 AM
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    azrunner11

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    Are you saying another 14+ had ARB bumpers installed???
     
  10. Mar 21, 2015 at 1:33 PM
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    Utah

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    Yup. Two of them, as a matter of fact. I don't know if I have permission to say where they're headed and with who, but they should be appearing in a certain video production shortly. ;)
     
  11. Mar 22, 2015 at 7:58 PM
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    azrunner11

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    I thought those guys were using an undercover winch mount application if we are talking about the same guys-
     
  12. Mar 23, 2015 at 12:12 AM
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    Utah

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    The fronts had stock bumpers, there could have been winches hiding under there, I didn't look. Pretty certain the rear swingouts were ARB though.
     
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