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Inherited my dads 88 4 cylinder. So nice to have.

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by Toyotataurus, Apr 30, 2021.

  1. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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    Toyotataurus

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    I remember driving across country in this when I was 6 years old and numerous camping, hiking and skiing trips around Washington state. 384k miles and still going strong. Engine was rebuilt around 200k I believe. Think I want to lift it a little and maybe bigger tires. What do you guys think?F2130F91-45D1-42AA-8623-DEFBD2366B28.jpg
     
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  2. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:13 PM
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    If that’s how it looks now, all i can say is wow. Welcome to the forum.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:28 PM
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    Thank you! Yes I took the picture today. He took amazing care of it
     
  4. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:35 PM
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    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

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    "Lift and tires" How do you intend to use it?
     
  5. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:43 PM
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    Boogak

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    Wow that looks so clean! I used to have a kinda beat up 87 4runner. Wish I kept it. Slow as heck but so much fun to drive. Nothing can replicate it for me. Congrats on the new ride!
     
  6. Apr 30, 2021 at 7:04 PM
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    MI-FL off roader

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    This is very cool. Glad it gets to stay in the family. Pops did a great job preserving it. Have Fun and Welcome!
     
  7. Apr 30, 2021 at 7:05 PM
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    well I haven’t decided if I’m going to do that. It is just to get around town and save gas and sentimental. If I did that it would strictly be cosmetic. I’m not going to tear it up. I’m leaning towards just the tires and no lift
     
  8. Apr 30, 2021 at 7:21 PM
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    Moon Landing

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    :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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    Great looking rig.
     
  10. May 1, 2021 at 3:41 AM
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    Spare Parts

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    Nice ride, don’t lift it. Doesn’t need it.
     
  11. May 1, 2021 at 4:24 AM
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    MI-FL off roader

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    I agree ^^ don't lift it. You could maybe go with one size bigger tire and not hurt anything. Here in Florida everyone has used and abused these trucks to where there are very few original looking examples left. Nice little time capsule you have there actually.
     
  12. May 1, 2021 at 10:01 AM
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    Just my .02 cents. A gem like that should stay stock, looks amazing!
    Nice ride
     
  13. May 1, 2021 at 8:53 PM
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    If you upgrade to OME suspension then you get a reasonable lift once all settled.
     
  14. May 2, 2021 at 7:34 AM
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    Welcome to the forum!

    That's a beautiful 4Runner!!
     
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    That is a beauty!
     
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    always liked the first gens...but they are getting quite rare these days..especially in good shape. welcome to the forum
     
  17. Jun 9, 2021 at 7:38 PM
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    My opinion, leave it as is. It's sentimental to you for good reason. No reason to mod it just for aesthetics when you have so many memories of time spent with your father in that vehicle.

    Repeat the cycle with your own kids. I'm sure your dad got it wherever it needed to go.
     
  18. Jun 9, 2021 at 7:50 PM
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    Exactly what I was about to recommend! Good thinking!
    I had a nice '86 and it was awsome!...even stock. Would love to have another, especially in as good condition as yours. That 22R motor is bullet proof, as long as you never overheat that alluminum head. Make sure the timing chain is up to date as well!...You've got a Gem!
     
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    I’d pull the running boards and rock it as is.
     
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  20. Jun 9, 2021 at 9:17 PM
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    Maybe fill those wheel wells a bit also though.
     
  21. Jun 9, 2021 at 9:42 PM
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    Congratulations and Looks like your Dad enjoyed every moment owning & utilizing it for what it was designed for …I owned a 1989 4R4WD Deluxe Model myself and regret selling it … I did a small lift with American Racing Aluminum Bullet Wheels, 32 BFG’s, Pre-Runner Front Bumper, old school KC Daylighters w/a smile and small tube rock sliders… it was a fun & great vehicle!
    Not my pic or 4R but definitely similar.

    7020F95E-ED60-4F1F-96F6-F7B0EDEB5A16.jpg
     
  22. Jun 10, 2021 at 2:03 AM
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    I'm with the stockers - I'd keep it stock if it were me. In fact, I might even look for OEM wheels. That's a very nice '88 you have. My first 4Runner was a brand new 1988 that I traded a 1984 Supra on. Two great vehicles right there, and I'd buy again if good examples came available. And yes, 22R-E all day long.
     
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