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New 3rd Gen 4Runner Owner in Sc! Suspension advice needed

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by geoffreyrgill, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Aug 31, 2015 at 8:15 AM
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    geoffreyrgill

    geoffreyrgill [OP] New Member

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    Geoffrey
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    2000 4Runner limited 4wd
    I just picked up a 2000 4Runner Limited 4wd. I got it at a phenomenal price from a friend w/ 173k miles on it.
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    From the start I knew it needed some minor work such as a leak valve cover gasket, need of new back shocks and springs and a leaky wheel bearing. I am kinda lost on the suspension just because there are so many options. I am not really wanting a lift kit just looking for a smooth ride and reducing the sag in the back, but I wouldn't mind a little lift.

    A)Should I get blistein 4600s on all 4?

    B) Should I get these FJ struts? http://columbia.craigslist.org/pts/5196540172.html If so what do I put on the rear?

    Any help or feedback would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Geoffrey
     
  2. Aug 31, 2015 at 3:55 PM
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    Ol'Blue

    Ol'Blue Moderator Staff Member

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    "Not all who wander are lost"
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    99 T4R LTD- 33's and locked, 01 SR5-,SAS Sold...
    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    First off welcome,

    Second- Looks like you have a great truck to start with. With that being said, looks like you need to do some normal maint on the truck. As for as shocks etc. Really think about what you want to do with the truck in the long run before spending any money on it. I say this because it is so much easier to do it one time rather than two or three or more.

    The shocks that are on CL look to be wrong for this truck. I run the Tundra TRD's on the front of my 99 and I LOVE them! (Not that black you you see in my Avatar)

    Get the valve covers fixed up soon too. I'm guessing that they are leaking down the tube seals also just by what the out side looks like.

    The rear axle seals look to be leaking also.

    I would put about a good 2,500 aside for everything. That will cover most maint. that you are looking at if a shop dose everything for you.

    Fire away with any other questions you have I'm sure we have all done it or changed it out already.

    Blue
     
  3. Aug 31, 2015 at 4:29 PM
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    THatfield

    THatfield I like Toyota's

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    For stock ride, performance and comfort, you can't go wrong with new Tokicko (i believe thats the brand) Shocks/struts, they are the OEM Shock/Strut on the 4Runner. Bilsteins will stiffen up the ride a little bit, that's just the nature of them. As for coils, people have had good luck using Moog replacement coils, which can be found on Rock Auto for a decent price.
     

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