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New 4runner in NYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dapdapolito, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. Dec 5, 2020 at 7:08 AM
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    Dapdapolito

    Dapdapolito [OP] New Member

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    New here living in NYC. Loving my new (used) 4runner so far and can't wait to get a little dirt on it.
     
    Snickel Fritz, mrmike7189 and Bob like this.
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    Ironguy

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    Welcome from Arizona!
     
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    welcome
     
  4. Dec 5, 2020 at 8:51 AM
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    SlvrSlug

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2020 at 10:22 AM
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    moorei2

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    Welcome. Glad another NYC dweller is here.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2020 at 10:23 AM
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    mrmike7189

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    New Yorks City lets you own that filthy, air polluting, gas guzzler ?
    OMG....what has the world come to. Why dont you just buy a toyota prius hybrid for the city?
    Just kidding
    Congrats!
     
  7. Dec 5, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    Toy4X4

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    Welcome from Wisconsin!
     
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    Welcome!
     
  9. Apr 7, 2021 at 8:38 PM
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    Hey All, seems like a couple of NYC people posting up here? I am learning that a very impressive majority of people do their own work. I definitely would love to get into that with a little more time and space but in the meantime, does anyone have a reco for a solid NYC (or ideally Brooklyn) Toyota mechanic? I just picked up my "new" 3rd gen today and am hella stoked but I wanna get a couple things done to sooner than later. Much obliged!!
     
  10. Apr 7, 2021 at 9:47 PM
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    Welcome from northern NY
     
  11. Apr 8, 2021 at 7:50 AM
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    moorei2

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    Depends on what "work" you are looking for a mechanic to do. I don't know a good general mechanic so would be interested to hear what others say. I do most of my own maintenance and mods. I did use East Coast Toyota in NJ for routine maintenance and they did a good job for me, though admittedly I haven't gone in a couple years as do it myself now.

    For mods, when I am not in mood to do myself, I drive out to OK4WD on the NJ/PA border - https://ok4wd.com

    My first suspension swap to Bilsteins they did. I also went to them to install UCAs after I had replaced the Bilstein with Dobinsons and couldn't get alignment where I liked it, as I just wasn't interested in getting back under the car again for a bit. Overall, I think they do really good work when it comes to mods and they have a strong following.
     
  12. Apr 8, 2021 at 4:19 PM
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    Thanks M! Good stuff to keep in mind although I hope to find somewhere closer to home.

    Talking timing belt, radiator, ball joints (although these seem like a relatively easy diy)... basic stuff like that. No mods yet!
     
  13. Apr 9, 2021 at 12:24 PM
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    PhantomTweak

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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    Welcome to the forum!

    Those bits and pieces aren't hard to replace at all. Heck, I'm a 60 year old radar tech, and I wouldn't hesitate to tackle any of them.
    Have fun!
    Pat☺
     
  14. Apr 9, 2021 at 12:26 PM
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    I would really love to try it Pat! I am in the middle of launching a business and just won't really have much time for the next few months.

    Thank you for the welcome, and I will definitely get my hands dirty eventually ;)
     
  15. Apr 10, 2021 at 12:20 PM
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    PhantomTweak

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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    Two choices, depending on how important the "stuff" that needs replacing is at the moment. How critical they are to keeping the tuck running well. You can take it to a mechanic, or DIY.
    I've owned my 2 87's almost since they were new, and I got to love working on them both. It even got to where my middle daughter loves to work on the pickup too. I let her drive it when she was stationed at Camp Pendleton. She was only a couple hours away from Yuma, where we lived back then, so no problem. She keeps bugging me to sell it to her so she can teach her 3 sons to drive, and work on, it too :D
    It's very rewarding to find something that needs fixing, and fixing it yourself. Great feeling, IMO.

    Good luck, and have fun!
    Pat☺
     

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