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THatfield's 2000 SR5 Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (1996-2002)' started by THatfield, May 15, 2014.

  1. May 15, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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    THatfield

    THatfield [OP] I like Toyota's

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    Taylor
    Columbus, OH
    Vehicle:
    1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Highlander
    This thread will be a combined record/build of things I do to the 4Runner. Although not exciting, most posts will more than likely be maintenance, with only a few being mods.

    Anyways, here's the truck.

    2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5
    Millennium Steel
    5VZ-FE 3400 V6, 115,xxx miles
    A340F 4 Speed Automatic
    4WDemand Part Time 4WD

    Power Locks, Windows, Mirrors, Sunroof
    A/C, Rear Heater, Limited Fender Flares and Running Boards, Tow Package

    Sony Stereo with shallow mount subwoofer/amp package under drivers seat

    Michelin 265/70/16 Tires

    Here's some pictures for now. I need to find an empty parking lot and take some better ones.

    Night I got her:
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    Some quick pictures I took today (i'll update these with better ones soon)

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    Next to my buddies BMW
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    I bought the 4Runner because I like SUV's, I like 4WD, and my family has had great luck with Toyota's.

    Here's a future maintenance list, preferred fluids list and future mods list.

    Future Maintenance:
    -Timing Belt, Water Pump (+Gasket), Idler Pulley, TB Tensioner, Drive Belts, Thermostat Completed October 2013
    -Transmission Cooler
    -PCV Valve, Throttle Body Cleaning, MAF Sensor Cleaning Completed February 2014
    -Fuel Filter Completed September 2013
    -Transmission Fluid and Filter
    -Rear Axle seals and Gear Oil Change
    -Fuel Gauge Sending UnitCompleted December 2013
    -Tundra Brake Upgrade

    Preferred Fluids:
    Oil: Mobil 1 5w-30 Full Synthetic, Mobil 1 Filter
    Transmission Fluid: Royal Purple ATF
    Coolant: Toyota Red Coolant
    Gear Oil: Undecided, probably Royal Purple


    Future Mods:
    -Fog Lights Completed August/September 2013
    -TRD Decals Completed July 2013
    -Upgrade Headlights, either via bulbs or projector retrofit Upgraded to PIAA JDM Xtreme White 4500K Bulbs November 2013
    -LED Tails
    -DRL's disabled DRL's disabled July 2013
    -Interior LED Conversion
    -2-3 inch suspension lift
    -Upgrade to 265-75 tires
    -Aftermarket Rims
    -Sport Hood
    -Aftermarket Bumper
    -AEM Brute Force Intake
    -Tint Front Windows
    -Add Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror with Compass and Temp Completed May 2014
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2014
  2. May 15, 2014 at 6:41 PM
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    THatfield

    THatfield [OP] I like Toyota's

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    Taylor
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    1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Highlander
    So since owning her, i've done a bit of maintenance. Timing Belt, Water Pump, Idler Pulley, TB Tensioner was all done, as well as fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel sending unit, spark plugs, spark plug wires and PCV Valve.

    She's also been on a big road trip, we went to the Mount Washington Valley/Lakes Region of New Hampshire to visit my family.
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    these days, this is how she looks, minus the Hella's on the bumper which I sold.
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  3. Jun 8, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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    THatfield

    THatfield [OP] I like Toyota's

    Joined:
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    Taylor
    Columbus, OH
    Vehicle:
    1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Highlander
    Did a Mod and Wheel day with a member on T4R.org, he might be on here as well, not sure though. Anyway, installed my AEM Intake I got (my stock airbox was extremely brittle and broken), removed running boards and then went exploring/wheeling on some unimproved township roads in the Allegheny foothills. We had a good (but dusty!) time.

    the AEM
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    4 4Runner's at Wesley's (@knoxuni) place. His stepdad's 98 SR5 4x2 (with 225k!), His mom's, 4th gen sport edition 4x2, his 99 4WD LTD and my 00 SR5!
    [​IMG]IMGP0347 by THatfield95, on Flickr

    Exploration Pics
    My 2000 SR5
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    Wesley's 99 LTD with E-Locker
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    Both trucks when we first started, around 5:00
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    Wesley!
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    Some of the small Ohio foothills. We were just at the start of the hills that lead into the Allegheny Mountains.
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    Getting into the hills, posing for the camera
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    Wesley's 4R all lit up with his 42" LED Bar. Very impressive output.
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    Nothing real intense, just finding some dirt roads and enjoying the nice weather.
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    The trucks
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    Stock Flex
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    Jessie getting all flexed out :)
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    Wesley's 4R knows a thing about flexing
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    Wesley's 99 LTD taking in the sunset
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    The 4R's
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    Wesley sprayed mud on me! :Cry:
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    You can see Wesley's truck in the reflection of my bumper
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    out of the hills and in to a patch of flat farmland, the sun sets....
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