1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

The yota bug has bitten me again

Discussion in 'Other Toyota Vehicles' started by Allaboutfamily, May 4, 2019.

  1. May 4, 2019 at 7:43 PM
    #1
    Allaboutfamily

    Allaboutfamily [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2019
    Member:
    #9537
    Messages:
    354
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Vehicle:
    2019 4runner trd off road premium
    Lots to come
    I’ve had a few older tacomas back in the day but now the wife’s new TRD 4R has gotten me wanting another SUV to play with. I’ll always be a truck guy because a man needs a truck but, now I’m seriously considering getting a FJ cruiser. Gotta be a little different than the wifey yanno.

    Opinions on the FJ’s as far as reliability and offroad capabilities? Any years better than others?
     
    WallyT4R and scottalot like this.
  2. May 4, 2019 at 8:40 PM
    #2
    golfguy

    golfguy New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2018
    Member:
    #5502
    Messages:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    W. TN
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD ORP, 2007 SR5 4WD
    FJs are awesome! Great reliability and high resell value
     
    Allaboutfamily [OP] likes this.
  3. May 4, 2019 at 9:58 PM
    #3
    2016Pro

    2016Pro Why all of the Pro hate?

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2018
    Member:
    #7739
    Messages:
    667
    I never cared for the fjs myself but I'm sure they are a dependable vehicle.
     
    WallyT4R likes this.
  4. May 4, 2019 at 10:42 PM
    #4
    Strandskov

    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2018
    Member:
    #7288
    Messages:
    1,358
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jennifer
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    2015 Toyota 4Runner SR5
    My Brother in Law's is a Beast...
    FJ is still in the TOYO Family....
    Snapchat-667131969.jpg
     
    WallyT4R and scottalot like this.
  5. May 4, 2019 at 10:52 PM
    #5
    Strandskov

    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2018
    Member:
    #7288
    Messages:
    1,358
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jennifer
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    2015 Toyota 4Runner SR5
    Very Dependable....
     
  6. May 4, 2019 at 11:07 PM
    #6
    4X4Runner

    4X4Runner Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Member:
    #2
    Messages:
    1,397
    Gender:
    Male
    The left coast
    Vehicle:
    2017 4Runner Smashed Ass Edition
    Mad driver mod. OME Suspension. 285/70R17 BFG AT KO2
    It’s a 2 door 4Runner, why wouldn’t it be? Well, aside from the inner fender well cracking that was happening in 2007/2008 models.
     
    WallyT4R likes this.
  7. May 4, 2019 at 11:08 PM
    #7
    4X4Runner

    4X4Runner Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Member:
    #2
    Messages:
    1,397
    Gender:
    Male
    The left coast
    Vehicle:
    2017 4Runner Smashed Ass Edition
    Mad driver mod. OME Suspension. 285/70R17 BFG AT KO2
    It also didn’t get the crawl control, MTS or KDSS so there is that.
     
    Thatbassguy, WallyT4R and scottalot like this.
  8. May 5, 2019 at 6:47 AM
    #8
    Allaboutfamily

    Allaboutfamily [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2019
    Member:
    #9537
    Messages:
    354
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Vehicle:
    2019 4runner trd off road premium
    Lots to come
    MTS??

    I’ve always liked the looks of them. I was reading they also come with an E locker and a 6 speed manual tranny which I’d absolutely want. Seems easy to fit 35” tires too. They’re made in Japan so I figured quality was probably same as 4R.

    What’s not to love!
     
    Strandskov likes this.
  9. May 5, 2019 at 8:10 PM
    #9
    Allaboutfamily

    Allaboutfamily [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2019
    Member:
    #9537
    Messages:
    354
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Vehicle:
    2019 4runner trd off road premium
    Lots to come
    Ya guys just wait... I’ll own one of these soon. After all the reading I’ve done the past two days, I’m hooked. I’ve got to own one and it’s gonna be wicked. It’ll definitely be sitting on 35’s with a regear.
     
    Strandskov and WallyT4R like this.
  10. May 5, 2019 at 8:17 PM
    #10
    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2018
    Member:
    #6644
    Messages:
    1,968
    The FJ is a great vehicle. I almost bought one but at the time had smaller kids so with the goofy rear doors and side windows that aren't large enough to fit a supersize meal bag through without turning it sideways, I passed on it. If Toyota would have done a different style body where the rear doors could be opened without opening the front doors, I probably would have had one a long time ago. An the best part is it came in a manual trans. Basically a 4runner with a manual trans. Solid vehicle.
     
    Strandskov likes this.
  11. May 5, 2019 at 8:22 PM
    #11
    Allaboutfamily

    Allaboutfamily [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2019
    Member:
    #9537
    Messages:
    354
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brett
    Vehicle:
    2019 4runner trd off road premium
    Lots to come
    Ha! I hate McDonalds so I’m good! And the manual tranny really excites me. It definitely gives me an old skool vibe with awesome offroad ability. You don’t see many around which is nice.
     
    Strandskov and WallyT4R like this.
To Top