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Toyota Noob (TN) from Tennessee (TN)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bmerr98, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Sep 15, 2017 at 9:54 AM
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    Bmerr98

    Bmerr98 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
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    Gender:
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    TN
    Vehicle:
    1990 4Runner SR5, 3.0
    VSV bypass on front axle, 3" body lift, 31" tires,
    Ahoy, All!

    I'd been waiting for family life to allow time and money for some mid-life hobby development, and here lately things are starting to line up. Something that's had my interest for a long time is trail riding/off roading, so, with a budget of $2000, I found this gem on CL, took a drive to Memphis and picked it up for $800 (no title).

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    1990 SR5 3.0 with a 3" bodylift, 31" tires (3 match!) and a honkin' Ox Lite aluminum winch bumper. There are, as one would imagine, a few kinks to work out, and I think I may have paid a little more than I could have got by with (asking price was $1200, but he didn't hesitate when I offered $800), but I think it'll do the trick without breaking the bank.

    It had a newer motor put in it by the PO, and it seems to run well enough. The front axle wasn't engaging, but I found a way to bypass the VSV mess and keep it engaged full time. I have no plans to ever use it on highway. I've replaced the rear shocks, front parking brake cable, hood release cable, EGR vacuum modulator, fan and fan shroud from the local Pick a Part yard. Also found a good spare tire (size is close) there.

    I have plans for a winch and I'll likely weld the 3rd member. Got a coolant leak from the hard line under the intake plenum I need to deal with. Can't find that part listed anywhere, so if I can't get it from the one at the PaP yard, I may have to improvise with some good hose. Spark plugs and wires, radiator hoses, thermostat, plenum gasket, PCV valve and grommet, and front shocks are on the way, and I need to extend the axle, transmission and xfer breathers. Also need to get the lights on and the crappy window tint off.

    Hope to find some folks in the LBL area to wheel with!
     
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  2. Sep 15, 2017 at 10:12 AM
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    mcharfauros

    mcharfauros IG: mcharfauros

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    First Name:
    Mike
    MO
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma TRD ORDC MT 2017 T4R TRD OR
    Congrats! Hella stoked for you! Good luck on the project, and have fun with it!
     
  3. Sep 15, 2017 at 12:18 PM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 4Runner Trail Premium w/ KDSS
    Damn that looks like it's gonna be a fun off road project, welcome to the site man :cheers:
     
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  4. Sep 15, 2017 at 12:29 PM
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    RonT4R

    RonT4R New Member

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    Ron
    Virginia Beach
    Vehicle:
    2007 4runner SR5 4WD
    Welcome, looks like fun!
     
  5. Sep 15, 2017 at 1:01 PM
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    brochacho

    brochacho New Member

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    PNW
    Vehicle:
    2018 Sequoia TRD Sport
    Welcome! Keep us posted on the progress.
     

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