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What did you do with your 3rd gen today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Shauncho, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Apr 17, 2019 at 8:50 AM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Caught my limit of trout! SUV is running flawlessly!!A9DD1C2D-A499-416D-8CBB-B5B3BDDEE5DB.jpgI would like to thank the United States Marine Corp!! I have DOD security clearance and I am “vetted”. The trout will all be belly up in a week I think...All trout were eaten shortly after pic. There only good if they are fresh...
     
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  2. Apr 20, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    Just bought a ‘97 Limited with e-locker, lots of deferred maintenance and some issues. Today put new bushings in the auto shifter cuz it was all I could do go from Park to Drive. After getting ready to pull the shifter I crawl underneath to separate the linkage...and found the nut was loose! Damn, oh well, swapped in the 4 new plastic bushings even though the old ones looked fine. Shifts great now.

    And the passenger front door did not open from the outside, so I pulled the panel and a zip tie around the broken plastic acutuator rod piece fixed that issue.

    Tomorrow will be transfer case and differential fluids, my timing belt kit with water pump, seals etc should be here Monday. I have tranny fluid and a cooler ready to install. The list goes on. Like the cigarette lighter has no power even though the fuses and relay are ok. Seats. Power antenna. Tires. Check ball joints and tie rod ends.
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    77BADF08-7F7D-44A7-9B75-6B0841C3FEF2.jpg Guess what I did today??? I caught six trout landed one of my biggest yet!!
    My friend sunk his boat yesterday. In case you are out in rapids, don’t put the anchor at the back or you will be swimming hanging onto a gas tank.:)
    First day of recovery!!!
     
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  4. May 3, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    -Custom projector retrofits -1st gen TRD Supercharger -Tundra Brakes -3" lift -Roof rack -'99 Center console mod -'99 Steering Wheel -Ditch lights
    Installed my decal from tactical_decals...Note: Do not install decals on windy days!! It looks good in the dark though.IMG_20190429_224232.jpg
     
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  5. May 3, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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    Pulled out of my driveway on my way to work and found a very rare Spiny Softshell Turtle somebody ran over!! I live between two lakes. 351D51EE-4636-442B-A7B9-D7FCAF300AB9.jpg Common people watch out for critters....
     
  6. May 3, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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  7. May 3, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    -Custom projector retrofits -1st gen TRD Supercharger -Tundra Brakes -3" lift -Roof rack -'99 Center console mod -'99 Steering Wheel -Ditch lights
    F
     
  8. May 26, 2019 at 5:42 PM
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    3in lift Sleeping/Cargo storage build(in progress of making) x2 10" Arc Audio Subs x2 6x9 Arc Audio speakers x2 6x9 Alpine speakers Alpine Deck
    Went wheeling yesterday and camping

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  9. May 28, 2019 at 3:31 PM
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    Took a little trip to Anza Borrego this weekend. My son in his first gen Tundra and my brother in his Jeep WJ and me in my 3rd Gen 4Runner. Great weekend

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  10. May 30, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    Alright y'all....


    Operation: Freddie 4runner Lives is in full swing.


    After sitting under a tree for almost a year, through a harsh winter here in Indiana, I have resurrected Freddie from the dead.


    First order of business was to get it at least running again.

    -New battery
    -New alternator
    -Timing belt and water pump service
    -New accessories belt

    Once I got this done, some other little demons reared their ugly heads. Aside from my OCD ticking like a time bomb about the current state of the paint and interior cleanliness, I need new tires, suspension, headlight, tail light, front passenger side turn signal issue and exhaust and brakes.

    Once I got it up and running, I pulled it into the garage and started a painstakingly slow process of cleaning it up. Hit the windows with some glass cleaner and let it sit. Warm bucket of soap water to clean all the door jams and nooks and crannies to get the tree smutz off. Then I took it to a DIY car wash and pressure washed it and scrubbed it with a brush. (Typical, I know.) This didnt get it completely clean on the outside. The roof was still covered is dirt and debris.

    I removed the roof rack and cleaned the bars and checked the rubber on the bottom side to make sure it was still in good condition. While I had the roof clear, I took it to a local Blue Beacon Truck Wash and had it cleaned using high pressure and good chemicals. this also strips the paint of all waxes. NOW IT IS CLEAN! Reinstalled the roof rack when I got home. Will remove the support bars (3) to polish and wax later.


    I am happy to report the exhaust has been repaired utilizing a OEM style muffler (this thing was crazy loud...like, white trash loud) and the turn signal issue in the front passenger side was remedied. I also changed the brakes on the front to Powerstop slotted and drilled rotors and sport pads. Stops much better now. Like, completely different vehicle. The brake pedal is firm throughout the entire braking process.

    New tires went on this week as well. Cooper S/T Maxx in stock size, 265/70 R16.

    I have a new headlight sitting on the work bench at home. I think I will simply swap the glass lens from the new headlight to the factory housing. (I'd like to do a retrofit, but that is not in the budget right now.

    I also ordered some of these:
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    $12 Gun Magnet Mount – Magnetic Gun Holder for Vehicle & Home – Strong 35 lbs Rubber Coated - Conceal, Carry or Display Your Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol or Revolver – Designed by US Military Veterans
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    and a new license plate for the front:
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    This is how Freddie sits now!

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  11. Jun 9, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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    James and the giant t4r

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    i purchased a 2001 limited yesterday

    it needs steering parts and a carpet because it has stains and the truck smells

    the driver seat is torn

    does anyone know about the vsc lights? both of them are on

    also how much of a 1st gen tacomas suspention would transfer over

    i wrecked my 95 tacoma
     
  12. Jun 14, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    Had to leave work to run home, the 98 had a flat tire. Just bought new tires a couple months ago and the driver's side rear has a 3/8" lag bolt in it! So frustrating last summer I had 20 some nails pulled out of a brand new set of 37s on my Ford. I have the worst luck with tires!
     
  13. Jun 14, 2019 at 7:06 PM
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    Rollin on “dubs”!!!4D9E09A3-0793-46E3-9652-1D1B9110CF5C.jpg
     
  14. Jun 14, 2019 at 7:09 PM
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    Atleast yours is Rollin hahaha. I gotta take my flat in to get fixed tomorrow
     
  15. Jun 21, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    BOSS Kit,SPC UCA,SCS Ray10,285/70/17 Duratracs,KC Flex pods,RCI skids,TJM bumper
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    Installed new RCI front skid :)
     
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  16. Jun 21, 2019 at 12:23 PM
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  17. Jun 22, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    Today

    -Flushed the transmission
    -Installed an aux trans cooler
    -Installed a magnefine filter
    -Changed the fuel filter
    -Fixed the rear brakes

    Oh yeah, she's shifting like butter now. So happy and I got a good deal on the labor.

    Tomorrow I'm going to try to swap the spark plugs and wires and then next weekend I'm changing the upper ball joints.
     
  18. Jun 24, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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    Replacing the front sway bar end links. Snapped one off. Makes quite a gnarly noise every now and then.


    Any suggestions? I saw the Energy Suspension brand is in stock at my local Advanced Auto....Thinking about those.
     
  19. Jun 24, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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    No swaybar zone?
    :mudding:
     
  20. Jun 25, 2019 at 5:26 AM
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    I would consider no sway bar, however I'm on stock suspension right now.


    If I replaced the suspension it would be with the OME option that provides the lowest lift...so softest springs.

    Would that be ok?

    On my 01 Tacoma, I had the Ultimate Lift Kit from Bilstein/Eibach and the springs were 700lb springs (I think) and it was a 4cyl. I removed the sway bar because the suspension was so firm I didnt even need it.


    Would that be the case with the 4runner?
     
  21. Jun 25, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    I am unsure, but when I get my ome's and 5100s I'll let you know...haha
     
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  22. Jun 29, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    Got the boat rigged up and I’m heading to the river for “before the forth fireworks” and catfish. Hope these GT Radials hold up I don’t have the right size spare.
    “Full Speed Ahead”A2FCDA2D-5957-40D8-B4D0-C67698DD43A5.jpg
     
  23. Jun 29, 2019 at 11:22 AM
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    I really like this hull design. It’s got “Carolina Flare” and plenty of chimes to get you right up on plane. I’ve never “nosed” a wave...High tide is at 5:30 but there’s gonna be a storm rollin through...
     
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  24. Jul 2, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    Replaced the clutch slave side-by-side with my son, with daughter working the clutch for bleeding. Total ‘Dad’ heaven.

    Matt :)
     
  25. Jul 3, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    ...and then painted center caps

    Before/After

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  26. Jul 8, 2019 at 8:03 AM
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    Been spending time working on the property.
    -pool setup, pressure washing, etc.
    -fire pit built.
    -lots of mowing with all this rain.
    -all new landscape

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  27. Aug 9, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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    Changed front/rear diff, transfer case oil. Took 10 minutes. But ran into a problem with the front drain bolt. Stripped it so had to suction the oil out. It all still looked pretty good but now I know I’m good for another 100,000 miles! New crush washers worked well too....9245FDAC-5F61-4512-8751-C84529DD909E.jpgB29FF7C1-C1D1-42D6-AC5D-0D29F34E3242.jpg35A483D4-762A-485F-8E7F-D3DE54047BC3.jpg
     
  28. Aug 9, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    305 and still alive!!!6D2C15E1-146F-4877-8B6E-AF252F3F2FBB.jpg
     
  29. Aug 12, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    BC785BA6-4BFA-48CE-8247-5EFA3D3FA787.jpg 3C78D0B3-2C05-46E4-A85F-AAE85BDB930A.jpg Passed my last Emissions test! A vehicle gets twelve here. And passed state inspections....02446CBB-8E63-4802-B3EE-926B08EFF75F.jpg
     
  30. Aug 12, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    :bananadead:It was $130 for tags and inspections!!
     
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