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What have you done to your 3rd Gen 4Runner today?

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

  1. May 6, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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  2. May 6, 2020 at 4:44 PM
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  3. May 13, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    Got rid of the ugly sticker wood grain, changed the shift knob to a weighted one, changed the valve cover gasket, grommets, half moon pieces in the cam, spark plugs, oil change, air filter, new brakes, new rotors, changed a seized caliper, cleaned the engine bay, added a double din radio and got rid of the ugly sticker bomb the previous owner put in the trunk. Only owned the car for only 3 weeks so far. Ordered some FN 5 star rims, OME lift will be ordered this weekend and tires will be ordered when the rims come.

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  4. May 14, 2020 at 8:43 AM
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    NICE you've been busy. How much of a pain was it to pull the wood grain crap off?
     
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  5. May 14, 2020 at 1:33 PM
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    Fucking horrifying, your best friend is just a heat gun to remove the “wood” and then regular rubbing alcohol and elbow grease to remove the residue. I made 2 major mistakes unfortunately, I was first using some lacquer to remove the residue which worked great at first but then I ended up removing some of the paint from the dash board around the driver side heating vent closest to the window and I also burned a hole in the cloth trim around the passenger door handle but I was fortunate enough to find a replace cloth at a junkyard and had a friend install it so I couldn’t fuck it up. So definitely remove the pieces with the “wood” and then hit it with the heat gun to avoid burning any miscellaneous surrounding trim/cloth.
     
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  6. May 15, 2020 at 7:08 AM
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    Not gonna lie, this was NOT the answer I was hoping for hahaha
     
  7. May 15, 2020 at 8:01 AM
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    Honestly the worst parts were the center dash trim and the window switches for front driver and passenger since those were the biggest pieces so there was ALOT of residue to remove. The heating vents, door handles, and window switches for the back seats were really easy to clean off. Just take your time, I was just rushing mine like an idiot. Also be wary that the rubbing alcohol will fade out the black on the trim so you’ll want to hit it with some plastic shine or even consider repainting after.
     
  8. May 18, 2020 at 6:26 PM
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    Just came in, also found a guy parting out a 2000 4runner and managed to snag fender flares, the scoop hood, center console with the cup holders with the kicked over ebrake, a TRD shift knob, rubber trunk mat and rain guards for a steal

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  9. May 18, 2020 at 8:30 PM
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    Great score!!! What’s that round thing on the table? Is that for those cigarette sticks humans use to smoke? God I want one so bad but know it will just taste like crap...,
     
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  10. May 18, 2020 at 8:53 PM
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    Haha yea it’s an ashtray unfortunately. And good for you man stay the hell away from them.
     
  11. May 19, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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  12. May 19, 2020 at 10:43 PM
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    Changed the interior dash lights out today. I can finally see my hvac system at night, also moved the alarm light and rear window switch to the dash for when I install the cup holder center console later this week.

    Things to note:
    Apparently when installing the dash lights as in the speedometer lights you can’t check to see if they work unless that dimmer knob switch is also plugged in. Same goes for the turn signals, can’t test them unless the hazard switch is plugged in. Don’t know if anyone else experienced this but I did and didn’t figure it out until 2 hours into troubleshooting.

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  13. May 21, 2020 at 3:27 PM
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    Tried to pull the buzzer off on door chime, so I put two layers of gorilla tape over the buzzer hole, now its much,much quieter,
    Its solderd in ,so didnt think ripping it off was good...
     
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  14. May 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    Started her up in the driveway for a heating cycle. She warmed up and idled down to about 750rpms. Nice, quite, and efficient. I’m ready to tow a boat.
     
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  15. May 25, 2020 at 11:24 AM
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    Swapped to my “Limited” 20’s, w/ ZR rated 91722204-E598-4B63-88E6-9B554C81D441.jpg GT Radials....
     

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