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What's up, from Colorado?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by av3ng3, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Jun 4, 2015 at 5:01 AM
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    av3ng3

    av3ng3 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
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    Member:
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    Messages:
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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nate
    Vehicle:
    Black 2007 V8 Limited 4Runner
    LED Daytime Running Lights, Hood Scoop, Matte Black Racing Stripes, Billet Aluminum Grille Inserts, Backlight Punisher Grille Emblem, Chrome Painted Red, Steering Wheel Cover.
    Hey everyone how are you?
    I'm Nate Miller from Colorado, I was in the Marine Corps for almost 10 years but due to injuries from Iraq and the following 11 surgeries I unfortunately had to move on to something that doesn't put so many miles on the old body, otherwise I'd have done 20+ years as a Marine because I loved every damn minute of it!
    So now I'm an Electronics Test Engineer for an Aerospace Engineering company here in the Denver Metro area, it pays a lot better and definitely puts less wear and tear on you but it's nowhere near as fun or rewarding!
    I had an little 4 cylinder Toyota truck in high school before I learned to be responsible and take care of my vehicles, I treated that poor thing like sh!t, hardly checked the fluids which would often be bone dry or some kind of nasty sludge, but that old 22RE just wouldn't quit on me! So then I bought a 1990 4Runner with the same 22RE engine and after over 300,000 miles I finally traded up to my current 2007 V8 Limited 4Runner that has all the luxuries the old one lacked, besides being able to head up to the mountains without needing to down shift to 3rd nearly the entire way, and never mind the leather heated seats, navigation system and all that, just the simple things like power windows and door locks are so nice to finally have.
    This new 4Runner has also given me the chance to do all the mods and crap I've wanted to do for so long but didn't want to put money into on the old 1990. I started out with adding a Viper Smart Start, putting in a better touch screen navigation system that works much better with my iPhone, put 2 x 10 inch subs in the back, wired in my Escort smart radar detector, put the Automatic Bluetooth OBD II adapter in, and even a 4G LTE WiFi router so it's a seriously "connected" SUV! Then I started on all the other mods I listed in the mods thread, a sport hood scoop, matte black racing stripes on the hood, painted all the chrome with red PlastiDip, and the backlit Punisher Skull Grille Emblem. Future mods I have in mind are installing a TPMS system, blind spot sensors, and parking sensors that will tell me how much room I have to back up.
    After the first old Toyota beater I had that refused to give up on me despite my gross negligence, and the old 1990 4Runner with over 300,000 miles on it I'll never buy anything but a Toyota ever again, the woman of the house can have a Camry or whatever other kind of Toyota she wants, but as for me I'll be sticking with a 4Runner as long as I live.
    So anyways I'm looking forward to sharing all of my different mods and future mod possibilities with you all as well as getting more ideas and recommendations from you as well!
     
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  2. Jun 4, 2015 at 8:16 AM
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    Bob

    Bob Member Staff Member

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    Bob
    SoCal
    Welcome to the site and thank you for your service!

    Any pics of your 07?

    Fyi someone started a Colorado BS thread a while back if you feel like reviving it (the site is still relatively new!).
     
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