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Where can I get a rear end for my 99 4Runner Limited?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by 4wheeltoyo, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. Aug 3, 2015 at 1:16 PM
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    4wheeltoyo

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    i recently purchased a 1999 toyota 4runner limited love the vehicle rear end went out so i need a rear end the gear ratio is 4.30 w/o locker anyone know where i could get one for a reasonable price that works would be greatly appreciated fiance just had a baby and we need the vehicle running i am in michigan
     
  2. Aug 3, 2015 at 2:49 PM
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    4runneroffroad Misunderstood

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    Hi Adam, welcome!

    First off..have you tried any local junk yards? I would start there. Maybe try ebay, craigslist, etc?
     
  3. Aug 4, 2015 at 6:33 AM
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    Second,

    If you do not have a locker in it you have 4:10 gears bud. Not the 4:30's Just FYI.

    Blue
     
  4. Aug 5, 2015 at 1:55 AM
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    you cant be to smart or to serious olblue you ever heard of a vin number? your all to smart sweet heart ass and just pulled it myself 4.30 dumb ass thought i joined the group to learn something or to help and wrong advice of the rip and i call toyota and vin number correct old blue and stock it sits higher than yours lol you got 15 teen inch rims or a 4 cylinder boy
     
  5. Aug 5, 2015 at 5:56 AM
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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    Know what, your right. I know nothing about 4Runners at all, I'm completely ignorant, I don't drive a 99 Limited every day-nope( 4Runners can't run 37in Tires,They can't run 32 in struts either, they don't have manual locking hubs, nor do they have duel lockers either, and all 4Runners have IFS under them) If you have a 4:30 with no diff locker this is the first I have ever heard. Do us a favor and post up a picture of the rear end that is in the truck.

    It is not at all possible that this truck has ever had the rear end changed out nor that the parts on your truck do not match the VIN because I have never seen that either as I work in the automotive industry and order more car parts per day than most will ever see in ten years. I guess having 15 teeth means I know it all so this is normal for me. Because I have 15 teeth and I'm dumb about Runner have you checked the model number on the door sticker?

    The limited in 99 had options with the rear end. With Locker and with out. If you do some research on this you already know that. Also remember this too-Toyota knows everything and they are never wrong either with parts especially with some parts guy behind the counter getting paid 8-9 buck an hour, that never happens right?????

    If Toyota put in 4:30 with no locker then you have one rear beast of a truck, hell who knows it might have been built on a Thursday before a long weekend or holiday and they just said F it and hooked you up.

    Do your self a favor and open your mind up and just maybe ask why we are telling you this before spouting off the all knowing Toyota and the VIN number because I promise you, you will learn the hard way.

    I can think of one prime example of a car I worked on at work that the VIN said XYZ and the shit was WRONG! They finally gave in when I send them a photo of the OE part.

    One other thought also. You might want to ask the guys on T4R.org also because they know way more than any of us around this place. I'll even get you the link. Blue

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  7. Aug 17, 2015 at 7:49 PM
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    :computercoffee::playball:
     
  8. Aug 19, 2015 at 7:02 AM
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  9. Aug 19, 2015 at 7:10 AM
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    I was simply not trying to argue with you ol blue just stating the facts that i had recieved from the toyota dealership when they ran the vin# are these numbers stamped on or in the housing unit of the diiferential?it is beyond me and im not the brightest crayon in the box just got back in town and tearing it all the way down now pulling axles so i can get it to releases the cage. just want to make sure i am putting the right one back in it apparently you know something if thats your rig in the pics i was a die hard jeep finatic have owned a few toyotas all trucks never ever had an issue with them so i came back
     
  10. Aug 19, 2015 at 1:15 PM
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    That is my some what daily drive in the picture. I was not trying to sound like a dick above but just cover your ass man. I just have not seen a limited with out a locker with 4:30's. The 4:30 were for the locker set up. The open rear ends are normally running 4:10's. Just double check man.
     
  11. Aug 20, 2015 at 9:55 AM
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    gotcha its at the shop in grand ledge right now and he says there 430 as well and thinks its wierd there was no button in the vehicle to engage crazy shit i guess but appreciate the advice he has another one there like mine he owns the motor is blown but he thinks his are 410s
     
  12. Sep 7, 2015 at 9:10 PM
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    This is very strange.?.I have never heard of this either?? Did you buy it from a private party? If so, I'd call them and ask them if they changed the rear out or if they has some kind of story? Makes you wonder what gear ratio you have in the front?? Unless you've already test drove it in 4wd?

    Either way...you still need a new rear end. Can't you just switch the 3rd member (or whole rear end) from your mechanics' 4Runner with the 4:10's into yours. Yes, I know you won't be able to use your 4wd...but you could have your 4Runner safey back on the road tomorrow! Then you can take your time and figure out what's the best thing to do (eg., rebuild your 3rd member, find junk yard rear end, etc....). Just a suggestion...

    Good luck Sir!

    - Russel
     

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