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My new rig

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by Asha'man, Jan 24, 2006.


  1. Asha'man

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    eat the eat!

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    Since the Mustang is still at the body shop after being rear-ended back in December, I had to get another vehicle. A guy on the local AR15 board mentioned he had a truck for sale, so I took a look at it and jumped on it.

    It's a 1986 Toyota 4Runner SR5, 22RE (bulletproof 2.4L four-cylinder), 4x4, 5spd. Has 234K miles, which for this motor is apparently not unusual, and the body and frame have very little rust for a Toyota truck of this vintage. Paid $1100. Four-wheel-drive works, which will be nice next time it snows big again. It will need a clutch and probably a timing chain a bit sooner than later, but neither are immediate. Brakes could use a little looking at, too (intermittent squeak). Interior is pretty clean except the carpet, and the heat is HOT. As you can see in the pictures, it's got the standard-issue Toyota saggy ass, but an add-a-leaf or lift shackles should fix that for a while. Needs big tires and maybe new wheels too. Aside from that, maybe exhaust, and maintenance/repairs, I should be able to leave it pretty much alone and have a good daily driver/beater. Hopefully the Mustang can be reduced to a nice-weather car for the first time in it's life. :)

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    Brian
     

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  2. bac1023

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    Good luck with it. Toyota has a great reputation for longivity.
     

  3. Rob1035

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    nice rig, yota's are where its at for 4x4 (IMHO)

    might I suggest a new set of rear springs? Nothing bugs me more than a saggy rear;f, although yours isnt nearly as bad as some of the trucks I see
     
  4. epsylum

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    I would say for $1100 you got one hell of an off road and winter mobile.

    Just in case you get a bug up your bum about hopping up that bad boy. Check out LC Engineering. The specialize in all the 22xx motors and make some mean power for a four banger. That thing would be sweet with a turbo. ;)
     
  5. Asha'man

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    eat the eat!

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    New rear springs (or an AAL or lift shackles) are definitely in the plans. Truck needs levelling pretty bad. ;)

    I agree, it definitely needs a turbo. Had a hard time keeping 70mph on the highway yesterday. :( I will definitely be looking into that - may have to build myself a turbo motor for the truck, too. ;f

    Brian
     
  6. Black Tiger

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    That 4Runner might outlast your Stang. Toyotas are well known for making long-lasting cars & trucks; my first car was a 96 Tercel and that thing survived me like a P-47 would survive a low level strafing run through a Flak gun Factory.
     
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