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Thread: I am back....

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    I am back....

    After about a 6 month break from owning a 4runner 4x4, I am back in one....

    Picked up a clean 2003 V6 SR5 with 120,00 miles. Not sure what my longterm plans are, but I am going to get some sliders and a mild lift to start.

    The beginning.....as of yesterday



    I have been offroading 4runners for the last 14 years.....many of you know my history

    Started with "Goldmember" and modified and wheeled it for 9 years..





    I then traded for this 3rd gen a couple years ago..



    For some reason I sold that to buy a Tundra...still asking myself why?
    Last edited by Marc P; 11-27-2013 at 11:28 PM.
    1995 4runner--SAS'd and armored--GONE

    1998 4Runner--under construction--GONE

    2003 4runner...the new project

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    Glad to see you back in a 4Runner!

    Come hit up Mojave Road with us this year! It's doable in a stock vehicle and would be a lot of fun to have you along. Now we just need to get Mikey back in a 4Runner!
    2005 Lexus LX470 - Stock for now...

    1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4x4 + a bunch of goodies. Lifted, Locked, Illuminated and Armored. Winner,"Best Offroad Truck" - 2010 Pismo Jamboree. It's been upside down and still drives me to work.

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    Glad to see you back. I didn't know you had gotten rid of the 3rd gen. Do you still pull your pop up?

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    Nice to have you back, Mark!
    -Daniel2000 4Runner Sport | V6 | 5spd | 4x4 | Leather | 265/75-16 BFG AT/KO | OBA | BudBuilt front skid

    1990 4Runner SR5 | V6 | Auto | 2wd | 3.90 rear | Cobra CB | 265/65r17 Bridgestone Duelers H/Ts | '08 Tacoma 5 spoke rims | Has an 11:1 crawl ratio! SOLD

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    what was wrong with the tundra?

    welcome back! now to get mikey to buy a trail rig again!
    Lance
    TLCA Member

    2003 4Runner SR5 4x4 Chaos Edition
    2000 Toyota Landcruiser
    19xx M416 Trailer

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    Tundra was cool, but I decided I dont like car payments...plus 14-15mpg was getting old.

    I picked up the 03 to do some light wheeling and to pull my pop-up and little jet boat when I need to.

    Honestly if I would have kept the 3rd gen, I probably would have kept the Tundra....hindsight!
    1995 4runner--SAS'd and armored--GONE

    1998 4Runner--under construction--GONE

    2003 4runner...the new project

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    I like having automotive variety as well. I alternate between wanting things I can't afford like Aston Martins, to other things I can't afford like 1970s Country Squire wagons with wood paneling and lots of dents. Welcome back.

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    So I installed the lift today...gave me about 3.5 inches up front and 2 inches in the back with airbags deflated.

    Lift consists of OME 90000 front struts with OME 885 coils, stock FJ rear springs with Daystar 1.5 inch spacers and Airlift airbags.

    I am happy with how it turned out, and had it done in about 5 hours today.

    pics...

    Front before


    Front after




    Rear before


    Rear after


    Done




    ....Next up sliders!
    1995 4runner--SAS'd and armored--GONE

    1998 4Runner--under construction--GONE

    2003 4runner...the new project

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    wow that was quick!

    how long before it's fully armored?
    Lance
    TLCA Member

    2003 4Runner SR5 4x4 Chaos Edition
    2000 Toyota Landcruiser
    19xx M416 Trailer

    Chaos Edition Profile
    Operation Rebuilding Chaos Edition
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    Looks great! You absolutely have to come out with us this winter! I will find a way to force you!
    2005 Lexus LX470 - Stock for now...

    1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4x4 + a bunch of goodies. Lifted, Locked, Illuminated and Armored. Winner,"Best Offroad Truck" - 2010 Pismo Jamboree. It's been upside down and still drives me to work.

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