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Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 07-21-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By drewm
Keep in mind that the 2004 V6 is the most common...

Keep in mind that the 2004 V6 is the most common year and engine for head gasket issues. I'd make absolutely sure it doesn't have any issues with that. No overheating, no oil in the coolant, no...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & Announcements 07-16-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By drewm
The low site turnout might just be because the...

The low site turnout might just be because the entire forum is set to "Private" when you aren't logged in. With no results in search engines no wonder there's a lack of new members and posts
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 08-27-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,160
Posted By drewm
Can you stick a code reader on there just to see...

Can you stick a code reader on there just to see if there's any codes at all? Some codes don't trigger the CEL. OBD2 readers are under $10 now, everyone should have one
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 07-18-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By drewm
Most abnormal tire wear is toe which eats the...

Most abnormal tire wear is toe which eats the outer edges of the tire quickly. Camber wear is insignificant at those settings. Even with the -2 degrees of camber that I run on my other car, wear...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 07-12-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By drewm
Toyota will replace your cracked dash for free,...

Toyota will replace your cracked dash for free, just head to a dealer to inquire:
http://www.toyota-4runner.org/4th-gen-t4rs/184784-%2A%2A4th-gen-cracked-dash-warranty-replacement.html

I just had...
Forum: Suspension and Tires 07-04-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By drewm
Are these the 2.0 or 2.5 Radflos? If they are the...

Are these the 2.0 or 2.5 Radflos? If they are the 2.5s, I'd think you'd have a hard time finding better. Just rebuild, and maybe get stiffer rear springs.
Forum: GX470 06-22-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By drewm
You may also want to make sure you don't have...

You may also want to make sure you don't have this problem, I still have to fix mine:
http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25734
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 06-10-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By drewm
no CEL right? That should pick up timing and coil...

no CEL right? That should pick up timing and coil issues usually

I don't have direct experience with the 2UZ, but other engines when off a tooth have a really rough warmup and will stall out....
Forum: Suspension and Tires 05-30-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By drewm
From what I understand, the only things external...

From what I understand, the only things external reservoirs do is move the in-body internal floating piston to the reservoirs so you have a bit more uptravel, along with extra cooling capacity, I...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 11-11-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,281
Posted By drewm
Unless the trailer hitch is rusting through,...

Unless the trailer hitch is rusting through, there's zero need to replace it. Metal doesn't wear out.
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 10-29-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,630
Posted By drewm
I'm also waiting, been about 4 months Yes...

I'm also waiting, been about 4 months

Yes jbl speaker
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 09-27-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,643
Posted By drewm
Also, just curious, in what ways have you...

Also, just curious, in what ways have you outgrown your 3rd gen? I bet a lot of us in your position would prefer the simplicity of components and narrower body of the 3rd gen, especially when...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 09-27-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,643
Posted By drewm
Also note that the air injection issue only...

Also note that the air injection issue only affects 2005- models. That's why I have a 2003 ;)

A lot of people say that most of the difference in power is up top between the earlier 235hp vs the...
Forum: Prado 120 09-18-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,943
Posted By drewm
What engine is this? 4.7 V8? 4.0 V6? Diesel?...

What engine is this? 4.7 V8? 4.0 V6? Diesel? Usually when you get a metal knocking noise on startup it's usually piston slap which isn't anything to really worry about. It's possible it's something...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 05-31-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,279
Posted By drewm
You may want to order the complete built hub from...

You may want to order the complete built hub from a vendor with a good reputation that uses a high quality Koyo bearing like this:...
Forum: Suspension and Tires 05-31-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,644
Posted By drewm
Most of the guys here removed the front mud flaps...

Most of the guys here removed the front mud flaps and had to move the front well forward to eliminate rubbing
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 05-04-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,663
Posted By drewm
Where did the CV axles come from? Are they...

Where did the CV axles come from? Are they quality re-manufactured OEM Toyota ones? Watch out when people sell you a "new non-oem" axle, they are pieces of crap from china. I've got one on my truck...
Forum: Suspension and Tires 04-26-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,656
Posted By drewm
In the cannonball pool example, digressive...

In the cannonball pool example, digressive valving would take the edge off, yes, right until the point where you slam into the bottom of the pool. :rotflmao:

I feel like I know too many guys...
Forum: Suspension and Tires 04-12-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,966
Posted By drewm
Just watch out for any rear hydraulic bumpstops...

Just watch out for any rear hydraulic bumpstops that go inside the rear springs, it's possible to bend your rear axle like redswan did. He was running Icon suspension with Icon hydraulic bumpstops,...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 03-30-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By drewm
If it's coming from the car, it's for models that...

If it's coming from the car, it's for models that have power/heated seats and is not used unless you have power/heated seats. Car harnesses always have extra plugs for features not installed.
Forum: 5th Gen 4Runner 03-27-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,176
Posted By drewm
The 4th gen 4runner V8 was designed to tow 7000...

The 4th gen 4runner V8 was designed to tow 7000 lbs with a hitch that attaches to the chassis and can support a weight distribution hitch system. You could see if that hitch will bolt up to the 5th...
Forum: 5th Gen 4Runner 03-18-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,989
Posted By drewm
Is a body lift on a 5th gen even possible? I've...

Is a body lift on a 5th gen even possible? I've never heard of a 5th gen with a body lift. I'm guessing there's a good reason one hasn't been developed like bumpers being attached to the frame or the...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 03-17-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,641
Posted By drewm
With the 2nd gen Tundras running the same V8 now...

With the 2nd gen Tundras running the same V8 now hitting 600k miles with no rebuilds, I wouldn't really worry much about having low miles. I paid $9k for my fully loaded SportEdition V8 4x4 side...
Forum: Suspension and Tires 03-10-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,617
Posted By drewm
Super good information, although I want to make...

Super good information, although I want to make one slight correction.

"the_josh" is running an internal bypass shock that is built inside a King 2.5" coilover on his OEM suspension mounts,...
Forum: 4th Gen 4Runner & Hilux Surf 03-10-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By drewm
Link us to the video if you can, there's a few...

Link us to the video if you can, there's a few things we can figure out from it.
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