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Unread 09-26-2017, 04:17 PM   #1
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Hey guys, for some time now ive been wanting to swap our 4th gen 4runner but the son ended up with it. The plan was to take it from him but there was a small obstacle in the way.... wifey!!!

So i sold my trusty old f150 and bought this beauty. A 2004 GX 470.

I wanted this platform for a number of reasons. One, it has the 4.7 V8 and it has a manual transfer case. Well, the hi lo is manual anyway. Plus it's really cushy inside and when you start getting my age, cushy is a good thing.

Plus the fact that in other parts of the world, this vehicle is known as the Landcruiser Prado and there are a ton of things for these trucks, not to mention that they are becoming more and more popular here and they are cheaper to get than an equivalent 4runner, it became easy for me to choose.

What are the plans for this???

Well, it'll be aimed at the more extreme members of the overlanding group with bigger axles front and rear and built to accept 40's but will ride on 35's or 37's.

It'll have a true part time transfer case with low gear options and armored up like most off road vehicles should be.

It'll be my daily driver so I'll need to do all of these things while keeping reliability and practicality in mind.

It's going to be a fun project to build and will be covered on the RST site in the blog section.

I won't have a real detailed build here as it takes too long to do a build thread in multiple areas but there will be updates here on the build, so stay tuned as we start to build this machine.




Wyatt Scott
'05 Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4 Double Cab "SAC" Bunch of DeMello Stuff Marlin Crawler dual transfer case. 237:1 crawl ratio
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Unread 03-26-2019, 03:12 AM   #2
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Any progress? Looks good to me, you scored with a non-nav center console. What's the official color?

Never mind, I found the progress:

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