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Unread 11-17-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default New guy from AZ

Hey guys just wanted to say hey, I didn't see an intro section so I'll just post it here. I just bought an 04 4runner. We do the Overlanding thing and have always done it in a suburban but after always dealing with mechanical and reliability issues I decided to go with a Toyota. We looked around and 4runners are hard to find in our area we were going to go with a 3rd gen but after always having suburbans it felt tiny. I think we got lucky and found a weird deal. We found an 04 4runner in excellent condition, runs perfect. He also did a bunch of maint. about 2k miles ago with all the receipts. He bought it for his wife but after having it for like 6 months she said it was too big and didn't want it.

He has the timing belt, water pump, plugs and wires, hoses, CVs, etc.. All replaced.

The weird thing was that at some point the odometer was replaced or something because it's a box c title. So no one could get financed for it with a car loan. I picked it up from him for 10k.

Not too much to say about myself though, I live in Tucson, AZ and work as a full time firefighter/ EMT. We do a ton of outdoors stuff, mountain biking, camping, etc.. Ive been on some other forums and always had the name BurbanAZ.

Seems like a good forum though, look forward to getting to know you guys.

Here's a few pics

This is the suburban I had that I sold when I bought the 4runner

And here is the 4runner, stock now. I ordered some bilstein 5100 shocks and spacers for the rear to get a few inches lift then I'm getting new tires later this week.

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Unread 11-17-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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Nice find and Welcome to 120
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Unread 11-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #3
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Thanks. Definitely going to start modding soon. After install the shocks and get the new tires ill probably start on building my winch bumper and roof rack
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Unread 11-17-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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The stock springs are really soft. You probably want to upgrade those, too, before you start adding weight of a winch, bumper, and roof rack. Welcome.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #5
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Welcome to the club! Fellow Tucsonan here!
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Unread 11-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome guys
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