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Buying a used Toyota 4Runner
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(01-14-2020 03:13 PM)Sooth Wrote:  


The Aussies know a thing or two about using recovery gear. Here's a couple more demonstrating both a hand winch, and a snatch strap.








(01-19-2016 11:26 PM)ordinaryleastsquared Wrote:  I stand by my analysis.
01-14-2020 09:07 PM
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(01-13-2020 12:58 PM)Roosh Wrote:  I did a video on the truck:




Roosh used to not know a rear end from a differential, but look at him now: a mountain truck expert.
01-14-2020 09:14 PM
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Is it snowing in the Virginia mountains yet? For performance and safety in low traction conditions like rain, snow, and ice, tires are most important. The traction difference between a decent, high-mileage tire and a high performance, low-mileage tire miles is hyuge, whether light truck or passenger car.

Next, take a low mileage, 30-45K mile tire* and cut tiny grooves in the rubber, called micro siping, and it will perform even better in low traction.

Low mileage/high traction tires combined with micro siping and a good ABS system can keep you safe and straight even on the ice.





* Treadwear ratings are manufacturer specific and not directly comparable between brands, but mileage ratings, which have guarantees, more closely correlate to actual treadwear ≠ traction value.
01-14-2020 10:41 PM
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When I read about this story I thought of Roosh's debt-free car:

https://www.investopedia.com/personal-fi...loan-debt/

Quote:American Debt: Auto Loan Balances Total $1.2 Trillion in 2020


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Currently only 10% of that is supposedly at risk, but still - an economic downturn will make this balloon to 20-30% easily.

This will bite the people in their asses for sure. I have heard even from men worth 30 mio.$ that they don't dare buy a new car - just a formerly super-expensive Mercedes AMG model that is 2 years old and 60% off the original pricetag (expensive cars often depreciate faster).

Car ownership should be balanced with the wealth, income, likely projected income of that person - then picked a model that fits you. By that account some people buying a Bugatti Veyron may be prudent and modest while for others purchasing a 4yrs Toyota Camry is pure insanity.

This car bubble will pop and you will be able to buy many repossessed cars on the cheap soon.
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01-24-2020 05:41 AM
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I just did a steering refresh on my '02 4Runner this weekend: LBJ's, links, inner and outer tie rod ends and steering rack bushings. My Toyota has 225,000 on the odometer, I've had it for about 50,000 miles now. Great truck, we use it for everything. I used OEM and Sankei 555 for parts. Wheelers Offroad for the steering rack bushings. It resolved the vibration I was getting under braking and at freeway speeds. The center bushing in the steering rack was toast, the LBJ's and TRE's needed replacement too.
02-11-2020 03:09 PM
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Nice score! I’ve been keeping my eye out for a 3rd gen 4Runner, preferably the unicorn 2000 highlander edition in black or millennium silver. That 3rd gen is a classic look, easy to repair/maintain and will run forever. Unfortunately out west they are hard to find at a reasonable price and mileage/condition. I look forward to seeing your updates.
02-12-2020 02:53 AM
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I am interested in buying an Older Jeep (early 2000's) or some sort of Land Rover. To use as my daily. and Learn to work on vehicles.

My budgets around 4-5k Cad. Anyone have information on older jeeps and what models to look for.
02-13-2020 12:41 PM
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(02-13-2020 12:41 PM)22qwert22 Wrote:  I am interested in buying an Older Jeep (early 2000's) or some sort of Land Rover. To use as my daily. and Learn to work on vehicles.

My budgets around 4-5k Cad. Anyone have information on older jeeps and what models to look for.

I owned a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport for about 8 years. Rock solid vehicles and easy to work on. I installed a full suspension lift (control arms, springs, etc.), changed the oil, etc. and never had too much of an issue. I'm not a mechanic but they are simple vehicles and good for a lot of DIY projects. Also, the amount of aftermarket parts for those models is essentially endless.

I'd stay away from the YJ because they have leaf springs (harsher ride) and square headlights Laugh. CJ models are the old classics but require a lot more wrenching and know-how I'd imagine. IMO the TJ strikes the perfect balance of modern and straightforward.

Not that well versed on Cherokee or Grand Cherokee models but I would stay away from the Grand. If the Wrangler isn't for you look for a similar year Cherokee with the upgraded engine (you'll want the extra power of the inline 6).
02-13-2020 04:09 PM
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I had a 1998 Jeep Cherokee, the XJ. I loved it. Great off-road, once you put a lift on it. The 4.0 inline 6 was a great engine too. I’m sure you can purchase one for less than a Wrangler.
02-13-2020 04:39 PM
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Continuing with my suspension refresh: replaced the front struts/shocks and sway bar bushings Sunday. What a difference new shocks/springs make! The rear is sagging just a bit, so I am just going to add 1.5" spring spacers instead of new springs. I hope the spacers will arrive before this weekend so I can install those along with some new Bilstein shocks.
02-19-2020 04:59 PM
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If you're doing any suspension work and the vehicle has independent suspension on the front like the 4 runners be sure to get a wheel alignment after the job. It will make the car handle well and save you chewing out good tires.
02-19-2020 06:27 PM
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You are correct. As soon as I’m done with installing everything, she will get an alignment.
02-19-2020 07:12 PM
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