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Murd0c
06-02-2010, 04:12 PM
I've been looking for a new p/u for a couple months now and just found this badboy on craigslist

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/cto/1768719920.html

I don't know much about the newer Tacos and was wondering if this looks like a good deal or what? I'm of course aware of the frame recall last year but if it's pooched I get 1 1/2 times the trucks worth back and if it's ok the will guarantee it for 15yrs.

So good deal or????


[cheers]

harvester_sorrow
06-02-2010, 06:54 PM
Looks like a smoking deal. It's even got a trailer hitch. Check to see if the frame has been inspected yet. I know when I got the letter for mine there was a date I had to bring it in by. Make sure the locker actually engages.

Known problems from when I was researching.
Water pump
squeaky clutch
dash rattle
rear axle seals
and recently the frame recall

Love my truck(2003). Payed a pretty penny but had it 3 years and only problem I've had is a marker light burn out.

I did a lot on research before I bought mine so any questions ask away.

Murd0c
06-02-2010, 07:11 PM
I've never had a selectable locker so how can you tell it engages? As well since it's auto do you have a idea how good the tranny is in that model? My worry is if he was hauling something more then it could pull and could of burnt the tranny out.

Hello Kitty
06-02-2010, 07:29 PM
turn a corner and punch it. rev it up and drop it in 1st. then when the wheels are almost burnt off throw it in reverse. if it survives it's a good tranny.

d0ubledown
06-02-2010, 09:40 PM
thats a decent deal. its 4X4 and not a pre runner trd correct? the 3.4Ls are solid motors. the TB should have been done at least once already. they're due every 100-120K. the trannys are also solid, no real issues. check the tranny fluid. hell, check all the fluids. if you're worried, you can add a bigger tranny cooler as im sure theres one there already. there was on my 98 4runner with same motor & tranny.

to engage the locker, you must be in 4L, flick the switch, and crawl rocking the wheel back and forth. if its never been engaged before, it may have a bit of trouble locking. some try figure 8s. also putting in neutral momentarily after hitting the switch works well too. theres a spring loaded fork that slides a sleeve which locks the spiders... so there needs to be a bit of differentiation in order for the sleeve splines to line up.

once you exercise the locker actuator a bit, it should lock up almost instantaneously afterwards...

offer em 7Gs. assuming all checks out, he should be able to get near his asking price. looks like a 2wd TRD though..cant really tell.

hoser
06-02-2010, 10:24 PM
just watch out for the 3.4..its a bad engine .if u buy it we can swap the motor into my 4runner and ill give u my 3.0..its a very reliable engine[cheers]

Murd0c
06-02-2010, 10:27 PM
the 2wd had a locking rear as well? what would be the fricken point.

gavman
06-02-2010, 10:30 PM
Lots of life left in that truck yet Reece, I would go have a look at it for sure, great motor...

epic3
06-03-2010, 12:53 AM
yup great trucks if you need to put it in the air and get a pros opinion call me and Ill get Akira to look at it for you

dirka dave
06-03-2010, 05:19 AM
You had a good toyota, then you sold it.


:dontknow:

Murd0c
06-03-2010, 06:38 AM
that wasn't a good DD [wako]

Apathy
06-03-2010, 08:24 AM
just watch out for the 3.4..its a bad engine .if u buy it we can swap the motor into my 4runner and ill give u my 3.0..its a very reliable engine[cheers]


this is backwards, the 3.4 was not a bad engine, the 3.slow was a boat anchor.

Murd0c
06-03-2010, 08:47 AM
this is backwards, the 3.4 was not a bad engine, the 3.slow was a boat anchor.

But I already said I would trade him if he did the work :(

harvester_sorrow
06-03-2010, 08:51 AM
Good call on it might be a pre runner. It does not say 4x4 in the ad. To test the locker turn it on and wait for the light to go solid. Trans in neutral then shift to 4 low then engage. You might need to drive a bit and turn to get it to lock. Then make a tight turn on pavement and see if the rear end chirps. The auto's are great. No problems with mine. Just get an aftermarket cooler on it and don't tow super heavy loads.

Apathy
06-03-2010, 08:51 AM
ya, well... should have asked first reece...
why do you think he was willing to GIVE you a 3.0?

harvester_sorrow
06-03-2010, 08:57 AM
How about a trade for a 22re instead?:D

Hello Kitty
06-03-2010, 10:52 AM
ya, well... should have asked first reece...
why do you think he was willing to GIVE you a 3.0?

shit there is at least 3 at hosers he can have em all...:D

Murd0c
06-03-2010, 11:34 AM
Its already sold and you guys are right it is a prerunner model.

Hello Kitty
06-03-2010, 11:55 AM
Its already sold and you guys are right it is a prerunner model.

buy a corvette man.

Murd0c
06-03-2010, 12:08 PM
theres also this one which looks a whole lot nicer but damm I hate buying something modded like that dammit.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/cto/1771905453.html

Apathy
06-03-2010, 12:19 PM
whats with you and new cars?

havn't you learned yet?

go find yourself a first gen nissan pathfinder

Murd0c
06-03-2010, 01:25 PM
How is a truck being 12yrs old new???

Apathy
06-03-2010, 02:09 PM
last vehicle i bought was 21 years old.

Murd0c
06-03-2010, 03:39 PM
What year is your ford?

hoser
06-03-2010, 06:42 PM
this is backwards, the 3.4 was not a bad engine, the 3.slow was a boat anchor.



aahhh yaa...i was joking[stoned]

dirka dave
06-03-2010, 06:46 PM
Get a LADA !!

[36]

vajayjay
06-03-2010, 06:54 PM
They dent very easily:)

4skin
06-03-2010, 07:24 PM
:party0010: looks like a fsr princess:party0010:

Murd0c
06-03-2010, 09:24 PM
thats all I want =)

B
06-03-2010, 09:34 PM
http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=868978


just sayin it's 8500

Murd0c
06-03-2010, 09:51 PM
fuck thats a nice truck. Man if I only had a way to get it and how hard would it be to pass a VI?

Cheeky
06-03-2010, 10:05 PM
Hey B, you pass that in a v.i????

d0ubledown
06-03-2010, 10:11 PM
theres also this one which looks a whole lot nicer but damm I hate buying something modded like that dammit.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/cto/1771905453.html

thats just mildly done. looks nice n clean...in and out. still very DD'able and very wheelable. no locker though, but you dont need one. slap on some sliders and you're good to go.

the donahoe setup is a nice setup, one of the better COs out there for the taco/runner.

B
06-03-2010, 10:11 PM
yep vi is no prob but the riv or getting it registered here in Canada is basically you can only get it registered if it is all original .. have heard of many peeps bring up lifted trucks and having to remove the the mods put it back to stock and then remoding it after just to get it thru ...



but i also belive if it is older than 15 years it's not as big a deal you would have to look into it for sure


or bring it up as a off road only toy then once here get a bc assn vin on it ... you would have to look into it

arjan
06-03-2010, 10:50 PM
I pick a Tacoma over the earlier pickups:
- 3.4L engine, more reliable, significant more power
- cabs are roomier, earlier trucks and 4Runners would allow for the seats to move backwards very far imo.
- simply less old, less problems
- better rust protection. When my '91 4runner was 10 years old it was rusting through the rear fenders (common at that time). Even '96 4Runners rarely have serious rust problems at almost 15 years old now.
- cvs are easier to remove, service
- you can replace front rotors without having to deal with wheel bearings etc.

I've owned two 91' 4Runners. I currently have an '97(for sale), an '02, and an '06. I found the '97 a major upgrade from the '91, that's for sure.

just my couple of pennies.

Apathy
06-04-2010, 06:38 AM
What year is your ford?

02, but the last vehicle i bought was a 89 pathfinder.
I have 2 now.

Murd0c
06-04-2010, 06:03 PM
I pick a Tacoma over the earlier pickups:
- 3.4L engine, more reliable, significant more power
- cabs are roomier, earlier trucks and 4Runners would allow for the seats to move backwards very far imo.
- simply less old, less problems
- better rust protection. When my '91 4runner was 10 years old it was rusting through the rear fenders (common at that time). Even '96 4Runners rarely have serious rust problems at almost 15 years old now.
- cvs are easier to remove, service
- you can replace front rotors without having to deal with wheel bearings etc.

I've owned two 91' 4Runners. I currently have an '97(for sale), an '02, and an '06. I found the '97 a major upgrade from the '91, that's for sure.

just my couple of pennies.


Yep thats my whole reasoning for getting the late 90's taco. I have had 2 2nd gen and a first gen toys so far. And got my dad hooked and he has a 07 and a 2010 he just got last week.

I want something that will be reliable since I cross the portman every day and a truck I can take to Davis Eagle and all other spots I want to go.

I'm also contemplating a ranger FX4 but a trd taco with a small lift and 33's is the way to go in my opinion.

Murd0c
06-10-2010, 12:30 PM
Hmmmm this one just came on, seem too good of a deal tho :confused0006: :confused0006: :confused0006: :confused0006:

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/cto/1785223691.html

redman
06-10-2010, 02:36 PM
Hmmmm this one just came on, seem too good of a deal tho :confused0006: :confused0006: :confused0006: :confused0006:

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/cto/1785223691.html

You dont want that engine, and 250 means a lot of things are just about to go.

Stay away

redman
06-10-2010, 02:37 PM
I pick a Tacoma over the earlier pickups:
- 3.4L engine, more reliable, significant more power
- cabs are roomier, earlier trucks and 4Runners would allow for the seats to move backwards very far imo.
- simply less old, less problems
- better rust protection. When my '91 4runner was 10 years old it was rusting through the rear fenders (common at that time). Even '96 4Runners rarely have serious rust problems at almost 15 years old now.
- cvs are easier to remove, service
- you can replace front rotors without having to deal with wheel bearings etc.

I've owned two 91' 4Runners. I currently have an '97(for sale), an '02, and an '06. I found the '97 a major upgrade from the '91, that's for sure.

just my couple of pennies.


What condition is the 97 and how much are you asking for it?

arjan
06-10-2010, 06:59 PM
What condition is the 97 and how much are you asking for it?

This is the ad, I am somewhat flexible on the price.
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pml/cto/1735488367.html

It was driving just fine, I came across an '02 with 34900km. I am driving that now.
Swapped the wheels & the old men emu suspension into the '02. The '97 now sits as in the picture.
I used it as work vehicle, and don't care much for washing vehicles. I needs a vaccuum, and a good external cleaning.

redman
06-10-2010, 10:35 PM
This is the ad, I am somewhat flexible on the price.
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pml/cto/1735488367.html

It was driving just fine, I came across an '02 with 34900km. I am driving that now.
Swapped the wheels & the old men emu suspension into the '02. The '97 now sits as in the picture.
I used it as work vehicle, and don't care much for washing vehicles. I needs a vaccuum, and a good external cleaning.

Paging Reece
[cheers]

Murd0c
06-10-2010, 11:36 PM
I would like to get one with little less kms and auto so the g/f can drive it as well

Murd0c
06-22-2010, 10:56 AM
What do you guys think about this one?

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/cto/1804976646.html

yes it's high on the km mark but if I could get it for $6000 It might be worth while to get someone to rebuild the motor or swap in a v6?

Princess
06-22-2010, 11:03 AM
I would like to get one with little less kms and auto so the g/f can drive it as well


dont lie Reece, you want it auto so YOU can drive it [f]

Murd0c
06-22-2010, 11:11 AM
dont lie Reece, you want it auto so YOU can drive it [f]

Hey that was how long ago? LOL give me a break I was a n00b back 6yrs ago lol

Apathy
06-22-2010, 11:19 AM
Hey that was how long ago? LOL give me a break I was a n00b back 6 hours ago lol
Fixed it for ya

arjan
06-22-2010, 11:22 AM
Replacing an engine if needed it no big deal imo. Swapping a 150hp 2.7 for the 185hp 3.4 if way too much work and hassle for the power gain.
Transmission, wireing etc. all need to be changed to make that work.

I wouldn't be worried about the engines at 250K+ Km, it's the axles seals, ball joints ,u joints, steering racks etc that nickle and dime you at the higher milages.

Murd0c
06-22-2010, 11:28 AM
do you think that would be a reasonbile price for it? it's not auto but I havn't driving auto in 10+ yrs so I really dont care. It's going to be my DD so I'm looking for something reliable and to be able to get to all the good camping spots

redman
06-22-2010, 12:42 PM
looks very clean almost too clean, on bc4x there is a lifted 1996 with less kms and a v5 for the same price

Apathy
06-22-2010, 12:46 PM
looks very clean almost too clean, on bc4x there is a lifted 1996 with less kms and a v5 for the same price

could have been a hwy queen.

if so, high milage don't meen to much.

Murd0c
06-22-2010, 12:54 PM
No A/C and power options thats the issue I'm waiting to hear back about what front end work has been done. It has a timing chain which has never been repalced (they don't have to do they?)

Murd0c
06-22-2010, 01:03 PM
looks very clean almost too clean, on bc4x there is a lifted 1996 with less kms and a v5 for the same price

same price the guy want's 10k for it.

redman
06-22-2010, 03:21 PM
same price the guy want's 10k for it.


no no this one

http://sunshine.en.craigslist.ca/cto/1761865663.html

Murd0c
06-22-2010, 06:09 PM
I just want a truck with a lift to fit 33's thats to rough for what i'm looking for a dd

Murd0c
07-06-2010, 06:15 PM
hmmmmmm http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/cto/1828997832.html


Ya I know the rims are [35] but sell them and get a lift :confused0006:

Murd0c
07-08-2010, 04:38 PM
So I'm going to take a look at that 4runner tomm ^, just talked to the guy said he has had it for a little over a year and doesn't have a clue if the timeing belt has been changed etc. What things should I look at and what should I be worried about? I know the older toys but nothing this new LOL

UU
07-08-2010, 09:24 PM
drama I cant wait

Murd0c
07-08-2010, 09:31 PM
how will there be drama?

UU
07-08-2010, 09:33 PM
its not Drama


I'm just eating popcorn drama

Murd0c
07-08-2010, 09:49 PM
umm ok then [wako]

d0ubledown
07-08-2010, 10:04 PM
So I'm going to take a look at that 4runner tomm ^, just talked to the guy said he has had it for a little over a year and doesn't have a clue if the timeing belt has been changed etc. What things should I look at and what should I be worried about? I know the older toys but nothing this new LOL

aside from the gay rims, that looks pretty good. of course its hard to tell with small low res CL pics. if theres no history on the timing belt, assume it needs to be done. do water pump, etc while you're in there. if its accident free, and decent maintenance history, id offer him 72-7500 firm with the stock wheels & tires. nothing really to worry about on these things, they're pretty solid. of course check the oil/coolant/tranny fluid condition, ask for maintenance receipts etc. and double check that it in fact does have the elocker...some just put the button on in hopes of a clueless buyer.

Murd0c
07-08-2010, 10:07 PM
So I have never had for used a elocker before, whats the best way to tell it engages and has one?

d0ubledown
07-08-2010, 10:19 PM
have a look at the rear 3rd. there should be an extra housing to the top & DS wheel attached to the pumpkin. thats the elocker actuator. to test it, take it to a low traction area like dirt, gravel, grass etc, put it into 4L while in P or N. then push the diff lock button. it will blink. engage drive, while rocking the wheel back n forth. it may or may not engage right away. once it locks, the indicator will stay solid, and you'll feel the rear end bind during turns.

if the locker has never been engaged before, it may take some exercising to get the locking sleeve to line up. doing figure 8's, or putting in neutral to release any load/bind also helps. it needs low speed differentiation to line up the splines with the sleeve. once it engages, keep turning it off then on. it will engage alot easier and quicker once the actuator gets worked in to where its instantaneous

theres a blue/red wire mod where you can engage the locker in 2H and 4H.

Murd0c
07-08-2010, 10:24 PM
awesome thanks, that's a huge help [cheers]

Murd0c
07-20-2010, 03:22 PM
Well I have been seeing this truck on Craiglist the past month and the guy has dropped the price to something more reasonible. I little worried since it's a US truck http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/bnc/cto/1853749669.html

I then so happen to click on one of the pics and low and behold a different gauge cluster with of course the miles being off http://s676.photobucket.com/albums/vv122/carmenbergeron/?action=view&current=005.jpg

man can't you trust anyone these days? I've been looking for a couple months now and nothing at all just a bunch of scammers dammit :(

Murd0c
08-12-2010, 09:56 PM
Well it looks like I may have finally found me a truck. 97 4runner limited edition, has 217k on it and of course the rear locker and one accident at $3300. The only things they know are a matter with it is a exhaust leak and it need's new rotors. A buddy of my dad's works at north shore Toyota and is giving it to me for $6400. I'm just paying to get it checked out by Toyota on Tuesday and if everything looks good it's mine [36][36][36][36][36][36][36]

OldEnuff
08-12-2010, 10:02 PM
Looks good Reese, hope i all works out well for you [cheers]

arjan
08-12-2010, 11:18 PM
Nice colour, it's a good looking 4Runner.

If you do the front brakes, check out Yotatech and/or UltimateYota. You can upgrade to the tundra brakes.
Of course then you'll need to change the calipers & pads also.
It prevents the warping of the front rotors which is quite common on the 4Runners.
It's something to think about when you are replacing rotors.

Murd0c
08-12-2010, 11:27 PM
hmm I have never heard of that brake conversion before. I will have to check it out. Ya for sure it's a different colour you don't see that many around.

http://www.yotatech.com/f2/tundra-brake-upgrade-pc-d-my-calipers-high-gloss-red-133294/

dirka dave
08-13-2010, 05:25 AM
I'll sell you the luxo as is for $17 000 [36]

hoser
08-13-2010, 07:24 AM
i like the gold hindot emblems[36]

dirka dave
08-13-2010, 07:45 AM
Power seats.....nice.

redman
08-13-2010, 08:30 AM
haha my front seat has the same tear in the leather

dirka dave
08-13-2010, 08:36 AM
Mine too..

UU
08-13-2010, 08:52 AM
217,000 km, with a $3300 hit,


all for $6700


:murdumb:



wanna buy my Grand ??

Murd0c
08-13-2010, 08:57 AM
i like the gold hindot emblems[36]

I will fit perfect in Surrey

Murd0c
08-13-2010, 08:58 AM
217,000 km, with a $3300 hit,


all for $6700


:murdumb:



wanna buy my Grand ??

$6400 and a $3300 hit is nothing. I could sell this tomm for $8000 easy if I wanted. I have been looking around hard the past 3 months and this is a very good deal.

dirka dave
08-13-2010, 08:59 AM
$6400 and a $3300 hit is nothing. I could sell this tomm for $8000 easy if I wanted. I have been looking around hard the past 3 months and this is a very good deal.


Good luck with that.[16]


Maybe if you include the motor bike.

d0ubledown
08-13-2010, 10:47 AM
6700 is an OK price with a 3K+ hit on it...even with a bro deal. of course its a toyota 4runner and is still worth way more than a grand with less miles and no hits...

you should extend your search to WA. way more selection for way less $$. a bit of legwork to get it across, but definitely way worth it.

Murd0c
08-13-2010, 01:14 PM
I'm just looking to buy local. A lot less hassle that way

dirka dave
08-13-2010, 06:16 PM
Did you get one yet ??

Murd0c
08-13-2010, 06:57 PM
toyotas going to inspect it on Monday and if everything looks good im getting it.

Just have to decided what lift to get. I'm thinking about the revtek right now

Murd0c
08-15-2010, 01:36 AM
could anyone tell me if this is a good deal and should I be worried about quality issues

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Toyota-4Runner-1996-1997-1998-1999-Brake-Rotor-Pads-F-/330458345011?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories

OldEnuff
08-15-2010, 01:41 AM
dont forget the 37 bucks shipping on top of the cost for parts

Murd0c
08-15-2010, 01:47 AM
oh I know $100 seems reasonable tho

arjan
08-15-2010, 08:46 AM
It's probably Chinese made junk that warps again as soon as you drive through some west coast rain and hit the brakes.

Cheap pads will just wear fast and make your wheels nice an black.

On the '97 4Runner I put Brembo rotors back in 03/04 sometime and still no warping issues. I bought the wrong pads and the wheels were always dirty.
Next I would buy some OEM Toyota pads.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Toyota-4Runner-Tacoma-Brembo-Front-Brake-Disc-96-04-/270610145569?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories #ht_3663wt_911

I wouldn't cheap out on brakes.

Toyquad
08-15-2010, 09:38 AM
nice looking runner. doesnt sound like a bad deal. my seat has the same tear as well.

Murd0c
08-15-2010, 10:42 AM
It's probably Chinese made junk that warps again as soon as you drive through some west coast rain and hit the brakes.

Cheap pads will just wear fast and make your wheels nice an black.

On the '97 4Runner I put Brembo rotors back in 03/04 sometime and still no warping issues. I bought the wrong pads and the wheels were always dirty.
Next I would buy some OEM Toyota pads.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Toyota-4Runner-Tacoma-Brembo-Front-Brake-Disc-96-04-/270610145569?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories #ht_3663wt_911

I wouldn't cheap out on brakes.

thanks man thats perfect!! I cant stand when they charge ya$50 for shipping. Do you have a rough idea how much they cost here?

Trooper
08-15-2010, 11:07 AM
I just got front toyota rotors and pads for my landcruiser from the dealer ship for 240 all in. A set of rear rotors was 180. I stick with OEM its a bit more money but you wont have problems

PM me if you ever need cheap toyota parts i got a hook up. Im in work in richmond as well

You might be able to get away with skimming your rotors so they dont run out. You need a decent machinist for that tho.

If your going to get new pads and rotors you might as well go to pick a part and get tundra calibers and rotors way better brakes but you will need to go up to 16"

arjan
08-15-2010, 11:59 AM
Normally I would agree that getting them machined would be a good option. On the 3rd gen 4Runners there have been quite a few rotor warping issues, even with new replacements.
Making it even thinner is most likely a waste of money on those rotors. I could be wrong, but that's my take on it.

The brembos are quite a bit beefier then the OEM rotors, that's why they seem to stand up better.

The only risk you run is that the pistons in the calipers have been extended quite a bit with thin pads and thin rotors.
With brembo rotors & new pads you have to push them all the way back in ( I used large channel lock pliers ).
Since the piston hasn't been pushed in that far for a long time, gunk can get in there, causing it to seize shortly after.
I never had that issue, I am still on my original calipers at 260K km. The rotors have been on there for over a 120K, and they are fine.
They could use some machining next time it needs new pads.

Murd0c
08-15-2010, 12:54 PM
thanks for the advise guys [cheers]

that being said if Toyota says there's a bunch of issues with it tomm I'm going to be pissed [15][15][15][15]