View Full Version : Need 4 runner advice...

05-16-2006, 01:16 AM
Ok I have a buddy who's lookin to get a 4runner (90+) and the shit head keeps askin me for advice...he wants it on 35's with the ifs (sas later) it's gonna be his dd also, is there any bad years from 90-94,what about engines,lifespan ,etc,know trans probs,and finally some good 4runner/toyota tech/forums I can send his ass to so he'll leave me alone!!!(I actually don't mind helping, his computers broke right now...)[cheers]

05-16-2006, 01:36 AM
years 90+ just which vintage is he looking to get? 2nd, 3rd, or 4th gen? I am assuming 2nd gen which is late 89-95'.

- These 4Runners came either 4 or 6 cyl. If I had to pick the better of the two, it would be the 4cyl. Way easier to work on, and they put out similar HP numbers in the real world. Not to mention way better on fuel.
- As for tranny/driveline. I wouldnt worry about it. It will be fine either way you go. (4cyl, or 6cyl)
- 35's on IFS... Now here could be a source of problems. I know many ppl have put big ass tires on the stock IFS, but keep in mind your asking a lot from it if you do so. Anyhow, with a 3" body lift, torque the T-bars, and some minor tin cutting you can fit 35's under it. The 35's will definately fit if you put in a IFS lift kit.
-Bad years between 90-94. Cant say that I know of any... Just that I believe the 90-91 years have the spare tire on the back, and that 92's were the last year of the 2 door 4Runners.

The TTORA site is the Toyota site of choice for info. http://tacomaterritory.com/

Any other questions? Just ask...

05-16-2006, 01:54 AM
Thanks so much! I talked to him today and he says he's thinkin of a 5" Ifs lift with a 1-2" body (maybe) or get some cut out fender flares...now I'm headin to that website to do some readin...Thanks

05-16-2006, 05:12 PM
i own 2 and the 3.0l's suck cock, pull that shit and swap in a newer cruiser/lexus v8 or go 3.4. as for everythng else, prepare to replace front balljoints everytime you do a oil change, i had 35 12.5s on my runner and went through 4 before i finally decided fawk that and started running 34x10.5s. just tell'm to take a larger loan out and do the sas the day he brings it home.


05-16-2006, 05:28 PM
he wants these as well ....


05-16-2006, 05:38 PM
ask "big mitch" i think his is a 93 and he has 4'' susp and 3'' body with 35's

05-16-2006, 10:58 PM
he wants these as well ....

i need some of those how much beer?

05-17-2006, 01:46 AM
if only it was that easy toyz

05-17-2006, 10:29 AM
[f] i know but .. im needing new fenders mine are lookin ugly.

05-17-2006, 06:32 PM
me likes beer ... more I gulp[ ... ... well

I have been known to install them for beer and pizza (after hours) ... but the units are gonna cost ya .. not much I can do there .

05-17-2006, 09:15 PM
whats the price on a pair or mainly just a passenger side

05-18-2006, 06:29 PM
those ones run $192.00 ea.

05-18-2006, 07:39 PM
t&n in abby has glass ones for 1/2 that :rolleyes:

05-18-2006, 09:12 PM
cool .... buy them ...