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C.W.
02-23-2008, 11:10 PM
I looked at a 4runner tonight that is registered as an 89 and mfg date is 04/89, the thing that throws me off is its a second gen body.
Was the change over in mid 89?

BC_4RUNNER
02-23-2008, 11:57 PM
Yes I believe you looked at a 89 1/2

arjan
02-24-2008, 08:05 AM
That would actually be a 1990, but it came out in the last half of '89. The previous body style ended with the '89 model.

BC_4RUNNER
02-24-2008, 08:36 AM
I looked at a 4runner tonight that is registered as an 89 and mfg date is 04/89, the thing that throws me off is its a second gen body.
Was the change over in mid 89?

Actually if it's registered as an 89 its an 89.

C.W.
02-24-2008, 10:42 AM
So they did make a 89.5? I wasn't sure, all the pics and info i can find show a first gen in 89. But i cant see this guy changing taga on the truck so thats what confused me.

slacker
02-24-2008, 05:22 PM
here's the poop .


for those of you whom dont know ..


Toyota , and MOST other manufactures start production in Aug. ... So /08(AUG) is the FIRST production date for the next year .



for example .. a production date of 89/07 is a /89

production date of 89/08 is a /90

first gen 4Runners were produced untill 89/07 3rd gen 89/08







dont know what your situation is ???? but thems the facts !

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C.W.
02-24-2008, 06:18 PM
Update: I bought it today and once i got to see the reggie it says 90. The guy just didnt know and the shop that worked on it for him told him it was an 89.

highwaystar
02-24-2008, 07:07 PM
right on man! make sure to put up some pics when you get the beast goin [36]

C.W.
02-24-2008, 07:21 PM
right on man! make sure to put up some pics when you get the beast goin [36]
Brought it home tonight but its too dark so i'll post some tomorrow. The guy even left the kenwood cd player and one of the kenwood amps in it. Its got a decent alarm as well. I figure that stuff is almost worth what i payed for the truck. [36]