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Nick F.
05-26-2007, 07:03 PM
I picked up this '90 4runner today. I decided I needed something a little more family oriented than my 40. Im really excited about this truck. :hill:
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Uncle Ben
05-26-2007, 08:26 PM
Sweet Runner! Congratulations! Looks like someone put in some serious wrench time! :thumb:

Nick F.
05-26-2007, 10:51 PM
Sweet Runner! Congratulations! Looks like someone put in some serious wrench time! :thumb: thank you, the PO really did a great job with it.

nakman
05-26-2007, 11:43 PM
Wow!!! Nice pickup, Nick. :cheers:

Hulk
05-28-2007, 11:12 PM
Very cool. You don't see a lot of built 2nd gen Runners. Looks like a clean truck. I think it's cool that it still has the original tire carrier, too. That was only on the first year of the 2nd gen Runners, right?

Son of Mayhem
05-29-2007, 12:58 AM
damn looks like it needs new springs, otherwise awesome find!

Red_Chili
05-29-2007, 08:08 AM
Very nice indeed! Now just slip a 3.4 in there (much easier than mine) and you'll never go back!

Ron Helmuth
05-29-2007, 10:04 AM
Sweet ride-that is the look I was going for with my 95 Runner. I like that lower body black look. Heck of a lift-what is that 6"?

The 3. slow already had the gasket work done and so on?

isotel
05-29-2007, 03:11 PM
Nice Truck.. Chili, got any good links to putting a 3.4 into a 2nd Gen??

Id like to pickup one with a 22re and 5 speed, but they are hard to find and underpowered

Ron Helmuth
05-29-2007, 03:15 PM
Off Road Solutions here in town has done the 3.0 to 3.4 engine swap and sells various levels of assistance.

Also check over on Yota Tech for the writeup on the 3.4 swap.:blah:

Red_Chili
05-29-2007, 05:22 PM
Nice Truck.. Chili, got any good links to putting a 3.4 into a 2nd Gen??

Id like to pickup one with a 22re and 5 speed, but they are hard to find and underpowered
www.offroadsolutions.com is perhaps the best source. There is a fella with the handle CO4Runner93, I think, on 4x4wire.com, who did his own 3.0-to-3.4 swap, including the wiring harness. It is involved, but doable. Buying the harness makes it very much easier, but that is ~$900. Depends on what kind of pain you want. The motor mounts, radiator, and tranny bolt right up. The batt needs to swap sides or go under the rear deck, and the air filter swaps sides. 1" Body Lift or a hole in the hood is required. TheFatKid here has done his own, too, and blown it. That 4Runner moves. Email him, he might do yours too (he is a Burt tech, Brian Cobain).

Doing a 3.4 into what was a 22RE is the most painful. Of course, that is what I did...:lmao:or rather, paid Mike to do.

The 3.4 powered 1st & 2nd gen 4Runners/ 2nd & 3rd gen pickups are phenomenal vehicles. Even if not SASed. The IFS is much stronger than the 3rd gen/4th gen versions with a rack. The 3.4 changes the whole character of the truck. Woke the Chili RIGHT UP, I can haul freight up the hill with 80s from what I have seen. Except Kevin's of course.

A 2nd gen pickup with a 22RE with the Enginebuilder full meal deal is nothing to sneeze at either, and loads more affordable than LC Engineering or DOA Racing. I do like that motor, but at 20% less oxygen up here, there is no replacement for displacement.

Nick F.
05-29-2007, 11:15 PM
Good eye on the headers guys. Yep it's a 22re. I actually didn't notice the badge on back till I got it home. It's got a comp cam in it and LCE headers. Seems to have plenty of power for around town and the little bit of wheeling I did this weekend. But it is a DOG going up and down 285 in the mountains. I'm not sure if the 5.29 gears are working for or against me here.

nuclearlemon
05-29-2007, 11:26 PM
not bad looking considering it is a step to the dark side ;)

congrats on the new purchase:thumb: