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Old 11-15-2005, 09:51 AM
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FAIK, the statement is largely correct. I believe there were limited 22RTEs available in 1988 - very rare, and hard to find today as then. 22REs were an option in 1984, I rather doubt the rounded valve cover but it does make sense. That would make it the older block, not the 'laser' block, and non-interchangeable.

Get this one on 'rare': I have seen with my own eyes driving down the road, a box stock unmodified 22RTE 4Runner with a solid axle. That makes it a 1985, or perhaps some oddball special order 1986 transitional build or something. That would have to be the rarest of the rare and I would completely discount it if I had not seen it with my own eyes and visually validated that the frame WAS a SA frame. IIRC, it was an automatic, as were all the 22RTE 4Runners to my knowledge (which is unreliable). I do not know if it was domestic. I do know I almost went apoplectic and would have offered the man cash on the spot if I could have stopped him.

Seen westbound on Belleview east of Broadway at about 4:30PM, about a year and a half ago. Dark red in color, IIRC.
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