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Old 02-23-2011, 11:48 PM
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Default Limited (not Trail) Edition 4runner

Well it appears the search is over...

While looking at a 2006 Sport Edition 4runner today at GO (it had rust, I quickly walked away), I bumped into a rare find... a 2009 Trail Edition 4runner.

This has the A-trac button and the rear diff lock button..Basically a 4th gen body set up like an FJC...I don't think they realized what they had. The 4runner has not had a rear diff lock sense 1999, much like the Land Cruiser.

It is Silver..Not my first choice in color but definitely nice looking.

Couldn't walk away and after trading in the FJC (I did pretty good on that end of the transaction, surprisingly), I am the new owner of this rig.

Many mods from the FJC bolt right on...lift, skid plates, wheels +tires...UCas, Lower links...

I have a ton of work to do now and will post pics soon.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:31 AM
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Awesome, sounds like you got a pretty nice rig.

PS The 2000 4Runner still had the E locker after that I don't know.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:01 AM
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I hope you look at 100s and wish you got one every time.

How much of the FJC did you strip? Nice find on the '09, is it the V8 or V6?

Congrats, but dude...are you serious...not even a teaser picture?
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:56 AM
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:01 AM
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After all the searching and sleepless nights... I sure hope the view is nice out those 'Runner windows. I guess you're officially a minitruck guy now.


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Old 02-24-2011, 08:45 AM
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That is the truck I wish my drove. The new Trail Editions loose the full time TC option And in my experience if you have the V6 it will get 25+ MPG in stock form.

Congrats on the find. I think that's a great choice.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:46 AM
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Right on Chris Silver Mica 4runner!

I think the color is perfect won't show scratches.

Hurry up and throw the lift on it I want to see it rolling into Moab on 35's.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:52 AM
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Congrats, Chris! It sounds like you scored a rare 4Runner! Are you going straight to 37" swampers?
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:53 AM
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silver is the best color congrats
See you on the trail
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:27 AM
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Awesome find. I say stick with 33" tires for maximum driver challenge and have someone like Rockware or Armorology in the Springs custom build you a rear bumper. Armor the heck out of it underneath.

And Tom is right that the last year for the e-locker (and manual tranni) was 2000.
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