Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Chit Chat

Thread Tools
Old 02-23-2011, 11:48 PM
Caribou Sandstorm's Avatar
Caribou Sandstorm Caribou Sandstorm is offline
Rising Sun Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,946
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.
Chris in Denver
01 UZJ100
TLCA# 18518

Off Road Pics
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 12:31 AM
RockRunner's Avatar
RockRunner RockRunner is offline
Hard Core 4+
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roxborough
Posts: 4,428

Awesome, sounds like you got a pretty nice rig.

PS The 2000 4Runner still had the E locker after that I don't know.
Thanks T aka Tom KR0MPS

Originally Posted by RockRunner;
keys = Man that is a whole story

TLCA #6136
Looking for a Troopy or 40, 45 BJ 4-5

Sold 85 4runner Marlin Ultimate 5" lift 40" MTR's Soft top and doors Towed to Moab by the Big Blue Whale, 07.5 Dodge Mega Cab Laramie 4" lift covered and chiped Totaled May 2013 Finally replace with 2010 Mega Cab nearly the same No more slow lane for me
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 02:01 AM
1loudLX's Avatar
1loudLX 1loudLX is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 189

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?
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 06:56 AM
Dr. Schlegs's Avatar
Dr. Schlegs Dr. Schlegs is offline
Hard Core 4+
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 1,114

"Keep talking. I'll keep analyzing."
"Bad decisions make great stories."
"40's are only to be sold at estate sales." - Uncle Ben

'72 FJ-40 - 33's, F&R Disc Brake Conversation, rear ARB, sliders, Winch.

'96 FZJ-80 - Borla Exhaust, ARB w/ M8000, OME 3" lift, sliders, 305 BFG KM2, 4.88's and ARBs, and usually dog hair.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 08:01 AM
MDH33's Avatar
MDH33 MDH33 is offline
Rising Sun Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Land of Corn
Posts: 5,997

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.


'85 FJ60
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 08:45 AM
Corbet's Avatar
Corbet Corbet is offline
Hard Core 4+
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Durango, Colorado
Posts: 4,214

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.
Speski OffRoad LTD, Cargo Solutions for Toyota 4x4's http://www.SpeskiOffRoad.com
"80 series, with a fridge"
1976 FJ40, Project with little progress.
2004 Starcraft 10RT

Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 09:46 AM
FJBRADY's Avatar
Rising Sun Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Highlands Ranch
Posts: 2,246

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.
Steve Brady
TLCA # 19524

97 LX450
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 09:52 AM
Hulk's Avatar
Hulk Hulk is offline
Rising Sun Webmaster
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Side!
Posts: 11,814
Send a message via AIM to Hulk

Congrats, Chris! It sounds like you scored a rare 4Runner! Are you going straight to 37" swampers?
Matt Farr, Centennial, Colorado | Rising Sun Webmaster
1996 FZJ80 TLCA #4189 WRDY
www.rustybrain.com/cruisers my Rising Sun bio Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Need satellite Internet? Check out: Exede Internet

If you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 09:53 AM
wesintl's Avatar
wesintl wesintl is offline
Hard Core 4+
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: in da house
Posts: 7,784
Send a message via AIM to wesintl

silver is the best color congrats
See you on the trail
Couple o' FJ40's, BJ70, UZJ100, TDI 66FJ40,82FJ60,97FZJ80
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 10:27 AM
JadeRunner's Avatar
JadeRunner JadeRunner is offline
Cruise Moab Co-Chairman
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lakewood, CO
Posts: 1,581

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.
Scott Yoder KD0DHP
2000 4Runner, 2.5" lift on 33's, locked, geared & armored.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.