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Old 02-24-2011, 01:07 PM
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The 4Runner I saw that had the supercharger, I thought had emblems that said Trail Edition. You don't happen to have a blower on your new ride do you, Chris?
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:42 PM
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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.

Welcome to the DARK Side!!! Can't wait to see it "coming in Hot!!".... The Silver Streak!... (Edit: guess that would have to be Silver Streak II as i just saw Jackets post)
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:54 PM
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Ok now, everyone sit down and take a deep breath....

Repeat after me: " Is this guy nuts?" The answer is probably yes to many of you but again many of you already knew this.

I returned the Trail Edition 4runner this morning........

Wife was not super thrilled with color or interior and the fact that I went rogue and nutso over the Trail Edition features and bought it without her thumbs up, caused a bit of a rif...She had already test driven two Limited's..Try as I could, we discussed the pros and cons...The bottom line was the Trail Edition ended costing us 15K for the A-trac and Locker and did not drive as nice as the Limited. It does not have leather, heated seats or automatic seats, the Tom/Tom radio sucked.. It just did not have the same high end feel and finished look as the Limited...

Some of you have met my wife and know I am a really lucky guy/over achiever as they say..and she has totally supported me and the mounds of cash I have dumped into wheeling over the last few years, so the best way to keep on the trail is to make sure Mrs. Sandstorm is a happy camper.

Seeing how I am really done for a while on rigs and rememberring the old saying "You gotta love what you drive." We went with Plan B..My favorite color, Galatic Metalic Grey and her favortie interior, light grey leather....

Also we are getting the deal for about 8K out of pocket. So I can afford an A-trac chip/button (if available) and a rear Locker aftermarket or OEM.

I do believe this is it....But I guess you will have to tune in tomorrow to see if I kept this car for more the 24 hours.....

I do have a new car buying strategy for you...Go back the next day and tell them your wife does not love it, they will throw money at you, as they did this morning and I was tempted...

Also, if any of you want it, there is a silver Trail edition sitting at GO on Arapahoe.. They want 32.9 for it, you might only get them down about 1K. It is an 09, 4th Gen with 15K miles on it.

I am getting an 07, 4th Gen Limtied with 58K miles on it/all maitenance done on time. Colorado Car, one owner.

You can't make this stuff up, I am thinking this might make for a good article somewhere..



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Old 02-24-2011, 02:01 PM
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As a former Automotive Sales Person I'm happy to have not ever sold you a car.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:29 PM
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Dave Ramsey says that if you always drive nice cars you get used to driving nice cars...I tend to agree as my Tundra Limited, though 10 years old, has spoiled me, even compared to my dad's 80, which is in good condition and I used to hold on a high pedestal.

Good luck with the purchase, I like that color too
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:16 PM
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I dont know if I should say congrats or not, seeing how yuou may have something else tomorrow, oh heck, Congrats man!

Kinda looks like a Kuni Lexus license plate

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it's still a 4runner...
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:49 PM
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it's still a 4runner...


So you kept the FJC just changed the color and grill!
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:36 PM
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:53 PM
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Do it right Chris and get a 100 series.
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