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Old 10-10-2014, 02:26 PM
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So Ive been in the market for a newer 100 series. In my horribly unfruitful search of an 07, I have stumbled upon the late model 4Runner Trails. I have looked at 2013 and 2014 models.. They have some neato technology in them such as crawl control and KDSS and if course an e-locker (easy button). While it isn't comparable to an LC it's not too bad.
Does anyone here have any experience with them? On road and off?
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Old 10-10-2014, 02:48 PM
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I know of 2 RS members who have 5th gen 4Runners:

Adam Farmer (akingf5371 on the forum)

Brian Wilson (Beachboy on the forum)

Brian has told me that he really likes his. It was built by Christo Slee, so it's done right. Maybe one of them will chime in on this thread. Otherwise you could send a pm.
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I think Paul May from equipt1 built up a nice one in the last year or two. I saw it at cruise Moab and it looked plenty capable. I bet we'll see more when the used prices come down.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:07 PM
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My buddy had a built black 5th gen it was bad ash
Until an idiot in a riced out civic ran him over the median on hwy 36.. two flips later into oncoming traffic it was totaled..but while he had it slee built it up and it was really impressive off road and in super nice style
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:53 PM
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I think Paul May from equipt1 built up a nice one in the last year or two. I saw it at cruise Moab and it looked plenty capable. I bet we'll see more when the used prices come down.
Paul May built up a 2013 Trail Edition (ExPo Build Thread).

The 4Runners had some changes that happened with the 2014 model year. The most notable changes were the front end swap and the 2013 "Trail Edition" was broken into two different versions...Trail Edition and Trail Edition Premium.
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I would pick a 5th gen runner over a FJC in a heartbeat. In fact, I would pick one over a 100 or 200 series LC. This is from a hardcore LC fanatic.

Check that - I would go for an HDJ105 over a USA- spec UZJ100. But other than that, I'd go for the 5th gen runner...
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You should drive it first, especially into the mountains and see if you can live with the motor. The rest off the truck is good with decent aftermarket support.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:24 AM
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I would pick a 5th gen runner over a FJC in a heartbeat. In fact, I would pick one over a 100 or 200 series LC. This is from a hardcore LC fanatic.

Check that - I would go for an HDJ105 over a USA- spec UZJ100. But other than that, I'd go for the 5th gen runner...
How much seat time do you have in a 100, 200 or 5th Gen?

And what are your reasons?....... aside from the 105 which most folks would choose if given the option.
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Thanks everybody. The build thread on expo explained a lot. I may have a line on an 07 LX finally. We'll see if it pans out, if not I just may be getting a 4runner..
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You should drive it first, especially into the mountains and see if you can live with the motor. The rest off the truck is good with decent aftermarket support.
Is there something about the motor people should know about?
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