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Old 08-15-2008, 02:46 PM
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I love my 1st gen 4Runner! Depends on what you like to do with your rig but for the $$$ invested, mine does pretty well on the toughest stuff CO has to offer.

It's streetable (just barely - 40's and a fresh 22RE swap barely keep up with traffic on a flat highway ) but I do end up towing it 95% of the time.







Like everyone else has said, parts are cheap, easy to work on, tons of vendors to choose from, etc....
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:48 PM
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If it runs reasonably well and the price is fair, I wouldn't worry much. Having a 2-door 2nd gen 4Runner would be cool alone. So what if the engine goes, put in a 3.4L and have a super cool truck. If the engine is original with 186K and has had the HG recall done, it's probably good for a while more.
What he said. If that body style grabs you and you can get it for cheap. Likely good for a while.
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:49 PM
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Ha! That is funny.

I really do like the 2-door. I've only seen a few of them around, and this might be kinda cool. I'm going to talk to this guy and see if we can work a deal.
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:42 PM
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I say go for it, you ca always fix/swap the motor down the road. I had the V6 in my 91 and hammered the thing for 112K when I sold it, never a problem. The two is cool and rare to find, if it is clean and rust free it is a great rig to use as a platform for future mods. The sky is the limit as long as the budget is there.

The motor is weak and mileage stinks but if it is a weekend toy?????????then it does not matter. Open the air intake and some headers/exhaust and you gained some power.

Go buy it and post some pics already!!!
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Hmmmm.

I just found a perfect condition 1990 2nd gen 2-door (rare) with a new head gasket, water pump, and timing belt replaced with 186,000 miles, no rust, and good maintenance history. Such a clean rig and runs great...but I am nervous about this motor from what I hear here. It is cool because it's so unusual, but...

BUY IT!!!! I've got 225K on my 3.0, with a rebuild 75K (and 10 years) ago. Just changed the timing belt and it's a bit of a pain, but not terrible. I wouldn't bother replacing the headgaskets if they go, though. As everyone else has said, that's what 3.4's are for.

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