November 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm #198989
That’s what I keep telling myself. Picked up a really clean Gen3 4Runner for a really good price so we’d have an extra set of wheels that could be used for some light overlanding too. We’ll end up keeping it over in Chumstick.
As we bought it. 349k miles, We’re essentially the 2nd owner (guy we bought it from got from his parents who bought it new in Kirkland). Timing belt was last changed @281k so feel pretty good about that. Coolant looks good, not too old and it seems to be holding. Changed oil and tranny fluid, no smoke, no knocks, no slips. Seems to have led a pretty sedentary life with mostly dealer work done on it. Almost a shame it’s so clean and ended up with me…
Pulled the running boards off, the screws holding the license plates on were rustier than the running board bolts. Gonna do all the ball joints just because I want to start fresh on them (using OEM ones). I’ve already increased the value by over 20%, I put in some Weathertek floor liners.
Shocks and springs are past their life span, so as long as it needs new ones, might as well lift it a little…Gonna have to do brakes soon, so might as well do a Tundra brake upgrade. Of course that means the wheels have to go to fit the bigger calipers.
and down the rabbit hole we go…November 7, 2017 at 6:56 pm #198991
Should give you my brakes and upgrade mine.November 8, 2017 at 10:11 am #198998
Patrick TingleyParticipantBasic Member
LOL I said that about my truck 8 years ago, not even close to be done….are they really ever?November 8, 2017 at 4:47 pm #199009
Ed AmdahlParticipantPremium Member
I have the stock 16″ rims from my ’14 Taco that may work for you, they had to clear the obnoxiously sized calipers on my truck. In fact I still have the factory tires w/ 30K on them, still got some life. The spare is mounted to a factory steelie, that tire has no wear. No TPMS or valve stems as those moved to the replacement wheels.November 8, 2017 at 6:29 pm #199010
Thanks, there’s only a few of the 16″ rims that will work with the Tundra brake calipers – 13WL (231mm). When the time comes I may just try and find some FJ Crusier 17″ Steelies (there’s actually a set on Craigslist right now…must resist, do the maintenance stuff first!)November 10, 2017 at 9:05 am #199019
Steve MarchiandoParticipantBasic Member
Drop in a new radiator. Don’t wait for a strawberry milkshake.November 12, 2017 at 8:02 am #199032
Yep, it’s high on my list. Not a big fan of Strawberry milkshakes of any variety…November 12, 2017 at 9:00 am #199034
Got a factory Denso rad on Amazon for $104 for my truck..I’d look there firstDecember 13, 2017 at 8:33 am #199485
Building up quite the pile of parts to put on after the holidays. Got our kids coming up from TX for the Holidays and will use it to help shuttle everyone over the passes (amazed I feel confident enough in a vehicle with 349k miles to use it to travel over passes in winter time – hope I didn’t just jinx myself)
Factory radiator, B&M transcooler, OEM UBJs, OEM LBJs, new valve cover gaskets with half moons, etc. Will probably wait to do the ball joints for when I change shocks/springs (i.e. a lift kit). Will do the Tundra brake upgrade then (which means either new rims/tires or wheel spacers – oh god, I feel myself slipping into that hole…). Luckily I have no time to do this so it won’t feel so much like throwing money at it…December 13, 2017 at 9:42 am #199490
Not so much a rabbit hole as a black hole because it sucks you in 😀December 13, 2017 at 10:22 am #199491
ain’t that the truth. Amplified by also using it as an excuse to tool up over in Chumstick so I have a flat dry place to work on it (I really need to stay off of Garage Journal too 🙂 )
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