Nice 2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition – ARB Lockers, Armor, Winch, etc. – Salt Lake


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I purchased this 2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition in 2013. It has been professionally modified for off-pavement use and has approximately 141,700 miles on the odometer. The truck is a great daily driver, weekend warrior, overlander and utility rig. It is extremely capable off road. It will be sold with a clear Vermont state title.

The body has a few dings from off road use, primarily both rear passenger doors, and the paint has pin striping as expected with trail use. Otherwise, the body panels align well and are free of major defects.

Inside I installed Wet Okole seat covers to hide a small tear in the passenger seat and prevent additional interior wear and tear. The rear seats and headliner are in good shape and Weather Tech floor mats have been fitted in both the front and rear of the vehicle. Gauges all work as they should. An aftermarket head unit has been installed and adds bluetooth calling, music streaming, a DVD movie player and a back-up camera. Bluetooth calling has been nicely integrated into the steering wheel controls and the microphone is well placed resulting in clear mobile communication. The truck has a Cobra CB radio.

This 4Runner is motivated by a 4.0-liter V6 good for 245 horsepower and 282 lb-ft of torque, mated to a five speed automatic. Gearing has been changed to a 4.56 ratio to keep the transmission shift points on target while turning 285/70/17 all terrain tires. The tires have less than 4k miles on them and have seen a few days of trail use. They're in fine shape and will last a long time to come. The ARB locking differentials and on-board air compressor are fully functional, although the compressor is seeping a small amount of gear oil at the solenoid and should receive some attention in the future.

Underneath, the 4Runner's robust body-on-frame design is in good shape with no serious corrosion. I would recommend that the new owner take the time to wire wheel the undercarriage, paint, and undercoat the frame for protection and vehicle longevity. Full steel RCI skid plates have been fitted to protect the engine, transmission, transfer case and gas tank from trail damage.

I sandblasted and professionally resprayed the front and rear bumpers in late 2015 and installed a new Warn M8000 winch with synthetic line and a pair of JW Speaker LED flood lights. The paint has held up beautifully.

I'm asking $13,800. The vehicle can be seen in Cottonwood Heights in Salt Lake City, Utah. Contact Matt at or (802) 222-1929. Vehicle being sold as-is. ARB Fridge not included.

Equipment List:

• Shrockworks Front Bumper
• Shrockworks Weld-on Sliders
• Crozfab Rear Tire/Gas Can Carrier
• OME 3” (Heavy) lift
• Spidertrax 1.25” Wheel Spacers
• 1” Body Lift
• (4) newer 285 70 17 Treadwright Warden A/T's with Kedge Grip and (1) same size Nitto Terra Grappler at 90% tread.
• (5) 255 80 17 BFG KM2's at 40% tread; all hold air but have seen lots of trail use.
• K&N Air Intake
• Magnaflow exhaust
• Unity spot light
• diff breather extensions
• Warn M8000 winch w/ synthetic line
• Interior LED's
• HID Headlight Conversion
• Pioneer AVH-P3400BH set up with a back-up camera and bluetooth connectivity.
• iPad 2 mount, iPad 2 for Nav and BadElf GPS unit (not shown)
• Cobra 75wxst CB and Firestik II
• 5lb ABC fire extinguisher and mount (not included in sale)
• Toy Outfitters Lower Control Arms
• RCI Front skid, transmission skid, t-case skid, and gas tank skid
• Wet Okole Front Seat Covers
• Warn M8000
• Change from 3.73 to 4.56 Gearing
• ARB Front and Rear Lockers and an ARB CMK 12 Compressor
• (2) JW Speaker TS3000R Lights, (2) JW Speaker 6150 fog lamps
• Weathertech Floor Mats
• Trailer Brake Controller
• Custom Trailer Harness and mount tucked under truck chassis (4 and 7 pin)
• ARB FRIDGE NOT INCLUDED, although truck is wired for a fridge and uses Anderson PowerPole Connectors.
• Anderson Powerpole connection and accessible in-line fuse for whatever accessory you want in the glove box area.

Maintenance Log – Fat Binder of Records comes with truck:

• June `13 – new rear brakes by dealer.
• June `13 – sunroof serviced.
• July `13 – Front and rear diff and transfer case oil changed.
• July `13 – new drivers front wheel bearing assembly (Fellsway Auto).
• July `13 – Full service on e-brake cable and shoe assembly.
• August `13 - Skid Plates re-tapped and tightened w/ new hardware.
• September `13 – replace bent lower control arm (Performance Unlimited)
• September `13 – repair front LED turn signal in Shrockworks bumper (Performance Unlimited)
• September `13 – strengthen Shrockworks bumper w/ 2 small welds to mounting bracket – Performance Unlimited)
• November `13 - replaced drivers side CV & axle seals (Performance Unlimited)
• April `14 - replaced transmission filter and fluid.
• April `14 - replaced gas strut on spare tire carrier. (McMaster-Carr 100lb. gas strut)
• May `14 - replaced trailer wiring harness (4x4 Center, Burlington, VT)
• May `14 - replaced worn driver's inner and outer tie rod (4x4 Center, Burlington, VT)
• June '14 - replace spark plugs, alignment, new cabin air filter, dent repair, replace coolant temperature sensor, replace worn misc. A/C component and recharge system (Heritage Toyota, Burlington, VT)
• July '14 - replaced front driver and passenger brake calipers with OEM remans and replaced rotors and pads with Advance Auto Platinum product along with new metal brake lines.
• July '14 - sandblast and repaint Shrockworks front bumper and custom rear bumper. Repaint all skid plates with multiple brushed on coats of Rustoleum.
• December '14 - alignment and full detail (Heritage Toyota)
• January 15' - emergency brake serviced and new rear brake pads using advance auto platinum product.
• March 15' - new rear right brake caliper, CB antenna tuned, skid plate bolts all removed with new nut inserts welded in, front license plate permanently mounted with custom bracket, rear ARB repair work done under warranty (Rodney Brooks, Performance Unlimited)
• May 15' - rear sway bar bracket repair on passenger side and oil change (New England Automotive)
• June 15' - front sway bar reinstalled, repair catalytic converter shield, replace passenger side rear wheel sensor, replace downstream bank 2 O2 sensor, trailer brake controller.
• September 15' - front left wheel bearing, inner and outer seal, and CV axle. Two new inner tie rods. (High Country Auto Repair)
• November 15' - rear left brake caliper, rear left rotor, and new rear brake pads both sides.
• March 16' - Front Body Mount Chop, Trailer Harness Underbody Tuck (Performance Unlimited)
• April 16' - passenger CV, crankshaft pulley seal (New England Automotive).
• June 16' - replace failed oxygen sensor.
• July 16' - clean rear diff vent, steering shaft bearing, replace radiator, new driver's side outer tie rod, new lower control arms, new cam bolts, lower ball joints, alignment and inspection.
• September 16' – New tires, all new TPMS Sensors.
• December 16' - New Old Man Emu (Heavy) rear shocks and Camburg Upper Control Arms with Moog Ball Joints. Alignment tab repair and alignment.
• Truck stored from January to October 2017
• October 2017' – fluids changed, new Optima Red Top battery, new headlights, new taillight (passenger), replaced mudflap, new windshield.

Known Issues Not Mentioned Above/Other:

• Front swaybar not currently installed but available with truck (not needed in my opinion with OME Heavy lift and way better articulation and ride on the trail)
• Slight vibration under braking – believe it is front brakes.
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Just installed a new windshield today. Putting in new headlight units this weekend and fixing two minor electrical gremlins. When I sell this truck to the next owner it will be perfect, aside from the miscellaneous "badges of honor" on the body. Gave up on that long ago.

Buy an older Toyota for overlanding. This one is perfectly maintained, will never let you down and you can actually wheel without fretting about trail pinstriping.

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