Show us your Toyota 4runner, tacoma or truck.

kwill

Observer
I sympathize because it is a great looking bumper but I don't see any way the dealer can make the radar NOT see that big object in front of it. The new bumper designs have to leave those hoops off or keep them real low to avoid interference.
 

rickashay

Explorer
Wow! That chrome tape really takes me back to the ‘85 Nissan 4x4 our family had when I was growing up. I haven’t seen that in ages, it looks awesome on yours. And your photos are always top notch 👌
Do you have a build thread for the 3rd gen?
Wow sorry I missed this! Haha the chrome makes me laugh. Sometime I ask myself why it's still on the truck but then I realize that it makes it different than everyone elses build, so therefore I like it more.... plus the 80s/90s cool factor is hard to beat. Thanks for noticing ;)

I need to bring my build thread for it over to Expo. But in the meantime: https://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-gen-t4rs/270896-**-duster-2-0-00-4runner-sr5**.html
 
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FireAce

Member
Well being as there’s no thread for show us your weird JDM Toyota, figured I’d post up here, will also start a build thread in this category to track my progress and get feedback from the forum!

Here’s my 2000 Toyota Dyna 4x4, I imported it from Japan just over a year ago. Loving it so far.
3.0L diesel (5L engine) manual locking AISIN hubs, 4H / 4L, 5spd manual, 4-door, seats 6, 6.5’ box, 1.25t chassis, and the best part? Only 12,000kms on the clock ad not a spot of rust when I got it!

The day I picked it up:



A few pictures before any modification:













Tarp canopy removed and ski box added ready for its first road trip to Utah! (I live in the Banff, Canada area)



With 4runner wheels/bigger tires added which made a huge difference for the look and feel of the truck:



Starting to get a feel for adventure...



Metal framing stripped off the back and roof rack installed over cab:





And the camper shell being test-fitted:



Camper on and ready to try it out on a road trip:











Camper and truck are still very much a work in progress but so far very happy with the direction things are going. Hoping that posting on here will keep me inspired to keep chipping away at things!
 

Riversdad

Member
Well being as there’s no thread for show us your weird JDM Toyota, figured I’d post up here, will also start a build thread in this category to track my progress and get feedback from the forum!

Here’s my 2000 Toyota Dyna 4x4, I imported it from Japan just over a year ago. Loving it so far.
3.0L diesel (5L engine) manual locking AISIN hubs, 4H / 4L, 5spd manual, 4-door, seats 6, 6.5’ box, 1.25t chassis, and the best part? Only 12,000kms on the clock ad not a spot of rust when I got it!

The day I picked it up:



A few pictures before any modification:













Tarp canopy removed and ski box added ready for its first road trip to Utah! (I live in the Banff, Canada area)



With 4runner wheels/bigger tires added which made a huge difference for the look and feel of the truck:



Starting to get a feel for adventure...



Metal framing stripped off the back and roof rack installed over cab:





And the camper shell being test-fitted:



Camper on and ready to try it out on a road trip:











Camper and truck are still very much a work in progress but so far very happy with the direction things are going. Hoping that posting on here will keep me inspired to keep chipping away at things!
Love your truck. Please take a moment and tell us about it.
 
Well being as there’s no thread for show us your weird JDM Toyota, figured I’d post up here, will also start a build thread in this category to track my progress and get feedback from the forum!

Here’s my 2000 Toyota Dyna 4x4, I imported it from Japan just over a year ago. Loving it so far.
3.0L diesel (5L engine) manual locking AISIN hubs, 4H / 4L, 5spd manual, 4-door, seats 6, 6.5’ box, 1.25t chassis, and the best part? Only 12,000kms on the clock ad not a spot of rust when I got it!

The day I picked it up:



A few pictures before any modification:













Tarp canopy removed and ski box added ready for its first road trip to Utah! (I live in the Banff, Canada area)



With 4runner wheels/bigger tires added which made a huge difference for the look and feel of the truck:



Starting to get a feel for adventure...



Metal framing stripped off the back and roof rack installed over cab:





And the camper shell being test-fitted:



Camper on and ready to try it out on a road trip:











Camper and truck are still very much a work in progress but so far very happy with the direction things are going. Hoping that posting on here will keep me inspired to keep chipping away at things!
That's so cool. Thanks for sharing.

What kind of fuel economy can it get and is it comfortable?

Be sure to protect the undercarriage so your harsh winters don't rot it out. I use Fluid Film but I've heard their are better options.
 

NorCalTRD

New member
I've been lurking on this forum for the last couple years. There have been some amazing rigs posted on this thread. I thought I would post my truck.

Here's Luna my super late 2004 Tacoma. We've been though a lot in the last almost 16 years. Proud to say that I'm the only one to ever change her oil. :cool:

Back in the day, late 2004 or early 2005 on one of her first wheeling trips. Bone stock (except for the CB) I took her to Hollister Hills.
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One of my favorite pics from her early days playing at Prairie City out side of Sacramento CA.
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Back in my "young and dumb" days (around 2009/2010ish), I decided to take her out for a "little air." Thank goodness I upgraded her suspension.
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Different decade (2017/2018), new Prairie City poser pic. Fancy new rear high clearance rear bumper!!!
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2019, finally installed bumper and winch purchased in 2015 and relocated CB antenna.
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Making a trip over the 80 summit late Nov-19 (taken with a busted iPhone camera 🤪).
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Checking out the Rubicon Trail from across the lake while out looking for some X-mas trees winter 2019. I can tell she wants to hit the trail! Oh man, what this new decade will bring!
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FireAce

Member
That's so cool. Thanks for sharing.

What kind of fuel economy can it get and is it comfortable?

Be sure to protect the undercarriage so your harsh winters don't rot it out. I use Fluid Film but I've heard their are better options.
Thanks! Fuel economy is quite good, economy doesn’t actually seem to change a lot if the truck is empty or loaded down. Pretty much a steady 23-24mpg.

Pretty comfortable to ride in, a bit noisy, but have done a few 10h plus drives and not bad at all. The bigger tires made a big difference.
 

grogie

Like to Camp
I recently bought a '19 Tacoma. I'm actually surprised with myself that I didn't buy a Gladiator, being a Jeep guy? But, had bought a 2018 4Runner Limited for the wife, which is awesome, and I kept looking at the Tacomas? Plus, what I like is it being an extended cab, 6 ft. bed, rear locker, technology package, for a great price! Yeah, Toyota build quality was also of mind, and as well that I highly dislike my local Jeep dealer.

Anyway, it's fun to drive! I'm not exactly sure what I want to do with it, with its payload of 1140#s? I really like the access cab, and I just didn't need the rear seats in the double-cab.

We'll see what happens? :D



 
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