Show us your Toyota 4runner, tacoma or truck.

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.
IMG_1516.JPG

One of my favorite pics from her early days playing at Prairie City out side of Sacramento CA.
IMG_2614.JPG

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.
truck jump.jpg

Different decade (2017/2018), new Prairie City poser pic. Fancy new rear high clearance rear bumper!!!
IMG_3284.JPG

2019, finally installed bumper and winch purchased in 2015 and relocated CB antenna.
Screen Shot 2020-01-17 at 9.49.43 PM.png

Making a trip over the 80 summit late Nov-19 (taken with a busted iPhone camera 🤪).
IMG_5374.JPG

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!
IMG_5383(1).JPG
 
Last edited:

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



 

Tex68w

Beach Bum
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



I've always been fond of the Access Cab as well. If I were to build out a late model Tacoma it would certainly be an Access Cab. We don't have kids and the back seat in the Double Cab is still a joke for full grown adults so it's not like we are missing out on much there either. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.
 

LeeOrLeigh

New member
I recently picked up a 2020 4Runner SR5 Premium and absolutely love it. I really wanted a TRD Pro, but realistically this SR5 makes more financial sense, plus I can build it the way I want. Why pay for the Pro suspension and locker if I'm just going to upgrade to aftermarket anyway?

SRGB2610-5.jpg

SRGB2607.jpg

SRGB2621.jpg
 

09Busaman

Member
I recently picked up a 2020 4Runner SR5 Premium and absolutely love it. I really wanted a TRD Pro, but realistically this SR5 makes more financial sense, plus I can build it the way I want. Why pay for the Pro suspension and locker if I'm just going to upgrade to aftermarket anyway?

View attachment 563541

View attachment 563542

View attachment 563543

We debated hard on the 4Runner, having previously owned a 14', we decided on the tacoma this go round. Love the white.
 

DallasJKU

Adventurer
Just traded this:



For this:



After getting death wobble, I’m done with Jeeps. I’ve had 5. I’ve always liked the 4 Runner and this thing is sweet. My plans are just puppy proofing and roof rack. Nothing to the suspension. I love this TRD Fox suspension.
 
Last edited:

Tex68w

Beach Bum
Just traded this:



For this:



After getting death wobble, I’m done with Jeeps. I’ve had 5. I’ve always like the 4 Runner and this thing is sweet. My plans are just puppy proofing and roof rack. Nothing to the suspension. I love this TRD Fox suspension.
Interesting move, I like it though. Slap a 1" spacer up front and move up to some 275's on the stock wheels and it'll go most anywhere you point it. Congrats on the new ride!
 
Top