Overland Classifieds :: 2005 Toyota 4Runner V6 Overland Build

The Toyota 4Runner is an increasingly popular vehicle platform for overlanding, with recent examples including this 2017 SR5 Premium, a 1985 w/ FlipPac Camper Conversion, and a 2016 TRD Pro. So, why is this 4WD such a desirable option? First and foremost, it’s a Toyota, which means it’ll just work. Additionally, the 4Runner is excellent when the tarmac ends, thanks to Toyota’s intelligent A-TRAC 4WD system, high and low range, locking center differential, and more. Finally, this vehicle has access to a wide array of aftermarket parts, accessories, and services that can further bolster the 4Runner’s capability and fully equip it for off-grid camping. If you’d like a better idea of how this rig performs as an overlander then check out Chris Cordes’ feature on Dustin Miller’s 2008 4Runner or Christophe Noel’s piece on Expedition Overland’s Toyota 4Runner. Today’s Sport Edition has been meticulously maintained and serviced (with a long list of recent new parts documented in the original listing), features extensive modifications and accessories, and is priced at $24,999 OBO.

From the Seller:

One of the cleanest fourth-generation 4Runners in the midwest. Frame had 40-plus hours sandblasting, acid-etching, and applying an industrial rust proofer and topcoat. Frame-coated inside and out with Fluid Film (lanolin based rust inhibitor/lubricant) to protect against salt. Regular car washes and detailing. Fuel system treatment was done with every oil change.

I really enjoy this truck, but I’m moving onto a pickup truck with higher towing capacity. I hope this one will find its way to someone who can really appreciate the time and effort behind building a rig like this.

The above maintenance and modifications total almost $40,000. Couldn’t tell you how much labor cost is involved. This is an extremely solid platform that has never let me down and is essentially rebuilt from top to bottom. The truck is the definition of turnkey, ready for anything.”

2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition V6

The 4Runner is fitted with a V6 motor that produces 245 horsepower, 282 pound-feet of torque, and returns 17/21 mpg (city/highway). A robust engine and drivetrain are matched with impressive all-terrain capability, thanks to Toyota’s A-TRAC 4WD system, high and low range, limited-slip center differential, and more. Inside, the 4Runner is not especially luxurious, but it does include air-conditioning, power steering, cup holders, infotainment system with navigation, powered doors, windows, locks, and mirrors.

Distinguishing Features

  • CBI front and rear bumper with swing away
  • Stealth Custom Series wheels with Falken Wildpeak A/T tires
  • Metaltech rear heavy coils, extended bump stops, and rear upper/lower adjustable control arms
  • RCI Off Road skid plates and Stubbs Welding rock sliders
  • ARB air compressor and rear air locker
  • Custom rear platform with ARB fridge slide
  • Icon Vehicle Dynamics suspension

This 2005 Toyota 4Runner V6 Overland Build is listed for $22,999 OBO and is currently located in Downers Grove, Illinois. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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