September 21, 2018.
Well, we're now a two-Toyota family. For the last several months, @mrs.turbodb and I have been talking about getting a 4Runner so that our adventures with @mini.turbodb can be more comfortable for her - the extended cab of the Tacoma becoming a tight space for a growing kiddo.
A 4Runner - especially an older 3rd gen one - seemed like a good choice. Proven Toyota reliability, a similar platform (and the same engine) to the Tacoma, and four doors! So when this beauty came along, we were quick to go check it out. It's a 1997 with 270,000 miles on it.
Basically stock, it appears to have been well maintained and loved by it's previous family. Our plan is to do the same - leaving it mostly as-is, with only a few minor mods to make it fit our needs. Or at least, that's what we're telling ourselves right now!
So, what's in store? Only the following:
- Change most of the fluids (engine, diffs, transfer case, brakes, power steering, transmission).
- Remove the side steps and replace them with sliders.
- Replace the brakes, which are clearly in need of replacing.
- Get some new tires. We need something a bit more capable than these passenger-rated tires off a second-gen Tacoma :).
And that's it for now.