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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#10951 of 11428 Re: 4Runner 4X4 [canddmeyer]
Sep 01, 2005 (9:34 am)
Don't leave a 1994 transfer case in 4Hi while driving around on pavement. I think Toyota added the locking, limited slip center diff to the 4Runner in 2001, so anything older should not be left in 4Hi all of the time. I'm not sure whether the 1994s had manual or auto locking hubs.
Basically, if you don't have a seperate switch or lever that is used to lock the center differential, then you have a part time 4wd system that should only be engaged in off road conditions.
You could test your 4wd by going out into an desolate field of some type and jacking your rear wheels off the ground and trying to drive off the jack. There are probably better ways to do it, though.
#10952 of 11428 Increase horsepower for the V8 4Runner
Sep 02, 2005 (5:46 am)
I plan on buying a V8 4Runner, possibly a 06. I have heard on some of the automotive TV shows that horsepower can be increased by a chip and/or by programing the vehicle computer. Can anyone provide any information, as to is it possible to do this on the V8 4Runner without expensive modifications to the engine? If I am not mistaken, these automotive programs claim that programing the computer/chip can increase horsepower by 10 to 20 horses. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
#10953 of 11428 Toyota.com update continues
Sep 02, 2005 (7:22 am)
Well the 2006 is revealed. Toyota seems to be teasing us, updating a little at a time. There are a few slightly blurry pictures and all the information about the new options and updates. The build your toyota is still the old one and the 360 views are still the old one. I would assume sometime in the next week, everything will be updated and we can see what the changes to the inside look like as well as better shots of the new exterior.
#10954 of 11428 Re: 2005 4Runner 4WD Sport V6 - Break In Period? [kjack100]
Sep 02, 2005 (7:47 am)
About the break-in period - does Toyota still put this advice in the owner's manual??
#10955 of 11428 Re: Increase horsepower for the V8 4Runner [soldier1]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 02, 2005 (8:34 am)
We've had maybe a dozen chip discussions here but they always seem to fade away for some reason. The only currently active one is Chip Upgrades.. worth it?.
#10956 of 11428 Re: Increase horsepower for the V8 4Runner [steve_]
Sep 02, 2005 (5:42 pm)
Thanks for the info and lead!
#10957 of 11428 4 runner reliability
Sep 02, 2005 (7:02 pm)
for your info
i had a 1996 4 runner ltd.which i sold several years ago to a friend.he has 500,000 kilometers(312,000 miles).the only repairs except tires and oil changes was a new starter and shocks.i also used to tow a 5500 lb. travel trailer.the motor and tranmission run as when it was new.the front brakes were replaced first at 80000 miles and the second at 220,000 miles.the rear brakes were changed at around 250000 miles.
Sep 03, 2005 (7:47 am)
The horsepower and torque have been decrease in both of the 06 engines, does anybody know why? Some forum say it is a new federal method of testing horsepower but the HP did not decrease in other 06 toyota car and trucks which use the same or similar V6 and V8. Also, does anyone know what will the octane requirement be for the 06 4 runner?
#10960 of 11428 Re: No front brake pressure/1991 4Runner
Sep 05, 2005 (11:33 am)
I have a 1991 4runner. Just replaced the master cylinder but no pressure or fliud is still getting to my front brakes. Any suggestions on the culprit and how to fix?