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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Oct 06, 2005 (6:53 pm)
Hi. I was just reading your post and wanted to tell you something. I have a 2003 4Runner which I bought new. It's completely loaded - Navigation, Air-ride suspension, etc. However, I too noticed that the headlights were only truly effective when I switched on the fog lights. I had wished that Toyota had put xenon lights in but they didn't. Therefore, I went to "proxenon.com" and ordered an HID kit for it. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! It's made all the difference. However, the only reason I did it is because the truck has an autoleveling suspension. Otherwise, you'll blind oncoming traffic.
Lastly I just outfitted it with an aftermarket bluetooth setup...doesn't it figure that the 2006 has it built in? Doesn't it also figure that they finally put voice-activated navigation in it? lol
- Chris Ducharme
#11036 of 11429 2001 4Runner Recall ?
Oct 07, 2005 (12:40 pm)
I found the following post from last May. I have not received anything in the mail from Toyota nor have I been able to find anything searching the internet/recalls. I have a 2001.
Does anyone know the skinny on this ?
#2165 of 2171 4Runner Recall by transpower May 18, 2005 (11:24 am)
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Tsk, tsk, a 4Runner Recall: 2001-2002 4Runners (along with other Toyota models) have been recalled to fix potential steering/suspension problems. See p. D4 of today's Wall Street Journal
#11037 of 11429 More on 4Runner Recall question-
Oct 07, 2005 (12:52 pm)
I have found that 'transpowers' post about the Recall for potential steering/suspension problems is not a recall but there is a TSB.
#11038 of 11429 Do I need to change timing belt in 4runner V6 AWD 2000 ?
Oct 09, 2005 (6:05 pm)
I am sorry for posting it, since I couldn't find a definitive answer on this or other forums (I guess I am not the first one who asked this question).
I have Toyota 4runner V6 4WD year 2000 with ~92K miles. I have heard that starting from certain year 4Runners doesn't need a 90K timing belt change.
Is it true ?
Thanks a lot for your help
#11039 of 11429 Re: 2001 4Runner Recall ? [alotawatts]
Oct 10, 2005 (10:10 am)
I can't speak to the 2001 model, but I did get a recall notice (#50-N) for "steering relay rod replacement" on my 1995 4Runner. It's going in tomorrow. Since your Runner is a different generation, this probably doesn't apply, but I thought I'd mention it.
Oct 11, 2005 (6:34 am)
I am currently waiting to buy a 2006 V8 SE 4Runner. I am also a muli-ti era military veteran. I have tested the dealer waters here in Pennsylvania to see if any of them would provide any kind of military discount ( college grads get one, and have never been shot at) some gave me the song and dance that they could, however, Toyota does not have such a discount. Are there any other veterans in this forum who have any experience in obtaining any kind of military discount from dealers or Toyota?
#11041 of 11429 Fuel Grade Switch?
Oct 11, 2005 (8:45 am)
I have a 2005 V8 Limited 4x4 that I just got about 2 weeks ago (I love it so far!). I have only put 130 miles on it though so I haven't had to put any gas in it yet.
I was wondering though what do most people use in their 2005 V8's? I know the manual says 87 is fine, but 91 will get better performance. I would be really interested to know if there was someone using 91 or 89 and swiched to 87 when gas prices skyrocketed. Do you notice any degradation in power and mileage, and if so, how much?
Just trying to figure out when I fill up if it is worth it to go premium or stick with regular unleaded. Thanks!
#11042 of 11429 Re: Fuel Grade Switch? [gurgs24]
Oct 11, 2005 (8:51 am)
gurgs24, I have a 2004 Toyota 4-Runner Limited V-8 which I have owned since purchasing it new in December 2003. It's used for daily commuting, a few trips a year and some horse-trailer towing in the summer months. I have routinely used 91 octane but lately (due to those gas price increases you mentioned!) have been using regular 87. I can't say I notice any difference at all, to tell you the truth. The engine seems to accomodate it just fine and doesn't complain. When towing, I try to always put the mid-level or premium grade in, but again I am not sure that it really matters much. It is a fantastic vehicle and seems to adapt to any situation. My wife liked it so much she sold her Highlander, took over the 4-Runner and I just purchased a new Avalon. I miss the 4-Runner and try to drive it every chance I can on the week-ends!
#11043 of 11429 i switched to 87 octane
Oct 11, 2005 (6:44 pm)
I haven't noticed any difference. But I've been driving more gently lately. With more gentle acceleration and driving 65 mph on the highway instead of 75 mph, my gas mileage is approaching 19 mpg.
#11044 of 11429 Re: Soldier1 [soldier1]
Oct 12, 2005 (6:15 pm)
My son, who is in the Air Force, bought at 2005 taco about 6 weeks ago and got a $500.00 military rebate from a Toyota Dealer in Tampa, Fl.