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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#6205 of 11429 corancher...tranny
May 21, 2003 (5:34 am)
The 5-speed auto is new to Toyota this year. However, Toyota has always been known to produce ultra-reliable trannies (unlike Honda's recent problems). It's engines are also reliable, but the sludge problem a while back did not do well for it's reputation.
I think the 5-speed tranny is the least of any worries. The "i-Force" V8 is basically the same engine used in Land Cruiser/LX470, except that it is tuned to run on regular fuel (tiny bit more HP, but less torque). Therefore, the 4Runner's 4.7L V8 engine has it's roots around since 1999, not 2000.
#6206 of 11429 New Receiver Hitches
May 21, 2003 (6:00 am)
Has anyone spotted any of the new, upgraded towing receiver hitches that were to become standard on the V-8's? Is it too early for them to have reached the mainland from Japan?
#6207 of 11429 Interesting - polarized light output from Stereo and odometer
May 21, 2003 (7:38 am)
I had a very interesting experience this morning in my 4Runner. Well, the stereo display and odometer were fairly dimmed, and got dimmer as I looked over toward them, but the trip computer display didn't have that effect at all. When I looked back forward they got a bit brighter. Then I tilted my head 45 degrees right and they went almost completely dark. I tilted my head 45 degrees left and they looked as bright as normal. At first I was confused.
Then I remembered that the sunglasses I bought last night are polarized filters. So the light coming off the odometer and JBL stereo display must be polarized, too, in order to change between completely dark and normal as I tilt my head. But no such light from the trip computer.
Kind of irrelevant, but I thought it was interesting.
#6208 of 11429 vodgut
May 21, 2003 (8:01 am)
I have that same problem sometimes with ATMs. I sometimes look like an impression of a crane as I tilt my head at all sorts of crazy angles trying to read the display.
#6209 of 11429 re: polarized light
May 21, 2003 (9:54 am)
So the light coming off the odometer and JBL stereo display must be polarized...
I think the plastic in front of the lights acts like your sunglasses and polarizes the light (as opposed to the light starting off as polarized).
#6210 of 11429 that makes me wonder
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 21, 2003 (10:01 am)
If you drive your 4Runner far enough north, will the light start out polarized? Will all your dash lights then disappear?
Anyone watching the 4Runner version of "Survivor"?
May 21, 2003 (10:03 am)
If you drive your 4Runner far enough north, will the light become polarized?
I don't think there are any roads THAT far north!
#6213 of 11429 steve: outdoor adventures
May 21, 2003 (10:39 am)
Is it me, or should Toyota sell 4runners with an equipment package that is the same as the one's on the outdoor adventures show? Those things look sooo sweet and they look completely stock and not just thrown together.
May 21, 2003 (10:48 am)
A special edition "Everest" model would be fun, and they could throw a mountain bike or inflatable kayak in with it.