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#88 of 122 Re: Wheels [dorfer81]
Oct 22, 2009 (7:51 pm)
In case you didn't get an answer, here are my findings;
2003 4Runner and 2005 Tacoma or later 16x7 wheels backspace at 135 mm is different and portrude inwards about half inch giving it a less robust stance, and that is not what the 4Runner is all about.
The correct factory original 16" x 7" oem styled steel wheel for 1996-2002 Toyota 4runner is part# 42601 35740 at your local Toyota dealer, suggested dealer price is suposetly over $200 bucks but if you tell them that you can get the same wheel at an independent Toyota parts store at $130 ea. they'll probably reach an agreement with you. Said rims are exactly the same stock design as the 15 inchers and are rare.
These “nice looking“ rims will lift the vehicle a little with out going to suspension mods and powder coated in black will give you a nice stealth factory look, i shod them with “expedition size” Dunlop 235/75 16 tires. Getting better gas mileage on the highway too.
You could also opt for the standard steel wheel instead of the styled steel wheel.
Cheers! JU alias WorldTour
#89 of 122 Re: Hi All! 1st Post Newbie [point65]
Oct 22, 2009 (8:20 pm)
Similar to answer above, going from a 225/75-15 to a 225/75-16 for example is adding 1 inch of additional wheel and tire diameter for a total difference of 3.5% in circumference, that means that when youre going 60 mph, you're actually going 62.1 mph which is insignificant, much less than the “5%“ police allowment for a ticket, ...the fix, just go a tad slower than what the speedo says.
JU alias WorldTour
#90 of 122 Re: Hi All! 1st Post Newbie [worldtour]
Oct 24, 2009 (7:39 am)
I went with just replacing with the same size I had already. The next tire purchase I'll go bigger.
Any ideas on the CD player problem?
#91 of 122 CD Player & Drink Holders Issues - 97 4Runner
Oct 24, 2009 (7:46 am)
My CD Player looks like a separate unit from the tape player above it, although it occupies the same space. It takes in a CD, spins around a little, then nothing happens. Sometimes it ejects the CD, other times it won't. Is there a fuse I could be looking for to replace, or should I just replace the whole system?
Also, I broke the the drink holder that slides out of the front console above the radio, and the kids broke the drink holder that flips down from the back of the center console. Are these easy replacements should I find a donor 4Runner, or should I just get them from the dealership parts department?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
#92 of 122 Re: Hi All! 1st Post Newbie [point65]
Oct 26, 2009 (10:06 pm)
From what I know of stock cd players and age, I would say that your problem lies within the head unit itself. There is only one fuse that connects to your radio and it would not turn on at all if that was compromised. Id say go find yourself an aftermarket head unit of your liking. www.sonicelectronics.com is pretty decent. There are a few others just like this with similar pricing. Find one that is based close to you for quicker shipping. If youre looking for cheap and longevity, get one that has direct input for the cd, as opposed to a motorized face.
#93 of 122 Re: CD Player & Drink Holders Issues - 97 4Runner [point65]
Oct 26, 2009 (10:11 pm)
Check my post above, the exact same applies to you.
As for the cup holders, check out a local junk yard. Call and see if they have your part, theyll probably even pull it out and ship it to you, but if not, pick it up. Unless that drive would cost more than the part at a local dealer. Or try online www.car-parts.com or www.automotix.com may work.
#94 of 122 I am NEW tonight
Oct 30, 2009 (4:43 pm)
Just bought an 02 Limited 4WD w/102k. I replaced the timing belt, water pump, thermostat, hoses, tranny and all gear box fluids, seems good to go
3 probs: The clock no work so I pulled the trim to find NO CONNECTOR anywhere, the clock was not connected and none to be found anywhere!
The trans kicks into D fairly hard, from say R, and it sure rides "bouncy"
my 48 year old wife no likey ride (we went from a minivan ouch). also wierd. The 4wd selector and trans gear selector "move" as I hit bumps.............
U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, Retired
22 years service to my country
Nov 04, 2009 (4:49 am)
Greetings all. Can't believe it took me so long to find this forum. I have a 1997 4runner that I purchased new. I'm the only owner and I've put all the miles on it, which currently is 340,000 miles and running strong. No engine or transmission work and just had the rear brake drums replaced this past weekend for the first time. I live in Ohio and the Winters are tough on cars, but this vehicle just keeps on trucking. Best I've ever owned. I'm hoping to keep it for another couple of years and then pass it on to my son who is currently in college. He wants it for hauling his kayak around the country. Anyone currently have a higher mileage 4runner on this forum? Thanks. J
#96 of 122 Re: Just joined [benchmaster435]
Nov 04, 2009 (11:19 am)
340,000 miles and running strong
Wow! That works out to about 26,000 miles per year which is twice the average mileage of personal vehicles. You must have a long commute.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#97 of 122 Re: I am NEW tonight [oknavy3]
Nov 04, 2009 (1:31 pm)
You shoulda bought a 97. Can't go wrong. Ever.
...Sheesh, Navy guys...