Jay's step into the Yota world - 05 v8 4Runner
I've been a Jeep guy for the last 13 years and when we had my daughter I figured that a TJ on 35s wasn't the best vehicle for toting two kids around in. I sold it and picked up this 05 Toyota 4Runner Sport. I've wanted one for a while and always wanted the v8. my wife has a 4-door JK, so I didn't want two of those.
completely stock when I bought it, 171k on the v8. runs strong, but the truck has some corrosion on the undercarriage that I'm not a fan of. no major rust issues, just a layer of junk on everything, it seems. the tires were balding, so I picked up a used set of 255/75 BFGs from a rubi on Craigslist to start the first "mod" of many planned. they lasted only about 4 months and I found a nice used set of 285/70 Nitto Terra Grappler g2s. mounted them and painted the wheels black. stuffing 33's on saggy stock suspension required some "massaging" of the pinch weld in the wheel wells, removing the front mud flaps, moving the front inner fender forward a little into the bumper, and adding 1.25" spacers to the wheels. I still rubbed the body mount area on full lock, but only a little.
Rocked it this way for over a year due to a loss of job and no time. I had the bike racks and stickers already, so those went on as well.
05 4Runner Sport - 3" lift, 35s & v8 POWA!
17 JKU Sport - 2" lift, armor, 35s & v6 SLUGGARY!