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Re: 1993 4RUNNER V6 5SPD - IS IT GOOD FOR WHEEL'N YES - NO [Re: Adam F] #982605 01/30/10 03:59 PM
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Rock Warrior
Oh, did I post in the wrong spot? I'll fish around for more info in that area.

By the way I checked out your V8 conversion. It looks pretty cool, how does it run aft the bugs work'd out?

Thanks again for all the info, I appreciate it.

Rick

From the Off-Road World
Re: 1993 4RUNNER V6 5SPD - IS IT GOOD FOR WHEEL'N YES - NO [Re: 69442] #982606 01/31/10 05:38 AM
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Yea, the other forum will suit your needs better.

The truck runs like a scalded dog! It's LOTS of fun.


88 4R, 350 V8, R150 5 speed Sold <...uot; />
97 4R, stock, daily driver
98 Sienna, kid and dog hauler, wife's ride
Re: 1993 4RUNNER V6 5SPD - IS IT GOOD FOR WHEEL'N YES - NO [Re: 69442] #982607 02/01/10 06:43 AM
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Is a 1993 4Runner V6 5spd good for wheel'n? I say yes.

But I bought my 92 V6 5spd before I even knew much about my options, I just knew I wanted a Toyota. Now I have diddly squat for technical background, but here are my thoughts.

If I purchased another vehicle it would be an automatic, not a 5spd. 95% plus of the others I wheel with have automatics and it seems like a lot less work, particularly in uphill rock crawling situations. It sounds like there are now a lot more options for reduction transfercases for automatics than there used to be, which is good news. If you do select 5spd and want to upgrade to some sort of 4:1 transfercase I say go straight for the dual setup. With mine I feel like there aren't enough options. You probably already know exactly what you like since you've got 350+ posts on the Wire.

Back to the truck itself, I feel like my truck is very heavy and the engine is weak. High speed uphills on the way to the trail heads pretty much leave me in the dust of everyone else I wheel with, so I have many frustrations here. I always thought the 4cyl was superior over the v6 in this area and wished that was what I'd purchased.

Also, in regards to all the upgrades and optional goodies, it seems to me that there's quite a bit more available for the 1st generation 4Runners than for the 2nd gens. Not that the 2nd gens don't have options, but the 1st gens have even more.

About the truck versus 4Runner, I'm sticking with the 4Runner because of how I use the truck. I camp in it for multiple days at a time and I drive it to and from the trails. But I've always liked the idea of a truck with a bobbed bed if I was ever to trailer my rig. I thought the reduced weight would be a benefit, never heard of the bouncing.

Now all that said, I've taken my truck on numerous trails up and down California and it's done really well. Rubicon was no issue and I did that before the 4:1 transfercase upgrade (though it was also how I learned about the upgrade). BTW, if you look at any of my photos from the Trailrides section please ignore the all the dents as they are the fault of the driver and not the truck LOL.

One suggestion, rock rails are your friends. Make sure they're up towards the top of your list. And 35" tires instead of 33's. And a rear locker for sure.

Hope I'm not a downer here. Now remember, this thread comes with hardly any technical background. And I haven't really been researching the latest and greatest options and upgrades and issues, I just happened to come across this post.

Best of luck on your purchase! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

P.S. I spend hardly any time in the Toyota forum here, I should work on that...


Joanna
1992 Toyota 4Runner -- 3.0L V6, MT, 4.7 TC
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Re: 1993 4RUNNER V6 5SPD - IS IT GOOD FOR WHEEL'N YES - NO [Re: BlossomCA] #982608 02/02/10 03:01 PM
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Thanks BlossomCA, ya my 4WD tech background is limited as well as i'm more of a motocross guy just getting into the wheel'n thing.
Time to take on a hobby that's a bit easier on the body!!

I've had a few 4wd rigs but have only used them on fairly groomed trails and getting around in the snow.

All my buddies have mod'd jeeps but i'm not much of a follower so why do the same ... right!

Ya, i've seen a few trucks with the bobbed or dovetail boxes which are effective in tight spots but I think I like the runner idea for haul'n more people and keep'n gear dry. Besides, you can't put a canopy on a dovetailed box anyway.

Rockrails are for sure tops on my list. I'm kinda particular about keep'n my rig as strait as possible and they help move you along as well.

Have not made the purchase yet as there is no hurry to do so. Thanks again for all the input, i'll be following you guys in the forum to educate myself a bit more before i commit.

Cheers,

Rick

Re: 1993 4RUNNER V6 5SPD - IS IT GOOD FOR WHEEL'N YES - NO [Re: 69442] #982609 02/12/10 04:24 AM
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Body Damage is Cool
engine specs
22re 2.4 4cyl 116 hp 140 tq
3VZE 3.0 6cyl 150 hp 180 tq

Here's a thread on the subject from yotatech
http://yotatech.com/f116/what-look-older-3vze-s-168171/

A big advantage to the 22RE is the reliability, ease of repair, low cost parts and capability of 140 - 145 hp with reasonable mods. -- Matt


'89 4runner SR5, 3.0, auto (fun)
'93 xtra cab, dlx,3.0, 5spd (work truck)
Re: 1993 4RUNNER V6 5SPD - IS IT GOOD FOR WHEEL'N YES - NO [Re: 69442] #982610 02/12/10 04:56 AM
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matts Offline
Body Damage is Cool
engine specs
22re 2.4 4cyl 116 hp 140 tq
3VZE 3.0 6cyl 150 hp 180 tq

Here's a thread on the subject from yotatech
http://yotatech.com/f116/what-look-older-3vze-s-168171/

Some advantages to the 22RE are reliability, ease of repair, low cost parts and capability of 140 - 145 hp with reasonable mods. -- Matt

The Independent Gearhead's Motto
The worst day working in your own shop is better than any day day working for someone else!


'89 4runner SR5, 3.0, auto (fun)
'93 xtra cab, dlx,3.0, 5spd (work truck)
Re: 1993 4RUNNER V6 5SPD - IS IT GOOD FOR WHEEL'N YES - NO [Re: matts] #982611 02/24/10 04:56 PM
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Rock Warrior
Thanks, good info to consider.

Re: 1993 4RUNNER V6 5SPD - IS IT GOOD FOR WHEEL'N YES - NO [Re: 69442] #982612 03/07/10 08:14 AM
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CORunner93 Offline
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93 Runner for wheeling?....I've got one and done some ridiculous things with it. I'm actually pretty amazed at what the thing will do. For example.....600 mile drives to MOAB...wheel it over stuff "cars" should never be able to drive on....and then drive the 600 miles back home; and then to work the next morning (so i can show off my mud stains).

I do have the benefit of having friends who shamelessly goat me into this awful situations...but they also have buggy's and winches and trailers and can get me out of ANYTHING, but I've never actually needed their "mechanical" help.

So...yeah....it's a "good" truck for wheeling.


'93 4Runner - 3.4L 5VZ-FE, 2" body lift, on-board-air system, custom gauge cluster, rear e-locker, electric fan, custom built front and rear bumpers, sliders, 4,88 gears...all on 33x12.5's.
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