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Everything posted by navygz19

  1. Nice! Tks for the welcomes. Yep, I wheel the 4Runner though my days of lifts, dents and pinstripes are long gone...all I have on it are some General Grabber AT-x’s which are amazing. But I’ve still found time to get a buddy to pull me out of a few holes more than once! It’s a great rig...it was one of the few that came w/ the third row so when I take the kids, they love it.
  2. Well, after probably a 10 year hiatus a came across this site again, after realizing that my ‘02 I had way back In the day would actually be getting a little long in the tooth if I still had it! And plus, I missed hearing all the Car50 jokes from the WD diehards ?. Not sure how many old timers are still around but if you are...HI! Lots has changed for me since I joined way back when...I roll around in a 2k13 4Runner, I have 2 young kiddos and I’m old ? Cheers!
  3. Yeah I was actually under the impression it was front and rear locking diffs, turns out it's only rear. As for the skids (not that I really trust any "skids" from the factory), there's one on the front, one under the subframe, the t-case and the gas tank. We'll see how built-up they really are :-)
  4. I just did a 255/70-16 on my 2002 when I did the OME lift on it, no other modifications required and it looked great matched with the added lift. Probably your best bet.
  5. Well we picked up a 1997 Monty with a hair over 220K on it last week. All things considered, the thing's in remarkably good condition; no dents, good paint, very clean interior and all electrical works. Driving wise, it's great...comes with the 3.5L rated at 200hp (I think). It's a cool truck...rear jump seats (like the Disco SE7's), factory rear air locker, full skids from front to back, factory altimeter/clinometer, etc. It needs new tires (31x10.5) has a leaky valve cover gasket and bad heater core, otherwise it's fine. I'll post some pics up later.
  6. Yeah no kidding, but he's not too interested in making it a trail rig. We'll throw on some new meats and what-not but that's probably about it. Sounds like a decent vehicle from what I'm gathering. Funny, anyone I've spoken to usually has a "my buddy had one of those" stories and they're usually the same...and I TOO had a buddy who had one and wheeled the hell out of it! If I could only find a Mitsu. Raider...
  7. Yeah, WD's would be the best option but like I said...finding one in the northeast is like trying to find a needle in a haystack!
  8. IIRC you're right...they're siblings. This one's got the 3.5 in it, not the more anemic 3.0 like the older ones.
  9. My brother in-law is looking to get a 4x4 winter run-around vehicle to do some ski runs and what-not and so far, this is the best bet yet. He really wants an X, but for what he's looking to spend in cash (less than $4k) all he's turned up are 2000's with a million miles on them and just as many stories from the P.O.'s to go along with them. He's not interested in Exploders (they're a dime a dozen), and WD's in the northeast are nothing but oxidation experiments these days...and R50's (sob) are not an option. He found this one in Hartford for sale by a guy who owns a small (illegal) dealership and doesn't speak any english. He drove it today; it shifts great and sounds perfect...no trans. slippage and has lot's of power. I dig the stock clinometer and altimeters these things have as well as the retro interiors. Anybody have any experience with them??
  10. Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia May 2006-May 2009 Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration (Marketing Track) Still hunting for a decent job in this crummy market...
  11. You know...when I was about to click on the "transmission" button I was preparing myself for the tranny to have been butchered and de-clutched, but the rev-matching synchro thingy actually sounds pretty impressive...takes blipping the skinny pedal completely out of the equation. Sounds/looks as if they're spot-on with the Z.
  12. I had one in my R50 that I got from Petsmart...looked exactly like Trainman's and IIRC it only cost about $75.00. Worked great, just need to make sure it's nice and tight or it rattles a bit. I mainly used it to clip things to. Google search... That's the Petsmart one, it's listed online for $69.99. Was completely expandable/collapsible to make it fit just right...
  13. Holy @#*!!! Catastrophic engine failure. Damn, that's brutal.
  14. What kind of wheels are those? They kind of look like the stockers I had on my '02 SE-R
  15. LOL @ the wreck...you get those from wreckedexotics.com?
  16. I didn't say that because they're race engines but because they're bulletproof, smart ass.
  17. BLAST! 17/20...slipped up the Pontiac logo, best selling car and the MB slogan!
  18. Civics, well, Hondas in general seem to have taken on the same connotation as pitbulls...they're a dime a dozen and a few bad apples have given the general public a terrible opinion when the word "Civic" and "tuning" are used in the same sentence. Certainly there are plenty of fast, well-modded ones in the world...just search YouTube. The majority, however, just plain suck.
  19. You've never owned a 22R/RE powered 4 Runner or KA24 powered D-21 Hardbody...

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