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1997 Toyota 4Runner Sr5 4×4 - $5,800 (Grass Valley)

condition: fair
make / manufacturer: Toyota
model name / number: 4Runner
So goes the classic tale:

The recent purchase of a new larger family vehicle (80 series Landcruiser) unfortunately forces the sale of my beloved "Mertle" I have owned this 4Runner around eight years and have loved every day of it! Over the years I have slowly piecing together a very capable 4-wheel drive. The list of aftermarket parts includes but is not limited to:

•Detroit truetrac Locker in the rear. Best modification I have ever made to any vehicle I have owned, hands down.

•Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2.5 coilovers up front and old man emu shocks and springs in the rear.

•Rock sliders by 4×Innovations and front and rear bumpers built by Addicted Off-Road.

•Full size roof rack with tool mount and hi-lift jack carrier. Custom 3rd rail for added support.

•Dick Cepek Extreme Country tires in 265-75-16 w/ approximately 5k miles with full sized spare.

•Deck plate mod.

•Custom catback exhaust system. All throat, no rice.

This old gal is sitting just over 300k on the body and 260k on a donor engine. Recently serviced with an oil change, new radiator and flush and a full service. If you are familiar with these 3rd gen 4Runner you know the only part likely to fail and cause problems are the ball joints I recently replaced the uppers and lowers on both sides as well as installed new CV axles to freshen up the ride and maintain that notorious level of reliability these things are known for. This old Toyota is far from clean, but it's a 4 wheel drive not a pavement princess. This set up will take you anywhere you are looking to go. It's tried and true and I'm going to sincerely miss it!

To a good home only...

post id: 7755312344

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