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GTJordan 07-29-2013 01:44 PM

Looking good!

OGT????

SquareD 07-29-2013 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by GTJordan (Post 4643539)
Looking good!

OGT????

Thanks Jordan. LOL, Old Grandpa Tune. I forgot exactly what was entailed with an OGT. I think I have a small vac leak, other than that it rolls out decently. I have no idea how much boost I'm running. Not enough to ping on premium...:lol:

JohnMc 07-29-2013 02:08 PM

E85 is in pumps all over the place now...


:oogle:

/says the guy whose car is all blowed up

SquareD 07-29-2013 02:16 PM

Nooooooo. :lol:

I seriously need to resist mission creep with this car. It's a DD and that's what it needs to excel at.

GTJordan 07-29-2013 04:22 PM

I think it was just a filter, exhaust and mbc... Oh and a VX cam.... Old school

SquareD 08-18-2013 04:02 PM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/...d229fec2_c.jpg

Bored, waiting for my daughter to wake up; so I'll post another couple pictures of the car. Dat shine.

Silver 08-18-2013 05:20 PM

Looks good!

I love the ride height. It must be nice to not always be worrying about your suspension/clearance. The S70 wheels are a classy touch, too!

SquareD 08-19-2013 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Silver (Post 4660068)
Looks good!

I love the ride height. It must be nice to not always be worrying about your suspension/clearance. The S70 wheels are a classy touch, too!

Thanks. I like the ride height too, though I wish the TME springs were a little stiffer. And of course I've had to "shim" the right rear to level it out. Stupid 7/9 lean.

Took it for a drive through the city yesterday. Over the weekend I had a 70+ year old white woman, a ~20 year old black guy and a ~50 year old black guy give me compliments on it. LOL Here are a couple more from my drive yesterday.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4303/...0e1a362c_c.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4297/...84513e1b_z.jpg

Manbeard 08-19-2013 10:11 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...ps006c89ce.jpg

i love this

SquareD 08-19-2013 10:18 PM

Thanks Manbeard.

Owsley 08-19-2013 10:35 PM

It sparkles. It's those little things that take it from a clean used car to one that attracts compliments and really catches the eye. Very, very nice. The headlights look great.

SquareD 08-20-2013 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by sowsley (Post 4661064)
It sparkles. It's those little things that take it from a clean used car to one that attracts compliments and really catches the eye. Very, very nice. The headlights look great.

Thanks, I appreciate the kind words. It was in good mechanical shape when I got it and just needed some work aesthetically. I'm happy with how it's shaping up, it drives and looks great now. This car is a rare find in the Midwest.

SquareD 12-04-2013 01:58 PM

Update, because I can. The waggy is no longer my DD. Since selling the 740, the 945 has been slotted into the fun/project car role and is now comfortably sitting in my garage. It's a clean enough example of an ever dwindling population of 9 series turbowagons, that I didn't want to subject it to my 70 mile commute and winter weather.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4313/...ee3153db_c.jpg

So that left me scrambling for a new DD. After being dissapointed at the Accord/Civic/Camry/ES300/etc... offerings out there in my price range I settled on a 2002 SR5 2wd 4Runner. Not exactly what I was looking for when I started my search, but it's a one owner, was pretty darn clean and only had 91k miles on it. So far I enjoy it, it's like driving a lifted 240 wagon.

JohnMc 12-04-2013 02:17 PM

3rd gen 4Runner fist bump!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/smcr/IMG_7896.jpg

SquareD 12-04-2013 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnMc (Post 4760629)
3rd gen 4Runner fist bump!

Dap it, bro.

That picture just gave me a seizure, THERE'S SO MUCH DIRT ON YOUR TRUCK!!! Mine's cleaner. :lol:

Mall crawlin' 4 lyfe. I actually want to get a "flexin'" picture for Stephen/Manbeard. You know, with one tire up on a curb or something. lol

Manbeard 12-04-2013 04:24 PM

hahahahaha yes!!

OldGrandpaTune 12-04-2013 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by SquareD (Post 4643547)
Thanks Jordan. LOL, Old Grandpa Tune. I forgot exactly what was entailed with an OGT. I think I have a small vac leak, other than that it rolls out decently. I have no idea how much boost I'm running. Not enough to ping on premium...:lol:

What is wrong with Old Grandpa Tune. I have it and like it, and don't go taking my radio off of AM where it belongs.

Looks like a nice car that won't take much to have really tidy!

JohnMc 12-04-2013 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by SquareD (Post 4760654)
That picture just gave me a seizure, THERE'S SO MUCH DIRT ON YOUR TRUCK!!! Mine's cleaner. :lol:

Mine's still a bit dirty under the hood from that St. Joes trip, and that was ~2 years ago.

The rear axle will flex quite a bit - it takes a lot to get a wheel dangling:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/smcr/IMG_0066.jpg

Crazychopstick 12-04-2013 06:36 PM

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...a/159_0813.jpg

4Runner bros.

Assemble!

SquareD 12-04-2013 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Crazychopstick (Post 4760875)
4Runner bros.

Assemble!

Like Voltron with frame rust?

Hey, hey, hey. Let's not make it all about the broRunners, this is showroom. I do get why 240 guys like these, both vehicles sit like trucks.

Crazychopstick 12-04-2013 07:47 PM

3rd gens didn't get the frame recall like the Tacomas did.

Any frame rust should be surface and nothing structurally damaging. Supposedly we had better frame coatings.

pwschuh 12-04-2013 09:44 PM

I knew a guy with a 2WD Explorer once. We all used to tease him about his 'minivan.' ;)

SquareD 12-05-2013 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by pwschuh (Post 4761039)
I knew a guy with a 2WD Explorer once. We all used to tease him about his 'minivan.' ;)

As an admirer of the versatility of the minivan, I'm offended by the jab at your acquaintance's crappy Exploder.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/pictur...pictureid=2316

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phishnoob (Post 4760793)
What is wrong with Old Grandpa Tune. I have it and like it, and don't go taking my radio off of AM where it belongs.

Looks like a nice car that won't take much to have really tidy!

Thanks. Eventually I want to basically OGT this. 16t, 2.5 or 3" exhaust, ipd cam, chips... and maybe down the road a manual swap.

JohnMc 12-05-2013 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crazychopstick (Post 4760937)
3rd gens didn't get the frame recall like the Tacomas did.

Any frame rust should be surface and nothing structurally damaging. Supposedly we had better frame coatings.

A few people have managed to get rusty frames on 3rd gens, but they're generally from vry srs salt belt states, and the car was probably never washed after driving in winter. It's rare.

The Tacos were rusting out all over the place. US made frames from DANA vs. the 4Runner's Japanese made frames.

Sort of like all the old 60's Land Rover's, which had a similar fairly light gauge boxed steel frame that was no match for salty roads. There used to be saggy looking Land Rovers parked in backyards all over the midwest. I think some people made a cottage industry out of getting them for cheap and sticking new galvanized frames under them, then selling them on for $$$$$.

760T man 12-05-2013 09:32 PM

You as<syhgh>sholes have me wanting to get a 3rd gen 4runner now. :grrr:


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