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Bought another 4x4

#1 User is offline   UTKJinFL 

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:29 PM

We took in a 1997 4Runner last week for $1800 at our KIA store. I felt that the vehicle was too cool for the general public so I took it home myself. It's a great vehicle with everything working... it's going to be a gangster trail rig when I am done with it.

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I still have the turbo-diesel KJ... In fact, I just changed out the timing belt and all the other stuff in the area so it should be good to go for another 100K miles.

The Toyota is due for a timing belt in 10K miles but the Toyota parts will cost me $279 and $150 labor... the Jeep cost me $760 parts and $300 labor. Replacement parts have made the CRD cost-prohibitive to bash against rocks (chunks of really hard mud)so the Jeep will get DD and Expo duty and may end up being the tow rig for the Toyota.
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#2 User is offline   Jim B 

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:08 AM

Interesting on the price range of the labor. The Toyo looks pretty clean for the price, what engine and miles?

Not sure if the rest of the members here would want to see a Toyo build but I would. Maybe you can bring your Toyo clan and request a special forum section for underprivileged vehicles. :grin:
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Posted 19 March 2011 - 12:11 AM

Toyotas are very popular out here and the clubs tend to be better organized. This one has 192K on the clock, my 2006 Jeep has 107K for perspective.
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