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New "Yoda in our future......

Postby TwinStick » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:29 am

Wifey's new ride.

Made the commitment yesterday. 2017 4Runner, SuperWhite color, TRD Off-Road Premium pkg, running boards, rear cargo cover, heated seats, KDSS, no 3rd row seating, no moon roof. 10 yr, 125,000 mile warranty- everything except wear items, (also includes undercoating & re-applying every year for the entire 10 years, (yes, they use Fluid Film, lol), towing, rental car, trip interruption, upholstery guard, key loss, key replacement, locked out is also covered & some other stuff I'm forgetting. They tried to search for one & found a bunch but none of the dealers would trade with them, so they had to order one to be built. He also said earlier in the year, you could order a Premium without the KDSS, but now it will not let him order one like we want without the KDSS. He also said 90% of ones deals had on the lots like we want have moon roofs. That was a deal breaker for us, no moon roof wanted. Not sure how much of all that is BS or not. Not much dealing on the Yoda's around here. After some haggling, they knocked $1390 off the price of the vehicle and I got the warranty down from $1999 to $1000. That is the best they would do. Good bad or otherwise, the deal is done. He said mid June approximately. If I wanted a TRD Pro, wait time was 12-14 months ! :jawdrop:

Fixing and keeping the Corolla for our beater. Parts arrived today. Will get busy when weather is nice again. :cheers: Retirement Party Tonight :cheers: I never had one, didn't want one. The fellow employee's/assholes I worked with were part of the reason I retired. I hated them, certainly didn't want to have a party with them.

IT IS TRUE............
Now that I'm retired, i don't know how i found time to work. Still gotta get to the range & fire my Springfield. :doh:
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: New "Yoda in our future......

Postby Colibri » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:57 pm

Congratulations sir, I hope it gives you and your wife many trouble free miles :rockon:
I've always had a soft spot for toyotas, still have an 85 that gets flogged mercilessly at the track
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Re: New "Yoda in our future......

Postby DamageWagon » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:13 pm

I'm a little jealous, I love the new 4Runner body style. Congratulations Twin!


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Re: New "Yoda in our future......

Postby w2dodge » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:39 pm

congrats.....seems we work with the same folks...ny thing i guess
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Re: New "Yoda in our future......

Postby TwinStick » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:36 pm

Thanks.

I tried hard to get her to think about Tacoma, but she said no. So now, the PW's gotta last at least 7 more years. Not sure if the 4Runner will tow our camper or not. Time will tell. I will probably have to replace the rear coil springs with HD ones, at a minimum. It will also give me some time to see if we will be able to afford trucks that I like & 7 years for them to work some of the problems out. My dealer still has that plain white, PW out front. We drove by there on the way home tonight & wife saw it & commented that it was a gorgeous
looking truck.

My current thoughts right now: PW, ZR-2, 1/2 ton diesel, full sized diesel ---all depending on price, our health & whatnot. Still got shit to do on the truck before cross country trips as well. Track bar bushings. I'd like to drive to a few places & have them do some stuff too. New steering gearbox & HD steering setup w/heim joints.

Lots to do.
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: New "Yoda in our future......

Postby fbenross » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:09 pm

:rockon:
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Re: New "Yoda in our future......

Postby TwinStick » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:54 pm

:angry: So, I put the car up on ramps in the driveway. Got all the bolts out except for one. Can't get it out because it hits the engine---on both sides. :angry: Starting in 2009, they made them so the owner can't replace that simple part. Have to unbolt the engine & lift it up, or unbolt the entire lower structure. So now my $107.00 job is turning into a $600 job, because i don't have a lift & giant trans jack. :angry: :wtf: Even Toyota's have been "Americanized" . :winchmob: Does NOT approve of this shit.

On the plus side, I was able to change out my headlight bulbs in the truck today---after an hour of wondering why the hell the new ones just wont fit. Turns out the new Silverstar Ultra's come with a white rubber gasket. It fell off & I didn't even know it, then it went in just fine. Must be the gasket makes them fit 10 other models because it was not needed for mine & would not go in with them. They fit tight, no wiggle, so i guess they are good. Nothing on the package said anything about the white rubber gasket. In today's world, I guess being able to change your own headlight bulbs is considered a win. :doh: Got the garden tilled up, lawn mowed, changed the oil in the mower & tiller.

Also, checked out the "1 year Mobil 1 oil" today at w-mart. $50.00 for 5 qts !!! :wtf: 15,000 mile oil is $25.00, so.....double the price for an extra 5000 miles ???????? :sick:
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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Re: New "Yoda in our future......

Postby adeluca73 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:28 pm

Congrats, but I thought you were converging on another two wagons, one driveway situation...too bad ;)
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Completed Mods: Ram door sill guards, Front air deflector, WeatherTech slimline window deflectors, DiamondBack HD cover coated w/ Line-X, Mufflex MagnaFlow muffler & Resonator delete, Opti-Coat Pro 2.0, DeeZee tailgate strut, DeeZee ¼" fitted bed mat, Factor-55: FlatLink winch hook/Shorty Strap 3.0/Hitchlink 2.5, Warn Wireless Winch Remote, Locker by-pass, AEM dry filter, Truxedo LED bed lights wired into RamBox Connector, WhiteKnuckle sliders w/ full-length diamond plate coated in Line-X, Purple Cranium rear diff guard, AEV front/rear diff cover, AEV RAI w/ pre-filter, AEV ProCal (Bootleg'd), DOR Steering Box Brace, Phillips Hi intensity LEDs in cargo lamps & back-ups, triple anti-hop shocks, Truxx PW specific front 1.5" level, AAM 4.88's, custom black-out work, Line-X front/rear bumpers & wheel flares, 37" Nitto Ridge Grapplers, Plasti-dip PW wheels Black w/ Gunmetal metalizer, FilterMag kit, AMP Research BedStep
Next Mods: Thuren: {Coils, Track Bar, Boggie Bumps, King 2.5's shocks} , on-board air, HID low CANBUS replacement, LED HI, BD LED fogs
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Re: New "Yoda in our future......

Postby TruckerZoom » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:26 am

congrats. that's a nice ride for the wifey
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Re: New "Yoda in our future......

Postby TwinStick » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:37 am

Congrats, but I thought you were converging on another two wagons, one driveway situation...too bad ;)


Not out of the picture once the Yoda is paid off. Just more years down the road. :lol:


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2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????
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