What has been replaced...
- Shocks (all 4).
- Broke clutch fork (reason he was selling it to me).
- Timing set (gears, chain, guides).
- Right rear e-brake cable.
- Column switch for headlights/turn signals.
- Driver's seat belt (worn out).
- Massive rust in the rear bumper (none on the rest of the truck).
- Sway bar bushing's and left mount on suspension arm.
- Trans is not as smooth as it should be.
- Will need a new throttle body (worn out).
I have had a few Toyota trucks and I wanted one for work. All the ones I have had before have been 4x4's, so this was new for me having a 2WD.
I got it from the original owner with 342K. It had a broken clutch fork (disengages the clutch for shifting) and he decided he didn't need the truck anymore, and wanted to pass it down the line. I was shocked to see that the truck still looked like it only had about 100K on it. He took great care of it.
Since I got it, I have not had to do anything I didn't already expect to need fixing. 22RX timing guilds are notorious for braking, so that was no big thing, and all the other stuff was just easy to fix.
I have stated to add things to make it a little nicer. I had a bad turn signal switch and decided that I wanted intermittent wipers also, so I got a switch unit off of a SR5 truck. I also switched out the dash and cluster for the nicer 4Runner parts. I have also converted the front end to a 1994 4 Runner composite headlight front end (lights, grill, finders, core support), because I like the lighting and looks better.
I get 25-27+ MPG with normal driving, and with having a canopy on the back, it still has OK power. I'm not so keen on the small wheels and big tires, but that's something that can be taken care of in time.
The only things left to really fix is it needs a throttle body in a bad way. It's really sticky from groves being worn into it, and the trans will need replacing sometime in the next 60K. I will say though, this is a great truck to have with little things to worry about. They are also really easy to work on comparing to anything domestic. It does need a rear bumper, but not that big of a worry for me.
I'll have this rig for a long time, and plan to take it to 500K, if not 1 mill...