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2003 Model 4Runner

in 2002 Toyota released the 4 th of the 4Runner. Based on the same as the Land Cruiser Prado which is sold in the overseas It was the first 4Runner to be released a V8. The 4.7 liter V8(2UZ-FE ) was the same as the one in the Cruiser 100, Sequoia and models with a slightly level of tuning, 235hp and It was also coupled to a brand new 5 spd box (, which was also release in the L:and Cruiser. (A750E-I for the 2WD and for the 4WD). Fortunately Toyota use of body on frame construction and the solid axle in the rear, the temptation to go �soft� on the 4Runner. No transmission was available.

The 4Runner was than the previous generations and weighed on average 400lbs It featured a more spacious and also a more luxurious with plenty of extra under the hood.

Early in 2003 the V6(1GR-FE) go It was the first all aluminum engine in a truck. It featured VVTi ( Valve timing) and a very 245HP from the 4.0liter and 282 lb/ft. Only auto was for this model and Toyota the trusted 4 spd (A340E for the 2WD and A340F for the

The 4WD V8 had full time 4WD with a limited Torsen diff, and only use 4Hi and 4LO. The 4WD V6 also had time 4WD with center but could be run in 2WD mode as well. The new featured a newly improved which worked significantly than previous generations It also featured a center lock, which disables the VSC to throttle back in offroad The ground clearance was however from previous generations, was frowned upon by offroaders. ride and handling did improve

There were 3 trim available:


Sport Edition

Limited (LTD)

Until early 2003 the SR5 and SE had bumpers and trimming for a rugged the LTD came with color bumpers and trim. Later in all models came with coded paint on the trim and

The SE came with the hydraulic suspension, which was an option for the It helped prevent body during cornering and braking, the sporty feel of this SUV. The LTD also had the option of a air suspension, which automatically the XREAS. For on road use this is highly recommended, however offroaders will find they will have to this suspension over

There was a whole bag of electronic also included with the new , see above link.

Some of the problems with the 4Runner

Moonroof rattles and not closing

Manual seat feeling and shaking

Front seat (normally fixed by lubing the

Driveline clunk when on 4WDs (normally fixed by slip joints)

Early V6 fuel rail (fixed by Toyota)

Vibration at (normally fixed by replacing rubber)

None were but when buying secondhand you want to check for the seats and issues. The majority of owners who these early vehicles are very happy with

2004 Model

Toyota very few changes from the model to the 2004. Not much since the late 2003 One thing to watch for is that changed the auto to a sealed you will not find a dipstick on it. included changing the transmission from Type IV to WS, which is to be lifetime fluid. Guess we see about that.

3 rd Row seats now offered on the SR5 and LTD models. These are only good for small though.

V8 models also a weight distribution hitch to towing capacity to 7000lbs, 5000lbs.

Toyota 4Runner IV

Fewer of the initial problems also reported by owners.


For 2005 Toyota did a few cosmetic changes. The trim on the SE and LTD were slightly revised. The spoiler also changed to airflow. Mechanically both the V6 and V8 received a very nice

The V6 model got the 5spd auto, all the same ratios as the V8. The V8 got a nice boost by receiving VVTi as Power of the V8 went up to 270HP and It was rumored that the new V8 would be fuel efficient, but consumer does not validate that. It however add a little extra on the road, especially on the top end of the RPM range.

The system received a nice to improve usefulness.

This is the best model year yet of the . Very few of the initial problems been reported on these

2006 Model

The 2006 received a number of styling and also additional trim. like the 4Rs keeps getting and better.

Mechanically there has no changes to the V6 or V8 models, the power has been changed however due to SAE The power rating for the V8 is less the GX470 and there seems to be no explanation for it. New power ratings

V6 236HP @ 5200 RPM and 266lb-ft @ RPM

V8 260HP @ 5400 RPM and 306lb-ft @ RPM

On the styling side there has a number of changes, mostly The front and rear bumpers are square and aggressive. The grill and are changed, including projector The rear taillights are now led based. The and door handles are also on some models. See brochure for list. On the interior the only change seems to be an updated cluster, which now looks similar to the Tacoma.

The trim has also been with power seats on all for the driver and power seats for the side on SR5 and SE V8 models as well. The LTD memory seats. Various trim options have improved as well, please see The LTD also comes with 18 Also notable is the fact the SE model now has tubular roof and sidesteps.

Toyota 4Runner IV
Toyota 4Runner IV
Toyota 4Runner IV
Toyota 4Runner IV

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