1997 Toyota 4Runner Consumer Review: Takes a Lick'n

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Takes a Lick'n
By Tazz151 on


1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4dr SUV 4WD


This is my 2nd 4Runner. I had an 88 200,000miles & traded for the 97, wanted 4 drs. It has a 2" lift with HD springs & shocks and a TRD cat-back which added a little more low end power. This is my daily driver and hard use off-roader. I tow 3,000- 5,000# on a regular basis and it pulls great. I have removed my front and rear sway bars for better travel off-road, the little extra lean on the streets is not alarming. I run this on trails, service roads, crawling & even use it as follow vehicle at high speeds for quad riders. The truck gets beat hard with bumps & jumps (8ft in the air) & keeps on tick'n. No major probs. Looking to get another one w/V8 but will keep this one. Quality is 2nd to none.

Best Features

Hard-core durability. Electric rear locker. Performance over similarly equipped Cherokees and X-terras.

Worst Features

Polyurethane bushings for all suspension components.
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