The older gear driven case was retained on the 4-cylinder models. It is made from top grade materials to ensure premium quality restoration of good steering and smoother ride. Later, more strict crash regulations mandated doors that offered as much protection as passenger car doors. It is available in 3 trim levels, 2 of which were available previously. It was in essence the marketing test vehicle for Toyota to be able to introduce the 4Runner. Very spacious and grocery shopping doesn't feel like such a chore with all the trunk space! I drove it for two years through very difficult mountainous terrain crossing the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, often at 7500 feet in the mountains.
The new 4Runner was also available with a factory installed selectable electric locker in the rear differential, a first for the 4Runner but available since 1993 in the. The kit included a folding rear seat that could be folded forward to lay flat and add cargo space to the back. Sport models also featured a non-functional hood scoop. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. In that sense, all three vehicles were not conventional pickup trucks with a fiberglass shell included.
Additional cosmetic changes occurred between 1993 and 1995, the last year of the second generation. Acceleration made me feel like i could disappear in a cloud of dust if the rebels ever decided to chase. An additional unknown number of Trekker kits, likely less than 200, were shipped to Canada to be installed on Canadian trucks at the dealerships. In contrast, the second generation 4Runner carried over the retractable-glass tailgate from the first generation. I am the second owner and the last.
SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557166647245 ; listingsSearchManager. Japanese models are distinguished from the export specification 4Runner by having a side opening tailgate as opposed to the 4Runner's lift-up tailgate. The North American specification Toyota Pickup also adopted this new suspension, but the regular Hilux for other markets at this point retained the more rugged and capable, if less refined, solid axle configuration. It represented a fundamental departure from the first generation model. The new suspension also increased the space in the engine compartment necessary to fit larger engines, such as the introduced in 1987 but arguably decreased the truck's off-road capabilities.
NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. More ergonomic switch control panels and a newly designed 4 spoke steering wheel, which also necessitated a redesign of the airbag system. In most areas, there was little more than two pieces of sheet-metal and the window to keep incoming vehicles from impacting passengers. The implementation was borrowed from both the second generation , and the , both short-bed trucks with removable fiberglass shells over the rear sections and having bench seats installed in the back. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. Instead of an enhanced pickup truck with fiberglass cap, the new 4Runners featured a freshly designed, full steel integrated body mounted on the existing frame.
The third generation 4Runner did, however, look very similar to the second generation. There was no tailgate on the Trekkers. This upped the horsepower numbers from 100 hp for the 22R, to 116 hp for the 22R-E Engine, though the carbureted engine remained available until 1988. Nothing wrong, clean bill of health. This time, it shared virtually nothing with the pickup it had originally evolved from, and shared its chassis with that of the four-door wagon.
Shadow Mica was added as a color option. It is the best vehicle I have ever owned. Significant changes from the second generation models include a larger body on a longer wheelbase, increased interior space, increased cargo space, dual airbags, , lift-up tailgate, coil-spring suspension all around, rack and pinion steering, and aerodynamic contour designed glass headlights. I missed it so when I totaled the awful Saturn Ion that I inherited I decided to get another 4Runner. The factory Toyota vinyl cab headliner was replaced and matched to the custom rear canopy headliner.
The redesigned bumper eliminates the rear bumper reflectors. Low-option models had a small light in the gauge cluster to indicate turbo boost, while more plush vehicles were equipped with an all-digital gauge cluster that included a boost gauge. The Trekker was produced from early 1981 through 1983. In 1991 for the 1992 model year, the 4Runner received minor cosmetic updates, including one-piece front bumpers and modular headlamps instead of the increasingly outdated rectangular sealed beams. No driveline changes were made. AutoTrust Silver supplies a great selection of ball joint components at reasonable prices! InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter.
A turbocharged version of the 22R-E engine the was also introduced in 1986, although this engine is significantly rarer than the base 22R-E. In the United States, the 1994 and 1995 model years added side-impact beams in the doors. Nearly all second generation 4Runners were four-door models; however, from launch in 1989 to May 1993, a two-door model was also produced. Even the white paint looks new after all these years. The crash test rating for the second generation 4Runner was one star for the driver's side in a frontal collision while the passenger side received a 4-star rating. It looks and runs like a new car. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.