This 1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 is Every Rock Crawler's Dream

When an off-road enthusiast buys a Toyota 4Runner, they often daydream about how they can bring it to the next level. This 4Runner from Santa Clarita, California is that vision brought to fruition. The end result is glorious:

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Photo credit: eBay seller esoteric-gems

This off-road monster truck is not street legal and is strictly for off-road use only. Its owner clearly put a lot of TLC into it. What you’re looking at right here is a well-loved 4Runner with a lot of life left. It’s currently listed on eBay with a starting price of $13,400.

When the current owner bought this 4Runner, it already came with a ton of modifications but the owner still made some mods of their own:

  • 1UZ-FE engine swap
  • Rear mounted radiator
  • Custom exhaust system
  • Winch
  • Front sway bar
  • Electrical relay panel for fans and accessories

A 1993 1UZ-FE Lexus engine powers this mean machine. It also comes with a manual valve body automatic transmission. The body has almost 174K miles on it, but the engine has only 90K miles.

It’s a solid off-road vehicle, that’s for sure.

Body Upgrades

Upon first glance, anyone can tell that this 4Runner is made for serious off-roading and rock crawling.

You can immediately see tons of aftermarket accessories, including a front stinger bumper, a heavy duty winch, and a full external roll cage. There’s also a tube rear bumper, a front upper LED light bar, a rear mounted fuel cell, a rear mounted air tank, and rock sliders.

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Performance Upgrades

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On this 4Runner, you’ll find tons of performance-related upgrades in the engine bay and on the underbody. The following list of upgrades gives us confidence that this 4Runner drives like a dream over pretty much any terrain.

  • Four-wheel disc brakes
  • FJ80 front and rear axles
  • Front and rear long arm kit
  • Heavy duty coilovers
  • Performance-grade front sway bar
  • Bump stops
  • Off-road tires
  • Large transmission cooler
  • Rear-mounted radiator
  • Dual transfer case
  • Steering upgrade kit
  • Heavy duty steering knuckles

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Written by Jason Lancaster