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  • 5 Reasons Why A Toyota 4Runner Makes A Great First Car

    5 Reasons Why A Toyota 4Runner Makes A Great First Car

    Are you in the market to get your soon-to-be or newly-driving teen their first ride? Maybe you are the soon-to-be or newly-driving teen trying to convince your parents to purchase you a rad ride that’ll make all your friends jealous. Either way, I’ve got your answer right here: (drum roll please) the Toyota 4Runner. Wait,…

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  • MR2 Vs. NSX: Is The Underdog Just As Great As The Legend?

    MR2 Vs. NSX: Is The Underdog Just As Great As The Legend?

    The 1990s are considered to be a peak time for performance cars coming out of Japan. Every manufacturer had at least one sports car – Mitsubishi had their 3000GT and Eclipse, Mazda with their RX-7, Toyota with the MR2 and Supra, and Honda with the NSX and Acura Integra. The second-generation SW20 MR2 and the…

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Wash Your Car With Dish Soap: The Truth!

    Why You Shouldn’t Wash Your Car With Dish Soap: The Truth!

    We’ve all been there before. You’ve been waiting all week to do a thorough detail on your sweet ride. Saturday morning has finally arrived and you start getting your supplies ready and your pressure washer all set up. You’re just about to fill your wash buckets when you realize your car wash soap is completely…

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  • The Best Method To Fix A Wheel Bearing On A 4th Gen 4Runner

    The Best Method To Fix A Wheel Bearing On A 4th Gen 4Runner

    Let’s face it, wheel bearings are one of those things that nobody wants to deal with. Not only is it annoying, but it’s a very serious problem to have. On top of that, it can be expensive to fix because it requires very specific tools. That’s right, I’m talking about the dreaded press. Well my…

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  • How Capable Are 2WD 4Runners? Everything You Need To Know

    How Capable Are 2WD 4Runners? Everything You Need To Know

    The 4×4 Toyota 4Runner is world-renowned for its exceptional capabilities both on and off the road. However, what if you’re in the market for a 4Runner and questioning if you should buy a 2WD? What if you already own one and are wondering what your vehicle is really capable of? Look no further, because in…

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  • Water Spots on Car Paint: Cause, Correction, and Prevention 

    Water Spots on Car Paint: Cause, Correction, and Prevention 

    While the automotive detailing craft comes with a portfolio of challenges and frustrations, perhaps none are as common and frustrating as water spots. They so easily appear on our vehicles and those of our clients. Why are they so prevalent? What is the safest and easiest way to remove them? How can we prevent them…

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  • Pros and Cons of Running 285 Tires on Your 4runner or Tacoma

    Pros and Cons of Running 285 Tires on Your 4runner or Tacoma

    If you’ve been contemplating an upgrade to beefy 285 tires on your Tacoma or 4runner, you’re certainly not alone. This is a really popular tire size among Toyota truck fans but the advantages don’t come without their share of sacrifices. Running a 285/70/17 size tire on your 4runner or Tacoma will definitely improve its off-road…

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  • A Guide to Upgrading Your 4th Gen 4runner Headlight Bulbs

    A Guide to Upgrading Your 4th Gen 4runner Headlight Bulbs

    If you’re thinking of upgrading your 4th Gen 4runner’s headlight bulbs, you’ve probably already noticed that there are a ton of options to choose from out there. In this guide, I’ll break down the various ways you can upgrade yours and compare some of the pros and cons. There is always a chance that you’ll…

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  • Best 3rd Gen Tacoma Engine: Comparing the 2.7 I4 and 3.5 V6

    Best 3rd Gen Tacoma Engine: Comparing the 2.7 I4 and 3.5 V6

    Toyota offers dozens of different ways to configure a third generation Tacoma. There are different bed lengths, cab sizes, transmission choices, and trim packages. Truly enough to make your head spin! The most defining feature, though, is what engine you choose to equip. Here there are only two choices: a 2.7 liter inline four cylinder…

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