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Top 4 Reasons Why The Toyota 4Runner Is So Bad On Gas

The Toyota 4runner is legendary for a couple of reasons: its off-road prowess and reliability. Unfortunately, the 4Runner’s legacy comes with less than reasonable gas mileage though.  The Toyota 4runner is bad on gas because of poor aerodynamics, outdated gearing, disregard for fuel efficiency during the design process, and the additional weight from heavy 4×4 components….

What to pack for off roading

Off-Road Gear Checklist: 50+ Items To Pack In Your 4runner

If you’re planning to take your 4runner off-roading, it’s important to go prepared. Heading out to a remote area shouldn’t begin with an impulsive left turn off the highway. A good adventure starts long before that, and today, we’re going to run through some of the planning and packing you should do before you leave….

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Airing Down Your 4runner’s Tires – Should You Do It?

If you’ve already been learning about taking your 4runner off-road, you’ve probably already heard the term “airing down” your tires. In this article, we’re going to discuss what it means, how much air to let out, and how the heck you fill them back up with air in the middle of nowhere. Airing down the…

4runner RSCA button

4runner Off-Road Feature Acronyms (And What They Mean:)

Maybe it’s out of laziness, maybe it just makes things seem fancier. Toyota loves coming up with abbreviations for the features on their vehicles. They can be confusing though. Stuck trying to figure out what one of them stands for? I’m going to explain some of the popular 4runner off-road features here. We’re going to…

4runner 4 wheel drive system

How To Use Your Toyota 4runner’s 4 Wheel Drive System

You might be surprised to know that the majority of Toyota 4runner owners have never used all of the off-road features that they come equipped with. So if you’re unfamiliar with the proper way to shift your 4runner into 4 wheel drive, don’t worry! We’ll cover all the basics and what everything means here. How…

4runner mud puddle

16 Tips For Taking Your Toyota 4runner Off-Road

Perhaps the biggest draw to the Toyota 4runner is its off-road capabilities. The salesperson that sold it to you might have made it sound like it can go anywhere and do anything. While the 4runner is one of the most robust vehicles you can take off-road, that doesn’t mean that you can go out and…

4th gen 4runner

3rd Gen vs 4th Gen Toyota 4Runners: How Do They Compare?

The Toyota 4Runner. One of the biggest names in vehicles today, and for a good reason: it is capable, reliable, and perfect for driving down roads less traveled. However, many people will see the price tag on some of the newer models and quickly turn their head the other direction. The used 4Runner market is…

4th gen 4runner towing

Does Your Toyota 4runner Need A Trailer Brake Controller?

If you’ve been following along, you already know that I recently towed a camper trailer across Canada with my beloved V8 4runner. I shared everything I learned from that trip in this article and one of the main things I touched on was the benefits of a trailer brake controller. According to the owner’s manual,…

Towing with a 4runner

Tips For Towing With A 4runner – My 10,000 Km Experience:

4th Gen V8 4runners are famous for being better at towing than any other 4runner model ever built. I hadn’t had the opportunity to put this to the test until Sept of 2021 – we were recently married and for our honeymoon, we decided to go all in. We hooked a 19″ camper trailer to…