This 4Runner served as my daily driver for over a decade. It was already modified by the previous owner when I purchased it, with the armor, ARB Air Lockers, and 4.88 gears installed. I loved the manual transmission and sporty feel, which was improved with the addition of Icon shocks and Light Racing Jounce Shocks. I regret selling this 4Runner, I tried to turn my Tacoma into something similar and have done the same with my Tundra. Even with a winch and lockers front and rear it was not a great rockcrawler, but it was incredibly fun in the dirt with very few compromises on the road.
3.4L V6 w/ TRD Supercharger
R150F 5 Speed Transmission
Stock Transfer Case & Drivelines