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I decided to sell/trade my '92 pickup and buy an older vehicle (more of a beater), primarily so I can cut down on monthly payments ($300/month on the Toy alone), and also my insurance just went up to $300/month for some reason. Anyway, to my question: It is my understanding that the '85 pickups were the first year to have EFI, and the last year with a solid axle. Are there any exceptions to this? What year, if any, 4runners have a solid axle. If I'm buyin' a older truck like that, no way am I goin' near IFS. I just want a good solid axle rig that will be reliable. Thanks in advance for your help. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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4runners are the same as truck 85 is the optimal year. 84 was the first year for a REAL 4runner (none of that Trekker mumbo jumbo) but alas, it has a carb. also...not ALL 85 trucks and 4runners have EFI, so keep an eye out (at least, i think some have carbs).
 

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yeah, some do have carbs. I went to see an '85 today and was surprised to see a carb under the hood. That's one reason for my post.
 

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first year for 4runner is 84
solid axle in 4runner is 84 & 85
first year for efi is 85 on any truck or 4runner
carb or efi in trucks until 88 when efi became standard on 4x4
an 85 efi 4runner is the best choice but don't pass on a carb 4runner just because it's not efi.Look at price and condition,you can always swap an efi in.Good luck in your hunt.

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I have heard many times that all '85 4Runners are EFI.
 

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Originally posted by All Bottled Up:
<STRONG>I have heard many times that all '85 4Runners are EFI.</STRONG>
That is why it is called hearsay. My Factory Service Manual for the 90 still shows carbs were on the 22r. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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Fuel injection started in the US on 84's late in the production year. Typicly it is standard on SR5's and some of the more Delux packages. Goes for trucks and Runners.

Opps is correct, many have carbs and I belive that holds true into the early 90's, not sure what year carbs went away. Carbs are very common on the basic trucks and runners.

[ 09-30-2001: Message edited by: steveh ]
 
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