Supercharged 4Runner is an Awesome Sleeper

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4Runner on a Rock

TRD supercharger, headers and meth injection have made this 4Runner a whole lot more powerful.

The 2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited is a roomy and capable SUV, but the 3.4-liter V6 is a little light on power, offering just 183 horsepower and 217 lb-ft of torque. While most people don’t but a 4Runner for its high performance capabilities, more power makes this Toyota more fun to drive and more capable, particularly when pulling a trailer.

Fortunately, forum member “Texas_Ace” shared his experiences of adding a supercharger and a few other items to his 2000 4Runner, picking up roughly 90 horsepower from these updates.

Supercharged 4Runner Engine Bay

The introduction

The thread begins with the OP explaining that he had previously talked about his supercharged 4Runner, but it had been a few years, so he wanted to update everyone on how the SUV was doing since the build.

“Well I blew the old motor in the MR2 up a few months ago and while I am waiting on the new one I decided to catch back up on the 4runner and do some mods to it that I have been wanting to do for a long time.

TRD 4Runner Front

As a refresher on who I am since I am sure 99% of you don’t have a clue who this guy with way too many posts suddenly posting is. I have the 2000 Limited 4runner 4WD that I supercharged a few years back with a 1st gen supercharger on a budget.”

Supercharged 4Runner is an Awesome Sleeper continued…

"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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