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2004 Toyota 4Runner - Stepping Up To Stage II

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Kevin Blumer | Writer
Posted September 1, 2011

Part II: Install For The Long Haul

Famed racer, fabricator, engineer, and author Carroll Smith wrote that there’s basically no such thing as a mechanical failure. Instead, Smith made the case that failures were of human origin, and had root in improper design, fabrication, or maintenance.

The ’04 4Runner we’re working on isn’t a race vehicle, but it’s nevertheless entered in perhaps the ultimate endurance test: that of doubling as a daily driver and as an off-road rig that’s capable in fast or slow terrain. Weak points will have every opportunity to rear their ugly heads.

With that in mind, extra steps are being taken to ensure that our Stage II upgrades will be in place and working seamlessly for thousands of miles to come. It’s the install for the long haul.

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Currie Enterprises
714-528-6957
www.currieenterprises.com
Kartek Off-Road
Corona, CA 92879
951-737-9682
Poly Performance
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-783-2060
www.polyperformance.com
Sway-A-Way
Chatsworth, CA 91311
818-700-9712
www.swayaway.com
Total Chaos Fabrication
Corona, CA 92880
951-737-9682
www.chaosfab.com
Sweet Performance
Placentia, CA 92870
714-223-9322
www.sweetperformance.com
Synergy Manufacturing
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-242-0397
www.synergymfg.com
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