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Paul Tiegrob: 1990 Toyota 4Runner

Rear Three Quarter View
Kevin McNulty | Writer
Posted November 1, 2010

The Ultimate Rigs of UA 2010

1990 Toyota 4Runner
Driver: Paul Tiegrob
Co-driver: Christopher Nikkel
Longtime Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road reader and trail fanatic Paul Tiegrob and his co-driver, Chris Nikkel, reminded us all what it was like to wheel an old-school Toyota. Seeing and hearing Paul's 4Runner on the trail brought back a lot of memories for most of us, reminding us just how well these rigs worked back in the day with the right modifications.


  • Engine: '89 3.0L Toyota Supra I-6
  • Transmission: W56 -5-speed manual
  • Transfer Case: Toyota transfer case with Advanced Adapters 5.1 low-range gears
  • Front Axle: Early 8-inch Toyota solid axle, 5.29 gears, Lock-Right Locker,
  • Rear Axle: 8-inch Toyota, 5.29 gears, Detroit Locker


  • Front: All Pro SAS kit, Rancho RS5000 shocks
  • Rear: Sky Mfg. 6-inch-lift leaf springs, Rancho RS5000 shocks
  • Tires & Wheels: 35x13.50R15 Goodyear MT/Rs on 15x10 American Racing Outlaws

Other Stuff
Winch & Bumpers: Warn M8000 winch, ARB front bumper, MacFab custom rear bumper
The Rest: 4X Innovations rollcage, driveline e-brake, custom tube rocker guards