Welcome! That 4Runner looks nice. Don't worry too much about the age and mileage on her - it just means more of an excuse to modify and upgrade.
I like the way you think!
I am not worried about the age as much as I might have come across initially. When I went shopping I WANTED an older truck so I wouldn't feel weary about shifting her into 4WD and enjoying what the vehicle was made to do. Also I didn't pay much, so my upgrade budget is padded a bit better.
Really I just want to be sure she is mechanically sound- once I am satisfied that it really is in as good a condition as I believe she is- the mods will begin.
RedRunnerTC's link to the suspension upgrade is going to be really useful- I think once this house closing business is out of the way that will be my first direction, and then probably some steel 16x10's and some treads.
My Brother in Law returns from Iraq in May, and we are trying to get him to settle out here in Colorado. Clayton had a RAM set up for wheeling in Missouri before he left, but will probably be shopping for a new truck when he gets home. He can add some technical expertise for me, and also hopefully we will be participating in some "House of Wrenching" sessions.
Looking forward to meeting all of you, and becoming part of the group here. I don't have any 4x4 experience yet, but I came out of an excellent Integra community, and this one seems to be shaping up as a great new home. I really enjoy the social aspects of joining online/hobby communities.
Making new friends is a big part of the fun.