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2018 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by Rguest3, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. Aug 23, 2018 at 4:48 PM
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    Witzkeguy

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    Any status on your Gobi rack yet? Curious as I want one for my week old TRD off road as well but the wait will be tough.
     
  2. Aug 24, 2018 at 5:22 AM
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    Rguest3

    Rguest3 [OP] 2018 TRD Off-Road Premium

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    Nope, no word yet. However, I was not expecting the Gobi Stealth Rack until some time in October.

    Like I said before, it should have been the first thing I ordered for this truck.
     
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  3. Aug 27, 2018 at 1:20 PM
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    Rguest3

    Rguest3 [OP] 2018 TRD Off-Road Premium

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    I received an email from Gobi today. Stealth Rack is scheduled for October delivery.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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    you're gonna love you're new add ons man. I have the same setup and it awesome.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2018 at 8:04 AM
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    Rguest3

    Rguest3 [OP] 2018 TRD Off-Road Premium

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    I installed the Pedal Commander today.

    Total install time was about 10 minutes.

    The Pedal Commander does exactly as advertised. It's a lot of fun to play with to see which setting might best suit. The throttle response is easily adjusted from a stock, mushy, non responsive Pedal feel all the way to too much response!

    This is a perceived performance increase, not any increase in HP or Torque. Having the increase in throttle response makes the truck more fun to drive and more responsive. The 4Runner does not feel like a dog anymore.

    I settled in to City Mode on #4. This setting gets rid of the Pedal feel lag or wait. For more spirited driving and even greater throttle response I'll go higher.
     
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  6. Sep 8, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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    I agree. I leave mine on city +2
     
  7. Sep 10, 2018 at 5:44 PM
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    Rguest3

    Rguest3 [OP] 2018 TRD Off-Road Premium

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    I have really been enjoying driving this 4Runner the last couple of months.

    We have gotten a lot of rain in VA and the dirt roads have a lot of pot holes and wash board. The 4Runner with the Icon suspension makes everything almost unnoticeable at 30-40mph. Some say the Icon suspension is too stiff. Firm, yes. Maybe even more firm than the Pro suspension, but it will be perfect with a Bumper and Winch which is due soon in the future.

    Overall, I have no complaints with the Icon suspension at all.
     
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  8. Sep 12, 2018 at 12:35 PM
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    Rguest3

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    I ordered the Southern Style Off-Road, Slim-Line Front Bumper this afternoon.

    I already have the Warn Winch and the Rigid 30" SR-Pro to be installed in the bumper.

    I am excited to get the Bumper installed but it may take 6-8 weeks to be delivered.
     
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  9. Sep 12, 2018 at 2:02 PM
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    it's worth the wait, bud. it looks great, you're gonna love it. I opted for the 20" bar since the loop on the bumper covers the corners where the light sits. less o'course you order without loop.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2018 at 5:56 AM
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    Rguest3

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    Are you talking about the Shackle Mounts (D-Ring Mounts) being close to the ends of the LED?

    Do you think these will block the light output to the sides?
     
  11. Sep 13, 2018 at 6:14 AM
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    I think he's talking about the push bar that protects the front grill...? Unless you've ordered it without the push bar..
     
  12. Sep 13, 2018 at 6:29 AM
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    caps is right. they used to call it a loop, less they change it to push bar, either way yes push bar covers the corners of the grill so, if your light bar sits inside your grill you may loose a little light dispersion.
     
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  13. Sep 13, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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    Maybe this is a newer version of their front bumper?

    The Southern Style Off-Road Bumper has the 30" LED mounted lower in the Bumper itself. The Push Bar is much higher in the Grill area. If anything, the Shackle Mounts MAY slightly affect the LED light to the sides.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    yeah I get it....its my bad bud i miss read. I was under the impression that you installed you're 30" bar behind the grill.
     

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  15. Sep 13, 2018 at 2:14 PM
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    did the pedal commander impact mpg at all? runner looks great!
     
  16. Sep 13, 2018 at 6:01 PM
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    Mileage change is unknown.

    The Pedal Commander does not effect the engine and how efficient it is. The Pedal Commander only effects the Gas Pedal sensitivity and therefore throttle response.

    I would expect the gas mileage to go down initially because it "seems" like you have new found power under your foot. The 4Runner is a lot more fun to drive (More responsive) now without the Pedal lag or wait, as before.
     
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