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2A4R 's Off-Roading Minivan Build

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 2A4R, May 20, 2020.

  1. May 20, 2020 at 1:10 PM
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    2A4R

    2A4R [OP] New Member

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    Figured I'd start a thread to keep track of the purchases and modifications to my 2019 TRD PRO Super White. I'm also welcoming any advice and the inevitable "why in the hell did you do that?!?" comments to steer me in the right direction!

    The vehicle is our daily driver and with several trips out of state per year, I'm not trying to do any crazy modifications. Gotta keep the MPG's as high as possible! I'll be sticking with the stock Fox suspension and stock wheels and tires. But with that said, I want to get the most out of the off-roading capabilities of the 4Runner.


    First night with the new rig next to my wife's 2001 Limited with 240,000 miles!
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    First "mods" made:
    -Replacement of the factory running boards with predator steps
    -Removal of that awful PRO rack
    -Tints all around including windshield strip
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  2. May 20, 2020 at 1:39 PM
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    After 4 months and 10 days from placing my order, my Gobi stealth was finally delivered!

    Honestly I love the way my rig looks without any roof rack or rails at all and if it was possible I would keep it that way. Unfortunately, I need the useable storage space for family trips since the dog will be occupying the trunk (and he drools all over everything)

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  3. May 21, 2020 at 6:58 AM
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    I am not a fan of the Predator steps, that will probably be the first thing you damage. A flat slider would serve you better, and give you more protection. JMHO
     
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  4. May 21, 2020 at 7:10 AM
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    Agreed. Even a flat slider that's not angled up will give you about 2.5" more clearance vs the Predator steps, maybe even more than that, as I base that figure on the oem step, which is a bit higher than the Predator.
     
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  5. May 21, 2020 at 10:52 AM
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    Piss off this is MY build not yours!!! :argue:
    Just kidding, this is the advice I'm looking for! I completely agree and would love angled sliders eventually. I went with these because I got them for a decent price (and they were a birthday present so didn't have to pay anyway) and I thought they would provide a bit more protection than the plastic OEM boards.
     
  6. May 21, 2020 at 11:01 AM
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    H9 conversion on the Low Beams is a worthwhile upgrade.
     
  7. May 21, 2020 at 11:08 AM
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  8. May 21, 2020 at 12:07 PM
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  9. May 21, 2020 at 1:45 PM
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    I picked up one of those at a local REI, you'll be glad if you get one. Very useful.
     
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