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4runner Trd off road premium with KDSS and lift?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by titan34, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Oct 11, 2021 at 3:24 PM
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    I knew I'm going to have a strong following, no kidding. I let you know about the dents when I put mine to the test. :santa2: present.
     
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  2. Oct 11, 2021 at 3:29 PM
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    Your 4R looks army green in the second pic. Too many trees around I guess :)
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2021 at 3:32 PM
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    Stop the tempetation guys, my stock 4Runner is fine. I have no more money ;)
     
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    I asked my boy, he says he is fine in stock :)

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    To address your question of whether or not KDSS is worth it, I will give you my 2 cents worth. When shopping for my 2020 4R, I drove one with KDSS and one without. I can tell you that the ride quality is improved with KDSS, and is especially good at minimizing body roll when cornering. I really disliked the body roll on a 4R without KDSS. It is truly that noticeable. I have not lifted my 4R yet, but am going to limit a lift to no more that 2.5 inches based on my research of the potential risk to the KDSS system, which is expensive to repair.
     
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  6. Oct 11, 2021 at 5:30 PM
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    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch
    How well would titanium slide on rocks? Would they dig in?

    I wonder what the actual cost would be...

    Budbuilt makes stainless steel skids. They're expensive, but maybe worth it. :notsure:
     
  7. Oct 11, 2021 at 8:10 PM
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    Sliding on rocks, pretty much the same as steel or Aluminum. "Would they dig in" don't know. Will let you know working on mine.

    The prototype is always expensive, working on it, when everything is done and tested, I let you know.

    Chrome/Nickel alloys stainless steel 304 or 316 is ok not worth the money for skid plates; it's just steel with Chrome 14-18% - 8-13% Nickel and the more expensive 316 has some molybdenum added to it. Density is pretty much the same as steel (heavy), rust resistant, that's all.

    Titanium is far superior for skids IMHO, for now, I can only speak because of the properties. When testing in real life, I will have something to backup my statement.

    I think an important factor with Titanium is the reflection of heat, (steel, Aluminum, stainless steel all absorb heat, heating up protected components) besides the weight/strength relationship and being impervious to most chemicals and salts, makes Titanium a great prospect for this application.
     
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  8. Oct 11, 2021 at 8:14 PM
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    It sounds pretty nice! I'm just curious where the cost would end up compared to steel and aluminum. Obviously higher, but how much?

    My interest in the stainless sliders would be purely for the rust resistance. Not having to worry about coating them or touching them up would be sweet!
     
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    Something like this, between $2800 & $3500.

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  10. Oct 11, 2021 at 9:11 PM
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    That's really not that terrible if you'll use them.
     
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  11. Oct 12, 2021 at 5:32 AM
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    OP: I have found TRAIL4R.com to be an excellent resource for all things 4Runner. Many of the writers speak highly of KDSS. Many articles on suspension and KDSS.

    https://trail4runner.com/
     
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