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4th Gen newbie

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by esamos, Jun 16, 2022.

  1. Jun 16, 2022 at 1:49 PM
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    esamos

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    I've had a 3rd gen for awhile now and has almost 300k and still going strong for the most part. I'm soon to acquire a 2006 V8 Sport Edition 4wd from a friend that is well taken care of and has about 150k on it. From everything I've read it will have the XREAS system. I believe i would like to upgrade to bilstein 5100s with OME coils for about a 2in lift or so and level it and then get probably 265/70R17's with the newer bronze TRD 17in wheels. Think that would would work and look okay? Mostly that tire size because from what I can tell that size will still fit in the spare location on the underside. Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 17, 2022 at 2:31 AM
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    Toy4X4

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  3. Jun 17, 2022 at 10:37 AM
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  4. Jun 17, 2022 at 3:01 PM
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    Fine idea to upgrade shocks, whatever you want to, just dont forget that Xreas is physically connected to the stock shocks and is functionally useless if you swap to aftermarket shocks. Not everyone connects the dots that you cant use 3rd party shocks and expect Xreas to keep working. As for tires those are one of the stock tire sizes so thatll work just fine if fitting under the rear is your main concern. For your info, a number of folks have reported that up to a 285/70r17 can fit, though it does seem to matter which manufacturer... a 285 from Cooper may not be identical to BFG or General, etc. Others would have to chime in here as my 255/80r17 sure as hell dont fit.

    Good luck and be sure to post pics! :cheers:
     
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  5. Jun 17, 2022 at 3:22 PM
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  6. Jun 18, 2022 at 2:08 PM
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  7. Jun 18, 2022 at 2:12 PM
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    Thanks for the info! Yes I’m aware that the XREAS will no longer work and I’m ok with that from everything I’ve read. I’ll check into the tire size, but I would like to keep a full spare underneath as I don’t foresee ever getting a new rear number and/or tire swing gate on the back.
     
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  8. Aug 9, 2022 at 12:57 PM
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    Welcome and congrats on your 4th Gen. The "X-REAS delete..." post linked in my sig should be helpful in removing the X-REAS.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2022 at 1:31 PM
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