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4th Gen T4R Armor Thread

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by Kyle11863, May 19, 2024.

  1. May 19, 2024 at 10:50 PM
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    Kyle11863

    Kyle11863 [OP] King of the BS

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    So I've noticed that forums on our TW and Tundras sister site have Threads dedicated to armor recommendations but not really on here. I say its time to change that!

    I'll start with Coastal Offroad. For the 4th gens they offer everything from bumpers to sliders and even link skids. All of their plate armor products are offered in 3/16" steel or 1/4" aluminum for those that want to save weight. The bumper also have several options from bull bars to light cut outs as well as an awesome swing out system. This system utilizes a modular construction that allows you to change out your mounts by undoing 4 bolts. These mount options currently include dual jerry can holder, propane tank mount, rotopax and maxtrax mount plus even a dual mountain bike rack.

    We also are currently running a group buy for their products, though it won't be running for much longer, so if you're interested in buying soon, check it out ASAP

    https://www.4runners.com/threads/co...der-group-buy-open-to-all-makes-models.37792/

    Front high clearance bumper:
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    High clearance rear bumper/swingout:
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    Skid plate:
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    Link skids:
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    Sliders:
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    What do you guys think? Show us what you got down below!
     
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  2. May 20, 2024 at 4:38 AM
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    Bluesky 07

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    “Deep” Satoshi grille | X-REAS delete / TRD Offroad front springs & Bilstein 4600 shocks + FJC rear springs | Weathertech front & rear mats | Tinted front windows | Floor Armor cargo mat | TPMS bypass | LED interior, tag, & reverse lights | BlueSea Systems console USB power ports | Gentex 453 autodim mirror w/Homelink & compass | Kenwood DDX373BT HU + Audiovox backup camera | Fumoto F-103S | Bazooka tube subwoofer | Kenwood speakers & KAC-M1804 amp | Philips H9/9011 headlight bulbs | Rexing V1 Gen3 dash cam | Map light mod | Breather mod | Off-road Nav Setup | Power Stop Z36 brakes | OBD Fusion diagnostics
    I like a more subtle look and feel like Lost Trails Overland nailed what an OEM winch bumper would have looked like had it been offered back then. Easy install; I used a floor jack to lift it into position and bolted it on.

    I had decided to forget about a winch bumper b/c I just didn’t like any of the lopro looks but this one changed my mind.

    Solid, heavy duty construction, made in USA, and Daniel is very responsive and customer-focused.

    There’s also a light bar mounting shelf behind the metal mesh.

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  3. May 20, 2024 at 11:36 AM
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    Kyle11863

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    That's really clean! I didn't know anyone made a bumper like that for the 4th's. I wish the old trucks could do stealth bumpers like that :pout:
     
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  4. May 20, 2024 at 2:04 PM
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    I also highly recommend 4XInnovations' weld-on sliders. I challenge anyone to find a better value in terms of a rock-solid product at a reasonable price and shipping cost. They look great and proved themselves in the Windrock Park rock gardens a few months ago.

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  5. May 20, 2024 at 5:57 PM
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    Kyle11863

    Kyle11863 [OP] King of the BS

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    how much were they?
     
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  6. May 20, 2024 at 7:47 PM
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    Mine are DOM w/ kickout so today they would be $345 plus shipping. I bought them in 2021 and they were $310 + $69 shipping.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2024 at 3:52 PM
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    R4Adventure

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    2.5" Bilstein lift, 1" body lift, 34" tires on 17x9 Method Racing 312 wheels, CBI front bumper with Warn EVO10s winch, full RCI under armor and rock sliders, ARB front and rear air lockers, 8.2" rear axle house swap, etc....
    Ascend Fabrication is a great option worth looking into: https://www.ascendfabrications.com/

    They have both DIY and Welded options for many of their products. They started with support for the 4th gen and have expanded to cover other Toyota's.

    Here's a few of the front bumper options:
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    And here's their high clearance rear bumper. This is the one I most likely will get next year:
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  8. Jun 10, 2024 at 3:59 PM
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    2.5" Bilstein lift, 1" body lift, 34" tires on 17x9 Method Racing 312 wheels, CBI front bumper with Warn EVO10s winch, full RCI under armor and rock sliders, ARB front and rear air lockers, 8.2" rear axle house swap, etc....
    RCI Off Road is a reliable option. https://rcimetalworks.com/

    They currently don't make bumpers for the 4th gen, but they have the full underside covered, including the rear differential. The transmission skid also has the option to add guards for the cats.

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    There rock sliders are very stout and they just updated the design that allows the top plates to be added or removed.

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    I am currently running a full complement of the RCI steel skid plates and rock sliders.
     
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  9. Jun 10, 2024 at 4:05 PM
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    R4Adventure

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    2.5" Bilstein lift, 1" body lift, 34" tires on 17x9 Method Racing 312 wheels, CBI front bumper with Warn EVO10s winch, full RCI under armor and rock sliders, ARB front and rear air lockers, 8.2" rear axle house swap, etc....
    Eimkeith - https://eimkeith.com/ may not have a full complement of armor for the 4Runner, but he makes probably the best rear lower link mount shields that you can buy. These are weld on only though.

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    Though its not armor, while you there you should consider his panhard correction kit. This will correct the roll center on a lifted rear axle and also give you a little more travel.
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