1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

5th gen 4Runners in scenic locations

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by ManBeast, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. Dec 24, 2021 at 4:24 PM
    #1861
    OverRunner

    OverRunner New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2021
    Member:
    #21242
    Messages:
    101
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jared
    Denton, TX
    Vehicle:
    ‘21 ORP w/KDSS
    Exploring the Bemis Hill Trails of the Beltrami Island State Forest in Northern MN.
    70259944-1D25-4ED7-8E97-6A2EF04E47AD.jpg
     
  2. Dec 27, 2021 at 3:14 AM
    #1862
    DRobs

    DRobs New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2019
    Member:
    #8335
    Messages:
    1,203
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Missouri Ozarks
    Vehicle:
    2019 Toyota 4Runner OR - MGM
    Pinstripes, lots of em.
    werlyb23 and acet7 like this.
  3. Dec 27, 2021 at 3:41 AM
    #1863
    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Member:
    #1122
    Messages:
    1,890
    Gender:
    Male
    Lexington, Ohio
    Vehicle:
    '19 ORP
    Fuck yo' overlanding
    God Wranglers all pimped out are fugly

    Who looks at that white and blue POS and thinks "perfect"?
     
  4. Dec 27, 2021 at 4:17 AM
    #1864
    DRobs

    DRobs New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2019
    Member:
    #8335
    Messages:
    1,203
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Missouri Ozarks
    Vehicle:
    2019 Toyota 4Runner OR - MGM
    Pinstripes, lots of em.
    I was thinking I wanted pick up a yellow 4 door Jeep and put "Short Bus" on the hood.
    But then I saw 3 yellow Jeeps with the that same thing on them.
     
    MeefZah likes this.
  5. Dec 27, 2021 at 7:42 AM
    #1865
    Stoney Ranger

    Stoney Ranger New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2021
    Member:
    #20419
    Messages:
    223
    Gender:
    Male
    Driftless Area
    Vehicle:
    '18 SR5 Nauti Blue
    4x Rockers/Skids-Dobi Lift-Wildpeak AT3's-Vic 4x4 Molles
    That Jeep will go places a 4R can't. Yeah, i agree, it is ugly. Function before fashion.
     
    suaveflooder and alittleoff like this.
  6. Dec 27, 2021 at 9:38 AM
    #1866
    Fltslr

    Fltslr the last hurrah

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2020
    Member:
    #17253
    Messages:
    250
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Vehicle:
    2021 Lunar Rock 4runner Pro
    They are more capable, but slow as crap and reliability isn't their thing. I bought my runner for reliability and then discovered how much easier it drives over most terrain
     
    suaveflooder, A&P and Stoney Ranger like this.
  7. Dec 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    #1867
    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Member:
    #1122
    Messages:
    1,890
    Gender:
    Male
    Lexington, Ohio
    Vehicle:
    '19 ORP
    Fuck yo' overlanding
    I don't know. Between that and the Runner next to it.... no winch, wider stance, possibly no lockers (can't tell if it's a Boobicon or not?)... I suspect there's no place one can go that the other can't also. But one does it with fucking class!
     
    K-Paul likes this.
  8. Dec 27, 2021 at 1:33 PM
    #1868
    DRobs

    DRobs New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2019
    Member:
    #8335
    Messages:
    1,203
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Missouri Ozarks
    Vehicle:
    2019 Toyota 4Runner OR - MGM
    Pinstripes, lots of em.
    I led the trail ride with my 4Runner again, yesterday. He just had to photo bomb the group pic.
    He did ask me, with all the wheeling I do, why did I buy a Toyota instead of Jeep? I told him road trip comfort + reliability.

    The Rubicon is on the far left.
     
    A&P, MeefZah and Fltslr like this.
  9. Dec 27, 2021 at 8:25 PM
    #1869
    MountainMan

    MountainMan New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2019
    Member:
    #10898
    Messages:
    640
    Gender:
    Male
    Pacific Northwest
    Vehicle:
    2019 4Runner MountainMan Edition
    Coming up Snoqualmie Pass today, heading home from Seattle. Roads were icy, but I had to try to get the new tires to break traction.

    IMG_20211227_131328070_HDR.jpg
     
  10. Dec 27, 2021 at 8:59 PM
    #1870
    farmer6556

    farmer6556 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2020
    Member:
    #16707
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jesse
    Vehicle:
    2018 4Runner TRD Pro
    Out on some forest roads yesterday in the Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest (just east of Greenwater).
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Dec 27, 2021 at 9:30 PM
    #1871
    farmer6556

    farmer6556 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2020
    Member:
    #16707
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jesse
    Vehicle:
    2018 4Runner TRD Pro
    During the day (yesterday) of traveling forest roads and back roads, I had to "recover" from a scenic location.
    [​IMG]
    The story: A tree had fallen across the road and I had parked just to side of the crown in the road, as to not block the main path. I was planning to check out the tree and then turn around and hook up and pull the it to the side, to get the tree out of the way of the main path. I soon as I stepped out of the truck I realized how slick the road surface was! Once back in the truck any wheel movement then made the 4Runner slide directly towards the guard rail... ugghhh. I started digging to get clear pavement and a clear dirt shoulder and few minutes later two different groups showed up, on both sides of the tree :). Thankfully I was able to recover without any contact with the rail. A Tacoma pulled up behind me and with a quick pick I was back at the top of the road.
     
  12. Dec 28, 2021 at 5:48 AM
    #1872
    OverRunner

    OverRunner New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2021
    Member:
    #21242
    Messages:
    101
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jared
    Denton, TX
    Vehicle:
    ‘21 ORP w/KDSS
    Ice fishing yesterday on Lake of the Woods, MN.

    06B3163B-5452-4AF0-91FF-47724C842B3C.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

  13. Dec 28, 2021 at 8:26 AM
    #1873
    BearBio

    BearBio New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2021
    Member:
    #21264
    Messages:
    161
    First Name:
    Greg
    Vehicle:
    2019, Dark Blue SR5
    Roof rack, side bars
    Thought that was Snoqualmie. Where's home? I'm in Wenatchee.
     
  14. Dec 28, 2021 at 9:57 AM
    #1874
    MountainMan

    MountainMan New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2019
    Member:
    #10898
    Messages:
    640
    Gender:
    Male
    Pacific Northwest
    Vehicle:
    2019 4Runner MountainMan Edition
    On the Idaho border by Pullman.
     
  15. Dec 28, 2021 at 12:39 PM
    #1875
    Beachguy

    Beachguy Normal turned up too loud

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2021
    Member:
    #19847
    Messages:
    1,086
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2021 SR5 Premium
    Oh hell no.
     
  16. Dec 28, 2021 at 1:43 PM
    #1876
    Stoney Ranger

    Stoney Ranger New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2021
    Member:
    #20419
    Messages:
    223
    Gender:
    Male
    Driftless Area
    Vehicle:
    '18 SR5 Nauti Blue
    4x Rockers/Skids-Dobi Lift-Wildpeak AT3's-Vic 4x4 Molles
    The driving on ice part or the cold part?

    I love that ice shanty. Nice touch. Needs a polar bear.
     
    ESCT4R and A&P like this.
  17. Dec 28, 2021 at 1:50 PM
    #1877
    Beachguy

    Beachguy Normal turned up too loud

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2021
    Member:
    #19847
    Messages:
    1,086
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2021 SR5 Premium
    The cold part. I ain’t about that life.
     
    ESCT4R and K-Paul like this.
  18. Dec 28, 2021 at 5:14 PM
    #1878
    OverRunner

    OverRunner New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2021
    Member:
    #21242
    Messages:
    101
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jared
    Denton, TX
    Vehicle:
    ‘21 ORP w/KDSS
    Me neither. Driving home to Dallas now. Took us 8 hrs to drive 200 miles through that MN storm today. Halfway through SD and can’t get back to 80 degrees fast enough.
     
  19. Dec 29, 2021 at 1:15 PM
    #1879
    The Knitted Brow

    The Knitted Brow New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2021
    Member:
    #24427
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 White 4Runner
    Headed up (elevation) to Crown King, AZ and arrived alive.

    IMG_7182.jpg IMG_7194.jpg
     
    ESCT4R, Fltslr, GrantA and 11 others like this.
  20. Dec 29, 2021 at 1:19 PM
    #1880
    4runwildintoparadise

    4runwildintoparadise New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2021
    Member:
    #24861
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Female
    Vancouver, BC
    Vehicle:
    2021 4Runner TRD Off-road
    Suspension: Dobinsons MRR Modular Panels: Rago Fabrication Tires: Falken Wildpeaks 275/70/17
  21. Dec 29, 2021 at 4:07 PM
    #1881
    K-Paul

    K-Paul Looking for a water x-ing

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2021
    Member:
    #23237
    Messages:
    212
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    K
    DFW Metroplex
    Vehicle:
    2013 SR5 Pearl White
    2" Lift Snork Sliders Prinsu Falken WP W/TRD
    And that's why I moved to the metroplex after 15 years in KC and 6 in Ohio.

    The only thing that sucks is the toll roads sucking me bone dry, killing me softly....:bananadead:
     
  22. Dec 29, 2021 at 4:32 PM
    #1882
    K-Paul

    K-Paul Looking for a water x-ing

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2021
    Member:
    #23237
    Messages:
    212
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    K
    DFW Metroplex
    Vehicle:
    2013 SR5 Pearl White
    2" Lift Snork Sliders Prinsu Falken WP W/TRD
    Last week @ Palo Duro Canyon,

    82F6B283-B8CF-41F8-AF3C-A05CE3FBEF6C.jpg 75C7EA71-4905-4EE9-830D-7641D2FD2175.jpg DFA94808-C42A-4AC8-AEED-6A0618EC54D2.jpg
     
    werlyb23, Curt56, SlvrSlug and 2 others like this.
  23. Dec 29, 2021 at 4:44 PM
    #1883
    4R21

    4R21 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2021
    Member:
    #22947
    Messages:
    1,063
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    AK
    Land of Cheese
    Vehicle:
    21 TRD ORP 1F7
    floor liners ! wheels and tires !
    I was just looking at that same cell booster on line :D how is it working for you ?
     
  24. Dec 29, 2021 at 5:27 PM
    #1884
    DRobs

    DRobs New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2019
    Member:
    #8335
    Messages:
    1,203
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Missouri Ozarks
    Vehicle:
    2019 Toyota 4Runner OR - MGM
    Pinstripes, lots of em.
    A little wheeling today. Explored another new area. Found an old falling down farm house.

    Shack.jpg
    Skyline Rd trails.jpg

    A couple creek crossings
    Creek crossing.jpg

    Fun times.
    Skyline Rd trails 2.jpg
     
  25. Dec 29, 2021 at 5:52 PM
    #1885
    The Knitted Brow

    The Knitted Brow New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2021
    Member:
    #24427
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 White 4Runner
    Wrote up the following related to this trip.

    "Another note, the phone did NOT have a cell signal, even with the weBoost, but the 4Runner’s WiFi was strong augmented by the weBoost. Unfortunately, the WiFi might NOT be available in the morning after shutting down the 4Runner for the night. NOT a deal-breaker but a note, as we are out here to leave home [and phone] behind. [The following morning,] as expected, after starting the vehicle in the morning there were NO cell/WiFi signals. Likely, as is common, the WiFi was dragged along and held until shutting down last night. This morning, had to drive about 4-5 miles before the weBoost picked up both signals."


    Note: Back to your question. It's a booster of an EXISTING signal and does NOT create a signal. The latter is a common misconception. Thus, without an existing signal there is none. That said, by dragging I mean the booster grabs, drags, and holds a signal from outside an area and brings it into an area where there is NO signal. However, when the booster or signal is turned off that dragged and held signal is lost and to NOT be found when the booster and signal are turned on again. To avoid losing the signal I hardwired the booster to the house battery so that the booster is always on, which will hold the phone signal if captured (as long as the phone is on) but NOT the 4Runner's WiFi as that connection is an accessory connection and when the vehicle is turned off that connection is lost (unless you leave the vehicle accessory on). Because of the latter, I am considering a mobile hotspot that I can hardwire to the house battery as well.

    All that said, I primarily use all the above gadgetry for work, which is mostly rural, but have use of it when away from work as well. And finally, to your question, it works well, most of the time, ~80%, when I am working. Because, during my work I have the redundace of three different cell/WiFi providers, and dispite that the other ~20% I have NO signal. Thus, if NOT primarily for work I would NOT (again, would NOT) have gotten it and that experience is of over a year now. (1) For the cost (which I write off my taxes) I would want it more reliable with a single signal, NOT three. (2) For work, I have 3 signals and it's NOT even 90%. Outside of work, I have 2 signal and when outside developed areas it's maybe 75% reliable (and I might be exaggerating--but definately better than 50%). With a single signal, as most folks have with their phone, the availability and reliability must drop. (3) Lastly, humbug answer, do we really need a signal when trying to get away from it all? Hope that helps.
     
    K-Paul likes this.
  26. Dec 30, 2021 at 8:57 AM
    #1886
    K-Paul

    K-Paul Looking for a water x-ing

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2021
    Member:
    #23237
    Messages:
    212
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    K
    DFW Metroplex
    Vehicle:
    2013 SR5 Pearl White
    2" Lift Snork Sliders Prinsu Falken WP W/TRD
    The only reason a signal matters for me is weather-related. Gaia GPS takes care of navigation so yeah, I am with you there. I recently purchased the Garmin emergency beacon and with an elevated monthly membership it can provide weather reports, so hopefully, I can get off the grid in peace.
     
    The Knitted Brow likes this.
  27. Dec 30, 2021 at 1:13 PM
    #1887
    The Knitted Brow

    The Knitted Brow New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2021
    Member:
    #24427
    Messages:
    29
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 White 4Runner
    For decades (way before anyone even thought of an Internet as even possible), farmers, pilots, sailors, and many others have relied on weather forecast radios--just two examples of many capabilities and prices.

    https://smile.amazon.com/Midland-WR...40898256&sprefix=weather+radio,aps,127&sr=8-4

    https://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilo...4yyADdcVvGMH8KgfvPD3k5CQVJ_qPTkhoCMIMQAvD_BwE
     
  28. Dec 30, 2021 at 6:35 PM
    #1888
    LA260

    LA260 New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2020
    Member:
    #14602
    Messages:
    269
    Gender:
    Male
    45mins from DTLA. Can't complain
    IMG_20211230_135224494.jpg

    IMG_20211230_143730418_HDR.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2022
  29. Dec 31, 2021 at 11:21 PM
    #1889
    farmer6556

    farmer6556 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2020
    Member:
    #16707
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jesse
    Vehicle:
    2018 4Runner TRD Pro
    New Years Eve run to the mountains. The lights from the ski slopes behind me light up the surrounding areas and overcast skies. Here's to 2022!
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    LA260, DRobs, werlyb23 and 9 others like this.
  30. Dec 31, 2021 at 11:39 PM
    #1890
    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Member:
    #1122
    Messages:
    1,890
    Gender:
    Male
    Lexington, Ohio
    Vehicle:
    '19 ORP
    Fuck yo' overlanding
    Alternatively you could look up...

    If you see cows flying into a funnel, go the other way... And other assorted tidbits.

    Like my wife asking Alexa what the weather is. Look outside, woman!!!
     
    06_dark_knight likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top