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5th Gen Armor

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by SixthSnail, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Jun 28, 2022 at 12:43 PM
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    Does anyone who replaced their front bumper have the factory, lower mesh/honeycomb grill they are willing to sell?
     
  2. Jun 28, 2022 at 12:47 PM
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    I never understood why the baja racks are sooo fucking high! Man, id cut those damn rack mounts so the racks only a 1inch off the roof
     
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    Dobinson IMS Warn Bumper CaliRaised Sliders 265/70 K02s
    Dont have this bumper, but now Im curious what the issue is? Are they inline w the frame? Or is it that the actual points arent welded in the correct manner? I have a warn bumper that appears correctly done/configered/welde, but I dont know if I know what to judge.
     
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    Recovery points are too high on the bumper, not in line with the frame.

    https://youtu.be/x3BXfVTOJ58?t=175
     
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    very good info here.
     
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  8. Nov 4, 2022 at 5:11 PM
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    Does anyone known of a good skid front skid plate option that gives some frontal protection to the lower control arm mounts?

    I was up on a rock the other day and the front driver tire slipped off it and the front tab of the control arm mount came down right on the rock. No bending (that would have sucked), because I came straight down on it. But if that hit carried any forward speed, I can imagine potential to bent that mount, and bind up the control arm.

    The other reason I like the front skid plate to shield the LCA mount is just to help keep the salt off of it in winter. Pretty much all the ones I’ve seen leave the LCA mount wide open.

    The only one that seems to have coverage is maybe the the 4x innovation plate, which is super nice. But they use 1/4 in plate, That is the definition of heavy, which be a real pain when it comes to my maintainance and post-mud washdowns routines. So if anybody knows of other options out there, I’d love to hear about them.

    LCA skidplates are an option, but, Id like something that puts forces on the frame, not on the LCA and bushings. Although that’s better than leaving it open.
     
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  9. Nov 8, 2022 at 6:28 AM
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    did you end up doing anything or not yet?


    I just ordered some shock skids from fjtoyman that I’ll be installing this weekend
    http://fjtoymanoffroad.com/shockskidsking/

    Then I thought about LCA skids and was wondering if I need to get some or not. I saw that cali raised has some discounted for Black Friday. Anyone has them and has feedback? Or for those who has a LCA skid plate, which one do you have and why?

    https://caliraisedled.com/products/2014-4runner-lower-control-arm-skid-plate
     
  10. Nov 8, 2022 at 7:31 AM
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    No not yet. I really like the 4X innovations plate system, since it seems to cover those LCA tabs on the frame. I’ve also seen these plates in person @Stoney Ranger, and they turn the vehicle into the closest thing to a MRAP the side of the army. Not only that but they look really nice.

    But the more I think about maintenance, the more I realize how much of a trade-off armor is. I put a lot of miles on my 4runner, so semi-regular jobs like greasing the driveshafts, or transfer case/differential oil changes become a bigger deal with the 4X plates.

    Thanks for reminding me about the shock skid plates. I need to get a set of those, let me know how you like them. I I have to get a Diff skid plate as well. Lol, I think I’ve managed to whack just about everything this summer. Not very hard, but enough to let me know it’s time to step up my armor game.

    Regarding the LCA skid plates, I kind of consider LC A’s as somewhat expendable in the big scheme of things. So armor just to protect the underside of plate steel seems redundant unless it offers some thing more. The Cali raised ones don’t even cover the bolts or the frame mount area. So I’m not seeing the draw in those. I think I’d rather just keep my ground clearance.
     
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  11. Nov 11, 2022 at 12:37 PM
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    Super easy install, very beefy, nice welds and good quality overall. I'm very happy!

     
  12. Nov 11, 2022 at 4:49 PM
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    Thanks for the pictures. Did you have to remove the shock bolt to install, or does it slip over it?
     
  13. Nov 11, 2022 at 5:48 PM
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    yes I had to remove the shock bolt, insert the skid then put the stock bolt back as well as another one that came with the skid to hold it firm.
    Wheel doesn’t need to be removed as long as you don’t mind crawling under the truck. I removed to make it easier and because I’m lazy and also I like using the impact wrench. Turned out to be better as there was a lot of sand everywhere so I cleaned everything as well.
    without the cleaning it took about 5 min per side
     
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