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5th Gen Armor

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

  1. Jan 16, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    They only sell one type that will fit both non-KDSS and KDSS. Saves making 2 versions of their different varieties.
     
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  2. Jan 16, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    Logical enough.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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  4. Apr 7, 2019 at 1:02 PM
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    At first glance they reminded me of the SleeOffroad sliders, and then I saw the next pic.
    Looks to me that they would collect a lot of debri up under the inside. It’s no completely boxed. I say that’s a perfect place for wet mud to slowly cause corrosion.
    I rolled with Demello Hybrid sliders. I like the strength that the square tube gives on the main rail, while using the round tube on the exterior.
    I will post some pics of my armor as well.
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2019 at 2:28 AM
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    I noticed that after I posted, that looks like a horrible design imo as well.
    Can't wait to see the pics!
     
  6. May 1, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    Has anyone replaced the whole Limited grill/bumper with an SR5 grill/bumper? I can't find it again, but I believe in some discussion of replacing the Limited grill with a TRD Pro, someone said the SR5 actually matches up with the Limited's attachment points.
     
  7. May 1, 2019 at 9:59 AM
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    Also, has anyone used Line X to blacken bumper or any chrome?
     
  8. Sep 12, 2019 at 10:50 AM
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    I just joined today and am looking forward to some good discussions. I have only made one mod so far and I am using the 4xInnovations bolt-on sliders. They seem to be the strongest and best designed sliders for actual use. They even posted a video on Youtube of them drop testing them on a rock and it is pretty impressive.



    I am a licensed Civil Engineer in NC, SC, GA, and AZ and have been doing engineering design for 29 years. When I wanted sliders for my “new to me” 2011 4Runner, I spent 6 months reading and researching everything I could find because I wanted something that was well made, strong, and affordable. I looked at everything from weld-it-yourself kits to save money to bolt-on and, frankly, nothing really compared to the build quality and strength that was evident in the 4xInnovations design. I could tell that these were built the way I would build them and that was what I wanted. You can tell that every opportunity was taken to make them stronger in a way that minimized the stress transferred to the frame rails. Pretty much all of the other bolt-on sliders attach with between 6 and 10 bolts per side, but these use 17 or more on each side. Watch the video on YouTube for more detail at YouTube. There is also a video on installation and a drop test video (which nobody else has done).

    My only problem was that the website said 2014-2018 and my 4Runner is a 2011. I bugged Adam at 4xInnovations for about 4 months, sent him photos and measurements, called him and talked about the install, and finally we concluded that the sliders would probably fit my 2011 after all. I placed the order and couldn't be happier. Installing them was a breeze (after three coats of bare metal primer and three coats of satin black). I did it myself using a floor jack with a 2x4 to spread the load and the only difficult part was getting the KDSS accumulator pulled away from the frame so I could slip the slider underneath it (it is pretty tight). Once everything was mounted, I added grip tape to the top (12" x 2" 80 grit pre-cut strips from Amazon) and they look fantastic. I attached a couple photos below.
     
  9. Oct 12, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    Hi, i wanted to ask which rear bumper did you finally decide on? did you ever look at Shrockworks? Thanks.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    Can we get added to the list here SOS Offroad Concepts
    Full rear ( making some changes before it's ready for order)
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    Full front
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    Streamline front (this one is in aluminum)
    IMG_20190928_161050-01 (1).jpg
     
  11. Nov 15, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    I must first test a set of skids, slimline bumper & I can give my opinion! Lol
    You have some good products. I hope you are added as an authorized vendor!
    PM me if you want me to test a set of sliders. I will gladly give them a run!
    Good luck!
     
  12. Nov 15, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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    SOS CONCEPTS SOS Concepts Vendor

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    Are you talking about us???
     
  13. Nov 15, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    Yeah, it was a bad joke. I was just saying to let a member (me) test them (I know they are being sold already).
    As stated; you all make some good products!
    Good luck.
    Sorry for the confusion!
     
  14. Nov 15, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    SOS CONCEPTS

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    We do have a black friday deal going on now go to our vendor page on here. We have a 5th gen t4r now so it'll be easier to do product development. Stay tuned for updates and future products. I know @Trident904 is waiting for us to make a hybrid front.
     
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  15. Nov 15, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    In your black Friday add all I see is one picture. That is why I asked about the sliders. Even on your site it is hard to see the sliders with a kickout & fill. Any chance of more pictures of that item?
    Thanks.
     
  16. Nov 16, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    yes, yes I am.
     
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  17. Jan 23, 2020 at 11:16 PM
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    What are the best options for a Gen5 aftermarket front bumper with a supercharger?
     
  18. Jan 31, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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    Anyone running these Shrockworks sliders? I really like the looks of these, plus the dimpled tread plate. I had one of their stubby front bumpers on a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and that thing was stout! I'd love to see any photos if anyone has any...their one drawback is you have to do some drilling into the frame to install. It seems they could design these to fit more of the many available holes already in the frame...

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  19. Feb 1, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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    Those are so nice. Surprised they require drilling. The C4Fab sliders I have didn't but required me to put on a finish, they come bare steel. The 5 degree RCI sliders with the step plates are nice also and can be had with a finish. No drill. Just an example but there are lots of options out there.

    https://rcimetalworks.com/product/10-19-4runner-rock-sliders/
     
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  20. Feb 1, 2020 at 9:49 AM
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    Turns out the drilling is in a bottom angled area of the frame, so it doesn't look like a big deal. I did, however, find a youtube video of the installation on a 5th gen, and, to be honest, with all the "stick nuts" you have to fish into the frame, plus the drilling, it looks like a giant PITA to install, especially alone. This RSG version looks to be very similar in looks and function, comes powdercoated if you want, seems to be much more straightforward to install (no drilling), but is pricier:

    https://rsgmetalworks.com/collectio...-top-plate-no-kick-out?variant=15127895769123

    I really like this RSG slider also. Shrockworks is definitely the best price for a powdercoated, or even bare metal for that matter, slider with top plates for a step, that I have found - $635 w/powdercoat vs. $849 for RSG ($570 bare SW vs. $749 RSG). I guess I could deal with the installation for $200 less...plus, SW is closer for shipping cost.

    I just need to sell my Predator steps, make a decision on a slider, and bite the bullet and pick some up. I did find a local buyer for the Predator steps.
     
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  21. Feb 1, 2020 at 4:17 PM
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    Ok I think the angled drilling area is optional. That area is also optional on my C4's and I chose not to drill. RSG's are nice also. It did take two of us to install.
     
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  22. Feb 1, 2020 at 4:22 PM
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    I also have the Angled RSGs and really like them.
     
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  23. Feb 1, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    Also have you seen this sale from SOS Off Road? A vendor here.

    https://www.4runners.com/threads/2020-tax-time-sale-20-off-plus-giveaway.12359/
     
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  24. Feb 1, 2020 at 10:35 PM
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  25. Feb 2, 2020 at 7:40 AM
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    Anyone have RSG sliders on your KDSS equipped 4R? I'm curious as to how that affects the installation. RSG's install notes on their site basically say unbolt the KDSS skid plate and line brackets, mount the skids and bolt everything back up, after trimming one corner of the KDSS skid plate. Is it really that simple?
     
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  26. Feb 5, 2020 at 9:02 AM
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    I watched a YouTube video on the install, not on a KDSS 4R though, and the installation seems pretty simple.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeUtZwJ4f70
     
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    I don’t have KDSS, and installed mine by myself. Very straightforward, and I’m an old guy.
     
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  28. Feb 8, 2020 at 11:04 AM
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    Well, I can cross one item off my list:

    Sliders ■
    Tires
    Suspension

    On a whim, I emailed RSG to see if they would do any discount or shipping deals, and Jason responded that they had a $100 off coupon code currently going - EXPO100. That pretty much offset the shipping cost for me, so I placed the order this morning. I had narrowed it down to RSG & Shrockworks, as each had a flat slider with top step plate (necessary for the better half), and I liked the looks and functionality of both. After viewing videos of installation of both, the RSG seems to make a lot more sense, using threaded holes in the frame already there, instead of trying to fish stick nuts into the frame holes to line up with the bolts, all while trying to keep the slider in place.

    The best news is, they had the set I wanted sitting on the floor, so it ships right away. :bananadance:

    Just gotta sell my Predator steps now...

    Jason said to share the news about the discount code. I used it for these:

    https://rsgmetalworks.com/collectio...-flat-sliders-with-grip-top-plate-no-kick-out
     
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  29. Feb 9, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    While waiting for the RSG sliders, I wonder if anyone on the forum is running their flat version, and could give me a measurement from the ground to the top/bottom of the slider, just for informational purposes...

    Looks like the timing of all this sucks. I have to have some surgery on Tuesday, and cannot lift stuff for a couple weeks. I'll get 'em on eventually.
     
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    Good luck with the surgery and hope you heal up quickly.
     
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