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5th Gen Armor

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

  1. Aug 2, 2020 at 11:06 AM
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    I can’t recall the purpose of the extra brackets. It would probably stop making noise if I installed them properly. But I seem to recall it required welding or relocating brake lines or something. Basically something I wasn’t willing to do on my brand new Tacoma.

    I was mainly curious if anyone had any noise issues after installing armor on their 4Runner.

    How is everyone’s MPG after armor? I would like to do sliders and full steel skids. I’m just wondering what will happen with mileage.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2020 at 11:09 AM
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    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Sliders but no skids here. MPG didn't change after sliders installed. Has actually been getting better of late - slowly climbing, 19.5 MPG last fillup.
     
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  3. Aug 2, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    Apologies - You installed sliders, but not skid plates. And your MPG didn’t change after your slider* install?
     
  4. Aug 2, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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    I have rci sliders and skids. I have zero noise related to them. I think you goofed up the install.
     
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  5. Aug 2, 2020 at 2:24 PM
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    This is the most likely scenario. :bananadance:
     
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  6. Aug 2, 2020 at 8:20 PM
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    Oops! Yes, sliders only, no MPG change.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2020 at 8:23 PM
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    I have sliders and skids and my MPG’s did not change either.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2020 at 3:09 AM
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    Nice! Aluminum or steel skids?
     
  9. Aug 3, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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    aluminum. I don’t wheel often or hard enough to justify the extra weight of steel. On my taco I had bamf steel and it killed my MPG’s by about 1.5.
     
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  10. Aug 27, 2020 at 4:55 AM
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    Pinstripes, lots of em.
    Got my Shrockworks skid plates back from Springfield Powder Coating. They charged me $60 total for sandblasting and coating (hammertone black) for all 3 skid plates. I was shocked, thought it would cost more than that!

    I have TRD Pro skid plate up front, the SW skids integrate off of that. Will work on mounting them today.

    I didn't get a gas tank skid plate. The factory one is better than nothing.
     
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  11. Aug 27, 2020 at 9:38 PM
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    Duuude the shockworks rear bumpers are sexyyyyyyy
     
  12. Aug 29, 2020 at 11:46 AM
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    Unbolted everything last night and then gave up. Gonna take it over to the local shop with a lift and see what they will charge to install them.
    These skids are heavy, I barely have enough room to crawl under the 4Runner. Figure the local guys can probably bolt them on in a matter of minutes vs me with my craftsman tool set.
     
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  13. Aug 31, 2020 at 9:41 AM
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    Pinstripes, lots of em.
    Local small Tire / Repair shop charged me $50 to put them on. Had 2 guys working on it.
    I tipped them $10 each. I helped out with those damn stick nuts. Seems I'm a master at them after putting the Shrockworks Sliders on myself.

    We got 3 of the 4 allen head bolts back in.
    I may redo the 2 bolts that are point down instead of up.

    Shrockworks Skids 1.jpg

    Shrockworks Skids 2.jpg
     
  14. Sep 9, 2020 at 7:55 PM
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    Got the Artec Full Skid Kit using their %19 off sale. A little over $2100 shipped to San Diego. Not bad considering how much you get. Pretty happy with them. Easy install and the coverage and fit is superb. 20200909_071203.jpg 20200909_071252.jpg 20200909_071244.jpg 20200909_071304.jpg
     
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  15. Sep 9, 2020 at 8:01 PM
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    Nice! I just did the same kit over labor day weekend. Can't wait to go beat them up!
     
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  16. Sep 11, 2020 at 10:02 AM
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    Literally bought your bed stiffeners and had to trade the Tsvo in for a 4Runner!!! Long story but am looking at your rack and maybe a front bumper but new 2020 has that radar trickery up front....
     
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  17. Sep 11, 2020 at 10:20 AM
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    Falken Wildpeak A/T3 285/70R17 | Mamba Offroad Wheels M23 | 3" BDS Suspension | Victory 4x4 Blitz Front Winch Bumper | Victory 4x4 Strike Sliders
    The Blitz bumper without tubework and the front Strike will not interfere with the trickery!
     
  18. Sep 11, 2020 at 2:35 PM
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    Brilliant! btw - now watching your 4Runner thread and really missing those MI winters!! 16 degrees is cold, but they are beautiful!
     
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    They are beautiful, but long!
     
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    I installed The Victory Blitz bumper on my 2020 and works flawless with the sensor
    A6EC0DE5-D759-454F-B5B1-980B5B2F46CE.jpg
     
  21. Sep 19, 2020 at 4:50 PM
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    None yet.....
    well crap....there goes my credit card home equity left kidney!!!
     
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    Yeah I’m checking on this one from Victory or southernstyleoffroad. I was planning on adding my Bajadesigns led 20 inch bar behind the top grille. I would like to do this but I don’t want to spend money for it since I’m not needing a winch. But it looks good and makes the led bar better location. Tough decision.
     
  23. Sep 21, 2020 at 5:35 PM
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    Been watching this since I took delivery of the runner. Only thing I’m finding hard is I don’t need or want a winch. In 10 years of having the Tacoma I never needed my winch or even used it except to unspool and respool. So added weight and expense..... I even left my winch on my Tacoma when I traded in.
     
  24. Sep 21, 2020 at 5:54 PM
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    this my third 4X4 with a winch, my last one an ‘07 FJ didn’t have one. The two with Winches both got me “unstuck” a total of 5 times and pulled about 7 other wheelers out, I own and operate funeral homes and have pulled many a flower van out of a cemetery and a a few of our hearses (the FJ did most with a tow strap and the ones I couldn’t get the proper angle on we paid a tow truck). I also have a tree farm and a winch is great for clearing the roads through the farm. For me the winch is peace of mind when wheeling but main use will be the others mentioned above (and I might have to pull my mother in law out of bed ;)).
     
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  25. Sep 21, 2020 at 7:34 PM
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    so, honest question before I go down same route...what were you thinking you would do to need the winch? My plan/idea is to use mine for ‘adventuring’ - first service roads, early season scouting trips, WABDR and IDBDR. If a witch is really necessary for tat stuff then I just saved some moolah!!
     
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    I never had a situation where it was easier to winch out of than just throw a maxtrac down and creep out. I didn’t go as hard as other folks do simply because the Tacoma was the daily. If you think you’ll need it get it. But to me it was just another thing I paid a good chunk of change for that never was utilized. I’m not saying they aren’t necessary by any means. I’m just saying I personally didn’t need it.
     
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  27. Sep 22, 2020 at 7:36 AM
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    That makes complete sense! Plus Maxtrax are cheaper than a winch!
     
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  28. Oct 16, 2020 at 8:57 AM
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    After looking and looking, I ordered Budbuilt sliders, 5 degree angle, plated w/dimples up, and a kicker.
     
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  29. Oct 24, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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    Look at the budbuilt slider install thread. I actually wrote up some more yesterday because someone asked me some questions. I think you made a good call, I am still happy with mine and took some pics of them after using them as a step everyday since we put them on. We are still very happy with our purchase.
     
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