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5th Gen Armor

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

  1. Sep 21, 2020 at 5:35 PM
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    newlife

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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.
     
  2. 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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  3. Sep 21, 2020 at 7:34 PM
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    None yet.....
    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!!
     
  4. Sep 21, 2020 at 8:38 PM
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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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Oct 24, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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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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  8. Oct 24, 2020 at 6:47 PM
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    Link?
     
  9. Oct 24, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    My other build design plans are hefty alum. prerunner bumper with lights with warn winch and synthetic rope and a hefty fab rear bumper with lights. Besides wife and 4 big dogs all weight will be on the Boreas XT teardrop
     
  10. Oct 25, 2020 at 7:55 AM
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    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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