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5th Gen Armor

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

  1. Oct 24, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    Fltslr

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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
     
  2. Oct 25, 2020 at 7:55 AM
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    First-time 4Runner owner since November with a 2021 Venture Edition. Looking at my first mod and need some help deciding on one of these three step/nerf bars. Will likely only engage in light off-roading a few times a year, and there aren’t a lot of boulders in NE Indiana, so I don’t think rock sliders will be necessary.


    Does anyone have experience with any of these products or installations? With runningboardwarehouse.com?

    https://runningboardwarehouse.com/p/n-fab-nerf-step-rs/v/toyota/4runner/2021/
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    https://runningboardwarehouse.com/p/westin-outlaw-nerf-step-bars/v/toyota/4runner/2021/
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    https://runningboardwarehouse.com/p/n-fab-black-cab-length-nerf-bars/v/toyota/4runner/2021/


    Thanks!
     

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  4. Dec 14, 2020 at 4:38 PM
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    Hey there! Welcome! Like you new 4Runner owner. On the advice of two other friends, my first mods were new A/T tires and 'sliders'. Now, I haven't really looked at you links too deeply, but nerf bars remind me of the chrome side steps. Lots of guys and gals here take there rigs on way more burly stuff than I intend to. "So why get sliders?" Well, IF you do get a little squirrelly one day and crimp your rocker panel or doors, that's a darn spendy fix, especially with all the eletrickery in these vehicles.

    So, after long research, and knowing the current lead times, I order some C4 sliders. I even spent the extra 80 bucks for the DOM tubing. I bought sliders for the 'just in case' aspect and that they will slide, not hook, the obstacle. Much like I think one version you show here. I've also seen a picture on this forum somewhere of someone getting broadsided - the sliders actually saved the vehicle and the little kid inside from side impact damage. So there's that too.

    While there aren't many boulders in IN, you never know where you might travel in the future. Say you do head to Moab, Colorado, Oregon, etc. The initial "buy once, cry once, glad I did" might be piece of mind.
     
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  5. Feb 12, 2021 at 2:48 PM
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    Need some suggestions for rear springs. I’m currently on icon 2” rear springs but adding a bumper in the next two months with dual swings outs. Guesstimated weight is going to be around 200 for bumper plus extending the weight further out back for the tire I’m running a 285/70 ridge grappler will have dual Jerry cans as well (only filled when we are going somewhere. In the back we have a half platform drawer that is around 30# empty and another 30 full. We also have a dometic cfx75dz that lives in the truck full time. I was thinking the 3” overlander spring but I’m concerned I may not have enough weight in the back especially when not fully loaded down I am at 2.5-2.75 in the front and don’t want to go any higher.
     
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  6. Aug 11, 2021 at 12:59 PM
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    Debating Westcott sliders with top plates and 0 degrees. First as running boards, second for just in case (and nice door ding protectors lol).

    My concern on the Pro is that it's just a tad too tall for my wife to jump in/out comfortably. Is there enough room on it to be used like a running board?
     
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  7. Sep 15, 2021 at 12:56 PM
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    Looking for a front bumper with hitch mount that won't decrease approach angle or interfere with Active Cruise Control on 2022 T4R OR. I have a cradle mounted Warn 8500 that I used on my 2003 Sequoia and 2016 4R XP. Both vehicles wired for front and back winch mounting. I had used a Drawtite hitch on both but that decreased approach angle. Suggestions would be appreciated. I saw nothing in the previous pages. Gil
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  8. Sep 17, 2021 at 5:23 AM
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    The Victory 4x4 Strike Bumper will! https://www.victory4x4.com/product/V4R5FS.html

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  9. Sep 17, 2021 at 5:51 AM
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    Thanks for the response but I should have been clearer. What I want is a bumper with a 2" female receptacle for the male end of my hitch mounted Warn 8500/ Note the front hitch impinges on approach angle and encroaches on clearance. I mount the winch as needed front or back. Most instances I've needed recovery was with the winch mounted in the back. Pointless going forward with 50 yards of heavily rutted, flooded road.
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  10. Oct 5, 2021 at 3:32 PM
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    This is a great thread! I’ll need to go through it more thoroughly so I can decide which rock sliders to get with my TRD Pro. I want something that has a nice top plate so my wife can get in and out with heels and such, but I also want it to compliment the Magnetic Grey Pro…. The vehicle will be used mostly for light off-roading when camping, mountain biking, kayaking, etc so I would like them to look nice on the road as well.

    The sliders will be replacing the predator steps put on by the factory.

    What are your suggestions?
     
  11. Oct 5, 2021 at 5:51 PM
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    I suspect you don't really need proper sliders honestly. Majority of people on here dont. Simple black tube steps would be cheaper and give the look for you maybe?
    Depending on how you define "light offroading", the gas tank hanging down low below frame might be more concern although i find the factory cover there tends to survive some dragging.

    What part of the country? Trails of GA or TN are quite different terrain than Utah for example.
    Do you mean simple gravel road to a hiking trail or kayak launch parking lot? Semi-maintained fire roads? Crawling over the Rockies? Depending on your typical trails and driving style, sliders should likely be a bit down the list of armor upgrades. The steps give some minor protection. (Meaning at least you know when the steps hit and can try to stop before real damage is done)
     
  12. Oct 7, 2021 at 6:23 AM
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    I think I need a cigarette after that...
     
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  13. Oct 8, 2021 at 5:49 PM
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  14. Nov 7, 2021 at 2:17 PM
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    What did you end up doing? There are a lot of decent-looking functional sliders with plates, but the Westcotts look way better than most. I plan to order some like what you described, plus their ladder. Eric at Westcott was helpful by phone, and I believe they’ll have a Black Friday discount soon.
     
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  15. Dec 1, 2021 at 6:17 AM
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    Check out this post on the other forum:
     
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  16. Dec 1, 2021 at 7:46 AM
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  17. Dec 25, 2021 at 10:34 AM
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    For a new $50k+ truck, I'd rather overspend a few hundred bucks on sliders that I don't need, then save that money and get nerf bars only to find out I did need sliders. They'll be the first upgrade I do.
     
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    I'm planning to get the RCI sliders. They're my favorite looking, a good price, and seem to fit my needs. I'd like to hear how usable they are as a step though. My kids will need them for sure.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2022 at 2:30 PM
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  21. Feb 13, 2022 at 5:33 PM
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    I gotta question for ya'll how do you tidy up the fenderwells with a new front bumper like a metaltech fortress of hefty pre runner hoop. I did my winch bumper etc but metal tech leaves you hanging with no good solution on fenderwells or washer reservoir.
     
  22. Feb 14, 2022 at 7:09 AM
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    How about front LCA skids and a rear diff skid?

    I have the RCIs but haven't installed them yet. I question whether or not they're worth the weight gain.
     
  23. Feb 14, 2022 at 7:12 AM
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    i pulled TRD skid replaced with RCI full skid setup BUT rci sent wrong crossmember so i only have front and tranny covered I got raw ALLY because I wont be hitting trails like I did in my 80 series the A Arm skids from Rago are serious. well worth it IMHO
     
  24. Feb 17, 2022 at 3:51 AM
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    Has anyone purchased a set of Westcott Designs 0 deg sliders with No Kick Out, with top plates?

    If so, can you please post a few pics, and provide some feedback? Thanks!
     
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  25. Feb 17, 2022 at 4:57 AM
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    Hefty fab makes "skids" that can be added to protect cooler lines and the reservoir (somewhat). They work with some other bumpers, not sure about the Expo1 specifically though.
     
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  26. Jun 7, 2022 at 6:46 PM
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    I drool over this bumper! Maybe someday...

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  27. Jun 7, 2022 at 8:05 PM
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    Buy the C4 low pro, cheaper and better designed.
     
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  28. Jun 7, 2022 at 8:09 PM
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    I have one in my garage waiting on my BD 20” led before I mount it with my winch. Hopefully just a few more weeks on the light. Got all 3 skids already mounted. My work bonus was pretty good this year.

    Chose this on cuz I could get it in aluminum. It was between this and C4
     
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  29. Jun 27, 2022 at 3:49 PM
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    Here’s my build - hope you can get one soon!!
    Victory Blitz with Baja Designs S8 and Badlands 12k winch. Still some finishing touches to do but I Love It!
     
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  30. Jun 28, 2022 at 12:37 PM
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    Be cautious doing any kinetic pulls off that bumper, the recovery points aren't designed correctly.
     

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