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Advice on getting a 2014/2015 4R?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Dreamhiker1, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Mar 6, 2016 at 1:04 PM
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    Dreamhiker1

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    Looking to buy a 4 runner 2014 or 15.
    Thinking of a trail premium model.
    Anything I should look for or look out for?
    Also can they be chipped or ??? to improve hywy mpg?
    I will be in the hills as well, but not stump jumping.

    Kevin
     
  2. Mar 6, 2016 at 8:20 PM
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    I'm not sure if Bullydog makes tuners for 4R, but they aren't worth it, IMO. Too much of a risk vs reward. I would be wary of screwing the warranty by overriding the computer with an aftermarket flash.

    You can always s/c the 4R.
     
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  3. Mar 7, 2016 at 10:30 AM
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    Handheld tunes are fine, they legally cannot void your warranty unless they 100% prove what you installed is at fault. Some dealers sell the programmers now. This old rhetoric is very tired and incorrect.

    Handheld tunes are "worth it" if they're available. Obviously a in person custom tune would benefit you better but Toyota keeps their programming under lock and key like a mormon on prom night.

    I have not looked to see if there are any available for the model you are looking to buy. If they are, they're worth it.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2016 at 1:53 PM
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    What is s/c?
     
  5. Mar 7, 2016 at 5:56 PM
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  6. Mar 26, 2016 at 11:09 PM
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    Well I changed my mind and ordered a new 2016 Trail Premium with KDSS.
    Now the wait!
    I'll want to add strong rock sliders with steps when it comes in.
    Also want a strong rack up top to double as photo platform.
    Any recommendations?
     

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