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Agent_Outside: Adventures in a 4Runner Limited

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Agent_Outside, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Mar 28, 2021 at 4:15 AM
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    I got 2 more things done yesterday.

    I raised the coilovers to gain back what I lost from the springs settling and the added weight of the bumper/winch.

    And I installed the snorkel. I got a really good price it on a while back so I bought it, under the mentality that I **should** be able to resell it brand new in the box for the discounted price I paid for it. It’s just been sitting in my garage because I wasn’t convinced I’d benefit from it. When I installed the plate bumper, the fenders liners needed to be cut way back in the front. The factory air box has a big wide open hole inside the fender that is now significantly more exposed. Driving up to the cabin after installing it the dirt road was snowed in so bad that a neighbor cut his fence in 2 places so the couple people further down could drive the inside of the fence line in the field for 1/4 mile to get past the snow drifts. It was super sloppy mud, about 5” deep based on the ruts left behind. I drove though it to get in, and again to get back out. I was conscious of the new added exposure so I checked the air box after and found a bunch of mud in the bottom of it and about 1/4 of the air filter was caked in mud. That was my motivation to actually install the snorkel.

    Mud in the air box.
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    Marked out and ready.
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    My friend Jerry gave me a little liquid courage before starting to cut and drill.
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    Everything cut
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    Test fit.
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    I brushed on some clean metal primer, then hit it with some paint to prevent rusting. I also siliconed the shit out of the inserts for the screws in the a-pillar. Did the final install and then took her for test drive with the adjusted ride height, snorkel, valve cover reseal and the new headlights - what a huge difference in visibility at night! I should have replaced those hazy lights a long time ago.
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  2. Mar 30, 2021 at 10:50 AM
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  3. Mar 30, 2021 at 12:28 PM
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    Sweet tailgate!
     
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  4. Mar 30, 2021 at 1:25 PM
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    That's living! Goodonya.
     
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  5. Mar 30, 2021 at 7:31 PM
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    That tailgate is awesome!
     
  6. Mar 30, 2021 at 7:39 PM
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    It would take a lot! of liquid courage before I could cut a hole in my fender. You have a very nice rig, I like it. :)

    How are your NG's performing? I'm running the same tires.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2021 at 8:07 PM
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    I absolutely love having the tailgate. I like it even more than I thought I would.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2021 at 8:09 PM
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    The fender isn’t to bad, you can always buy a new one and swap it out... it’s drilling 3 holes in the A-Pillar that really gives you pause lol

    I really like the Ridge Grapplers, I’ll going to need before next winter. I’m most likely going to go with them again.
     
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  9. May 1, 2021 at 5:27 PM
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  10. May 1, 2021 at 5:32 PM
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    I got my Dobinsons adjustable upper and lower rear control arms. Sooooo meaty!

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    One of these things with articulate much better than the other.
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  11. May 21, 2021 at 8:49 AM
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    It was her birthday, we went up into the mountains for a hike, found the troll, and stopped at the distillery on the way back. [​IMG]

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  12. May 21, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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    It’s about time for new tires, down to 50% tread... this might speed up the process a bit.

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  13. May 21, 2021 at 9:23 AM
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    Doing some maintenance with the minion

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  14. May 21, 2021 at 9:50 AM
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  15. May 21, 2021 at 10:05 AM
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    I got the propane bottle mounted to the tailgate and the proper adapters and fittings to run the camp stove and a fire ban legal fire pit.

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  16. May 21, 2021 at 11:57 AM
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    Frickin money pit
    10lb or 5 ? I’ve managed to accumulate a 4.25, 5, and 10 and still not sure which one to run.
     
  17. May 21, 2021 at 12:18 PM
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    Technically it’s an 11 pound Wellington (first fill was 10.45 pounds). The Expedition Essential quick mount fits 10/11 pound tanks and you can buy an adapter to fit 5 pound tanks. I’d figure try the 11 and see how I like it, worst case scenario I switch to a 5 pound tank and use this one for the weed torch for killing weeds in the rocks at home.
     
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  18. May 25, 2021 at 8:29 AM
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    I gave my new springs time to settle, I readjusted ride height, and got those Dobinsons adjustable links installed so I dialed in my alignment for the final time. The rear links are only adjustable 1 full rotation at a time so you don’t have super fine adjustment, but I’m very happy how it all came out. Almost no thrust angle in the rear, front camber is just a hair negative, more caster on the right to make it less susceptible to road crown. I had to torch the jamb nuts on the toe rods but got the toe spot on as well. It came out perfect!


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  19. May 25, 2021 at 9:32 AM
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    NICE! How many miles on her?!
     
  20. May 25, 2021 at 9:38 AM
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  21. May 25, 2021 at 1:34 PM
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    Not bad
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    An inspiring thread!!!
     
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  23. May 25, 2021 at 1:57 PM
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    Saturday was the first trip out for the season with my Minion. Unfortunately lots of rain Saturday evening and then late into the night.

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    First time trying the winter liner in the tent, it’s affective but to big and bulky to be very practical.
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    Views were great once the fog burned off
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    Bacon and eggs are overrated I guess...
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  24. May 25, 2021 at 2:06 PM
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    From there we hit the trails

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    Because we got rained out the night before we had to make up for lost s’mores in the driveway when we got home.
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  25. May 25, 2021 at 2:13 PM
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    Nothing better than a good sidekick :thumbsup: You're both fortunate ;)
     
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  26. May 25, 2021 at 2:22 PM
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    Thanks
     
  27. Jun 9, 2021 at 11:06 AM
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    The Prerunner hoop makes for a great hammock mounting point
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    Tortillas, mexican cheese, shredded chicken, bacon, spinach, and a little rice cooked into quesadillas
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  28. Jun 9, 2021 at 11:09 AM
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    Sunrise
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    Boiling water for the french press
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    relaxing with a cup of coffee
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  29. Jun 9, 2021 at 11:12 AM
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    Best camp dinner I've ever had. Mix up and heat precooked jasmine rice, add bacon, spinach, and 2 packages of smoked salmon (either cook the bacon then do it all in the grease, or use pre-cooked bacon and spray the pan), a little bit of salt then top it with a couple of seared crab cakes and wash it all down with some sake.

    All in maybe 10 minutes of work from the start of prep to enjoying your view over a delicious meal.

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  30. Jun 9, 2021 at 11:15 AM
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    Clean burning propane fire under the awning funnels all the heat up into the tent.
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