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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. Nov 3, 2021 at 3:51 AM
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    October Trip Part 3

    Riding the John Muir trails at the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest with my buddy.

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    He was about done for the day so I wanted to ride one more of the small loop basically at full sprint to burn off some more energy. When I came back this was what I found, him laying in the lot under the 4Runner using it as shade lol.

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  2. Nov 3, 2021 at 4:07 AM
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    October Trip Part 4

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  3. Nov 3, 2021 at 9:54 AM
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    Part 5

    The wedding

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    The next morning my buddy gave me his mountain bike so I could transport it to Colorado for him in preparation for his spring/summer trip out, and for my girlfriend to use in the mean time. We picked up the bike and then headed out to Wisconsin Dells. We stopped at a bar for the shot of the day and walked around a bit. We were going to meet her mom for a late lunch so she decided to get a super cheesy airbrush tattoo to freak her mom out.

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  4. Nov 4, 2021 at 6:44 AM
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    Part 6

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    I know it is probably on here someplace, but who made your rear bumper? I like the way it goes all the way to the taillights.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2021 at 3:23 AM
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    Part 7

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    We made a detour heading west to see the Corn Palace that they kept having billboards for. Not what we expect. Also closed on a Monday…
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    Part 8

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    Part 9

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    Part 12

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  14. Nov 5, 2021 at 8:37 PM
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    Part 15

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  17. Nov 6, 2021 at 5:44 AM
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    Man this is the life right here! Awesome thread.
    How do you like the hood storage? I’m looking at the treadkeeper myself. Couldn’t find the finnfab one you mentioned.
     
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    That looks like an epic trip!
     
  21. Dec 31, 2021 at 9:12 PM
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    I have a few updates I've been slacking on.

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    Awesome truck and pictures. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  23. Jan 1, 2022 at 6:34 AM
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    Exploring a lake with this beautiful lady

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    Hiking with a little cave exploring

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    Exploring in the mountains a bit.

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    When I switched jobs to aerospace I stopped commuting to work via airplane. I starting have to drive the 4Runner. Eating up expensive tires during a 40-45 mile daily commute getting 13.7(ish) mpg and waiting for someone on their phone to hit and total out the 4Runner in traffic sucks. So I bought a car. I searched for a few months trying to find a good reliable beater that wasn’t astronomically priced. This is what I ended up buying.

    2006 Pontiac Vibe GT

    It’s a Toyota Matrix (which is a just Corolla hatchback) rebadged for Pontiac. The GT is spec’d with the 8000+ rpm 180 hp 1.8L high output 2ZZ-GE engine and the C60 6-speed manual transmission. The 2ZZ/C60 is the same engine/transmission pairing rear mounted in the Lotus Elise and MR2, and front mounted in the Celica GT-S, Corolla XRS, and Matrix XRS.

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    Transmission
    • Mobile 1 trans fluid
    • Grease shifter pivots
    • Solid shifter bushings
    • Solid sealed bearing shift cable bushing replacements
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    Front Suspension
    • Tein Endura Pro Plus OEM fit adjustable struts
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    • KYB Strut mount w/bearing
    • KYB Spring isolator
    • KYB strut boot bellow
    • Monroe upper spring perch
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    • Sway bar end links
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    • Inner tie rod ends with boots
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    • Brake calipers and brackets
    • Powerstop Evolution brake pads
    • Powerstop Evolution Geomet coated blank rotors
    • Brake hardware kit
    • Rubber flex brake lines
    • DOT 4 fluid flush

    Rear suspension
    • Tein Endura Pro Plus adjustable shocks
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    • KYB strut mount
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    • Sensen upper spring perch
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    • Progress rear sway bar
    • Brake calipers and brackets
    • Powerstop Evolution brake pads
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    • DOT 4 fluid
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    • Cabin air filter
    • Rebuild the dome light assemblies
    • LED interior bulbs
    • Alpine iLX-W650 7” touch screen CarPlay head unit with all the install parts
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    • Black license plate frames
    • Bosch Icon Wiper blades
    • Debadge all the emblems
    • Headlight restoration
    • Sylvania Silverstar Ultra high/low beam bulbs
    • Diode Dynamics Smart Tap replacement relay
    • Phillips Vision LED plate light bulbs
    • Diode Dynamics XPR LED reverse light bulbs
    The only thing I still need to buy is a wheels/tires. The tires are in great shape but absolutely horrendous in the snow for all seasons. I’m going with some Michelin CrossClimate2 all weather tires and a set of lightweight flow formed wheels, haven’t decided on which yet.

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