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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. May 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    Here's our weekend trip to the Curt Gowdy State Park

    Packed up and ready to go
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    We stopped for dinner at this place in Wyoming
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    Littleman was rocking out to the band playing
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    Getting setup
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    The interior lights came out great! Red doesn't mess with your night vision and it doesn't attract bugs.
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    The white light is bright.
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    The full moon was crazy bright, I've never seen so many shadows cast by the moon.
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    Watching some superhero cartoons in the morning.
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    We had cereal for breakfast (pro tip: individual single servings of almond milk don't need to be kept cold)
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    We were camped out right next to singletrack.
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    Lots of trails.
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    We started with a hike because it was really windy and pretty cold.
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  2. May 21, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    He was pretty excited to pet that dog
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    We didn't make it the waterfall, he decided he wanted to go back and get the bikes so we went back to the truck and ate some lunch.
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  3. May 21, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    Afternoon naps.
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    Grilling up brats and mac and cheese for dinner.
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    Relaxing by the fire.
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    Arclight LED interior lights
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    20 degrees out with dense wet fog, he bundled up for bed.
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    The lights looked like lasers in the fog.
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    Cold, damp, and foggy in the morning.
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    Frost on the tent.
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    We decided to call it, it wasn't going to be a good day for adventuring with a 3 year old.
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    Dash cam screen shot of the roads.
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    We had quite a bit of condensation to dry out when we got home. We played football while it air dried.
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  4. May 21, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    Looks like a blast. Those Arclight interior LEDs look awesome. Just something else to add to my list
     
  5. Jun 2, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    So I’m away for work right now, it’s like 15,000 degrees out and humid and I’m in the middle of nowhere. I had the weekend to kill so I spent most of it researching and planing out phase 2 of the electrical build with a dual battery setup. This is the long term plan, it’s too expensive to just jump right in and do it all at once.

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  6. Jul 8, 2019 at 9:30 PM
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    I've been out of town for a long while, I flew home on July 3rd in time to pack up and hit the road with my son for camping and biking.

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  7. Jul 9, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    Enjoy your time at home.
     
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  8. Jul 9, 2019 at 10:38 AM
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    Smart Man on the brake fluid. I have used this brake fluid for years...its high temp stops rotors from warping.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2019 at 10:14 PM
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    This is one of the best thread and thank you for sharing it with us. Amazing work on your 4Runner.
     
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  10. Jul 11, 2019 at 12:22 AM
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    This might be the greatest photography I have ever seen in my life!! Nice to see how “normal” people “live it up”!!
     
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  11. Jul 13, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    Here's the next adventure from last weekend, hiking a 14,036 foot peak in the clouds with my wife.

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    Hiking the Ridge to the Summit
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    At the summit
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    My wife taking a break in the rock wall shelter to get out of the unrelenting cold strong wind. It was about 40 degrees with a constant 30 mph wind.
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    The clouds were starting to break
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    As the sun came out and we made our descent to warming temps the gloves came back off
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  13. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:15 AM
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    Click this pic, its a link to the video or taking the express way down. So much fun!
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  14. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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    I just finished up an epic trip with my best friend, I have a ton of pics to go through, sometime this week I should have it posted. Both of us and the truck got a hell of a workout without much rest.
     
  15. Jul 14, 2019 at 9:39 AM
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    40 degrees?!?! I would kill to have highs in the 70s right now. Too damn hot here in TN.
     
  16. Jul 14, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    It’s 90 at 5,500 feet in Boulder but the higher up you go the colder it gets 14,000 is cold with some snow year round. If it’s ever to hot at home we just go up the mountain.
     
  17. Jul 14, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    Not close enough to the mountains here.
     
  18. Jul 17, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    The past couple days I've been working on the dual battery setup.

    I got the C4 Fabrication passenger side firewall battery tray painted and installed so it's not in this picture.
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    I made a cardboard template to figure out how much room I had to work with and transferred it to a 1/2" piece of HDPE.
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    Trying to visualize how I want the components laid out for a clean install with minimal wiring.
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    Test fitting and checking clearances with a rough layout.
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    I'm happy with the layout but I need to modify the hold down so there no interference with the wiring.
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    The top end is modified, the bottom end is not.
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    Proper clearance.
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    Countersunk bolts so it can sit flat
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    I got the bottom of the hold down trimmed for clearance and painted and then everything laid out to map the excess real estate to trim.
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    Trimmed down and wired up.
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    I need some wire loom and I have to find the paperwork and figure out the small wires on the Redarc, but the cables almost all of the wiring is done. Almost ready for install.

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  19. Jul 18, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    Looks really clean like always
     
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  20. Jul 19, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    thanks
     
  21. Jul 19, 2019 at 9:38 AM
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    I filled up the tank and headed to the Denver Airport Wednesday night to pick up my buddy and we headed out into the mountains. We left Denver and took the Kenosha Pass out to Fairplay for the night where we got to bed a little after midnight.

    We got up at 4:15am and drove out the trailhead to hike the 14,036 foot peak of Mount Sherman. After Sherman, we drove down to Buena Vista, had lunch and filled up the tank again. From there we took Independence Pass through the Sawatch Mountain Range up and over the Continental Divide before dropping back down and passing through Aspen on our way to Marble. From Marble we took the trail out to see what's basically the ghost town of Crystal and the Crystal Mill deep into the Elk Mountains. Crystal started as a mining camp in 1880 and had over 500 residences, the population declined to 8 people by 1915. Today it's vacant all winter due to being so inaccessible but during the summer months, the town is home to around 10 people. Passing back through Marble we stopped at Slow Groovin BBQ for dinner and then set out to find camp. We found a forest road that took us out a handful of miles and across a small creek crossing, we setup camp on the creek bank next to a small waterfall.
    We got up early again, around 5:20am, packed up and headed out for Glenwood Springs so we could hike Hanging Lake. We finished the hike and made our way back east to Dillion for fuel followed by lunch and a beer at the Dillion Damn Brewery. From there we headed over to a trail that during the summer months takes you right up to the top of the Keystone Ski Resort. I’ve been there a couple times and usually the gate was closed, this time it was unlocked and open so we went up to the peak. We left Keystone and crossed the Continental Divide a second time on the Loveland pass on our way to Rollinsville. When we arrived there we started making our way up the Rollinsville Pass/Corona Pass until we got to an area that was impassable from snow in the road. From there we hiked it up to the Needles Eye Tunnel and back around and down. We drove back down the pass in the dark and hit Nederland hoping to find a late night dinner. Everything open at 11pm had the kitchens closed. We didn’t want to find a camp spot that late and in the dark, then still have to setup and cook before getting some sleep before another early morning, so we ended up going down the canyon to Boulder and hit Illegal Pete’s for a midnight snack and opted to drive back to my house. We took much needed showers, had a beer, and went to bed.
    The next morning we got up and headed to Mount Sanitas to hike to the summit and loop back around the east ridge. We followed that up with a lunch and trip to the beach at Boulder Reservoir. That left us with enough time to drive back to my house to get showered up and an hour to sit and relax before heading back to the airport.
    Our trip took us past 12 ski resorts: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Aspen Snowmass, Beaver Creek, Vail, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Eldora. Through 5 National Forests: Pike, San Isabel, White River, Arapaho, and Roosevelt. And I don’t even know how many designated Wilderness areas and different mountain ranges.

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    Great fun. I’m jealous
     
  23. Jul 19, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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  24. Jul 19, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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