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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. Jul 19, 2019 at 10:57 AM
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  2. Jul 19, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    That's finally the end of the trip pictures lol
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    I spoke way too soon about being jealous
     
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  4. Jul 22, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    Dual battery setup is "done"

    There's a power wire from the positive terminal of the X2 Power (rebranded Northstar for Batteries Plus) BCI Group 24F 76ah AGM dual purpose deep cycle starter battery to a Blue Sea 40 amp circuit breaker. From the circuit breaker, the power wire runs to the red battery input on the RedArc DC-DC 12 volt 25 amp dual input (DC and solar) charger. The brown power output wire on the RedArc goes to a BlueSea 40 amp circuit breaker. From the circuit breaker, a power wire goes to the positive terminal of the Vmax Tanks BCI Group 24 SLR85 85ah deep cycle accessory battery. A power wire from the accessory battery goes to a BlueSea 80 amp circuit breaker. From the circuit breaker, a power wire runs to a BlueSea low voltage disconnect. From the low voltage disconnect, a power wire runs to the positive terminal on the power distribution module. The power distribution module ground wire connects to the negative terminal of the starter battery. The accessory battery negative terminal has a cable to chassis ground and a wire to the ground the low voltage disconnect. The blue wire from the RedArc goes to an ignition on reference under the dash. The orange and green wires from the RedArc are not utilized in my application and are terminated and weather sealed. The yellow wire off the RedArc is capped and weather sealed, it will be used as the solar input at a later date.

    It's all together and fully functional. Everything is weatherproofed and fully sealed and I performed a voltage drop on each connection to verify everything is good. All of the aftermarket lights and accessories are powered by the accessory battery with the lone exception of the interior switch panel backlighting. While I ran the ignition on reference wire to the interior I also ran 3 additional power wires from yet to be utilized power distribution module circuits, one will for sure be power for a fridge, I'm thinking another might be to add 2nd row ower outlets/USBs.

    Today a Noco Genius Gen 2 dual bank 20 amp battery charger shows up. It's a waterproof onboard charger that connects to both of the batteries. When plugged into shore power (normal house AC outlet) it will charge and maintain each battery individually while supplying up to 10amps per battery. I can ensure the batteries are topped up before leaving, and if we're at a campground or something with an electrical hookup we can run everything off an AC plug.

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  5. Jul 22, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    That’s great work
     
  6. Jul 24, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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    I installed the dual bank onboard charger today.

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  7. Aug 9, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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    Hey man,

    Really enjoying this thread. I literally registered here to say thanks and give you some props.

    I stumbled on the thread while experiencing some insomnia one night. Totally a worthwhile way to spend 2 hours reading through the entire thread at 2:30 am. Glad you stuck with the updates.

    My wife and I are about to move to Denver (Tuesday! ) and I hope to hit you up for some ideas on some of those lakes.

    Any chance you’re a fly fisherman?

    Keep up the good work.

    Denis
     
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  8. Aug 9, 2019 at 4:18 PM
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    Jynarik

    Jynarik I like fat booty

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    Which lights were you running here?
     
  9. Aug 11, 2019 at 5:06 AM
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    Thanks man, I appreciate it. Where are you moving from and what partnor Denver are you moving to? I’m in Erie (Boulder).

    As far as fishing, I definitely am not a fisherman, actually I’d go as far as to say I have less than zero interest in fishing of any kind but it certainly is popular out here.
     
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  10. Aug 11, 2019 at 5:09 AM
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    Regular halogen high beams and low beams, a cheap 20” light bar in the grill (Freedom Designs from Rago), Baja Designs Squadron Pro driving combo amber fog light kit, and Baja Designs S2 Pro wide cornering amber ditch lights.
     
  11. Aug 11, 2019 at 5:19 AM
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    Moving from SF. Bay Area native. It’s not what it once was. We got a short term spot in LoHi - house search is Potter Highlands, Park Hill, University Hills and so on.

    Understood on the fishing. It’s not for everyone. :)
     
  12. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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    Just a heads up there’s a general disdain for Californians out here. The wide spread mentality is that Californians flee their state because of how bad things have gotten from pushing such extreme politics for so long but then they come here and continue to push those ideals that ruined their state.

    That and the amount of transplants from California and Texas that have have no idea how to drive in the snow let along mountains in the snow. Those 2 groups are not well received.
     
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  13. Aug 11, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    That’s understandable and nothing I’m unfamiliar with.

    My family are from Oregon and I’ve dealt with the same generalized disdain from people in Oregon. I just show people who I am and don’t worry about it. All I can do. I don’t take it personally but I understand the sentiment.

    I’m not a loony leftist and have heard all of the same politics cases made and don’t disagree. I’ve got Wyoming, Oregon and Kansas blood in me and my dad taught me how to drive correctly, so it is what it is.

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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  14. Aug 11, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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    When I travel to Colorado I go out of my way to be humble and chill. So far been well received by the mountain biking crowd in Durango, which can be rough.
     
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  15. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    I’ve been meaning to get these pics up for a couple weeks. My wife took a day off of work so we could get out on a week day for a big hike. From the truck up to the first peak (14,270 feet) across the saddle over to a second peak (14,270 feet) and back down to the truck was a little over 9 miles with 4,000 feet of elevation gain.
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    That’s our goal right there dead center. Don’t mind the weird iphone panoramic sky stripes lol
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  16. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:01 PM
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  17. Aug 13, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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    Wow, I wish I could have a breath of that air!! Are you a real “agent” like FBI or somethin?
     
  22. Aug 13, 2019 at 7:50 PM
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    The problem is there's not much air available up that high when you try to take that breath lol.

    No I'm not an FBI agent but that has kind of been a running joke. I work in quality testing and development of preproduction and prototype vehicles and technology for the luxury and exotic lines of a specific auto group. Given the nature of the job, every aspect of everything I do is secret. With the non discloure and confidentiality agreements legally I can't tell people what exactly I do, where I do it, or who I do it for, then add in very extensive work travel and serial numbered tamper-proof stickers blocking the cameras on my phone, and people are convinced I'm a secret agent of some kind. That's where the Agent comes from, the outside part is obvious... I love the outdoors and I spend as much time as I can there. Agent_Outside started as a name for Instagram, from there I've started using it more places.
     
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  23. Aug 14, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    Like don’t show anybody pictures of a new Z28 so they sell more six-cylinders?
     
  24. Aug 17, 2019 at 2:48 PM
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    Ask me again 4 years after I leave my job lol. That’s when I’m allowed to discuss things because at that point everything I’ve been involved with will have been unveiled to the public.
     
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