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Anytime Cameras? Are they all the same manufacturer? Looking to do the mod on a 2024

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by legend1011, Jul 6, 2024.

  1. Jul 6, 2024 at 8:35 AM
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    legend1011

    legend1011 [OP] New Member

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    I'm looking to do the Anytime Camera mod on our 2024 TRD Offroad Premium. We do not have the birds eye view 360 view and I find myself paranoid that I'm going to hit something anytime I need to park it (I'm used to a very small Honda Civic).

    I find that there are several places to buy this kit (Cali Raised, anytimebackupcamera.com, 4Runner Lifestyle, TrailGridPro, Amazon, etc...)

    Are they the exact same kit? I did see a pic on Cali Raised where it looks like the Front Camera protrudes out and I've seen other pics where they are slimmer more dome like cameras. My preference is the one that doesn't protrude out.

    It's hard for me to tell if I'm buying the same quality product from each of the sites. Since this isn't OEM, I want to buy a good grade product.

    I'm also going to buy the "ScreenProTech" screen protector as I have heard it makes the resolution appear much better. I'm also going to upgrade my reverse camera lights to bright cool white LEDs which should help with the rear camera while in reverse.

    Also, I want to add... I'm not too thrilled about drilling into the fresh white paint on the bumper to get this installed, but I imagine there won't be any long-term effects by doing this and I'll get a lot of value out of the camera... This is the first new car I've ever had and that task sounds a little daunting.:)

    I appreciate any info on this. Thanks!
     
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  2. Jul 6, 2024 at 8:47 AM
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    wingo

    wingo Member since 2022

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    I got mine from Trail Grid Pro (https://trailgridpro.com/products/4runner-anytime-2020?rq=yr_2020~mk_4runner~md_venture). It comes with everything you need and instruction video. No problems yet.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2024 at 8:48 AM
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    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    If you want the birds eye view AKA 360 view, then you'll need to have cameras in your outside mirrors. That's how you get that view. Installing the Anytime camera won't give you that. It only gives you the ability to keep the front/rear camera on when you drive above 5mph. You'll also get a better quality camera too; but don't expect it to be 4k quality.

    I've only found one manufacturer for them, Nakita.

    I have the LED light kit on my truck, both interior and exterior. Swapping out the license plate light to LED does help you see A LOT better when reversing.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2024 at 10:04 AM
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    While I agree that cameras do add some value for situational awareness, I don't think they were intended to make up for lack of driving skill. If you're so paranoid about parking your 4Runner, and you don't have a good feel for where your front bumper corners are, you need to figure that out. Grab some traffic cones, find an empty parking lot and practice parking. The cones will do no damage to your bumpers, and your parking skills will improve. The rest of us will thank you as well for not bashing into our cars.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2024 at 2:06 PM
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    legend1011

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    To follow-up on this thread, I decided to give this a go and bought this from Cali-Raised for the 10% 4th of July Sale. Look forward to getting everything installed.
     

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