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BreakawayChris’ SR5 build

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by BreakawayChris, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Jul 30, 2020 at 2:05 PM
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    BreakawayChris

    BreakawayChris [OP] New Member

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    I’ve been wanting a 4Runner for YEARS. I mean, test driving back in 2010 kinda timeline. Life kept getting in the way though, marriage, kids, deployments (I’m in the Army). The time was just never right.

    Then, two weeks ago, I’m coming home from Afghanistan, and my wife says, “I’ve got a surprise for you.” She hits the garage switch and BAM, a 2020 SR5.

    She went for the SR5 because the talk was always “IF” we get a 4Runner, it had to have a third row (I always wanted a TRD Pro).

    But to make up for it she looks at me a says, “have fun with the build.”

    I’ll be posting my build progress here, so be sure to check in once and awhile for updates.

    Thanks!
    -BreakawayChris
     
  2. Jul 30, 2020 at 4:45 PM
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    BgBmBoo

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    Well that answers my question. :) Congrats on the new SR5!
     
  3. Jul 30, 2020 at 7:01 PM
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    SlvrSlug

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    Congrats.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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    Awesome gift! Congrats
     
  5. Jul 30, 2020 at 11:28 PM
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    BreakawayChris

    BreakawayChris [OP] New Member

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    So here’s where we started:


    A 2020 SR5 Premium. Oddly, my 4Runner was assembled in Japan. I didn’t realize that was even a thing.

    Here’s a couple photos of it being received from shipping:
     
  6. Jul 30, 2020 at 11:38 PM
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    BreakawayChris

    BreakawayChris [OP] New Member

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    Next up was the “baseline” modifications.
    Like I said earlier, I’ve been wanting a 4Runner for a pretty long time. Long enough for my wife to REALLY get to know what I like and I don’t like.

    She knew that I HATED the baseline, silver emblem, no running board, “Mom-car” looking 4Runners.

    So before she even had the big reveal she set in to getting the running boards added, the wheels swapped, and the emblems blacked out.

    The dealership did the heavy lifting for the running boards and wheels, but my kids were all to happy to help all the emblem covers!
     
  7. Jul 30, 2020 at 11:39 PM
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    BreakawayChris

    BreakawayChris [OP] New Member

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    With the baseline mods out of the way, the kids decided they couldn’t give me the car until it had been properly cleaned:




    Hopefully I can keep this momentum going and get a free car wash for time to time.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2020 at 11:43 PM
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    BreakawayChris

    BreakawayChris [OP] New Member

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    This is where we are now:


    The 4Runner is looking great, and we have a few more mods lined up, so stay tuned for more updates. Until then, thanks!

    -BreakawayChris
     
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  9. Aug 2, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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    NotaTRD

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    ARB RD193 rear locker ARB CKMA12 compressor Rago Fab compressor mount OME 885/889 3” susp/lift kit ToyTec diff drop AO Recovery points ARB diff breather kit
    Congrats on the new 4R!

    My wife also wanted the SR5 w/third row (I was set on the TRD OR). We seldom use the third row, but it made my wife happy and she has been onboard with all the modifications I’ve had done so far (lift, locker, etc) and still plan on doing (sliders, hybrid bumper, winch, full rack, RTT) in the near future.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    seapilot

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    Just an FYI, all 4Runners are built in Japan
     

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