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C4 lo pro bumper

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by laMylaJ_panda, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Apr 10, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    So I just bought a 17 4runner Trd pro and I am planning on ordering C4’s Lo pro bumper and I want to know if the pro set up can handle the bumpers weight? I am just starting to get into the offroad adventures that I plan on the future, so yes I am a rookie at this. I want to start with the Lo pro bumper. Suggestions ?
     
  2. Apr 10, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    I think it does. How much weight on it? When I had mine I have probably extra 200lbs but that’s when I had the SR5 coilovers but with TRD Pro you have Bilstein and toytec coilovers so you should be fine. Get a Warn winch. USA made.
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2019 at 9:00 PM
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    The bumper is about 75 lbs. how much does the winch weight? Right now mine sits at 36 1/8 “ from the ground to the fender. And 36 3/4 on rear.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    Might sag a little on soft stock (even pro) suspension. I love my setup.

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  5. Apr 10, 2019 at 9:55 PM
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    The VR series winches are Chinese made and manufactured and the Xeon series are USA made. See here direct from Warn themselves.

    https://www.warn.com/comparison-warn-vr-vs-zeon

    Warn Exclusive partner in China...
     
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  6. Apr 11, 2019 at 3:15 AM
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    Thats a beast! What set up is it?
     
  7. Apr 11, 2019 at 5:44 AM
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    Suspension? Fox 2.5 coil overs camburg UCAS Fox rear reservoir shocks ome springs. 285/70/17 bfg at ko2 on icon rebounds
     
  8. Apr 11, 2019 at 6:17 AM
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    Nice. Do you have side shots? You say it might sag after the bumper, what do you think i should do? I was looking into the icon stage 1 or 2. ?
     
  9. Apr 11, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    I have the C4Fab Lo Pro bumper with a Smittybilt 9.5 winch with synthetic line.
    I went with the Eibach Pro Truck Lift. (shocks and coils) It really seems like one of the best bang for buck lifts out there that actually rides nice.
    My experience with Bilstiens are that they ride way too rough on the road. And I didnt want to drop $2000 on a suspension. But, I needed to handle the extra weight.
    The Eibachs have a bit stiffer springs than stock, and like I did, you can set the adjustable front shocks up one notch to account for the sag of the bumper weight.
    Mine sits pretty much level now. Rides great. Feels more planted and solid, less like an SUV, nose dive under breaking gone.
    [​IMG]
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  10. Apr 11, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    Stock suspension is soft that’s why I mentioned it “might” sag. Here’s a side shot.

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  11. Apr 11, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    Beware that C4 is now cutting their logo into the light cutout area with or without lights. I’m going toward southern style to avoid this. I don’t wear logos I don’t want to wear. They’re not paying me to advertise for them. I guess I’m a little sensitive about being their billboard. :sadviolin:
     
  12. Apr 11, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    Same reason why I didn’t go with their rear bumper. I ordered my low pro from them but with the TRD logo cutout.
     
  13. Apr 11, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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    If I understand their change, it now looks like the trail,trd pro logos go into the bottom and the C4 will be more prominent in the Light space. Is that how you see it? Only pic I can find on their site seems to show this.

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  14. Apr 11, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    Must have got mine RIGHT before the change. Mine has C4 Fab in the lower section.
    larger logo, but less noticeable, dont like that messing up the light bar looks.
     
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  15. Apr 11, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    I bought their rear skid but that is all I bought from C4 due to the same issue, I am not going to advertise for someone if I can avoid it. Also, they don't powdercoat. They look to be great quality and I am very happy with their skid but the Logo and Powdercoat ended up being the deal breaker for C4 and the Logo on the Victory stuff as well. SSO has my attention for the Lowpro bumper and BudBuilt got my business for the sliders. It is to bad C4 changed their design. I really like the look of @Narbeh lowpro bumper. After I saw that this morning I went back on C4's site to see if that was available but I guess that was an early design. Oh well
     
  16. Apr 11, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    Bolt in slider plates from C4 aren’t my favorite either but really like the looks of them. May shift away from them if I find something else I like better. Powder coating isn’t a big deal for me although it does add some cost going to a third party. There are several places close by that an handle it.
     
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  17. Apr 11, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    May be worth giving them a call or asking them about removing it for your bumper. If they won't take the logo out, their loss.
     
  18. Apr 11, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    Do any of you guys installed their bumper yourselfs? I’ve seen DIY on youtube but I dont want to risk not doing it right
     
  19. Apr 11, 2019 at 6:26 PM
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    Can’t be that bad little screwing then some cutting and maybe some paint haha


    Nah no worse then pulling the bumper cover and putting it back on, minus a section that’s easily marked for cutting.
     
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    You made it sound too easy haha it probably is. I am more concerned on the 30” light bar and baja fog lights that i will need to installed along with it.
     
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    I just ordered the SS lo pro bumper, thanks for the heads up
     
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    Just did some research on this set up and I think this is what I want and need to do right now. Will get the lift and handle the weight, thanks a lot for sharing. Your sr5 sits crispy clean!
     
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    The install isnt that bad at all, for the bumper or the lift.
    The bumper cuts are fairly easy. Slight sanding takes care of any rough edge, and I bought some rubber door trim and put that on the edges after cutting.
    An oscillating cutting tool works REALLY well on the plastic bumper.
    For the lift, watch a couple youtube videos, search for 4runner lift install with out coil/strut compressors. Its pretty straight forward and easy.
    [​IMG]
     
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    So I am waiting on the SSO Slimline bumper, I am installing an Eicbach 3” lift and i am planning on getting 285 tires. ? Any input on this set up?
     
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    You will probably want to set the front to the second notch from the bottom, especially if you will also have a winch.
    Mine has settled out to be very level on the second notch.
     
  26. Apr 18, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    Whats your height from ground to fender line?
     
  27. Apr 26, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    301ECBC0-3F95-45E5-B14F-C7BCDF6FE512.jpg Progress: Eibach 3” lift plus 285-70-17.
     
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    You could just upgrade the front springs to 3"x14" 600# or 650#
     
  29. May 15, 2019 at 12:35 PM
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    Do you have links to them?
     
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    Plenty of makers of that spring size and weight, Icons, King, Bilstein, Eibach, and etc.
    Battle Born Off-road sells them and any other off-road supplier.
    Used ~$100-150 shipped
    New ~$150-200 shipped
     

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