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Can 5th gen running boards fit on a 3rd gen 4runner?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by trayyy808, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Oct 29, 2018 at 2:12 AM
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    trayyy808

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    Hello everyone! I was just wondering if the 2018 4runner running boards are able to fit on a 1997? Or is there a modification I can do so they can fit? Or is it just impossible? I feel like they can't fit on my 1997 but I just want to be sure...Sorry new to this so I don't really know .. I bought OEM running boards on offer up and one of the caps were missing so it looks kind of ghetto.. so I was just curious cause I see alot of the 2018 4runner owners selling their running boards I wanna buy them but not sure if it'll fit on my 1997..
     
  2. Oct 29, 2018 at 5:26 AM
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    SlvrSlug

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    Welcome, that is a good question ,and i do not have an answer for it. I also am curious if any suspension take offs from a newer 5th gen would swap to the 3rd gens?
     
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  3. Oct 29, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    Mass4runner

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    I don't know if the running boards will fit, but your wheelbase is shorter by about 4.5 inches so even if the mounting hardware somehow lines up they still won't be the right length. I would hold out for some board that were designed for the third gen if it were me.
     
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  4. Nov 1, 2018 at 6:06 AM
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    Damnn, okay thank you guys! I appreciate it ...I guess I'll just wait till I see someone selling their 3rd gen OEM one..
     
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  5. Dec 21, 2018 at 5:43 PM
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    I have a set of running boards from a 2018 I will be attempting to install on my 97. If they work, my OEM set will be for sale
     
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