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Cheap 4runner mods, emphasis on cheap

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by v_man, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Aug 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM
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    KellerOffRoad

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    I’ve got a cheap mod, amber leds in grille! Cost is less than $50, tools required is wire stripper or needle nose and heat gun, rock creek overland did a great write up with Amazon links to everything you need. Only took an hour to instal and that’s because I was ocd about it! Looks awesome too! Stand out a bit in the wave of 4Runners

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  2. Dec 12, 2018 at 6:38 AM
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    jgcaps

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    hard to beat that for $50..!
     
  3. Dec 12, 2018 at 7:32 AM
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    2016Pro

    2016Pro Why all of the Pro hate?

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    I just picked up headlight HID light system for $75. Will install this weekend. Should make a nice improvement to the crappy stock headlights.
     
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  4. Jan 6, 2020 at 4:13 PM
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    Currently stock; MODS coming soon.
    Is the top little mirror heated as well or just the main mirror only?
     
  5. Jan 6, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    WallyT4R

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    It's all the same mirror, the heat should work on the entire mirror
     
  6. May 31, 2020 at 10:28 AM
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  7. Aug 17, 2020 at 8:52 PM
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  8. Aug 18, 2020 at 10:28 AM
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    flyinhoot

    flyinhoot When in doubt, Throttle out.

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    Oh! That’s what they mean when they say lock your transfer case. I’ve had it wrong this whole time.
     
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  9. Nov 29, 2020 at 7:43 PM
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    Can anybody tell me what year 4runners the seats bolt flat to the floor in the rear? Like the Tacomas 2nd Gen and 3rd Gen. The rear 2 mounts go flat down which allows for custom seat spacers. It makes such a difference. I am just not familiar with what years bolt down like the Tacomas. Thanks
     
  10. Nov 29, 2020 at 7:45 PM
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    olecoot

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    That's a badazz looking front end.
     
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  11. Nov 30, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    @A&P
    too bad i cant do the image background anymore
     
  12. Dec 3, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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  13. Dec 3, 2020 at 11:19 AM
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    :ohsnap: You are correct.. Ha ha...
     
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  14. Dec 3, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    Yeap that one.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2020 at 8:21 PM
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    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    yes, 2020, no options to change it. this one is propriotery as far as i know.
    on my ram, i was able to get my hands on the uconnect, its all based on qnx and i even found the drivers, the problem was to sign it back :)
     
  16. Dec 3, 2020 at 9:59 PM
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    flyinhoot

    flyinhoot When in doubt, Throttle out.

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    or be like me and just not do the license plate altogether :devil:
     
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  17. Dec 4, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    4Runner170V

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    LED light $51.44/set
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  18. Dec 4, 2020 at 6:59 PM
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    Cowboy59

    Cowboy59 Enjoy the Adventure

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    @A&P - Now that you have had the plasti-coat on you bumpers, how do bug affect it? Do they wash off easily or get embedded?
     
  19. Dec 4, 2020 at 7:05 PM
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    Cowboy59

    Cowboy59 Enjoy the Adventure

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    Here is truly cheap mod. My wife and I travel in our 4Runner. So space is premium. Took out the seat bottoms and head rests of the back seats. With the backseat backs folded down, we now have storage space behind the driver and passenger seats. Can't beat a free mod and we never have to take passengers, since there is no seat.
     
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  20. Dec 7, 2020 at 5:52 AM
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    MeefZah

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    Exactly what we do. Watch where you store your seat bottoms though... ours were lost in a garage fire so now that 4R has fabric fronts and junkyard Softex rear.... sigh...
     
  21. Dec 7, 2020 at 8:54 PM
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    Cowboy59 Enjoy the Adventure

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    Ours are stored in the house where humidity and temp are controlled. They should remain pristine.
     
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  23. Feb 23, 2021 at 11:04 AM
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    importman The mountains are calling and I must go...

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  24. Jun 27, 2021 at 4:25 PM
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  25. Jun 30, 2021 at 9:53 PM
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    wfxt

    wfxt Still figuring it out

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    this is amazing. Did you do it to both sides? Do they have different part numbers?
     
  26. Jun 30, 2021 at 10:41 PM
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    4runningMan

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    RAV4 mirror mod-
    87961-42D20 left
    87931-42D50 right

    It’s an awesome mod. Blind spots eliminated if you adjust the mirrors correctly, which is slightly further out than most people prefer. Takes a little getting used to but once you “see it”, you trust it. The mirrors don’t lie.
     
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  27. Jul 7, 2021 at 1:28 PM
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    wfxt

    wfxt Still figuring it out

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    Agree. I already run an ALL-VIEW cop rearview, and set my mirrors further out so I have to lean hard to see the side of my own vehicle.

    And, how precisely does one just pop out the mirror itself and reaffix the new one? I very much want to do this, but also don't want to mess up my mirror housing or the mechanicals in there.
     
  28. Jul 7, 2021 at 2:59 PM
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    wfxt Still figuring it out

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    Amazing. I ordered a pair from Elmhurst Toyota in Illinois and was just over $100 with shipping to NY for both mirrors. They even call it a "retrofit" for 4runners!

    So, you just grab on the left and right and pull? Or is it an angled pull, like only from the left for the left mirror, and only for the right for the right mirror?
     
  29. Jul 7, 2021 at 3:15 PM
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    kmeeg

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    Thank you for the info. I just contacted the Toyota dealer near me if they can do the swap. Found the link of the Toyota dealership you mentioned. Wish the dealership near me do the same.

    https://parts.elmhursttoyota.com/p-...ot-mirror-glass-retrofit-8796142d208793142d50
     
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  30. Jul 17, 2021 at 11:03 AM
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    Easy mods and CHEAP (2019 SR5)!

    Bull bar (~$300)-time 1 hour.
    Black emblem overlays: (~$50), 20 minutes
    Hi Lift Jack and Roof basket mounts (~$135 + $5 for lock and cable)=1/2 hour
    Shovel (! $20 & $5 for matching paint and $5 for lock and cable) =15 minutes
    Lamin-X fog light film (~$15)= 10 min install.
    Air-Bedz mattress (~$290 + plug ib charger @ $20).
    GO RHINO! hitch step (~ $100)=<5min.
    Hella Off Road lights (~$65 & $20 mounts)=1 hour

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