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Cheap 4runner mods, emphasis on cheap

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

  1. Dec 26, 2020 at 6:01 PM
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    Bluetooth to FM, no interference, instant connection with engine on tells me if my phone is present. Use for voice navigation,spotify, and phone calls. About $20.

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  4. Jun 30, 2021 at 9:53 PM
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    this is amazing. Did you do it to both sides? Do they have different part numbers?
     
  5. Jun 30, 2021 at 10:41 PM
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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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  6. Jul 7, 2021 at 1:28 PM
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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.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2021 at 2:32 PM
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    Grab it & PULL! But remember there is a connector attached to mirror backing SO when it releases ,Stop so you don't pull wires out of backshell.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2021 at 2:59 PM
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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?
     
  9. Jul 7, 2021 at 3:15 PM
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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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    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
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  11. Jul 18, 2021 at 9:15 PM
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    Just say no to bull bars
     
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    Or, pay attention when driving and avoid the deer, etc!

    As my Federal self-defense instructor said "Situational Awareness is 90% of being safe!"=That's what I taught in my bear safety classes for Federal employees.
     
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    Just as an update, I did this (and hope I connected the wire harness correctly, since the terminals were oriented differently on the replacement) and I am extremely happy with it. It really eliminates the blind spots and looks (because it is) OEM, which is very nice. Not bad for about $100, and slakes some of the bitterness I have about not having BSM.
     
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    I emailed 2 Toyota dealerships and no response from either. I bet it is not something they are interested doing.
    (Not comfortable doing by self. Want to do it with dealership so I can go back if anything going wrong, like heating not working or mirror itself fall off,..)
     
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    Honestly, it’s very easy to do yourself. I could orient my mirror with my hand behind it to show you how to pull yours off. If I recall, you have about 3” of extra wire slack behind the mirror. So you just kinda brace your hand so you don’t yank it more than 3”. Then unplug the wire.

    It’s about as easy to put the new ones on as putting two legos together. You just plug in the wire and press the new mirror into place until it clicks.

    The heating wire is just a single little plug. For what a dealer will charge to do the swap, it’ll pay for the mirrors themselves. So if you do it yourself and don’t like them, put the old ones back on and you’ll still have more money in your pocket.
     
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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    I'm not sure deer work like that
     
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    Avoided hundreds (including moose, elk, mulies, blacktails, etc.) during 20+ years as a Federal Wildlife Biologist. Only hit one white-tail in West Virginia that came out from behind a tree on my right=no time to stop!
     
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    A first for me yesterday- had a large squirrel fall about 50 feet from a tree and land on my hood, then slid up over the windshield. Scared the absolute sh!t out of me!!! It was SOOOO loud I ducked! There was an old guy walking on the sidewalk next to me and the look on his face was priceless! He was absolutely dumbfounded.
     
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    We were driving to Portland along the Columbia and had a bald eagle grab a squirrel off the side of the road and almost fly into our windshield!
     
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    I ran into a wild mustang on my motorcycle. How that SOB got on my motorcycle I will NEVER know (insert rimshot here).
    I was going to work on the highway, shortly before dawn, the Teusday before Thanksgiving, 1992. 1985 Kawasaki 4 cylinder police bike. Awesome ride. I loved it. Anywho, I saw a roan horse run across the road, left to right in front of me. No big, I thought, I'll just swing over to the left, go behind him. No other traffic to be seen, so a fairly safe option. At least it was, right up until the black horse right behind the roan turned the white blaze on his face towords me.
    Next thing *I* knew, I was walking around in circles, picking up pieces of the bike, and a couple guys were telling me I had to lay down, I'd been in an accident. They guided me off the side of the road and I passed out again. One ran down to a nearby Border Patrol inspection station to get help. That was about 4 or 5 miles away.
    Anywho, I lost my left eye, from my head bouncing along on the centerline. Neato bright yellow stripe down the side of my helmet. We figured the horse reared up at the last second and rode the fairing up and over, scraping me off the back. Me and the bike bounced off down the road together, roughly. Bruised my heart, had a heck of a bruise from the gauge set on my chest, messed up my eye, lotsa road rash. Yes, I was wearing leathers, not to mention a few layer of pretty thick clothes. Believe it or not, Yuma did get cold on rare occasions.

    Yes, I think there are times that some of the animals are simply invisible to humans traveling at highway speeds, so some kind of protection, ANY kind, can be a huge benefit. Not that I could have put a bull bar, or brushguard, on a motorcycle, but on a 4 wheeled vehicle...

    Have fun, all!
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