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Chris in Milwaukee's "CheeseRunner" build

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by Chris In Milwaukee, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. May 18, 2020 at 10:31 AM
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    Oldtoyotaguy

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    Thanks so much, Chris. Of course I can’t notice any lean in the photos, it looks perfect. It’s a perfect ride height, imho.
     
  2. May 18, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    Chris In Milwaukee

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    I think so, too. Once in a while, when I think to myself, why didn't I do 3" springs? But then I snap out of it. :)

    I'll put 285s on it the next time around, and I'm sure I won't be thinking it then when my old body is trying to get up and in the truck!
     
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  3. May 18, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch
    I think the height is perfect as well! I went 2.3" and 1.5" and I wouldn't want to go any higher.

    I think the rear wheel wells look weird with 3" of lift unless you run huge tires. I'm on 285's (32.8") and think this lift and tire size is really perfect for the 4runner. I got to really get into it in the sand and gravel on Friday and couldn't be happier! The Bilsteins handle better when you beat on them, apparently!:D

    Also, @Chris In Milwaukee , great detailed write-up on everything! I wish I had written mine as I went so I would have remembered the details better. I also wish I had seen the lift install video you posted as it looks like your method was better than mine!:)

    Fyi, @Oldtoyotaguy , I believe I have the same winch as you (Warn VR EVO 10S) and it fit in like a glove. I have the SOS bumper. I might have adjusted the AC line slightly, but I think we just removed the bracket bolts and shifted it a little.
     
  4. May 21, 2020 at 7:13 PM
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    @Chris In Milwaukee , the 4runner is looking great! Sorry for talking your ear off!:D

    We're obviously not the Instagram type, as we didn't even take a picture of the 4runners in your driveway!

    I hope you get good use out of the Skybox!
     
  5. May 21, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    What the heck were we thinking?! We’re never going to hit ten followers at this rate!

    Great seeing you again. Let’s find a place to go when they let the chains off of us!
     
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  6. May 21, 2020 at 7:54 PM
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    Lol!

    Agreed! Keep me posted if you hear any more about the Pipeline. Many of the forest roads up there are pretty entertaining in addition to the actual trail.
     
  7. May 21, 2020 at 7:54 PM
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    But dang it, if I put 285s on it won’t fit in the garage with the carrier on top now.

    :sadviolin:
     
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  8. May 21, 2020 at 7:58 PM
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    Easy fix.

    Just air down before you go into the garage.
     
  9. May 21, 2020 at 8:51 PM
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    Good excuse to get an onboard air compressor!:)
     
  10. May 22, 2020 at 2:10 PM
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    But then what would I whine about? “But honeeeeyyyy... I neeeeed a new garaaaaage...”
     
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  11. May 22, 2020 at 2:23 PM
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    Good point. A bigger / better garage should always be pursued.
     
  12. May 29, 2020 at 6:36 AM
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    I thought that this swing-up license plate thing was going to be a good idea, but it’s not really. I had to trim my plate so it would swing up without hitting, and even then it only goes up so far before stopping. A pull out of a hole is going to rip off the plate or damage the rope. Reckon I’m just gonna zip tie it to the grill unless you think it’ll cause airflow problems. Otherwise I’ll have to find a different bracket that mounts/swings farther. Not a particularly smart design. I’m kinda surprised considering how smartly designed the other products are.

     
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  13. May 29, 2020 at 8:44 AM
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    Crikeymike

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    Maybe at the pivot point of the hinge, use a wing nut and bolt to be able to take it off when you go offroad easily. Or some kind of a bolt with a pin thru the end.
     
  14. May 29, 2020 at 9:32 AM
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    Chris In Milwaukee

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    That's a good idea. The hinge that came with it is pretty well untouchable, but changing it to another is doable. Thanks for that tip!
     
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