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Chrome Delete on a Limited

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by TheSponge, May 13, 2024.

  1. May 13, 2024 at 6:59 PM
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    TheSponge

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    Curious has anyone removed the trim below the doors and painted it off the vehicle or is everyone doing it in the car and just mask around?

    Also, has anyone ordered the window moulding pieces that go between door and windows? On the Limited these are also chrome but I’m contemplating changing them to the black style. Wondering on quality since these are non-OEM.
    https://a.co/d/emYvsdQ
     
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    There was a shop in Miami that did a few, i REALLY liked it and was looking for a Limited with red rock interior and was going to color match or go black on the chrome.
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    in October 2021 Toyota released the TRD Sport which uses the Limited body but has all the chrome painted in color matched color. We really REALLY liked the OEM style and look and liked it came in the super white rather than the pearl so we searched and found one of them. There are plenty of ideas you can get by looking at the TRD Sport 4r, this is what yours would look like if you took it to someone and let them color match and wrap the chrome. You are going to get a better durability out of a vinyl wrap on the chrome vs painting it. The chrome ALWAYS chips, paint wont stick to it, i would recommend color matched vinyl wrap or a black vinyl if you want black. I used to have pix saved in my phone of that place in Miami that was wrapping them with black wrap, a white limited with the chrome wrapped in black was sexy. I really liked the Nightshade look but hated the black chrome, it water spots so bad. We got one of those in 2019 and hated the water spots on the black chrome. We eventually bought a black grille and had it painted and traded it in after the misses got tired of the water spots on the black chrome. Had i known back then how easy it was to have someone wrap everything, i would have done that and we might have still had that vehicle.
     
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    I swapped the rocker panel covers for the non-limited versions (OEM), but if you are looking to keep the Limited rocker panel covers, having the chrome trim wrapped would probably be the better option vs painting as stated above. I wrapped the chrome trim piece on the rear bumper and its held up great.
    As for the window moulding pieces, I swapped mine out, but used OEM parts. Easy install and looks much better than chrome.
     
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    Yah the rear portion I am going to put a piece of 3M vinyl protective film over it to prevent it rubbing off due to the fact as you get close to the tailgate to load stuff. So that should hold that up. Would probably do something below the door mouling as well, at least in the door area where you get in and out to prevent shoes/clothing to drag on it.

    Do you have photos of the window molding and the finished look?
     
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    Here you go. I also swapped out the chrome door handles for OEM nautical blue

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    I like the steps but I’m sure my wife won’t. Just for the heck of it did they bolt right up? Or was a modification required to make them work? Thanks.
     
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    If you get rid of the Limited rocker panel covers, and go with non-limited, it opens up a lot of options for steps. These are direct bolt-on.
     
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    Thank you. Appreciate your quick reply. I would like to do this but I know I’m going to hear it from my wife getting in and out. Her idea of a lifted vehicle is anything higher than a Mazda Miata.
     
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    @MTBVRF that looks great! I like the rocker swap for the Limited - mainly to allow for sliders. Looks better too. Did you swap the rear fender "flares" to non-Limited flares? it's hard to tell in the pic.
     
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    I also have a Chrome delete 4runner limited and I am also wondering which N-Fab side steps you have installed on your rig? My issue was the mounting brackets were not deep enough and the Xreas system has also hindered a few other modification decisions.
     
  11. May 14, 2024 at 8:04 AM
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    Thanks.
    No, I did not. Being that it is a dark color, I didn't think it was noticeable. If it was a lighter color, I would. I may still swap them in the future - I saw a different thread where somebody mentioned a company that had reasonably priced color matched non-limited flares, and then you would just have to get the OEM clips.
     
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    My steps are Rough Country.
     
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