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csuviper's Wife's 4Runner Build

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by csuviper, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Mar 3, 2016 at 9:57 AM
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    csuviper

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    Took a bit of time but talked the wife into a 4Runner for the family vehicle. She had a 2011 Jeep Wranger that was just a bit to small for our growing family. Our 2nd son is due in April 2016 so we needed to make the decision soon. She really wanted leather seats but we didn't want a sun roof so we opted for an SR5 and added Katzkin heated leather seats that will be added on by the dealership and covered under warranty.

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    List of current mods and add-ons:

    1. Katzkin leather seats with factory heated components - at Dealer
    2. Rigid Running Boards - at Dealer
    3. Pull-out cargo deck - at Dealer
    4. Clear Bra - at Dealer
    5. Tinted Windows - 4/216/16
    6. Toytec BOSS 3" lift kit - purchased but not installed
    7. Larger tires - will be purchasing soon
    Future Mods:
    1. Debadge
    2. Add pink vinyl wrap to toyota logos
    3. Husky floor liners
    4. Remote Start

    Keep checking back on the Original Post to find out how the mods are coming along.
     
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  2. Mar 3, 2016 at 9:57 AM
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    First time the 4Runner meets my Tundra.
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  3. Mar 3, 2016 at 10:01 AM
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    I am planning to add some small amounts of pink to it as that is what she really wants. The first thing will be to add pink vinyl to the front and rear Toyota emblem like i did with her Jeep emblem.

    Here was her jeep and the vinyl i did to it.
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  4. Mar 3, 2016 at 10:06 AM
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    A few days after driving her 4Runner to and from work she texted me this:
    "The only thing so far that i don't like about my 4Runner is that it is too short. Needs a lift."

    I have done alot of research in the past and found a great company that specializes in and sells lift kits for only Toyota vehicles. The company is Toytec (toyteclifts.com). They are great to talk to, friendly and are very knowledgeable about what they sell. I decided before we got the 4Runner that we would go with a Toytec lift (if a lift is what my wife wanted of course). I currently have the 3" Ultimate Bilstein lift kit on my 2012 Tundra.

    Well she wants to lift it so I started discussions with Toytec......................... and guess what?????

    They happen to have a set of pink coils that were powder coated for a customer that pulled out of the purchase. Needless to say my wife loves them so I have put my name on them to save them until I can get down there to purchase.

    They are installed on the BOSS suspension lift kit which is the best on the market with custom valving for the 4Runner. All she really needs is a spacer lift of bilstein 5100 lift but I'm not going to argue with getting her a set of custom pink Coilovers that she will love.
    http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/BOSS-Suspension-System-for-10-4Runner-FJ-and-GX460_p_1060.html

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  5. Mar 3, 2016 at 10:36 AM
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  6. Mar 3, 2016 at 12:40 PM
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    ...i think your wifey set you up...

    that's awesome, though. what are the odds...
     
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  7. Mar 3, 2016 at 1:03 PM
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    Lol. I wouldn't put it past her to call them up, have them custom powder coat them pink and tell them to tell me they happen to have them from a failed purchase.
     
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  8. Mar 3, 2016 at 7:40 PM
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    Look at all the options we have for the Katzkins. Have heard a lot of good things about them. Hoping they are as good as they say. Paid the dealership a lot to install.
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  9. Mar 4, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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    Going black with black stitching or?
     
  10. Mar 5, 2016 at 5:37 PM
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    The coilovers are something else .. I plan to powdercoat my coils whenever I rebuild my coilovers.

    I am trying to convince the wife we need a 4runner also, she is set on the highlander :goingcrazy:
     
  11. Mar 5, 2016 at 5:49 PM
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    My wife has a 2016 Highlander. She didn't want the 4R as she wanted more interior seating.
     
  12. Mar 5, 2016 at 6:07 PM
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    How do you like the highlander?
     
  13. Mar 5, 2016 at 6:07 PM
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    Wait.

    The highlander is roomier inside than the 4runner?

    I thought the 4runner was larger..
     
  14. Mar 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM
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    It's fine for me. It's what she wanted that mattered most. I was pushing her towards a 4R, but she wanted the 3rd row seat.
     
  15. Mar 7, 2016 at 12:04 PM
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    My wife wanted boxier so she went with the 4 runner. They have a 3rd row seat if you want it but the seats are very small with no leg room.
    The highlander does have the third row and is roomier however it is lower to the ground.
     
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  16. Mar 7, 2016 at 12:05 PM
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    Decided to go with black with a light gray inset in the middle and light gray stitching.
     
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  17. Mar 9, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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    I got $19,750 for the jeep trade in and the dealership has posted it for sale at $26,299. If they sale it for that they made a quick $6,549.
     
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    go spy on the Jeep.

    When you see someone interested, let them know how much they gave you. :stirthepot:
     
  19. Mar 10, 2016 at 9:17 AM
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    Lol
     
  20. Mar 10, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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    when i traded my 2015 Tacoma in (3000mi...don't ask...long story) the dealer relisted it at $500 over MSRP.
     
  21. Mar 18, 2016 at 3:05 PM
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    Crazy that they do that however it would become a certified used truck with 100,000 mile warranty. So essentially you are paying the extra for the warranty.
     
  22. Mar 19, 2016 at 3:11 PM
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    Wife's leather seats were just installed. They look awesome!
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  23. Mar 29, 2016 at 8:09 PM
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    And the pink begins....
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  24. Apr 26, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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    ^^^^ Yea the pink wrap didn't work out as well as i hoped. Only had that one piece and failed to get it perfect. Will try again when i get more film. Or will try other methods. Plastidip pink has been tried and it looks melon, not pink.
     
  25. Apr 26, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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    Getting tint done today at Made in the Shade in Westminster roughly 92nd and Wads. Hope they do a good job. 3M 15% in the front and match as close as possible for the rear. $259 for all windows except windshield.
     
  26. Apr 26, 2016 at 6:24 PM
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  27. Jun 27, 2016 at 4:05 PM
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    Don't tell the wife but i just got her TRD Pro wheels for her birthday!!!!
     
  28. Nov 30, 2016 at 3:11 PM
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    Man this build is going slow. Still need to get tires.
     
  29. Nov 30, 2016 at 4:25 PM
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    Somebody's not being a very attentive husband making your wife wait like that... :p
     
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  30. Nov 30, 2016 at 5:36 PM
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    No kidding. Well she did kinda get mad at me for getting her wheels for her b day so I can't get her tires for Christmas.
     

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