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Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by 06_dark_knight, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Dec 3, 2022 at 10:58 AM
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    Newest change to DarthRunner… I’m actually really happy with the loom and how easy the instal was

    more goodies coming in soon so keep an eye out for the updates

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  2. Dec 3, 2022 at 10:07 PM
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    First half of my bday present is installed just waiting for the second half to arrive.

    i have to say, first impressions: this thing feels solid! I got the steel skid and even though it is heavy I feel like it can withstand a beating for sure.

    stay tuned for more to come very soon

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  3. Apr 2, 2023 at 9:38 PM
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    You know it’s true love when even after 8 years this sight still makes you smile :transformer:
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  4. Apr 21, 2023 at 9:07 PM
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    With all the trails near by being closed all spring I am getting cabin fever from just being at home.

    anyone know of some trails near the IE that make for a good day trip?
     
  5. Apr 23, 2023 at 7:18 AM
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    All I get is this little box?!
    Nice progress on the build, how are the lights holding up? Been eyeing a pair since my stocks are yellow and peeling.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2023 at 9:09 AM
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    the lights are actually doing great even with all the rain we had here in SoCal but before I installed them I put clear silicone all around the edge to make sure I didn’t get water inside. All the videos I saw said that was the best way to protect the lights and make sure they last
     
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  7. Apr 23, 2023 at 4:42 PM
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    All I get is this little box?!
    Cool I'm gonna buy some then, thanks.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2023 at 9:13 PM
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    Out with the old and in with the new ^^
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  9. Apr 28, 2023 at 11:00 AM
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    Damn bro, good choice these look fantastic.
     
  10. Apr 28, 2023 at 11:32 AM
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    Thanks!
     
  11. May 26, 2023 at 10:59 PM
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    Some recent updates.. added a para cord handle so my wife could reach the hatch to close it. F52760BF-E3F4-48E9-B214-CE902CEEDA86.jpg

    reached the 200,000 mile mark. This was a big personal accomplishment since I bought the 4runner 8 years ago with 115,000 miles and in that time I went through some tough times where I almost had the 4runner repo’d. But now I’m at a point where I can buy the accessories that I want for the 4runner and not have it hurt my wallet. Here’s to another 75,000 more miles of smiles and fun.

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  12. May 26, 2023 at 11:01 PM
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    I went on a trail ride with a coworker and when I finally let him take the lead he took us down a trail not meant for trucks and SUV’s but meant for dirt bikes. Needless to say it got too narrow to handle and we paid the price. I don’t blame him as he was unfamiliar with the trail but just wanted to give some backstory

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  13. May 27, 2023 at 6:04 AM
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    Ouch! Busted window and body damage. That sucks. Did you already replace the window?
     
  14. May 27, 2023 at 8:34 AM
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    All I get is this little box?!
    Sometimes we get in those situations, you were able to drive it home and looks like you got most of it replaced already. Still sucks for sure though.
     
  15. May 27, 2023 at 10:44 AM
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    Ya I was able to get the window replaced the next day and the side mirror came in with free overnight shipping through Amazon
     
  16. May 27, 2023 at 10:46 AM
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    ya it sucked and it killed the vibe for sure but I wasn’t too stressed about it cuz it’s all items I could replace. And yes I agree sometimes we can’t avoid trail damage but I was glad that we were still able to drive home and no one was hurt. Just our egos lol.
     
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  17. May 27, 2023 at 12:34 PM
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    Now it has some character! If mine wasn't white it would be a nightmare. It's pinstriped so bad but the natural white doesn't have a clear coat so way less noticeable.
     
  18. May 27, 2023 at 9:46 PM
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    oh ya mine has a lot of pinstripes too… a few months ago my mom had asked me if someone keyed my car :rofl:
     
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  19. Jul 15, 2023 at 11:39 PM
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    Newest addition to Darthrunner. I needed new ball joints and decided to just replace to UCA’s all together. Steering vibrations have greatly been reduced and the steering response is a lot tighter than before.

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  20. Jul 16, 2023 at 1:45 PM
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    You need to get some 14” 700lb springs for those coil overs. I had the same preload before and now they’re basically not preloaded at all. This is what I mean. Rides much better.

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  21. Jul 16, 2023 at 3:21 PM
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    That actually looks like a good idea! Do you have a front bumper or any added weight to the front? I only ask because I don’t have anything added to the front and I’ve always been worried that 700lb springs would be too stiff
     
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    Yes I have a steel bumper, steel skid plates and sliders. Do you plan to add any of that stuff down the road? If not these might work but I have no experience.

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  23. Jul 17, 2023 at 1:03 PM
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    Thanks for the advice!! I have skid plates and sliders but I don’t plan on getting a front bumper, at least not anytime soon. The king springs would probably be a good idea though now that you mention it.
     
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    I was constantly bottoming out with the preload. Bumps sucked. Now it’s nice and soft and no more body roll since I don’t run a sway bar. But the body roll reduction is because of the added weight being handled by the heavier springs better, not the length.
     
  25. Jul 17, 2023 at 9:59 PM
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    That makes a lot of sense, I appreciate the advice that’s definitely gonna be a move I look into next.

    did you swap out the coils yourself?
     
  26. Jul 18, 2023 at 3:25 PM
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    I did but used a decent compressor my buddy had. It’s a stand one not the little clamps.
     
  27. Jul 9, 2024 at 8:29 PM
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    Haven’t posted in a long time and thought we were due for an update

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    shout out to @lightwerkz for their super easy to install Diode Dynamics SS3 kit!!
     
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    I can’t wait for thirst test run
     
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