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Dobinsons Rear Drawers - 5th Gen 4Runner

Discussion in 'Exit Offroad' started by Crikeymike, Apr 23, 2020.

  1. Apr 23, 2020 at 2:22 PM
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    Crikeymike

    Crikeymike [OP] Exit Offroad, Dobinsons Specialist Vendor

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    Hey guys, here's an official thread for the Dobinsons rear drawers that go into a 5th Gen 4Runner. These have been around for about 3 years now, but I've never put a dedicated thread together for them here.

    Here are a few quick Q&A that people always ask.

    • Yes, you can get the drawers only without the side wing panels
    • They are only intended for a standard model without 3rd row seats
    • 3rd row seats actually have a different floor, so a custom frame would be needed
    • Works fine with OE sliding floor once it has been removed
    • The sliding fridge latch was updated in early 2019 - uses the same as a regular fridge slide now
    • Only the left side can slide, you can't change it to the other side
    • The carpet is a dark grey or black with light speckles throughout. It appears different in different light
    • These have to ship by truck freight on a pallet so they don't get damaged
    • The drawers come fully assembled, but the stops that hold the drawers into the outer case aren't installed until the very last step. Be careful when you first get them, the drawer will come all the way out!!!
    • All standard replacement parts are readily available if needed
    • The drawers each slide out about 2/3 their length. They can't come out 100% due to the leverage it would make against the main cabinet and the mounting bolts

    Here are the standard list of specs that apply.
    • 1.6mm Zinc Plated Robust Steel Construction, 12mm Heavy Duty Plywood tops
    • Panels with Marine Carpet Covering
    • Built-in Heavy-Duty Fridge Slide, 8 x Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Tie Down Points
    • Comprehensive outer wing trim kit to provide a factory fit.
    • Installation of drawers REQUIRES drilling and bolting through floor. Any existing sliding deck must be removed prior to drawer installation.
    • Aluminum Edging Protection, Heavy duty lockable latches. Sliding portion is not changeable from one side to the other.
    • Not compatible with 3rd row seat installed.
    • Massive 150KG (330LB) Drawer Capacity on Heavy Duty Roller Bearing System
    • Shipping is to the nearest Freight Terminal or to a Commercial address with a loading dock or forklift. Residential delivery adds additional separate costs

    So the drawers are part number RD80-1001. Those can be ordered here without any side wing panels if you don't want to mess with those. Dobinsons 4th and 5th Gen 4Runner rear drawers only

    The wing panels do add some cost to the full kit. The full kit can be ordered here: Dobinsons Drawers for 5th Gen 4Runner - Full Kit

    If you don't add the side wing panels, the drawers can actually sit lower. Due to the high side plastic inner fender pieces, the drawers get raised up with spacers provided with the wing kit to clear those side panels. In my opinion, I prefer it without the panels, but you can order it whichever way you prefer.

    Instructions on how to install these in a 5th Gen 4Runner are here: 4Runner Drawer Installation Guide

    Some have tried to use turnbuckles from the floor up to points they have attached to the drawer sides, but if you bend out the drawer sides, you can change the tolerances and cause the drawers to have movement inside the outer cabinet. That's not a good idea. The drawers are closed extremely tightly, and require them to be slammed shut. This prevents any noises from coming from them.

    I'll attach whatever photos I have saved of them from installs. If you own these already, please add your photos to the thread with any tips and tricks you figured out along the way or during the install.

    5thGen4Runner a.jpg
    5thGen4Runner b.jpg
    5thGen4Runner c.jpg
    4Runner Drawers.jpg
    4Runner a (Large).jpg
     
  2. Aug 31, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    Saved for later in build.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2020 at 10:20 AM
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    Crikeymike

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    Alright everyone, this is the once a year sale you’ve all been waiting for, and since 2020 has been a year most of us would like to put past us as fast as possible, we are offering the Dobinsons Black Friday Sale for the FULL month of November!!! Yep, 15% off all Dobinsons parts from November 1st to November 30th.

    Click here for the full details: https://exitoffroad.com/dobinsons-black-friday-sale-2020/

    Giving everyone a heads up because stock has already been so limited this year, so those who order the earliest will get the parts the soonest!! All backorders placed will still get the deal, and will ship when possible.

    Suspension, SNORKELS, awnings, bumpers, drawer systems, it's all going to be on sale!!

    IMS struts, $425 instead of $500, MRA front struts for $850 instead of $1000, coils are $170 instead of $200, leaf springs start at $382.50 instead of $450, etc, etc

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    Also, on the heels of the last group buy I did for the snorkels, the restock is due around November 5th, and I don't expect them to last long, so get your orders in as quick as you can if you want/need one soon. ($255 plus shipping with the coupon code)
     
  4. Oct 27, 2020 at 9:38 PM
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    I didn’t see a option for adding the side wings for the 5th gen drawers on the sit
     
  5. Oct 28, 2020 at 7:37 AM
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    Crikeymike

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  6. Jan 26, 2021 at 6:10 AM
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    An old thread but I place an order for the Dobinson drawers last night.
    None of you'd remember but I was the guy on the way to pick up a jeep and suddenly took a right turn and ended up with a 4R.
    I knew there were gabillions of options for modding the Wranglers but turns out there are a million for the 4R.
    When it came to drawers for the cargo area like many I entertained building my own....then realized that would require things I'm not
    certified in like picking up any tool. So I studied the pre-fab units.
    Like everything drawer choices are a compromise but the Dobs have the looks, are semi-affordable, have the function/strength/etc.
    The compromise will be reaching into the ARB...nice a slide is provided but for example compare to the ARBs where you can choose one side
    of the drawer duo to be much lower in height. That's OK we have a campervan for real frig use so when it gets moved into the Toyota we'll
    just deal with it and have a step stool handy.
    I've got three 'big' items on order. The Bajarack, the Victory bumper and now the drawers. I bet the drawers get here before anything else.
     
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  7. Nov 5, 2021 at 3:19 PM
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    Crikeymike

    Crikeymike [OP] Exit Offroad, Dobinsons Specialist Vendor

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