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Forgotten 5.1 generation

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by LandCruiser, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Sep 22, 2021 at 2:21 PM
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    LandCruiser

    LandCruiser [OP] Rusting away

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    2010 to 2013 before a massive interior and exterior upgrade.

    I feel like these are the forgotten 4Runners, especially the TEs which seem extremely few and far between.

    They are so rare, people in the bay area seem to think that my old 2013 POS is some type of new special edition, despite the rust and dents.

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  2. Sep 22, 2021 at 2:23 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Not forgotten here. They look much better than my predator face.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2021 at 2:34 PM
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    Finally some love.. I have a TE in the exact same color in Sacramento. I do have the new front end envy though...sadly.
     
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  4. Sep 22, 2021 at 3:58 PM
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    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    2013 TE is the best looking of the 5th gens IMO
     
  5. Sep 22, 2021 at 4:33 PM
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    Dillusion

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    More like 4.9
     
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  6. Sep 22, 2021 at 4:48 PM
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    I have a hard time liking the early SR5 because of the similar look to the limited, but I do love my 13 Trail Edition though!20201215_155300.jpg
     
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  7. Sep 22, 2021 at 5:13 PM
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    Looks good :hattip: Are those stock rims they look like FJ Cruiser set ?
     
  8. Sep 22, 2021 at 6:11 PM
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    LandCruiser

    LandCruiser [OP] Rusting away

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    They are stock AND the same as the FJ Cruiser.
     
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  9. Sep 22, 2021 at 6:19 PM
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    mrmike7189

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    Can anyone Post some photos of the interior?
    I was not aware that the interior changes happened later.
     
  10. Sep 22, 2021 at 6:19 PM
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    McSpazatron

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    I seriously had a thing for the early 5th gen trail edition. Honestly I think they look better than the current front ends, in that blocky old school way. Especially liked the wheels and black wheel arches.

    I tried looking for a used one before getting my new one, but they are such unicorns I finally gave up.

    Now that Im used to the new front end, the 5.1s seem a tiny bit dated, but it still has that classic look to it
     
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  11. Sep 22, 2021 at 6:29 PM
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    SCMountaineer

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    The best looking 5th generation in my opinion.
     
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  12. Sep 22, 2021 at 7:01 PM
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    LandCruiser

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    Neoprene seats. Looks a lot like my 2007 and 2010 FJCs.
     
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  13. Sep 23, 2021 at 2:24 AM
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    Matt83

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    Nice looking trucks.
     
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  14. Sep 23, 2021 at 5:52 AM
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    Screenshot 2020-05-13 at 9.26.08 PM.jpg Interior looks the same as my 2020 SR5........except for the center panel/stereo/Cd player.
     
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  15. Sep 23, 2021 at 5:58 AM
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    Hell yeah! 2012 TE. I love it.
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  16. Sep 23, 2021 at 8:50 AM
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    LandCruiser

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    Dash cluster is completely different, infotainment is completely different, internal materials are completely different, seating surfaces are completely different, just about every single piece of plastic is completely different.
     
  17. Sep 27, 2021 at 8:25 AM
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    My buddy's 2012 was inspiration for me eventually getting my 2020. I've always really liked the pre-facelift 5th generation 4Runners. I prefer the more simple look over the overly "aggressive" look that lots of modern vehicles seem to be trending to. He doesn't post anymore, but here's some pics from 2012: BCD_9781xs_3be5293fffc63deb2b7f38b8fc712a6879746d76.jpg
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  18. Oct 6, 2021 at 7:40 AM
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    ElectroBoy

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    Looks good :thumbsup:Nice NiseRack too, what are those clips on the side?
     
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  20. Oct 6, 2021 at 8:07 AM
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    Mine has those too, they came with the trail roof rack. I have no idea what the hell they do, but they have a very low weight rating, like 30 pounds. They look like some type of tiedown hooks.
     
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  21. Oct 6, 2021 at 8:17 AM
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    Henry J

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    man I Looooooooove mine!!
     
  22. Oct 6, 2021 at 9:17 AM
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    Wow, what a change. Looks awesome. Love the red Trail in the grill.
     
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  23. Oct 6, 2021 at 11:23 AM
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    2000Sport

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    4 of those tie-downs came with OEM roof rack. I found 2 more, which are used in rail system on Tacoma beds. Not sure of functionality yet , but if 4 were good, then 6 must be better?
     
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  24. Oct 6, 2021 at 11:49 AM
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    Seems logical.
     
  25. Oct 6, 2021 at 12:51 PM
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    they are good for hanging wet towels or a bag for trash when im fishing or at the beach.

    that niserack is cool looking.
     
  26. Oct 6, 2021 at 1:19 PM
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    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Do those tie-down doohickeys flip 180 degrees up? If so, they would be useful as tie-down points with something on the roof rack.

    [​IMG]
     
  27. Oct 6, 2021 at 1:46 PM
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    Same size, specs, etc, but a different shade of gray/silver. IIRC, the FJ wheels are darker.

    I love the look of these wheels.
     
  28. Oct 6, 2021 at 4:31 PM
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    Interesting. I bought mine used, those hooks aren't there, but I was happy just to have the crossbars.

    I really like your set up with that winch, what mount are you using? I'd like to do something similar to mine eventually.
     
  29. Oct 6, 2021 at 4:43 PM
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    MI-FL off roader

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    Too many mods and too much money
    I would love to have a TE. Best of the 5th gens imo. Happy w my 12' Limited tho. I always thought the face lift looked like a large mouth bass, but its grown on me. The big chrome lip on the LE face lift is meh. Although they dont seem to be a big problem like the 4th gens, the SAIP is non existent in the 10-13' years. Gives you a little more room in the engine bay too.
     
  30. Oct 6, 2021 at 4:46 PM
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    My 2013 has SAIS.
     

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