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Gen 5 "Limited" Rocker Panel substitute

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by BorregoBob13, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Jun 22, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    BorregoBob13

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    I have a 2013 SR5 4 Runner with the fancy painted "limited" version Rocker Panels. I am wondering if a standard type of Nerf bar or protection bar for a stock SR5 will bolt up to mine without any mods.

    There are 3 brackets on each side about 26" apart, each have 2 bolts in them. The panels I have now stick down around 5" and I don't want to destroy them on a rock $$$. I'm looking for a simple bolt on replacement that doesn't stick down so far and if it gets wacked I don't care so much. Not looking for a step or slider just a simple bar/ semi-protection type of thing.

    Thanks for any feedback!!
     
  2. Jun 22, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    glwood54

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    What you're describing is just how the latest Limited rocker panels are. Steps that work on Off Road or current SR5 models don't usually work on Limiteds unless the rocker panels are removed.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2020 at 10:51 PM
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    Daytonaviolet

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    Swap the limited rockers to trail/Sr5/trd rockers. Then you can use any step/slider.

    Other option is to trim the limited rocker to same size as non-limited rocker.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2021 at 6:33 AM
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    Hello! I know this thread is quite old, but I'm hoping you may be able to tell me. Are the rocker panels all interchangeable? I have a 21 Limited and the lack of running board options is killing me. Can I just swap them out for rocker panels without having to make a bunch of other modifications?
    Thank you!!
     
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  5. Jul 28, 2021 at 6:37 AM
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6xQ7bPfIOSw

    At the 8:00 mark, he shows the part numbers for the Toyota replacement rocker panels that are black.

    You could also hit up @Daytonaviolet, as he has done this to his Limited also.
     
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  6. Jul 28, 2021 at 7:55 AM
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    Yes should be plug and play
     
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH
     
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    here’s the Sr5/Trd/Trail rockers on my limited. Added rsg sliders .. fits perfectly

    you’ll also need the front flare connector to complete the look


    75857-35010 Rocker Molding Front RIGHT 1 $27.23
    75858-35010 Rocker Molding Front LEFT 1 $27.23
    75395-04010 Rocker Molding Fastener LEFT 2 $2.73
    75395-04010 Rocker Molding Fastener RIGHT 2 $2.73

    DF76D6EC-4EEB-42AD-9BA1-301F523A485E.jpg
     
  9. Apr 24, 2022 at 9:12 AM
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    Stoked on this thread too! Going to complete this this week on mine

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  10. Apr 1, 2024 at 6:52 PM
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    Sorry to revive this from the dead, I need to make sure I have all the parts to do this type of swap out to add steps on the side of my runner.
    I have found all the parts below through researching and just want to make sure I am not missing something since they are all mail order parts.
    I have a 2013 SR5 with the large rocker panel that I want to remove for steps.

    Part No.: 76924-13020RETAINER, SIDE MUDGU 14Pieces
    Part No.: 75395-04010CLIP, OUTSIDE MOULDI 4Pieces
    Part No.: 76622-35150MUDGUARD, FR FENDER
    Part No.: 76621-35150MUDGUARD, FR FENDER
    Part No.: 75805-35130 MOULDING SUB-ASSY, R Moulding, Rocker Panel, LH
    Part No.: 75806-35100 MOULDING SUB-ASSY, R
    Part No.: 75857-35010COVER, ROCKER PANEL
    Part No.: 75858-35010COVER, ROCKER PANEL
     
  11. Apr 1, 2024 at 8:23 PM
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    I don't suppose you'd be interested in trimming your existing rockers, ala @Harringbr99? He sure did a great job, and saved a ton by not replacing parts:

    upload_2024-4-1_21-23-33.png
     
  12. Apr 2, 2024 at 9:07 AM
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    This would be a good option if I have the correct measurements and could make the bottom look decent. I want to get boards that are lower than the rock slides for her to step in easier. I'm in Utah so it would be a pain to try to get with someone that is out of state for this.
     
  13. Apr 2, 2024 at 9:50 AM
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    All true. I suppose following @Daytonaviolet and what he did and proposed would be the ticket, then. I noticed that your list has a couple more items than he recommended, though...mudguards.
     
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