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Having a greater presence on the road...

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by dxhum, Apr 3, 2022.

  1. Apr 8, 2022 at 1:25 PM
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    Gumpus

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    Personally I'd put one of those big baskets on the roof to make the vehicle look bigger before I'd lift it and learn about the unintended consequences of a lift.

    If you want a slightly louder exhaust I think there's got to be some middle ground between the stock exhaust which is designed for silence and the obnoxious fart cans that make just about anybody angry. I only listened to one on YouTube and it sounded nice to me...like mild exhaust presence versus basically none. But as a former motorcycle guy I have to agree with the comments that exhaust changes can create enemies. And you do risk creating droning noises any time you alter a stock exhaust system.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=38VBk1xZvrg

    Don't forget the obvious one...run with your headlights on all the time. Motorcycles use their brights during daylight to help increase presence...not sure if that makes sense for our vehicles. If you do lift your truck please don't forget to re-aim your headlights if necessary.
     
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  2. Apr 8, 2022 at 1:30 PM
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    banjos-n-beer

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    Maybe some horns ala Boss Hogg?

    E1F4E6AC-6109-4EAC-9947-EBD11223048B.jpg
     
  3. Apr 8, 2022 at 1:50 PM
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    2012T4R

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    Roof rack, intake, muffler, Kings and springs, sound system, etc.
    I put a magna flow on my 2012 just to open it up a little. It is a mild decibel difference, enough to hear and sound good, not obnoxious.
     
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  4. Apr 8, 2022 at 3:13 PM
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    Henry J

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    Same, it’s not loud enough for my wife to yell at me but is loud enough for the neighborhood kids to leave the game of street football and let me pass.
     
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  5. Apr 9, 2022 at 2:55 PM
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  6. Apr 9, 2022 at 4:41 PM
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    dxhum

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    Thank you for taking the time to post the video!

    Yes, I look the look of the PRO.

    I've already put on the Predator tube steps, along with the OEM rims and tires. I have the OEM roof basket for the pro along with its mounting hardware. Frankly, I'm a bit intimidated by the installation.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2022 at 6:17 PM
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    08TXRunner

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    This thread has not disappointed.
     
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  8. Apr 18, 2022 at 7:38 AM
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    Do you still have the running boards? Can you send a pic? If they fit a 2017 SR5 P I can take them off your hands.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2022 at 7:05 AM
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    dxhum

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    I don't know if they will fit your vehicle. Research and get back to me. They are yours if you want them.
     
  10. Apr 21, 2022 at 11:35 AM
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    Thanks. Do you have pics of the boards? What is the spec on your 4runner?
     
  11. Apr 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM
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    dxhum

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    Its a 2020 4Runner TRD Off Road Premium. You could post the question of compatibility.
     
  12. May 12, 2022 at 2:46 PM
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    My Corolla takes up 1/2 of a lane.
     
  14. May 13, 2022 at 3:20 AM
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    Doing pretty much anything aftermarket will or can void your warranty or parts of it.
     
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    A mean looking front bumper with lights and a winch should do the trick. Also meatier than factory tires such as AT or better yet MT.
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  18. May 15, 2022 at 12:39 PM
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    Yes, I have added the PRO rims to the truck with tires that have an aggressive tread pattern. But the look of that bumper is EXACTLY the kind of look which I feel will create a greater presence on the road.

    About the bumper:

    1. Did you do the install yourself or was it installed for you.
    2. How does that bumper effect things like adaptive cruise control and other radar-dependent functions?
     
  19. May 15, 2022 at 3:16 PM
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    08TXRunner

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    That's an overly broad statement that is largely untrue. It would benefit you to do some research and learn how it works. You'd be a lot more comfortable doing mods to your truck, I promise.
     
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  20. May 16, 2022 at 7:55 AM
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    Those were just internet pictures. I have installed aftermarket bumpers on a 2011 Tundra as well as my 1984 4Runner, but neither had any radar dependent functions. The bumper install is basically turning wrenches and minor rewiring of turn signal lights, etc. If that scares you off, you might want to have a professional perform the install.
     
  21. May 16, 2022 at 10:40 AM
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    No clue who you are or how you know me and what my capabilities are, but if it concerns you; I have never had anyone else work on any of my vehicles for anything. Okay well you got me, except for alignments.

    If you want OP to think he can add a lift kit and a super charger without voiding warranty, since that is what the previous comments were pertaining to, then that's on you.

    Also, if you still can't read or see well, I said "will or can". "Can" meaning possibility. They would have to prove that the modification led to a failure.

    Whatever helps you sleep at night, bud.
     
  22. May 16, 2022 at 3:18 PM
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    08TXRunner

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    Slow down, sport. I never said I knew you or your capabilities. But your post said doing "pretty much anything aftermarket" can or will void a warranty. That is an irresponsible statement that ignores the law. I doubt you will bother to look into why I am saying this. You're a sensitive litter feller, aren't you?
     
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