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Help a guy make his wifey happy

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Allaboutfamily, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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    Allaboutfamily

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    Thanks! I’m not worried about my capabilities, I know I could easily accomplish the task, I just hesitate modifying the body to where it can’t be returned to factory. My wife typically keeps a vehicle 3 years and the dealer overhead our conversation of her telling me I needed to lift it immediately and he promptly chimed in and informed her that modfied vehicles get worse trade ins and are harder to sell. A lift I can easily remove however, a chopped bumper, not so easily...
     
  2. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    Very nice rig, jtice!
     
  3. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    Are you happy with the bumper, overall? I have been eyeing that one up.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2019 at 8:26 PM
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    Some stuff, yes but others no. Most dealers slap a shitacular spacer kid on and upsell it with a $2500-$3500 markup. For that much $$ you can throw a solid rebuildable coilover System on like king or fox. Do It right and you can private sell the vehicle better than you could get for a trade in.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2019 at 9:19 PM
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    Sweet ride!! Congrats!! I would start off with buying quality used parts from here and other sites. You should be able to find lots of good stuff.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:00 AM
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    Im happy with it. I liked the design just a bit more than the SSO version.
    One tip, when you mount your hawse fairlead on, make sure its up as high as it will go, the line come VERY close to the edge of the opening cut in the bumper.
    Actually it will touch the edge if you mount the fairlead low.
    I would even file that edge down smooth just for the hell of it before you mount anything.
    Buy some rubber door trip and put if on the edge of your bumper after you cut it, gives it a cleaner look.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FYHQ9JJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:02 AM
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    In my experience, you wont get WORSE tradein on a modified vehicle. BUT, you wont get ANY of your mony back on the mods either.
    My tradeins have basically been about the same (or sliiiightly more) than they would have been if the vehicle was stock.
    You could have $10k in mods, wont matter, you will basically get regular tradein value most times.
     
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  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:07 AM
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    Thank you! I'm probably going to hit you up about winch wiring in a few months:D
     
  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:07 AM
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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    I saw the title and assumed OP was looking for some sort of MMF thing.

    Disappointed.
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    Wiring isnt bad at all, the Smittybilts I have used cam with easy to follow instrustions, with labled connections and cables.
    I would highly recommend the Smittybilt X2O with synthetic line. Already has a nice wireless controller.
    Seems a bit better built and designed than my Smittybilt XRC 9.5, not that I have had problems with it either.
     
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  11. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:38 AM
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    Ha...Title is interesting but lets all be nice...:eek:
     
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  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    I find the title of this thread misleading...kidding kidding ow ow ow :D

    4Runner is my wife's. Just took it off road. My wallet is now in trouble.
     
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  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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    Does your wife have a CCW for those cannons? Beautiful!! The T4R is nice too!!!
     
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  14. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    I picked an Asian wife. I get lonely on Monday nights while she is belly dancing...The girls put on a good show. I really like that T4R...If I start saving now..One day...One day...OK I just showed her and she likes it...I’m going with green when it comes out I think...unless they bring out an Anthracite again. I just fueled up and got milk, 303,000 and runs like brand new!!!
     
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  15. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    Are those rock sliders with the steps factory?
     
  16. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:20 PM
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    Look like the predator tube steps. Factory option. Not sliders
     
  17. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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    Thanks guys! Yes my wife is quite the hottie. But I don’t share.

    Yes, factory predator steps, not sliders. I wish they were...god knows she runs over enough curbs. Lol
     
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  18. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    Haha!
     
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  19. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:41 AM
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    These are 285/65/18 BFG KO2's on a 3" lift... the wheels I believe have 0 offset... had to make some adjustments to the wheel well liner but other than that all is good.

    IMG_1131.jpg
     
  20. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    Nice rig! That’s about the look she’s wanting. She doesn’t want the wheel sticking out too far, if any. She’s decided she’s definitely getting new wheels, probably 20’s and they MUST be black and RED she said. Her sister put black and red wheels on her Audi R8 and my wife loves that look so, it is what it is.
    But my wife will kill me if I have to go trimming on her brand new 4R.
     
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  21. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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    Thank you.! Sounds like she has a plan.
    Keep her happy brotha.. :D
     
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  22. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:06 AM
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    Here's the pro-comp 05's i mentioned earlier, For reference. These are 17, though. No lift.... Yet

    20190415_184613.jpg
     
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    20s with a 3" lift? Black and red? Yecht.
     
  24. Apr 16, 2019 at 11:24 AM
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    I just purchased the OME lift and after several conversations with the sales team, I went with the 885 front coils for it. Added in the assembly and stuff for an additional $100. Hope the wifey will be happy with this setup. Now, into wheels and tires.
     
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  25. Apr 18, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    The lift just arrived. It’s gonna be murder waiting for the wheels/tires to get here so she can see it all come together. C0356F21-6B6E-42D0-9CE8-7351B0BAB6C2.jpg
     
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    Just now seen this post. That’s a sharp ride! Yours or the wifeys?
     
  27. Apr 18, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    Thank!

    Mine. I have had 3 4runners now and I can't imagine a better vehicle for my lifestyle!
     
  28. Apr 18, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    Sweet! I’ve been an offroader all my life, mostly Jeeps. After spending time here, it’s really made me want one bad. I’ll always have to have a truck because I do way too much that an SUV just couldn’t handle but, I’m seriously considering getting me an older model just to wheel.

    My wifey doesn’t understand what she has and it’s capabilities. Me and our oldest son (20 years), who is also huge into wheeling, have both just went on and on about the locker in the trd. My wife is like “what’s that do”? Lol
    But her ride will never see anything more than MAYBE driving through one of our fields. Even tho it will be setup for MOAB once I’m done with it.
     
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  29. Apr 18, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    And to think, the day she bought it she was leaning towards a telluride or a range rover discovery. Lol
     
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    Yeah, they're not your average soccer mom SUV. The funny thing is that I never attempted any off-roading until I got my Tacoma in 2017. Then, the mod bug bit. But I just didn't like the Tacoma enough to dump money into it. So, here I am:rolleyes:
     
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