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Help deciding on model and mods

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by mbilly1, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Mar 31, 2018 at 3:19 PM

    mbilly1 [OP] New Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    First Name:
    Soon to be 4R owner
    Hey Guys,

    So im finally able to be in the market to purchase my first 4runner. Live in Charlotte NC and truthfully the selection here is terrible once you start looking for models above an SR5 premium. I would love some input on what I should consider. I was looking into TRD Pro (order from a dealer) and my main mods I want to do right away is wheels, tires, leveling kit (maybe lift), and some after market sound system stuff.

    If you can shoot some ideas my way on what to consider it would make this search a little less stressful. I was thinking about BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tire for tires, possibly keeping TRD wheels and thinking about a Pro Comp Model for a leveling kit and all Alpine for sound.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. Mar 31, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    PCRIDE4RUNNER New Member

    Mar 25, 2018
    2018 TRD OR
    I've read on many forums about the TRD Pro Off Road compared to the TRD Pro. Pretty much the same outside the shocks//suspension system and some added accessories which you can buy and install yourself. I would say if you plan on installing your own lift/suspension and adding wheels and tires, then don't pay for the TRD Pro and customize a TRD Pro Off Road. I am sure others have more info about this.

    Other cons I read about the TRD Pro
    • No moon roof
    • the slide out cargo tray is a joke - Also is about 4-6" high and takes up your precious cargo height.
    • Unless your going to be sliding stuff in, or sitting on the slider, don't get it
    • No side blinkers on the mirrors
    • I am not sure if it comes with heated seats, I don't think so
    • All other lettering and logos you can buy later and install
    • The TRD wheels are nice but at this point everyone has them, one reason I probably wouldn't get them at this point. Although they do look awesome compared to a lot of wheels out there
    There were some other things as well...
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  3. Apr 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Riding Dirty

    Riding Dirty Sinner; saved by grace

    Jul 19, 2017
    2017 T4R Pro 040
    Is plasti-dip a mod?!
    If you’re going to heavily mod, don’t get the pro.

    The pro has heated seats, I like the sliding tray, glad to not have a moonroof. I’m leaving mine stock, so pro is great for me.
  4. Apr 23, 2018 at 10:36 AM

    4X4Runner The Anti Pro, Pro! Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2014
    The left coast
    2017 4Runner Smashed Ass Edition
    Mad driver mod. OME Suspension. 285/70R17 BFG AT KO2
    The TRD Pro does come standard with heated seats as does the TRD Off Road Premium and SR5 Premium. No Sunroof/Moonroof on the TRD Pro.

    As for the sliding cargo tray, it only takes up no more than 3” of cargo space. I had one in my 2010 4Runner Trail edition and it served its purpose well. It’s all personal preference but one benefit to the tray is it sits completely flush with the rear seats folded down. If you want to sleep in the back you can without having to bulk up the rear with pads to lay flat.

    It’s nice if you have a cooler you strap down to it and you can slide it out to get better access to it.

    The TRD Pro offers a 17x7 wheel where the TRD OR is a 17x7.5 wheel. I learned that a 285/70 tire is not recommended for a 7” wide wheel but will work on a 7.5” wheel. People do have 285/70’s on a 7” wheel though with no adverse issues.

    Attached is the brochure from Toyota on the standard and optional equipment for the 4Runners

    Attached Files:

    Riding Dirty likes this.
  5. Apr 23, 2018 at 5:52 PM

    jztacoma New Member

    Apr 23, 2018
    First Name:
    Upstate NY
    2016 4Runner SR5 Premium
    Semi Stockish
    So I started looking at new SR5s. I ended up getting lucky and the dealer just took in a SR5 Premium on a lease turn in. To me I saved $6k off a new premium sticker, truck had 21k on it and I got more options. It’s two years old but I like that it’s the newer body style and also could get the 100k warranty on it.
    In a perfectly world I wish I could get the TRD Offroad, but really the only difference is wheels, hood scoop, crawl control, and the locker I feel like. So I say save the cash and then just add the things you need
    jgcaps, Riding Dirty and Bob like this.

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