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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TNToyo79, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Feb 9, 2019 at 3:18 AM
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    TNToyo79

    TNToyo79 [OP] New Member

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    2016 4Runner - Gunmetal Grey - SR5 4X4
    None Yet...
    I bought the Wife a new "to us" 2016 4 Runner (lifetime power train warranty) to haul our 2 kids around after her 2011 Buick Enclave ate a valve spring. I personally drove a Taco for 15 years prior to upgrading to a Chevy 2500 to pull a very large tournament bass boat. After a lot of GM issues in both of our gas guzzlers and selling off the tourney rig for a smaller jon boat; we have returned to the "motherland" with a 2016 4 Runner and another new (to me) 2004 Taco 4X4 (currently at the dealer getting a new frame). I also push a little 2006 Scion TC about 110 miles round trip everyday to work, so we are completely Yota'd out now.

    We are a military family currently living in Virginia, but in route to Georgia for a career change next month after I "retire". Looks like we are setting up shop just outside of Augusta and very excited for the change.

    I have been using this forum for a few weeks now to put together information on how to lift and upgrade the Wife's ride so it doesn't look like a straight grocery snatcher. We have the following on order due in this week:

    - Bilstein 5100 front shocks
    - Daystar 1.5 inch rear spacer lift
    - Spidertrax 1.5 inch wheel spacers
    - 17 X 8.5 Ultra X107's
    - 265 / 70 / 17 - General Grabbers (letters inboard)

    After a lot of reading and debating, I went with the 265's. On my 2500 I had a very aggressive negative offset 2 inch spacers and the Dick Cepek DC2 wheels. I had to perform the "Cali-tuck & trim" to eliminate the rub on a 3 in. leveling kit. I'm not above doing that again for the Wife's T4R, but I'd like to go with the 265's with spacers first to see how that looks before I go for the 275's and and cutting tools.

    I'll post pics as my install progresses. Thanks for having a place to share information about these great little 4X4's. I hope to contribute to the knowledge base when possible. Take care!

    Dlr 4 Run.jpg
     
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  2. Feb 9, 2019 at 4:46 AM
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    brownbear

    brownbear Relax

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    Brian
    OB Fl
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    2018 4Runner TRD OFF ROAD
    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    Welcome from FL
     
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  3. Feb 9, 2019 at 4:59 AM
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    HoBoDanny

    HoBoDanny That Dude

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    Daniel
    Kentucky
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    2004 SR5 V6 4WD 4Runner
    Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 265 70R17 113T Tires TPMS Bypass Mod Hydrocarbon Filter Removed Merca decal
    Welcome! Make sure to join Tacomaworld for you 1st gen Tacoma. Lots of great help over there as well. Good luck!
     
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  4. Feb 9, 2019 at 5:18 AM
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    TNToyo79

    TNToyo79 [OP] New Member

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    Yessir' been there on and off for the last 10 years. So much good info, it's ridiculous.
     
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  5. Feb 9, 2019 at 5:20 AM
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    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

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    Mike
    Welcome!:thumbsup:
     
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