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High Clearance Bumper Chop

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Shnook718, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. Apr 6, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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    Shnook718

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    Im sure this has been discussed. I also searched before trying to post. Once again I am still new to the 4runner scene, I was wondering is there a stencil or measurements that I can follow? or was this all done at body shops? I am curious on how everyone did theirs. Thanks everyone.

    feel free to drop the link to the old threads.

    Be safe everyone.
     
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  2. Apr 6, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    Jynarik

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  3. Apr 6, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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  4. Jun 25, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    Ditto. I just installed 305/50R20's on rims with a tad more negative offset than I should have. The test drive yesterday revealed no clearance issues, but today was a different story. I'm definitely in for this mod and will prolly have to trim the front mudflaps where they cover those always-pesky body mounts. This is my FJ all over again LOL
     
  5. Jun 25, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    I used painter's tape as a guide. I stretched it out and followed the contour of the bumper back to the wheel well, just below the second bolt. I cut it with an oscillating saw (multi-tool/fein tool)

    20200321_141239.jpg

    The Rokblox mud-flaps are cut around the body mount for extra clearance.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2020 at 12:23 AM
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    That cut is perfection man. I'm a big fan of this mod and will be doing it in the future when I eventually get the tires that this mod requires.
     
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  7. Jun 26, 2020 at 1:41 AM
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    Awesome cuts bud. Almost looks like you added a door-edge trim to the cuts. I noticed that you kept the cut at an angle right up to the fender-well, rather than leveling out like in the video.

    Rokblox? Yet another thing to Google LOL
     
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  8. Jun 26, 2020 at 2:00 AM
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    I'm thinking about doing a weird, semi-extreme version of this to mount my Hefty tube bumper up with. My idea is to keep some of the OEM plastics as filler pieces, between and below the lower tubes. I'd also like to keep the front valance (or pieces of it) to cover the winch cradle until I get a winch, or maybe just as a wind deflector near the bottom.
    This thread has helped me out, thanks!
     
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  9. Jun 26, 2020 at 4:10 AM
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    Thank you! I had the painter's tape on and off a few times before I was ready to cut. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

    Here's what I used:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PRHG81Z/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_xmD9Eb3Y7X9N5

    It was easy to install. And, it hasn't budged through 5K miles of driving and running through the car-wash.

    Rokblokz:

    https://rokblokz.com/products/toyota-4runner-mud-flaps-2011-2018
     
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  10. Jun 26, 2020 at 2:05 PM
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    Finished mine. Did it for all the wrong reasons and it only reduced tire rub by 40% max, but honestly, it look good.

    Tip: IMHO, the best way to cut the bumper is with a grinder. The smaller the wheel/cutting disc, the more crooked your cutting line will be.
    The best would be a 4.5" disc with cutting teeth (not even sure if this exists) like a circular saw, this way there'd be no melted plastic.

    I still have to install the door-edge trim, though to be honest, not really needed.
    As well, the posted video doesn't show the mods needed on the passenger-side, which is more complicated than the drivers side. You've got the windshield-washer fluid tank hidden by the inner fender, so you need to trim the inner fender to shield/hide this tank, then put a couple screws in place to hold the now flappy fenderwell in place.

    Drivers side is simpler, but still requires at least one screw to do the same.
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  12. Jun 28, 2020 at 8:15 AM
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    I know you weren't asking me, but I used the trim I linked in the post above yours and have been quite happy with it.

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  13. Jun 28, 2020 at 12:12 PM
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    Oh great thanks!
     
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  14. Jul 8, 2020 at 1:37 PM
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    i have seen some with a thicker edge trim. does anyone know the brand or have a link?
     
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