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"I'm Not your typical 4Runner Owner" build

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by WTW15, May 24, 2017.

  1. May 24, 2017 at 8:34 PM
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    WTW15

    WTW15 [OP] New Member

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    Wondervu, Co
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    2016 T4R Blue Trail Premium
    TRD black wheels, leveling kit, NFab nerf bars with steps, garage life at 9,000'.
    After evaluating my down-sizing options for a 4wd SUV with 'real' 4wd, I was almost sold on a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, but hubby says "Have you even looked at a 4Runner?" I had not, as I thought it was going to be out of my price range. Surprisingly, it was comparable in price to the Jeep, and WOW SO MUCH MORE VEHICLE!! Not even in the same league. I was immediately SOLD and couldn't stop dreaming of it. Now, Normally I am a "red" gal. Love Red vehicles, was so disappointed when we bought our 2007 Suburban Z71 because they did not have red that year :( Suffered for 10 years! LOL But I fell in LOVE with the Blue. The 2016 Red was just not hitting me like red normally does, but the Blue..... Oh the Blue

    So, here I am, at 52, no kids at home to worry about, and a great husband helping me out with it. We don't plan to do much technical off-roading but plenty of Colorado high country roads and lots & lots of SNOW! We went with a Pro Comp 2.5" leveling kit which gives it a stance I just love. NFab nerfbars/steps. Husky Liners. TRD Rims w/KO2's 275/70/17. Put the Dog Fence in the back to keep the fur-kids back where they belong and not in my lap, and gave them a nice Kong bed that fits perfect in there.

    Next on my list is a front bumper. Just have not found one yet that I like. I keep an eye on the forum with all the goodies on it. I really need to get the windows tinted, just trying to dry out and find the time to do it. I ordered the "TRAIL" Shapeways logos in yellow and plan to do my front T logo in yellow along with maybe the 4Runner on the tailgate. (Blue & Yellow are my new favorite colors as they are also the primary colors on my Husqvarna FE250 dirt bike ;) And to that point, the motorcycle hitchrack works great and didn't drag that rear end down much at all.)

    I am so happy to have bought the 4R. I can see myself still driving it at 65! Grocery Getter, Bike Hauler (MTB and Moto), Real 4WD and my Toy for playing off road! Nothing extravagant, but still makes me feel cool.

    And here he is (and I just realized I need to take some more/new photos!)
    4R 1.jpg 4R2.jpg

    This photo was last Wednesday!
    Snow 4R.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2017
  2. May 25, 2017 at 8:06 PM
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    WTW15

    WTW15 [OP] New Member

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    Wondervu, Co
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    2016 T4R Blue Trail Premium
    TRD black wheels, leveling kit, NFab nerf bars with steps, garage life at 9,000'.
    My hubby and son went to work on my next little mod. Installed photos to come soon.

    The Trail emblem is from Shapeways that I found in another post here. We painted the R red ourselves
    IMG_3057.jpg
     
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  3. May 25, 2017 at 9:56 PM
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    Krezz

    Krezz Doesn't want to be a new member

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    Welcome and congrats!
     
  4. May 26, 2017 at 6:55 AM
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    fajitas21

    fajitas21 New Member

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    Custom scratches
    Welcome to the forums.

    Regarding bumpers, do you want a large front full bumper, or a smaller hybrid bumper that still gives shackle points and a winch mount, without changing the look of the truck?

    Once you figure that out, you can factor in the weight of the bumper and how it might affect your suspension stance.

    Looks great so far! Keep it up.
     
  5. May 26, 2017 at 10:59 PM
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    WTW15

    WTW15 [OP] New Member

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    TRD black wheels, leveling kit, NFab nerf bars with steps, garage life at 9,000'.
    IMG_3065.jpg
    Got this one on - totally dig it!
     
  6. May 27, 2017 at 8:47 AM
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    T4R2gnBG

    T4R2gnBG New Member

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    custom bumpers, rock sliders, roof rack, lots of electronics, LED roof light bar bumper light bar and rock lights.
    I ordered some of these months ago and they never came and now I can't remember where they were.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    WTW15

    WTW15 [OP] New Member

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    TRD black wheels, leveling kit, NFab nerf bars with steps, garage life at 9,000'.
    Try This email: service@shapeways.com
     
  8. Jun 1, 2017 at 9:05 PM
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    T4R2gnBG

    T4R2gnBG New Member

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    custom bumpers, rock sliders, roof rack, lots of electronics, LED roof light bar bumper light bar and rock lights.
    Thank you..
     
  9. Jun 14, 2017 at 4:19 PM
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    WTW15

    WTW15 [OP] New Member

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    2016 T4R Blue Trail Premium
    TRD black wheels, leveling kit, NFab nerf bars with steps, garage life at 9,000'.
    Our first tow and it went great. Even with the 275/70/17 BFGs we still got 17.5 MPG running on the hwy at 73mph (the happy spot) with jaunts up to 85 and the 2 major passes -Vail and Eisenhower. Really happy about this. 3 rail bike trailer with 3 bikes. Estimate 1,000#
     
  10. Sep 16, 2017 at 7:56 PM
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    WTW15

    WTW15 [OP] New Member

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    TRD black wheels, leveling kit, NFab nerf bars with steps, garage life at 9,000'.
    Have done some moderate 4wheeling but last weekend I hit a pretty hard trail, in spots, and the Toy really performed. Let me preface this with I took Hub's Raptor out a few weeks before on some gnarly trails (unfortunately for him, he tore his Achilles so he has to suffer with my driving his brand new Raptor off road and yes we have jumped it already) and we experimented with the 'O-shit-Ometer' on some off camber stuff, so that helped.

    So I went up FS 505 from the town of Eldora, CO up to Caribou. Very narrow in places and some good exposure and technical climbs. At one point I had my left foot against the door frame to hold me upright. Got some pretty good scratches from branches as it's very over grown. Overall a great trail and glad I did it, scratches and all. Now to get my son to take care of those - he's a whiz at that stuff.

    Recommend this trail, but air down some. I didn't and wish I had.
     
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  11. Nov 21, 2017 at 6:48 PM
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    WTW15

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    TRD black wheels, leveling kit, NFab nerf bars with steps, garage life at 9,000'.
    Almost 25000 miles and still super happy with my Toy. Winter’s here and can’t wait to get back into deep snow driving. Love where we live and drive.
     
  12. Nov 21, 2017 at 7:01 PM
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    Nice truck. You are just a little up the road from me. I am in Crescent Park.
     
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  13. Nov 21, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    California, rest in peace
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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    25k in 7 months? Damn. You got me beat, I also bought in April and I'm at 20k now...
     
  14. Dec 28, 2017 at 3:54 PM
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    WTW15

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    TRD black wheels, leveling kit, NFab nerf bars with steps, garage life at 9,000'.
    Actually 25k miles in a year and 2 months. I bought it in Oct 2016.

    Current upgrade is a Pedal Commander. I will write a more formal review but as of right now it’s the best upgrade for the money I’ve ever made to a vehicle. It doesn’t add power but it sure makes use of what’s there already, which is a lot more than that EPA BS allows Toyota to do. All I can say is WOW am I happy with this and if you are in the CO Front Range and want to try it, hit me up.
     
  15. Mar 3, 2018 at 9:25 PM
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    thank you, you have sold me on the 275/70/17 KO2s looks great
     
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