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Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by MI-FL off roader, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Jan 3, 2019 at 4:01 AM
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    Figured it was time to put a thread together for this Forum.
    2012 Limited-Shoreline Blue Pearl-60k miles
    Purchased January 2015. Man she used to be so pretty.
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  2. Jan 3, 2019 at 4:13 AM
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    Here is how she looks now.
    IMG_3951 - Copy - Copy (2).jpg
    Mod list done to date:
    XREAS DELETE!
    King Adj Front Coil overs and King Rear Adj. both w ext. travel
    Total Chaos UCAs
    ICON Rear Springs, Track Bar, Upper and Lower Links
    @ Sway Bar Links
    Wheelers Super Bump Stops - front and rear
    Safari Armax Snorkel
    TRD CAI
    URD Y pipe
    MagnaFlow 12586
    SCS F5 Matte Dark Bronze 17x8.5 w Cooper ATP 285/70/17-swapped to Cooper STT PROs 1/24/18
    ARB Rear Locker and CKMA 12 on board compressor
    Dual Batteries and ML-ACR
    #6 AWG cable for 12v Rear Cargo Power source w TB51 Refrigerator and AC inverter
    Rigid Industries
    Shrockworks FB, Skids and Rock Sliders
    Superwinch 9500
    Baja Rack (Standard)
    Wet Okole 1st and 2nd Row
    Weather Tech 1st and 2nd row and window deflectors.
    Rear Bumper Cover Delete.

    New Coopers added Jan/18'
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  3. Jan 3, 2019 at 4:21 AM
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    Too many mods and too much money
    Lift installed 12/15'
    #4 T4R upgrade-tires-Sus.jpg #5 Pass install.jpg #7 Rear install.jpg #8 Lift and Tires.jpg
     
  4. Jan 3, 2019 at 4:33 AM
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    Baja Rack install 2/16'
    Hung the rack from a ratchet strap off the garage door frame, drove the truck right underneath it.
    #23 Baja Rack install.jpg#24 Baja Rack install.jpg
    Bumper install 4/16'
    Installing this Shrockworks bumper by myself, so I had to come up with a system to lift and keep it stable, so I decided to take my Ratchet strap idea one further
    !!SAFETY NOTE!! : **WINCH PULLER NEVER SUPPORTED THE WEIGHT OF THE BUMPER**
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    Floor Jack and stands supported all the weight
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    Winch puller was only for stabilizing the bumper as I jacked it up into position.
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    Worked on it all night and here is the first drive out for coffee the next morning.
     
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  5. Jan 3, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    Very nice build.
     
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  6. Jan 22, 2019 at 4:34 AM
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    Early Summer 16' did the Big 3 cable upgrade, Dual Battery system w isolator, ran #6 copper under the wheel well tray in the cargo area w outlets for the Fridge. I added circuit protection for this w a 70 amp switch/fuse. ARB CKMA12 w homemade bracket installed then as well.
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  7. Jan 22, 2019 at 6:09 AM
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    July 4th 2016 visited family in NC, had my ARB Locker installed at East Coast Gear and drove on to Rausch Creek, PA.IMG_3369.jpg 20160629_143445-01-01.jpg 66967295-ORC+201+7-3-16+%284+of+81%29.jpg 66967294-ORC+201+7-3-16+%2840+of+81%29.jpg
     
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  8. Jan 22, 2019 at 6:10 AM
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    To Be Continued
     
  9. Apr 20, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    OK found the time to post up some more 5th gen build history-August 16' got my Shrockworks sliders installed, very happy with them 2.5 yrs later. Edit: And the Bumper!
    Sliders 8-16'.jpg Silders#2 8-16'.jpg
     
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  10. Apr 20, 2019 at 12:20 PM
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  11. Apr 20, 2019 at 12:23 PM
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    Sept. 16' Ocala National Forest and a little help from Snapseed.ONF 9-14-16.jpg
     
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  12. Apr 20, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    More Sept. 16' West Central Florida
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  13. Apr 21, 2019 at 12:15 PM
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    Christmas 16' in AZIMG_3433.jpg IMG_3504.jpg IMG_3531.jpg IMG_3609.jpg
     
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  14. Apr 21, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    February and March 17' LE Mae as I call her turned 100k on the ODO. TRD Intake installed, plugs changed, URD crossover wrapped with heat wrap and installed with a new Magnaflow and 2.5" pipe from the crossover back. She's still running pretty damn good!!
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  15. May 2, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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    March 17' Bumper delete. Got tired of patching the previous owners scars. This seam was fixed a couple of times only to pop out again after some rough trails. Now I have some ad space.
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  16. May 2, 2019 at 5:03 PM
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    April 17' Pre Snorkel and Cooper Mud tires. Always liked this pic.
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  17. May 2, 2019 at 5:07 PM
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    More April 17' Plenty of Toyota folks in Florida.
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  18. May 2, 2019 at 5:13 PM
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    May 17' Granny came to live with us and keep LE Mae company.
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    June 17' B&M Trans Cooler installed.
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  20. May 2, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    October 17' Pearl came to live with us.
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    White Trash Wing. Less than 30 bucks.........
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  22. May 2, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    Last month gettin my tech on.
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  23. May 3, 2019 at 1:47 AM
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    Has this made a difference for you? I know it's hot where you live...dam hot...do you know the difference in temps this has made on your transmission?
     
  24. May 3, 2019 at 2:49 AM
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    Yes it has helped quite a bit. Temps are 15 to 20* cooler, which doesn't seem like a lot, but if I can keep the pan temps around 200* I feel that will help with longevity. I also put a Derale 5" pusher fan on it. Coming off the interstate into stop and go summer time traffic, or on trail rides, there isn't much air moving across it. I put it on a manual switch so its not pulling amps unless I need it for a few minutes to get the temps back down.
     
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  25. May 9, 2019 at 12:53 PM
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    After driving my 4th gen for awhile I realized how big and cumbersome the 5th gen shifter is. Wrong color but only $25.4th gen shifter.jpg
     
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  27. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    Appalachian Toyota Roundup. Drone Pic credit to Breland Blazier @YotaMafia.
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  28. Sep 5, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    I honestly can't remember. They all look the same from this angle but who knows. I have heard a few 5th gen had the 2 brands.
     
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  29. Sep 5, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    The Butt dyno liked the Iridium Power set. With the TRD intake, URD Y, and 93 octane, I could feel a difference for a few hundred miles. I used NGKs in my old Sentra, they probably do have the equal share and performance.
     
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  30. Nov 7, 2019 at 12:57 PM
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    50k mile rebuild. TC Uniballs getting replaced too.
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