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Looking for the perfect 4runner...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by -GQ-, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Sep 6, 2017 at 6:01 AM
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    -GQ-

    -GQ- [OP] New Member

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    I am new to the 4runner forum but not new to Toyota. Went from a 2009 TRD Sport Tacoma to a 2014 Tundra Limited, and now looking to be in a 2017/2018 4Runner Limited 2WD. Just trying to decide if the mods I have planned will work out with that exact one.

    My Tacoma was also 2WD, but I installed the Maxtrac 4" lift spindles with Bilsteins in front and rear and loved the ride it produced. I was running 20" XD wheels on 33" Trail Grapplers.
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    My Tundra I went with a different approach since lifting the truck would cost thousands with the way I wanted to do it. Many mods later it is still not the way I want it and would cost so much more to get it there, so it's time to move on to another build.
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    I'm looking at lifting the 4runner with the 4" Maxtrac spindles in the front and maybe a 2-3" lift in the rear with new springs, shocks, and extended break lines. I'm hoping this would achieve the look I'm going for and still a smooth ride on the road. I never offroad, but it's always nice to have a lifted vehicle.

    I found this picture online with the sized wheels and tires I may be looking at. Anyone know what they are? (size lift, tire, and wheel?) Thinking it's a 3" lift sitting on 33's with a 22" wheel...
    4runner fuel wheels.jpg
     
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  2. Sep 6, 2017 at 7:44 AM
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  3. Sep 6, 2017 at 7:58 AM
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  4. Sep 6, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    It looks like it has a 3" spacer lift in that photo and most likely had to trim to fit. If had to guess even with a 4" spindle lift (again not sure they make one yet for 5th gens) you will probably need to trim quite a bit to fit those 12" wide wheels. You are kind of in no man's land on this one. 99.9999% of us are lifting 4x4's with 2-3" of lift and 8.5" wheels. Wish I could give you a more definitive answer but there really is nobody else running that kind of setup.
     
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  5. Sep 6, 2017 at 8:53 AM
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    Thanks for the information... I knew that this forum, along with many others (tundras.com, tacomaworld.com, etc.), mainly appeal to true off-road builds, but I have no use for 4WD where I live and never will. I just like driving something that no one else has and for it to turn some heads. Missed my Tacoma since I sold it as it got a ton of attention everywhere it went.... I couldn't even stop to get gas without talking to someone about it. LOL

    I can't wait to get the 4Runner now and get my build started!
     
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  6. Sep 6, 2017 at 11:51 AM
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    I'm sure someone is running wide wheels like that on a 4runner but this forum isn't as active as the Tacomaworld forum. You may get the answer you want over there. I didn't need 4x4 on either of my vehicles either but I went the simple route with my Tacoma and only added Bilstein 5100s on it to make the front sit level with the rear and I'm only running a 265/70/17 I believe. If/when I add rims to my wife's 4runner i'll probably stick to something simple like that on it as well.
     

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