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Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Grifter, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Jan 22, 2017 at 2:48 PM
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    Grifter

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    So I haven't even got my 4R yet, but Im already trying to plan my upgrades. Let me preface this by saying I have very little(basically none) experience off roading. Im just wondering if there is a good order to do mods in? I know I want a roof rack, looking at the Gobi Stealth. I also plan on doing a lift(probably a 3in) and upgrading tires and wheels. What other mods should I consider?
    Thanks for your input.
    Oh and this will be for a '17 4r OR Premium.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2017 at 5:08 PM
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    Dimhof

    Dimhof More is better

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    My opinion:

    1. Lift and tires+hi lift jack (rear bumper with swing-out at #2 if you go 295 or bigger) + wheels if you wish. Oh and I would suggest full size spare
    2.on board air compressor (to air down and up on the trail)
    3. Rock sliders
    4. Front bumper with a winch
    5-? Up to you. Roof racks look cool and all but in my opinion unless you're running multi day overland ventures it's more towards the end of the list. I can't tell you how many gobi's I see in Colorado that never get used.
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2017 at 5:45 PM
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    Thanks for the input. I have a hi lift already I used for my Taco. Funny you mention bumpers I was just looking at those. Im going to be building my 4R for overland stuff and camping, so a roof rack is going to be a necessity for me.
     
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  4. Jan 22, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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    Dimhof More is better

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    Heftyfabworks.com (located in Colorado Springs, CO) rear bumper with tire swing-out is next for me. They make some good looking gear.

    C4fabrication.com and southernstyleoffroad.com make, what I would call, more overland-style winch compatible front bumpers.
     
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  5. Jan 22, 2017 at 6:20 PM
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    Thanks for those sites!! I like those low profile front bumpers a lot
     
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  6. Jan 22, 2017 at 6:26 PM
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    Dimhof

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    Sure thing. Here are a few more.

    Cbioffroadfab.com
    Pelfreybilt.com
    4x4labs.com
    Shrockworks.com

    I really like the Pelfrey Bilt front bumper but will probably go with a c4 or ss offroad due to my 4runner being a daily driver
     
  7. Jan 22, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    I really like that c4 Fab front bumpber! My 4R is also going to be a daily driver so Im trying not to add too much weight, the gas mileage already sucks lol
     
  8. Jan 23, 2017 at 6:34 PM
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    if you are going to run a winch, I suggest a winch bumper and a dual battery setup.
    upgraded alternator and deep cycle batteries
     
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  9. Jan 24, 2017 at 8:44 PM
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    Thanks for the tips. I like the idea of having the winch, but I'm pretty inexperienced so Im not sure if I'll actually need one.
     

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