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New member from Austin, TX

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Trail#43, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Jul 1, 2018 at 11:08 PM
    #1
    Trail#43

    Trail#43 [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2018
    Member:
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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Guy
    Vehicle:
    Black 2018 4Runner OffRoad
    TRD wheels (black) BFGoodrich KO2 (265 70 r17) Black TREX front grill
    I just purchased a black 2018 4Runner Off Road earlier in month and am
    very happy with it. I've always been a 4Runner fan.
    This is my 3rd 4Runner (I previously owned a 1995 and then a 2008).

    Post purchase modifications(so far) on new 4Runner:
    1) TREX black billet grill insert (to give stock grill inserts a much better look)...see pictures below
    2) Weather Tech floor mats in front, back, and cargo area
    3) TRD Pro wheels (black) from dealer with BF Goodrich KO2 tires (265 70 r17 C-Load) from DiscountTires.

    Was debating on 275s vs 265s.
    I don't currently plan to put a lift on it (if I do, mostly to lift front 1" to level it and keep the rear the same).
    I read many of the posts how people felt on 265 vs 275 on stock Off Road suspention. It was great to
    have access to what people have found so I could make an informed decision for what I wanted.
    I decided on the 265 70 r17 C-Load BF Goodrich and am very happy wit how they turned out.
    They look (and ride) great!!!
    For me, it came down to avoiding the extra weigh(8 lb) that E-Load BFG over the C-Load version and
    some of the risk of slight wheel well rub with 275s due to TRD wheel having wider stance (more negative
    offset) compared to Off Road stock alloy wheel. The aggressive BFG KO2 tread looks great and are very
    smooth on the pavement.

    Obtw, I have always liked the "raised white letter" look on my previous non-black 4Runners (and Jeep). I
    went with it here too on my first "black" 4Runner, and I think they look great (I know it's not common look
    on a black vehicle, but if you are thinking about it, it makes the BFG look pretty BadA$$ ... to me :)

    Future modification:
    1) blacken front and rear bumper valance

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    1st picture (TREX black grill has subtle look that is much better than stock plastic grill)

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  2. Jul 1, 2018 at 11:29 PM
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    Bob

    Bob Member Staff Member

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    Bob
    SoCal
  3. Jul 2, 2018 at 4:41 AM
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    ckon

    ckon New Member

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    First Name:
    Chuck
    SE Michigan
    Vehicle:
    2018 Silver TRD ORP w/KDSS
    Tinted front windows | Hard-wired radar detecter | Heritage grille | Bumper, wheelwell and mudflap mod | 285/70 Nitto Grapplers | Plasti-Dipped valances, rack rails and logos | Replace all interior lamps w/LEDs | XenonDepot HIDs | Salex console and glove box organizers | RCI aluminum skid plate | Sprint Booster | Bilstein 5100 Shocks - Leveled @ .85 |
    Welcome. Black 4Runners are sweeeeet!
     
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  4. Jul 2, 2018 at 6:46 AM
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    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

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    First Name:
    John
    San Diego, Ca.
    Vehicle:
    2017 4-Runner SR-5 P. Kings, Built Right uca’s, Durabumps, RSG sliders
    Slightly modded
    Welcome, and enjoy the ride.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2018 at 7:28 AM
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    Texoma

    Texoma IG: @cwehlin

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    ChrisTopher
    Lago Vista, TX
    Vehicle:
    13 T4R
    Just bought dat bish
    Black Runner and LostHusker like this.
  6. Jul 2, 2018 at 8:27 AM
    #6
    jgcaps

    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

    Joined:
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    Member:
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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    CO
    Vehicle:
    2018 MGM TRD ORP KDSS 4Runner
    3" Icon Stage 2, 18x9 Fuel Beast wheels, 285/65/18 BFG KO2's, N-FAB Black Rock Rails w/removable steps.
    Welcome from Colorado.!
     
  7. Jul 2, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    brownbear

    brownbear Relax

    Joined:
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    Brian
    OB Fl
    Vehicle:
    2018 4Runner TRD OFF ROAD
    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    Welcome from Fl.
     
  8. Jul 2, 2018 at 11:48 AM
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    LostHusker

    LostHusker New Member

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    Mark
    South TX
    Vehicle:
    2015 SR5
    Good looking rig, welcome
     
  9. Sep 21, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    Black Runner

    Black Runner New Member

    Joined:
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    Messages:
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    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2011 Black SR5
    TRD Pro Sema Wheels, 5% Tint
    I know this thread is old however, I can't thank you enough. I have a black 5th gen and recently upgraded to the same black trd pro sema wheels. I just ordered a set of Grabber ATX and are set to install tomorrow. I've really been up in the air on white or black letters out. I've ALWAYS loved the look of whites on trucks with beefy off-road tires. However, you rarely see them on black runners. Seems EVERYONE has black on black these days. I'm really leaning towards white letters out. Afterall its not permanent. Yours looks AMAZING. awesome runner!
     
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  10. Sep 21, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    Oldtoyotaguy

    Oldtoyotaguy Not a new member

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    2018 Toyota 4 Runner Offroad
    Welcome from Canada. Austin is a great city! Fantastic food trucks, and free tickets to Austin City Limits doesn’t hurt either!
     
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  11. Sep 24, 2020 at 6:22 PM
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    Black Runner

    Black Runner New Member

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    Gender:
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    2011 Black SR5
    TRD Pro Sema Wheels, 5% Tint
    Thanks for your help. I went with laces out 374180F7-EF8A-4C6B-B01A-5EE296001519.jpg
     
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  12. Sep 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    2Toys

    2Toys New Member

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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gordon
    NorCal
    Vehicle:
    2019 4Runner TRDOP
    Toytec Suspension, Fuel Wheels & Ridge Grapplers
    Beautiful 4Runner!
     
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