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New member, new owner (2016 Trail Premium)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mg0716, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Jul 25, 2016 at 10:14 AM
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    mg0716

    mg0716 [OP] New Member

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    Hey everyone! Stoked to be here and am now a happy owner of a 2016 Trail Premium (w/ KDSS). I've been lusting after a 4Runner for years so I'm excited to finally have one. Definitely planning on a few mods (new wheels, fender flares, nerf bars, and among other things a Pioneer CarPlay head unit).

    Any tips on some great mods you've done that might be a little uncommon would be awesome.

    Say hello to Loki (the Norse god of mischief)

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Jul 25, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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    ThatFenwickGuyFromTW

    ThatFenwickGuyFromTW Hillbilly

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    Work in progress!
    Beautiful truck! Welcome to the forum!
     
  3. Jul 25, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    Welcome, and one of the better vehicle names I've heard :cheers:
     
  4. Jul 29, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    mg0716

    mg0716 [OP] New Member

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    Yeah. So. A friend pointed out that naming a truck after mischief and trickery is probably not the best idea, despite the best of my intentions. So that one had to go before it got me in any trouble.

    Oh, and just added blackout emblems and the TRD Pro grille!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Jul 29, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    cherie2304

    cherie2304 New Member

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    Did you go through the dealership for the blacked out emblems? I really like how it looks
     
  6. Jul 30, 2016 at 7:11 AM
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    mg0716

    mg0716 [OP] New Member

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  7. Jul 30, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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    Greenbean

    Greenbean BS Goodwrench

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    So are they a vinyl stick on?

    They look great!

    TRD Pro grill is cool also.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2016 at 10:05 AM
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    mg0716

    mg0716 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks! Actually they're a hard plastic overlay with double sided tape on the back.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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    Greenbean

    Greenbean BS Goodwrench

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    Oh cool,

    Didn't realize that...

    Thanks
     
  10. Jul 30, 2016 at 2:13 PM
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    ASUndevil40

    ASUndevil40 New Member

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    stock as hell
    Welcome Matt! Nice to meet a fellow forum newbie. I just got a TEP myself two weeks ago. I also added the black overlays to mine as well and love them. I highly recommend them. Can I ask how much you paid for the TRD grill? It looks amazing. What is your plan for wheels, tires, and lift? I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do. Seems like the more I research options the deeper down the rabbit hole I go.
     
  11. Jul 30, 2016 at 9:09 PM
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    JA4runner

    JA4runner New Member

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    I'm looking to buy a 2017 runner Pro. Question- is there a reason why u chose the trail premi over Pro...

    Just don't want to miss anything I might regret later.
     
  12. Jul 30, 2016 at 9:27 PM
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    ASUndevil40

    ASUndevil40 New Member

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    stock as hell
    For me it was cost and availability. I really wanted the Pro for a long time but being able to find one was nearly impossible and when I did find one they were running $5K over sticker price. Too much money for the amount/type of off-roading I do. Don't get me wrong, if money (and patience) was no option I would have jumped on the Pro.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2016 at 5:07 AM
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    Greenbean

    Greenbean BS Goodwrench

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    You did gain a sunroof though, lol...

    My wife would go for that.
     
  14. Jul 31, 2016 at 7:43 AM
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    mg0716

    mg0716 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks! I got the TRD Garnish and grille from http://trdparts4u.toyotaofdallas.com/ and in total it was a little over $500. A lot for some plastic but I really like the look. Can't seem to find it on their site anymore so I wonder if they're out.

    As far as wheels go I already snagged the TRD Pro wheels and got them installed on the factory tires yesterday. I'd love to do a 3" lift but waiting on that and more aggressive tires until a bit later. I'll keep researching that.

    In the meantime, here are the wheels on!

    [​IMG]

    I also have to say it was price and availability. Plus because I will do more city and highway than off-road the KDSS would allow for a better ride under normal conditions. The sunroof is a nice addition too.
     
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  15. Jul 31, 2016 at 9:11 AM
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    JA4runner

    JA4runner New Member

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    Thanks,
    She's a good looking runner...
     
  16. Aug 9, 2016 at 2:20 PM
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    mg0716

    mg0716 [OP] New Member

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    More updates!

    Black matte wrap on bumper to match TRD Pro styling
    [​IMG]

    Back bumper too
    [​IMG]

    Pioneer 8200NEX (w/ Apple CarPlay) head unit
    Vinyl wrapped the plastic mount in black metallic to very closely match the factory dash
    [​IMG]

    Mounted USB and HDMI ports inside center console
    [​IMG]

    Directional microphone mounted right behind rear view mirror
    [​IMG]

    Clean GPS unit mount (for Pioneer)
    [​IMG]

    Just a nice day by the bay
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Aug 9, 2016 at 3:05 PM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    how much was the wrap, I've been thinking of doing it to get rid of the silver on mine
     

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