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Newbie with a '16 TRD Pro

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dowheelies, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. Jan 10, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    dowheelies

    dowheelies [OP] New Member

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    Patrick
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    2016 TRD Pro 4Runner
    Gobi rack @ ladder
    Hello,
    I'm recently retired with a '16 TRD Pro I bought used, bone stock, with 16K miles in spring of '19. So far I've just added a Gobi rack and the rear ladder. RCI bolt on sliders are ordered, I'll install myself (hopefully by late Feb.) I'm looking to do trips like Death Valley exploration, White Rim (loaded, to support bike trips), some Colorado passes (NOT Black Bear), etc. Using the vehicle to access cool camping & bike riding, not for rock crawling. Here's my rough plan with the little internet research I've done, all feedback/suggestions appreciated.
    1. Find a good installer in the Tahoe/Reno/Sacramento region. I've heard great things about Stellar Built in Sacramento (I won't be doing any "major" work myself, no garage, limited tools, rather pay someone who knows what they're doing). Any other rec'd installers near Tahoe City?
    2. Do the suspension/tires/wheels first. Leaning Fox (OME 899 HD load (600lb)). Wheels, I have no idea. Tires: would like to get to at least 33", but would love to stow the spare in stock location, not sure if this is the right idea. Nitto Ridge Grapplers seem good? Should I go LT for airing down in rocky terrain? Plan to keep my stock rims/wheels for daily driving, good idea?
    3. After the above is done, order up front & rear bumpers, winch, air compressor, and have same installer install. Leaning aluminum for front, with some type of bambi gaurds for driving CO back roads at night (elk & deer). Thinking Demello or Hefty. Winch, no idea, but I want synthetic line. Rear bumper, would be nice to accept my bike hitch rack and a spare (if necessary). Not so worried about light bars on the bumpers (already have one on Gobi front facing), should I be?
    Thx!
    Patrick

    picture of sunrise on US 50, EB to COIMG_2763.jpg
     
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  2. Jan 10, 2021 at 1:56 PM
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    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

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    Slightly modded
    Welcome to the forum Patrick, sounds like a pretty good plan, enjoy.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2021 at 3:42 PM
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    JET4

    JET4 New Member

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    welcome
     
  4. Jan 10, 2021 at 7:38 PM
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    4Runner170V

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  5. Jan 10, 2021 at 7:52 PM
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    Dabigono

    Dabigono New Member

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    Sounds good! Looking forward to the pics of the progress
     
  6. Jan 10, 2021 at 8:32 PM
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    Snickel Fritz

    Snickel Fritz This member likes turtles.

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    Welcome, I'm also looking forward to your build progress!
     
  7. Jan 11, 2021 at 2:51 AM
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    Toy4X4

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    Welcome from Wisconsin!
     
  8. Jan 11, 2021 at 5:25 AM
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    DRobs

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    Love that color!
     
  9. Jan 11, 2021 at 7:21 AM
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    Welcome from Arizona!
     

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