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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ptn68lax, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Sep 5, 2019 at 5:25 AM
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    ptn68lax

    ptn68lax [OP] New Member

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    Hello all,
    I'm looking to possibly become a 4Runner owner so I thought I'd join the forum for advice. Without creating a long post, i'm looking for input from 6'2"-ish larger framed owners to see their thoughts on comfort. Right now looking at new 2019's.
     
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  2. Sep 5, 2019 at 6:28 AM
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    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

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    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch
    My 2019 is definitely more comfortable than my 2015 Tacoma was.

    Have you driven one yet?

    I would make sure to take a long test drive. It seems like a lot of people take shorter test drives and buy vehicles they don't end up liking. See the 3rd gen section of Tacomaworld for examples
     
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  3. Sep 5, 2019 at 6:40 AM
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    ptn68lax

    ptn68lax [OP] New Member

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    I was at the dealer last night, they let me take a Limited (which is probably the trim level I will get) home until Saturday. And, its interesting how you mentioned Tacoma...I currently am looking to replace a 2009 DCLB that I have owned since new. I did not look at it close enough :facepalm::frustrated: So I want to make sure this time around. So far head room is boarder line. If not 4Runner It's probably Sierra, Silverado or F150....
     
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  4. Sep 5, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

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    I love my 4runner, and don't see myself owning a non-Toyota truck anytime soon.

    That said, my brother has an F150 with the 3.5 turbo, crewmax, or supercrew. It's really nice! Plenty of power and room. If I were buying full size, I would probably go Ford. Or Tundra!
     
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  5. Sep 5, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    WallyT4R

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    Welcome! :thumbsup:

    You say your headroom is borderline...is that with the seat all the way down? An does the model you are test driving have a sunroof? The sunroof takes up some headroom.
     
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  6. Sep 5, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    ptn68lax

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    Yes, the seat is all the way down, I would prefer to have it raised a little but I can deal with it all the way down. Yes, it does have a sunroof. Not sure if I can get the Limited without one. So far I haven't seen a limited without one.
     
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  7. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    Toffees

    Toffees Stuff and things

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    I think the sunroof breakdown is:

    Not equipped: SR5, Off Road
    Optional: SR5P, ORP
    Standard: Limited, Pro
     
  8. Sep 5, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    Huzer21

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    I'm 6'4" and have an SR5P with a sunroof. I can feel my hair brush the top on occasion, but I'm comfortable in the driver's seat. Passenger's seat I am not comfortable, it doesn't have the height adjustment and sits much higher. I have to really recline the seat to fit. Doing it again, I would've searched for a non sunroof model as I'd prefer the headroom, especially for the passenger, but I'm content overall.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2021 at 4:46 AM
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    Flecktarn Toronto

    Flecktarn Toronto New Member

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    2020 T4R Pro MGM
    Headroom fix $200. I am technically 6' tall according to my doctor's scale (or 6"1' after a hair cut) and have a long torso. I found it annoying that the top of my hair would touch the headliner...also I was not able to wear a high crown baseball cap. I spent much time searching the net for solutions and settled on modifying the rear driver's seat brackets which bolt to the floor.

    I searched the net for local shops which specialize in auto upholstery and found a decently rated shop which removed the driver's seat (disconnected the battery then airbag connections) cut the rear bracket down ~1.75" welded it and re-stalled. All for $200 cash.

    Pros:

    1. Lots of head room (more that I need);
    2. Does not affect power seat adjustments;

    Cons:
    1. I hate chopping anything in a $65,000 (plus tax) truck;
    2. Plastic side seat trim (piece which hides the seat rail at the floor) needs to be modified (should be easy with a dremel).
    3. Rear plastic bracket covers do not fit (completely covered by the Husky mats/liner).

    T4R Driver Seat Brack Mod.jpg
     
  10. Apr 2, 2021 at 6:55 AM
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    Liv2Ride

    Liv2Ride New Member

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    I'm 6'3" with '19 limited and have no issues getting comfortable. Head does not touch the ceiling and I find the 4R more comfortable to drive than my wife's Lexus. When I first drove the 5th gen I did adjust the seat in a number of positions and found with seat back near vertical my hair would touch the headliner but that was not a "comfortable" position. This is the first vehicle I have owned in quite some time that I don't need the seat position all the way back on the track to drive. I actually found that moving it slightly forward from all the way back with slightly more recline is a sweet spot and my hair, kept quite short, is about 2" from the ceiling.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2021 at 7:14 AM
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    bomaizey

    bomaizey New Member

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    I'm 6'5" 220 and I do not have any issues with mine. But being bigger, you get used to being a little cramped up, so some of that may be in play here, but I love the 4Runner and I'm happy I purchased it.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2021 at 7:16 AM
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    Flecktarn Toronto

    Flecktarn Toronto New Member

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    Seating positions & head room are kind of like fingerprints in that no two are the same (likely not true). I know my seating position is a personal idiosyncrasy of mine...seat back slight recline and arms can easily reach head unit controls/temperature dials. I'm glad yours works well for you. These are nice trucks...I've had a Tacoma, Tundra and now a 4Runner....I think the 4Runner may be my favourite.
     
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