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Our first 4Runner and things we’ve done….

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by redneck pilot, Mar 18, 2023.

  1. Mar 18, 2023 at 5:07 AM
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    redneck pilot

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    I joined the forum about a month ago, and haven’t shared pics of our 4Runner yet. Here goes.

    We took delivery in mid January to serve as our off-roader and wife’s daily driver, replacing her Jeep. It was a 3 month long wait, but worth it.

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  2. Mar 18, 2023 at 5:21 AM
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    We quickly set about making some cosmetic changes. We removed the Yakima basket and sold it.

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    Replaced the factory body mounted sliders with the slightly stronger OEM frame mounted ones.

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    Added Husky liners and switched the shift knobs out for Teton Workshop knobs. Oh, wife also embraced the Toyota patch, er, whatever.


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  3. Mar 18, 2023 at 5:24 AM
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    Next, the silver valences had to be replaced with black ones.


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    Also did the mud flap delete.


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  4. Mar 18, 2023 at 5:31 AM
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    Next up, she wanted a TRD Pro grill with lights. Happy Wife, Happy Life.


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  5. Mar 18, 2023 at 5:40 AM
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    Next, off to the shop. I was going to do the lift, but we decided to have the axles regeared, and a front Eaton E-locker added, so just let the shop do everything. They did a great job.

    Bilstein 6112/600lb springs, SPC uppers in the front, Bilstein 1” springs with 5160’s in the rear, 4.56 Nitro gears, ECGS heavy duty bushing, Eaton front locker, Fuel Coverts wrapped in 285/70r17 Nitto Trail Grapplers.


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  6. Mar 18, 2023 at 5:52 AM
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    Looks fantastic!
     
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  7. Mar 18, 2023 at 7:06 AM
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    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Looks great. You didn't waste any time before upgrading! Are the black bumper valances Toyota replacements, or did you have the silver ones wrapped/painted?
     
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  8. Mar 18, 2023 at 7:45 AM
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    SlvrSlug Slightly bent.

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    Looks great.
     
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  9. Mar 18, 2023 at 8:36 AM
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  10. Mar 18, 2023 at 9:22 AM
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    steelevo Not so new anymore...

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    Looks good!
     
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  11. Mar 18, 2023 at 9:36 AM
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    Thanks. We bought he valences from 4Runner Lifestyle.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2023 at 10:03 AM
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    very nice! How do you like the regear…ECGS? Are you satisfied how it feels regeared? Are the gears quiet?
     
  13. Mar 18, 2023 at 10:11 AM
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    Nice! They are sold out but wanted matte black for the rear (front already replaced with lo pro bumper) - I'm on the notification list. Great find!
     
  14. Mar 18, 2023 at 1:43 PM
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    The regear is great, no gear hunting with the bigger heavier tires, and stock quite. The ECGS bushing was preemptive, so not noticeable.
     
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  15. Mar 18, 2023 at 4:41 PM
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    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    I've not seen that inner fender cover - link?
     
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    Please share your thoughts about the Eton locker.

    I was about to do it few years back but didn't. Still thinking to. Everything is stock (gears, tie rods, etc..) on mine though. So wasn't sure.

    I also want something to remind myself that the front locker is on. I looked at a buzzer with a light but it may be annoyingly loud.
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    Please share what you think with a Eton front locker.
     
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    Welcome! Looking good
     
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  18. Mar 18, 2023 at 7:44 PM
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    That is a really good idea! Heck even for the rear locker. I’ve left it engaged before on accident.
     
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  19. Mar 19, 2023 at 12:34 AM
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  20. Mar 19, 2023 at 12:38 AM
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    We haven’t had a chance yet to use it in the 4Runner yet, but we have used them without issue in a Jeep with aftermarket axles. The switch has a small “lock button” that must be pushed before the switch can be turned on.I will try to get a pic today.
     
  21. Mar 19, 2023 at 11:49 AM
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    Hey @kmeeg, here is a pic of the front e-locker switch. The top button on the switch is the “lock”. It must be pushed down before the switch will move.


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    Where did you buy the grill and valances?
     
  23. Mar 19, 2023 at 1:12 PM
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    Valences from 4Runner Lifestyle, grill and lights from Taco Vinyl.
     
  24. Mar 19, 2023 at 1:16 PM
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    Cool man thanks
     
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    Wondering if you only had to remove rear bumper and not front when installing the trd pro black valences.
     
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    Looks great...love the red.
     
  27. Apr 22, 2023 at 2:25 PM
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    Only the rear bumper. I was able to get my biscuit grabbers inside of the front to remove the clips for the front valence.
     
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    Good to hear. Soon to be tackling this mod.
     
  29. Apr 22, 2023 at 7:59 PM
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    Oh, you’ll know, you won’t have to worry about that :curls:
     
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    redneck pilot,
    congrats on the 4runner and all those mods! The color looks beautiful, the new set up is outstanding!
     
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