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Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by billnourse, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Jul 25, 2017 at 4:18 PM
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    billnourse

    billnourse [OP] New Member

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    Toytec Ultimate lift, SSO Slimline bumper and 10,000# winch, emblem blackout, hood scoop wrap.
    Just ordered the following for a 2017 TRD Off Road: Southern Style OffRoad Hybrid front bumper with 10,000# SmittyBilt X20 wench with synthetic rope, Toyota 4 Runner trail running boards, and a 4 runner Ultimate 3" lift Kit (UL-FJ210-KDSS-650) made up of Bilstein 5100 coil over shocks and ToyTec Super flex 2" Rear springs and other parts.

    This is from the dealer where I bought the 4 Runner, and the tech assured me that no warranty would be voided, and that none of the parts would adversely effect the ride or handling. He also assured me that all would work with KDSS as he would re-balance the hydraulic system. He has this lift on his wife's 4 Runner and recommended it at the price point. He also said that if future tire upgrades were being considered, this lift would get me to 33" with no problem.

    I am not trying to make a rock crawler out of this, but it will be used on occasion in the Colorado Rockies in places like Engineer Pass, Cinnamon Pass and the like. The rest of the time it will be a daily driver.

    I just want it as capable as the Rubicon I traded, with the much better ride, handling, and other benefits the 4 Runner has to offer, and with these additions, I'm still in it for less than a new Rubicon.

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
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  2. Jul 25, 2017 at 4:46 PM
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    PVT Pablo

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    @jester243 any ideas? I don't know jack about KDSS.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2017 at 4:57 PM
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    CrashMon

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    Sounds like the same setup I have except I have the toytec coilovers works very well with the kdss. I didn't put it on so I can't help there but mine rides like a dream
     
  4. Jul 25, 2017 at 5:52 PM
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    HarveyElmore

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    This is good news, I had heard from my dealer you could not lift a KDSS 4Runner. I would love more details from both of you.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2017 at 5:55 PM
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    CrashMon

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    My dealer did the lift
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  6. Jul 25, 2017 at 6:12 PM
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    billnourse

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    My dealer is doing the lift. The kit for this lift specifies for with KDSS or without. It appears that they have different parts depending on the suspension application.
     
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  7. Jul 25, 2017 at 6:22 PM
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    Thanks for the info
     
  8. Jul 25, 2017 at 7:26 PM
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    oh the list....!
    Sounds VERY nice!! PICS definitely, and please keep us posted!
     
  9. Jul 25, 2017 at 11:04 PM
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    larramo

    larramo 3ed gen faithfully

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    3" lift but mostly all stock not a scratch on it it is pristine condition amazing for being 19 years old.
    my friend just got the same set up it looks and drives awesome he is very happy with the set up he can go anywhere and yes it did set him back some big $ but that what you have to do when you get the best.LARRYB
     
  10. Jul 27, 2017 at 9:53 AM
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    MeefZah

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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    I can't speak for the KDSS but I had that setup (bumper, winch, and lift) on my '14. No issues. Probably still out there somewhere in the SF area being driven by a yuppie douche. But, I digress... two things that no one else spoke to: 1) if you want to go offroad then dump the running boards, they are going to get crumpled in about 32 seconds on a rocky trail; 2) don't get the truck aligned immediately, give it about 500-1000 miles after install to allow the new springs to settle and for you to get the preload reset to where you want it to be. The Toytec coils sag a lot at first under the load of bumper and winch.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Jul 27, 2017 at 11:13 PM
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    larramo

    larramo 3ed gen faithfully

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    3" lift but mostly all stock not a scratch on it it is pristine condition amazing for being 19 years old.
    i have only one thing to add when you do go off roading and you get into water up to your axles make sure and i can't stress this enough to grease your drive line after you get home. water is you drivelines enemy. LARRY B.
     
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