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PSA you need extra tools to change your tire

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by ajonesaz, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. Sep 14, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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    Spare Parts

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    There is no doubt it has the ability to be an amazing place, I still prefer Maine, got mountains, ocean and lakes all with in a days drive from anywhere in Maine. Oh and it’s cold and that keeps the bugs and rif raf down
     
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  2. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    MeefZah

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    California, rest in peace
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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    Yeah but your ocean is a pussy ocean!!!!!!
     
  3. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    That's reasonable

    But to be fair, my post was factual, there was no political overtones to it. The "liberal" reference speaks to a mindset, not a political affiliation...

    Granted it was off topic as hell, but somehow the thread migrated to it in a manner that seemed to make sense... #2 JIS screwdriver to aftermarket wheels to the death of western civilization....
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    I did try that, didn't work. The set screw from the handle blocks the other screw from going in enough to get the leverage needed. If you get that first screw off, then yes you can do it like the manual states, but you still have to get that first screw off.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    Just showing the facts

    And I live near the sea of Atlas.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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    I will admit when I first read this thread I thought pfft - who doesn't know that or keep additional tools in the truck. But really it's one of those things you just don't think of until it's too late. Good on the OP for bringing this up.
     
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  7. Sep 14, 2020 at 4:46 PM
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    Here’s my little added tool.
    For jacking on the round rear axle I got this “jack adapter” from Land Cruiser Products, for a better grip.
    Jack Adapters - Land Cruiser Products - LCP
    I painted mine white to make it more visible.
    D6EDB02A-F697-437B-9C7A-F8DF1E1CBDF9.jpg 558C658E-4F01-4D29-BE56-8A0853747B92.jpg
     
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  8. Sep 14, 2020 at 4:59 PM
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    Somebody replied to you that fluid film isn't necessary, but if you are in the northeast or anywhere else where they use road salt, I strongly disagree with that. Fluid film the hell out of the drop mechanism, because chances are if you don't when you need it you won't be able to get it down. I live in New England, I haven't tried getting my spare down yet, but I have a bad feeling I won't be able to. It's a 2013 that I bought used last year. It's on my to-do list. Planning on buying tires soon, and I may buy a matching spare, so I'll do it then.
     
  9. Sep 14, 2020 at 6:13 PM
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    Starr

    Starr Life Off the Road, off the Grid

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    I don't know what fluid film is. However I have had my chain lift freeze up on my Tundra after several years without lube or exercise.
    Now I make sure to drop the spare and lube the mechanism once a year on all vehicles.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2020 at 6:18 PM
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    Starr

    Starr Life Off the Road, off the Grid

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    KDSS, Baja Sport amber fogs, PRO Black wheels, BFG KO2's
    BTW, California Coast is a beautiful area, lot of great wilderness and interesting people. Would probably be visiting there right now if this year wasn't so #%*?#^()@!.
    Like everywhere, gotta overlook the dummies and enjoy the roses and redwoods & music.
     
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  11. Sep 14, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    4Runner fun Just the beginning...

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    Yes, that is what I was referring to was the drop mechanism, not the jack itself. We are 18 months in & I will break the jack seal & drop the spare & lube anything I see that moves & could bind!
    I founf Fluid Film last year on here & it kept my salt spreader lubed & running easier than any other year. It truly is phenomenal stuff! I plan on undercoating the T4R frame before this winter. I ran into family health problems last year...
    @Starr , I hope this helps. Oriley's has it.
    https://www.fluid-film.com/
     
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  12. Sep 14, 2020 at 7:53 PM
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  13. Sep 14, 2020 at 9:27 PM
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    Starr

    Starr Life Off the Road, off the Grid

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    KDSS, Baja Sport amber fogs, PRO Black wheels, BFG KO2's
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  14. Sep 15, 2020 at 3:08 AM
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    Yea it is from aerospace. I use Boeshield
    When ever drilling in metal. Saves frill bits !!!!
     

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