1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

RedRunner's 2016 SR5 Build and Adventure Thread

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by RedRunner87, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Nov 17, 2020 at 9:22 AM
    #151
    Pure4Runner

    Pure4Runner Pure4Runner.com

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2019
    Member:
    #9488
    Messages:
    131
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2004 4Runner, 2008 FJ Cruiser, 2010 Tundra
    Pure Branded Sliders, Icon Suspension, ARB OUtback Console, Baja Designs Lights, BajaRack Ladder, Baja Rack Spy Light System, Banks IQ Man-Machine Interface, Body Mount Chop, Bushwacker Flares, Cabin FIlter, Carbon Fiber Door Handles, CB Radio, Cowl Light Bracket, Custom Light Brackets, DBC Grille, EBC Brakes & Rotors, Edge CTS, Expedition One Front Bumper, Falken Rock Mountain Tires, changed out for Skinny Toyos, Fenix LED Hood Light, Fourtreks Mounts, Halo Headlights, Hood Decal, KC LZR LED, Locking Billet Gas Cap, MBRP Exhaust, Method Race Wheels, Overland Springs, Power Stop Brakes, Putco LED Headlights, Spring Booster, RCI SKid Plates, Rear Window Screen, Rhino Rack Awnings, Roll Top Console, Sound Proofing, Spare Tire Spacer, SPOD, Stereo Instal, Badges, Blackout Kits, Wheel Bearings and Spacers....etc..
    We've really enjoyed this thread! Keep up the great work. It's the closest we've gotten to the Springs in 2020. Cheers!
     
    RedRunner87 [OP] likes this.
  2. Nov 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM
    #152
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1586
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vince
    The Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    16 4Runner SR5
    Glad you are enjoying it!
     
  3. Nov 17, 2020 at 2:14 PM
    #153
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1586
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vince
    The Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    16 4Runner SR5
    Totally forgot to post these. We did a quick Color Changing run when my buddy bought his 1st Gen Tundy

    [​IMG]IMG_9230 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9232 by Red Runner, on Flickr

    Found some deer
    [​IMG]IMG_9237 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9238 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9241 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9242 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9243 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9244 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9246 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9247 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9249 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9253 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9255 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9257 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9258 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9261 by Red Runner, on Flickr
     
  4. Dec 13, 2020 at 10:02 AM
    #154
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1586
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vince
    The Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    16 4Runner SR5
    Last weekend we did a run from Canon City to Cripple Creek back to Colorado Springs. We went from sunny 62 degrees in Canon City to snowy mountains and freezing in Colorado Springs. I think this was the last trip for The Lamb(2nd Gen 4Runner), as it developed rod knock climbing the snowy hill.

    [​IMG]IMG_9275 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9277 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9278 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9280 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9282 by Red Runner, on Flickr

    Hard to see but the snow capped mountains in the background were absolutely stunning!
    [​IMG]IMG_9284 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9286 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9288 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9290 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9292 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9296 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9298 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9303 by Red Runner, on Flickr

    THE LAST HILL CLIMB for The Lamb
    [​IMG]IMG_9312 by Red Runner, on Flickr

    This spot was super rutted and super icy. Took me 3 times to get over but the 'ol girl made it!
    [​IMG]IMG_9313 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9314 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9315 by Red Runner, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9316 by Red Runner, on Flickr
     
  5. Jan 3, 2021 at 7:36 AM
    #155
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1586
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vince
    The Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    16 4Runner SR5
    Switch from Amsoil to Shell Rotella and no Kirkland Brand. Going to do a oil analysis done to see how it stacks up.

    [​IMG]Untitled by redrunner87, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by redrunner87, on Flickr
     
  6. Feb 1, 2021 at 2:55 PM
    #156
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1586
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vince
    The Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    16 4Runner SR5
    First sample was Amsoil but it was pretty much all highway, since I was commuting pretty from work. Second sample was Shell Rotella but did have a lot of off-roading and overloading involved. Also I now live 3 miles from work, so not sure if that effects it at all.

    [​IMG]4RUNNER-210102 by redrunner87, on Flickr
     
  7. Feb 2, 2021 at 10:16 AM
    #157
    Bwwepplo

    Bwwepplo New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2020
    Member:
    #17241
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Awesome truck!
     
  8. Feb 2, 2021 at 6:47 PM
    #158
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1586
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vince
    The Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    16 4Runner SR5
    Thanks! Trying to do a budget over(under)land build
     
    Bwwepplo likes this.
  9. Feb 3, 2021 at 11:29 AM
    #159
    Bwwepplo

    Bwwepplo New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2020
    Member:
    #17241
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    More money and time to go off-roading :burnrubber:, I wish I could go out as often as it looks like you get to!
     
  10. Feb 3, 2021 at 3:09 PM
    #160
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1586
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vince
    The Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    16 4Runner SR5
    That is the goal! Plus I am trying to just take what I need and nothing more. Keeping it nimble and easier to get places.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2021 at 11:31 AM
    #161
    CO5thgen

    CO5thgen New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2021
    Member:
    #19869
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Vehicle:
    5th gen off-road premium
    Great build and lots of great pictures! I’m in Denver and planning some similar mods out so i’ve read through the whole thread.

    A couple questions-

    What was the reason for spacers? Did you find the pizza cutters less stable or did you just want a more aggressive width?

    Other than looks what finally motivated the lift? Seems like the tires fit fine, and you did some pretty extensive offroading without it. Was it for ride quality or to improve approach and departure angles?

    thanks!
     
  12. Feb 20, 2021 at 6:13 PM
    #162
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1586
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vince
    The Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    16 4Runner SR5
    Absolutely love my Pizza Cutters. The only reason I went with spacers was purely looks reasons. I wanted to poke the tires out a little bit(it lined them up perfectly with the fenders). I have two buddies running 255/80's with no spacers and they have no issues whatever with stability.

    I was at 100K miles and wanted to "refresh" the suspension. Also wanted to sit up a little higher and get more clearance. It definitely rides better loaded down when I do my camping trips with the suspension. But I did a weeklong trip without the lift and it rode and did great. I did a ton of off-roading without a lift, but it was put on for looks, to refresh and improve approach/departure angles
     
  13. Feb 21, 2021 at 9:33 AM
    #163
    CO5thgen

    CO5thgen New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2021
    Member:
    #19869
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Vehicle:
    5th gen off-road premium
    Wow 100k on pizza cutters with no lift. I’m trying to go as long as I can without lifting. Being able to fit 33s on stock suspension helps a ton. I have RCI sliders and skids on the way, and plan on mounting 255 Wilpeaks this spring. Hope to see you on the trails!
     
  14. Feb 21, 2021 at 9:35 AM
    #164
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1586
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vince
    The Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    16 4Runner SR5
    When I took the stock suspension off it, the shocks were still pretty strong. I was actually pretty shocked on how much resistance the stock shocks had on them still. My intention wasn't really to lift it honestly. I had purchased 1" Cornfed spacers for the front and I was going to rock that for awhile. But Ironman had such a killer deal I couldn't pass it up. I would run stock as much as you can. I had no issues with 33"s and stock suspension. Sliders help a lot too. I need to pull mine off soon and touch them up.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2021 at 9:47 AM
    #165
    CO5thgen

    CO5thgen New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2021
    Member:
    #19869
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Vehicle:
    5th gen off-road premium
    I need to read up on those foam cell technology, haven’t heard much about it. I’ve had icons on my old FJ and they felt softer off-road but that was a really heavy rig. Steel bumpers, winch, 35s. This time I’m trying to build practical functionality over looks.

    I have to wait for my daughter to grow 3 more inches before I can lift or she won’t be able to get in on her own, so I have a while!
     
  16. Feb 21, 2021 at 4:22 PM
    #166
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1586
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vince
    The Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    16 4Runner SR5
    It is supposed to stay cooler longer and recover faster. Not sure how true that is, but I have zero complaints.

    Luckily my daughter still is light enough to be lifted into the Runner. Hopefully by the time she is roaming on her own, I will have a better DD.
     
  17. Feb 22, 2021 at 2:35 PM
    #167
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 [OP] Mall Crawler LVL Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1586
    Messages:
    613
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vince
    The Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    16 4Runner SR5
    Moon Landing likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top