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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
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    We've really enjoyed this thread! Keep up the great work. It's the closest we've gotten to the Springs in 2020. Cheers!
     
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  2. Nov 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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    Glad you are enjoying it!
     
  3. Nov 17, 2020 at 2:14 PM
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    Totally forgot to post these. We did a quick Color Changing run when my buddy bought his 1st Gen Tundy

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    Found some deer
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  4. Dec 13, 2020 at 10:02 AM
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    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.

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    Hard to see but the snow capped mountains in the background were absolutely stunning!
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    THE LAST HILL CLIMB for The Lamb
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    This spot was super rutted and super icy. Took me 3 times to get over but the 'ol girl made it!
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  5. Jan 3, 2021 at 7:36 AM
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    Switch from Amsoil to Shell Rotella and no Kirkland Brand. Going to do a oil analysis done to see how it stacks up.

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  6. Feb 1, 2021 at 2:55 PM
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    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.

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  7. Feb 2, 2021 at 10:16 AM
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    Awesome truck!
     
  8. Feb 2, 2021 at 6:47 PM
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    Thanks! Trying to do a budget over(under)land build
     
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  9. Feb 3, 2021 at 11:29 AM
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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  18. Mar 18, 2021 at 9:03 PM
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    Decided to re-do all my wiring for the ditch lights. That included pulling all the connectors I used and then soldering them together and heat shrinking them. Downside, I just moved and couldn't find my extension cord, so I had to make do. Also tested out the free light bar I got. Going to try to mount it in the upper grill and get rid of the raptor lights.

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  19. Mar 19, 2021 at 6:37 AM
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    Nice to see another SR5 build. I love the Barcelona red!

    We bought a 2016 for my wife and she’s now getting into hitting the trails with me.

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  20. Mar 19, 2021 at 2:18 PM
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    Awesome! The SR5 will serve you well. A lot of people talk crap about it not being a TRD OR/Trail, but my SR5 hasn't let me down yet. As you can see, I definitely take my out and abuse her.
     
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  21. Apr 10, 2021 at 5:23 PM
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    A little camping mod done. This mod serves two purposes, 1) I lost the remote and the light is super bright. Hoping it will dull it out. 2) I am hoping the red will keep the bugs away from my windows and not kill our night vision

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    I did about 5 coats. It is a little more pink/white than I wanted, so hopefully it achieves the goal I want it to.
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  22. Apr 11, 2021 at 10:39 AM
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    I received a free 28" light bar and my plan is to try to squeeze it into the upper grill area. I didn't really want a white light so I decided to change it to yellow with Lamin-x. I ordered a 2"x30" strip and was able to cut it in half and use two strips to darken the yellow. The light bar has a remote and offers 3 output levels and a few different strobe settings.

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    Low Setting
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  23. Apr 23, 2021 at 7:10 PM
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    Got this light bar for free. Put a couple Lamin-x strips on it and tried to mount it in the upper grill. That was a no go, so I found this Rago Hidden Mount with the bar for a steal of the price. Didn't realize he was selling the lights with them as well. So I have to figure that out as well.

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  24. May 3, 2021 at 4:43 PM
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