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Resale of modified 5th Gens

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by K-Paul, Sep 13, 2023.

  1. Sep 13, 2023 at 10:22 AM
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    K-Paul

    K-Paul [OP] Looking for a water crossing

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    Just curious what kind of resale people are seeing on "modified" 5th gens.

    Say your vehicle has 5 to 10K in modifications, (in the past) people struggle to get back half of their investment. Is this holding true for 5th gens?
     
  2. Sep 13, 2023 at 10:30 AM
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    2016Pro

    2016Pro Why all of the Pro hate?

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    Mods always add little to no value
     
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    And unless someone is looking for how you modded it, it may take longer to sell.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2023 at 10:30 AM
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    ...and in some cases make a vehicle more difficult to sell
     
  5. Sep 13, 2023 at 10:31 AM
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    steelevo

    steelevo Not so new anymore...

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    It will really depend on the buyer and the modifications. If it can be removed, you're better off selling the accessories separately from the car.
     
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    I would pay more for an unmolested car than one that has aftermarket mods, despite how “legitimate” they may be.
     
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    San Angelo

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    To most the mods are worth zero and in several cases can actually cause the value to be less.

    I always get a good laugh when I see people listing a used vehicle and they go into great detail on all the accessories they added acting like people are going to fight over it.
     
  8. Sep 13, 2023 at 12:40 PM
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    K-Paul

    K-Paul [OP] Looking for a water crossing

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    And this is why you do NOT add a 200lb ARB bumper...... Removing the winch to sell would cost almost 1K, because offroad shops can be crooks at times.....

    Nice to confirm my thoughts are still accurate. There is now more incentive to drive the truck till it burns lol
     
  9. Sep 13, 2023 at 12:48 PM
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    Yep….. with your example I would be thinking how much is it going to cost me to replace the front end suspension because of that heavy bumper causing it to wear out
     
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    steelevo

    steelevo Not so new anymore...

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    A low mileage, unmolested Cavalry Blue Pro would bring in $55k easily. If the right buyer comes along and really wants all of the extras, it will sell.
     
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    San Angelo

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    But it’s not unmolested. This is why I never understood people that get a pro and change what makes it a pro. It would make a better financial decision to get a TRD ORP.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2023 at 2:07 PM
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    RusPro17

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    I just sold my 21 tundra pro LunaRock and removed my SCS wheels and front light bar and audio system. Put it all back to stock. I have removed all my mods off of my Toyota’s before I sold them. And sold them separately. It’s always better. Just my opinion.
     
  15. Sep 13, 2023 at 2:24 PM
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    If I ever sell mine, it’s with the assumption that it would hold more value in stock configuration. I’m trying to keep all my mods reversible as long as I can do the work myself. If I sell and I’m not able to return to stock myself, then I’ll sell it for what I can get. These are popular enough that there’s a decent market for 4runners with some level mods. Enough that the mods shouldn’t completly hose the resale value compared to what a stock one could get, or at least not much less.
    After all, people still pay close to new prices for 4runners with terminal rust.
     
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    If I squint, it looks like you have a bumper and winch.

    Do you consider that to be reversible, or is that a “crossing the Rubicon” mod in your opinion? I mean, in theory one could get a new front bumper cover…

    …but at what cost?

    Of course, I’m asking this because on my “want” list is a winch bumper and high clearance cut.
     
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    4R777

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    This. When I look at used vehicles with mods, I wouldn't pay a dime over the cost of the same vehicle without mods.

    USD $36,500 (Reserve Not Met)

    This guy had a ton of mods on his vehicle and got offered mid-range blue book price for 2018 TRD Pro in excellent condition. That's how it goes for the vehicles with all the mods. Lol

     
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    Yeah, and look at the wear on them front tires. Another case in point how some people would not want to buy a modded vehicle.
     
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    Usually a bumper modification is going to be permanent. The biggest key is having a modification where you can reasonably disassemble the bumper and remove the winch.

    Im glad the consensus here has helped me to see im better off sticking with the rig because the money invested will not return. Better to get enjoyment from the mods than try to sell a d build again on another rig.
     
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    I think most of the bumpers are only permanent to the level that you don't pick up a new bumper cover and get it painted to match. Generally seems like a bolt on operation with some plastic cutting.
     
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    I think most people overestimate the condition of their vehicle. Very unlikely to be "excellent" at 5 years old (and less likely if it's been off road).
     
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    Can you imagine how much money went into that?

    Supercharger alone is over $7k before labor.
     
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    Living in Califfornia I see it so much with trucks for sale. Guys driving those jacked up super trucks with LED lights and every color matched aftermarket mod on the bottom. They go to sell and many never find buyers. Lol
     
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    Yeah, I kept the OE crashbar parts, so I can theoretically return to stock with a new bumper cover and paint if Im looking to sell. But only if I felt motivated to do the work myself. Paying labor to return it to stock probably wouldnt be worth it.
     
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    It all depends on the buyer. If sold privately the new owner might appreciate the mods. But the dealer wants it as stock as possible.
     
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    I had a good friend who dealt with car auctions and buying cars or trucks. He was good at what he did. But he told me along time ago do not mod a vehicle if you expect to get that back. Yes if you find the right buyer. He had a guy with a full size truck with 10,000 mods on it. And telling him what he put into it. He told him I don’t care how much you have in it. I will give you want the blue book is. Some mods are easy to remove and sell some are not. Most mods I have done were easy to remove and. Put it back to stock and still make out.
     
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    I don't think most would have any issues with those mods. But the plan is to keep this forever, so I'm not worried about it.
     
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    I suspect that's probably right - the parts would maybe make you whole on the labor.
     
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