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Shopping advice...SR5 premium mods?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Freeber, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Mar 9, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    Freeber

    Freeber [OP] New Member

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    Hello everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I'm finally trading the 2012 F150 for a 2019 4Runner. Problem is we like the badass look of the TRD Pro but have an SR5 Premium budget. ;-) (Plus the most off-road we'll do is gravel roads in Northern Saskatchewan visiting my brother's fishing lodge)

    I'd love to see what people are doing to make their 4Runners shine! Pics and ideas (or links to other threads) please!
     
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  2. Mar 9, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    Nokian Rotiiva A/T (3?) seem to have amazing popularity among the Northern Canadian crowd, and tires/wheels are usually solid choices for most sensible first mod on any trim level.
    I'd suggest in the meantime, check out some of the various threads regarding the massive freedom you have for trying small interior mods. Things like console organizers or vaults, upgrading the LEDs inside, getting window deflectors, swapping the side mirrors for the RAV4 ones (gaining an integrated blind spot convex mirror), doing overlays on the emblems, removing the moonroof glass to install an armored, fully articulating gunner's cupola with a suspension harness (t-shirt cannon not included),
    rear cargo furniture/workbenches/sleeping platforms, vinyl wrapping, upgrading your infotainment head unit...
    There are many, many things to decide, but it'll be a blast having anxiety over how to burn your money on all the options. Good luck, and welcome!
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2019 at 8:43 PM
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    SlvrSlug

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    Welcome.
     
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  4. Mar 9, 2019 at 9:21 PM
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    welcome
     
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  5. Mar 9, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    Strandskov

    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    Welcome, SR5 are pretty well equipped and I do fine...
    It all depends on exactly what you want to do

    20181125_160219.jpg
     
  6. Mar 9, 2019 at 9:40 PM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    Now that's my kind of picnic!
     
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  7. Mar 9, 2019 at 10:20 PM
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    Strandskov

    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    It was a fun day
     
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  8. Mar 9, 2019 at 11:10 PM
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    Yep - total newbie at modding here so love all the suggestions just to get started even thinking about it! The side mirrors thing is a great idea - I've gotten used to the blind spot side mirrors on my truck and will miss them. (bahahahaaa re: gunner's cupola)
     
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  9. Mar 9, 2019 at 11:18 PM
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    Freeber

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    Your rig is so purty!

    Just looking to see what people are doing. Not interested in lifting at this time. I like the blackout look - found this on reddit - guess it's a factory option in the SE US?? https://i.redd.it/8dxwh94vj5z11.jpg
     
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  10. Mar 10, 2019 at 12:29 AM
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    WallyT4R

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    Welcome! :thumbsup:

    Just keep hanging out here and reading the forum and you won't have any problem seeing all your money disappear.
     
  11. Mar 10, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    TRD pro wheels, vinyl wrapped front grille and fender flares, canvasback liners
    You can blackout the emblems with a fairly inexpensive kit from Toyota. The black TRD wheels pictured there are pretty inexpensive, and you can even do the TRD Pro grille look for little money if you don’t mind buying a knockoff part. If you miss your blind spot mirrors, the RAV 4 mirrors with built in blind spot are a direct swap. I’ve got an sr5 premium as well, and it’s plenty capable.
     
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  12. Mar 10, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    HoBoDanny

    HoBoDanny Dude...

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    RCI Skid Plate CBI Ditch Light Brackets Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 265 70R17 113T Tires TPMS Bypass Mod Hydrocarbon Filter Removed Merca decal 2” leveling kit front only Black headlights
    Welcome! :wave:
     
  13. Mar 10, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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    Welcome from Missouri.

    I know your pain. We are in the same boat.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2019 at 8:43 PM
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    aroyalsfan

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    iBoard matte black running boards Hood and side window deflectors Black exhaust tip To do list: TRD Pro Hood swap bull bar led swap Black rims (Like the TRD but want to keep the Toyota logo - may have to get creative with some filler and cadcut some vinyl) Tint the two front windows Speaker upgrades 12 Volt Solutions plug and play remote start Blacked out badges/roof rack/d-rings possibly coated in a dark royal blue pearl coated plasti dip for an accent color
    Welcome.....you probably need a snorkel. I'd start there if I were you.
     
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  15. Mar 10, 2019 at 8:56 PM
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    Strandskov

    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    As soon as the rain passes, imma take my stock rails off and pain them textured black until I buy a roof rack...
     
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  16. Mar 16, 2019 at 9:13 PM
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    Does anyone know if the 2019 4R mirrors are still the same as the other 5th Gens?
     
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  17. Mar 16, 2019 at 10:17 PM
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    yes
     
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  18. Mar 21, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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  19. Mar 22, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    4Paw

    4Paw Get dressed....I'll show you my charts

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    Mud, dust, salt water, dune grass, etc
    Greetings from Boston, facing salty winter driving conditions with a new vehicle, I’d say get a complete Fluid Film undercarriage spray and do yearly touchups. I got mine done for about $250 (from feedback, this is a really good price). I’m talking about going to a guy with a lift and him removing spare tire and skip plates, spraying the crap out of undercarriage, not me crawling under rig with a spray can. Google for a dealer... it will smell funny only a little while. Other fun things to do:

    Aries all weather mats, I find these less slippery than Weathertech
    Carista key fob reprogram, a personal favorite – $25, get the free 1 week trial membership
    Viper Remote starter

    TRD forged billet aluminum oil cap and radiator cap; yes, you need these – JDM on ebay
    LED puddle, mirror & cargo area
    Kat's thermal battery wrap
    Bilstein 5100s up front to level lift

    OEM hitch cover, would everyone please get one of these, $10, my OCD is raging
    JoyTutus glove box organizer
    Scuba mod with ARB Diff Breather kit…you never know
    Lamin-X yellow fog light covers with Calais extremely bright H11 yellow LEDs
    Lift gate sticker mod
     

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