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Son's first vehicle

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HDL4x4, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. Jul 24, 2019 at 4:41 AM
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    HDL4x4

    HDL4x4 [OP] New Member

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    Bought a 4th gen 06 4runner SR5 4x4 for my teenager (175K mi.). Thought I would join the forum because I can see a lot of useful information here. We still have a year to "build" it like he wants it. We started with a compromise and will continue to do that through the build. Ideally he wanted a giant crew cab diesel with a 6" lift and 35s. Ok, so he didn't get it, but I also didn't get him a Yugo either. Now he'd probably like a 6" lift with 35s on the 4runner, but I'm thinking 3" and 32-33s. Entertaining suggestions for the build. I put a 3" suspension lift on my GMC sierra so I'm capable, but researching fitment, ride quality and price is daunting. I'd love to stay under 2k for the build if possible, but if a couple hundred makes a much better package that's OK. SO far I'm thinking 285-65-18's or something close to that on 18x9 w/-12 black machined wheels. I like toyo atII's and fuel maverics or Havok H103's, but he'll probably get his choice of rim within reason. I also like the TRD rims as well. Thinking Rough Country 3" suspension lift. Oh yeah, he wants an aftermarket roof rack as well. I shopped custom offsets, but any suggestions on saving $$ helps.
     
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  2. Jul 24, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

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    John
    Ramona Ca.
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    2017 4-Runner SR-5 P. Kings, Built Right uca’s, Durabumps, RSG sliders
    Welcome.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2019 at 7:46 AM
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    HDL4x4

    HDL4x4 [OP] New Member

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    Thanks
     
  4. Jul 24, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    brownbear

    brownbear Relax

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    Brian
    OB Fl
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    2018 4Runner TRD OFF ROAD
    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    Welcome from FL. Enjoy the build.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    Dan
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  6. Jul 24, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    JET4

    JET4 New Member

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    welcome
     
  7. Jul 24, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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    Trident904

    Trident904 Freelance Mammographer

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    Brian
    Treasure Coast, FL
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    Bone fucking stock, for now
    Just my $.02, but avoid rough country products. Go with proven reliability. Check out Dobinsons website or hit up Marie at Headstrong OffRoad as she can put together a package for you that will be budget friendly.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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    4scooter19

    4scooter19 New Member

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    I have a rough country 3" lift on my third gen and ran a 4" rough country lift on my pickup. Never had issues with either and I beat the hell out of my pickup. Ride wise the 4 runner to me handles well ( granted my daily driver is an excursion on 37"s so most everything handles better than it does.) The rear springs took awhile to settle but I've been happy with it, especially because it didn't cost me and arm and a leg.
     
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  9. Jul 24, 2019 at 7:29 PM
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    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

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    James
    S/E Wisconsin
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    2019 TRDORP, KDSS, MGM
    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch
    Welcome!
     

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