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Stone damage

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by MazMan, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. Oct 10, 2021 at 5:43 PM
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    MazMan

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    Really surprised at the amount of stone damage after just 5 light off-road trips on gravel forest roads, as seen below:

    That’s the rear passenger wheel arch trim. Anybody else see this much damage in such a short time? Any way to mitigate this?

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  2. Oct 10, 2021 at 5:49 PM
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    Antman

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    Yes there is a way. Get touch up paint from the dealer and then don’t look at it.

    with all terrain tires. Rock chips are going to happen.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2021 at 7:13 PM
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    mac1usa

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    I am just starting to research Xpel film. Wondering if that may help your concern also
     
  4. Oct 10, 2021 at 7:36 PM
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    I was up in Breckenridge and FairPlay, roads were wet and noticed a lot of dirt on the rear doors from the front tires and I also have Duratracs. I will soon order rock sliders with plates whicH I am sure will help with this problem.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2021 at 5:38 PM
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    MazMan

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    Yeah I think I saw your other thread. That’s my first thought - will need to have the existing damage dealt with first. I hope xpel is tougher than the factory chip guard because it’s already damaged too.

    I guess I’m just surprised how quickly the damage occurred. Nothing like this on my previous vehicles - 14 years on an FJ and 1 year on a Tacoma - same driver, same roads, same tires (KO2’s).

    Planning on installing the factory rock rails but don’t expect them to help with this much as they fit so close (which is exactly why I like them).

    thanks all -
     
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  6. Oct 11, 2021 at 5:56 PM
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    I have rock sliders with top plates. After 65K miles and tons of off-roading, I have nowhere near that many chips.

    Do you have mudflaps?
     
  7. Oct 11, 2021 at 6:45 PM
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    MazMan

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    Yeah factory flaps.
     
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  8. Oct 11, 2021 at 7:04 PM
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    I wonder if oversized flaps would help. I assume it's mostly the sliders saving mine since my tires self clearanced (ie completely tore off) my front RokBlokz this spring. But, they have oversized flaps that might catch more than the factory flaps.
     
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  9. Oct 11, 2021 at 7:07 PM
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    Zal4R

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    Have sliders with plates, and while I have chips and custom pin stripes form trails, it’s generally from narrow trails and thrown rocks from other drivers than my own tires. They were the first thing I put on, since we needed a step for my son, so cannot compare it without them though.
     
  10. Oct 11, 2021 at 7:43 PM
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    LOL, the self clearance technique…
     
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  11. Oct 11, 2021 at 7:46 PM
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    4runningMan

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    Yeah mine is hammered in that same spot. I’ve wondered if the OEM running boards (step) would help.
     
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