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The Dark Knight 4Runner + Hilux 4x4

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by Dark Knight, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Apr 19, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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    @Dark Knight awesome build, question what model Acura Wagon...? Do they hold weight..?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2017 at 7:06 PM
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    Dark Knight [OP] Get off my lawn

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    Thanks!
    Acura TSX sport wagon. They hold plenty of static weight. Haven't had the chance to test with weight while driving with my canoe or paddle boards. With the new boat I kind of don't care to paddle much recently.
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2017 at 6:41 AM
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    Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for a set. This is a good alternative, I want to mount my RTT.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2017 at 10:06 AM
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    Dark Knight [OP] Get off my lawn

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    I would be hesitant to put that kind of weight on the Acura bars. Static weight not being the problem, the clamps make me a little uncomfortable with that amount of weight while there is wind resistance. They are a little short. Get a Yakima rack to solve that issue.
     
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  5. Apr 20, 2017 at 10:54 AM
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    I was just looking at a set, your 100% correct. I'll go with Thule or Yakima. Thank you..!!
     
  6. Apr 27, 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    And what would this look like without KDSS? My understanding is that you are supposed to get better wheel travel with KDSS. Trying to figure out if you are impressed with KDSS or not. :)
     
  7. Apr 27, 2017 at 7:17 PM
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    Dark Knight [OP] Get off my lawn

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    The short answer is yes I like KDSS. I really don't think it would look much different if I had the standard sway bars but I do feel the wheel travel is less forced with the kdss system. I also very much enjoy how sporty it drives when the system is acting as a closed system at highway speeds.
     
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  8. Jul 23, 2017 at 7:01 PM
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    Looks like Linville Gorge
     
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  9. Jul 23, 2017 at 7:01 PM
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    Did you ever get rid of the ECO bar ?
     
  10. Jul 24, 2017 at 6:12 AM
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    Dark Knight [OP] Get off my lawn

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    On my '14 the eco bar shows up on most info screen options. I'm not sure if you can turn it off completely. I just don't pay attention to it anymore but It does sometimes still catch my eye.
     
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  11. Aug 2, 2017 at 8:04 PM
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    No, only with techstream from what I read.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    Finally found a spring compression tool that allows me to adjust the King coilovers without removing them.
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  13. Jan 16, 2018 at 6:51 PM
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    You have link to it?
     
  14. Jan 16, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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  15. Jan 17, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    Question in regards to your suspension. Do you find the nose diving (on hard braking) has decreased significantly from the OEM suspension? I just bought a KDSS Offroad and find the vehicle nose dives quite a bit.
     
  16. Jan 17, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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    The nose dive is definitely less. I still have a little nose dive because of the spring rate, 550#/inch on my coilovers, vs some coilovers with higher spring rate. We can go deep down the rabbit hole here but the point is, yes, less nose dive with my setup with the current preload on the coils.
     
  17. Jan 17, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    Great, thanks for the quick reply!
     
  18. Mar 23, 2018 at 12:39 AM
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    Rear matches front now. King 25001-279A

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  19. Mar 25, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    Give me 2 more months..... ;D
    Still running the Toytec 2" coil in the rear? I'm curious, why that over one of the OME ones, since they have different ones depending on your use of it.

    Also, where did you get the little extra bump stop for the rear?
     
  20. Mar 25, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    Still the toytec 2” rear. It’s just what I ended up with. Mostly in part due to how they say “factory like ride that handles more weight without sag”. I would like to try some dobbins rear springs in the future.

    The bump stop extensions are toytec also.
     
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  21. Apr 5, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    I almost traded for a Tundra Platinum today.
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    It was 10/10 for a used Tundra. Decided a supercharger would fit my needs better than a big truck. Got home and gave it a hand wash in appreciation.
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    FreshRunner is just like new.
     
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  22. Apr 8, 2018 at 5:48 AM
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    I have continually fought the Tundra lust myself. I keep going back to the thought of hating the gas bill and trying to cram that thing into city parking. A utility trailer with racks for kayak/bike/camping goodies is now on the forefront to see if it takes my truck lust away. I just DO NOT want a 3rd gen Taco.
     
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  23. Apr 8, 2018 at 6:52 AM
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    I have a utility trailer and it works great. The lust is still there, the want for deeper debt is not. 4Runner pulls the bigger boat well but not as well as a Tundra would. Just like you, I believe the 4Runner is easier in every day life.
     
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  24. Apr 8, 2018 at 7:38 PM
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    Subd. Great looking build!:cheers:
     
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  25. May 31, 2018 at 11:30 PM
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    Coming soon. Pick it up on the 12th.
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    Excited to have a new toy. I’ll probably keep it a while, give it some TLC because I like a new project, then send it on it’s way to a new enthusiast.
     
  26. May 31, 2018 at 11:37 PM
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    Give me 2 more months..... ;D
    What state are you out of? That would be an awesome truck to have....
     
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  27. Jun 1, 2018 at 12:19 AM
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    I live in South Carolina. Had to go way out to find a 99% rust free hilux.
     
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  28. Jun 1, 2018 at 6:00 AM
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    That thing is siiiick!
     
  29. Jun 17, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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  30. Jun 17, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    Lucky! That thing is siiiccckkk! I’ve been looking for one. Congrats!
     
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