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The wife crossed over to the 4Runner side

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Vincenzo, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Jun 18, 2020 at 8:33 AM
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    Vincenzo

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    New member, new 4Runner. Greetings to all. My wife has committed and jumped on the Toyota bandwagon. We just purchased her a 2020 4Runner TRD off-road premium to go with our collection. I currently own a 72 (Resto curreently), 83 Landcruiser and an 05 Camry.

    Have a couple of questions to the 4Runner nation if you will.....

    1. We would like to put a bug deflector on it, but would like it to be low profile. Any suggestions
    2. Good suspension kit suggestion to level and maybe raise a bit, nothing extreme as we will only do mild trailing
    3. One thing I think is dated on all 5th gen 4Runners are the headlights, any good LED options that dont cost 1000+, is there an option to just pull the bulb and replace?
    4. We are sorta new to the Phoenix Area and would like to do some light trailing/camping, anyone know of any groups?

    Pictures for your viewing pleasure, she wanted the black accents so we dressed it up a bit. Also had to throw my toy in....

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  2. Jun 18, 2020 at 9:01 AM
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    Welcome. I put "Cornfed" spacers in front to level. Eibach adjustable are another more $$ option. (I'm thinking about these)
    I replaced H11's with H9's in the low beams.Very happy with results. Also put LED in Fog lights.Did anytime For light mod too!
    You have Pro Grill!!
     
  3. Jun 18, 2020 at 9:45 AM
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    What type of LED fits the fog light? We did splurge for the Pro grill, being old school landcruiser owner, all grills have the 'TOYOTA' instead of the sombrero. Looks classier I guess...to me....
     
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  4. Jun 18, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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  5. Jun 18, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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  6. Jun 18, 2020 at 10:04 AM
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    I believe mfg was Sylvania but they are H9's. You just need to trim off a tab to match the H11's to fit into socket.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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    MI-FL off roader

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    Welcome! Nice Toyota Fleet!! The Vulture mtns are a good place to start with some mild trails. Rolls OHV area is pretty cool as well. My family settled out there and I drove out a couple of times. Still only scratched the surface. This Arizona trails book is a great addition. I have the digital version on a tablet.
    Vulture Mountains.
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  8. Jun 18, 2020 at 10:56 AM
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    Vincenzo

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    Wow, thanks for the trail, that isnt to far from me as I live in Surprise...maybe 45 minutes most. Definitely will be heading out there.
     
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  9. Jun 18, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    i put a opt 7 55wt harness and 6k hid's in the low beams, and wow, love it. called them back and was going to get 35wt 3k yellows for the fogs, but they were out. they said the 55wt would work, so got them and put them in. not more than 10 minutes on, they melted the lens, bubbled and warped. that really bummed me out. i went to running 4 tacos here in town, and got the led pod replacements. china knockoffs, but look ok. not much brighter than factory, but they have a DRL feature i havn't wired yet.

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  10. Jun 18, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    another mod i did and just cant describe how happy i am with it is the cartrimhome.com replacement mirror and turn signal kit. these mirrors are AWESOME!!!!!!!
    and there on sale right now, i just bought another set for my brothers 4runner. the extended view takes care of the blind spot, no more leaning forward to check if theres a car there. I had a round spot, but i still had to lean forward, it just wasnt big enough. they have a blue tint, thats supposed to repel water spots, and with the window tint i was concerned that at night it would be to dark, but its livable.
    the mirror has the sequential turns built in, so no old man leaving on the blinkers, and with a heater. and the turns are also sequential. R4T has them in blackout, but CTH has smoke and chrome. R4T has a great video on how to take the mirror apart, i had no problems. lay a towel on the hood behind the mirror, when you press on the mirror back to push it off, it flew off! my pictures were before and after, without moving the 4runner. i shouldnt have zoomed the after pic, but thats about how it looks.

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  11. Jun 18, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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  12. Jun 18, 2020 at 6:26 PM
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    Welcome, and congrats!! When I bought my 4runner ORP one of the first mods I did was replace all the interior and exterior lights with LED. Check https://trail4runner.com/2017/12/18/light-bulb-numbers-5th-gen-4runner/ they have a list of all the bulb numbers you will need. I went with Xenon Depot after doing research. A little more expensive, but well worth IMO. I recently upgraded to the Morimoto XB headlights and they are amazing. I also did a level kit, but I would suggest forgoing this and just due a suspension. I hated the way it drove, looked good, but drove terrible. Replaced with Icon Stage 2 within a few months. There are a lot of options to look at. The website above will give you a lot of info. Good luck!!!
     
  13. Jun 18, 2020 at 7:15 PM
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    thanks, hope i can contribute. this weekend, 15k lumen cali raised light bar behind the grill!!!
    been there and done the interior lights. i didnt go with any of the kits, but chose the leds for how they were made. the maps lights are https://www.siriusledlights.com/col...ucts/f18-series-led-interior-lights-194-white.
    the door lights are one led on each side, and one on the end, dont remember where i got those. dome and hatch leds just the standard ones. Ive had it 2 years, and have done a lot of little things. mostly comforts. i dont plan on any lifts, just better tires when these wear out. i dont 4 wheel, but i do drive I80 in the winter, and it does snow in denver once in awhile. if its snowing in the mountians, i dont go, fishings not that good or worth it. right now shes a garage queen.
    these i put in the doors and mirrors
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0186P1MUW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  14. Jun 18, 2020 at 8:29 PM
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    Thanks for all the input, much appreciated. @sherwood4runner thanks for the link, very helpful. Definitely will also do the interior with LED's along with the headlights. Ordered the LED fog lights, looking for low beams now, want to make sure I get quality ones, would like to do just a bulb swap if possible. I see a bunch that are H11 (H8,H9), does that mean they are all interchangeable?

    I want to level it but not with spacers, are there any options to maybe raise it slightly without going with stage 2 icon type stuff? Sorry, a bit new at this with newer vehicles. Working on my old land cruiser is so simple compared to vehicles now a days.
     
  15. Jun 18, 2020 at 8:54 PM
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    Welcome to the forum!

    1: I think Weathertech makes one

    2: Eibach Kit is very popular here. I run Bilstein 6112's and 5100's and I'm quite happy as well.

    3: H9 mod

    4: I can't help you there. Definitely post pictures when you find some!

    Also, beautiful Landcruiser!
     
  16. Jun 19, 2020 at 12:32 PM
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    I installed the OEM Bug deflector and I think it looks good. Easy to install, and very sturdy and it has lived through multiple car washes so far. It's good insurance for preventing rock chips on your hood.

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  18. Jun 19, 2020 at 5:35 PM
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    Thanks for the info

    Will look at weathertech v. OEM,

    On the suspension kit, looks like I may go that route. When you say H9 mod, can you be more specific? I see bulbs that say H11/H9/H8...are these combo/compatible or do i need an H9 only? do you have an example.

    Thanks for the landcruiser love
     
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    Nice looking 4runner, bug deflector looks good on it.....
     
  20. Jun 19, 2020 at 6:48 PM
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    There is a way to fit H9 bulbs into the 4runner housings. I can't help with details, as I'm running stock bulbs.
     
  21. Jun 20, 2020 at 8:24 AM
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    This guy makes it seem more difficult than it really is, but gives you the idea what to do. I did it then found this.:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mrbdQmck7E
     
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    2) Eibach Pro Truck kit (front adjustable shocks AND springs / rear non adjustable shocks and springs)

    3) I am using these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TWRFYPC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    yes, i know they are out of stock, but you can probably find similar.

    4) Welcome to the Phoenix Area. I have not run any of our trails in the 4Runner (I need to), there used to be a Tacoma club that had regular meet ups.
     
  23. Jun 22, 2020 at 7:04 PM
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    Headlight Revolution has a low beam LED bulb that supposedly works really well. We are going to get them for ours. https://headlightrevolution.com/s-v-4-led-h11-h16-bulbs/ There are some youtube videos on them in the 4Runner.
     
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