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Things you hate to see on a 4Runner

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by nimby, May 23, 2019.

  1. May 25, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    mynameistory

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    Every other weekend when I can, I usually work a few weekends a month.

    I care about proper driving dynamics, and so should you. Toyota did it for a reason and their engineers are way smarter than me. Leveling is an "aesthetic" thing, not a functional thing. I also have brighter headlights installed, and squatting would put them in everybody's eyes. I actually aimed the headlights with a loaded truck to make sure I won't blind people when I take trips on dark 2-lane highways.
     
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  2. May 25, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    We think alike....my brother from another mother...

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. May 25, 2019 at 1:09 PM
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    LOL! I must admit, though, that I have been leaving the traction boards on the roof rack a lot. I don't drive it to work, though. It's mostly because I'm too lazy to take them off and put them in the garage.
     
  4. May 25, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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    I agree with this as well! If I ever lift, I would maintain some rake for the same reasons. I would also consider Air bags if I ever noticed any "Bro lean" when towing or loaded with camping gear.
     
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  5. May 25, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    You are making too much sense man!
     
  6. May 25, 2019 at 5:14 PM
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    Removed dealer sticker Removed pinstripes Changed floor mats Ceramic coating Ordered wheels, tires, leveling system, rollers, and rack. Pictures and descriptions as they are installed.
    I don't really care what other people do with their rides. Don't really care if people don't like mine. I'm going to continue to make her my own.
     
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  7. May 26, 2019 at 7:38 AM
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    Don't you sit an inch higher in the front than stock?

    My issue is with the stock amount of rake and not rake in general. I personally think Toyota went with too much rake on the stock 5th gen (except the Pros). I suspect they did it to improve aerodynamics and hence, improve mpgs. The 5th gens seem to have way more stock rake than other gens. For the record, I'm still retaining a small amount of factory rake.

    But I disagree that leveling is just an aesthetic. It allows your front tire more travel clearance from the wheel well. The back tire already has enough clearance for most uses.

    Headlights aren't very hard to adjust.
     
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  8. May 26, 2019 at 9:53 AM
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    I agree with pretty much everything you've said here. Not sure about the reason for the factory rake but I had assumed it was for dynamic loading, the way that most truck suspension is set up from the factory to avoid squatting. Squatting will unload your front end, reducing control and influence from your front (steering) tires.
     
  9. May 26, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    Good point about squatting unloading the front end. You're right.

    I think I might have been unclear in my first post. When I said I don't like lift that retains the factory rake, what I meant was a lift of say 2" in front and 2" in the back, for example. That just looks a little weird to me because it accentuates the huge amount of factory rake our vehicles come with stock. Again, just my opinion.
     
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  10. May 28, 2019 at 9:19 AM
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    Haha - love it... Specially love the folks (sorry if it's you) that pack the emergency meal kits in the back. Then again any day now I may end up in the wilderness of Alaska with no services for 400 miles. Some people watch to much reality TV. :anonymous:
     
  11. May 28, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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    This was a good laugh! I was guilty of leaving the rtt on for extended periods when I had a Tacoma. I’m sure I’ll do the same with the 4Runner cuz it’ll be that much higher off the ground. I think I look like a pretty cool dude cruising the mall with it.
     
  12. May 28, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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    HA! I actually have a backpack in back with some mountain House meals in it. It's nice to just fire up the stove and eat wherever I am without driving out. But for emergency just carry taco Bell hot sauce like that dude that survived days in the winter did this last year :D
     
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  13. May 28, 2019 at 9:45 PM
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    When/if I get a rtt it will most likely be left on full time as my current living situation will require it. That really is the only reason I don't have one yet.
     
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  14. May 28, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    Hilarious, probably flat earthers, man didnt land on the moon, 911 was a government plot types lol
     
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  15. May 28, 2019 at 10:03 PM
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    This shit ain't no joke man!o_O
     
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  16. May 28, 2019 at 10:08 PM
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    :evil::lalala: lol
    That is what she said!
    This is a fun site!!!
    Sorry.
     
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  17. May 29, 2019 at 9:12 AM
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    And that's perfectly fine if it suits you. We'll just keep enjoying ourselves "ribbing" some of you nobody should take it personally. Some day you'll get the last laugh when I'm stranded during an eclipse with no gas, during a hurricane, in the middle of a blizzard, buried in 3 feet of desert sand and with no cell phone...Naw but honestly Mine's never done more than go down a (bumpy) dirt road...:ohsnap: I don't "four wheel." Just pull/launch the occasional Wave Runner.
     
  18. May 29, 2019 at 11:33 AM
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  19. Nov 5, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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    People who own a 4R and don't appreciate what they have. I had a friend who drove one and actually said she didn't care for it but it was her only car. I was sick to my stomach with envy and anger. I would of taken it off her ungrateful hands if I had the $$.

    Big wheels, little tires and snorkel make me :facepalm:

    But to each his/her own!
     
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    Hood scoops that have no opening, make room for nothing under the hood, and reflect afternoon sun right under the sunshade.
     
  21. Nov 5, 2019 at 2:48 PM
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    Lol! I don't hate it, but when that sun hits it just right....:facepalm:
     
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  22. Nov 5, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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  23. Nov 6, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    I didn't know all the terms for this. The kids around here call it "Bulldogging". Only seen it done to pick ups so far. I think I'd get sick if I saw a T4R desecrated in such a manner.
     
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  24. Nov 7, 2019 at 12:59 PM
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    Have to say I'm not a fan of the TRD Faux look, or anything plasti-dipped.
     
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    How do I know the brush guard is not just a PVC configuration with foam pipe insulation secured by tape?
     
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    Is that a TRD?
     
  27. Nov 7, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    Predator step bars...I really don't like those things.

    Blacked out tail lights...those are pretty stupid too.
     
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    Taking a pic like this rules out any political future for not only this kid, but the dog as well depending on what part of the country they're from.
     
  29. Nov 8, 2019 at 5:39 AM
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    bird crap and a deep layer of dust. Old habits of keeping everything clean (an OCD thing) sure die hard.
     
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    Yep...I don't mind mine *getting* dirty (two teenage boys and three dogs...it happens), but it can't stay that way. My dad was an Air Force crew chief and passed his maintenance OCD on to me.
     

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