1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Took my 16' SR5 off-road for first time

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by ColoNavy, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Jul 24, 2017 at 7:43 PM
    #1
    ColoNavy

    ColoNavy [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2016
    Member:
    #2803
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    4Runner SR5 (base model)
    After putting some RCI skid plates on my 16' SR5, we went off-roading to get to a family cabin. It is a pretty rough trail in a couple of areas...about 5-6 miles taking 1.5 hours off the highway to get into the cabin at 10,000 ft. Coming out it had rained all night so the rocks were slippery and the tracks very muddy. All I can say is, having driven jeeps and Ford F150s (short bed) into the cabin, the SR5 had the most power and the most comfort of any of the vehicles. It performed flawlessly.
    We used 4H until it got serious then went to 4Lfor 2/3 of the time off road. I appreciated the manual shift function. I went to ATRAC once just to test it out.
    Also, the RCI Skid Plates did their job. Glad I had that "insurance" as we took 4-5 major rock kick backs.
    I think I will keep the 4runner :)

    Now to get a winch and get rid of the OEM tires.
     
  2. Jul 25, 2017 at 6:30 AM
    #2
    karmatp

    karmatp New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Member:
    #1856
    Messages:
    242
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Trevor
    Arizona
    Vehicle:
    2016 SR5 4x4
    TRD wheels, 265/70/17 KO2's, Bilstein 5100's .85
    All that on OEM tires, awesome. Tires make a difference so you will do even better next time.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2017 at 7:25 AM
    #3
    TedRCASC

    TedRCASC New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2016
    Member:
    #2867
    Messages:
    374
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ted
    :canada:I agree on the tires. Our '16 SR5 Trail came with Goodyear Duratracs, which have done well so far. But I would probably have looked at Toyos if I'd had the choice. We had them on our '08 Outlander and they proved flawless for over 60,000 miles. - Cheers, Ted
     
    mcharfauros likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top