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Torn between a TRD Pro and the Venture Special Edition

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by lrizzo, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. Nov 16, 2020 at 6:20 PM
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    This was one reason I didn't want the PRO. I knew I would upgrade the suspension, and those Fox shocks are about the only functional upgrade they come with.

    Did you notice the part where the Landcruiser out-flexed the Jeep with the sway bar disconnect?

    Expensive and gigantic as they are, the Landcruiser is still a badass off-road rig.
     
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  2. Nov 16, 2020 at 6:25 PM
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    I recently picked up a Venture Edition because it gave me all of the tools and tricks I needed to balance family life with adventure.

     
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  3. Nov 16, 2020 at 6:25 PM
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    Agree. It would be my #1 choice if I had money to burn. 100% the best on road/off road vehicle under $100k and maybe best regardless of cost. Maybe one day!
     
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  4. Nov 16, 2020 at 6:27 PM
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    Disconnect is a loose explanation, but it has a similar effect on articulation.

    One neat thing that you don't hear mentioned is how far off camber you can get without the truck tilting. I can be practically stuffed on opposite corners, and the 4runner is still level side to side
     
  5. Nov 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    Same. Maybe if I win the lottery:rolleyes:

    People wouldn't know what to think of a brand new Landcruiser on 37's with full armor just squeezing through the trails getting scratched up. :D
     
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  6. Nov 16, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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    I don’t think I could bring myself to do that to one! Man they are so nice. My neighbor has 3 ‍♂️ Well 1 is like a 2000ish which ironically I wanted if they ever got rid of it and they traded it in!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a LC I didn’t like. Or 4R for that matter.
     
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  7. Nov 16, 2020 at 6:44 PM
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    I really love the 80 and 100 series.

    Given the budget, I would wheel the piss out of one.

    Hell, I can't afford to wreck my 4runner, and just crawled it up a big rocky hill last Saturday. I took it down the appropriately nicknamed "Pinstripe Road" 4 months after buying it. I feel a little weird putting a new-ish vehicle through this abuse sometimes. But, it's why I bought it.

    When the budget allows for another vehicle, I'll have a nice shiny sedan to keep clean. :)
     
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  8. Nov 16, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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  9. Nov 16, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    Sorry bout that don’t know what happened but I was saying it’s best to get the crying over with quick then you will have some fun!
     
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  10. Nov 16, 2020 at 7:04 PM
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    That's exactly what happened! I knew there would be trail rash eventually, but this road was ridiculous! I felt sick and was seriously upset when I finally stopped and looked at it. But, I felt better after realizing that it was all in the clear coat. Now, some of them remind me of where and when they happened.:D
     
  11. Nov 16, 2020 at 7:04 PM
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    Sorry for straying off topic as usual.
     
  12. Nov 16, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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    I know right. Me too. I’ve hi-jacked it with tire talk and now this. Oh well it’s all in fun!
     
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  13. Nov 16, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    I'm a pro at it!
     
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  14. Nov 16, 2020 at 8:58 PM
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    Monochrome everything.
    All I’m saying is I’d love to see the numbers. Sucks no one has done any testing on the pro besides fox and Toyota.
     
  15. Nov 16, 2020 at 9:27 PM
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    I tried to find something.

    I did find an article in which a Landcruiser Prado with and without KDSS were compared. It actually stated that rear suspension travel increased with KDSS. I would expect it to be the same case with the 4runner.
     
  16. Nov 16, 2020 at 9:35 PM
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    Monochrome everything.

    Many have been lost to this debate. Yet I bet we are talking about a matter of maybe a inch at the most.
     
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  17. Nov 16, 2020 at 9:42 PM
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    :duel:

    it-dont-matter-if-you-win-by-an-inch-or-a-mile-winnings-winning.jpg
     
  18. Nov 16, 2020 at 9:45 PM
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    flyinhoot When in doubt, Throttle out.

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    hmm. Touche. Except that the ladies love a pro, from my experience thats worth an inch. it all comes down to how you can use that inch...
     
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    Lol! I actually had a good looking girl in a BMW smile and wave at me recently. I can only assume she thought it was a PRO.:D
     
  20. Nov 16, 2020 at 9:53 PM
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    I mean, Obviosly. Typically with the pro they follow you until you stop and then give you their number. This is also when that case of white claw comes in handy. My wife hates that part but its all part of owning a PRO.
     
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    I ended up getting the Pro. For the record it has remote start but not memory seats. Was surprised to find that missing. Also would have preferred trail/all black running boards.
     
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    Memory seats you only get in the limited. Probably because it comes as a package with air conditioned seats that would be problematic if you get it muddy/dirty. Running boards you can replace easily for $350 or so. They are held on by 6 bolts.
     
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    We may all be put to shame with the release of the Hemi powered Wrangler just released! Talk about some off road power! I’ll still take my 4R for sure but I sure hope it’s buries the Bronco. Not a fan!
     
  24. Nov 17, 2020 at 4:55 AM
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    And again....off topic
     
  25. Nov 19, 2020 at 10:54 AM
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    Looks like a Venture minus the TRD Off-Road badging on the side... was that added by the dealer?? Or did they take a TRDOR and add the Venture wheels and cosmetics? :laugh:
     
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    This is a Canadian edition Venture package. It does have the TRDOR badging on the side.

     
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  28. Nov 20, 2020 at 11:21 AM
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    Thats what it came down to for me. I have...err had, the means, that the cost was somewhat negligable and the ride is soo nice. Will eventually swap everything out someday not gonna lie there.
     
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