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Trouble fitting in Toyota Trucks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Porkchopexpress, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Jul 1, 2018 at 4:20 PM
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    Porkchopexpress

    Porkchopexpress [OP] New Member

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    Hello,

    I have always liked Toyota trucks but always struggled with the fit, (I’m tall).

    My first was a 4th gen hilux, (or pickup as they were known) with a body lift and tires too big for the engine. Fun to off road but a pig on the freeway. However, I was never comfortable with the felling of sitting so low.

    Second was a 4th gen 4Runner with the V8. I liked it a lot but it still had the low seat and it also had a low roofline blocking my view. After accidentally running a couple red lights from a blocked view, I decided it wasn’t safe for me to drive so I didn’t have it long.

    Third was a 2nd gen Tundra. Finally found one I fit in and it was the best vehicle I have ever owned. I only sold it because I moved to the city and the size wasn’t practical.

    Currently, I have a deposit on a new 4Runner TRD off road in nautical blue. The 5th gen solved both the low seat height and roof line issues I had with gen 4. I ordered the standard off road instead of premium to avoid the sunroof and increase headroom.

    I plan on keeping it mostly stock and enjoy the practicality and long term reliability. I expect to use it for light off-roading and camping but nothing that requires modifications. Research on this forum helped me decide on my purchase, choosing KDSS suspension over the Pro.

    Thanks for reading my post!
     
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  2. Jul 1, 2018 at 4:48 PM
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    Ric

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    glad you found something that fits,, Im just the opposite, Im short so I can fit just about anything lol. Just took my 07 up in the hills today, she did GREAT
     
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  3. Jul 1, 2018 at 7:20 PM
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    rsimi72

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    Cool! Congrats on your new rig. We don’t see many blue 4Runners where I live. I think they’re sharp. Enjoy!
     
  4. Jul 1, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    You can get a premium without a sunroof. I did. They are SUPER capable off road right off the dealer lot.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2018 at 10:41 PM
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    Porkchopexpress

    Porkchopexpress [OP] New Member

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    I did not realize that. It’s not too late for me to change so I checked into it. It’s $2,000 more and you get softech seats and auto dimming rear view. They have a lot more non-premiums in stock too so they might not give me the same discounts, (no blue either). I’m happy with my choice, but thanks for the heads up!
     
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  6. Jul 13, 2018 at 3:52 AM
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    Porkchopexpress

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    Picked up my Nautical Blue off road today. It looks even better in person. I had thought about having the dealer install Pro wheels but now that I see them in person, I’m glad I stuck with the factory wheels.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2018 at 3:59 AM
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  8. Jul 13, 2018 at 6:10 AM
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    brownbear

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    Congrats from Fl.
     

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