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Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by natekam, Aug 30, 2021.

  1. Aug 31, 2021 at 4:54 PM
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    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    I cannot believe I have not noticed that before

    I'm actually embarrassed
     
  2. Aug 31, 2021 at 5:01 PM
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    4runningMan

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    Very comfortable and roomy rear seats. I’m amazed at how much more room there is than in the Tacoma. Rear seats seem even roomier than the front. Especially when reclined.
     
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  3. Aug 31, 2021 at 5:02 PM
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    4runningMan

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    Ok what year did this change happen. Pretty sure my 2018 doesn’t have this feature.
     
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  4. Aug 31, 2021 at 5:12 PM
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    doxidad

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    My '17 ORP has it - I've used it quite a bit - handy for long skinny things like lumber.
     
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  5. Aug 31, 2021 at 5:13 PM
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    Stoney Ranger

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    I am pretty sure it does!! My '18 does.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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    4runningMan

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    Now I gotta go check…
     
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  7. Aug 31, 2021 at 6:13 PM
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    Stoney Ranger

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    Do that. Let us know what you find.
     
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  8. Aug 31, 2021 at 6:25 PM
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    Charlievee

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    Wait a minute. These things have back seats? What a useless feature.
     
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  9. Aug 31, 2021 at 7:54 PM
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    nimby

    nimby in the drink

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    Now you'll use it all the time!
     
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  10. Aug 31, 2021 at 7:55 PM
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    nimby

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    Mine's a 2018.
     
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  11. Aug 31, 2021 at 8:21 PM
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    Slopemaster

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    This may sound silly to most of you. But one of my favorite features is the electric adjustable side mirrors.

    I didn't have them on my 97' Tacoma and it was a pain especially when driving at night, trying to reach over to the passenger side to roll the window down and adjust the mirror because some A-hole was behind me with their brights on.

    I also love having the heat elements for the windshield wipers and side mirrors.
     
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  12. Aug 31, 2021 at 8:51 PM
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    Taco4R

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    my previous truck was a 2017 Tacoma TRD Sport... manual seats. Having power seats feels like I'm in the future compared to that.
     
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  13. Aug 31, 2021 at 9:01 PM
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    Mass4runner

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    Me too, and I just ran outside to check it out. My 2nd 4runner and I had no idea:facepalm:
     
  14. Aug 31, 2021 at 9:44 PM
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    Bald Michelins

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    Still a feature on the 21's.
     
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  15. Sep 1, 2021 at 10:13 AM
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    Gumpus

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    And oh by the way if you recline the rear seats and lower the rear window you can just stick a canoe or kayak right in.

    I thought the fin on top was for when you get into deep water. :notsure:
     
  16. Sep 1, 2021 at 10:26 AM
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    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    when you open the sunroof, after it opens, push open again, it will go back an additional 1" or so
    it will be a bit noisier, but ok for city driving
     
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  17. Sep 1, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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    the_great_white

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    My wife's car is that way too. I don't get the reasoning for that
     
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  18. Sep 1, 2021 at 10:48 AM
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    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    buffeting at higher speeds
     
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  19. Sep 1, 2021 at 12:26 PM
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    Marchy

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    as someone else said, wind buffeting at anything over 40 mph. push it all the way back and jump on the freeway, you'll quickly know why.

    My favorite underrated feature is definitely the back window for my pups. also the reclining rear seats have me envious for anyone who will be joining me on a road trip. Oh and the fact you can fold the back seats to create a nearly flat surface.
     
  20. Sep 1, 2021 at 5:23 PM
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    4runningMan

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    I checked. My back seat middle 20% also folds down. Sheesh. Haha. Good to know after a few years of ownership. But it doesn’t fold down all the way (obviously), as the seat bottom still sits in place.
     
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  21. Sep 1, 2021 at 6:15 PM
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    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

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    Yes, this rules!

    I sometimes forget that it does that. Suuuper handy.

    Reclining rear seats! Definitely an awesome feature.

    These are the little things that I really love! Such a simple Idea, and so easy to overlook.

    :rofl:

    I love having nice comfy back seats. But, they do spend most of the time folded down.

    Yes! I did this in Florida when I took the kayak to an old access that had a low ceiling. Works great!
     
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  22. Sep 2, 2021 at 5:22 AM
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    Stoney Ranger

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    The one thing these 4R's need is a cigarette lighter!! Would make firing up a fatty easier.
     
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  23. Sep 2, 2021 at 5:32 AM
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    #truth
     
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  24. Sep 2, 2021 at 10:58 AM
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    I like how the lower portion of the back seat folds up. I can cram a large cooler between it and the seat back.
     
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  25. Sep 2, 2021 at 11:09 AM
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    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    ??
     
  26. Sep 2, 2021 at 11:52 AM
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    j4unner

    j4unner Aloha Spirit..

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    for the bronze trd wheels.. let’s go!
    (not in paris, lol)

    C546ABF6-18CD-4B25-879C-B02C4DE0E5B5.jpg
     
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  27. Sep 2, 2021 at 12:23 PM
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    Cooler.jpg
     
  28. Sep 2, 2021 at 1:00 PM
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    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    I see what you mean now, thanks.
     
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  29. Sep 2, 2021 at 1:49 PM
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    Loving that ladder on there. Thinking of getting one also.
     
  30. Sep 2, 2021 at 8:20 PM
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    Stoney Ranger

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    Umm...er....ahhh, yeah man.

    ( Inhale ) ooooshh...... 'ere .
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2021
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