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Victory 4x4 New Product Prototyping

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by victoryrunner, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Sep 26, 2019 at 6:56 PM
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    Someone asked about light duty skids. Tough (and/or expensive) to get light plus strong.
    Plastics are good against punctures and scrapes but they flex easily so you could still damage parts behind the skid.
    Matching the coefficient of thermal expansion is tricky as well when you start mounting plastic on metal. UHMWPE for example is about 10x that of steel if I remember correctly. Means you could fab a perfect part in winter and in summer none of the bolt holes would line up.

    I reinforced stock skids with 1/8" flat bar pieces in key spots and made UHMWPE skins. Specifically made them on a day with mild temperature and oversized all mounting holes to allow for it to expand/contract. It's not as much protection as "real" skids but better than stock alone. And for front, mid, and gas tank it added less than 20lb total.

    Anyway, an idea for you guys:
    I like the way stock skid is wide such that it can deflect debris away from suspension. I've never seen aftermarket skids for 4R or Tacoma that are as wide as stock. Maybe make a bolt-on optional "splash shield" that would extend to the sides a bit more off of your standard skid.
     
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  2. Sep 27, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    Jigs are made, the rear bumper is finalized. Just need to finalize the carriers! More photos coming soon.

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  3. Sep 30, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    Full front bumper prototyping!

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  4. Sep 30, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    That looks great. How much cutting/trimming is required?
     
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    Requires some, the wings and the center section is only the front valance. So you keep all of the grill.
     
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  7. Oct 1, 2019 at 5:06 AM
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    With most things you will mount, you can simply lift the notched side of the crossbars to install your hardware. With a RTT that is a little more difficult, so you have two other options. You can use RTT mounting brackets (there are lots of options) that raise the tent up from the crossbars. You can also do what I did quickly before a long trip and remove the factory rails with the crossbars attached, mount that to the tent and then place it back on the roof.
     
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  8. Oct 1, 2019 at 10:04 AM
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    I'm sorry, I don't have a good photo close up. I have a full rack installed now so I can't take more for you.
    The factory rails don't add much weight to the tent. I'd recommend two people to lift a tent on anyway.

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  9. Oct 1, 2019 at 10:48 AM
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    Thank you, it's a great way to go if you aren't looking for a full rack!

    We have had someone who made it work with a third row. You can add washers or some type of spacers to move the panel further out. It will likely still rest against the seat belt housing area so if you are worried about it you could put something (like foam tape) on the back of the panel in that area to protect the interior.
     
  10. Oct 2, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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    Jen, you might try rubber washers, they come in different thickness. Just a thought.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2019 at 5:46 AM
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    New front bumper welded up! Now working on a tubework option!

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  12. Oct 3, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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    The steel bumper with tube, weighs about 115lbs. The aluminum version would weigh about 57.
     
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  13. Oct 4, 2019 at 1:05 PM
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    Powder-coated Strike Bumper with tube work! More photos coming next week!

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    Might be fine with aluminum, but I'd recommend it anyway.
     
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  15. Oct 4, 2019 at 1:24 PM
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    Sorry, I didn't see the second part of the post. Yes, the stock front bumper plastic needs to be cut. The center grill pieces do not!
     
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  16. Oct 4, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    Man I love this bumper design. 4th gen pls. :)
     
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    We'll get there!
     
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    No hurry. Can only buy so many expensive car mods per year and this year is roof rack year.
     
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    Just curious if there will be an option for no bull bar and/or medium height version for the front bumper (just a but to high for my liking). Not to mention, will it affect 4Runner owners with KDSS?
     
  20. Oct 7, 2019 at 5:09 AM
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    Yes! It will be available with or without the tube work. KDSS will not impact the bumper in any way.
     
  21. Oct 9, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    Getting the rear bumper and carriers ready for Overland Expo!

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    That is one cool front bumper! Nice work!

    I'm a huge fan of the low-profile Blitz winch bumper, myself. I've never seen a better looking winch bumper on any vehicle. If you find it in your heart to put together a high-clearance kit for that bumper similar to what is available with a couple of your competitors, I couldn't imagine putting any other products on my vehicle!

    Well done, regardless! :)
     
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    A few more photos! At Overland Expo this weekend, come see us!

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    Glad to hear that these puppies are ready for sale. I have forgotten to ask, but I have a ladder and wondering if a swing door would work if I have one? seems like the end is aligned to the edge of the stock bumper. Thanks!!!
     
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    It most likely won't work with a driver-side swingout. It would work fine with just a passenger-side. We also plan to make a carrier mounted ladder for those that want both!
     
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    Some photos of the dual jerry can mount! It will work on our Adventure Carriers and roof racks!

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    Is that the back up camera above the license plate, and how is it mounted if so?
     
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    Yes, it is. It's mounted with our camera/license plate relocation kit. You will remove the camera, run the wiring from the headliner down through the interior panel and up the carrier. We should have the install video filmed by the end of the week!

    https://www.victory4x4.com/product/LPRLC2.html
     
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    I can represent Nebraska and the midwest that isn't on here! I see a lot of modified 4runners around here.
    I only know of your products from this site!
     
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