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Victory 4x4 New Product Prototyping

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

  1. Mar 12, 2020 at 5:45 PM
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    It looks great... Do you like the concept of that license plate holder?
     
  2. Mar 12, 2020 at 5:58 PM
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    Hey Snickel Fritz, I'm not close to Victory, but I can make the expedition if I need something big that isn't easily shipped, like a bumper. The other shops are on the west coast, a long way from me, but they also have good aluminum parts. Aluminum rear bumpers are rare and the one from Coastal is an inexpensive kit, especially for US customers who benefit from the favourable exchange rate. Their tire mount doesn't need a camera relocate, so that's another advantage.
    I like aluminum, because by the time you've geared up an overland vehicle it can get extremely heavy. It's not just about gas mileage either. It starts to handle poorly, and basically you've compromised the 4 Runner's high speed performance if you're not careful. Steel is rugged, sure, but you have to ask yourself if you really need steel armour, steel bumpers, and other components. My answer, for myself, is that I don't need steel. I'm pretty slow and cautious when I'm offroad. When I was young I had an epic breakdown and had to hike about 15 miles to the Alaska Highway in the Yukon, and it cost a fortune to recover the vehicle and I learned my lesson the hard way.
    Will an aluminum bumper withstand a highway speed collision, or protect the front end of a 4 Runner from an animal impact? Probably not. Up here in Canada we have moose, and the real question is whether you even get to walk away afterwards at all. You can always buy another 4 Runner. The other thing is that the front air bag sensors are right there behind the bumper, and they should go off. If you hit a mule deer at 83mph, you know how expensive air bags are. On an older vehicle, they can be a reason for a write off by the insurance company even if it looks otherwise repairable.
    My Victory bumper is mostly to hold my winch. I don't count on it as a bull bar.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    Yeah, its great! It perfectly fits a Factor 55 Hawse fairlead. I ordered the Blitz without any hoops, because I wanted to retain the civilian look of the vehicle. Its my daily driver.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    Whoops- I must've confused you with another member that lives in BC, sorry about that!
    Still, I completely agree on the weight/benefit take. I tend to be pretty cautious as well, so aluminum is what I'll likely end up with all around.
    I'm not really expecting to drive off with a chuckle anymore... that deer was my one gimme, as far as I'm concerned. It barely missed the center grille, thus the sensors so I lucked out. I would expect to have minimal damage to a full aluminum bumper if hitting say, a small doe at 40 mph. I am curious as to how those slimline bumpers hold up to mild animal impacts, though.
    Thanks for the insight, and the pics of that sweet bumper!
     
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  5. Mar 19, 2020 at 8:18 AM
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    We have gotten lots of requests for this Exterior Side Accessory Panel. So here it is! Coming soon. It bolts to our roof rack and uses a vacuum suction cup to secure it to the window. Mount RotoPax, quick fist mounts, etc., tons of options! Who would be interested?

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  6. Mar 19, 2020 at 8:30 AM
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    I like that idea^ especially for rotopax gas, but I question the pressure the suction cup will put on the window when wheeling , seems like it could flex enough to pop the window.
     
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  7. Mar 19, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    Thinking the same
     
  8. Mar 19, 2020 at 8:49 AM
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    I'm extremely impressed with these vacuum suction cups. There is really no movement once they are secured.
     
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  9. Mar 19, 2020 at 9:21 AM
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    That might be part of the problem, to much stick, not enough give results in window being dislodged during flex?? I'll let someone else give their more technical/knowledgeable opinion
     
  10. Mar 19, 2020 at 3:54 PM
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    I don't think this is a bad idea for mild overlanding, and I'm glad Victory is still banging out ideas like this in general. It does look like a potential hazard to my mind's eye, but it's also a new product and Victory is anything but static. I bet with an additional suction cup or even padded feet which extend beyond the glass (bent metal bars could be added) this would be just as safe as mounting on a ladder. This would also be wicked cool if it could be braced to a rear bumper, thus negating the window seal concerns and adding in some rear quarter panel protection.

    I like a lot of Victory's stuff, even if some of it isn't my cup of tea they have a desire to listen and adapt, which is far more than most fabricators do.
    Posting up ideas, questions, new products is good for all of us, and we get some serious enjoyment out of the process. I mean, how cool is it that we get to influence what we ACTUALLY want to buy for our trucks?
    I'm waiting right now for a bumper and sliders from another vendor. I got a great deal on some great armor, but since they don't do custom work I will need to source filler plates and probably skids from somewhere else. Though Victory doesn't have bumper fillers (and NO ONE makes the other pieces I want) I won't be surprised if they do eventually offer solutions for every idea I have.
     
  11. Mar 20, 2020 at 6:53 AM
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    We are very close on a Blitz Bumper for the early 5th gens! It will be available in steel or aluminum, with or without a bull bar. I will have more pictures later today/next week!

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  12. Mar 20, 2020 at 7:55 AM
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    Never mind the 4Runner. That Wagoneer is awesome.
     
  13. Mar 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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    No tube is done! The tube version is in powder coat now.

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  14. Mar 20, 2020 at 2:21 PM
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    Here is the bull bar option!

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  15. Mar 21, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    That bar option :drool:
     
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    Wildland Does Ursus arctos defecate in deciduous forest?

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    How would it work with the trail bumper?
     
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  17. Mar 22, 2020 at 6:13 AM
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    Nice! Hey Cam, how about a rear bumper for the 5th gens in aluminum. Exactly the same as your striker bumper, just lighter.
     
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  18. Mar 23, 2020 at 5:20 AM
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    We will have to test fit on a Trail. I'm not sure how much farther the center section sticks out. Someone else mentioned that the Trail just has an additional piece and it is removable? Is that correct? I do not yet have experience with the Trail front end.
     
  19. Mar 23, 2020 at 5:26 AM
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    We do not have plans for an aluminum Strike rear currently. The structure and strength of steel are necessary for the leverage the swingouts and all of your gear. If we ever decided to make a non-swingout capable rear, I'm sure we would have an aluminum option.
     
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  20. Mar 23, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    Yeah the trail is just another bumper piece. Should be pretty simple I would think - just cut through that piece as well and will probably have to secure it possibly
     
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    The 10-13 Blitz Winch Bumper is now available!

    Blitz Slim 4Runner Front Winch Bumper | 5th Gen (2010-13)

    Our Blitz winch bumper for the 5th generation Toyota 4Runner is designed to integrate with your factory front bumper fascia for a clean look with maximum recovery options. This made in the USA bumper features an integrated 20" lightbar mount, 3/4" recovery tabs, plus provisions for many industry standard winches. A fairlead block off plate is included for those that don't yet have, or need, a winch. The bumper is available in a 2 stage satin textured black powdercoat over durable zinc primer finish, or in bare metal.
    • CNC cut and formed from .188" steel.
    • Compatible with most 8-10k non-integrated solenoid or removable selenoid winches.
    • Some integrated winches will fit with a power steering return hose reroute.)
    • Built in provisions for a 20" light bar (22" max mounting width.)
    • Proudly designed and made in the USA.
    • 10-13 Trail will require more trimming or removing front valence.
    • Free Shipping!

    4Runner Front Winch Bumper | Blitz w/Tube | 5th Gen (10+) - Victory 4x4

    4Runner Front Winch Bumper | Blitz | 5th Gen (10+) - Victory 4x4

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  22. Apr 30, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    Aluminum Blitz Slider Option Now Available!

    Our Blitz Sliders are now available in aluminum! The aluminum version will have aluminum outer boat sides with additional gussets for strength and the legs and mounting plates will remain steel. They are available in bare metal (ready for coating) or in a two-stage zinc primer & powder coat finish. We have also updated the LED rock lights, making them smaller and even brighter!

    Aluminum boat sides weigh under 20lbs each (steel 48lbs each)!
    4Runner Rock Sliders | Blitz | 5th Gen (10+) - Victory 4x4

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  23. Apr 30, 2020 at 8:34 PM
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    Cam,
    Would you mind giving the weights of the two? The website says only the steel weight if I am not mistaken.
    Man, I really wish I could swing a pair of these. Great looking product!
    Thanks,
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    See last couple of sentences in the post. Aluminum and steel weights are listed.
     
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    Thank you! I will add both to the site. Aluminum about 20lbs each (boat) and steel about 48lbs each. The whole pair would be about 70lbs for Aluminum and 130lbs for Steel.
     
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    They look fantastic! For where I go, and what I do off road, aluminum is preferred. Those weight savings really add up on an already relatively heavy vehicle. Thanks, Victory 4x4.
     
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    These look awesome! Look like the bar will/could interfere with the TSS. Can you verify?
     
  28. May 1, 2020 at 10:02 AM
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    We have not yet verified if tube work on the front bumpers will interfere for sure but I would recommend no tube work for TSS.
     
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    Now Available!
    The Roof Rack Side Accessory Panel is designed to offer additional exterior storage for fuel or other accessories. Comes coated in a 2 stage satin textured black powder coat over durable zinc primer finish.

    • Bolts to Victory 4x4 Roof Racks and securely mounts to the rear window using a vacuum suction cup.
    • CNC cut and formed from 3/16" aluminum.
    • Includes mounting hardware.
    • Mount Rotopax fuel, water, quick fist mounts, etc.
    • Will work on 4Runner (4th & 5th Gen), GX (460 & 470), & 100 Series Land Cruiser.
    • Recommended 20lb weight limit on side panel + shovel/axe etc on roof rack bracket.
    • Proudly designed and made in the USA.

    Roof Rack Side Accessory Panel - Victory 4x4

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  30. May 23, 2020 at 6:12 PM
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    Any thoughts on making a taller tube for TSS compatibility?

    Mahalo,
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