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Viking Garage Premiers new Storage Cover Mod

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by josephp732, Jul 29, 2022.

  1. Jul 29, 2022 at 9:51 AM
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    josephp732

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    He gets really excited, really easily. Nice security piece.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2022 at 10:31 AM
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    I like it. I’ve thought that compartment would be a good place for a compressor, but I like the idea of hiding it. I’d want to see a long term review to see that the cover doesn’t warp after a summer’s heat.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2022 at 10:36 AM
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    Perfect! Ordered... I do lots of last minute Search and Rescue callouts, and keep freeze-dried food in that area. Should clean things up nicely.
     
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  5. Jul 29, 2022 at 10:38 AM
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    08TXRunner

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    Nice piece and I'd like one, but the price is a wee steep.
     
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  6. Jul 29, 2022 at 1:21 PM
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    Texoma-Brad

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    Thanks for sharing! Cool piece of kit for sure. I like the covers. Will be ordering. I'm good with the price. They ARE made in the USA.

    But what I REALLY like is how the guy relocated his trailer light harness bracket. Go to 12'36" in the video to see that. He custom-made that bracket, wish he'd put that on the market...
     
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    ElectroBoy

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    I made one myself a couple of years ago from textured ABS plastic, ABS glue, and a magnetic latch. It looks OEM. The parts cost about $35 but it took a fair amount of time to make a template, cut, shape, and bend (with a heat gun) the ABS to the proper curvature and tweak it to perfection. Regular interior temperatures are not hot enough to soften the ABS. If the quality is really good I would be willing to pay the $78 he’s charging.
     
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  8. Jul 29, 2022 at 1:47 PM
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    Texoma-Brad

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    Me too. I'm betting high that this is a legit piece of kit and - if so - is exactly what I need for that space in my Venture. I'll have it next week and will report back.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2022 at 2:05 PM
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    Ordered. Take. My. Money.
     
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    I keep nothing of value in there other than a Helinox chair, first aid kit and toilet paper. I also like to wrap bungee cords around the bottom piece and put bear spray or other cylindrical things there. This product definitely has a market though.
     
  12. Jul 30, 2022 at 5:36 PM
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    It’s all sold out. Hoping he makes more!
     
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    Thanks for this. Will probably put in an order if he makes more
     
  14. Aug 1, 2022 at 9:30 PM
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    He should take pre-orders!
     
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    Just got mine in the mail, must have been one of the last ones. Both panels are literally OEM quality and the securing lever/button is excellent. Will be installing it once I get my 4R back (had an incident while on an off roading trip in UT, the 4R is now in Durango CO at the dealer, I'm in CA "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"). Very excited to put this on.
     
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    Sweet I’ll put in an order tomorrow
     
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    Got one, love it! Should have been there in the first place,
     
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    Mine arrived yesterday; very well packed! I installed it this morning (1/4" socket). In short, it's a beautifully made kit with great materials and a solid latch. There is a very slight curve to the main compartment, so you can see a tiny difference in lines but it's insignificant. It looks totally stock! Highly recommended...
     
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  21. Aug 5, 2022 at 2:11 PM
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    Installed mine:

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    j4unner

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    i got excited to buy this but I had to double check.. it does not work woth 3rd row, bummer..
     
  23. Aug 5, 2022 at 3:56 PM
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    Look's cool. I ordered one!
     
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    Is it just your photo or is there a noticeable difference in the color of the original panel and the new inserts?
     
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    There might be a slight difference in sheen, but I think it looks totally stock in person. The color looks fine. If you stare at it, you might be able to tell a slight texture difference in certain light, but I don't think anyone would ever notice it. Here's a shot of mine:

     
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    ^^^^
    Thanks for the response and the picture. I can see what you mean with the panel being a bit smoother (without the leather graining). Color does look a lot closer in this photo.
     
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    I would buy the relocation in a heartbeat, I have pulled a trailer like 5 times this summer, and each time I bitch about crawling under to plug in.
     
  28. Aug 6, 2022 at 5:23 AM
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    I had my flash on when I took the picture. I think the flash over pulled out the texture difference.
     
  29. Aug 6, 2022 at 5:48 AM
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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    Yup I made one too. Here's the link for it. It is a great idea and although it's pricy if someone doesn't want to spend the time and effort to make one it might be worth it for them.
    https://www.4runners.com/threads/passenger-side-storage-cover.13352/
     
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    Thanks Matt...... I got mine in a few days ago. It looks good and installed without any issues!

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