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Wanderlost ’17 4Runner Build Vlog;

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by WanderlostOverland, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Nov 23, 2017 at 4:08 PM
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    Up till recently our main focus was building up our ’07 FJ Cruiser. It’s now to the point where it’s an incredibly capable overland/ offroad rig so now we’re directing our attention to our brand new 4Runner TRD Offroad.

    We’re by no means experts; in fact we’re fairly new at this whole modification thing. To make up for our inexperience we do tons of research on products, parts, and materials before installing them on our rigs. Occasionally we make mistakes, of which we never try to hide; in fact those instances make for great video content. J

    We welcome your comments, suggestions, and experiences. After all, that’s one of the best ways to learn about this stuff.

    In this thread we’ll be posting videos we produce showing in detail our build’s progression. In the coming few months we’ll be doing this;

    Steel front bumper with winch and lightbar. (Doing that on Black Friday.)

    3” Toytec Boss lift with 285-70-17 tires.

    Steel rear bumper with dual swing-outs.

    Complete air compressor system including tank.

    Stay tuned for much more to come in the following year!


    This will give you an overview of what direction we’ll be going in for this build;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pekEVD7zkH4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pekEVD7zkH4
     
  2. Nov 23, 2017 at 4:10 PM
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  6. Nov 23, 2017 at 4:13 PM
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    Reserved for our steel rear bumper from CBI Offroad.
     
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    Reserved for our on-board air system from Viair.
     
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    We've all had some experience with adding lights or other electronics to our rigs. Over the years I've done my share with very mixed results; blown fuses, that occasional whiff of burning plastic, unexplainable intermittent outages, and a rat's nest of spaghetti like wiring under the hood and dash. Not only is shabby, unprotected wiring unreliable, it can be a major fire hazard. For our FJ a couple years ago we built a simple relay/fuse box to keep all our added on circuits safe. It's been working flawlessly! For our new 4Runner project we wanted to step it up a notch and build the ultimate (for our purposes), complete, all in one, electrical panel. Well, after months of research and planning we've completed the challenge.

    In the near future we'll be planning out a dual battery system to power a fridge as well as work lights. But that will be another chapter. :)

    If you're interested, here's how we did it.-

    https://youtu.be/Ya9hQDI_epE
     
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    We got our complete onboard air set-up from Viair a few days! Now we need to get the spare out from under so we can mount the tank there.
     
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    I’ve learned the hard way that all that viair gear is good but not as good as an ARB compressor which is a package taking 1/4 the space that the viair does. Not to mention the plumbing on the ARB is nearly non existent versus the viair. Remember to test the multiple swagelok fittings for leaks once pressurized.
     
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    We spent the holiday weekend installing a complete 3" lift on our '17 TRD Offroad! I thought some of you would like to see the process. We posted a video a few spots up in this thread.
     
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    Just some stuff to make mall crawling easier.
    But can you get the initial torque boost needed to free a stuck nut with the impact from the ARB alone? This is where the tank comes in handy on the Viair system. The plumbing and maintenance of an air system is a pain I definitely agree with that. I run a Viair 400H on my Tacoma with no tank and it keeps up with an ARB twin in terms of tire inflation. I did not choose to plumb a tank though. I keep a cordless impact with me and also have CO2 in case of a needed boost and the occasional re-bead.
     
  13. Dec 28, 2017 at 9:13 AM
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    Kudos on the Lift install video @WanderlostOverland. That was well done and very through. That is the kit I am looking to install in the future on mine.

    Cheers! :cheers:
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Hand tools, especially a breaker bar for the tough bolts, get the job done for me.
     
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    In this episode we raise our rear differential vent, or breather, up to avoid water from getting in during river crossings. Often called the Scuba Mod, this is one of the best DIY modifications you can do to your Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, or FJ Cruiser, and one of the least expensive. It has the potential of saving you $$$$$ in repairs.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MFW8YK9dx0
     
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    The other day we replaced all our interior lights with LEDs. The difference is astounding!

    (HID Kit Pros, around $70)

    Here's a video we put together of the install. We hope it helps you with yours;

    https://youtu.be/uYW-PO1uiPQ
     
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    ^^Nice simple video but that will keep me from having to figure out where all the little clips are. Great job!

    Curious does your 4r have the access lights under the side mirrors? Ours does and I want change those lights as well to LED in red. I was just wondering if you had tried to change those yet.
     
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    Ya know what, I never noticed. I'll have to take a look. :)
     
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    Unfortunately ours doesn't. That must be a part of the premium package? If we did, red would look very cool. :)
     
  21. Feb 12, 2018 at 2:21 AM
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    We just added a custom relay/ fuse panel to our rig. The "how we did it" is up a few posts in this thread.
     
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