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What have you done to your 4th Gen 4Runner today?

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by wnelax04sr5, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Oct 26, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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    importman

    importman The mountains are calling and I must go...

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    Blacked out, Ironman 3" Nitro Gas Suspension lift, JBA High Caster upper control arms, Differential drop and sway bar relocate, Upgraded to Sport Front Cardone Calipers with Brembo Rotors and Akebono Pads, Added Spoiler, Sony XAV-AX100 with Apple Carplay, USB Jack, Backup Camera, Black TRD Pro Wheels with General Grabber ATX 265/70/17, Rear differential vent extension, Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink, Map Light Mod, Tekonsha 90160 Trailer Brake Controller, Recoil SL1708 Sub, Sealight LED Headlamps, K&N drop in air filter, Weathertech floor mats, Homemade rear storage compartment with built in pull out table.
    Well it wasn't today but about a week ago I got my new tires put on. I went with General Grabber ATX's in 265/70/17. Still on the factory wheels for now. Hopefully in a few months I'll be getting TRD Pro wheels (black). I went with the Generals because they were rated #2 out of 29 all terrain tires on Tirerack.... and because I have a friend who works at the Continental tire plant who got me 40% off. I had just found out that Generals are made by Continental. They retail for almost $700 before taxes and I paid $437 taxes included. As far as the tires go I love them. When I had them put on they had a pretty bad vibration at about 60 mph but I took them back and they rebalanced them. I think they road forced at least two of them. Now they ride great, smooth and quiet. Not quite as smooth and quiet as the Geolander street tires that came off, but close. They only negative I have found is if I don't drive it every day they get flat spotted a little bit and the first mile or so down the road is kinda bumpy. Then they smooth right out. And they look great on the runner. No rubbing either.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2020 at 5:42 AM
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    MAXIM

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    Replacing rotted out front cross member with improved 5th gen OEM one. Removing damaged setion:
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  3. Oct 27, 2020 at 5:13 PM
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    MAXIM

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    New part and number:

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  4. Oct 29, 2020 at 6:27 AM
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    MAXIM

    MAXIM New Member

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    Done:

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  5. Oct 29, 2020 at 5:51 PM
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    MAXIM

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    Protecting investment and making cover that Toyota should of done in first place:

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  6. Oct 30, 2020 at 6:16 AM
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    MAXIM

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  7. Oct 30, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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    New spark plugs, replaced lower ball joints, reinforced front bumper installed with LED Fog lights, new tires, fresh paint, "4Runner Bug-Defector.
    I can deeply relate.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2020 at 4:23 AM
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    stewtopia

    stewtopia 4RunningTundra

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    Took the RTT off the Tundra and put it on the MP Cruiser for the first time. Love the look of the Gobi but holy hell putting a RTT on it is a pain in the arse.

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  9. Nov 17, 2020 at 7:34 AM
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    stewtopia

    stewtopia 4RunningTundra

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    Pics from this weekend

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  10. Nov 21, 2020 at 12:16 AM
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    TriaxT4R

    TriaxT4R New Member

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    Bilstein 6112/5160 (3/2), Icon 2” rear springs, Fuel Anza, Ridge Grappler 285/70-17
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    New rims and tire set up.
    Nitto Ridge Grappler 285/70x17 E Load
    Fuel Anza 17x8.5 -6
     
  11. Nov 29, 2020 at 7:09 PM
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    merchant

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    After looking at some of these posts, it is evident I am such a newb. Over the last couple of days I have done the following to my 2007 SR5: changed oil/filter (Mobil 1 Gold Cap), new iridium Denso plugs, new wiper blades, replaced front pads/rotors, and installed new roof rack end caps. I'm not much into mods. To me, it's all about preventative maintenance. I bought it new and it now has 170K miles. I still love this vehicle. I look forward to taking it to 300K and beyond. I have friends asking when I'm gonna get a new car. Why? This one runs just as good as the day I bought it.
     
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  12. Nov 29, 2020 at 7:34 PM
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    TriaxT4R

    TriaxT4R New Member

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    Bilstein 6112/5160 (3/2), Icon 2” rear springs, Fuel Anza, Ridge Grappler 285/70-17
    Due to the new tire/rim setup I got a BMC chop from The Truck Shop in San Diego, also modded the TPMS.

    Now time to test out the new setup on some trails.
     
  13. Dec 3, 2020 at 7:34 PM
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    MattAK

    MattAK Headin' for the hills

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    In the last two weeks I have had the following done: timing belt, water pump, belt tensioners, power steering pump, new radiator, serpentine belt, JBA upper control arms, and a Dobinsons 1/4" spacer to get the front up to 3" of total lift. Just turned over 237,000 miles.
     
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  14. Dec 8, 2020 at 10:23 AM
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    tinyone8

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    New Pioneer head unit
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  15. Dec 8, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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    POOLGUY

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  16. Dec 10, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    MNT_RNR

    MNT_RNR New Member

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    Decided to throw some holiday spirit on, after giving her a full interior detail.
     
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  17. Dec 10, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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    TriaxT4R

    TriaxT4R New Member

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    How did you mount your fogs? Looking to do the same.
     
  18. Dec 10, 2020 at 2:09 PM
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    MNT_RNR

    MNT_RNR New Member

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    Removed the factory fogs, drilled a hole in the bottom of the stock location and bolted down the Squadrons.

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  19. Dec 13, 2020 at 1:22 PM
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    iSaint06

    iSaint06 New Member

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    Not much, installing interior LEDs, hope to do dash as well. Sony Apple CarPlay head unit.
    Unhooked the battery to see if the rear hatch would open. It did, but now it won't again. Everything else works.
     
  20. Dec 13, 2020 at 6:36 PM
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    Sounds like the switch has a short, keeping it latched.
     
  21. Dec 14, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    iSaint06 New Member

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    Not much, installing interior LEDs, hope to do dash as well. Sony Apple CarPlay head unit.
    Thanks! I'm going to look at it again this weekend.
     
  22. Dec 22, 2020 at 5:25 PM
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    TriaxT4R

    TriaxT4R New Member

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    Bilstein 6112/5160 (3/2), Icon 2” rear springs, Fuel Anza, Ridge Grappler 285/70-17
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    Did some trimming on the front bumper...might go a little bit higher though
     
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  23. Jan 12, 2021 at 3:04 PM
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    RonT4R

    RonT4R New Member

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    ToyTec complete Aluma series lift ordered and received minus rear shocks (on back order, should be here this week), JBA Off-road extended travel upper control arms ordered and received, new complete lower control arms ordered and received, replacement lower control arm cam bolts received and ordered a Relentless Fabrication Defender front bumper due in 16 weeks! I will order new end links, winch, and both clear and amber Baja Design Squadron Pro fog lamps prior to bumper arrival. Will install all this spring.....
     
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  24. Jan 15, 2021 at 5:47 PM
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    Bamaman

    Bamaman New Member

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    Changed transmission fluid, greased all fittings and installed LED’S inside cab. Wow what a difference . Going to drive for a while and drain fluid again.
     
  25. Jan 21, 2021 at 8:25 PM
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    olecoot

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    I am still looking for a 2nd vehicle. Is there anything to steer clear of between say 2003 to 2010 4runner ? Just not real happy with my 2021 Tacoma. Thanks
     
  26. Jan 27, 2021 at 7:13 AM
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    TN_FunRunner

    TN_FunRunner New Member

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    Had to replace the thermostat/thermostat housing (one unit) yesterday. Had developed a leak around the housing - turns out the gasket had gone bad. Not a bad job overall.
     
  27. Feb 6, 2021 at 4:13 AM
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    MI-FL off roader

    MI-FL off roader T4R Hobby/Addict

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    Too many mods and too much money
    Not me, just a plug for Sherpa Motorsports who went racing in their 4th gen.
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  28. Feb 23, 2021 at 10:59 AM
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    importman

    importman The mountains are calling and I must go...

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    Blacked out, Ironman 3" Nitro Gas Suspension lift, JBA High Caster upper control arms, Differential drop and sway bar relocate, Upgraded to Sport Front Cardone Calipers with Brembo Rotors and Akebono Pads, Added Spoiler, Sony XAV-AX100 with Apple Carplay, USB Jack, Backup Camera, Black TRD Pro Wheels with General Grabber ATX 265/70/17, Rear differential vent extension, Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink, Map Light Mod, Tekonsha 90160 Trailer Brake Controller, Recoil SL1708 Sub, Sealight LED Headlamps, K&N drop in air filter, Weathertech floor mats, Homemade rear storage compartment with built in pull out table.
  29. Mar 4, 2021 at 4:49 AM
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    RonT4R

    RonT4R New Member

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    My sliders arrive tomorrow, gotta prep the garage for scuffing with scotch brittle, wipe down with denatured alcohol, add a coat of POR 15 then paint and hopefully install on Sunday!
     
  30. Mar 7, 2021 at 11:16 AM
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    RonT4R

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    Sliders installed, they are treated but I will have to repaint them in the springtime. I tried some cheap brand rubberized undercoating and it is rubbing off too easy.:annoyed:
     

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