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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. Mar 17, 2023 at 5:14 AM
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    importman

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

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    Well what I did wasn't in one day but ended up taking almost two weeks. I set out to do 2 things. I wanted to add full time power to the outlet in the right rear and I wanted to add a front camera along with the Anytime Camera setup. I pulled out the R/rear interior and the rear seats and ran an 8 gauge wire straight from the battery positive. While I had all that apart I decided to pull out the lh panel as well and do a better job on the routing of the wires to my small sub. All that went well with no hiccups. Then on to the Anytime Camera system. Installed the front camera with no problems. Then pulled the head unit. After trying unsuccessfully to get the camera system to work I called the guy at Anytime Camera and we suspected the unit was bad. He suggested I order another one from Amazon to get it more quickly which was really a good idea until the USPS screwed up and it got lost. I was supposed to receive it on Sunday but the it didn't show up and the tracking showed it left Concord NC on Friday. The tracking never changed so on Wednesday after my car had been apart for 10 days I ordered another one since I didn't know if the first one was ever gonna show up. That evening when I got home the first one had arrived. Long story short I got it installed with a lot of technical support from Anytime Camera. Turns out I had made several errors in wiring it up. So it's likely the first camera was ok to begin with. They still refunded me for it and the one I installed is working flawlessly. Can't say enough about this company, their product and their customer service. Plus, on 4th gens you actually use a 4 way video switcher rather than the total plug and play system on the 5th gens. It's a little more work to install but the cost on the switcher is less than $40 plus whatever camera you choose. I'm totally satisfied with the system. Lastly while I had the console out I decided to clean up the mess of wiring I had. In the power outlet of the console I had a 3 way plug with three cords plus another one installed for my carplay in one of the blind plugs beside the DAC switch. One of the cords hung down from my dashcam and another ran to a rechargeable camera mounted to the rh side of the console. So I bought two USB outlets and wired one inside the console for the flashlight and another in the roof behind the console where the map lights are. Added one more USB outlet on the console for passenger phone charging and I no longer have a hideous bird nest of wiring all over and around my console. Sorry for the long post but I couldn't think of a way to shorten it.
     
  2. Mar 17, 2023 at 7:00 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.
    Almost forgot one other thing I did that I really like. I have a homemade box in the rear that I store all my tools, recovery gear etc in and it also has a pullout table that we use for picnics etc. Well I never seem to have enough light back there after dark so I wanted to upgrade. I bought an led camper dome light, painted the housing gray and installed it where the original light was. It puts out an enormous amount of light. A very cheap, very easy upgrade. This is the one I bought: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CN6P9BR...roduct_details
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2023 at 8:26 AM
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    dOnkei

    dOnkei New Member

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    last of my major mods

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  4. Mar 22, 2023 at 2:33 PM
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    Started detailing the interior. Got all the plastic and leather surfaces wiped down and cleaned with interior detailer and a leather cleaner/conditioner from Chemical Guys. Vacuumed the whole car. My parents have a dog so there was a shit ton of dog hair even after my dad cleaned it prior to handing the keys over. The type of fabric on the back of the rear seats like CLINGS to dog hair, even my vacuum couldn't get it off, so i bought one of those pumice stone type hair removal tools. I'll use it everywhere though as i read it'll pull out hair that you didn't even know what there. All thats left (the most time consuming part) will be to use my Little Green on all the carpets as they are all still pretty dirty. I already did the floor mats but the carpets are gross. I'll use a bottle of the Chemical Guys carpet cleaner solution i used on the floor mats... seemed to work pretty good.

    Otherwise, ordered a new/used center console lid off ebay.. so that'll take car of the dog clawed up one in there now. Should come Monday. Also ordered a Dr Color Chip paint repair kit for some of the exterior scratches.

    Oh, and I also installed a dual USB charger in one of the blank ports in the center console. Glad i had some quick connects on hand.
     
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  5. Mar 28, 2023 at 9:16 PM
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    Finished up bench wiring my T10015 head unit. Crossing fingers I did it correctly. Next step will be to remove the OEM head unit from the 4Runner, swap the brackets, wire new head unit to OEM wiring harnesses and put it all back together.

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  6. Mar 31, 2023 at 2:40 AM
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  7. Apr 2, 2023 at 9:29 PM
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    Did you get the 2ohm or 4ohm version?
     
  8. Apr 5, 2023 at 8:14 PM
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    Ended up getting the 2ohm one because I believe that is what the OEM woofer is. It arrived today but don't know when i'll be able to install it.

    Also, got the Scion T10015 in. Everything I want to work is working, except the backup camera. Need to find some sort of adapter harness for that but am coming up short.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2023 at 4:37 PM
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    265/70/17 Tires, 1" Daystar Leveling Kit
    I just had my 1” leveling kit installed.

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    2006 SR5. 23,000 miles on it
     
  10. Apr 6, 2023 at 4:47 PM
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    Farmboy1977

    Farmboy1977 New Member

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    Do it yourself?
    Is this the spacer on top of the coil springs?
     
  11. Apr 6, 2023 at 5:16 PM
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    drlngus

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    265/70/17 Tires, 1" Daystar Leveling Kit
    I was going to try, but I don’t have heavy jackstands. So I had a local guy gave me great price for doing it and the front end alignment after. And yes, it’s on top of the spring.
     
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  12. Apr 7, 2023 at 4:11 AM
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    POOLGUY

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    Looks good.:thumbsup:


    Only 23,0000 miles on a 2006?
     
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  13. Apr 7, 2023 at 4:35 AM
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    265/70/17 Tires, 1" Daystar Leveling Kit
    Yep! I was very fortunate to fine this gem.
     
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  14. Apr 7, 2023 at 4:40 AM
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    drlngus

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    265/70/17 Tires, 1" Daystar Leveling Kit
    Are they Nitto Ridge Grapplers? If so, how do you like them? Are they quite?
     
  15. Apr 7, 2023 at 9:23 PM
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    Well found a couple hours this morning of free time so installed the RF subwoofer. Followed a video on YouTube (Tacoma and dodge garage). It was all pretty straightforward the hardest part was taking all the damn panels off but was also a good opportunity to clean further down into the depths of the interior. Was in a rush though afterwards I didn’t get a chance to play around with the sound, only quickly turned it on to see if it worked before putting everything back together.
     
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  16. Apr 11, 2023 at 6:22 AM
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    Picked up some new OEM liftgate struts. One of mine were squeaking pretty bad and they didn’t seem to work great when it’s cold out.
     
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  17. Apr 12, 2023 at 5:16 AM
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    New pads and rotors all around.
     
  18. Apr 14, 2023 at 4:13 PM
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    Installed new liftgate struts. Pretty painless process and makes a big difference from what was on there. No more squeaks and the hatch ‘pops’ up much more quickly now.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2023 at 7:36 AM
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    Got around to putting the 1/4 wave resonator/J-pipe on my 08 V6 4runner.
    On the pic you can see the purty Borla that while sounding nice causes nasty drone at 1500rpms.
    I will prob play around with length to see which is best.
    I used a Hertz meter in my phone to find the offending sound waves and spread sheet someone put together to see how long the J-pipe should be.
    1 short drive so far and its WAY better!20230415_102843.jpg
     
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  20. Apr 16, 2023 at 4:14 PM
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    I went and got my tires rotated and inflated to the right pressure I am tired of that damn tired pressure light on! Does the spare tire have a pressure monitor too?
     
  21. Apr 16, 2023 at 9:13 PM
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    I recently filled up all four tires and my light is on as well. Need to check the spare, I believe it has a sensor too.
     
  22. Apr 18, 2023 at 5:52 PM
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    Put gas in it….. from a gas can!

    no gas light and showed like roughly 1/8th in the tank from the gauge. Luckily it died close to my house. Figured it was out of gas as it sputtered then shut off. Was able to pull over safely as I was luckily on a side street (flat street).

    do these 4Runners have a miles to empty metric in the gauge cluster or no?

    Any ideas as to why the gas light wouldn’t come on and it still showed slightly above empty? It started right up after putting a gallon and a half in, took it fill her up immediately and gas gauge shows full.
     
  23. Apr 18, 2023 at 6:02 PM
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    xtremewlr

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    Lots with more in the works
    Sounds like the sending unit in the gas tank is potentially failing/getting stuck. Might need a replacement done.

    Miles to empty can be found on the center dash display where the inside temp control/clock is. Just cycle through the "Mode" button until you find it.
     
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  24. Apr 19, 2023 at 6:38 AM
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    If the sending unit is going bad, is that connected to the miles to empty metric or could I trust that number even if the sending unit is bad?
     
  25. Apr 19, 2023 at 8:43 AM
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    Lots with more in the works
    It might be but I'm no authority on that question. Best bet is to make it a habit to fill up around the 1/4 tank mark until you can have the sending unit verified as not working and replaced.
     
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  26. Apr 19, 2023 at 12:43 PM
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    gkomo New Member

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    I'll keep an eye on it this fill up. So far the gauge shows full, and the miles to empty is like in the mid 300's.
     
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  27. Apr 19, 2023 at 12:45 PM
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    Sounds normal so far. DTE is not super accurate. I usually get around 250+ miles to a tank and it starts off showing 300+ when full.
     
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  28. Apr 27, 2023 at 3:05 AM
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    Fox remote reservoir shock, King springs, RRW wheels, 35 x 10.5 Kendas.
    I removed my Sherpa rack, cleaned out the sun roof tracks and seal area, ran a trimmer line thru drain holes. All cleaned now and draining nicely. This weekend is carpet replacement.
     
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  29. Apr 28, 2023 at 9:11 AM
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    Brake fluid flush and adding SS brake lines.

    Really hoping the ::slight:: pull to the right when braking isn't a caliper going bad, but we'll see. Hopefully some new fluid fixes that. The SS lines are just a bonus.
     
  30. Apr 28, 2023 at 10:36 AM
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    Lights all around. IVD front standard travel
    Added some new wheels to the Darthrunner for extra styling points lol

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