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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. Jun 5, 2024 at 5:48 PM
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    J.A.

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    Changed out just about every component on my pressure washing setup. Lots of details, documentation and video to come out in about a week...

    Out with the old...
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    In with the new...
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  2. Jun 6, 2024 at 6:18 AM
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    “Deep” Satoshi grille | X-REAS delete / TRD Offroad front springs & Bilstein 4600 shocks + FJC rear springs | Weathertech front & rear mats | Tinted front windows | Floor Armor cargo mat | TPMS bypass | LED interior, tag, & reverse lights | BlueSea Systems console USB power ports | Gentex 453 autodim mirror w/Homelink & compass | Kenwood DDX373BT HU + Audiovox backup camera | Fumoto F-103S | Bazooka tube subwoofer | Kenwood speakers & KAC-M1804 amp | Philips H9/9011 headlight bulbs | Rexing V1 Gen3 dash cam | Map light mod | Breather mod | Off-road Nav Setup | Power Stop Z36 brakes | OBD Fusion diagnostics
    Nice job! But I’m still glad I paid a shop. Especially b/c the fuel pump I bought turned out to be missing an o-ring. They had to drop the tank again b/c it wouldn’t hold pressure. Not sure if they left it off or the kit was light but I could just envision myself trying to figure that out and fix it. :eek:
     
  3. Jun 6, 2024 at 9:49 AM
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    Retired and Happy

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    Yeah Blue, So far it`s been a PAIN !! I almost wish I would`ve paid a shop to do it but I didn`t want to spend $1000 on the job...altho it would be done by now and I could focus on my other project...my `03 Road King.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2024 at 12:51 PM
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    I don't know what you're doing, but I paid $323.11 to have my fuel pump/sending unit replaced at a shop (not including parts - i supplied my own). Not terrible, but maybe they didn't have to fully drop the tank.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2024 at 4:57 PM
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    I was guessing based on the shop that changed my upstream O2 sensors since I couldn`t budge `em...charged me $700 !!!!
     
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  6. Jun 7, 2024 at 9:57 AM
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    Got a fix-it ticket for front window tint this morning. Yes yes I know ANY tint is illegal, still irks me because my tint isn't super dark (35%) and 99.99% of cars in San Diego have their front windows tinted. Guy was either bored, or his full time job is writing fix-it tickets because while I was pulled over I saw no less than 10 cars drive by with front window tint, lol.

    edit: this is not for my front windshield, just my front drivers/passenger windows.

    It also irks me because i've seen numerous police cruisers with their front windows tinted. Rule for thee, not for me, I suppose.

    And, while pulling me over, he did an illegal U-turn and ran a stop sign.
     
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  7. Jun 8, 2024 at 11:55 AM
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    Update : it`s fixed and back to road worthy status...only took me all week :annoyed:
     
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  8. Jun 8, 2024 at 4:33 PM
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    Ok, so on the final "did I get em all" bolt check from my fuel pump job, I noticed something interesting...

    I have TWO broken wheel studs and missing lug nuts, one right front, and one left rear.
    I wonder how long those have been broken ?

    ToyotaPArtsDeal.com shows a different p/n for these studs depending on front or rear.

    And if I read the Dealer page correctly, the dealer shows different p/n for left v right ?
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2024 at 4:38 PM
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    Eubeenhadd Bit of a derp

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    There should be no difference left/right IIRC but I wouldn't be surprised about differences front to rear
     
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  10. Jun 10, 2024 at 2:54 PM
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    2.5" Bilstein lift, 1" body lift, 34" tires on 17x9 Method Racing 312 wheels, CBI front bumper with Warn EVO10s winch, full RCI under armor and rock sliders, ARB front and rear air lockers, 8.2" rear axle house swap, etc....
    Busy weekend in prep for an upcoming camping trip in South Dakota.

    Finally got the F3F console molle panels installed. Got a place to hook my GMRS handset and my tablet for the trail.
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    Also got most of the work done installing an aux fuse panel. Need to clean up the wiring and add some labels.
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  11. Jun 10, 2024 at 5:47 PM
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    Sweet set-up R4.
     
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  12. Jun 13, 2024 at 7:29 AM
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    Well I still have my Dobinsons IMS suspension sitting in boxes. Got a quote from my go-to nearby shop. $805 to take off the XREAS and install the Dobinsons. Does that sound reasonable? I was thinking it sounds slightly high, but also don't know common pricing for this type of work. If it didn't have XREAS, I could at least do the rears myself in my garage and then take it in for the fronts/alignment. I did an AAL and shocks in my garage on my Tacoma, and coil springs seem easier to swap than leaf springs. Its the XREAS that i don't feel comfortable disconnecting only half the vehicle or whatever.

    Anyways, thoughts on that price?
     
  13. Jun 13, 2024 at 11:23 AM
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    2.5" Bilstein lift, 1" body lift, 34" tires on 17x9 Method Racing 312 wheels, CBI front bumper with Warn EVO10s winch, full RCI under armor and rock sliders, ARB front and rear air lockers, 8.2" rear axle house swap, etc....
    I know labor rates have gone through the roof, but that seems high. I am biased though because I do 95% of the service work on my vehicles.

    I have not done any research but is replacing XREAS with a non-XREAS suspension that hard? I know that my 19' 4Runner with KDSS (not the same I know) was a bit tricky, but I was able to install my lift with only a few challenges. If you know how to swap out suspension parts, I would save the money and take a weekend to do this job yourself. And do a write up if there isn't one already. ;)
     
  14. Jun 13, 2024 at 11:35 AM
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    2.5" Bilstein lift, 1" body lift, 34" tires on 17x9 Method Racing 312 wheels, CBI front bumper with Warn EVO10s winch, full RCI under armor and rock sliders, ARB front and rear air lockers, 8.2" rear axle house swap, etc....
    Just did a few searches, gkomo. There's plenty YouTube videos on how to delete the XREAS system. Seams very straight forward to me. Here's one video that might help. I'd suggest watching the full video or skip to the later half for a review of required tools and tips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLACgbU_Jzk

    That said, it's not challenging, just time consuming. If a shop did it, that's probably a 2-4 hours worth of labor (est $100 per hour x 4 hours - $400 (it may take the less time - don't know the book rate on this job).
     
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  15. Jun 13, 2024 at 11:35 AM
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    My days of doing weekend jobs, or any job that would take longer than 30 minutes, are long gone for now - from my 2 year old. Both my wife and I work full time, she aint gonna just let me work on my car all weekend while shes on toddler duty. And to be honest, i would get interrupted too many times to be efficient anyways. I'm a car guy, and will teach my daughter how to do stuff around a vehicle as much as i can, just not now, definitely when shes a little older though. I look forward to doing 'projects' with her.
     
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  16. Jun 13, 2024 at 11:40 AM
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    I totally understand. That said, with labor rates at @ $100 ph at an independent shop (in my area anyway), $805 is probably reasonable knowing now what is involved.
     
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  17. Jun 13, 2024 at 2:59 PM
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    Decided to get rid of my terrible leather interior and replace it with a better cloth interior. I purchase the interior out of a wrecked 2005 4Runner and decided to dye the entire interior black. My original interior was brown and tan, the interior I purchased was gray. I have totally removed the complete interior of my 4Runner for this transformation. In the process I changed the interior lighting from OEM orange to blue.









     
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  18. Jun 13, 2024 at 3:23 PM
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    I have extra interior parts other than door panels if anyone needs them.
     
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    WOW!!! That looks incredible, RonT4R! My interior is already cloth and gray but needs a refresh. This is inspiring to say the least. I like the amber gauges personally, but have also been looking at converting everything to blue.
     
  20. Jun 13, 2024 at 6:16 PM
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    That's an awesome transformation! Would be cool to see before and after shots if you have any of the before. But either way, respect for the thoroughness on a job like this!
     
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    I'm torn between going blue or just white for the gauge cluster. I bought white LEDs to do a similar thing to my '08 Tundra's cluster and have a lot more bulbs than I'll need for it. But haven't checked yet to see if they're the same/compatible type for the 4Runner.
     
  22. Jun 15, 2024 at 3:43 AM
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    Before pics….




     
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  23. Jun 17, 2024 at 4:45 PM
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    Raised the adjustable spring seats on my Eibachs. I finished my bumper and winch install right before a big trip in January and didn’t have a chance to do it then. Truck is level again and I didn’t realize how much better it would ride and handle. I know the geometry multiplier thing but wow, the perches are only like 1/2” apart so that’s quite a difference.
    EFB54C13-BF7C-4F54-8BD2-20911D237679.jpg
     
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    Started the fitting of the SB X20 winch... prefect bumper and space for this bugger!

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    Looking good! Which front bumper are you running?
     
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    Thanks! Its an OG Groupbuy Shrockworks from 2014!
     
  27. Jun 19, 2024 at 5:18 AM
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    Here are the new pics. I have not started the door panels.



     
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    ^^Damn that's a game changer! How's it feel compared to the previous seats? Nice work!
     
  29. Jun 19, 2024 at 9:35 AM
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    Thanks! IMO the cloth seats are way more supportive and comfortable than the leather. My leather seats were flat. I enjoy the ride so much more now.
     
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