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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.

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    Charged the a/c today as it was starting to get warmish....first service to it since new in 2008!
     
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    Looking great! I'm curious about the interior trim pieces that had a carbon fiber look before, did you paint and reuse them or just replace them? And if you replaced them, are the old ones for sale?
     
  3. Jun 22, 2024 at 8:59 AM
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    I still have a majority of the old parts I removed since I purchased the interior out of a wrecked 2005 4Runner. I reused the climate control panel because I did not have a spare and the tray below it has a broken tab so it is not useable anymore. Honestly it would be cheaper just to carbon fiber wrap your own interior parts, it’s not hard and everything is on Amazon.
     
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    I got the winch installed and wound up the line...waiting on Amazon for some disconnect circuit stuff... I'm stoked.

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    Can you post some more photos focusing on your 255/80 tires? I'm about to lift my 4runner and am undecided on 265/70, 285/70 or something like a 255/80 tire.
     
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    Which bumper is this? Looks great!!
     
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    I'll get more tonight...but I was in the same boat when I made the change and I have zero regrets! Easier on your steering linkages and less rotating mass with a lift!!

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  8. Jun 26, 2024 at 11:01 AM
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    It's a Shrockworks purchased on a GroupBuy in 2014...thank you for the nice words!!
     
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    Looks great, they actually don't look super thin like pizza cutters. My lift is small though, 1" up front and 1/2-3/4" out back. So still may be limited to a 32" tire.
     
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  10. Jun 26, 2024 at 1:40 PM
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    Dam a 2005 & looks amazing!!:bowdown: Have you owned it since new??
     
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  11. Jun 26, 2024 at 1:52 PM
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    Thanks man!! It's a been a treat of a rig, for sure! No, my wife and I got it back in 2012 from a old gal and it had only 18k miles on it and was always in a garage...got real lucky as it's been treated well and upgraded with longevity and reliability in mind!
     
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    W/Looks of that bumper & winch good thing it has a V8 in it,eh!?!?!:yes::cheers:
     
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    Best drive train made! V8 with the 5speed auto tranny is as reliable as they come...the extra umph down low makes it all the smile! :hattip:
     
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  14. Jun 26, 2024 at 2:20 PM
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    Used it to go for lunchtime pizza my wife bought who for us! Pepperoni W/extra cheese on 1/2 for me!!:yes: (Like I need it!:facepalm::frustrated:) She's headed to OCMD Sat for the week & felt bad I'm not going (my choice too)
     
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  15. Jun 26, 2024 at 2:31 PM
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    When the cat is away, the mice will play!
     
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    Not much playing But maybe some more Reebs :cheers:
     
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    Also maybe more ATV riding too! Weather depending!
     
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    Well if that ain't playing, I've been doing it wrong myself!! :anonymous::bananadance:
     
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    Finished up the wiring and did some optimized routing of it; I added the largest winch disconnect to see if Jitterbug wants to makes a run with this idea...ha! I made it easy for anyone to use and understand. I now need to add some rubber sheeting of the thinnest sort to cover the winch controls on the front...that's going to be a target for everything, including water and snow to jam that up...I also picked up a BD S8 in 40" to replace my functional curved rooftop light bar. That's going to need some mounting relocation work...damn, hobbies are expensive!

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    I think they're perfect...I have a 2.5" lift and also did a BMC so there's no chance of rubbing with the wheels I want to wear...with different offset, you could fit it and still be comfortable!

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    Deep Tissue Interior Detail. It needed it. I think the previous owners had kids.
     
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    You may want to check this video out.

    https://youtu.be/6wAJAOxh8LE?si=mc6BOamggqVLs91u

    Anecdotally I loved my 255/85R16's on my Tacoma and plan on either 255/80R17 or 255/75R17 next, depending on whether I can find good used 75's for a steal. I think they're worth any rub that results lol.
     
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    What'd you use to get the interior so shiny new?
     
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    I’ve had good luck with chemical guys fabric cleaner for the carpets. Like a lime green concentrate, cleans well and smells good. Aerospace 303 for the vinyl panels and dash. For plastics I have some unknown brand quick interior detail spray or some other chemical guys cleaner concentrate as well.
     
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  25. Jun 28, 2024 at 2:28 PM
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    I BROKE IT!!

    I got back to our shop in my work van, parked it and got in my T4R to go home, started it up, shifted into drive and gave it the gas.....IT WENT BACKWARDS...and almost into a drainage pond but I got it stopped in time...it's the dreaded shifter cable bushing issue where the bushing gets brittle and breaks up and allows the shifter cable to pop off the pin that connect it to the shifter, the cable popped off as soon as it shifted into reverse, it's very surprising to go backwards when you are expecting to go forward! :eek: LOL

    Drove the work van home, to hot to try and fix it today, going back early in the morning to fix it and bring it home.
     
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    Ya that would be scary. At least its just the bushing, pretty easy and quick fix. I made sure to check mine when i replaced my whole shifter assembly and it still looked pretty decent.
     
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    Yeah, it's quite a surprise!

    I was also surprised that there doesn't seem to be any posts on this forum concerning the bushing failure on the 4th Gens, or any of the generations for that matter, luckily there are numerous topics and posts on the "other T4R forum", so I was able when I got home to do a little research on how's the best and quickest way to replace the bushing, I want to get it done quickly before it gets too hot in a parking lot with no shade, it's been getting up into the mid to upper 90s all this past week!
     
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    One of the videos i watched to familiarize myself with replacing the whole shifter assembly was of a guy doing the bushing replacement on his 4th gen. He also mentioned it was common, but like you said i haven't read anything here of the sorts (besides your post).
     
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    I watched the same video, it's a good one and it's how I'm going to do it.

    Your topic on your shifter issue was the only one that showed up doing a search on this forum.
     
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    I got it temporarily fixed, looked at several auto parts stores for a bushing assortment that might have a bushing that would work, no luck, so it's zip tied together for the time being until I can get a replacement bushing, good enough to drive it for while.
     
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