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What have you done to your 5th Gen 4Runner today?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Bob, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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    lambk2

    lambk2 New Member

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    2.5inch Eibach, TRD Pro Rims, Bumper and Skid Plate, Predator Tube Bars, BFG 275s, K&N cold air intake, Gobi Rack
    2018 TRD ORP, 275 KO2s, predator step bars, Pro Grille, Gobi Rack, K&N Cold air intake (love the sound it puts out). I installed eibach shocks that gave it a 2.5inch lift. My question is, In order to get a 3 inch lift I’ll need to change out control arms as well as whatever $2k additional worth of work gets me. After I’m done with my 275s, I was looking at the 285s. If I was to complete my lift for more clearance to do off-road adventures, does anyone know if I’ll be good sticking with the 275s? Or would it look out of place without the 285s? I ask as I only have 6k on these tires. I’ve already dropped a small fortune in a short time, however I had a blast doing it! Love this rig! 42 inch blacked out Curved Heise bar and ditch lights go on in 2 weeks.

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  2. Jan 7, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    PCRIDE4RUNNER

    PCRIDE4RUNNER New Member

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    UTAH
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    Can you take a pic of the front? Looks insanely awesome! Good work
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2019 at 12:53 AM
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    lambk2

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    2.5inch Eibach, TRD Pro Rims, Bumper and Skid Plate, Predator Tube Bars, BFG 275s, K&N cold air intake, Gobi Rack
    I had the skid plate powder coated black and TRD is powder coated in red

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  4. Jan 8, 2019 at 2:54 AM
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    Sickboy

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    2019 4 Runner TRD Off Road Premium
    3/1.5 ToyTec Leveling kit, TRD Pro front/rear valances, CBI rock sliders (on order), BFG All Terrain TA KO 285/70/17, 40% windshield tint, 35% side window tint, ceramic coated exterior
    Great job!.
     
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  5. Jan 8, 2019 at 4:44 AM
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    lambk2

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    2.5inch Eibach, TRD Pro Rims, Bumper and Skid Plate, Predator Tube Bars, BFG 275s, K&N cold air intake, Gobi Rack
    I love the White! Looks sharpe!
     
  6. Jan 8, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    tngo23

    tngo23 New Member

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    Hey Chris,
    Speaker upgrades were best for the boring stock system. Unfortunately, I decided to wait for the next Gen Runner and pulled them all out and sold my rig.....
     
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  7. Jan 8, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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    4runningMan

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    Are those OEM fogs or upgrades?
     
  8. Jan 8, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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    Sickboy

    Sickboy New Member

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    3/1.5 ToyTec Leveling kit, TRD Pro front/rear valances, CBI rock sliders (on order), BFG All Terrain TA KO 285/70/17, 40% windshield tint, 35% side window tint, ceramic coated exterior
    The list is getting shorter!

    Installed the front OEM TRD Pro valance replacing the OEM silver Off Road valance. I removed the front bumper instead of trying to fight with the tight areas where the clips are. Took me about 30 minutes start to finish. I may do the rear tonight.


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  9. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:03 PM
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    2016 4Runner SR5

    2016 4Runner SR5 New Member

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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    That's a big gamble since the 6th gen may not be as nice as the 5th gen. Never know what they're going to do to it.
     
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  10. Jan 8, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    Sickboy

    Sickboy New Member

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    3/1.5 ToyTec Leveling kit, TRD Pro front/rear valances, CBI rock sliders (on order), BFG All Terrain TA KO 285/70/17, 40% windshield tint, 35% side window tint, ceramic coated exterior
    A944255D-73C7-43AC-9553-E8E089D09476.jpg 7F7E6987-804D-4849-89FD-BB72BB8763BD.jpg installed the rear TRD Pro valance tonight! Bumper removal and reinstall action went without any issues. Love the look of the black vs silver.

    Next project is the cold air intake.....
     
  11. Jan 8, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    2016Pro

    2016Pro Why all of the Pro hate?

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    Cold air intake is a noise maker/wallet lightener, that's about it.
     
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  12. Jan 8, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    4runningMan

    4runningMan New Member

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    I'm so afraid they're gonna do to the 4runner what they did to the Tacoma. Some weird fuel-saving engine that just doesn't drive like a truck anymore.

    Also hope they don't make it more "car-like"... like what they did to the Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Explorer. They essentially took trucks and turned them into them cars.
     
  13. Jan 8, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    2016Pro

    2016Pro Why all of the Pro hate?

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    Toyota Already has a car ute Highlander
     
  14. Jan 8, 2019 at 8:12 PM
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    4runningMan

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    True. But Nissan already had the Murano and still managed to mangle the Pathfinder.

    I'm not arguing with ya... I just really don't wanna see the 4runner change too much!
     
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  15. Jan 8, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    2016Pro

    2016Pro Why all of the Pro hate?

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    Agree, I think the highlander and 4runner are too close in size for Toyota to have both as car based utes
     
  16. Jan 9, 2019 at 1:24 AM
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    WallyT4R

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    We all hope so. Given the way Toyota has been screwing up lately, who knows what will happen? I do remember a high ranking member of Toyota saying something about a more off road based vehicle coming but there were no details beyond that statement. One thing for sure is Toyota has a lot of ground to make up especially in the truck department.
     
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  17. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    Crusifix

    Crusifix New Member

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    3.5 lift all around. King in the front OME in the rear.. Other stuff..ya know, 4runner stuff...
    Just ordered these bad boys in a 285/70/17 flavor.

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  18. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

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    Slightly modded
    Damn nice looking tire.
     
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  19. Jan 9, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    2016Pro

    2016Pro Why all of the Pro hate?

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    Getting close to looking like mine! You have good taste!

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  20. Jan 9, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    PrettyGoodSam

    PrettyGoodSam New Member

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    What led bulbs did you use for your reverse lights? TIA!
     
  21. Jan 9, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    graysquirrel

    graysquirrel Gunsmith

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    17" SR5 Wheels w/ P265/70 R17 Michelin Defenders
    Put my roof rack back on and my highly trained squirrel so I can find my vehicle in the parking lot and not have to rely on my daughter to remember where the heck I parked... IMG_2334.jpg IMG_2335.jpg
     
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  22. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:18 PM
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    Crossfit4Runner

    Crossfit4Runner New Member

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    3” Ready Lift TRD Pro wheels window tint AVS window shields TRD Pro Predator Steps
    3” lift works wonders for finding your ride.
     
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  23. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:43 PM
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    Sickboy

    Sickboy New Member

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    3/1.5 ToyTec Leveling kit, TRD Pro front/rear valances, CBI rock sliders (on order), BFG All Terrain TA KO 285/70/17, 40% windshield tint, 35% side window tint, ceramic coated exterior
    Good looking machine! Looks like we both do!
     
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  24. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:48 PM
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    Sickboy

    Sickboy New Member

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    3/1.5 ToyTec Leveling kit, TRD Pro front/rear valances, CBI rock sliders (on order), BFG All Terrain TA KO 285/70/17, 40% windshield tint, 35% side window tint, ceramic coated exterior
    01057DA8-A331-42E1-BD4C-5CF6BE79EEC6.jpg 9E4E0EEA-6EE5-4E46-B90C-85050ED35227.jpg Just installed the S&B cold air intake. It was snowing outside so I wasn’t able to get it out to see what kind of sound difference, but just hitting the throttle in the garage I could tell a difference. I don’t think it’ll be as loud as the K&N since the S&B is in the enclosed box.FD21A5D9-DF1F-403C-ABA0-1D45D0CBDEE6.jpg
     
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  25. Jan 9, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    Crusifix

    Crusifix New Member

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    3.5 lift all around. King in the front OME in the rear.. Other stuff..ya know, 4runner stuff...
    My engine compartment hasn't looked like that since it was on the showroom floor. #mudderlifeproblems
     
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  26. Jan 9, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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    Sickboy

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    3/1.5 ToyTec Leveling kit, TRD Pro front/rear valances, CBI rock sliders (on order), BFG All Terrain TA KO 285/70/17, 40% windshield tint, 35% side window tint, ceramic coated exterior
    LMFAO!
     
  27. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    ManBeast

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    Hopefully they will make it even more rugged in an effort to combat the bronco
     
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  28. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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    SLoTH_XVX

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    6" Fabtec Suspension Lift 35x12.5 Fuel Gripper M/T Tires 18" Fuel - Vapor Wheels
    6" does miracles if 3" does wonders....LOL

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    I just got my set of KC HiLite FLEX ditch lights in today....(picture below from their website, not my truck, yet)

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    HOPEFULLY, I can find sometime to install em this weekend!! The weather went from 40-50 down to low 20's (in a single night). So not sure I wanna freeze my fingers off to install them. The cold makes it a whole nother level of hell for my old ass. LOL

    Also got some work done on the 'modified' front skid plate...finally. Still has some more work needed, but we were able to get it on the truck with the FabTech 6" lift modifications. We cut the shit out of it after we pulled it off the truck when we lifted the truck, hahah. Part of the modifications we made were to cut an opening allowing easy access the oil filter from below. Who wants to have to unbolt the skid plate for every oil change, right?

    The front 2 mounting points are causing us some trouble with the anti-sway bar. Can't see it from this angle, but the bolt on the right comes in contact with the bar and I had to pull it off until we can fabricate a better 'mounting' solution. The plan is to coat the plate (once mods are completed) with bed-liner coating to both match the grill/valance and to help it 'disappear' (visually) when looking head on.

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  29. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    DesertCanyons

    DesertCanyons Professional Engineer, Civil/Structural

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    ICON tubular Stage 7 lift (+2"), ICON Rebound wheels w/ Falken AT3W LT285/70R17 tires, Baja Rack flat utility rack and ladder, RCI skid plates, Domello rock sliders, Diff breather relocated, Baxter Performance remote oil filter, Weathertech floor mats, side exit exhaust, 2nd rear recovery point
    For my 2015 Trail I replaced the OEM Panasonic car battery that just went dead sitting in the garage. Got an Optima Red Cap battery instead of another cheap lead acid battery.
    I went to Pep Boys here in my neighborhood because they were the same price everywhere and they'd dispose of my old battery. I had asked for the Optima Yellow Cap battery, anticipating that I'll be installing a winch soon. I went for coffee and when I got back they said, "Hey, the Red Cap has more CCA and it's on sale for $45 less than the Yellow Cap. So we installed a Red Cap." I asked Manny, Moe and Jack if they knew the difference and of course they said, "No". I suggested they go to the Optima website and watch the short video that explains the diff' and I explained it to them. I don't have the winch yet and it was less expensive so I let it go. Nice guys at Pep Boys but not the best listeners. :boink:
     
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  30. Jan 10, 2019 at 3:49 PM
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    Crusifix

    Crusifix New Member

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    3.5 lift all around. King in the front OME in the rear.. Other stuff..ya know, 4runner stuff...
    Next day arrival from DTD. They are going on tomorrow. My LFD off road 7/8 rack arrived as well.

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