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

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Bob, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. May 12, 2024 at 3:14 PM
    backpacker

    backpacker New Member

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    Falken Wildpeak 265/70R/17 load E
    Rotated tires, check fluids, torqued propeller shaft bolts, and did all the suspension, brake, and exhaust inspections. 15k service complete!

    This was my first oil change after installing Valvomax. It was far more convenient and less messy than with the standard plug. Also, Badlands floor lift shaved loads of time and effort off the tire rotation. I need to remember that the best way to get tires back on is laying down, using two hands to push and a thigh to lift and turn.
     
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  2. May 12, 2024 at 3:54 PM
    Charlievee

    Charlievee New Member

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    If it's the black stuff from depot, the paint may chip. I had to respray mine with some epoxy and it's been holding up for over 4 years now.
     
  3. May 12, 2024 at 4:01 PM
    laxman09

    laxman09 New Member

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    Put some ppf on the upper grille for when my bug deflector shows up. Also put two strips on the bottom edge of the tailgate where I normally grab it
     
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  4. May 12, 2024 at 4:29 PM
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    Higgbra73 New Member

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    Voxx "PRO's" Bronze (17x8.5) wrapped in 285/70-17 Mickey Thompson Baja Boss A/T's, 5100's with Dobinsons C59-302 2.5" front coils and Ironman 1.5" Light Load rear coils. RCI front skid plate. Freedom Offroad UCA's.
    Well…. I “started” my BMC…. Welder took a dump and now I have 1 cut out and can’t start welding till next weekend!!!!:annoyed:

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  5. May 12, 2024 at 4:29 PM
    replica9000

    replica9000 New Member

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    New Vertiform City
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    Dobinsons 2.5" lift. Cooper AT3 XLT 295/70R17.
    Can you see out of the vehicle?
     
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  6. May 12, 2024 at 4:50 PM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....

    Dude, did you tint your FRONT window?!?!?!?
     
  7. May 12, 2024 at 5:33 PM
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    Trees91 New Member

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    1" cornfed level 255/75 yoko at trd replica wheels
    Took her out for a rip.
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  8. May 12, 2024 at 8:50 PM
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  9. May 13, 2024 at 12:04 AM
    MyWyfsRnnr

    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    Prinsu, Blacked-out taillights, tinted fronts, BudBuilt Sliders, BudBuilt Skids, OME lift, 275/70/17 KO2's, LED interior, C4 Fab Diff Skid, Dvr Grab Handle, AnyTime Backup Camera, Badge Overlays, Wet Okole Covers
    This Is the saddest of mods but it is legit when the wife and kid don't help you unload the skis... I made fun of a friend that bought it then my wife got it and I use it haha.
    PXL_20240512_234434541.jpg PXL_20240512_234439482.jpg

    Forgot it was on there and drove home 95 miles and stuck in there like a champ!

    Note: it is magnetic and it actually works haha!
     
  10. May 13, 2024 at 7:42 AM
    roooo

    roooo New Member

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    You get outta here with that logic!!
     
  11. May 13, 2024 at 8:06 AM
    Wawa 4runner

    Wawa 4runner New Member

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    Installed Method center caps

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  12. May 13, 2024 at 8:23 AM
    Henry J

    Henry J Crap…crap crap crap crap…crap

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    Drug tested mine

    looks like it hit 4:20 too hard and thought it could actually get 300+ miles on a tank

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  13. May 13, 2024 at 10:28 AM
    JChiz

    JChiz Old Member

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    About a month ago I finally got my 2022 SR5 Premium registered and the first thing I did was replace all the interior courtesy lights with LEDs, like I did on my previous 2008 4Runner. I also wanted the roof rack rails to be black and found one locally. After installing the black rails, I had the 2 extra cross rails and decided to install them too. I kind of like the look for now.
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  14. May 13, 2024 at 12:11 PM
    broken-giver

    broken-giver BFD

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    ;)
     
  15. May 13, 2024 at 5:45 PM
    MyWyfsRnnr

    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    Prinsu, Blacked-out taillights, tinted fronts, BudBuilt Sliders, BudBuilt Skids, OME lift, 275/70/17 KO2's, LED interior, C4 Fab Diff Skid, Dvr Grab Handle, AnyTime Backup Camera, Badge Overlays, Wet Okole Covers
    @4 Sticks
    Thanks again for posting, totally copied you!
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  16. May 13, 2024 at 7:06 PM
    4 Sticks

    4 Sticks •I Am The Sea•

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    My pleasure, Turned out great!
    I used a 1ft Lightning cable that I purchased off of eBay and it’s not available at this time.
     
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  17. May 13, 2024 at 7:33 PM
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    legend1011 New Member

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    I replaced most of the lights on my truck with Diode Dynamics LEDs (6000k, Cool White). They were pretty pricey for all 15 of the lights ($150~), but I wanted something higher quality than LEDs I've previously used. Replaced 4 doors, 2 rear hatch, 1 roof, 2 map lights (lower lumens version), 2 headrest mirror lights (lower lumens version), 2 license plate, and 2 puddle lights on mirrors. I hear the glovebox is a pain to get to and probably not worth it.

    I was patient with the project and only got nervous with the puddle lights on the side mirrors, but took my time. Youtube helped me out and gave me confidence with that.

    I am considering getting some higher lumens LED reverse lights to match the 6000k lights (maybe even 6000k LEDs to replace the stock LEDs on the 2024? not sure if that's worth it).

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    Up next this week is to install the Cali-Raised Cat shields that just arrived at my house this weekend.
     
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  18. May 13, 2024 at 8:40 PM
    4runningMan

    4runningMan New Member

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    This is a good improvement over stock. And cheap. Quality isn’t bad at all for 10 bucks.

    Sirius LED on Amazon
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084F9F2BL
     
  19. May 14, 2024 at 6:37 AM
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  20. May 14, 2024 at 11:18 AM
    brodeyo

    brodeyo New Member

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    RCI Skids Sliders, Wescott Designs Lift
    Air compressors... Have 4 vehicles and only one that goes Offroad. The cheap compressors I own only have duty time of 5 minutes. I didn't think a twin motor was needed. I also didn't want to mess with an install, based on how long I typically own vehicles. Purchased the a portable CKMP12V2 from ARB. Duty time of 30 which will be fine to air up tires 10-15 psi.

    [​IMG]
     
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  21. May 14, 2024 at 12:16 PM
    Bagman

    Bagman Dental Floss Tycoon

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    Painted the roof rack black. I'm very pleased on how it came out.

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  22. May 14, 2024 at 2:26 PM
    Connor MacLeod

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    About propeller shaft bolt torque, do you ever find that those start to work loose in between tightening?
     
  23. May 14, 2024 at 2:29 PM
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    backpacker New Member

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    Not yet. I only did it because it was on the 15k mile list. Not one of them budged an iota while I was torquing them.
     
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  24. May 14, 2024 at 2:34 PM
    Connor MacLeod

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    Thanks for the report! I'll plan to continue not torquing mine. :)
     
  25. May 14, 2024 at 2:45 PM
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    BTW, it helps to be in 4WD to do the front ones. I suppose I could have wedged a bar in the U-joint instead, but that seemed like it could lead to unintended consequences.
     
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  26. May 14, 2024 at 4:21 PM
    JChiz

    JChiz Old Member

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    I installed a FITCAMX dash camera and a cargo area mat from YITA Motor. The FITCAMX installed easily and looks OEM. The same for the cargo mat after I cut some slots for the hold-down rings.
    IMG_4662.jpg IMG_4664.jpg IMG_4679.jpg IMG_4645.jpg
     
  27. May 15, 2024 at 7:15 AM
    NE Runner

    NE Runner New Member

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    I'm thinking of doing this myself. Did you remove the rack from the truck first?
     
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  28. May 15, 2024 at 9:11 AM
    1SilverRunner

    1SilverRunner My boy, blue

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    Front Bumper: C4 Fabrication Low-Profile Bumper Warn Evo10-S Winch w/ Warn wireless adapter Extreme LED dual color light bar w/ Cali raised LED OEM style switch Bumper Cover Trimmed For Clearance Rear Bumper: 80% Off Road Rear Bash Bar *coming soon Armor: RCI Skid plate package C4 Gas tank skid RCI Rear diff skid RCI Shock Skids RSG Angled/ Plated Sliders Total Chaos Cam Tab Gussets Total Chaos Spindle Gussets Suspension: Dobinsons IMS long travel kit (Front: IMS59-50574 w/ C59-352 Springs) (Rear: IMS59-50575 w/ C59-675v Springs) Apache Off Road UCAs Apache Off Road HD Rear Links (Upper and Lower) Apache Off Road Rear Sway Bar Links Dobinsons Track Bar DuroBumps Rear Bump stops PerryParts Front Bump stops DRKDSS Track Bar Correction kit Dobinsons Diff Drop Wheels/ Tires: RRW 17x8.5 -12 RR6-H Wheels 285/75/17 Falken AT4W 1.25" SpiderTrax Spacers BMC, Pinch Weld Folded. MinWin End Caps Storage Solutions: LFD Cross-Bars Aiden James Customs Gear Plate w/ Slide Out Tables *Backordered, coming soon Rado Designs Molle storage panels and top shelf Glove Box organizer Center Console organizer Performance: Scan Gauge II for Temp Monitoring Yota Shop Diff Breather Interior: Diode Dynamics LED Interior lighting (Warm white ftw) Meso Customs Hatch lights Meso Customs Door Handle Covers Garmin Dash Cam Mini II with Dongar power solution Ram ball mount for Garmin In-Touch Mini II Scosche phone mount Misc: Nano Ceramic Tint (Including windshield and sunroof) Midland MXT575 and Ghost Antenna Cali Raised 27W Ditch Lights OVS Nomadic Awning 6.5' AVS Low Profile Vent Visor AVS Bugflector II Diode Dynamic puddle lights LasFit Reverse lights LED license plate lights Ark Splash Guards Ark Mud Flap Deletes AJT Push-To-Start Button +Midland handheld GMRS radios, Baofeng UV-5R Ham radio, recovery gear, water purification system, lifeboat food rations, trauma kit, fire extinguisher and fire starting kit stay on board.
    I'm ditching my Garmin dash cam with a Dongar adapter and replacing it with the FitCamX...
    The quality on the Garmin is horrible and the app interface is not great either.

    Not looking forward to unistalling the dongar adapter... Should have bought a FitCam the first time.
    Live and learn
     
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  29. May 15, 2024 at 9:15 AM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    The Garmin had okay quality, but the FitCam can record in 4k. One thing I would recommend, if you do record in 4k, upgrade the micro SD card immediately. It comes with a 64gig card, but I swapped mine out with a 256gig card.

    A 5 min video in 4k is 881Mb. Depending on how much you drive each day, that 64gig card would get filled up fast. Sure, it over writes itself and deletes the oldest data first. But that could mean only 2 - 3 days worth of saved video.

    I have videos show how great the quality is, if you want/need to see it before making a decision.
     
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  30. May 15, 2024 at 9:31 AM
    1SilverRunner

    1SilverRunner My boy, blue

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    Front Bumper: C4 Fabrication Low-Profile Bumper Warn Evo10-S Winch w/ Warn wireless adapter Extreme LED dual color light bar w/ Cali raised LED OEM style switch Bumper Cover Trimmed For Clearance Rear Bumper: 80% Off Road Rear Bash Bar *coming soon Armor: RCI Skid plate package C4 Gas tank skid RCI Rear diff skid RCI Shock Skids RSG Angled/ Plated Sliders Total Chaos Cam Tab Gussets Total Chaos Spindle Gussets Suspension: Dobinsons IMS long travel kit (Front: IMS59-50574 w/ C59-352 Springs) (Rear: IMS59-50575 w/ C59-675v Springs) Apache Off Road UCAs Apache Off Road HD Rear Links (Upper and Lower) Apache Off Road Rear Sway Bar Links Dobinsons Track Bar DuroBumps Rear Bump stops PerryParts Front Bump stops DRKDSS Track Bar Correction kit Dobinsons Diff Drop Wheels/ Tires: RRW 17x8.5 -12 RR6-H Wheels 285/75/17 Falken AT4W 1.25" SpiderTrax Spacers BMC, Pinch Weld Folded. MinWin End Caps Storage Solutions: LFD Cross-Bars Aiden James Customs Gear Plate w/ Slide Out Tables *Backordered, coming soon Rado Designs Molle storage panels and top shelf Glove Box organizer Center Console organizer Performance: Scan Gauge II for Temp Monitoring Yota Shop Diff Breather Interior: Diode Dynamics LED Interior lighting (Warm white ftw) Meso Customs Hatch lights Meso Customs Door Handle Covers Garmin Dash Cam Mini II with Dongar power solution Ram ball mount for Garmin In-Touch Mini II Scosche phone mount Misc: Nano Ceramic Tint (Including windshield and sunroof) Midland MXT575 and Ghost Antenna Cali Raised 27W Ditch Lights OVS Nomadic Awning 6.5' AVS Low Profile Vent Visor AVS Bugflector II Diode Dynamic puddle lights LasFit Reverse lights LED license plate lights Ark Splash Guards Ark Mud Flap Deletes AJT Push-To-Start Button +Midland handheld GMRS radios, Baofeng UV-5R Ham radio, recovery gear, water purification system, lifeboat food rations, trauma kit, fire extinguisher and fire starting kit stay on board.
    Nice, will do. And share away! But I already pulled the trigger on one. I had to remove the Garmin camera to do ceramic window tinting. Noticed Amazon had a used FitCamX listed for only $110 so I moved forward with it.

    Uninstalling the Dongar adapter will be a pain in the butt... Hoping the quality upgrade is worth the effort.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2024

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