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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 24, 2024 at 6:48 AM
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    Dobinsons 2.5" lift. Cooper AT3 XLT 295/70R17.
    That's some pretty sound logic. I guess I can't argue with that.
     
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  3. May 24, 2024 at 9:46 AM
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    I'd love to have better light output then the h9 upgrade. But from what I read the led bulbs are just a waste of money in 2020 and older light housings.

    And it's hard to tell from pictures.
     
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  4. May 24, 2024 at 9:59 AM
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    My first "upgrade" was to a popular set of drop-in LEDs. They were mildly better in some ways, but worse in others. I then replaced those with a set of Phillips H9s. It was a noticable improvement all around. If you're lucky enough to find a set of OEM LEDs for a decent price, those are noticeably better than the H9s.
     
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    Drove it home from KPHL after sitting since Monday @ 4:30am
     
  6. May 24, 2024 at 4:22 PM
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    Took off the predator steps. It was a great excuse to use an impact wrench, which made it faster and less tedious. Now it will be easier to scoot around on the creeper without banging my head.
     
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    Filled up with gas!
     
  8. May 24, 2024 at 5:29 PM
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    I installed wheel spacers – 1.25” in the front and 1.50” in the rear. I had the spacers from my old 4Runner and I wasn’t positive I wanted to install them on my new one. Glad I did. Definitely like the look!

    Rears without and with.
    IMG_4776.jpg IMG_4777.jpg

    Fronts without and with.
    IMG_4796.jpg IMG_5027.jpg
     
  9. May 24, 2024 at 5:31 PM
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    FYI, you can design your Katzkin seats EXACTLY like you want here:
    https://www.canadaseatskins.us/toyo...024-toyota-4runner-katzkin-leather-seats.html

    they ship (for free) from Canada VAT and sales tax free
     
  10. May 24, 2024 at 5:36 PM
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    Squatting Pigeon Remember, bird watching goes both ways. Staff Member

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    I’m a big fan of full blast A/C with seat heaters :anonymous:
     
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  12. May 24, 2024 at 5:51 PM
    T in Texas

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    even more than that,
    on the pull down tab where it says select your design path...pick 'create your own design'

    I got:
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    -dove grey faces (to match the grey headliner and door pillars)
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    -no piping
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    -front and rear headrests with "TRD" in red stitching

    my local upholstery shop said $400 cash to install, dealer's guy said $600 to install with warranty
     
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  15. May 24, 2024 at 6:45 PM
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    ^I've done this three times before on Tacomas, so it took me about an hour start to finish going at a leisurely pace after dinner. The assembly line guys in Tahara and Tijuana probably install 50 steering wheels per hour lol.
     
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  16. May 24, 2024 at 6:49 PM
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    In my mental image, the clockspring is just waiting for a chance to come unwound and create a disaster, and there won't be enough space to get the airbag tucked in properly with the cover sitting flat.
     
  17. May 24, 2024 at 7:05 PM
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    ^The clock spring is under no tension and the airbag stays as an assembly. Multiple videos on Youtube showing how it's done, e.g.



    On my Tacoma I further separated the airbag and detonator from the cover to replace the Toyota emblem. That was a bit more interesting to see how the airbag is folded:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  18. May 24, 2024 at 9:28 PM
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    That video didn't look too bad, although I have to wonder whether that's really a 3/4" and not 19mm. I wonder if it would be worth going that far to straighten out my steering wheel.

    Dealing with the airbag to access the Toyota emblem is definitely farther than I'd be willing to go.
     
  19. May 24, 2024 at 9:58 PM
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    ^3/4" is equal to 19.05mm, difference of 50 microns.

    If your steering wheel is off-center, then you straighten it out on the alignment rack by adjusting the tie rods. Attempting to shift the steering wheel by one spline tooth would be the wrong thing to do.
     
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  20. May 24, 2024 at 10:21 PM
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    Yeah, but since I'm working on a metric vehicle, I start in the metric rack or look at the manual first. I wouldn't go to the SAE rack and look for the lucky match.

    Too bad. :( The alignment is really good. I'd rather keep it that way and live with a couple degrees offset on the wheel.
     
  21. May 25, 2024 at 7:19 AM
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    As the "victim" of random rocks shattering a sunroof, this is my evidence from about 2 years ago:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSbVpf3zxvA

    The truck in front of me threw a rock and SHATTERED mine. You can watch it in slow mode and about the 16-second mark, you can see a small object in the cloud lines and then BOOM! You can hear the glass shatter.

    Still pic:

    Screenshot 2024-05-25 092452.png
     
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  22. May 25, 2024 at 9:06 AM
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    semprenissart Mèfi

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    it hurts to watch. Sorry!

    I’ve had plenty of rocks hitting my windshield but never the sunroof. I have a gobi rack so I wonder if the wind deflector mitigates projectile impacts on the sunroof. I have thought about getting the sunroof insert but the only time I had to deal with hail I was able to park under a cover and wait a few minutes for it to pass.
    Personally I wouldn’t get a 4R without sunroof as I use it almost everyday and never had any issues with it but it doesn’t hurt being prepared for the worse
     
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  23. May 25, 2024 at 9:11 AM
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    This nearly happened to me a few years ago. Something flew off of a big rig. I think it was a nut or lug nut. It hit between the windshield and the sunroof. It left a small dent.
     
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  24. May 25, 2024 at 9:38 AM
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    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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  25. May 25, 2024 at 1:39 PM
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    On contraire mon ami

    20220527_181112.jpg 20220527_181325.jpg
     
  26. May 25, 2024 at 1:40 PM
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    kolter45 Inferno Pro & 4.0 Tacoma

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    I installed the Daystar Lift/Leveling kit. As a non-rock crawler, it gives me just the right amount of lift and leveling that I was looking for. It also eliminated the bit of rub at full lock in reverse.
    Now I can seriously research some different tires - C or E-load.

    IMG_4900a.jpg IMG_4902.jpg IMG_4920a.jpg

    Before lift (about 2 months).
    IMG_4496.jpg

    After lift.
    IMG_4934.jpg
     
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  28. May 25, 2024 at 4:11 PM
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    installed my swingout , waiting for full front steel bumper

    20240525_162039.jpg
     
  29. May 25, 2024 at 4:27 PM
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    Are those fsw wheels? 17x8 0 offset?
     
  30. May 25, 2024 at 4:38 PM
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    they are just trd replica wheels , dunno offset
     

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