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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. Feb 9, 2019 at 7:45 AM
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    Your OEM alarm is not an alarm, don't let that fool you. Truth is, alarms on newer cars are just noise but that noise can sometimes be all that's needed. Back in the day, alarms did more than they do today because older cars were much easier to steal. With the chips in the keys on today's cars, it's not as easy as a screwdriver in the ignition switch hit with a hemmer a couple times to get the car started. As for looking for the best deal possible, local shops to you with a good reputation. For about $400 - $500, you can get a Viper alarm and remote start including the needed bypass module and installation. With that said, the parts alone can be sourced online for about $125-$150 if you can do the install yourself. There is nothing wrong with tapping into your wiring as long as you do it correctly. Yes, a t harness is much easier but not required and that's part of the convenience I'm speaking of. Cut each wire in half, make a nice clean connection, solder, shrink tube, wrap on loom once all your connections are made, good to go for a lifetime. I get this is not for everyone but there are absolutely other options out there. The system I have is a full alarm remote start with paging system and I'm into it for a total of $150.00
     
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  2. Feb 9, 2019 at 9:39 AM
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    I had a viper on my s10, if a truck drove by it would go off, way to sensitive
     
  3. Feb 9, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    That's not an alarm issue, that's an install issue. Shock sensor was set too sensitive. Super simple thing to resolve.
     
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  4. Feb 9, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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    Changed out the black roof rack for silver/grey, it matches better with the graphite wheels and the rest of my silver/grey trim. Also put on the Borla exhaust to compliment the TRD performance intake. Not as a significant a feel in throttle response as when I did the same to my Tacoma. But it looks and sounds cool. We will see if there is any improvement in MPG. 0BAF3305-A436-4685-AD1A-3EC0C55C3AFC.jpg
     
  5. Feb 9, 2019 at 1:03 PM
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    Shifter nob i came across,.....

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    Wanted it blank,...... to choose something to burn on to it,....
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  6. Feb 9, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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    A08F7F4A-9643-47FE-9D39-21BC6E56577B.jpg Installed a cargo deck I swaped with a fellow member from the forum. Kudos to ScotTRD for making the swap possible and an awesome guy as well!
     
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  7. Feb 9, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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    Anyone with a streamline front bumper?
     
  8. Feb 10, 2019 at 12:08 PM
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    3.5 lift all around. King in the front OME in the rear.. Other stuff..ya know, 4runner stuff...
    IMG_20190210_144611_919.jpg Project off-road trailer is a roller now. I've still got to fab some fenders, and completely redo the box, but it is coming along.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    Looks pretty cool so far. What did you do to fit those wheels and are those wheels staying on it?
     
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  10. Feb 10, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    3.5 lift all around. King in the front OME in the rear.. Other stuff..ya know, 4runner stuff...
    I made a perch that allowed me to move the axle from on top of the leafs to under the leafs. I welded that onto the axle. This gave me about 5" of lift. Then a just used a set of hub adapters so I could mount the wheels. I've had these wheels since 2004, and figured that I would put them to use. Eventually I want another set of TRDP wheels, so these can double as spares if needed. Right now they are not compatible. Thanks!
     
  11. Feb 10, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    HoBoDanny

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    That’s going to be nice! Not sure if this site has an “Other Builds” forum like TW but either way you should make a build thread for this :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Feb 10, 2019 at 1:36 PM
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    Nice, I'm about to start on something similar. Keep us posted on your progress!
     
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  13. Feb 10, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    3.5 lift all around. King in the front OME in the rear.. Other stuff..ya know, 4runner stuff...
    I may try to get all of the pics together and start a build thread. Thanks for the positive reviews!
     
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  14. Feb 10, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    It'll look even better once some TRD wheels are on it. Maybe paint the trailer Inferno to match your truck?
     
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  15. Feb 10, 2019 at 3:02 PM
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    Installed a RAM mount for my phone, with magnetic holder.
    Also replaced the front factory cig plug with a nicer one, thats hot all the time.
    Added a USB charger next to it, with voltage meter, that can be switched from full time hot, to acc. power.
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  16. Feb 10, 2019 at 3:50 PM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    For those of you that installed the earlier 5th gen pocket under the heater controls with the fold up door, can someone post the PN for what's needed? I plan to relocate my USB port to the glovebox and I'd like to swap in the covered pocket. Looks cleaner IMO
     
  17. Feb 10, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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    @Roman
     
  18. Feb 10, 2019 at 5:07 PM
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    Whats needed to make the cig lighters fulltime? Hate notw being able to charge my phone while parked
     
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  19. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    Yeah we need a detailed separate thread write up of this with part numbers and did I mention, details. Thanks.
     
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  20. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:51 PM
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    I can make a thread on it if you guys want.
    Basically, as far as just getting the cig plug to be full time, I used an Add-a-Circuit and plugged it into an unused spot on the driver kick panel fuse box.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0742BZXC2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08__o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Used a multi-meter to find one that was always hot.
    Then just cut the positive wire at the cig plug, and connect the one from the Add-a-Circuit.
    I used the acc. power that was going to the cig plug to connect to the switch I added.
    One position of the switch sends acc. power to that USB/volt meter, and other switch position sends full time power to it.
    But again, if all you want to do it make that cig plug always hot, just use the add-a-circuit and connect it.
     
  21. Feb 10, 2019 at 7:22 PM
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    Well that's the easy part :D. I would like to see a writeup so you can show us all the other parts you used, the plate to mount the plugs, wiring the voltmeter, how you pulled the dash apart, specific part numbers, etc, etc, etc... But it's ok if you don't want to. I think stuff like this needs catalogued. It's just good information to have on the site.
     
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  22. Feb 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM
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    There is an always-hot, unused fuse?

    I didn't think to check... This will be helpful as I'm adding a couple USB ports to a switch blank so I can run some lighting and other small stuff when camping. Thanks for posting this.
     
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  23. Feb 10, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    I was wondering if there is a way to make them all hot
     
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  24. Feb 10, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    I didnt think people would be this interested in this, and that similar had probably been done on here.
    I should have made a video on it, I have some other mods planned, so I will video those, and try to go back over this one as well.
    The plate I designed and cut out on my laser engraver/cutter.

    This is the one I used.
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    I THINK I saw a post on there somewhere, but cant find it now.
    If they are all fed off the same circuit slot on the fuse block then that might not be tough to do.
    I just didnt want them all hot, just that one in front, and I will be running full time hot to the rear and adding one on the driver side, for a fridge.
     
  25. Feb 10, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    You will want to add a switch to that USB charger !!!
    They will draw some small amount of power even when nothing is plugged into them usually.
    It might take it a while to drain a battery,, but it can.
     
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  26. Feb 10, 2019 at 7:57 PM
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    Thanks for letting me know - I have no problem testing, I just hadn't thought to do so and used an add-a-fuse in existing/used slots for my switch lights and my front and rear dash cams... I don't know why it didn't cross my mind to check the unused slots.
     
  27. Feb 10, 2019 at 7:57 PM
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    I just bought an Odyssey group 34 battery - you think I need to worry about a switch?

    With such low voltage do you think it's safe to run the switch inline with no relay?
     
  28. Feb 10, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    No matter what battery you have, I dont like the idea of something being able to pull power when not in use.
    I would think it would days days, weeks to drain it maybe,, but, it can.
    A switch inline with it would be fine for something like a USB charger.
    Relays are really only needed for things drawing quite a few amps, like light bars, most switches can handle several amps.
     
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  29. Feb 11, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    Quick question, i noticed when i press the brakes i get a squish sound, do i need to bleed my brakes or is that normal? I depress my brakes like an inch and a half before ot slows any
     
  30. Feb 11, 2019 at 2:58 PM
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    Should probly check your brake fluid level.
     
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