1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

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

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

  1. Mar 20, 2019 at 3:13 PM
    #3811
    2016 4Runner SR5

    2016 4Runner SR5 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Member:
    #3447
    Messages:
    589
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    2016 4Runner SR5, tech package, MGM
    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    This was mine, miss it sometimes like you said but no regrets. 4R is superior in every way unless you absolutely need a pickup which I do not.

    Tacoma.jpg
     
  2. Mar 20, 2019 at 3:23 PM
    #3812
    Daytonaviolet

    Daytonaviolet New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2019
    Member:
    #9167
    Messages:
    91
    Gender:
    Male
    great work on the bumper wraps. did you just wrap the bumpers or the valances? i noticed some have valances.


     
    scottalot likes this.
  3. Mar 20, 2019 at 4:11 PM
    #3813
    scottalot

    scottalot Stockalot

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2018
    Member:
    #7442
    Messages:
    561
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Charleston SC
    Vehicle:
    2018 T4R offroad
    To be determined
    My 2015 .. lost her last year and ended up in the t4r

    6F2DCBA3-4E8B-46E5-A2DE-3F260B4520FE.jpg
     
  4. Mar 20, 2019 at 6:12 PM
    #3814
    Living the dream

    Living the dream New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2018
    Member:
    #7661
    Messages:
    129
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 T4R Off-Road KDSS
  5. Mar 20, 2019 at 10:21 PM
    #3815
    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2018
    Member:
    #6644
    Messages:
    1,883
    They are good looking trucks and I think Toyota nailed the looks. But then completely screwed up with the drive train. Also the chassis is now 14 years old and IMO needs to be redesigned. I know it will never happen but wouldn't be cool if Toyota said screw it and dropped the 4.6 V8 in the Tacoma and 4Runner?
     
  6. Mar 21, 2019 at 9:51 AM
    #3816
    Diezel

    Diezel New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2019
    Member:
    #8883
    Messages:
    39
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Off Road
    Super excited...Ordered rock sliders for my baby today. Went with RSG Metalworks. I must say...awesome service so far. Answered all my questions & got back to me immediately unlike some of their competitors! Also gave me a code for $100 off. I was told I can share....”March100”. Can’t wait for the install. Stay tuned for some pics
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2019
    scottalot, CCt4r, kbp810 and 3 others like this.
  7. Mar 21, 2019 at 5:50 PM
    #3817
    Run4TheWoods

    Run4TheWoods New Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2017
    Member:
    #4045
    Messages:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    York, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Magnetic Grey TEP w/KDSS
    EXTERIOR: Yakima S16 Whispbars w/K328 FitKit and WB400 Kayak J-Cradles, One Up Bike rack, Weather Tech window and moon roof defectors, C4 Rock Sliders. HID Xenon low beam headlights. Phillips amber LED fog lights. SSO Aluminum Slimline winch bumper. Warn Platinum 10K winch. 30" Ridgid combo light bar in bumper. Eagle Eye LED grill lights. WHEELS AND TIRES: Black TRD wheels, Cooper Discoverer STT PRO 265/70R17 ENTERTAINMENT: OEM Plug and play stereo upgrade with sub-woofer. Focal IS 690 TOY 6" x 9" 2-Way Component Dash and Front doors. Morel Tempo Ultra 502 Integra 6-1/2" 2-Way Speakers in Rear doors and Tailgate. ELECTRONICS: Sprint Booster (Throttle response booster). REMOTE START FOR 2010 - 2019 TOYOTA 4RUNNER - 100% PLUG & PLAY - G KEY START
    Thanks :<) 2 pages of nonsense..............What have you done to your $Runner today :amen:
     
    SgtReckless, SLoTH_XVX and KSJ08 like this.
  8. Mar 21, 2019 at 5:57 PM
    #3818
    Run4TheWoods

    Run4TheWoods New Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2017
    Member:
    #4045
    Messages:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    York, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Magnetic Grey TEP w/KDSS
    EXTERIOR: Yakima S16 Whispbars w/K328 FitKit and WB400 Kayak J-Cradles, One Up Bike rack, Weather Tech window and moon roof defectors, C4 Rock Sliders. HID Xenon low beam headlights. Phillips amber LED fog lights. SSO Aluminum Slimline winch bumper. Warn Platinum 10K winch. 30" Ridgid combo light bar in bumper. Eagle Eye LED grill lights. WHEELS AND TIRES: Black TRD wheels, Cooper Discoverer STT PRO 265/70R17 ENTERTAINMENT: OEM Plug and play stereo upgrade with sub-woofer. Focal IS 690 TOY 6" x 9" 2-Way Component Dash and Front doors. Morel Tempo Ultra 502 Integra 6-1/2" 2-Way Speakers in Rear doors and Tailgate. ELECTRONICS: Sprint Booster (Throttle response booster). REMOTE START FOR 2010 - 2019 TOYOTA 4RUNNER - 100% PLUG & PLAY - G KEY START
    Decided to mount my Warn remote with some Scotch plastic Velcro. :transformer:

    Also replaced some worn out stickers :bananadance:

    IMG_0614.jpg
    IMG_0615.jpg
    IMG_0682.jpg
    IMG_0683.jpg
     
  9. Mar 21, 2019 at 6:14 PM
    #3819
    MattMo

    MattMo Live every day!!

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2018
    Member:
    #7446
    Messages:
    232
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Nor Cal
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD ORP KDSS Magnetic Gray
    TRD Cold Air intake system Pro-Comp Vertigo with BFG LT285/70R17 KO2 ICON 0-3.5" Suspension System - Stage 2 (Tubular) ICON Rear shock shin guards ICON Adjustable track bar ICON tubular uniball upper control arm cover caps RSG METALWORKS Angled sliders with a kick RSG METALWORKS KDSS Skid plate Metal Tech Rear Bump Stop Drops RAD RUBBER DESIGN Nitrile Rubber Engine SPLASH GUARDS Body Armor BackBone Hitch Skid AVS Hood and Window vents Front windows and Moon Roof Tinted Pedal Commander Wet Okole seat covers LED lights in and out RAGO Modular Storage Panel System Driver and Passenger RAGO Low Profile ditch light brackets with Baja Designs Squadron Sport Driving/ Combo LED Lights RAGO Ditch Bracket Antenna Extension for the Go Pro RAGO Antenna Mount - Stainless Steel Secondary Air Pump replaced the foam to a Uni Filter UP-107 1” clamp-on breather. Fog Lights changed to Xenon Depot Xtreme LED Pro H16 Yellow Bulbs Lamin-X protective film in Yellow C4 Fabrication Rear Diff Skid Plate Lamin-X door cup clear scratch protectors Diode Dynamics Tail as Turn Kit (Tail as Turn™ Module +Backup Module) with XP80 LED Cool White for old turn signals GOBI ladder Overland Equipped Bolt-On Steps RotopaX Ladder Mount Brackets for RotopaX Fuel cans SDHQ ABS Speed Sensor Guards Smittybilt Element Ramps ArcLight LEDs Icarus Hatch Lights eXtreme ARTEC INDUSTRIES Toyota 5G Venture Roof Cross Bars Silver Wing Clam Shell Rooftop Tent Anytime Backup and Front Camera Full Kit (Camera and Switch) ARB Differential Breather Kit Diaz Fabrication Devil Horns clear anodize Pro-Comp LED Rock Lights ARTEC INDUSTRIES 5G Venture bumper with Smittybuilt winch On order: On the list: Borla Cat Back Exhaust or Gibson® - Black Elite™ Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System with Dual Side Exit
    Love me some puddles and water crossings so Installed ARB rear differential breather Kit (Part #170112),
    Took me longer than expected because I got a little zip tie happy ;)

    arb.jpg

    Was a Good Day!
     
  10. Mar 21, 2019 at 7:56 PM
    #3820
    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2018
    Member:
    #6644
    Messages:
    1,883
    Nice! Did you change the plug that goes into the diff? Did that part come with the kit? If not do you have part numbers? thanks
     
  11. Mar 21, 2019 at 10:02 PM
    #3821
    MattMo

    MattMo Live every day!!

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2018
    Member:
    #7446
    Messages:
    232
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Nor Cal
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD ORP KDSS Magnetic Gray
    TRD Cold Air intake system Pro-Comp Vertigo with BFG LT285/70R17 KO2 ICON 0-3.5" Suspension System - Stage 2 (Tubular) ICON Rear shock shin guards ICON Adjustable track bar ICON tubular uniball upper control arm cover caps RSG METALWORKS Angled sliders with a kick RSG METALWORKS KDSS Skid plate Metal Tech Rear Bump Stop Drops RAD RUBBER DESIGN Nitrile Rubber Engine SPLASH GUARDS Body Armor BackBone Hitch Skid AVS Hood and Window vents Front windows and Moon Roof Tinted Pedal Commander Wet Okole seat covers LED lights in and out RAGO Modular Storage Panel System Driver and Passenger RAGO Low Profile ditch light brackets with Baja Designs Squadron Sport Driving/ Combo LED Lights RAGO Ditch Bracket Antenna Extension for the Go Pro RAGO Antenna Mount - Stainless Steel Secondary Air Pump replaced the foam to a Uni Filter UP-107 1” clamp-on breather. Fog Lights changed to Xenon Depot Xtreme LED Pro H16 Yellow Bulbs Lamin-X protective film in Yellow C4 Fabrication Rear Diff Skid Plate Lamin-X door cup clear scratch protectors Diode Dynamics Tail as Turn Kit (Tail as Turn™ Module +Backup Module) with XP80 LED Cool White for old turn signals GOBI ladder Overland Equipped Bolt-On Steps RotopaX Ladder Mount Brackets for RotopaX Fuel cans SDHQ ABS Speed Sensor Guards Smittybilt Element Ramps ArcLight LEDs Icarus Hatch Lights eXtreme ARTEC INDUSTRIES Toyota 5G Venture Roof Cross Bars Silver Wing Clam Shell Rooftop Tent Anytime Backup and Front Camera Full Kit (Camera and Switch) ARB Differential Breather Kit Diaz Fabrication Devil Horns clear anodize Pro-Comp LED Rock Lights ARTEC INDUSTRIES 5G Venture bumper with Smittybuilt winch On order: On the list: Borla Cat Back Exhaust or Gibson® - Black Elite™ Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System with Dual Side Exit
    Yes the kit comes with 4 push in fittings that are referred to as Shark Bite Fittings, you will have two extra this way you can extend your e-locker breather to the same Manifold you installed for the Diff (ARB sells extra tubing Part #170113 ARB Xtras For Axle Breather Kit) You could go to any auto parts store and buy the extra tubing for cheaper since you already have the 2 extra shark bites.
    The ARB Breather Install Kit (Part #170112) comes complete:
    Anodized Aluminium Manifold
    4 x BSP ports for breather lines
    1 x NPT ports for air filter
    Air filter assembly
    4 x push-in fittings
    3 x BSP plugs for plugging unused ports
    8m x 8mm polyethylene tubing
    2 x self-tapping screws
    25 x cable ties
     
    4Runner fun, WallyT4R and DrewMan like this.
  12. Mar 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    #3822
    CCt4r

    CCt4r New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2017
    Member:
    #4798
    Messages:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD off-road Premium KDSS
    Icon 2.5 RR w/CDCV Icon 2.5RR rears w/CDCV Icon billet UCA W/delta joints Icon 3" overland rear coil springs
    Just ordered from then a few weeks ago. Took about a week or so to get them too.
    CC10F50C-470D-4438-924D-396E3F7EB3C3.jpg
     
    wmdtech, doublewide, MattMo and 5 others like this.
  13. Mar 22, 2019 at 12:43 AM
    #3823
    WallyT4R

    WallyT4R New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2018
    Member:
    #6644
    Messages:
    1,883
    Excellent! Thanks Matt!
     
  14. Mar 22, 2019 at 12:49 AM
    #3824
    MattMo

    MattMo Live every day!!

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2018
    Member:
    #7446
    Messages:
    232
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Nor Cal
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD ORP KDSS Magnetic Gray
    TRD Cold Air intake system Pro-Comp Vertigo with BFG LT285/70R17 KO2 ICON 0-3.5" Suspension System - Stage 2 (Tubular) ICON Rear shock shin guards ICON Adjustable track bar ICON tubular uniball upper control arm cover caps RSG METALWORKS Angled sliders with a kick RSG METALWORKS KDSS Skid plate Metal Tech Rear Bump Stop Drops RAD RUBBER DESIGN Nitrile Rubber Engine SPLASH GUARDS Body Armor BackBone Hitch Skid AVS Hood and Window vents Front windows and Moon Roof Tinted Pedal Commander Wet Okole seat covers LED lights in and out RAGO Modular Storage Panel System Driver and Passenger RAGO Low Profile ditch light brackets with Baja Designs Squadron Sport Driving/ Combo LED Lights RAGO Ditch Bracket Antenna Extension for the Go Pro RAGO Antenna Mount - Stainless Steel Secondary Air Pump replaced the foam to a Uni Filter UP-107 1” clamp-on breather. Fog Lights changed to Xenon Depot Xtreme LED Pro H16 Yellow Bulbs Lamin-X protective film in Yellow C4 Fabrication Rear Diff Skid Plate Lamin-X door cup clear scratch protectors Diode Dynamics Tail as Turn Kit (Tail as Turn™ Module +Backup Module) with XP80 LED Cool White for old turn signals GOBI ladder Overland Equipped Bolt-On Steps RotopaX Ladder Mount Brackets for RotopaX Fuel cans SDHQ ABS Speed Sensor Guards Smittybilt Element Ramps ArcLight LEDs Icarus Hatch Lights eXtreme ARTEC INDUSTRIES Toyota 5G Venture Roof Cross Bars Silver Wing Clam Shell Rooftop Tent Anytime Backup and Front Camera Full Kit (Camera and Switch) ARB Differential Breather Kit Diaz Fabrication Devil Horns clear anodize Pro-Comp LED Rock Lights ARTEC INDUSTRIES 5G Venture bumper with Smittybuilt winch On order: On the list: Borla Cat Back Exhaust or Gibson® - Black Elite™ Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System with Dual Side Exit
    That's awesome! They were moving into a new location when I ordered mine so took 5 weeks but worth the wait!
     
    Diezel and CCt4r like this.
  15. Mar 22, 2019 at 12:59 AM
    #3825
    2016 4Runner SR5

    2016 4Runner SR5 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Member:
    #3447
    Messages:
    589
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    2016 4Runner SR5, tech package, MGM
    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    Tacoma will likely never get the V8 but the 4R used to have a V8 option. If the 5th gen had a V8 it would be perfect. A little more power is all it's lacking IMO
     
  16. Mar 22, 2019 at 11:57 AM
    #3826
    jack bauer1

    jack bauer1 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Member:
    #7014
    Messages:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    Hey, did you ever get your Mickey Thompson tires installed?
     
  17. Mar 22, 2019 at 1:33 PM
    #3827
    Diezel

    Diezel New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2019
    Member:
    #8883
    Messages:
    39
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Off Road
    Not a good day for me....kid backed up into my 1 month old truck! I need a drink. Should have ordered a new bumper yesterday instead of sliders..:(7734FA95-E9C2-4BCA-9E85-7EB4E6814DED.jpg
     
    HoBoDanny likes this.
  18. Mar 22, 2019 at 1:47 PM
    #3828
    2016 4Runner SR5

    2016 4Runner SR5 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Member:
    #3447
    Messages:
    589
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    2016 4Runner SR5, tech package, MGM
    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    Well after waiting 3.5 weeks after ordering them from 4Wheel Parts, I canceled the order. This is my 2nd time dealing with them and my 2nd canceled order due to their incompetence. Safe to say I will never order from them again and I highly advise others to stay away from them. I will be reordering them from Discount Tire tonight and should have them installed by next weekend.

    EDIT Discount Tire had them in stock and they are due to deliver by Friday. Pictures will follow after install.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
  19. Mar 22, 2019 at 1:55 PM
    #3829
    P226Navy

    P226Navy 2016 T4R

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2018
    Member:
    #5642
    Messages:
    321
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Vee
    South San Francisco
    Vehicle:
    2016 Toyota 4Runner
    Oh no! I hope you’re ok man. Bumper can be easily replaced.
     
    scottalot, Snickel Fritz and WallyT4R like this.
  20. Mar 22, 2019 at 2:02 PM
    #3830
    2016 4Runner SR5

    2016 4Runner SR5 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Member:
    #3447
    Messages:
    589
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    2016 4Runner SR5, tech package, MGM
    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    Ugh sorry to hear this. Thankfully it's an easily replaced panel and no actual body work will be required. Insurance $ will likely cover an off road bumper though so there is a silver lining!
     
  21. Mar 22, 2019 at 4:02 PM
    #3831
    cmaccullen

    cmaccullen New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2019
    Member:
    #9068
    Messages:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Vehicle:
    2015 Black 4Runner SR5
    Did the trd grill and American flag stickers today

    D594A1A6-9A64-4013-A743-91A5661A0B78.jpg
    F183A929-8440-4CDF-93E6-E54D10A9C9EC.jpg
     
  22. Mar 22, 2019 at 4:14 PM
    #3832
    2016Pro

    2016Pro Why all of the Pro hate?

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2018
    Member:
    #7739
    Messages:
    631
    Grill looks good now get ya some Pro wheels, there are some for sale on here
     
    scottalot likes this.
  23. Mar 22, 2019 at 4:24 PM
    #3833
    Toyster

    Toyster New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    Member:
    #8483
    Messages:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    Ouch, might be a sign that it’s time for a new bull bar?
     
  24. Mar 22, 2019 at 4:29 PM
    #3834
    cmaccullen

    cmaccullen New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2019
    Member:
    #9068
    Messages:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Vehicle:
    2015 Black 4Runner SR5

    Soon....lol
     
    2016Pro likes this.
  25. Mar 22, 2019 at 9:26 PM
    #3835
    MattMo

    MattMo Live every day!!

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2018
    Member:
    #7446
    Messages:
    232
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Nor Cal
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD ORP KDSS Magnetic Gray
    TRD Cold Air intake system Pro-Comp Vertigo with BFG LT285/70R17 KO2 ICON 0-3.5" Suspension System - Stage 2 (Tubular) ICON Rear shock shin guards ICON Adjustable track bar ICON tubular uniball upper control arm cover caps RSG METALWORKS Angled sliders with a kick RSG METALWORKS KDSS Skid plate Metal Tech Rear Bump Stop Drops RAD RUBBER DESIGN Nitrile Rubber Engine SPLASH GUARDS Body Armor BackBone Hitch Skid AVS Hood and Window vents Front windows and Moon Roof Tinted Pedal Commander Wet Okole seat covers LED lights in and out RAGO Modular Storage Panel System Driver and Passenger RAGO Low Profile ditch light brackets with Baja Designs Squadron Sport Driving/ Combo LED Lights RAGO Ditch Bracket Antenna Extension for the Go Pro RAGO Antenna Mount - Stainless Steel Secondary Air Pump replaced the foam to a Uni Filter UP-107 1” clamp-on breather. Fog Lights changed to Xenon Depot Xtreme LED Pro H16 Yellow Bulbs Lamin-X protective film in Yellow C4 Fabrication Rear Diff Skid Plate Lamin-X door cup clear scratch protectors Diode Dynamics Tail as Turn Kit (Tail as Turn™ Module +Backup Module) with XP80 LED Cool White for old turn signals GOBI ladder Overland Equipped Bolt-On Steps RotopaX Ladder Mount Brackets for RotopaX Fuel cans SDHQ ABS Speed Sensor Guards Smittybilt Element Ramps ArcLight LEDs Icarus Hatch Lights eXtreme ARTEC INDUSTRIES Toyota 5G Venture Roof Cross Bars Silver Wing Clam Shell Rooftop Tent Anytime Backup and Front Camera Full Kit (Camera and Switch) ARB Differential Breather Kit Diaz Fabrication Devil Horns clear anodize Pro-Comp LED Rock Lights ARTEC INDUSTRIES 5G Venture bumper with Smittybuilt winch On order: On the list: Borla Cat Back Exhaust or Gibson® - Black Elite™ Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust System with Dual Side Exit
    OUCH!
    Hope no one was hurt, parts can be replaced.
     
    WallyT4R likes this.
  26. Mar 22, 2019 at 10:47 PM
    #3836
    Braves95

    Braves95 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2019
    Member:
    #8519
    Messages:
    324
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Vehicle:
    2019 Nightshade Special Edition MGM
    None Yet!!
    Looks like the hood took damage. I'll trade ya hoods?? Hehe
    20190202_161111.jpg
     
    scottalot and Watt maker like this.
  27. Mar 23, 2019 at 5:51 PM
    #3837
    aroyalsfan

    aroyalsfan New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2019
    Member:
    #8789
    Messages:
    489
    Gender:
    Male
    Kansas City
    Vehicle:
    2018 4Runner SR5 Premium - Midnight Black Metallic(218) - 4WD
    Westin Pro Traxx 5 Hood and side window deflectors Black exhaust tip Tinted front windows To do list: New Badging - Painted and ready to put on just waiting on rims Billet grill overlay - have just waiting on rims to install Black rims - back ordered led swap Speaker upgrades 12 Volt Solutions plug and play remote start Maybe list: TRD Pro Hood swap bull bar - maybe just for looks rear backup sensors
    Here's what I got done this week with this center cap project.

    Sanded back down and put some spot and glazing putty on
    20190318_194017.jpg

    re-primed and painted
    20190319_203537.jpg 20190320_190901.jpg
    clear coat
    20190323_192753.jpg
    I put three light coats of clear on and one heavier coat. Will wet sand with 2000 grit Sunday and Monday I may throw down one final heavy coat of clear and wet sand one more time on Tuesday. Then I'll let them cure for about a week or so inside before I get my wheels put on. Here's sort of a quick peek of how the whole center cap now looks.
    20190323_180629.jpg
     
  28. Mar 23, 2019 at 6:02 PM
    #3838
    aroyalsfan

    aroyalsfan New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2019
    Member:
    #8789
    Messages:
    489
    Gender:
    Male
    Kansas City
    Vehicle:
    2018 4Runner SR5 Premium - Midnight Black Metallic(218) - 4WD
    Westin Pro Traxx 5 Hood and side window deflectors Black exhaust tip Tinted front windows To do list: New Badging - Painted and ready to put on just waiting on rims Billet grill overlay - have just waiting on rims to install Black rims - back ordered led swap Speaker upgrades 12 Volt Solutions plug and play remote start Maybe list: TRD Pro Hood swap bull bar - maybe just for looks rear backup sensors
    Also started the badging overlay project since they were waiting for me when I got home from work on Friday. Can anyone guess what color I chose to paint them? :headbang:

    Still need to wet sand them and then clear and wet sand again but I could help but get a quick peek of what they will look like on the rig.
    20190322_200355.jpg 20190322_200406.jpg 20190322_200630.jpg 20190322_215133.jpg 20190323_150748.jpg 20190323_150818.jpg 20190323_171636.jpg 20190323_171719.jpg 20190323_174739.jpg 20190323_174840.jpg 20190323_182453.jpg 20190323_183440.jpg 20190323_183517.jpg

    I think I am going to sit on my ass the rest of the night.

    Quick rundown:

    Scuff sanded with 200 grit
    Cleaned with rubbing alcohol on a paper towel and q-tip.
    Two coats of Rustoleum adhesion promoter that works with plastic - quick light coat then heavy coat about 8 minutes later or so.
    Within 10 minutes I started three coats of Rustoleum 2X primer sealer that works with plastic. (First quick, second 8 minutes later heavier, third about 30 minutes later after I knocked down some imperfections with 1000 grit wet sand paper).
    Waited 30 minutes then did one quick light coat of base coat.
    Came back about 10 minutes later and put down a heavier wet coat as the paint is thin and it was the only way to get good flow.
    Waited about 15 minutes and threw down a third heavier coat.
    Waited about 45 minutes before I handled them.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
  29. Mar 23, 2019 at 6:14 PM
    #3839
    Firefly21

    Firefly21 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2018
    Member:
    #7073
    Messages:
    146
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Duane Frazier
    Vehicle:
    18 off road premium trd
    Lots of work to cover trd? Why did you wish it gone?
    Whats the significance of the baby blue?
     
    HoBoDanny likes this.
  30. Mar 23, 2019 at 6:36 PM
    #3840
    aroyalsfan

    aroyalsfan New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2019
    Member:
    #8789
    Messages:
    489
    Gender:
    Male
    Kansas City
    Vehicle:
    2018 4Runner SR5 Premium - Midnight Black Metallic(218) - 4WD
    Westin Pro Traxx 5 Hood and side window deflectors Black exhaust tip Tinted front windows To do list: New Badging - Painted and ready to put on just waiting on rims Billet grill overlay - have just waiting on rims to install Black rims - back ordered led swap Speaker upgrades 12 Volt Solutions plug and play remote start Maybe list: TRD Pro Hood swap bull bar - maybe just for looks rear backup sensors
    Well as silly as it may sound...I have an SR5 and I don't want any TRD badging on my rig. The rims I bought are 17" aftermarket reproductions of 16" TRD Tacoma Pro Styles. They told me they were coming with blank center caps, but that wasn't the case and they don't even make a blank center cap for these. So I decided to make my own and try to learn a new skill on the fly. Time will only tell how well I did.

    As far as the blue....someone will guess what it is.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top