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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. Mar 12, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    4x Taco Owner

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    Derped some chrome on the limited.
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  2. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:11 AM
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    got my 60k maintenance done at the dealer yesterday. of course now my steering wheel has a tiny shake at about 60 mph and its pulling to the right a bit. would this be because i got new tires installed and aligned in november and they just got rotated yesterday? im debating whether to say something or if it will sort of even out shortly.
    they also didnt have the airbag recall part so i have to go back anyway...
     
  3. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    HoBoDanny

    HoBoDanny Dude...

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    Say something or it may get worse.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    Sounds like one of your tires is out of balance. Was probably in the rear before and moved to the front when they were rotated.
     
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  5. Mar 12, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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    Press the pretty buttons in my signature for modifications or to see my terrible Instagram page!
    Big improvement, imo!
     
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  6. Mar 12, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    that was my guess too. i emailed my service rep, waiting for a response. thanks!
     
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  7. Mar 12, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    Rusty Blues

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    Brand New 2019 Limited
    My 2019 Limited

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  8. Mar 12, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    WallyT4R

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    Just starting on this mod inspired by @victoryrunner since I'm still waiting on parts, but I am now at the point of no return since the hole is cut...here goes nothing
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    Gonna mount the fuse block here...
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    An here is what is going in there. It took longer to pull the stock 12 volt plug out of the factory spot than anything else today. Had to melt the thing out of there
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    Waiting on a 12volt plug then have to run the wires to the fuse block.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    Hwnrunner

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    TRD Pro Struts/ Coils, Toytec 1" spacer, TRD Pro Sema Wheels, TRD Pro Lower Valances, Ceramic Tint
    looks good, are you going to dip the lower valence to black? I'm on the fence for mine.
     
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  10. Mar 12, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    All season mats, door edge guards, mud flaps, undercoat and weather tec bug shield.
    Nice looking vehicle!
     
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  11. Mar 12, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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    kbp810

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    Same here, still on the fence on if I want to paint it or not. I think it looks good as is, but then I see a picture of a Pro, and it makes me re-think it again, lol.
     
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  12. Mar 12, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    Toyster

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    Thats one of the nicest limited's Ive seen! Question. Is it possible to swap front ends and bumpers with a non limited. Just wondering if everything would line up?
     
  13. Mar 12, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    Falken Wildpeak A/T3 285/70R17 | Mamba Offroad Wheels M23 | 3" BDS Suspension | Victory 4x4 Blitz Front Winch Bumper | Victory 4x4 Strike Sliders
    Looking good!
     
  14. Mar 12, 2019 at 6:11 PM
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    4runningMan

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    Yep, this is a good place to start.
     
  15. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    Razorback4Runner

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    Very first mod! Got the grill and lights in from madhornets.com. $200 for all of it and took about 30 mins to install. Very pleased with the product.

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  16. Mar 13, 2019 at 2:17 PM
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    How bad are the gaps along the side? I have a white 4R and don't want to give this product serious thought if the gaps are bad. Looks good on yours!
     
  17. Mar 13, 2019 at 3:43 PM
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    On the one I just installed, it's about 1/4" on each side; but that was from areyourshop (China). I'm not happy with the quality of my center cover at all, and think I'm going to replace it with the one from TSO, or maybe Mad Hornets (pending on @Razorback4Runner 's feedback)... or maybe bite the bullet and just buy the OEM one. In either case, if do replace it, I think I'm going to add a small strip of black vinyl on the ends to make the gap far less obvious.
     
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  18. Mar 13, 2019 at 3:51 PM
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    kbp810

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    Baja Design Sport Amber fogs installed. I aimed them low, but still plan to use them sparingly and only when truly needed on-road. I'm pretty sure any oncoming traffic will appreciate that, lol. They're even bright in the daytime (will see far more use off-road).

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  19. Mar 13, 2019 at 3:52 PM
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    P226Navy

    P226Navy 2016 T4R

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    From 255/75R17 BFG KM

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    TO 285/70R17 BFG KO2. Just minor rubbing on front fender and mud guard. I’ll figure how to do it.

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  20. Mar 13, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    How did you aim them? I have white ones and only run them while now traffic is around.
     
  21. Mar 13, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    Charlievee

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    Are the plug and play using factory switches?
     
  22. Mar 13, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    It's a bit of a PITA, and there is only so far you can go... you have to slightly loosen the allen bolts on the brackets; angle them more downward, then maintain that angle as you tighten the bolts back down to retain the position. I'll likely not be running these while traffic is around either... especially since I'm going to be lifting my front this weekend, which will just make matters even worse, lol.
     
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  23. Mar 13, 2019 at 6:50 PM
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    Yep; you attach an adapter harness in between the new fog and the factory harness (harness is included); and then it works off of the factory fog light switch. Or if you prefer, you could do a custom wiring job and wire them to a new switch (benefit of which is that you could then use them without having to have your headlights on). I just used the factory harness and factory switch though.
     
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  24. Mar 13, 2019 at 7:03 PM
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    Yeah like @kbp810 said about 1/4” maybe a little less. Really impressed with the quality of the ones from madhornets.

    I was pretty skeptical and was thinking I would probably have to send them back because they were going to be cheap. Was completely wrong though they are really solid quality.

    I was actually at the Toyota dealership today getting an oil change and tires rotated and one of the guys working there saw mine and really liked it and wanted the website so he could buy one. I looked at a TRD Pro there at dealership and the gap on the Pro’s was pretty much the same as the one on my SR5 after I installed it.
     
  25. Mar 13, 2019 at 11:59 PM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    Recieved this silly thing in the mail today.
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    It goes on tomorrow. Should deter... nothing. It ain't gonna do squat except be a step.
     
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  26. Mar 14, 2019 at 4:56 AM
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    Thanks for the feed back. Will look more into this particular grille. Thanks again!
     
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  27. Mar 14, 2019 at 4:59 AM
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    wmdtech

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    Thanks for the feedback, will look more into the madhornets. Your rig still looks great with the grille. Whats the main issue with the center portion of the one you picked up? If you mentioned it somewhere else let me know.
     
  28. Mar 14, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    Mainly the letters. The letters were not cut or molded cleanly, so they don't have very clean looking edges; and also they look as if they were rattle can painted (I had to touch them up; though I probably should have sanded them down and re-painted them). One of the O's doesn't sit flush, like it has a slight warp in it; a few of the others letters also didn't sit perfectly flush, but was far less obvious (kind of a have to point it out kind of thing). The "pins" on the back of each letter for lining them up were tiny, I didn't get a good feedback/feel for when they were in the hole... and to make things even worse, the holes were larger than they should have been, which means even with the pin in the hole, there was still a lot of room for user error with the alignment. I ended up using painters tape to create a template for where to line them up at; then I also added a dab of epoxy to each pin for extra adhesion. It's not that it's terrible, it's just that a few issues that I know are there, so it's bugging me. I don't mind imperfections, and I offroad often, so small dings and scratches don't bother me either. But with some things like this, I'd prefer it to at least "look" like it could have came from the factory that way.
     
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  29. Mar 14, 2019 at 6:50 AM
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    wmdtech

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    I agree with you, when I buy something I expect it to be correctly made. I'm still driving my Taco, my wife has the 4Runner so it takes convincing to make any changes. Hoping to trade the Taco, get her a new 4Runner, and I get the ORP that she's driving. Then I still have to convince her that the mods I want to do to in are needed. Never ending cycle...
     
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  30. Mar 14, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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    Today I had installed Bilstein 6112s, Bilstein 5160s, rear spring spacers, differential drop and had BFG KO2 ATs mounted! I already had the TRD wheels and I installed the C4 bolt on rock sliders two weeks ago. I did some minor interior things a while ago too. Think she came out ok!

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