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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.

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    I appreciate the response, thank you. I'm still trying to decide whether to use these spacers or Eibach shocks @ .86. I've done spacer lifts on Jeeps in the past, but in those cases, they were a bit simpler to install, with a direct 1:1 lift amount. If you put the Cornfed spacer on top of the top hat, what is the process of removing the top hat? Sorry for all the seemingly ignorant questions...4R suspension is a bit of a mystery to me...I do have an inquiry in to Cornfed as to whether they have a set of installation instructions available so I'd know what to expect.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2019 at 7:07 AM
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    Drove almost 600 miles over four days traveling for various Thanksgivings. Got up to 19.6 mpg on the first leg of the trip which was nice. Really really enjoy the ride of my 4runner!
     
  3. Dec 2, 2019 at 7:08 AM
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    Yes they come with instructions. Its just a remove strut place spacer & re-install with new nuts provided. I have not done mine yet as I am waiting to use my friends lift vs doingg in my garage W/Jack & jack stands. Plus I would prefer extra set of hands. You need to get thier site to see if the ones the OP is selling is for a 2019, I'm sure they will work but for less than $25 I went W/Cornfed.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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    Are you going to put any more details in your build thread?
     
  5. Dec 2, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    2019 TRD Off-Road Premium - Barcelona Red! Slightly mod'd
    RSG sliders, Bilstein lift, Black Rhino Warlords, 285 AT3W's, LFD 3/4 rack
    Put a lot of dirt/grime on the Runner. Made a quick weekend trip to Crested Butte from Denver. 525 miles or so total. I've stopped checking gas mileage, but it was a tank and a quarter-third or so. Went from 6000 feet at the house to 11,300 over Monarch Pass. Snow, rain, ice, negative temps, wind. The 4Runner was great. No problems with AT3W's - great traction. Didn't need 4WD much except on the icy roads from Gunny to CB.
     
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  6. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    I’ll get around to it. I’m sitting in Baymurat, Uzbekistan for the next 9 days and only have coin-slot dial-up internet in the hotel lobby and limited cell signal (on the hotel roof).
     
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  7. Dec 2, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    I export an AW109K there Or I got it ready, shipped & last I heard it was stuck in warehouse in Chicago, guess the importer did pay off whom ever and owner got hosed!! You in USN?
     
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  8. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    There is no removal of the top hat. There are 3 nuts on top of the coil over and 1 bolt on the bottom. Remove the lower bolt, remove the 3 upper nuts, drop the whole thing down, put the spacer on top, bolt it back up. The spacer sandwiches between the top hat and the shock seat pretty much like a coil spacer on anything else but there is no disassembly of the coil over needed. You may have to unbolt the lower ball joint which is 2 bolts and you may have to unbolt the sway bar link which is 1 nut. I've lifted many Jeeps in the past and many 4Runners more recently. 4Runner is easier IMO.
     
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  9. Dec 2, 2019 at 2:43 PM
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    Bilstein 6112s set on 5th notch for 2.4” lift up front, Bilstein B12 36-281817s rear springs with 5160s in rear for 1” lift, KO 275/70/17s. Turned out exactly how I wanted for level, rides very nice. ADCDE17F-B2EA-4402-970F-6E7F3524DB80.jpg5706F783-0545-430A-AA35-8B5BF18FA09A.jpg 0E54AEDB-8E02-4767-85F6-15D9506E8DC3.jpg
     
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    What front bumper do you have? More pics please
     
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  11. Dec 2, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    Sounds like a grand time
     
  12. Dec 2, 2019 at 5:25 PM
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    Sorry for the delayed reply.

    They are 'bolt' on, pretty simple install. The are by Bushwhacker. All the bolting/screws are inside the wheel well
     
  13. Dec 2, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    It’s a Greenlane Off Road aluminum hidden winch bumper. They are a company in British Columbia that specialize in aluminum products. I have their sliders also. Pretty good company, I helped them a little on the prototype for the bumper, they do pretty good discount sales now and again. Think they are doing a 10% off right now. Shipping to US wasn’t a problem and they convert to American dollars, the prices on their site are Canada dollars.
    Factor 55 fairlead and shackle.

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  14. Dec 2, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    Use to be in the USN. I fly a Falcon 900EX now.


    It’s not. Food sucks, an uncomfortable amount of Russian military here, and no cable TV.
     
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  15. Dec 3, 2019 at 6:27 AM
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    900EX very nice. Falcon only AF I know of that are not time life limited, very well built too. 14 CFR 91 or 135
     
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    First world problems
     
  17. Dec 3, 2019 at 7:32 AM
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    More like 3rd world problems. Yet socialism is what this country needs :rolleyes::boink::puke: NOT!!!!!!!!!
    God Bless :oldglory: Oh and Thank you Trident904 for your service!:cheers:
    P.S. Not looking to start a politican debate, just my simple comment:hattip:
     
  18. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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    Both 91 and 135. Wish it was 91 only. Current trip is 91. We don’t charter much as the owner is very selective over who gets to use the plane.

    This place is first world compared places like Sierra Leone. At least I’m not at risk of getting dead for being outside. On a lighter note, drank some vodka last night with a couple of Russian soldiers. Super cool guys and they can definitely handle large amounts of potato liquor.
     
  19. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    Still not bad gig especially W/owner being selective on the 135 part! Could be India!
     
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  20. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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    Looks great. How is the ride compared to stock? I am looking to do almost exactly the same set up with 6112s, 5160s, but I want to keep some rake so looking at a 2" rear spring. Did you do UCAs? I am looking at the SPCs. Do you think you could go up to 285s with the suspension the way it is? I don't want to do a BMC but would like 285s.

    Thanks,
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  21. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    285s fit completely stock if it's a street truck. Trimming is based upon 2 things, period. Wheel selection and intended use. Nothing else matters in this department.
     
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    Fuck that shit hole. Went there last year for a week. I’ll do everything in my power to avoid that place going forward.
     
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    Really, that's good to know. So if I am going with wheels that are pretty close to stock (Method 701s) and my truck is used mainly for camping, fire roads and gun range I shouldn't have an issue?

    Thanks,
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    :yes::cheers::rofl::rofl:
     
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    The ride is much improved, no nose dives on braking, very worth the upgrade. I did not do UCAs, had no issues getting a good alignment. I would say you would not be good with 285s, from what I have read even with a 3” lift some have been doing BMC, I had to heat up the fender liner and pin it to the forward bolt, I have Rokblokz flaps that are smooth so no rubbing there. Guess it would all depend on what off set and back spacing you have on your wheels, but my opinion you would have to do some cutting. Probably a few others on here could chime in that have fit the 285s.
     
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    17x8 with 4.5" back spacing and 0 offset is the magic number for the 5th gen. You will have to remove front mud flaps and do the fender liner mod. Besides that, you "should" be fine. The tire you pick will play a part and the road condition will also of course play a part. Is it simply a dirt road or is it rutted and full of rocks you have to flex over? Keep in mind, bump stops can make a big difference also. You may limit up travel but you still have plenty of down travel. Here's mine 2 weeks after I bought it totally stock with FN Wheels FX pros and 285/70/17 KO2s

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    Thanks for the info and quick replies, it's much appreciated.
     
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    I went from that to this. 1.5" lift front and rear with 295/70/17 Ridge Grapplers. No rubbing, no issues at all. I did however hate these tires and I removed them after about 6000 miles. Worst tire I have ever had in terms of wet performance.

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  29. Dec 3, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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    Looks great! I have the same color and plan on going with a bronze wheel. Most likely Method 701 which is 0 offset, 4.5 backspace or the SCS Rays 10 which is -10 offset with 4.5 backspace.
     
  30. Dec 3, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    Here's where I am at now. 2.5" front, 2" rear, same wheels, 295/70/17 Mickey Thompson ATZ P3 They are decent tires. Not as good in the rain as the Falken Wildpeak AT3W I ran for a little while but not as bad at the Ridge Grapplers. Overall I like them but I do take it a little extra easy in the rain. Not sure how they are in snow since I put them on in March so no experience yet.

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