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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. May 22, 2020 at 1:59 PM
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    Jenny2855

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    My husband and I are wanting to start camping this summer and have been working on adding a camper top, it's gonna take a lot of work but we are looking at some of the camper tops here https://driverskill.com/best-truck-topper-for-camping/ . Do you guys have any opinions?
     
  2. May 22, 2020 at 2:13 PM
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    Tinted windows. USR tail lights.
    Care to post a pic? Curious how these look installed.
     
  3. May 22, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    Nice mounting point. You think there would be any heat issues though?
     
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  4. May 22, 2020 at 2:44 PM
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    I did more work today than all y'allIMG_9901.jpg ...Blank metal license plate frames :D
     
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  5. May 22, 2020 at 2:45 PM
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    I don't think so, it's mounted to a Slee made compressor mount made for that area. I also had it installed in a similar spot in my Tacoma for a number of years, and had no problems there either.
     
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  6. May 22, 2020 at 3:26 PM
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    Here you go. Still end up with the bit of chrome, but it kind of matches the vents.

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  7. May 22, 2020 at 5:52 PM
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    Real don't like spending money but really wanted these rims. Toyota has 10% off everything and free shipping.

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  8. May 22, 2020 at 6:09 PM
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    New shocks aren't arriving until Tuesday... but getting a jump start with tacking on mounts for the remote res's.

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  9. May 22, 2020 at 6:23 PM
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    Jynarik

    Jynarik I like fat booty

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    not a bad deal. It’s interesting seeing a full set with tires hit the used market. I consistently see $500-$1500
     
  10. May 22, 2020 at 6:36 PM
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    I've been looking around for a used set, didn't see any so figured to get these on sale. If I was thinking straight I should have ripped them off the pro when the ex took it. I coulda painted a regular set and she wouldnt have noticed!
     
  11. May 22, 2020 at 8:59 PM
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    Just added PRO wheels

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  12. May 23, 2020 at 7:19 PM
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    30,000 mile oil change today and my first time tackling a 5th gen oil change (had the dealer do the first two).

    My wife's Outback takes about 20 minutes start to finish. The 4Runner took me a couple of hours with the skid plate removal and the cartridge filter. I'm sure it'll go much faster next time now that I know exactly what to do.

    Oil looked incredibly clean on the way out, which was awesome!

    Added a Fumoto Valve.

    I'll confirm that the plastic oil filter housing is crap. I'll switch it out to a metal one on the next change.

    I also broke the stupid push to connect thingy on the plastic piece in front of the skid plate, but I always break those things. I hate them. Why not just put a bolt there?
     
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  13. May 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    Good for you! Taking the time to do it yourself is very rewarding. And the dealership always puts too much oil in it:frustrated:!!!
     
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  14. May 23, 2020 at 9:12 PM
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    MyWyfsRnnr

    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    This is the eBay fuse box cover. It is decent, 3d printed, the label is just a printed picture is seems like. Just has to cover fuses, the Meso one does look nicer but this one will work just fine for sure.IMG_20200523_210742.jpg
     
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  15. May 24, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    Have 18,500 on mine now. Had Dealer do 1st one I'm gonna do them myself. Going to order tool & metal bowl before I get to 20k. Tacoma was easy, 2012 FJ was like this one W/Skid plate & remote Plastic oil filter bowl:mad::annoyed:.
     
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  16. May 24, 2020 at 1:39 PM
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    travieb1

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    Just received my SSO Lo-Pro bumper... Now I have to get it powder coated. 20” Black Oak LED bar on it’s way!! So stoked!!E2F3602D-C79E-45B2-9340-C2E71BC90022.jpg
     
  17. May 24, 2020 at 2:15 PM
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    The cartridge filter removal tool is essential and the metal filter housing will be a beneficial upgrade.

    I would also suggest some ant-seize for your skid plate/plastic cover bolts and make sure you follow torque recommendations on everything. It's pretty easy to over-tighten a few things.

    Other than that, pretty standard. Just don't expect to get it done in 20 minutes.
     
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  18. May 24, 2020 at 2:45 PM
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    If you get an RCI skid plate, you don't have to drop the skid since it has a trap door. That's the sole reason I put one on my wife's 4R and my tacoma.
     
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  19. May 24, 2020 at 5:17 PM
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    Got a Thule T2 Classic from REI and took the wife and kid on a 5 mile flat trail ride! It was awesome!

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  20. May 24, 2020 at 5:18 PM
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    Added a Hike It throttle controller. I had one on my Jeep and loved it. Paired with this engine I like it even more on the 4R. Never used Pedal Commander or Sprint Booster. What I liked about the Hike It is the price. $199 without any sale. I got in on a great sale, but it took 4 weeks to get here. At one point, I thought I ordered from Gobi racks, but it was worth the wait at the price i paid.

    I kinda ghetto rigged it, but it looks decent and functions well. At some point I might clean it up a little, but’s fine as it is for now. Im running it on Auto mode. The higher performance modes are pretty responsive. I also like being able to hit one button and it switches to "over take" mode and leaps to life like when passing on the highway.

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  21. May 24, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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    Never give up! I'll take a look tomorrow and send a note.
     
  22. May 24, 2020 at 5:33 PM
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    Starr Life Off the Road, off the Grid

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  23. May 24, 2020 at 5:37 PM
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    Wow, I've cleaned my engine compartment, but mine hasn't been that clean since before its 1st off road trip. I carry two air filters, one engine, one cabin. I spend a lot of time in the dirt, need to exercise the gears.
     
  24. May 24, 2020 at 6:17 PM
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    Also good for us elderly with arthritis that don't know when to say when.
     
  25. May 24, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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    Trans fluid dump and fill. Need to do a couple more and should be good for another 45K miles.

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    Still have less than 5k on my runner, so I haven't changed the oil yet, but can you explain what "cartridge filter removal tool" and "metal filter housing" you're referring to? Is this just a standard adjustable oil filter removal tool or something special? And what's the deal with the plastic filter bowl??

    I have a feeling you're about to save me some future time and frustration, so thank you!!
     
  27. May 24, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    Charlievee

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    Just fluid or is there a trans filter to change?
     
  28. May 24, 2020 at 7:42 PM
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    This article explains it really well. Actually, this entire site is full of great info.

    https://trail4runner.com/2019/04/17/genuine-oem-toyota-metal-oil-filter-with-motivx-tools-wrench/
     
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  29. May 24, 2020 at 7:47 PM
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    Sold off some runner stuff local today, dude has a gray runner off road that looks like my old pro. Now I gotta transform my orp!:spending:
     
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  30. May 24, 2020 at 8:04 PM
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    No days they just put screens in there as a "strainer." I might do that at 90K, but for now just doing three drain and fills which should get me close to ~80% or more fresh fluid in there.
     
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