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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. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:52 AM
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    Off Road Premium, IIRC the TRD Pro is the only one that's all leather wrapped.
     
  2. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:53 AM
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    Dang... hope I don’t have to do mine. Have you used any leather conditioner or anything on the interior?
     
  3. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:00 AM
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  5. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:03 AM
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    Didn't use it on steering wheel. I bought my T4R 6 months ago, and it already had 22k on the odo. This is also the cheaper plastic that seems to be an ongoing issue
     
  6. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:05 AM
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    Yeah, I remember seeing a few threads with people having same issue. I’ll check out the product you posted and keep moisturizing my steering wheel in hopes of preserving it ( sounds weird lol).
    Good luck with the repair. If that dealership sucks - hopefully you have other options in the area. And, if need be, a call from Toyota corporate sometimes helps the dealership fix their attitude.
     
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  7. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:45 AM
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    My 2016 wheel looks good as new. I use Meguiars Gold Class Rich Leather spray on the whole interior, plastics included. Hands down my favorite interior product.
     
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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    That's what I use too even though there's no real leather in there lol. It does a great job on plastics though and not shiny so no glare in the windshield. I don't want the wheel to be slippery and I don't drive it every day so I only put a little on the wheel, let it sit for a day or so then wipe off whatever I can. I also use a sun screen to protect the wheel and dash.
     
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  9. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:01 AM
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    I think you're using something different. There are two versions out there. The stuff I use is extremely shiny which is what I love.

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  10. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:13 AM
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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    This is what I use.G17914_GCRichLeatherGel_10x10.png
     
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    It's Meguiar's, you can't go wrong either way. I'm getting ready for my big annual detail. Wash, clay, wash, polish, glaze, seal, wax. Wheels will come off, wheel wells will be detailed, wheels cleaned and waxed. All exterior plastics will be Cerakoted (new product on the market) I bought 2 kits so hopefully more than enough to do all the plastics under the hood also. My research on it shows it to be an amazing product that lasts for years with one treatment. Makes plastics look like they are painted and polished, very deep high gloss shine. We'll see!

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  12. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:34 AM
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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    I just don't have the patience any more for doing such deep detailing lol! I have seen videos of the Cerakote and it seems like a great product. I'm glad you're going to be the guinea pig on this one lol!
    Cool looking Willys there, where'd you get it?
     
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    Lol some guy I know passed it down to his son. Pretty cool guy if you ask me!
     
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  14. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:12 AM
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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    I agree, I think you should detail his 4Runner for him. If he lived closer that is!
     
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  15. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:38 AM
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    Door is always open and the beer is always cold!

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  16. Oct 17, 2020 at 7:48 AM
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    Gotta clean interior from trip today & wash it tomorrow when it gets in to the 60's here. except for 1st fillup (don't have that # on my WaWa card< $40.) I filled up $118.65 + Wawa last Sat. for trip. Very happy W/1681 miles from start to finish & I was NOT watch my speed either!:D:yes:
     
  17. Oct 17, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    Started my detail about 10:30 Hope I finish before dark! Washing portion isn’t even finished yet. Decon is done, clay is done, working on wheels, then 2nd body wash, dry, blow off, dry again, start polishing.

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  18. Oct 17, 2020 at 11:19 AM
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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    At least you have a nice day and beautiful surroundings to work in. Watch out for acorns bopping you on the noggin!
     
  19. Oct 17, 2020 at 12:06 PM
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    LED Anytime Fog Lights,Interior & Backup, Raptor lights,Cornfed frt Spacers, Tinted Frt to match rest windows, CF steering wheel, 4 doors & above glove box panels,
    Got some cash @ bank, topped it off for the week ( Man I love this only 21.5 mi 1 way commute vs 58-63 I did for 19+ yrs) 1st time I ever saw over 389 range since new in Dec.2018! Home Depot then cleaned inside & washed it.

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    Most of them have fallen at this point. I park away from the trees though. They were crazy at one point.
     
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    An update on this. A couple tanks after this, i reached 405, 408 then 410. Last night I filled up, 385 :(. I guess winter blend gas is here.
     
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  22. Oct 17, 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    I noticed same... been monitoring my MPGs closely as I was trying something out. I was averaging 16.7mpg, so last week I made it a point to ease up on acceleration and cruise at no higher than 60mph. My MPG went up to 18.9. And then in the last 3 days temps dropped to 50ies and I am at barely over 17mpg. I would see instant mpg considerably lower on the same stretches of road....
    I think that it’s because our trucks have aerodynamic properties of a brick house. I’ve seen just how big of a change slowing down 5mph was, and temp change just further solidified that theory.
     
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    Run ethanol free if you have it in your area. Picked up 2 mpg vs regular ethanol gas.
     
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  24. Oct 17, 2020 at 2:27 PM
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    I wish
     
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  25. Oct 17, 2020 at 2:56 PM
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    Finally got my sliders on. Probably weird for first exterior mod/upgrade, but the wife has short legs and these will help her get in.....I love em', but what a process getting them from Metal Tech. DSC_1850.jpgDSC_1853.jpg
     
  26. Oct 17, 2020 at 3:09 PM
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    Having lived in SoCal I didn’t really have a need for heated seats, but now living where it gets cold I decided to get them.

    I already had Clazzios seat covers which are the best, so I purchased their heated seat add on for Toyota’s.
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    Took me about 4 hours, but I had to R & R the front seat covers and disassemble the center console.
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    I tapped into the cigarette lighter power for main power, and tapped into the green wire on the A/C controller illumination wire harness to provide dimmer/backlighting. All in all a pretty simple install, other than a couple screws, most of the center console is just clipped in, so a little tug and it all comes apart.
    The switches for the heated seat are the same size as the blanks in the center console, so it looks OEM, pretty much plug and play.
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    Now I’ll have a warm butt and back.
     
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    I didn't drive any different on our trip than I normally do, 70-80 Mph, went through Mountains in Me, & into the White Mountains in NH. for 2+ days.Avg per on board computer went up to 18.4 vs my normal 18.3 all on 87 Oct. fuel.No complaints on fuel mileage then again I own a true SUV not a Prius!:rolleyes::anonymous:
     
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    Wash, clay, wash again, dry, glaze, seal. Wax will be applied tomorrow, ran out of usable daylight. Should look even better once the wax is applied! Ah, and yes, a bird shit in my windshield already!

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    Not to be a buzz-kill or anything, but after being a (safety-first/high-performance) driving instructor for years, why would the top of the steering wheel ever have hands on it that might cause this, or is this not related to having been subject to oils from the hands?
     
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    Sliders are an excellent first mod! Especially if you head Offroad at all; they should be one of the first armor investments. Rocker panels are quite vulnerable.
     
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