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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. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:38 AM
    moto932

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    So a non touchless car wash broke or bent the sat antenna?
     
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  2. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:45 AM
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    That is the only thing it could've been. Our garage door is a taller door than most homes. It opens completely before we back out. I went through a mechanical car wash that you stay in your vehicle throughout the process. It is so loud in there that if a slight popping sound happens, heck, I may not hear it at all. My dealership said most of the time it occurs from garage doors, but does happen with car washes. It didn't break the antenna off the roof. It dislodged the cover, breaking the hold-down tabs towards the rear of the shark fin plate that holds down the cover. I only noticed it a couple of days later. I polish and keep these two vehicles pretty clean, so i notice if something is "off" on their body lines. i sure noticed the shark fin out of place!
     
  3. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:17 AM
    newlife

    newlife Not all who wander are ...... squirrel

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    Frickin money pit
    Would it be cheaper / easier to do the shark fin delete with the flat cover ?
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:20 AM
    JHawk

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    Would I still have good SiriusXM reception? Man, i don't know how I could deal without satellite radio. We got the lifetime subscription way back in 2007, on my then-new '07 Mustang GT. The subscription transferred to my 4Runner. I do NOT miss commercials and superfluous garbage between songs, etc.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:04 AM
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    You lucked out. My lifetime xm, soon as it merged with sirus it was no longer transferable
     
  6. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:38 AM
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    Next up is to finish the trim and inserts around the bottom to enclose it and make it look cleaner.

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  7. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:43 AM
    Charlievee

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    Toying with the idea of pulling the rear seats. Kind of usless and take up to much space.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:44 AM
    OpBalance

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    I decided to keep one for the occasional friend when we go on trips, but I agree, I almost never use them!
     
  9. Jan 12, 2021 at 2:40 PM
    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    yes, it will rub
    I replaced the bulbs in the puddle lights with Auxitos 194. They are definitely a nicer color than stock, brighter, but not as bright as I expected.
    The videos on the net tell you to pull the inner corner of the colored housing (make sure it doesnt fly) or pull the mirror out; well, I did neither.
    I used a plastic trim tool to slowly pry the tabs starting in the exterior corner, it was super easy, no tension, no bad noises, no broken tabs; I was surprised how easy it actually was. Remove the 2 screws and voila, access to the bulb. About 5 min for the first mirror, about 3-4 for the second.

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  10. Jan 12, 2021 at 2:54 PM
    Charlievee

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    Recently did the Meso lights with the on/off switch and the CCP sequential indicators. I think these little station wagons are just a big snap together kit, but the led's should come in handy if I ever need to change a tire during dark time.
     
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  11. Jan 12, 2021 at 3:12 PM
    E Man

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    Could you possibly post a couple more pics of the hood visor , like from the side etc.? Also which one did you get, it looks like they have a few variations and I think I like the one you have.

    E Man
     
  12. Jan 12, 2021 at 3:27 PM
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  13. Jan 12, 2021 at 3:47 PM
    E Man

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    sweet! much appreciated!
     
  14. Jan 12, 2021 at 3:58 PM
    E Man

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    Not actually today, but this year I added a drivers side rear Molle panel from Cali-Raised, Diode Dynamics SS3 pros in amber and also bought a bunch recovery gear and a tarp and poles etc, to use as an awning. Oh, I ordered a SSO hybrid bumper last night too. Suspension may be next or the SSO roof rack.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:09 PM
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    That's cute...
     
  16. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:12 PM
    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    yes, it will rub
    its coming here too in a few days...polar vortex coming down, the lakes are 3% ice covered, which means lots of moisture and cold, yaaay
     
  17. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:21 PM
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    Send some of that west! Dry as a bone this season.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:24 PM
    canadian.bacon

    canadian.bacon H9 halogen is the best led bulb

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    yes, it will rub
    you can have it all, by all means :) I already shoveled my back off in the past 3 weeks
     
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  19. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:37 PM
    E Man

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    That first pic makes it look like a sprinter!
     
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  20. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:39 PM
    celaw309

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    Hahaha I was thinking the same thing!
     
  21. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:54 PM
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    I am interested to hear your long term review on this. They are on my short list. What size did you go with?
     
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  22. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:51 PM
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    One would expect it to be a bit more robust than that. Hope none of them catch a branch out on a trail. It’s ironic you posted about this since I just removed the roof basket off our venture and messed with the shark fin while I was up there and actually thought to myself “that feels cheap.” I might move the rear cross bar to a few inches in front to deflect the spinning cloth of death for when my wife takes it through the car wash?
     
  23. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:58 PM
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    ARB Awning DRIFTA Drawer System APS Side Steps ICS FAB. Mount LFD Crossbar
    You have two options and 3m adhisive pad comes with this package.
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  24. Jan 12, 2021 at 9:24 PM
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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.
    Where in NY do you live? Must be way north 'cause here on Long Island we have nothing at all thank goodness! I really hate snow and the cold but can't seem to get the anchor (wife) to move south. I might have to go it alone. If I never see another snow flake again I'll be a happy man.
     
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  25. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:12 PM
    GrantA

    GrantA Enjoying God’s creation

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    GOBI roof rack and ladder Westcott Design Rock sliders M.O.R.E. Underbody Skid plates ARB air compressor Ironman4x4 2.0 meter awning and enclosure LED interior lighting
    I went with the 2.0 meter awning and I bought the enclosure as well. Honestly it feels pretty solid but time will tell
     
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  26. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:14 PM
    GrantA

    GrantA Enjoying God’s creation

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    GOBI roof rack and ladder Westcott Design Rock sliders M.O.R.E. Underbody Skid plates ARB air compressor Ironman4x4 2.0 meter awning and enclosure LED interior lighting
    Upgraded the interior lights to LED. Only $25 on Amazon and I am quite impressed. Seems like a shortcut on Toyota side but it took about 30 minutes (darn map lights) to get going. Sorry the pictures might not do it justice.
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  27. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:26 PM
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    Thanks for this. I’m about to wire my light bar and I read on another post that the pink wire was the hot one. I have a 2020 too, so this is a big help. Did you just t-tap white wire?
     
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  28. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:45 PM
    DrewMan

    DrewMan 2016 4RTP

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    Could you not just make a claim on your insurance or better yet go visit the car wash where it happened because they may help you pay to get it fixed. … Never hurts to ask.
     
  29. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:49 PM
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    Snickel Fritz This member likes turtles.

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    FN Konig Six Shooters+Cooper AT3 4S 255/75/17 Artec Full Aluminum Skidplates Kenwood DNX996XR RAV4 heated blind spot mirrors OEM Blackout Edition LED fogs Buncha sheepskin stuff Not installed... yet: Artec Sliders Hefty Fab Hybrid front bumper Thinkware U1000 DC (benched) Renogy DCC50S (benched)
    20201014_162238.jpg A little bit ghetto, but no flexing, creeping on the edges or leaking at all so far. I will eventually be replacing it with a homemade low profile cable junction box, another one of those back burner mods I have in storage...

    Edit;
    If you want to keep the sat radio, you could easily fab a new housing out of an aluminum "stomp box", available on Amazon for less than $20. I have a $6 one that will fit two cable gland fittings and sit less than 1" high from the roof when mounted with SBR and butyl tape gasketing. For you, a slightly wider and longer one would allow you to keep your XM guts (very short, easy to fit) and possibly sneak in (or out?) an additional cable, while making for a better seal and being lower profile. The sharkfin is like, 3" tall and the factory seal sucks. My gasket had dusty water stains about 1/4" away from the roof hole when I just happened to look out of curiosity, checking for potential maintenance needs. Finding more imminent leaks on the stock rails is the main reason why I've left mine in DIY-delete mode since Summer... and why I need to make my damn rack lol.
    Anyway, hope that helps.
     
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  30. Jan 12, 2021 at 11:13 PM
    LA260

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    i just spliced the wires.
    I dont remember seeing a pink wire. White becomes hot when the parking lights are turned on. Otherwise its 0V
     
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