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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. Dec 5, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    find a local shop that does tinting, don't try it yourself, its absolutely worth it.
     
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  2. Dec 5, 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    I have a handful of local shops but am really wondering if all tint materials are the same or should I shop for one specific type thats superior? Or is it all film these days? Also, a shop called LA Tint has 4 varieties and I know they're going to try and up sell me on the most expensive so would like to be prepared to get the best value.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2017 at 3:15 PM
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    Bought it 1/28/17 ToyTec Ultimate lift, 285/70/17 BFG AT tires, FX Pro wheels
    Stay away from LED headlights. They're brighter however they don't project light even as far as the stock bulbs did. I did the fogs, high, and low beams on my 2016 Tacoma and wasn't impressed. Didn't bother on my 2016 4Runner.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2017 at 3:16 PM
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    What's your recommendation?
     
  5. Dec 5, 2017 at 3:18 PM
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    Bought it 1/28/17 ToyTec Ultimate lift, 285/70/17 BFG AT tires, FX Pro wheels
    As of now I have stock bulbs in my 2016 4Runner and honestly i'm fine with them. I will likely upgrade to Silverstar Ultra bulbs though just because...........why not? I have run them in many vehicles and always liked them. Only complaint is they don't last all that long. HID is a great option also but I don't personally feel the need.
     
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  6. Dec 5, 2017 at 6:06 PM
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    Just some stuff to make mall crawling easier.
    Interesting to hear you say this. Literally switched out my fogs tonight with and LED replacement. However I was going with an yellow bulb replacement for low visability conditions. The design I went with was 360° and from what I could see tonight testing them on the same driveway as when I had the stock bulbs in they are brighter and do project a bit more. However it's the stock fog light housing, so its only going to project as far as Toyota designed it to. Someday I might move to a Baja designs replacement.
     
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  7. Dec 5, 2017 at 6:09 PM
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    Just some stuff to make mall crawling easier.
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  8. Dec 5, 2017 at 7:16 PM
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    The big question I have is - How much light is aimed upward compared the to the stock Fogs? If much is, it will defeat the purpose of the fogs by lighting up the water vapor and decrease visibility. Fogs should be bright, but project nothing above a certain point. I have to drive on mountain roads in thick fog and have learn this lesson well. If you are using for driving lights and are not concerned, then never mind. Just don't blind anyone with them or you could find your self on the wrong side of the law.
     
  9. Dec 5, 2017 at 8:05 PM
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    JBTRD Hunting, Fishing, Lovin' Everyday

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    Thats because you need HID in the low beams, due their design, the fogs i replaced the houseing with Auer 2in1 led/drl. And hi beams with led are not bad.
     
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  10. Dec 5, 2017 at 9:49 PM
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    Overlook Graphics.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2017 at 8:31 AM
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    Just a heads up for those interested in the Xenon Depot HID Kit and Led HB's. There's Christmas cupon code for 10% or 20% off. Ends today.
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    ITEM QTY TOTAL
    H11 HID Kit | Xtreme HID 1 US $199.99
    9005 Xtreme LED Pro Headlight Kit 1 US $154.98
    20% Off Your Order [XT-H11][XT-LED-9005-PRO] 1 -US $70.99
     
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  12. Dec 6, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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    Christmas comes early!
    Baja Utility Flat Rack
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  13. Dec 6, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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    Texture looks like it should match the NFab Nerf Bars. Will post pics of install later...

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  14. Dec 6, 2017 at 1:34 PM
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    First 500 miles are down20171206_152613.jpg
     
  15. Dec 6, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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    NFab steps showed up today, now I just need time to put them on. Oh and of course I drove my wife’s corolla and these won’t fit inside so I have to wait until tomorrow to bring them home...:frustrated:12CA2AB0-9D5D-4750-ABCF-AA249BE68346.jpg
     
  16. Dec 6, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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    Bought it 1/28/17 ToyTec Ultimate lift, 285/70/17 BFG AT tires, FX Pro wheels
    It's a 20 minute install for one guy. I'm sure you can find time to install them. Super quick and very simple, 6 bolts on each side. Post pictures once installed!
     
  17. Dec 6, 2017 at 2:47 PM
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    I wont get home until after 8 tonight, I have some stuff to do after work and then tomorrow is my photo clubs monthly meeting so I wont get home until after 10:00. I'm hoping I can squeeze in 30 minutes Saturday morning before I head to Idaho for some more photo club stuff. I really want to see these on the 4runner, hmmm...I wonder if my boss would mind if I just bolted them on during my lunch tomorrow
     
  18. Dec 6, 2017 at 2:49 PM
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    Bought it 1/28/17 ToyTec Ultimate lift, 285/70/17 BFG AT tires, FX Pro wheels
    Your time, don't see why he would. All you need is a 13mm socket, ratchet, and 3-6 inch extension.
     
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  19. Dec 6, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    Back when I worked midnight patrol in a slow place, about once a week around 3am, after the bars closed and traffic was non existent, I would drive the cruiser home and work on shit in the garage for a few hours. Half the mods I did to my Tacoma were on the clock, probably. I took more than a few calls with grease on my hands and wrenches in my pocket, if I had to roll out fast.
     
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    Just some stuff to make mall crawling easier.
    But in the case of the factory toyota housing the fog light pattern is controlled by the reflector pattern in the housing. OEM bulb is a 360° halogen and the LED I replaced it with is a 360° LED. I should be good.
     
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  21. Dec 6, 2017 at 6:36 PM
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    Just some stuff to make mall crawling easier.
    20171206_172438.jpg And I finished the 4r projects(for a bit) today. New ICON wheels wrapped in Cooper ST MAXX tires. It was dark when we finished so I will have to get some better pictures later.
     
  22. Dec 6, 2017 at 9:12 PM
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    Nice wheels bro.
     
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  23. Dec 7, 2017 at 5:19 AM
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    Oh hey look at that. Nice!
    :fistbump:
     
  24. Dec 7, 2017 at 8:26 AM
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  25. Dec 7, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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    Baja UTility Flat Rack (install time approx. 1-2 hours - depending on how careful you are, and if you purchased RTV Silicone ahead of time).

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  26. Dec 8, 2017 at 6:20 AM
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    Looks good @Ace21.....for you guys running the NFAB bars, what made you guys go with those? Just curious, as I've seen some different sliders.
     
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  27. Dec 8, 2017 at 7:20 AM
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    Mine were dealer installed. I like them because of the steps, and I don't consider them sliders, I have no intention of using my 45k vehicle for rock crawling.
     
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  28. Dec 8, 2017 at 7:30 AM
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    Yeah I hear you there, not going to be hitting hard trails like that, and was looking for a rail with a step...
     
  29. Dec 8, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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    Does any have recommendations for cross bars for the stock roof rack?
    I don't have a need to replace the whole thing im just looking to strap a kayak on it
     
  30. Dec 8, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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    How did you configure sleeping in the back of the 4runner? it's not completely flat...surprised there was enough room :)
     
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