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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. Mar 4, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    Also threw this together around Christmas time for the rear cargo area.
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  2. Mar 4, 2018 at 1:57 PM
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    And...off the TW group buy.
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  3. Mar 4, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    Bought it 1/28/17 ToyTec Ultimate lift, 295/70/17 Ridge Grapplers, FX Pro wheels
    Looks good. Why did you unbolt the whole control arm though?
     
  4. Mar 4, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    Only way to get the coilover in. Unless there’s another way I don’t know of. It wasn’t too difficult to get the UCA off, just pull the battery and one bracket on the drivers side then the air box on the passenger side and move the power steering resi out of the way

    I could have undone the ball joint too but didn’t feel like messing with it
     
  5. Mar 4, 2018 at 4:01 PM
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    Bought it 1/28/17 ToyTec Ultimate lift, 295/70/17 Ridge Grapplers, FX Pro wheels
    2 bolts on the lower ball joint or 1 nut and pop the upper ball joint. 5 minutes either way, much easier than removing the whole control arm. Nothing wrong with what you did, just more work and time than was required.
     
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  6. Mar 4, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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    I’ll have to keep that in mind next time. I’ve never popped the ball joint before and didn’t even think of it.
     
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  7. Mar 4, 2018 at 6:23 PM
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    Bought it 1/28/17 ToyTec Ultimate lift, 295/70/17 Ridge Grapplers, FX Pro wheels
    Lower ball joint is held in by 2 bolts. Take the bolts out and it comes apart, no hammer or anything needed to pop it. That's how I did my lift on my 2016 4R and 2016 Tacoma
     
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  8. Mar 5, 2018 at 6:35 AM
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    Looks good
     
  9. Mar 5, 2018 at 2:10 PM
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    Wrapped my front bumper in matte black along with the cross bars. Next is lift and wheels :yay:

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  10. Mar 6, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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    waydago

    waydago From a 3rd Gen Taco to a 5th Gen 4R

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    Pro Wheels, Toyo Open Country AT IIs, Predator Pro steps, Vent and hood shields, Rigid Radiance, Aux DRL LEDs in grille, Husky Floor Liners, NoxLux blackouts.
    After having my '18 TRD OR for about 3 months now I decided I really missed the parking sensors I had on my '16 Tacoma TRD OR. Why only the Limited 4Runner has them is beyond me. Some research and visits to local accessory outfitters led me to a conclusion. It is an expensive mod to retrofit with sensors, the brain, and video/audio enhancements. Some of the kits are cheap enough (under $100) but the bumper pulling necessity to install sensors was a bit much for me to wrap my head around, (anywhere from $400-$600 depending on shop) especially on the TRD OR which has the extra valence piece in the rear which would make sensor placement awkward. I explored pulling the bumper myself which turns it is not too awfully involved. But then there's that damned valence right where two sensors would mount. I imagine the SR5 would be a bit easier without that piece. So I'm venturing out with a wireless hitch mounted unit made by Echo Master. It's called a Hitchscan, Model EM-00-03000. It's been around for a while and is endorsed by Ford (sold in their dealerships for non-sensor equipped trucks). I have one from Amazon on the way for $200. It mounts into the hitch receiver, connects to the trailer plug and wirelessly sends the sonar signal from 3 sensors to a unit mounted into the lighter outlet. It has a color coded LED signal along with the audio warning. I will update on receipt as to how it functions. Reviews are mostly positive. I'll try it to form my own opinion. There are other options out there like license frame units but I opted for this unit first. Can always return it if not happy. No holes to drill and live with either.
    https://www.amazon.com/Echomaster-00-30000-Hitchscan-Wireless-Detection/dp/B008LZLT0G/ref=sr_1_1?_encoding=UTF8&path=%2FEchomaster-00-30000-Hitchscan-Wireless-Detection%2Fdp%2FB008LZLT0G%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1&useRedirectOnSuccess=1
     
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  11. Mar 7, 2018 at 2:04 PM
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    Installed the Warn bumper on my 4runner yesterday, also a smittybilt winch. I like how it looks, is low profile and works with my front grill light bar.
    These warn bumpers are new, just started shipping a couple weeks ago, ordered mine in December. I am sure their lead time wont be so bad now.

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  12. Mar 8, 2018 at 6:54 AM
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    Looks good
     
  13. Mar 10, 2018 at 6:44 AM
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  14. Mar 10, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    Can you tell me a little more about your cargo shelves? Did you make them, or buy them from somewhere? Looks good!
     
  15. Mar 10, 2018 at 8:07 AM
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  16. Mar 10, 2018 at 8:35 AM
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    I made them in my living room and herculiner’d them.

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  17. Mar 10, 2018 at 9:15 PM
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    Looks good. Good idea.
     
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  18. Mar 11, 2018 at 3:28 AM
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    Spent all my gun money. =(
    Ecotechne roof rack installed. Will mess with gear a bit today too.

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  19. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:14 PM
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    That looks good. It's on my eventual to do list. Does it really weigh under 100lbs?
     
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  20. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    Spent all my gun money. =(
    Yes, I think package weight was 86lbs.
     
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  21. Mar 11, 2018 at 1:20 PM
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    Perfect.
     
  22. Mar 12, 2018 at 1:32 PM
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    waydago From a 3rd Gen Taco to a 5th Gen 4R

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    Pro Wheels, Toyo Open Country AT IIs, Predator Pro steps, Vent and hood shields, Rigid Radiance, Aux DRL LEDs in grille, Husky Floor Liners, NoxLux blackouts.
    Got my Echomaster Hitch Mount Parking sensor assembly this weekend. Installing was a no brainer. Just insert into the receiver, connect the supplied cable to the 7-pin trailer plug, insert Receiver into cigarette lighter, program it and plug your ears. Seriously you can get annoyed by the chirping but you can mute it some. Doesn’t bother me though since I wanted some reverse sensor function as the 4Runner engineers decided it only needed to go on the Limited models. This was a relatively inexpensive way to get the function without drilling holes in the bumper, which must come off, and running wires. It will do for a while. It comes with two locking hitch pins, one for a 1 1/4 Hitch as well as the 2 inch. It is universal after all. Also has a wiring kit for those without a 7-pin connector. If and when a camper 32638CBA-DF0C-4101-BF86-B15C8C179155.jpg E8357818-DF16-4604-96A6-7D82D938282C.jpg trailer comes into my life I will opt for a wireless backup camera on the trailer.
    Turn your audio down before running the You tube video—or not. Yes, you can stand on the hitch mount.

    https://youtu.be/HgUde92AoyY
     
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  23. Mar 12, 2018 at 5:49 PM
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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    What is the point of that if you have a back up camera?
     
  24. Mar 12, 2018 at 8:26 PM
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    That would be on my list of ( What not to get ) Sorry, if it works for you great. I retired from a job that had back-up alarms on almost everything. A few of the new 10-wheel dump trucks were equipped with the proximity sensor, annoying as fuck.

    Steve
     
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  25. Mar 13, 2018 at 5:40 AM
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    waydago

    waydago From a 3rd Gen Taco to a 5th Gen 4R

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    IMO the backup camera sucks. The small screen washes out in sunlight and at night it is grainy and useless from the glare of the reverse lights. While I would prefer a stock OEM system of sensors I will live with the annoyance for a while. Not for everyone but I like the little bit of extra security. Many people rely on the sensors (when equipped) more than the camera.
     
  26. Mar 13, 2018 at 5:57 AM
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    I understand your disdain for the noise for having to live with it constantly on the job. I thought a lot of the big truck systems were geared toward warning people outside the vehicle that this big monster is backing up and to steer clear. Was not aware they chirped inside too. At any rate I am not that uncomfortable with the little extra security it gives me since the 4R backup camera really sucks. Would prefer an OEM system but 4Runners lack this option except in the Limited model. I’ll persevere until something better comes along.
     
  27. Mar 13, 2018 at 5:39 PM
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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    Went out looking for a couple of elusive, abandoned RR tunnels. Wasn't super successful - found the tunnels, but too wet to access them. Still, got to drive around on some fun dirt roads, river bars, old RR right of way... who doesn't love exploring in their 4R?

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  28. Mar 15, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    Husky floor mats come in today so I will install those. Also, I have been researching sliders.
     
  29. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    ~ Pelfreybilt Front Plate Bumper, Rear Swing out Bumper Powder coated and Rocksliders coated by Line-X San Diego ~ Baja Designs Squadrons and S8 Light bar with 40" Onyx Hi-Power roof rack light bar~ Front Runner Outfitters roof rack, fridge slide & bottle opener ~ CVT Rooftop Tent & Awning ~ Katzkin Leather seat covers ~ Switch-Pro control kit ~ Factor 55 Flatlink ~ WARN Zeon Platinum 10-S Winch ~ 17" Method Wheels ~ 35" Toyo RT's ~ Total Chaos Long Travel Kit with Mathicng King shocks w/adjusters. ~ ARB lockers, skid plates ~ JL Audio custom stereo system ~ Dometic Dual Zone Fridge ~ Kustom 54 Retrofit Headlights ~ McQueen Glass Front Fenders ~ GOBI Ladder ~ Pearl White Wrap with Decals from BeyondWraps ~
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  30. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:50 AM
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