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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. Sep 8, 2021 at 7:16 PM
    spyder918

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    Yep Eagle Eyes clear version. Yours looks good!
     
  2. Sep 8, 2021 at 7:18 PM
    spyder918

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    No condensation so far. It hasn't been cold here though. We've been having a heat wave this whole week.
     
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  3. Sep 9, 2021 at 6:52 AM
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    Didnt do this today, but last Saturday I spent some quality time with the 4runner. I changed the oil and filter, greased the driveline, and rotated tires.

    And I finally decided to take care of adjusting the parking brake. Thanks to @Agent_Outside for the youtube refresher. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=it4BMOrM41g
     
  4. Sep 9, 2021 at 11:22 AM
    j4unner

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    perfect! I ended returning mines to USR but they gave me the run around and said that was a normal process and it will go away in a couple weeks, smh.. I had to send them pictures before they authorized the refund..
    def will look into the eagle eye light and put some clear silicone like you suggest around the edges.. thanks!
     
  5. Sep 9, 2021 at 11:45 AM
    nimby

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    Does the parking brake pedal feel different now? Fewer clicks to get it to lock down tight?
     
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  6. Sep 9, 2021 at 11:47 AM
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    2018 TRD OR Super White Some Mods Eibach Frt @0.85, Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX 275/70/17
    LED Anytime Fog Lights, Interior & Backup, Raptor lights,H9 Lo-Beams Tinted Frt to match rest windows, CF steering wheel, 4 doors & above glove box panels, Eibach Frt @0.85, Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX 275/70/17
    What yr & how many miles do you have on your 4Runner?
     
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  7. Sep 9, 2021 at 11:49 AM
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    Those look similar to the RCI design, if they don't have drainage holes in the bottom you might want to drill some to prevent standing water and make mud cleanout easier. My RCI guards rusted my lower shock mounting bolts in, SoCal, in less than a year.
     
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  8. Sep 9, 2021 at 2:31 PM
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    I've been playing around with carista for few days. It's probably better with a newly designed car but on the 4Runner there is not much customization that you can do. I got rid of the driver's side seatbell ding and can open the windows/sunroof from remote but not close them. Need to use the key to close. All the other annoying warnings that I was hoping to get rid of such as the full on panic mode if you open the door on while on drive, or not being able to open the rear window from outside unless all the doors are closed, etc... cannot be customized.
     
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  9. Sep 9, 2021 at 4:27 PM
    Chucklehead

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    Today was the first oil change at 1,005 miles. I did this myself. Since the fing dealer would not sell me the filter wrench i got one at NAPA. Fit perfect and it is some sort of casting material.


    Had Krown rust proofing performed. Said vehicle will drip for a week and oh boy does it drip.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2021 at 6:04 PM
    McSpazatron

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    Before adjustment I could push it to the floor, I mean all the way, and it still wasnt enough to hold the car when idling in drive or reverse. Did not trust it to even hold the vehicle on a slight incline. Forget about using it in an emergency situation.

    After adjustment, the pedal finally feels like it should. Now the brakes start to engage after a few clicks, and actually does it job. They are still not as strong as old school cars with pure drums in the back, but as strong as any other car with drum-in-disc design.

    2021 with 13,500 miles. The parking brake adjustment was barely acceptable coming off the lot. Not worth making an appointment for it though.
     
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  11. Sep 9, 2021 at 6:13 PM
    McSpazatron

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    Seriously? On what grounds? Is it too Top Secret for the dealer to sell ? Lol
     
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  12. Sep 9, 2021 at 7:39 PM
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    They are designed with a drainage slot on the lowest spot on the guard. Thank you for sharing your story.
     
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  13. Sep 9, 2021 at 7:46 PM
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    I have the same ones, so bright
     
  14. Sep 10, 2021 at 3:34 AM
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    yep- see my earlier rant in an oil thread.
    101% Ridiculous! In essence they said “it’s a tool, we dont sell tools” I was loud for all to hear and unfavorable in my response…

    Evans Toyota here in Fort Wayne is completely off my list of options. There’s another dealer on other side of town which Ill try for service. They completely failed on sales and lost me forever with the shenanigans they tried to pull.
     
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  15. Sep 10, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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    Nothing major put on a unibrow and it does not touch the paint. Very easy to install.

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  16. Sep 10, 2021 at 8:59 AM
    4wheelforlife

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    Next project in a few days .

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  17. Sep 10, 2021 at 9:18 AM
    ian408

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    Can’t do that. It’s illegal.

    But, you can get what you need from Amazon.
     
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  18. Sep 10, 2021 at 9:50 AM
    nimby

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    Maybe I'm not understanding the whole story, but if they don't sell them, they don't sell them :notsure:

    I don't see a reason to get upset. Just buy one from someone that does sell them :notsure:
     
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  19. Sep 10, 2021 at 11:33 AM
    ian408

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    If it’s a dealer and the tools are
    Available, they cannot refuse to sell them to you. By available, I mean it’s a tool the mfg requires the dealer to have. I believe it’s covered by the Magnussen-Moss warranty act.

    The Act is designed to let you maintain your car (or go somewhere other than the dealer) without voiding your warranty. As long as you or your mechanic follow the mfg service recommendations, they cannot say “you didn’t go to the dealer” if you have a warranty claim.
     
  20. Sep 10, 2021 at 12:05 PM
    nimby

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    Hmm, interesting. I have never heard of this part of the MMWA before.

    I'm not saying you're wrong, but it sounds like an unrealistic clause to me.

    For example, lets say your cylinders are shot and need to be re-honed. You're saying the dealer is required to sell you honing tools?
     
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  21. Sep 10, 2021 at 2:26 PM
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    New tires! BFG Ko2 in stock size with Cornfed 1” front level.
     
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  22. Sep 10, 2021 at 2:38 PM
    ian408

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    No. The honing tools are all commonly available. However, if they call it out in the service manuals as a special tool, then yes.

    By the way, there is nothing that says those tools have to be cheap.
     
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  23. Sep 10, 2021 at 2:40 PM
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    Eesh sorry, yeah I bought my tails from Amerilite. The first pair came scratched. They exchanged it no questions asked within a few days. Great customer service.
     
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  24. Sep 10, 2021 at 6:48 PM
    nimby

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    Interesting. Never heard this before.
     
  25. Sep 10, 2021 at 9:35 PM
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    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    Sorry, not a 5th gen but it was more work!!!!
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    New motor going in tonight... Or tomorrow
     
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  26. Sep 11, 2021 at 5:05 PM
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    Plasti dipped the letters. Wasn’t a fan of the chrome or the blackout look, so went with an anthracite shade

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  27. Sep 11, 2021 at 8:09 PM
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    Installed the Riversmith

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  28. Sep 11, 2021 at 8:11 PM
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    Removed pinstripe, Removed running boards, ordered Pinsu Full Rack, OVS awning, blackout kits, and extreme LED light bars.

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  29. Sep 11, 2021 at 8:40 PM
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    Rocking that 1Up - great rack!
     
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  30. Sep 12, 2021 at 7:58 AM
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    I did some redneck engineering using things in my 4Runner to keep my chair upright and in one piece.

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