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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 12, 2021 at 9:25 AM
    Marchy

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    I appreciated the wax job I gave the 4 runner last week.

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    AddW1 oil catch can with own CF custom bracket:

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  3. Sep 12, 2021 at 10:11 AM
    BlueberryTRD

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    Had a hidden killswitch for my immobilizer installed for valet/service drivers.
     
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  4. Sep 12, 2021 at 10:32 AM
    Shallowminded

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    Anyway I can get a full body shot of your rig? I’m wanting to do the same cornfed leveling.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2021 at 11:54 AM
    MSTURD'19

    MSTURD'19 New Member

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  6. Sep 12, 2021 at 12:31 PM
    Fltslr

    Fltslr the last hurrah

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    I just returned from rough off roading, no rub. Although I did have a bmc done when the armor was installed.
     
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  7. Sep 12, 2021 at 1:35 PM
    A&P

    A&P Name: Kevin

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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
    Washed it.
     
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  8. Sep 12, 2021 at 2:14 PM
    T4R13

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    Removed 3rd row seats if anyone is interested in a set, getting ready to make a base and re configure my platform cooler slide deal

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  9. Sep 12, 2021 at 9:42 PM
    Run4it

    Run4it New Member

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    Close to Tahoe
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    I’ve been working off and on building some drawers for the Runner. I did it somewhat different as the set I built is all aluminum. I have lots experience building structures with aluminum extrusion so.....

    I am almost done. Just need to finish the second drawer with adding the diamond plate. I finished 7D6310B4-D8FE-4ECC-8199-1830350721CD.jpg the first drawer today, built their frames the last few previous days and finished the cabinet too.
     
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  10. Sep 13, 2021 at 5:24 AM
    newlife

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

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    All of them.
    Got the last few pieces put back on since the wrap minus the sliders. Still waiting for them to get back from powder coat after fighting with rust for almost a year. Also installed the new alpharex headlights. After I noticed my passenger side was cracked from the tree we hit three weeks ago on the trail.

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  11. Sep 13, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    PrettyGoodSam

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    damn that anthracite looks awesome! i think i will go with that instead of black. very cool look.
     
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  12. Sep 13, 2021 at 7:07 AM
    SnakeDoc

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    Man I really want remote start. Great that it shuts off when you open the door so no one drives off with it, can't do that if the doors stay locked or stay running when key fob is within a few feet. Failed on this one toyota
     
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  13. Sep 13, 2021 at 8:07 AM
    A&P

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    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
    Yesterday I emailed the place that has done several widow tints for me. Asked about getting Roof Rack side rails vinyl wrapped black.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2021 at 9:34 AM
    BearBio

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    Roof rack, side bars
    Not much:
    1. Decided to take the RAV on vacation: ~4000+ miles through the SW visiting family & friends. Maybe some light snow. Should cut gas by 1/2. No off-roading, so I shouldn't need the Runner.
    2. Got the Runner pretty much the way I want it.
    3. No camping =staying in hotels.
    4. Concentrating on my FJ40 right now=getting her up and running so I can sell her.

    Anyone who thinks strongly that I should take the Runner, PM me and I'll send you info on where to send the gas money!:bananadance::bananadance::bananadance:
     
  15. Sep 13, 2021 at 9:50 AM
    banxwondar

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    Thanks! You gotta plastidip it black first, then go over it with the metallizer in the gunmetal color. 3-4 coats of metals we will get this shade.
     
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  16. Sep 13, 2021 at 10:32 AM
    A&P

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    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
    So I received a response on vinyl wrapping the side rails. They recommend NOT doing that due to peeling & to paint:notsure: . I started to wrap them myself in place last spring ,didn't have the patience!
     
  17. Sep 14, 2021 at 2:49 AM
    T4R13

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    Keepin it simple cause it’s practical and just works. Gonna secure top and sides to base plate same as before with turn buckles so it’s easily removable

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  18. Sep 14, 2021 at 5:24 AM
    jetmechG550

    jetmechG550 New Member

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    Rago dash panel. Would've been a super easy install had I not dropped a screw behind the dash. It was a blemished panel, not real sure what the blemish was

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  19. Sep 14, 2021 at 6:23 AM
    billum v2.0

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    Can you share your masking tips/tricks? Great look I'd like to copy, masking skills are killing me. TIA
     
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  20. Sep 14, 2021 at 10:37 AM
    beankozi

    beankozi New Member

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    Installed: CBI steel skids, Diode dynamics fog and ditch light ordered: Elka DC revivor suspension, RSG sliders, sprint booster
    installed a set of CBI steel skids. install was much easier than I expected. took less than 2 hours by myself. used a floor jack to get the skids in place and everything lined up perfectly. a couple of the nuts were hard to get at to tighten, but nothing that wasn't possible with basic hand tools. I re-used the plastic covering the gap between the bumper and the front skid... had to trim the plastic tabs a bit, but it went together just fine.

    the skids are well made and have great coverage. not too many people are running these, due to shipping cost, I beleive, but shipping is expensive for everything up here in Canada. I lucked out and my (somewhat) local 4x4 shop had these in stock, so it was an easy choice.

    I received them in bare metal and did the painting myself with duplicolor self etching primer and automotive enamel paint. they turned out just fine, but I would not do it the same way again. I did it in my garage, and it created quite a mess even though I had everything masked off well. that paint mist really travels. I have my sliders coming in a month or so and will have to figure out a better way.

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  21. Sep 14, 2021 at 10:44 AM
    banxwondar

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    For sure!
    When using plasti dip on letters, masking isn't so crucial. I just masked a rectangle around the area to paint, in this case the rectangle encompassed the symbol and letters. My masking paper wasn't that large either. Thing about plastidip is the overspray will rub off with your fingers, very easily. I spray some quick detailer on the surrounding areas to make it even easier as the plasti dip spray wont stick well to that.

    Once you've masked the area and prepped the letters ( alcohol wipes or Krud Kutter works well to remove any dirt and grease), spray away. When it's all done, simply peel the plastidip around the letters. You'll notice you can peel around them pretty easily as the letters are raised and wont attach to the rest of the paint. For hard to reach areas like between the O, A, and inside the symbol, I use 2 toothpicks to pull the paint off. That's it!
     
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  22. Sep 14, 2021 at 12:16 PM
    billum v2.0

    billum v2.0 New Member

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    Appreciate the wisdom, thanks.

    Did you clean away unwanted paint after each coat or only after the final?
     
  23. Sep 14, 2021 at 12:39 PM
    banxwondar

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    For sure! I just do all the cleaning after.

    -Clean/Prep
    -Mask
    -3-4 coats black ( 5 minutes between coats is fine)
    -3-4 coats Metallizer ( same 5 min). One thing to note with metallizer is the more coats you put, the brighter it gets. So, stop when you get your desired shade.
    - take off masking after about 10-15 min from final coats
    - peel paint around letters
    - wipe the surrounding area that got any overspray ( i just spray detailed the whole hatch and rear bumper)
    - have a beer and admire your work ;)
     
  24. Sep 14, 2021 at 2:53 PM
    Jynarik

    Jynarik I like boobies

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    Suppose to pick up my truck from collision center tomorrow. Mean time, got these in F8ACCA58-8CF8-4F92-8C8D-B69C68D2832E.jpg
     
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  25. Sep 14, 2021 at 3:08 PM
    A&P

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    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
    Still trying to comprehend the picture?? CF is the best (I feel):yes: Been through KPBI FSI Advance CF Repair course. The stuff is so great to work with. You can reverse engineer anything!!:cheers:
     
  26. Sep 14, 2021 at 4:55 PM
    T4R13

    T4R13 New Member

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    Painted the new rci link and shock mount skids to match the rest

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  27. Sep 14, 2021 at 5:17 PM
    banxwondar

    banxwondar New Member

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    20% ceramic all around + tinted ambers on the headlight, tinted upper tailights, blacked out center caps

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  28. Sep 14, 2021 at 6:58 PM
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    did some cutting and made the tires not rub.
     
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  29. Sep 14, 2021 at 7:08 PM
    chadp82

    chadp82 New Member

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    Installed a redarc brake controller and partially installed LED interior lights. Will finish the lighting project tomorrow.

    I was able to do the brake controller without partially disassembling the dash as some of the videos I watched showed. I could reach behind on the left side and pop one of the switch blanks out by feel and then pop the redarc one with the controller knob in after I threaded the wire harness through the blank and down behind the dash.
     
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  30. Sep 15, 2021 at 10:41 AM
    Chucklehead

    Chucklehead Enjoy the ride! You only get one trip

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    Stock AF
    That is one BAF lookin rig!
     
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