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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. Nov 20, 2021 at 1:45 PM
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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  2. Nov 20, 2021 at 1:52 PM
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    That looks good..!!
    I wish there is a tutorial or even better a video how to remove that hood scoop. I was looking at a hood scoop light bar but scared to remove that sound deadening thing or what ever that is called to see how I can remove the hood scoop.
     
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  3. Nov 20, 2021 at 3:49 PM
    The Blue Pearl

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    I installed 2/1 lift last sat.

    Got 285/70/17-Patagonia M/T on factory SR5 wheels / alignment done today

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  4. Nov 20, 2021 at 4:07 PM
    AmazerTazer06

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    DBAADE1B-3B09-4254-887C-02393FC817F9.jpg 0DC66454-8681-4EED-8B1A-BF5BC0A5E99F.jpg Installed the TRD grille with raptor lights and finally got the KO2s on!
     
  5. Nov 20, 2021 at 7:12 PM
    drr

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    Bought it last Friday, picked it back up today from the dealer after matching tint and 3M Automask application.

    2022 SR5 Premium, very happy with it so far.

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  6. Nov 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM
    Chucklehead

    Chucklehead Enjoy the ride! You only get one trip

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    Stock AF, with subtle personality tweaks

    Easy peasy. Nothin to fear

    Go to the auto store and get a trim removal tool. Its basically a forked pry bar- pic attached
    Use it to pry out the black plastic trim retainers. I put a board under the bar to spread out the load and not pry directly against the hood/insulation.
    I left the back plugs in and let it fall down from the front.
    Then you’ll see four nuts. Use a 10mm socket to remove.
    Then if you look youll see a plastic piece sticking down in the front center i think its orange and on each side youll see two smaller plastic pieces up in some holes i think they are blue. Use a pair of needle nose pliers and compress the two retaining ears and push up a little to disengage. Do center last - i put some painters tape over the scoop so it wouldnt go flying out and fall.

    Heres a site that walks thru it too:

    https://trail4runner.com/2019/12/02/5th-gen-4runner-black-hood-scoop-install/

    Heres a video of somebody who wrapped theirs solid matte
    https://youtu.be/A0u84K3jGj

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  7. Nov 20, 2021 at 7:33 PM
    Chucklehead

    Chucklehead Enjoy the ride! You only get one trip

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    Congrats! Hope you love it!
     
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  8. Nov 20, 2021 at 7:38 PM
    Chucklehead

    Chucklehead Enjoy the ride! You only get one trip

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    Today was an oil and filter change at 5,500mi.
    I had already performed a change at 1,000 mi.

    rest of my auto work was wash, decon, claybar, paint correction, ceramic coating on one of my daughters car.
     
  9. Nov 21, 2021 at 1:56 AM
    DallasTRDPro

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    Please black out the chrome strips
     
  10. Nov 21, 2021 at 8:26 AM
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    Very nice. 4WD or 2? Mine is a 2 and after years of 4WD Tacoma’s, the RWD seems to drive so smooth. Almost sedan-like.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2021 at 8:27 AM
    A&P

    A&P Name: Kevin

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    :notsure: The 4WD drives in RWD unless you engage the Xfer case :confused:
     
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  12. Nov 21, 2021 at 8:35 AM
    banjos-n-beer

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    Installed the Canvasback liner.

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  13. Nov 21, 2021 at 11:01 AM
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    Well gonna let it dry till Tuesday and put it, winch and new coils on

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  14. Nov 21, 2021 at 11:59 AM
    drr

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    The ones in the grill? I think that’s the only chrome on the whole truck. I’ll either plasti-dip them or look into switching to the Pro grill.
    It’s 4WD, I didn’t know a 2WD model was even an option. I agree, next to my 1st gen Tacoma on 35’s this thing is a Cadillac.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2021 at 12:03 PM
    Beachguy

    Beachguy Normal turned up too loud

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  16. Nov 21, 2021 at 12:24 PM
    DrewMan

    DrewMan 2016 4RTP

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    Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks, Daystar 1.5" Rear Coil Spacer (Mid Left), Level 8 Tracker Pros 17x9, 275/70/R17 B.F. Goodrich TKO's, N-Fab Nerf Steps
    Looks great; I love these tires … How do they feel on the road & trails? … Load range?
     
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  17. Nov 21, 2021 at 1:36 PM
    Rupp1

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    Yes, but all the running gear is there. To me it just feels different. Which I don’t mind at all.
     
  18. Nov 21, 2021 at 3:02 PM
    greg8765

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    that grille makes such a huge difference on the overall look. love it
     
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  19. Nov 21, 2021 at 3:32 PM
    DRobs

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    Pinstripes, lots of em.
    Now I'm Overland ready with my US Action Trax mounted on my LFD Cross Bars.
    Can't be a real Overlander without a set of traction boards mounted to your vehicle 24/7/365.

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  20. Nov 21, 2021 at 5:01 PM
    Beachguy

    Beachguy Normal turned up too loud

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    Lol my boards are not on my LFD rack 24/7/365 but the 4 mounting bolts sticking up are.
     
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  21. Nov 21, 2021 at 8:08 PM
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    Looks great. I have been wanting to do this as well.
     
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  22. Nov 21, 2021 at 8:44 PM
    Cowboy59

    Cowboy59 Enjoy the Adventure

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    Plasti dipped my valences and they look great. Easy to touch up as well.
     
  23. Nov 22, 2021 at 1:32 AM
    The Blue Pearl

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    THX- bud !!

    T4R is actually my wife’s ride - I just got the tires (load range E) on sat and I personally have not even driven it yet - she says it’s pretty rough / wandering but is also comparing them to some bald / smooth stock tires

    She needed new tires for winter and I got these used with 5k on them off of the Tacoma page for $400 so I put the 2/1 lift on just for these tires and going to give them a try - I believe the wandering she explains will get better once the tires get ran into runner/alignment from being on another truck
     
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  24. Nov 22, 2021 at 7:59 AM
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    Got an alignment after installing my 1" Cornfed spacer last week. Steering wheel was off and I talked to the tech and he said it was pretty far out of spec. Moral of the story is make sure you get an alignment after installing any lift to the front no matter how small.
     
  25. Nov 22, 2021 at 8:49 AM
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    How do you like the look/stance since adding the spacer?
     
  26. Nov 22, 2021 at 1:09 PM
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    Installed a SSO full rack over the weekend. I will say I was shocked about the wind noise. It’s a lot louder than I expected..

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  27. Nov 22, 2021 at 2:54 PM
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    Out with the ome in with the dobinsons

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  28. Nov 22, 2021 at 4:34 PM
    drr

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    Are the Dobinsons a different spring rate? Or what’s the reason for switching it up?

    Not to be a dick, but it looks like there’s just the stock bottle jack and one jack stand holding up the front of your truck. I’d hate to see someone get hurt from a truck falling on them, which happens more often than it should.
     
  29. Nov 22, 2021 at 4:42 PM
    T4R13

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    dobinsons are heavier coils. Ome sagged real quick. And no the bottle under the control arm allows me to work the suspension and take the top nut of the strut and swap just coils. Fame is on jack stands. I can change both coils in 30 min total. From time I take wheels off till I put them on. I’ve done enough times and have enough experience wit it that it’s faster and safer than removing with top hat and using a coil compressor. And not to be a Dick you don’t need 8 jack stands and I’m not under it nor asking anyone to get under it. Work in your own comfort zone based on your own common sense and skill
     
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  30. Nov 23, 2021 at 1:11 AM
    DallasTRDPro

    DallasTRDPro New Member

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    If you were asking me, I actually really like it. Not quite as tall as my Pro was with the Eibach springs and 285's, but I didn't want to lift this one that much. It looks very stock plus now which is what I wanted. I've had Jeeps on 35's and 37's and lifted 3-4". Over the last few years I've not wanted to deal with a lifted vehicle as much. The higher the lift the more problems that can arise and I didn't want that. I have been into modifying my vehicles to look stock plus or how they should look from the factory. Nor did I want to deal with the drop in mpg especially during this time. I know with my Pro and my driving habits and distances that I was getting 13mpg around town. I'm getting 15-16 right now which is acceptable for me since my Subaru only got 19mpg. I still might lift this 4R further in the future but not for awhile. Now I love the way a 4 Runner looks on 35's, but I also know how much that will cost to do it right.

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