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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. Jun 1, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    lol so drive it on the street! The rear cats are after the last o2 sensor. You won't have any check engine lights or inspection issues unless your station looks for the 2nd cats and knows they're supposed to be there and cares enough to bust your balls about it. You are in tree hugger socal so it's very likely that'll happen lol
     
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  2. Jun 1, 2018 at 4:04 PM
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    Thats why I cant have that system, there are other ways I have found through tacoma world as 2nd gen tacomas have similar issues with exhaust rerouting. I was totally sold on that pipe, more power, less restrictive, safely tucked up there, till I read not street legal. I could probably find a place in the hood that will do it for me, but its not high on my priority list since I have my 1st gen tacoma built out to play in the rocks. This is my daily, but will slowly be modified cause i cant help myslef
     
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  3. Jun 4, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    None yet!
    Did you do the 76" x 49" rack or the larger one? Do you have a sunroof?
     
  4. Jun 4, 2018 at 8:40 AM
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  5. Jun 4, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

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    3" Icon Stage 2, 18x9 Fuel Beast wheels, 285/65/18 BFG KO2's, N-FAB Black Rock Rails w/removable steps.
    Just got the rails with removable steps put on... IMG_0726.jpg
     
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  6. Jun 4, 2018 at 5:51 PM
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    Just had a long day of ceramic coating the Runner. But it’ll be worth it!

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  7. Jun 4, 2018 at 6:05 PM
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    Nice! How did you install the amber/raptor lights? Inside or outside the grill?
     
  8. Jun 4, 2018 at 9:08 PM
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    Inside the grill
     
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  9. Jun 5, 2018 at 6:04 AM
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    WOW..! That is looking sharp.!
     
  10. Jun 5, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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    Updated photo a day after curing. Definitely brings out the metallic in the paint.

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  11. Jun 5, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    How long of a process was it to ceramic coat the 4R @GunRunner ?
     
  12. Jun 5, 2018 at 3:32 PM
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    General spiffyness...

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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    What product did you use and do you think it's any better than a high quality commercial grade wax?
     
  14. Jun 5, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    From what I’ve been reading. Yes, it’s a shit ton better than commercial wax. It basically creates a hrlydrophobic glass like coating over the clear coat but...you gotta wash, dry, clay bar, polish then ceramic coat followed by letting it cure
     
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  15. Jun 5, 2018 at 3:56 PM
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  16. Jun 5, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    I generally do wash, clay, wash again, dry, and I personally love Meguiar's #26 yellow paste wax. I may give this a shot for the spring detail though. Any benefit in waxing over the ceramic?

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  17. Jun 5, 2018 at 5:48 PM
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    I used a slightly different product from Ammo NYC called Reflex. It’s not a true ceramic coating as it needs to be redone every 12 months or so. I put 2 coats on my 4Runner about a month ago and it’s holding up great so far. The Reflex isn’t a “hard” coating and allows the paint to “move” as Larry from Ammo says. Big fan and it’s only $60 for the little container, it’ll do the 4Runner probably twice. Super easy to apply as well which is always a plus.
     
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  18. Jun 6, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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    Just bought the Garmin InReach with mount, along with a 9.7 inch ipad and swivel...did a bunch of research on maps and think that the Garmin paired with the iPad and Garmin's Earthmate GPS Navigation would be best. The iPad has the cellular feature, so if I can grab a signal I won't need satellite coverage; but, it will be nice to have the satellite coverage for emergencies, texting, emails, and phone. The subscription can be one month at a time, so I can just pay for it when I need it.

    Also, I should add that the Earthmate allows you to download maps beforehand (when at home, for example, and using Wi-Fi) to use when off roading; meaning, there is no need to have any signal, but the GPS will follow the map automatically.
     
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  19. Jun 6, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    Spent all my gun money. =(
    Spent the last 4 days on White Rim Road. Amazing trip with a lot of great hikes and beautiful scenery.

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  20. Jun 6, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    Really nice pictures...
     
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    Waxing over a true ceramic coating will not do anything for the finish, and it may actually leave a dull haze that wipes off, which takes all the wax off. I have a Ceramic Pro coating on mine and I use a spray gloss finisher by Wolfgang after washes. The manufacture rep from Ceramic Pro tells me it does nothing (benefit, or harm), but it makes me feel a bit better.
     
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  22. Jun 6, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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    All day.... I started at 10am washing it with spray foam and then again with dawn dish soap to strip everything. Had to clay bar and then spray down the surface with alcohol. Then you have to coat it with ceramic which in 80 degrees with 35% humidity you have to work in small sections because it flashed so fast. It took about 6 hours in total. But I did take a few breaks because my hands got too sweaty my gloves kept slipping off.
     
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    I used CQuartz UK and it’s hard to tell so far. But I think it’ll be better than wax just because it’s hard as hell. I had some reminence of a bug I missed and it’s stuck there. I tried to pick it off but it’s under the ceramic so no dice. Only time will tell if it holds up the two years it’s rated for.
     
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  24. Jun 6, 2018 at 7:43 PM
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    Regular wax no. But they make a lot of sio2 sprays. Which creates a slicker hydrophobic coating over the ceramic. Which does actually work. There’s many many different brands. I’ve only used Carpro Reload because it came with the CQuartz. But man it was a noticeable difference. Ceramic itself doesn’t feel very slick. So when you coat it now it’s like butter and is protected to the fullest.
     
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  25. Jun 6, 2018 at 8:42 PM
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    What type of sliders are these? Do you have a name/link by chance?
     
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  26. Jun 7, 2018 at 7:07 AM
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    88A9E9AA-3FC5-41F5-901F-C14DC5AD43A3.jpg Had a Cat. back Gibson exhaust kit installed. Nice sound!
    I ordered the kit from a company whose info said it would fit my 2018. After 2 weeks and they didn’t ship it I canceled the order. When I went to Amazon to order the Gibson their info said it would not fit. Hmmmm. I checked the Borla part number and it’s the same number for the 2018 and a few years prior. So I figured it has to be close and ordered it. Of course after i order I call Gibson and ask if the part number I bought will fit and they said they will have one out in about a month that fits... opppps
    I figured I’m not going to try it but i was sure a muffler shop could. I was right it took the guy about 30 minutes to install and weld it up. The installer said he had to cut the last pipes a little to get them level.
    So I’m all happy driving home listening to a nice growl noise and stop for a bite. While I’m in the drive I hear this horrific noise, I see a car beside me and figure it’s them... It’s not, it’s me rattle from f-ing rattle hell... embarrassing to say the least.
    I don’t panic because I have a good idea of what it is. I get home let the truck cool and climb under grab the exhaust and shake the hell out of it until it Rattles. I find the spot and it’s the heat shield. I bend it easily out of the way and no more rattle at all!
    You guys that installed a after market exhaust and are being drove crazy by rattle, 9 out of 10 times it’s a ridiculously easy fix...
     
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  27. Jun 7, 2018 at 7:22 AM
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  28. Jun 7, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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    I ordered Toytech boss with 700lb coils.
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  30. Jun 11, 2018 at 11:20 AM
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    Spent all my gun money. =(
    Just ordered Warn Semi-Hidden Winch Mount Bumper, X-Bull 13000lb winch w/ synthetic line, Smittybilt aluminum shackle, red fairlead (to match my paint, of course), and some instant ketones (unrelated)!

    Pretty excited to get everything and get it installed!
     

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