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What have you done to your 5th Gen 4Runner today?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Bob, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Jul 19, 2022 at 10:17 AM
    Steely123

    Steely123 What's the new trend? I'll do it!

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    Thanks man. And you answered it, lol.
    I like the sleek sporty look, and I have never used any roof racks on any of my vehicles. And if i ever do, i still have them and it's 8 bolts to put back on.
     
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  2. Jul 19, 2022 at 10:49 AM
    Snickel Fritz

    Snickel Fritz Do not develop this member's app

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    I've got a list of potential replacements, but until I get the money from the 4R I am window shopping.

    The list, in loose order;

    Matrix/Vibe
    RAV4 V6 AWD <2012
    Sienna- anything from an old i4 FWD to an AWD V6, lots of trim options tossing me about with these
    Prius V because I like wagons obviously
    Mazda 5
    Isuzu Vehicross

    My impulse to buy is far outmatched by my impulse to analyze, but I'm leaning towards the top three... RAV4 is in the lead currently thanks to moddability, followed by the Matrix (I can sleep in one with my CFX3 95DZ).

    After dinner, who knows? :goingcrazy:
     
  3. Jul 19, 2022 at 10:56 AM
    LUNAR_TRD_SPORT

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    Do you think it is aiding in fuel economy at all? Or just purely personal preference?
     
  4. Jul 19, 2022 at 10:56 AM
    Snickel Fritz

    Snickel Fritz Do not develop this member's app

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    I am, but truth be told I saw this coming some time ago so I've had time to let the gangr- I mean, healing begin.
     
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  5. Jul 19, 2022 at 12:48 PM
    Steely123

    Steely123 What's the new trend? I'll do it!

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    Man, if anything, like .1 mpg. Obviously just the science of aerodynamics and weight will do something, but not much. Just decided to do it cuz i like the way it looks is all.

    I ended up taking off the side steps also cuz i didn't like the SR5P steps, and I like the truck a whole lot better without them.
     
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  6. Jul 19, 2022 at 2:36 PM
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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    Anyone know how to remove this piece on the dashboard right above the glove box? Once in a while I get a bad sun glare off of it and I want to wrap it. It looks like the silver end pieces have to come off first but I pried on them with plastic tools and they don't budge. Thanks.IMG_0189.jpg
     
  7. Jul 19, 2022 at 4:20 PM
    4runGirl88

    4runGirl88 Get a little mud on the tires!

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    Finally got to spraying Raptor 2k liner on my nerf bars. Waaaaay too windy before today. This stuff is no joke. When they say spray 24-32 inches from item, they mean it! Will post final pics after fully done. Prepping this project took longer than I anticipated.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2022 at 6:38 PM
    4runGirl88

    4runGirl88 Get a little mud on the tires!

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    Gritty! No rubber.
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    I will say this stuff is fantastic. However, each can is different in how it sprays, especially when getting down to the last 1/4 can or so. Some completely gloop, others keep spraying a nice thick mist. The key is keeping distance and constantly shaking the can as you go.

    I'm going to let these cure for a day or 2 and see how they look back on the 4runner. Pretty satisfied overall with how this project has turned out. Will post more photos when completed.

    Edit: This took a total of 4 cans. 3 layers all around with an extra layer on the step pieces for additional grip and protection from wonderful rocks in shoes/boots, etc. ;)
     
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  9. Jul 20, 2022 at 11:16 AM
    Thepremier141

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    Where did you get those steps?
    I feel like those are the best option and best looking for a step if you don't want running boards. Are these the 2" or 3" ?
     
  10. Jul 20, 2022 at 11:49 AM
    The Knitted Brow

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    A question to anyone with the answer.

    I noticed chipping on the powder coated sliders. Is that expected from driving on dirt/rock roads or a defect in the powder coating itself? Thanks.

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  11. Jul 20, 2022 at 11:58 AM
    4runGirl88

    4runGirl88 Get a little mud on the tires!

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    Powder coating is awesome. But even it can only take so much of a beating against rocks/debris. Seems normal. That's what mine were doing (flaking). So I used raptor 2k liner on them to see how it holds up.
     
  12. Jul 20, 2022 at 12:03 PM
    4runGirl88

    4runGirl88 Get a little mud on the tires!

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    These are n-fab nerf bars. 3 inches, wheel to wheel. They were installed when I purchased the 4runner from the dealership.
     
  13. Jul 20, 2022 at 12:46 PM
    Overland WT

    Overland WT Grumpy Old Guy

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    I have a set. Quick easy install. Better foot purchase when you step on them (OEM) than anything other than Predator steps.
     
  14. Jul 20, 2022 at 12:53 PM
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    using this beast appropriately!

    :amen: Plenty of off-pavement roads in Arizona (the windshield is evident of that as well, currently on #3 in < 3years :annoyed: but I digress). Thanks for the clarification, thought it was subpar powder coating.
     
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  15. Jul 20, 2022 at 12:56 PM
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    1) Installed an updated Nav SD Card ($33 from the Jungle). Put it in the slot and it immediately updated. Didn't loose any preset destinations either.
    2) Installed AME air filter ($45 from the Jungle). Quick and easy and a much more substantial looking product than the OEM one. Plus it will pay for itself in a short amount of time since I won't be spending $25 every time I would have to change the filter.
     
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    Blacked out & ceramic coated.

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  17. Jul 20, 2022 at 12:58 PM
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    If you don't mind the conversation, why raptor? Is powder coating NOT an option, doable or worth it? Or raptor a better choice after the powder coat fails?

    Above aside, thanks for the reassuring that it's expected with heavy use.
     
  18. Jul 20, 2022 at 12:59 PM
    Jynarik

    Jynarik I like boobies

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    PC is a waste for sliders if you actually use your vehicle
     
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    Didn't know that. Thus, reassuring my naïveté as I thought something was wrong but instead expected and I was ignorant for having them powder coated. What is a better option? And thanks for sharing, as I do use the vehicle quite a bit (isn't that why we purchase 4Runners? ...that's rhetorical).
     
  20. Jul 20, 2022 at 1:10 PM
    The Knitted Brow

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    Huh? Unfamiliar. What is this update (for)?
     
  21. Jul 20, 2022 at 1:12 PM
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    Do you happen to know a part # for these? Searching the webs gives a bunch of conflicting info.
    I want to go this route, as I don't like my running boards and I don't like the look of the predator steps. These have a nice streamlined look to them while still have a step for wife and kids.
     
  22. Jul 20, 2022 at 1:24 PM
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    My 2019 4R came with Navigation. It's run from a Micro SD Card. I ordered and installed an updated version (newer streets, etc.).
     
  23. Jul 20, 2022 at 1:35 PM
    4runGirl88

    4runGirl88 Get a little mud on the tires!

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    I went against powder coat due to knowing it will flake off again with rocks and debris flying at it. A friend used raptor on his fenders and sliders. He does a lot more legit off roading than I and it's held up nicely. So I researched the product more and decided to give it a go. It looks tough and durable so I'm hoping it will hold up so that constant touch ups aren't required. I'm one of those people who are a bit obsessed with keeping my rig looking nice. Yes, she's allowed to get filthy, but she needs to clean up and shine, too :D

    Plus, getting PCed locally was going to run close to $400+. I saved at least $300 doing it myself.
     
  24. Jul 20, 2022 at 1:46 PM
    4runGirl88

    4runGirl88 Get a little mud on the tires!

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    https://www.amazon.com/T1464R-Textured-Toyota-Runner-LIMITED/dp/B076H5KHBS?th=1

    These are exactly what are on mine.
     
  25. Jul 20, 2022 at 1:51 PM
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    Greased the drive train, what a mess. Since the dealer wouldn't do it, they said its not need it WTF.

    Hahahha, oh discovered transmission oil film underneath. Cleaned it up i

    2018 with 70k miles.
     
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    Normal, most likely rock hits. Powder coating is a waste on armor if you're going to be using it. Rattle can and touch up whenever it shows wear.
     
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    Jynarik

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    ive not used raptor lining but have considered it. Rust oleum high performance enamel is what I use. You’ll probably have to take them off once a year to re-spray them
     
  28. Jul 20, 2022 at 5:37 PM
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    Thanks for sharing.

    Is it possible to apply the raptor product over powder coated items? Thanks.
     
  29. Jul 20, 2022 at 6:41 PM
    4runGirl88

    4runGirl88 Get a little mud on the tires!

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    All the information I read about raptor liner is that prep is key. You want as clean a surface as you can get. So if the PC is flaking, you'll want to remove it before applying raptor.

    I did my due diligence with prepping as while I saved $ with raptor liner vs new PC, the raptor product is not at all cheap like a typical rattle can.

    I sanded off all the PC I could and found a bit of surface rust, so got rid of most of that. Then I cleaned with mineral spirits. I sprayed the rusty areas with Rustoleum rust converter, and then applied 2 light coats of the Raptor Adhesion Promoter before I even attempted the actual liner coating.

    It was definitely a project. And since it was windy, I had to hold off a few days to spray. And even letting the liner cure for 3 days after it's all done feels like an eternity. But I want to do it right since I don't want to have to go back and touch up as often.

    Sorry for the long answer :p
     
  30. Jul 20, 2022 at 7:15 PM
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    NEVER apologize for being thorough, whether the raptor liner project or the answer. Much appreciate it. :yay: Thank you.
     

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