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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. Nov 23, 2022 at 10:52 AM
    TrailSpecial22

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    2” lift Bilstein 6112 w/600 lb coils front, 1.5” lift Eibach T13 coils rear, Bilstein 5100 rear shocks, TRD skidplate, TRD stainless catback w/black TRD side exhaust, TRD shifter handle, Weathertech bug deflector, 20% tint front, LED door bulbs, 285/70/17 Falken WP AT3, Energy Suspension front bumpstops, SSO Slimline Bumper w/ Badland Shackles
    nice work. A tiny bit of antiseize on the threads works well too.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2022 at 12:29 PM
    4runGirl88

    4runGirl88 Get a little mud on the tires!

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    Haven't done it yet, but finally purchased some JBA UCAs for my rig. The wandering at highways speeds has been terrible and proper caster is impossible. Can't wait to finally drive without feeling like I am battling against every bump, slant, groove, and wind interference when commuting. Long overdue, but better late than never I guess!

    Update: Ordered an hour ago and the UCAs have already shipped!!! Wow!
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2022 at 9:23 PM
    MyWyfsRnnr

    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    Prinsu, Blacked-out taillights, tinted fronts, BudBuilt Sliders, BudBuilt Skids, OME lift, 275/70/17 KO2's, LED interior, C4 Fab Diff Skid, Dvr Grab Handle, AnyTime Backup Camera, Badge Overlays, Wet Okole Covers
    A GSP in particular! Haha.
     
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  4. Nov 23, 2022 at 9:28 PM
    MyWyfsRnnr

    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    Prinsu, Blacked-out taillights, tinted fronts, BudBuilt Sliders, BudBuilt Skids, OME lift, 275/70/17 KO2's, LED interior, C4 Fab Diff Skid, Dvr Grab Handle, AnyTime Backup Camera, Badge Overlays, Wet Okole Covers
    Just installed the Meso customs dome lights in our 2018. Pretty nice for when the kid wants to use the light in the back we can just flip to red
     
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  5. Nov 23, 2022 at 9:34 PM
    MyWyfsRnnr

    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    Prinsu, Blacked-out taillights, tinted fronts, BudBuilt Sliders, BudBuilt Skids, OME lift, 275/70/17 KO2's, LED interior, C4 Fab Diff Skid, Dvr Grab Handle, AnyTime Backup Camera, Badge Overlays, Wet Okole Covers
    By the way, join GSP Shenanigans on Facebook... You won't be disappointed haha. My dad sends me clips from there all the time.
     
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  6. Nov 23, 2022 at 11:07 PM
    ToyotaRDie

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    So I installed the toytec 3inch coils front and back. Now when I drive I notice that when I am going straight, the steering wheel is tilted to the left. Also On the highway I feel like I have to correct the steering more often in order to stay in the center of the lane. Do you think it is because I need to do an alignment or because I need UCAs? Your opinions are appreciated
     
  7. Nov 24, 2022 at 12:01 AM
    b0bbyj0hnny

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    Definitely need an alignment after most, if not all changes to suspension. I had the same experience you're having with only leveling out the front.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2022 at 4:57 AM
    replica9000

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    Dobinsons 2.5" lift. Cooper AT3 XLT 295/70R17.
    After the lift, your front wheels went from |---| to \---/.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2022 at 7:35 AM
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    Thanks=this is my sixth, so I have a pretty good collection of memories (My brother has had 4).
     
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  10. Nov 24, 2022 at 12:49 PM
    romad86

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    So I was really stoked when those came out for my Tundra, but some guys on the Tundra forum were saying they’re too bright. I haven’t bought them because of that. What are your thoughts on the ones you bought for the 4R? White light too bright? I had the same thought of just running the red light for the kids and the white light if I need to find something.
     
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  11. Nov 24, 2022 at 1:37 PM
    MyWyfsRnnr

    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    They are BRIGHT... I will take a night pic
     
  12. Nov 24, 2022 at 5:36 PM
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    anytime you lift you need to realign.
     
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  13. Nov 24, 2022 at 6:12 PM
    MyWyfsRnnr

    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    Meso customs
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  14. Nov 24, 2022 at 6:55 PM
    5six

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    Added Morimoto LED sequential mirror lights. Also changed puddle mirror light since I had it apart. This upgrade makes you realize how fragile the mirrors are, pretty much all plastic. Even Lego is probably stronger.

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  15. Nov 24, 2022 at 7:02 PM
    TrailSpecial22

    TrailSpecial22 New Member

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    very tactical looking.
     
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  16. Nov 24, 2022 at 7:06 PM
    TrailSpecial22

    TrailSpecial22 New Member

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    can you put sequential side mirrors on where it wasnt originally equipped with them?
     
  17. Nov 24, 2022 at 7:47 PM
    4runningMan

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    I managed to swap LED’s into the puddle lights but getting it done without breaking a tab takes some finesse. Can’t rush it.
     
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  18. Nov 24, 2022 at 8:07 PM
    romad86

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    Thanks for the pictures. The white seems like overkill, but the red not too bad.
     
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  19. Nov 24, 2022 at 8:13 PM
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    It can probably be done, but will likely need to tap into front turn signal. Beyond my Lego skills.
     
  20. Nov 24, 2022 at 11:43 PM
    ElectroBoy

    ElectroBoy Ad astra

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    For the map lights there are buttons so you can turn on both or either one. Or disable both so neither turns on when you open a door. The MESO map lights have two buttons to select red or white light for each map light.

    I’ve been using red at night for both map lights and also the dome light. If I want it dimmer I disable the Door position on the map lights and rely only on the dome light to illuminate the interior when opening a door.

    I really like the red light for camping, which doesn’t attract insects like a white light does.
     
  21. Nov 25, 2022 at 8:43 AM
    MyWyfsRnnr

    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    They definitely are pretty bright. We've been leaving the front lights off and only using the middle light. And then the map light just as someone stated above. The whole reason we got them was for the red and my 8-year-old in the backseat wanting the light on all the time and I couldn't handle driving at night like that. The red definitely fix that issue. As for tactical, definitely not the intention! Just surviving the 8-year-old! Haha. Those are just the wetakole seat covers and I will admit the front Molly panels are super useful for radios etc when we're out with the group
     
  22. Nov 25, 2022 at 9:18 AM
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    Do you have a plan for your OEM ones? I am wanting to retrofit a set into my Pro, but would prefer not to buy a set just to learn they will not just bolt in.
     
  23. Nov 25, 2022 at 9:35 AM
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    I was only going to keep them aside as back up, in case the new ones don’t last or breaks on the trail. By retrofitting, do you mean using these in your existing housing or you’re going to get new mirror housings. Just curious as these are mounted in with clips, and 2 screws are for the housing on the back, and that housing helps secure the bottom half of mirror together.
     
  24. Nov 25, 2022 at 9:56 AM
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    i want to remove the black plastic piece that is bolted into my mirrors and see if yours will bolt in place. I cannot imagine Toyota would have completely different housings, but I have been wrong before…
     
  25. Nov 25, 2022 at 10:11 AM
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    yes using them in my existing housing, but my Trail ddint come factory with them. I dont even know if there is wiring in there for new ones
     
  26. Nov 25, 2022 at 10:47 AM
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    playdixie Missi'ppi Fella

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    Bought some vinyl decals from @MyWyfsRnnr. Gave him a bit of challenge, but he got it done. Installing was a bit of a challenge (lining up everything correctly). Taking them off was just as challenging (got love it when decals are wet and trying to keep them in place). Anywho, here are the installation pics and results.

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    Also got OEM roof rack cross bars installed. Easy peasy.

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  27. Nov 25, 2022 at 5:42 PM
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    Made some changes to my 23 Pro. Installed Morimoto headlights and some Diode Dynamics amber fogs. Also installed taillights, all this was on my 22 SR5 that I traded for this last Friday. Also got windows tinted on Tuesday. Lift wheels and tires on the way.

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  28. Nov 26, 2022 at 7:14 AM
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    Yes. I’ve done it. Not cheap though. You have to buy the housings from Toyota. Then the retrofit harness from @Oldred. My MY21 Trail also needed coding, I did through Carly. But now I have folding, puddle light mirrors with sequential turns. The housings are the expensive part.
     
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  29. Nov 26, 2022 at 7:20 AM
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    yikes! I may have to rethink this. Thanks!
     
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  30. Nov 26, 2022 at 11:42 AM
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    Installed a MillerCat shield today. First major mod after 2 weeks of ownership. Also got a coat of Surface Shield on/in the cross members and front half of frame while I was under there.

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