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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. Jan 23, 2023 at 7:56 AM
    JustATallDude

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    To piggy back on Connors post this is the right answer. Get Jasons kit over KTJOs. Jasons actually bolts into the vehicle and it the most secure way to have it. KJTOs just uses plastic rivets to hold it together. Plus I will never trust her with how she started out. Check out Tacomaworld for that saga though.
     
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  2. Jan 23, 2023 at 7:59 AM
    Connor MacLeod

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    There's lots more detail here about the handle parts and install procedure:
     
  3. Jan 23, 2023 at 8:54 AM
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    Yeah I had a KTJO grab handle from there as well on my Tacoma. Absolutely great concept. Execution and customer support are questionable at best.

    But in fairness, I did buy her door bowl lights for my 4R (and Taco when I had it). And it's a great product. Comes from China obviously, but they work. It's more aesthetic than having an actual purpose. But if you have super dark tinted windows or vision isn't so great at night, it can make seeing the door handles a lot easier. It's always a gamble with aftermarket products.

    (But in full disclosure: my windows aren't super dark tinted like they were on my Taco. But when my mom rides in my 4R, she has a hard time seeing the door handle. So the lights, for me anyways, serve a purpose.)


    Edit: I'm not sure if she truly has been issued BBB "badge," but this is at the bottom of her website. Found that rather curious.


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  4. Jan 23, 2023 at 9:14 AM
    wingo

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    Thank you for the info. Would I have to modify the stock driver side pillar cover or does he also makes the pillar cover for the grab handle? My FJ came with grab handle on both side. It came handy when getting in.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2023 at 10:12 AM
    Connor MacLeod

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    Yes - you have to drill a 1-inch diameter hole in the cover trim piece to put the attachment bolt through the lower hole in the grab handle.
     
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  6. Jan 23, 2023 at 12:22 PM
    mainerunr

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    Just more research today. Ordered the glove box divider and a console tray friday (they should be waiting for me at home).

    I *think* I saw a truck carrying 3 Tundras and a black 4Runner heading up the highway about an hour ago...could have been mine. Guess I'll know tomorrow if I get a call...
     
  7. Jan 23, 2023 at 2:44 PM
    beedee

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    Removed the faded mud guards this weekend and added the RevTek Mud Guard Delete pieces on the rear.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2023 at 3:40 PM
    beedee

    beedee SR5 Peon

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    Man, I live 10 minutes from there, never knew they had bomb Pastrami! Will have to hit it this week.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2023 at 3:56 PM
    BimmerChop

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    In regards to the grab handle... Is/was there ever a RHD 4Runner version sold overseas in other markets? Meaning is there an actual OEM A-pillar with the necessary hardware that would allow for cleaner grab handle conversion? Verses having to drill or have a mismatched handle.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2023 at 4:03 PM
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    Installed these low profile AVS visors and a Pedal Commander. Chose to mount it on the left side instead of the right because it felt a bit cramped on the right, and I tightened up the cable management after I snapped the picture.

    All in all I’m super happy with how it all turned out!

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  11. Jan 23, 2023 at 4:28 PM
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    Extra mustard, extra pickle, single dip (one side). Chili fries are good but not as good as Tommy's. Did my thesis for grad school on "urban" bears in Monrovia/Duarte. Used to get breakfast while radio-tracking my bears two cheeseburgers and one chili fry unless my "four-legged research assistant" was with me, then it was one fry, four burgers (2 plain with chili on the side).
     
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  12. Jan 23, 2023 at 5:01 PM
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    LED license plate lights from 4runnerlifestyle….I bought em, they came today and she took them from me and put them on herself:yes:

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  13. Jan 23, 2023 at 5:53 PM
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    So I know some of y'all gonna get a chuckle outta of this, but what I did was get a steering wheel cover put on.

    Just hear me out on this:

    I've had this cover for about 2 weeks, and have been fighting to get it installed. It's a cheapy one from Autozone. It was on clearance for $10. I had one of these EXACT ones on my Tacoma steering wheel (it was blue vs. red). And I had no issues with it when I put it on with my Taco. My thought process was, "This should go on real easily." Same size steering wheel. Nothing different.

    Nah. It's been a pain in the @$$.

    I went back to Autozone today to see if they had a similar one in stock, and they did (even had a blue one). But there were no measurements. I was talking to one of the associates if they had any measurements on it. He said "no." Finding some online was a royal pain in the rump. But he said something that gave me an idea. He said he's used a crowbar in the past to help get covers on his steering wheel. Not sure how true that really was, but it gave me an idea.

    But instead of a crowbar, I used zip ties. The ties kept it in place, and I was FINALLY able to get this SOB on.

    So when there is a redneck will, there is a redneck way.

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  14. Jan 23, 2023 at 7:02 PM
    Gamma Ray

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    Not the 5th gen. At least not in Japan. The last Hilux Surf Japan got was the 4th gen. I think the rest of the world went to the Land Cruiser Prado while we got the 5th gen.
     
  15. Jan 24, 2023 at 9:19 AM
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    I've been trying to find/create a magsafe mount/charger that was super clean (no wires showing) and out of the way but not hidden in the center console. I have a 9" Pioneer floating screen head unit with carplay so there is no reason to have the phone up high. Finally found a person on Etsy selling a 3D printed under desk magsafe mount https://www.etsy.com/listing/1179450941/magsafe-desk-mount-works-with-iphone . I just mounted the mount upside down with some 3M double sided foam tap, the angle of the dash is perfect and makes the phone is flush with the dash. The magsafe charger cable is just wound up and secured with a zip tie and the usb-c end is plugged into a right angle usb-c adapter into the cigarette lighter adapter.

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  16. Jan 24, 2023 at 9:36 AM
    j4unner

    j4unner shootz brah..

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    bang bang.. LFG!!
     
  17. Jan 24, 2023 at 12:11 PM
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    Added the Diode Dynamics hitchpod
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  18. Jan 24, 2023 at 12:20 PM
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    The day, date and time were not correct. It is set by gps, and is not user adjustable because of this. I replaced the gps that came with it with Maestro SAT-TO2 cable which allows use of the factory gps. This resolved that issue. While the unit was out made an adjustment to move the screen out away from the dash. Remove 4 screws and the mount for the screen moves out 20mm. This allowed me to put the trim piece in place that covers the screen mount.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2023 at 1:23 PM
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    Tires rotated.
     
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  20. Jan 24, 2023 at 2:33 PM
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    here’s a couple pictures for you

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  21. Jan 24, 2023 at 6:05 PM
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    I've ordered from KTJO and spoken with them on the phone. I had 1000% positive experience. They are indeed a BBB Better Business (https://www.bbb.org/us/or/saint-helens/profile/auto-accessories/ktjo-4x4-llc-1296-1000096269). Honestly, I don't understand why people get all over them. I've seen this before on the forum. Is it because it's a woman-owned business? All of their products work 100% and are fair prices. If you call they answer the phone. Try that with most businesses in today's age. I have the power folding mirrors from them and the product is fantastic.
     
  22. Jan 24, 2023 at 6:16 PM
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  23. Jan 24, 2023 at 10:04 PM
    playdixie

    playdixie Missi'ppi Fella

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    So I'm gonna address this very easily:

    1) As far as being a woman owned business, that's immaterial to me. If it's owned by the Bride of Frankenstein, and she's selling something I think I want/need for my vehicle, I'm gonna buy from her. As evident that I bought another set of door bowl lights from her.

    2) Everyone's user experience has been different. When I ordered my grab handle from her, it came in. And packaging was slightly damaged after being in transit for almost a month (not something she or the company can control). But when I had questions about the grab handle, I called SEVERAL time. Every time it went to a voicemail. Left several messages. Never got a call back. I emailed. Three times. Never got a response.

    That might be different now that she has more staff.

    As far as all their products working or not, again, each user's experience and knowledge varies. But so far, my door bowl lights have worked without any issues.
     
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  24. Jan 25, 2023 at 5:56 AM
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  25. Jan 25, 2023 at 6:40 AM
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    my wife’s Elantra has a compass showing the current elevation.

    i know we have a (crappy) compass as well on the 4R. I couldn’t find anywhere how to display current elevation. Is that not an option anywhere?

    if not, anyone knows an app that can display the elevation on CarPlay? I know I can use my phone to see it but I’d rather access it through the 4R screen if possible

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  26. Jan 25, 2023 at 6:42 AM
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    They probably have more staff nowadays. Not sure what you mean by products working or not. It's that kind of unnamed skepticism that hurts local businesses. I disagree that each users experience varies. If products work then they work. Figuring out how to install is a different story. But whatever. I just don't hear anyone question other businesses on here with the same ferocity.
     
  27. Jan 25, 2023 at 6:58 AM
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    Lubed the propeller/drive shaft
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  29. Jan 25, 2023 at 3:37 PM
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    Cowboy59 Enjoy the Adventure

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    Completed installing my Old Man Emu BP-51 lift kit that I got as a Christmas present. Here is a pic following the installation.

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  30. Jan 25, 2023 at 3:37 PM
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    Installed RAV 4 side mirrors. Very easy but useful mod. These should have been stock.
     
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