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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. Mar 16, 2023 at 8:24 PM
    TacoGeeloor

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    Thanks! Yeah, finally convinced my wife to get rid of the explorer and upgrade to the Runner.
     
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  2. Mar 16, 2023 at 9:33 PM
    ElectroBoy

    ElectroBoy Ad astra

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    Dental floss.
    Warm up the badges with a hair dryer then pull and/or saw your way thru the glue pads with the floss. Clean up any remaining glue with your fingers or a solvent like glue gone. Finish with isopropyl alcohol or plain soap and water.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2023 at 5:23 AM
    NEguy

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    Dental floss and a little heat is the way for sure... I have used this method for WAY too many years (hate most chrome logos/badges etc.) works on ones that are 'old and baked on' as well...
     
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  4. Mar 17, 2023 at 12:54 PM
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    Installing N-Fab Nerf Running steps.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2023 at 4:04 PM
    Hilux1

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    Got the tires balance and rotated this time. Did it last month to see if it would fix the steering shimmy but it didn’t. Discount only did the front wheels for some reason. This time I had them do all of them and rotated as well. Not sure what they did differently but as hard as it is to believe, the shimmy is gone.

    Also done today, I went ahead and did a transmission fluid change as it was getting close to 60k miles. Followed the thread and used my OBD Fusion to check the temp and pull the check plug. Pretty easy swap and so far it’s running smooth.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2023 at 5:54 PM
    Nautblurunner20

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    Got around to installing the caliraised sliders today with a new shifter. Now just waiting for my luxx tail lights that have been on back order for 4 months…:playball:
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  7. Mar 17, 2023 at 6:05 PM
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  8. Mar 17, 2023 at 6:10 PM
    djwantke

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    Bought brand new 2016 After May 2021: -Approx 3" lift/level: Bilstein 5100's, OME 2884 590lb 3" front lift springs, SPC UCA's, ICON 158506 2" lift rear coils, diff drop -Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ LT285/70R17 Load E -Mickey Thompson Sidebiter ll 17x9, 0 offset, 5 backspace -Pro Comp black spline lugs ^installed by 4WheelParts^ -New brakes and rotors by brake shop -4-piece ARB skid kit -Smittybilt 2" nerf steps -MBRP black exhaust tip, chopped OEM -Drivers side OEM FJ oh shit handle -All blacked out emblems -Blacked out roof rails -4x WeatherTech window rain guards -OEM custom rear mud flap deletes -KICK BACK MUD FLAPS 12" WIDE - BLACK TOP AND BLACK WEIGHT -FRAM EXTRA GUARD CA10835 engine air filter -1797 LED tricolor fog bulbs Yellow 3000K White 6000K Blue 15000K 28W 4000LM -Armour paint lower rear bumper -Front bumper high stage high clearance cut -Fenders cut straight across, pink reservoir sprayed black -4Runner Lifestyle sequential fog fangs -4Runner Lifestyle smoked taillight decals -Pedal Commander -Rear passenger cargo mounted 120v truck tire pump -4x Spidertrax 1.25" black aluminum wheel spacers -Yota Twins Paracord Hatch Strap sand camo -Teton Workshop hard anodized matte black aluminum shift knob -Ditch flood lights 4 LED 20w 1400lm w/ OEM hood mounts on OEM style dash switch -Backup flood lights under bumper 6 LED 18w 1500lm on OEM style dash switch -Body Mount Chop; cut, weld, paint -Fender mount chop, re-weld, paint -Fender Liner cut behind wheel (I cut liner in front of wheel clean off at top of viper cut) -Wheel well firewall hammering, painting ^done by Arc One Industries^ -valance cap trim -Agency6 Black Shackle Block 2" US Certified 6061 T6 CNC machined aluminum -DRT fab universal hitch skid -ACDelco inner tie rods, outer tie rods, bellows -Full Dr. KDSS switch kit -March 31 Behind grille 13-1/4" 32 LED light bar + wide-angle, eagle-eye lens 6000lm on OEM style dash switch -RAA Powder coated steel roof rack cargo basket, 1" side rails, 64" x 39" x 6", 250lb limit -roof gas can, water can, shovel -PEAKTOW PTT0063 Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier 51-1/2 x 17-1/2 x 4 inches 500 lbs. Capacity (trips only) -July/2023: purchased first needed SPC balljoint replacement kit - newly released, upgraded non-zerk sealed joints 25002 -July 15/2023: The Original Universal EZ Flares, 1". All four corners -Dec. 2023: removed bumper cover and crash bar, drilled frame, installed Apex Overland KDSS Recovery Points -Jan. 2024: SPC balljoint replacement kit - upgraded non-zerk sealed joint design 25002 -Feb. 3/ 2024: 4x KC Wire Hiders, for roof rack lighting Feb. 13/2024: New ditch lights, on new Rago Fabrication Extension brackets. 3inch Quad Row Amber Pods from LED-Club. 32W 3200Lm 16-LED Spot Beam. Replacing 3inch EVERGEAR clear lens ditch light pods w/ yellow lamix-x In progress: 4th, 5th, and 6th set of off road lights Electrical components and wiring purchased, not started -roof rack scene lighting - EVERGEAR ea. 1,350 lumens, 30w, 3-¾" round floods. Custom, side mounted w/ galvanized flat bar And -roof rack upper ditch lights - 3inch Quad Row Amber Pods from LED-Club. 32W 3200Lm 16-LED Spot Beam. Bar clamp mounted to front corners And -roof rack reverse amber pods / secondary hazard lights. 20W 2000Lm 2-LED Spot Beam. Bar clamp mounted to rear side And -roof rack F1 smoked chase light w/ lighting effects. Custom bolted to rear side -POR15 rust proofing line-up, 3-step process PAUSED until 70⁰ weather Bought, in the garage queue: -BlueFire 6-Circuit Fuse Block with LED Indicator & Protection Cover -Blue Sea Systems 100A Circuit Breaker w/ reset lever -Rust prevention •New can POR15, 2x Black Fluid Film, long spray nozzle attachments, 2x PB Surface Shield, 1x Chainwax •partially used POR15 Degreaser, Metal Prep Wanted - PerryParts or Wheelers bump stops, self fabricated limb risers (seasonal, removable), 1" body lift, powder coated center winch bumper w/ large bar (got no tss), rear steel bumper w/ tire carrier for an LT285 Kumho on steely, sliders, bolt on cat shields
    Had play in the steering from pinch/jam nuts backing off, effed my threads. Ball joints will need replacing in approx 6mo after 2.5 years - not bad for problemchild SPC's.
    Gotta sick discount through Lordco, bought all new outer tie rods, inner tie rods, & rack and pinion bellows, plus ball joint replacement kit.
    Was gunna install myself but gotta kick back from my shop, tie rods and alignment DONE

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  9. Mar 17, 2023 at 9:12 PM
    Kfish

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    Made a leveling platform for the back, 3rd row seats version. Sleeping in the back will be so comfortable this summer!

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  10. Mar 17, 2023 at 9:59 PM
    TacoGeeloor

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  11. Mar 17, 2023 at 10:04 PM
    CMCrunner

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    Def on the expensive side but it's solid and well made. No complaints.
     
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  12. Mar 17, 2023 at 10:09 PM
    TacoGeeloor

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    We just picked up the 4runner and a place for the phone was the first thing I was looking for, I saw this and was leaning this route. It is spendy but these days it seems everything is!
     
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  13. Mar 18, 2023 at 7:32 AM
    dgrenier15

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    Where did you get that shift knob?! Do they have black?
     
  14. Mar 18, 2023 at 7:50 AM
    Nautblurunner20

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  15. Mar 18, 2023 at 8:43 AM
    a66

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    Swapped head unit out for TGP's Sony XAV9500-ES kit. Also installed the LabOps kit while I was in there. Head unit is so awesome, the EQ alone made a major improvement from stock.

    I leave the clock on top fast... because reasons :D

     
  16. Mar 18, 2023 at 11:09 AM
    BearBio

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    Roof rack, side bars
    Not really done "to" the 4Runner but "for" the 4Runner: Had to reschedule our trip to visit relatives down south due to both of us coming down with COVID-thank the Lord for vaccinations! We both were over it in 3-4 days except the wife caught a flu bug because her immunity was lowered. Good news: Saving about $500 and still adding a couple of days. Still have to go to Portland (now a separate trip) to get pictures and fingerprints for my OR CCL. Changed all reservations w/o cancellation fees, took the roof basket off, weather should be better (hoping to visit Bodie and Manzanar-still taking traction mats and a snow shovel), programming some additional addresses into the Nav.
     
  17. Mar 18, 2023 at 11:10 AM
    dallas121469

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    None.
    New tires. Stock size because the price was right. Venom Power Terra Hunter XT. Nice aggressive tread with good road manners. Venoms come with a warranty unlike most bargain tires. Little bit of road noise but nothing unexpected. I priced tires locally and they were almost double the price. Payed $821 for five tires through Walmart and $95 installation at a local shop. And I still have money in my pocket for more gear.

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  18. Mar 18, 2023 at 11:31 AM
    WarTurtle357

    WarTurtle357 You're killing me, Smalls.

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    Got some maintenance done today. Oil change, rotate tires, grease driveshaft zerks, air filter, and cabin filter.

    Also got to test out my new Milwaukee 1/2" compact impact wrench. Had no trouble removing the lugs and the 65 lb-ft setting for tightening the lugs before I hit it with a torque wrench worked great.
     
  19. Mar 18, 2023 at 11:57 AM
    WarTurtle357

    WarTurtle357 You're killing me, Smalls.

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    Forgot to mention when I was under the 4Runner, there is still a healthy layer of Woolwax on the frame. Been thru the undercarriage carwash about every 2-3 weeks this winter.
     
  20. Mar 18, 2023 at 1:09 PM
    BearBio

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    Also, Made reservations for Jake's Crawfish in Portland!
     
  21. Mar 18, 2023 at 1:51 PM
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    Just doing a little work on our full skid package today.
     
  22. Mar 18, 2023 at 2:50 PM
    replica9000

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    New Vertiform City
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    Dobinsons 2.5" lift. Cooper AT3 XLT 295/70R17.
    Had to drill out one of the licence plate bolts. Wouldn't budge at all, even after several days of PB Blaster. Vehicle isn't even 5 years old yet. Replaced the old bolts with stainless and used anti-seize.

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    1" cornfed level 255/75 yoko at trd replica wheels
    Cornfed level installed
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  24. Mar 18, 2023 at 3:34 PM
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    Too many..... Performance: • Magnusum Supercharger • Gibson exhaust with dual black tip • Pedal Commander * PowerBrakes • Suspension – Old Man Emu BP-51 front and back with Medium load coils • Tires: AT3 Faulken Wildpeak – 285/70/17 • Wheels: Relations Race Wheels, RR7-H with -12 offset • Full roof rack and ladder by Westcott Design (removed the stock Yakima basket) • Molle storage panels by Rago fabrication • Front light brackets by Rago • Illuminator light bracket by Rago (roof rack location) Lights • Morimoto front and back with sequential signals • Morimoto fog lights and side mirrors with sequential signals • 40” Baja design light bar for roof rack • 20” S8 Baja design driving combo (winch location) • Squadron sport baja design ditch lights • S2 Chase lights by baja designs (mounted on roof) In the bay: • Odyssey 34-PC Battery • SDQH Aluminum billet battery terminals and bracket • Switch Pro 9100 with aluminum tray • Anytime front and back camera • ARB twin compressor Recovery & Protection: • Smittybilt X20 synthetic rope winch • Factor 55 fairlead and flatlink • Southern Style Off-road (SSO) low profile bumper • SSO stage 2 high clearance wings • Weekend warrior recovery kit by treaty oak • RCI – skid plates – entire vehicle + catalytic converter protection wings Interior: • Nano Ceramic IR – Avery Dennison Window tint – all windows • Several phone mounts • Upgraded Rear Hatch lift gate struts (ladder is heavy) • Boom blaster horn switch (featuring La cucaracha)
    It was a long day....and got a lot of help...but we got done the new breaks, durobumps (front and back), Panhard correction kit, and the ARB breather. Thanks a bunch to TEQ Solutions in houston for all his help and guidance with this project.

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  25. Mar 18, 2023 at 3:48 PM
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    From the looks of it, you went with 1 inch in the front?
     
  26. Mar 18, 2023 at 4:02 PM
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    Yep 1 inch. Easy install and all the higher I want to be. From what I can tell it rides and drives like stock still. Wheels and tires Wednesday then I need to schedual an alignment.
     
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  27. Mar 18, 2023 at 5:51 PM
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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, Durobumps 4.25” rear
    Anti-seize is the ticket!
     
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  28. Mar 18, 2023 at 6:16 PM
    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 New Member

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    Picked up OEM LED fogs to go with my Alpharex MK2 headlights. I want to cover everything in protective film before I install.

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  29. Mar 18, 2023 at 6:44 PM
    4runningMan

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    Anyone have any tips for the front plate where the screws go into plastic? I think I stripped the 2 holes. They don’t want to stay tight anymore.
     
  30. Mar 18, 2023 at 8:37 PM
    bobby35

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    not today, but last week installed my ironman 4x4 lift with all the kdss things and 285/70/17 tires , truck ride awesome !

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