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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. Jun 2, 2023 at 8:22 PM
    Vito Corleone

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    Reinstalled the Brite Box anytime foglight kit. I had this kit on my 2020 ORP and removed it prior to trading it for a 2022 ORP.

    The install is pretty easy except for getting the wires through the firewall grommet. That is a PITA. I am very happy with the end results.

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  2. Jun 2, 2023 at 9:10 PM
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    Fortunate to visit Gibson Exhaust. IMG_1054.jpg

    They keep my 4Runner for some R&D... I get some goodies! Will keep you all posted!

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  4. Jun 2, 2023 at 10:00 PM
    3JOH22A

    3JOH22A Toyota Gigolo

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  5. Jun 3, 2023 at 4:41 AM
    Cowboy59

    Cowboy59 Enjoy the Adventure

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    Installed the DR KDSS TrackBar correction kit.

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  6. Jun 3, 2023 at 6:35 AM
    McSpazatron

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    Dobinson IMS Warn Bumper CaliRaised Sliders 285/70 K02s
    The black abyss bothers me too, so I can understand India’s desire to define the bottom of the floors with herself lol.

    I have thought about getting floor mats that are a lighter gray instead of the black. If you drop anything down there at night, it’s impossible to find it unless you have stadium lighting lol.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2023 at 6:37 AM
    Patwashere

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    no matching just 20% all around
     
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  8. Jun 3, 2023 at 6:42 AM
    McSpazatron

    McSpazatron New Member

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    Dobinson IMS Warn Bumper CaliRaised Sliders 285/70 K02s

    That’s hot. Mmmm

    Poster-worthy picture lol.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2023 at 7:31 AM
    KYFHO

    KYFHO Generic Scumbag

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    2017 SR5P with some stuff
    That tire is at least 10 years old
     
  10. Jun 3, 2023 at 1:14 PM
    The Knitted Brow

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    :rofl:
     
  11. Jun 3, 2023 at 1:55 PM
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    I live in Luna County, and venture into the Chiricahua mts and the desert surrounding the area in AZ. A/C does okay, not like old R13, but good enough.
     
  12. Jun 3, 2023 at 2:27 PM
    raimieb

    raimieb Hobby Mechanic - Love Our 4Runner!

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    Lots…
    Been waiting weeks to write this. Finally complete! Many thanks to all who helped including but not limited to Dom @ Dr. KDSS, Lionrunner, Kmeeg, and the staff at Dobinsons, and Elka! Without your help I would not have been able to complete this job with such quality, clarity, and specificity. Monday she gets aligned! Then we're back in business. Photo after alignment. Appreciate everyone and this forum for all your help, insight, and encouragement.

    2.5" Elkas Das front + rear.
    Dob's Billet UCAs.
    Dr. KDSS front swaybar poly bushings + sway bar adapter plates.
    Rago Fabrication rear shock guards.
    Dr. KDSS rear BOTCK kit.
    Treaty Oak KDSS rear spacers.
    Dobinsons C59-325 rear springs.

    This is the completion of my suspension setup (for now). No, I don't go to Moab yet. But I hope to one day and working on the 4R is a healthy (though expensive) way to release stress from work.

    Best!
    Raimie
     
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  13. Jun 3, 2023 at 3:04 PM
    semprenissart

    semprenissart Mèfi

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    In the summer in AZ it’s hot no matter what car you have if it’s been sitting in the sun. But once you’ve been driving for a couple of minutes the AC of the 4R works perfectly fine. In 115F, I set my AC at the lowest temperature (obviously) and max fan for the first 5 min or so, then I lower it to about half. After driving 30+ min I’m down to the second setting of fan speed usually and it’s plenty sufficient. Point is, once the interior has been cooled, it does a fairly good job at staying cool without blasting the AC to the max :)
     
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  14. Jun 3, 2023 at 3:42 PM
    backpacker

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    Yeah, my expectations are very low for at least the first 20 minutes. I'm more concerned about keeping up in the steady state.

    As a point of reference, I used to do some equipment testing at Yuma Proving Ground, even at peak summer heat, and the Florence Air National Guard Range. One of our Yuma testing spots was adjacent to the GM test track out there. We watched them running vehicles (disguised and not) under horrible conditions. The worst-looking one was done in 110F air temps. The car under test was driving ~35 mph, about four lengths behind an identical car that dragged a big mat to create a continuous cloud of dust, thick enough to be dangerous from a visibility standpoint. They ran that way for hours on end.
     
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  15. Jun 3, 2023 at 4:51 PM
    muddyix

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    Built a cheap last minute sleeping platform right before leaving for a camping trip

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  16. Jun 3, 2023 at 4:59 PM
    backpacker

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    It looks like a good fit. Is it 3/4" plywood? What's it got underneath?
     
  17. Jun 3, 2023 at 5:03 PM
    muddyix

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    15/32 plywood cut to 41" x 43.5" wrapped in cheap carpet, and underneath one 8' 2x4 cut into thirds screwed into place
     
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  18. Jun 4, 2023 at 10:05 AM
    Stitches1974

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    What product did you use? How was installation?

    As a former Wrangler owner, I know the pitfalls of an unprotected radiator.

    This was the covering I used on my Jeep. It was only 4 pop rivets to install.

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  19. Jun 4, 2023 at 10:44 AM
    McSpazatron

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    Didn’t think it would happen to me. The 4runner has been sleeping outside for a couple weeks since my garage is in project mode. It was apparently too great of an opportunity for the local small mammals to resist.

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    There was a pretty good stash of acorns and nesting material in there. I thinkI got all out. No chewed wires that I could see, and no check engine lights as of yet. Hopefully it stays that way!
     
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  20. Jun 4, 2023 at 1:20 PM
    backpacker

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    RSG sliders, Falken Wildpeak 265/70R/17 E
    I filled up the gas for the first time, checked the tires and the fluids. This vehicle has by far the longest dipstick I've ever used. I was wondering when the end was finally going to come out.
     
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  21. Jun 4, 2023 at 6:52 PM
    Stoney Ranger

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    You can get the gutter guard at Home Depot. The bottom panel will fit with no cutting at all (least I didn't have too) and a little finagling. The top panel will need to be cut-to-fit. Zip tie to keep in place.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Amerima...lack-Metal-Mesh-Gutter-Guard-6360X2/205207064
     
  22. Jun 4, 2023 at 7:02 PM
    Stitches1974

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    So, not a seamless fit? No Home Depots around me. Was hoping it was a pre made solution, like it was for my Jeep. Not something I have to make work. Thanks though.


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  23. Jun 4, 2023 at 8:04 PM
    Redrider29

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    My 17 year old daughter installed 2020 trd pro Fox coilovers on her 2010 4runner. She didn't want me to do it so I just supervised and help loosen the high torque bolts she couldn't break lose. Super easy and only took about 3 hours.

    Question for anyone who has done this. Are you getting any pop or cluck sound with full lock turning over a bump? The front axle is very close to the bottom of the shock and I wonder if it make contact. I'm going to throw a gopro in there to see.

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  24. Jun 4, 2023 at 8:22 PM
    Stitches1974

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    Kudos for your daughter wanting to do the work herself! I know a good deal of women and men who I wouldn't trust around a screwdriver.
     
  25. Jun 4, 2023 at 8:29 PM
    McSpazatron

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    Nice job! Are you saying you’re hearing popping noises after the install? A common source of noises after installing shocks is a loose lower bolt. The torque value is really high. Make sure the final tightening happens with weight on wheels.
     
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  26. Jun 5, 2023 at 4:24 AM
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    hell yeah!! Way to go!!!

    i installed 6112’s on mine using the factory top hat and no spring compressor. Not sure how close they are in diameter to the Foxes but no pop or clunk. Just make sure you torque the lower strut bolt under load (full weight and under compression - 70 ftlbs)

    https://trail4runner.com/2020/06/17/5th-gen-4runner-torque-specs/

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  27. Jun 5, 2023 at 4:26 AM
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    70 lbs
     
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    JustATallDude

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    Great stuff! I really love to see it. As for the noise, I had the same issue on mine when I did the Eibach springs. It was the lower control arm bolt not torqued down enough. 130 lbs is what I set mine and its been great ever sense! Good luck!
     
  29. Jun 5, 2023 at 7:25 AM
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    Just got the word that my truck is in country now, so I started ordering parts for it. Cali raised sliders were ordered the day after I ordered the truck. Ordering a roof rack delete kit today and will order SL Wildpeaks, as it gets closer to delivery time.
     
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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
    C'mon a little custom work on your truck is good for you.
    Not many easier mods than trimming soft aluminum and using tie straps.
    Forget the Jeep. Especially round here.
    Of course, a premade precut solution would be pretty sweet I agree. Haven't seen one yet.
    I bought mine from Walmart Canada online, it's actually a roll of car grille mesh not gutter guard. I assume they make it this way instead of to size, so it's profitable to sell to all vehicles.

    https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/4x8mm-...umper-Rhombic-Grill-Universal/PRD4RD1VD8F9ODH
     

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