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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. Sep 6, 2023 at 3:58 PM
    TacoGeeloor

    TacoGeeloor New Member

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    Finally got to stretch its legs a bit and use 4WD. Found an amazing campsite I’ve been trying to find now after seeing on YouTube videos and on forums. Nice dead end road just outside of Mt Rainier Nat’l Park.

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  2. Sep 6, 2023 at 3:58 PM
    raimieb

    raimieb Hobby Mechanic - Love Our 4Runner!

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    Lots…
    Simply amazing!!
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2023 at 3:59 PM
    redbeard_tx

    redbeard_tx New Member

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    Too much crap
    Hahaha yep! Looks like yours needed doing too!
     
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  4. Sep 6, 2023 at 3:59 PM
    TacoGeeloor

    TacoGeeloor New Member

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    Thanks! Truly blessed to live in such an amazing place! I had to get creative and do a ton of Google earth/Gaia gps work to find it but finally got it. I’m glad we have the vehicles that allow us to get to these incredible views!
     
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  5. Sep 6, 2023 at 4:01 PM
    redbeard_tx

    redbeard_tx New Member

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    Too much crap
    Oddly enough, his car had no issues! It didn't even explode when he started it or anything! Who woulda thunk it?! He's such a dingbat sometimes I swear. Can't choose our family though!
     
  6. Sep 6, 2023 at 4:08 PM
    RNR4P

    RNR4P What to do next.....

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    She shall be Wednesday
    I live in TX and traveling to VA tonight. I hope I can find something even remotely close to the grandeur of these pics. Won’t be mountains but hopefully the beauty. Jealous. And I really want to try on my 4x4.
     
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  7. Sep 6, 2023 at 4:26 PM
    TacoGeeloor

    TacoGeeloor New Member

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    I hear it’s beautiful over there! I’ve only been to NC south to FL. Really wanna get over to VA soon. We were actually in Texas earlier this year checking out potential places to move. WA is amazingly beautiful but there’s to many people and a lot of crazy ones.
     
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  8. Sep 6, 2023 at 5:59 PM
    HuskyMike

    HuskyMike New Member

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    In case I need to get pulled out of Costco

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  9. Sep 6, 2023 at 5:59 PM
    RNR4P

    RNR4P What to do next.....

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    She shall be Wednesday
    Texas has its fair share of crazies. Believe me.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM
    RNR4P

    RNR4P What to do next.....

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    She shall be Wednesday
    First road trip ready. 71574015919__55CB4622-AB45-4C27-B155-F8CA82784B3E.jpg
     
  11. Sep 6, 2023 at 6:10 PM
    TacoGeeloor

    TacoGeeloor New Member

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    Oh yeah I know…saw them when we flew into and out of Austin.
     
  12. Sep 6, 2023 at 6:33 PM
    The Knitted Brow

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    Heading out on a 2k mile round-trip tomorrow, thus thought to test in the garage this new air compressor from MORRFlate (https://morrflate.com/shop/air-sour...s/morrflate-tensix-psi-pro-compressor-batch1/) with a relatively inexpensive tire inflation system off of Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C6M4LSXR?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details) for $40. While the inflation system takes up no space, as it is a lot less than most compression hose systems, I am considering installing it permanently under the vehicle. Unfortunately, the compressor is a lot larger than expected. A LOT LARGER! Thus, likely will find somewhere to store for now that is easy to grab when needed. As to the compressor, it inflated all four tires in no time from 15psi to 34psi. Even better, the fill psi can be set and the compressor shuts off when all four tires reach the set psi.

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  13. Sep 6, 2023 at 6:44 PM
    redbeard_tx

    redbeard_tx New Member

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    Too much crap
    I don't know if there's an aftermarket kit for this or not, but I got tired of my little plastic cubby covers falling out whenever the body flexes when I'm driving. Got some of those butterfly latches online and installed em today. Those little bastards ain't going anywhere now

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  14. Sep 6, 2023 at 7:19 PM
    McSpazatron

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    Dobinson IMS Warn Bumper CaliRaised Sliders 285/70 K02s
    Installed heavier rate rear coils to battle the squat from my ever increasing constant weight on the 4runner.

    I went from stock rate Dobinson coils that were 1.5 in of lift (C59-505), to the C59-327 coils meant for for 200-400 lbs constant weight and approx 2in of lift.

    I’m on the low end of that constant additional weight. The heavier spring rate feels much better, spot on if you ask me. But the extra 1/2 inch of height leaves me a bit more raked than I wanted when unladen for daily driving (constant weight still aboard).

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    No choice though…I had to go Dobinsons because I’m a fanboy, and their shortest heavy rate spring is this one.

    So that means I have one choice to remedy this situation…that’s right, a steel bumper with swingout lol. Well, 4 sacs of concrete in the back would work too, but that’s got no style. :D

    Edit: I do not own a tiny canoe. That belongs to the car parked on the other side of the lot lol.
     
  15. Sep 6, 2023 at 8:25 PM
    TRDGrey2021

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    Picked up from dealer and drove home.
    Tires need to go, and needs a TRD skid plate.
    Thing is danm near brand new. Put it on lift and very little to no rust on chassis which is amazing for a NY car.
    Edit: not a fan of the running boards so they need to go at some point to.

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  16. Sep 6, 2023 at 8:29 PM
    TRDGrey2021

    TRDGrey2021 New Member

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    LOL....just caught that.... "I do not own a tiny canoe"

     
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  17. Sep 6, 2023 at 9:35 PM
    HighSierraGuy

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    Jesus, I really need to make it out there.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2023 at 11:52 PM
    TeslasBigCarbonFootprint

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    Sooo.

    Using 303 graphene nano spray on my multi-day detail and graphene treatment...

    In person, I can see a very big difference between the coated and uncoated sections, even on white. The reflection is much more focused and less spread out or dispersed and it also comes off as much more searing or bright.

    The application is taking an amount of effort similar to silicone paste polishes. I might be over-exerting myself just because it is white. Thick spots maintain a darker graphene look so they're easy to find and wipe out.

    This photo may or may not be something that you can see the difference, but I took it anyway. It is of the driver's side back quarter panel and the driver side rear door. I was hoping the reflection would kind of capture the A versus B difference.

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  19. Sep 7, 2023 at 4:36 AM
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    I can't like this enough...
     
  20. Sep 7, 2023 at 6:58 AM
    kmeeg

    kmeeg LionRunner

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  21. Sep 7, 2023 at 7:04 AM
    RedRunner87

    RedRunner87 Mall Crawler LVL Expert

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    I ended up just removing the cover and throwing it somewhere. It was annoying always finding it laying somewhere in my cargo area.
     
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  22. Sep 7, 2023 at 8:04 AM
    TacoGeeloor

    TacoGeeloor New Member

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    Yeah we are spoiled here in Washington.
     
  23. Sep 7, 2023 at 8:05 AM
    TacoGeeloor

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    Yeah I think it’s one of the under rated areas to visit. We truly are blessed here in the PNW with some special places
     
  24. Sep 7, 2023 at 9:41 AM
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    Roof rack, side bars
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    McSpazatron

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    That looks like an insane spot to camp. “Awesome” is a proper word for the sight. Also, “mildly concerning” given that thing is a sleeping volcano.

    I got to visit Seattle for a week a while back. It was sunny all week with unlimited visibility.

    Everywhere I went, I seemed to have this very mild unsettled feeling. Later, I realized it was due to the fact Mt Ranier was always visible, looming large on the horizon, but somewhat hidden by the distance, like the moon in daylight. I was surprised that such a beautiful sight could also be kind of creepy.
     
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  26. Sep 7, 2023 at 9:47 AM
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    2014 Neglected by the previous owners 2020 is an abused former rental... 2023 New I've been buying above my pay grade ☹️
    I asked a salesman about map updates with the new system, which I believe started in 2020 for all models. I was told that they do update, even outside of the trial period. Supposedly, the radio updates as well.

    Now, this is not the salesman that I bought the car from. I was just chit-chatting.

    I can tell you this much, a map updated one year ago had information that changed at least 5 years ago. Toyota and their infotainment technology, it still sucks. There is one aspect of the older infotainment system I liked, that's the ability to do updates with a micro SD card. I'm sure that support will end as well...
     
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  27. Sep 7, 2023 at 11:27 AM
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    Staying in a hotel for a month and I wanted to do something for my gal that required no tools. So I decided on some avs low profile window vents that I found on sale during Labor Day weekend.

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  28. Sep 7, 2023 at 12:48 PM
    redbeard_tx

    redbeard_tx New Member

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    Yep, it bugs me too when it randomly falls out. But I keep all my ratchet straps and bungie cords in those cubbies, so when the cover falls out, all my tie downs end up all over the place. It frustrated me so much one time I almost frisbeed that thing across the desert. Those latches were only $12 bucks for a 4-pack though so it was worth the extra trouble to secure them
     
  29. Sep 7, 2023 at 1:25 PM
    TeslasBigCarbonFootprint

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    I took delivery of Toyota OEM door edge guards today...

    I thought "simple enough." Holy cow! Nine pages of PDF instructions!

    I feel grossly incompetent and unable to install Toyota DEGs.

    $40 retail, $79 option. Whoever installs it, earns that $39! It takes a PhD in physics to figure the installation out. :D:D:D

    ■ Thermoplastic-coated stainless steel is
    precisely matched to the exterior finish
    ■ Compression-fitted to door edge contours
     
  30. Sep 7, 2023 at 1:34 PM
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    Yeah, I was really happy that the in-transit configuration I bought had already included them. I looked at how close and flat they fit and figured that installing them myself would be a major headache.
     

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