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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. Oct 2, 2023 at 6:57 AM
    Charlievee

    Charlievee New Member

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    My .02 on my install. It is that easy if you have the tools. Only issue i had was dealing with the weight of the hub with the brakes installed, it's not crazy but on jack stands it was a little Awkward. Having a second pair of hands would help getting it out of the way and secured. But it's an easy DYI. If you have ever installed struts, your 3/4's of the way there.
     
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  2. Oct 2, 2023 at 7:09 AM
    broken-giver

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    That dashcam looks really good! I would be curious about your opinion on how it performs. Seems limited reviews on Amazon.
     
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  3. Oct 2, 2023 at 7:13 AM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    The video's that I saw had good quality, well...similar quality to my old Garmin Mini 2. It has the basics that I need: Time/Date stamp and records in HD or 4k. It doesn't show my MPH's or my GPS location. I'm okay with that.

    I'll grab some files from it later today and upload them to YouTube tomorrow, then you can watch & judge for yourself.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2023 at 8:58 AM
    3JOH22A

    3JOH22A Toyota Gigolo

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    Sprayed Meguiar's P/N G17804 headlight coating. Either the previous owner or the used car dealer did headlight restoration, so it's necessary to re-coat each year:

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  5. Oct 2, 2023 at 8:59 AM
    Rocko9999

    Rocko9999 New Member

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    Got some new wheels and tires.

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  6. Oct 2, 2023 at 9:41 AM
    kojak

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    So many Wildpeaks, must resist...
     
  7. Oct 2, 2023 at 11:11 AM
    Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere New Member

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    Since no emblem overlays fill the whole "TOYOTA" on the pro, hit it with some plasti dip.

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  8. Oct 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos New Member

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    I swapped out my Metra stereo dash kit for a Scosche this morning, see Metra in the above quote. In my opinion, the Scosche is a far superior design.

    With the Metra, the radio and the surround aren’t connected in any way, so over bumpy roads, the radio would rattle and jostle around. I didn’t like the flat dead space next to the screen, and the HVAC trim pieces didn’t line up quite right with it.

    With the Scosche, all of these problems are solved.

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  9. Oct 2, 2023 at 12:29 PM
    Han4Run

    Han4Run New Member

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    It was fairly simple with the tools supplied by ECGS
     
  10. Oct 2, 2023 at 12:29 PM
    Han4Run

    Han4Run New Member

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    Looking to sell it fairly cheap
     
  11. Oct 2, 2023 at 1:27 PM
    RkyMtnMan

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    Last weekend I installed a Dobinsons IMS kit with their tubular UCAs and got an alignment. Front coils are 302 and rear are 327. @Crikeymike set me up perfectly based on added weights of 180lbs. front and 220 lbs. rear. Before IMS install with all my added weight I was at 19.5" front and 21" rear from center of wheel to bottom of fender. After install and ~300 miles driven I am at 22.125" front and 24.5" rear. If the rear settles another half to full inch that'd be ideal. Big thanks Mike! As others have said the 4runner rides much tighter on the road. I can take curves at higher speeds and the body doesn't roll or lean as it did before. The nose dive is essentially gone and generally bumps are a bit smoother. My wife says the vehicle movement is less nauseous now. Before and then after pics below.

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  12. Oct 2, 2023 at 1:33 PM
    BearBio

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    Roof rack, side bars
    OK, been talking for a couple of weeks but a picture, blah, blah, blah!!!

    Altimeter and phone holder (for the wife who doesn't leave home w/o it!):

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    Roof storage: Eylar Equipment cases (similar to Pelican, 1/2 the cost). All are locked to basket with heavy-duty bicycle cables and padlocks. Boxes hold basic repair equipment, pretty extensive First Aid kit and recovery strap & shackles. Also, traction mats underneath. Bungees keep everything from sliding too much!

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    Previous storage:

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    Went to a Spetsnaz shovel and regular jack:

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  13. Oct 2, 2023 at 2:18 PM
    BlakeM

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    Hit a milestone.
    This thing is worn out.
    About time to trade it in.

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  14. Oct 2, 2023 at 2:35 PM
    TacoGeeloor

    TacoGeeloor New Member

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    How did you attach the altimeter?
     
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  15. Oct 2, 2023 at 3:22 PM
    HuskyMike

    HuskyMike New Member

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    Put on those AJT black door lever covers. Expensive for what they are, but fit well and look good plus they eliminate the glare I get. Have a cover for the steering wheel emblem coming.
     
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  16. Oct 2, 2023 at 5:19 PM
    BearBio

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    Roof rack, side bars
  17. Oct 2, 2023 at 5:38 PM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    Amazon brought me more goodies!

    I had one of these on my Tacoma and NOBODY ever got anywhere near my bumper. I'm hoping it has the same effect on my 4Runner.

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    If I do get rear ended by someone, I'll have a cool catch phrase, like... "Shanks for the memories!"
     
  18. Oct 2, 2023 at 7:40 PM
    Pearla

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    Burgundy Clazzio seat covers last weekend. I love the red leather. IMG_2569.jpgIMG_2573.jpgIMG_2589.jpgIMG_2587.jpgIMG_2586.jpg
     
  19. Oct 3, 2023 at 12:09 AM
    raimieb

    raimieb Hobby Mechanic - Love Our 4Runner!

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    Very nice! More comfortable??
     
  20. Oct 3, 2023 at 2:42 AM
    ChessGuy

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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)
    Very cool indeed. If you don't mind sharing, what was the cost for this job? Where did you go. Looks very sharp.
     
  21. Oct 3, 2023 at 4:06 AM
    Pearla

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    Yes more comfortable. The clazzio seat covers have a foam layer sewn underneath the leather. More padding
     
  22. Oct 3, 2023 at 4:10 AM
    Pearla

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    https://www.clazzio.com/
    Is where I bought them from. You can give them a call also. They can do the order and give a discount. I paid $514 and waited about 8 weeks for them to be made and shipped to my door. You may be able to get a faster delivery if you choose a color they have in stock.
     
  23. Oct 3, 2023 at 6:18 AM
    icestud

    icestud Mile High Member

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    I look at the Amazon link but I didn't see the hitch, did I miss it? What is the Brand? I like your idea ;)
     
  24. Oct 3, 2023 at 6:21 AM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DDOQ954?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

    Note: it does not come with a hitch pin! You will need to buy one separately. It sure works better as deterrent than that bump-step that WeatherTech offers, plus...you can use it as an ACTUAL hitch!
     
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  25. Oct 3, 2023 at 6:43 AM
    icestud

    icestud Mile High Member

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  26. Oct 3, 2023 at 7:06 AM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....

    Here you go: https://www.4runners.com/threads/fitcamx-my-review.34286/
     
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  27. Oct 3, 2023 at 7:10 AM
    Lc200

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    I just plasti dipped the chrome trim piece on the front bumper. It came out perfect but then when I was removing the excess I ended up peeling a little on the trim too.
    I am so pissed at myself, I ll get it wrapped and be done with it.
     
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  28. Oct 3, 2023 at 7:32 AM
    playdixie

    playdixie Missi'ppi Fella

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    If your T4R has heated seats, how well does this work with the OEM heated seats?
     
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  29. Oct 3, 2023 at 7:59 AM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    The best thing about those seat covers: If you murder someone, you can easily hide all the blood stains! It's a serial killers dream interior. :devil:
     
  30. Oct 3, 2023 at 11:53 AM
    raimieb

    raimieb Hobby Mechanic - Love Our 4Runner!

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    Lots…
    Was also wondering about install. Do you remove the stock covers or does Clazzio just go over the top?
     

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