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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. Nov 17, 2023 at 6:06 PM
    The Knitted Brow

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  2. Nov 17, 2023 at 9:15 PM
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    Winter tires/wheels, waiting on center caps
     
  3. Nov 17, 2023 at 9:32 PM
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    EMU BP-51, 285/75/R17 KO2s, stock wheels, TRD PRO grill, Road Armor steel front bumper, Smitybuilt 12k winch, 6 X RCI skid plates, Rigid Armor tire carrier, Viper Cut
    LC200 is crushing everyone except Wrangler. Our truck is no match to LC.

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  4. Nov 17, 2023 at 9:54 PM
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    EMU BP-51, 285/75/R17 KO2s, stock wheels, TRD PRO grill, Road Armor steel front bumper, Smitybuilt 12k winch, 6 X RCI skid plates, Rigid Armor tire carrier, Viper Cut
    What size?
     
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  5. Nov 18, 2023 at 5:55 AM
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    Stock 265/70r17. Dobinsons 2/1”
     
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  6. Nov 18, 2023 at 9:14 AM
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    Yup; I'll need a 24v converter to charge at full power though. Figure I can keep beer cold indefinitely with lazy trickle charging if I give up enough roof real estate.

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    The fridge/battery combo cost less than that panel lol
     
  7. Nov 18, 2023 at 10:41 AM
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    Didn't actually do anything to the 4r today, just getting ready for the bumper.

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  8. Nov 18, 2023 at 10:44 AM
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    You are correct; the panel costs more. For me, the one-time cost of the panel was exponentially less than the hotel cost ($100+/day x3 days/wk x4 weeks/month x8 months now). A long story short, I took a nighttime job over the summer to try out my 4Runner as a living space for a future 6-8 month trip. The primary evaluation was, first 400ah and currently 800ah, battery capacity and charging. Knowing the AC is a huge energy hog, especially in the Arizona summer (117F outside vs 80F inside with AC), I added the portable 400w panel to an already roof-installed 200w panel, which failed at keeping the battery charged for three days of sleeping in the 4Runner during the day by itself. While the 600w total did well, when monsoon season's cloudy days diminished solar harvesting, I added a similar rigid 200w but laid it on the ground just to keep up due to less sunlight. In your case, you could lay a rigid 200w panel (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XQ18PW4?ie=UTF8&th=1), at a fraction of the cost, on the ground until you install the roof rack.

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    Most solar panels are both 12v/24v, thus a converter is not needed. While not an expert, from what I understand, your Bluetti will select its most efficient input as needed on its own. The same with the input max at 200w, it will not input more even if the solar panel is able to harvest >200w. As mentioned, not an expert but an amateur solar user, thus I could be wrong. Three years into using solar with my 4Runner setup, it's what I have learned, sometimes banging my head, but nonetheless learned. Hope that helps.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2023 at 11:54 AM
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    Good insights; as for the 24v I was referring to stepping up the voltage from the alternator to charge the bluetti via the solar port--you get the full 200w with this method versus 100 from the ciggy socket.

    Were you running a 12v AC? I kinda want one for power outages and such, but they still seem iffy on cost/quality.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2023 at 1:48 PM
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    Ceramic Tint, D/S grab Handle, waiting for Brite Box Anytime, may add Raptor lights
    Added RED to TRD & Fangs , ordered TRD PRO license plate holder.
     
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  11. Nov 18, 2023 at 2:46 PM
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    Any particular reason for replacing? (I've not had any problems with my Falkens, but would love to know if you were having issues.)
     
  12. Nov 18, 2023 at 2:47 PM
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    I wonder what a 4r trd pro would be with sway bars removed.
     
  13. Nov 18, 2023 at 2:51 PM
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    EMU BP-51, 285/75/R17 KO2s, stock wheels, TRD PRO grill, Road Armor steel front bumper, Smitybuilt 12k winch, 6 X RCI skid plates, Rigid Armor tire carrier, Viper Cut
    It will get crushed by LC lol
     
  14. Nov 18, 2023 at 2:53 PM
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    Not 12v, but a Home Depot generic 120v 5k BTU window AC ~$150 (seen in the picture passing through the lowered hatch window, that I power through a 3k-watt inverter. This weekend, I'm going to use a different tarp/shroud setup, which I used before but wanted to try in a different manner (pictured previously). Pictures of the change are to be posted.
     
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  15. Nov 18, 2023 at 3:38 PM
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    EMU BP-51, 285/75/R17 KO2s, stock wheels, TRD PRO grill, Road Armor steel front bumper, Smitybuilt 12k winch, 6 X RCI skid plates, Rigid Armor tire carrier, Viper Cut
    It impressed me today. Give it big aired down tires and it will crawl up like a tank. This thing can keep up with Jeeps. It won't do it as beautifully, but it will do it and not get stuck.

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  16. Nov 19, 2023 at 11:09 AM
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    I was happy with the Wildpeaks, minus the 55-60mph steering wheel shimmy they couldn’t seem to get rid of. I’ve had 2 sets in the stock size, and one in 37s. I actually tried to order another set, but was told by DT that the stock size in SL load range was recalled. We’ll see how the Generals do, otherwise I may be back in Falkens in 2 years. I drive the 4R about 25k miles/year.
     
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  17. Nov 19, 2023 at 1:14 PM
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    Voxx "PRO" Bronze Replica (17x8.5) wrapped in 285/70-17 MT Baja Boss A/T's, 5100's with Dobinsons C59-302 2.5" front coils and Ironman 1.5" Light Load rear coils.
    5100/Dobi’s in C59-302 2.5” and 1.5” Ironman light load rear coils are in. Hoping they’ll settle a bit. All in all, pleased with the ride. Took about 3.5 hrs to complete.

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  18. Nov 19, 2023 at 2:10 PM
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    Where'd you get the vinyl and dash cover? May wanna copy lol
     
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    Awesome setup, Incredibly capable and good looking too. Love the Lightning McQueen "Ka-Chow" bling in the pictures too!
     
  20. Nov 19, 2023 at 3:27 PM
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    EMU BP-51, 285/75/R17 KO2s, stock wheels, TRD PRO grill, Road Armor steel front bumper, Smitybuilt 12k winch, 6 X RCI skid plates, Rigid Armor tire carrier, Viper Cut
    Thanks. I was surprised, great rig with decent flex, and also feels a solid Toyota.

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  21. Nov 19, 2023 at 6:42 PM
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    EMU BP-51, 285/75/R17 KO2s, stock wheels, TRD PRO grill, Road Armor steel front bumper, Smitybuilt 12k winch, 6 X RCI skid plates, Rigid Armor tire carrier, Viper Cut
    This helped me to decide whether I should get a 4Runner or Wrangler. The 4Runner is not as good as the Jeep, but it can keep up with it, and it is a much more dependable vehicle. Great job by TFL here

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  22. Nov 19, 2023 at 8:25 PM
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    Looks great!
    So 1.75 setting up front and stock wheels or are they 285's?
     
  23. Nov 20, 2023 at 12:16 AM
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    EMU BP-51, 285/75/R17 KO2s, stock wheels, TRD PRO grill, Road Armor steel front bumper, Smitybuilt 12k winch, 6 X RCI skid plates, Rigid Armor tire carrier, Viper Cut
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    HOW did I miss the window unit!! That's a lot of energy.
    Following this combo. How's the side-to-side level?
     
  25. Nov 20, 2023 at 6:39 AM
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    The Dobinson 302 coils are 2.5 @ 5100 0 setting (bottom clip). The rears are 1.5. Yes, stock 265/70-17 Wildpeaks, for now.
     
  26. Nov 20, 2023 at 6:40 AM
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    Haven’t driven i a bunch yet…. But haven’t noticed any yet… but ride is perfect.
     
  27. Nov 20, 2023 at 1:48 PM
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    Thus, 800ah.
     
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    1 year anniversary detail for the Runner since I’m off work today. Chemical Guys/Mothers products make it shine better than new
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    Work in progress.
    Wow! Look at that picture, it looks like a mirror. What products from Chemical Guys do you use?
     
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  30. Nov 20, 2023 at 2:34 PM
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    Chemical Guys Maxi Suds for the soap, Tire Kicker tire shine, and their pink detail spray for stray water spots afterwards (forgot the exact name lol) The Mother’s ceramic spray wax that I applied in late August is what gives it the shine/depth. Very impressed with the longevity so far
     
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