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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. Dec 13, 2023 at 7:07 AM
    Lc200

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    Extended the AC drain pipe to throw water on the side of the frame directly below rather than on it.
    I have read that it eventually causes rusts though I am not sure if AC water will do that. But , I had the pipe lying around.


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  2. Dec 13, 2023 at 7:16 AM
    kolter45

    kolter45 Inferno Pro & 4.0 Tacoma

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    Safelite does an Air Hose trick to see if the windshield glue has been compromised.

    Use the air compressor to blow air on the perimeter of the windshield on the inside. If you can feel it outside the windshield (may need a friend to help) then you know you need to fix it
     
  3. Dec 13, 2023 at 8:36 AM
    broken-giver

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    That is a good idea -- my last vehicle had them completely rusted out, when I had to remove it to xfer plates. Do you just buy these from big box stores? Any other screws besides license plate ones that should be replaced?
    I am gonna do it too -- I love the idea.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2023 at 10:55 AM
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    @Quadjeeper can you tell me about the electronic air horn?
     
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  5. Dec 13, 2023 at 11:33 AM
    Quadjeeper

    Quadjeeper New Member

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    I've had it for over 20 years, transferring it from vehicle to vehicle. It is a Whelen 100w horn/pa system for EMS vehicles. I don't use the PA part just the horn. It is not a siren. It is quite loud to say the least. The amp unit is intended to be mounted inside but with a splash shield and mounting away from high heat it holds up where I have it. The speaker is large and very heavy but with a homemade bracket was able to be fitted behind the grille. I did have to use a zip tie (!) to steady it from vibrating and possibly cracking the brackets. I did install a relay as the current needs are pretty high. And I wired it so it works with the stock horn but I can turn it off if I just need a beep instead of a blast.4r airhorn 1.jpg 4r airhorn 2.jpg
     
  6. Dec 13, 2023 at 12:57 PM
    raimieb

    raimieb Hobby Mechanic - Love Our 4Runner!

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    Lots…
    4Runner is jealously eyeing our Sienna as the gets new black honeycomb grills and updated exterior trim pieces.

    4R is due for wiper blades and Liquimoly fuel system cleaner today. So overall an easy but fun automotive week.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2023 at 1:13 PM
    Technologic80

    Technologic80 Sexy Member

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    Black TRD Wheels, and a bunch of AVS Plastic shit
    Before:
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    After: :cool:
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    Those are my new Toyota OEM TRD rims that I bought on Toyota's black friday sale. :cool:
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    Pretty Cool (1).jpg
     
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  8. Dec 13, 2023 at 1:23 PM
    raimieb

    raimieb Hobby Mechanic - Love Our 4Runner!

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    Sweet with the MG!
     
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  9. Dec 13, 2023 at 3:47 PM
    HazOpRed

    HazOpRed 22' TRDOR

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    Got my C4 skids painted up

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  10. Dec 13, 2023 at 3:56 PM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    Nice wheels, NOW you need some real tires to go with those wheels. Like.....say, Falken Wildpeaks. Bro, those street tires have got to go!
     
  11. Dec 13, 2023 at 4:14 PM
    Technologic80

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    :laugh::laugh: You have no idea how much I hate you right now for saying that, haha. My buddy has been giving me SHIT since the second I got the swap done today. I dont think the Dunlops look that bad on them! But, yeah, I will be forced to get something more aggressive soon I guess, lolol
     
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  12. Dec 13, 2023 at 4:16 PM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    Bro, be honest. If you have to say "It's not that bad", it's because it really is that bad. LOL

    The day I picked up my 4runner, I drive it STRAIGHT over to Discount Tire to put better tires on it. I had it for less than 20 minutes before I upgraded it.

    Before:

    \


    After:

     
  13. Dec 13, 2023 at 4:19 PM
    das goot

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    dual AGM batteries, 6' bedslider w/ packout bases, custom rock slider, crestone sport rack
    who needs a Tacoma for work when I already own a 4runner. I have been running a smaller trial version
    of this work setup for a few months now even though I have a contractor box van I work out of daily.

    I am going to run this setup starting today full time while starting a new venture till I can move up to a Ford F250 with a 8' bed, steel cap
    and same bed-slider arrangement. before you say that is a lot of pack-outs, that is only 3/4 of them. the other contain fittings, fasteners
    and other consumables will just have to live in a trailer or job-site.

    also, what you can't see till I slide the platform back in is a 3 drawer pack-out on one side and 2 drawer pack-out on the other side both
    accessible from the rear door.

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  14. Dec 13, 2023 at 6:13 PM
    kojak

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    Nice setup. After years of the thing I needed inevitably being on the bottom of the stack, I threw out every packout that wasn't a drawer or cabinet.
     
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  15. Dec 13, 2023 at 6:23 PM
    FN2187

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    Funny you say that. I have a "day pack" that is more of a bug out/get home bag. It has tons of useless crap as a day pack and when I tried to find something in it on a hike a couple of weeks ago, had to unpack the whole thing to get to it. I had just repacked it a month or two ago so wasn't familiar where everything was but made me think... maybe I just carry too much shit
     
  16. Dec 13, 2023 at 8:28 PM
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    Can you tell me about that CD player in the glove box?
     
  17. Dec 14, 2023 at 5:35 AM
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    Ceramic Tint, D/S grab Handle, waiting for Brite Box Anytime, may add Raptor lights
    Hello from a fellow Mainiac!!
     
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  18. Dec 14, 2023 at 6:43 AM
    Quadjeeper

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  19. Dec 14, 2023 at 9:43 AM
    kojak

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    Got an alignment today and was greeted with this gem:

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    So now what. And why does the silly thing disable traction control when the slap on PCS freaks out?
     
  20. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:20 AM
    replica9000

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    I think any problems disable traction. My gas cap was loose and the CEL came on. My traction and crawl control was disabled.
     
  21. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:28 AM
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    Modified my rear hatch grate so I have better access and not have to unscrew any screws when removing middles section.

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  22. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:33 AM
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    What size?
     
  23. Dec 14, 2023 at 10:57 AM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Stock!

    265/70 R17
     
  24. Dec 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM
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    Dang, they look beefy for being stock size! I didn't realize Wildpeaks were so bulky like that. E or SL? How does acceleration feel since they're heavier?
     
  25. Dec 14, 2023 at 11:25 AM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    They are SL's. They are only a few pounds heavier per wheel. But to be honest, I swapped out the stock tires the same day I bought the 4Runner, so I never got a good feel for how it previously drove.

    Rolling resistance seems fine/normal though. I can easily average 20-21mpg with these big ass tires on; to me that seems like a huge win. They "look" cool but I'm not downgraded to getting 16MPG like some of the other guys (the ones that have 285's or E loads - Those fuckers are HEAVY!)
     
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  26. Dec 14, 2023 at 12:27 PM
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    I'm going to guess one of the ABS wires got damaged or isn't seated properly.
     
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  27. Dec 14, 2023 at 1:09 PM
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    I used a mom and pop for my alignment. The tech owned a 4Runner off-road and showed me the additional steps required for the alignment. It included syncing several items. Not sure how critical it is, but the software did display those steps included for the 4Runner.
     
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  28. Dec 14, 2023 at 1:38 PM
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    BudBuilt Skids/Sliders/Hidden Winch, Cornfed 2/1 XREAS lift, Custom Fab Rear Bumper
    BudBuilt Skids are painted and ready to install tomorrow!
    IMG_5991.jpg
     
  29. Dec 14, 2023 at 1:40 PM
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    Who you trying to BS???o_OThat is NOT sitting in Stock OEM compliance!!:yes::cheers::poking: That IS the BEST Limited I have seen on here too!:cheers::hattip:
     
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  30. Dec 14, 2023 at 1:47 PM
    LCJ77

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    So Raptor lights show up today. Looks like the harness IS long enough to go thru fire wall to pickup Tail/Stop Light Pwr supply so I can have them on W/"Parking lights!:yes:. The video from the Mfg made it look like it was only long enough to use in eng. bay, I was already to splice in wire so I can use the internal fuse box. We'll see Sat. IF I don't decide to do it tomorrow on working remote time??? Weather is supposed to be basically same both days BUT I always like to do stuff ASAP because you NEVER know what can come up work/personal wise too. I do have my Co. phone if email/call/text come thru! I get impatient when it comes to mods I had & want on new vehicle! Yeah I'm spoiled that way :oops::rolleyes::yes::frustrated:
     
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