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What have you done to your 5th Gen 4Runner today?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Bob, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Dec 5, 2018 at 9:42 AM
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    Magnuson TRD my friend.....
    https://trail4runner.com/trd-4runner-superchargers-5th-gen/
     
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  2. Dec 5, 2018 at 11:40 AM
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    Warranty. Why it's TRD or nothing. My FJ's was installed at my dealer and it was flawless during my 10 years of ownership but I knew for the bulk of that period my FJ was under warranty. Thank you though.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2018 at 12:03 PM
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    It's all a personal choice my friend.....I believe there is a 3 yr Warranty with Magnuson though and i can also understand loyalty from TRD brands.
     
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    How much did you pick it up for? Any noticeable “improvements” so far?
     
  5. Dec 5, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    Looking for a TRD Pro front lift. Picture borrowed from another thread but this is what i'm looking for. Anyone?

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  6. Dec 5, 2018 at 6:51 PM
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  7. Dec 5, 2018 at 6:53 PM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    Completely different unfortunately. What I'm looking for and pictured is for the front only. Thick spacer replaces the OEM lower spring seat on the TRD Pro Bilstein shocks, thin spacer is used on the top hat.
     
  8. Dec 5, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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    I did a leveling kit for my trail and don't think a Pro kit is any different except another 2 adapters for the rear struts....The fronts will always be the higher spacers vs the rears due the way the 5th Gens r built.....
     
  9. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:02 PM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    TRD Pro shocks are different than the shocks used on any other model 4Runner. They're basically an OEM Bilstein 6112 The thick spacer is a spring preload spacer, not a top hat spacer. This video will explain it all.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztjp5hbcMEE
     
  10. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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    Got it...Instead of top install over struts.....it's more work like replacing new springs.....
     
  11. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    And less stress on the strut and better ride quality. Not a fan of big top hat spacers, shims are one thing but those big spacers are just not my thing. It's actually very easy to disassemble the strut right on the truck. Check this out, works like a charm.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkVLBOnAifc
     
  12. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:21 PM
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    LOL.....Not a safe job without proper tools.....I would not take the chance without a sufficient compressor...IMO
     
  13. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:23 PM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    The weight of the truck is more than sufficient. Been doing it this way since forever. Never an issue and if you look at the suspension even if the jack was to fail there is literally no where for the spring to go. The shock is still bolted in place and cradled by the upper control arm. IMO there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. I've been a mechanic for 20 years and I've installed more lifts than I can count. I guess this kind of stuff just doesn't phase me anymore, not much does though lol.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    I feel you and it was exactly how my kit was installed and understand the concept....
     
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  15. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:35 PM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    I guess the youtube guy just doesn't want a lawsuit on his hands when someone with no business working on vehicles ends up hurt lol. There really isn't anything wrong with the no spring compressor method though as long as you're careful like anything else.
     
  16. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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    So why not just set the clip at a higher setting rather than put that thick spacer on the bottom?

    Edit: He makes it confusing when he says you don't need to move the clip up or down, but after re-watching it looks like there isn't a higher setting. Is that correct?
     
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  17. Dec 6, 2018 at 5:35 PM
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    Bought it 1/29/17 TRD Pro suspension with spacer, 285/70/17 Falken AT3W, FX Pro wheels
    That is correct. The OEM Pro Bilstein shocks have 2 clip settings. Top one for the DS, bottom one for the PS, and it sits perfectly level.
     
  18. Dec 7, 2018 at 2:24 PM
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    Gotcha. Thanks :cheers:
     
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  19. Dec 7, 2018 at 4:12 PM
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    Just got my ride back from having 285’s put on.

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  20. Dec 7, 2018 at 4:33 PM
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    Waiting on my schackles to arrive.
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    They look great
     
  22. Dec 7, 2018 at 11:24 PM
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    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    Still more to do.....



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  23. Dec 8, 2018 at 5:57 AM
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    Looking good
     
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  24. Dec 8, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    Goodmorning, Thanx James
     
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    Which model ventvisors are you running? Also what 3” lift did you install? Looks nice
     
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  26. Dec 8, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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  28. Dec 9, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    CD59EAB1-A460-4D75-A113-A5424B6F2059.jpg Installed roof rack and sliders this weekendAF103401-ED4F-4158-9D77-E8579DC57C57.jpg
     
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    Added the 4 Channel Amp to drive all the door speakers and also an audio video to mirror my Iphone X Plus

    Wow...what a big difference from stock to upgraded speakers and now adding power to push them....The video input allows for a front camera or mirroring from Iphone...Probably won’t use the phone much bc my Phone screen is far superior to the stock deck’s resolution..,lol


    Night/Day Sound!!!!
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    Went for a beautiful Sunday morning drive.

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    Then hung out by the fire.

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