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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. Jan 8, 2024 at 5:44 AM
    can0nfan2379

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    Hey do you have any pics of the ram mount from the passenger side where it installs on the drivers seat bolts?

    I was thinking about picking one of those up myself. Does it really dig into the passengers space or where their knees would be? Any rattling or is it pretty solid and quiet going down the road?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 8, 2024 at 5:49 AM
    can0nfan2379

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    Beauty and the beast!!! But which is which?
     
  3. Jan 8, 2024 at 6:47 AM
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    Looks awesome! I want to do the same to mine to cut down on glare off the hood.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2024 at 9:41 AM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....

    Okay, follow up: I didn't need the LC7i component; but I did need a Kicker Interface (apparently Toyota OEM's and other OEM radio's sometimes have this problem). The part I needed was only $50 but Bestbuy didn't charge me since it was swapped for a part that I bought but didn't need.

    Once everything was hooked up the Trail Grid Pro speaker system sounded 5x's louder. It was much louder (at a lower volume) and the bass from the Kicker speakers could be felt. I could feel it in the seats and the back window would shake a little bit.

    I played a Metallica song at volume level 30 before the amp was installed; and it sounded okay-ish. After the amp; it was so loud and the bass was so deep that I had to turn it down to volume level 20 and it sounded louder than 30.

    Money well spent. My system rocks now! :yes::headbang:

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  5. Jan 8, 2024 at 10:36 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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  6. Jan 8, 2024 at 12:05 PM
    bronzestar1

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  7. Jan 8, 2024 at 12:09 PM
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    I like the idea a lot. Does anyone else have a concern that a passenger might try to use it as a door pull???
     
  8. Jan 8, 2024 at 12:20 PM
    EatSleepTacos

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    It has two strips of 3m tape on the back as well as an adhesion promotor to wipe the door with, so it's on there pretty good. I think it would hold up to that, but worst case you could restick it back on. Or maybe put spikes on top of it, like a bird deterrent.

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  9. Jan 8, 2024 at 12:58 PM
    Stoney Ranger

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    I didn't use the tape. Only happened once. Passenger thought they broke my door. I told 'em to put it back. I've had them for 3 years now.
     
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  10. Jan 8, 2024 at 3:44 PM
    Photon_Chaser

    Photon_Chaser 42465 and counting…

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    Only used what leftover filament I had but certainly gives thought to color matching the compressor…maybe TRD red?
     
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  11. Jan 8, 2024 at 5:13 PM
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    hit 100k on my 2012 finally haha

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  12. Jan 8, 2024 at 5:53 PM
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    playdixie Missi'ppi Fella

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    Found this little chunk on Amazon. It's HEAVY.

    Very heavy.

    It's all metal.

    Personally, I like the way it looks. Was very easy to install. You twist put the nut on (not super tight), screw the ball on as tight as you can get so it's oriented correctly correctly, and undo the nut just enough to sit on bottom of the shifter to keep it from rattling and moving. The problem with this item (outside of being heavy) is that if you screw it all way down, it won't orient correctly. But it doesn't rattle with the nut just under it.

    If you are interested:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CJFJDVJ6?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

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  13. Jan 8, 2024 at 5:54 PM
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    I need to do this on my Tacoma which is white. I think it would look great on the lunar rock 4Runner too. How long did this take?
     
  14. Jan 8, 2024 at 7:05 PM
    semprenissart

    semprenissart Mèfi

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    Brought the 4R to the dealership for the free 20k miles service.

    Told them I’m doing the 5 tire rotation as I have a full spare. They did it but when I got home I noticed my spare tire was hanging, almost hitting the ground. Can’t believe they’re not even capable of putting a spare properly! As I grab the tools to fix it, I noticed my wheel lock was missing. Eventually found it on the floor inside the cabin.

    also they suggested changing the cabin air filter. Insane how much they charge for such a simple thing. And I’m surprised they wanted to change it as I replaced it 2 weeks ago so it is really clean!


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  15. Jan 8, 2024 at 7:14 PM
    broken-giver

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    free isn’t really free. I am not taking their free service, just do it myself or take it to my mechanic I have used for over 10 years.
     
  16. Jan 8, 2024 at 7:22 PM
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    Bought brand new 2016 After May 2021: -Approx 3" lift/level: Bilstein 5100's, OME 2884 590lb 3" front lift springs, SPC UCA's, ICON 158506 2" lift rear coils, diff drop -Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ LT285/70R17 Load E -Mickey Thompson Sidebiter ll 17x9, 0 offset, 5 backspace -Pro Comp black spline lugs ^installed by 4WheelParts^ -New brakes and rotors by brake shop -4-piece ARB skid kit -Smittybilt 2" nerf steps -MBRP black exhaust tip, chopped OEM -Drivers side OEM FJ oh shit handle -All blacked out emblems -Blacked out roof rails -4x WeatherTech window rain guards -OEM custom rear mud flap deletes -KICK BACK MUD FLAPS 12" WIDE - BLACK TOP AND BLACK WEIGHT -FRAM EXTRA GUARD CA10835 engine air filter -1797 LED tricolor fog bulbs Yellow 3000K White 6000K Blue 15000K 28W 4000LM -Armour paint lower rear bumper -Front bumper high stage high clearance cut -Fenders cut straight across, pink reservoir sprayed black -4Runner Lifestyle sequential fog fangs -4Runner Lifestyle smoked taillight decals -Pedal Commander -Rear passenger cargo mounted 120v truck tire pump -4x Spidertrax 1.25" black aluminum wheel spacers -Yota Twins Paracord Hatch Strap sand camo -Teton Workshop hard anodized matte black aluminum shift knob -Ditch flood lights 4 LED 20w 1400lm w/ OEM hood mounts on OEM style dash switch -Backup flood lights under bumper 6 LED 18w 1500lm on OEM style dash switch -Body Mount Chop; cut, weld, paint -Fender mount chop, re-weld, paint -Fender Liner cut behind wheel (I cut liner in front of wheel clean off at top of viper cut) -Wheel well firewall hammering, painting ^done by Arc One Industries^ -valance cap trim -Agency6 Black Shackle Block 2" US Certified 6061 T6 CNC machined aluminum -DRT fab universal hitch skid -ACDelco inner tie rods, outer tie rods, bellows -Full Dr. KDSS switch kit -March 31 Behind grille 13-1/4" 32 LED light bar + wide-angle, eagle-eye lens 6000lm on OEM style dash switch -RAA Powder coated steel roof rack cargo basket, 1" side rails, 64" x 39" x 6", 250lb limit -roof gas can, water can, shovel -PEAKTOW PTT0063 Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier 51-1/2 x 17-1/2 x 4 inches 500 lbs. Capacity (trips only) -July/2023: purchased first needed SPC balljoint replacement kit - newly released, upgraded non-zerk sealed joints 25002 -July 15/2023: The Original Universal EZ Flares, 1". All four corners -Dec. 2023: removed bumper cover and crash bar, drilled frame, installed Apex Overland KDSS Recovery Points -Jan. 2024: SPC balljoint replacement kit - upgraded non-zerk sealed joint design 25002 -Feb. 3/ 2024: 4x KC Wire Hiders, for roof rack lighting Feb. 13/2024: New ditch lights, on new Rago Fabrication Extension brackets. 3inch Quad Row Amber Pods from LED-Club. 32W 3200Lm 16-LED Spot Beam. Replacing 3inch EVERGEAR clear lens ditch light pods w/ yellow lamix-x In progress: 4th, 5th, and 6th set of off road lights Electrical components and wiring purchased, not started -roof rack scene lighting - EVERGEAR ea. 1,350 lumens, 30w, 3-¾" round floods. Custom, side mounted w/ galvanized flat bar And -roof rack upper ditch lights - 3inch Quad Row Amber Pods from LED-Club. 32W 3200Lm 16-LED Spot Beam. Bar clamp mounted to front corners And -roof rack reverse amber pods / secondary hazard lights. 20W 2000Lm 2-LED Spot Beam. Bar clamp mounted to rear side And -roof rack F1 smoked chase light w/ lighting effects. Custom bolted to rear side -POR15 rust proofing line-up, 3-step process PAUSED until 70⁰ weather Bought, in the garage queue: -BlueFire 6-Circuit Fuse Block with LED Indicator & Protection Cover -Blue Sea Systems 100A Circuit Breaker w/ reset lever -Rust prevention •New can POR15, 2x Black Fluid Film, long spray nozzle attachments, 2x PB Surface Shield, 1x Chainwax •partially used POR15 Degreaser, Metal Prep Wanted - PerryParts or Wheelers bump stops, self fabricated limb risers (seasonal, removable), 1" body lift, powder coated center winch bumper w/ large bar (got no tss), rear steel bumper w/ tire carrier for an LT285 Kumho on steely, sliders, bolt on cat shields
    Wow! That's one of the worst I've heard.
    Bunch of hacks.
    Sorry to hear. Happy everything's alright and you weren't really fooled.

    Like I've said a few times here, the dealership is not your friend, ever. That's why it's been coined the stealership.

     
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  17. Jan 8, 2024 at 7:23 PM
    Wingman108

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    Interested in your feedback given you clearly take your rig off road. I'm currently lifted roughly 2.5 inches, running the same wheels, with 285/70s and they fit nicely, no rubbing, even flexed off road, but I've been eyeing a set of 285/75s for my next set of tires. I also like the tall skinny look.

    How are the 285/75s fitting with the stock wheels? Do you have a bmc?
     
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  18. Jan 8, 2024 at 7:25 PM
    Rob41

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    I'd never go to them again for anything. They clearly can't be trusted.
     
  19. Jan 8, 2024 at 7:44 PM
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    Afe momentum cold air intake, fuel shock 17x9 matte bronze wheels with 265-70-17 Cooper discovery AT, xpel ceramic tint double layered on the whole truck plus the windshield is done in 70%. ARK mudflap delete kit, Meso dual color dome lights, solidified rear compartment cover. Molle sunvisor panels, J&L oil catch can TRD pro black valance and grille. Black mirror caps, Camping mod for rear glass, Switch Pros SP9100, Cali Raised ditch light mounts with LASfit LED cubes. Under hood LED light MOD, Compustar drone remote start
    I absolutely love it. Driving at night it is so much easier to see. It’s like the hood disappears. And thank you I also swapped my scooped hood for the flat hood
     
  20. Jan 8, 2024 at 7:44 PM
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    I have them and this did happen and it pulled right out. I re-installed with better tape adhesive as the adhesive they come with is close to worthless.
     
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  21. Jan 8, 2024 at 7:46 PM
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    Ahh I did the Avery black satin vinyl in about 25 mins. The Xpel paint protection film takes a little longer. That was about 2 hours then let it sit over night so you can roll the edges. Looks much cleaner
     
  22. Jan 9, 2024 at 6:09 AM
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    Nice! I'm not a fan of the hood scoop either, luckily the SR5 doesn't come with it.
     
  23. Jan 9, 2024 at 6:14 AM
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    Yours was a JBL system or non-JBL?
     
  24. Jan 9, 2024 at 6:23 AM
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    I told my daughter, who recently got a '23 TRD ORP, to ignore the "free" scheduled maintenance service intervals and take it in every 5K miles to get the oil changed and tires rotated, even if she has to pay for it. The ones at 10K and 20K should be "free", but the ones in-between she'll have to pay for. It's cheap insurance, one of the very few pro-active maintenance things she can do. I plan on doing the same with my '23 Limited.
     
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  25. Jan 9, 2024 at 6:27 AM
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    I have the 15-speaker JBL system in my '23 Limited, and it's not nearly as good as the 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen system that was in my '22 Explorer ST. I'm basing that statement on the volume level and sound quality. With the B&O, I'd rarely have it up higher than 14. With the JBL, I've had to set it as high as 30 to match the level of the B&O that I was used to.
     
  26. Jan 9, 2024 at 7:05 AM
    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    It's non-JBL, and now it's Pro-Awesome. I love how it sounds.

    Another benefit to installing the AMP to my Trail Grid Pro speakers: The built in mic is A LOT better now. Before when I would call someone using the bluetooth in my truck, the sound/mic quality was shit. People could barely hear me talking to them, or would complain about "wind noise".

    I called someone after the amp was installed (again, using the bluetooth) and the person on the other end said he could hear me loud and clear. No background noise or any other issues. "You sound like you're on the handset and not wireless!"
     
  27. Jan 9, 2024 at 7:18 AM
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    That's disappointing to hear. The B&O in my Raptor is shit, even compared to the alpine system in my Rubicon.
     
  28. Jan 9, 2024 at 7:55 AM
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    I had a Gladiator Rubicon, which I think had a factory Alpine system in it. The B&O in the Explorer was still loads better.
     
  29. Jan 9, 2024 at 9:11 AM
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    Thanks for choosing us, we are glad your cats are protected!
     
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  30. Jan 9, 2024 at 11:48 AM
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