User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-26-2022, 05:24 PM #1
054Runner1's Avatar
054Runner1 054Runner1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 126
054Runner1 is on a distinguished road
054Runner1 054Runner1 is offline
Member
054Runner1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 126
054Runner1 is on a distinguished road
Been away awhile have some questions on my 4th Gen

So, I've been away from here awhile. New Hobbies and life (kids) got in the way. My 2005 currently has 270K miles on it. We recently sold my wife's Rx350 and I gave her my like new (36K miles) 2017 GX460. So now I'm back to driving my 4runner. It has been relegated to grocery and hardware store runs these last couple years. I will be getting something new in a few years (hopefully one of the yet to be released new 4runners) so I need this 2005 to last me about another 50K-60K miles.

Aside from some obvious aging she runs great still. In the last year I have had a family friend who is an ace mechanic work on it. He recently did the following:

1) The timing chain was inspected, Rear Dif replaced, Engine tuned up (including new spark plugs), radiator replaced, ac system checked, and new shocks, new battery, Having said that, she needs a little bit of aesthetic work done.

2) I am needing new headlight housings as mine are beyond repair. Thought about getting these. They seem reasonable and from my research on here seem to be the best bet. Thoughts?

2005 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4.0L V6 Headlamp Assembly | RockAuto

3) As far as Headlight bulbs go, ive been looking at LEDs but aren't they illegal unless they are OEM, which in 2005 they weren't? Should I run the risk of getting pulled over with LEDs? I dont want to bother with HID's so if LED's are a no go, are the best standard Halogens still the Silverstar Ultras?

4) Also, My front bumper is sagging just slightly, im guessing I need to replace some of the retainer clips. Where can I get those?

5) My interior is decent but I have the typical splitting dashboard issue that was prevalent with these year models. Any thoughts on remedying that?

6) Is there anything else I need to get looked at? My mechanic friend told me once he completed those repairs Id be good for another 200K miles. But Im sure he didn't think of everything.

Sorry alot of questions and I appreciate any feedback I can get.
__________________
2005 SR5 V6 Natural White

Last edited by 054Runner1; 09-26-2022 at 05:30 PM.
054Runner1 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-26-2022, 07:39 PM #2
hankd's Avatar
hankd hankd is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Cape Breton
Posts: 100
Real Name: Harry
hankd is on a distinguished road
hankd hankd is offline
Member
hankd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Cape Breton
Posts: 100
Real Name: Harry
hankd is on a distinguished road
i've got the rock auto tyc headlight casings for my 05 and they look and fit just like oem. the parts were 20640601 and 20640501. one of them leaked over the winter but its easy enough to fix. my original casings were totally shot with yellow haze over them and the new ones really freshened up the front of the vehicle. i also did my rear hatch struts with ones from rock auto and they weren't as good as oem. there's a few threads on that. but i like the tyc casings and would take the gamble again.

for any tiny clips or bulbs i usually go to the dealer and it's always the cheapest. if you can find an exploded view diagram of the bumper with the parts, and the clips have a part number on them, the dealer can get them in. i had them order a fastener for the plastic intake cover thing on the engine, as well as the little button you push on the back seat to make it go down. ordering that type of stuff through the dealer was both cheaper and more convenient than anything else i could find.
hankd is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 11:27 AM #3
OopsIBrokeIt OopsIBrokeIt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2021
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 51
OopsIBrokeIt is on a distinguished road
OopsIBrokeIt OopsIBrokeIt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2021
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 51
OopsIBrokeIt is on a distinguished road
2. You could also switch them out for the 2006-2009 headlight housings and get the benefit of a projector headlight instead of a reflector. Those are probably fine as far as the older look go, just be aware most of the cheap ones don't hold up long term like the OEM did.

3. Absolutely under no circumstances should you install an LED or HID bulb into a reflector designed for halogen bulbs. You'll be blinding everyone in front of you and still not be able to see shit.

Based on info from the giant tacomaworld bulb thread, the Tungsram Nighthawk line of bulbs are a solid choice for safely increased output and are usually only $20-30 a set.

4. Here's the Part #s for the left and right bumper supports.

52115-35100 2003-2005 Toyota 4Runner - Support
52116-35090 2003-2005 Toyota 4Runner - Support

5. I've got nothing for this lol

6. Do you have a 2wd or 4x4 4Runner? If it's 4x4, don't forget the transfer case & front diff. And probably greasing your driveshafts if they've been neglected.
OopsIBrokeIt is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 02:00 PM #4
ace4aday's Avatar
ace4aday ace4aday is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 26
ace4aday is on a distinguished road
ace4aday ace4aday is offline
Junior Member
ace4aday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 26
ace4aday is on a distinguished road
Might want to check your brake calipers for frozen pistons as they will wreck your gas mileage if they drag.
__________________
2008 Sport V6 in Salsa Red
Ironman 4x4 Stage 2 FCP Lift (2.5"/2")
Vision Manx II Wheels
275-70-17 KO2 Tires
Victory 4x4 Blitz Front Bumper
ace4aday is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 04:07 PM #5
MikeinNH67's Avatar
MikeinNH67 MikeinNH67 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 821
Real Name: Mike
MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough
MikeinNH67 MikeinNH67 is offline
Member
MikeinNH67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 821
Real Name: Mike
MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough
2) Have you tried resurfacing your current headlights? Hard to beat OEM and mine came out quite good using the YT method that shows putting a clear coat on after sanding. Chrisfix maybe?

6) Exercise that spare tire winch although probably not an issue in your area.
__________________
Mike

03 4runner Limited
1GR-FE V6 w/199k miles
MikeinNH67 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 05:19 PM #6
monsterbuilder monsterbuilder is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Albany
Posts: 25
monsterbuilder is on a distinguished road
monsterbuilder monsterbuilder is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Albany
Posts: 25
monsterbuilder is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by 054Runner1 View Post
5) My interior is decent but I have the typical splitting dashboard issue that was prevalent with these year models. Any thoughts on remedying that?
Since everyone else already responded to your other questions, I'll tackle this one. I bought a coverlay dash cover this summer and am really happy with the results. The color and texture perfectly matches the rest of the dash, sits nice and flush and doesn't squeak or rattle. Anyone that rides in my 4Runner doesn't even notice it, which is how it should be.

Here is a link to the exact one that I bought: Coverlay Black Dash Cover 11-308-BLK Fits 03-09 Toyota 4Runner w/o Dash Speakers | eBay

If your dash has the JBL speaker, I'd highly recommend removing the speaker and installing the coverlay without the speaker cutout. I originally bought a dash cover with the speaker cutout and couldn't get that area to sit flush. Removing the speaker takes 2 minutes and mine was blown anyway.
monsterbuilder is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-27-2022, 05:29 PM #7
AuSeeker AuSeeker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 4,250
Real Name: Skip
AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of
AuSeeker AuSeeker is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 4,250
Real Name: Skip
AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of AuSeeker has much to be proud of
Quote:
Originally Posted by 054Runner1 View Post

5) My interior is decent but I have the typical splitting dashboard issue that was prevalent with these year models. Any thoughts on remedying that?

.
Quote:
Originally Posted by monsterbuilder View Post
Since everyone else already responded to your other questions, I'll tackle this one. I bought a coverlay dash cover this summer and am really happy with the results. The color and texture perfectly matches the rest of the dash, sits nice and flush and doesn't squeak or rattle. Anyone that rides in my 4Runner doesn't even notice it, which is how it should be.

Here is a link to the exact one that I bought: Coverlay Black Dash Cover 11-308-BLK Fits 03-09 Toyota 4Runner w/o Dash Speakers | eBay

If your dash has the JBL speaker, I'd highly recommend removing the speaker and installing the coverlay without the speaker cutout. I originally bought a dash cover with the speaker cutout and couldn't get that area to sit flush. Removing the speaker takes 2 minutes and mine was blown anyway.
I would also recommend the CoverLay dash cover, but just an FYI the same one posted above can be bought about $66 cheaper on Rockauto, the saving won't be as much once you include shipping, it maybe just as much but I would check it out to see what the shipping cost is before spending over $200 for the dash cover on eBay.

2005 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4.0L V6 Dash Board Cover | RockAuto
__________________
2004 Limited V8

Last edited by AuSeeker; 09-27-2022 at 05:34 PM.
AuSeeker is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-28-2022, 03:44 PM #8
MikeinNH67's Avatar
MikeinNH67 MikeinNH67 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 821
Real Name: Mike
MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough
MikeinNH67 MikeinNH67 is offline
Member
MikeinNH67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 821
Real Name: Mike
MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by AuSeeker View Post
I would also recommend the CoverLay dash cover, but just an FYI the same one posted above can be bought about $66 cheaper on Rockauto, the saving won't be as much once you include shipping, it maybe just as much but I would check it out to see what the shipping cost is before spending over $200 for the dash cover on eBay.

2005 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4.0L V6 Dash Board Cover | RockAuto
Looks like shipping is $45 for it, still cheaper plus you can find 5% off coupons that bring it to $20 cheaper.
__________________
Mike

03 4runner Limited
1GR-FE V6 w/199k miles
MikeinNH67 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
awhile , leds , miles , runs , years

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Haven't been around for awhile, not going anywhere, but... Kraeken 5th gen T4Rs 4 06-07-2017 07:43 AM
its been awhile 4runna08 3rd gen T4Rs 7 08-01-2010 01:10 PM
It's been awhile!! A10MileHusker General Discussions 4 09-02-2009 01:33 AM
This will be the last mod for awhile.... Boaz 4th Gen T4Rs 4 07-04-2005 07:22 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2020