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Old 12-01-2013, 05:45 PM #1
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Newb here....mods for 2013 SR5

I'm interested in where your priorities are in terms of mods to be made.

New to the 4runner community, I have an SR5, a limited budget, and a lot of mods in mind. I live in Denver and will be doing a lot of driving at altitude.

1. TRD Supercharger - after coming from an older Pathfinder, I am used to a vehicle with better pickup. It is my hope that the supercharger will correct this problem.

2. Cold air intake and cat-back exhaust - improve MPG, add HP (and make the engine sound sweeter). Will this and the supercharger do roughly the same thing?

3. HID projector beams w/ halos or LED running lights, LED tail lights - mostly cosmetic. This will probably be something I do later on. I haven't been able to find any lights for the vehicle like this unless I commissioned a custom retrofit job. Not looking to spend that much money.

4. Seat heaters
5. Grille mod (old "TOYOTA" logo, grille guard, TRD badging if/when I get the supercharger)

Don't hold back, if you disagree with something I'm trying to do then let me know. Like I said, I'm a newb....interested in what you've learned from your experiences.


Thanks,
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The best mod for this forum is the search......... The 13 runners are the same under the skin. IE suspension, engine, tire fit meant,
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3, 4, 5.


#1 is not available...yet?
#2 is pretty much a waist of money unless you just want something that sounds louder...
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3, 4, 5.


#1 is not available...yet?
#2 is pretty much a waist of money unless you just want something that sounds louder...
Thanks. Just looked, TRD supercharger isn't available yet. I've heard conflicting opinions about #2.

Anything else you'd recommend, or any advice you'd have about the mods I'm considering?
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Thanks. Just looked, TRD supercharger isn't available yet. I've heard conflicting opinions about #2.

Anything else you'd recommend, or any advice you'd have about the mods I'm considering?
There is no opinion on #2 as it won't add anything except noise to a 4Runner. If you have a 1981 Buick then yes, it will help a little. Its been proven time and again unless you count those guys who spend three hundred bucks and "think" they have a few more HP measured by their butt dyno.
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@1engineer is right. Also...if your on a "limited" budget, I would think you can count out the Supercharger. Also, for living in CO, I'd skip the "cosmetics" and spend your money on Suspension and Tires. You'll enjoy those far more than headlights....
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Thanks. Just looked, TRD supercharger isn't available yet. I've heard conflicting opinions about #2.

Anything else you'd recommend, or any advice you'd have about the mods I'm considering?
Ultimately it comes down to what you want to do with the truck. Tow? Rock Crawl? Light Trail Duty?

There are numerous suspension upgrade, as others have mentioned. It just comes down to what you want to do. There's also audio upgrades if you want to add a "premium" feeling to your rig. Katzkins leather is another option... or some other more offroad oriented seat covers.
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