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Old 10-13-2019, 11:49 AM #31
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Does it tilt or move freely with alittle pushing or do you need tools. I had an old flip out deck years ago in a jeep and it was motorized to tilt at will (helpful when the sunlight hits it)
Unfortunately your going to need a screwdriver to tilt it. You donít have to pull it out or take anything apart, just remove the side screws while itís still mounted in the dash. Takes about 2 minutes.
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Does it tilt or move freely with alittle pushing or do you need tools. I had an old flip out deck years ago in a jeep and it was motorized to tilt at will (helpful when the sunlight hits it)
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That wrap looks killer, love how you left a little more of the black front/ rear exposed for accent. really makes the wrap pop and ads depth. wheel spacers, fender flares and black rims would set this off.
Tires, spacers, rims and lift are on. Will update new photos to main page soon. Waiting on sso bumpers and rack. Then pocket flares
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So... running 34" tires (285/75/17). Once installed and did a body mount chop + removal of front mud flaps (with King lift)... it worked perfect on the road. No rubbing at all.

Went up to Cleghorn and pushed the 4Runner to it's limits (no photos yet as friend with camera just had his house flooded and has bigger problems then dropboxing the photos to me...). Stuffed the tires in every direction and rubbed a lot.
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So I took the cutting disk out and started going at it (front fenders only ... rears did not rub)...
Cut off half of the metal tab close to the door that holds panels together. Cut 1/4 - 1/2 inch into the pinch weld.
Used heat gun to put plastic fender wells in further.
Cut part of the plastic tab on bottom closest to the door.
Cut into the bumper a bit in front (waiting to do the SSO chop anyways).
***Also... I moved caster to 5 degrees.

No more rubbing offroad. Honestly... I was extremely surprised as to how easy it was to perfectly fit 34" tires. Took less then 2 hours of work and minimal modifications to the rig.
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After some spray paint... can't see any of the chopping...



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Sorry for all these posts at once... been itching to get all my shit/thoughts out but haven't had time earlier...

Installed the amber light mod thing... cheap and took like 25 min. Tons of instructions out there so not going to go into it. Worth it... looks great.
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Another photo of my cell mount and USB charger location... really happy with it. Got a 90 degree bent USB plug.
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Moved fridge to driver side. Had perfect amount of space behind fridge to mount Goal Zero 1000. Goal Zero is facing towards the front of the vehicle... whenever I need to plug something in, I would pull the rear backrest down. Best space saving option I can think of until I build a rear storage system (probably not for a while).

Reason for Goal Zero 1000 instead of dual battery: portability... I have three vehicles that I use for various outings and it's cheaper to have one portable battery then maintaining three separate dual battery systems.

I plan to add solar which will charge the starter battery and the goal zero once I get roof rack.
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Added ARB single compressor.

Review: I went wheeling recently and aired down my 34" tires to 12 PSI. After trip I aired up to 30 PSI on all 4 tires. By the start of the 4th tire... the compressor was not happy and was turning on and off (assuming due to heat). I don't regret this compressor as it's $300 cheaper then the dual and I didn't want to deal with CO2 tank yet. But if I was going to do anything bigger then 34's... I'd say CO2 would be mandatory.

Mounted using 4X4 Labs mounting plate. Super easy install. Wiring was a bit of a pain though. I wired switch to ignition fuse.
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Last mod for this chain of updates: Shrockworks Sliders.

Review: Easy install. Quality is great. Only problem is it has only two mounting points (using 3-4 bolts each) to the frame. This is enough for moderate abuse and overlanding. However, I am 90% sure I will bend these after some harder rock crawling.

I realized the two mounting points only after I got them. Then I did some research and saw other manufacturers use 3+ mounting attachments per side to the frame. I may replace these eventually (will probably wait to bend them).
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4Runner Review after a month of ownership and offroading....

ON ROAD:
I am very happy with the 4Runner. After installing the King reservoir shocks, tires, and a few adjustments with alignment... my 4Runner drives smoother and is more comfortable than a GLE350 and a 7 series BMW. I compared it with a 2018 GLE350 and the GLE feels more like a body on frame truck than my 4Runner. The 7 series is more rough on the road than my 4Runner. With the 34's and supercharger I feel that I have more than enough acceleration... so I'm happy with the ride. Note that I run 33 PSI in my 34" tires... which gives me a better ride as well. I know that 33 PSI + the caster will probably cause faster wear... I'm OK with that.

OFFROAD:

I have a JK on 40's that I take to the hammers. The 4Runner was built to be my daily driver and a light offroader. However, my definition of light offroading is John Bull in Big Bear. I am a bit disappointed with the 4Runner for one sole reason: articulation. My 4Runner with KDSS on 34's with Kings is only 40-50% as capable as a stock Rubicon offroad. I expected closer to 75-80% to be honest.

The reason for this is mostly because we do not have solid front axles. It is what it is and I was OK with that... it makes shit more of a challenge. HOWEVER, I expected the KDSS system to be better based on reviews I've read on this forum. I can't complain about it onroad, but offroad it is very limited even after you warm it up.

I truly believe (and may be wrong) that the 4Runner is more capable without KDSS. I would think that I can get better offroad performance and similar onroad performance with a rear anti-rock and a front disconnecting sway bar.

For now I am OK with it... eventually I may figure out a way to cut it off and make a better setup. Only damn reason I got a premium was for KDSS so I am kicking myself for spending a few thousand dollars for something I may just chop off.
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You'll kill the street handling by deleting the KDSS, as you are basically deleting the sway bar, and since this is your "mall crawler" that seems counter to your goals. Even if you do delete the the KDSS, I think you'll still be disappointed in the articulation - you'll never get close to what a solid axle does.
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Haven't posted in a while. Working on bumpers, armor and roof rack right now. So will post about that later. Just got the 4Runner back from the interior shop. Did the following:

Leather on front and back seats.
Seat coolers and warmers on front seats.
Leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter.
Put in black headliner. Used Mercedes material as that seems to be more resistant to tears.
Used the headliner to wrap as much of the plastic as possible on sides to blacken them.
Spray painted all other plastic black.
Leather wrapped grab handles (as black paint would eventually come off from constant use).
Soundproofing - Did not do whole vehicle due to weight... just tactical parts. Used about 100 pounds (VS 250 pounds for entire vehicle).

***Tried to match color to exterior. Seems no one makes the perfect green leather! Had to order this leather from Australia and wait 2.5 months. Closest I could find to match.

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