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Old 08-30-2021, 11:16 AM #16
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Congrats on the new rig. It's coming together nicely.

Very curious about the double sided tape for the snorkel. Let us know how that goes.
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Dobinson's kit just ordered. #stoked.

Have to give a shout out to Mike at Exitoffroad.com (@crikeymike) What a great guy - very quick to respond and obviously a patient guy, dealing with all my questions.

BTW, Mike, I've been talking to my local installer here about your kit - he's reserving his final opinion until he see's/installs the parts, but initially, he was very impressed with your website and how much adjustability/customizing one can build into a kit purchase. (he hopped on the website while we chatted about labor costs, etc.)

With the national backorder on Bilstein's - with how close to the desert we are here, I'd imagine he might be looking for a new brand to recommend to keep business flowing and folks out exploring/doing go-fast stuff.
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Warn M8000 with Synthetic line installed in a WARN 100022 bumper on a 2019 TRD offroad.

Bought off Amazon (don't be surprised if it says it doesnt fit a 2019. It does) and delivered 3 days later.
Installed in about 3-4 hours. My stepdad helped with the final install of the “winched” bumper. A cherry picker helped make it easy as pie.

Trimming of the bumper was easy, followed the outline of the silver trim panel. Also trimming of the plastic radiator shrouds was limited to the bottom 1/3 of each piece. Easily done with a dremel.
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We just picked up our 2019 TRD Off-Road w/ KDSS from CARMAX a few weeks ago. It's white with the black/caramel interior, and it has about 8k miles. Plainly put, it's awesome (not like i need to tell you all that). I've had a string of old, crusty 4x4's and this one is the polar oppposite.

What we figure is that it's a pre-Covid purchase, having been sold for the first time in Dec 2019. 3-4 months of a normal year, and then it was parked/hardly driven (just like the rest of most of our cars)

Plainly put, this is a dream build. I just sold a vintage Jeep to help finance this "buy once, cry once" project. The plan is to enjoy this rig on some scenic, remote and tough trails, up to and including Moab, PNW, and possibly the Rubicon, eventually.

Here's what we've done/ordered/installed so far:

1. Removed the factory step bars.
2. Bought a 4xInnovations skid set (install in progress)
3. Bought a 4xInnovations bolt-on slider set (Installed)
4. Grabbed an OG Safari snorkel (Installed)
5. Ordered a Victory 4x4 front strike bumper with tube work
6. Ordered a Victory 4x4 rear bumper. (still deciding on carriers or not)
7. Ordered a Rago Fab molle panel/shelf kit.


I have a ton of equipment already from other 4x4 projects:


- Warn M8000 w/ synthetic line
- Smittybilt "Maxtrax" knockoffs
- recovery gear
- Full trail toolset/tool rolls
- First aid kit
- quick-release fire extinguisher.
- 48" hi-lift jack.


-Still deciding on lift
-Still deciding on tires.
-Need to grab a good air compressor
-Probably go with a Rago panel/shelf setup with a fridge slider for the rear. Wife's not a fan of drawers and how much space they take up. Also, I have a couple trips a year, where sleeping in the back works for me, and having a flat floor without sliders/rear seat platforms would work well.

Loving this forum so far, been searching and reading the massive amount of info available.

Also, love the site: Trail 4Runner - 5th Gen 4Runner Blog & Forum - Trail4R.com

Been helpful to view the different options and also has helped with skid/slider and snorkel installs with "step-by-step" tips.
Awesome build!
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Congrats on the new rig. It's coming together nicely.

Very curious about the double sided tape for the snorkel. Let us know how that goes.
First of all, thanks for the compliment.

Second of all, unfortunately, the double-sided tape was a big fat fail.

My wife and I just got done DE-installing the tape and snorkel. We then we measured, drilled holes and then re-installed with the stock bracket. Solid as a rock.

Glad we tried it though. It was a heavy duty, white foam tape, that popped of a few days later allowing the snorkel to vibrate against the a-pillar…so maybe a thicker, stronger adhesive tape would work?
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The Warn bumper came with a winch remote extension, to prevent the user from having to cut the radiator cover and reach all the way down to the winch. Pretty cool!

Examples provided showed it installed on the bottom of the bumper cover. #nope

I scratched my head for a minute and ended up making this simple, custom bracket to keep the whole setup hidden/protected, but available when the hood was popped for winching.

(You can also connect the remote and close the hood on the first click if we absolutely need to see forward while we’re winching.)
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First of all, thanks for the compliment.

Second of all, unfortunately, the double-sided tape was a big fat fail.

My wife and I just got done DE-installing the tape and snorkel. We then we measured, drilled holes and then re-installed with the stock bracket. Solid as a rock.

Glad we tried it though. It was a heavy duty, white foam tape, that popped of a few days later allowing the snorkel to vibrate against the a-pillar…so maybe a thicker, stronger adhesive tape would work?
3M double sided tape might work. It's the best stuff out there.
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3M double sided tape might work. It's the best stuff out there.
Ours was a double-sided 3M product. I’ll see if i can find the remainder of the roll, so you/others avoid that specific part number.

And just a bit more detail, it stuck like the dickens to the painted metal of the t4r. The failure came when it lost it’s grip on the snorkel side. I wonder if someone installed the bracket on the snorkel(without drilling), if the metal-tape-metal “sandwich” would be more successful.
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Ours was a double-sided 3M product. I’ll see if i can find the remainder of the roll, so you/others avoid that specific part number.

And just a bit more detail, it stuck like the dickens to the painted metal of the t4r. The failure came when it lost it’s grip on the snorkel side. I wonder if someone installed the bracket on the snorkel(without drilling), if the metal-tape-metal “sandwich” would be more successful.
Wow.....That 3M VHB tape has a pretty strong hold. I'm surprised it didn't work.
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Wow.....That 3M VHB tape has a pretty strong hold. I'm surprised it didn't work.
Yup, like i said, it might not have been the right tool for the job. I don’t have the package anymore, but it’s a foam “permanent”, “extreme hold” mounting tape.

Maybe one of the black vinyl/urethane based tapes would be better? I don't think what i used was a VHB. I, of course, see many more HEAVY duty tapes available online now that i’m looking, but alas, our project is complete.
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Loving the build so far! Looks like some great adventures ahead!
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First of all, thanks for the compliment.

Second of all, unfortunately, the double-sided tape was a big fat fail.

My wife and I just got done DE-installing the tape and snorkel. We then we measured, drilled holes and then re-installed with the stock bracket. Solid as a rock.

Glad we tried it though. It was a heavy duty, white foam tape, that popped of a few days later allowing the snorkel to vibrate against the a-pillar…so maybe a thicker, stronger adhesive tape would work?
Thanks for the follow up ! So you ended up drilling the pillar?

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Thanks for the follow up ! So you ended up drilling the pillar?
Yes, we did. ARB instructions are top notch overall, in my experience, and their notes were spot on, OTHER than the fact that my step drill bit happened to allow me to drill a 7.67mm hole vs. an 8mm hole and the "snug-ness" of the nylon screw inserts was perfect, at that slightly smaller diameter.
That is one of my previous complaints of their hardware on my 1st gen 4runner install - it was a bit loose, even with the screws tightly installed.

Measure thrice, measure again and then cut once.

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Waiting for my Warn Synthetic hawse fairlead to arrive.

Trying to decide on a cable end (factor55, etc) Seems safer than a hook, but man, they’re pricey!
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Installed our new ironman awning on our new LFD crossbars. Very easy install using LFD awning mounts. (Could have used the supplied ironman awning brackets. They’re very nice, but i didnt know they were included…D’oh!)
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