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Old 02-05-2015, 01:02 PM
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That's not even a 4runner

But I agree with what he said. Don't bother with the grille if the size is right.
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^ It should fit like that, the guy building me the brackets said that it should fill the gap pretty well and sit pretty flush. Unfortunately I'd be the first to try it, but I've already been contemplating not using the mesh. On the other side, I'd like the stealth look too.
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Originally Posted by crazyasiantl View Post
That's not even a 4runner

But I agree with what he said. Don't bother with the grille if the size is right.
No, it's a Taco, but same idea
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:09 PM
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So you're slapping on a light bar before those sweet headlights?
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Originally Posted by crazyasiantl View Post
So you're slapping on a light bar before those sweet headlights?
No...

I'm slapping on the headlights, the bumper and the light bar all at the same time... It will be a whole different truck in 1 day.

Still debating what to do with the spare grille
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To me it would depend on how well the bar fits the opening. If it fit really clean and filled like 98% of the opening then I wouldn't bother with the grill. It it was a good bit smaller than the opening then I would put it behind it.




If it fits like this then do it without the grill. Otherwise behind the grill. Yes I know this is another year but best picture I could find to illustrate what I was talking about.
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It will sit forward, flush with the bumper, only there will be 2 inches on each side like you can kind of see here, I can always make some black trim pieces to fill in the gap if I don't like it
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yeah yeah I see that it isn't a 4runner now. It came up when I searched for it and being at work I was doing it quick once I found something to illustrate the point I was trying to make.
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Could have just went all out like this.

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Yes, I could have... But I don't need it, and I already have a new painted bumper from Maker
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You have no idea how many sexy bumpers are on the 4Runner forum I belong to
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This pic is the exact width of the LED bar that I'm getting, only mine's going to be twice as tall with 2 rows of LED's


Like this
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I love the curved bar on this build. I would do horrible things to have a DD like this..minus the ladder rack on the back



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That LED bar is so rice..
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Originally Posted by crazyasiantl View Post
I love the curved bar on this build. I would do horrible things to have a DD like this..minus the ladder rack on the back



Desert Dawg build...what a switch! - Toyota 4Runner Forum - Largest 4Runner Forum
If I was doing a roof mount I totally would do the curved, I looked at doing that to match the curve of my bumper, but I'm not sure that the brackets I'm getting fabbed would work with a curved bar

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That LED bar is so rice..
not as rice as your mom
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This is pretty much what I'm expecting mine to look like, not sure if I should have gone for the hidden one or not... I think it'll look pretty sharp
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Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
That LED bar is so rice..
yo mama's so rice, I eat her with soy sauce
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Waiting for Majofo's yomama comeback joke.......


btw: we don't eat rice with soy sauce, you wannabe
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Yo Momma so good looking,






tell her to call me.
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Love that LED bar! Gonna be sick as fuck!

Wait, what you trying to illuminate? You go mudding!???
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Originally Posted by crazyasiantl View Post
I love the curved bar on this build. I would do horrible things to have a DD like this..minus the ladder rack on the back



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Damn this tempts me to do a 4runner as my SUV. So many choices.
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Love that LED bar! Gonna be sick as fuck!

Wait, what you trying to illuminate? You go mudding!???
I don't go mudding, but I do offroad and go camping
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Put my truck sideways on ice yesterday trying not to rear end a dumb bitch who couldn't drive in the snow. Almost REALLY needed that new bumper

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Put my truck sideways on ice yesterday trying not to rear end a dumb bitch who couldn't drive in the snow. Almost REALLY needed that new bumper
Well, glad nothing bad happened.

It's not winter if you're not driving next to some person who has no clue how to handle the weather in their car.
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Well, glad nothing bad happened.

It's not winter if you're not driving next to some person who has no clue how to handle the weather in their car.
Isn't that the truth.

Glad to hear you were able to avoid it Ack.
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Thanks guys, it definitely was a pucker moment
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Finally got the custom brackets in for the LED bar mount, LED bar is on order
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Still waiting for my buddy to get a free night to help me with the bumper and LED bar, but I got the front windows tinted 35%
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This was in direct sunlight, I will take a better pic soon
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I also had him do a 35% visor on the front. My ack has one from the factory, but for some reason the 4Runners don't, never had one, but I kinda like it.
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Couple pics I snapped yesterday.
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Lookin' good, Ack.
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Tint looks great!
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Lookin' good, Ack.
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Tint looks great!
Thanks gents

I'm really happy to finally have tint on it. Now I'm looking at rims
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im actually pondering purchase of either 4runner or landcruiser early 2000's for my wife, our forester gets little too tight for all of us. i like your 4runner whats a towing capacity of your 4runner ? is the V8 engine worth it?
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im actually pondering purchase of either 4runner or landcruiser early 2000's for my wife, our forester gets little too tight for all of us. i like your 4runner whats a towing capacity of your 4runner ? is the V8 engine worth it?
I don't tow, so I can't really answer, but the V6 has had plenty of power to tow a trailer the few times that I've had to. The V8 is only worth it if you plan to tow a lot, and need the extra torque. The V6 has 10 more hp than the V8, but the V8 has WAY more torque, so it really depends on your needs. I like the power and better gas mileage of the V6.
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Had a buddy all lined up to give me a hand on Saturday putting my new painted front bumper and flush mount LED light bar in the grille, and then this happened Friday night.
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Shuttle bus ran over a steel pole which pulled the throttle cable to wide open.
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Driver lost control and came barreling at me head on at full acceleration. All I could do to avoid being killed or seriously hurt was swerve out of the way. Fortunately I didn't get hurt or killed, but he caught the back corner of my truck.
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Sucks, but I'm glad that I wasn't hit head on, or it would have been REALLY bad. He couldn't stop the vehicle and barreled through me, and almost plowed into a cement wall, which I very well could have been pushed into. He went on 3 wheels and did a 180 deg turn to avoid the wall, and then threw it in park and pulled the key while the engine was redlining. Happy to be alive and unhurt. Getting estimate at the body shop tonight right after work.
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Holy sh*t.

Glad you're okay and no one was hurt.
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Holy crap Ack that is crazy. Glad you or no one else was hurt.
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WOW!!! car is just a car, that could have been your life. Glad you`re all right and no one was hurt
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hory sheet, glad you're ok man!

That said, the 4Runner looks awesome for being hit by a speeding bus...
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