Test Driving a stock 4 Runner for the Baja 1000 offroad race
Could automotive engineers successfully drive a stock vehicle in the
intimidating offroad race, The Baja 1000 and survive? Could the winningest
driver of that race coach a team of non-pros driving a factory stock
Toyota 4 runner? This is the shakedown day to find out.
Toyota 4runner prerunner
Testing my buddies 4runner in ocotillo wells. Front end is total chaos
caddy 4x4 kit with bilstein shocks
4Runners Off-Roading - Part 3 of 5
Four 4Runners offroading at Bridgeport OHV Park in Bridgeport, TX.
Part 1 - steep inclines
Part 2 - rocky trail and tight squeeze
Part 3 - mud and more mud
Part 4 - rocky trail and rocky incline
Part 5 - we stop to watch rock crawling jeeps
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TOTAL CHAOS PT# 86002 Race system is legal for several different racing
sanctions that have limited track width rules.
2" extended 4130 chromoly tubular upper arms bolt to factory control arm
Upper and lower ball joints are replaced with 1" uniballs for maximum wheel
travel and component strength.
TC includes uniballs that feature a heat treated stainless steel ball &
heat treated stainless steel race for maximum corrosion resistance and
The uniball also features a woven fabric liner that helps prevent noise.
Boxed and internally gusseted 2" extended lower control arms bolt to
factory control arm mounting locations and are pre tabbed for dual shock
2.5" coil over shocks bolt into the factory coil bucket location.
A secondary smooth body or bypass shock can be installed to increase
Bolt on lower uniball adapters are CNC machined from billet steel and
include shortened factory hardware for ease of installation.
Lower control arm is compatible with Light Racing Jounce dome pad if
vehicle is already equipped with this model bump stop. 1 1/2" extension for
Jounce shock is sold separately.
Spring rate options offer the ability to customize your ride for your
specific application allowing you to custom tune the vehicle for specific
terrain or desired performance.
Adjustable limit strap clevis' are included so that you can properly limit
the suspensions droop wheel travel and make necessary adjustments during
the life of the limit strap.
Stainless steel DOT braided brake lines, TC custom 17-4 stainless
hi-misalignment spacers and all grade 8 mounting hardware is included.
TC 4340 custom extended axles reuse factory inner and outer CV's to retain
(axles are sold separately and not included with the kit)
2 stage powder coat process includes a durable clear coat to provide a long
Hand crafted in the U.S.A.
Fiberglass fenders not required on FJ Cruisers. 4Runners are limited to
275/70R17 tires unless fiberglass is installed.
Fiberglass fenders or extreme fender modifications/cutting required on
Lifted 4x4 4Runner pulling out a long travel Tacoma
My 92 4runner 4x4 v6 5spd with an 8 inch lift on 35's pulling out my
friend's 04 tacoma ) the only one in the world with the Icon/Camburg long
travel combo). his taco is 4wd but he doesn't have the tundra axles in yet
so he only had 2wd. 4wd helps :D this was in one of the washes in Plaster
2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Off-Road First Drive: The XXL Boulder Basher
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2015 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is a
traditional body on frame SUV and at the same time the most off-road worth
Toyota 4Runner ever built. With bigger springs and brand Bilstein new
shocks, the 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is built and designed to race
across the desert or bash boulders on your favorite off-road trail. Join
Roman in the desert just out side of Las Vegas, Nevada as test drives and
reviews Toyota's newest and most off-road worthy 4Runner.
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Even though the 4Runner was refreshed for 2014, little has changed over
time for the Toyota's mid-sized go-anywhere SUV. That means the 4Runner's
body still sits on a frame. That also means the 4Runner, Nissan Xterra and
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are the only mid-sized non-luxury body on frame
SUVs left in America. (And I'm not sure I'd even call the smallish Wrangler
a mid-size SUV.) Of course I can't go further without mentioning the
4Runner's modern nemesis: the decidedly unibody Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The gentle refresh to the interior consists of a new steering wheel, radio
head units, gauge cluster, seat fabrics and plastic color choices. The new
steering wheel is essentially shared with the Tundra and features a thick
rim, well places sport grips, soft leather and well placed radio buttons.
While Toyota claims that the front seats are unchanged from 2013, they
seemed softer and more comfortable. This could be down to the new fabric
choices, but I think some foam was changed as well.
Ergonomics in the 4Runner have always been secondary to the off-road
mission, and because little substance has changed for 2014 that remains.
Window switches have gained an Auto feature but are still in an awkward and
high place on the door, possibly to keep then out of the water should you
stall in a stream. Radio knobs and switches and the 4WD shift level all
require a decent reach for the average driver. Unlike the Grand Cherokee
you can still get a 7-seat version of the 4Runner in SR5 and Limited trim,
Trail and TRD Pro remains 5-seat only. The extra two seats are an
interesting option because the Nissan Xterra and Grand Cherokee, the only
two rugged off-roaders left, are strict 5-seaters.
Yes, Toyota continues to add creature comforts, and I'm sure they will sell
plenty of the RWD Limited model in suburbia, but at its heart the 4Runner
is an off-road SUV. This is quite different from the Jeep Grand Cherokee
which has been on a constant march toward the mainstream. (Albeit with an
eye toward off-roading.) This is obvious when you look at Jeep's switch to
fully independent air suspension, constant size increases, a plethora of
engine options and curb weight gone out of control. Don't get me wrong, I
love the Grand Cherokee, but if you want to climb rocks, it's not the best
choice. Meanwhile, Toyota has in many ways re-focused on off-roading. The
4Runner offers a myriad of off-road software aids and the retention of a
mechanically locking solid rear axle and rugged frame. In this light,
keeping the old drivetrain makes sense: it's tried and true and there are
plenty of aftermarket accessories designed with it in mind.
The 4Runner may be a go-anywhere SUV, but it's not a tow-anything SUV. The
V6 and 5-speed combo limit the 4Runner to 4,700lbs, down from the 7,300lbs
the defunct V8 model could shift. That's thousands of pounds less than the
Grand Cherokee and even 300lbs less than the Ford Explorer crossover.
However, even this can be seen as a refocusing on the 4Runner's core
mission. As I've noted before, nobody seems to tow with their mid-size SUV
except me, and off-roaders prefer the lower weight and better balance of
the V6 for true off-road duty.
With Toyota canning the slow selling FJ Cruiser at some point soon, the
4Runner will soldier on as one of the last rugged SUVs. For a model that
helped ignite the SUV/CUV explosion, it's refreshing that the 4Runner has
stayed true to its roots: providing a daily driver capable off-road
machine. The Wrangler Unlimited is a better rock crawler with solid axles
front and rear, better approach/departure/breakover angles, better ground
clearance and a lower range gearbox, but the Wrangler is too off-road
dedicated for the school run. If you're one of the few that drops the kids
off and heads over to the off-road park on your way to Costco, the 4Runner
is for you. If you're the majority of SUV shoppers, there are more
"conflicted" "compromised" options out there that will fit your lifestyle
better. Jeep will be happy to sell you one.
Off-road Adventures in a 2015 Toyota 4Runner - Kelley Blue Book
At Kelley Blue Book, we review a lot of cars. So when it came time to
review the latest Toyota 4Runner, we figured, why not turn our video shoot
into an adventure? In typical KBB fashion, things didn’t go quite as
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