My 2007 Toyota 4Runner Build

J. Roberts
Nov 20, 2016 · 9 min read
Stock Image of Sport Edition
Original title from “little old lady” in Arizona


Notice the dashboard protector
Front seat covers
So fresh
Kid-free backseat
Cargo area with original carpet mats


Build Sheet


4Runner forum that changed me for the better

Remove Running Boards

with running boards
with running boards
sold running boards on eBay for $150
without running boards

Satoshi Grille Mod

with grille removed
grille emblem from Land Cruiser BJ70
grille emblem from FJ Cruiser
side by side comparison of FJ Cruiser and Land Cruiser emblems
FJ Cruiser emblem only comes attached to grille, cannot buy separately
used soldering iron to detach from grille
Hexagon XXL Aluminum Mesh installed
FJ Cruiser attached using 3M adhesive tape
close up of finished grille

Wheel Upgrade

Standard 5-spoke SR5 rims
5th Generation Rims from 2016 Trail Edition 4Runner
brand new rims with 10 miles off craigslist (sold tires separately)
Installed 17" TE rims with 265/70/R17 Bridgestone Duelers
Better look at TE rims

Spidertrax Wheel Spacers

Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers
Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers
before wheel spacers
before wheel spacers
after wheel spacers
after wheel spacers

Bilstein 5100s for front and rear
after Bilstein installation — 1.75" in front added for leveling

De-chrome Door Handles

original chrome door handles
taped for overspray
Plasti Dip (black)
three coats


Fishing line worked best to remove chrome letters
so much glue residue
glue residue with letters removed
side letters
glue residue
with pinstripes
rubber wheel eraser used to remove pinstripes
heat gun for glue removal
glue removal

Hydrocarbon Filter Removal

with hydrocarbon filter
without hydrocarbon filter


some essentials

Blind Spot Mirrors

Camping in 4Runner

Gutter Filter for window screen
Cabela’s Deluxe Cot Pad (Regular) 77" x 28" x 3"

DIY: Roadside Emergency Kit

De-Chrome Continued

Upgrade Towing Package

Before with factory installed V-6 hitch
Two of six bolts holding V-6 hitch
Rear bumper removed as well as tires
Left side was a breeze
Right side was trickier with exhaust in the way


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