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Ram Mount Without Drilling on 5th Gen 4Runner

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Ram Mount Without Drilling on 5th Gen 4Runner

Installing a Ram mount without drilling into a 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner

Ram Mounts is truly one of the best options for mounting electronic devices.

Their patented design offers a great system to damp shocks and vibrations that can be transmitted into your smartphones, tablets and other communication devices.

That’s the reason why they have been a candidate of choice for many overlanders and off-roaders over the years. But if you are looking for a solution to mount your smartphone or tablet on your dash, you may have noticed that Ram Mounts does not provide a specific solution for the 4Runner.

Trail4runner.com offers a great solution to install the mount but many people (including me) aren’t too excited about drilling into the dash.

ProClip to the Rescue

Ram Mount & Pro Clip 5th Gen 4Runner

ProClip is a mounting platform you can install into your 4Runner that will serve as a base for your Ram.

They are available in several placement options, which means, that you can have several devices installed in your truck at once.

For instance, I have one for my Pixel 2 XL and one for my iPad, and both of them are installed on my center dash. The installation only takes a minute, no special tools are required and you do not need to drill any holes.

This is exactly what we are looking for!

What I used for this install

Installation

Ram Mount Without Drilling on 5th Gen 4Runner

To attach your Ram Mount to your ProClip platform, you will need to use a ball adapter plate.

Start by attaching the plate to the ProClip platform using 4 screws. Once attached, carefully follow the instructions provided by ProClip to install the mount on your dash.

Once the ProClip is installed, it’s time to attach your Ram Mount. Press the ball firmly into the ball adapter until you hear a “click”. That’s it!

PROs

  • Quick and easy to install
  • No drill
  • Rock solid

CONs

  • Can obstruct dash vent

Final Thoughts

Ram Mounts are awesome and I love that I didn’t have to drill into my dash. The ProClip clips into the air vent plastics vs. the air vents themselves for added stability. This solution is proven to be rock solid, and I don’t have to worry anymore about losing my phone or tablet while hitting the trails.

With the center dash mount, I have not noticed any problems with heat so far because the mount does not block the air flow. But if this is a concern, you could still get the left or console ProClip mount.

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Can these pivot easily for either driver or passenger viewing?

Ben
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Ben

Completed this setup today and it doesn’t seem like there is any simple pivoting option here. The pro clip isn’t very secure on my bottom dash and the ball isn’t allowing pivoting. Any video out there showing how this works for everyone else? Thanks!

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Ben

False alarm! Was being too cautious. This is a solid setup! Zero jiggling this far. THANKS!

Ira
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Ira

What are you using for the Tablet to mount it to the Proclip? Potentially the following RAM-B-101U-C?

Dan Reebs
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Thanks Victor for this information. This will help us solve all kinds of problems. There are two other mounts that one can try for other solutions with the proclip company. they also have phone and iPad accessories that one could use to solve those problems.

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Jeremy

Victor,

The company RAM Mount appears to have made its own ball adapter with AMPS plate.
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B004O8LF26/ It is also a little cheaper than the one you have listed. I also know that the one you listed is for reference as to what exactly you used in your build but wanted to throw that out there for others looking to save some money.

Colo14er
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FYI…I chatted with ProClip to see if their vent mount was strong enough to handle an iPad and they said ‘No, it is not intended for use with iPads’. I went with the console mount instead on my 4Runner. It may not be as easy to see up high but I don’t look at it more than every few minutes or I stop and look at what I need to check out and then continue on. It has been very sturdy and doesn’t block any vents or controls.

Gary
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The desk mount Proclip is awesome until the clip breaks and drops your iPad.

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