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
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.
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What I used for this install
- Ram Mount: Check Price (pick the one that fits your device)
- AMPS ball adapter plate: Check Price
- ProClip Center Dash Mount: Check Price
- 4x Screws: Check Price
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!
- Quick and easy to install
- No drill
- Rock solid
- Can obstruct dash vent
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.