Feature Friday: 10 5th Gen 4Runner Front-End Bumper Set-Ups

Jonathan Alonso (@That_cavalry_trd) 2018 TRD ProPictured: Jonathan Alonso (@That_cavalry_trd) 2018 TRD Pro

Feature Friday: 10 5th Gen 4Runner Front Ends Worth Taking Inspiration From

This Weeks Topic: Front End Friday

Time for a classic and simple Front End Friday! Front End Friday is a VERY popular hashtag on Instagram with over 1.4 Million posts and climbing, every, single, Friday. The 5th Gen 4Runner has a very timeless design, but I feel that the front end is my favorite angle to look at it from. So with that being said, I wanted to focus this Friday on not only the front end on the 4Runner but what makes each of these front ends unique, aka (MODS LIST). Below you will find 10 awesome 4Runner front ends, each unique in its own way. Some are FULLY built out with hybrid front bumpers, long-travel suspension, crazy lighting setups, and some OEM + setups. As always this list is in no [particular order, and also let’s show these owners some love by following their builds on Instagram. Thanks, guys!

I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving with whoever you were able to enjoy it with. Thank you all for always coming back to enjoy our Feature Friday shout-outs! This Overland/Toyota community is the best. I’ll see ya guys next week!

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

If you want to be featured on Feature Friday next week, submit your build through Trail4R.com/feature.  We are going to light it up next week with WHEEL/TIRE combos. We will be featuring WHEEL/TIRE SETUPS next week and are looking for awesome rigs to showcase. If this is you, and you love your setup, send in your rig and your lighting details because we want to see it!

1. Nico Alvarez(@Trail.hntr) 2016 SR5

Nico Alvarez(@Trail.hntr) 2016 SR5

MODS LIST:

  • HeftyFabworks full guard bumper
  • Mid Atlantic off-road fog lights
  • Badlands ZXR9 9k winch
  • Factor 55 ultra hook
  • Aiden James customs “custom” fog bezels
  • VLAND USA headlights
  • AVS wind deflector
  • Yokohama geolanders (35×12.5r17)
  • Ironman 4×4 skid plates

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

I love how aggressive everything looks, the different styling headlights plus the full guard just seals everything together.

2. Dan W (@azula4r) 2019 TRD Pro

Dan W (@azula4r) 2019 TRD Pro

MODS LIST:

  • Gobi Stealth Roof Rack
  • Baja Designs XL Linkable 7 Light Bar
  • Baja Designs S2 Sport Side Lights
  • @thundermountainmetalworks Custom Gobi Light Bar Mount
  • KC Flex Dual Ditch Lights
  • Premium Mirror Retrofit
  • Alpharex Nova Headlights
  • Overland Depo Raptor Lights
  • Baja Designs LP6 bumper lights
  • Victory 4×4 Strike Bumper
  • Diode Dynamics SS3 Fog lights
  • DRZ Offroad Stealth Light Bar
  • Warn Evo 10s Winch
  • Factor 55 Fairlead and Flatlink
  • C4 Fabrication Full Skid Plates
  • @thundermountainmetalworks Custom Skid-Bumper Filler Plate
  • Tufskinz TRD Letters
  • King Shocks
  • R4T LCA Skids
  • Cooper EVO MT 33″

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

It’s a clean mean look with plenty of armor and lumens! While the build is still in progress and currently spends more time in the garage than on the trail, I am currently on the last stretch of mods hoping to be out of the garage and back on the trails. For this build, I have focused on keeping things as clean as possible while adding plenty of functionality for a rig that is good both on-road and off-road. My favorite part of the front of the rig is probably the armor with the custom adapter plate that makes it all flow with an OEM+ TRD look.

3. Jonathan Alonso (@That_cavalry_trd) 2018 TRD Pro

Jonathan Alonso (@That_cavalry_trd) 2018 TRD Pro

MODS LIST:

Let’s start from top to bottom.

  • ikamper sky camp tent custom wrapped by me
  • Ironman4x4 5×7 LED lights
  • Front Runner roof rack
  • Ironman4x4 awning
  • Snorkle upgrade pre cleaner
  • FTS snorkel
  • Ironman4x4 3” ditch lights
  • Alpharex Nova headlights
  • Lil Bs Fab front bumper
  • Ironman4x4 5×7 LED spotlights
  • Ironman 3” foglights
  • Ironman4x4 LED light bar
  • Ironman4x4 12k lbs winch
  • Ironman4x4 full skids
  • TXTR customs 1” body lift
  • King shocks Long Travel shocks
  • DirtKing +3.5 Long travel kit
  • SDHQ ABS sensor guards
  • Summit Dakar wheels
  • Toyo MT 35s

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

I have been upgrading and modifying as I’ve seen fit for my needs. It does everything I want it to do and I have been building it as my skill progresses so it’s a process I have really enjoyed doing. Learning and modding as you seem needed, is what I think to be the best way of doing it. You’ll learn your rigs capability and your own as well which is what usually gets us in trouble not knowing the limits.

Happy modding!

4. Rich Prasad (@Gospel_Overlanders) 2016 TRD Pro

Rich Prasad (@Gospel_Overlanders) 2016 TRD Pro

MODS LIST:

  • CBI Steel Adventure Front Bumper
  • 4x4Labs Sliders – Tubes w/kickouts
  • Ecotechne Roof Rack
  • Bajarack Ladder
  • Baja Designs Squadron Sport Clear Fogs
  • YOTA LED Raptor Style Amber Lights
  • OZ-USA 40” Light Bar
  • OZ-USA 30” Light Bar
  • ARB Safari Snorkel
  • MagnaFlow Overland Cat-back Exhaust
  • Smittybilt 10K X20 COMP Winch
  • ICON Stage 5 w/Delta Joint Tubular UCA
  • Billet Rear LTA
  • Front 700lb Coils
  • Rear Overland Coils
  • Spidertrax 1.25” Spacer
  • OEM TRD PRO Wheels
  • 285/75/17 BFG KO2 AT
  • Kuat NV Bike Rack
  • X-BULL Recovery Boards
  • Plano 42” Gun Case
  • Home Depot Mini Shovel

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

The 4Runner looks good all around, but that front end though!! I love the OEM + look! The CBI bumper follows all the OEM lines, especially with the honeycomb grille around fog lights make this bumper pretty unique. I went with the full steal option for optimal strength. I’ve been rocking this bumper for 5+ years. CBI = quality. Other things about my rig… I will forever ride the OEM TRD PRO wheels, They are perfection in my opinion (one of the reasons why I originally purchased the PRO. Icon Stage 5 has been nothing but amazing. On-road they are smooth like butter, I mean luxury smooth, Cadillac riding… Then you get them off-road and they perform just as they should, eating up every bump and obstacle thrown at it with ease. Also with the adjustable ride height of up to 3.5”, you`ll be sitting tall (Highly recommend ICON suspension). All in all, this is my daily driver/weekend warrior. My build has taken me everywhere I need to go and has never let me down. This build is semi complete. Next Mod, saving for a teardrop trailer.

5. Arven Galleposo (@Mall_crawler_t4r) 2013 SR5

Arven Galleposo (@Mall_crawler_t4r) 2013 SR5

MODS LIST:

  • Demello front bumper
  • Baja designs fog lights
  • Smittybilt X20 winch
  • Dobinson snorkel
  • Toyo open county tires
  • LFD skid plates
  • Arb Tred recovery boards

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

The mods I put are always based on the trails I ran. I always ask myself “what would have made the car handle better?” This way, I can avoid unnecessary modifications.

6. Mando Hurtado (@Voodoo_trdpro4r) 2019 TRD Pro

Mando Hurtado (@Voodoo_trdpro4r) 2019 TRD Pro

MODS LIST:

  • Cali Raised LED 43” Amber/White Dual Function Led Bar
  • Cali Raised LED Ditch lights
  • YotaLeds grill “raptor” lights
  • GOBI Roof Rack
  • Dobinsons Snorkel
  • Snorkel Upgrade Snorkel Head Air Pre Cleaner
  • KC HiLites – Wire Hider
  • Lamin X film applied to OEM fog lights
  • OEM TRD Skid plate
  • OEM replacement wrapped fender for Snorkel

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

Other than the “raptor“ lights, everything installed has a purpose that helps me explore our Arizona desert and mountains with added confidence. The functionality and quality of these products are top notch without breaking the bank.
IMO it’s just a “simple & clean” look. Just added a little more of that “ in your face“ look to the already aggressive frontend.

7. Myke Cabras (@cement_rnr) 2021 Trail

Myke Cabras (@cement_rnr) 2021 Trail

MODS LIST:

  • Yokohama 305/70R18 Geolander M/T
  • Rays Wheels 18×9 0 offset 57DRX “Gramlights”
  • OEM High Viper Cut (Modified) Bumper
  • Baja Designs Squadron Pro Fog Lights
  • RSG Metalworks Skid Plate and Rock Sliders
  • Ecotechne Hood Rack
  • MaxTrax MKII Gunmetal Grey Recovery Boards

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

It’s an ongoing set up but what I like the most about this setup is the high viper cut bumper. You still have that original look to the 4runner but with high approach angles when on the trails.

8. Dres (@Darkrnr) 2020 Limited

Dres (@Darkrnr) 2020 Limited

MODS LIST:

  • Toyteclifts Boss Aluma 3/2″ Spc UCA
  • Yokohama Geolandars M/T G003 305/70/18
  • Kmcwheels  RG132 18in 0 offest
  • 1.5in Spacers
  • Lil_bs_fabrication TSS hybrid front bumper
  • Bajadesigns Pro Xl80/squadron
  • Warn industries Evo10
  • Prinsudesign Full non-drill rack
  • Joesoriginalequipment SLAP panel
  • Victory4x4  Sliders/ control arm skids
  • Rsgmetalworks front skids
  • Overlandvehiclesystems  180°Awning
  • Alpharexusa Nova Series -Mesocustoms LED puddle lights
  • Agency_6 Roof rack handles
  • Avs_autoventshade Low profile hood/window
  • Waterport day tank
  • Etsy Teq logo color matched
  • Gear America uber shackles
  • Factor55 Flat Link

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

The all black clean look just works for me. My goal was to make a unique Limited build. LIL B’s front bumper ties in with the RSG skids perfectly. The cherry on top is the Baja design ambers.

9. Anthony Dilone (@ostarahtx) 2015 Trail

Anthony Dilone (@ostarahtx) 2015 Trail

MODS LIST:

  • Bf Goodrich KO2 275/70/17
  • Baja Rack Full Length Roof Rack
  • AVS Bug Shield
  • Plasti Dipped Front Garnish & Valance
  • BD Amber WC fogs
  • BD Sport S2 Driving combo Ditch Lights
  • Rago Fabrication Lopro ditch brackets
  • Xenon Depo LED Headlights
  • Nokya 2500k Halogen Hyper Yellow
  • DRL/High beams
  • 9 BD XL Sports WC/Combo/Spots

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

Back in 2018/19, I was looking to fill the gap under my Baja Rack Roof Rack… Many I’ve seen all opted for a standard light bar. Which was cool don’t get me wrong, but I was looking for something unique. I knew I wanted round lights but KC was the only one offering round lights at the time and I had already had the BDs as my fogs and ditch. At this time the linkable wasn’t even an option so I had to think of my own solution.. 9 lights (5 sets of the pair) is what I came up with and at the time there weren’t many doing the same. So wired up the Amber WC/Combos on one switch and the center Spots are on another. Beautifully controlled lighting for wherever I’m at!!

10. Dian Sumukti (@trddle.and.tundie) 2020 TRD Pro

Dian Sumukti (@trddle.and.tundie) 2020 TRD Pro

MODS LIST:

  • C4 Fabrication Lo Pro Bumper
  • Warn Evo Winch
  • Factor 55 Flatlink
  • Morimoto XB G2 Headlights
  • Aiden James Customs Fog Light Bezels
  • Baja Designs S8 30” Light Bar
  • Yota LEDS Grill Lights
  • KC Hilites Flex Era 3 Ditch Lights
  • Baja Designs Fog Lights
  • TRD Front Skid Plate
  • Custom High Clearance Cut

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

When I first started the build, I knew I wanted a clean look, as I was going for an “OEM plus” look. Not sure if I went past that point. I built it to be functional offroad without wanting to add too much weight since it is also my daily driver.

Final Thoughts:

Man, nothing like a classic Front End Friday to round out a holiday week. I for one am still full from my beer and Turkey, so I’ll be in a food coma for a little while longer…Thanks, guys for checking out these 10 awesome 5th Gen 4Runners for this week’s Feature Friday. I am excited about next week’s topic, we will be focusing on wheel/tire combos. So if you are in the market for some and are still on the fence, then hopefully next week’s Feature Friday helps you out! Late guys!

If you would like to be considered for next week’s Feature Friday, we will be showcasing some WHEEL/TIRE Setups. We want to get inspired by a variety of setups, submit your build for Feature Friday and you might get featured. If you would like to submit your build for next week, include your setup details and an awesome photo that shows it off. Have a great weekend guys!!

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