Feature Friday: 6 Cement Grey 4Runner Builds You Need To See

2021 Trail4Runner Cement Grey Bronze Wheels Desert Sky

Pictured: Myke Cabras (@cement_rnr) 2021 Trail

Feature Friday: 6 Cement 4Runner Builds in 2021 That Will Inspire Your Build

This Weeks Topic: Cement 4Runners

Cement is a very rare and loved color on the Toyota 4Runner. So much that two of these six submissions ARE IMPOSTORS! Cement Grey was the exclusive color for the 2017 TRD Pro. So for the years following, if you wanted a cement 4Runner, you had to used TRD Pro.

Fast forward four years and Toyota brought the highly popular color back to the 4Runner line up with the Trail Edition. This trim level was based on the SR5 platform and even came with a color-matched cement grey cooler! So sick!

So, how is it that we have two impostors among us?! We have a 1997 unicorn 3rd gen that was re-painted Cement Grey and we also have a Cement wrap submission too. You cannot deny this color looks incredible on these 4Runners and each owner put their own taste to their rigs as well. They all look killer!

6 Awesome Cement 4Runner Builds

1. Fred S (@cement.4runner) 2021 Trail

2021 4Runner Trail Cement Grey GZilla Awning Desert Camp Setup

MODS LIST

Suspension:

  • Dobinsons Full Kit
  • Front Coil C59-302 – Stock – 2.5”
  • Front Strut IMS59-50700 – IMS non-resi monotube, adjustable height (0-3″ lift)
  • Rear Coil C59-505 – 1.5″ with stock weight
  • Rear Shock IMS59-50705 – IMS non-resi monotube – comfort valved (0-2.5″ lift)
  • Dobinsons Front Upper Control Arm Kit

Exterior:

  • TRD Pro grill
  • BFG KO2s 265/70/17
  • RSG Metalworks Angled Sliders
  • Xpel Prime Tint 35 (legal) front, 20 back
  • LED license plate light replacement
  • GZila Awning Mounts for factory roof rail
  • Ironman 4×4 Awning Quick Release Mounts

Lighting:

  • Baja Designs Squadron Sport Ditch lights with Rago Fab low profile brackets
  • Diode Dynamics SS3 Sport Fog Lights – yellow SAE/DOT

Interior:

  • Canvasback Liners (well worth it for dog owners)
  • Teton Gravity shift knob
  • Hatch Lights replaced with red for camping
  • OEM sliding cargo tray

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

I’ve always loved Cement as a vehicle color and when I was searching around I happened to go to a dealer who had a Cement Trail Edition that was unclaimed and en route. There were hesitations initially as I had come in looking for a TRD Off-Road, but I can happily say my trail has taken me everywhere I have wanted it to with ease and is extremely capable. A good line, good tires, 4Lo, and ATrac can get you most (if not all places). If I find myself getting into more rock crawling, an aftermarket E locker could always be added to help on the trail.

For me, the 4Runner is my daily driver that also allows me to get out on the weekends and find solitude camping and exploring the outdoors. It was built with purpose, keeping the upgrades effective and thoughtful. The 4Runner has served as an exceptional overlanding vehicle and daily driver. What I like most is the capability, reliability, and comfort that this vehicle provides both on and off-road. It has allowed me to get to places I previously would not have been able to reach and I find myself exploring new trails and locations at every opportunity.

2. Myke Cabras (@cement_rnr) 2021 Trail

2021 Trail4Runner Cement Grey Bronze Wheels Desert Sky

MODS LIST

Suspension:

  • Front Kings 2.5 coil-over extended travel w/ reservoir non-adjusters 3.5” lift w/ 700lb spring
  • Freedom Off-Road UCA’s
  • OEM LCA’s
  • Rear Kings 2.5 Shocks w/ reservoir non-adjusters
  • Icons rear 3” overland spring
  • Front and Rear Duro Bump Stops

Exterior:

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

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

I love how comfortable the 4Runner is overall with the King suspension.  It gets me everywhere when it comes to the trails.

3. Aaron Schwartz (@Lonestar_T4RPRO) 2017 TRD Pro

2017 4Runner TRD Pro Cement Grey KCPro Gobi Rack C4 Lo Pro Roam Adventure Boxes Baja

MODS LIST

Suspension:

  • OME BP-51
  • SPC UCAs

Exterior:

  • C4 Fab Lo Pro front bumper
  • Zeon 12-S Platinum Winch w/ Factor 55 Hardware
  • Metaltech 4×4 Sliders
  • Gobi Stealth Roof Rack
  • Roam Adventure Boxes
  • Sideo Crates
  • ARB Jack
  • BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A 285/75/17
  • ARB Onboard compressor

Lighting:

  • Switch Pro 9100
  • Baja Design pods and light bar
  • KC Pro 6 Light Bar

Interior:

  • Pioneer 8600 Head Unit

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

I traded a 2014 Trail in silver for the 2017 cement Pro when it came out. I love the body lines of the 4Runner, especially with the Cement color. I wanted to retain a factory look but significantly enhance the capability with suspension, armor, recovery, lighting, tires, etc.

I used Switch Pros Pro 9100 to simplify and manage the lights, the compressor, and the winch to reduce the risk of electrical failure. I also used common (BF Goodrich) / low service parts (Old Man EMU BP 51) so that I could easily repair anything while far from home.

The Gobi rack looks great and the Roam boxes provide extra storage to get recovery gear out of the interior of the vehicle. I also use Sideo crates to keep them organized and swap out gear depending on the adventure.

4. Erick Delgado (@epreme) 2021 TRD ORP

2017 TRD Off-Road Premium Cement Gray Wrap C4 Lo Pro Baja Factor 55 Trail Ride

MODS LIST

Suspension:

  • Kings 2.5” extended travel front and rear
  • Dobinsons (C59-749v) 3” rear springs

Exterior:

  • C4 rear overland bumper
  • C4 Lo Pro front bumper
  • Cement Grey wrap by Wrap Armor
  • Stealth Custom Series Gen 5 17×9 -38 offset
  • BF Goodrich KM3 315/70/17R

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

I purchased a white 4Runner but knew right away I wanted to wrap it in Cement Grey. I had a Cement Grey Tacoma and loved it but I ended up selling the Tacoma for a 4Runner. Within a week of purchase, it was already at Wrap Armor in Anaheim, CA getting wrapped.

I added some blue SCS wheels to complete the look and I am thrilled with the outcome. You don’t really see too many cement 4Runners out there so when you see a nice one done right, you can appreciate it.

5. Jacob Smith (@odded.offroad) 1997 SR5

1997 Toyota SR5 Supercharged Sherpa Rack Cement Gray Trail Flex

MODS LIST

Exterior:

  • Method 16×8 double standard wheels
  • Cooper STT 305/75/16R
  • TRD Supercharger
  • Addicted Offroad aluminum plated bumper (front)
  • Nguyen Works dual swing-out aluminum plated bumper (rear)
  • MaxTrax recovery boards
  • RotopaX 4 gallon gas can
  • Sherpa Equipment Co. Matterhorn roof rack

Lighting:

  • BX_Built panoramic switchback shrouds headlights
  • Extreme LED amber flood pods (front bumper)
  • Extreme LED x6s slim 38” light bar (roof rack)
  • eBay led tail lights for 96-02 4Runner

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

I purchased this unicorn from the original owner. This ’97 SR5 supercharged 5-speed manual was custom ordered, garaged, and older lady driven for 20 years. When I picked it up it had 140k original miles, and still had the original key tag from the dealership on the key ring. The interior looks like it had been put in a time capsule. We stripped it down to the frame and repainted the entire vehicle with a custom mix. This runner will outlive all of us!

6. Vikrant & Snehal (@CEMENT_TRAIL4RNR) 2021 Trail

2021 4Runner Trail Cement Gray Falken Wildpeak Desert Path

MODS LIST

Suspension:

  • Ironman 4×4 America Foam Cell Pro Stage-2 Suspension Kit
  • Ironman 4×4 America Pro-Forge Upper Control Arms
  • Toytec Diff-Drop kit

Exterior:

  • Falken Wildpeak A/T3W
  • LT285/70R17 Load Range: C
  • AVS (894027) Low Profile Dark Smoke Ventvisor Side Window Deflector
  • Toyota OEM (PT93889200) – Running Boards
  • Ironman 4×4 America Tred Recovery Boards

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR SETUP?

I have been following the overlanding community for a few years now and when it came to building my own rig, I had no idea where to start from. Thanks to Trail4R, I was able to learn more about various 4Runner builds and I found the articles really helpful.

As our friends, Alex and Valerie (@made_to_schnade) said a good shovel, traction boards, and being willing to air down were all we really needed to tackle our little adventures. The best advice we got was to spend more money on traveling than gear. I believe in these words and so far I have only upgraded suspension and tires, which I feel are adequate additions for our adventures.

What I like most about my setup is the suspension lift kit by Ironman 4X4 America. I wanted a budget-friendly perfect balance between ride and control, both on and off-road for my rig. With Ironman 4×4’s seasonal 25% discount and 3-year unlimited mile warranty, it was a no-brainer for me. I was sold on the durability and performance their products provide, quite synonymous to what we all see in the Toyota’s.

For future mods, I would like to research more on armor and recovery options for my build. I am eagerly waiting to see what Ironman 4×4 brings to the table in terms of bumpers, sliders, and other armor/recovery options for 4Runner.

Thank you @TRD.JON and @TRAIL4R for all the amazing articles and I look forward to new content on 4Runner, Tacoma, and the Tundras. Keep on coming!!! Hope to see you guys on the trail someday 🙂

Final Thoughts

Well, Cement Grey is rarer of color than I thought! Regardless, I am pumped that we got to see six awesome examples of it on the 4Runner with this week’s Feature Friday. I don’t like to pick favorites, but man, that third-gen had me going on FB Marketplace to try and find some crazy deals around me. He picked his up for $6,000! INSANE! Thanks, guys, and I’ll see you next week!

If you would like to be considered for next week’s Feature Friday, we will be showcasing some LIGHTING SETUPS. We want to get inspired by a variety of rigs, 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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Vikrant
Vikrant
1 month ago
Reply to  Jon Gangloff

Thank you for the feature Jon!!

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