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Hey all, longtime member/lurker. It’s almost 15 years later since I bought @dieselcruiserhead ’s HJ60 and took it dow to Old Mexico for work... now I have a baby mama and kid riding around, so I picked up this ‘17 gx460...
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So far I have added a Dobinson’s 2” lift, sourced from Kyle at Treaty Oak and installed by Blue Bear’s Garage in SA, both were excellent to work with, highly recommend!
I also installed the Prinsu rack and this space box for the road trip i’m on right now.
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I’m shopping wheels and tires, but i decided to pump the brakes a little and run some more tread off these michellins before going to KO2s or maybe the Coopers, 32s or might try and squeeze in 33s x 10s, i like the tall and skinny look. I like the TRD wheel but I bought the GX not a 4runner... would it be sacrelidge to put a classic Pro Comp in flat black on this rig??? Mostly see those on Heaps i mean Jeeps but idk I like em...

I’m watching for the CBI low pro winch bumper to drop, looks killer on the gxor concept i think, also really likr the jw_offroad spare carrier, Nash co fab ladders (i never use the back glass, love the barn door)....

Anyway she’s so damn comfy and modern compared to stinky smoky ol’ Bomber. Going 90 in the gx feels like 40 in the sprung over HJ... it feels super solid in the snow and super light duty off road so far!
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Hey all, longtime member/lurker. It’s almost 15 years later since I bought @dieselcruiserhead ’s HJ60 and took it dow to Old Mexico for work... now I have a baby mama and kid riding around, so I picked up this ‘17 gx460...
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So far I have added a Dobinson’s 2” lift, sourced from Kyle at Treaty Oak and installed by Blue Bear’s Garage in SA, both were excellent to work with, highly recommend!
I also installed the Prinsu rack and this space box for the road trip i’m on right now.
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I’m shopping wheels and tires, but i decided to pump the brakes a little and run some more tread off these michellins before going to KO2s or maybe the Coopers, 32s or might try and squeeze in 33s x 10s, i like the tall and skinny look. I like the TRD wheel but I bought the GX not a 4runner... would it be sacrelidge to put a classic Pro Comp in flat black on this rig??? Mostly see those on Heaps i mean Jeeps but idk I like em...

I’m watching for the CBI low pro winch bumper to drop, looks killer on the gxor concept i think, also really likr the jw_offroad spare carrier, Nash co fab ladders (i never use the back glass, love the barn door)....

Anyway she’s so damn comfy and modern compared to stinky smoky ol’ Bomber. Going 90 in the gx feels like 40 in the sprung over HJ... it feels super solid in the snow and super light duty off road so far!
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Never heard of that shop in San Antonio, I can't seem to find anything about them via Google either. Great start to your build btw.
 
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Never heard of that shop in San Antonio, I can't seem to find anything about them via Google either. Great start to your build btw.
Thanks bud, just went through your thread and I like where your head is at, like minds... btw I am at that surf spot occassionally, or also flats fishing inland bays too sometimes..., pull up if ya see me and i’m sure to have a cold beer or a sip of mezcal!

Blue Bear works weekends on the side out of the shop where his day to day job is. Kinda low profile and ih8mud/FB gxor member focused for some reason... he has a built 470, wife’s dd is a 460, and he is a Lexus certified tech... great guy too, I’ll pm you his contact info.
 
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Thanks bud, just went through your thread and I like where your head is at, like minds... btw I am at that surf spot occassionally, or also flats fishing inland bays too sometimes..., pull up if ya see me and i’m sure to have a cold beer or a sip of mezcal!

Blue Bear works weekends on the side out of the shop where his day to day job is. Kinda low profile and ih8mud/FB gxor member focused for some reason... he has a built 470, wife’s dd is a 460, and he is a Lexus certified tech... great guy too, I’ll pm you his contact info.

Good deal, I'll look for the PM. I like me some Mezcal too! I fish the back lakes in the spring and summer and occasionally ill be ripping down the jeep trail back there on my dirt bike as well.
 
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Hey Biocruiser, look at my pic on post #300. I'm running Pro Comp wheels and ~ 32" 255/75R17 KO2s on both the T4R and the trailer. I used to have Cooper STMaxx 33" 225/80R17s on the tug but it seemed that they constantly needed balancing. Other than that they were great tires. This is the third time I've gone back to KO2s, should be learning something by now. :doh:
 
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Newbie here, just bought a GX460 after selling my QX 56. The GX is the perfect size while the QX is way too big. I upgraded the tires to 275/70/18 KO2 tires today, I had to trim the side step plastic and remove the front lower flap in the wheel well. There is absolutely no rubbing. I have also ordered an Ironman 660lbs Nitro lift fit which should be arriving in a few weeks.

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Nailed it man. You just helped me bump my plan from 265/70/18 to 275/70/18s... already have a 2" Dobinson's lift so I can see from your setup it's gonna be rad!
 
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Good afternoon guys, about a month ago I bought my 2013 GX460 in New Orleans Louisiana. I really got lucky with this vehicle consider the very low mileage and how the previous owner maintained this vehicle. Back in HS/undergrad, I had a maroon FJ Cruiser 4x4. So I'm somewhat familiar with this vehicle. Currently, I'm looking into tinting the front three windows and a cargo mat for the rear (I've been warned to stay away from weathertech). Any advice or suggestions is welcomed.
 
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Good afternoon guys, about a month ago I bought my 2013 GX460 in New Orleans Louisiana. I really got lucky with this vehicle consider the very low mileage and how the previous owner maintained this vehicle. Back in HS/undergrad, I had a maroon FJ Cruiser 4x4. So I'm somewhat familiar with this vehicle. Currently, I'm looking into tinting the front three windows and a cargo mat for the rear (I've been warned to stay away from weathertech). Any advice or suggestions is welcomed.
Great looking truck bro. Warning about weathertech? I have them for my LC200 and 5th gen 4Runner. Never had issues for either vehicle. What are the concerns? I ask because if it's something substantial I might replace them.
 
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Great looking truck bro. Warning about weathertech? I have them for my LC200 and 5th gen 4Runner. Never had issues for either vehicle. What are the concerns? I ask because if it's something substantial I might replace them.
It could be poor reviews on Amazon and other websites. But I've heard that sometimes they react to heat funny and that the customer service can be difficult. I've heard positive things about the Husky brand. How has yours been?
 
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Um....I recently received a warning from my Toyota service department that Toyota was telling them that they were having issues with aftermarket products like Weathertech and Husky causing problems with sticking accelerator pedals. My reply was that I could take a Dremel and cut the offending part down a bit. anyone else hear about this?

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Um....I recently received a warning from my Toyota service department that Toyota was telling them that they were having issues with aftermarket products like Weathertech and Husky causing problems with sticking accelerator pedals. My reply was that I could take a Dremel and cut the offending part down a bit. anyone else hear about this?

Dale
The accelerator problem was because of OEM all weather mats not aftermarket. I know because Toyota recalled my 08 OEM all weather mats...they were a heavy rubber material and replaced all factory mats with a thin rubber jar opener of a mat.

I've had good experiences with weathertech for my 01, 08, 18 4Runners and 19 LC. If the dealerships discouraged the purchase then not sure why they offer weathertech as an option. Weird.
 
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Speaking of floor mat, something really bad almost happened last week after cleaning my truck from all the mud. This is totally my fault but the result is unintended acceleration.

What actually happen is I accidentally replace the mat above the accelerator after power washing. Start the car and it rev normally. Press the brake and the semi rigid mat push the accelerator. The engine being very quiet i did not notice any problem and shift to reverse.

The truck was on plastic ramp, 4Low and CDL locked. The harder I press the brake the higher the ref. It cause my truck to jumped and shot the ramp backward about 10-15 feet. For some reason I got the reflect to reach the key and shut the engine off. Luckily this is GX470 and it still use physical key. This can end pretty bad. I was really lucky that time.
 
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Speaking of floor mat, something really bad almost happened last week after cleaning my truck from all the mud. This is totally my fault but the result is unintended acceleration.

What actually happen is I accidentally replace the mat above the accelerator after power washing. Start the car and it rev normally. Press the brake and the semi rigid mat push the accelerator. The engine being very quiet i did not notice any problem and shift to reverse.

The truck was on plastic ramp, 4Low and CDL locked. The harder I press the brake the higher the ref. It cause my truck to jumped and shot the ramp backward about 10-15 feet. For some reason I got the reflect to reach the key and shut the engine off. Luckily this is GX470 and it still use physical key. This can end pretty bad. I was really lucky that time.
Glad no one was hurt...I had the same problem in my 01 with my weathertech mat. But my engine went way high on the rev when I started my truck. Luckily I checked the floormat and noticed it. Ha!
 

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Speaking of floor mat, something really bad almost happened last week after cleaning my truck from all the mud. This is totally my fault but the result is unintended acceleration.

What actually happen is I accidentally replace the mat above the accelerator after power washing. Start the car and it rev normally. Press the brake and the semi rigid mat push the accelerator. The engine being very quiet i did not notice any problem and shift to reverse.

The truck was on plastic ramp, 4Low and CDL locked. The harder I press the brake the higher the ref. It cause my truck to jumped and shot the ramp backward about 10-15 feet. For some reason I got the reflect to reach the key and shut the engine off. Luckily this is GX470 and it still use physical key. This can end pretty bad. I was really lucky that time.
Had the same thing happen to me when I removed my mats to clean the carpets. I unintenionally placed the drivers Weather Tech on top of the accelerator pedal. Later in the day, went to move my car and when I started it, I thought the RPM was high on account of it starting up from cold. I put it in D (drive) and it lurched forward. Luckily I was quick with the brake and able to stop before hitting my garage door! For a moment I couldn't figure out what happened and was worried that it was a computer issue (read: $$$$$).
I then looked down at my feet and saw that the Weather Tech was on top of my gas pedal instead of tucked under.
Lesson learned: ALWAYS ensure the Weather Tech is UNDER the gas pedal when installing!!
 
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This is the wife’s daily. 2018 Premium in Nightfall Mica. She finally wore out the original tires so I ordered a set of 5 Black FN FX Pros from Dustin and mounted them with 265/70/17 Falken Wildpeak at3w. No lift and just some minor rubbing in the usual spots. No problem fitting the 265/70/17 in the stock spare location. She doesn’t have the full hitch. Just the smaller hitch receiver. Tires ride great. No real difference in road noise.

I will say that Dustin from FN wheels was awesome to work with. One of the best customer service experiences I’ve had in a long time.
 
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Is AFN a Swedish/Euro off road manufacturer? That's a good looking front bumper! 👍
Although I don't think it'll work on our North American models.
 
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AFN is a Portugese (in Southern Europe) brand. I think they made parts for the military. Bumper will most likely not fit your GX460 due to the precise fitting around headlights. Quality on these are good, but not up to "Kaymar" level. I had one fitting issue on mine due to a weld not being perfectly done. Otherwise fine.
Check here: AFN - 4x4 ACCESSORIES
 
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