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Old 03-28-2019, 10:40 AM
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I'm either going 4 runner or wrangler.
Justget the TRD Pro and forget about the Wrangler. It rides way better and is bigger as far as cargo capacity and more comfortable.
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Old 03-28-2019, 05:47 PM
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It's like you forget that the aftermarket exists for this type of thing.

Anyone serious about "off roading" is instantly going to pull stock parts off/put non OE parts on with regards to anything on your list.
its not easy to upgrade to a front locker with independent suspension
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This thread makes me want my diesel Jeep Wrangler rubicon truck so badly again
did they ever make one?
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I don’t think it’s released yet but is coming for sure
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:19 AM
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its not easy to upgrade to a front locker with independent suspension
I'll take 'Things Daz doesn't know what he's talking about for a thousand' Alex.
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Old 03-29-2019, 03:06 AM
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I'll take 'Things Daz doesn't know what he's talking about for a thousand' Alex.
You can throw a front locker on ifs, but you’re likely to break **** if you don’t upgrade a lot of other crap.

oem front locker with ifs will have these components already beefed up. CV joints and tie rods being the weakest links, but there are several.
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The weakest link should always be the front axle drive shaft u joint.

The front axles are the second weakest link.

The differential should be bullet proof and have a locker.
I have no idea how tie rods are a weak link, since they don't really have much to do with driving as much as steering.
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Owned a 4runner AND a wrangler and offroaded both check-in
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Wood consider
This is just the Jeep Gladiator with a bed cover, right?

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Owned a 4runner AND a wrangler and offroaded both check-in
Which do you like better? I assume the 4Runner is better in terms of comfort if 95% of your driving is just running errands and going to Home Depot/Costco and the occasional trip to the ski slopes, right?
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Is the interior / electronics of the 4runner still outdated AF?
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This is just the Jeep Gladiator with a bed cover, right?


I think so. I saw this picture on reddit.
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:54 AM
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This is just the Jeep Gladiator with a bed cover, right?



Which do you like better? I assume the 4Runner is better in terms of comfort if 95% of your driving is just running errands and going to Home Depot/Costco and the occasional trip to the ski slopes, right?
4runner is decent off roads if just fireroad trailing..everything else is leaps and bounds better. Rock crawling, it feels a lot more 'tippy' and the ifs always lacks in articulation.

Jeep is more fun off-road, is a much more capable rig than a 4runner..very easy to control with so much articulation with the SA vs the IFS in a 4runner. You feel a lot more stable, you're not angled as much going over obstacles.

The Jeep sucks everywhere else. Rough riding (you can do a lot to stop this, but it's always going to ride more rough due to the SA) not enough cargo space (you'll learn to pack lightly when camping or going out to the forest/lake) slow, loud, etc.

Popping the top off the Jeep, or just setting it up in bikini top is always fun, kids love it, they always wave at you. Much like a motorcycle in that sense.

Bottom line is, if you want a Jeep, get a Jeep.

If you wsnt something that is an SUV and is capable enough off-road without rockcrawling, get anything else.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:51 AM
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Is the interior / electronics of the 4runner still outdated AF?
I believe so. I've watched a few videos on the new TRD Pro and one of the complaints is how basic the interior is. Some people like it because it is good when you have gloves or something spills inside.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:55 AM
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4runner is decent off roads if just fireroad trailing..everything else is leaps and bounds better. Rock crawling, it feels a lot more 'tippy' and the ifs always lacks in articulation.

Jeep is more fun off-road, is a much more capable rig than a 4runner..very easy to control with so much articulation with the SA vs the IFS in a 4runner. You feel a lot more stable, you're not angled as much going over obstacles.

The Jeep sucks everywhere else. Rough riding (you can do a lot to stop this, but it's always going to ride more rough due to the SA) not enough cargo space (you'll learn to pack lightly when camping or going out to the forest/lake) slow, loud, etc.

Popping the top off the Jeep, or just setting it up in bikini top is always fun, kids love it, they always wave at you. Much like a motorcycle in that sense.

Bottom line is, if you want a Jeep, get a Jeep.

If you wsnt something that is an SUV and is capable enough off-road without rockcrawling, get anything else.
Nice, thanks. That's what I suspected.

I assume SA = solid axle?

I enjoy offroading (funny because I've never done it, but I know I'll enjoy it) but I like mostly fireroads, some snow, and whatnot. I don't like slow rock crawling since I find it boring . I'm surprised the Jeep doesn't fit that much.
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:12 AM
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I'm on the Toyota website looking at the 4Runners (TRD Pro and TRD Off Road/Premium).

I don't quite understand the difference between Part-Time 4WD with Active Traction Control and Full-Time 4WD with the same. Both of those models only have the part-time. Isn't that strange? Isn't full-time better?
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:44 AM
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My experience is with an older Jeep. Newer (jk and newer) are more refined, but still very much Jeep.

If they made the landcruiser 70 series here it'd kill the Jeep.

Yes solid axle.

Jeeps are a very specific vehicle, you have to want one to really love it.
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:49 AM
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Owned a 4runner AND a wrangler and offroaded both check-in
I’ve owned a 4runner, t100, 2 fj40’s, an fj60, a tahoe, and a ******* gmc sierra, and I’ve driven on a dirt road and a large pothole

you wanna keep off road dick measuring bring it
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I wonder how actual jeep owners feel, I know that they designed the jeeps for some damn articulation but with this one looking like a truck though..
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Test drove a 4Runner pro to compare to the GX460. Can’t handle that interior omg.
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I'm on the Toyota website looking at the 4Runners (TRD Pro and TRD Off Road/Premium).

I don't quite understand the difference between Part-Time 4WD with Active Traction Control and Full-Time 4WD with the same. Both of those models only have the part-time. Isn't that strange? Isn't full-time better?
I think its kinda like how Honda/Acura has each awd system for each particular model, its different.
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:21 PM
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Iíve owned a 4runner, t100, 2 fj40ís, an fj60, a tahoe, and a ******* gmc sierra, and Iíve driven on a dirt road and a large pothole

you wanna keep off road dick measuring bring it



Because you haven't owned a Jeep Wrangler, and therefore cannot compare the two.
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