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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    The ICONs were a huge improvement over the stock suspension. The nose dive on braking and body roll in corners was dramatically decreased, all without feeling harsh from a stiffer ride. They have truly designed a suspension system WITH a lift. Rather than a "lift kit" which tends to simply raise...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    Thanks! You won't regret the Gobi. Glad you like her! I'm missing the climate too. It was 106 degrees yesterday... :Wow1: Thanks! I'll try and update this more often!
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    The quality and stability of the Gobi has been outstanding, so I highly recommend it for anyone with kids and/or a lot of gear. The ladder is surprisingly stout and handles my 200lb frame plus whatever gear I'm climbing with without any flex. Only things I would change about the build would be...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    I was there just before the summit. A bunch of folks were rolling in the day we were rolling out. Guess that was poor planning on my part! Going to have to fix that for next year... I like both of your builds! Highly recommend at least 3" lift and 33's for Poughkeepsie if you make a run at it...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    I found the stock skid plates a few times on the trail up to The Wall. Nothing terrible though. We did opt to winch up the wall just for safety sake, though I'm fairly sure I could have made it up without one. There was one spot on the easiest line that had about a 2' rock face that the right...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    Here's a few updated pictures from our recent Colorado trip. Momma Bear was busy hitting Cinnamon Pass, Engineer Pass, Mineral Creek Trail, Poughkeepsie Gulch, Hurricane Pass, Ophir Pass, Imogene Pass, and Black Bear Pass (Half trail since it was closed). Future plans are LED rack lights, skid...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    Sent you a PM response. Glad you like the rig! I need to update this thread...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    Sent you a PM response. Glad you like the rig! I need to update this thread...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    Good call, I'll check into those. In other news the Gobi rack finally arrived: Took 6 weeks instead of the 3 to 4 they projected. They also forgot to include the spare tire holder. Oh and I never received a confirmation email or invoice for my order which is a bummer... I heard so many good...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    A few updates on Momma Bear: 1) The ICON shock was repaired under warranty and is now back in service. The paperwork says "Warranty/Environmental" repair but no one could give me a full explanation as to what failed. I think I'm going to invest in their shock guards to keep debris from building...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    Just got off the phone with ICON. I have to send in the shock for "warranty evaluation" for them to determine if it was a defect or if the unit was damaged. If it is a defect they will REBUILD the shock and send it back. No new unit, no exchange policy that keeps their customer on the road, just...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    I called Toyota of Dallas (TRDPARTS4U.com) where I purchased it to start the process. They directed me directly to ICON who I will be calling tomorrow. Can't say enough good about ToD, they were very helpful even though it wasn't their issue and even emailed me a copy of my original invoice so I...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    ICONs Failed Well I may be retracting my positive comments on the ICON suspension... noticed this today: I had only been parked for a couple of hours so they're leaking pretty bad. This is very disappointing since I have less than 5000 miles on the suspension and only mild offroading trips...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    You'll be very pleased with the quality and fit! (Ordered mine bare and painted them myself so no idea on their powder coating.) Already ordered the Gobi last week. Thanks for the tip on the discount, too bad I already ordered my fridge! Could have saved a bundle... Glad you like the build...
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    2014 4Runner TE "Momma Bear" Build

    Swapped shoes with the Troopy... The Beast wasn't pleased but they look great on the 4R. Ordered a Gobi stealth rack which should be arriving in a couple weeks, hopefully in time for my Big Bend trip. Also picked up a 50 qt. ARB freezer/fridge to keep things cool. Planning on a lightweight...
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