The 4Runner might be one of Toyota’s best-looking 4WD vehicles to date, and this particular example takes things to the next level. Showcasing $30,000 of aftermarket parts and finished in a striking dark blue, this fifth-generation offering certainly stands out from the crowd.
The 4Runner’s all-terrain performance is irrefutable, but that’s not the primary reason I love this vehicle. Instead, what makes this model so special is its everyday comfort, reliability, and practicality. In other words, yes, the 4Runner could take you round the world, but unlike many other cumbersome rigs, it’s also still a sensible family car that’s perfect for general life. Sure, it would be great to own both a daily runner and a dedicated overland rig, but that’s not financially feasible for many of us. The option to own a single do-it-all vehicle is a very attractive prospect, and one that’s already been overland kitted without compromising on daily usability is even more desirable; cue today’s 4Runner.
This 4Runner has taken me all over Utah on mountain biking trips and backcountry camping excursions with my family. We’re all Toyota 4WD enthusiasts, and between myself, my dad, and brothers, we’ve owned over a dozen Toyotas and explored Utah and the surrounding states together.
This 4Runner has been tastefully modified and is by far the smoothest vehicle I’ve driven off-road. My favorite features have to be the protective armor (for peace of mind) and the Fox Factory suspension, which gives you the confidence to tackle anything and everything.
Custom FOX 2 5/8-inch shocks with remote reservoirs
3.5 to 4-inch lift
Triple-rate springs in the rear
Fox 2 5/8-inch hydraulic bump stops
Airbags for load adjustment
Camburg upper control arms
Yukon gear and axle 4:56 gears
RCV front 300-millimeter CVs and shafts
Dirt King knuckle/spindle brace
Artec Heim steering kit with FK Heims
Artec 7075 rear aluminum link kit
New (less than 2,000-miles) SCS Stealth Six wheels with bronze finish
Falken Wildpeak 285/70R17 with fifth spare (10,000 miles)
Artec Industries vehicle armor: front bumper, sliders, belly pan, fuel tank, and lower arm skids
Prismatic Highland Bronze powder on sliders and skids
Superwinch, 11,500-pound with synthetic rope
Factor 55 fairlead and flat link
Rigid hyper spotlight bar, 30-inch
Rigid dot amber dually pod lights
Six Rigid rock lights
Spod to power all accessories with custom 4×4 switches
IDrive throttle controller
Expedition One washer fluid relocation
Piaa LED headlights
Prinsu full-length no-drill roof rack
DFG off-road rear drawer system with fridge slider (wing kit not installed)
Rago Fabrication rear MOLLE panel system
ARB air compressor that’s custom mounted in rear cargo area
Custom third-row bench seat (removed)
Optional rooftop tent: Tepui Hybox Wedge, used just two nights, brand-new condition, only on vehicle for trips, asking $2,500
This Toyota 4Runner is listed for $49,999 and is currently located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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