As most of us know, and as Hollywood movies have taught us, Japanese cars are the easiest ones to customize. That just might be the case and not some Hollywood fairy tale. But, when we say this, people usually think of models such as Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline, GT-R, or Mitsubishi Lancer. Yes, those vehicles have attained cult status among car lovers all over the world. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker had a role to play in forming that opinion. The Fast & Furious franchise is still going strong, and so is the customization of Japanese cars.
But, we are not here to talk about Supra or GT-R Godzilla. We will dedicate our time to one more robust Toyota model. Have you ever given any idea about customizing your 4Runner? This is another cult model from this Japanese manufacturer. Toyota knows how to make them. Among the fans of off-road activities, 4Runner holds a special place in many hearts. We understand why things are like this. One of the primary reasons is that this model can allow you to express your creativity. The amount of customization each 4Runner can undergo is vast.
Have you concluded that your vehicle needs an upgrade or two? If you have let us assist you in the best possible way. In this article, we are going to take you through a few tips for personalizing your Toyota 4Runner to suit your style. Don’t worry, it’s not an easy task. In its essence any upgrade that this off-roader might need is basic. After all, if you’re going to use it in the dirt and dust you mustn’t go too cute on it. So, let’s see what we have in mind.
This is the place where we usually start with any SUV or truck customization. It is the most noticeable change, it sticks out, it adds power to the appearance, and it doesn’t leave too much space for exaggeration. It is ideal if you want to upgrade your precious 4Runner. So, what type of grille do we recommend? As it’s usually the case we suggest that everyone remains in the house. So, do not buy an outside product. Instead, go with a 4Runner TRD Pro Grille. This is the best way to make a noticeable culmination but to also lower the margin for error. When you make upgrades like these you should remain within the company borders. Also, TRD Pro has an amazing look, and there is no need for you or anyone to try and top that.
Predator Tube Steps
If you’re a man of nature and you take your vehicle in the mud and dirt for fun, you need to improve in your steps. After all, getting in and out of a 4Runner needs to be made easier especially if you’re a fan of off-roading. Predator tube steps will make your life much easier. So, they’re not only just good-looking but they are also rather practical. Many 4Runner owners decide to upgrade their SUV in this department first. It is a great place to start too. It makes the vehicle a little bit wider, makes it look like it’s floating, and in the end, it serves a practical purpose.
Roof Rack Crossbars
While the basic 4Runner comes without this option, it needs to be among the first ones you’ll upgrade once you decide to customize your vehicle. Roof Rack Crossbars are a great addition to any 4Runner. Without it, the SUV appears somewhat bland. It is yet another improvement that is both good for the appearance and also serves as a practical addition. If you love camping and spending time in nature you’re quickly going to praise this decision. There are plenty of things you can pack on top of your 4Runner once you have this equipment installed.
New wheels, new vehicle. It’s how they say. There’s some truth to it. You can change both your alloys and your tires, and make an all-around improvement to your SUV. This is a great way to have a more beautiful vehicle in your hands. But, you also need to be careful when you do this. If you’re using this one as a show-off example of your ride, that’s fine, you can pick the largest of alloys and any tires to follow suit. But, if you’re a fan of off-roading you need to be more careful. Make sure that you pick an alloy that can withstand any pressure. Here you’re better off going with steel ones rather than experimenting with aluminum alloys. So, make an upgrade, but have your safety in the first place, and not the general appearance of your vehicle.
LED Headlights and Fog Lights
Make your vehicle something young you saw in Tango & Cash. Every 4Runner can be vastly upgraded in the department of headlights and fog lights. While headlights need only to be replaced with their LED variants, you can add a set of fog lights. Now, you can opt for them to be installed below on your bumper, or you can set them up on your roof. This decision lies all up to you. If you’re in for a more dramatic appearance you’ll set them up on the top. If that’s going overboard for you, it is better that you set them up below. Either way, they are a great addition to the general appearance of your 4Runner while serving a practical purpose. Most owners of 4Runner love their SUV because it is often the situation that it is as practical as it is beautiful.
You can add that finishing touch to your 4Runner in the rear end. Exhaust tips can be small pieces of art if you want them to be. The best way to have them make a stand is to do a little bit of finishing touch on them. The options we suggest include chrome and black chrome paint. It all depends on which color is your SUV. You decide, but chromed exhaust pipes are an option worth considering.