So I have had my 2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited V8 for nearly four years now. I can not express what a great vehicle this truck has been. When I purchased it only had 62,000 miles on it. Four years later the odometer is about to flip 120,000 miles. While I have considered trading as I normally would… I like this truck so much I decided to spend a bit of money and give it some TLC.
This one had the XREAS hydraulic shock system on it and the front two shocks recently started leaking. It was time for new brake rotors and pads. It also had a cv joint boot that was starting to leak due to a small tear. Basically all normal wear and tear and due maintenance.
Instead of just replacing things with factory parts I decided to beef things up a bit. In the end I am incredibly happy with the outcome. The ride is excellent! The 3″ lift turned out to be the perfect height. The 4Runner handles better than ever and the brakes are awesome with the steel braided StopTech lines. I wrapped up the project with all LED interior and exterior lights along with LED headlights (high and low beam) and fog lights. The headlights are super bright and it all just looks incredible at night lit up.
Here is a list of my upgrades with photos. If you decide to do the same… you will be happy with it all! I want to thank the guys at Modern Auto Extras here in Winston Salem for the great work. They did a perfect job on everything.
My mods with links to product on Amazon: (verify all the right parts for your own 4Runner)
Bilstein 5100 Shocks – Bilstein 5100 Series Shock Kit for Toyota 4Runner 4WD 2003-09 – Includes Front Ride Height Adjustable Shocks # 24-239370 & Rear Shocks # 33-187174
Old Man EMU Springs – Old Man Emu 2906 Coil Springs
EBC Dimpled and Slotted Brake Rotors – EBC Brakes GD7237 3GD Series Dimpled and Slotted Sport Rotors
EBC Green Brake Pads – EBC Brakes DP6993 6000 Series Greenstuff Truck and SUV Brake Pad
StopTech Steel Braided Brake Lines – StopTech (950.44507) Brake Line Kit, Stainless Steel
PUTCO LED Headlights – Putco 269005W Headlight Kit, Pair (2 pair for low beam and fog lights) along with PUTCO LEDs in all interior lights and exterior running boards and license plate lights.