5 Must-Have Mods for your Toyota 4Runner in 2023
Whether you’ve had your 5th Generation Toyota 4Runner for several years, or you bought one in the last year or so, there are a few mods we feel are absolute must-haves for any 4Runner. These mods improve performance, add style, or give your 4Runner more storage options. Read on to learn about the 5 Must-Have Mods for your Toyota 4Runner in 2023.
Let’s kick things off with one of the most popular 5th Generation 4Runner mods we offer: Pedal Commander PC27. For many of us, one of the most frustrating things about the 4Runner is its throttle response. Because the vehicle operates via an electronic throttle body and a computer managed input from the throttle pedal, there’s a considerable delay between the time you press the throttle pedal and when the power kicks in.
If you’ve ever tried passing a semi truck going up hill in your 4Runner, you know how it is to press the pedal and feel nothing for about one second. The Pedal Commander PC27 helps alleviate this delay by controlling the throttle response of your 4Runner. By connecting the PC27 into your throttle pedal you’re given the ability to adjust the throttle response timing of your 4Runner. In fact, the Pedal Commander has 32 individual settings so you can adjust things exactly to your liking and driving habits. Aside from the immediate improvement in throttle response, Pedal Commander users have seen improved fuel economy, and greater satisfaction from their 4Runner. Buy a Pedal Commander and see for yourself!
Pedal Commander Install Video:
While most 4Runners come from Toyota with a set of roof rails or some sort of “rack” there’s not a lot you can do with them without modification or additions. You could spend all your money trying to make the factory roof bars work, but in many cases its a better option to ditch the original equipment and add a functional aftermarket roof rack. One of our absolute favorites is the Prinsu Full Non-Drill Roof Rack. It adds a lot more capability to storing and transporting gear on the roof of your 4Runner, and looks great doing it.
The Prinsu Full Non-Drill Roof Rack system comes standard with 9 load bars and are full adjustable to accommodate pretty much whatever gear you want to put on top. We’ve loved seeing people put everything from Storage Boxes and Rooftop Tents, to Showers and Awnings on there. The possibilities are seemingly endless and we encourage your to experiment and figure out what works best for you.
Building on a budget? The ARB Old Man Emu 3” Complete Suspension Lift Kit is an affordable way to increase your 4Runner’s ground clearance and ride quality. This kit comes standard with front and rear Old Man Emu coil springs, front Old Man Emu Nitrocharger sport struts, and rear Old Man Emu shocks. This 4x4 suspension setup is tried and trued, and has been proven to stand up to the harsh conditions of the Australian Outback. Some assembly is required.
The Baja Designs Squadron-R Fog Light Kit for 4Runner (2010-2023) is on our list of must-haves because it’s easy to install and is one of the best ways to improve visibility during inclement weather or at night. These direct replacement fog lights are easy to install; only requiring you to mount a couple brackets and plug them in. One thing we love most is how bright they are with a scorching 3,150 lumen output from just four LED bulbs!
Baja Designs Squadron-R Install Video:
Rock sliders are almost a necessity if you plan on doing any off-roading. The Cali Raised Trail Edition Bolt-On Rock Sliders for 4Runner (2010-2023) are made from heavy-duty DOM 1.75” stainless steel tubing, and built to take a beating. Choose from the standard, straight tube slider, or a slider with a kick out which doubles as a step for reaching anything you put on top of your 4Runner. Simply bolt them on and go. Click below to check them out.
Modifying your 5th Generation Toyota 4Runner is part of the fun of owning one. There are so many cool products out there to improve the looks or performance of your rig, and these are 5 Must-Have Mods for your Toyota 4Runner in 2023. Did we include anything you didn’t think of? What else would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments. See you next time!