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WE AGREE, THE CHROME HAS GOT TO GO

WE AGREE, THE CHROME HAS GOT TO GO

Our Guide to DELETE CHROME in your 4runner.

You just got your 4runner and you finally talked yourself into finally modding it out after one day of owning it! There are a ton of things you can do. The best part about it is you can do as little or as much as you want, as fast or as slow as you need. The following products are gonna be all that you need to completely dechrome your 4runner. 

 

EMBLEM OVERLAYS

God only knows why Toyota left the Badging chrome... (but really we all know its so you'll pay that extra cash to get the TRD PRO in order to get factory black badging, they know it looks better they just want to charge you a crazy fee to get it.) Thankfully our emblem overlays are cheap and easy, so we can help you get those badges black right away.

These overlays are a simple mod that completely changes the look of your 4runner. To determine the kit you need to order all you need is the year and trim of your rig and match it to the drop down on the listing! The following are your options for what we have available: 

  • SR5/SR5 Premium
  • TRD Off Road/TRD Off Road Premium
  • TRD Pro
  • Limited
  • Venture
  • Trail
  • Trail Special Edition
  • Nightshade 

These are all available in a year specific selection for either 14-19 or 20-22. We also have it available where you can buy the front two black bar overlays separately. 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/products/4runner-black-emblem-overlays?_pos=1&_sid=2b7af539c&_ss=r

TRD PRO GRILLE

Now this is a little bit more of a hassle to delete that small toyota logo up front than doing just the overlay, but we figured we would give you some options. The trd pro grille is an awesome way to change the look of the front end of your 4runner. With the different choices of smoked white, white, amber, and smoked amber raptor lights in a 3 or 4 light, and the Toyota letters in a classic silver, black, red, white, or blue this gives you a unique look to your rig. 


This grille kit comes with absolutely everything needed for install, and is compatible for all years from 2014-2022. Unfortunately as far as trims go it is not compatible with the Limited or Nightshade. This install is fairly easy and can take anywhere from 30-45 minutes to complete, but all in all is a great choice for your 4runner. 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/products/4runner-trd-pro-grille?_pos=2&_sid=831ad501e&_ss=r

 

TURN SEQUENTIALS

The turn sequentials are a must have when getting rid of the ugly OEM signals that come on the 4runner. These sequentials come equipped with a bright amber LED with either a black or smoked lens. These come in a set of two and are completely plug and play! These turn signals are compatible with all 2014-2022 4runners with existing side view mirrors. 

 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/products/4runner-lifestyle-sequential-turn-signals?_pos=2&_sid=931f158f6&_ss=r


MESO CUSTOMS INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE COVER

These are a must have for the interior of your 4Runner! This install is super quick and easy. You just simply slip on the cover and snap it into place! These handle covers are compatible for 2010-2022 and work with all trims. They are a high quality ABS material that come in a four pack for every handle in the car. The one issue with these, is they are always sold out! Majority of the time you will see a green “notify me when available'' button, and if that’s the case make sure you click it because these come in high batches and sell out in minutes. 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/products/meso-customs-4runner-door-handle-covers?_pos=10&_sid=8e803e962&_ss=r

 

LAMIN-X FOG LIGHT COVER


Moving back to the outside of the car we are going to start with a more budget friendly approach to getting rid of the chrome fog lights! This colored film simply sticks on the front fog lights on your 4runner and comes in different color options like yellow, amber, gunsmoke, blue, green, and pink. These different colors help give your 4runner a unique look, protects against the elements, and can help cut through the different weather conditions you encounter on the road. 

 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/products/lamin-x-films-4runner-fog-light-cover?_pos=1&_sid=06d18925c&_ss=r


FOG LIGHTS


Aftermarket fog lights can take your rig to the next level. Not only does it look good, but the functionality from the different colors such as white, amber, or yellow help tremendously whether on the road or out on a dirt road in the mountains. When choosing your fog light you have tons to think about, do I want white? Do I want amber that is actually amber or do I like the yellow amber? What is my budget? Whose brand is the best? We hope to help you out with all these questions you might have as we go over these 6 different fog light options for your 4runner. 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/search?type=article%2Cpage%2Cproduct&q=fog*+lights*

 

BAJA DESIGNS 

These fog lights from baja designs will do everything you need and more. With such a popular brand name backing them up as a top choice, these lights will light up the night in either a bright white or a piercing yellow. 


This kit is 100% plug and play and is compatible with all 2010-2022 4Runners. These pack a punch with 3,150 Lumens and will cut through any rain, snow, fog, or dust that you come in contact with. Everything is included for install and you can either choose from a street legal pattern or a brighter option that should only be used off road. 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/products/baja-designs-4runner-squadron-fog-light-kit-2010-2020?_pos=1&_sid=b5985f73b&_ss=r

 

DIODE DYNAMICS SS3


These diode fog lights are an awesome option in either a white or a yellow. Unlike its competitors in the space these fog lights come with an awesome amber backlight option that adds a level up on the competition. This kit comes with everything needed for installation and is 100% plug and play. The white is a piercing 6000k  color temperature while the yellow comes in with a 3000k temp. You can’t go wrong with these lights, especially with their cool mood lights you can have on when you don’t want to have them off. 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/products/diode-dynamics-ss3-led-fog-light-kit-2010-2021?_pos=1&_sid=0b7546843&_ss=r


MORIMOTO 4BANGER

These fog lights might seem confusing with the name 4banger even though it only has 3 LEDs in the fog lights. The reason behind this is they only need 3 to outperform all the other 4 LED fog lights on the market. These fog lights can come in either or white or yellow amber, and change the front end aesthetic on your 4runner.

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/products/morimoto-4banger-led-4runner-fog-lights?_pos=1&_sid=d81ce6d96&_ss=r

 

HERETIC STUDIOS


These fog lights are one of the brightest in the game. They are the option if you are a fan of the true amber choice. These fog lights also come in a white option bringing in a piercing 2,904 lumens. This kit is 100% plug and play and comes with everything needed for installation. These lights come with a lifetime warranty and are the best bang for your buck. 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/products/heretic-4runner-fog-light-kit-2010?_pos=3&_sid=90e4818e6&_ss=r


CALI RAISED LED


These fog lights are the most budget friendly option and come in either amber or white for fog light options. If you love amber but are a fan of the white look these are the fog lights for you. With Cali Raised fog lights they have true amber LEDs so you won’t know what color it is until you turn them on. This plug and play kit comes with everything needed for installation. These CAD designed, CNC cut mounts are designed to fit in place of your factory fog mounts and provide a huge upgrade in lighting performance for you on and off the trail. 

 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/products/cali-raised-4runner-fog-lights?_pos=1&_sid=d215584b9&_ss=r


KC HILITES FLEX ERA 3


These fog lights turn night into day. Although not street legal, these fog lights pack a punch giving you what you need to wheel in the dark. This fog light comes in either a spot or a combo pattern, and has everything you need for installation. These plug and play lights are easy to install and have a sleek fit in the factory fog location. 


TAILLIGHTS 


When it comes to tail lights, there are two big dogs that take up the space. Morimoto and Alpharex are the go to when getting rid of your OEM tail lights. Both come with a blacked out look eliminating the chrome, as well as adding sequential features for signaling. 


MORIMOTO


The Morimoto XB tail lights take the rear of your 4Runner to a whole new level. This tail light is 100% plug and play and comes with a blacked out housing and bright LEDs. The sequential turn signals help you stand out with signaling and bright red LED brake lights make you stand out. This install can be completed in about 5 minutes and definitely gives you your money's worth. 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/products/morimoto-4runner-led-tail-lights-2010-2021?_pos=17&_sid=e7bb827d8&_ss=r

 

Alpharex


Alpharex really makes it hard on you when choosing your favorite tail light. They have 5 different styles that they offer for you to choose from. With that being said, let’s hop into it!


The first model is their Pro Series in Jet Black or a smoked red. They are plug and play, and have four LED tubes as parking lights with red LED in between. They come in a black or red housing, and we will have a video below showing the comparisons. 


The next model is the LUXX Series that comes with three different color options. This one typically triumphs over the Pro series due to its amber sequential when signaling. This tail light is offered in an Alpha black, Black, or a smoked red. The functionality and design is the same as the pro series minus the amber sequential signal and startup sequence mentioned above. 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/search?type=article%2Cpage%2Cproduct&q=alpharex*+tail*

 

HEADLIGHTS


Headlights are one of the first things that stand out on your rig. For your 4Runner there are really only three options that stand above the rest. Morimoto, Alpharex, and GTR Carbide are the three headlights that can break necks when you are out and about. 


MORIMOTO

Morimoto keeps it simple in design and gives you the option of either an amber or white DRL. These headlights are 100% plug and play and are compatible with all 2014-2023 years. These headlights come with an awesome start up sequence and the option for a sequential turn signal. 

https://www.4runnerlifestyle.com/products/morimoto-4runner-xb-led-headlights?_pos=2&_sid=8b55a95d3&_ss=r

 

ALPHAREX

Alpharex has a range of three different headlights helping you pick what works best for your budget. The first option is the pro series that comes as a halogen option or LED projectors. Still equipped with a LED DRL and sequential turn signal these can be ordered with a jet black, black, or chrome housing (yes we know this is a chrome delete blog but maybe you’re that one person that likes chrome). 

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The other choice is the NOVA series. This headlight comes equipped with 4 3D ice-cube projector lenses and a LED tube that is used as a switchback DRL and turn signal. These also come with three options for your housing, either jet black, black, or chrome. 

 

In conclusion, these products will help you clear out your 4runner with any and all unwanted chrome. Every mod is fairly simple, and completely changes the look to you rig. Did we miss something that you didn't see? Comment below what other mods you like and or what chrome pieces are on your rig that needs to be blacked out!  We will be happy to help you get the best looking solution for your 4runner!!

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