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Toyota 4Runner Accessories



  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,998
    $99 sounds a bit steep, esp. if you are buying the kit from them.

    There were some links in Aftermarket Heated Seats that may still work. One of them had instructions on installing a kit seat heater and had good details about how the hog rings worked.

    I bet there's some info on the net you could find with a search too. Like this site.

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  • Has anyone put the TRD supercharger on the 4.7 liter V8 4runner? I am curious to see what the overall costs were, and what type of performance numbers you get.

  • alfster1alfster1 Posts: 273
    The TRD Supercharger is awesome. I haven't see any 03 or 04 4runners with them yet, but here are some stats:

    Part # 00602-17620-604
    Toyota 4Runner 2003 Supercharger 4.7L V8 Supercharger $4,699.00 LIST (you should be able to get it for around $4000.

    As you can see, it is pretty pricey. The price above it without installation, which is only performed at certain Toyota Dealers to my understanding.

    For the V8
    You will gain over 100hp and 100 ft/lbs or torque!
  • I'm just wondering if TRD will develop and manufacture a supercharger for the 4.oL V6 engine.
    Would anyone care to opine on whether the aluminum V6 could withstand the added power from a supercharger? I'm guessing the V8 has no problem because it's cast iron.
  • emac12emac12 Posts: 1
    Hello Guys. I bought my 4Runner Sports Edition couple of months ago. I wanted to replace the existing (single-CD/Cassette player that I have in my 4Runner SE. I am replacing this with my existing Alpine CD player from my old car with 3 in-dash changer. I have been to five places already. Three of that places they told me that I have to have a Amplifier installed in order to make it work. I really don't want it any louder. I am satisfied with the sounds already. Two of that places, told me that once installed. I will not going to able to use the control on the steering wheel (Volume and Channel Control). I don't know anything about car stereo installation. Need some help. One of place that I went already. I was very, very unhappy. They've scratch the glass display (clock, temperature) already and scratches on the back (cargo). I lived in Rockville, MD
  • I am looking to add a black brushguard and lights mounted on the guard, and possibly on the roof. Does anyone have any recommendations for adding aftermarket equipment such as this? I have heard a few names thrown around, Overlander, etc.. but I want to make sure I'm getting quality and a decent price. I have an 03 Sport Ed. 4wd V8. Also does any aftermarket company show pictures of the 03 4Runner with their accessories on their site?
  • WAAG makes high quality brush guards and other accessories, and has pictures of them on the 4Runner on their site. Also, check out what Global Extremes has done to their custom 4Runner... it's pretty cool and can give you some ideas.
  • Does anyone have information on, or has replaced the manual climate control with the automatic climate control? I have a 2002 4Runner SR5 Sport, and I miss the auto climate controls from my last car.

  • bryancosbryancos Posts: 282
    Here's link to WAAG photos:

    I had a Manik guard on my 99 Grand Cherokee and didn't like it. Lost the use of my tow hooks because they utilized a bracket that attached guess where?. WAAG is an easier install and utilizes factory mount holes, so no drilling is req'd. Just some good tools and a helper.

    T&H Makes one: - roduct.asp?prID=164

    As does JAOS:
  • aroutharouth Posts: 45

    I'll be buying a Titanium Toyota 4runner Sport 4WD V8 this Xmas, and I am wondering how much money I can save by going aftermarket for some of the accessories?

    These are the accessories that I am thinking about getting aftermarket...

    1. Power Sunroof- I'm a little nervous on this one. I'm told you can do it aftermarket, and Toyota actually installs them stateside.

    2. 6CD changer

    3. Advanced audio system- JBL synthesis 3-in-1 stereo- Is this worth it? Can I install this option or something similiar aftermarket?

    4.Anti Theft system- Nothing fancy, just a basic anti theft alarm system.

    5. Remote start (not offered by Toyota, only aftermarket)

    6. Electromagnetic Rearview Mirror

    Other options I am getting are Curtain and Side Airbags, Rear Spoiler, Daytime running lights. However I think those can only be installed by the manufacturer. Is this correct?

    According to edmunds the options that I am thinking of installing aftermarket are worth this:

    MSRP: $2125
    Invoice: $1680
    True Market Value: $1843

    With this in mind if I got the Power Sunroof, advanced sterio with 6 disc changer, anti theft system, and electrochromic rearview mirror aftermarket how much would I be saving?
    Any info would be helpful. I know its a $30,000 vehicle, but this is my first car and I am looking to save as much cash as I can.

    Thanks in advance:)
  • aroutharouth Posts: 45
    Oops, one more question.

    The sport does not offer a power driver's seat.
    I'm doing a special order so two questions.

    1. Can they install a power driver's seat on a special order for a 4runner sport since they will be building it for me from scratch anyway.

    2. Can I have it installed aftermarket without having to spend an accessive amount?

    thanks again:)
  • bryancosbryancos Posts: 282
    I think you meant the electrochromatic "auto dimming" rear view mirror... ;) It's available from various sources for around $160. If you don't need the compass and temp, you can get the basic auto dimming mirror for $59 at (they recently raised the "blowout" price by $10 - go figure)

    As for your Sunroof question, I had an aftermarket Hollandia sunroof installed in a 99 Grand Cherokee by a local sunroof shop that the dealer used and it was great. It would autoclose 10 seconds after ignition was turned off.

    The alarm and stereo aren't a big deal... just take the vehicle to a local reputable shop and get what you want. The JBL is nice, but you can prob have a local shop install something similar that sounds just as nice for le$$.

    The biggest benefit of having most of these toys installed at time of ordering is that everything would be covered under warranty...
  • sacstate1sacstate1 Posts: 189
    You are braver than I to have some aftermarket shop cut a hole in the roof of my new Runner. Why not just get it form the factory? The actual factory cost is much less than a bad aftermarket install.
  • alfster1alfster1 Posts: 273
    I definitely would encourage purchasing a 4Runner with the moonroof already installed. The moonroof installed by the manufacturer is warranted under the new car warranty, is less likely to leak, thorougly tested, and isn't that terribly expensive.

    While an aftermarket shop can save you a few dollars, I believe that it can be risky because their installers can't possibly know how successful every installation will be. In addition, their warranty is probably shorter and there is always the risk that an aftermarket shop could go out of business.
  • Has anyone ever installed an air deflector? This is in lieu of the rear spoiler ($700 plus) and is supposed to keep the rear window of the car, cleaner. I ordered it on-line from pep boys $69.99 manufactured by LUND. However, upon reading the installation instructions, there is drilling involved. I don't know if it is wise to do this. should I return it? I have installed a
    bug deflector in front of the hood (also made by LUND) and there was no drilling involved. I would appreciate any comments. Thanks.

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  • bryancosbryancos Posts: 282
    Thank you for your interest in K&N. You have registered to receive notification about products for your vehicle. This email was sent automatically to inform you of available products that fit this application. Listed below are the current K&N products for a 2003 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 4.0L. We believe this is equivalent to your request for a 2003 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4.0L.

    Year Engine Product Type Part Number Description Comment
    2003 4.0L V6 F/I Air Filter 33-2281 NEW! Replacement Air Filter All
  • Does anyone know if I can install the steering wheel mounted audio controls on my 03 SR5 with the standard stereo?
  • bryancosbryancos Posts: 282
    I found a great source for the above K&N filter part #33-3381

    Martel Bros
    $39.97 w/ Free Shipping

    Must order by part number -- it's not in their online catalog yet.
  • Anyone install aftermarket bulbs, like PIAA or CATZ, to get that HID effect? I'm going from a car that has xenon bulbs to a 4Runner that has standard halogens and really want to upgrade the lights.

    Any info is appreciated.
  • alfster1alfster1 Posts: 273
    I just recently instaleld EuroDezigns bulbs for my 03 4runner. I paid about $45 (including shipping) for high and low beams and fog light bulbs. They were purchased on ebay. Just do a search for "4Runner 2003" or you can go to to purchase directly, but they will cost more if you do it that way.

    The bulbs are available in 5200k or 6000k and in various colors. I chose blue. They look really sharp and really do provide additional bright light.

    Lights from PIAA or other companies will cost at least double (sometimes triple) the price of the EuroDezigns. Of the light manufacturers that you mentioned, I love the PIAA that I have on my other car.

    Good luck.
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