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From rare to unicorn… The journey of our 2013 Trail edition 4runner
This rig started its life as the rarest of 10-13 Trail Editions… A 2013 factory Shoreline Blue Pearl NON KDSS! We think the Shoreline Blue Pearl paint is one of the best colors Toyota has ever used and we’re quite proud of how the rig looks now.
We’ve taken this 4Runner through many stages of builds before it landed in it’s current state. Our goal was for it to be incredibly unique and still have somewhat subtle look as to not draw any negative attention. Along with that we wanted it to be a hop in and go daily driver and turn-key Overland rig all in one…. A lot to squeeze into one vehicle!
Here it is day one, completely stock and ready for us to transform it!
From there we did the most important stuff first… Lift, re-gear, Nomad valve body upgrade, sliders, skids, diff breathers, major servicing, etc. and it transformed into this;
We wanted to get some serious seat time in it and decide on which direction we would take it next. This is where we really started to focus in on the lights / communications / interior features / etc. Our favorite part of the 10-13 Trail Editions is you get all the features of the 14+ with a better looking instrument cluster and a factory supplied sunroof. We decided to swap over nearly an entire interior from a 2016 Trail Premium… Carpet, heated leather seats, door skins, center console, cargo plastics, door sills, kick plate, etc. Short of a few small pieces this interior has just over 15k miles on it. Oh, and a fridge! ;-)
Our first go around on the interior got it perfectly dialed in. We’ve played with a lot of different parts and setups across our numerous company builds the last three years… This one has turned out to certainly be our FAVORITE setup hands down. It has everything you need and nothing you don’t.
Time to test it out!
With the mechanics and interior done there were just a few little bits it needed to be ready for a point and shoot… Snorkel, Y-pipe, some tuning, winch, storage, a few more lights, etc…
We were beyond pleased with the outcome of the trip and the rig performed flawlessly. With the combination of the Y-pipe / Nomad Valve body / Intake / MAF tuner / Re-gear this thing will scoot. It’s considerably faster than a stock 4Runner in it’s current form and you can still use whatever gas you want!
The final part to the build was to make it the first ever Shoreline Blue Pearl 14+ converted Trail Edition.
It was a fairly straight forward but long process. We purchased all new Toyota parts for the substructure of the bumper, OEM TRD Pro headlights, OEM bumper, OEM TRD Pro grill and overlay, etc. Once the parts were in it was ready for paint and a custom paint / texture on the fender flares so that it would match seamlessly. Our friends at Tanners Customs in KC did a stellar job getting the paint to match up perfect!
It looked a bit bare and was ready for the final touches, new wheels to complete the look, and a minor suspension adjustment…
Here’s where it sits now
After six months, five different wheel / tire setups, four different suspension setups, and three different front ends…. it’s dialed.
We’ve enjoyed building this rig to where it is… Now It’s time for someone to enjoy it!
Currently sitting at 110k miles. If interested please e-mail Michael@adventure-motors.com
Dobinsons MRR front coilovers
Dobinsons MRR rear shocks
Toytec Superflex HD rear coils
Total Choas complete rear long travel link kit
SPC Adjustable front upper control arms
Timbren Industries front and rear active bump stops
Dobinsons extended rear sway bar end links
Engine and Drivetrain;
WAT Nomad valve body
ECGS complete 4.56 re-gear
URD Maf tuner
Custom cat-back side exit exhaust
ARB Diff breathers
Complete RCI Off Road 1/4” aluminum skid plate set
RCI Off Road sliders
RCI Off Road rear diff skid
C4 Fabrication Lo-Pro with Smittybilt X20 10k synthetic line winch and Extreme LED light bar
Baja Designs foglight replacement kit
Baja Designs rear lights custom mounted in bumper
Extreme LED rack mounted rear light bar
Rigid Industries side lights (driver and passenger)
CBI Ditch light brackets with Extreme LED amber lights
Frontrunner Outfitters roof rack
Frontrunner Outfitters wolf pack mounts (x4) with wolf packs
Gobi rear ladder
Frontrunner outfitters maxtrax mounts with maxtrax
Custom vinyl work
C4 fabrication dual battery tray
Two group 34R extreme duty AGM batteries
Upgraded main harness and wiring
Blue Sea ML-ACR dual battery controller
Blue Sea 6 position distribution block
Switch Pro 9100s controller
Scangauge pro hidden under radio
Snomaster traveler 12 custom mounted in center console
Snomaster traveler 42 mounted on slide in rear with dedicated power port
Garmin explorer mount
Expedition essentials tray mount with ram smart phone mount
Renogy 50W solar panel mounted on rack
Victron solar charge controller
Orange Box fabrication PSD racks on driver and passenger side
Weathertech floor mats
Removed rear cargo slide and installed solid platform base
TRD Pro shift knob
All interior lights converted to LED
Replaced OEM parts in last 8k miles;
Lower control arms, bushings, and adjusters
Tie rod end links
Sway bar end links
Power steering fluid