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    1. Member IwannaGTI's Avatar
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      05-29-2019 10:55 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by BltByKrmn View Post
      With so many awesome options these days, why did you guys go with the ARB front bumper?
      Rob has run ARB bumpers on his rig in the past and went with a Prado one for this build that we had to customize slightly to fit. It does not hang as low as others on the market so you have a better approach angle.

      I'll have some more pictures up shortly: https://www.mainlineoverland.com/blo...19-lexus-gx460

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      05-29-2019 10:56 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by mutcth View Post
      You guys also did the build on the Bound For Nowhere Tundra/Four Wheel Camper in the background? I love that rig...and have zero need for one.

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      06-12-2019 01:56 PM #53
      We just closed on a Lexus Certified 2016 GX Black/Ecru with the Premium Package. 36k miles, all records (Lease turn-in). Car really feels like it's built like an old Mercedes...just tank-like in every respect.

      Looking forward to some awesome road-trips with the family across the whole country basically.

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      06-12-2019 04:15 PM #54
      awesome choice! congrats!

      now, ditch the lame highway tires and go to proper tires...



      also, i'd suggest looking into the weathertech cocoa mats, they really compliment the ecru interior nicely.
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      06-12-2019 06:36 PM #55
      HA! Yeah, we'll see what the future brings. It's my wife's car, so...
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      06-13-2019 12:03 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by HarryC View Post
      HA! Yeah, we'll see what the future brings. It's my wife's car, so...
      totally understand, i did get a set of the Lexus roof cross bars too, they work well for kayak racks, but seem fairly limited on total weight and functionality. i wish there was an affordable (read not 1200 dollar) rack for these things. even a set of ruggedized roof bars would be a bit more substantial/useful.

      remind me, does the premium get air ride/levinson?
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      06-13-2019 08:34 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      totally understand, i did get a set of the Lexus roof cross bars too, they work well for kayak racks, but seem fairly limited on total weight and functionality. i wish there was an affordable (read not 1200 dollar) rack for these things. even a set of ruggedized roof bars would be a bit more substantial/useful.
      Oh hey

      https://www.apexoverland.com/shop-by...Sets-p97509282



      Edit: Oh damn just realized these are for the GX470 and not the GX460. Not sure what the differences are with the roof rails.
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      06-13-2019 03:06 PM #58
      remind me, does the premium get air ride/levinson?
      No; those are Luxury-trim only. "Regular" 8-speaker stereo and only 2 toggle switches, not 4.

      Does have KDSS, though I guess they all do.

      Did get some other goodies like rear cross traffic alert, headlight washers, etc. My wife is IN LOVE.

      Heading out on a roadtrip to Colorado next Friday and I've got a Stowawy2 on order; should be here next Tuesday. Looks like this:

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      06-13-2019 03:12 PM #59
      I know I'm super late, but my Mom just picked one of these up a while ago and loves it. Great truck.
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      06-13-2019 11:51 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Quinn1.8t View Post
      Edit: Oh damn just realized these are for the GX470 and not the GX460. Not sure what the differences are with the roof rails.
      I know! The bars on the 460 are flush to the body, there is no "underneath" for anything to hook under, which means most universal rack set-ups won't work. I'm sure the aftermarket will figure it out, particularly as the 460's become cheaper and more plentiful on the used market over time.


      also, great pick-up with the tail carrier! i run one if i go camping/trackside for my Z125...if it fits, it ships!



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      07-09-2019 05:26 PM #61
      Update: Colorado trip was a success!


      Mere 2500+ miles round trip


      Car fully rigged up with Stowaway on the back and a "Water resistant" Yakima bag on top:


      Overlook on the West side of Rocky Mountain National Park


      Some overall impressions:
      • It's a DOG at altitude fully loaded. I was down to 1st gear going up Pike's Peak.
      • Mileage was about 16 mpg on premium for the whole trip, somehow including headwinds and rain on both legs of the journey
      • The 3rd row was okay for about an hour, for a kid. We rotated people through it.
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      10-08-2019 02:17 PM #62
      ^looks like a total blast, nice!

      so, 10k-ish update...actually 12k...we've been driving a ton the last month or two.

      we adore this truck, it's about as good as it gets in terms of being a compromise. sure you can have more in a suburban or a pick-up, but its a really good size. sure the non-BOF RX's may be a bit comfier inside or easier to get in and out. of course you could have better gas mileage in an acadia or ecoboot ford offering...but that doesn't really matter, this truck just does everything well and some things great.

      some additional notes -

      • we've gone to kayak racks for the roof on stock roof bars, i'm not impressed with the OE roof bars, but they work
      • mileage with two kayaks on the roof is bad, but still around 16mpg if you keep it below 80
      • the front brakes are pulsating, i chalk this up to the dealer turning the rotors just before it was sold, i'm not mario andretti, but the brakes are probably the weakest point on one of these
      • loving the tires, they are still quiet and comfortable - we'll see how they do in the snow
      • i appreciate several features more everyday, including the air ride, heated steering wheel, and levinson sound system (best OE system i've owned)
      • we get a lot of compliments on the color



      with the kayak racks:


      this brings me to the coolest stuff we've done with it beyond just a few two tracks here and there...we went to the dunes. the only place you can drive on true sand dunes east of the Mississippi River is at Silver Lake State Park in western Michigan. conveniently, a friend of mine is well known youtube/auto media fellow and he also has a GX 460 (the same truck with the earlier 2010-13 fascia). it was a blast, we aired down to 18psi, threw the truck into sport, hit the air ride to the high setting, and rolled out into the sand. honestly, the truck was wayyyyy more capable than i'd imagined, if i ever bogged, i threw it into 4lo, hit the center locker, and let the atrac dig away...damned impressive stuff. plus the looks from the guys in US made trucks were awesome, mainly pure confusion.

      Enjoy the vid:



      having a good time:




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      10-08-2019 03:07 PM #63
      These came up in conversation with a friend this weekend, how appropriate you provided an update today.

      If one wasn't crazy about the grille design (GASP) is there a sweet spot where you get most of the underpinnings of the newer with the more livable front face? Or do you give up too much "new" to get the looks of the "old"?
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      10-08-2019 03:41 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      [*]loving the tires, they are still quiet and comfortable - we'll see how they do in the snow
      I know you are running Falkens, did you go with a P-metric or is it a LT version?

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      10-08-2019 03:49 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by H.E. Pennypacker View Post
      These came up in conversation with a friend this weekend, how appropriate you provided an update today.

      If one wasn't crazy about the grille design (GASP) is there a sweet spot where you get most of the underpinnings of the newer with the more livable front face? Or do you give up too much "new" to get the looks of the "old"?
      the 2010-13 model is the EXACT (i mean not exact but virtually identical in all respects) truck other than having the older front face (see the video above). i'd shoot for a 2013 with all the cool bits, if you see the levinson symbol right ahead of the gear selector it means it should have all the good options like heated steering wheel, ventilated seats, air ride, etc.
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      10-08-2019 03:52 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Quinn1.8t View Post
      I know you are running Falkens, did you go with a P-metric or is it a LT version?
      they are rated as 114T, which i believe is classed as LT.
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      10-08-2019 07:17 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      the 2010-13 model is the EXACT (i mean not exact but virtually identical in all respects) truck other than having the older front face (see the video above). i'd shoot for a 2013 with all the cool bits, if you see the levinson symbol right ahead of the gear selector it means it should have all the good options like heated steering wheel, ventilated seats, air ride, etc.
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      10-08-2019 07:50 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      totally understand, i did get a set of the Lexus roof cross bars too, they work well for kayak racks, but seem fairly limited on total weight and functionality. i wish there was an affordable (read not 1200 dollar) rack for these things. even a set of ruggedized roof bars would be a bit more substantial/useful.
      Do the 470 and 460 share the same roof geometry? If you could swap the rails to the raised style with the slot from the 470 it may give you more options. That slotted shape is common across lots of Toyotas so there are probably more aftermarket options. I took the factory cross bars off my Sequoia and fabbed up some brackets that slide into rails. I was able to attach my Thule square bars that way.

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      10-08-2019 10:15 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post

      this brings me to the coolest stuff we've done with it beyond just a few two tracks here and there...we went to the dunes. the only place you can drive on true sand dunes east of the Mississippi River is at Silver Lake State Park in western Michigan.
      Man, I have been wanting to go up there for two years and keep neglecting to do so. Seems like it would be a BLAST.

      If you go up next summer PM me I would love to join
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      10-09-2019 09:21 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Man, I have been wanting to go up there for two years and keep neglecting to do so. Seems like it would be a BLAST.

      If you go up next summer PM me I would love to join
      I will happily drop you a line, we've got a place in GR so it's only about an hour-ish drive up to the area. honestly, it's pretty cool to offroad to the beach, forget all the climbing hills and crazy stuff - you can jump in the truck, cruise over to the beach, hang out on the water all day with the circus doing jumps behind you.

      Quote Originally Posted by 2 doors View Post
      Do the 470 and 460 share the same roof geometry? If you could swap the rails to the raised style with the slot from the 470 it may give you more options. That slotted shape is common across lots of Toyotas so there are probably more aftermarket options. I took the factory cross bars off my Sequoia and fabbed up some brackets that slide into rails. I was able to attach my Thule square bars that way.
      it's a great idea, but they do not share geometry. the only thing that would easily swap are parts off the landcruiser prado (sold overseas) and the cost of shipping a cheaper but still nice rack from aussie-stralia is really high.
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      10-09-2019 09:24 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by H.E. Pennypacker View Post
      My man
      of course...as a chuckle here is the interior of the newly refreshed 2020 model...(note levinson sticker ahead of gear selector)


      here is the interior of the 2010-13... (base model, no air ride switching or levinson sticker)


      if it ain't broke...
      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      10-09-2019 10:02 AM #72
      been looking at these, I have a 2006 4Runner that's treated me very well last few years, but it's a 2WD and I kind of want to sell it before it starts needing any major maintenance just clicked over 120k miles.

      Wife also has a 2013 Mazda CX5 that I just want to get rid of as it's just slow as hell and also will likely need major maintenance soon like timing belt etc.

      Have been debating selling her CX5 for a new 4Runner or maybe a certified GX460. I still haven't driven one, but the GX seems really nice. I just like having a comfy car for road trips that can also get down on sand/off road with no problems. And I simply enjoy the body on frame old-school vehicles like 4runner/GX

      Would one want to avoid the rear air ride suspension? I think that comes on the Premium packages?

      I was looking at something like this...

      https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing
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      10-09-2019 10:41 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by danny_16v View Post
      Would one want to avoid the rear air ride suspension? I think that comes on the Premium packages?

      I was looking at something like this...

      https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing
      120k on our 2012 Premium with rear air, no issues. It's a TX rig so no winter weather exposure, though I don't know if that does anything to shorten the life of the bags. New bags aren't expensive or difficult to change, though the selectable shocks are expensive when they go out. A lot of guys just use the base model shocks which are very cheap and then just cap off the plug at each corner. Probably what I will do as I'm not keen on spending $2000 for 4 shocks when $300 will cover all 4.

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      10-09-2019 11:04 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by roman16v View Post
      120k on our 2012 Premium with rear air, no issues. It's a TX rig so no winter weather exposure
      I've got a 470 with 150k on the clock, we have wet freeze and thaws all winter long and I've not had a single issue with the air suspension (and I fully anticipated having to swap out coils for it when I bought it, but color me surprised). It has been pretty trouble free (the computer control doohicky that manages everything controlled from the touch screen failed, only real issue), but cosmetically the sucker hasn't aged well.
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