Inland Crossing

Vehicles

A Simple Storage Box

The 4Runner needed some storage for tools, extra fluids, recovery gear, and other things that tend to accumulate in a vehicle. I need to eventually buy or build a drawer unit that can be outfitted with the rear seat removed,…
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4Runner Wheels & Tires

I ran across a good deal for a set of wheels and tires that a shop ordered for a customer that didn’t work out. While I wasn’t quite ready to commit to tires, I really hadn’t planned on new wheels….
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Toyota 4Runner Cabin Filter Change

Changing a cabin filter on a 5th gen 4Runner can’t get much easier, so there’s not much of an excuse to not make it part of regular maintenance. It’s accessible through the glove compartment, where a small rectangular cover plate…
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Running Board Removal

I suppose running boards may make sense for certain applications, but the running boards that came on the 4Runner would be useless even if it wasn’t going to be modified as an adventure vehicle. I found that because of a…
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2012 4Runner

After many years of Jeeps, I decided to go a different route with respect to an adventure vehicle. While I found the Grand Cherokees to be very capable and comfortable, the limited availability of accessories precluded me from building the…
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K&N Air Filter

I’ve been using K&N air filters since the early eighties on my vehicles, and have found them to be a good value based on their re-useability, if not for their claims of superior filtration. While shopping for an air filter…
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Cabling Up the Winch

The last tasks in setting up the winch and making it functional are to hook it up to the battery and to re-spool the winch rope under some tension. When I originally installed the rope it was on the bench,…
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ARB Bumper Installation

In previous posts I’ve outlined the preparation of the ARB bumper – from sanding and painting to winch setup. This post caps the series by describing the installation on the WJ. The instructions from ARB are fairly complete. The descriptions…
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