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Old 04-06-2014, 09:12 PM   #1
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2014 Toyota 4Runner

Does anyone make a Base Plate for the 2014 4Runner SR5?
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:31 PM   #2
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Try calling BlueOx and Roadmaster. Normally if you can't tow them 4-down they don't make a baseplate. I thought that rig was AT only and can't be towed. That's what they did to the Rav4 too.

You got a transfercase or a stick shift? I'm pretty sure Toyatas are no-towing with auto trans.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:13 PM   #3
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Will be calling them tomorrow. My 2001 Tundra 4x4 Auto Trans tows 4 down with the driveline disconnect and trans in park. No issues in 20k miles. I'm hoping that I can do the same with the 4 Runner. Still doing my research.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:39 AM   #4
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You need to read the owner's manual about recreational towing. You will find that Toyota does not approve this vehicle for any type of 4 down or dolly towing. The instant you install a baseplate on this vehicle your new vehicle warranty for the transmission, drive line, and differentials is voided.
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:07 PM   #5
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Yes, most auto mfg say that their vehicles are not towable 4 wheels down as manufactured. What they don't tell you is that they are indeed totable 4 wheels down with modifications. And as long as those modifications don't interfere with the operation of a defective component then they the mfg of said component is required by law to honor the warranty. I believe we will have to disagree on this one.

For those that are interested, I have found a company in Yuma ( Remco driveshaft disconnect systems | Superflow ) that can install everything needed. What do you know, I've always wanted to go to Yuma. http://www.irv2.com/forums/images/smilies/dance.gif
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I dont know about a baseplate..but you can get yourself an aftermarket bumper with recovery points. They make adapters for these to go to a tow bar.

Then insted of cut tupperware plastic you have an awesome mod. Check out demallo offroad. They make awesome stuff.

If its an auto..youll have to so like im doing with my fj cruiser and get a drive shaft disconnect from remco as well.

I personally have an arb bumper..got a few years ago before I ever considered towing the fj..and am having recovery points welded to it.
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Yes, most auto mfg say that their vehicles are not towable 4 wheels down as manufactured. What they don't tell you is that they are indeed totable 4 wheels down with modifications. And as long as those modifications don't interfere with the operation of a defective component then they the mfg of said component is required by law to honor the warranty. I believe we will have to disagree on this one.

For those that are interested, I have found a company in Yuma ( Remco driveshaft disconnect systems | Superflow ) that can install everything needed. What do you know, I've always wanted to go to Yuma. http://www.irv2.com/forums/images/smilies/dance.gif

This is correct - with a driveline disconnect pretty much anything can be towed unless it's front wheel drive with an automatic trans and transaxle.

Most people are looking for easy setup for flat towing without modifying the vehicle. While the driveshaft disco is an option it's expensive, no? I guess less than buying another rig if you already have one. So if you're willing to go to those lengths all bets are off.

We had a Wrangler for a time, seems to me Currie had bolt-on tabs for connecting a tow-bar. With an armor bumper it's a piece of cake.
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What you endup doing? just started to look for 2014 4rnr sr5 4wd - Not good enough to just put the transfer case in Neutral? thanks
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What you endup doing? just started to look for 2014 4rnr sr5 4wd - Not good enough to just put the transfer case in Neutral? thanks
The SR5 model is not towable 4 down as is. However the 4Runner Trail Edition base model or TRD Pro Edition with the manual shift transfer case is towable 4 down as is. A 2014 model will just about be out of it's 5 year 60,000 mile power train warranty so that's not an issue.
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I may have a hybrid edition, its an SR5 but i have a console switch for 2, 4high, 4low, neutral. But i read that even neutral is not good enough
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I may have a hybrid edition, its an SR5 but i have a console switch for 2, 4high, 4low, neutral. But i read that even neutral is not good enough
That is correct, any Toyota 4WD with a switch or a button IS NOT towable 4 down as is. The only models towable 4 down as is MUST have a manual shift transfer case with neutral.
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