5th Gen Toyota 4Runner Rough Country Bumper and Winch install Wrecked 4Runner Part 8 (2023)


We installed the Rough Country Bumper kit with LIght Bar on the #Wrecked #Toyota #4Runner we picked up from copart. We also installed the beast 13,000 lbs X-Bull Winch. 2018 Toyota 4Runner.

Here is the link to the Bumper we got from torchoffroad.com


Here is the link the the X-Bull Winch:



What is up guys welcome back to the channel, welcome back to a brand new video on our 2018 toyota, 4runner trd off-road in the beautiful attitude black metallic.

This thing is a super beast.

It's ready to hit the trail in the last video you saw us tackle the heartbreaker dent the heartbreaker dent is 100 fixed.

We thought we might get this thing in the booth today, but it didn't work out so what we got, what we got lined up today, our good friends over at torch off road hooked us up with the ultimate bumper we bought.

This thing it is a huge bumper with the light bar for the front.

We've got it all piled up right here.

So what we're going to do we're going to unbox this stuff? We're gonna, see how it all goes.

We're gonna see if we can get this bumper put on the front and get one step closer to being 100 done with this forerunner.

So, let's stop talking and let's start working.

So this is a rough country front, bumper kit that we bought for this 4runner.

We absolutely can't wait to get this thing installed.

As you can see here, we do have a winch plate and that's a really good thing, because we do have a 13, 000, pound winch.

Coming for this four runner, it's going to get a big winch up front, can't wait to get that checked out.

So let's keep on unboxing.

So this is our bumper from rough country.

It's absolutely amazing.

We did opt for the 20-inch led light bar.

This is the cool white drl one, I'm not sure what the difference is in these, so we're going to find out, but it does have a place here for the fairlead block, so our winch, hopefully the fair, lead block that we ordered for our winch, fits right in here, hoping that it does.

That is pretty much everything that came in the boxes.

We got everything here.

It does come with instructions, but the instructions are that big qr code right there.

You can scan that we already took a peek at that and how this thing goes on, which it doesn't look like it's very hard.

So what we got to do on the front of our bumper is: we've got to make a cut right through there and then we've got to make a cut right down through here on both sides.

It's in the instruction.

So let's tape it all off.

Let's get it all measured out, let's get ready to cut it and then once we get it cut, we can mount that big bumper in behind here and get everything started going our way.

So let's hop to it, but we got that marked supposed to be 3 8 down from the grill and then we're cutting to the inside of that valley.

The instructions said to use a saw like this um.

We could probably use any kind of saw.

It's one.

We've got and it's said to get started to drill a half inch hole in each one of these corners, so we'll go ahead and drill a hole, drill, a hole and then we're going to cut this out.

Hopefully it all goes well, ah uh, so all righty guys we got the whole front of this 4runner.

We chopped it all up.

I mean we just hatched it all up.

We cut this piece out.

Hopefully our new bumpers are going to fit right in this place, and then we took our new extensions off if your forward hadn't been an accident like ours, you'd have a crash bar in there, but we don't have that rebar.

We already took that off.

So we took these two extensions off we're gonna grab the bumper.

Now I did take my file.

I took my file and then a little bit of 80 grit, sandpaper and just kind of knock those rough edges down where I used a little saw to saw it all out, can't wait to see how this thing looks.

We're going to grab the bumper right now we're going to get it stuck on here and see how it looks me.

So we got a good, very good initial test fit.

So I think what we'll do we might as well go ahead and put the slot bar in and then we're going to take our grinder and we're going to just ever so slightly work on that edge of that bumper.

So it doesn't get in the mind.

We don't want it to get in the vine, it makes it pooch out not fit so we're gonna make that fit.

100 perfect with the grinder just with a flapper wheel, make it look really good.

Our winch still isn't here, and we really need that winch to make this thing permanent, so we're waiting on the winch, but in the meantime, we're going to get the light bar hooked up we're going to see how all that looks.

So, let's hop to it and let's get it done.

Oh all, righty guys it is the next day here we are still working on this bumper, it's giving me a little bit of fit.

Let me show you what I'm talking about.

Let's see it's pushing my bumper out right here, because it's hitting pretty hard right there and I did exactly what I was supposed to do.

I think I've cut all I can cut out of that.

So I don't know we're going to keep fooling with that.

Try to get it lined up.

100, perfect.

The other side is 100 perfect.

It is perfect, but while we was waiting, we were waiting on our winch check this out.

Our x-bow winch came in it's a 13 000 pound winch.

It's supposed to be fully wireless, we're gonna, unbox it and see what we got so we've got the inch plate.

We got to get that winch bolted onto that and put it on the bumper together.

So we're going to start doing that we're going to get the we're going to get the bumper fitting 100 we're gonna get the winch mounted up we're gonna get this thing put together, 100 today.

So let's stop talking and let's start working, tell me we got it all unboxed here, pretty simple: there's our winch there's our relay! There's the wireless remote and we got the wired remote.

We got everything that we need to put it together.

So what I'm going to do? First, is I'm going to mount the winch to the winch plate? Get that all bolted in probably bolt the relay on get all that done and then we'll probably bolt the winch plate to the bumper and try to get that done.

Tell me you can see him, we got him down in there and man.

It was a job.

I had to take the relay off and mount that somewhere else.

When I ran my cables, my power cables red goes positive.

Black goes to negative, so I'm gonna plug this thing up and we're gonna see if it works.


One note I did have to get this transmission line up out of the way the kit come with this little grommet, so we tighten them up right there.

That's also where I put the ground for the winch relay and that thing works just like it's supposed to do that, and we got our red wired up to our positive and our black wired up to the negative and it's looking pretty good down in there.

We are going to tie this solenoid up somewhere out of the way because it just didn't fit.

It's a big winch for a small space, alrighty guys it is the next day here we are working like crazy.

On this light, bar bumper install winch install this wiring is pretty basic on the slot bar, so the switch harness has this plug it's a weatherproof plug which is nice.

It just goes back up to the battery, which I just got it temporary there battery and ground, and then up to this switch I'm guessing.

It's got a built-in relay.

It's got two options: it's got the high and it's got the low, I guess the drl or night time so high in the low and then we did work on our winch.

I was able to get that big relay situated in there got everything tied up and looking good.

So I think what I'll do now is finish up.

This wiring for the light bar switch we'll get that ran through the rubber grommet in the firewall.

When we take the dash apart and put this little switch in and only take a minute, then we'll be done with that, and then we can kind of button up the front end put the grille back in because everything's looking really really good, I'm really liking it so far.

So let's hop back to it.

Do alrighty guys, I think that does pretty much complete the install of the rough country, bumper.

Also the install of the x bull, 13 000, pound winch.

I think it turned out absolutely amazing, with the crystal bright light bar, don't forget to hang around to the end of this video we're going to take this thing out tonight to see just how bright it is because it's going to be bright, I got the switch all set.

Everything is wired up 100 the bumper is back on almost 100.

I still got to put the fog locks and stuff in and all that to get it 100 buttoned up.

But if you're interested in this bumper, I will leave the link from torchoffroad.com down below if you're interested in the x-bow winch.

I will also leave the link for that down below the x-bowl is just a really tight fit.

Maybe I should have backed it down just a little bit, maybe got a 12 000 pound or something like that.

The rough country winches.

I looked at those I really wanted those, but the thing that I liked the best was the wireless remote.

This thing is really handy, the x-bowl had it.

So that's what we got.

I do think that that's going to be a wrap for today's video guys, don't forget to follow us on instagram at real orange wires.

We always post there before youtube.

If you like this video and you like this content drop us a like leave us a comment down below until next time, we're out so.


How strong of a winch for a 4Runner? ›

Typically, when you get stuck, it's in mud or sand. These environments add loads of extra friction that when added to the weight of your 4Runner, require a high-capacity winch. At a minimum, I'd recommend a 10,000lb winch to be safe. Those looking for commercial use will want an even greater line-pull rating.

How much can a 5th gen 4Runner tow? ›

How Towing Mods Can Help. In its stock form, the 5th Gen 4Runner has a curb weight of 4,750 lbs and a max-rated towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.

Is the 5th gen 4Runner reliable? ›

You should buy a 5th Generation 4Runner because it is one of the last vehicles that can be bought brand new that is able to provide you trouble-free service for decades to come. It is simple, can be fixed or modified easily, and is a fairly safe car purchase.

Is rope better than cable on a winch? ›

Synthetic rope is also highly flexible and low in weight, meaning it is much easier to handle and less prone to kinking than steel cable is. Given that it isn't made of metal, synthetic rope won't develop rough edges known as burrs, making it much safer to handle without gloves.

Is a 12000 pound winch enough? ›

A common rule of thumb is to simply double the weight of your vehicle. Midsize pickups like a Toyota Tacoma or Nissan Frontier can use a 9,000- to 9,500-pound-capacity winch. Full-size trucks like a Ford F-150 or Chevy 1500 require at least a 12,000- or 12,500-pound-capacity winch.

How many highway mpg does a 5th gen 4Runner get? ›

2022 4Runner Driving Range

The EPA estimates the Toyota 4Runner can get 16 miles per gallon in the city and 19 miles per gallon highway, creating an estimated 17mpg combined driving range on all trims.

How much does it cost to lift a 5th gen 4Runner? ›

Most common is a 2″ front and 1″ rear (2″/1″) but you can go with 3″/2″ as well. Rule of thumb for ride height: 1″ in the front is level (removes factory rake). So for example, if you want to lift 4Runner 1″ all the around around, you want to 1″ in the rear and 2″ in the front.

How much horsepower does a 5th gen 4Runner have? ›

With either system, all 4WD 4Runners provide a generous 9.6 inches of ground clearance, and all 4Runner models come with a full-size spare tire. 4Runner is powered by a 270-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 engine.

What is the best year of 5th Gen 4Runner? ›

The 2 best models to date would be 2019 and 2023. 2019 is the last year before TSS and all of the other tech updates. They had most all of the issues ironed out by then. 2023 is refined even more and has lots of safety features that will reduce your insurance and possibly prevent an accident.

Which Gen 4Runner is most reliable? ›

We've done the work and narrowed down the most reliable selections. Here are the most reliable years for the Toyota 4Runner: 2017-Present Fifth Generation 4Runner. 2008-2009 Fourth Generation 4Runner.

Which 4Runner gen is best? ›

2017: 5th Generation

It's one of the best Toyota 4Runners ever made, despite being quite old. This model is truly remarkable, as it is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine that generates 270 horsepower. Even driving off-road won't be boring with this in the car.

How strong should my winch be? ›

Your winch should be able to pull at least 1.5 times the weight of your vehicle. You can calculate it by taking the gross vehicle weight and multiply it by 1.5. This is the minimum rating, but certain factors can make your winch capacity be exceeded.

What is the pulling capacity of a Toyota 4Runner? ›

The 2022 Toyota 4Runner towing capacity reaches up to 5,000 pounds on each trim level. This state-of-the-art new vehicle also comes with high-tech towing features to ensure that your cargo is safe and secure wherever your trips take you.

How strong is a 12000 pound winch? ›

Now that we've got all the cool features out of the way, it's time to figure out what a 12,000 lb. winch is really capable of. With 12,000 pounds of pulling force, there's nothing that will stop you. It has enough power and strength to pull a fully-loaded F250 straight up the side of a cliff, and that's no joke.

What is the recommended winch weight? ›

The industry standard to work out what winch you want for safe and effective recovery is to multiply the total vehicle weight by 1.5. Then convert that number to LBS. To do this, multiply the mass value by 2.205.

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