4Runner Overlanding Gear: 10 Must-Have Essentials – Artemis Overland Hardware
4Runner Overland Gear: The 10 Must-Have Essentials

4Runner Overlanding Gear: 10 Must-Have Essentials

Whether you’re a seasoned overlander or a newbie, having the right accessories for your overlanding vehicle is downright essential to having a good time.

The Toyota 4Runner is often a great choice that offers plenty of after-market accessories and modifications options.

In today’s post, Artemis Overland discusses 10 must-have 4Runner overlanding accessories. 

Toyota 4Runners Are Highly Customizable for Overlanding Enthusiasts

The 5th Gen 4Runner is the latest model, offering a comfortable ride with just enough torque and power to get past the gnarliest hills and slopes. It also hosts plenty of features like two off-road driving systems: Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control.

The vehicle has plenty of options as far as after-market modifications go. 

One criticism is that this 6-cylinder engine exchanges power for mileage. 

When you’re out in a remote wilderness without a gas station for miles, and when the nearest gas station has prices that make your jaw drop, you’ll be thanking your lucky stars that the Toyota 4Runner has such excellent gas mileage for an off-roading vehicle — around 17 MPG to be exact. 

All in all, a Toyota 4Runner is a great purchase for one reason: you can add endless accessories to it. Granted, the price point might be slightly higher than, say, a Jeep Wrangler, but it’s well worth the investment. 

Here are some of the most important accessories to consider for your 4Runner: 

LED Lighting Fixtures

raised LED ditch light fixture on a 4runner vehicle

When you’re offroading, it goes without saying that you’ll need to see in poor lighting. Artemis Overland offers 3rd Gen. Toyota LED mounted light bar brackets to stage your LED lights all around your 4Runner.

  • Low beams
  • High beams
  • Fog lights
  • Side indicator lights 
  • License plate lights
  • Blinker lights

LED gives a cleaner, modern bluish light. It’s much safer and easier to see obstacles on the trail and for others to see you. 

Winch and Winch Mount

white toyota tacoma with front bumper winch accessory

Winches are a must-have item, regardless of the rig you have. If you happen to be offroading alone, you’ll definitely need to pack one of these in your 4Runner. 

A low-profile, hidden winch mount helps you retain your vehicle’s classic factory look. 

4Runner Sleeping Platform

5th Gen sleeping platform from Grey Goose

You need all the extra storage, space, and accessible room you can get when you’re offroading in the middle of nowhere. That’s why having a sleeping platform, like the Goose Gear 4Runner 5th Gen, is so important. 

Roof Racks 

Toyota roof rack close up

It’s light, quiet, and aerodynamic. The latest 5th Gen K9 Roof Rack Kit is a great add-on for your 4Runner. If you're in need of a little more storage at the top, be it for a long camping trip or a weekend overlanding excursion, you'll need all the additional space you can get.

Owning a sturdy and dependable roof rack should be high on your priorities list.

Rock Sliders

Rock sliders help protect your door sills and door bottoms from damage that inevitably occurs when you’re overlanding over large obstacles and rocks fly up to damage your 4x4.  

Skid Plates

ski plate near bottom of a 4x4 exhaust pipe

Skid plates keep your investment in good shape. Rocky and gravel-filled terrain can wreak serious damage to your vehicle without some protective plates. 


Just like a skid plate, bumpers keep you from having to undergo costly repairs to your 4Runner, including deep dents, damage to the undercarriage, and scratches to the paint.

Roof Top Tents

rooftop tent on top of a off-road truck

Rooftop tents are part of overlanding 101 and are an important part of most off-road camping enthusiasts. Since their mounted on the roof, these tents save you space on the back of your vehicle.

ARB Safari Snorkel

Tacoma truck snorkler exhaust after-market addition 

This accessory screams, “Yeah, I’m definitely into Overlanding.” It’s a great addition to your 4Runner and protects against debris getting lodged in your exhaust pipe. 

The “Wifey” 4Runner Air System 

This nifty accessory has all the components you need, like fittings, couplings, valves, and tubings, to easily air up all four tires at once! That’s pretty darn time-efficient and convenient.  

For an installation guide, check this out: 

Contact Artemis Overland for Toyota 4Runner Gear & Accessories in Springfield, Missouri

We're your one-stop shop for overlanding gear and accessories, especially for 4runner modifications and after-market add-ons. Visit our products page and find the right fit for you. Drop by our store on 616 W. Tampa St. or give us a call at (417) 501-1190.

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