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Old 06-29-2010, 12:41 AM   #1
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STR8_BEAST's Build "Eleanor"

I think it's about time I made this; I got her in February of 2009 used with less than 25k miles on a 2007 model. so I'll start with the earliest photo I have of her (I named her Eleanor).


(no not the GT-R, although I did drive that too)

Decided to switch these out


for these


Then got my +50 HP sticker in the mail


I decided that negative arched leafs were no longer "in"


So I pulled some strings at South Coast Toyota and got this

(the tech asked if I was on any forums after I talked to him, I guess you guys are doing a good job )

Here's how she sits after the rear TSB was completed


Forget Wheaties, here's the real breakfast of champions


This day was fun I tore apart the whole front end to throw some spacers on, but they wouldn't fit, so I had to try to disconnect the UCA from the spindle and it did not budge no matter what, and I didn't have a ball joint remover. :sigh:



Now this is 2 days later with a ball joint remover


This is after everything is installed and reassembled

Then I got it aligned at Glenn's in Costa Mesa. I'm happy to support a good local shop.

Went to JLB Motorsports today 6/28 and got these taken off


For these

16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroads on 285/75/16 BFG A/T's

And here is what she looks like with them installed


Armorall'd the tires today


UPDATE 7/15/10

Painted Hubs - cleaned off rust with a wire brush, put on a couple coats of dark primer and then a few coats of flat black. I love how it matches the rims perfectly. Bye bye ugly as rusty hubs




Sold my Tubesteps a couple weeks ago









Well I didn't really have anything to do today, so I decided to finished painting my rear hubs and drums.



And here is what it looks like with the wheel on it.



Painted calipers white.



I also took a better pic of what my caliper looks like painted with the wheel on.



Here is what it all looks like together in a crappy cell phone pic



those are all my updated pics of my truck as of 7/15/10

I think it's about time I update this build...

Finally got rid of that horrid chrome



looks so much better in person



Update for 3/10/2011

Thanks again Ty!


and heres some mad photo skillz from Big Bear (in January I believe),

This is why I Love California:



For now, that is all. I will update it as time goes on. Eventually I am going to long travel, and I plan on doing it with Engage.

Current Mods:
Satoshi and Color Matched Grille
Synthetics only (Royal Purple, Castrol Edge, etc.)
NGK Iridium Plugs
K&N Oil Filter
Debadged
Magnaflow Exhaust w/ tip
Kenwood DNX 7140
Custom stealthbox with 2 Kenwood Excelon 10" Subs
Sony Xplod Front Speakers w/ Tweeters
Kicker Rear Speakers
Performance Technique Sub Amp
Kenwood Excelon 4 Channel Amp
Window Tint: Rear - Limo, Front - Medium ~ 20%
Rear Spring TSB
Front Coil Spacer (2.5")
16x8 Konig Countersteer Offroad Rims in Matte Black
285/75/16 BFG A/T

Mods in the Works:
Retro Fit HID's w/ BHLM and Sleepy Eyelids

Future Mods:
Long Travel: Front, Rear that maintains most bed space, Boxed Frame
TRD Supercharger
Twin Turbo
Headers
Sliders
Remote Fuel Cell 60 gal.
09+ Tail Lights Smoked
Prerunner Bumper
Fiberglass Fenders
Rear high clearance bumper w/ Full Size Spare and matching Wheel

That's it for now, but I will update it when I can.
Thanks for looking
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:52 AM   #3
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Thanks yeah I'm going for the stromtrooper look, I just need to get rid of this horrid chrome, I bought the chrome tubies before I became educated
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:58 AM   #6
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hmmmm theres only one true "beast" sorry buddy.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:59 AM   #7
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Haha I've been pondering selling them, I'll probably post a feeler to see if any body wants them. I definately want some sliders but I'm just trying to find out were on my priorities they are.

Thanks Brett!
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:00 AM   #8
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hmmmm theres only one true "beast" sorry buddy.
lol which is why SHE is so humbly named Eleanor
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:19 PM   #9
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Armorall'd the tires today
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:39 PM   #10
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Sold my tube steps yesterday I'll post up a current pic soon. Now I just need to choose what kind of sliders I want to get now. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:34 PM   #12
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nice looking truck. any fender rubbing issues with your wheel/tire combo?
thanks

haha the tires do rub something terrible , but that's because I haven't trimmed the fenders at all, because I'm planning on selling them when I Long Travel.
They rub around full lock when going forward and around half lock in reverse
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:47 PM   #13
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Updated original post with:

Painted Hubs - cleaned off rust with a wire brush, put on a couple coats of dark primer and then a few coats of flat black. I love how it matches the rims perfectly.




Sold my Tubesteps a couple weeks ago









those are all my updated pics of my truck as of 7/15/10


and heres some mad photo skillz from Big Bear (in January I believe),

This is why I Love California:

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Damn I just saw that Skyline and was like then I went blind and looked for more pics of it. You got me good on that one. How was the drive? Good lookin truck btw.
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Damn I just saw that Skyline and was like then I went blind and looked for more pics of it. You got me good on that one. How was the drive? Good lookin truck btw.
Perks of being a valet It drives sooo nice. It rides like an Infinity or Lexus, but has the power of a Ferrari.


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sweet truck!! i was happy when i sold my tube sidesteps too!
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sweet truck!! i was happy when i sold my tube sidesteps too!
Thanks
They were alright BEFORE I joined TW you know how that goes...
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Nice job so far, truck looks great!
Thank you

Still got a ways to go
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:00 PM   #18
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Well I didn't really have anything to do today, so I decided to finished painting my rear hubs and drums.



And here is what it looks like with the wheel on it.




Painted calipers white.



I also took a better pic of what my caliper looks like painted with the wheel on.



Here is what it all looks like together in a crappy cell phone pic

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very clean looking truck man. damn ive meaning to paint mine too...n i didnt do crap today...oh well another day.
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Lol there's always tomorrow...

And thanks! your truck looked pretty sick on Friday at Bolsa
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