Video: Magnaflow Catback Exhaust
I figure its about time to start putting together a build thread for my truck. I purchased it new in July 2010 from Berglund Toyota in Lynchburg, VA. I drove almost 3 hours one-way to pick it up because I had to have a manual transmission double cab, and this was the closest one I could find.
The day I brought it home and only photo I have of it stock. There was a bad accident on the way so I got to test her out off-road on the drive home.
I had made a profit from selling my previous vehicle so there was some extra cash to spend on mods right away. The night before picking it up I ordered a Westin Ultimate Bull Bar, Go Rhino! Dominator II Nerf Steps, Injen Intake, TWM Big Type R heavy weight shift knob, and a complete OME 3" lift with rear AAL, axle shims, diff drop, sway relocate, and front spacer. While waiting for everything to arrive I completely debadged and tinted the windows to 20% all around. First to get here was the bull bar and nerf steps.
Next I ordered some Weathertech All-Weather mats and a black chrome TRD emblem. I also installed the shift knob and intake at this time.
Next I ordered a Grillcraft Mesh grill, flat black 16X8 Konig Countersteer Offroad Wheels, and 265/75/16 Goodyear Duratrac tires.
With the new wheels and tires it was time to get the suspension installed, and with the help of some fellow forum members (thanks Toshi, Justin, Joseph, Mike, Colton) we made a day out of it and knocked out my truck and a couple others.
Here's how she sat for a couple weeks.
It was also time to test out the new suspension off-road.
Then we found out that the front coils were assembled improperly, so we had to do the install all over again (thanks again Toshi, Joseph, and John). At this time I also installed a carrier bearing drop. It rained for almost a week straight, what a great opportunity to test out the suspension again!
Added some vinyl decals to the rear window. I'm getting a slightly larger American Flag to replace the one thats on there now.
More offroading on some local trails Aug 27.
Cleaned her up and this is how she sits today.
Custom Tow Hitch Cover added 8/30/10
Only future plans I have is for some slotted rotor brakes.