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Old 06-06-2011, 04:44 PM   #1
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JOHNH7's Build "SKY"

Hey guys i have been a toyota owner since 2000 and i learned how to drive with a 1970 BJ45 3sp.

I currently own 4 Toyotas and i love them.

This build is on my 2007 Tacoma DC TRD Sport 6sp manual 4x4 speedway blue, a.k.a. SKY.

I ordered this truck before leaving for Iraq in March 2007 and i was able to get R&R leave at the end of August. By then my new truck was waiting for me for 2 weeks in the corner of the dealership...


i was so happy



brought her home and cleaned her up a lil but dint have too much time to do anything since i only had 2 weeks


and she sat for 12 more months waiting on my return. While deployed i was bored i started looking parts up and what i wanted etc etc so i started ordering parts and more parts...
When i got home the process started to mod her out just the way i wanted too...

Now i dont have any pics of the process all i have is the finished product as off right now. I get impatiante and want to see it finished and i dont feel like stoping and taking pictures blah blah blah... anyways the important stuff follows now...

these pictures are as of 6-june-11, SKY has roughly 41000 miles on her...























Now for the list of parts...

Engine
URD TCAI / AEM Dry Air filter Red
Optima Red Top Battery
Doug Thorley LT Headers
Jardine Exhaust from the Y back 3"
Throttle-body Spacer
TRD Anodized Light Blue Oil Cap
Redline Hood Struts
K&N Oil Filters
5w30 Royal Purple

Interior
Color Matched Double Din H/U Surround, A/C Backpanel and cupholder.
AVIC D3 Navi System with Ipod hook up, Bluetooth, Back-Up camera Parking Assistant with external remote and fully unlocked for movie watching during road trips
Boss Chaos Exxtream Series Door speakers
Pionner 750W 2CH Amp
Pionner Shallow Mount 10" Sub in Tacotunes box
FJC fog light switch for future brush guard lights
FJC roof lights switch for cargo light
Cobra 75 CB
Turbo Gauge with 3 layers of Amber tint to color match with factory dash lights
Old Style Thick All Weather Tacoma Mats
Door sill protectors
2D Blue anodized Maglight
(cane is not a mod, i got blown-up in Afghanistan and use it 70% of the time)

Exterior/Suspension/Brakes
Toytec OME 885s coils for the front with factory Blisten shocks
Toytec AAL in the rear with 1" block (eventualy i will swap for the DAKAR LP)
TRD Ivan Stuart Rims wrapped with 285/75/16r BFG AT (full size spare in stock location) and blue anodized TPMS valve stem caps charged with 40psi of nitrogen.
Satoshi Grill with "toyota" emblem off FJC.
Brush Guard with added reinforcement
Step Bars
Tail Light guards
WeatherTech in vent window visors
35% Front window tint
2008 Checy Colorado 3rd Brake light w/cargo lights
Back up camera in license light
Tail gate EZ Drop kit with hose clamp mod
4' Firestik adjustable tip with heavy duty spring on stake hole
Truxcedo tunneu cover
OEM Bed Mat
a total of 6 rail tie down points with added bed rings on bed bolts in middle and front bolts
Front calipers painted with ceramic red high temp paint and rear drums painted with ceramic black high temp paint
extended steel braided rear brake lines
carier bearing drop kit (will be ordering one piece DS from Tom woods soon)
front swaybar relocation kit
pop-n-lock

Fluids
75w90 Royal Purple in all of drivetrain
Orange stuff rainX for windshield wiper fluid
Wearever Gold brake
And Castrol Synthetic Tranny oil for Power steering

Detailing
Call me OCD but i wash my truck twice a week and wax it once a month and get it clayed every 6 months.


UPDATED 10-JUN-11

So i got bored this week and i decided i was finaly gona tackle this issue we have of not enough toggle/rocker switches. as we all know toyota only gave us 6 spots on the drivers side and in my case 3 were already taken for the clutch cancel switch, inverter, and OEM fog lights.

Well i will eventualy add fog lights on my brush guard so i got this switch


then i did the 3rd brake light mod and for that i added this switch


and i will eventualy add a in cab inverter so that will take my last spot left on the drivers side so i decided to make a center control panel right underneath the a/c control panel.

and here are the pics





then i decided i dint like the silver color that surrounds the painted blue head unit dash kit so i painted it and while i was at it i added 4 5v powered USB plugs to it so i can charge several things...

here are the pics






now this is how my dash looks like now



for those that are asking themselfs whats that white thing under the CD, thats a Electronic cigarret, since i dont smoke in my truck i use that to kill the urges, and it charges via USB so another reason why i wanted to add the USB charging ports.
let me know what ur thoughts are guys...
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:41 PM   #6
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Nice Truck Dude! Really Clean
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:57 PM   #8
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:24 PM   #9
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Nice Truck, and thank you for your service
Cannot be said enough!

How is the ride with the factory bilsteins and the 885 springs? I've been thinking about using some 884s on mine cause money's tight and I've heard of people doing it.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:36 AM   #10
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i like it if i compare it with my 07 4runner limited its alil harsh but then again its a truck and i dont mind it being a lil stiff...

Im also tight on money so im in the process of saving up for the rear leaf package swap and some ome shocks.... but i think the order i need to do it is rear leafs then get the onepiec DS then ill do the front.

i just ordered some 07 4runner windshield wiper nozels cause its a 3 squirt system and there all adjustable, it will be better that that spray style we already have... ill post pics when i get them in
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BUMP for update

(check around the end of post 1)
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Nice work man. I love the interior work you did. The back up camera is a very sleek and nice touch.

Thanks for the good read and view.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:36 PM   #13
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badass! thank you for your service.

How easy was the Colorado 3rd brake light mod? I miss having cargo lights!
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it was realtively easy, the hardest part for me was taking a dremel to the roof... the only thing i can say is measure 3, 4, 50 times before cutting.

after i cut it out drill out wholes for the plastic screw ports and push them in
then get touch up paint and rustoleum primer and spray some primer in a lil cup and with a acid brush brush the edges that u just cut, then let dry and use the touch up paint brush and paint the primer and make it look pretty.

then cut the plug off the tacoma light and solder it to the brake lights off the colorado one. the ground wire for the cargo lights should be grounded with the brake lights then all you have to run is a 12vdc wire between both lights to one and run it to were ever ur switch will be.

and use a weather striping black silicone to fill in the gap between the roof and the light.

Its relatively easy just time consuming.
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hey guys here is the layout for the 6pin plugs used on FJC aux switches. I will make one for our switches also so that way its out there for other people.
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nice truck, i like what you did with your headunit surround and a/c controls!!
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:03 AM   #17
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Thought I was the only one that matched his cup holders and cd player surround. Sid u clear coat them?
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:06 AM   #18
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yeah i sanded and painted them and clearcoated them with the same paint i used for the grill... i bought a second grill to do the satoshi grill so i would have a stock one just in case but the stock one got stoled along with alot of other parts i had for my truck and 85 supra...
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what kinda paint? and where you get it? also tail light guards where you get those? you get my message? lots of questions!!
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