Well just like the title says, this is my attempt at a build thread. (disclaimer- I am in no way a professional photographer nor journalist, don't want to be. I know the pics aren't all that great, but its what I've got so hope you enjoy) feel free to post a comment whether you like the thread or truck or just dont like anything, or maybe you have an idea/suggestion, cuz I would love to hear it all. Anyway, on with the thread...
How it sits today
mods done so far
susp- (front) OME 886's w/ OME nitro 90000 shocks, LR UCA's, invisible sway bar mod
(rear) Dakar leaf pack w/ OME n182 shocks and All Pro u-bolt flip kit
engine- rerouted crossover with Magnaflow 14" muffler instead of stock and cut off after rear axle
wheels&tire- daily drivers --> Konig Countersteer Offroad w/ Cooper Discoverer ATP 265/75r16
trail set --> 16" 1st gen TRD alloy w/ Goodyear Wrangler Authority 265/75r16 E-rated
lighting- MGMHLM (done by TacoAlamode), PIAA Xtreme white headlights, Nokya 2500k fog light bulbs, 21.5" double row combo LED bar,
other- satoshi'd grill (courtesy of TacoAlamode) with 70's LC emblem, DeeZee 37" black chest style toolbox, Ultraguage EM, Weathertech bug deflector, Weathertech digifits, Weathertech window visors, SS ext brake lines(front & rear), Redline hood struts & tailgate ez-down, diff breather relocate, RCBS204 4x4 illuminated switch, relocated 7pin into stock rear bumper, fake leather seatcovers front and rear, Mag light mount, Cobra 29 lx cb with 3' Firestik II antenna, OEM roof rack (with basket waiting for camping trips), "homemade" bed bars/spare tire rack with slightly used Duratrac mounted on matching 16" first gen alloy, color matched engine cover, homemade hi-lift mounts utilizing bed track system, Engo e9000s winch
body armor- All Pro bolt on sliders (modified to be weld on sliders), Relentless ifs, transmission, transfer case skids, Brute Force Fab plate bumper with factory fog cut outs and modified design single hoop
planned mods- anytime fogs, black out badges, tint, install new aal for Dakars, possibly longer shackles for rear.
How it began -
well I got an '11 dcsb sr5 4x4 on Nov 19 and picked it up from the dealer on Nov 21.
this is pretty much how it looked straight off the lot
that weekend i installed my flowmaster cat back system on it.
then a few weeks later i was able to put my lift and new headlights on. I went back to the OME 885's with the nitro 90000 shocks and LR UCA's then 1.5"aal with the OME N182 rear shocks. the headlights are just factory "smoked" trd lights. While i was swapping lights i went and put in my nokya yellow fog light bulbs and a set of PIAA Intense white headlight bulbs
A HUGE AND SPECIAL THANKS TO TacoAlaMode and SuthrnTaco for the help with the lift install and light swap.
Then Christmas came and I got a few presents, one from my wife and one from myself,
(this is the one from myself Thanks Dustin from FN wheels)
I decided before i messed with the stuff in those boxes i needed to get what little body armor i already had installed so i went to a buddy's house and welded on my all pro sliders
(pics are of my buddy welding not me)
After that i just got busy mounting everything, my bullbar and PIAA 520atp's, my weathertech bug deflector (my Christmas present from my wife and a must for AL highway driving), set of duratracs on my new wheels and the toolbox i got from Davtopgun
so this is how she sits for now and prob for a while, wife says ive spent enough money and time on the truck for a while.....