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Old 12-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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Although it's in the early stages right now, my overall goal for the truck is to build a modest but durable overland build.
It's a daily driver but I still enjoy taking the truck out and would love to have the capability to do some extended overland exploring.

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GENERAL
2011 Off-Road (TX) Package
Double Cab - Short Bed
4.0L V6
Super White

WHEELS & TIRES

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs (265/75/16)
TRD Beadlock-Style Wheels

SUSPENSION
ICON 2.5" Extended Travel Coilovers (700# Springs)
ICON Tubular UCAs
ICON 2.0 Extended Travel Rear Shocks
All-Pro Offroad Expedition Leaf Pack & U-Bolt Flip Kit
All-Pro Offroad Extended Front & Rear Brake Lines


ARMOR
Avid Off-Road Weld-On Sliders

Pending Order & Installation:
PelfreyBilt High-Clearance Rear Bumper (Tire Swing-out; Hidden Hitch; Rotopax Fuel/Water Carriers)

EXTERIOR

De-Badged
Removed OEM Mud Flaps
Color-Matched & Satoshi Grille (Color-Matched "Toyota")
Painted Lower Valence (Black)
Blacked-Out TRD Wheels
Color-Matched Rear Bumper
Bestop Soft Top

INTERIOR
WeatherTech Floor Liners (Front and Rear)
Super-Bright LED Replacement Bulbs (Map & Dome Lights)
Quick-Fist Mounted Flashlight & Multi-Tool

Color-Matched Gauge Bezels
Blacked-Out Center Console with Color-Matched Transmission Bezel
In-Console Holster Mount (S&W M&P .40)


COMMS & ELECTRONICS
Uniden PRO505XL 40-Channel CB Radio
Firestik 4' CB Antennae & Spring

RECOVERY
Smittybilt 3/4" D-Shackle Recovery Tow Hitch
30' 20,000lb Tow Strap & 8' Tree Saver, 25' Chain w/ Hooks,
5/8" D-Shackle
Entrenching Tool (Mounted to Bed)

48" Hi-Lift Jack; Off-Road Base; Nose & Winch Tensioner Attachment & Lift-Mate Wheel Attachment (Mounted to Bed with 4XRAC)

MISCELLANEOUS
TRD Cat-Back Exhaust
Horn Relocation Modification
8" CravenSpeed Stubby Antenna
Ammunition Cans (Mounted to Bed Rail)
Foam Carpeted Bet Mat (Access Covers)


PLANNED MODIFICATIONS
PelfreyBilt Front Plate Bumper ($2000)
Warn VR-8000 (Synthetic) & AP Off-Road Fairlead ($800)
Rigid Industries Light Bar (20") and D2 Dually's ($950)
DieHard Platinum 31M Battery & Pelfreybilt Cage ($300)


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De-Badged; TSB AAL; Valence Black-Out; Satoshi Grille
For a long time, I resisted the temptation to put much money into the truck, considering that it was a very nice vehicle (huge step-up from my 2000 GMC Sierra single cab with no power locks/windows, etc). Over the first year or so that I had it, I did some miscellaneous paint modifications to change the look and de-chrome the truck without pouring much cash into it. The next few pictures are the results of my minimal-cash-modifications.


Color-Matched Rear Bumper (DIY)


Removed Front License Plate


Installed Ammo Can Storage & E-Tool
I did this before the Bestop was on, but I didn't get around to taking a picture of it until afterwards. My apologies for the discontinuity!



Installed Bilstein 5100s (Front at 1.75")
First real modification - leveled the truck out with some Bilstein 5100s. Love the look, it's given the truck a much better stance from all angles.


Installed Smittybilt Recovery Hitch & Bestop Supertop (Soft Top)
My favorite mod to date - Bestop Supertop. It has made my bed much more functional with regard to what I use it for (carrying military and firefighting gear, my mountain bike, etc). I rarely use it to haul anything that having the bed covered would prohibit, but even when I do, the soft top comes down very easily. I also really like the look of it - highly recommended to anyone debating between roll-up covers, campers, etc. as long as security isn't your biggest concern.




Mounted 265/75/R16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires & Miscellaneous Bed Mods
Finally got some new tires and am very happy with my choice after a lot of research and searching. I also installed a marine-grade carpet bed mat (it's been even better than I could've imagined), as well as an E-Tool and hatchet with a hammer-head on either side of the bed, using Quick-Fist mounts.I also have a toolbox that has the hook (hard) side of Industrial Velcro on the bottom, so that it velcros to the carpet-like bed mat, without any bungees or drilling. Perfect for my use (I don't keep it in there all the time, it has my off-roading and long-trip supplies).

















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Old 12-28-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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Looks good man, nice and clean. How did you mount the ammo cans and your e-tool?
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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He used this write up for the ammo cans. Quick Fists for the E-Tool.

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Old 12-28-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:29 PM   #5
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:29 AM   #6
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Updated - 29DEC2012 (Leveled, Recovery Hitch and SoftTop)
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Updated - 29DEC2012 (Leveled, Recovery Hitch and SoftTop)
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Top and bottom picture in OP.

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Old 12-29-2012, 10:33 AM   #9
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Top and bottom picture in OP.

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Did you get your colormatched rear bumper off another TW member or paint it?
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Did you get your colormatched rear bumper off another TW member or paint it?
If you're talking to the OP, he painted it himself. Sand, tape, adhesion promoter, primer, paint.

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MGMTacoFF will hereby be my new TW doorman. All questions will go through him from this point forward.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:02 AM   #12
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MGMTacoFF will hereby be my new TW doorman. All questions will go through him from this point forward.
haha nice and thanks to both of you!
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:17 PM   #13
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Updated with some pictures from a camera other than the one on my phone! (Canon Rebel) Let me know what you guys think.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:23 PM   #14
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Updated with some pictures from a camera other than the one on my phone! (Canon Rebel) Let me know what you guys think.
Those pictures look great!!! What did you paint the bumper with? Krylon white?
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I ordered Duplicolor Super White II on Amazon. Perfect match.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:29 PM   #16
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I ordered Duplicolor Super White II on Amazon. Perfect match.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:21 PM   #17
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Good start def bub! Now fall in to your assignment in the stormtrooper platoon
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Nice truck. Very clean.
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Nice truck. Very clean.
Thanks man! Should have some good pictures coming up in the next week or so. Once I mount the Duratracs, I'll put up some new pictures, including my bed (mounted tools, bed mat, toolbox, etc), interior paint work, and console gun mount.
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Tires are in - going to mount them on Sunday. Then some more pictures to come.
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