Here is what I am starting with:
2012 Access Cab SR5
Spruce Mica (beautiful paint!)
2.7L 4 cylinder
4 speed auto (would prefer manual but wife gets carsick in standards)
Here is how it looked brand new:
Haven't been on the site in a long time. The reason is that I have been out of the states for about 10 months for a job and have been away from my baby. We will be reunited in less than a month and I am excited to start building things up. This thread will be updated as I make additions which will be slow due to lack of funds. This thread is as much for myself to keep track of where I am and want to go. This truck won't end up too extreme but I would like to do more wheeling in the future and I also want a great camping truck. However, this is still my DD so that must be a consideration in everything I do.
*None of this is in order*
-Wheels and Tires-
Added TRD OR wheels when purchasing
Swapped 245/75r16 Dunlop for 265/75r16 Cooper AT3s
I began by blacking out everything I could:
Added hunter bull bar (later removed and sold)
Painted grill black (after f'ing it up with plastidip)
Painted grayish front fascia black
Plastidipped rear bumper
Plastidipped wheels (had to touch them up constantly so I removed it)
Painted wheel center caps black
Lightly tinted tail lights
Indiana Hoosiers license plate cover
Yellow wire mod
Removed secondary air filter
Added trailer hitch
Here is an early pic with the bull bar on:
Here is a pic with derped wheels doing work:
Old poser wheeling pic (on Dunflops):
Here are some current pics of how it sits:
(Love the Coopers in the snow!!!)
The tail lights are darker than they look here.
*In desired order of acquisition
Diff breather mod (will happen ASAP)
Chop exhaust above rear axle
Front skid plate
Shorten exhaust (is this worth it?)
Lift-Bilstein 5100 front, AAL rear
Tire carrier-not sure whether bed mounted or rear
*is it possible to do rear without aftermarket bumper?
Additional skid plates: LCA, mid, gas tank
What do you think of where I'm at and my planned upgrades for some mild wheeling and camping? Anything major I am missing? All positive and constructive negative comments appreciated.
Thanks guys! Keep tuning in.