Hi everyone. Been wanting to make a build thread for a while so here it goes.
Most Recent Pics :
MODS: (In no particular order)
-Katskin leather interior
-N-Fab 2" step bars
-Bilstein 5100's all around, front at 1.75"
-Rear leaf TSB
-18x9 BBS RW's - painted black
-265/65/18 Hankook Dynapro ATm's (old)
-275/65/18 Nitto Terra Grapplers (page 76)
-EFX Tri-fold tonneau cover
-Magnaflow exhaust, dumped after rear axle.
-Color-matched door handles, grille surround, mirror covers
-Black rear bumper
-Black front valence
-Weathertech floor liners
-Home-made fishing rod rack
-Home-made back seat liner for my dogs
Purchased the truck new in July of 2009. It's a super white SR5 Prerunner. Here's the day I brought it home.
First set of mods was to ditch the Dunlops and add 265/75/16 Firestone Desination AT's. Also shown in this pic are my yellow lamin-x fog covers. Now, I'm not a big fan of chrome, so my rims, grille, and rear bumper we driving me crazy. First and easiest step was to buy a color-matched grille from TRDparts4u.com. While I was at it, I got color-matched door handles and bought some cheap chrome mirror covers from ebay, which I painted super white. I also debadged the entire truck.
Next I installed what I call the "bumper dent mod". This mod took me only seconds to install, but proved difficult to uninstall. Therefore, I would only recommend doing this mod if you are really sure it is the look you are going for.
After several attempts at uninstalling the bumper dent mod, I decided to just ditch the chrome one and buy a black bumper from Toyota parts barn. This meant the only chrome left was on the wheels. I took care of that by getting some 18 x9" BBS RW's off of craigslist. A guy near me had them on his '03 Tundra and didn't like the look. I had them wrapped in 265/65/18 Hankook Dynapro ATm's. This size is the same width and diameter as the popular 265/75/16 tires. Also shown in thie pic are sockmonkey bading and bedside decals.
Here's a couple of home-made mods. First pic is a fishing rod rck I made out of a 1x8. It keeps my dog from tripping over the rods while she's riding back there. Second pic shows how I lined the back of the rear seats with indoor-outdoor carpet so my dog doesn't slide around when she's in the cab.
Next set of mods was a set of black headlights made by Depo, along with a grillcraft and black vinyl front valence. I also added a magnaflow exhaust system and dumped the tip ofter the axle for a cleaner look.
Got the rear leaf TSB done, and lifted the front with Bilstein 5100's set at 1.75". Also added 5100's to the rear. Also decided to paint my BBS RW's semi-gloss black. I think it turned out great.
Check in often, I'm always doing little things here and there. Comments welcome!