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wheelerkr2 03-26-2013 09:22 AM

no money college build
 
Figured I would start one of these because Im bored...

Got my dream truck on August 4th, 2012 and did not have any plans to do anything to it, then I found this site...
2008 Access Cab TRD Rugged Trail Edition

How she sits today
http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/...psc532575e.jpg
http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/...psd82a3572.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2851/1...bb3350b5_z.jpg

Random pics
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/1...7b8a3197_z.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2889/1...2bf8c046_z.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8098/8...37d9bc77_c.jpg


Exterior:
De-badge
De-pinstripe
Removed bug deflector
Removed mudflaps
Color-matched front grill
Plasti-dip front emblem
BHLM
TRD third brake light vinyl decal
Custom fishing rod holder
4' RadioShack fiber glass cb antenna mounted to rod holder
RadioShack 4' fiberglass CB antenna
BAMF tailgate CB mount

Interior:
USA-Spec ipod adapter
Custom center console organizer
Cobra 19 DX IV

Suspension:
5100's front and rear
Light racing UCA's
OME 885 coils
1/4 top spacer drivers side
toytec 2in AAL

Performance:
Mangnaflow muffler swap
K&N drop in filter

Eventual Mods:
Sliders
Tires
Wet Okoles

The day I got her from the Dealer
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8...dde367fa_c.jpg

Stock
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8...20b33557_c.jpg

Removed bug deflector
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8...a021096d_c.jpg


Center cnsole organizer
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8507/8...240cd241_c.jpg

First time loading the bed, leaves and rotten wood
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8...930119be_c.jpg

RBP Nerf Bars
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8386/8...1fe70d82_c.jpg

Bed xmas lights
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8231/8...f5f1e9c6_c.jpg

Color matched grill
Before:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8...2623442b_c.jpg
After:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8...2e380063_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8...76476bb5_c.jpg

USA Spec ipod adapter, aux cable ran into center console
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8...700e2394_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8378/8...f543a6af_c.jpg

Fishing rod holder for the bed
Testing fit
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8233/8...279d5efc_c.jpg
Rattle Canned
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8...a6b6f898_c.jpg
Snow
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8...3e02fbd2_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8...af5cc9bf_c.jpg
BHLM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/9...3fd60790_z.jpg

Lift
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7459/1...44747116_z.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/1...7b8a3197_z.jpg


Moving along slowly
rate and tell me what you think

Findus11 03-26-2013 09:24 AM

nice build dude! You need to get some wheeling pics up! What's your major/year?

wheelerkr2 03-26-2013 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Findus11 (Post 6649181)
nice build dude! You need to get some wheeling pics up! What's your major/year?

Thanks man!
I really wanna do some wheeling but I don't know where to go haha, not many places near Richmond to go :( I'm a freshmen doing Business Marketing.

Findus11 03-26-2013 12:13 PM

that's sweet! I'm just about to hop into my senior year for International Business. Remember to take college slow... it's way too fun, especially if you got a tacoma!

FrankNasti 03-26-2013 12:40 PM

Very nice truck. I didn't have any plans for my truck before I found this site too.

wheelerkr2 03-27-2013 05:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Findus11 (Post 6649926)
that's sweet! I'm just about to hop into my senior year for International Business. Remember to take college slow... it's way too fun, especially if you got a tacoma!

nice! From your pics it looks like you have some nice trails to go on, closest trail to me is about 2.5 hours away, hopefully gonna try and go there when I can afford the gas haha

wheelerkr2 04-01-2013 03:26 PM

Ordered a Magnaflow muffler #12256 today, says it should be here April 3rd or 4th and should have it welded on by next week!

wheelerkr2 04-02-2013 02:31 PM

Found a place to drive on grass, lame I know, but cant find any places to off road...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8543/8...3d3af529_c.jpg

wheelerkr2 04-03-2013 01:07 PM

Got the magnaflow muffler in the mail today, summit racing is great it came in 3 days.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8534/8...1da2f55e_c.jpg

gets welded on next tuesday.

ChamYota 04-03-2013 01:15 PM

subbed. :popcorn:

kryten 04-03-2013 01:27 PM

Very nice truck you got there sir. How about swap for factory smoked OEM headlights from a TRD Sport? I think they look even nicer on a white truck.

wheelerkr2 04-03-2013 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kryten (Post 6689089)
Very nice truck you got there sir. How about swap for factory smoked OEM headlights from a TRD Sport? I think they look even nicer on a white truck.

Are you saying you have some to swap?:cool:

kryten 04-03-2013 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wheelerkr2 (Post 6689357)
Are you saying you have some to swap?:cool:

Sorry, I did not phrase that very well. I don't have a set to swap. I was suggesting looking into gettin OEM smoked headlights for your truck if you are nervous about doing BHLM.

wheelerkr2 04-03-2013 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kryten (Post 6689366)
Sorry, I did not phrase that very well. I don't have a set to swap. I was suggesting looking into gettin OEM smoked headlights for your truck if you are nervous about doing BHLM.

Bummer haha, I have seen some on amazon that are already painted black but I have heard that they have problems with leaking, guess I could just seal them up myself.

ChamYota 04-03-2013 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wheelerkr2 (Post 6689395)
Bummer haha, I have seen some on amazon that are already painted black but I have heard that they have problems with leaking, guess I could just seal them up myself.

Or you could do them yourself.

Check out my build, bear in mind i did retrofit projectors but the BHLM was easy as all hell if all you want to paint is the bezel.

Takes some balls to put those jokers in the oven but thats the worse part lol.

wheelerkr2 04-03-2013 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChamYota (Post 6689511)
Or you could do them yourself.

Check out my build, bear in mind i did retrofit projectors but the BHLM was easy as all hell if all you want to paint is the bezel.

Takes some balls to put those jokers in the oven but thats the worse part lol.

Yeah yeah I know, I think I could do it but seeing as my dad paid for the truck and I'm still paying him back I don't think the idea of sticking perfectly good headlights in the oven would be appealing to him... I'll give it a go when I get my own apartment next year and I have my own oven. Thanks for the advice though! Always appreciated.

DeSean Thick 04-03-2013 05:05 PM

Congrats! i also bought my dream truck in college- I could tell you about all the shit meals you'll be eating, the times you'll have to decide whether to pay rent or your truck payment on time, the extra jobs you'll have to work, and how your school work will suffer because of all of that... but i think i'll just say it sure as hell is worth it! great truck Kevin!

wheelerkr2 04-09-2013 01:00 PM

Got the muffler installed today! The only pic i have is of my friend welding it all together. We figured it was easier to un bolt it and remove it then weld it all together and bolt it back up. I'll try to get more pics and a sound clip in the next few days.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8542/8...a2994d06_c.jpg

wheelerkr2 04-09-2013 09:56 PM

got a sound clip tonight, I love the sound. Its not to loud but you know its there, nice and deep sound and opens up in the higher RPM's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYSEDKaey4k?hl=en_US

IluvmyTACO 04-10-2013 09:32 AM

IMO I would take off the black fender flares if possible! Replace them with color matched ones or just leave them off, I think it will make the truck look way cleaner... Good start OP!


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