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Old 07-22-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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Before and After Pics - Wheel Spacers, Color Matched Grill & Painted Valance

Mods Done
Color Matched Grill - $180 Camelback Toyota
Plasti Dipped Rims - $20 Lowes (see Sig)
1.5" Spacers - $100 Ebay
Front Valance Painted Black - $4 Walmart
AVS Bug Deflector - $50 Ebay
Bilstein 5100 Shocks at 1.75" Front - $200 Ebay
BFG A/T 265/75/16 - $850 Sam's Club

Let me voice my opinion on ebay spacers. The ones I picked up for 100 free shipped are made from the exact same metals as spydertrax. They are billet, not cast. The lugs and bolts are american made as well. Only downside is they are lugcentric, not hubcentric. Meaining they center themselves on the lugs instead of having a ring that centers itself on the hub. Big deal? Not at all. I have ran these same spacers on my tacomas and my my two jeeps I had before. My jeeps were wheeled HARD. Sometimes all four wheels had left the ground if I was going fast enough. Never before have I had ANY problems. Make sure you buy a set with acorn nuts so it centers itself when tightening it down and you will be golden. Acorn nuts are just like your usual lug nut, they have a cone shape on the female receiving side. I used loctite and called it good. Tested her at 80mph on the freeway with zero vibs as expected. Perfect.

Now, enjoy the Spruce Mica.

Before Grill, Spacers, and Painted Valance





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After Painted Valance (Krylon Fusion Plastic Spray Paint - Satin Black)



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Old 07-22-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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Lookin' good!
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I really like your transformation. The color matched grill really pops on that color. Also I tried to check out that website for a silver grill and it said there was a 404. With the 5100s at 1.75 your pretty level with the stock rear correct?
Did you notice if the front end tightened up at all?
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Love that color. Good job.
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I really like your transformation. The color matched grill really pops on that color. Also I tried to check out that website for a silver grill and it said there was a 404. With the 5100s at 1.75 your pretty level with the stock rear correct?
Did you notice if the front end tightened up at all?
Hmm, the link works for me from my phone as well. Odd. I sit perfectly level and love it. Also, the 5100s have a VERY snug ride. MUCH better than stock. Feels great around turns. Much less boat, much more truck.
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That color matched grill makes a huge difference. Nice stance as well. Great job!
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That color matched grill makes a huge difference. Nice stance as well. Great job!
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Beautiful Tacoma. Great comparison pics. Thanks.
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I like how the valance turned out. Did you paint it on the truck or remove it first?
I removed it. Rather easy minus the 3 clips in the dead center. They were a pita for big hands.
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Mods Done
Color Matched Grill - $180 Camelback Toyota
Plasti Dipped Rims - $20 Lowes (see Sig)
1.5" Spacers - $100 Ebay
Front Valance Painted Black - $4 Walmart
AVS Bug Deflector - $50 Ebay
Bilstein 5100 Shocks at 1.75" Front - $200 Ebay
BFG A/T 265/75/16 - $850 Sam's Club

Let me voice my opinion on ebay spacers. The ones I picked up for 100 free shipped are made from the exact same metals as spydertrax. They are billet, not cast. The lugs and bolts are american made as well. Only downside is they are lugcentric, not hubcentric. Meaining they center themselves on the lugs instead of having a ring that centers itself on the hub. Big deal? Not at all. I have ran these same spacers on my tacomas and my my two jeeps I had before. My jeeps were wheeled HARD. Sometimes all four wheels had left the ground if I was going fast enough. Never before have I had ANY problems. Make sure you buy a set with acorn nuts so it centers itself when tightening it down and you will be golden. Acorn nuts are just like your usual lug nut, they have a cone shape on the female receiving side. I used loctite and called it good. Tested her at 80mph on the freeway with zero vibs as expected. Perfect.

Now, enjoy the Spruce Mica.

Before Grill, Spacers, and Painted Valance





After Spacers and Grill









After Painted Valance (Krylon Fusion Plastic Spray Paint - Satin Black)



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Nice job. The grill and valance look great!
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Damn that looks good.
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Appreciate it guys! Now, do these same cheap mods on your trucks!
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:39 AM   #17
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link to spacers used??????/ i'm interested. I've heard so many mixed reviews, but spending 200+ on spacers seems crazy. i guess they are nice, but a cheaper option would be nice...
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Looks a lot better. The color matched grill made a huge change.
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