A 4R build replaces the Tacoma because I got kids (plus FRS)

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  1. Jul 3, 2018 at 11:42 AM
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    Thinking about it.
    traded my tacoma for a new 2018 4Runner recently. Pics and mods coming soon.

    Already done:
    Window tint
    4xinnovation sliders
    Northstar battery
    LED interior lighting
    HID headlights
    Lifted 1.5" front & rear (Bilstein 6112, 5160, Wheelers rear T13 coils)
    Ray10 wheels (painted dark bronze with dark gray ring, gloss clear)
    285/70-17 KO2, load C.
    2" trimmed off rear mudflaps.
    BajaDesigns fog light kit
    CB and antenna

    Stuff still laying the garage:
    Aux fuse box
    Light bars
    Switches



    Planned but details not sorted yet:
    1. paint the factory roof rails a darker color? (nah, silver is good contrast to everything else being dark)
    2. skid plates (done)
    3. design/build my own roof rack? (Started on it a bit)
    4. CB antenna bracket (DIY, done)
    5. Louder muffler.


    The old Tacoma build thread.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/totmachers-maybe-not-right-but-it-works-build.339709/

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  2. Jul 3, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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    reserved for pics
     
  3. Jul 3, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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  5. Jul 3, 2018 at 4:34 PM
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  6. Jul 14, 2018 at 10:49 AM
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    I claim today's Brass Balls Award.

    Used HarborFreight ratchet strap as coil spring compressor.

    If I had died, would have also won a Darwin Award. :oops:
     
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  7. Jul 14, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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    But it worked right? ....then that's a win.
     
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  8. Jul 14, 2018 at 6:05 PM
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    Bilstein 6112 & 5160 plus Wheeler 1.5" rear lift coils.
    No alignment yet but still tracks straight.
    Flexed it out good in the driveway. Need to adjust reservoir position slightly to clear tires better when stuffed.

    Seems to ride as smooth as stock on street and a lot less nose dive when braking.

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  9. Jul 15, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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    Put on the spare 34 left from the Taco to see where to trim for new tires once they get mounted. The 34 might be ok on road but definitely more work than I'm willing to do to make them clear for trail use.

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  10. Jul 18, 2018 at 6:05 AM
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    Going to see if upgraded headlights and fogs will be good enough to avoid light bars. Not happy with the look of any place I've tried so far for mounting a bar and don't really want to block radiator at all.

    So, I ordered a HID kit for low beam and BajaDesigns Squadron with fog mounting plate. :D
     
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    Let me know how you like the Bajas. Did you get amber or white? I have HIDs in the lows, LEDs in the highs, and Morimoto fogs.
     
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    Got the "amber wide-cornering".
    Kinda like the look of Morimotos better but got a combo deal on the Squadrons that made it worth trying.
     
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    Got the tires & wheels on, HID kit installed, and trimmed 2" off rear mudflaps.

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  17. Jul 30, 2018 at 1:38 PM
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    Thinking about it.
    Recent pics of it all polished up showing off lift, wheels, tires, HID headlights, plus the BD Squadrons in the foglight spot.

    I repainted the wheels since they had some rockrash from being on the truck. Used a dark bronze metallic with dark gray metallic outer ring and a gloss clear. Depending on how the light hits them they can look black, bronze, gray, or even silver-ish.
    The HIDs are great at night. Plenty bright with a clean level cutoff and definitely an upgrade from stock.
    The Squadron lights seem really bright for their size.
    Tires shipped quick and the guys at local DT shop got them mounted and balanced nicely.
    Bilstein lift rides great on the road. A friend rode with me recently and is now jealous of how nice it rides.

    And these guys... :spending: (but I'm ok with it :fistbump:)
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    Eventually I'll get some pics out somewhere more exciting than my front yard.

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