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Benzy and Big Blue's Rarely Updated Adventures and Parking Lot Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Benzdriver81, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Jan 19, 2017 at 9:11 PM
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    Benzdriver81

    Benzdriver81 [OP] Making it fool-proof will just make a better fool

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    Now out of college and still living on a college student's budget, this is my very slow, budget-friendly build (more wishlist than anything) and list of places I’ve explored since moving to Oregon. At the end, I’m trying to keep a maintenance log as well since she didn’t come with any service records. So here we go!

    2005 DCLB 4WD TRD Sport as she sits now:

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    What’s been done so far:
    - OME 887 coils
    - Bilstein 5100s (fronts set to 0)
    - 3rd Gen leaf springs with Icon Progressive AALs.
    - 255/75/r17 Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S tires
    - Not much else yet


    The day I brought her home
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    Parked next to my Ranger (now sold) :D
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    History:
    Made in California, but shipped and lived in Canada for all it's life. No maintenance records, and can only find 1 TSB done (steering column). No record of the CRC job on the frame, but the stuff is everywhere on the Frame, suspension, and bottom of the cab.
    She came with a little fender-bender damage on the front passenger side.
    PO was a smoker, so constant cleaning and vacuuming is keeping the smoke smell at bay.



    Sh!t I need to worry about (because it's an 05 :frusty:):
    -Engine mount failure, and here, and the fix here
    -Head Gasket failure (here and here)
    -Cracked Spindles (more)
    -Fuel pump/filter upgrade, or the VVT screen cleaning

    Stuff to fix:
    -Parking Brake
    -Tailgate
    -Slip Yoke Spline greasing (found a Ford write-up here.)


    Future mods/wishlist
    -Snorkels are a bit expensive, but this one's cheap
    -Foglights on Anytime mod
    -Bed rail ammo can install using these
    -Grenade shift knob
    -12V bed Outlet relocation (I have a pic, but haven't seen a write-up of this specific one yet)
    -Jumper cable outlet
    -Rear Diff Breather Relocation
    -Secondary Air Filter Removal
    -Engine Bay Lights
    -Brighter stock reverse lights
    -Bed mat (either stock, or I'll cut one from Tractor Supply)
    -Storage Locks (or here)
    -48 LED Dome light
    -Hood Scoop Light Bar
    -Tonneau Cover (roll-up, G4, Extang, not sure which one to go with yet)
    -...after I replace my cracked tailgate....
    -Bed Bars/Bed Rack
    -Street Gardian dash cam
    -Android 7 head unit
    -Back-up camera
    -Rearview Mirror bracket
    -I have an idea for a this.
    -Hitch winch mount/bracket
    -Blue SS break lines
    -TechDeck and mirror riser
    -And of course, Recovery Gear (Snatch Strap and Dampener, Smittybilt Trail Jack, Hi-Lift kit)
    -Front Recovery Hitch
    -DIY RTT
    -Splash Guards
    -DIY Water Tube (This one, actually)



    I also thoroughly enjoy detailing. Plus, it keeps me busy after I'm done playing in the dirt:
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    Mod inspirations from here, and here.

    NEW BUILD INSPIRATION!!!
     
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  2. Jan 23, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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  3. Jan 23, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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    WHAT'S BEEN DONE:

    -OME 887 coils
    -Bilstein 5100s (fronts set to 0)
    -3rd Gen take-off leafs with Icon Progressive AALs
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    -Debadged
    -RedLine Tuning hood lifts
    -OR Tow Hook
    -Overhead Console Temp/Compass re-soldered
    -Midland 75-822 CB with unmarked mag mount antenna
    -Silent alarm/starter kill with remote start
    -Charcoal Cabin Air Filter
    -Silvania SilverStar ZXE Headlights
    -Removed the nerf bars
    -Fumoto Oil drain valve (just need to install)
    -Smittybuild XRC8 winch (but no bumper yet)




    @salex Glove Box organizer!!!! These things are solid!
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    Thank you, again, @salex!!!!! I'll get better pics of the final install when I have better light.



    OR Tow Hook

    Before:
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    After:
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    Reflective Decals

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    Removed the Nerf Bars

    Before
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    After
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    Sylvania ZXE Headlights

    Left-stock, Right-ZXE
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    It's a little hard to tell how bright they are (look at the turn signals), but road signs light up way more now.





    Debadged

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    Redline Hood Struts

    (pics to come)





    Midland 75-822 CB Radio Installed

    (pics to come)
     
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  4. Jan 23, 2017 at 1:08 PM
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    ChadsPride

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  5. Jan 24, 2017 at 1:33 PM
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    Cinder Hill Campgrounds


    First adventure was a simple camping trip to the Cinder Hill Campgrounds on the East Lake of the Newberry Volcano in the Deschutes National Forest

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    Nothing like lakeside camping! I love the week right as schools are starting because there are no kids, and really no other campers. Peace and quiet :wink:
     
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  6. Jan 29, 2017 at 7:02 PM
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    Benzdriver81

    Benzdriver81 [OP] Making it fool-proof will just make a better fool

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    Got my "tow loop" replaced with an Off-Road tow hook, thanks to @just2wd! You the man!!!

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    MUCH better!!!
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  7. Jan 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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    Also got my reflective decals on. @AKdude007 does a phenomenal job!!! Thanks a lot!!!


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    Ya, truck's dirty, but REFLECTIVE FTW!!!!!
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  8. Jan 29, 2017 at 7:35 PM
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    AKdude007 The mountains are calling and I must go

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    Dang man! That looks so good! Glad you finally got them!
     
  9. Jan 29, 2017 at 7:38 PM
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    Sorry I didn't post earlier. Things have been crazy lately.

    BUT THAT REFLECTIVE, THOUGH!!! BEST IDEA EVER!!!
     
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  10. Mar 12, 2017 at 11:38 AM
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    Took the nerf bars off. It actually looks better than I thought! Sort of looks like it has a lift now :D


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  12. Apr 7, 2017 at 11:47 PM
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    I need this to be a patch

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  13. Apr 8, 2017 at 6:42 AM
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    JayMac I'm not bad... I'm just drawn that way.

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    Has the thread title always said Benzy? Is that where I got your nickname? Or did the thread title actually come from me?!
     
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  14. Apr 8, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    Haha, it's always been that way, but you frequently using the nickname helped make it stick!
     
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    JayMac I'm not bad... I'm just drawn that way.

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    Whoa. I've creeped here before so maybe that's where I picked it up subconsciously! It just happened in my brain once and stuck. Weeeeeird.
     
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  17. Apr 9, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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    It only takes once :wink:
     
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    Mount Saint Helens Trip with the PNW Expedition crew!!!


    Rollin' out from the meet-up location

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    Weather started moving in.

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    Headed back down the mountain for a little BBQ and brews

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    Finished off the day at Seaquest State Park Campgrounds.

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    The moon was so bright, we didn't really even need to use flashlights!

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    Good times were had by all!

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  20. Apr 10, 2017 at 10:38 AM
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    Awesome dude!!! Looks like a fun get together!!

    I like how the coin made some very sweet appearances!
     
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