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Black 4 door PreRunner 4wd conversion

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Drew5387, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Mar 12, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    Drew5387

    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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    My truck is going to take a while to finish. Im a high school student so i cant have a job during school with the sports i play. i have a job in the summer so thats when i can do all of my mods. Being a lifeguard doesn't pay good at all either, so it will just take that much longer to finish my truck.

    How she sits as of June 10, 2011
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    Stock Photos. It came with a camper shell, but i took it off before i got a picture with it on.
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    7" touch screen head unit. Ignore the stickers
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    Action shot of me muddin
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    This is a picture of the recent snow we just had. I'm 6'1" and the snow comes up to my knees.
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    My truck in the garage cause it was raining and i was putting on the tow package
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    When i was putting my tow package on i noticed my leafs are sagging
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    My tow package
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    After
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    After goin mudding and pulling out my friends GMC 1500.
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    Bed lined my rocker panels, lower tailgate, front and rear bumper, and fender flares
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    My bed sorter. I should really use it since i built it. Everything has a place, but i guess im too lazy to put it in its right place. In these pictures are golf clubs, tackle box, rod and reel, 4 way, chain, chest waders, and hip waders. They all fit nicely.
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    I have this trailer that is perfect size for my 4 wheeler and i use it alot, so i thought to make it look at little better. I painted my trailer rims black
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    Then i flipped the U bolts on the trailer to raise it up to a level height
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    I really need to buy some bigger rims and tires for it, it just looks goofy now
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    Did the fog light mod. The fog lights are actually pretty bright. I went and picked up clear lights for the fog lights.
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    Added about 5 hp
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    Some stock flexin
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    This is my dads truck
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  2. Mar 12, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    So do I post my thoughts in this thread or the other one?
     
  3. Mar 12, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    chaz834

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    Looks good!
     
  4. Mar 12, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    Drew5387

    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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    it doesnt matter. i pressed the wrong button so it made two accidentaly. so just post your thoughts in this one since you already did
     
  5. Mar 12, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    rab89

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    you should clean your engine bay
     
  6. Mar 12, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    bobfm10350

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    That bumper looks awesome!
     
  7. Mar 12, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    VirginiaBound

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    The last two pictures are of a frequent member on this site. If I remember correctly he is selling his tube bumper for a plate bumper? I could be wrong.

    Anyway, I do like the truck. Before I do anything eles I would clean your interior and engine bay and give the truck a wash. I remember the old days of highschool, my buddies all were dying to fill the backseat with subs. I personally was never into cranking Lil Wayne, that is an impressive set up though.

    Its a great start, I have always wished I had purchased a double cab.

    Welcome to the site, may the modding begin!
     
  8. Mar 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    Drew5387

    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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    believe it or not, i just washed my engine bay and it still looks like that. ill clean it better sometime
     
  9. Mar 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    trd7

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  10. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    Does anybody know about how much it would cost to put 4 wheel drive in my truck? i know it would cost less than normal since i have the 4 wheel drive suspension that came with the PreRunner package. My mom said it would be about $1500, but i would rather have a better opinion than that
     
  11. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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    Ill put some pics of my truck with the camper shell on here soon
     
  12. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    kcbmx

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    maybe 1500 just in used parts. why not spend the money on a good locker?
     
  13. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    Drew5387

    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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    what do you mean?
     
  14. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    you would need a transfer case, front diff, axles, transmission from a 4wd, a few other small things here and there, its more trouble than its worth sometimes. a good rear differential locker witll get you out of some hairy situtations.
     
  15. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    i can get through alot as of right now. but i live in kansas where we just got rid of 2 foot of snow and my truck didnt do to well in the snow. my mom has a toyota sequoia and when it was in 4 wheel drive it did just fine. so im thinkin that 4 wheel drive would do me alot of good cause im a junior in high school and when i go to college i will be driving back and forth on the weekends from college back to home and if a snow storm hits ill be screwed.
     
  16. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    With the amount of work and money involved, i think you would be better off selling your truck and buying one that was 4x4 from the factory.
     
  17. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    should i got with 46mm or 36 mm blistein shocks?
     
  18. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    either sell truck or trade in for 4x4 because doing the conversion will be hell... or a less expensive alternative to extra traction would be a rear locker which has already been suggested.
     
  19. Mar 12, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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    Drew5387

    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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    How much would a rear locker cost me?
     
  20. Mar 12, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    lockright would be like $310
     
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