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BlueStreak Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by Blueanimal, May 14, 2012.

  1. Blueanimal

    Blueanimal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    06 Prerunner Sport
    K&N 77 series intake, Throttle boby spacer, Bilstien 5100, Firestone airbags, Brush Gaurd, Gooseneck hitch, Whelen lights and siren
    Decided I'd go ahead and create a build thread. It's not much but it works for now.

    Currently has 214k and a blown head gasket. I don't have a current picture

    Purchased in June 2008
    2006 DCSB TRD Sport Prerunner
    32k miles

    Closest picture I have of it being stock
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336985287.459517.jpg
    Added grille guard and changed up the lights and siren (and a buddy sprayed my truck with mud while I was pulling another stuck buddy out, barely got my window up in time)
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336985387.250378.jpg
    Added billy 5100s at 2.5, Firestone Ride-Rite airbags, and gooseneck hitch
    [​IMG]
    Bought some 18" rock star rims with Kelley safari 32" tires off a local guy (sorry about the blurry pictures, I was trying to crop out the trailers)
    [​IMG]
    All cleaned up ready for its first off-road trip, with some of Andre's Devil Horns
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336985878.185852.jpg
    First trip to Sicily Island ORV Park
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336985974.936943.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336986026.624743.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336986055.787598.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336986107.294797.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336986154.904327.jpg
    All was going good up until here^
    And then this happened ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336986264.615437.jpg

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336985541.363825.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336985781.390457.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014
  2. Blueanimal

    Blueanimal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Matt
    New Orleans area, La
    Vehicle:
    06 Prerunner Sport
    K&N 77 series intake, Throttle boby spacer, Bilstien 5100, Firestone airbags, Brush Gaurd, Gooseneck hitch, Whelen lights and siren
    Decided I'd go ahead and create a build thread. It's not much but it works for now.

    How it currently sits with 170k
    [​IMG]

    Purchased in June 2008
    2006 DCSB TRD Sport Prerunner
    32k miles

    Closest picture I have of it being stock
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336985287.459517.jpg
    Added grille guard and changed up the lights and siren (and a buddy sprayed my truck with mud while I was pulling another stuck buddy out, barely got my window up in time)
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336985387.250378.jpg
    Added billy 5100s at 2.5, Firestone Ride-Rite airbags, and gooseneck hitch
    [​IMG]
    Bought some 18" rock star rims with Kelley safari 32" tires off a local guy (sorry about the blurry pictures, I was trying to crop out the trailers)
    [​IMG]
    All cleaned up ready for its first off-road trip, with some of Andre's Devil Horns
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336985878.185852.jpg
    First trip to Sicily Island ORV Park
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336985974.936943.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336986026.624743.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336986055.787598.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336986107.294797.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336986154.904327.jpg
    All was going good up until here^
    And then this happened ImageUploadedByTapatalk1336986264.615437.jpg


    Broke the front U-joint and this ensued
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    Managed to fix it that day on the trail so of course I had to test it out.
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    Next day I hit a couple easy trails and called it quits for the trip
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    A couple weeks later at a meet and eat
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    And decided to do some flexing on the way home
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  3. Blueanimal

    Blueanimal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    06 Prerunner Sport
    K&N 77 series intake, Throttle boby spacer, Bilstien 5100, Firestone airbags, Brush Gaurd, Gooseneck hitch, Whelen lights and siren
    Cut out a place for a switch panel (no switches yet)
    [​IMG]
    Added Light Force 170's
    [​IMG]
    June 22-24
    Did a little wheelin' in Kisatchie National Forest
    [​IMG]
    removed headlight guards
    [​IMG]
    I have also brought my front billy's down to 0" and put OME 885 coils on (thanks to Brunes), remounted my fire extinguisher in the bed and received my dust lights. I still need to rewire all my lights to the new switch panel, wire my dust lights, wire my bed lights, order mount and wire a CB (cobra 75), paint my hood scoop and valence (and possibly my roof), order mount and wire a new siren, bed line interior and rocker panels, remove old pin stripes and TRD decals and replace with sockmonkey Retro's and TRD ZORT decals, and do a full detail to the truck.
     
  4. Blueanimal

    Blueanimal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    06 Prerunner Sport
    K&N 77 series intake, Throttle boby spacer, Bilstien 5100, Firestone airbags, Brush Gaurd, Gooseneck hitch, Whelen lights and siren
    August 11
    Made a day trip to Barnwell Mountain
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Managed to get my Sockmonkey Retro's on
    [​IMG]
    Went to a Meet & Great at one of the clubs sponsoring dealerships
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    My truck decided to tell me it doesn't like dealerships by smacking a handrail as I was leaving
    [​IMG]
    Last week I managed to get my dust lights mounted and wired
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    I have sliders on order, 295/70/17 nitto trail grapplers on my stock rims waiting to go on the truck with spidertrax wheel spacers, and also preparing to do a cab mount chop.
    A couple random pics
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Blueanimal

    Blueanimal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N 77 series intake, Throttle boby spacer, Bilstien 5100, Firestone airbags, Brush Gaurd, Gooseneck hitch, Whelen lights and siren
    Reserved for later mods.
     
  6. jbmccul

    jbmccul Well-Known Member

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    Deleted my previous message so everything would be in order.

    Sub'd
     
  7. ShadesOfGrey

    ShadesOfGrey Well-Known Member

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    TRD Cat-Back Exhaust, Airaid CAI, Pro Comp 3" Suspension Lift, 17" Moto Metal rims w/ 33" Pro Comp tires, Powder Coated Pro-Tech Headache Rack & Toolbox
    Nice lookin' rig man. Any future mods and/or additions in mind? Armor?
     
  8. Blueanimal

    Blueanimal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N 77 series intake, Throttle boby spacer, Bilstien 5100, Firestone airbags, Brush Gaurd, Gooseneck hitch, Whelen lights and siren
    Thanks Bowen
     
  9. Blueanimal

    Blueanimal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N 77 series intake, Throttle boby spacer, Bilstien 5100, Firestone airbags, Brush Gaurd, Gooseneck hitch, Whelen lights and siren
    Future plans include front (possibly relentless aluminum to save weight depending on what direction I take) and rear (high clearance) bumpers and sliders for armor. 4wd conversion is in the works with a adaptor plate so I can run my 2wd transmission with a FJ twin stick transfer case. I'm still debating on putting in the IFS 4wd parts or just dropping the money for a SAS. If I find a steal on the front IFS 4wd parts I'll go that direction for now. Either way it will also get a crawl box.
    If I stay with the IFS it will get a snorkeled. If I go SAS it will get fiberglass fenders so I can keep it as close to the ground as possible and possibly a supercharger (I dout though).
    Either way the rear axle will get swapped out for something stronger, front and rear lockers, and it will get skids for whatever parts need it. Those are the main plans. Lots of plans and they'll get done eventually.
     
  10. ShadesOfGrey

    ShadesOfGrey Well-Known Member

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    TRD Cat-Back Exhaust, Airaid CAI, Pro Comp 3" Suspension Lift, 17" Moto Metal rims w/ 33" Pro Comp tires, Powder Coated Pro-Tech Headache Rack & Toolbox
    Been thinkin' the exact same thing for a front bumper. Damn good list!
     
  11. Blueanimal

    Blueanimal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bump
    Updated
     
  12. Blueanimal

    Blueanimal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N 77 series intake, Throttle boby spacer, Bilstien 5100, Firestone airbags, Brush Gaurd, Gooseneck hitch, Whelen lights and siren
    Welded my BAMF sliders on a while back after they sat for over a year.

    After we tack welded them on. Making sure the doors clear at full flex. [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Also took off the sway bar. Rides a lot better. Still handles great. A little bit more body roll but I still feel comfortable driving without it.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014
  13. Blueanimal

    Blueanimal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    K&N 77 series intake, Throttle boby spacer, Bilstien 5100, Firestone airbags, Brush Gaurd, Gooseneck hitch, Whelen lights and siren
    200k
    Changed spark plugs.

    205k
    Number 6 cylinder misfire
    Change all the spark plugs again.
    No more misfire

    212k
    Radiator fluid started overflowing from the reservoir.
    Brought it in to Toyota, thought it might be the head gasket. I was reading online about problems with the early 4.0l head gaskets.

    Toyota said the water pump started puking water when they went to pressure test it. Let them change it so they could test it afterwards. $799. Said it was fixed and they head gasket was fine.

    214k
    Drove it for a couple weeks and the problem started back up again but worse.
    Brought it back to Toyota.
    After a complete day in the shop they tell me it's the radiator cap and they will have one in the next day.
    End of next day they call me and tell me it's fixed again. And that head gasket still looks fine.
    Go to pick it up and look at a truck they have on the lot that I like, they look at mine for a trade in. Overhear someone talking to the service department on speaker phone and the service department tells them it's fixed for now (what is that supposed to mean?). Anyways. They want way to much for the truck, so I leave and go to another dealership that I know a salesman at. They go to look at my truck and the other dealership took my registration out the truck.
    Drive back to the dealership my truck was serviced at and get my registration walk back out to truck and smell radiator fluid. Pop the hood and sure enough the reservoir is overflowing again. Service department is closed for the weekend, so I drive home pissed off.

    Bring the truck back in monday. Service writer starts an argument outside because I posted something on Facebook about it and they saw it. They take the truck back again.

    Tuesday evening they call and said they pressure tested it and everything looked fine. Going to pressure test the block Wednesday.
    Wednesday evening they call and say it the head gasket and I should replace the whole engine.

    Not sure if I should even trust the dealership or if they don't want to actually find the problem and figure replacing the engine will fix it.

    Currently debating between doing the head gasket job myself or bringing to a local shop and letting them test it and do the head gasket if necessary.
     
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