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Clsn's 2019 TRD OR Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by Clsn, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Nov 1, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    Clsn

    Clsn [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone! This is a thread to track my build on my 2019 TRD OR. It's mainly used as my daily driver but does end up off road when needed. Most of my upgrades will focus on adding function for my life with a few that I think look cool! Enjoy and let me know if anyone has any questions.

    Current Pics
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    Installed Mods
    TRD Pro Wheels 4Runner 17" Matte Black (Toyota Part #PTR20-35110-BK)
    265/70/17R KO2 Tires (No cutting or lift required with this size)
    A/C Drain Mod
    Fluid Film Undercoating (Annually)
    Toyota Predator Steps (Toyota Part #PT925-35170)
    TRD Wheel Cap Vinyl (Thanks @rrentrop )
    Pop N Lock for Tailgate
    Interior LED/License Plate LED Lights
    Vinyl Flags
    Greyman tactical Molle Panels
    Redline Hood Struts
    Diamondback SE Cover
    LED Bed Lighting

    Incoming Mods (On Order or Planning In progress)
    LED Reverse Spotlights

    Future Mods
    New Grill
    SwitchPro 9100
    Front Light Bar/Yellow Auxillary Fogs
    White Fog light replacement
    Dash Camera
    Window Tint
    Roof Rack
     
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  2. Nov 1, 2018 at 7:21 PM
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    Clsn

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    Picked up from dealer on October 31st. I had them swap the original wheels and tires for new 4Runner TRD Pro's and KO2's.
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  3. Nov 2, 2018 at 4:53 AM
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  4. Nov 3, 2018 at 7:10 AM
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    When I picked up the truck I also picked up a set of predator steps from the dealer Part #PT925-35170. Very easy to install (6 bolts) and all aluminum which made them a breeze by myself.

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    There are 6 plastic "bolts" per side that act as plugs in the frame. You can unscrew them a full turn with a flat head and they fall right out.

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    Finished product, took about a half hour going slow by myself.

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  5. Nov 3, 2018 at 5:38 PM
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    Last few things before real mods start. I covered inside the frame and under the truck with Fluid Film to prep for the upcoming winter.

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    Took about 5 cans to do it thoroughly, I ran out in the middle and had to buy more. Next year I think I'll invest in some ramps, there were a few dicey moments this year with the low clearance in some areas.

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    Also dipped all the emblems on the outside. Other than the grille (which will be replaced eventually) they were the only real chrome showing from the factory. In the past I've always used straight dip but this time I hit it with 2 coats of glossifier and I like the look.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2018 at 4:54 PM
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    Clsn

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    I added color matched TRD Wheel Vinyl. Very straight forward process and easy to do even though it was my first time. Just follow the provided instructions. A few letters did have a very slight red outline (user error not the product :thumbsup:). I decided to leave those few letters instead of re-doing them because unless your 6" away you can't tell.

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    Looks great and I'm pretty happy with the results.
     
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  7. Nov 25, 2018 at 12:58 PM
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    Installed a Pop N Lock for my tailgate.

    Started by testing before I bothered to run everything. I used Positaps to connect to the stock harness.

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    I had to drill out the two stock harness plugs in the tailgate to accommodate the Pop N Lock harness.

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    Then I ran the wires to the passenger side using the stock harness routing as a guide. Wherever the stock harness was wrapped in heat protection I ran the new harness on the opposite side away from the exhaust. I then connected the wires up through the grommet under passenger seat and along the door sill harness.

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    Works great and once I get a bed cover it'll help keep everything secure.

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  8. Nov 25, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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    Completed my PowerTray @Mr.PowerTrays. Still have to install it once I finish up a few other things on the truck.

    I started by 3d modeling the tray to make sure the components would fit and work around the clearance in the truck. The final design can be seen below.

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    Then I test fitted and drilled out the holes to mount all the components on the tray. I used all stainless steel hardware with lock washers to make sure nothing vibrates loose.

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    Finally I wired the Bussman and ran all the connectors. I followed this awesome guide by @tacozord which made everything really easy. I did deviate in a few ways:

    -I used Weatherpack connectors for all of the connections. These are limited to 20A per connection, but I don't anticipate drawing more power than that even for my light bar (I don't need space ship level light). Also, in the future I can easily change the connections to Metripack connectors if I decide to upgrade without rewiring the Bussman.
    -I used 12 gauge wire, again with 12 gauge I feel comfortable with 25-30A depending on the length of the run if I decide to switch a connection or 2 to Metripack connectors for more power. This also makes crimping/connections much easier than with 10 gauge, which barely fits the connectors.
    -I am using the Blue Sea Bus Bar (top right) to connect all the grounds. I also added a fuze holder (center) which I will use for diodes. This way if I have a relay that I want to run off of 2 sources I can run it back to the panel and place the diodes there before running to the relay input. This gives me one central location to troubleshoot with only wire and final connections being located elsewhere in the truck.

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    I still have to install and add battery cables but otherwise I look forward to using it.
     
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  9. Dec 9, 2018 at 3:05 PM
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    Small mod, interior LEDs. Replaced the license plate bulbs and all interior bulbs. I ordered from Super Bright Leds, part numbers below:

    (4) 194-CW5-CBT [Front Vanity Lights and License Plate Bulbs]
    (4) F30-WHP-12V [Visor Mirror Bulbs]
    (1) 3110-CW18-CB [Rear Overhead]

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    As you can see they're much brighter and I think a good upgrade for less than $50.
     
  10. Aug 2, 2019 at 7:38 PM
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    Installed my New Diamondback cover. I used RTV silicone to seal the gaps at the front of the bed and added a tailgate seal. '

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    As noted on their website it ships full freight on a pallet. It was well packaged and they dropped it right inside my garage.

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    RTV started off clean, I used tape as a dam to contain it around the cap. However, once I looked from inside the bed the gaps underneath the rail you could see the massive amount of daylight so I removed the dam and filled the whole area with RTV and smoothed it with a putty knife. Not the cleanest but looks good enough and I think it'll keep most of the moisture out.

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