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CristianTRD's Build Thread.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by CristianTRD, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Dec 25, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    CristianTRD

    CristianTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Alright. So I've decided to post a build thread of my own. Not only to show some of the few things I've done to my truck but to help me keep track of them as well. Feel free to comment..


    How she sits now..

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    March 16, 2010:
    This was the day we had gotten her from the dealership. It was a used 2008 Double cab Prerunner with around 25,000 miles on it. (Crappy picture, but was the only one I could find.)

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    Few weeks later. I then bought a Ranchand grille gaurd for it.

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    And these seat covers that I got from Amazon. They look good but they tend to get real hot or cold depending on the weather..

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    Also got a GROM Audio iPod and auxiliary connections that I placed in the little storage thingy next to the steering wheel. It still allows me to use the factory controls on the steering wheels and charges my phone.

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    About two months later I decided to lift it. I bought eibach adjustable coilovers with bilstein 5100's in the front. I also added a 1.5 inch AAL in the back.

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    Comparing the two..
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    After a few hours my dad and I finally installed them.!

    And then for the back which was fairly simple.
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    Done.!


    Then I went with an easy mod by blacking out the emblems..

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    And also blacking out the tailights...

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    Bought some tailights just in case I happened to mess them up. Courtesy of NwiTACO.!
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    Sanded and prepped for the Nite Shades.
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    After Nite Shades. After letting it dry I added a few coats of clear on them. Like 15 actually.
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    Final Product.!


    I knew I had to do the BLHM but wasn't to confident in doing it. But I eventually grew some and I think it looks great.!

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    Taking the headlights out were prolly the hardest part in the whole process..

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    Few more pictures...

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    Got the Weathertech Digifits. Love them.!

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    Rear..
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    Then I decided to take the pinstripe off.

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    Then I went ahead and painted the front valence black. The chrome grille is soon to be gone as well. Prolly gonna get a color matched one.

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    April 10, 2012
    Did the center console lock mod.

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    April 11, 2012
    Left for the Terry Scholarship Interview.

    April 12, 2012
    Got a new HU for the Truck. The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT with the Schoshe dash kit. I love it so far.. no complaints.!

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    The mic. (With my dad and friend in the background)
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    May 13, 2012

    Installed the iPod cable (CD-IU50V) through the middle of the truck and out of the center console.

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    Got Satoshi'd.!!! Courtesy of TacoME.!

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    June 10, 2012

    Added the "TOYOTA" Land Cruiser to the Grille.! Love the look and will be painting the white part to match the color of my truck pretty soon..

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    Finally got me some tires and wheels.! 17" Pro-comp 7089's wrapped in 285/70/17 Duratracs.

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    I will take better pictures later.!
     
  2. Dec 25, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    Looks good man!

    What happened to your grill guard?
     
  3. Dec 25, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    I like the truck without the grill guard, looks better.
     
  4. Dec 25, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    CristianTRD

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    Took it off in order to paint the valence. Now I'm debating on whether or not to sell it..
     
  5. Dec 25, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    ChamYota

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    Oh alright then.

    Its up to you man, personally i think it makes it look more rugged. Its prob the closest thing to a steel bumper in terms of protection compared to grill guards out there.

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  6. Dec 25, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    CristianTRD

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    Thanks man. Yeah I see what you mean. But I'm not sure yet.
     
  7. May 13, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    CristianTRD

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    Thanks man.!
     
  8. May 21, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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  9. Jun 6, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    FrustrationFabTaco

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    if you like a brush guard type look but dont want the full size like the ranchhand you may want to look at the avid light bar.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    also, do you have a link to those seat covers?
     
  11. Jun 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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  12. Jun 11, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    Yea man. Idk yet. I was thinking about just mounting some lights behind the grille..?
     
  13. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    Some new pictures...

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  14. Oct 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    Finally got me some tires and wheels.! 17" Pro-comp 7089's wrapped in 285/70/17 Duratracs.

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    I will take better pictures later.!
     
  15. Oct 14, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    Looks good man, I love the grill
     
  16. Oct 18, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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    Thanks man. Idk if I should leave the mudflaps or not.? Any opinions.?
     
  17. Oct 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    More pictures...

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  18. Oct 28, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    I keep mine to stop paint chips. I actually like the way look too.
     
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