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dgerm's build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by DanGer, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Mar 2, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    DanGer

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    So far havn't done much, but I wrote this so I could have list of things to do that wouldn't get lost in my room :). I have a Superwhite base '07 5 speed access cab 4x4. So far I have upgraded my HU, upgraded speakers and amplified them, removed secondary air filter, gotten the rear TSB done.

    My list of future upgrades:


    Free/cheap (aka hold me over so I don't spend money):
    • Paint all badges black (DONE)
    • White headlight mod (DONE)
    • Black eye lids
    • paint wheels black (maybe)

    Expensive (cost more than $20:) mods:
    • Install Drop in air filter (DONE)
    • Redo instrument pannels to get rid of amber
    • Install LED's in dome light
    • Put leds in console/cup holder
    • Get a set of seat covers
    • TRD floormats (DONE)
    • Slap on a bedside decal
    • Upgrade headlights
    • Install Pop N Lock tailgate lock
    • Install aftermarket exhaust for performance, NOT sound
    • Re-install speakers with new baffles and dynamat the doors
    • Install powerlocks and windows (except no one here can help me so I don't think this will get done :()
    • Install foglights
    • Install NAV/DVD receiver
    • Install rear view camera
    • Install Pop N Lock tailgate lock
    • Put on 17" wheels (bought the wheels now i need the tires)
    • Get 265 A/T Tires
    • Instal sub
    • Install diff locker
    Any further recommendations are welcome!
     
  2. Mar 5, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    DanGer

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    Alright now that I got my wheels (17' FJ wheels Thanks to Dave) I am trying to figure out whether I should throw tires on them and put them on or wait til the tread on my stock ones is worn down?
     
  3. Mar 5, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    G-Sak

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    You could try and trade the stock tires in to a local tire dealer for some cash towards new tires for the new FJ wheels..........I did this with some old snow tires/wheels and got quite a bit for them. Just a thought.:)
     
  4. Mar 6, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    great suggestion. I'm trying to figure out if they are steelies or not. If so I may keep them to offroad, but not sure yet. I've seen people make more than I paid for the FJ wheels so Its up in the air right now
     
  5. Mar 7, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    derekabraham

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  6. Mar 7, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    DanGer

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    haha I havn't done anything yet! hopefully after tomorrow I will post the headlight mod, and possible emblem mods
     
  7. Mar 9, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    DanGer

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    Today I finished up the White headlight mod and blacking out my emblems:


    Before
    IMG_3705.jpg

    Before
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    WHITE HEADLIGHT MOD AND BLACK EMBLEM
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    WHITE HEADLIGHT
    IMG_3717.jpg

    DOOR BADGE
    IMG_3718.jpg
     
  8. Mar 9, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    The truck is lookin' good there dgerm!:) Have a nice break.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    Thanks! Let me know how your mods go during your break!
     
  10. Mar 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    Hey man like that headlight mod, truck is looking good!!!!!
     
  11. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    Just an update. I just ordered all the LEDs to complete my project. I am going to replace the ones behind the instrument cluster, in the dome light and center console/cupholders
     
  12. Mar 26, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    Nice, I thought about replacing the LEDs behind the instrument cluster but chickened out after reading various threads on how to do it. I'm anxious to see how it turns out for you.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    I got the BLUE LEDs by accident instead of white. If i cant change it, oh well we will see how it turns out. better than amber!
     
  14. Apr 9, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    White headlights look great! Do you have a picture were you can see the whole front end?

    Nice Job!
     
  15. Apr 9, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    I do not but that can be fixed this weekend! Well I mean I do but the headlights are on and it isnt a closeup:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Apr 13, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    I have a bunch of stuff on its way in this week

    Rocksliders ship today, and I hope to have them bedlinered and ready to go by next weekend. My welder is out of the office this weekend but next weekend I hope it is a done deal.

    I have a set of offroad lights ordered from automatcentral. I also am meeting with the welder to get measurements for a custom fab on a light mounting bar on thursday.

    I have headers shipping to me today as well and hope to have them on by the weekend

    Also have the LED lights to change the gauge color, map lights, dome light and a few extras for whatever i chose to illuminate
     
  17. Jun 16, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    Ok it has been a while. As per my 30k maintenance I put in an AFE Pro Dry S. I also got a stubby white antennae for my birthday, will post pics whenever I find a camera to use
     
  18. Jun 16, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    Great job dgerm.:thumbsup:
    I like the list of MODS you did. Great pics of the WHLM.
     
  19. Jun 16, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    Awesome truck dgerm! Good luck on all of your future mods! :D
     
  20. Jun 16, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    Thanks for the kinds words guys! I will have fun with all my future mods...no matter how much in the future they are lol. That was the reason I bought a base model because I want to do all the improvements myself as a learning experience
     
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