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Greensystemsgo's Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Greensystemsgo, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Aug 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo [OP] 1 owner with clean car fox.

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    Bone Stock.
    [​IMG]


    I bought this bucket back in July 2011 with 154k miles, a clean carfax, and alot of hopes and aspirations.

    Now in August 2017, she has almost 280k, has been hit 9 times, and has been dubbed the gnar-mobile.

    Armor:
    Elite Offroad front plate bumper (modified)
    Elite Offroad rear plate bumper (modified) + Soon to be swingout
    Custom skid + tcase skid

    Suspension/driveline:
    Billy 5100/5125's
    Eibach coils
    All pro expos
    4-Runner limited wheels with 285/75/16 duratracs with matching spare
    285/75/16 Goodyear Duratac w/ 3x fullsize spare
    Braided SS Brake lines all around
    Tundra 231mm brake conversion (Slotted & Drilled)
    Light racing ucas, fourth set since 2011. Oh the fun we have had....
    Spartan Front Locker
    Manual hubs
    ABS delete

    Other stuff:
    @mechanicjon seat side cover/reinforcements
    Blue sea fuse blocks, bunch of relays, and big boy kill switch
    improved breathers on everything
    Smittybilt 9500 winch with in cab controls
    1000w inverter and electrical fun stuffs.
    Saddleman seat covers
    Amazon/China direct dash cover
    China light bar
    China LED fog lights
    China flush LED in back bumper
    China stubby antenna
    Dash cam
    Highlift
    Blaupunkt 10" underseat sub
    Kenwood Deck and polk speakers all around
    LED Reverse light bulbs

    Whats left to do:
    -Eventually I am going to do a radius arm solid axle. PROBABLY a d44, but maybe a 609 if I am feeling unemployment check day rich.
    -I have an engine to rebuild. This one is tired
    -Swingout rear tire carrier/storage
    -Camper cage and roof rack
    -Aux fuel tank
    -Rewire accesories
    -Box rear frame in
    -Fuel pump access door from inside bed
    -SLIDERS
    -Replace driver side quarter panel (purchased)
    -Replace seatbelts
    -Comm equipment, unsure of tech yet. For sure HAM.
    -Driver mod, the current one sucks.

    Maintenence:
    10/17 resealed rear third member, also confirmed, running 4.10's.
    10/17 passenger tie rod end
    10/17 replaced driver door
    10/17 replaced steering rack with rebuilt from phx rack and axle
    10/17 front diff with spartan from phx rack and axle
    10/17 passenger side ball joint slug
    6/17 rebuilt steering column
    6/17 pass upper ball joint + driver tierod end
    5/17 cv axles + diff seals
    5/17 tires, same ones, 285/75/16 duratracs
    12/16 inner tie rod ends
    5/16 Clutch/pressureplate/flywheel/bearing/etc etc balls
    5/16 ford super duty battery
    4/16 Fuel filter/cleaned air filter
    3/16 disassembled/cleaned/regreased door latches
    3/16 replaced inner/outter door handles
    2/16 drums/pads in rear
    2/16 pad slapped front
    2/16 spark plugs
    2/16 carrier bearing
    2/16 clutch master>slave cyl rubber line replaced
    2/16 energy body mount bushings
    2/16 reworked front bumper, added battery kill, blue sea fuse panels, light bar, 9500# winch and powdercoated shackles red
    2/16 new tires 285/70/16 duratracs
    2/16 new throttle body
    2/16 valve cover gaskets
    2/16 new light racing control arms
    12/15 dash cam installed
    12/15 2x key fobs purchased
    11/15 16" 4runner wheels
    11/15 timing belt/waterpump/idler pulleys with oem at 236k miles
    10/15 radiator
    9/15 camper shell and subframe for roofrack started
    8/15 reworked seat webbing
    7/15 new steering rack, inner and outter tie rod ends with energy bushings
    6/15 new stereo, with apply car play and android connectivity
    5/15 new grill/clips/oem toyo logo (pricy)
    4/15 hardwired 1000w inverter + 2x streamlight chargers
    3/15 oem accesory belts
    11/14 powered sub installed
    11/14 rear wheel bearings, fr/rear axle seals + diff fluid change + third member reseal + turn signal fix + diff breather mod
    10/14 optima red top that is 39 months old only cca 60%
    5/14 cv's
    5/14 31x10.5x15 bfg a/t ko
    4/14 throttle body
    3/14 new ecu
    3/14 disassembled and fucked with tb atleast 10 times
    3/14 removed "odd" fuel rail and injectors for cleaning/injector swap
    3/14 new misc vacuum lines
    1/14 new iac
    1/14 new maf
    1/14 denso plugs/wires/coil packs
    1/14 new steering rack/itr/tre
    1/14 new clutch master cyl
    10/13 33x12.5x15 nitto trail grappler tires
    10/13 oem rotors pads up front
    10/13 TG bullet proof motor mounts
    10/13 cv half shafts
    10/13 toyota brake pads/rotors
    3/13 lca bushings (energy suspension), and cv's for the helluv it.
    3/13 Steering rack bushings, HUGE difference with these ENERGY SUSPENSION parts
    1/13 alternator again
    1/13 driver door handle, custom, metal handle, plastic case.
    11/12 power steering flush
    10/12 brake master cylinder
    10/12 cv passenger side
    10/12 new front hub assembly, bearing, seals, abs sensors
    10/12 marlin crawler clutch kit + flywheel from checkers
    7/12 headlights off of fleabay, they're so bright
    6/12 mounted widow maker
    5/12 timing belt and water pump with front crank seal
    5/12 cv's again
    5/12 Elite offroad front/rear plate bumpers
    5/12 1" diff drop
    5/12 Light racing ucas
    4/12 2004 Gauge cluster
    4/12 stock keyfobs for dealer installed rs3200 security system option
    3/12 fixed horn, loose relay.
    3/12 fixed door switch, now it works!
    3/12 cleaned up wiring for turn/driving lights + slim hids 55w @ 6000k
    3/12 changed dome light to proper bulb
    3/12 SATOSHI
    2/12 new altenator,and again 3/13 due to bad vr, + new wiring from alt to fuse
    2/12 MAF
    1/12 picked up a super lightly used widow maker, and tow strap
    1/12 Rebuild driveshaft (cardan blew out) + new carrier and ujoints
    1/12 rebuild clutch spring assembly with new bushings and ghetto brackets
    12/12 Fluids, all synthetics
    12/12 Aero turbine at2525 + hangers
    11/11 passenger side rear wheel bearing
    11/11 cv joints
    11/11 Carrier bearing + 1 ujoint
    09/11 clutch/presusreplate/throwout bearing1
    10/11 Turn signals in corner markers
    10/11 gray wire mod!
    10/11 grill (new clips courtesy of toyota), 8 bucks for six
    09/11 ceramic brakes
    09/11 new upper/lower ball joints
    09/11 new tie rod ends
    09/11 new front wheel bearings
    09/11 arb stainless extended front break lines
    09/11 new diff front/rear fluids
    09/11 new cv half shafts on both sides
    08/11 5100/5125 billys 08/11
    08/11 eibach 3" coils
    08/11 all pro expedition leafs
    07/11 CEl - cyl 3 misfire and bank 1 lean
    07/11 Repair extended 4x4 shifter
    07/11 Replace BROKEN/extended gear shifter. 180 :(
    07/11 Passenger side turn signal plug assembly - BFA
    07/11 Windshield wipers
    07/11 Driver side marker - ordered off of fleabay
    07/11 got rear 4x4 mud flaps, thx BFA!!
    07/11 Passenger side turn signal wiring assembly needs to be replaced with proper
    07/11 New Battery, Optima RED 34R
    07/11 damaged center console
    07/11 flasher unit
    07/11 Accel peddle loose
    07/11 Misfire prompting check engine - replace all plugs and seems to be fixed for now
    07/11 Tires
    07/11 Belts (3)
    07/11 wash/wax/clay
    07/11 Flush radiator
    07/11 First oil change to me
    07/11 Driver Door handle - fleabay
    07/10 Driver marker rewire - broken at base of plug
    07/11Driver turn signal repair - bulb had mud between terminals breaking connection
    07/11Passenger marker Investigate


    shot front r/p teeth :(
    11%2B-%2B1_ded89d51581639e4ebd13b80cd476069aaf3163c.jpg

    new suspension
    11%2B-%2B1_a62704ba969fca5cf10835706c5b9f290dfaa8d7.jpg


     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2017
  2. Sep 12, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo [OP] 1 owner with clean car fox.

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    Little update, this happened.

    [​IMG]

    backing out of a slot at frys food. Had to call for help, jacked her up, put in 4 bolts and drove her home. It busted the cv boots, and break lines.

    Had to retorque the damn bolts, but this time with loctite. That side was easy.

    The otherside was also lose, busted a head off of number three bolt. After a failed extraction i drilled it larger and put in a 16mm grade 8+ bolt. Then changed break lines, put in stainless woven lines. All in all helluva a oops.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    how much did u pay for the truck to begin with?
     
  4. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo [OP] 1 owner with clean car fox.

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    Bone Stock.
    to much, but i can admit it. 5800.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS Well-Known Member

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    that doesnt seem to bad. how many miles did it have when you bought it?
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo [OP] 1 owner with clean car fox.

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    172k. pushing 180 now in 3ish months.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. hmmm yea you over paid a little bit. but not to much, i have a 96 and bought it with 130,000 for 7,000
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo [OP] 1 owner with clean car fox.

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    yeah, its one of those beauty in the eye of the beholder stories. i THINK with the work ive put into it though, its made it worth my money, as ive done all the work myself (except the three belts, whoops).


    Umm, i think i might have put my rear left shock on the rear right, and vice versa, i wasnt aware there was a difference....
     
  9. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    haha. yeah. Im going to make my truck mine. so 7,000 isnt bad at all for me
     
  10. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    Hmmm what shocks did you put on?
     
  11. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    oh duh. i can just look lol. um you might want to look at Down South Motorsports for a part number saying which is which
     
  12. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo [OP] 1 owner with clean car fox.

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    yeah. i suppose the hsock wont be to hard to change over, thank god not the leafs hahahah.

    I need a spacer though for the driver side. i definetly get some taco lean going on. And NOT just when my spindle pops off :D

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Sep 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    holy shit! yeah something is F'ed lol. that is some serious taco lean hahahaha. i dont know much about suspension. i just orderd some 5100's. going to be installing this saturday. not sure what to tell you about the shocks man. im sure someone else on here can help you with it lol. reguardless. good looking truck man. just need some bigger meats and it will look even better haha
     
  14. Sep 13, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo [OP] 1 owner with clean car fox.

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    the lean in that picture is because of the spindle falling :D
     
  15. Sep 13, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    oh ok haha i was gonna say DAMN dude. haha
     
  16. Sep 13, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    how the hell did that happen??
     
  17. Sep 13, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo [OP] 1 owner with clean car fox.

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    the 4 bolts holding the lower ball joint to the spindle failed.
     
  18. Sep 13, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    i hope that doesnt happen to me :eek:. where you driving when it happened??
     
  19. Sep 14, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo [OP] 1 owner with clean car fox.

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    2 mph in frys parking lot. dont use cheap hardware, no loctite, and confirm everythings torqued.

    cleaned inside of headlights today. heres a before and after, and then a finished.

    2011-09-14_14-17-44_609.jpg


    2011-09-14_15-56-07_500.jpg
     
  20. Sep 14, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    They look much better than they did that night at Walmart
     
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