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Joe5's "Bruiser" Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by joe5, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Oct 29, 2012 at 8:28 PM
    #1
    joe5

    joe5 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
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    Member:
    #77376
    Messages:
    41
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    San Jose, CA
    Vehicle:
    2007 V6 PreRunner SR5 TRD Sport
    3' Lift,BF Goodrich 33' All Terrains, Gear Alloy Off Road Wheels, Dual Flowmaster Exhaust, Chrome Front Grill, Chrome lining all around truck
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    Hey i've been on tacomaworld for awhile now and wanted to have a go at my own build page due to gaining so much truck knowledge from all the other user's threads I've seen.

    How she sits now (next to my buddy's FJ):
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    EXTERIOR
    - Plasti-Dipped Black Fender Trim
    - Blacked out Emblems
    - GrillCraft Black Mesh Grill w/ TRD Emblem
    - 9 Bed handles (Plasti-Dipped Currently but soon to be powder coated)

    THE RIDE
    - 3'' Revtek lift
    - Powder Coated 18'' Gear Alloy Rims (Set of four)
    - 32'' BF Goodrich All Terrain Tires

    PERFORMANCE
    - Dual Flowmaster Exhaust

    INTERIOR
    - Felt Dash Cover & Black Head Unit instead of Golf-Ball Silver one
    - San Jose Sharks Floor mats!
    - Pioneer AVH-P2600BT Head Unit
    - 4 Pioneer tweeters
    - 2 10'' Kicker CVR Subwoofers

    FUTURE MODS
    - BHLM
    - TRD Sockmonkey Decal for Skid Plate
    - K&N CAI
    - Side step


    I originally bought the 2007 Indigo Ink Double Cab PreRunner SR5 V6 TRD Sport used with 56,000 miles and I am the third owner.
    The first owner had put on a 3'' Revtek Lift Kit and the second owner added 18'' Chrome Gear Alloy Rims with 32'' (approximately) BFG All Terrains. Both the rims and tires were in great shape so I felt it was icing on the cake. The second owner also added a 3 part chrome GrillCraft grille and a chrome trim kit along the fenders and truck bed handles along the side. Finally, the second owner added Dual Flowmaster Exhaust; which is my favorite part about the truck.
    My immediate goal was to get rid of the chrome and make it look more "mean" in the sense.

    When I first got it:
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    First thing I did was plasti-dip the rims, emblems, trim, and truck bed handles:
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    Unfortunately no matter how many coats of plasti-dip I put on the rims it wouldn't stick for more than 3 weeks so I made the decision to get them Powder Coated a 40% Gloss Matte Black:
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    Turned out great and holds up well.

    The next thing I did was take off the old chrome Grillcraft Grille and add a new black mesh one and at the same time add black TRD Emblems to the grill and mudflaps.
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    And finally the most recent addition was the sound system. I wasn't at all satisfied with the stock non-jbl audio that toyota supplied and got a Pioneer AVH-P2600BT Head Unit, 4 Pioneer door speakers and 2 10'' Kicker CVR Subwoofers to go behind the back seats.

    There we go!
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  2. Mar 29, 2013 at 5:10 PM
    #2
    NorCalTRD

    NorCalTRD Well-Known Member

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    Northern California
    Vehicle:
    '06 Indigo Ink DCLB TRD Sport V6
    40% Front Tint, Viper 5704 Alarm, Steel Cable Dog Tie, Super Sexy Driver Mod
    Looking good, I like the idea of the TRD emblems on the mudflaps.
    How are they holding up with wear though?
     
  3. Mar 30, 2013 at 11:15 AM
    #3
    joe5

    joe5 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
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    Member:
    #77376
    Messages:
    41
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    San Jose, CA
    Vehicle:
    2007 V6 PreRunner SR5 TRD Sport
    3' Lift,BF Goodrich 33' All Terrains, Gear Alloy Off Road Wheels, Dual Flowmaster Exhaust, Chrome Front Grill, Chrome lining all around truck
    thanks man, they hold up perfectly. They are just as strong as when I put them on 6 months ago
     
  4. Apr 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM
    #4
    ivoryaddict

    ivoryaddict Well-Known Member

    Joined:
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    Member:
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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Northern California
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD offroad MGM DCSB
    Custom Headache Rack, BAMF Kick-out sliders with fill plate Level Kit, ARB bumper, Warn Winch Ruff Tuff Digital Camo Seat Covers Fuel 16" Boost Wheels Duratrac 285/75/16 X-tra D-Rings in Bed
    Sweet ride and only one other comment thus far. This place is weird sometimes. Truck looks sweet OP, you have achieved the mean look alright. The powder coating on the wheels looks great.
     
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