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JW's moderate Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by jwhelan, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRD PreRunner, 5100's on all four fronts @ 1.75, AAL, SP performance rotors, hawk pads, 17" FJ Cruiser wheels P/C black, 265/65/17 BFGR Rugged Trails, BHLM , painted grill, blacked out emblems
    Alright short story, I purchased my Taco brand spankin new in March of 05. At the time they were hard to come by and man..did it turn heads as the new body style. It is a silver double cab TRD off road 2WD, I have basically driven the shit out of this thing ( 141,000 ) for almost 5 years now and I have finally decided since it is almost paid for I want to mod it out a little.

    I decided I would start a thread first for suggestions and than the how to's, I am fairly mechanically inclined, but I planned to do as much as I can myself. For starters here is what I'm thinkin......

    Set of 5100's

    New slotted rotors and Hawk pads
    Goodridge SS brake lines
    17" FJ wheels (Satin black)
    BF Goodrich All Terain 265/60/17
    Grill swap upper and lower (Grille Craft) and paint match
    BHLM maybe fogs
    Shorty antenna
    Paint inner lower front bump (black)
    Powder coat rear bumper (black)
    Black out emblems
    Sock Monkey TRD Bedside
    Wether Tec mats
    Piaa wipers
    Alpine HU / system
    Replace the yellowed headlights
    Okole Seat covers
    AFE Pro dry filter

    I'm really looking for a cleaner look, IMO less is sometimes better, its a 2WD so obviously no real serious off roading other than down a flat dirt road to my favorite fishing hole :D...any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Pics on the way.

    JW
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Cant wait to see the pics. :)
     
  3. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Holy shit that's a lot of miles! Mine's a 1999 and I have 137k. Nice list too.
     
  4. Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    Pics! :D
     
  5. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here are few as it sits today, pretty boring stock TRD

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  6. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking something like these...

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  7. Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    Looks good! There's nothing boring about a Tacoma. ;)
     
  8. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRD PreRunner, 5100's on all four fronts @ 1.75, AAL, SP performance rotors, hawk pads, 17" FJ Cruiser wheels P/C black, 265/65/17 BFGR Rugged Trails, BHLM , painted grill, blacked out emblems
    Little bump..I have been reading and reading and searching on hear to determine what type of lift to do on my PreRunner. Great information available but somewhat overwhelming.

    The consensus seems to be 5100's on all four and AAL?

    I was looking at maybe the Toytec Ultimate lift also. I am going with 18" KMC Rockstars (black) with moderate sized tires maybe 265/65/18.

    Any input would be much appreciated.
     
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    I'm in to watch the progress.
     
  10. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Gave it a bath and rubbed in some wax today..

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  11. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Build is back on track, here is my progressive as of today, pics to come.

    - Had a set of 17" Alum FJ wheels powder coated satin black
    - Ordered a set of 5100's from Toytec
    - Ordered a new set slotted SP rotors and Hawk pads.
    - New set of BF Goodrich All Terrains
     
  12. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Wheels done..

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  13. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Billy's showed up today also.....

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  14. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    5100's installed on all four, fronts set at 1.75 and AAL in the rear . Do you think it has to much rake?

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    flightcancled Addicted

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    Camper top with racks, Custom fogs behind lower bumper. Interior LED lighting, Rock Lights, Hella 500s with upraged bulbs behind black billet grill, AAL, Front 5100s
    Looks good to me!
     
  16. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'm assuming the rear will settle down a little. Next up the FJ wheels and some new rubber.
     
  17. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not trying to overkill , I posted this in two other threads, just updating the build.

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  18. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Next up..

    Grillcraft flush mount
    BHLM
    Black out the emblems
    Black front bumper section
    Color match grill frame
     
  19. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Did the BHLM thang...and swapped out the chrome grill with a matched one...

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  20. jwhelan

    jwhelan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Emblems done....

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