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JW's moderate Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by jwhelan, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Sep 25, 2009 at 9:13 PM
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    jwhelan

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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. Sep 25, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Cant wait to see the pics. :)
     
  3. Sep 26, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    Incognito

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  4. Sep 26, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    jwhelan

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

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  5. Sep 26, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    jwhelan

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    I was thinking something like these...

    Gloss

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    Flat

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  6. Sep 26, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    Incognito

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    Looks good! There's nothing boring about a Tacoma. ;)
     
  7. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    jwhelan

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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.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    I'm in to watch the progress.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    Gave it a bath and rubbed in some wax today..

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  10. Feb 25, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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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
     
  11. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    Wheels done..

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  12. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    Billy's showed up today also.....

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  13. Mar 8, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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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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  14. Mar 8, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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    Looks good to me!
     
  15. Mar 8, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    Thanks, I'm assuming the rear will settle down a little. Next up the FJ wheels and some new rubber.
     
  16. Mar 12, 2010 at 5:36 AM
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    Not trying to overkill , I posted this in two other threads, just updating the build.

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  17. Mar 12, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    Next up..

    Grillcraft flush mount
    BHLM
    Black out the emblems
    Black front bumper section
    Color match grill frame
     
  18. Apr 2, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    jwhelan

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

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  19. Apr 4, 2010 at 5:22 AM
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    Emblems done....

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  20. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    Looking very nice! awesome truck. I really love the roof rack. I can't wait to put mine on.
     
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