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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TOYOTA 09, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    TOYOTA 09

    TOYOTA 09 [OP] Kicking Ass Since 1981

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    Preview 2009 SR5 4x4 MT Black Sand Pearl (Access Cab) SUSPENSION ToyTec 5100 Billstein Coil Overs (3" Lift) Fox 2.0 Remote Res Rear Shocks Total Chaos UCAs Full Dakar Leaf Pack w/Extra AAL TIRES & WHEELS BFG AT KOs 265/75/16 load range E American Rancing AR-23 Wheels Borla CAT back exhaust AFE cold air intake w/custom TRD clear cover Satoshi grill w/Grill Craft insert Hella 500 behind grill lights Rigid Industries Backup lights Interior Custom LEDs and Bed Lights Backup Cam Anytime MOD Leather armrest and rear seat MOD Weathertech floor liners Custom rear gear/dog platform Cobra CB and Garmin GPS Bed Mat UWS low pro tool box with Custom LED lights Diff breather MOD Custom painted engine cover Wet Okole seat covers
    Figured I'd post up a little photographic chronological history of my truck's mods (inspiration credit goes 100% to the members of this site)!!!

    Truck as it sat stock:

    2009 Access Cab (Black Sand Pearl) 4x4 SR5 MT 6spd: [​IMG]

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    First Mod was a UWS tool box..and OEM bed mat:
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    Had the dealer throw in a hitch as part of the deal!
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    Second mods: weather techs and vent visors (sorry no pics of the weather techs yet)

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    added the leather arm rest DIY and a set of wet okoles:

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    Next was a GPS:

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    After reading up on this site i brought her in for the rear leaf and stut TSB: (struts later replaced with a suspension lift)

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    ....then got creative with my engine and fuse box cover:

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    Before:

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    Tried the lamin-x yellow fog film but took it off later...

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    Next came interior LEDs in all map and dome lights, as well as additional cup holder, footwell, and console lights:

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    All wired up to an OEM switch in the dash:

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    Here are some pics of the lights at night:

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    Then a set of aux back up lights as well as bed lights and lights for the tool box:


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    Wired to switches here:

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    Then i added a custom rear platform and leather rear seat back mod: The platform is removable, but i keep it in most of the time to hold my dog, gear, groceries etc...the leather seat back mod was done using the same method as the arm rest:

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    Then came the "poor mans" version of sound deadener from home depot. I could not afford dynamat :) this stuff seems to work pretty good though!

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    Then added the switch on the rearview mirror for the back up cam anytime mod:

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    Then came the satoshi:

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    After the satoshi came hella 500's!!:

    Wired up to another OEM switch:

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    ......after all this it was time to work on the exterior (new wheels and tires):
    BFG 265/75/16 AT's and AE wheels (16's)

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    action shot with my friends first gen:

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    Went with an OME 3 inch lift kit and TC upper control arms. (Alignment is dead on) I do however have a slight vibe coming from the front diff ...got to have the dealer look at that...I am not a very good mechanic, so if anything looks off on this lift, please let me know:

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    also got the front windows tinted, and here are some recent pics of how she sits today! I owe it all the this site! Thanks guys. I hope you enjoyed this thread. feel free to post any questions you may have!

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  2. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    NetDep

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    Amazing work and awesome pics!! The last two, of course, are my favorites!! The dog is certainly ready to hit the trails!! May I ask, what aux backup lights did you use and did you wire them into the reverse only or have an aux switch to use camping, etc? Thanks for sharing your passion!!!
     
  3. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    drtydru

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    Looks great.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    mgiguere20

    mgiguere20 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, nice progress and great looking truck!
     
  5. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    TOYOTA 09

    TOYOTA 09 [OP] Kicking Ass Since 1981

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    Preview 2009 SR5 4x4 MT Black Sand Pearl (Access Cab) SUSPENSION ToyTec 5100 Billstein Coil Overs (3" Lift) Fox 2.0 Remote Res Rear Shocks Total Chaos UCAs Full Dakar Leaf Pack w/Extra AAL TIRES & WHEELS BFG AT KOs 265/75/16 load range E American Rancing AR-23 Wheels Borla CAT back exhaust AFE cold air intake w/custom TRD clear cover Satoshi grill w/Grill Craft insert Hella 500 behind grill lights Rigid Industries Backup lights Interior Custom LEDs and Bed Lights Backup Cam Anytime MOD Leather armrest and rear seat MOD Weathertech floor liners Custom rear gear/dog platform Cobra CB and Garmin GPS Bed Mat UWS low pro tool box with Custom LED lights Diff breather MOD Custom painted engine cover Wet Okole seat covers
    I just bought some 25$ pair from auto zone...they are hard wired to the battery so i can turn them on with NO keys in the ign. The bed lights and tool boxs lights are wired the same. sorry for some fuzzy cell phone pics...if anyone is thinking of doing any of these mods feel free to reach out and i can give some tips....except for installing the lift...my dealer did that.

    PS...the dog is on the down low....she had a head on collision with my brothers lab (both trying to catch a frisbee out of the air...) and she nocked out a tooth!...if you look close, she pops up in quite a few of the above pics :)
     
  6. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco Grill Sergeant Vendor

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    Core-Hurst short throw shifter & T-handle / Carbon Fiber Interior / custom console light / De-badged / leather interior / Heated Front seats / Red Line Hood Struts / Painted speaker grills /one-off TRD Satoshi Grill with 12-15 front-end swap/ Pioneer AVIC-X920BT HU / Scangauge II / Black LED Tails / Dash Mount for iPad mini / Safari Snorkel / Auto-pilot mode / Leer 100XQ Cap / 4x Innovations sliders / Rear Diff Breather Mod / front windows tinted to 35% / Brute Force Fab Hybrid Front Bumper / BAMF Rear Diff Skid / Budbuilt Skids / CBI Trail Master 2.0 rear hybrid bumper / Fox rr coils/ TC UCA's/ TC spindle gussets/ TC Cam Tab gussets / Dakar leafs / Defined Engineering shackles / All pro U bolt flip / Timbren Rear Bumpstops / BAMF LCA skids / Exhaust re-route / Fog Light anytime Mod / LowRange Off Road extended rear brake lines / ATO Shackle Flip / sectioned Bushwhacker flares / re-geared to 4.56 / ARB Front & Rear Locking Diff / ARB CKMA12 compressor / PrInSu full rack system / 1" body lift / Inchworm 4.7 crawlbox / twin stick FJ t-case / Davez off-road triple-stick kit/
    Looking great! Nice job on the grill... :cool:
     
  7. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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  8. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    Kangonia

    Kangonia I'm proficient with both chainsaw and shotgun...

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    Wheels / Tires / DeBadged / Anytime Fog Light / Color-Matched Satoshi (HomerTaco) / WeatherTech Floor liners/ Rear Leaf TSB/ Illegal Tint
    Where did you get the grille badge? Love the interior LED's... Truck looks sick
     
  9. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

    TeamSarcasm Flawless Escalation to the Ludicrous

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    Looks good man
     
  10. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    achirdo I Weld!

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    damn good looking truck! color match grille anytime soon?
     
  11. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    DanglingFury

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    is that a corona in the cupholder? :rolleyes:
     
  12. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    Large

    Large Red

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    I would have sexual intercourse with that.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    misterdmac

    misterdmac Well-Known Member

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    Looking great, man. Is that a machete in the driver's side corner of the tool box? I keep one in the EXACT same spot in mine.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    Jez

    Jez Hittn' easy steet on mud tires

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    Nice work my friend!!

    How did you do your satoshi? I see the box from grillcraft but did you use your oem grill and cut, bondo, paint the lip? Or did the new grill surround come from grillcraft?
     
  15. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    TOYOTA 09

    TOYOTA 09 [OP] Kicking Ass Since 1981

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    Thanks! eBay...
     
  16. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    TOYOTA 09

    TOYOTA 09 [OP] Kicking Ass Since 1981

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    I'm debating...what do you think....the crome kinda goes with my wheels and badges....??
     
  17. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    TOYOTA 09

    TOYOTA 09 [OP] Kicking Ass Since 1981

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    yes...but i was parked (not driving) and working on the truck :)
     
  18. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    TOYOTA 09

    TOYOTA 09 [OP] Kicking Ass Since 1981

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    NICE EYE!!! it is indeed!!
     
  19. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    TOYOTA 09

    TOYOTA 09 [OP] Kicking Ass Since 1981

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    I used my old grille surround....there is a memeber on here named "kipp" i think? i coppied his method buy using some of the plastic pieces from the grille surround that i had to cut out...to fill in the holes....then used bondo on top of that..
     
  20. Dec 6, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    Wow. Very classy. I really like your work.
     
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