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My Build is Almost Done!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by RearViewMirror, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror [OP] Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    That sounds weird to say but all I need now is a new rear bumper and I "think" I'm done.

    EDIT^^^ Quite possibly one of the dumber things that I have posted lol.


    Build So Far:

    16x9 KMC XD Enduro (Matte Black) Wheels
    Fierce MT Tires
    HID Light Kit
    N-Fab Light Bar with 4 PIAA 520 Lights
    Debadged all the way around
    "The North Face" Badged
    "Rhino-Lined" Front Grill & Lower Valance
    Shortened Factory Radio Antenna to 12"
    Smittybilt Receiver Hitch D-Ring with 3/4-Inch Shackle for 2-Inch Receivers
    Dee Zee DZ86964 Heavyweight Bed Mat
    BlendMount Escort Radar Detector Rear View Mirror Mount
    Escort S3 Radar Detector
    K&N 33-2281 High Performance Replacement Air Filter
    Garmin nüvi 2797LMT 7-Inch Portable Bluetooth Vehicle GPS
    Extang 2905 BlackMax Tonneau Cover
    Black Head Light Mod
    Anzo 311042 Toyota Tacoma Black LED Tail Light Assembly
    Shortened Exhaust Pipe to downturn over rear axle
    UltraGauge OBDII Scanner
    Nokya "Hyper Yellow" Fog Lights
    Stainless Steel Shift Knob
    Tailgate Lock Mod
    886 Back Up Light Mod
    Rhino Lined Rear Factory Bumper

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    Future Mods:

    Maybe Bilstein 5100 Shocks... Haven't decided on that yet

    Edited as more mods are completed

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    Rhino Lined Grill, Lower Valance, and inside of the Headlights

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    4 PIAA 520 Lights Wired to the High Beam Circuit Mounted on a N-Fab Light Bar

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    BLHM matched to the Grill and Lower Valance

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    Anzo Black Tail Lights

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    Exhaust shortened to downturn over rear axle.

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    "The North Face" Emblems on each front finder

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    Nokya "Hyper Yellow" Fog Lights

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    Ultra-Gauge OBDII Scanner

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    Cut out notch for Garmin Power Cable and Traffic Sensor so the Radio sits flush in the dash

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    Custom Made Headrest Mount for Tablet
    Instructions Here


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    Stainless Steel Shift Knob

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    Tailgate Lock Mod


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    886 Rear Back Up Light Mod


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  2. TRD6Speed

    TRD6Speed senior member

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    NIce looking rig bro........tell me do you get equal light output fromt the Anzo headlights compared to stock?

    Took a while but one of my BHLM lights is foggy and im gonna scrap them soon and either buy some new smoked from the factory or go with something like the Anzos.
     
  3. RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror [OP] Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Thanks

    As far as the lights go I'll let you know tonight. Just put them in about 2 hrs ago.

    What my truck has looked like for the last 3 days ;)

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  4. RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror [OP] Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Short answer.... No.

    Longer answer... Let me preface this with the light pattern is different. I was going to take a picture last night but I was too fucking tired after spending 2 hrs getting the lights adjusted. I don't know if it is the way these lights are or I just got a weird set but the reflector turns the beam into a triangle pattern. Getting the lights set up just right was a fucking bitch and they still aren't like I want them. They work good just not as good as the factory. It seems the reflector "condenses" the light pattern into two distinct patterns instead of the more stock "flood" pattern.
    I'm doing the BHLM right now and I think I'll just keep these in storage in case the BHLM happens to fuck up down the road.

    So in summary. They are good lights. They are a complete BITCH to set up. And they have a unusual light pattern (at least mine do).
     
  5. TRD6Speed

    TRD6Speed senior member

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    Thanks for the feedback......I was afraid of that.

    Truck looks sick though....maybe down the line we both get retros done :D
     
  6. Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    Looks good!
     
  7. RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror [OP] Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    No problem. I don't regret buying them. Like I said, if my BHLM goes to shit somewhere down the road then I'll at least have a back up. $200 insurance lol

    Thank you!

    BHLM Done!!! Took most of the day but they turned out good. Now to let them cure overnight.

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  8. rbeezy

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    Have you thought about going with a bigger tire? Or would it rub with those wheels? Btw... Looks good!!
     
  9. RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror [OP] Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Thanks

    I did think about it but I really didn't want to do a lift and I kind of like how it sits right now.
     
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    Justus resident Apple Pie Monster

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    no, no its not..............trust me.

    I thought I was done, and I was for about 2yrs, but I just dropped almost 7 grand into it and the ONLY thing u will see without crawling under the truck or popping the hood will be a simple n fab tire carrier.
     
  11. RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror [OP] Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Oh believe me.... thanks to you guys, I know it probably isn't even close to being done;)
     
  12. skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    Oh to be done... I don't think that will really ever happen, for anyone.
    Truck looks good so far though!!:D
     
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    Ya I don't wana do a lift either
     
  14. TRD6Speed

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    You guys can run 265s with no lift.....no issues. I was gonna ask about those. Not that they look small or bad. I was just a little surprised you chose that size.

    BHLM turned out nice.......heres hoping they dont fog! mine is pissing me off......oh well.....saving cash for some stock smoked or retros(retros if I hit the lottery).
     
  15. RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror [OP] Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    There are actually 2 reasons that I decided on that tire and that was really what started all my mods on the truck honestly. I had a nail in the stock rear tire and it was close to the sidewall. The tire shop I use (really good guys by the way) said it would probably hold but they couldn't guarantee it would. My stock tires were wearing and I didn't want one new tire and 3 old ones. So I ended up with these.

    The reasons I chose this size was:

    1 - I didn't want the speedo to be changed. Not that, that is a big deal.

    2 - I had bought these a few months before http://www.amazon.com/Thule-XG12-Pro-Crossover-265/dp/B002LF47MO/ref=au_pf_ss_2?ie=UTF8&Make=Toyota%7C76&Model=Tacoma%7C1037&Year=2011%7C2011&carId=001&n=15684181&s=automotive. That is what really made up my mind. Since mine is a PreRunner and I don't have the option of not showing up to work. I know, I know... I should have bought a 4WD but I just don't use it enough to justify the extra cost. My truck is a "Poser" lol


    Yeah... Only time will tell. I couldn't wait and put them on the truck last night. They really are better then the aftermarket ones (as much as I hate to say it). Oh well... Like I said, I'll keep the Anzo's just in case because they aren't bad.

    Oh... And these are nice! Here
     
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    Nice looking rig man, but yeah you are never done. :laugh:
     
  17. RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror [OP] Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Thanks!

    Yeah... I thought of a few more (damnit):laugh:
     
  18. RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror [OP] Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Thank you!
     
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    MillerTRD Hayden Miller

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    Where could I find some retro headlights! And I see everybody talking about them bc they have a hola/led look to them! Heard they were expensive? Are they worth it? Do they take away from your overal light output? Thanks for anyone who has some answers
     
  20. RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror [OP] Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    They are damn expensive though.
     
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