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Oliver the Lunar Mist Extendend Cab Build and BS thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Dan8906, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Feb 15, 2017 at 10:28 PM
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    Dan8906

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    I decided to start a build thread mostly to keep track of the things I am doing and get input from some of you guys on here with much more experience and knowledge! Looking to build a truck that can take me on awesome adventures and keep me outdoors camping, fishing, rock climbing, hunting and seeing the beauty in nature. As well as wheeling some trails!


    Background:
    So a little back ground on the truck, its a 2004 Extended cab 4x4 SR5 TRD Off-Road and I picked it up in may 2016. I gave it the name Oliver for no rhyme or reason. It was completely stock with with 50k on it from the original owner(an older lady that was retiring and moving out of state) for $17K. I think that is a steal just based on the condition and miles on it.

    How it sits Right now
    (June 2021)
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    (August 2020):

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    (August 2018):
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    Suspension:
    • 2.5 ADS Extended Travel Coilovers with clicker compression
    • Icon tubular UCA
    • 2.0 Bilstein 5125 extended travel shocks
    • Custom Alcan leafs. 3.5" lift with +600lb
    • 3 degree shims
    • OME HD greasable shackles
    • DuroBumpStops front and rear
    • All Pro rear axle relocation plates
    Armor:
    • All-Pro Apex front bumper
    • All-Pro IFS skid
    • All-Pro transmission skid
    • CBI sliders with kick out
    • NW Trail Innovation rear bumper w/ wrap around sides.
    • 4xinnovation swing out
    • CBI frame reinforcements
    • Marlin Crawler E-locker motor skid
    Wheels/Tires:
    • Cooper ST Maxx 295/70/17
    • 17" ProComp 1069 wheels
    • 1.25" Spidertrax wheel spacers
    • Tundra Brake upgrade (12/2017
    • Nitro 4.88 gears
    Lighting:
    • BI-XENON: MORIMOTO MINI D2S STAGE III with Apollo 3.0 shrouds and 80mm XSB halos
    • 30” light bar
    • (2) 4” pods as fogs
    • (2) 4" square flush mount rear lights. Cheapos
    Interior:
    • Pioneer Avh-390bs with rear back up camera.
    • Blue sea dual usb replacement for cig lighter.
    • Scion TC bucket seats.
    • Scan gauge II
    Communication:
    • Uniden Pro510XL
    • Firestik 3ft
    • 18ft Coaxial Cable
    Recovery:
    • Smittybilt 10k X2O W/ synthetic rope
    • Rhino USA 30’ Recovery strap
    • Rhino USA D ring Shackles
    • TGL 8’ tree saver
    • Factor55 Ultrahook
    • Smittybilt 30’ kinetic 1” rope
    • Hi lift Jack extreme
    Misc:
    • Eaton front Elocker
    • ARB Twin compressor
    • ARB snorkel
    • Raptor grill
    • Grey wire mod
    • Rear diff breather relocation
    • CB drop kit
    • Windshield wiper tank relocation
    • Redline tuning hood struts
    • Blue sea fuse block
    • CS144 alternator
    • Big 3 wire upgrade (2 gauge wire)
    • Tru cool transmission cooler
    Trail Spares
    • Stock alternator
    • (2) oem cv axles
    • (2) u bolts
    • (2) inner tie rods
    • (2) outer tie rods
    • (2) lower ball Joints
    • Colby valve stems
    • Misc bolts/nuts
    Fluids:
    Im currently working on:


    Things on the wishlist:

    • Rear shock relocation W/ new shocks(ADS 10” resi)
    • Cam tab gussets (from marlin)
    • plenty of other small things lol
    • Ham radio-kenwood tm-d710ga
     
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  2. Feb 16, 2017 at 11:15 PM
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    Dan8906

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  3. Feb 16, 2017 at 11:36 PM
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    Sub, everything about this truck looks very familiar! :D
     
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  4. Feb 17, 2017 at 6:23 AM
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    Hoping I can get my truck looking as good as yours! You got a lot of the things on my wish list.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2017 at 7:08 AM
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    Thanks, long process and so much more to go! Are you manual or auto? Why do you want to go to 4.30 gear ratio?
     
  6. Feb 17, 2017 at 7:14 AM
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    Im auto, but if I bump to 33's I feel like 4.30 would make a big difference over the stock 4.10. When I drove my cousins first gen on 33's it felt a little gutless compared to my truck on stock size tires.
     
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  7. Mar 1, 2017 at 7:35 AM
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    So got the lights on the truck, took for ever. I didnt get to wire the halos in as it was getting really late. Overall, the retrofit was a PIA! Id buy a complete built pair next time. Im pretty sure I have to reseal them better as there was moisture in there after all said and done. Also you can see I broke the tabs so Just on that side I had to use wire around the halos.
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  8. Mar 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM
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    Hoping to get my suspension on this weekend, had a few guys on TW doing a mod day that said they would give a hand!

    I'm hoping to also knock out the wiring for my halos as well. Looking for a good place to grab power without having to splice into factory lights.

    Also took advantage of the TW GB for the Redline Quiklift hood struts, should be coming in at the end of this week or early next. Been looking at getting a set so I'm definitely happy to get the 25% off.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2017 at 11:07 PM
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    IMG_6018.jpg Suspension is on! Took about 12 hours to install with the help from some other local TW members. Couldn't have done it without them! But I'm very happy with the outcome and the ride.

    Diff drop didn't make it on nor did the greasable shackle bolts. But both should be easy installs. So those will be next.

    Followed by redline tuning quicklift hood struts and some maintenance (belts and fluids)IMG_6014.jpgIMG_6011.jpg
     
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  10. Mar 15, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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    Loving these longer days! Got home from work and decided to throw my redline hood struts on. Really easy install. Wanted to do this before I did my belts to get the hood rod out of the way. (Not to mention I'm having trouble finding the correct lengths of belts so I'm not entirely sure I have the right ones) IMG_6025.jpgIMG_6024.jpg
     
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  11. Mar 17, 2017 at 7:34 PM
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    Got some stuff done today, new P/S, AC and alternator belts. Went with Kevlar Gates. Also got a phone holder from Amazon. I'll grab some pictures next time I'm in the truck.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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    Got the halos to my retros wired, didn't get around to the switchbacks but that shouldn't take long once I get to it.

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  13. Mar 19, 2017 at 5:32 PM
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    So I was finishing up the wiring to my switchback halos and popped the lenses off the corner light. No big deal I thought, I have extra sealant from my retrofit. So I slapped some on threw in the oven at 250 for 8 minutes just like the headlights. Well, the are not like the headlights lol. Safe to say I have already ordered another pair.IMG_6034.jpg
     
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  14. Mar 20, 2017 at 10:03 AM
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    Replaced the corner light that I broke the other day, got it with black trim to force myself to paint the grill black. Also got some Trinova plastic and trim restorer. Worked great, no the real question is how long will it last. IMG_6051.jpgIMG_6064.jpgIMG_6063.jpg
     
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  16. Mar 29, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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    That'll look nice when you do the whole thing
     
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  17. Mar 29, 2017 at 10:18 PM
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    Hope so, when is the next meet up?
     
  18. Mar 30, 2017 at 10:14 AM
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    No clue. Maybe @Tee Arghhhhhh Dee should set up another one? :spy:


    ...if @batshitcrazy is ok with it, that is :stirthepot:
     
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