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Operation Lexus Land Cruiser Prado - A Bubbles Joint

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Bubbles, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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    Bubbles

    Bubbles [OP] Liquor and Whores

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    Welp. I bought me a Lexus GX470 after giving up on finding a decent mileage LC100/LX470.

    In doing research the GX470 is called the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 120 Series in the rest of the world, so its a baby Land Cruiser. Toyota takes that name seriously so anything that has it is built better than anything else they make. The major differences are the luxury items, different front end, the Lexus got the 4.7L V8 and has rear air suspension. Otherwise its a Prado, even has the third row like its big brother the Land Cruiser 100 series.

    I really lucked out apparently as the one I got is a unicorn in the GX world. It's a sport package which means dark surround headlights and fog lights, black wood trim, KDSS and its a non navigation model.

    Follow along while I turn this female owned, only serviced at the dealer, soccer mom mobile into the baby land cruiser that it is under the frilly Lexus surface.

    I didn't take any pictures of it when I first bought it but this was before the modding really started. At this point the only things I did to it was have the windows tinted with the new 3M Ceramic IR, which is easily just as good as the Crystalline but much cheaper.

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  2. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:36 AM
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    Bubbles [OP] Liquor and Whores

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    Next up those stock wheels and highway Michelin's had to go!

    The wheels are the insanely fkin rare TRD "Rock Warrior" forged faux bead lock wheels in 6 lug, originally intended for certain 4Runners. They're a VIN locked part and no I can't help you score a set. I have had mine sitting in my garage new in the boxes for a long time and thankfully I have a full set of 5. Anyways I got em setup with some 255/75R17 BFGoodrich KM3's. Something about the tall and skinny's appeals to me.

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  3. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:44 AM
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    Bubbles [OP] Liquor and Whores

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    This as you can imagine led to some rubbing so next up was lifting it. With the help of my pal @ahspurlock and color commentary by @ThaiChillyTaco an OME lift was installed along with a metaltech rear coil conversion to ditch the rear airbags. Looks much better with the lift!

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  4. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:49 AM
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    Bubbles [OP] Liquor and Whores

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    Next up involved some cutting... Went over to visit my pal @ahspurlock again and this time got the factory 6k lb tow hitch installed so I can move my boat around again. Then we cut some holes in it, and took off the factory running boards and trimmed some plastics to assist with looks and work on alleviating some rubbing. Amazing how ditching the OEM running boards makes it look so much taller.

    #SNORKELSQUAD

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  5. Mar 26, 2020 at 7:13 AM
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  6. Mar 26, 2020 at 7:21 AM
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    Let's see some interior pics!
     
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  7. Mar 26, 2020 at 7:23 AM
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    Bubbles [OP] Liquor and Whores

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    I'll get some today
     
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  8. Mar 29, 2020 at 8:01 AM
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    ThaiChillyTaco David aka Chilly aka Booty Freak

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    With the snorkel on you can barrel thru down town Charleston when it floods :mudding:
     
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  9. Mar 29, 2020 at 8:43 AM
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    Bubbles [OP] Liquor and Whores

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    Thats the plan! Get a winch bumper and pull morons out for $100.
     
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  10. Mar 30, 2020 at 6:23 AM
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  11. Apr 8, 2020 at 2:58 PM
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    Bubbles [OP] Liquor and Whores

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    She dirty.

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