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Redcbs' Black and Brown Build (2011 Pyrite Mica)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by redcbs, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Jun 9, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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    redcbs

    redcbs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Full 3" OME Lift, Sport Shocks with top plate spacers and 885 coils, Light Racing UCA, Sport shocks and Dakar leaf springs, Avid Light bar, Avid Step rails, Grillcraft grille with 70's Land Cruiser emblem, custom vinyl stickers, window tint, selective debadging, fog light anytime mod
    Decided to add to the build threads and detail out what I've done so far and what I have left to do. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Hope you enjoy!

    Structural:
    -3" OME lift
    --885X and Sport shocks with 1/4" spacers and OME trim packer
    --Full Dakars and Sport shocks in the back
    --LR UCA's
    --Sway Bar relocates and CB drop
    --Extended SS brake lines from OCTaco
    -Black Rock wheels wrapped in 275/70/R17 BFG T/A KO's

    Exterior:
    -Avid Light Bar powdercoated black
    -Avid Step Rails powdercoated black
    -RuggedT custom decals
    -LightForce Striker 170s with Yellow Combo Lenses
    -Meshcraft grill with 70's era Land Cruiser emblem
    -Fog Light Anytime
    -Yellow fog bulbs
    -Blacked out tail lamps
    -Debadged and Plastidipped emblems
    -Plastidipped grill surround
    -Plastidipped back bumper
    -Front window tint
    -Pop'n'lock tailgate
    -Trifold Hard "Soft" top

    Interior:
    -Nothing, for now...

    Wishlist/Possible future projects:
    -Weathertech mats
    -New stereo and speakers?? :confused:
    -HID headlight replacements?? :confused:

    On to the pictures....:D

    Most recent shot:

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    Day I bought it in March of 2011:

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    Someone decided to use my truck as a bumper to pull into a parking spot. $1400 in damage.

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    The modding begins!

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    The first cut, and the mod bug bit hard

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    Added a late 70's Land Cruiser Emblem

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    A perk of working for Michelin, 4 x 275/70/R17 BFG T/A KO delivered to the house :D

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    New wheels, Matte Black 17" Black Rocks

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    Got them mounted

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    Front windows tinted to match the factory privacy glass

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    More presents! Full OME 885 with Dakars

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    Old vs. New

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    3" lift installed

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    Avid bar's delivered

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    And powdercoated

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    Very happy with the fitment. Still need to figure out which offroad lights to use...

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    Got the truck re-aligned to increase clearance off the back of the wheel well. Worked with the Tech to help him understand how the adjustable LR UCA's worked. Now only rub in reverse on those silly plastic knobs on the front of the wheel well. They'll be removed soon.

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    Received my custom decals from RuggedT. Turned out great!

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    Plasti-dipped the emblems.

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    The chrome in the brake lights was bothering me. I was originally going to tint them but read too many bad things about people getting sued when they got rear ended and such. Found these and am pretty happy with the result.

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    Just as bright (left is new, right is stock)

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    Comparison

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    Final Result

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    Some shots of the product thus far

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    Thanks for taking a look! Hope you've enjoyed it!
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013
  2. Jun 9, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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    Robotoco

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    love the color and mods every nice tocoma
     
  3. Jun 9, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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    w00dy

    w00dy Hey Now!

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    Real clean look you have going here! Well done thus far
     
  4. Jun 9, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    redcbs

    redcbs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Full 3" OME Lift, Sport Shocks with top plate spacers and 885 coils, Light Racing UCA, Sport shocks and Dakar leaf springs, Avid Light bar, Avid Step rails, Grillcraft grille with 70's Land Cruiser emblem, custom vinyl stickers, window tint, selective debadging, fog light anytime mod
    Thanks!

    Thanks woody, that's exactly what I am going for.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    1sttaco11

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    Fox 2.0 coil overs, ToyTec add-a-leaf, debadged, Marathon seatcovers, antennax stubby, Ted Nugent spear chucker sticker, American Outlaw wheels, 265/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler MTR's, Relentless bed bars, cargo basket, painted grille emblem, painted engine cover, flowmaster original 40 dumped at the axle.
    truck looks great man, love pyrite mica (mostly since i own a 11 pyrite mica myself). any vibes or issues after the lift? just curious, i'm looking for some intel before i pull the trigger on a lift for myself.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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    redcbs

    redcbs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, no real issues. I have a slight vibe at takeoff and around 60mph. Three of my friends drove it and didn't recognize anything. I barely notice it. 110% happy with the lift and ride.
     
  7. Jun 10, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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    TooSense

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    Nice Tacoma, where did they hit you because i dont see it in later pics?? and did you buy the taillights like that?
     
  8. Jun 10, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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    Faryota

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    Very Nice for some reason I like the colors!!!!
     
  9. Jun 10, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    Cmurder

    Cmurder 2011 TX TRD Offroad

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    nothing cool
    If those chrome tail lights were bothering you then that chrome grille surround must drive you crazy. Color combo is awesome. Very military special ops looking.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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    alegav

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    looking good, love all the mods!! Question, how's the plasti dipped emblems holding up? Have they started turning colors yet? Oh and how man coats did you do?
     
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  11. Jun 11, 2013 at 2:47 AM
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    redcbs

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    Thanks!

    They hit me just in front of the rear bumper on the drivers side and drug forward till they contacted the cab, denting the corner. They took paint off down to the metal, buckled the side of the bed along the wheel well underneath the fender flare, etc. It was a surprising amount of damage considering the truck was parked. Got it all repaired under south Carolina's uninsured motorist clause. Happened right before I started making mods to the truck.

    Yes, I bought the taillights as they look. Just put them on Sunday. Think anyone would want to buy the stock ones??
     
  12. Jun 11, 2013 at 2:55 AM
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    Ty!
     
  13. Jun 11, 2013 at 2:59 AM
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    Words cannot describe. I've been out of town or out of the country on business the last couple weekends and haven't had the chance to take care of it. Grill surround and bumper will be dipped. The only "shiny" on the truck will be the reverse lights, headlights, and the outline of Toyota on the grill emblem.

    Thanks for the compliments. Never thought of it that way but now that you mention it, it does kinda have that look ;)
     
  14. Jun 11, 2013 at 3:21 AM
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    Thanks! I can't speak for longevity yet, as I've only had them on for a couple weeks. However, they've held up in all the rain and me washing it. Color is perfect. Sits in the sun during the week at work. I did three coats ten minutes apart and waited an hour for it to dry. Honestly, it was so easy and cheap to do and looks so clean that I'll do it every three months if I have to. I don't remember seeing an illustrative write up on tw. I found one on another forum. Maybe I'll try and write one up soon.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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    Awesome!!! I plasti dipped a set of wheels on my previous vehicle. They started turning orange and my guess was the brake dust setting on the plasti-dip. Lasted a solid 8 months before that started happening which is nice. I think I am going to dip my emblems this weekend :)
     
  16. Jun 12, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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    So I tried my back Toyota and Tacoma emblems yesterday. I forgot I SUCK at anything with a rattle can. haha I sprayed it on way to thick and I have a few runs on the letters, looks "OK" but I will end up redoing it.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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    Clean Ride !!!!!:oldglory:
     
  18. Jun 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    The joy of plastidip: No consequences for "messing up." :D I had success by doing a light first coat with only 2 passes perpendicular to the letters and one pass angled up and then down to catch the insides of the letters. Subsequent coats were heavier. My "V6" bubbled a little but that's me being ocd. Very happy with the finish.

    Good luck, let me know when you post pics of the results! :cheers:
     
  19. Jun 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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    alegav

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    Will do, Thanks for the help! I appreciate it
     
  20. Jun 14, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    jeremy1ns

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    None yet, but its about to get rolling.
    Good work bro. I love the black on the pyrite. Ive got to finish plasti dipping my badges too.
     
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