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Rob's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by RobK, Mar 2, 2009.

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New Tires or Tonneau Cover

  1. Tires

    89 vote(s)
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  2. Tonneau

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  1. Mar 2, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    RobK

    RobK [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRD offroad/racing Intake, pioneer bluetooth headunit, wetsuit seat covers, weathertech floorliners, Bully side step bars, tailgate security mod, rear aux halogen lights, BHLM, Upper and Lower Grillcraft Grills, Relocated Horns, Mag-lite mounts, pop lock, truxedo tonneau, PUTCO window visors, spidertraxspacers f&r, , bilstein 5100s set @ 0 with stock coils in front and TSB AAL in rear w/ 5100s .
    Hi All,
    I am new here, but I have been reading your threads for quite some time now to get reviews and some insight on upgrades and such. I wanted to post what I have done so far to my truck and put a few ideas I have for the future out there for some opinions.
    As of today:
    2007 White (dirty right now) SR5 4x4 Double Cab short Bed
    -TRD intake
    -Bully side bars
    -Wetsuit seat covers
    -Weathertech floorliners (a must if you plan on actually using your truck)
    -Custom Front license plate mount. (I couldn't bare to drill into my new bumper)
    - Pioneer DEH-P7000BT HeadUnit (works flawlessly with my BlackBerry for music and phone calls via Bluetooth)
    - Hitch Safe (allows me to lock a spare key in the hitch. definitely worth it)

    Some possible future upgrades:
    - Grill:
    http://grillcraft.com/applications/2008_Toyota_Tacoma.aspx/1|7/411/
    -headlight hid kit:
    http://www.retrosolutionsllc.com/servlet/the-173/DIGITAL-HID-XENON-CONVERSION/Detail
    - fog light HID kit:
    http://www.retrosolutionsllc.com/servlet/the-156/DIGITAL-HID-XENON-CONVERSION/Detail

    - wheels: Im open for all suggestions, as long as the wheels are black.
    http://superbuytires.com/KMC/XD 775 Rockstar B/

    - Tires: I had AT revos on my last suv and loved them. I will most likely buy them again.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Keep us updated.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    RobK

    RobK [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRD offroad/racing Intake, pioneer bluetooth headunit, wetsuit seat covers, weathertech floorliners, Bully side step bars, tailgate security mod, rear aux halogen lights, BHLM, Upper and Lower Grillcraft Grills, Relocated Horns, Mag-lite mounts, pop lock, truxedo tonneau, PUTCO window visors, spidertraxspacers f&r, , bilstein 5100s set @ 0 with stock coils in front and TSB AAL in rear w/ 5100s .
    I took advantage of this nice weather and decided to work on the truck. Last night I painted the engine cover. Today I started the BHLM, installed some front and rear halogen lights, and did a little cleanup.
    check my profile for pics.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    RobK

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    Completed the BHLM. Check profile for pics.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    RobK

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  6. Mar 10, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Looks great! Nice job!
     
  7. Mar 11, 2009 at 3:31 AM
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    longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    Toy-tec Coil over lift, Eibach 700 lb springs, Sway bar relocate, Total Chaos UCA's, Moto metal wheels, BFG mudterrians, HID, custom 3 piece grill, Highlift jack w/custom mount, Highlift jack cover, bed matt, de-badged 100%, storage box lock mod, using defrost w/o AC mod, short antenna mod, horn re-locate, Tire Gate flat spare tire mount, engine cover painted, bed light (1) mod, wreck bar carrier, Blue Sea 5026 fuse block, center console outlet, flash light mod, Blue Sea inline fuse, Shrockworks sliders, All-Pro front bumper, Piaa 510 driving lights, Warn shackles front, Kennesaw rear bumper, "Tag Boltz" plate lights, Warn shackles rear, Warn M8000 winch, devil horns, BHLM, weathech liners front and rear.....T.W. sticker of course. Custom Sock bed decal for Michele
    Great looking ride, nice job!!
     
  8. Mar 30, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    RobK

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    I had the Rear TSB Performed and love the difference in ride. Night and Day. Grillcraft upper and lower grills are on their way. Also waiting for window visors and eyebrows for headlights. After that, I will most likely powder coat my rims black and hopefully get rid of these horrible stock dunlops.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2009 at 5:11 AM
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    Burns

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    Truck looks good so far man! :thumbsup:
     
  10. Apr 3, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    RobK

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    Just finished installing the upper mesh grillcraft grill. Lower one will be tomorrow's project.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 3, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    Bilstein 5100s at 2.5" and Toytec 1.5" AAL Eagle Alloy 063 Wheels on 285/60/18 Cooper Zeon LTZ tires Alpine iDA-X305 Head Unit MB Quart DKD 116 Discus-Line 6.5" Front Speakers (Baffles by Marv) Alpine 6-Disk CD Changer Toyota All-Weather Floor Mats Kobalt Low-Profile Toolbox 13" Wicked Flow Muffler w/ Chrome Tip
    keep up the good work man
     
  12. Apr 4, 2009 at 1:22 PM
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    RobK

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    Upper and Lower Grills Installed. Managed to install lower grill without removing bumper. Also relocated the horns. Mounted them between the upper and lower grill on the center bracket that the upper grill locates into.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. May 3, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    BravoZulu469

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    does relocating the horns do anything sound wise or just simply moves them out of the way so you can complete the mod?
     
  14. May 11, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    RobK

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    Its just to move them so you don't see them through the grill. Mine did sound a little different and I adjusted the bracket a bit and it sounded normal.
     
  15. May 18, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    RobK

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    Just installed 285/75R16 Bridgestone Dueler AT Revos. A little rubbing on the UCA's so spidertrax 1.25" spacers are on the way. I will post pics when everything is finished.
     
  16. May 18, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    im selling my Tcover if you are interested?
     
  17. May 27, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    RobK

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    no thanks
     
  18. May 28, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    Rangerpeterson

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    Tires are more fun to play with....
     
  19. May 28, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Any chance you can post some pics of the customer front license plate mount? I see it on the truck, but what does it look like by itself? I want a front plate, but I don't want to drill into my bumper either. (Fortunately AL doesn't REQUIRE a front plate.)

    Nice looking truck.
     
  20. May 28, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    RobK

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    Thanks. I am probably going to replace it with something a little more sturdy in the near future. Right now it is a piece of 4" aluminum sheet metal that I bent up and it mounts to the front upper lip of the skid plate.
     
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