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Rugged Trail Correction Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by James08, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Jul 19, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    James08

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    I bought an 08 Black Sand Pearl TRD Off Road Rugged Trail Edition May 18th of 09, and even though I really like the truck there is a couple things that I think Toyota missed on.

    So, here is what I'm working on:

    BSP grill surround- Completed 8/7/09
    Black Emblems- Completed 7/25/09
    Black rear bumper- Completed 7/25/09
    BSP TRD Skid Plate- Completed 7/22/09
    BSP Eyelids- Completed 8/7/09
    BSP BHLM- Completed 7/22/09
    Tinted windows- Completed 5/19/09
    PA15-TOY iPOD adapter- Completed 5/27/09
    Upper and Lower Grillcrafts- Completed 8/7/09
    HIDs- Completed 7/18/09
    Nightshades Tails- Competed 7/18/09

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    I thought it would be helpful if I also posted a parts list with a price talley:

    Rear Bumper (ebay)- $152.50
    T-Rex Eyelids (ebay)- $49.80
    Tinted windows (local)- $86
    PA15-TOY iPOD adapter- $137.70
    Upper and Lower Grillcrafts (Truck Alterations)- $226
    HIDs (DDM Tuning)- $168.34
    Nightshades Tails (Modern Performance)- $34.28
    3 Black Sand Pearl Rattle Cans (ebay)- $57.80
    2 Rattle Primer (Walmart)
    Rubbing Alcohol (Walmart)
    Trim Adhesive (Walmart)
    Fishing Line (Walmart)
    Paint Thinner (Walmart)
    Various Grit Wet/Dry Sandpaper (Walmart)- total $35.56
    2 Rattle Clear Coat (Advance Auto)
    1 Rattle Adhesion Promoter (Advance Auto)
    Goo Gone (Advance Auto)**get from Walmart instead**
    Clear Epoxy (Advance Auto)- total $29.54
    Detailer Spray (O'Reilly)
    Rubbing Compound (O'Reilly)
    Compound Applicator (O'Reilly)
    Micro Cloths (O'Reilly)- total $23.12
    Sold the Chome bumper (ebay)- 175.00

    Total as of 7/20/09 $825.64.....
     
  2. Jul 19, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    James08

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  3. Jul 19, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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  4. Jul 19, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    I have everything else purchased, and I'm waiting on everything else to be shipped. As I get other stuff in I'll post up the progess.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    moto932

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    lookin good!
     
  6. Jul 19, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    You still have the dealer sticker on your truck?? :eek:

    Other than that, nice truck :D
     
  7. Jul 19, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    derekabraham

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    Very cool. :D
     
  8. Jul 19, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    Yeah, that is coming off when I black out the emblems....

    Thanks for the comments guys. I'll keep updating as I get more of the parts in.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    Nice lookin truck. those mods will make it look so much better though
     
  10. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    I got the BHLM started tonight. I got everything off the truck, apart, and the sanding, priming and a couple coats of black on the inside of the headlights. It was pretty easy to get everything apart following the directions on this site, and I would have gotten it completely painted if I hadn't ran out of daylight.

    I also pulled the skid plate off tonight. I should be able to get everything painted by the end of the week so that I'm putting everything back together Saturday morning. If I had my grillcrafts in I would paint my grill surround and get those in Saturday morning, but I haven't heard anything yet. I'll post some pics tomorrow when I'm done painting.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    Tint on front windows. Dnx7120 kenwood. Rear tsb springs. Wet okoles seat covers UWS truck box Weathertech floor mats TSB floor mat hook grommets Satoshi grill AFE drop in filter Fumoto drain valve Bed mat
    great job:D
     
  12. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    Looks great. Did you change your tires?
     
  13. Jul 22, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    The Dunlops were on the truck when I bought it from the dealership. If those aren't the stock rubber the dealership must have changed them.


    So I'm taking the morning off to finish the BHLM, and so on my way out of the condo to start painting again I f'ng drop the housings..... I broke a small piece off one of them, and put a pretty good crack in the other one. I don't think the small piece is important, and I should be able to paint the crack to the point where it is barely noticable. I guess that is what I get for trying to do stuff first thing in the morning.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2009 at 5:42 AM
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    I also pulled the skid plate off tonight. I should be able to get everything painted by the end of the week so that I'm putting everything back together Saturday morning. If I had my grillcrafts in I would paint my grill surround and get those in Saturday morning, but I haven't heard anything yet. I'll post some pics tomorrow when I'm done painting.[/QUOTE]

    Looking forword to pics of the grill surround with the upper and lower grills installed. Your truck is very nice, and you're right, what you are doing should have come fron the factory!

    Let us know how much work you put into the grill. Several people on here are thinking of painting but are worried how the paint will hold up over the chrome.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2009 at 6:31 AM
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    I thought the rugged trails were supposed to come with BFG rugged trail tires.

    Sorry to hear about your drop, hope it all works out.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    Here is some update pics. I'm probably going to end up taking the entire day off so I can just get this project done. I'm pretty dissappointed with the drop. The pics show the details. Hopefully it won't stand out when I get them in the headlights. I guess I should have bought the extra headlights and grill.....

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  17. Jul 22, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    Progress....

    I'm going to put these in after I go to lunch with our Director of Marketing. I think the skid plate will be dry by the time I get the front end back together, and then I'll be finished for the day. I think I'll do the emblems this weekend while my girlfriend is spending the day with the girls. I'm not going to do the grill surround until I get my grillcrafts in from Truck Alterations.

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  18. Jul 22, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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  19. Jul 22, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    I'm done for the day!!! I'm headed to the gym now. I guess the charges for the grillcrafts started happenning, and my black rear bumper was picked up yesterday. I'm still going to do the emblems this weekend, and I should be working on the grillcrafts and the bumper some time next week! I still haven't heard anything about my T-Rex eyelids.....

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  20. Jul 22, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    That looks great. From the pics I can't see the crack at all.
     
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