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Stikle's Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by stikle, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. 95 taco

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    Subbed.
     
  2. flatblack

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    This. is. sick.

    Great job man; a lot of your setup is exactly what I want
    I've got a 95.5 that used to be white, and the previous owner gave it this terrible black-with-blue flakes paint job; wish it was still white
    Like that you've kept the grill chrome - I'm not sure why 99.7% of TW has such an adversion to it
    Been wanting to do a retro-fit
    And been wanting to get those toytecs


    Looks awesome
     
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  3. stikle

    stikle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRS MHI 6000K HID Retrofit, Smittybilt step bars, Wade bug guard, deckplate mod, backup camera, LED Cluster mod, Bilstein 5100 shocks all around with Eibach coils, white gauge cluster overlays, Cree LED front/rear aux lights, LED strip under-cab/rear bed brake/under-hood/under-door handle/glove box lighting, über puddle lights, aFe Pro Dry air filter
    The cluster mod takes five 194 LEDs. Make sure you get the ones that light 360 degrees. I bought mine from superbrightleds.com.

    And I think you'll need a 74 for the climate controls. There are three of them on my order, but I can't tell you what exactly the other two were for. :confused:

    It wasn't exactly hard, just time consuming. You have to take apart your dash to get the the cluster out. More than a couple bolts involved. The hardest part was regarding the speedometer cable. It's just pressed onto the back of the cluster. When you're putting the cluster back in, it's a bitch to get your hand back behind it to get the cable pushed back on.

    This should help out a bit with the removal.

    Thanks! It's been a journey so far...learned a LOT.

    Cool! I stole a lot of ideas from other people on here. Well, it's not actually stealing I suppose since people share their stuff on here and show/tell how to do it.

    Reminds me of a bowling ball of one of my team mates! :)

    Anything I've done to my Toy you should be able to do to yours. Yay Team Gen1!

    Yeah I know! On the Gen 2's I think it looks good. I passed one on the way to work today that was totally blacked out and lifted. Looked dead sexy but I didn't have a lot of time to gaze upon it.

    I've tried to stay in the same vein as the original look without going too crazy. I wasn't a fan of the chrome wheels it used to have. One would argue that the chrome wheels would match the chrome front end. I went the other way: black matches the black tint, step bars, canopy windows, air scoop, etc. To me it all blends, and that's all that matters. :D

    The retrofit turned out good, almost perfect...I'm pleased with it.

    And I went with those Toytec coilovers because they came with the Eibachs on them already, and I WANTED THOSE RED COILOVERS! :)

    So now I have my next two fun mods on the way in the mail. Hopefully they work out. One should be this week, and there will be picture goodness. Maybe.
     
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  4. TACOMABOSS

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    sweet Jesus! If your truck was a 5 speed :drool:
    What I want from your truck:
    1: Bed
    2: tailgate
    3: your paint
    4: headlights
    5: Front lift
    :)
     
  5. TACOMABOSS

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    Question about your headlights. I have projectors as well. What did you do for your stock airbox location and battery location? The very end of my headlights damn near touch my battery and I unbolted on of the bolts for the airbox to keep it away from the headlight
     
  6. stikle

    stikle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRS MHI 6000K HID Retrofit, Smittybilt step bars, Wade bug guard, deckplate mod, backup camera, LED Cluster mod, Bilstein 5100 shocks all around with Eibach coils, white gauge cluster overlays, Cree LED front/rear aux lights, LED strip under-cab/rear bed brake/under-hood/under-door handle/glove box lighting, über puddle lights, aFe Pro Dry air filter
    :)

    I've had manuals all of my life. I didn't want one this time so I found an automatic and it works perfectly for my needs.

    1. No
    2. Naw
    3. Nope
    4. Pass
    5. Here ya go!

    :D

    I didn't have to do anything. I got lucky when I was dremeling out my housings...any bigger and the projectors would have come out the back farther. Lucky because you can see how close to the battery that side is. :eek: I didn't have to move the airbox at all, although it was REALLY tight when I pulled it out to do the deck plate mod. Plenty of room otherwise.
     
  7. stikle

    stikle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRS MHI 6000K HID Retrofit, Smittybilt step bars, Wade bug guard, deckplate mod, backup camera, LED Cluster mod, Bilstein 5100 shocks all around with Eibach coils, white gauge cluster overlays, Cree LED front/rear aux lights, LED strip under-cab/rear bed brake/under-hood/under-door handle/glove box lighting, über puddle lights, aFe Pro Dry air filter
    Here's last night's mod....turned out awesome:

    Pin Switch:

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    LED strip:

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    Cut to length every 3 LEDs:

    [​IMG]

    Results in:

    [​IMG]

    Total darkness:

    [​IMG]

    I should start looking into doing something with that ugly ass hood liner.

    Edit: I just talked to my Toyo tech and he says it's ok to just remove it altogether. It's just there for noise dampening and to keep excess heat off of the underside of the hood.

    Edit 2: I am going to replace it with Dynamat Hoodliner
     
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  8. TACOMABOSS

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    :laugh:
    The "your price" doesnt really work for me
    That is quite Interesting that your headlights aren't as close to the airbox and battery
     
  9. stikle

    stikle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It probably has to do with how big I cut the holes for the projectors. I did many test fittings as I went to get it to where the projector lens would just fit inside the housing with the cover on. I could have dropped them back more, but did just enough. That's why I was saying I was lucky on the battery side. I really couldn't go any farther back and it barely fit behind the cover.
     
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  10. TACOMABOSS

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    Mine isnt a retrofit. I got the lights pre assembled. Not the ebay one though haha
    How much was your headlight setup when it was all said and done?
     
  11. stikle

    stikle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Like $320 if I recall. $300 for the TRS H1 retrofit kit and $20ish for the new Pilot housings.
     
  12. stikle

    stikle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Finally got off-roading this last weekend...fun stuff!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  13. stikle

    stikle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Added some fun illumination!

    Apocalypse Light Switch

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    In the dark:

    [​IMG]

    With light:

    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately it's almost invisible on blacktop or daylight.

    Also I need to go back and revisit the wiring. The switch lights up properly (bottom on all the time, top on when lights are enabled), but the problem is that the lights are on ALL the time when the switch is enabled. I should be able to utilize the door pin switch somehow so they only come on when the door opens.
     
  14. stikle

    stikle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRS MHI 6000K HID Retrofit, Smittybilt step bars, Wade bug guard, deckplate mod, backup camera, LED Cluster mod, Bilstein 5100 shocks all around with Eibach coils, white gauge cluster overlays, Cree LED front/rear aux lights, LED strip under-cab/rear bed brake/under-hood/under-door handle/glove box lighting, über puddle lights, aFe Pro Dry air filter
    Replaced my crappy dying hoodliner:

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    with Dynamat Hoodliner

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    Also added white gauge overlay stickers:

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    Which now look like this at night with my red LED mod:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Stealth sub box, total stereo overhaul, 883 OME with Nitros, Dakars, All Pro bumper, Engo 10,000lb winch w/ synthetic line, ARB rear locker, All Pro full skids, All Pro sliders, 7069 Pro Comp with 285/75/16 Duratracs, front sway bar disconnects, CBI rear bumper
    You sir, have a very clean, and very one-of-a-kind, truck. Kudos and subscribed.
     
  16. stikle

    stikle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! :)
     
  17. stikle

    stikle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, I also fixed the wiring for the door projectors. The switch and lights are dead when the doors are closed. When a door is open then the switch becomes active and can switch the projectors on/off. I still think I might want to hook the +12 into ignition so the off LED lights up when the truck is on. Wiring is a PITA though, so good enough for now.
     
  18. Motoman423

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    lookin sweet!
     
  19. stikle

    stikle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRS MHI 6000K HID Retrofit, Smittybilt step bars, Wade bug guard, deckplate mod, backup camera, LED Cluster mod, Bilstein 5100 shocks all around with Eibach coils, white gauge cluster overlays, Cree LED front/rear aux lights, LED strip under-cab/rear bed brake/under-hood/under-door handle/glove box lighting, über puddle lights, aFe Pro Dry air filter
    Added a quick disconnect to the hood led lighting in case the hood ever needs to come off.

    Also added a Scangauge II to monitor Voltage and temps. Snagged it for $40 off of a Labor Day sale. I haven't played around with it at all yet, so it's all default except the color. Decided to stick it here with Velcro. I didn't like how much space it took on the steering column in front of the gauge cluster. I thought about putting it in the junk pocket under the stereo, but I like my...uh...junk. :D

    Blurry in-motion pic, but whatever.

    [​IMG]

    And yes...that's the window handle laying by the 4x4 shifter. I lost the Damnit Clip™ when I was putting the door projectors in. Another $.86 down the tubes.
     
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  20. Motoman423

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    Those scan guages are so cool! my cousin has one, if you dont mind me asking what labor day website sale did you get that off of?
     
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