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Superflu's common man build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Superflu, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    Superflu

    Superflu [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey folks! I know most people say this, but this is my build thread more for me to track what I've done to my truck rather than show off my mediocre DIY skills. (And general debauchery)

    At the time of this initial posting I'm 26 years old and I'm on my 6th vehicle. Doing a little wrenching on each one.
    16 - 05 Dodge Magnum (sold)
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    18ish - 03 Infiniti G35 (just so happens to be one of the best cars I've ever owned, also sold)
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    19 - 07 Nissan Titan (sold)
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    22 - 05 Ford Excursion diesel (yes the 6.0 no it never had problems. Was an absolute beast, sold)
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    23 - 01 Jeep Wrangler (still own)
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    25 - 15 Toyota Tacoma (why I'm here now!)

    How I bought the Taco
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    2015 TRD Off-Road with roughly 36k on the odometer. I will be honest, the silver sky metallic was not my first color choice. But the price was right and it had the (hard for me to find) JBL sound system.

    How she sits as of 11/24/2018
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    Lists of modifications done:

    Cosmetic:
    Color matched grill shroud
    Window tint
    Weathertech window visors

    Wheels and Tires:
    SCS SR8 16x8 with 265x75 BFG KO2

    Armor:
    B.A.M.F. Rock sliders

    Suspension:
    Icon Stage 4
    - 2.5 Adjustable resevior coilovers
    - 2.0 Rear shocks w/ reseviors
    - Icon tubular UCA
    - 1.5" AAL

    I intend to turn this one into a general off-roader / camper. So in the near future definitely a lift and I would like some extra armor.

    My girlfriend also owns a 4th gen 4runner that we have been building as well. That I will admit is quite a bit further along than mine.
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    We both grew up in the San Diego area but are currently living in the much greener Washington state near the Tacoma area.

    While I'm a mediocre wrencher of vehicles I am much more versed in the selling and buying of vehicles. I have a degree in business and have been working in the automotive industry for 6 years now. I wont disclose where I work (for obvious reasons) but I am more than happy to share professional advice to those that should need it.

    Besides the truck and professional life, I'm into camping, shooting, gaming, and beer/whiskey. So those are all things I'm always down to B.S. about.

    For those interested in the traveling adventures that we embark on with our puppers you can follow myself on instagram @brestad and or my girlfriend @preschool.teacher.life

    For the doggo lovers here are our travelling companions Chevy and Chloe
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    Thanks for taking the time to read, I hope y'all enjoy the ride with me!
     
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  2. Nov 24, 2018 at 9:55 PM
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    Superflu

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    2nd slide of the thread are some photos of the places that we've road tripped and "off-roaded" to
    Ape caves near Mt. St. Helens
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    Zion national park
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    Bryce canyon national park
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    Some random hidden gem off the beaten path near Zion
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  3. Nov 24, 2018 at 9:55 PM
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    3rd slide saved for? Hobbies maybe?
    I'm very big into PC gaming (Primarily Counter-strike)
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    I'm a big beer and whiskey fan and I'm always experimenting with Old Fashioneds
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    I'm no pro chef but I do make some mean Carne Asada (and other red meats in general)
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    Very much into car detailing and this is another thing I can give a fair amount of tips and tricks on
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    And of course the start of my off roading love
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  4. Nov 25, 2018 at 4:23 AM
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    Nice, sub'd for well everything. :D
     
  5. Nov 25, 2018 at 4:39 AM
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    Looking good! I think Silver Sky is one of my favorite colors. How did you color match the grille surround?
     
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  6. Nov 25, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    Ebay. A dealer back east had a surplus so I was able to pick it up for 80ish bucks. I was then able to sell the chrome OEM one for 40. Definitely money well spent aesthetics wise!
     
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  7. Nov 25, 2018 at 7:33 AM
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    I agree with you. It’s a big improvement! I need to do something with the chrome on mine, too.
     
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  8. Nov 26, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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    Welp, I bought into the black friday craze and ordered the Icon Stage 4 kit. Hard to pass up on 20% off
     
  9. Nov 27, 2018 at 8:50 PM
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    Hit 40k as I rolled in home. Pretty big deal for me, never owned a vehicle under 100k miles before
     
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  10. Dec 11, 2018 at 2:42 PM
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    I'm a patch fan so very important that the first patch embraces the amateur I am. Thanks @boogie3478 for the quick delivery, it's even better looking in person!
     
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  11. Dec 11, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    SOS Concepts Sliders, Redline Tuning hood struts, Hella Supertones, AllPro High Clearance rear bumper, 16" Wheelers Steelies, LED lighting upgrades (VLEDS), Bed Extender, Weather Tech floor mats, AllPro IFS and Trans skid, BAMF LCA skids, Rigid Dually Ditch Lights w/CBI brackets, Flowmaster 50 series muffler (dumped at axle), Diff breather mod, bed mat, Relentless Fabrication bed bars, ET Bilstein 5100s, OME 887 coils, Dakar pack, Light Racing UCAs, 285/75R16 Goodyear MT/Rs
    Thanks so much for your order! :cheers:
     
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  12. Dec 12, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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    Sub'd! Love everything about this so far. You've got good taste in some of your past cars (seeing your excursion brings back memories :D ).
     
  13. Dec 12, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    I miss that rig every day. I just couldn't justify such a large vehicle after selling my toy hauler. Though selling it did allow me to buy my taco....
     
  14. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    Little sneak peek before I can get some shots in the day light 20190110_182547.jpg
     
  15. Jan 13, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    She's dirty but I'm stoked on how the lift turned out! (I'll get some more photos once shes had a spa day. [Which also means it needs to warm up in the PNW])
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