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The Dark Knight Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Dark Knight, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Dec 18, 2008 at 3:43 PM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight [OP] Well-Known Member

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    started here, March 12 2005.
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    By the end of the year the 3" lift and Nitto TG's were on.
    Spring 2006 I added a Bestop and factory steps to get to my Yakima roof rack.
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    Mid-Summer 2006 added the N-Fab light bar and PIAA 510 fog's and 520 SMR driving lights.
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    Spring 2007 added the TRD exhaust and TRD intake.
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    Stripped pin-stripes
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    Spring 2008 Extang Solid fold (complements of Extang), Airaid Poweraid TBS (complements of Airaid) ps cant tell its there much besides a little throttle response from a dead stop to about 15 mph.
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    Jvc AVX 810 dvd touch screen w/ XM
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    Fog light mod, driving light mod, Black headlight mod and factory light switches for the PIAA's
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    Scanguage II on blendmount (sorry no pic right now)
    Decals Designed with sockmonkey's help.
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    the last mod up to now was SpiderTrax Spacers and TC UCA's.
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    Good by N-Fab light bar
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  2. Dec 18, 2008 at 3:57 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    3" ToyTec coilover lift on Bilstein 5100s, Total Chaos UCAs, ToyTec diff drop, Scangauge II, 4D MagLite mounted on the drivers seat, Painted engine cover, Painted calipers (red), Painted skid plate (red) Valentine 1 radar detector hard wired, Damplifier Pro on the floor, back wall and doors, Luxury Liner Pro on the floor and doors, Kenwood DNX8120, 2 Pioneer TS-SW1041D 10" shallow mount subs, 2 Pioneer PRS-D4200F 1200W amps, Mr Marv sub enclosure, Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors, Alpine 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors, A.R.E. LSII fiberglass tonneau cover, All Pro bumper, All Pro sliders, Wet Okole seat covers, Sockmonkey Mountain badges, PIAA 510 SMR Driving Lights, Warn M8000 Winch, Bud Built skids
    Sweet ass ride man! Nice decision on the pin stripes... :)

    Next mod? Dump the spacer lift and go with the OME setup or coilovers and billys...
     
  3. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:00 PM
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    eordonez

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    I love the light bar man!
     
  4. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:01 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    thanks! most likely the Toytec setup I like it alot, Thats what your riding on right? you like the ride?
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  5. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:01 PM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    I love the soft top, how do you like it? how much for that bad boy.
     
  6. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Ride is looking good we chose the same switches for our exterior lights. Gotta love BSP!
     
  7. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:04 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    3" ToyTec coilover lift on Bilstein 5100s, Total Chaos UCAs, ToyTec diff drop, Scangauge II, 4D MagLite mounted on the drivers seat, Painted engine cover, Painted calipers (red), Painted skid plate (red) Valentine 1 radar detector hard wired, Damplifier Pro on the floor, back wall and doors, Luxury Liner Pro on the floor and doors, Kenwood DNX8120, 2 Pioneer TS-SW1041D 10" shallow mount subs, 2 Pioneer PRS-D4200F 1200W amps, Mr Marv sub enclosure, Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors, Alpine 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors, A.R.E. LSII fiberglass tonneau cover, All Pro bumper, All Pro sliders, Wet Okole seat covers, Sockmonkey Mountain badges, PIAA 510 SMR Driving Lights, Warn M8000 Winch, Bud Built skids
    Yep, that's what I've got.

    I've never had a spacer lift so I can't compare it to that, but it rides a little firmer than stock, but very nice. I'm very pleased with it!

    The only thing that worries me is something going wrong one day because I installed it myself... :eek:
     
  8. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:11 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    best investment on the truck. i have used that top for so many different things and activities.

    F yea Black is my favorite on a truck. 3 of 4 of my vehicles have been black.

    sweet, good to know. The spacer lift was close to the only option back in late 2005 and it rides a little stiffer then stock also. The TC uca's made the ride even better though. Dont worry about your install I did mine too, hasn't fallen apart yet!! (knock on wood)
     
  9. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    My 2001 camry is black good taste man!
     
  10. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:16 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Some pictures broke...
     
  11. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    ???hmmmm the first 2 did for me too then i reloaded and it worked again????
     
  12. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:21 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    Yeah, works now. I think Bob did it...
     
  13. Dec 22, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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    Nice build, I use to have the spacer lift and am now running the toytec coilovers, I really like them its like night and day over the spacer lift,Nice work:thumbsup:
     
  14. Dec 24, 2008 at 11:56 PM
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    I'm loving that light bar!
     
  15. Jan 1, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    headhunter247

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    OK, maybe Im showing off my neub skills. What are the wheel spacers for? Use stock rims and wider tires? I am interested in keeping my stock wheels for now, but looking into bigger tires and lift. What are your thoughts? I dont want to spend the money on UCAs.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2009 at 12:08 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    The spacers ARE to accomodate wider tires from hitting the UCAs. The backspacing on stock rims (so I've heard on this site) is ~5.5". Most aftermarket rims are ~4.5". So, the spacers Dark Knight and I got were 1.25" SpiderTrax. It essentially pushes the wheel out more.

    And UCAs are replaced mainly to correct alignment issues after lifting the truck. There might be a couple of tire clearance issues with the stock UCAs, but they're mostly replaced to correct alignment problems.
     
  17. Jan 2, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    headhunter247

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    OK, that does clear it up. I am planning on keeping the stock rims for the time being and want to do a lift and when it comes times for new tires, Ill go bigger.
    What size tires do you have and did you have to do any trimming with the add of the spacers?
     
  18. Jan 2, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    I have 285/75/16s. I had to do some minor trimming, but the dremel made it a sinch!
     
  19. Jan 2, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    I see you put Nitto TG's on your truck. How many miles do you have on them and how are they wearing? Any issues? Your trucks looking good!
     
  20. Jan 5, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    The Nitto's are great so far. about 4000 miles untill they have 30000 on them. I am predicting I'll get 35000-40000 miles on them depending on money and tire deals at the end of 2009 summer.
     
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