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The Empire Strikes

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by RangerKalani, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Mar 5, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    RangerKalani

    RangerKalani [OP] Member

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    As my inaugural post to TW I would like to post my build in progress. These upcoming two weeks will be pretty big as I would be at my 80% solution to the project I called Storm Trooper, named after the brave soldiers of the galactic empire but the eureka moment came when listening to a Pepper song named the same. Now I know there are other storm troopers out there so I have been looking for another name to prevent any flaming from those persons and there associates. I have built the entire thing in a parking lot thanks to the amazing posts on TW, CT, TN and TTORA but cannot muster the mechanical prowess to install my 3 inch lift so I will let the professionals tackle that. Listed are the modifications I have now, what I will have in the next two weeks and what is projected over the course of the next year. So please let me know what you think and how I can improve the look of it. Shoots.

    2006 TRD Sport 4x4 Access Cab
    Supa White
    -BHLM
    -SmittyBilt Black Bull Bar
    -Westin Nerf Bars Black
    -Blacked out Badges
    -WT Digi floor liners
    -Grillcraft grill black
    -Defend Hawaii M4 Decal and HiLife License Plate cover (+20 Moke Power)

    Performance:
    Aero AT2525XL Exhaust

    Sitting in my house:
    Skyjacker Platinum Coilovers with Blocks/U-bolt flip for rear (

    En Route:
    17x8 Pro Comp 7089
    Bilstein 5100s Rear Shocks
    Total Chaos UCA
    Fox Coilovers 2.5" resi. (Bench the Skyjackers)

    Decision Point:
    285/70r17 Nitto Terra Grapplers or BFG A/T KO or Goodyear Duratracs

    Future:
    Wet Okole Covers

    Black Matte Vinyl for Hood / Roof
    TRD Hawaii Decal from Sock Monkey
    5% Tint all around
    Girls in bikinis to dance around my truck every time I stop.

    I will post pictures when phase III is complete. I will also try to find older pictures to document the evolution of my shade tree debauchery. (In gay robot voice) Thanks for reading fellas.

    -Kalani
     
  2. Mar 5, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    Andy2010

    Andy2010 Well-Known Member

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    2010 TRD Sport Mag Grey 4x4
    EGR inline vent visors, Trimmed front mud flaps, Hose clamp mod, AFE Pro-Dry S air filter, Bed mat off my '97, 5100's up front @1.75, Rear TSB, Tow package, Black TRD center caps, Weathertech Digitals, Wet Okole's in front
    There's a group buy now for Wet Okole going on now, just a heads up. Welcome by the way
     
  3. Mar 6, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    RangerKalani

    RangerKalani [OP] Member

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    Thanks Dude. Just joined that GB so hopefully by mid april that can come off the future list. Sick.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    NC15TRD

    NC15TRD Well-Known Member

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    Get an AAL instead of blocks. Blocks give a rough ride and provide no help to the truck other than lift.

    Also welcome to TW! Sounds like you've been reading alot into what you want.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    RangerKalani

    RangerKalani [OP] Member

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    I have an STi and since getting my Tacoma I have been addicted to TW. Shade tree mechanicary. Every time I get a little bit spending money I go to the forums find a part, find the how to and go to work. I think I am going to go with the GY Duratracs. Seem to the best compromise and there is a special at the tire shop around the way.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    RangerKalani

    RangerKalani [OP] Member

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    Just picked up a pair of rebuilt Fox C/O's w/ 2.5" resi. from on Craigslist for $850. Good deal or should I have stayed with the Skyjacker?
     
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