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TrdGuyKc BUILD

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by TRDguyKC, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Apr 14, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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    TRDguyKC

    TRDguyKC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so I have decided it was time to create a thread showing the progression of my truck. This will be a progressive one being that I have completed quite a bit and am now having to sort through all my pics and write this up, so bear with me.

    Here is how it sits as of today:

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    I dont have many pictures, but here it is stock a few weeks after I originally purchased it in Feb. 2007.

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    LIGHTING:

    Headlights:

    The very first addition made to my truck was a McCulloch 6000k PNP HID kit.

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    I ran with this setup since new and decided that I would try a retrofit (and complete the BHLM. I bought the FX-R stage 4 kit from Retrofitsource.com. The process took a solid 2 days, but was well worth the money and the time as you can see. Leaps and Bounds better than ANY other lighting.

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    Headlight Housings (over time, in order):

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    Grille Lighting:

    As many others have on this board, I added some Hella 500's behind the grille. Not all that functional, but I loved the looks.

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    PERFORMANCE

    Thereafter, I found myself wanting some more power/sound, so along the way I purchased a TRD intake, TRD exhaust, Doug Thorley LT headers, a URD Y pipe, and the URD MAF calibrator. I then went to DynoComp and got it tuned.

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    Tune:

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    LIFT/WHEELS/TIRES

    Then came the Lift, Wheels, and Tires. I originally went with the basic Toytec 3" (885's and top plate/aal in rear), along with 5100's and 285/70/17 BFG m/t's wrapped around Pro-comp 6007 17x9 wheels. And it came out like this:

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    Since were on the topic of Lifts and Tires, I soon realized that there was quite a bit of SAG in the rear (and the front as well), so what i ended up doing, (and how it sits now), is getting the TSB spring pack in the back and throwing the AAl back in, and for the front, I ordered a 1" daystar spacer to go along with the saggy 885's. Heres a before and after shot of how it sat.

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    Once the BFG's were retired I decided i would try a new size and ended up deciding on GoodYear MTR with Kevlar in 305/70/17. I did have to complete the cab mount chop in order to complete a full lock turn.

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    EXTERIOR TRIM:

    So originally I purchased a Billet grille off ebay and sprayed it black with 3m runnerized undercoating.

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    Then I went ahead and decided I would go through with the Satoshi.

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    Only other differences on the exterior of the truck (that i can think of now), are the Lower Valence Vinyl, and the painted rear tailgate handle.

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    That will have to do it for the time being. I'm sure im missing a few things but when they come to me, ill update it.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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    brettb

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    Very nice looking truck you got there!
     
  3. Apr 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM
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    Rakso

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    nice tires, cool headlights.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 BANNED in 49 states...

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    Finally! About time brotha!
     
  5. Apr 15, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    aces2

    aces2 Senior Arshole

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    Effin sick! I think I'm going to go that route with the FX-R Projectors. Such a nice truck!
     
  6. Apr 15, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    TRDguyKC

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    lol, no kiddin right...... i was sitting there for so long saying that i need to do it, but knew it would take a bit of time.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    AriZonaD54

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    :)

    Well, whenever you wanna do some retrofit headlights for me... I'm ready with cash money!
     
  8. Apr 15, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    I dont mind helping out man. If you buy them ill get some time and help you out.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    How do you like those goodyears? I'm thinking about them in that size.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    TRDguyKC

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    i like them a lot actually. Road manners are very similar to the old BFG's. They do require a bit of trimming though.... and the cab mount chop.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    Fabtech Lift on top of 3 inch body lift. 34s trail grapplers on 18inch eagle alloys. KRFab Rear bumper, BHLM with HIDs, TRD seat covers, Hood scoop, N fab tire carrier, black valence, TRD intake, 40s Flowmasters, Foglight mod, best for last and thats my 4.56 gears, and much more too come.
    nice build super white all the way. Sick build man
     
  12. Apr 15, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    Well I will have about 6" of lift but that's cool thanks. Nice truck as well man I like the retro headlights.
     
  13. Apr 17, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    how are your cv's with like 4 inches of lift??
     
  14. Apr 17, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    TRDguyKC

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    Its not 4".... the original 885's sagged like crazy. Im sitting right at 3" right now with the TSB and the new spacer in the front.
     
  15. Apr 17, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    hendooman

    hendooman The Stroker Ace

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    looks really good, you have done a great job. there has got to be some tunes inside those doors?? look forward to the updates.

    any vibes or shudder with your lift?
     
  16. Apr 17, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

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    where did you get those eyelids?
     
  17. Apr 17, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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    JohnnyGato

    JohnnyGato God of Thunder ...and Rock N' Roll!

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    Love it!!!
     
  18. Apr 17, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    wow dude your truck looks sick! very nice build!
     
  19. Apr 17, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    1337Taco

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    Love the way your truck looks!
     
  20. Apr 17, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    I've seen this thing in person and it is freaking insanely sexy! Nice work dude!
     
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