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TwentyAte's Build (Livin on a budget)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by TwentyAte, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    TwentyAte

    TwentyAte [OP] Active Member

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    San Jose, CA - Fremont, CA
    Hi All,

    I thought it would be cool to track my mods on the forum so stay tuned to the little mods.

    My end goal for my taco is a Pre-Runner Desert mid travel suspension setup.

    This is what the truck looked like when i bought it
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  2. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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    TwentyAte

    TwentyAte [OP] Active Member

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    2013-01-12160833_65bc029eb6086b844a22297656314f19d29d0f2f.jpg
    Cleaned up the paint prior to Plasti-dip

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    Taped and covered everything.

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    It took way more paint that i was expecting to get minimal coverage.

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    It's a terrible picture but it turned out really nice! 5 coats later......

    I also went cheap and added the ProComp leveling kit since the stock stance was hideous.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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    BulletToothTony

    BulletToothTony Wheres Francis?

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    You can call me Susan if it makes you happy.
    no mods until the warranty is up!
    Looks good been thinking about dipping my roof as well... Will be on the to-do list for sure...
     
  4. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Looks good. Already came with a few nice mods like BHLM's and a satoshi.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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    TwentyAte

    TwentyAte [OP] Active Member

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    I purchased the lights from oznium.com and so far am very pleased at night loading up the truck for Moto/camp trips.

    It took me a little over 3 hours to complete the install and when it was all said and done the switch that i purchased wouldn't fit in the factory switch slots even when the website claimed it would.

    I removed all storage compartments and began my layout
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    This model of LED has a lens that projects the light in a more even tone. So far its a really nice light for its purpose. http://www.oznium.com/led-bolt


    If anyone knows where i can find a factory light switch please let me know

    Thanks
     
  6. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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    TwentyAte

    TwentyAte [OP] Active Member

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    Thanks, so far the Plasti-dip hasn't peeled or bubbled and i think it makes the truck much more aggressive even with stock tires and wheels.
     
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