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Wheelerkr2's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by wheelerkr2, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Dec 11, 2016 at 4:48 PM
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    wheelerkr2

    wheelerkr2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Got the CBI bumper delivered and mounted last week, had to wait till the weekend to get pics in the daylight.



    Bumper is badass, gonna miss having a bumper that I built but this one is obviously built way better and stronger. Couldn't be happier with it.
     
  2. Jun 19, 2017 at 4:08 AM
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    Casper66

    Casper66 grumpy ass

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    I thought I sw your truck there in C'ville last night at the ice cream shop there on 29 we were on our way back from Tech and just passing through. I'm just up the road
     
  3. Jun 19, 2017 at 5:10 AM
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    wheelerkr2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't me unless someone else drove my truck up 29 lol
     
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  4. Jun 19, 2017 at 5:30 AM
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    Casper66 grumpy ass

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    He'll I saw one dude in a black tacoma going down 81 yesterday with his softopper just a blowing in the wind looked like it was hitting the car next to him
     
  5. Nov 1, 2018 at 11:33 AM
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    wheelerkr2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  6. Nov 2, 2018 at 8:26 PM
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    wheelerkr2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Been awhile since I’ve been on here. Got busy with work and moving and getting engaged.

    But I’ve been re-energized to work on this truck a little. Was having a popping sound when turning so I changed inner and outer tie rods and it went away.

    Then a few days later...

    New taars! Falken wildpeak mt in 285/75r16

    Also finally got around to installing factory style fog lights in my CBI bumper.

    Hopefully with the new tires (and my first mt tire) I’ll have some wheeling in the near future. Next on the list is just small cosmetic things I’ve been ignoring, like repainting wheels and sliders.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    wheelerkr2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    When I got the 4 runner wheels from a friend he had painted them flat black, after numerous wheeling trips they were scratched up pretty bad so I decided to rattle can them this past weekend.

    Was going for something similar to this:

    If not a little more bronze but ended up with:

    Torn on if I like it or not but at this point it was a pain in the ass so they’ll probably stay like this for awhile. :notsure:
     
  8. Sep 14, 2020 at 4:09 PM
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    wheelerkr2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Been a long time since I've updated this. To make a long story short I bought a house and got married so wheeling and working on the truck went to a minimum BUT good news is I sold the house and got divorced!!

    I haven't been wheeling since 2015 so over the past few months I've been doing some maintenance and upgrades to get ready for my buddies bachelor weekend wheeling trip at Rausch next month.

    First thing I did was get rid of the awful gold wheels, sanded and repainted gunmetal grey.
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    Next up I upgraded my uppers to Icon Delta Joints

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    After install I went to get an alignment and my lower cam bolts were seized so had to cut those out and get new ones :frusty::frusty:
    New lowers installed and went for an alignment and now my steering rack had too much play to align... so I took some more money and threw it at my truck and installed a new steering rack.

    FINALLY I have a good straight alignment.

    Also finally managed to find a camper shell that was made for my truck that wasn't ridiculously priced but it was in Raleigh, so me and a buddy went on a little trip and picked it up. The paint is obviously the wrong color and its a little beat up but honestly I don't mind, I love having all the extra dry secure storage.

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    Even came with the Thule racks so I have an easy way to transport my kayak.

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    And a decent current pic

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    Today I decided to join the 21st century and ordered a new touchscreen head unit with bluetooth, apple car play and a backup camera. Getting delivered from Crutchfield tomorrow and will install this weekend.

    I can't fuckin wait to go wheeling again, its been far too long. Plus I've never been to Rausch so looking forward to that. Will upload some pics after the trip.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2020
  9. Sep 14, 2020 at 5:38 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    WELCOME BACK MY MAN :cool:

    I too got married and own a house now but i got some wheeling in last week :cool:

    :popcorn: looking forward to new developments.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2020 at 6:01 AM
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    Thanks man! Congrats to you!

    Only thing I'm looking to do to the truck in the near future is new leaf springs, (finally) upgrade to coilovers and possibly build/buy a rear bumper. Other than that I'm just looking forward to more wheeling and more camping with it!
     
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  11. Sep 21, 2020 at 9:27 AM
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    Slapped a new Boss double din head unit in and paid for the steering wheel controls adapter this time. Nice to have some modern amenities in the ol truck. I got a backup camera to go with it as well but haven’t wired it up yet.
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