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Unread 11-21-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default 4runr30 Build Thread

I've been on 120 for a while now and figured I would follow others and start a build thread. I bought my 05 SR5 in Aug of 2007. So here we go...

2005 SR5 4WD

Mods
Exterior
>Overland Warehouse 2.0 Full Suspension
>Shrockworks Bumper
>Smittybilt XRC8 Winch
>Synthetic Winch Line
>Aluminum Hawse Fairlead
>Winch Master Switch
>Nitto TG 285/70/17
>Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Spacers
>06-09 Projector Headlights
>06-09 LED Taillights
>Plasti Dip Grille
>Plasti Dip Wheels
>DDM 5000K HID Low Beams
>PIAA 510 Fogs in Bumper
>20" LED Light Bar on Bumper
>30" LED Light Bar on Basket
>Yakima Load Warrior Basket
>Hi Lift Jack
>Flood Lights (Rear of Basket)
>Blue Sea Fuse Block
>Fog Light Mod
>Rear Differential Breather Mod
>K&N Filter
>HCF Delete
>New Front Wheel Bearing

Interior
>Map Light Mod
>LED Dash Lights
>LED Interior Lights
>Cobra 75 WX ST
>Kenwood Touch Screen
>Custom Rear Cargo Drawers with built in 10" MTX Subwoofer (See Below for Pics)
>Kicker 500.1 amp
>Tinted Front Windows 20%
>Fire Extinguisher
>Mag Light Mount
>Streamlight Right Angle DC Charger
>Tow Strap
>D-Rings
>Snatch Block
>Gloves
>Portable Compressor
>Jack Stands
>Tools
>Ax & Shovel
>Hi Lift Jack Lift Mate



Future
>Sliders




Timeline
Stock along with the Yakima setup I had on my previous 3rd Gen


Lifted with DS 2.5/1.5


Nitto Terra Grappler 265/70/17


OW 2.0 Setup


Smittybilt XRC8 mounted to custom carrier and Curt Front Reciever. I also still had a Hunter Push Bar


I intended the XRC to be portable so I added quick disconnects and a master switch



I wasn't happy with the approach angle so I went to a CBI Hidden Front Reciever. You can also see the new projector headlights





I'm really happy with all of my current mods. If I had to do over I would have saved some steps and money by buying a SW Bumper to start with. This seems to be the case with most of my mods, but live and learn. More to come....
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD
285/70 Nitto Terra Grapplers ▪ OW 2.0 Full Setup ▪ XRC8▪ SW Bumper ▪ Synthetic Line ▪ Cobra WXST ▪ Yakima Loadwarrior ▪ 06 LED Tails and Projectors ▪LED Light Bars▪ Cargo Drawers ▪ Spidertrax

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Unread 11-21-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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Default Horse Creek, Greeneville, TN

These are pics from a trip to Horse Creek Recreation Area in Greene County, TN. The trail is a mix of dirt and decent size rocks that make for some interesting approaches. The pinnacle of this trail offers an awesome view of Greene County. Having said that, I have a love/hate relationship with Horse Creek as it is a place of body damage and hurt feelings.











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285/70 Nitto Terra Grapplers ▪ OW 2.0 Full Setup ▪ XRC8▪ SW Bumper ▪ Synthetic Line ▪ Cobra WXST ▪ Yakima Loadwarrior ▪ 06 LED Tails and Projectors ▪LED Light Bars▪ Cargo Drawers ▪ Spidertrax
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Unread 11-21-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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Default Pinnacle Tower

Pinnacle Fire Tower is located in Unicoi Cointy, TN. The 40 ft tall former Forestry Service fire tower is perched on top of Buffalo Mountain at an elevation of 3500 ft. The tower is accessible by a hiking trail in Unicoi County or by driving trail on the Washington County side via Fire Tower Rd (USFS #188) off of Dry Creek Rd. Fire Tower Rd is a mild trail that was until recently a rutted out dirt service road. Since the Pinnale Tower Revitalization Project the trail is now gravel with intersecting dirt trails that criss cross the mountain. All trails are open seasonally during the year.









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285/70 Nitto Terra Grapplers ▪ OW 2.0 Full Setup ▪ XRC8▪ SW Bumper ▪ Synthetic Line ▪ Cobra WXST ▪ Yakima Loadwarrior ▪ 06 LED Tails and Projectors ▪LED Light Bars▪ Cargo Drawers ▪ Spidertrax
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Unread 11-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #4
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01/20/2014

Over the last few months I've been researching a custom rear cargo build. My main reasons for this build was to de-clutter my rear cargo area and to add form and functionality to this space. I wanted to have a place to store my recovery gear, tools, compressor, ax, and shovel in an easy to access and out of the way space. In addition to this I also wanted to get rid of a subwoofer box and loose bed linens that always seemed to be in the way. As a career firefighter with little seniority I am often required to bounce from station to station requiring me to take all of my gear and garb with me. This project has taken me a few months to finish, but here is the final product.








I started off using 3/4" plywood for the top and sides of the box. I then made a sealed compartment for my subwoofer. To seal this compartment I used wood glue and then silicon. If I had to do over again I wouldn't waste my time with the wood glue.



Once the box was built I used 3/4" pine board for the drawers. Pine was used because I didn't want the bottoms to sag with weight and it provided a nice finished drawer front. For drawer slides I used 100lb rated slides from Lowes. The drawer handles and cylinder locks were also purchased at Lowes.



Next I added wings to the sides of the box to cover the cubby holes created once the box is in place.



Here are a few pics of the drawers together before carpet and staining of the drawer fronts.






To hook up the subwoofer I used a Q-Logic brand terminal. I simply cut out a hole and then used silicone and screws to both seal and secure the terminal. I also used a pair of "L" shaped metal brackets to secure the box to the floor of the 4Runner. I used factory 10mm bolts and holes in securing the brackets to the floor.



To secure the rear of box to the floor I used some bolt on D-rings, the factory D-rings and a turnbuckle.



For additional tie downs for cargo I mounted 2 D-rings to the top of the box. To ensure the screws wouldn't pull through I first drilled holes and then used T-Nuts on the back side of the wood.



Next came carpeting that I ordered from a local upholstry shop.





Once carpeting was complete the subwoofer was installed with the protective grille and the box and drawers were installed in the 4Runner.



I then took the time to run a router over the drawer fronts followed by staining and a couple coats of polyurethane.





Overall I'm very happy with the end result. I only went over budget 3 times with an end cost of around $260, 3 months of work, and 20 trips to Lowes and Home Depot. It isn't perfectly square, but its close. The locks can be a pain if your hands are full so I would like to replace them with wing/thumb locks for ease of use. Thanks to everyone who has shared their custom drawers on 120. The following links really helped me in the planning stages.
http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27
http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19876
Toyota120 is now the main website I go to for 120 help.
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD
285/70 Nitto Terra Grapplers ▪ OW 2.0 Full Setup ▪ XRC8▪ SW Bumper ▪ Synthetic Line ▪ Cobra WXST ▪ Yakima Loadwarrior ▪ 06 LED Tails and Projectors ▪LED Light Bars▪ Cargo Drawers ▪ Spidertrax

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Unread 11-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #5
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More Adventures to come....
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285/70 Nitto Terra Grapplers ▪ OW 2.0 Full Setup ▪ XRC8▪ SW Bumper ▪ Synthetic Line ▪ Cobra WXST ▪ Yakima Loadwarrior ▪ 06 LED Tails and Projectors ▪LED Light Bars▪ Cargo Drawers ▪ Spidertrax
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Unread 11-24-2012, 07:11 AM   #6
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Great truck, I've always liked your build. I've been going back and forth on that front hitch vs. a bumper thing since CBI released the one you have.

Wish we had trails that nice down this way!
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Unread 11-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
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Great truck, I've always liked your build. I've been going back and forth on that front hitch vs. a bumper thing since CBI released the one you have.

Wish we had trails that nice down this way!
Hey I appreciate it. For the type of terrain around me a bumper is more suited to my needs or Atleast that's what I'm telling myself to justify the purchase! I had a guy interested in the CBI when I take it off but I haven't heard from him in a few weeks. If the sale falls through Ill post it on here. Let me know if you're interested in it.
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285/70 Nitto Terra Grapplers ▪ OW 2.0 Full Setup ▪ XRC8▪ SW Bumper ▪ Synthetic Line ▪ Cobra WXST ▪ Yakima Loadwarrior ▪ 06 LED Tails and Projectors ▪LED Light Bars▪ Cargo Drawers ▪ Spidertrax
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Just posting a current pic
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285/70 Nitto Terra Grapplers ▪ OW 2.0 Full Setup ▪ XRC8▪ SW Bumper ▪ Synthetic Line ▪ Cobra WXST ▪ Yakima Loadwarrior ▪ 06 LED Tails and Projectors ▪LED Light Bars▪ Cargo Drawers ▪ Spidertrax
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Updated 01/20/2014. Cargo Drawer build above
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285/70 Nitto Terra Grapplers ▪ OW 2.0 Full Setup ▪ XRC8▪ SW Bumper ▪ Synthetic Line ▪ Cobra WXST ▪ Yakima Loadwarrior ▪ 06 LED Tails and Projectors ▪LED Light Bars▪ Cargo Drawers ▪ Spidertrax
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