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Unread 01-06-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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After a little over a year now, and seeing what everyone has I have started to build my own rig. I thought I would share the things I have done so far. Definitely inspired by a lot of the trucks on here.

Here it is the night I bought it


Flexing stock on a rock in the front yard


Then after two months I bought the Radflo/Toytec lift

First times out wheeling it with the lift and tires on

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Unread 01-07-2012, 10:41 AM   #2
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Welcome finally? Truck is looking great, I like the clean (not over built)lifted look. How much lift do you have dialed in on the coilovers? Sits pretty tall without a body lift. Love the snow wheeling pics, pretty disappointed with the lack of snow we're experiencing in SoCal.

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Unread 01-07-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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The coil overs are at the pre set 3" of lift, but I did just put on the Bilstein 5100 Coilovers. I had the Radflo's from Toytec and they started to rust on the drivers side. I guess its kind of a down grade but the bilstein's are quiet and not corroding so I think I am going to sell the rebuilt Radflo's.

And I am very disappointed in the lack of snow everywhere...
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Unread 01-08-2012, 06:49 PM   #4
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looks good! what are your plans for the build?
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Unread 01-08-2012, 09:40 PM   #5
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I would like to do some rock lights in the near future. Then either do some spider trax and powder coat the stock wheels or just go aftermarket wheels. Then eventually do some sliders and a front bumper.... But it is my daily driver so I think thats about as far as ill take it. Any thoughts on wheels?
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Unread 01-08-2012, 10:51 PM   #6
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I would like to do some rock lights in the near future. Then either do some spider trax and powder coat the stock wheels or just go aftermarket wheels. Then eventually do some sliders and a front bumper.... But it is my daily driver so I think thats about as far as ill take it. Any thoughts on wheels?
Sounds good. I just bought some $8 work lights and bolted them where the stock steps used to be. It works pretty well but isnt as sweet looking as some of these other guys set ups.

Mine: http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showp...60&postcount=6
BlairB: http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19626
daPitull: http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showt...t=15204&page=6


As far as wheels, it depends on your budget. The quality and fit of the stock wheels will be hard to beat for the price. Mine have worked out well but it took a long time to get them balanced. There are at 0 offset so I don't run spacers. I'm no wheel expert though. Still a noob to most of this stuff. I'm looking forward to seeing where you take your build. Good luck!

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Unread 01-10-2012, 02:49 AM   #7
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Cool truck and pics! Welcome to 120!!
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Unread 03-13-2012, 10:46 AM   #8
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For a while ive wanted to do back up lights of some sorts but haven't really had a good way to do it that looked clean... Then one day I was looking at the truck and I realized that the lights in the bumper weren't lights, they were just reflectors. So here is what I came up with. Oh and added spidertrax and some LED rock lights.

Spidertrax


Back up lights, the hole in the bumper


A piece of sheet metal that was laying around, I think it is about 12 gauge.

Sorry no night pictures yet, but they are very bright.

LED rock lights, I found some strip lighting on ebay thats waterproof for like $25 if I recall correctly.


The strip lights have places to cut it, so I cut it and stripped back the water proofing and soldered some lamp cord/ speaker wire to the positive and negative leads then shrink wrapped the connection.


The back of the strip has 3M adhesive, so I cleaned where I wanted to stick it really well and after a couple months its still holding strong even after mud and water and power washing.

All said and done the rock lights cost like $50 including the switch with everything shipped.
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Unread 03-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #9
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Nice job on the rock lights! Killer deal. Do you have the sellers name so I can grab some? Looks a little like tron. In a good way
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Unread 03-13-2012, 05:35 PM   #10
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Thanks, im pretty happy with them. I don't have the sellers name but heres a link to similar products. I got the cool white lights 600 LED's. They also have warm white, just depends on your preference.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...All-Categories
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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #11
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Thanks! That is a really cool setup. There are a ton of options with a roll of LEDs like that.
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Unread 04-07-2012, 07:33 AM   #12
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I really like your backup lights and the LED rock lights. I don't really need them for night rock crawling but are they bright enough to give some radiant light at a camp site?
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They are pretty bright for what they are, and they do a good job of lighting up the ground around the truck but im not sure they would work for what you are looking for.
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They are pretty bright for what they are, and they do a good job of lighting up the ground around the truck but im not sure they would work for what you are looking for.
Thanks for the input. I guess my problem is that I'm trying to do it on a budget, but you can't get anything good without paying for it. hahaha....
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Unread 09-17-2012, 01:36 PM   #15
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Things have been crazy busy lately, but now that things have slowed down a bit I can update the old build thread. Since last time I have added these mods:

-Stubbs Welding HD SKO Sliders
-All Pro 3.5" Rear Coils
-30" LED Light Bar
-A Hi-Lift now that I can lift off of the sliders
-Lots of adventures around the area

The Pictures...

Sliders all painted up and installed:



All Pro 3.5" Coils and Extended Brake Lines:
They are almost identical height as the Superflex coils but a bit stiffer.
Before

After

The ride is a bit stiffer, but I do have a full size 32" spare tire, tools, a sub/amp, and a high lift in the back. Much happier with the stance though and the ride is actually pretty nice I think.

30" Light Bar

Switches for everything

Amber Lens for Snow and Dust


There are also lots of cool place to go exploring around Northern Arizona about 20 minutes from home, so here are some pictures of that.

Snow Wheeling!

I was hoping the rock lights would be white as advertised, but they turned out a bit more on the blue side... Oh Well right?




Thats how she sits as of today..
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Unread 09-17-2012, 02:17 PM   #16
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Nice build. What brand light bar is that? Also, how did you mount it?

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Unread 09-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #17
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I am glad to see the light bar mounted there. I have been debating on mounting one in the same location. Looks really good!
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Unread 09-17-2012, 03:52 PM   #18
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Nice rig!
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Unread 09-17-2012, 05:25 PM   #19
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Thanks guys, the light bar is by trail worthy fab. To mount it I took out the stock grille and welded some Simpson 3" x 3" L brackets to the stock metal bumper. Then mounted the brackets that came with the bar to the L bracket. I'll try and take a picture at some point.
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Unread 09-17-2012, 05:31 PM   #20
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Looking good! Light bar wiggle much?
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