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I am going to start a thread here so that you can list your modifications you propose to do to your rig. Don't delete the item once you finish it, just make it as "DONE"

It will give the new guys a good "yard stick" to measure their progress, and might give the older timer more motivation to finish his crap (yes I am talking about myself). this thread will be stickied so that it does not get buried.

I am not sure how successful we will be on keeping it organized, but DC and Brinner, feel free to delete any post you feel too far off topic (just give reason for doing so).
 

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I'll start

1. 4 link rear suspension

2. add extra leaf to front leaf packs in addition to timbren bump stops

3. rebuild stereo system~now have all components, waiting on install. change of plans on this project; now waiting on new head unit so that stereo system will also provide on board spotting via cameras loacated on frame.

4. replace OBA with larger compressor and storage tank~done

5. Add air horns (for the hell of it)

6. replace spiral cable to to regain cruise control and horn

7. install remote start for the cold winter dayschange of plans, remote start will now go on tow rig

8. finish building out interior
(including rewiring all accessory switches and replacing cage padding)
started this project but changed designs a couple of times, now I also want to rip roll cage out and build new stronger cage.

9. build tonneau cover (custom fiberglass)

10. Relocate gas filler hose~upon further review, impractical and will not take place :( done but now need a new fuel cell new fuel cell is not needed anymore relocation completed. ~DONE (edited 5/19/10) fuel cell is completed, but still not content, now comtemplating redoing entire tank for third time!

11. install headers

12. complete fuel mods for supercharger.

13. add bead locks to wheels also increase wheel size t 17-18" wheels(edited 5/19/10)

14. fiberglass fenders (front) design and build my own(edited 5/19/10)

15. Install electric fan to radiator ~DONE

16. tube doors ~ thanks NWitaco

17. install resevoir in power steering system for add fluid have resevoir, just need to tap tank for barbs and install inline(edited 5/19/10)~DONE
needs to be rebled


Possible future ideas
bob bed or dove tail it.

repaint exterior (it's showing her age)

now considering duel transfer cases

ripping out existing roll cage and rebuilding with better design (edited 5/19/10)
 

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Good idea Bear. I may start one for the GA board.

The way I see it, is if you propose this list and "x" month down the road have nothing done, it will motivate you to do it. And as you are doing it, it will show how long its taken to complete each item.

I know Im having motivational difficulties these days.

EDIT: Dont wanna clog your mod thread with chatter but yes I lurk everywhere :p
 

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1) 3 link SAS--------------------------------DONE
2) Redo exhaust-------------------------------DONE
3) Rear springs to match ride height from #1-----DONE
4a) 4.88's in rear---------------------------June 7
4b) 4.88's in front--------------------------July 7
5) rear shock cage-ette for longer travel---------DONE
6) Start Exo Cage by running fender rails




as you can tell i edited this to be more realistic :kewl:
 

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1. Install new front bumper done
2. Extend rear bumper up bed side more done
3. Build rest of skidplate upto new bumper done
4. Install cb radio done
5. rear locker done
6. lift of some kind, decide on long travel or sas.
7. build/move washer fluid resivoir done
8. dual cases
9. winch done
10. driving lights on front bumper done
11. fuel cell
12. swing tire gate
13. highlift mount in bed done
14. four link rear
15. dovetail and bob bed
16. cage
 

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OME 881 and 5100's adjustables up front.

Wheeler's 5 leafs and 5100's out back.

Used 31's and painted stock wheels/Done for now

Demello hybrid rear bumper look alike.

CBI or ARB front bumper.

Winch.

sliders.

Rear frame reinforcement's.

4.11's or 4.88's.

Lockers or posi's.

Cb.done

1" 4crawler body lift. Done

Flowmaster muffler. Done

New stereo system.

Window tint.

Figure out which bank I'm gonna rob!:rolleyes:
 

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Not enough $$ or time...

I try not to list it all out... makes me discouraged. Here goes (in no particular order, as $$ allows):

1. Aftermarket UCA's-DONE[/COLOR]-12/3/08

2. Skid plates (IFS, T-case)-DONE[/COLOR]-4/3/09

3. Wrap around high clearance rear bumper ( build one vs. $1100 purchased!)-DONE-ARMORTECH[/COLOR]-4/3/09


4. New front suspension-INSTALLED HOES AND FOX BUMPS[/COLOR]-7/15/09

5. New rear shocks-IN PROGRESS


6. Shackle flip/Rear susp. upgrade-IN PROGRESS

7. Remove bolts/weld-on sliders

8. Headlight blackout mod-DONE[/COLOR]-10/08

9. On board air (VIAIR)

10. Rear winch

11. ARB Lockers, 4.56 Gears, 35's (all @ once)-GEARS AND TIRES DONE, LOCKRIGHT ON WORKBENCH-4/3/09


12. Rhinoline the interior/remove carpet

13. Removable Tube fenders/bars from bumpers to sliders (removable armor to save gas $$)

14. Stereo

15. Add more lights-DONE-CONVERTED TO HIDS[/COLOR]-11/22/08

16. Illuminate 4x Selector knob-DONE-12/18/08

17. Tube doors-all four-DONE-THEN SOLD :([/COLOR]
 

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4.88 gears for the front and arb locker(DONE)

Find a e-locker 3rd and housing for the rear.(DONE)

install gears on the e-locker 4.88 . (DONE)

Replace the rear springs(done[add an extra leaf])

Replace the rear shocks

Get a new front bumper

Winch

Install OBa(DONE)


Front locker(DONE)

New Driveshafts

Install Crawl box(GATHERING PARTS! TIME TO START ORDING PARTS)

Exo the TRuck.

Get Some Steel wheels(Ditch the 15X10 Wheels)

Change out the White Box of Death(DONE)

Upgrade to ARP knuckle studs

Hydro assit

Replace the worn out Exhaust manifold.(tried of hearing the ticking exhaust leak)

Also get Me some doors from A junkyard to make half doors
 

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1. repo truck from the grasp of Outback Off Road's Grave yard
Brian knows what i'm talking about

2. make truck run

3. make truck run

4. make truck run

maybe when i'm finished with that i will give it a bath:D
 

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Anyone besides Jason have any progress?

I have been working on my truck but more in the realm of repairs than modifications.

Crosby where is your list? Other new guys, this is a good place to get your projects in order!
 

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1. cage, engine cage, bed cage

2. solid mounts tans, transf, motor

3. giant 64" springs

4. tc or burg LT kit

5. tundra axle

6. gears 4.88 or lower not sure

7. racing seats

8. cb radio

9. 1 piece tundra kit

10. TT bedsides

11. 35" bfg all terrains

12. supercharger

13. disks all around

theres always more but ill stop here.
 

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Nice list of mods there, will be highly impressive when you are finished.

I have to ask, what type of purpose are you building for? It sounds from that list that you are looking to run more of the desert type of terrain.

I have to admit, I catch myself over in the desert folder on the national board all the time. I really like the way they design their trucks and it just sounded like that was what you were building yours toward.
 

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Anyone besides Jason have any progress?
Got my Onboard Air installed. That about it for me. No more giving the gas stations $0.50 a tire.
 

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Here is my list. I am sure I will think of more later and add it.

1: Install HP third member in front. (DONE)

2: Add longfield 5th stud to steering arms. (DONE)

3: redo rear suspension to a true 4 link instead of wishbone top link (done)

4: upgrade from 37 irocs to 39.5 irocs. (DONE)

5: redo tubework on rear half of buggy so I can fit toolbox, two propane tanks and kids seat.
 

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I guess I can play along.

Mod #1.......find better job, buy new daily driver........turn truck into full time trail rig since it is payed off.

then........

short term:

-hack fenders for 35's and only 2" lift
-new sliders
-new bumpers
-either bob bed or figure out how to build a flat/tube bed that looks good with tacomas rounded body style (have not seen one yet)
-bed monted roll bar that can become an exo at later date.
-flat belly

long term:

-full width 1 ton axles
-lexus v-8
-crawlbox and dana 300
-exo
-40's
-coilovers all around
 

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I am in the progress of working on three of these projects currently, while also working on getting the truck running again.

Multi-tasking at its finest! :D
 

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Oh here we go

1. Install lift Done 6inch fabtech

2. 35in tires Done

3. Sliders

3. Front bumper

4. Regear front and rear with 4.88s Done

5. Selectable locker for rear, maybe the frontDone but not with selectables, lockrights front and rear

6. Skidplates

7. ARB Snorkel

8. New Shocks front and rear
 

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Oh here we go

2. 35in tires

4. Regear front and rear with 4.56s
I know Derek is going to kill me and dont know what i was thinking when we talked about it, but you are going to want to go 5.29s with the auto and 35s.

Sorry for any confusion i may have caused and hope you haven't ordered the 4.56s already.

http://www.grimmjeeper.com/gears.html

this is a good tool for figuring out what gears you will want, one side put in what you have then on the other put in what you want and see where it matches up at.

I figured it for my truck 37"s, 5spd, and 4.88s; and your Auto, 5.29s, and 35s and there are damn close.
 

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Yeah i'm gonna kill you! But i'll forgive ya also. You have never steered me wrong in my build. I found him a sweet deal on the 4.56! But i talked to one of the guys that is running the same setup as what he is gonna be running he said he likes the 4.88's. Jeff had his front diff with 4.88 out of his buy back truck and, i have the spare 3rd with 4.88 for the rear! so i think he is going with the 4.88!
might find that it kicks out of overdrive on the hills but other then that shoulbe be good
 
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