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'08 Sequoia Facelift - Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Sequoia Builds' started by ColMan, Feb 13, 2022.

  1. Feb 13, 2022 at 12:19 PM
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    I've gotten a ton of inspiration from this form and thinking it's time to give my white '08 Sequoia Limited a facelift. 93k on the clock and planning to keep it for another 10+ years. Wife also likes the idea (score!).

    My local dealer does charge a restocking fee so I want to make sure the fit is good. Thanks!

    TRD 18" FORGED BBS MATTE BLACK ALLOY WHEELS
    PT9603420002

    TRD CENTER CAP. WHEELS.
    PT2803420002

    TRD FRONT SKID PLATE
    PTR6034190

    TRD SHIFT KNOB - BLACK
    PTR573414102

    GRILLE MOLDING
    531110C240A0 (white)

    TRD PRO GRILLE ASSEMBLY. FRONT GRILLE.
    PT3630C200BL (black)

    Still need the buldge screws (9016750063). Local dealer doesn’t show any in stock. Will try the hardware store
    I also have the original TPRMS sensors. Guessing it’s probably time to replace those with the new wheels?
    As for tires, I’m thinking General Grabber 275/70/18 in the standard ply. While I do load it up (3 kids + gear), I don’t typically tow more than 1,200lbs (raft) so 10-ply/E is probably not necessary.

    Will post some before/after pics once I'm done. Cheers!
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2022 at 2:23 PM
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    Welcome!

    I was able to salvage the screws needed from the old grill. There’s a bunch on there that are the same or at least they worked for me.

    The grabbers seem like a quality tire, thinking they will be my next set when I’m ready. 275/70/18 work on my stock limited perfectly with ko2’s.
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2022 at 11:19 AM
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    Sounds like a solid, well thought out plan. I just got the Grabbers this past summer and i love them. More info on the specs on the top of my build page.
     
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  4. Feb 23, 2022 at 11:45 PM
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    This sounds like a great plan but I think you will be upset if you don’t add the newer style headlights. They really change the whole look of the truck. Just my 2c, check out my build thread for proof:). Good luck and make sure to take tons of pics.
     
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  5. Feb 24, 2022 at 3:41 AM
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    Welcome.. Pics needed..
     
  6. Feb 24, 2022 at 3:45 AM
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    What color is the car? I think the white bulge and black grille would look funny. Other than that, I agree with everyone else.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2022 at 4:39 PM
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    Grille, door handles, mirrors and badges (Plastidip) are done. Waiting on a couple TPM sensors and will get the wheels on as well as the skid plate. Then on to headlights (still searching), new head unit and call it good.
     
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  8. Mar 3, 2022 at 4:54 PM
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    I found another Sequoia build here with the white bulge and black grille as well one white/white. Put it to a family vote and I lost 4:1, lol. I do like how it turned out. Granted, anything is better than the stock grill with rock chipped fake chrome.
     
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  9. Mar 3, 2022 at 4:56 PM
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    Yeah, after the new grille, the lights have to go. Keeping an eye out for used ones. I read your thread and it sounds like OEM is the best way to go here.
     
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    Now that I see it, it does look pretty cool. Like a stormtrooper.
     
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  11. Mar 20, 2022 at 9:57 AM
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    Wheels, tires and skid plate installed. Very happy with the outcome. The General Grabbers have performed well with all the snow we’ve been getting lately.
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  12. Mar 20, 2022 at 10:40 AM
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    Looks great!
     
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    Nothing is more pleasing to me than taking my 2013 and making it into a "2018+ TRD PRO" My last piece of the puzzle is the hardest, the cluster. I'm getting there.

    I'm going to have my scrapes & a small dent fixed and the hood lip and upper/bottom of the grille painted. Here is as it sits:

    Screen Shot 2022-03-20 at 10.50.38 AM.jpg Screen Shot 2022-03-20 at 10.50.48 AM.jpg Screen Shot 2022-03-20 at 10.51.13 AM.jpg Screen Shot 2022-03-20 at 10.51.39 AM.jpg

    Good luck!
     
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  14. Mar 20, 2022 at 12:05 PM
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    ^agreed!
     
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    Looks great! Those headlights are on my list. Tempted to go Morimoto XB’s for the ease of install (and much cheaper), but worried I’ll regret not going OEM.
     
  16. Mar 21, 2022 at 10:38 AM
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    While I love the Morimotos, I think the OEM lights take it to a whole nother level. If you shop around, you can get them for about the same price as the Morimotos. There are some aftermarket lights with the OEM shape now as well. Maybe check in with @donellyd to see how his new lights are treating him.
    This is a 2008 for reference!
    IMG_8042.jpg
     
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    Thanks, I really love the 2018+, that they are OEM and if you are patient the lights can be had for 400 or so each, just be careful, there are ones with a silver panel & ones with a black panel. My ADD could not handle it on my Tundra & I had an "extra" silver one until I got my Sequoia.

    I forgot I put the black overlay on the SEQUOIA, they sent a mixed kit, flat Toyota logo & gloss SEQUOIA, I am waiting for teh replacement flat SEQUOIA to come.

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    Agreed 100%
     
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  18. Mar 22, 2022 at 12:26 PM
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    I’ll have to shop around and see what I can find. Best I could do at a dealer was $680 or so each.

    In your photo above, is that option 1 or 2 for the harness install as far as the DRL’s go?
     
  19. Mar 22, 2022 at 1:56 PM
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    Option 2. I love the amber boomerang light. It looks different then all the other OEM sequoias out there.
     
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