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2006 'Pico de Gallo' Red DC Build

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by trailbikerider, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Aug 7, 2018 at 6:17 PM
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    trailbikerider

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    Hey everyone! I just purchased this truck, I was browsing Autotrader one night and found this for sale at a Honda dealership down in metro Phoenix. Ironically enough, I had just moved back home to Michigan from Phoenix in November. At any rate, I had a friend down there look at it for me, and I purchased it. It has 103,000 miles and Carfax showed it spent it's life in Washington state and most recently in Florida.... so I'm not really sure how it wound up on a dealer lot in Arizona??

    I just got the truck yesterday. It's clean, but not quite what I thought I bought for $15,000. It has quite a few scratches on the bedsides and tailgate from where it looks like it was used to haul brush or something similar around, and both rear flares are damaged and scraped up quite badly (I'm on the hunt for a set of nice salsa red rear flares if someone can help me out). It also is missing the floor mats, has some stains on the carpet (which I saw in photos), the driver's front speaker is blown, and the wheels are TRASHED. Seriously, I'm not sure how a truck that spent it's whole life in a rust-free climate has wheels that are corroded as badly as these are. The only thing I can think is that it spent it's time in Florida close to the beach, because the exhaust has quite a bit of surface rust too (though that's the only thing rusty underneath).

    Modifications:

    Wheels/Tires & Suspension
    • LT255/80R17 Falken Wildpeak A/T3W
    • 17x8" ET-10 Konig Countersteer Type X in Matte Bronze
    • Front Bilstein 5100s on the 4th notch
    • Rear Bilstein 5100s
    • Toytec 1.5" Lift Block
    • Toytec Diff Drop
    Armor
    Car Audio/Interior
    • Pioneer AVH-2330NEX Head Unit
    • Rockford Fosgate R165-S 6.5" Front Door Speakers
    • Rockford Fosgate R1525X2 5.25" Rear Door Speakers
    • Kenwood KSC-SW11 8" Powered Subwoofer
    • Full set of Weathertech Mats
    • 2nd Gen Tacoma Leather Steering Wheel
    Lighting
    • The Retrofit Source H1 Retrofit Kit
    • LED Dome Lights, Reverse Lights, License Plate Lights, Cab Light, Bed Lights
    • 40" Single Row LED Lightbar
    • Element LED Amber Cannon Podlights for foglights
    Exterior
    • Truxedo TruXport Tonneau Cover
    • Paramount Restyling Grill - Paint Matched w/ FJ Emblem
    • Shorty Antenna
    • Paint Matched Mirror Caps
    "Performance"
    • Magnaflow 11225 Muffler
    • Stoptech Stainless Front Brake Hoses
    • ScanGauge II
    Maintenance
    • (Toyota) Lower Ball Joints - 103,xxx
    • (Sankei - 555) RF Outer Tie Rod End - 103,xxx
    • (Power Stop & Durago) - Front Brakes - 103,xxx
    • (Moog) RF Inner Tie Rod Boot - 103,xxx
    • (Continental) Serpentine Belt - 105,xxx
    • (Denso) IK20 Iridium Plugs - 107,xxx
    • Coolant Drain & Refill - 109,xxx
    • OEM Toyota PCV Valve - 118,xxx
    Wheels and tires will be mounted up tomorrow, but I'm still waiting on everything else to arrive. That's all I have for now, here is the only photo I have of the truck for the time being! I will take some better ones when the wheels are mounted. The rest of the photos are from the dealer's website.

    [​IMG]Untitled by Blake Nichols, on Flickr

    Dealer Photos:

    [​IMG]tundrasurprisehonda by Blake Nichols, on Flickr

    [​IMG]tundra6 by Blake Nichols, on Flickr

    [​IMG]tundra5 by Blake Nichols, on Flickr

    [​IMG]tundra4 by Blake Nichols, on Flickr

    [​IMG]tundra3 by Blake Nichols, on Flickr

    [​IMG]tundra2 by Blake Nichols, on Flickr

    [​IMG]tundra1 by Blake Nichols, on Flickr
     
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  2. Aug 7, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    Squatting Pigeon

    Squatting Pigeon I'm talking to a plastic plant.

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    Beautiful truck, it looks like a great canvas for some awesome mods!
    :mudding:
     
  3. Aug 7, 2018 at 6:43 PM
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    Thank you! It definitely needs some TLC but should clean up nicely.
     
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  4. Aug 16, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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    Had the wheels and tires mounted up this past weekend.

    [​IMG]Untitled by Blake Nichols, on Flickr

    The billys will be going on this weekend along with the new LBJs and a Toytec diff drop. I'm debating buying a set of rear billys and a 1" lift block as well. I found a used bed mat on eBay that should be here today too. Also found a pair of rear flares off of a truck at a yard in Wisconsin. I'm hoping they are in decent shape, it was hard to tell based off of the photos from car-part.
     
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  5. Aug 16, 2018 at 10:44 AM
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    I hope the flares work out for you.
     
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  6. Aug 16, 2018 at 3:40 PM
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    HighDesertSurfer Surf The Dirt

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    Lookin good!
    Truck beds do scratch up pretty good without lining, eh?
     
  7. Aug 16, 2018 at 4:53 PM
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    Squatting Pigeon

    Squatting Pigeon I'm talking to a plastic plant.

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    Those trail edition wheels look great!
    :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Aug 20, 2018 at 6:09 AM
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    5100s installed at the 4th perch (~1.6" of lift) in the front, new lower ball joints and bolts and a Toytec diff drop installed. It looks like I'm going to need to add a 1" lift block in the rear now....oh darn. :cheers:

    [​IMG]Untitled by Blake Nichols, on Flickr
     
  9. Aug 20, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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    Nice work!
     
  10. Aug 20, 2018 at 7:43 PM
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    Noticed a little bit of a clanking noise over bumps since the Bilstein install. After some online research and discovery of my own, it turns out that the factory lower bushings on the strut mounts that I reused did not come off with the mount when I pulled it off of the OEM strut, and I didn't catch it on either side. That explains why I have the retaining nut ran all the way down and the top bushing doesn't look like it's compressed.

    Back to O'Reilly to rent the spring compressor again.......
     
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  11. Sep 6, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    I'll get some new photos in the next week or so, I ordered a new pair of headlights and a Morimoto H1 retrofit kit. I also now have a Kenwood powered subwoofer, and Rockford Fosgate speakers for the rear.
     
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  12. Sep 12, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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  13. Sep 12, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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    New headlights installed, purchased an H1 retrofit kit from TRS, and then also installed a pair of Nokya hyper yellow fog lights. Had a buddy install the Kenwood powered subwoofer and a factory amplifier delete harness. I was having issues with the new speakers sounding very "tinny" and not full at all. Bypassed the factory garbage, and everything sounds MUCH better.

    [​IMG]Untitled by Blake Nichols, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Untitled by Blake Nichols, on Flickr
     
  14. Sep 12, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Nice work! How hard was the retrofit?
     
  15. Sep 12, 2018 at 8:23 PM
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    -TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) -Baja Designs Squadron R Sport Aux lights. -TRD Pro Grill -TRD Rear Sway Bar -BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox -Dipped wheels & bumpers -Iron Cross HD steps -Undercover Swingcase -SunTek Paint Protection film -Tinted glass -Bedmat -OEM Towing Mirrors
    Looking great!!
     
  16. Sep 13, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    It's extremely easy as long as you're comfortable (and your wife is ok) with baking headlights in the oven.
     
  17. Sep 26, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    Does anyone know if similar year Sequoia steering wheels fit? I found a nice gray leather wheel on eBay that I'd like to install.
     
  18. Sep 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    Installed a Toytec 1.5" Lift Block and rear 5100s this past weekend. Looks like I need 285s now; you thought I would've learned, I made the same mistake on my old 4Runner.

    [​IMG]Untitled by Blake Nichols, on Flickr
     
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  19. Oct 11, 2018 at 4:58 PM
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    I've been wanting to step it up to 33s ever since I lifted the truck (only about 2 weeks after purchasing my current tires lol), and was really close to pulling the trigger on 285/70/17s today, but I've been kind of wanting to go with pizza cutters, and it just so happened I was browsing eBay this afternoon and noticed a few listings for Wildpeaks in LT255/80/17, which prior to today I didn't even know Falken made in that size. I called Falken up, and it turns out they are releasing a bunch of new sizes for that tire, including the 255/80s. Needless to say, 33s are in this truck's future!
     
  20. Oct 16, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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  21. Oct 18, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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    Nice! My dad has the wildpeaks. seem like good tires. He had a little trouble getting them balanced though.
     
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  22. Oct 18, 2018 at 3:22 PM
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    Had some pizza cutters on my old 87’ Toy P/U 2wd. Loved them. Looks good on yours too.
     
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  23. Oct 19, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    That seems to be the general consensus with anyone that's run them. The Firestone I took mine to to mount said they had some trouble, leaving one ~1/2 oz out of spec; however it has no weird vibrations even up to 75-80.
     
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  24. Nov 28, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    Some obligatory snow pictures from our first real snowfall earlier this week. Got about 6" of the super wet and heavy stuff.

    [​IMG]Untitled by Blake Nichols, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Untitled by Blake Nichols, on Flickr

    Shown is the Snugtop I went to Kentucky to pick up about a month ago, and newly repainted fender flares to replace the fucked up ones that came with the truck.
     
  25. Nov 28, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    I like those wheels on your truck. they're the 4Runner TRD wheels right?
     
  26. Nov 28, 2018 at 12:46 PM
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    Yep! They are off 2016-2018 TRD Off Road 4Runners.
     
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  27. Nov 28, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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    Looks good in the snow! How are you liking the 255’s?
     
  28. Nov 28, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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    They're great! Just as good as my previous two sets of Falkens have been. What's interesting though is that I cannot find this tire in this size for sale anywhere anymore. I want one for my spare, but it looks like Falken must have pulled this size for the time being for unknown reasons?
     
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  29. Nov 28, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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  30. Nov 29, 2018 at 5:26 AM
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