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Discussion in '2.5 Gen Builds (2014-2021)' started by backinblack, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Sep 14, 2018 at 9:31 PM
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    Just picked up my 2019 TRD Pro. I’m starting a thread to keep up with mods. There’ll be several to start out and then some slow ongoing progress.

    Here’s the first pictures at pickup.



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  2. Sep 14, 2018 at 9:39 PM
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    First mod - Drove directly from the dealership to get new shoes. Nitto Ridge Grapplers (285/70). I wanted to go 295, but didn’t want to risk having to modify anything to fit them. The 285s fit perfectly.

    Added bonus- Guy in the shop bought the Michelins from me.

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    Next will be window tint, clear bra, ceramic coating, bedliner, and P&P sliders. More pictures to come. It does suck to pick up a new truck and immediately put it in the shop for a week, but the ceramic is worth it; especially on a black vehicle.

    As I’m wrapping up this post I realized this is actually the 2nd mod; I had the dealer add the flares before purchase.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2018 at 9:52 PM
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    PRO BLANCO Dirt biking & fishing

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    Nice looking truck!!

    Those wheels are freaking nice!
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:01 PM
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    DecalsByDesign

    DecalsByDesign Vinyl Connoisseur

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    Congrats man! I definitely agree with the coating statement. I am an installer for Ceramic Pro and what a difference it makes for ease of maintenance.
     
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  5. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:04 PM
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  6. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:05 PM
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    Did you have to specify to have the bolts on the fender flares painted black?
     
  7. Sep 14, 2018 at 10:18 PM
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    Also, I’d like to say what a beautiful truck. I ordered a black one and glad I did.
     
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  8. Sep 15, 2018 at 1:20 AM
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    Black rivets are standard on the optional accessories on he Toyota website. I was specific in using that description during negotiations.
     
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  9. Sep 15, 2018 at 1:22 AM
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    Thanks! I went back and forth between the black or white. Ordered this without seeing it in person. The black is even better in person than in the pictures though. Really happy with my choice!
     
  10. Sep 15, 2018 at 3:11 AM
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    Nice work. I'm too lazy to own a black truck. that looks great!
     
  11. Sep 15, 2018 at 3:11 AM
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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
    Very nice! Congrats on the new truck.

    Looks like this build is on the fast track!
     
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  12. Sep 15, 2018 at 3:47 AM
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    Good looking truck congratulations!
     
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  13. Sep 15, 2018 at 4:27 AM
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    Looks VERY nice. How long did your order take?
     
  14. Sep 15, 2018 at 4:40 AM
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    Actually found a dealership with one on the way that wasn’t sold, so only had to wait about a week.
     
  15. Sep 18, 2018 at 5:52 PM
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    Tint and bedliner done. Here’s a pic of the prep work for the Xpel and Ceramic Pro. Can’t wait to get it back!

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  16. Sep 18, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    Nice truck!!! Can’t believe they didn’t color match the door handles and left them in black plastic.
     
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    Bad A truck! Congrats I was wondering if there’s an MMB thread we can all post our best color truck made on?
     
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  19. Sep 18, 2018 at 6:12 PM
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    Welcome from NC! All it needs are some colored match door handles.
     
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  20. Sep 19, 2018 at 9:21 AM
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    MikeCim209 Not all those who wander are lost.

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    Welcome from CA, Awesome truck!
     
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  21. Sep 20, 2018 at 12:03 PM
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    Update from the team working on my truck. Vinyl wrap the hood scoop in a satin black. I was indecisive on this one, a bit of miscommunication led to the install...but I am please with the results!

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    One more pic to add. I'm pretty sure they've completed the Xpel wrap and are working on the ceramic today.

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    Hell yeah! And that is why black is the best color. Mines getting a modesta ceramic as well right off the floor. Looks BEAUTIFUL
     
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  24. Sep 24, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    Did you get pics after the ceramic?
     
  25. Sep 24, 2018 at 10:35 AM
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    Actually just picked it up a couple hours ago. It’s a pretty gloomy day here in the Upstate with rain in the forecast for the next 7-10 days. Here are some pictures:

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    Rolled over 100 miles today. Mods to date:

    1-Flares
    2-Nitto Ridge Grapplers (285/70)
    3-LineX Bedliner
    4-Front window tint
    5-Xpel clear wrap (full front end and rocker panels)
    6-5yr Ceramic Pro coating exterior
    7-Ceramic Pro interior protection
    8-Satin black vinyl wrap hood scoop

    P&P sliders purchased and awaiting delivery. Was originally going to have them LineX coated, but I’m leaning towards doing a satin powder coat finish instead. Opinions welcome!
     
  26. Sep 24, 2018 at 10:40 AM
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    Looking good!

    :popcorn:
     
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  27. Sep 24, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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    Looks awesome. Did you tint the tail lights?
     
  28. Sep 24, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    Thanks!

    Nope, it’s just that overcast here.

    I did think about tinting them. There’s a weird little piece on the taillight that sticks out in the middle Making it difficult to tint. I may go back and do that later or possibly look at an aftermarket taillight.
     
  29. Sep 28, 2018 at 5:47 PM
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    Look what was delivered today...

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    Dropped off for Line-X. Will get installed next week.

    The wife is probably looking forward to this one more than me; she really does struggle to get in and out. To that end, I also order the driver side grab handle from Sparks Parts; should have it early next week as well.
     
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  30. Sep 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    Congrats sir! So sick, black truck porn!
     
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