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black_tundra build

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by black_tundra, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Jan 10, 2016 at 10:45 AM
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    black_tundra

    black_tundra [OP] New Member

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    Finally was able to grow up and retire my '98 XJ.. She's been my DD and weekend warrior for the past 5 years.


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    Now I have a solid & comfortable DD, plus something to tow the trail rig with.

    2011 5.7L SR5 4x4 17k on m/b

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    Future Mods:
    - leveling kit
    - rims with larger backspacing
    - 285/75s
    - cold air intake
     
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  2. Jan 10, 2016 at 11:01 AM
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    Welcome! Stock intake is really the best for our trucks in terms of performance.
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2016 at 11:10 AM
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    mdavis

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    Welcome to the site!
     
  4. Jan 10, 2016 at 11:16 AM
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    Welcome from CO. Nice Tundra and XJ.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Welcome. :popcorn: For your build
     
  6. Jan 10, 2016 at 1:28 PM
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  7. Jan 23, 2016 at 12:58 PM
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  8. Jan 23, 2016 at 4:59 PM
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    Welcome to Tundras. Beautiful truck! One of my goals is to pick up an XJ to use as an off road rig. I would love to chose a 4runner but so much money can be saved by going with an XJ, plus I want to abuse it and not feel bad. How do you like the XJ?
     
  9. Jan 23, 2016 at 9:49 PM
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    That's the hard thing about finding a Toyota trail rig, they hold their value.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2016 at 6:39 AM
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    @csuviper also the parts are harder to come by. One can find almost anything they need for an XJ on Craigslist for cheap, or often at a junknyard. 4Runner or Tacoma parts, not so much.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2016 at 12:05 PM
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    thanks! in my honest opinion xjs are the best offroading vehicle out there for budgets. they can be found in any junkyard and are very capable even just slightly modified. tjs and yjs are too expensive, people always sell them for way more then they are worth. the old yotas that are solid axles are great too. anything with a solid axle is worth it as a rig. ifs front axles annoy the hell out of me and parts are way more expensive. just plan out your build and search the forums to learn from peoples mistakes. i love my xj and cant wait to modify it more. even with a 3" and 31"s that i ran for awhile, it was still a very capable rig. it was also a great dd, got about 21 mpg on the highway (3", 31"s, 5spd) have fun and good luck!
     
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  12. Jan 24, 2016 at 9:09 PM
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    Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. I won't be ready financially for another few years, too many other things on the wish list, haha. But some day! I may even turn it into a father son project once my lil guy gets older.
     
  13. Jan 30, 2016 at 10:22 AM
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    Getting new shoes, the tires from the p/o are shit and are not holding air that well. Decided on these Coopers At3s (have them on my xj, love them) just not sure if i want to stick with same size (275/65 R18) or move up to a 285/65 R18? My other thought is to move to a 305/65 R18 (im aware of some trimming for this size just dont know how much) any suggestions?
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  14. Jan 30, 2016 at 10:23 PM
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    Well in CO we have the "yota yard" and "yoda jim's- Jim's Toyota Truck Parts"
     
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  15. Jan 31, 2016 at 5:27 AM
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    That's great. I should start " Moto's Yota Yard" around here because we don't have anything like that.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2016 at 1:03 PM
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    Just put the 275/65/18 E rated AT3s on mine a couple days ago. Still working on the tire pressure.
     
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