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"Drift" Build

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by Swalters, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:22 PM
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    Swalters

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    Icon Six Speeds, 35" Toyo MTs, Bilstein 5100s, Brute Force Fab front, custom bed rack
    Hey guys, thanks for checking out my build thread. I've always owned 4runners and Tacomas and decided I needed the v8 and something bigger for my dogs. Searched for a couple months and found the perfect truck. 2004 blue marlin pearl 4x4 with a Brute Force Fab bumper, some decent wheels and tires and a sunroof (my must have in any vehicle). We have big plans to make this our main overland and camping truck. We have a transformers theme with names so the truck is Drift, the black and blue samurai.

    Suspension:
    Front: 5100s, 3rd perch (1" of lift)
    Rear: stock AF

    Wheels & Tires:
    Icon Six Speeds in bronze
    Toyo MTs 35x12.5x17
    1.5" spacers up front

    Armor:
    Brute Force Fab front
    Custom bed rack designed by my husband

    Miscellaneous:
    Limo tint all around
    Baja Designs Squadron pods
    Full led interior
    Cover King front and rear seat covers

    As it sits now:
    IMG_20181102_160650.jpg
     
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  2. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:22 PM
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    Swalters

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    Icon Six Speeds, 35" Toyo MTs, Bilstein 5100s, Brute Force Fab front, custom bed rack
    How it looked when I bought it. Looked great, but I needed to put on my Toyos and bronze Icons asap!
    IMG_20180923_093856.jpg
    IMG_20180923_093935.jpg

    Wheels and tires swapped:
    IMG_20180930_143809.jpg
     
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  3. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:28 PM
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    Swalters

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    Icon Six Speeds, 35" Toyo MTs, Bilstein 5100s, Brute Force Fab front, custom bed rack
    Little things here and there like led bulbs, cover king seat covers, a Kenwood deck and an led 3rd brake light were added. Then the bed rack build started. We used unistrut to create a modular system in the bed. We have so much planned to mount to it!
    IMG_20181101_163801.jpg
    IMG_20181101_163743.jpg
    IMG_20181104_093934.jpg
     
  4. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:30 PM
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    Squatting Pigeon

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    Looking good Sam!

    Those bronze icons with that paint color are :drool:.
     
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  5. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:33 PM
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    Swalters

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    Thanks! I love bronze. I had these on my tan 4runner but they suite the blue so much better.
     
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  6. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:35 PM
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    Squatting Pigeon

    Squatting Pigeon Meow Nember

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    I'll never get tired of bronze wheels.
    There's a special place in my heart (and on my truck) for bronze Method Roosts.
     
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  7. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:36 PM
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    Swalters

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    Heck yeah! I saw these wheels in black on a friend's Tacoma and I needed them. The roosts are nice as well!
     
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  8. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    looks great ! clean 1st gen. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:43 PM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Looking good
     
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  10. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:44 PM
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    Squatting Pigeon

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    Those Icons were a great choice for sure!

    I'm definitely staying tuned to see what mods come next!
    :popcorn:
     
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  11. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:47 PM
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    nice welds on the homemade bed rack too
     
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  12. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:51 PM
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    Love your rack!
     
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  13. Nov 4, 2018 at 5:20 PM
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    Icon Six Speeds, 35" Toyo MTs, Bilstein 5100s, Brute Force Fab front, custom bed rack
    Thanks everyone! We have ADS front and rear suspension planned, a brute force rear swing out, 35s, retrofit headlights and some audio planned.

    Yeah my man designed it and unfortunately we haven't bought a welder yet so a coworker of his welded it for us in a day. He does nice work!
     
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  14. Nov 4, 2018 at 5:48 PM
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  15. Nov 4, 2018 at 6:19 PM
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    Damn good lookin ride Sam! That’s the best bumper I’ve seen for 1st gens. Looking forward to seeing your build.
     
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  16. Nov 4, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    Beautiful first gen. Not sure that i have ever seen that color. Was that an option from the factory or custom?
     
  17. Nov 4, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    Sunnier

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Hi, Sam @Swalters; welcome, new gal!!!

    You came in just as we've been experiencing a resurgence of interest and activity on the 1st gens. Your truck already looks good; I'm excited to see what comes next.

    I've already got questions: what did you do with the wheels you took off? Have you decided what 35 tires you'll get? (And will you wait for these to wear, or are you going fast to swap?)

    I'm leaning toward ADS suspension as well, so please share every detail (help me learn). And I can't wait to see the swing out when you get it mounted. I'm so pleased you joined up here!
     
  18. Nov 4, 2018 at 7:18 PM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Nice start to your build. Like the bed rack and unistrut method. Good choice on the DC.

    Looks like @Sunnier has a new bestie.
     
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  19. Nov 4, 2018 at 7:24 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Naw, you and the Homies are still my besties. I just want her to feel welcome. :)
     
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  20. Nov 4, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    I coulda just done what I'd have done if she walked into a room at a high school party where I'd been the only gal in a roomful of guys: (Looks over, does a double-take) "Squuuueeeee!" :rolleyes:
     
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  21. Nov 4, 2018 at 7:27 PM
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    It is factory, blue marlin pearl only offered in 2004!

    The wheels are on my 4runner right now. I already have some Toyo MTs sitting in the garage waiting to get swapped Saturday. We are Toyo fan bois :rolleyes:
    IMG_20180929_114620.jpg

    ADS is local to me so that's a plus. Some of our good friends run ADS and swear by it. I like Fox and King and they have all used both before the ADS so that's enough for me to try them out. I'm thinking either Atlas for the leaf pack or check out a local spring company and see what they quote me. I will absolutely update when I have it all installed.
     
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  22. Nov 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    I know, as do I. All these new 1st gens aren’t doing my wallet any good. Just added more to my never ending list. :spending:
     
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  23. Nov 4, 2018 at 7:31 PM
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    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Sweet 3rd gen! I miss my 07.
     
  24. Nov 4, 2018 at 7:33 PM
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    I thought I loved this truck until I got the Tundra. I drove the 4runner the other day for the first time in weeks after buying the Tundra and hated it! It doesn't drive as nice, it's too cramped and I honestly grabbed the steering wheel trying to change the radio volume :rofl:
     
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  25. Nov 4, 2018 at 7:38 PM
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    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Very true. The space and power of the v8 spoil you and driving anything else just isn’t right. My 5th gen 4runner is cramped and sluggish but would rather rack up miles on that than the tundra.
     
  26. Nov 4, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    It totally does have me spoiled. The boyfriend got my 4runner and the plan was to keep it. Now he wants a 1st gen Tundra 2wd to long travel!
     
  27. Nov 4, 2018 at 8:08 PM
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    They’re definitely good platforms for LT:
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  28. Nov 4, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    I keep seeing this pic. Whose truck is it (so I can study the specs)?!!
     
  29. Nov 4, 2018 at 8:28 PM
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