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Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by TruckyTruck, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Jan 31, 2014 at 9:11 PM
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    As I'm waiting to afford the bigger stuff like my ultimate lift kit and shackles I just do small mods to keep me from going crazy. The stereo system I'm doing tapped me for a bit but I hope to do a lift and 34's this June. Soon I may tackle the black out of my headlights and chrome grill.

    Updated with a few more pics.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2014 at 6:16 PM
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    Well, I've had the Hypertech Interceptor for the last three months and it's great, but I'm thinking about selling it to help finance my lift. It may be the first thing I put on the for sale boards. We shall see.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2014 at 12:18 AM
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    I dig the paracord handles! About how many feet per handle do you reckon you used?
     
  4. Feb 7, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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    Thanks, I bought the good stuff and used two packages but can't remember exactly how much was in each package. I want to say total I used about 50ft.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2014 at 5:29 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
    this is such an awesome build, great job man!
     
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  6. Apr 13, 2014 at 5:39 PM
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    ^^ this

    @TruckyTruck any updates?
     
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  7. Apr 13, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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    Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Next is a 3 inch ultimate lift. And my own custom built bumpers and skids. I've been in welding school for 2 years now and I'm taking my last class now. I'm a desk jockey, but this will be a side business that I hope may take over my income.
     
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  8. Apr 13, 2014 at 6:41 PM
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    Oh there is a little more ahead or the lift. First I did finish my sound system install. However I sent back the lc7i I bought and got a new head unit. Dirty radio signal got amplified with the stock head unit and I would recommend anyone without a nice stock nav or touchscreen just do yourself a favor and get a new head unit. Along with the lc7i going back I took out the bass knob because I couldn't use it with my amps. Hear is a pic of my head unit and ill detail the components I used in the first build post. Also ill be using a button in its place for a front camera im installing. Ive ot everything wired and the camera bought, but just deciding on the swit to use.
    20140322_184018.jpg
     
  9. Apr 13, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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    Ok, updated with a list and links to everything I used for the upgrade. Maybe it will help someone with what they will need. I will say one thing, I love the sub, but may change to two 10's and try and build the box myself some day. If I do that I'll put the 12 and box up for sale here. It's made with 5/8 mdf and fiberglassed inside for strength. They guy who made it for me took the sub specs I gave him specifically for that sub and built the box to fit it and the slim space for my crewmax. It ran me 175 shipped. Probably the coolest sub box I've ever owned.
     
  10. Apr 13, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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    Well with your attention to detail I'm sure your welding will be top notch! I just wish you lived in PA in case you wanted to do some custom work with a 14'. The stock skid plate on the 14' TRD is not what I was hoping it would be.
     
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  11. Apr 13, 2014 at 8:26 PM
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    Thanks man, I hope it is. Yeah the skit plate is more like a 'stop some pebbles from jumping up in my motor plate'.
     
  12. Apr 26, 2014 at 8:40 AM
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    TruckyTruck How do you wrap the cord and get it to stay and hide the ends?
     
  13. Apr 26, 2014 at 9:46 AM
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    You gotta wrap it tight but not so tight you can't pull it under itself. I used a lighter on the ends so it wouldn't fray. In step c, you pull and the loop at the top will tuck itself and one end under the wrap. Cut the other end off close and just push it under the wrap.
     
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    Thanks TruckyTruck! Cant wait to do this!
     
  15. Apr 26, 2014 at 8:14 PM
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    I will be doing this as well, now that I know how to do it cleanly. Thanks TruckyTruck
     
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  16. Apr 26, 2014 at 10:41 PM
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    Did you draw that? Don't be shy now...
     
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  17. Apr 27, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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    Ha, no. Google!
     
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    You have me sold on wrapping my handles. Love it!
     
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    I originally did it, because someone at the dealership got a pen mark on one I guess when they were getting in or something. And I was afraid my dear old moms hand would slip when she would climb up in the truck. Not to mention it looks awesome.
     
  20. May 5, 2014 at 7:07 AM
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    I jumped on the para cord band wagon myself. I love it!IMAG0151.jpg
     
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  21. May 5, 2014 at 8:24 AM
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    You should start a separate DIY thread for the Paracord wrapped handles. Might be helpful for others wanting to do it to easily find it and not clutter up your build too much :)
     
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  22. May 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM
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    Looks great!
     
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  23. May 12, 2014 at 8:14 PM
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    Attempting tonight
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    You get the DIY thread for this started yet?
     
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  24. May 13, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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    Not yet. I didnt take mine off to do them. Probably made it s lot easier taking them off!
     
  25. May 13, 2014 at 10:47 AM
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    Yea really easy
     
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  26. May 16, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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  27. May 18, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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    Props to Trucky`s paracord handle wrap.IMG_20140518_094246.jpg
     
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  28. May 18, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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    Looks great!
     
  29. Jul 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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    Added door sill protection. I can't wait to add suspension and wheels to my build.
     
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  30. Jul 23, 2014 at 10:37 PM
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    Do it already :)
     
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