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ZacMaster’s 2011 Platinum Sequoia Build

Discussion in 'Sequoia Builds' started by ZacMaster, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. Jul 12, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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    ZacMaster

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    Hello, finally made the plunge on a 2011 MGM Platinum 4WD Sequoia.

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    Mods Done:
    Red Horns
    Calipers Painted Red
    LED Vanity (x4), LED overhead interior lights (x6)
    LED License Plate Lights
    HCF Removal
    Mirror Caps (DIY Black)
    WeatherTech Floor Mats
    Handle Caps (DIY)
    Front, Rear Differential and Transfer Case Fluid R&R
    Fumoto F103S quick drain plug
    ProClip Center Dash Mount #854024
    LED door courtesy
    LumaWerks Puddle Lights
    Fog Light High Beam Mod (FogLightsEddiev1)
    Grille Molding - Toyota (53111-0C240-B1) $57.04
    Grille Trd Sequoia 1 - Toyota (PT363-0C200-GY) $342.73

    Mods Purchased, not installed yet:
    Console organizer $20 (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KI3P26K/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_ltAgFbNM5NX99)

    Short Term Mods:
    Engine compartment LEDs
    Alpharex Pro Black Headlights 880715 $385
    Diode Dynamics SS3 fogs (pro) $320
    ATF fluid 13 qt $125
    Spark plugs $60
    Grease driveshafts $12
    Steering fluid dexron ii or iii
    Wheel spacers? $110
    Remote start $200
    Taillight tint $20

    Long Term Mods:
    Led high/low beams $80
    Led reverse $14
    Led turn signals $18
    Engine air filter $60
    Front shocks $250
    Weather tech cargo $110
    TRD skidplate $350
    Michelin defenders $1050
    Brake rotors $300
     
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  2. Jul 12, 2020 at 11:39 AM
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    First up, some red accents.

    Let’s do the horns.

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  3. Jul 12, 2020 at 11:45 AM
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    Next up, let’s get those calipers cleaned and painted.

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  4. Jul 12, 2020 at 4:52 PM
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    More pictures of the calipers:

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  5. Jul 12, 2020 at 4:55 PM
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    Then, on to the vanity and interior LED replacements:

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  6. Jul 12, 2020 at 6:47 PM
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    Another angle of the new LED overhead lights.
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  7. Jul 12, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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    Last project today: license plate LEDs.

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  8. Jul 12, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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    Next, I need to find a replacement for these puddle lights:

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    I think I’m going to go with the LumaWerks lights.
     
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  9. Jul 13, 2020 at 7:32 AM
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    Looks great, and welcome!
     
  10. Jul 13, 2020 at 1:39 PM
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    Nice work so far!
     
  11. Jul 13, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    Thank you, gentlemen.

    More stuff on the way. Seems like those packages take FOREVER to get here.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2020 at 7:45 PM
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    This may be kind of controversal, but I also followed in the footsteps of my 4Runner, for which I followed JA's site on the Hydrocarbon Filter removal. I'll quote him here...

    You can find his page (with pics) here: Toyota 4Runner Hydrocarbon filter removal

    Okay, I'm going to stop here. I was able to remove the HCF after having just unclipping the 4 clips. I hooked a screwdriver underneath one of the lips by the plastic rivets and just popped them out one by one. Didn't have to unhook anything...

    Keep reading for the original instructions, though.

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    That was pretty much it. I reassembled and took it for a spin.

    I'm not sure if it was just in my head, but I seemed to get more throttle response and it seemed like there was more power/faster acceleration. I'm not sure that is real, though.

    Even if it's not, it makes me think it's helping, so I'll call this a win.
     
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  13. Jul 13, 2020 at 7:49 PM
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    And two more LEDs... side markers!

    Before:
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    After:
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  14. Jul 14, 2020 at 6:19 PM
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    Finally, I gambled on painting the chrome mirror caps. After following the directions on getting the caps off the mirrors elsewhere on this site (thank you!) I scuffed they with sandpaper, cleaned with acetone, and hit them with 6 very light coats of this stuff:

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    I snapped them back in, and voila!

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  15. Jul 14, 2020 at 6:48 PM
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    Get diode Dynamics SS3 fog lights! Way brighter than the Morimotos.
     
  16. Jul 14, 2020 at 6:51 PM
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    Googling now!
     
  17. Jul 14, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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  18. Jul 15, 2020 at 6:32 AM
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  19. Jul 15, 2020 at 11:02 AM
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    Yes, completely plug and play. You'll need to reuse some stock hardware to transfer to the SS3 lights but nothing too difficult. No trimming as well! Fit is perfect.
     
  20. Jul 15, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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  21. Jul 15, 2020 at 7:12 PM
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    Also, I’m really digging the painted mirror caps. I’ll probably do the door handles next.

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  22. Jul 17, 2020 at 4:36 AM
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    I don’t think these will fit yours without modifying or changing the bezel, if at all. The bezels and fogs are a different shape starting I believe in 2018.

    My 2012:

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    My 2019:

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  23. Jul 17, 2020 at 4:57 AM
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    Sorry, didn't notice you have the newer Sequoia. I think it may still fit, you just need to buy the bezel and maybe the fog light brackets for the older Sequoia's.
     
  24. Jul 17, 2020 at 8:12 AM
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    Painted the door handles today. I like the look, but who knows whether the stuff will hold up to wear...

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  25. Jul 19, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    Replaced the gear oil in the front and rear differentials and the transfer case today. Used a total of 5.5 quarts or so of Mobil1 75w-90.

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    The only picture I snapped was that one of me filling the transfer case, but all went well.
     
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    Also, my oil was a little over serviced by CarMax. I used that as an excuse to spill about a half quart EVERYWHERE while I pulled out the 14 mm oil drain plug and inserted this:

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  27. Jul 21, 2020 at 10:25 AM
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    Proclip came in yesterday. Very happy with the install location.

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  28. Jul 22, 2020 at 4:59 AM
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    We all need to figure out a solution for the Platinum badges.
     
  29. Jul 22, 2020 at 6:44 AM
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    I removed mine. It also helped that one side was removed when I bought the car so it was an easy decision to just remove the other side.
     
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  30. Jul 22, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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    Got the LED door courtesy lights installed:

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