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Lodi781's build thread

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by lodi781, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Jul 16, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    lodi781

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    ARB BP-51 suspension, T-13 coils, BF Goodrich AT2 275 70 r17, Gobi rack, black oak LED single LB.
    Hey all, starting my build thread. This is a 2016 trail. So far, this is what i've got;

    Gobi rack
    Black Oak LED single bar
    President CB

    upcoming-
    BP-51 suspension
    Dobson t-13 coils
    BF Goodrich 275\70\r17

    Here's some pics from when I got her new. That's my old tacoma. It felt like I was dumping a puppy at the shelter.

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  2. Jul 19, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    lodi781

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    Here's one with the gobi rack on. Still haven't installed the ladder and i'm not sure i'm going to...4runner.jpg
     
  3. Jul 20, 2019 at 4:42 AM
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    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    Welcome from FL.
     
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  4. Jul 20, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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    Looks good so far :thumbsup: Looking forwards to seeing it with the suspension upgrades.

    Is that the no rise Gobi rack? Did you get the crossbars to tie the SUP down?
     
  5. Jul 21, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    Thank you! I've been around on the tacoma side, then i jumped ship!
     
  6. Jul 21, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    Yes, it is. I knew I only wanted a single row light bar, and it throws plenty of light. I did get the cross bars. Originally it was for an RTT and they ended up getting used for the SUP instead.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    Right on!

    Best looking rack for the 4Runner, IMO. I also like the functionality of having both a basket rack and a flat rack (low-rise option).

    I'll be getting one myself eventually. I should probably put an order in now if I want to get it by early next year. lol
     
  8. Jul 22, 2019 at 6:56 PM
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    These came in today..
    trd wheels.jpg
     
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  9. Jul 22, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    Dude, you ain't kidding. They told me 12 weeks. I want to say 5 1\2 months later it came. The wait was worth it, it's an amazing rack. But the wait will make you think twice thats for sure.
     
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  10. Jul 25, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    Some more toys arrived today. Tomorrow it gets done finally!!!
    wheels mounted.jpg

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  11. Jul 28, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    ARB BP-51 suspension, T-13 coils, BF Goodrich AT2 275 70 r17, Gobi rack, black oak LED single LB.
    So, update. The shipment came late, meaning I missed the shop appointment, so My friend and i took a go at it. The struts come set for a bumper and winch, I have neither, so it took us three trips to the store to get the right spring compressor, which ultimately scratched the springs down to the metal. When we finally got this set right, we couldn't get the lower linkage undone no mater how hard we hit it. SOOOO Here i am at the beginning of a 3 week road trip to canada without the suspension I specifically ordered for the trip. It's sitting in my living room and will be put on when I get back. The rims and tires look great though.

    How do i fix rubbed down spring coating....uhg.
     
  12. Jul 29, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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  13. Jul 29, 2019 at 4:40 PM
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    I have BP 51's. And it wasn't to replace them, it was set the pre load lower. But it already happened.
     
  14. Jul 30, 2019 at 6:23 PM
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    Oh I don't know about that... I've seen a nicer rack before. :yes:
     
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  15. Jul 31, 2019 at 9:12 AM
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    I'm going to need some pics ;)
     
  16. Jul 31, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    POR15?? Then Fluid Film yearly? I don't know :notsure: but where did you buy the suspension from? I know it's too late now, but Usually the place you buy it from can set it for you where you want it. At least Wheelers will do this.

    An what do you mean by "lower linkage"? Pics?
     
  17. Aug 2, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    I ordered through wheelers but they had the fronts dropped shipped from ARB. I'll figure something out. As for now, My trip is turning our sweet. I'll post some pics when i get a chance!
     
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  18. Sep 11, 2019 at 5:10 PM
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    Hey guys, sorry for the delay. The truck is at the shop as I type this and I should have pics by tomorrow. I ended up not getting it on before my trip, but did find out how capable this truck is without suspension upgrades. I was impressed. Here’s some pics from the trip. I’ll post pics of the truck with the lift on tomorrow
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  19. Sep 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    Some pics of it lifted. I will say this. The BP-51’s ride awesome. I cant wait to really try this thing out.
    3B59EB7E-B368-4BD7-872C-3A0A8293CFDD.jpg 93A130B0-DDCE-4949-9BC3-6581EFF3E058.jpg
     
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  20. Sep 13, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    Looks awesome!

    Well done!
     
  21. Sep 13, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    Thanks Nimby! I’m pretty psyched right now. That suspension has been sitting in my house for for almost 5 weeks with me just drooling over how it’s gonna be to drive the damn thing with it on!!!
     
  22. Sep 13, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    New parts have a tendency to do that to people.

    I'd go crazy with a brand new suspension set-up sitting in my garage and no time to put it on. :frustrated:
     

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