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MrSeth's 2004 Limited V8 Build Thread

Discussion in '4th Gen Builds (2003-2009)' started by mrseth, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Jan 31, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    mrseth [OP] New Member

    Jan 31, 2018
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    2004 Limited v8
    3" Rancho, 2.5" Delrin BL, 1.5" Supreme Spacer Lift, 35" Cooper MTP, Chopped Fenders, Racing buckets, 1.5" Spidertrax
    Hey everyone, this is my re-do for my 2004 V8 build. I decided to erase everything and start over to clean it up, and shorten things overall. Let's begin with a complete parts list, both installed and removed.

    Suspension: (suspension lift ~2.75-2.5")
    • Bilstein 5100's set on 2nd Tier
    • Rancho Quick Lift 2.5" Lift Springs (front)
    • Pro Comp ES9000 10" travel rear shocks
    • Pro Comp 3" Lift Springs (rear)
    • Light Racing Adjustable UCA's
    • Replaced LCA's (2018)
    • Delrin sleeve cam adjustment bolts
    • Tera Flex rear shock mounts (lower)
    • Day Star 1.5" Spacer Lift (2014-2015)
    • Rancho RS9000XL 2.5" Quick Lift (2015-2018)
    • FJ Cruiser Rear Coil Springs (2015-2018)
    • Supreme Suspension 1.5" front top spacer stacked on Bilstein and Rancho (2017-2018)
    • Supreme Suspension 2" rear top spacer was on FJC coil until pro comp coils (2016-2018)

    Body Lift:
    • Self turned Delrin body lift
    • New body bolts
    Wheels & Tires:
    • Hankook DynaPro ATM RF-10 315x70R17
    • Unique Soft 8 17x9, 0mm offset
    • Spidertrax 1.5" wheel adapters
    • OEM 2004 Sport Edition Wheels and Bridgestone Dueler's (30's)
    • BFG ATKO2's (31's)
    • BFG ATKO2's (33's)
    • General Grabber Red Letter (35's)
    • Cooper MTPs (35's)
    • OEM 2011 Wheels
    • 7" Firestik
    • DIY Rear Stinger Fold-Down tire/jerry can holder
    • DIY Front Pre-Runner style bumper
    • DIY Full-Length flat roof rack
    • Bottle Opener (Rear driver's 1/4)
    • Rear Bumper trim
    • Hood Vents
    • Functional hood pins
    • Duraflex 4.5" bulge Fiberglass fenders
    • Thrush Glasspack 2.5" in and out
    • Smittybilt Air Compressor OBA
    • Body Mount Chop
    • 1" Plastic cladding trim
    • DIY Swing-out style rear tire carrier
    • DIY Front Baja style bumper (had center hoop, expanded metal)
    • DIY 6" tall x 84" long roof rack (rebuilt into current flat rack)
    • DIY 4" tall x 72" long roof rack (trashed)
    • DIY half rack with LED lightbar (sold to friend in CO)
    • Hi-Line front fenders
    • FJ80 Snorkel
    • Limb Risers
    • Rear wiper blade


    • 7x Hella 100w Halogen roof lights
    • 2x 3", 24w LED cubes with amber covers
    • LED Headlights
    • LED Tail lights
    • LED Color changing rock lights
    • LED front turn signals
    • OEM Chrome headlight assembly
    • 4x Hella 500's Front bumper mounted
    • 4x Nilight LED Pods Front bumper mounted
    • 6x Nilight LED Pods roof rack mounted
    • 36" LED Combo light bar for half rack
    • 26" LED Combo light bar for front bumper
    • 50" LED Curved combo light bar for roof
    • 5x 7" LED Round spot lights for front bumper
    • Blacked out headlight assembly
    Entertainment & Interior Electronics:
    • Boss Audio Double DIN Head Unit
    • 2x Kenwood Front Door Speakers
    • 2x Kicker Rear Door Speakers
    • 2x 10" Kicker Subs
    • Boss 1500W Amp
    • Cobra CB Radio
    • Garmin GPS Navigation & Mount
    • Voltmeter and 4 Gang Switch Setup (carbon fiber faceplate)
    • 10" Kicker in OEM Sub Box
    • OEM Amp and 12 speaker system
    • Boss Audio 700W amp
    • Older model Cobra CB
    • Older model VHF handheld with mount
    • 450W Power inverter wired to cigarette lighter
    Interior Trim
    • 2004 Limited heated leather seats
    • 2003 Geo Metro rear bench seat
    • Cargo platform (removable piece to make full sleeping platform)
    • Kiddie ABC Fire Extinguisher
    • Ebay hi-back racing bucket seats
    • 2003 Lexus RX300 Power Seats
    • OEM Rear bench
    • OEM trunk area plastics
    • Full Length sleeping platform #1 (3 feet head room)
    • Full Length twin sized platform #2 (2.5 feet head room)
    Ok guys, now lets move on to photos. I'll try and keep these in chronological order, but I won't throw in too many photos of EVERYTHING because there are hundreds and hundreds of them.

    Day 1: This photo was taken the day I bought my 4Runner.

    Daystar Lift Installed


    Rancho Quick Lift installed, photo also shows first flat 1/2 rack with lightbar and experimental awning. OEM wheels were also painted black, tires are still the Duelers.


    First pre-runner style bumper, hours after completion.

    First photo of the 4Runner in Colorado. First switch to 33" BFG ATKO2's. I was re-finishing my pre-runner bumper and roof rack at the time, I believe this was the last time I had my OEM bumper before taking it to a dump. That was a mistake.


    ... to be continued ...
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2020
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