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The quick evolution of Blue. Blue?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by dmac28, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Jul 5, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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    Do people really name their cars/trucks? I never have, but I guess at a certain level of personal connection, a name would be appropriate. I ride a Yamaha FJ-09 known as the "Tracer" in the UK, and they all call their bikes Tracy ... find it a little creapy actually. So after a couple of offload trips, Blue went from this...
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    To this. Toytec Boss 2.0 lift- SCS Stealth wheels. Toyo RT's. All installed by the boys over at RSG Offroad in Lakewood CO. Super happy with wayyyy better handling of the rig even after raising it up 3". Wheel width and offset of the SRS wheels are perfect for this truck when going to 285's imho. Was considering spacers on the stock wheels and super glad I just went with these. Very happy with the rig so far. More to come!
     
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  2. Jul 6, 2018 at 4:07 AM
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    I agree about naming things - it just feels weird to me. I love my vehicles, but my truck is still just “the truck” and the car is still just “the car”. I am jealous of people who can do it and not sound or feel strange.
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2018 at 10:35 AM
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    So next on the list was some sliders. Since I've got a good thing going with RSG, and really liked the looks of their sliders, I went with some raw steel, no step version, and had them custom powder coated. Was trying to get close to the SCS wheel color and went with a hammered 2 coat finish. Think they turned out great.
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  4. Jul 26, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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    Sa...weet! I like the look. Nicely done!
     
  5. Jul 27, 2018 at 6:19 AM
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    Thanks! Back to RSG on Monday for a bit more work. Then we'll be done for a while since I'll be broke broke broke.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:42 AM
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    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

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    Definitely looking good.! Matching the rails to the wheels was a great idea.
     
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  7. Aug 2, 2018 at 7:17 AM
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    So did a thing. Back when I had the suspension work done, I put a deposit down on the Magnuson. Have had several Yotas in the past that I've wanted to drop a TRD on, but never could afford or justify. Just hit 50 yrs stupid, and said fuck it. Had it put on yesterday with 700 lb springs up front as I'm thinking bumper/winch combo... maybe for Christmas. Initial drive it home on the highway impressions, this thing looks and feels like it's a factory piece as its barely noticeable. Very smooth, very quiet with just a subtle rotor whine when you jump on the gas.
    I'm going to withhold further driving impressions until I'm able to mo betta evaluate, hopefully over the weekend. I had grand plans of before and after dyno runs, or at least measuring 0-60, but life got in the way and the before never happened. Missed opportunity there.

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  8. Aug 2, 2018 at 7:25 AM
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    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

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  9. Aug 2, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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    Way to go for it. Nice build.
     
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  10. Aug 2, 2018 at 1:57 PM
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    Looks terrific! I applaud your tastes and efforts sir.

    I call my truck, Kuma btw. LOL!
     
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  11. Aug 2, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    And that is a bad ass name!
     
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  12. Aug 4, 2018 at 2:34 PM
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    So, first driving impressions post SC install: The additional power is deceptive. I don't really feel or notice that the truck is accelerating noticeably faster until you look at the speedo and see it climbing much quicker than before. I don't really notice how fast I'm just cruising around, until I have to slow down or stop. Cruising down the interstate at 75-80 is effortless and no longer requires the in/out of 5th/OD. Start/stop, idling, noises, vibrations. Nothing new or different. Just that rotor whine when you start boosting. More to come...
     
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