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Old 04-15-2012, 10:05 PM #1
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I bought my 2003 Sport Edition in November 21, 2002. I had it for several years before making any mods. It will be a while before I sell this truck.

01.10.19
Well, after a little incident i decided to switch things up a little bit. I went from my Polished 18" Methods to Satin Black 17" Icon Rebounds wrapped with 285/70 17 Falken Wildpeak AT3W tires. I guess it changed the look a little....lol.










First two pics are right after I switched out the gray cladding for color matched cladding. 01.10.18





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Suspension/lift/tires/wheels:
- OME 884/Icon Overland Springs
- Bilstein 5100 Shocks
- Camburg Ball Joints UCA's with MOOG Ball Joints
- 285/70 17 Falken Wildpeak AT3W
- 17x8.5 Satin Black Icon Rebound, 0 offset
- .75" BORA Wheel Spacers
- Gorrilla CHROME Spline Drive E/T Ultra Style Conical Lug Nuts
- 285/65 18 BFG A/T KO's (Gone!)
- 18x9 Machine Finished Method Standards #MR301, -12 offset (SOLD)



Exterior/outfitting:
- Demello Offroad Front Bumper
- Demello Sliders
- CBI Rear Bumper with Dual Swing out Tire and fuel can carrier
- Smittybilt XRC 9500 Winch
- Factor 55 Flatlink
- PIAA 5370 Black LED Fog Lamp Kit
- RCI Front Skid Plate
- Ricochet LCA Skids
- Tint on front windows to match
- Replaced gray cladding with color-matched cladding
- Painted door handles, grill and rear hatch piece to match body
- Whitson Metalworks full length roof rack (SOLD)
- 40" Hanma Single Row LED Light Bar (SOLD)
- TRS 5000 HID Low Beams
- Blacked out '06 headlights
- 06-09 LED Tail Lights
- LED Reverse Lights
- White COB LED Lights Under Rockers
- Hanma LED light for extra reverse lighting (mounted under the truck)

Interior:
- Gray Leather
- GTA Car Kit Blue Tooth Module
- Premium JBL System
- Weathertech All Weather Mats
- V-Leds Interior Swap
- JL Audio 8" Sub in Stock Location


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For the most part I hadn't done anything to it besides tinting the windows, replacing the tail lights and repainting the headlights. I did mount some Hella 500 lights in front of the front bumper, but those have since been removed. I had also had the exhaust cut off and turned out. Here are a couple of pics up till that point.



Because we had twins in 2007 and I work out of the house/keep the kids when they aren't in school, it wasn't until the last year and a half i have made bigger changes. I started off with a Daystar 1.5/2.5 Spacer lift and Spidertrax, since i have the Xreas Suspension and this was the cheapest way to get a little space. This gave the right amount of space to go up a tire size to a 265/65 18 BFG Rugged Terrain. It is a great road tire, but also has an aggressive look.

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After a few months i had been wanting to change the look a little more. I started looking for a black grill, door handles, roof rack and rear hatch piece. After a while of looking without any luck i figured i would just go buy them pre-painted from Toyota....... Just for the door handles, grill and rear hatch pieces it was going to be closed to $700. After rejecting that idea i decided to give it a shot and repaint them myself. At the worst I would be forced into buying the painted pieces. I spent about three days scuffing/sanding, painting, wet sanding and polishing. I was very proud with the results, especially since it was all Duplicolor rattle can products. As for the rack, i just decided to buy a black Urban Runner Rack and replace my silver one.









I had also acquired a set of step tubes from an '06, thanks to Roll Tide. They were grey, so i started working on them to make them match the rack. Yes, i know it looks better without running boards and tubes, but since i have 4 year old twins and a wife that is only 5'1" i have to have something for them.

Over the last 3.5 months, i have been trying to find one more wheel to match my 18" Port Installed Enkei wheels. I wanted to find one because i would like to have a rear carrier fabricated and of course the spare has to match. I have contacted around 120 salvage yards, scoured ebay and Craigslist with no luck. After all that searching i decided to go with the BBS wheel, which i found a used set locally. I was also able to find a single used one on ebay, so i have my five.

Here it is with the new wheels and step tubes.




The last real thing i want to do is have a fabricator to make the rear carrier. Other than that i am really pleased with the look.
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Looks good, but where's the T4R.org sticker???

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Looks good, but where's the T4R.org sticker???

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lol.....i actually don't even have one on my truck. I like to keep it as clean as possible
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You have ONE NICE RIG! I really like what you've done with your 'Runner, it's one of the nicest 4th Gens I've seen! I especially like the headlights, how they are "smoked"...
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Thanks farmer. I blacked them out myself. Here is a thread on how to do it yourself. It has other information on installing HID's, but the basic info for taking them apart and painting is there.

another blacked out headlight thread...DIY lots of pics.
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Momo which brand blacked tail lights did you buy? I want to do the at least the tube steps swap also, that looks a lot better. I'm liking the newer roof rack too. :/
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Thanks Dawg.

Patrick, i can't remember exactly, but i think i bought them from Burtman.

Burtman Industries

You can also find them on ebay. I had thought about going to a projector headlight and LED tail light, but i personally like the look of these headlights and tail lights better, at least on my truck.
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A couple little things I have done, that aren't really noticeable unless you really look. i had taken the Tacoma skid plate off and painted it with Plasti-Dip. Since i was blacking out everything i thought it would look better. It isn't as noticeable now, but still adds a little something to the front end.....

Another subtle thing i had done, was on my Yakima roof rack. I took the small Yakima logos off the towers and hand cut some TRD decals the same size and placement. I also had recovered my fairing with black vinyl and cut the 4RUNNER logo and placed it in the same spot where the YAKIMA would be.

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Yup, me too. I know most seem to prefer the led tails and projectors, but I like the differentiation between the casing and fixtures on the 03-05 models.
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Another subtle thing i had done, was on my Yakima roof rack. I took the small Yakima logos off the towers and hand cut some TRD decals the same size and placement. I also had recovered my fairing with black vinyl and cut the 4RUNNER logo and placed it in the same spot where the YAKIMA would be.
Darn, I was hoping the roof rack was something you could buy like that, I thought I had seen others with the same one. Do you know if anyone sells anything similar? I love the logo on the roof rack!
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Are you talking about the TRD logos or the 4Runner logo?
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Are you talking about the TRD logos or the 4Runner logo?
The 4Runner logo on the roof rack =)
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Been falling behind on my updates.

I ended up selling my BBS wheels and replacing them with a set of Machine Finished 18x9 Method Standard Wheels. They have a -12 offset which gives it a great stance.








And one beauty shot...lol
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