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Old 04-11-2012, 04:45 AM #1
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THE BUILD

I started this build with the idea that it'd be just a mild expedition setup. I don't plan on doing any heavy wheeling, but most of the mods are planned around being as capable as possible while still being mild mannered and retaining factory reliability/drivability. With that in mind, don't expect anything crazy here
Just trying not to throw more money at this thing.


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Engine
TRD Cold Air Intake LINK
AFE Pro Dry S filter LINK

Interior
Custom cargo drawers
Dual USB plug in center console LINK
Antman Flashlight Mod- Surefire P3X Fury Tactical LINK
5K LED Interior Lighting
Husky Weatherbeaters
Canvasback Cargo Liners
Customized RAM Mount w/ Proclip Vent Clip for iPhone LINK
Hard-wired Dash Cam LINK
Zulu Tactical Window Visor Organizer

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Demello Triple Hoop Front Bumper
Shrockworks Front Plate Bumper
BAMF Bolt-on Rock Sliders LINK
RCI Full Underbody Skids
CBI Rear Bumper- Dual Swing Out LINK
Warn M8000-S
Factor 55 Flatlink/1" Fairlead

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Bajarack Spy Utility Rack
Eezi-Awn K9 2.2M Rack w/ 40mm legs
RAV4 Blind Spot Mirror Retrofit LINK
Low profile XM antenna mod LINK
ARB 2000mm Awning LINK
ARB Awning Room
Maggiolina Airlander Roof Top Tent (SM)
Weathertech In-Channel Vent Visors
Satin Black 3M 1080 Roof Wrap

Electrical/Lighting
40" Single Row LED light bar on K9 Rack
Xenon Depot HID kit w/ Philips 4300k bulb upgrade
Adventure Trailers Solar Plug mounted in hood cowl trim LINK
Renogy 100W folding solar panel LINK
Odyssey 31-PC2150 Group 31M Deep Cycle Battery LINK
National Luna Single Battery Monitor LINK
Truck Fridge/Indel-B TF51 w/ Wagon Gear hinge flip kit LINK
Tacomapros Bussman Relay Box LINK
OTTRATTW Switches in center console
ARB Twin Compressor OBA system LINK
Blue Sea Dual USB 4.8A in center consoleLINK

Suspension/Wheels
Front TRD suspension swapped for Bilstein 6112, set at 2.5" front lift
Rear TRD 5160 stock shocks w/ Toytec Superflex 2" lift springs
King 2.5 Extended Travel fronts w/ CDC adjusters and 700# springs LINK
King 2.5 rear shocks w/ CDC adjusters and longer rod ends LINK
Total Chaos UCAs
Icon Overland rear coil springs
Timbren Active Off Road Bumpstops
BF Goodrich KO2 34x10.5x17
BF Goodrich KO2 285/70/17
SCS F5 Jet Black 17x8.5
Nitto Ridge Grapplers 305/70/17 (34x12.5)
Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Spacers
No-Loss Valve stem caps LINK

Comms
Full Size CB (Bearcat 980SSB) in center console LINK
Firestik 2' CB Antenna
Diamond K400 3/8C on hatch
Hustler CB Quick Release LINK


TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

2018



Baja California/Baja 1000 (Mexico)- 11/2018


Eastern Sierras (CA)- Toyota Feature- 11/2018
Feature:
Toyota USA - Toyota Owner Story: Victor | Facebook


Eastern Sierras (CA)- Tread Magazine Feature- 08/2018


Baja Norte/Baja Sur/Cabo (Mexico)- 04/2018


Mojave Road (CA)- 02/2018

2017


Wyoming Eclipse/Oregon Trail/Colorado Traverse (UT/WY/CO)- 08/2017


Death Valley NP (CA)- 04/2017


Joshua Tree/Berdoo Canyon (CA)- 04/2017


Black Rock Desert (NV)- 03/2017

2016


North Rim of the Grand Canyon (AZ/UT)- 11/2016
Expedition Portal Article


Mojave Road (Mojave, CA)- 09/2016


Eastern Sierra Mountains (Bodie/Mammoth/others, CA)- 09/2016


Signal Peak/Eagle Lake, Tahoe National Forest (CA)- 08/2016


Joshua Tree/Berdoo Canyon & Prewitt Ridge(CA)- 05/2016


Prewitt Ridge/South Coast Ridge Road (CA)- 04/2016


Joshua Tree National Park (CA)- 03/2016


Crater Lake National Park (OR)- 01/2016


2015


Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park (CA)- 08/2015

ARCHIVED
Vancouver and Victoria, BC (Canada)- 08/2015
Portland/Seattle from San Diego (CA/OR/WA)- 08/2015

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Old 04-11-2012, 04:59 AM #2
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Ummmmm......I Hate you! I want my Z back too! Yours looked CHERRY!

What are your plans for your Runner? Welcome to the family. Be sure to check out toyota120 as well. Bunch of us Bay Area people are always getting together for runs and stuff.
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Very nice, eventually most people make the switch. Came from a WRX before my frontier, then my 4runner. Wish I could afford both...but regardless the mod bug is universal!
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Thanks guys, I wish I could've been able to keep both as they both have their pros and cons, but ultimately I needed something more practical and easier on the wallet, so I decided on the 4Runner. Eventually I'll probably pick up another one once their value goes down a bit...
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The Z looked really nice weeee!!!!!
The good news is they make those exact same Volk rims to fit our 4Runners. Big bucks though!

Here is Stephanie's Trail Edition with Volk's in Bronze. Sweet wheels!
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good choice on switching to the 4runner.

if you think about it, 94 octane for the 370z and 87 octane for the 4runner comes out to about the same price in terms of fuel expenses.

however,

you'll be able to go to a buncha places and do a buncha things that you couldn't in your 370z. atleast, thats what i tell my friends who own porsches

"i may not be able to go somewhere as fast as you but i sure as hell can go more places" is what i normally tell them.
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Harper, I don't think I'll go with TE37s again honestly...even if they are a bit cheaper than my old TE37 setup because of sizing (the 19" TE37 from the 370Z cost $3800 MSRP + another $1400 for the tires!)- this being a truck I don't want to have to worry about damage while dragging them through rocks, mud, etc. That's an awesome setup nonetheless and if I had the money I'd definitely spring for them again.

jca21, I agree wholeheartedly. My first week with the 4Runner, I've taken it to Napa for winetasting, a range up in the mountains for target shooting, and a snowboarding trip to Tahoe- none of which I could've done in the Z as I didn't want to risk damaging it or being able to fit my equipment/firearms/ammo in it.
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i highly recommend getting a set of canvas back cargo liners as your first mod/purchase,

they definetly help protect the interior from loading and unloading stuff and look great.
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Congrats on the new 4R man. You are going to love it. I came from the import scene to and have already been/seen/experienced more with my 4R in the 4 months I've had it as oppose to the 14+ years/23 import cars I had. Totally different beasts.

Like Mikey mentioned, get on Toyota120.com. A good amount of us Bay area folks have been meeting up at least once a month to run Hollister Hills OHV. Hope to see you around.
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Hah, that's pretty funny. I just sold my '08 350Z a month or so ago and we are about to trade in our Xterra for a white '12 SR5. I miss my car but I'm really looking forward to the T4R. Congrats on the purchase!
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I hate it when that happens. I feel ya though..have the mod bug and my wallet feels lighter and I haven't even started in earnest lol
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So after parting out my last 5th gen SR5 last year, I decided to give this another go. It was a little unplanned, but I can't complain

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So after parting out my last 5th gen SR5 last year, I decided to give this another go. It was a little unplanned, but I can't complain

Very nice truck! How was it coming from the sports car scene to the truck scene?
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Great pickup man. I would have tried to keep both. Its good to have best of both worlds. ;-)
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Nice Z! I had a couple of imports before the 4runner. I do miss my evo at times but for the most part I'm very happy with the change.
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