My slow slow build...

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My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 8:54 +0000

Hi all,

So, I've been thinking I should get this ball rolling for a while. I've pretty much been using the "What did you do to your Hilux today?" as a super slow build thread, and I have a few things planned for later this year that should probably be in their own thread.

I bought my 2010 SR mid 2014. It was previously owned by my mechanics son, who had injured his back and could no longer drive a manual.
This is how I picked it up..
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ARB Deluxe Winch Bar
ARB Rear Bar
ARB Bash Plates
Warn Winch (9500lb?)
Canopy/Roof Racks
Mickey Thompson ATZ 265/70/16

And chucked in an Alpine head unit, reversing camera and rear speakers before I picked it up.

It's my first 4x4, so went a did a 2 day driving course........aaaaaand I got hooked. In my intro I laid out a list of things I had on my dream 'to do' list for it, not really thinking I'd ever actually do.

Of course I did them all, and them some.
(In no particular order)

Bed Rug in the tub
ARB front recovery point
Diff/Transfer case breathers
2" lift
265/75/16 Nitto Trail Grapplers
Rear Elocker
Phat Bars rock sliders
Snorkel
Ebay front grille
Ebay 9 inch round LED lights
GME UHF
HPD catch can
3" exhaust
Rear facing LED lights
Cleaned the EGR and inlet manifold (which was surprisingly clean for 180,000kms)
Ebay canvas seat covers
Mounted some tie down points in the tub for a tool box
Hella supertone horn - my wife used to laugh at me because i was too embarrassed to use the horn....the one in her camry sounds like a truck in comparison. And yes she would have noticed if i swapped it :)
And then plasti dipped (or sometimes just painted) every bit of chrome or aluminium on it

That's where it stands at the moment, I'll see if I can get a decent shot of it tomorrow.
Hopefully in a couple of months it'll be going through biggish transformation. Tub is going, and I'll be running 33's legally and engineered, plus a few other little bits and pieces :)

Cheers,

Marty.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby TOYZX on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 1:48 +0000

Nice one mate. Have fun with the 33s [emoji6]

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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 3:02 +0000

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...how it's sitting today.

Aux battery tray arrived yesterday. Going to order the Projecta DCDC charger and dual batt monitor this week :)
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby SR5ute on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 3:06 +0000

I like it very much. Nice rig.
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 7:09 +0000

Cheers mate. If it all goes to plan it'll be a lot nicer in the next few months :D
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby Sam Gribley on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 7:44 +0000

Nice work so far! I've just started chipping away at a 2010 SR also so I'm eager to see what others get up to.

In your post you said it came with the ARB Deluxe winch bar. Mine came with what looks like the same bar and I thought it's the ARB commercial bar?? What I do know is it sits bloody close to the tyres. Scrubs a bit when I hit a steep incline a little too quickly. Hopefully I can avoid having to get a new bar when I upgrade the wheels and tyres, time will tell.

Post up some more photos of your mods!

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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby where'smycat on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:35 +0000

It's the deluxe.....just doesn't have fog lights and you can't see it well in my pics.

From photos it looks like the commercial bar sits a little lower, that might be the trouble with your tyres rubbing. I had 265/70/16 AT's with no lift when I got it, and 265/75/16 MT's now with a 2" lift and have never scrubbed anywhere. P30 wheels. You might get away with removing the splash guards?
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Re: My slow slow build...

Postby Sam Gribley on Fri, 23 Feb 2018 4:58 +0000

Ah yeah I had a closer look at photos of both and can see the differences now, cheers. Mine sits at similar height as yours in the above photos, in relation to the tire, that's what originally made me ask. Yours is definitely higher though, you're right.

And it's definitely scrubbing on the bar, the sound is very obvious haha. Possibly the suspension just isn't suitable for having the big old commercial bar on it and was never adjusted to suit. It rides quite a bit lower in the front than the back. More reason to get an upgrade and lift done asap.
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