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CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby CRA59 on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 1:40 +0000

Hi all,

Thought I'd start a build thread for those that may be interested.

I hope to end up with a reasonably capable tourer that can tackle most terrain without being too extreme.

Plenty to explore in FNQ, so will be worth it.

Have previously had a 2005 Hilux and a 1999 Prado so pretty much know what I want (I think haha)

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Purchased new in Dec 2014 SR5 D4D, dealer fitted Denso snorkel and tinted windows.

I wanted to start with new wheels and tyres to give it a more distinct look. So changed to this...

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CSA Raptor 17x8 wheels with 265/65 LT 17 Cooper S/T Maxx tyres


Next up will be a trip to ARB and others....stay tuned !

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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby jaybags on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 2:02 +0000

Looking good so far, keen to see what else you put on.

Nice photos too.. your car looks chrome in the 3rd one :lol:
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby CRA59 on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 2:05 +0000

Yeah I know...it was the way the light was reflecting off it...
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby mylux04 on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 3:59 +0000

yeah looks good wheels really set it off
what else you got in mind for it.
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby bob14hilux on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 4:20 +0000

Love the wheels
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby CRA59 on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 6:09 +0000

Thanks guys... I'm happy so far..

Bullbar will be next, with winch, driving lights etc.

Ultimately, thinking about fitting a tray and wind off camper but funds could be a factor !
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby Kizzzaaa on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 7:11 +0000

Looks nice mate, where are you from in nth qld?
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby Theprospector on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 8:30 +0000

Those denso snorkels look better and better ever time I see them.
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby alexisdmtr on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:36 +0000

Did you tint the front windows?if yes what %?
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby CRA59 on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:57 +0000

Kizzzaaa wrote:Looks nice mate, where are you from in nth qld?


Thanks Kizzzaaa, I'm located in Cairns
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby CRA59 on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:58 +0000

alexisdmtr wrote:Did you tint the front windows?if yes what %?


To be honest, I'm not sure what percentage tint it is, I just told them to give me the darkest legal tint.
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby CRA59 on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 1:52 +0000

Have done a few more things to the Lux and thought I'd show the progress so far..

Fitting all done by ARB Cairns (I'm getting too old to do the heavy work haha)

Winch and lights I supplied for them to fit.

A few pics to follow...

*ARB deluxe winch bar
*Runva EWX9500-Q Competition winch with Dyneema rope
*ARB Dual battery system
*Long Ranger 140 litre tank
*OME suspension F & R
*ARB recovery point
*Hella Luminator Xenon 222mm Driving lights with integrated ballasts.


More to do as $$$ funds allow, next will be a Roof console and UHF CB.

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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby AdAm3962 on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 7:56 +0000

Nice! 8-)
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby n0_pAnCaKeS on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 5:12 +0000

Bullbars all ways make a massive difference. More so when you add lights and a winch straight away. Great looking rig
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby CRA59 on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 9:46 +0000

Thanks guys !
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby mattwhite on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:13 +0000

Very nice. Changing the steps?
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby CRA59 on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:38 +0000

mattwhite wrote:Very nice. Changing the steps?


At some stage in the future (when funds allow) I'll probably put a set of sliders on, not because I'm going to do much rock bashing but mainly because the standard steps are so weak and bend virtually by looking at them ! (I'm exaggerating but you know what I mean lol)

On the other '05 Lux I had, the steps looked like pretzels ..
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby Homer72 on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:52 +0000

Very nice looking Hilux mate. Have the same winch but got my control box mounted under the bonnet out of harms way where you have fitted the 2nd battery.
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby CRA59 on Sat, 24 Jan 2015 5:29 +0000

Homer72 wrote:Very nice looking Hilux mate. Have the same winch but got my control box mounted under the bonnet out of harms way where you have fitted the 2nd battery.


Thanks Mark,

Yep I would have liked the control box there too but with the battery there it's a bit of a squeeze.

Have you had any issues with the Runva? I wasn't too impressed with the quality of the remote control but I guess you get what you pay for.

The cap where the hand controller plugs in had a "12V outlet" sticker on it which was a bit crazy at the front of the vehicle, so I quickly removed it.

I would've loved to put a Warn on but couldn't justify the additional cost for what I'll be doing with the vehicle. Had to cut costs down somewhere!
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Re: CRA59's 2014 SR5 Build

Postby kitdoctor on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 1:45 +0000

...and well done with the photography. It's like....well....close to professional!
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