My 2003 GX470

Discussion in '120-Series Toyotas' started by DanKunz, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. DanKunz

    DanKunz

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    I recently purchased a very nice GX470 from some local folks that literally treated it as a child. I was happy to see a full service history, including a new cooling system (radiator), all interval maintenance done, etc. When I got her she was bone stock.

    I started feeling the itch for wheeling again, so I was searching around. I saw Lexwoody, BonnerBB, etc. and their iterations of lifts, tires, mods, etc. and my hopes lifted. I bought this truck because it is a Prado underneath.

    Updated:

    Complete:
    2 x Total Chaos UCAs, these are for a Prado 120 so the FJ UCAs fit
    2 x Iron Man 12710GR front adjustable shocks
    2 x Iron Man TOY056C front springs
    2 x Iron Man 12682GR rear shocks
    2 x Iron Man TOY056C rear coils
    2 x rear FJ upper spring cups (GX does not have spring cups or perches)
    2 x custom fabbed lower spring perches/ramps for rear axle

    1 set ASFIR Prado 120 series aluminum skid plates (front, t-case, belly/gas)
    FOURTREKs protective washers to the skid bolts

    5 x 285/70/17 Goodyear Dura-Tracs

    1 x Iron Man Prado front commercial deluxe bar
    1 x Iron Man Prado snorkel
    1 x Iron Man 12000 winch

    1 x full LED kit from PFRAN LEDs
    1 x GROM audio integration kit - ipad cable, USB input, bluetooth integration
    1 x ipadholdr.com GX470 mount and iPad holder
    1 x cablejive ipad pass through charger (adds additional power to charge the new ipad)

    1 x extreme air C02 tank
    1 x Iron Man 4x4 fridge/freezer combo with 10 gauge hard wired and fused power
    Full ECB performance brakes
    Remove flares and bed line flare pattern, clearance fenders as well
    Added 21" light bar to front bumper

    In process (10/8/2012):
    Mod wiring to allow light bar to run on OEM fog switch independent of headlight status
    ACC custom rear bumper with swing out tire carrier
    Reconfigure front bumper to match new body line with no flares

    2013:
    Powder coat wheels flat black
    Long arm kit and HD tie rods
    2014:
    Diesel conversion


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    Last edited: Nov 4, 2013
  2. LittleRock80

    LittleRock80 That thing that you did there, I see it

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    That looks great! Thanks for sharing (what you're able to).

    Justin
  3. TheJosh

    TheJosh

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    Sounds so top secret you magazine article!

    When does phase 1 start? What about phase 2? When does phase 7 start? I'm most looking forward to phase 19!!!!
  4. DanKunz

    DanKunz

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    *golfclap*
  5. Terrax

    Terrax

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    Nice looking ride!! What kind of tires are those? Did you replace the air suspension with coil springs and OME shocks? What type? My wife has a 2006 and I'm thinking if/when the air suspension goes out to replace it with coils/OME shocks.
  6. DanKunz

    DanKunz

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    I did not use OME. I replaced the airbags, this was not a small project. I used Iron Man 4x4.

    Those are Goodyear Duratracs, 285/75/17, which are just shy of 34"
  7. JaminGX

    JaminGX

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    Cool to see someone use something other than OME (not considering coilovers). Looking forward to the build as I'm slowing building my GX as well.
  8. Terrax

    Terrax

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    Who carries Iron Man products in the US and what shock/coils model#'s did you use? I love the way it came out and would love to do the same.

    Thanks!
  9. DanKunz

    DanKunz

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    I will share a lot more detail when I get it back. I want to actually wheel it and approve of the performance before I chat it up too much :)
  10. uzj100

    uzj100 SILVER Star

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    Looks great!
  11. DanKunz

    DanKunz

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    [​IMG]Just got it home. Rides amazing, looks amazing. I am really glad I opted for the completely custom sliders vs. trying to make something else fit.

  12. Terrax

    Terrax

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    That looks great!! Nice job. Don't forget to post the shocks and coils after you wheel it.
  13. DanKunz

    DanKunz

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    Yep! We go next weekend and the weekend after that. I will share a whole lot more then. This is a full replacement with real coils and shocks all around...including completely fabricating the rear spring system. It also has a full skid plate system made of aluminum and some really amazing one of a kind sliders with some MAJOR beef to them.
  14. Man, I really need to start building up my GX as well! I've been putting much time into my FJ80 and the GX has been neglected all week.
  15. DanKunz

    DanKunz

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    Phase II for the GX will be even better...front bumper, dual batteries, winch, snorkel, and some other odds and ends. Just have to save up!
  16. BonnerBB

    BonnerBB

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    Looks good. What did you use for the front lift? Links to the products you have used would be cool.
  17. DanKunz

    DanKunz

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    I replaced the front coils and shocks with Iron Man 4x4. The front upper control arms are Total Chaos.
  18. JaminGX

    JaminGX

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    Looking good. Maybe I missed it but, are the full aluminum protection IronMan 4x4 as well?
  19. DanKunz

    DanKunz

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    Skids are ASFIR
  20. yeti in ga

    yeti in ga

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    Looks great Dan and look forward to seeing it on the trail.

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