Thanks @IwantPrado I'll try to keep everyone updated on how the coatings fare in the future. :D
Did a thing... Apparently the right front caliper was essentially seized this whole time, wore through the pad and caused a slightly noticeable vibration in the steering wheel I chose to ignore for...
Not sure on a "better" screen replacement as the factory one is integrated into the MFD and has a lot of proprietary plugs. I came to this realization when I tried to replace a cracked digitizer on mine... (2004MY)
As far as rear cam replacement, thats not very hard. You can buy a new 6v(must...
Got the wheels mounted/balanced/installed. Absolutely love the look/feel of the GX now. The ride is just as good as before but the wider stance makes the truck feel more sure footed. A huge improvement in the looks department as well obviously.
While I had the truck in the air I chose to...
Update: I've become somewhat annoyed with constantly noticing my peeling wheels and narrow stance, so I finally bit the bullet and got some OEM Toyota TRD wheels. Pretty excited to mount/install them! Was really considering other options, but since I'm re using my Michelins for now this was a no...
Thanks for the review! @NorFla Nomad I saw Cructhfield Clan on youtube install a coverlay dash onto a GX recently, and quite frankly wasn't hugely impressed. I think I'll probably save up, pick up an OEM dash, and do the work at some point. 🤷♂️
Same as @SteveH
Right front bearing took a dump without making the wheel hotter than others, or odd driving characteristics, just growling noise. Very easy to replace IMO, a new Koyo bearing from eBay did the trick.
I had strictly FoMoCo products before coming in to the 120 platform. One 1st Gen. Ford Expedition and 2 Ford Excursions. Nice trucks in their own right(especially the Excursions) but not on the same playing field as the GX. Honestly the only thing I really miss is having rear heat v just rear...
I had this happen on the passenger side. Used a trick with hedge trimmer wire(made of tough plastic) and sent it down through the sunroof drains on each side of the truck. Completely fixed my issue.
Look for the drains on the left/right most front corners of your sunroof tray.
See my build thread HERE. I could not find a good/affordable used hood, mail order non CAPA replacements were not my idea of a good time so I decided to save mine. While my damage was not as bad as yours, your hood might be salvageable?
An assortment of:
Mine is dim too right in the same area of the speedo. Watched the YT vid as well and was at a dead end similar to you. This is something I'd feel comfortable doing myself if I knew which bulbs/SMDs fit :)