Builds 2004 GX470 with NAV and KDSS build (1 Viewer)

Oct 11, 2019
Thank you to all of the members of the forum for your valuable assistance. I figured it was my time to share my build in progess.

2004 Lexus GX470 with KDSS and Navigation with 102k miles

One owner, Clean CarFax. Plenty of Lexus dealer maintenance records showing TB/WP changed. Scanned with BlueDriver and I also went over body/paint with digital paint thickness meter. Checked and blessed by my mechanic. Bought for 15K (after dealer fixed transfer case seal and I was tired at looking at dozens of GXs)


Dobinsons 3.0” lift comfort-level F+R coils (and retain factory rake) SPC UCAs, Total Chaos 1” Diff Drop, Metal Tech Air bag coil conversion, Wheelers superbump stops

Gearing, Rear axle, Locker:

STOCK/NONE-want: 2010+ 8.2 FJ housing with

3.73 (no gearing change soon, will later go with 4.10 or 4.56 when I move from 32.4” tires to 33 or 35s) with OEM E-locker and Hanger ESTIMATED cost: 2,500 installed (not including gear change)


Front: STOCK-want: ARB front deluxe steel bumper.
ESTIMATED cost: 1,800 installed

Rear: STOCK bumper with
Rigid-Armor Spare Tire Hitch Carrier with license tag mounted on spare tire rim
LED license plate lights x2
New Backup Camera
Rear View Camera Ultra HD 12 LED Night Vision, Waterproof Reverse Camera 140° Wide View Angel with Multiple Mount
Rear White LEDs in bumper x2
Offroadtown Flush Mount LED Pods
5'' 78W Work Lights
Rear Amber LED x2
Flush Mount LED Pods
4” 16W Amber x2

Front: Apex Overland Front Recovery Points NONE
Rear: D ring in 2” Class-3 Curt hitch
Winch: NONE-want: Warn M8000+ w/ synthetic line
ESTIMATED cost: 1,250 installed

Recovery swag
Boar Offroad New Recovery Traction Tire Tracks x2, Black- mounted on roof
Anvil Shovel mounted on roof
Smittybilt CC330 3" x 30' Recovery Strap - 30,000 lbs.
Smittybilt 2744 Universal Snatch Block, Black
Driver Recovery Products Tree Trunk Protector - Winch Anchor Strap, 10 Ft.
Shackles 3/4" (2) LIBERRWAY D ring Shackle 28.5 Ton (57,000 lbs.)
ARB 10000011 Speedy Seal Tire Repair Kit
ARB ARB600 E-Z Deflator with Bar/Psi Gauge
Portable 12v compressor
Tool kit

Fire Extinguisher/First Aid:
Kidde FA110 MP 1A10B mounted in front driver’s seat via the Bracketeer
Lexus Black Velcro Square First Aid Kit mounted above rear passenger area x2

White Knuckle Off-Road sliders
ARB aluminum main engine and diff plates

Roof rack: Stock with Rago Modular Factory Rail Support x5

RTT: None
Estimated cost 3,000

BFG KO2 265/70/17 (want: 255/80/17)
On Level 8 MK6 Matte Gunmetal Grey Rims
17x8 -10 offset, backspacing 4.11

Ceramic Tint 20%
Cargo Mat: WeatherTech Custom Fit Cargo Liners for Lexus GX470, Tan (My first mod)
Cargo / Dog Barrier: Toyota of Great Britain steel cargo barrier for Prado 120 (needed modification)
Change most interior bulbs to LEDs
All Door Side courtesy door lights to168 red LED
Dome lights Red DE3175: Alla Lighting LED Bulb Xtremely Spr Br 31mm CAN-BUS (on driver’s side-front.
Passenger left side was left stock white)
Cargo Lights Red DE3175: Alla Lighting LED Bulb Xtremely Spr Br 31mm CAN-BUS
Removed 3rd row seats
Dog crate with nearby 110v Hurricane fan attached to dog barrier

Changed most front headlight bulbs lights to LED
Low Beams H11: Bossla 3 color temp led low beam H11 LEDS (6500k, 4300K, 3000K)
Turn Signals 1156: iBrightstar Newest 9-30V Super Bright Low Power 1156 Yellow LED
Parking Lights 168: AUXITO 194 LED Bulbs 168 (6000K)
Factory Driving Lights H3: Calais Extremely Bright LED 30W Golden Yellow (not that bright)
Bumper LED Light Bars: 7” Yellow/Amber Spot Beam 4 row LED bars x2 (bright)
Rock lights: 16 SunPie RGB LED aluminum rock lights w/ BT and remote
LED light bar: LFD LED light bar mount for roof rack with a (FUTURE) 40” light bar?

BT-45 Bluetooth stereo/phone/aux over stock Mark Levinson 8 ohm madness

Other Electrical:
SBE precision Sun glass overhead console switch plate
With 5 Toyota square switches:
Main Power (blue light) – Power to entire switch plate
Rear Lights (blue light) – White LED Bumper lights
AUX Lights (white light) – Yellow LED Bumper lights
LED Light Bar (white light) – For Future LED light bar
OFF Road LED lights (white light) – For Future off road lights
Running Scan tool: AUTOOL Car OBD2 Digital Multi-Function
Air Horn: Zento Deals 12V Single Trumpet Air Horn Single Trumpet Air Horn x2 wired to one push switch
Apex Overland Electrical Mounting Plate
Battery: STOCK-want dual cranking battery
Portable Scan Tool: BlueDriver LSB2 Bluetooth Pro OBDII Scan Tool for iPhone & Android
Onboard air: NONE-want ARB dual compressor mounted in Right Rear Cargo wall

Depot Sport Head Light Housing x2
Amazon Fog light housing x2 with Bright yellow LED
Rad Rubber Engine Splash Guards

Accessory Mounts:
Beam Electronics Universal Smartphone Car Vent Mount Cradle for Cell Phone (Samsung Note4)
Owl Expedition Media Mount for Tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0)

Taxation Countermeasures/Communication:
Cruise control
App: Waze on Android Cell Phone
USB cable: Mediabridge USB 2.0 - Micro-USB to USB Coiled Cable (1-3 Ft) - Gold x2
Charger: 2019 HUSSELL Car Charger - Qualcomm QC 3.0 3A + Smart IC 2.4A = 5.4A
Radenso XP radar detector with visor mount
Dash Cam with Sportgo S60 Dash Cam Mirror Mount with 6 Different Joints Kit
CB radio: Uniden PRO520XL Pro Series 40-Channel CB Radio Compact
90 Degree RF adapter: Ancable UHF PL-259 Male to UHF PL-259 Female L Shape Coaxial cable: Cable Experts RG-8X Coax Cable - 25 FT PL259 M/M Connectors
Antennae: 4’ Fire stick
Rago CB antennae mount (below driver’s side rear turn signal light)

good Old Regular Gasolina!

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....back in the saddle again....
Sep 29, 2004
Truckee, CA
More pictures, please. :)

how did you mount the traction mats? I'd like to get those out of the storage area.... too much snowy mud inside makes me sad.

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