Builds Eric’s ‘08 GX470 build

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Oct 7, 2011
Seattle, Wa
How it all started...
*We sold our ‘96 80 series and started a GX build. This thread will follow our progress.

October 2017:
We bought a white, ‘08 GX470 (non-sport, w/nav) 143,xxx miles

Modification list in chronological order of completion:

-Rear hatch gas strut mod
-Iron Man Foam Cell Pro lift, 148,xxx
-HID H11 headlights,
-SCS F5 wheels, 148,xxx
-BFG A/T KO2 285/70-17, 148,xxx
-Weathertech liners, front/rear/cargo
-Front bumper and wheel wells trimmed
-All interior lights to LED
-CBI ditch light brackets
-Rigid Marine Dully Flood(white)
-Switch Pros 8100 9100 controller
-Power Tray engine bay bracket
-ARB CKMA12 air compressor
-G8 LED 9005 hi-beams
-LED H3 yellow fog bulbs
-Raingler ceiling storage net
-SPC UCA -150,000miles
-Blue Sea dual USB charger, in factory 12v location
-Rocksteady Motorsports aluminum skid plates, engine/T-case/transmission
-Rear Blue Sea 4.8a USB port
-Orangebox PSDs, rear cargo Molle panels
-Yodateq ECL, LED Hood light kit
-OZ USA Rock light kit
-Outback Adventure drop down table on rear hatch
-Gobi Stealth roof rack
-Gobi rear ladder
-Ali-Cab Shadow 270 awning
-Powertanks 20lbs 6lbs aluminum tank propane bracket
-Metal Tech OPOR sliders
-CVT Mt. Shasta extended RTT
-Fumto oil drain valve, F103N
-Pelfreybilt hybrid front bumper
-ComeUp SEAL Gen2 9.5rs winch
-Airlift 1000 rear spring airbags
-Dobinsons rear drawer system
-Rigid SR-Series PRO 20” spot/flood (mounted in front bumper)
-Two Rigid E-Series PRO | 6" Spot (roof mounted)
-Rear LED flood lights
-Raingler nets dog barrier 🐾
-Snorkel (Amazon)
-Tacoma washer spray nozzle
-Window & windshield Tint
-PCK (Panard correction kit) from
-Group 31 Odyssey battery
-Xplicit Audio battery terminals
-LED Door puddle lights
-Alpine sport chains 2327 (for winter wheeling)
-GROM V-line 2 infotainment
-BAFX, OBD II reader w/ Torque App
-Coastal Offroad rear single swing out bumper
-Flush mount trailer wire plug
-Rear bumper LED Reverse lights
-Blue Pit wheel bearings
-GM diode 12135037 (voltage booster)
-Front Runner upright water tank
-Water pump w/shower spray
-OZ Amber fog(spot) lights
-Rear door USB/Volt meter
-Dobinsons 701v 3" LT progressive rate rear springs (upgraded from 677v LT)
-WAT Nomad Valve Body upgrade (170,000 miles)
-Rear bumper folding steps
-Wheeler Offroad Bump stops, front/rear
-Rear camera relocated to hitch
-Front bumper, Forward camera installed remote starter
-Rear stainless steel extended brake hoses
-Front stainless steel brake hoses
-Proforged T4R rear sway bar end links
-Extended rear diff breather
-Rear door BROG Velcro bag organizer
-CVJ High angle CV joints, 3/19/20,
-Rear door, BROG Velcro panel w/ zipper bags
-BlueSea 12v/USB panel, Rear cargo area for Dometic fridge
-Rhino Lined rear bumper
-Dobinson's front MRA standard travel (C59-352 springs)
-Dobinson's rear MRA long travel (701v springs)
-150amp alternator for Toyota Sequoia
-Gobi Rack custom rear step/platform
-WeBoost 4G-X cell booster
-SmartTap CF18
-Toyota wire harness - 82241-35010
-New RTT mattress (45 density)
-Re-built rear swingout with 4x Innovations hinge and locking handle
-V-Lock universal mount, swingout table
-Xprite chase light, 30in. "RYWWYR"
-Raingler second row attic net
-Matte black hood wrap
-Trail Power Hoodie solar panel
-MPPT solar controller w/Bluetooth
-GX460 front brakes, rear pads/rotors
-EBC Green pads (191,000-9/20/21)

Its current form:
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Lose the running boards and cut those mud flaps, you’ll be much happier. Maybe some sliders for Christmas?

Running boards will go as soon as sliders come in. Wife and dog like the step getting in and out.
Iron Man Foam Cell Pro lift, stealth custom series F5 wheel w/ 285/70r17 BFG KO2 A/T
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estoddart, how do you like the Ironman suspension kit?

Oh, and where did you mount the oversize spare tire?

I'm looking at selling my 100 series and purchasing a 2005-2007 GX470 and have been looking at the options. Metaltech has the Ironman on sale right now. Thanks.
estoddart, how do you like the Ironman suspension kit?

Oh, and where did you mount the oversize spare tire?

I'm looking at selling my 100 series and purchasing a 2005-2007 GX470 and have been looking at the options. Metaltech has the Ironman on sale right now. Thanks.

An alternative to the full size big spare is to get a skinny tall 255/75R17 (32x10R17) tire and mount it on your spare oem rim and call it a day. This works because the tire fits your oem rim and won’t rub when u use the spare
We like the iron man. It’s a good set for the money. We might move to something nicer in the future (BP-51’s ?)

We don’t have KDSS so a 285/17 fits in the underneath spare spot.
Power Trays, SwitchPros, CBI, Rigid Industries & ARB installed




Rocksteady Motorsports aluminum skids. Engine, Transmission and Transfer Case Skid Plate



Looks great, getting ready to start my recent 04 gx. I'm coming from a 96 3xlocked lx 450 on 35s. Power and comfort upgrades are awesome.

What kit did you for the rear bag delete?
Sits perfect.
Looks good! I know it seems pretty straight forward but can you shoot a few pics of the cbi ditch light mounting. Have the same ones with no directions and wanted to double check how they mount. did you have to use longer bolts? Thanks
Had some questions about trimming with this lift and tire combo...

Yes, I’d be rubbing on turns if I didn’t trim the front bumper, inner wheel well liner and a small corner behind the front wheels. The rear was just fine left alone.

Installed the OZ USA rock light kit. I was skeptical about the $65 price tag but they look very well made. I used an aluminum “L” piece, cut it down and bent them to about 45deg for mounts.


Looks great! So clean. How was your alignment before you added the UCAs?
Added an Outback Adventure drop down table. I admittedly cut a larger hole than needed. I still have some "beautifying" to do on it but the function is amazing.





Great build~

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