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Sep 17, 2020
Good afternoon. I've been a long time lurker and finally pulled the trigger on a 2008 GX470 in Titanium Metallic with Grey interior and the Sport Package (just under 140k miles). The vehicle is clean as heck with rock chips and one small ding on the rear passenger body cladding.

I'm retired military in Colorado. I intend to build it into an overland rig for memories with my son.

I've got some various mods on order but for now the focus is to establish a maintenance baseline.

Oil Change: Valvoline High Mileage Synthetic 5W30
Front Diff, Rear Diff, and Transfer Case: Amsoil Severe Gear 75W-90
New Bosch Icon Wiper Blades in Front, Bosch OEM in Rear
Weather Tech Floor Mats First and Second Row

I'm diving in deeper this week to see if it needs a timing belt / water pump done. It appears the radiator was replaced with another OEM radiator at some point but the records don't show it.

The truck needs brakes soon so I have on order GX460 Front Calipers with Centric Vented Rotors and Akebono pads on all four corners.

After that, the real fun begins and I am open to thoughts, comments, and suggestions as I go through this. I don't know what I don't know and I'm always open to learning from others.

Suspension: Unsure - Researching (Looking at 3" front and 2" Rear -- Suspension Dependent on Choice of Bumpers and Winch)
Alpha Equipt 17x8.5 Command in Light Grey
Nitto Ridge Grapper in 285/70r17
Body Mount Chop

Metal Tech Air Bag Delete Kit
Treaty Off Road KDSS Spacers

Metal Tech OPOR Sliders
Front Bumper with Winch
Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier and Dual Spare Can Carrier
Underside Armor - Researching

Electrical / Navigation / Communication:
Switch Pros SP-9100 with Expedition Essentials Sunglass Holder Mount
Off-Grid Engineering Dual Battery Setup with Full Throttle Group 35 AGM Batteries
Trailpower Hoodie Solar Panel (Will go right into the REDARC from the Dual Battery Setup as it has an MPPT Controller built in)
Power Inverter (Looking to Possibly Replace Existing Unit - Or Supplement It)

12V Inputs (Deciding on Locations)
Magellan TRX7 CS Navigator
Garmin Maps 66i Trail Maps with InReach Satellite Communicator
National Luna 72 Dual Compressor Fridge
Yaesu FTM-3000R Dual Band
Bearcat 980 CB with SSB

Exterior and Lighting:
Prinsu Roof Rack
CBI Off Road Ditch Mounts with Rigid D-Series Pro Lights in Amber
Kinsman 270 Degree Awning

Front Bumper Lighting (Tied to Bumper Choice)
Rear Bumper Lighting (Tied to Bumper Choice)

ARB Dual Compressor on a Rago Fabrication Mount

Interior Organization:
Sherpa Equipment Company Base for the Rear Cargo Area (Mounting Point for drawers and dual compressor National Luna Fridge)
Victory 4x4 Center Console MOLLE Panel
Orange Boxx Rear Window MOLLE Panels
Orange Boxx Rear Cargo PSD (Replaces Sagging Cargo Net)

Longer Term:
GX460 Rear End with ARB Air Locker
Kitchen Setup in Rear Cargo Area (Slides and Drawers)
On Board Heated Water System - Looking at Custom Fabrication To Go In Spare Tire Location

White = Ordered / Received
Yellow - Not Ordered
Amber = Ordered / Not Received
Red = Not Ordered / Researching
Green = Installed / Finished

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