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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Transforming the MadToy... - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Mar 14, 2013 1:54 pm

So your fenders are holding on by the top pop clips only? looks good, maybe Brute Force can make a bumper for the Runner.
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Transforming the MadToy... - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Mar 14, 2013 2:37 pm

Darklight wrote:
So your fenders are holding on by the top pop clips only? looks good, maybe Brute Force can make a bumper for the Runner.

Yes - sort of. In the rear, I epoxied some tabs on the flare and fender to bolt them on. Two of them came off already (crap epoxy). But they are on tight enough where I really won't bother trying to put those tabs back on. The fronts were tight enough where I didn't bother with the tabs.
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Transforming the MadToy... - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Mar 14, 2013 4:58 pm

My Runners fenders are very semilar to yours but the back ones are incorporated into the doors. I would only be able to trim the fronts, I would have to drop my rear bumpstops to prevent from rubbing.

Looking good man keep it up, how due your 4.56's feel pulling those bad boys?
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Transforming the MadToy... - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Mar 14, 2013 8:18 pm

Darklight wrote:
My Runners fenders are very semilar to yours but the back ones are incorporated into the doors. I would only be able to trim the fronts, I would have to drop my rear bumpstops to prevent from rubbing.

Looking good man keep it up, how due your 4.56's feel pulling those bad boys?

Can't really tell much of a difference yet. Also haven't been on the highway with it. The real test will be pulling the travel trailer Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Transforming the MadToy... - Page 5 Icon_minitimeSat Mar 16, 2013 9:23 pm

Finally got the "scratch" guards on Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Transforming the MadToy... - Page 5 Icon_minitimeSat Mar 16, 2013 9:26 pm

Just in time to scratch them up tomorrow. The last hill climb gets you every time.

Looks really good Nick.

Dibbs! Very Happy
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No
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Transforming the MadToy... - Page 5 Icon_minitimeSat Mar 16, 2013 11:19 pm

MadToy wrote:
Finally got the "scratch" guards on Smile

Keeps getting better!

are they part of the wheel? aftermarket add on for any wheel? who makes 'em? Inquiring minds want to know!
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NC FJ Driver wrote:
MadToy wrote:
Finally got the "scratch" guards on Smile

Keeps getting better!

are they part of the wheel? aftermarket add on for any wheel? who makes 'em? Inquiring minds want to know!

They're an option for the Level 8 ZX wheel only. It's a UHMW material, so it should take a good beating and protect the rim lip pretty well.
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Transforming the MadToy... - Page 5 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 12, 2013 4:45 pm

Got a little bored at work today, so did some photochopping to try and visualize a new front bumper. I want to try to incorporate the top part of the stock plastic bumper somehow into a new design. First time trying to do photochopping, so take it easy on me!

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That last one is noice!

(and probably more realistic to have to get rid of the fogs given their location)
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I dig the first one, personally. I'd think something combining the first and third would probably be most realistic.
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I've gotta find someone that can do Autocad. Suspect

I would prefer to keep the overall look as close to stock as possible. If I could form the bottom half of the plastic fascia in steel, with just a bit more ground clearance, I'd be happy.
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I really like the current stock look!
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ive got my bumper off to start working on a new bumper...i am using card board i see it better like that than i some drawing..lol...
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NC FJ Driver wrote:
I really like the current stock look!


Me too. But it's only a matter of time before it gets caught up on something.
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Honestly, this thread keeps reminding me the Taco is my first Toyota love, not the FJC. Keep it up and I might sell my durn Ramcharger for one!
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PostSubject: Re: Transforming the MadToy...   Transforming the MadToy... - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 10, 2013 5:26 pm

Welp - couldn't let Brian and Casey have all the fun with changes, so stay tuned for some BIG changes to the MadToy soon......

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MadToy wrote:
Welp - couldn't let Brian and Casey have all the fun with changes, so stay tuned for some BIG changes to the MadToy soon......

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Teaser!...Inquiring minds want to know, NOW!
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It's just new tires guys
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Let's just say that the Tacoma wasn't quite cutting it pulling the travel trailer up the mountains.......
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FJ Derek wrote:
It's just new tires guys

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Well my first guess was tires. Very Happy However after your last clue I am going with supercharger or turbo. Nothing else that can be taken on the trails would pull better than the tacoma. You are already regeared, so I am going with supercharger.

Or then Daddy Warbucks might have bought a truck to trailer his rig????
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Brian wrote:
Well my first guess was tires. Very Happy However after your last clue I am going with supercharger or turbo. Nothing else that can be taken on the trails would pull better than the tacoma. You are already regeared, so I am going with supercharger.

Or then Daddy Warbucks might have bought a truck to trailer his rig????

cheers
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URD Supercharger? Or the TRD?

Please let it be the URD, that thing is SLICK
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