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Old 06-15-12, 12:33 PM   #46
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Old 06-15-12, 12:47 PM   #47
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A few things for the GX happening soon. I think I am going to hit Sears after work for a hose cart so I can do those quick 30 min washes more easily.

And next week I am going to finally get my side windows tinted. I think 35% to be legal and attempt to match the really light factory tint on the rears.
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Old 06-15-12, 04:37 PM   #48
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Added a polished stainless steel exhaust tip from eBay. Less than $40 and looks great--like it should have been on there from the factory.

Also re-packed all my junk into some Sears Craftsman tool bags instead of plastic bins from Wally. Looks better and the bags don't slide around.
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Old 06-15-12, 07:41 PM   #49
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Installed "Full Time 4WD" badge from FZJ80.
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Old 06-16-12, 05:09 PM   #50
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Old 06-16-12, 07:33 PM   #51
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On the other-hand, the rear door looks even better with the V8 badge removed. Since every GX has a V8, what's the big deal advertising that it has a V8? (Same goes for the "extra" full time 4WD badge.) Plus the rear door just looks cleaner with only the GX470 badge back there.
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Old 06-17-12, 05:19 AM   #52
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Added a polished stainless steel exhaust tip from eBay. Less than $40 and looks great--like it should have been on there from the factory.

Also re-packed all my junk into some Sears Craftsman tool bags instead of plastic bins from Wally. Looks better and the bags don't slide around.
Love to see how it turned out, I checked on ebay and couldn't find one easy, can you share a link to a similar auction? I'd love to add one, I suppose I could just go inquire at the dealer too...
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Love to see how it turned out, I checked on ebay and couldn't find one easy, can you share a link to a similar auction? I'd love to add one, I suppose I could just go inquire at the dealer too...
Here's what I bought:
\http://www.ebay.com/itm/190595296850...84.m1497.l2649

Since the V8 4Runner has the same engine as our GXs, I figured the exhaust would be similar too--and it is.

Looks like the one in the photos above on the white GX--slight angle to the end of the tip. Quick shipping! The only complaint I have is that the stainless bolts that came with it (needed for the install) are at least twice as long as they need to be. I bought shorter bolts at Lowes, but they aren't stainless.

Filled the GX with gas--got 17.7 mpg--calculated--not bad!
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Here's what I bought:
\http://www.ebay.com/itm/190595296850...84.m1497.l2649

Since the V8 4Runner has the same engine as our GXs, I figured the exhaust would be similar too--and it is.

Looks like the one in the photos above on the white GX--slight angle to the end of the tip. Quick shipping! The only complaint I have is that the stainless bolts that came with it (needed for the install) are at least twice as long as they need to be. I bought shorter bolts at Lowes, but they aren't stainless.

Filled the GX with gas--got 17.7 mpg--calculated--not bad!
Looks good I may buy that one as well!

I gave mine a bath today
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Here's what I bought:
\http://www.ebay.com/itm/190595296850...84.m1497.l2649

Since the V8 4Runner has the same engine as our GXs, I figured the exhaust would be similar too--and it is.

Looks like the one in the photos above on the white GX--slight angle to the end of the tip. Quick shipping! The only complaint I have is that the stainless bolts that came with it (needed for the install) are at least twice as long as they need to be. I bought shorter bolts at Lowes, but they aren't stainless.

Filled the GX with gas--got 17.7 mpg--calculated--not bad!
Thanks! Just bought one
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Purchased a Haul-Master receiver cargo rack for hauling garden stuff at Lowe's.
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Old 06-18-12, 01:13 PM   #57
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Great Pics!
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Old 06-23-12, 02:03 PM   #58
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Here's what I bought:
\http://www.ebay.com/itm/190595296850...84.m1497.l2649

Since the V8 4Runner has the same engine as our GXs, I figured the exhaust would be similar too--and it is.

Looks like the one in the photos above on the white GX--slight angle to the end of the tip. Quick shipping! The only complaint I have is that the stainless bolts that came with it (needed for the install) are at least twice as long as they need to be. I bought shorter bolts at Lowes, but they aren't stainless.

Filled the GX with gas--got 17.7 mpg--calculated--not bad!
Finally put the exhaust tip on today, love how it looks! I also went to Lowe's to purchase the proper (shorter) bolts.

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Can't wait to see the final product!
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Nice, is that a homemade or over the counter piece?
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