Smola's 2003 Toyota Sequoia Build Thread

Jim Smola

Moderator
Staff member
Dec 28, 2016
424
160
43
Inman SC
I have a 2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited with the 4.7l factory TRD supercharger and 4wd. I bought her two years ago and the modifications started a little over a year ago. She currently has 130,000 miles on the odometer.

Services done by me:

  • Timing Belt
  • Water Pump
  • Hoses
  • Coolant
  • Front and Back Brakes
  • Synthetic Oil Change every 5,000 miles
  • Spark Plugs (NGK)
  • All Differential Fluid changed with Synthetic Fluids
  • 4 Qts of Trans Fluid Changed every 10,000 miles
  • Front Upper and Lower Ball Joints
  • Front Axles
  • Tie Rods
  • Rear Hatch Struts
  • Rear Hatch Latch & Hatch Cable
Aftermarket Modifications:

  • Stubbs Welding SKO-HD Rock Sliders
  • SpiderTrax 1.25" Wheel Spacers front and rear.
  • Front Sway Bar Polyurethane Mounts and Endlink Bushings
  • Rear Sway Bar Quick Disconnect Endlink (Smola Made)
  • OME Lift Kit
    • Front
    • Rear
      • Old Man Emu 2865 Springs
      • Old Man Emu 60002 Shocks
      • Old Man Emu Shock Rock Guards
      • Ride-Rite Air Bags with Remote Cabin Mounted Ride-Rite Inflation and Deflation Kit
    • Differential Drop Kit
  • BFG KO2 285/70-17 with Full Size Spare in Factory Spare Location
  • Wheels
    • Factory 10 Spokes Painted with VHT Graphite Wheel Paint
  • Brakes
    • Front
      • Brembo Factory Replacement Rotors
      • Hawk Super Duty Pads
      • Stainless Steel Brake Lines
    • Rear
      • Slotted and Drilled Rotors From Ebay. Will upgrade to Brembo and Hawk Super Duty Next Time Around
  • Differentials
    • Front
      • ARB Air Locker
      • 4:56 Nitro Gears
    • Rear
      • TJM Air Locker
      • 4:56 Nitro Gears
  • Front Bumper
  • Winch
    • Superwinch Tigershark 9500 Synthetic Line
    • Factor 55 Flatlink
    • Southeast Overland Fairlead
    • Power Provided by Passenger Side Battery
    • Wired Hook Up Mounted in Front Grill Panel Just Below Passenger Headlight
  • On Board Air System
    • Viair Constant Duty
      • 2.5 Gal Tank
      • 140PSI
      • Air Quick Disconnect Mounted in Engine Bay
  • Lighting
    • Front
      • Baja Designs S8 Amber Lens Wired to Factory High Beam Switch
      • Baja Designs Squadron Sport Wired to Factory High Beam Switch
      • Hella F50 Wired to Factory Fog Switch
    • Rear
      • Rigid Industries Dually Fog Mounted on Roof Rack
  • Roof Rack
    • Custom Made All Aluminum
    • Powder Coated
    • 80/20 Cross Bars
    • Front Air Dam
    • ARB Touring Awning
  • Dual Battery
    • Drivers Side Battery(Stock Location)
      • Duracell Group 31 105 Amp Hour Deep Cycle(Charged from Stock Alternator)
    • Passenger Side Battery
      • Duracell Group 31 105 Amp Hour Deep Cycle(Charged by The Sun, Stock Alternator) Also Charged by Ctek 7002 Charger While on Shore Power
      • Stinger 200 amp Relay
        • Powers
          • Rear Rigid Dually Lights
          • National Luna Fridge Freezer
          • Winch
  • Auxillary Fuse Panel
    • Engine Bay
      • Blue Sea ST Blade 8 Circuit
  • Solar Power
    • Panel
      • Renogy 100 watt panel
    • Charge Controller
      • Epsolar MPPT 10 amp
    • Circuit Breakers
      • Bussman 100 amp x2
  • Fridge
    • National Luna Weekender Twin Fridge & Freezer (Aluminum Exterior)
      • 40L Fridge
      • 10L Freezer
  • Interior Cabinet System and Fridge Slide(One Rear Seat Removed)
    • Custom Made in House(Smola)
      • Wood
      • Corian
      • Rhino Lined
      • Accuride 500lb Heavy Duty Slides
      • Recovery Gear Drawer
      • Dry Foods Cabinet with Lighting
  • Supercharger
    • TRD Factory Unit with Low Miles
    • Autometer Boost Gauge
    • Autometer A-Pillar Boost Gauge Mount
    • Unichip Tuner
  • Engine Air Filtration
    • K&N Drop In Filter In Stock Air Box
  • Exhaust
    • Headers
      • Gibson Shorty Headers
    • Cats
      • Aftermarket
    • Cat Back
      • Gibson
  • Armor/Skid Plates/Beefed Up Control Arms
    • Front/Oil Pan
      • Custom made ¼”
    • Trans/Cat Anti Theft
      • OR Fab
    • Transfer Case
      • Skid Row Originally made for the Access Cab Tundra & Modified to Fit The Sequoia
    • Rear Differential-Trail Gear Rear Diff Skid
  • Rear Lower Trailing Control Arms
    • Rokmen Offroad
      • Pro-Series RM 43017PRO Adjustable
  • CB
    • Uniden Bearcat
    • Pyle PA Speaker(Outside)
    • Roadpro Speaker RP-108C (Inside)
    • Firestick Mount
    • Firestick Flex Spring
    • Firestick 5FT stick
  • Stereo
    • Head-unit
      • JVC Double Din KW-R920BTS
    • Subwoofer
      • Kicker 8” Solo baric in Kicker Box (Nice and Small)
      • 2x75 watt bridged to 150w with built in low pass crossover
    • Front speakers-Factory Amp
      • Clarion Silk Dome Tweeters
      • Power Bass L2-700 7” Mid-Range 2-ohm
    • Rear Speakers-Factory Amp
      • JBL GTO608C 6.5 inch 2 way
  • Phone/Ipad/GoPro Mounts
    • Ram Mounts
IMG_7618.JPG IMG_7368.JPG IMG_7364.JPG IMG_7263.JPG 14EC2B79-AA33-473E-8285-39837EBF92C2.jpg IMG_7258.JPG 515F15AD-DD9F-4523-AB87-CC1E48651E8D.jpg IMG_7070.JPG IMG_7040.JPG IMG_7013.JPG
 
Last edited:

Sequoia4WD

Moderator
Staff member
Dec 29, 2016
33
15
8
Biloxi, MS
Tell me about the trailing arms... Totally Custom or made for another toyota truck and made to fit? What advantages do they have?

Sent from my LG-H811 using Tapatalk
 

Jim Smola

Moderator
Staff member
Dec 28, 2016
424
160
43
Inman SC
Tell me about the trailing arms... Totally Custom or made for another toyota truck and made to fit? What advantages do they have?

Sent from my LG-H811 using Tapatalk
They are fully adjustable and are made for the FJ Cruiser. They are made out of heavy duty DOM tubing and withstand everything I can throw at them offroad without the chance of bending them like the stock ones are susceptible too. I'm getting ready to install them this weekend so I'll let you know how it goes.
 
Last edited: