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Can my truck be called an X-Runner?

sshadow69

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My truck started life as a 2014 Tacoma Pre-Runner TRD Sport Access Cab V6 automatic. Bought it for a daily driver in heavy traffic to work but decided I wanted a truck that Toyota didn't make... an Automatic V6 White X-Runner. So I guess I just have to build it. I bought a 2006 X-Runner for a donor truck. Had the frame checked out at a frame shop. Then striped the X-Runner frame down to be powder coated. Rebuilt the X-Runner rolling chassis. Then, did a rolling chassis swap with my Pre-Runner. The pulled off front fenders, bed side fenders, front bumper and rear bumper off the truck and bought all new X-Runner parts to complete the X-Runner look. So now I have a V6 Automatic Factory Super White Tacoma that looks like an X-Runner but have I done enough to be called an X-Runner? Please give any and all feedback.
 

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mejbro

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It looks like a Pre-runner wearing a really nice X-runner hat...
JUST KIDDING - the truck looks great and after all the work you've done, you deserve to call it what you want! It really does look awesome - it would be easy to pass as an "X" - you even got the 5 spoke wheels on there!
CONGRATULATIONS on the build and thank you for sharing!
 

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It sure looks like one. I like it. Nice truck.
 

NHXRUNNER

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Very nice work. Super clean. What made you want the auto? I think 99% of the reason I love driving mine is because it's a 6 speed.
 

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Lots of work and looks great! Id still call it an X-Runner clone or tribute because it wasnt born an X-Runner and the vin wont show its an X. But it doesnt change the fact that its an awesome truck
 

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great looking ride.
the white looks outstanding...
 

Superloki24

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The truck looks amazing and I would for sure call it an X-Runner.
 

Hawaiis Ribbon X

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Duuuude this is so awesome. I wouldn't even guess that the truck went through all of that. Hats off to you sir, truck looks sick!
 

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That was my main focus on doing this transformation... to make it be as original and stock as possible.. so it looks like it came from Toyota. I was really challenged on this when I was doing the factory X-Runner ground effects because of all the holes in the Pre-Runner front fenders and bed side fenders... so I had to buy all 4 new fenders. This was not in the plans. After, spending around $4k for all the new X-Runner ground effect parts and mounting. Really hurt the budget bad, adding another $4K for the 4 new fenders and having them painted. Plus, painting all the new factory ground effects. Not cheap but I really love the truck. Thank you guys for all the feedback.
 

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AZ Sun Lover

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Now hope and pray someone doesn’t hit you in a traffic accident (you said heavy traffi) and the truck is a total loss!
I had this happen to me once before. Hours & hours & hours down the drain …
Also note there is absolutely no way I would give up a manual trans.
 

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Yeah, I am worried about that too because there are some crazy drivers out there. I did add some excess insurance to the truck but it will still break my heart with all this work I have put in the last 2 years. I love manuals too. I bought this truck just as a daily driver because my baby is an 05 STi but I was getting real tired of shifting in this Dallas, Texas heavy traffic and just really wanted a daily automatic. I couldn't find the truck I liked for a daily... so I built it.
 

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this is an awesome build! i remember seeing this X-Runner in the making on TW
 
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