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Old 12-21-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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V'Monsta Build

2001 Toyota Tacoma
SR5 4X4 V6 3.4L 5VZFE 5-Speed, 198,000 mi

Purpose: Daily Driver / Aggressive Off-Road



Front Suspension:
Shocks – Bilstein 5100
Adjustable Coilover kit – Toytec
1/4” Alum. Spacers – Wheeler's Offroad
Coils – King 14” 700lb
Swaybar bushings: Energy suspension
Swaybar spacers: Custom
Front Diff Drop Kit – Wheeler's Offroad

Rear Suspension
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Shocks – Fox 2.0 w/Resi 10” travel
Springs – All-Pro Expo
Rear Shackles – Old Man Emu greasable
Main Eye Bushing – Daystar greasable
Bump Stops - Timbren

Wheels:
Rims: American Racing Outlaw II
15”dia x 10”, 4” Backspacing
Tires: BFG All-Terrain KO, 33” x 12.50”

Brakes:
Front Rotors: Power Stop, Drilled & Slotted
Front Pads: EBC Green
Brake Lines: Goodridge Stainless Braided (Wheeler's)
Fluid: ATE Super Blue Racing
Rear proportion valve relocate: Custom

Body:

Front Bumper: ARB Deluxe Winch Bar
Bed liner: Rhino Liner
Toolbox: UWS Gull wing, carpeted
Fenders: Bushwacker cut-out
Emblem: Devil Horns by Andre - Polished Aluminum
Bedside Decals: SR5 Off-Road/Punisher by Sock Monkey

Lighting:

Headlights: TRS Morimoto D2S HID
Philips 85122 4300K
Off-Road lights: (2) IPF 900XS, 100W Halogen
Off-Road lights: (2) ADV Monster LED Model 60, 3600 Lumens @ 28W ea.
OTRTTW switch
Reverse lamps: LED
LED under the hood lighting - engine bay on/off switch.

Air Intake:

Air Intake Tube – K&N Metal 77 Series
Filter: Afe Pro Dry S
Pre-Filter: Custom Outerwears Gore-tex

Exhaust:

Muffler: Flowmaster 817519 Cat-back
American Thunder

Recovery:

Winch: Warn XD9000 wireless
Gear: ARB Shackles, ARB snatch block,
ARB tree saver, ARB snatch strap
Shovel, Pick-Axe
Jack: 48” Hi-Lift

Electronics:

Stereo: Kenwood KDC-MP342U
Engine Monitor: Ultragauge OBDII
750W Power Inverter

Survival:

First Aid Kit
Hatchet
Fenix TK-41 - LED Flashlight
Ka-Bar - Extreme Fighting knife
Gallon water / Tin cup
Fishing pole / tackle box
Light My Fire - Fire striker / Tinder
Gore-tex Jacket / Gore-tex Wide Brim Hat
Powerbars
Cordage

Toolbox Contents:
Recovery Gear
Metric Socket & Wrench Kits
Metric Tap & Die kit
Tire Plug Kit
Spare Nut & Bolt Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Timber Choker
Hack Saw
Heavy Hammer
Electrical Wiring kit
SuperFlow Air Compressor
Spare Parts
Vehicle Fluids

Misc:

Rear Diff breather relocate: Custom
All Synthetic Lubricants: Lucas Oil, Amsoil, SuperLube
Yeti Bottle openers on back of toolbox



I brought this '01 Tacoma home on 11-05-10 out of New Hampshire. It had 169,145 miles on it at the time of purchase.

The previous owner had the frame replaced on 09-04-09 and it had 154,300 mi.
During the frame replacement, Bilstein 5100s were added all around. They kept the stock coils and had the front shocks set at the top notch for a 2 1/2" lift, OME Dakar leaf packs were installed in the rear. A Gibson cat-back exhaust was also installed at that time. It also included a Rhino lining in the bed. It sat on 265/70 R16 BFG AT T/A KOs

05.26.13


05/2012:





I did not take a lot of photos in the beginning as that was before I discovered TW. But this is one of the earliest photos I have:



On my test drive I noticed the clutch slipping, so I got the seller to knock $1000 of the original price. A new clutch was the first thing I replaced.

My first real addition was a Gull-wing tool box from UWS. I did not want my tools to rattle around inside so I lined it with indoor/outdoor carpeting from Home Depot. I worked out the patterns using paper templates until everything fit just right. I hot glued the carpet pieces in place.




Snow Shelf Mod:
The step on the rear bumper was really rusting from the Northeast winters, especially where the hole for the receiver ball was.
I used an angle grinder to remove as much rust as possible, then primed the area. I filled all the cavities including the hole with Bondo. I then sanded it down and primed again.
Finally, I got a piece of the rubber self adhesive step material and cut the desired shape and applied it to the step.


My next addition was 1.25" wheel spacers from Spidertrax and new Powerstop slotted and drilled rotors(no picts of install, sorry)



Next I installed a K&N series 77 CAI


I picked up a used set of 33x12.50s on Outlaw IIs 15x10 with 4" BS from a local Toyota owner. They sat around until I picked up my Hi-Lift jack.
I secured the Hi-Lift under the toolbox with tie down straps and a padlock.
I used tire chocks to keep it off the bed.





I removed the Spidertrax, as the wheels had 4" BS. Here are the wheels finally installed:


I found out real quick, I needed to trim to bottom corners of the front bumper as well as pound down the pinch weld in the rear of the front wheel wells.

I then picked up as set of Bushwacker fender flares.
This is the only picture I have of them in sequence. This was on my first outing with a used Jon boat I picked up...I loaded it like a retard..have learned since then.


Next came my ARB bumper with IPF 900XS lights and a XD9000 Warn winch with remote control.
For some reason the holes to mount the license plate bracket were misaligned on the bumper and the supplied bracket would not work.
[insert hole picture here]
I fabricated a new license plate bracket using of a pair of aluminum "L" channels riveted together with offset holes.
[insert bracket pict here-need to take]



It was way too much weight for my stock springs and 33s so I switched back to my 265/70s until I could get my front suspension upgraded.

I picked up a set of Toytec coilovers using the Eibach 620lb springs.
After taking the original coils off the 5100s I realized the shocks were just too ugly to pair with the new Toytec kit..


So I decided to refinish them. I knocked most of the rust off to install the sleeves, then went to town sanding, priming, painting and clear coating them. I installed new top mounts and bushings. I decided to paint them with the sleeves on as not to scratch the paint up installing them.


[with compressor pict here]






Testing levelness with new struts. I tightened the lower adjusting nut a little at a time, driving it in between. to finally level it out.



I put my 33's back on and went for a test run...




Here I am next to a stock Tacoma


...a poser pict:



07/2014: Added Yeti Bottle opener


08/2014: We have herds of deer around the house
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:02 PM   #2
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Maintenance/Mod Log

08.11.11
* Installed ARB bumper with XD9000 winch

01.02.12
* Purchased OEM Toyota oil filter #90915-YZZG1

01.14.12
* Replaced headlights with PIAA H4 (ECE R37) Xtreme White Plus 4000K. 60/55W->110/100W

01.18.12
* Purchased OEM Toyota fuel filter with bracket #23300-62010

01.19.12 [180,384 mi]
* Added 1/2 can of Seafoam to Oil/Crankcase and 1/2 can to tank of gas
* 1st Fuelly fill-up

01.30.12 [180,538 mi]
* 1/2 bottle of Seafoam to vacuum intake.
* Changed oil. Used Toyota filter #90915-YZZG1 and 5.5 gal of Mobil 1 full synthetic high mileage oil.
* Changed Fuel filter, Used Toyota # 23300-62010

04.12.12 [182,161 mi]
* Rear diff breather mod
* Changed oil in Rear Diff. used Lucas 80W-90
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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Looks good, keep up the good work!
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:09 PM   #4
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #6
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good looking rig, that bumper is sick
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:33 AM   #8
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Sweet truck, man. I'll be installing the dakars plus an AAL this spring. What did you end up having the front set at to match the rear?
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:01 AM   #9
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Sweet truck, man. I'll be installing the dakars plus an AAL this spring. What did you end up having the front set at to match the rear?
When I bought the truck it already had the Dakar leaf pack with the front 5100s set at the top notch (2.5") with stock coils. That looked pretty good and level. When I added the front bumper, I switched to the Toytec coilover kit for the 5100s with the heavy Eibach springs. With that, it is set at the lowest notch, with the adjusting nut set to about 1 1/2" of thread showing below it. How do you like Alaska?
Thanks for your compliment!
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:17 AM   #11
Stickers and new floormats arent Mods
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do work!
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:58 PM   #12
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Cool, thanks. I'm contemplating either going full OME shocks/springs/coils or billies all the way around with eibach coils up front with the dakars in the rear.

And I love Alaska. Born and raised
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:32 AM   #13
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nice build, definitely want an ARB now
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Hey J Hoss
I will probably be moving to the Austin area in the spring.
When I'm down that way, I'll give you a shout.

....Clean on the inside, mud on the outside.....
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Very clean truck, and I really like the Bushwackers! How do you like them? Did you see any noticeable clearance gains?
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Very clean truck, and I really like the Bushwackers! How do you like them? Did you see any noticeable clearance gains?
I like them alot. While these were the cutouts I did get some clearance gain, but not in the areas where I was actually rubbing, primarily at the front bumper and near the pinch welds in the front wheel wells (I trimmed and pounded these down before the fenders were installed anyways). The main reason I put them on was pass inspection as my new (used) tires stuck out quite a bit as they were 12.50" wide running with 4"BS.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:39 AM   #17
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Speed of light,

Truck looks awesome. Keep it coming.

How do you like the 33x12.5 in all of the VT snow?
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Speed of light,

Truck looks awesome. Keep it coming.

How do you like the 33x12.5 in all of the VT snow?
Yeah...I work as a lighting designer.
The 12.50s are a little wide for the pavement, but work well on the backroads. I put 4-60lb bags of sand in the back now versus when I ran 2 bags with my 265's last year. If my 265's had a little more tread I would have switched them back for the winter.
Thanks for the compliment!
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:43 PM   #19
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Yeah...I work as a lighting designer.
The 12.50s are a little wide for the pavement, but work well on the backroads. I put 4-60lb bags of sand in the back now versus when I ran 2 bags with my 265's last year. If my 265's had a little more tread I would have switched them back for the winter.
Thanks for the compliment!
I used to do the same thing when I lived in NJ. Now that I'm in SC, its no longer a concern. Hopefully we'll get some snow this year.

You could throw a full size spare back there if you don't need the bed space.
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Installed the PIAA H4 4000K Xtreme White Plus lamps and am very pleased!
I did not touch the glass of the bulbs and tried not to let it touch anything, so I hope these last more than a year.
The high beams really kick out the light!
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