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Squeaky Penguin 02-03-2013 09:50 PM

Squeaky Penguin's (not much of a) Build Thread
 
Figured what the hell! I've done enough to my truck to make one of these. Bought the truck in March of 2012, the PO used the truck as a commuter on the interstate between Colorado Springs and Denver, I have since sought to return this truck to its native habitat. I haven't done too much yet but were we go... I think I've taken enough pictures to make this somewhat interesting...

Rock Therapy 2014:
http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...psbcecb126.jpg

5/04/14
http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3ac03259.jpg

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...ps51daeca2.jpg

At Rock Therapy 2013:
http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...s3e5a4a6c.jpeg

As of 9/23/13:
http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...ps571d77fe.jpg


Specs:
2001 Xtra-Cab V6, SR5, TRD, Manual
Mystic Gold Metalic

Exterior:
ARE CX Topper
Homemade Satoshi
BAMF behind the grill light bar
Plastidipped Emblems

Suspension:
5100s up front
OME 882 coils
Wheeler's 5 pack leaf springs + AAL
Toytec 2" Lift Shackles
10" 5125s

Armor:
BAMF kickout sliders
BAMF LCA Skids
All-Pro Apex Front Bumper
All-Pro IFS and Transmission Skids
Custom High Clearance Rear Bumper with Swingout and 2 2 gallon Rotopax
CBI Frame Reinforcement Plates

Lighting:
4 ProComp 55w 5" Behind the grill
OK LEDs 6 light pods w/Amber lenses for fogs

Wheels/Tires:
255/85/16 BFG Mud-Terrain KM2s
Stock Wheels painted with Duplicolor Silver Wheel Paint and Matte Clear Coat
Spidertrax Wheel Spacers
Matching spare on a 5 tire rotation
Winter Set
245/75/16 BFG Winter Slalom KSI
2nd Gen TRD Off Road Wheels painted Duplicolor Graphite Wheel Paint

Interior:
Husky floor Liners
Kenwood KDC-X395 Headunit
Cobra 75 WX ST with a 4' Wilson Flex on a BAMF mount
Polk Audio DB-571's Front & Back
Polk DB1001 Tweeters
Alpine MRP-F300 Amp

Recovery:
Smittybilt XRC10 Winch w/Synthetic Line
Ironman 4x4 Recovery Kit
48" Hi-Lift Jack

Other:
EBC Sport Rotors and Green Stuff Pads
Diff Breather
BAMF BPV Plate
Rack Doctor Steering with Energy Suspension Bushings


Waiting Patiently:
(And at this point very patiently!)
Regear - Probably 4.56
Who Know's? This list gets finished too quickly anyways!


Notable Trips:
Rock Therapy 2013 - Seven Mile Rim - Fins N Things - Elephant Hill
Whishbone's Colorado High Country Trip - 8/23-8/25/2013
Chinaman Gultch 11/16/13
Chinaman Gultch 5/04/14
Rock Therapy 2014 - Kokopelli Trail - Gold Bar Rin to Golden Spike - Cliffhanger One & Two
July 4th 2014 weekend by Wishbone - Tin Cup Pass - Grizzly Lake - Mount Antero - Baldwin Lakes - Birdseye Gultch - Mosquito Pass
Steamboat Area Wheeling 8/16-17 - Farwell Mountain - Eliis Jeep (Recovery) Trail - Elkhorn Mountain

Squeaky Penguin 02-12-2013 05:26 PM

Original First Post Crap
You guys will laugh, first thing I did was peel off both the window visors things and the tint... So here it is pretty much stock and as I got it.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...um/taco291.jpg

Then wheeled it some:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG006013.jpg
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG006119.jpg

Took the topper off for a little bit, and then took it wheeling:
Teller City:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG006411.jpg
Parkview:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG006512.jpg

Did I mention I love the mountains here in Colorado...

Painted the valence and fender flares with Rustolem bedliner:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG007113.jpg


Decided my stock leaf springs were toast, and TW was a bad influence, and ordered 5100's front and rear, and wheeler's 5 packs.

Old leaf springs:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG00703.jpg

Front 5100's were backordered, so I installed the rear stuff anyways. Can you say rake! Also, note the new dent from the first wheeling trip!
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG00795.jpg

Front 5100's showed up, and I set them in the middle positon with the stock coils:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG011111.jpg

And then tested the new Billies out:
View from Sand Mountain towards Hahn's Peak:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG011214.jpg

Alignment shop made a little mistake:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG01169.jpg

Got some 265/75/16 BFG TA KO's to fill up the wheel wells a little more. Also, somewhere just before this I tore off one of the front mud flaps, so I took off the other, backs will stay for now.
Looks pretty all washed and waxed...
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG013310.jpg

My brother helping show off some flex:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG01368.jpg
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG01359.jpg

Grouse hunting:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG014210.jpg

Scouting for duck hunting:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02016.jpg

Good thing I'm short, opening of duck season;
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02029.jpg

Just recently now, I installed a BAMF light bar, 4 crappy 5" lights, and made an even crappier satoshi(ish) grill. Bought a $40 grill of eBay to hack up in case I want to go back to stock:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02569.jpg
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG025714.jpg


Original Second Post
Got the 881's installed!

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02617.jpg

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG026210.jpg

Also took the time to install some Wheeler's bumbstops and sway bar bushings.

Think the old coils needed replacement:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02609.jpg

Squeaky Penguin 02-27-2013 09:11 PM

Made an order from Superbrightleds to get a couple things:

New reverse bulb comparison
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02646.jpg

Found out I was suppose to have a glove box light
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02668.jpg

Color matched my climate control bulbs to my headunit:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02672.jpg

And also got some really bright dome and map lights. I did have to add some 1w 100ohm resistors to make them work with the key off though.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02681.jpg

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02657.jpg

Squeaky Penguin 03-17-2013 05:25 PM

Copied everyone on here and added an Uniden 520 in the ash tray location.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02756.jpg

Currently have a 3' firestik on a BAMF mount. Was a little surprised I couldn't streach the 18' coax all the way from the back to the center console, so I had to add an adapter and a 3' section of coax to the back of the radio.

Squeaky Penguin 03-21-2013 08:55 PM

Managed to find a stretch of decent weather to get the sliders on:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG027810.jpg

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02793.jpg

Nice looking welds:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02777.jpg

And a little test:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02768.jpg

PcBuilder14 03-21-2013 09:04 PM

Subbed...

Squeaky Penguin 03-23-2013 06:38 PM

Installed a rear diff breather extension today. $5 union from Toyota, and $8 worth of stuff from the harware store. I'll be looking into doing the front diff and transfer case next. Was a really easy install except for the ice and dripping water falling on my face....

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../DSC001452.JPG

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../DSC001465.JPG

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../DSC001472.JPG

Squeaky Penguin 03-23-2013 06:43 PM

Also, got a box from JLee:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../DSC001487.JPG

His old LCA skids. They'll be a nice splash of color and I should be able to get them on here pretty soon.

Squeaky Penguin 03-31-2013 09:38 AM

The installation wasn't exactly what I would call easy, but here ya go:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02824.jpg

Squeaky Penguin 04-09-2013 05:40 PM

Painted my stock wheels with Duplicolor Bronze wheel paint. Will give it awhile and decide if I want to keep it or go to graphite. Never really liked black wheels.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02844.jpg

Squeaky Penguin 04-09-2013 05:55 PM

It may have worked with a little more effort, just didn't want to go through the hassle. I've got 8" of extra by the tailgate. And another 8" or so in the rear compartment by the jack. Good thing about this setup is that I can plug in my SWR meter by pulling the little kick panel by my left foot.

Squeaky Penguin 04-19-2013 05:44 PM

Added a fire extinguisher behind the drivers seat:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG028613.jpg

Also reworked my Hi-Lift mount and picked up a box to keep things organized in the bed.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG028710.jpg

Thinking I might pick up another fire extinguisher to mount in the bed just in case.

Squeaky Penguin 05-16-2013 09:00 PM

I guess I should try and update this a little more often.

Redid my grill. Made it only 1" deep to better fit the lights, and colored matched it. I think it looks much better this time around.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02924.jpg

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02945.jpg












http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG02932.jpg

Squeaky Penguin 06-21-2013 05:38 PM

Did a little audio work the other day. Don't want to do anything too complicated, so I added some Polk DB571's to the front door, run off of a Sound Ordnance M2100 amp under the passanger seat. So far I'm loving the sound.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG03332.jpg

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../IMAG03343.jpg

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMAG033513.jpg

I'm going to give it awhile before I decide if I want to do anything else. Thinking about some Polk tweeters to replace the factory door ones, but dont't know yet.

BlackSportD 07-13-2013 04:32 PM

How did the 881s settle? How is the ride quality?

Squeaky Penguin 07-15-2013 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackSportD (Post 7158195)
How did the 881s settle? How is the ride quality?


I've really enjoy the 881's. Much better ride quality than the stock TRD coils, and an inch more of lift of the lowest setting, as opposed to the middle. It seems like they didn't settle too much, but I never did take any measurements.

Here's my stance as of yesterday.
http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2aa70d7a.jpg

I've been somewhat tempted to bump the 5100's up to the middle setting, but I'm already perfectly level as is, definetly don't want a bro lean. I've also heard mixed opinions on preloading OME coils. I ment to talk to White Toy Taco about his 881s on the middle setting when I wheeled with him in Moab. Might be worth asking him to if you're wanting a little more lift.


My original intention was not really to lift, but now I'm wanting a little more rake. Between the topper and the 100+ pounds of crap in my bin in the bed I'm pushing the Wheeler's 5 packs. Might be looking into an AAL and/or new shackles.

Squeaky Penguin 07-15-2013 05:25 PM

I guess I should update this some more :o

A few pics from Moab:

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...sd7fc1245.jpeg

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...s3bce23ca.jpeg

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...s3e5a4a6c.jpeg

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6b570951.jpg

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...s5fea5c0f.jpeg

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...psdc69a3f6.jpg

w00dy 07-15-2013 07:50 PM

Great pictures! I love your build. Keep up the good stuff!

Squeaky Penguin 07-15-2013 09:16 PM

Thanks man! For the little bit I've done to it I really enjoy it.

Really wish I could put more into it....

Squeaky Penguin 07-30-2013 05:56 PM

Just ordered the AAL's for my 5 packs along with some new U-bolts and an extended brake line.

It'll be nice to go back to some rake!


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