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Old 07-25-2010, 10:42 AM   #1
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 4WD w/TRD Sport Package and OEM towing package

EXTERIOR
  • Armortech rear wrap-around bumper (modified by Demello Offroad) Build Link
    -Hi-lift points
    -Recovery points
    -Rear lights
    -Integrated hitch
    -Demello Offroad tire swingout
    -Demello Offroad Fuel/Water Can Carriers
  • Blacked-out front Toyota emblem
  • Debaged emblems
  • Extended rear differential breather DIY Link
  • Flowmaster 40-series muffler
  • Gator-Saver tailgate reinforcement
    -Line-X covered
  • Toyota OEM bed mat
  • Window tint 35%

LIGHTING
  • Lightforce 170 lights (x3)
    --LightForce 170 Combo Filter (Clear x3)
    --LightForce Driving Light Wiring Harness (x2)
  • Rigid Dually D2 (Wide Pattern) Fog Lights
  • Rigid SRM (Flood Pattern) Rear Lights
  • Toyota OEM 2010 smoked headlights

INTERIOR
  • G-Tek Fab Door Sill Protectors Link
  • Wet Okole seat covers (charcoal and black w/red TRD logo)
  • 2009-2011 Toyota OEM Lower Center Console

COMM AND ELECTRONICS
  • BlueSea auxiliary fuse block (12 circuit) Product Link
    -100 amp resettable circuit breaker
    -Fuse block mount from TW Link
  • Cobra 75 WX-ST CB radio
    -External speaker
    -Firestik 4 ft Antenna
  • DieHard Platinum Group 35 Dual Batteries
  • Escort Passport 9500iX radar detector
  • Garmin 62 STc GPS
    -RAM mount
    -Hardwired power adapter
  • Pioneer AppRadio 3 headunit
    -Scosche dash kit
  • Yaesu FT-8800R HAM radio
    -External speaker
    -Larsen 2/70B NMO antenna

FRONT SUSPENSION
  • Total Chaos Toyota Tacoma +2" Long Travel Manufacturer Link
    -Toyota Tacoma 05+ Tacoma Extended Axles
    -Icon Vehicle Dynamics 2.5 remote reservoir long travel coil overs with King 700 16" springs
    -Total Chaos alignment cam gussets
    -Total Chaos spindle gussets
  • Removed front sway bar
  • Timbren Bumpstops

REAR SUSPENSION
  • All-Pro Rear U-Bolt Flip Kit
  • All-Pro Expo Springpack
  • Timbren Bumpstops
  • Icon 2.0 remote reservoir shocks

DRIVETRAIN
  • ARB air locker (rear)
    -ARB 4x4 Accessories CKMTA12 Twin Air Compressor Kit Product Link

WHEELS AND TIRES
  • Goodyear Wrangler MTR w/Kevlar 35x12.5R17
  • Power Stop Extreme Performance Drilled and Slotted Brake Rotors Rock Auto
  • Power Stop Truck and Severe Duty Brake Pads Rock Auto


ADVENTURES!

Sandy's Beach, HI Nov 1, 2010

Local Trail Jan 22, 2011

Ocotillo Wells Jan 30, 2011

Corral Canyon Feb 19, 2011

Main Divide Feb 26, 2012

Welks Trail Aug 26, 2012

Anza Borrego Day Trip Feb 17, 2013

Desert Rendezvous, Red Canyon Jeep Trail, Bradshaw Trail Mar 15-16, 2013

Local dirt trail Jul 2, 2013

Pancake Rock Jul 6, 2013

Welks Trail Sep 29, 2013

Main Divide Truck Trail Nov 11, 2013

Ocotillo Wells Day Trip Nov 24, 2013

Mojave Road Dec 21-24, 2013

Welks March 23, 2014

Cleghorn April 13, 2014

Pilot Rock April 27, 2014



Here she is the day I bought here. Nice and clean. No scratches or dents or holes drilled into her....yet.



First major modifications came about 7 months later. Donahoe (now called Icon) suspension up front. I have went through some fox's up front which didnt give me the lift and ride quality I was looking for. I have recently had the suspension in the picture rebuilt by Icon to be extended with the reservoirs. Ride is 100x better than the fox's.

Wheels at the time were Wheelers Steelies 16x8. Reason for the switch was to shed some weight so I now have the Wheelers Alloys in 16x8 which are sold by pro comp.

And for the rear I have OME Dakar springs. At the time I did not upgrade the rear shocks but I have went through Donahoes in the rear (were not long enough for the 2.75" of lift the Dakars give you) but now I have some fox's in the rear which are great.

90% of the installs are done by me at my house.

And here she is with 265/75-16 BFGoodrich Mud Terrain TA KM. The tires at the time were perfect and I ran this size for almost two years.



Got stuck in a deep rut on the Main Divide.



Here you can see my old Firestik Antenna which didnt get good reception at that location so I went with the Wilson 1000 later.



In this shot you can see the Demello bolt on sliders. Demello has a great product that I highly recommend to anyone. Oh, and sliders should be one of your first modifications if you plan on offroading.



I was transferred to Hawaii in the summer of 2007. Not a whole lot of places to wheel here in Hawaii but I have had a great time in the places that you can.



I had a topper for a short while. It was a Snugtop XV. I do plan on purchasing another when I get back to California.



I mounted my Garmin GPS 60CSx in the corner of the window where the black plastic piece is. This is the best location I have found for this unit for visibility and ease of use.



DeeZee toolbox that fits perfectly in the bed.



Hi-Lift 48" jack with 4XRAC mounted to the inside of the bed.



Switches for front lights.



Fuespanel for misc electronics I have been adding.



U-bolt flip kit from All-Pro.



Lightforce lights mounted to an All-Pro plate bumper.



All-Pro plate bumper. Here she is with the new tires (BFGoodrich Mud Terrain TA KM2 in 285/75-16) mounted on Wheelers Alloys 16x8.



I took the plunge and added a snorkel from Safari Snorkel.



Some Kaena Point four-wheelin withe my wife driving.





This is the most recent picture on the initiator at the Peacock Flats area.







Back in California at Ocotillo Wells.







Corral Canyon











I added some quick fist clamps to the under side of the center console.



Added a 1000W inverter. One plug up front with a switch/led for on/led for overload. Three plugs in the back. Inverter is located under the drivers seat.







More quick fist for a maglite added to the drivers side seat



80A fuse on a 2 gauge wire added for the inverter.





Speakers for CB/HAM mounted on center pillars. Drivers side is HAM, passenger is CB. These were like $15 for both on eBay.



Current switch setup.



I upgraded my radio to a Pioneer AVH-8400BH and with it being a double DIN, it gave me the excuse to go ahead and get a Cobra 75WXST CB radio. I also moved around a few items and cleaned everything up a bit.

This is the new setup. I wanted everything within plain view for the driver.



The 75WXST was mounted next to the Garmin GPS. I used a piece of flat metal from the hardware store and mounted the mic holder up.



The Yaesu was also moved up on top of the steering column. I used two l-brackets that costed $.60 from Lowes and painted them black. For the mic, I put velcro on the back and mounted a velcro strip below the AC controls.



Front of plate with the mic holder for the 75WXST. The mic holder I got off of ebay. The mic won't fall out when you are out on the trails with this holder.



And here is the back.




Finally got around to start assembling the Hutchinson's.

Had my little helper doing what he always does...cause trouble.



1 down, 4 more to go.



Got the truck back last night. Many thanks to Demello Offroad for everythign that was done to the truck. It feels great driving the truck again after 6 weeks of it being gone. This is what was added:

-TC +2" kit
-Cam gussets
-Spindle gussets
-Icon coilovers
-ARB compressor
-ARB rear air locker
-4.88's
-Demello swingout added to the armortech rear bumper
-Snugtop Campershell
-35" Goodyear MTR's
-17" Hutchinson beadlocks

Still waiting to do the following:

-Icon rear 2.0 custom length shocks
-Chop fenders 3 inches
-Lower front end 1 inch
-Hook up license plate lights
-Armortech dual battery tray

Some not-so-good pictures. Sun was almost down for these so the ISO was bumped up a little bit.





Spent the day at Fiesta Island today. Flares are about 90% complete. I eventually chopped 4 inches off of the flare. One of the pictures shows the flare. May not be as clean as it can but I like it the way it is.

Picture of the flare.



Full profile



Rear fender well



Front fender well



Had a chance to test out the new suspension and air locker today. Air locker has made a load of difference. Places that I had some trouble getting up before I had made it up in one shot with no problems. Got my moneys worth out of that today.

At one spot it was a battle between the fender flares and the tires. Tires won. My steering wheel is now cocked at a 20 degree angle to the right. Going to get it re-aligned tomorrow afternoon.

I am very pleased with everything so far. Now I just need the new Icon shocks to get put in. The fox's are garbage and are worn out.









Tires - 1, flares - 0



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POrNzl0wqXI

Added a soft topper



Pelfreybuilt bumper added







35's rubbing on the All-Pro bumper going down a hill on Cleghorn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=gKISLEE4JDw

Sliders getting used on Cleghorn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=A3kvm4VxwhA

http://youtu.be/cb-Vt77xY5w

http://youtu.be/Ja2hkWHHSDw
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:49 AM   #2
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:50 AM   #3
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:01 AM   #6
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:21 PM   #10
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Old 07-25-2010, 03:20 PM   #12
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Damn I have been waiting for this build! Definitely one of my favorite White trucks on here! good work!

I noticed you have different mudflaps that looks like the 1st gen. Care to explain that?
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Old 07-25-2010, 03:22 PM   #13
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looks great! looks like you are really enjoying Hawaii. how much did it cost to ship the Tacoma over?
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I noticed you have different mudflaps that looks like the 1st gen. Care to explain that?
I modified mudflaps from a 1st gen Tacoma to fit.

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looks great! looks like you are really enjoying Hawaii. how much did it cost to ship the Tacoma over?
Living in Hawaii has been a great experience. Great people, great scenery, and of course great food! It costed roughly $1000 to ship it over which is going to be about the same to ship it back to California.
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Alamoana must catch cracks with the set up. Hahaha
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Still one of my favorites! Nice job on your build!
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:13 PM   #19
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Quote:
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I modified mudflaps from a 1st gen Tacoma to fit.



Living in Hawaii has been a great experience. Great people, great scenery, and of course great food! It costed roughly $1000 to ship it over which is going to be about the same to ship it back to California.

That works! I like the look of those instead of the new ones.
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Hey boss,

where did you get the fuse panel? That is great if you are going to have a bunch of accessories.
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