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Old 07-22-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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AG's "gonna take a while" build

Thought I'd start listing the stuff I've done, before I forget:

Suspension
Front
Icon 2.5 adjustable coilovers
Light Racing Upper control arms

Rear
Dakar leaf springs
Wheeler bump stops
2.5 Kings with Res
U-bolt flip

Armor
Brute Force Rear Bumper
Pelfreybilt IFS and Mid skids
BAMF Sliders, Rear diff skid and LCA skids

MISC
265/75 16R Duratracs
Softopper
high lift Jack

and other stuff
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This is Taco #2 for me, first one I was an '05 DCSB Pre-runner, OR pkg that I did no modding to and did a few trails that I souldnt have, but got through them anyway.






Got stuck one time and my wife, who isnt a truck fan, said,"well why didnt you get a 4 wheel drive?" I took that as "you need to go get a new truck with 4 Wheel drive, as soon as we get home!", she doesnt remember it like that.

FIRST YEAR

So I got a '11 DCLB (needed more room to haul outing gear) 4x4 no pkg, figured I would do the mods I wanted this time:
Basic Truck




Moved my Titan Box into the new truck and added 2 D rings into the back corners.
Added guage pods and a temp guage. (I found out about TW when trying to fix my temp guage on the '05, didnt get one on the '11) also was looking at scan guage and ultra, didnt like the design but found the Ecometer for about 70 bucks. (edit- this can be a hazard with side curtain air bags, there is a risk of them flying out-at you!)

I like the way it looks:
http://www.digital-auto-gauges.com/p...-and-Cars.html
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ATM-9100/
http://www.gaugepods.com/toyota.html



Got the TSB done, gained 1.5 inches in the back, but I know it will settle
Fire ext (in case my friends Jeep catches on fire) and weathertechs (1st group buy)

Did the diff breather mod today

SECOND YEAR
got Eibach springs today and 5100 set to 0"
11\1\11
As this is the first time I have ever dealt with suspension, I started simple and will try to do this myself.
Finally got them on. Did the work myself, following Chris 4X4s thread, not too bad, moving the sway bar out of the way was the key.



Installed my first piece o' armor BAMF diff




Wrangler Duratrac 265/75-16R
softopper installed




rerouted the exhaust

BAMF sliders


added some quick fists and a High-lift to the bed

Brute Force rear bumper
and Debadged

Third Year
Blacked out the wheels





Got my Homer grill and 20" light bar and BAMF grill mount



added BAMF LCA and PELFRYBILT IFS and Mid skids


redline struts

CB



Part II

Well 3.5 years and 77K later, the TSB springs are frowning, and I have pushed the Billies to the max, Time for the next stage.

Installed LR UCAs and Extended Icons


Dakars, Wheelers bumps, Ubolt flip and 2.5 Kings w/res

Installed Firestick on back corner using BAMF mount
Installed M31 batttery in Pelfeybilt cage

To do:
Trans skids
Shackle flip I have it but I might wait on this, the rear is pretty high, when it settles I will do the shakle flip.
Front bumper, winch
Wheels with less back spacing (stock is 5" need 4.5 or less to fit 285s) SCS f-5 4.5 on backorder
285s 75 16R currently looking at Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ
upgrade OR lights
installing ARB twin compressor behind rear seat
Next step will be 315s, regear, front and rear lockers-this will be after I wiin the Lotto.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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nice!!

Got a link for the gauges?? i like em!
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:31 PM   #4
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would you say its pretty accurate??
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:35 PM   #5
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where did u get your guage pod?
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would you say its pretty accurate??

It can be fine tuned, I got it within .3 mpg and stopped messing with it. So for me yes, it is always the same, never varies from that .3.
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where did u get your guage pod?

http://www.gaugepods.com/toyota.html

plastic texture was a little off from my '11 but not enough that anyone will notice
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how hard was it to mount? How did you wire the ecometer?
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #9
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how hard was it to mount? How did you wire the ecometer?
The pillar is very easy to remove and the ecometer plugs into the ODBC II plug under the dash- really easy. the temp gauge required an add a fuse and running the probe to an outside location, the whole thing took me about an hour (including the beer run).
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I am definately getting that gauge pod.. I want the ecometer definately... Think there is one for transmission temp that would be pretty useful
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:38 AM   #12
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I really like what you've done with your truck. I drive the same thing and have done a few of the same mods. I just bought a temp gauge/compass and hope I like it as much as you do your aftermarket gauges. What did they run you?
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How are you mounting your Jerry cans?
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How are you mounting your Jerry cans?
For now the cage I bought is screwed into the bed with big washers on the underside. did 20 miles of washboard and they didn't come loose.

If you are talking about the blue water jugs, I use the large quick fist. 4 screws hold down the bottom and the upper is mounted on the rail
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For now the cage I bought is screwed into the bed with big washers on the underside.
Curious as to where one might obtain these Jerry can cages.

I have two I need to mount.
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Curious as to where one might obtain these Jerry can cages.

I have two I need to mount.

Ah, i got cha.

the one I have is from http://www.okoffroad.com/stuff-gascan.htm

But I want to get a second one and was going to ditch the old one for this one From ATO http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/arm...-mounting.html:

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