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Old 08-27-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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Slow but Steady Mild Overlander Build

Since funding is extremely tight, this will be a painfully slow build, but I need to start somewhere. My wife and I love remote, open camping, but nothing that we would need a super expo rig for.

How she sits today:



Start:
2008 Super White Tacoma Double Cab Long Bed TRD Sport
Auto, 4X4



TopDeck Tonneau Cover


Pioneer AVIC-D3 with bluetooth, iPod, PAC SWI-PS (to maintain steering wheel controls), and external Sirius dock.


Two In-Cab 110V outlets run off of the stock inverter which has had the 400W Anytime Mod




Foglight Anytime Mod


Anti-Pack Rat Living in the Intake and Eating the Air Filter Mod


Camp Kitchen






During a recent spark plug change, I thought I'd try the Engine Tick Washer Mod I read about:






While it didn't completely stop the ticking, it made it much quieter, especially in the cab.


B.A.M.F rear diff skid.











Husky Liners front mud flaps installed.












5100's and Eibachs up front:



And Toytec 2"AAL in the rear:





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Old 08-27-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
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I love white trd sports.
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:58 PM   #3
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Of the 6 vehicles I've owned in my life, 4 have been white. It's a proper color.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:05 AM   #4
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During a recent spark plug change, I thought I'd try the Engine Tick Washer Mod I read about:




While it didn't completely stop the ticking, it made it much quieter, especially in the cab.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:01 AM   #9
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Thanks! You can sort of see the camp kitchen in use here:

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Old 11-19-2011, 10:14 AM   #10
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Thanks! You can sort of see the camp kitchen in use here:

hey where did you get that bed tent? could you shoot me link or where you bought it... i have been looking for one but the cheapest i can find is like $250. thanks
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:35 PM   #11
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I purchased that used from a friend who had a 1st Gen Tacoma. The fit is pretty tight as it has to stretch that extra width, but it works great. I'm pretty sure they don't make that specific tent anymore. I also don't know if they make any truck bed tents for the short beds. This is the same manufacturer that made mine: Napier Sportz Truck Bed Tent
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:25 PM   #13
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5100's and Eibachs up front:


And Toytec 2"AAL in the rear:
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:10 PM   #15
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Truck looks good man!

I too am on an even tighter budget than you, i dont even have the funds for bhlm. lol

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Old 08-15-2012, 02:31 AM   #16
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Good looking truck Mati!
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:44 AM   #17
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Great start & love the camping kitchen.
So what are your future plans when funds allow?
I'm going for an overland rig also & my next buy is skids & sliders.
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The next mod is an oil catch can, already ordered, just need time to install it. After that I'm thinking re-routing the crossover pipe for that extra bit of clearance and then some form of hybrid rock sliders like Demellos rock crusher.
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Went size tires are you running now?
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