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Old 05-23-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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RAB 2012 BUILD

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when I bought it, I had the dealer put my 265/70R17's on that I had on my other truck...

Jan 13 2012
First thing I did was head to the pub with a buddy for a celebratory beer...
of course we sat near the window..


that same evening, I put in my 35w, 500k HID headlights..



(I took them out after they blew a couple fuses on me from getting wet, but I have since sealed them up a bit with some silicone, so they may be going back in.)

took a drive..


I then bought some running boards from a member of TW, I wanted them for 2 reasons, a step, and because they stop A LOT of rocks from hitting the cab, especially when I get new wheels that are wider..



I then got the first ever 2012 Grillcraft!!!(upper and lower) I absolutely love this grille, I had it on my 2001 as well, and it looks wicked, it's great for adding lights behind it, and they build a sturdy as hell product! www.grillcraft.com







I've since trimmed the front mudflap and added a toyota logo to the lower part of the grillcraft
I also did the BHLM with some gloss black paint, and love the way it turned out!



July 21 2012 Edit: So I got my lift in about a month ago.
I've done my research, and found there is absolutely noting wrong with an above coil spacer for what I'[ll be doing, If I decide to wheel the truck, I'll look at getting coilovers, for now Ready lift 3'' front, 1'' rear block. ride is smooth as butter!

I also got my Borla Catback exhaust put on the other day, install was a cake walk, and I love it! it's quiet in the cab, has a nice deep tone outside, that's not obnoxiously loud, and I can feel some gain in the higher RPM's, and the truck seems to run really nice with it. Here's my video comparison to stock..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uzYq...layer_embedded
and here is the link to my write up.. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/pro...k-exhaust.html

Another nice addition to the camping set up has been the AIRBEDZ, here's my take on it...
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/pro...-air-bedz.html

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def sub'd cause i loved your last truck
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Great looking truck man, I really wanted my 2012 in white but settled for Mag grey instead. Installed the grillcraft upper, haha I probably looked at your truck for the install instructions!

Looking at getting some Nitto or BFG 265/70/17's you notice any rubbing on stock suspension??
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Great looking truck man, I really wanted my 2012 in white but settled for Mag grey instead. Installed the grillcraft upper, haha I probably looked at your truck for the install instructions!

Looking at getting some Nitto or BFG 265/70/17's you notice any rubbing on stock suspension??
I have a tiiiiiny bit of rubbing on my front mudflap, but I think that's cause I bent them so much on my first 4x4 trip haha, now they are trimmed and shouldn't get caught on the rocks so much.
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Cool nice front!

that grill light combo looks great..
looking at a black MX for myself.
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that grill light combo looks great..
looking at a black MX for myself.
do it! here is the same grille on my 01...
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sub'd. Looks great. Can't wait to get my DC, I'm gonna use yours as a reference.
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Nice!! Great start on the 2nd gen...your 1st gen was sexy
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sunofabittch.

didnt you have a 2010 in silver in between the 1st gen and the '12? couldve sworn thats what you had after the first gen
haha you mean this one? :P

it was an 08, and the story goes, I bought it CHEAP through work (car sales) when it came in on trade, I was able to get out of it for more while getting into the 2012, worked out well

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I still like the 1st gen the most. Of course I am a little biased.
It was a sweet truck, I'll prob have another first gen at some point, lifted DC would be great! one day!
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I suppose I could try and look at other 12's closely but id rather ask. When i went onto GrillCraft's website you can purchase both upper and lower grills however I didn't see a part for the scoop. Did you purchase something different for the scoop grill or is OEM?
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I suppose I could try and look at other 12's closely but id rather ask. When i went onto GrillCraft's website you can purchase both upper and lower grills however I didn't see a part for the scoop. Did you purchase something different for the scoop grill or is OEM?
Nope the hood scoop actually matches really well as is, I'll see f I can get a picture today for you.
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What size tire are you running?
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buying popcorn in bulk for this one, looks good so far.
i like the grillcraft too, if only you could replace the rectangle emblem with something trd
it's an option :P

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mind taking a pic of that scoop and grill match for me? No rush though, I ended up walking on my 2012 deal i was working on yesterday
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WHAT! get back in there and get it! :P

I'll go get a pic now

Edit: I tried, but the sun is out and my camera won't get a good pic of the black grille on white right now.

It literally looks like a grillcraft insert though...

The 2012 scoop is much smaller than previous, so you don't really see much inside it.
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