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Old 08-15-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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This is my third Toyota truck, and my second Tacoma. My first Tacoma (Tico) I bought 5 months old, she was a Super White 2007 TRD Sport PreRunner DC/SB. I loved that truck but wanted a truck that would be more capable off road. So I sold it in FEB 2012 and immediately bought a Super White 2010 TRD OffRoad DC/SB.

The goal of my build is to get my TRD OffRoad to have the looks of the Sport i.e. hood scoop, color matched parts, with solid off road capability. I'm not looking to rock crawl or Baja, just want to go exploring/overland and not get stuck that often.


SUSPENSION:
All-Pro Rear U-Bolt Flip Kit
• Fox Racing 2.0 Rear Reservoir Shocks
• King 2.5 Remote Reservoir Coilovers
• All-Pro 3" Leaf Springs
Cab mount chop w/ trimming
• Removed Front Sway Bar
• Total Chaos UCA's


WHEELS/TIRES:

• Mickey Thompson Classic Lock Wheels (17x9, 4.5” BS)
• BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 (285/70-17)

ARMOR:

• Relentless Fab Hybrid 2 piece weld on Sliders with kick out
• Relentless Fab Aluminum front bumper
• Relentless Fab IFS Steel Skid
• Relentless Fab Steel rear bumper
• BAMF LCA Skids
• BAMF Rear Diff Skid (ordered)

EXTERIOR:
• MBRP dual cat back Exhaust Muffler
URD TCAI and MAF Calibrator,
• TRD Sport Hood w/ scoop,
• E&G Classics Custom Stainless Grill,
• Color matched grill and door handles
• TRD 3rd Brake light Decal
• Goodrich Stainless Braided Brake Lines (Rear Extended)
Redline Tuning Quicklift Plus Hood Struts
• Toyota OEM Bed Mat
• Window Tint FormulaOne Pinacle 15%+Air blue windshield Tint

INTERIOR:

WeatherTech Floor Liners
• Wet Okole Seat Covers (Black with light grey piping/ w/Red TRD Logo)

ELECTRONICS:

• MAF sensor calibrator

In my Spare room waiting to be installed sits,

Wet Okoles,
Illuminated 4x4 switch mod,
SockMonkey Hawaii TRD OffRoad Decal,
Big box of Rammat,
Speakers and Custom Sub from Mr.Marv,


How she sits today...





Photos from when I bought her on Craigslist San Diego.







Sold the Camper and tinted the windows, then had to try out the 4 wheel drive at the beach.





Made the sale of my PreRunner Sport contingent on him switching hoods with me. So switched hoods, installed an E&G Classic custom grill and bought a Super white grill off Craigslist for $60 (Sold my chrome one for $80).



Switched out door Handles for Super white color matched handles that I bought on line for $120,
followed a 2 door write up on how to change out the handles.



But had to figure out the rear on my own (2 hours later), so I did a write up on how to do 4 door handle switches



Picked up my sliders from the Relentless Fabrication Hawaii Slider Group buy.



Got my Relentless Fab Hybrid weld on 2 piece with kickout sliders LineX’d.



Except he coated the ends, and I had to have those welded, so after 2 hours of work I had the ends stripped (if you have to do this use a hot knife let cool and then peel off whole)



Took them to a local fabricator/welder, Plan B Fabrication out of Kaneohe to weld on my sliders







All welded on







Sticks out a little far but haven’t put on my lift or tires yet, no more door ding worries though!



And finally the lift install begins, had been waiting on “The Parts Whore” (A part dealer on TW), who took 3 months and 2 weeks to fill my suspension order one part at a time (Not Happy, but different story).

Here is my spare room for the last 3 months (unhappy fiance)...



Using my sisters garage, all by myself for a weekend I installed a 3” All-Pro Leaf Pack, All-Pro U-bolt flip kit, 2.0 Fox Piggy back rear shocks, 2.5 King Coil over w/ remote reservoir and Total Chaos UCA’s.



Old and new (huge difference)



Finished rear



Started the front



Stock vs King



Installed everything but the UCA's which were supposed to have gotten in 8 days prior



UCA's arrived finally



After getting the suspension completed I went to get my new wheels and tires I ordered a few months back. Mickey Thompson Classic Locks Polished 17" w/ 4.5" backspace and BF Goodrich KM2's 285/70/17's



stuffed in there



Had a lot of rubbing, so I needed to do the Cab/Body mount chop and some trimming, you can see where it was already rubbing just from my drive home.



finished but still got quite a bit of trimming left



Next on my list is cranking up my Coilovers another inch and a little more trimming for when I'm full wheel lock in reverse and using my caliper paint kit plus finish painting then installing my BAMF LCA skids. These things are stuffed in there...



First some tailgating though





Just polished and painted my BAMF LCA Skids. Clear coated the polished part and the blue BAMF is a metallic that matches my King Coilovers almost perfectly.
I know these are armor but I only really go in the sand, and I'm big on the looks of my truck.





Just got my Relentless Fabrication Armor and had it spray lined at Pamalu Liner in Honolulu.



Installing my Relentless Fabrication Aluminum Front Bumper and Relentless steel IFS Skid was definitely a 2 man job and not a 1 hour ordeal.







Finished product.



This holiday weekend I stalled my BAMF LCA Skids. Thought it was gonna be easier than expected, that has become standard operating procedure.
Had to trim my LCA Skids then A tiny bit of trimming on my IFS Skid.



This is where I cut into the IFS Skid for clearance on the upper circular part of the LCA Skid



This shows the over lap issue before I trimmed the LCA Skid



This is what I had to trim.



Finished!





Rear bumper install, pretty easy...







So I got a promotion.... But I'm headed off to D.C., bitter sweet. This is poor Tico getting loaded onto the flatbed, at least she will get a chance to finally do some real 4wheelin...




So I will be updating this as I go, if you have any questions or advise feel free to post or PM me.

Aloha,
Koi
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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Awesome looking truck! Looks of a sport, functionality of an off road, keep it up
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:33 PM   #3
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Awesome looking truck! Looks of a sport, functionality of an off road, keep it up
Thanks brother, Your ride is sick too, I ordered my bumper from Eric 6 months ago, looks great on your rig, lets me know it's worth the wait.
Your mirrors came out nice, I think I'll paint um my self too.
How much trimming did you have to do with those tires?
I've been trimming like a motha just to street drive without rubbing, can't imagine how much for 4 wheelin...
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I've only had to trim plastic believe it or not. Romped it hard including catching air in pismo and the cab mounts appear to be untouched. Need to trim a little more, but oh well.

Bumper is well worth the wait. I got mine used from a buddy, put it on the truck less then a month after owning the truck

But I want your suspension ... And location.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:49 PM   #6
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I've only had to trim plastic believe it or not. Romped it hard including catching air in pismo and the cab mounts appear to be untouched. Need to trim a little more, but oh well.

Bumper is well worth the wait. I got mine used from a buddy, put it on the truck less then a month after owning the truck

But I want your suspension ... And location.
Damn maybe when I jack up my coilovers another inch it'll make a difference...

Eric's sliders are bullet proof after I LineX'ed um... I like his welds and style, just the waits that suck...

Yeah it's a nice suspension but it took working a lot of overtime.... but saved a ton putting it on myself... Norcal ain't so bad, I've been up there...
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Truck looks great! Really like the tire/wheel combo...had the same set on a Wrangler I used to own. Enjoy the islands...I used to live in K-Bay and miss it every day.
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Love your truck!
How much was your leaf pack?
Thanks, yeah I bought it as a combo with the fox shocks from the parts whore here on TW. I'll look it up and see how much and get back to you.

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Thanks brother! I really like your grill with the lights hidden.

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Truck looks great! Really like the tire/wheel combo...had the same set on a Wrangler I used to own. Enjoy the islands...I used to live in K-Bay and miss it every day.
Yeah I first saw it on a CJ and really liked it.
K-Bay is beautiful
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Mahalo bradda, yeah I went old school, but I'm gonna black powder coat the rock rim to give it a little modern look and keep the centers polished.
Yup that should look sick!
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Thanks for the pics. Kings stuck, I thought the kings would a site thing but it looks like the shock buddy itself is too long. Been in touch with down south motorsports and they can't think of anything plug and play and now I see why. I was hoping I could get away with just changing the spring and the bottom extension piece. Btw, how much were the front shocks? How come you didn't get fox all around? Thanks.
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Thanks for the pics. Kings stuck, I thought the kings would a site thing but it looks like the shock buddy itself is too long. Been in touch with down south motorsports and they can't think of anything plug and play and now I see why. I was hoping I could get away with just changing the spring and the bottom extension piece. Btw, how much were the front shocks? How come you didn't get fox all around? Thanks.
Got it as a package deal from the "Parts whore" on this forum and I would not suggest using him. I have been happy with the Kings though, I really like their looks and haven't had any issues wheeling them.
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Looks like you jumped off island. But how much were your tires sticking out from the fenders? Recon has gotten really strict lately. And I got a lead a a set of rims like yours.

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love the bumper!
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