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Old 09-24-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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THE ENDLESS STORM TROOPER DREAM

Weill,

Let's see where do I begin...

My 2012 TRD OR 4X4 6 Speed started as a stock truck. I purchased in April 2012 and after the first mod, I became addicted and here is where "Little Pepe" sits today.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVFkl76aBuM


Suspension

Sway Bar Delete
Icon-5110 AAL (Deleted)
Dakar Rear Leaf
Icon-58550 UCA's
Icon-58735 RR 2.5" C/O
Icon-57805 RR Rear 2.5
Spindle Gussets
CAM Tabs Gusseted
Coil Box's Gusseted















Tires
255/85/16's Toyo MT



Armor
CBI HC Rear Bumper with tire Carrier
Bud Built 5 Piece Skid's
PelfreyBilt Front Bumper
PelfreyBilt Weld On Sliders w/KO



















Lighting
Rigid 4" Fogs
Rigid Light Bar In Bumper





Accessories/Recovery
Power Tank 10Lb
TJM 9,000 LB Winch
TJM Recovery Gear Bag-Straps, Shackles, Block
Hi-Lift Extreme 60"
Shovel/ax
Bug Deflector





I took the Roto Pax Universal mount for the Tacoma bed rails and mounted the power tank bracket to it. It holds steady and is easily removable with 1 allen bolt.

Wish List
More Lights
Rear Differential Armor
CB/Shortwave/Sat Phone Something
Fuel/Water storage
Back up compressor
Tire Repair Kit


A big Thanks to Cliff and Will at Sierra Expeditions and to SDHQ for the Suspension.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the encouragement!
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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you need some new tires now too!!!
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sexy!
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how is the ride quality versus the factory ride???

The Ride quality is much better. Not as supple on small bumps but on turns there is no mushy lean nice and on the high way it is nice, smooth and firm!
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sexy!

Did you have to cab mount chop for those 33's. I really want some but they will only yield about 1.5 ".
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Sweet ride
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I want the 33's too, those are the stock tires / rims. 265/70/16

Sorry, thought that was directed to me!


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Did you have to cab mount chop for those 33's. I really want some but they will only yield about 1.5 ".
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Did you have to cab mount chop for those 33's. I really want some but they will only yield about 1.5 ".
Stock 265/70/16 are like 30.4" Fit's stock
265/75/16 are like 31.6" Fit's stock without a lift
285/75/16 are like 32.8" and requires a cab mount chop, weld seem pounded and a lift and might require spacers.
255/85/16 are like 33.3-33.5 for BFG KM2 or Toyo MT and require 2.5-3" lift I've been told that the 2012 don't seem to need the cab mount chop with these pizza cutters which is what I'm going to and shouldn't require spacers.

I'll be ordering Toyo MT 255/85/16 soon after my lift gets installed in the next two weeks and my rims come back from powdercoat and will be able to tell you or show.

Going over 33" seemed like it required fiberglass fenders
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As I have nothing to compare other than stock, all I can say is it is leaps and bounds better. I am not sure what it is set to honestly but I think it is the default from icon for the Tacoma. I can measure threads on CO's to be sure and get back. Look at my first pic and you can see the top of the shock and threads exposed.



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so would you say well worth the $$$? and what lift do you have it set at currently in those pics??
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Nice truck man! I really like the Super White Tacoma's... Well actually... I really like all Tacoma's! It's been my dream truck since 2005! lol!

Keep up the good work man!
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Great build it takes guts to throw on some new suspension to a really new truck. Subd i want to see those 255/85s on there i havent seen a lot of those around. Nice truck!
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Smile build updated

285/55/16's and a bunch of other goodies since you last saw it.


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Great build it takes guts to throw on some new suspension to a really new truck. Subd i want to see those 255/85s on there i havent seen a lot of those around. Nice truck!
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Fine truck with tasteful mods. Mine is similar. Now looking for a set of 255/85 tires as you know.....
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