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Old 10-27-2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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azchris's 2013 TRD Off Road Build

Some of you might've seen my 2011 TRD Off Road thread. Unfortunately, the truck was recently stolen from my apartment with only 21k miles on it, and later recovered. Everything inside was missing and there was some cosmetic damage to the interior and exterior. Since it hadn't even had its last free oil change yet and was now becoming a Recovered Theft (and who knows what they did to it...) I opted to trade it for a 2013 4x4. I'll start updating this thread as I make the inevitable changes to it.

THE TRUCK
  • 2013 Double Cab Short Bed
  • Magnetic Grey Metallic
  • V6 4x4 TRD OffRoad

CURRENT MODS
  • Mud Flap Delete
  • Viper 5704 SmartStart with GPS tracking, battery backup, interior siren, tilt sensor, and dual shock sensors
  • Fog lights anytime mod
  • Tailgate anti-theft mod
  • 5% tint rear, 20% front
  • Black WeatherTech Floor Liners (front & rear)
  • CREE reverse lights
  • Black Wet Okole seat covers
  • Debadged doors

FUTURE MODS
  • Upgraded audio
  • Wicked Flow muffler
  • A real IFS skid and sliders
  • Wheels and BFG ATs
  • Long- or mid-travel

UPDATES

27 October 2012
It went straight from the dealer to the alarm shop when it came in Tuesday. Got the tricked out Viper system listed above. You can't blame me for being paranoid, right? I got it back today, I am really happy with it. Soundwerks in Scottsdale did a great, clean job wiring and took their time to do it right.

The first things I did were mud flap delete (maybe it's just me, but the damn things seem to have become even larger since the 2011s) and the tailgate protection mod. Scheduled it for tint this Friday. I'll get around to doing anytime fog lights in the next few days as well. Here's a crappy cell phone pic till I can get my real camera out...



By the way, where are you TRD OR guys putting your aux switches? There's no blanks left like there were in my Prerunner...



6 November 2012
I picked up the Weathertechs from 4WheelParts last week - they have the screw-down ports that match the stock ones for a perfect fit, and no possibility of leakage through the hooks like on previous models. Also, got my CREE reverse lights in today and installed them... Damn these things are bright!



19 February 2014
Been awhile since I updated, although I haven't done much to the truck in the meantime except debadge the doors and put some scratches in the skid plates. However, I had a really annoying squeak that I couldn't track down until I read this, so I wanted to note it here in case anyone has a mystery squeak in the front end of their Tacoma: open the hood and see if it goes away!
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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6 November 2012
I picked up the Weathertechs from 4WheelParts last week - they have the screw-down ports that match the stock ones for a perfect fit, and no possibility of leakage through the hooks like on previous models. Also, got my CREE reverse lights in today and installed them... Damn these things are bright!

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Old 11-06-2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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where did you get the reverse lights from?
do you have a link to the website?
thanks
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:29 PM   #6
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where did you get the reverse lights from?
do you have a link to the website?
thanks
There is a vendor here that carries them:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ed-lights.html

I went the sketchier route and chose eBay to save some money, I'm hoping they'll hold up! The quality seems pretty decent.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-pair-T15-9...-/280680234431
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I've got three light projects up and coming and also very very curious and entertained on how and where to mount new switches and getting into more about the AUX fuse box. The toys are here, now time to do the research.... grrr homework
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