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Old 06-29-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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My Texas Edition build

Guess I'll start my own build thread. Here's my 2012 DCLB 4x4 Texas Edition still sitting on the lot back in July of 2012:



Sitting next to my Mazdaspeed3 that I traded in for it (still miss that little thing sometimes):



All shiny in the driveway, still stock:



First I added the Toyota OEM bed mat. Got sick of stuff sliding around in the bed REAL fast:



Second "mod" was my the G4 Elite tonneau:



Then I added a pop-n-lock tailgate power lock (thought I had some pics from the install but I can't find them):



Next came Weathertech window deflectors and mats and some 265/70-17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs:





Then came the full OME lift with 885 springs, 1/4" top plate spacers, Nitrocharger Sport shocks all around, Dakars, LR UCAs, sway bar relocate and extended rear brake lines:



This is how she sits today:



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Compared to my buddy's stock TRD Off-Road:




A little fooling around with the new lift on:





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TRD exhaust is probably about it. Maybe some armor underneath if I start wheeling a lot with it.
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Digging those rims. Looks nice
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Nice truck. I love the Texas Edition wheels. I ended up with a TRD Sport but hate the wheels that come with it.

I have black weathertechs in my gray interior but after seeing yours I think gray looks better.

Lift looks good too. I wasn't even thinking about doing a lift on mine, but you got me thinking about it.
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Digging those rims. Looks nice
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Nice truck. I love the Texas Edition wheels. I ended up with a TRD Sport but hate the wheels that come with it.

I have black weathertechs in my gray interior but after seeing yours I think gray looks better.

Lift looks good too. I wasn't even thinking about doing a lift on mine, but you got me thinking about it.
Main reason I bought the truck was for the looks of the rims and step tubes. If I could go back, I'd probably get a TRD Off-road and just add better wheels but oh well. The gray weathertechs show a lot of grime, that's the downside of them. I need to clean them.

And the lift is awesome! You should totally do it!
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If I had known when I bought the Duratracs that I was going to lift it, I would've gotten slightly larger tires. Still debating if I want to see if Discount Tire will give me a good deal on trade in. I like how it looks though and I don't have to worry about rubbing.
i might be interested in buying the tires and rims if you do decide to upgrade.. i'm up in austin but i go to san antonio once a week..
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i might be interested in buying the tires and rims if you do decide to upgrade.. i'm up in austin but i go to san antonio once a week..
I'm keeping the wheels for sure, was just talking about upgrading the tires. I'll let you know though.
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what are the tire size on your tires i have the same wheels just black
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I'm keeping the wheels for sure, was just talking about upgrading the tires. I'll let you know though.
if they are 265x75x16 duratracs I would still be interested in the tires if discount doesnt offer you enough when you go to trade them in..
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what are the tire size on your tires i have the same wheels just black
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if they are 265x75x16 duratracs I would still be interested in the tires if discount doesnt offer you enough when you go to trade them in..
They are 265/70/17s.
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i love the double cab long bed! i almost went that route when i bought my current truck, i had a 2008 access cab and tried the 2012 double, but the short bed was a killer and i missed my manual trans so i traded for the 13 access cab and i love it.

How does the DC LB do offroad?
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i love the double cab long bed! i almost went that route when i bought my current truck, i had a 2008 access cab and tried the 2012 double, but the short bed was a killer and i missed my manual trans so i traded for the 13 access cab and i love it.

How does the DC LB do offroad?
Haven't done any serious offroading yet but the little I have done, it's fine. I'm sure there'll be some cases where the longer wheel base gets you in trouble but I'd still rather have the extra room in the bed.
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Haven't done any serious offroading yet but the little I have done, it's fine. I'm sure there'll be some cases where the longer wheel base gets you in trouble but I'd still rather have the extra room in the bed.
I could not agree more about the bed I hated every day I used my 2012 double cab short bed as a truck.. its amazing how much that one foot makes a difference!
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Great looking truck! Would like to see a pic direct from the side to see what the tires look like with the dakars.
Let me see if I can find one.......
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Great looking truck! Would like to see a pic direct from the side to see what the tires look like with the dakars.
Best one I can find for now..........

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Not too bad on sizing.
Yeah, I would love to get some 285s but I really don't want to cut my truck up or get any worse gas mileage than I'm getting already. I think they look good enough most of the time. Street looking tires, like the ones that come on TRD Sports don't look good on a 3" lift but some decent off-road tires in this size look OK.
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Great looking truck! I have a super white one im hoping to add a 3 inch lift soon! does the lift affect your gas mileage any?
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Great looking truck! I have a super white one im hoping to add a 3 inch lift soon! does the lift affect your gas mileage any?
Thanks! I think it did just a little bit. The Duratracs hurt the most though. I lost about 1.5-2mpgs overall.
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Boy I like your truck!!! Nice!!!
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