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Old 07-14-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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Bought my Tacoma in April 2013. It's a 2005 4x4 off road edition.
This is my daily driver and plan to make an expo build. This truck can pretty much go anywhere already, but still needs some work to make even better.
Everything I add to the post, I will add to this post (post #1) so you don't have to flip through the pages.

I average 16.5 -17.5MPGs per tank and that is with driving 60mph on the freeway.

60mph: 1700 RPMs (99% of the time I drive this speed)
65mph: 1900 RPMs
70mph: 2050 RPMs

Interior
  • Illuminated 4x4 Switch (Jerez w/ installation)
  • (2) OTRATTW switches (ProForce w/ installation)
  • TRD Seat Covers
  • Scanguage II
  • ABS Kill Switch (myself w/ installation)
  • Center Console Lock (myself w/ installation)
  • AC Outlet in Cab Mod (myself w/installation)

Exterior
  • 30 inch double row (14,400 lumens) OKLEDLIGHTBARS (myself w/ installation)
  • Reverse/Camping Lights
  • Pop n Lock Tailgate Lock
  • Tailgate Bottle Opener (myself w/ installation)
  • Softopper
  • Rear Diff Breather Mod (myself w/ installation
  • Locking Gas Cap (Stant 11509)
  • 4x4 Bedside Decal (SteelCityAirman7)
  • Extra-Tie Downs (myself w/ installation)
  • BHLM (Black Headlight Mod) (myself w/ installation)
  • Anytime Fog Light Mod (myself w/ installation)

Wheels/Tires
  • American Racing Wheels
  • 285/75/16 BFGs A/T TKO Load Range E

Lift/Suspension
  • 2.5 Donahoe Racing Coilovers
  • Icon 1.5" Rear Expansion Pack
  • Bilstein 5100 in the rear
  • All Pro U-Bolt Flip Kit

Performance
  • K&N Cold Air intake System w/ filter wrap (63-9025) (In Use)
  • Stock CAI w/ Drop In Filter (33-2281)
  • Flowmaster 40 Series

Recovery/Tools
  • Pro Comp Recovery Strap 2" x 20' (20,000lbs. rating)
  • D-Rings, Shovel, Bolt Cutters, jumper cables and other misc tools.
  • ViAir Air Compressor
  • Trasharoo

Comm
  • Uniden CB Radio with front mic
  • 3' FireStik
  • HandHeld Ham (Baofeng UV-5RE Plus)
  • Nagoya Dual Band Magnet Antenna for Baofeng

Armor
  • 4xinnovation DOM sliders welded by Dept. 94 (Phil)
  • All-Pro E-Locker Skid

Future Plans
  • Bigger Transmission Cooler
  • All-Pro IFS Skid Plate
  • All-Pro Rear Diff Skid Plate
  • All-Pro Transfer Case Skid
  • All-Pro Standard Duty Leaf Springs
  • Bilstein 5160 Rear Shocks
  • Extended Brake Lines
  • Timbren Bump Stops
  • Upper Control Arms
  • DIY Satoshi Grille
  • DIY Lower Valence Mesh Grille

first day I brought the Tacoma home in April 2013



As of August 2014







Donahoe Racing Coilovers



4xinnovations sliders. Dept 94 (phil) did the welding and then the next day I painted them flat black.







Coca-Cola Bottle Opener





Pop N Lock



More Security



Added CB radio (Uniden PC68LTW 40 Channel CB Radio with Front Mic)









Scanguage II



Had to fix my softopper. Few buttons were broken too.





The hole that ripped was so big so I came up with putting velco then drilling a new hole through that. Works perfect.





Camping Lights.



Before



After



Starting Sticker Collection



Rear Diff Breather Mod (does not get in the way of gas nozzle)





Shopping Cart Approved



TRD Seat Covers



Illuminated 4x4 Switch (Jerez hooked it up)





Locking Gas Cap (Stant 11509)



BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO 285/75/16 Load Range E



K&N didn't come with heat shield, so I guess I'll wait to one falls in my hands.
Also, all you need is a filter wrap and you'll be good with the dust issues.
Tested many times and still no dust on filter.




Outerwears Pre-Filter. Water, Snow and Ice Repellent



Extra Tie-Downs
http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/...-tie-down.html





New Decals



Colorado River















San Diego



San Bernardino Nat'l Forest: Running Springs, Big Bear, Green Valley Lake











Haven Ave



Lytle Creek







Cleghorn













Azusa Canyon









30 inch double row LED bar (14,400 lumens) from OKLEDLIGHTBARS. This thing is built with quality.
Super bright. Here are some pics. Even though it is brighter in person/driving.




Headlights Only



Headlights/Fogs Only



Headlights/Fogs/LED Bar (notice how much more of the trees you can see)





Installation:







Added some grip tape to my sliders. Kept slipping off them when I would stand on them to wash my truck. Only $10 from Home Depot.







ABS Kill Switch. I used this link:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-way-pics.html
but I used a bigger switch. I would recommend using a bigger switch.

Green switch is the ABS Kill Switch:



Previous Switch: little prongs are weak.



Changed my rear/front diff and transfer case fluids. I used these for tips:

Front Differential & Transfer Case: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...nge-howto.html

Rear Differential: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...-step-how.html

Rear Differential:



Transfer Case:



Front Differential:



Added cabinet lock to my center console.
Link: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...heap-mods.html



Some steps I used:





I had to trim a little so the washer would sit flush.



In locked position.



Here is what I used. $5 at Home Depot.



Here it is in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td8m2i7eWGI

Got my OTRATTW switches installed by ProForce.

Before:



Mayhem:



After:



With Running Lights On:



With LED Bar/Reverse Lights On:



BHLM (black headlight mod)





Anytime Fog Light Mod.
Link: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...html#post45430









Panavise Mount w/ Universal Phone Mount for Iphone 5s







All Pro U-Bolt Flip Kit with stock bump stops





I hammered down the 4 edges and did some grinding so they can fit perfect.











Outlet behind Center Console
Link: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ml#post8427988



All Pro E Locker Guard came in.





Purchased a trasharoo before my upcoming Pismo trip Memorial weekend.



Paid the extra $5 for a good cause.

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Old 07-14-2013, 11:16 PM   #2
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Nice.. Except for one thing.. The access cab part..
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:16 PM   #3
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HAHA!
Was just thinking of saying how you should get some sliders now;
Then saw the last picture

Looking good!
Love the bottle opener. HA!
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:21 PM   #4
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Nice.. Except for one thing.. The access cab part..
Wanted a 4 door, but couldn't find any with a good price. Just me and my girl and the access cab is doing good. Haha
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:22 PM   #5
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HAHA!
Was just thinking of saying how you should get some sliders now;
Then saw the last picture

Looking good!
Love the bottle opener. HA!
Just need a welder. Friends are lagging. haha
Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:38 PM   #7
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I recently bought a bottle opener to put in the exact same place! Is there any wiring or anything under that panel I should know about before drilling into it?
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:51 PM   #8
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Nice taco But it is missing something
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:47 PM   #9
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I recently bought a bottle opener to put in the exact same place! Is there any wiring or anything under that panel I should know about before drilling into it?
You're going to have to take off the driver side brake light. Then it is just sheet metal where you're going to mount bottle opener. Put the bottle opener there and make the marks where you're going to drill. then just put some nuts behind it. Solid as can be. Used a few times when I was washing the truck or adding mods. Haha I always get compliments on it too.
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Looks great man! It's a clean build
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what was your process for relocating the trailer harness? mine looks like yours did before you relocated it
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what was your process for relocating the trailer harness? mine looks like yours did before you relocated it
Here is my write up: just use a smaller grinder for a better hole. I just did mine with the tools I had at home and winged it.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ml#post7106598
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I like. Been thinking about relocating the trailer harness as well.
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Not a fan of pnp hid headlights, do it right instead of blinding others jerk.

Otherwise diggin it!
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Great looking truck. It's amazing how much more proportional the AC trucks look compared to DCSB.
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Not a fan of pnp hid headlights, do it right instead of blinding others jerk.

Otherwise diggin it!
Just looked up what you said. No idea about it. Just knew about HIDs. They work great otherwise.
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I like. Been thinking about relocating the trailer harness as well.
Yea. Buddy left his bent then ended up ripping wires and now needs to replace and the wiring. If you move it then you'll be safe.
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