Hey guys. Started making progress on my build. Working with a double cab long bed. 2012. Was only available as a pre runner so we had/have some issues. Wanted something more of a street truck but Toyota didn't offer anything close to what I was looking for.
I'll post some pics of the different projects in others posts. My pics are all in my gallery for now but hopefully I can get them organized and make it easier to see the different stages the truck has been through.
sorry, my notes aren't in order. Decided to make a build thread after I had done some of my stuff. Sorry. Hope it helps.
Added notes: as of 8/17/13
Chassis and suspension
Tundra racing lowering kit (rear only) also added a 1" block also from tundra racing in addition to the original kit's block
Hell wig rear sway bar 3/4" (removed)
Factory OEM three leaf springs.
1" spindle spacers
XII performance 1-1/16" rear sway bar with
Tundra racing sway bar mounting kit
Added shaft collars to help locate rear sway bar
Hell wig 1-3/8" front sway bar
Qa1 rear shocks
Xrunner trans cross member braces
Light racing upper control arms.
Airlift/ridetech airbags in the rear (final setup still pending)
Spindle chop (final design still pending)
Aux fuse panel (not hooked up yet)
dtrl(switchbacks) 5k white/amber tritons
Amber parking lights
5k reverse lights
Red/red triton brake lights
5k white/amber triton rear turn signal
Custom rear taillight harness
Interior leds are all from jumper
Ambiguous hid headlights
Urd maf cal
Intake manifold spacer
Wheels and tires
18" limited wheels
Goodyear ... no idea which ones.
Old pic (but with original tundra racing drop).
Companies I've worked with/dealt with on this project that I've had positive experiences with:
XII performance. Great guys to work with. They will find out the best way to ship your stuff. Plus they know their products and tacomas very well. Pleasant, quick, and quality parts.
Tundra racing. Very knowledgeable and willing to work with you. I hate nylocks and tom ended up sending me a ton of standard nuts to double nut my axle. Wanted a thicker spacer for my sway bar to clear my spring, no problem. Wanted just the swasy bar mounting kit without the sway bar, no problem. He also made me some 1"rear blocks when I wanted to go lower. Plus found me the correct u-bolts to fit the spacers. Flat rate box USPS.
Csjumper. Really accommodating. Knowledgeable. Values customer service and willing to sit down and walk you through issues over the phone. Great customer service. Has pride in his product line.
Cboy808. Patient guy. If you want to design your own stickers, see this guy. For the amount of time he spent trying to get my logo just right, I didn't pay him enough. Spent about 3 days and over 30 emails to get it how I wanted it. But its perfect. Going for round two and same great service.
Fat bobs garage and spc. Got my light racing control arms from fat bobs. Unfortunately it came from china with the wrong ball joints. Within two days of letting them know, I had the correct ones in hand. Good product and good customer service. The guys at fat bobs are willing to flat rate box your stuff if it'll fit. That's plus points in my book.
Amazon. If they got it and it qualifies for free shipping, I'm almost guarantee buying it from them. Sorry, can't beat it. What customer service? Do they know their product? No. But cheap!
Vleds. tritons are awesome. so good I switched to the red lens tail lamp housings.
Urd. great customer service, great products, great prices. gadget was willing to help me figure out what I was looking for and keep me in budget.