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Old 11-01-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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To all,
Glad to be part of the forum and did a lot of research for my truck as well as thoughts about what I want to do. I introduced myself in the new members forum if you would like to take a look.
Thanks!!!

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2014 Toyota Tacoma 4X4
  • V6, 4.0 L Automatic, 5-Spd Four-Wheel Drive (6.1 foot bed, Spruce Mica with Graphite Seats)
  • TRD Sport Package
  • V-6 Tow Package
  • Audio/Entune Display without navigation
Wheels Camper Shell Alarm
  • Code Alarm
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InteriorElectrical
Communications
  • Midland 75-822 CB
    • 18' Firestik Flex-cable with Firering
    • 5' Firestik Antenna
    • Firestik Heavy Duty Spring
    • Stud Mount
  • Yaesu FT8900r Ham Radio (Got to get my license)
    • Diamond CR8900A Quad Band FM Mobile Antenna


Free Things to DoFuture Stuff
  • AllPro Spindle Gussets
  • AllPro Swaybar Links
  • AllPro Swaybar Collars
  • Bigger Rims/Tires
  • Light Bar on Roofrack
  • Hi lift jack w/ lotus slider adapter
  • Supercharger
  • ARB Lockers
  • Headers
  • Cold Air Intake
  • URD MAF Calibrator
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Nerf/Bull Bar Installation Ė Should have skipped the bull bar and it will probably end up on Craigslist when I get enough money for Jason Demello's front bumper. Sliders would have been nice but I really like these smaller 3 inch tubes for getting my feet in to get into the truck. Maybe sliders later if I feel the need, in the meantime these will work for now.



Bed Mats



Tool Box 1 Ė Bought a UWS wedged tool box after researching for weeks (http://www.uwsta.com/p/55-chest-wedg...ched-blk?pp=12). With the Leer top coming I still wanted something with even further security to store my toys inside the shell and it had to be long enough to accommodate the longer barrels if you know what I mean. The crossovers would have interfered with the Leer top and raising the lid as well as being able to remove it from the bed was also an option I wanted. You could not pivot a crossover far enough as I was able to check it in my 2007 Tacoma that had an ARE bed. After going to a local shop and looking at some of the wedged ones I realized the 55Ē would fit but would require notching out the corners. Bought it and took it to a welding shop and was in a hurry. The guy took the measurements on Friday afternoon and I left it with him but told him do not cut it till I come back down and we look at the measurements closer. On Monday (Veterans Day Ė I am retired Navy, oh the irony) he called me at home and said he had cut it. A dark cloud entered the room and I told him I had wanted to recheck those measurement and that I hoped he had not cut out huge chunks of the bottom. Went down there and of course he had. Kept my calm, told him to weld it back together and we went over the measurements again. He could tell I was pissed and when I picked it up he offered to give it to me no charge. Didnít want to totally screw him over so I paid him even though it isnít perfect and it could have been. He also had to do a lot of welding and spend a lot of time repairing his screw up anyway. Bottom line is this chest had 13.7 cubic feet of storage although I lost some with the notch he took out. Still am not sure how far the lid will go up in the truck when the shell is installed and might have to take it back to the welder and we will cut and tack down the corners of the box. The box can be lifted up just above the wheel wells and removed from the truck with shell installed. Got the box for $350 from H&H and the botched welding job was $150.



Tool Box 2 Ė You can see where I lost some storage room on the sides.



Tool Box 3 - After paint job Ė not too bad but still irritated.



Interior of Tool Box #1 - You can see that it would only have taken small notches to allow the box to fit. If done right, I bet I would have only lost .5-1 cubic feet of storage space.



Interior of Tool Box #2



Steering Wheel Cover - Courtesy of WallyMart. Hopefully it holds up as ones in the past have tended to un-thread within a year or so. This one is solid rubber and seems more substantial.



Door Sill Protectors Ė They look like bubbles in there but they arenít.






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Welcome to the Forum! Nice Spruce Mica!
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:38 AM   #3
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Thank you. This is really the truck I wanted in 2007 when only silver was available. A few new changes:

Bull bar/Nerf bars added (should have waited on the front bull bar as now I want something else like ARB or the other):

Also added bed and tailgate liner while having a Orange Shandy.
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Nice truck. what type of toytec are you looking at? I have the BOSS lift from toytec. Is readylift just a spacer lift?
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Lifts and Bumpers

Mademps,
Glad you asked. I intend to do some fun off-roading but not into extreme mudding/rock climbing. Haul stuff with a 600lb trailer (loads up to 1,500lbs) and drive from Alabama with the trailer to Wyoming/Colorado outback for hunting. I am somewhat new at this and have the following questions:

- Lots of discussion regarding vibration at variousspeeds. Will there be shake or vibration issues? Are some lifts at Toytecbetter at resolving this?

- Do other add-ons such as off-road bumpers/armor affect what lift your want to get as well as the vibration issue?

- Should I put my aftermarket bumpers on first (have narrowed it down to Shrockworks, Fabfours, CBI with a winch on the front) and then the lifts?

Dumb question probably but gotta ask:

- Would putting a long travel kit on now with existingtires and setup be the wrong way to go for now if I wanted to put on bigger tires later?

Would appreciate any recommendations/suggestions on what anappropriate lift kit would be.

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I'm pretty much a noob here myself, but I'll answer what I can.


I haven't had any vibration issues with my lift.


The BOSS and the Ultimate Lift Kits are preassembled coilovers, and I don't think there is an option to use a stiffer spring. I know for OME people recommend a different spring for heavy off-road bumpers. I think you'll be fine with a coilover kit with bumpers. If you go OME, you'll need to do more research on the springs.


I would do the lift first and then bumpers.


It don't know anything about long travel, but that doesn't sound like something you'd need.
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I sent the following to CBI today (like their stuff all around). Will let you know what they come back with.

Sir/Maam,

I am looking at purchasing the following:
  • Moab 2.0 with Grill Guard & Headlight Protection + WARN M8000
  • Synthetic line for WARN M8000 (you mention this on the web site but could not find any info on it)
  • Bushmaster 2.0 with Swing Away Tire Carrier (double jerry can holder, fold down camp table with diffusion light)
  • Weld On Rock Sliders with Kickout
  • CBI full skid plates
  • A yet to be determined lift kit based on the installed items above and one that allows me to change out to bigger tires in future.
Questions
- Do the trucks airbags remain operational?
- Please suggest some light kits and there costs for front and rear bumpers. I really like Edís front bumper and that is all I would need for front.
- What is the difference between the Bushmaster 2.0 and the Trail Rider 2.0 (looks like less coverage on the undercarriage from what I can see in the pictures)?
- Can the swing out carrier be detached when I donít need it?
- Where is the telescopic light with the Rigid Dually Diffusion mounted?
- Does the swing out carrier block the Tacoma rear view camera?
- What does a skid plate package include and what is the cost?
- How much weight do these items add to the truck (front and rear) with all the accessories I have listed?
- How much for the dual battery system which is mentioned in the customization you did for Edís truck - http://www.cbioffroadfab.com/photo-g...edition-tacoma

Please recommend a lift kit. I have looked at a lot online and researched all over the Tacoma Nation forum but still somewhat in the dark as to what would be a good fit for what I want to install on my truck and my intended uses which is moderate off-road activity (mostly camping out in boonies, hunting trips to Colorado/Wyoming from Alabama, and use a 600lb trailer to haul camping gear) but not extreme rock climbing or mudding. I would also like the capability to add bigger tires later on without changing out the installed lift system. I would also like to keep the MPGs up but know that is a trade-off when adding on this type of gear. What I donít want is problems with my transmission/differential, etc. When I talked with Toyota service guys about installing a lift they said there was no problems with the warranty but they did state there could be issues at any point (25K, 100K, 300K, etc). I have also read in forums where vibration and other issues have arose. I want to avoid all that of course and just looking for a good match to the equipment I want to install and the intended activities.
I was really impressed with Edís customization (http://www.cbioffroadfab.com/photo-g...edition-tacoma) especially since he is driving a long-bed, 4-door like mine. I am looking at the dual battery system not only for a refrigerator but also to run a shower pump for an Eco-5 propane shower system (need a bath after a few days to keep the elk happy).
I guess this might be enough to consider for now. I really like what I see with your company especially as I was able to find all the items I liked and did not have to pick and choose through a lot of different options. I would appreciate it if you could send me a reply with some answers/quotes, recommendations to consider, as well as some names/contact numbers to give you a call.
Sincerely,
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I'm pretty much a noob here myself, but I'll answer what I can.


I haven't had any vibration issues with my lift.


The BOSS and the Ultimate Lift Kits are preassembled coilovers, and I don't think there is an option to use a stiffer spring. I know for OME people recommend a different spring for heavy off-road bumpers. I think you'll be fine with a coilover kit with bumpers. If you go OME, you'll need to do more research on the springs.


I would do the lift first and then bumpers.


It don't know anything about long travel, but that doesn't sound like something you'd need.
Been to the Toytec site but not sure which BOSS you are using. Could you send me a direct link to the package?
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Been to the Toytec site but not sure which BOSS you are using. Could you send me a direct link to the package?
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http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/...coma_p_15.html
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I sent the following to CBI today (like their stuff all around). Will let you know what they come back with.

Sir/Maam,

I am looking at purchasing the following:
  • Moab 2.0 with Grill Guard & Headlight Protection + WARN M8000
  • Synthetic line for WARN M8000 (you mention this on the web site but could not find any info on it)
  • Bushmaster 2.0 with Swing Away Tire Carrier (double jerry can holder, fold down camp table with diffusion light)
  • Weld On Rock Sliders with Kickout
  • CBI full skid plates
  • A yet to be determined lift kit based on the installed items above and one that allows me to change out to bigger tires in future.
Questions
- Do the trucks airbags remain operational?
- Please suggest some light kits and there costs for front and rear bumpers. I really like Edís front bumper and that is all I would need for front.
- What is the difference between the Bushmaster 2.0 and the Trail Rider 2.0 (looks like less coverage on the undercarriage from what I can see in the pictures)?
- Can the swing out carrier be detached when I donít need it?
- Where is the telescopic light with the Rigid Dually Diffusion mounted?
- Does the swing out carrier block the Tacoma rear view camera?
- What does a skid plate package include and what is the cost?
- How much weight do these items add to the truck (front and rear) with all the accessories I have listed?
- How much for the dual battery system which is mentioned in the customization you did for Edís truck - http://www.cbioffroadfab.com/photo-g...edition-tacoma

Please recommend a lift kit. I have looked at a lot online and researched all over the Tacoma Nation forum but still somewhat in the dark as to what would be a good fit for what I want to install on my truck and my intended uses which is moderate off-road activity (mostly camping out in boonies, hunting trips to Colorado/Wyoming from Alabama, and use a 600lb trailer to haul camping gear) but not extreme rock climbing or mudding. I would also like the capability to add bigger tires later on without changing out the installed lift system. I would also like to keep the MPGs up but know that is a trade-off when adding on this type of gear. What I donít want is problems with my transmission/differential, etc. When I talked with Toyota service guys about installing a lift they said there was no problems with the warranty but they did state there could be issues at any point (25K, 100K, 300K, etc). I have also read in forums where vibration and other issues have arose. I want to avoid all that of course and just looking for a good match to the equipment I want to install and the intended activities.
I was really impressed with Edís customization (http://www.cbioffroadfab.com/photo-g...edition-tacoma) especially since he is driving a long-bed, 4-door like mine. I am looking at the dual battery system not only for a refrigerator but also to run a shower pump for an Eco-5 propane shower system (need a bath after a few days to keep the elk happy).
I guess this might be enough to consider for now. I really like what I see with your company especially as I was able to find all the items I liked and did not have to pick and choose through a lot of different options. I would appreciate it if you could send me a reply with some answers/quotes, recommendations to consider, as well as some names/contact numbers to give you a call.
Sincerely,
Arrowshot
Im pretty much in the same boat as you. Now i cant talk from experience because my stuff is not on yet, but i would think an adjustable coilover would be good for you since you plan onadding a bumper and a winch down the road. Since you are not looking to get vibes just keep it under3inchs of lift and itwill lessen thechnces of vibes. However some people do get it from the factory so its really hit or miss.

I personlly went with old man emu, and im just adding tb bumpers an lift at the same time, so can get te heaveir coils the first time. I also stayed awy from spacers since i heard about the ruff ride and chance of breaking a shock.

Definatly got a great start,truck looks great ad love those rims
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Thanks and looking hard at the Icons after talking with Demello. Great sale going on and free shipping. Put some pics out there of your truck.
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Im pretty much in the same boat as you. Now i cant talk from experience because my stuff is not on yet, but i would think an adjustable coilover would be good for you since you plan onadding a bumper and a winch down the road. Since you are not looking to get vibes just keep it under3inchs of lift and itwill lessen thechnces of vibes. However some people do get it from the factory so its really hit or miss.

I personlly went with old man emu, and im just adding tb bumpers an lift at the same time, so can get te heaveir coils the first time. I also stayed awy from spacers since i heard about the ruff ride and chance of breaking a shock.

Definatly got a great start,truck looks great ad love those rims
I had many of the same concerns about spacers and blocks especially when it came to adding the bumpers although now am considering just adding the back bumper with a swingout as that is my primary objective in off-roading. Also searches for Icons on the forum revealed only one real negative comment (leaking shock) that was quickly resolved but no other real issues with the Icons. Expensive? Yes they are but am very thankful I can afford to buy them and don't want to spend more money later if what I get doesn't work out. Not belittling others that choose otherwise either and hope what they get works out for them.
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For the lift kit, I would recommend OME. Not based on the fact that that is what I bought

For your needs, I think it would be perfect.

886 Front Coil Springs (to support front bumper and winch)
Nitro Charger Sport Front and rear shocks
Dakar leaf pack
Carrier Bearing Drop Kit
Strut Assembly - Assembly of the Front OME Nitrocharger 90000 and OME
coils (OPTIONAL $100 extra)

Are you looking to get UCAs?
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Spoke with Jason at Demello today and ordered Icon Stage 3. Expensive yes, but hopefully the right decision for what I want it for. Hope to do the install myself to save bucks after reading a few stickys. Great deal from Demello also:

- 20% off listed cost
- free shipping
- free hoodie
- 100 raffle tickets for new vehicle (that would be good, a new vehicle to go with my new vehicle

The saga continues.
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New Leer shell with Wilderness kit installed today. Unfortunately the tool box did not fit because the rails of the Leer shell where it is fastened onto the truck rails sticks out too much. Back is also too tight to get it in and out. Back to the welders.

That said I really like the shell and the color is a great match.



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Old 11-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #18
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Awsome. Look forward to seeing the lift go on. The topper looks sweet. If you still needed a box in the bed, you could always get a plano box or a UWS chest. Truck looks really good with the topper
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Autovent Shades Installed (I actually like the original ones)




The new Bugflector is much lower to the hood than the on I had on my 2007.



The Old (my sons 79 Chevy Stepside with wood bed) and the New.



Received notification the Wet Okoles shipped today. Only a few more days to worry about spilling coffee.

Icon Stage 3 will arrive from Demello's on Monday. Scheduled install for Thursday at Toyota. They estimated around $500-600 (including alignment) which is pretty fair. Called local 4-wheeler place here and they wanted $850 (excluding taxes of course). I figure I am capable of doing this install myself (I did the install and lowered my sons Chevy) but I want Toyota's more or less blessing on it and they have been a great dealership (no negatives after having two vehicles with them for 5 years) that I know they will stand behind their work.
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New Wet Okoles installed. Like 'em as I spent 13 years in Hawaii with the Navy. Like McGrimm I used to hit Kaena Point and Peacock Flats but back then I had a Chevy Blazer. However, I started my fun in Guam with a Suzuki Samurai that we modded out with Toyota small truck springs in the front and shackles in the back. Got some tires dirt cheap after another guy wrecked his. God I wish I still had this classic little truck (kind of like my Grandads 57 Chevrolet Apache that I let go for $100 in a trade-in in the 60's).

Anyway, no one would recognize me now.



Famous red dirt in Guam



Coming down this vicious little cliff that was the only way out from back in the boonies on that side of the island. There is a 90 degree right turn just behind me.



Fun days for sure.

Now for the Wet Okoles. The green wasn't as dark as I anticipated but the wife likes them and didn't ask how much they cost.







No more worries about spilling coffee or deer blood although I now figure I need a seat cover (old towels) for my seat covers.
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