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Old 12-20-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

I'm starting this thread to record my build and keep track of my todos. Any input would be greatly appreaciated.

About the Taco:
- Year: 2011
- Cab Size: Double Cab
- Bed Size: Short Bed
- Transmission: Automatic
- Engine: 4.0L V6
- Package: TRD Off-Road
- Mileage: 36k

The day I bought it (June 2013; No Modifications):



December 2013:


March 2014:


Completed Projects / Items:
- SPEC-D headlights
- Horn Relocation
- Behind Grill Light Bar (BAMF)
- LED Light Bar Installation w/ Stock A-TRAC Switch
- LED Interior Lights
- Weathertech Floor Mats
- Bed Rail Bike Mount
- GrillCraft Grill
- Short Antena
- Body Armor Side Steps
- Bed Brackets
- Bed Lights
- Fuse Box, Bed Storage Locks
- Under Hood Lights
- Radio Swap (2011 Multidisc Basic w/ Sirius -> 2014 Touch Basic w/o Sirius)

In Progress Projects:
- Switch Panel

Future Projects:
- Front Off Road Bumper
- Winch for Bumper
- Rear Off Road Bumper
- Rear Camera On Switch
- Hidden Radar
- Tailgate Lock
- Rear Security Bar
- 2.5"-3" lift
- Illuminated 4WD Switch
- Dual Battery
- Air Compressor

Cancelled Projects
- TRD Battery Tie Down
- HomeLink
- Bed Cover

Other possibilities:

Special Thanks:
- mattgecko
- Yotamac
- KB Voodoo
- BeeRadd
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:08 AM   #3
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looks good so far man, you plan on getting bigger tires?
I do at some point. Probably getting Goodyear Duratracs when I do. What size would be best with a 2.5"-3" lift?
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:28 AM   #4
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I do at some point. Probably getting Goodyear Duratracs when I do. What size would be best with a 2.5"-3" lift?
Good looking rig. You should go ahead and try to nab some Duratrac's if that's what you really want. They have been discontinued and most places only have a few left in stock.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:03 AM   #5
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Good looking rig. You should go ahead and try to nab some Duratrac's if that's what you really want. They have been discontinued and most places only have a few left in stock.
Thanks for letting me know. I am not planning to get new tires until at least the summer. What would you recommend?
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:45 AM   #6
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Thanks for letting me know. I am not planning to get new tires until at least the summer. What would you recommend?
I've seen the Goodyear Wrangler Authority several times at Wal-Mart and really like the looks of them. Similar in style, but different tread pattern. This might help persuade you, as it helped me out as well. Found this review this morning of the Authority's.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/whe...rs-review.html

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Old 12-22-2013, 10:02 AM   #7
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Perfect. Thank you very much. You might have just persuaded me too.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:08 AM   #8
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Perfect. Thank you very much. You might have just persuaded me too.
No problem
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:36 PM   #9
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32s or 33s should be good for a 2.5"-3" lift, I have 32s because I didnt feel like dealing with having to do all the extra trimming to fit the bigger 285s on. So I went with the 265/75/R16s and just had minimal trimming. granted, there is still some rub but its at full lock turn, but they fit nicely, your front mudflaps will have to go as well. IIRC you prob should get wheel spacers or get new rims with less backspacing so your tires dont rub on your UCAs

Ive also got the Nitto Terra Grapplers, the All Terrains are very nice and a very good tire, im loving mine so far.

heres the difference in my stock tires with the lift and the new Nittos

old stockers with the 3" Rough Country Suspension Lift


New 32s
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Thanks for the visual. Is there anyway to avoid trimming with 32s or 33s and a 2.5"-3" lift? or will there always be some rubbing if no trimming is done?
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:11 PM   #11
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Thanks for the visual. Is there anyway to avoid trimming with 32s or 33s and a 2.5"-3" lift? or will there always be some rubbing if no trimming is done?
no there is not, you will have to trim if you do not want rubbing, ive done some trimming to mine and they still rub the cab mount at full lock turn and some on the front bumper. But you will always have a little rub. youll need to take the mudflaps off as well since the tires will rub on those
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