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krob32 08-14-2012 09:51 AM

KRob32 2012 MGM DCLB Build
 
As the truck sits on 21 April 2013.

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MODS:

INTERIOR

WeatherTech Digital Liners (Front/Rear)
Tacoma Door Sill Protectors
Wet Okole Seat Covers (Front/Rear); Black w/ Charcoal Lettering (pg. 3)
Salex Console Organizer (pg. 3)
BenWA's Power Sliding Rear Window Kit w/ OTRATTW Switch (pg. 7)
ImMrYo Rear View Mirror Bracket (pg. 7)
Kenwood DDX-371 DVD Receiver, Kenwood 3-way 6 1/2 Rear Speakers, Infinity Primus 3-way 6x9 Front Speakers (pg. 12)

EXTERIOR

Pop & Lock Tailgate Mod
Hose Clamp Tailgate Mod
AVS Wind Deflectors
AVS Bug Deflector II
Extang Solid Fold Tonneau Cover (Review:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/product-reviews/264047-extang-solid-fold-tonneau-6-months-later.html
Smittybilt Nerf Bar (pg. 1) (removed)
Plasti-Dip Emblems (pg. 1)
Tacoma Bed Mat
TRD 3rd Brakelight Cover (sockmonkey) (pg. 4)
LED Reverse Lights
Famous Fabrication Bolt-on Sliders (pg. 5)
TRD Skid Plate (Matt123) (pg. 5)
TRD All Terrain Bedside Decals (sockmonkey) Removed (pg. 6)
Proven Design 4x4 Grey Mudflaps (pg. 6)
GrillCraft Black Mesh (pg. 9) w/ Land Cruiser Emblem (pg. 12)
Hi-Lift w/ ATO Mounts (pg. 10)
True No Drill License Plate Bracket (pg. 12)
Smittybilt Hitch w/ Shackle and Recovery Strap(pg. 12)
Vinyl TRD All-Terrain Bedside, TRD Tailgate, Tacoma Emblem (pg. 12)

TIRES/RIMS/SUSPENSION

265/75/16 Goodyear DuraTrac
TRD FJ SE Anthracite Rims (PT904-35071)
Toytec Ultimate Lift Kit (pg. 1)
ICON UCAs
Toyota TSB

LIGHTING

LED Dome/Map/Reverse Lights (csjumper2003) (pg. 5)
LED Strip Bed Lights (pg. 5)
LED Hood Lights (pg. 5)
6 inch Reverse LED Pod (Jasper Off Road) (pg. 7)
OTRATTW Switches
Black LED Tail Lights (pg. 10)

My family has been Toyota owners for several years now, and this is my fifth Toyota Truck. The last one was a black 2000 Tacoma SR5 AC 4x4. We sold it before moving overseas for three years. Didn't figure it would be good for the truck to sit that long. Started TW six months and working on the deal for this one about three months out from return to the states. Thanks to everyone here at TW for all the info. Been saving for a long time for this truck.

Purchased a 2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport DCLB with automatic transmission, tint, towing package, and DRL in Greenville, SC on 04 August 2012. Jay and Terry did a great job working what I considered a good deal for the truck. They beat prices from $1000-$4500 OTD. No one was even close from Charlotte to Greensboro, northern South Carolina, western North Carolina, and as far west as Knoxville. I checked them all. Worth the hour plus drive from Asheville, NC.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/SAM_0485.JPG

Black WeatherTech Digital Floor Liners from Scott at TruckAddOns.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/SAM_0490.JPG

Added the tailgate mod.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...medium/02a.JPG

Got lucky and found FJ Cruiser SE Anthracite Rims from a TW member. Mounted Goodyear DuraTrac 265/75/16 from Discount Tire in Asheville, NC near Tunnel Rd. They took good care of the rims and remounted the original tires/rims so I could sell them. No rubbing with stock suspension.
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AVS Wind Deflectors and Bug Deflector II from Scott at TruckAddOns. These were both pretty easy to install. Tip: don't put the wind deflectors on in direct sunlight because inner adhesive didn't work as well.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/SAM_0497.JPG
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Extang Solid Fold Tonneau Cover and Pop & Lock from Truck Alterations. Actually went to the store since it is near my hometown. The TW discount was great. Review
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/product-reviews/264047-extang-solid-fold-tonneau-6-months-later.html
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Color matched the front Toyota badge gunmetal grey to the FJ rims.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...edium/0740.JPG


Plasti Dipped emblems. Do not like chrome at all.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...edium/09b1.JPG

Tacoma Bed Mat.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...dium/10106.JPG

Door Sill Protectors.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...dium/11135.JPG

Installed a ToyTec Ultimate Lift Kit, TSB, and ICON UCAs.
Before Lift:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...medium/12c.JPG

After Lift:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...medium/12d.JPG
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Wet Okoles. Front w/ Pocket, Center Console, and Back Seats. Black w/ Charcoal Lettering.
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iPod Holder. Fits in the cup holder. Misplaced my USB cord.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...edium/1940.JPG
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Salex Console Organizer.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...edium/2024.JPG

Steering Wheel Cover
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...edium/2359.JPG

Brakelight cover from Sockmonkey.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...ight_Close.JPG
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Installed LED in the Dome, Map Lights, and Reverse Lights. Purchased from csjumper2003.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...e_Lights_2.JPG
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http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...rse_Lights.JPG

Bed, Under Hood, and Fog Lights w/ OTRATTW Switches
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...itches_Off.JPG
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LED Bed Lights
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d..._Lights_21.JPG

LED Hood Lights
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...d_Lights_1.JPG
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...d_Lights_3.JPG

Famous Fabrication Sliders w/ Line X
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...Full_Truck.JPG
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...ium/Line_X.JPG

Installed TRD Skid from Matt123.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../Matt_Skid.JPG

Installed Proven Design Mudflaps. Tried to keep a standard look with Grey 4x4.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...DSC_000832.JPG
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Installed BenWA's Power Sliding Rear Window Kit w/ OTRATTW Switch
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...ar_Window1.JPG
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6 inch Reverse LED Pod from Jasper Off Road
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...ht_Install.JPG
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...ght_Bright.JPG
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ImMrYo Rear View Mirror Bracket
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/Before43.JPG
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...um/After51.JPG

Black LED Tail Lights
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...il_Lights1.JPG

Hi-Lift w/ ATO Mount
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...um/Hi_Lift.JPG

True No Drill License Plate Bracket
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../SAM_09781.JPG
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../SAM_09791.JPG

Smittybilt Hitch/Shackle and Recovery Strap
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/Shackle3.JPG

GrillCraft with Black Mesh w/ Land Cruiser Emblem colormatched with MGM
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...ser_Emblem.JPG

Kenwood DDX-371 DVD Receiver, Kenwood 3-way 6 1/2 Rear Speakers, Infinity Primus 3-way 6x9 Front Speakers
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/SAM_0997.JPG

Vinyl TRD All-Terrain Bedside, TRD Tailgate, Tacoma Emblem
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/SAM_1012.JPG
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/SAM_1015.JPG
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d.../SAM_10101.JPG

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Considering Upcoming Mods
- Possible leaf pack replacement (considering tire size)
- ARB rear locker and compressor (pie in the sky)
- BHLM

Raz4back 08-14-2012 06:57 PM

Looking good! I love the FJ rims.

AcadianTaco 08-14-2012 07:05 PM

Your off to a good start, :thumbsup:.

08PRELB 08-14-2012 07:09 PM

Looks good I like what you have done with it so far.

thevelvetteen 08-14-2012 07:20 PM

Diggin' those wheels... :cool: Truck looks sharp!

krob32 08-15-2012 01:16 AM

Thanks for the comments. Tracker says lift will be here on 20 August.

krob32 08-16-2012 08:19 PM

We are moving soon and missed the opportunity to order the seat covers. Still haven't decided on the sliders or steps, so the same boat. I'd like the steps, but the wife is struggling to get in the truck and the lift isn't installed yet. May contact these guys to see how much it would cost for some removable steps for sliders. Not sure if that has been done yet.

4x4Taco2012 08-17-2012 07:54 AM

Rims and tires look great! Completely changed the look of the truck.

krob32 08-17-2012 09:02 PM

Plasti Dipped the emblems today. Seemed crazy to spray anything directly on my truck, but tried it anyway. It worked very well. Taped off the approx 1-2 inches around emblems with 3m paint tape and cut a box so pd didn't get all over. I sprayed three light coats and one heavy at end. Waited approx. 15 minutes between the first three and approx 60 minutes for the last coat. When pulling the tape off the edges of the pd lifted so pulling was easy. I was amazed that it broke off so easily around the letters. I then used a toothpick to gently break the lines in the a, o, etc. and then used a pair of tweezers to pull out the pd.

Also ordered a set of steps today.

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krob32 08-19-2012 04:10 PM

Had to add weather stripping to the tonneau along the back of the cab. The shape of the bed on the corners isn't going to make this straightforward. Luke at Truck Alterations gave me the stripping. Also added some 1/4 inch washers to the front clamps so now they work great with the rails.

krob32 08-22-2012 05:53 PM

The Lift Kit showed up from ToyTec. Looking forward to getting this on. Ultimate Lift Kit w/ ICON UCAs.

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krob32 08-23-2012 10:13 PM

Got the steps from Smittybilt installed. They look good and easier for the wife to get into the vehicle. Got them from Truck Customizers for $290, free light bar, and no shipping. Best price I could find.

http://www.truckcustomizers.com/prod...8-T0678CC.html

Edit: Sold these and replaced with Famous Fabrication Sliders.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...dium/13105.JPG

krob32 08-26-2012 08:32 PM

Got the lift put on and alignment completed. Looks a bit high in the front. I'll get the pics posted asap.

krob32 08-28-2012 06:02 PM

Went for a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC.

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krob32 09-02-2012 07:16 PM

Drove to Texas this week. Truck got approx 18 mpg loaded with AC cranking.

krob32 09-05-2012 06:46 PM

Been doing a lot of reading about CAI. It is starting to not seem like such a good idea.

TeamLombardo 09-08-2012 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by krob32 (Post 5646014)
Been doing a lot of reading about CAI. It is starting to not seem like such a good idea.

Yeah, its not. Pretty much a waste of money.

BTW, diggin the truck. I like the floor mats. After doing some off roading today I def need to invest in those.

krob32 09-10-2012 08:29 PM

Thanks. Talk to Scott from TruckAddOns for the WeatherTech Digital Liners. He gave a great price and fast turnaround. Quick cleanup.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...m/SAM_0490.JPG

flyingface 09-11-2012 05:38 PM

:popcorn:



How do you like the duratracs? I've heard mixed feelings about them with regard to road noise/wet traction/durability.

krob32 09-11-2012 07:51 PM

I ran BFG AT for years. Noise is approx the same; I don't hear them with the radio on. Doesn't drive quite as smooth, but not that much difference after you drive a little. Haven't ran into much rain yet, but no prob with the little seen. Get back with me in about a year and I'll update the durability. Look is better in person than in picture.


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