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MisterM70 09-24-2012 10:46 AM

THE ENDLESS STORM TROOPER DREAM
 
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Weill,

Let's see where do I begin...

My 2012 TRD OR 4X4 6 Speed started as a stock truck. I purchased in April 2012 and after the first mod, I became addicted and here is where "Little Pepe" sits today.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...3_12_54_01.jpg

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMG_068814.JPG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVFkl76aBuM


Suspension

Sway Bar Delete
Icon-5110 AAL (Deleted)
Dakar Rear Leaf
Icon-58550 UCA's
Icon-58735 RR 2.5" C/O
Icon-57805 RR Rear 2.5
Spindle Gussets
CAM Tabs Gusseted
Coil Box's Gusseted

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMG_070522.JPG

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Tires
255/85/16's Toyo MT

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMG_069317.JPG

Armor
CBI HC Rear Bumper with tire Carrier
Bud Built 5 Piece Skid's
PelfreyBilt Front Bumper
PelfreyBilt Weld On Sliders w/KO

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMG_070214.JPG

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Lighting
Rigid 4" Fogs
Rigid Light Bar In Bumper

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMG_069812.JPG

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMG_070615.JPG

Accessories/Recovery
Power Tank 10Lb
TJM 9,000 LB Winch
TJM Recovery Gear Bag-Straps, Shackles, Block
Hi-Lift Extreme 60"
Shovel/ax
Bug Deflector

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMG_069620.JPG

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...IMG_069715.JPG

I took the Roto Pax Universal mount for the Tacoma bed rails and mounted the power tank bracket to it. It holds steady and is easily removable with 1 allen bolt.

Wish List
More Lights
Rear Differential Armor
CB/Shortwave/Sat Phone Something
Fuel/Water storage
Back up compressor
Tire Repair Kit


A big Thanks to Cliff and Will at Sierra Expeditions and to SDHQ for the Suspension.

EVErsionDesigns 09-24-2012 12:26 PM

Dope
Lets see the whole truck!

cytocycle 09-24-2012 06:05 PM

Congrats! Your Ride report was great for describing the higher speeds on washboard surfaces and leaving the bigger trucks for dead... that's what is going to cost me $$$ so I can have that difference.

Subscribed!

MisterM70 09-24-2012 10:00 PM

Thanks
 
Thanks for the encouragement!

Derpy Derek 09-24-2012 10:04 PM

:jellydance::drool:

uscg2008 09-28-2012 02:43 PM

you need some new tires now too!!!

Huntzingercoy09 09-28-2012 03:10 PM

sexy!

TACOconvert2012 09-28-2012 11:10 PM

how is the ride quality versus the factory ride???

MisterM70 09-29-2012 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by TACOconvert2012 (Post 5760424)
how is the ride quality versus the factory ride???


The Ride quality is much better. Not as supple on small bumps but on turns there is no mushy lean nice and on the high way it is nice, smooth and firm!

MisterM70 09-29-2012 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Huntzingercoy09 (Post 5758289)
sexy!


Did you have to cab mount chop for those 33's. I really want some but they will only yield about 1.5 ".

Deathproofduck 10-01-2012 01:50 PM

Sweet ride

MisterM70 10-01-2012 02:40 PM

I want the 33's too, those are the stock tires / rims. 265/70/16

Sorry, thought that was directed to me!


Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterM70 (Post 5762281)
Did you have to cab mount chop for those 33's. I really want some but they will only yield about 1.5 ".


cytocycle 10-01-2012 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterM70 (Post 5762281)
Did you have to cab mount chop for those 33's. I really want some but they will only yield about 1.5 ".

Stock 265/70/16 are like 30.4" Fit's stock
265/75/16 are like 31.6" Fit's stock without a lift
285/75/16 are like 32.8" and requires a cab mount chop, weld seem pounded and a lift and might require spacers.
255/85/16 are like 33.3-33.5 for BFG KM2 or Toyo MT and require 2.5-3" lift I've been told that the 2012 don't seem to need the cab mount chop with these pizza cutters which is what I'm going to and shouldn't require spacers.

I'll be ordering Toyo MT 255/85/16 soon after my lift gets installed in the next two weeks and my rims come back from powdercoat and will be able to tell you or show.

Going over 33" seemed like it required fiberglass fenders

TACOconvert2012 10-01-2012 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterM70 (Post 5762277)
The Ride quality is much better. Not as supple on small bumps but on turns there is no mushy lean nice and on the high way it is nice, smooth and firm!

so would you say well worth the $$$? and what lift do you have it set at currently in those pics??

MisterM70 10-01-2012 10:17 PM

As I have nothing to compare other than stock, all I can say is it is leaps and bounds better. I am not sure what it is set to honestly but I think it is the default from icon for the Tacoma. I can measure threads on CO's to be sure and get back. Look at my first pic and you can see the top of the shock and threads exposed.



Quote:

Originally Posted by TACOconvert2012 (Post 5771334)
so would you say well worth the $$$? and what lift do you have it set at currently in those pics??


Fightman80 10-02-2012 06:37 PM

Nice truck man! I really like the Super White Tacoma's... Well actually... I really like all Tacoma's! It's been my dream truck since 2005! lol!

Keep up the good work man!

dira1987 10-25-2012 01:08 AM

Great build it takes guts to throw on some new suspension to a really new truck. Subd i want to see those 255/85s on there i havent seen a lot of those around. Nice truck!

MisterM70 07-16-2013 01:09 PM

OP Updated
 
Updated OP!

MisterM70 09-18-2013 09:58 PM

build updated
 
285/55/16's and a bunch of other goodies since you last saw it.


Quote:

Originally Posted by dira1987 (Post 5891553)
Great build it takes guts to throw on some new suspension to a really new truck. Subd i want to see those 255/85s on there i havent seen a lot of those around. Nice truck!


Desert Drifter 09-25-2013 07:18 AM

Fine truck with tasteful mods. Mine is similar. Now looking for a set of 255/85 tires as you know.....


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