Grieby54's 2013 DCSB TRD O/R Build
Ordered on 1/5/13 - Picked up on 2/6/13
-TRD O/R 4x4
As it sits:
-WeatherTech Digital Liners (front/rear)
-ImMrYo rear view mirror bracket
-Tacoma door sill protectors
-White LED Dome Light
-LED Map Lights (one red, one white)
-Salex console and glove box organizers
-OEM hood protector
-OEM roof rack
-OEM bed mat
-Trimmed front and rear mudflaps 4"
-Color matched grille
-Color matched rear bumper
-Plasti Dipped front Toyota emblem
-A.R.E. CX topper (LED brake light, LED interior lighting, sliding windows, pet screens, carpeted headliner)
-OME 884X coils with trim packer on driver's side
-OME Nitro Sport 9000 shocks
-Deaver/ToyTec AAL with OME N182 shocks
-ToyTec swaybar relocation bracket
-Pro Comp 7032 16x8 4.5"
-Goodyear DuraTrac 265/75/16
-BAMF Sliders - bolt on
-Trailer harness relocation bracket
-Diff breather mod (relocated to tail light)
-Hose clamp tailgate security mod
-Exhaust cutoff right behind last hanger
One day after purchase:
Added Clear Bra, OEM Hood Protector, Tint, OEM Roof Rack, and trimmed the mud flaps 3".
05/15/13 - Just picked up my OME lift. I chose to do the 884x coils and the TSB AAL (even though I don't have the TSB). I wanted to have a noticeable lift, but didn't have the money to get UCA's that I would need for the 2.5" or higher lifts, and as much as I would love 33" tires, I couldn't justify the loss in performance for what I use the truck for 95% of the time. I also shied away from the 5100 route because I didn't want to sacrifice ride quality by preloading my progressive Off Road coils. I picked them up for about $800 from ToyTec assembled and will do the install in a couple of weeks when I have the time.
5/23/13 - Picked up a color matched grille! Took about 5 minutes to swap out and I'm pumped with how it really cleans up the front of the truck. I also snapped a couple of photos of the debadge and the derped front Toyota emblem:
Finally got around to installing the suspension! I went from 20" (hub to fender) up front to 22". Love the way the truck looks and performs. Smooth, but firm ride (very close to stock, but a tighter feeling). I was able to get the lift done, as well as swapping my old stuff onto my wife's 4Runner with a few friends in just a little over 3 hours. Before the lift I had the 15-25 mph shudder, but after the lift the truck is smooth as glass! That was a very unexpected surprise!
Found a local guy who wanted to do a straight swap: his MGM bumper for a chrome bumper! It took us about an hour to complete the swap. You can also see the trimmed rear flaps in these pictures. No more white 4x4.
Fabbed up some trailer harness relocation brackets.
Did the rear diff breather mod and the hose clamp tailgate security mod! Ran my diff breather up to my back left tail light.
Got wheels and tires installed!
Picked up a new A.R.E. CX topper. I'd searched craigslist on a nearly daily basis since I bought the truck with no success, so I finally gave in before winter. Carpeted headliner, 12V LED interior light, sliding windows, pet screens, and LED tail light.
Finally found the time to drill out the frame holes to completely bolt up the sliders. It was actually a lot more effort that I had anticipated, but fortunately I'm done with it. I'm not sure if I'd do it the same way again, but it is nice to know that I could take them off if I ever wanted to sell the truck/part it out.
-Full set of skid plates
-Leather/heated seats or Clazzio Covers
Thanks for taking a peek, and I'll keep this updated as best I can!
I will use this post for action shots.
6/15/13 - Slaughterhouse Gulch
Made a trip out with a buddy of mine and had a blast!
Quick posing shots on a rock just off of the trail:
There was a really long, steep, silty, rocky climb that we were checking out. I'm pretty far up to the top on the right side, that's my buddy on the left:
Picture of the trucks from the bottom of the climb:
Towards the top of the climb:
Random wheeling shots:
Made another trip out to Slaughterhouse and got a few shots!
Ran Barbour Fork with teamhypoxia (Eric). It's a beautiful trail that's really pretty close to town that I will definitely be visiting again. It took us a little bit under 4 hours to complete with a couple of short stops.
It doesn't take long for the obstacles to start:
There's an open field a little ways into the trail that we found some horses in. A few were pretty interested in us:
My worst trail damage of the day came here, when one bit the truck:
In the same open space, there was a HUGE rut caused by the runoff from all the rain that we've been getting. We straddled it for a good while before it became too wide and precarious, so we went around:
We started up a pretty fun rock climb about half way through the trail:
Got a little wheel-stand:
Got a little posing in:
One more shot of the guy that bit my truck:
nice looking truck!
Starting to come along, great color way!!!!
Nah, just rep them because they are great guys, and local.
Thanks for the compliments, let me know if you have any questions while building up your rig
Now we are getting somewhere. Nice truck. Looking forward to seeing the lift.
Love the color matched can wait to get mine ! What wheels are they dude ? Sick taco by the way
Lift is finally installed. OP updated!
Your lift looks great. Good choice in the MGM color.
Posted some "in use" pictures!
Good looking truck. I have been thinking about the same lift. Did you experience any different mpg from the lift. It looks like you still have stock tires.
My commute is 85 miles a day and I'm not wanting to mess my mpg up. I can get 21-22 all day long on the hwy.
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