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'13 TX "PROAJA"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by littleblue81, May 27, 2013.

  1. littleblue81

    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm finally able to make a build thread - been wanting a Taco for 6 years or so and have been looking forward to this for a long time.

    Truck Specs/Mods:

    2013 Tacoma TX Pro - DCSB - MGM Grey
    + Tacoma TX Baja Suspension Kit (PTR13-35120)
    + Icon AAL
    + Firestone Ride Rite Airbags (w/ 2in spacer)
    + 265/75/16 Duratrac (C Rated)
    + Access Literider Tonneau
    + Weathertech Floor Mats
    + Ultra Gauge
    + Anytime Fog Mod
    + Diff Breather Mod
    + Locking Gas Cap
    + Color Matched Grille
    + Plastidipped Bumper and Emblems
    + Trimmed Front Mud Flaps
    + Front Tint (35%)
    + MattGecko's LED Bedlight Kit
    + Custom TX Pro Graphics
    + TRD 3rd Brake Light
    + BAMF Sliders
    + Removed Faux Bead Lock

    As She Sits Today

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    Purchase day

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    Tint Done

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    Duradracs

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    Plastidip

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    Ultragauge

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    SUSPENSION!! :)

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    Before

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    Out to play in some dirt

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    Durtrac Fail

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  2. 11TRDTX

    11TRDTX $#&@!!

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    5100's w/ stock springs, wheeler's HD AAL, OME N182 nitro chargers, 285/75R16 BFG KO's, cab mount chop, swaybar delete, 2 procomp 130's (spots), custom prerunner bar, micro-suede arm rests, plasti-dipped rear bumper, red toyota emblem, painted (red/black) engine cover, red dash rings, red/black painted dash trim, red/black shifter trim, Blue Sea Aux fuse box & 100A breaker, 2 Rigid Industries Dually amber floods, Cobra 19 cb, 4' firestik II with spring, Rugged Ridge receiver hitch shackle, Demello Offroad bed cleat bar, amber LED H10 replacement fog lights, derp'd badges, 6 OTRATTW switches, 2 Avec LED pods (rear facing), car seat mod
    freakin awesome! if you don't mind me asking.... how did the suspension set up run?
     
  3. littleblue81

    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    $1500. Yes a bit expensive and yes could have got Icon or Kings, etc. etc. :D
     
  4. Maximus

    Maximus Senior Member

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    AFE filter, Magnaflow muffler, Icon Stage 1 with Wheeler's Progressive AAL, Demello Sliders, All-Pro Skids, BAMF LCA Skids, 4X Innovations Rear Bumper, A lot of Plastidip, FX-R Retrofit Headlights with Philips 4300k, Custom Firestik Antenna
    Marin Headlands?
     
  5. Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    Do you not have rear bump stops? I see the airbags with a spacer. What about a bump stop
     
  6. littleblue81

    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yes sir!
     
  7. littleblue81

    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    When you install airbags you remove the bumpstop. The airbag is essentially now the bumpstop.
     
  8. Maximus

    Maximus Senior Member

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    Lol that was the first place I went after I got my truck:cool:
     
  9. 11TRDTX

    11TRDTX $#&@!!

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    :bananadead: its gotta be nice.
     
  10. Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    Got it. Thanks
     
  11. littleblue81

    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Wait a min...did you used to park your truck in the lot at Strawberry Village by the Safeway?
     
  12. CanisLupus

    CanisLupus Previously "MGMTacoFF"

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    - Click Signature for Build Thread -
    You gonna get a new Duratrac or just get another set of something?

    Matt
     
  13. littleblue81

    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Already got the new Duratrac. I haven't given up on them yet, but if I blow another one like this I don't think that I will be able to trust them.

    Too many good things going for them to give up just yet.
     
  14. Blacktacoma23

    Blacktacoma23 The Dank Tank

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    Mall Crawlers dream. 6" BDS DB, Total chaos UCA's w/ Heims, Fox c/o's Fr./Rr. 4-banger fenders, 37" Goodyear MTR's, AP Expos/wheel spacers(1.5"), 17x10 Fuel Mavericks, 5%/30% tints, 2 10" Rockford Fosgates, Magnaflow 18" custom catback exhaust, AFE intake, JBA Long Tubes, Trail Gear bumper
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    :eek: Ive had 2 sets and they havent let me down yet(knock on wood)
     
  15. littleblue81

    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It was such a weird flat. I wasn't rock crawling or anything. I did hit a bump kind of hard a little before the flat, not sure if that started the tear but I was doing a 3pt turn in soft sand (lake bed) when the tire gave out. I didn't see anything sharp that could have caused the tear when I was doing the 3pt turn. Really weird.
     
  16. littleblue81

    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After the lift/airbag install the rear of my truck was riding a bit harsh on bigger bumps. With the stock Firestone setup I was limited to either limiting my down travel or limiting my uptravel/bottoming out too quickly.

    Based on recommendation from Firestone, I purchased some Airbag Cradles from Daystar and removed the spacers.

    http://daystarweb.com/productdetail.php?productID=1232

    The rear of the truck has been transformed now, the big bumps are being soaked up as they should be and I'm not limited at all on the droop. The only slight problem now is that the cups aren't 100% centered on the bag so the inside edges of the bag are just barely touching the cup. Might be a problem long term for wear.

    So far, it seems that the mission has been accomplished. I'm getting great ride unloaded and have the ability to pump the bags up when I tow my boat.

    At rest, no load, 5psi.

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    Testing droop - 5psi

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    Loaded boat - psi

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    Loaded boat 25 psi

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    Loaded boat - 25 psi

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  17. littleblue81

    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Added MattGecko's bed lights. They are freggin awesome.

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    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  19. Toy Yoda

    Toy Yoda Go Pro Junkie

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    such a clean build man, i like how you ordered the OEM baja suspension, keeps it clean and factory, im sure youve got some kind of toyota warranty too for them so thats good. so far 5 stars, one of my favorite simple builds, great attention to detail
     
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  20. LoadedTaco

    LoadedTaco Kick A$$ Member

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    Built the truck to suit your needs! That is the way to do it! :thumbsup:
     
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