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'13 TX "PROAJA"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by littleblue81, May 27, 2013.

  1. May 27, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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    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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    Fog Light Mod

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    Trimmed Flaps

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    Diff Breather

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    Plastidip

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    Ultragauge

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    SUSPENSION!! :)

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    Before

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    After

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    Out to play in some dirt

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    Durtrac Fail

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  2. May 27, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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    11TRDTX

    11TRDTX TW's resident shenaniganator

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    freakin awesome! if you don't mind me asking.... how did the suspension set up run?
     
  3. May 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    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. May 27, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    Maximus

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    Icon Suspension with CDCV, SPC Light Racing UCAs, Wheeler's 3 Leaf AAL, Wheeler's Superbumps, sPod SE BAMF Sliders, All-Pro Skids, AFE Drop in filter, Magnaflow Exhaust, RCI Aluminum LCA Skids, BAMF Bed Brackets, 4X Innovations Rear Bumper, FX-R Retrofit Headlights with Philips 4300k, Custom Nestah Edition Firestik AM/FM Antenna, Famous Fab Hood brackets, FrontRunner SlimLine 2 Roof Rack, Mob Town Offroad tailgate reinforcement plate, Ram A pillar mount, Anti-Dark hood lights, Lots of LED lights,
    Marin Headlands?
     
  5. May 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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    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. May 27, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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    littleblue81

    littleblue81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yes sir!
     
  7. May 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    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. May 27, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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    Maximus

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    Lol that was the first place I went after I got my truck:cool:
     
  9. May 27, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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    :bananadead: its gotta be nice.
     
  10. May 27, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    Got it. Thanks
     
  11. May 28, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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    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. May 28, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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    CanisLupus

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    You gonna get a new Duratrac or just get another set of something?

    Matt
     
  13. May 28, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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    littleblue81

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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. May 28, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    Blacktacoma23

    Blacktacoma23 CO

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    6" BDS DB, 37", Dirt King, Total chaos UCA's w/ Heims, Fox c/o's, 4-banger fenders, Nitto Mud Grapplers, 4.88 w/ rear ARB, AP Expos, 17x9 Method beadlocks, cab mount relocation, "Insain fab" tub, 5%/30% tints, 2 10" Rockford Fosgates, Magnaflow 18" custom catback exhaust, AFE intake, JBA Long Tubes, URD o2 sims, Trail Gear bumper/Sliders, Crown brake lines F/R
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    :eek: Ive had 2 sets and they havent let me down yet(knock on wood)
     
  15. May 28, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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    littleblue81

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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. Jun 3, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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    littleblue81

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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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    Before

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    After

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    Screwing around on a hill

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  17. Jun 16, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    littleblue81

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

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  18. Jun 24, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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    littleblue81

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  19. Jun 24, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    Toy Yoda

    Toy Yoda gotta make sure Youtube comes down to tape this

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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. Jun 24, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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    LoadedTaco

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