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'14 DCSB MidTravel Build + Trips

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Jrazzle, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Jul 28, 2016 at 8:58 AM
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    Jrazzle

    Jrazzle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2014 Black TRD Offroad insta profile @jayrazzle_

    Current Pic:
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    Location: Michigan / Colorado

    Suspension:
    King extended travel 2.5 remote res. w/ 650 lb/in coils w/ TC UCA
    Front Sway Bar Removed
    King 2.5 remote res. shocks
    OME leaf pack

    Tires/Wheels:
    285/70 17 BFG KO2
    Method NV 17x8 @ 0 offset

    Armor:
    Pelfrey Built Front Bumper
    Pelfrey Built AL IFS Skid
    trail gear bolt on sliders (welded)

    Recovery:
    Warn M8000
    Misc recovery gear

    OBA:
    ARB Twin Compressors and ARB filling hose
    3 Gallon tank (future)
    ARB quick deflator

    Lighting:
    Fogs anytime mod
    Rigid Amber Duallies
    Rigid 20" SR fog/spot bar
    AirOnBoard center console switch
    LED interior map and dome lights.

    Electrical:
    SwitchPro 8 (not hard mounted) - bluetooth through phone only.

    Communications:
    Uniden PRO520XL w/ FireStik 3' and spring

    Navigation:
    iPad Mini 3 64g and bluetooth antenna w/ Panavise Rammount and Hema Mapping Software.
    Garmin 60csx w/ suction ram mount
    misc colorado trail maps and road atlas

    Camp:
    CVT Mt. Shasta Pioneer Extended Series, tan
    CVT Trasheroo

    Storage:
    Access LiteRider Cover
    Bed rack (fab by AOF)
    2x2gal water rotopax w/ vented spigot
    4gal fuel rotopax
    Yeti 65 quart cooler

    Misc:
    diff breather mod

    Average MPG mixed: 15 mpg
    Speedo Error: 6 mph
     
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  2. Jul 31, 2016 at 12:54 AM
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    BraskaTaco

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    Great looking truck. Out of curiosity, what is it about the fit and finish of the bumper?
     
  3. Jul 31, 2016 at 6:38 PM
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    Jrazzle

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    Thanks. I was expecting a more "fitted" fit on the front. The fenders and bumper fit great but there is a bit of a gap between the grill and the bumper so there is no real way to secure the bottom of the grill back to the body. i also had some problems fitting the fogs in and had to trim alittle of the body parts to get them to fit right. Overall it's a great bumper, just a few details are missing.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2016 at 6:51 PM
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    Jrazzle

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    Broke her in this weekend on some sand trails in northern Michigan. I really like how the suspension works! For running trails at 30-40 mph and this thing just ate the bumps and whoops. The rear needs some working you're riding empty - the OME springs are just way to stiff unless the truck is loaded. Although it rides great fully loaded with 1000 pounds of gear and people which is why I'm a bit conflicted about Removing an overload leaf.
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  5. Jul 31, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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    BraskaTaco

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    Awesome pics man.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2016 at 7:06 PM
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    PintSize

    PintSize Crossthreaded & torqued down

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    Good looking truck, great pictures, and I sure am a fan of them beadlocks.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2016 at 8:52 AM
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    BrandonTRD

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    Great looking truck!
     
  8. Aug 2, 2016 at 3:06 PM
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    Jrazzle

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    Welded up the sliders today... If you're considering a cheaper option for sliders, the trail gears aren't bad. I ordered the bolt ons from 4wheeparts with free shipping and welded them on. The passenger side was perfect, just had to cut the leg of the angle iron to clear the frame welds in the bottom of the mounts, the driver side however, was fab'for differently and didn't sit as far forward as the passenger side. I can live with the little fab issues since I only paid a quarter of what a set of other companies charge. If you plan on welding them on... Just get the weld ons. It will make your life easier.
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    I'm content with the outcome. At the end of the day I can jack the truck up and drive like a posed off teenager ;) that's all I really needed.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2016 at 7:35 PM
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    Jrazzle

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    Just went H.A.M with the Amazon account thanks to @3378jakesr5 and his crew

    - ARB twin compressors
    - Uniden CB
    - Bed Rack (in fab)
    - CVT Shasta (pending)

    Colorado has been fun so far. Plenty of sweet pinstripes and chips out of my beautiful Method's - but hey - Build it. Use it. Enjoy it.

    In the past two weeks I ran MSV, Holy Cross City, and T-33a Plane Crash site. The truck is amazing the ride is FAR supperior to my old jeeps and I love having the ability to load the bed with coors light.

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    one thing that i've noticed is the 650 coils are GREAT at soaking up bumps, but they have settled a little and permit fender rub on the fenders. I'll be chopping the fenders when i get back to the shop in Michigan sometime in september. Also planning a lot of other little cool fab projects (rear bumper, flat belly skids, custom rear seat storage and some other odds and ends).

    I've had a couple comments regarding the Aluminum front skid - as an engineer i found it to be the best option because 1. i don't drive like a ding-dong and 2. in the event of a shock, the aluminum will deform slightly and provide a greater absorbance and transmission of the load path to the mounts thereby reducing the impact and potential fatigue to the components in the IFS system. Will it stop a boulder from going through my clamshell if I rail it at 35 mph? probably not... but it will provide protection if I accidentally drop of a rock or get wedged in a tight spot.

    Tire pressure @ 32 to 38 psi depending on the environment (i go high on long trips). Air down to 20 psi for the trails and haven't had a single problem with traction.
     
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  10. Aug 24, 2016 at 7:37 PM
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    3378jakesr5

    3378jakesr5 AOF, trucks, guns, repeat....

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    Better to ask what I have not done.
    :popcorn: Subbed for bed rack and tent:laugh:.
     
  11. Aug 24, 2016 at 7:39 PM
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    Jrazzle

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    yeah...some guy needs to get his butt in gear haha Might as well throw a rear bumper and tire carrier in there too. I don't really feel like fab'ing one
     
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  12. Aug 24, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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    3378jakesr5

    3378jakesr5 AOF, trucks, guns, repeat....

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    Better to ask what I have not done.
    DEAL!!! Just give me time to get my head above water in school for a bit.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2016 at 4:35 PM
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    Jrazzle

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    Mounted the Nav and entertainment system using the panavise mount, iPad mini and DUAL Bluetooth GPS receiver. I hate wires, so the current management system will work until I can come up with a better way / shorter cords.
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  14. Sep 11, 2016 at 4:51 PM
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    Jrazzle

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    Bed rack fab is about 80% complete! thanks to @3378jakesr5 6CE5A0D3-41DA-4B83-85B3-DBE719510847_zps_4ac7d494dd01009f27105356c27355a36f0b14e8.jpg
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  15. Sep 11, 2016 at 5:04 PM
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    Cool mud flaps,Snugtop Shell.
    Nice build
     
  16. Oct 7, 2016 at 8:54 PM
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    Jrazzle

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    More expo stuff!

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    The rack was designed to hold 4 action packers or two pelican 1620's, 8 gallons of fluids, shovel, highlift with modular capacity for awnings, lights, snowbord racks, etc while keeping the overall height to minimum. Once everything is complete and painted the tonneau will be fitted back on.
     
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  17. Oct 7, 2016 at 11:16 PM
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    Nice build!
     
  18. Dec 7, 2016 at 10:06 AM
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    Jrazzle

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    I needed a way to get water out of the rotopax without taking them off the truck so i built a spigot out of 1/2" NPT garden fitting, spare o ring and a (i think) 1 1/2" PVC to 1/2" NPT fitting. I cut about 3/4" of an inch off the PVC fitting and it presses into the rotopax perfectly.
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    It doesn't vent well (obviously) but it works and fills a liter in about minute.

    I also purchased one of these (which looks promising).
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    The new rotopax are vented, so the method with the PVC and garden fitting should work perfectly on the new application.
     
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  19. Dec 7, 2016 at 10:08 AM
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    Jrazzle

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    Canyonlands Trip:
    100+ Miles off-road on the white rim trail. Excellent trail traversed counter clock wise. Completed in 3 days, 2 nights. check instagram for all the pics!
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  20. Dec 7, 2016 at 10:10 AM
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    Jrazzle

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    So after cayonlands, sleeping on the ground was just unacceptable, so I called up Bobby at CVT tents (you get 15% discount for being a forum member, btw) and ordered a Shasta Pioneer Extended. Looks super good perched on the AOF bed rack.
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    (excuse the shitty night pic)
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