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2.7 Expedition Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by OahuGrown88, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Aug 10, 2014 at 5:55 PM
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    OahuGrown88

    OahuGrown88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    BFG AT 265/75R16. ARB Bumper. OME 886 w/ Dakar Leafs. Warn M8000. PIAA Fogs. SEO Synthetic winchline. Leer 100R. Thule Tracker II.
    Figured it was about time I made a build page. Tacoma is a 2014 2.7 4x4 Access Cab. Goal is to build a 4 cylinder Overland/Expedition type rig. Will do my best to update and answer any questions as I continue to change and modify. Enjoy!

    Current as of November 2014

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    October 2013 - After waiting for a month, the day I picked her up from the dealership.
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    January 2014 - Weathertech floor mats, wish they were still that clean :D
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    February 2014 - Took advantage of the Group Buy and picked up a pair of Wet Okole Covers for the front seats. No more sitting on towels after surfing.
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    Also added OEM alloys and 265/70/16 Hankook Dynapro ATMs. Truck feels more planted and handles much better than factory Dunlops. Enjoying the above average snow in NC this past winter.
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    March 2014 - UWS Low profile Box.
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    April 2014 - Bigger tires in preparation for lift. BFG AT 265/75/16
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    July 2014 - After months of acquiring parts, dropped off my truck at XpeditionReady to get some work done. Ben does great work, and his pricing could not be beat.
    ARB Bumper, OME 886 Lift w/ Dakar Leafs, LR UCAs, PIAA Fogs, Warn M8000 and Southeast Overland Synthetic Winch Line with Excel Hook.
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    August 2014 - Got fed up with items in the bed always sliding around. Installed an OEM Bed Mat with security mod.
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  2. Aug 10, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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    RogueTRD

    RogueTRD Learn to swim...

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    :thumbsup: Nice truck!
     
  3. Aug 11, 2014 at 4:28 AM
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    Stockmonester

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    Hows the 2.7 like all the added weight?
     
  4. Aug 11, 2014 at 5:57 AM
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    OahuGrown88

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    BFG AT 265/75R16. ARB Bumper. OME 886 w/ Dakar Leafs. Warn M8000. PIAA Fogs. SEO Synthetic winchline. Leer 100R. Thule Tracker II.
    Didn't notice much of a change after lift and added front end weight. Acceleration has definitely been affected after going up to a E rated tire though. 4 cylinder is definitely not a fan of hills during highway driving. Doesn't bother me though. Have been use to a 22RE motor prior to owning my current tacoma. So overall it feels more powerful, and it handles off-road without issue.
     
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  5. Aug 18, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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    OahuGrown88

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    BFG AT 265/75R16. ARB Bumper. OME 886 w/ Dakar Leafs. Warn M8000. PIAA Fogs. SEO Synthetic winchline. Leer 100R. Thule Tracker II.
    Rear breather mod completed today. Not sure why I didn't do this sooner. Only took about 20 minutes to do. Followed the write up on the forum. Used same part numbers as well, Union 90404-51319 and Breather 90930-03136. With two wraps of Teflon tape the union fit perfect, snug and flush. Overall an easy and very beneficial mod.

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    Link to mod.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/111954-my-differential-breather-mod-photos.html
     
  6. Aug 18, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    Sick rig man. What kind of MPG were you seeing before mods, and now with what you're at currently?
     
  7. Aug 18, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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    OahuGrown88

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    BFG AT 265/75R16. ARB Bumper. OME 886 w/ Dakar Leafs. Warn M8000. PIAA Fogs. SEO Synthetic winchline. Leer 100R. Thule Tracker II.
    Most noticeable change to mileage was after switching to E Rated BFG AT tires. Didn't notice any difference after adding the lift and additional front end weight. I'll probably swap to a lighter tire after the BFGs wear out though. Not sure exact MPG numbers, but I did reset my trip meter after my most current fuel up at the gas station. I'll post how many miles I managed to clock once they empty light appears.
     
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  8. Aug 18, 2014 at 1:49 PM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    Secks truck man.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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    Now that's what a Toyota truck is supposed to look like...
     
  10. Aug 18, 2014 at 2:10 PM
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    miragebass

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    Nice looking build. For those who asked I have a 1st gen with 2.7, it came with E range 265/75/16 (got it used) and I was getting ~17 mpg. I recently went to the same size/tread in a load range C and am now getting 19mpg+
     
  11. Aug 24, 2014 at 5:08 PM
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    BFG AT 265/75R16. ARB Bumper. OME 886 w/ Dakar Leafs. Warn M8000. PIAA Fogs. SEO Synthetic winchline. Leer 100R. Thule Tracker II.
    Pretty much right, ended up averaging about 18MPG on my last tank of gas. Mostly city, stop and go driving. In other news, ordered a RTT this week, Tepui Ayer. Will be using Armor Tech Offroad crossbars with an 8in rise to mount the RTT above the bed. Ready for some fall camping!

    Played around in the sand today after surfing at Carolina Beach.

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  12. Aug 26, 2014 at 6:03 PM
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    TYetti

    TYetti 4cylinders of awesomeness

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    It seems we have similar ideas for the 4 cylinder truck!!! Looks great man keep up the good work !!!
     
  13. Sep 1, 2014 at 1:22 PM
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    OahuGrown88

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    BFG AT 265/75R16. ARB Bumper. OME 886 w/ Dakar Leafs. Warn M8000. PIAA Fogs. SEO Synthetic winchline. Leer 100R. Thule Tracker II.
    Did some exploring in the mountains around Asheville this past weekend. Decided to take some backroads rather than the highway to get to some of the local sights. Overall nothing serious, mostly scenic. 2.7 handled the steep areas along the trail fine.

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  14. Sep 7, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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    September 2014 - Purchased a Brute Cooler. Spent hours researching high end coolers. At first I was leaning towards Yeti, but ended up purchasing a Brute cooler. The Brute cooler being made in the USA was a major factor in my decision.
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    Installed ATO crossbars. 8 inch rise. Primer then painted black with spray can bed liner. Wrapped the bars in carpet for use as padding.
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    Picked up a Tepui Ayer RTT from Southeast Overland. Other than having to use longer mounting bolts a smooth install overall.
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    Found a spot by the water and setup camp.
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  15. Sep 7, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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    Nice tent! I would love to get something similar.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2014 at 6:41 PM
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    This is one of my favorite trucks on Tacoma World. In this photo are those the BFG AT 265/75/16's? They look absolutely perfect on your truck.
     
  17. Sep 8, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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    OahuGrown88

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    BFG AT 265/75R16. ARB Bumper. OME 886 w/ Dakar Leafs. Warn M8000. PIAA Fogs. SEO Synthetic winchline. Leer 100R. Thule Tracker II.
    Appreciate the kind words. Yes tires are BFG AT 265/75/16's.
     
  18. Sep 8, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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    Great pics!
     
  19. Sep 8, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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    sytfu510 Instagram: tacoma510

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    Great work! truck is looking good. What are your plans for bed storage/organization?
     
  20. Sep 9, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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    OahuGrown88

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    BFG AT 265/75R16. ARB Bumper. OME 886 w/ Dakar Leafs. Warn M8000. PIAA Fogs. SEO Synthetic winchline. Leer 100R. Thule Tracker II.
    Not completely sure yet, still trying to figure that out. For short weekend trips I can fit most things I need within the cab and larger items (cooler, fuel etc.) tied down and locked in the bed. Still debating other options for longer trips. Open to ideas!
     

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