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2011 MURDERED Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by theonly_jc, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. Mar 21, 2016 at 5:13 PM
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    theonly_jc

    theonly_jc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    How it sits now:

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    My buddy's dog flexin'. Installed and wired in 3 amber led's for the grille. Tapped into the parking light circuit. looks awesome. Drilling the holes was the most frustrating part because the dremel likes to skip sometimes. Patience is key. I nicked the grill a couple times, but a little plasti dip seemed to fix it easily. When i wired them in, i also used a quick connect incase i ever need to take off the grill. saves time. that way i could tape up everything well to keep the water out and still have it be convenient. BP Fabricating's recovery point laid down a TRD badge and sprayed high temp engine paint. now i get the TRD logo glowing red as my brake light. Led light strip behind the grill. Both the 3 amber and led strip are tied into the parking light circuit. did needles, signals, door open, and 4x4 lights! How she sits as of today: May 10, 2016
    Currently Installed:
    Raptor Grill mod
    3 Amber lights and light strip behind grill
    Tyger Tow Mirrors
    RC Side Steps
    Back Flip Tonneau
    Fuel Vapor Wheels 17"
    Grabber AT2 tires 265
    BP Fab's Recovery Mount
    2.5" Front Levelling Kit
    Ride Rite Air Bags in the back
    Changed needle colours to BLUE
    Cheap Light bar in lower valence
    Cheap pods recessed into back bumper
    Flowmaster 50


    I started with this:

    2011 DCSB

    Bought it used, came pretty much stock. Added a try fold tonneau. first thing i did was play around with plasti dip (I know.. :argue:) black.
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    Then, I changed the antenna to a 13" stubby which I didn't really like the look of and it was snapped of by some hooligans anyway. After the dealership took a bunch of my money to replace the base, I bought a short 6" (?) "stubby" brand..which i love the look of. I always play music through my aux anyway.

    After that I went and got it some new shoes. Some 17" Fuel Vapours and 265 General AT2 Grabbers.

    Also have access to a shop once in a while, so I managed to slide in a 2.5" levelling kit in the front, as well as air bags in the back because I had a mobile gym and the trailer was quite heavy.

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    So I did the DIY raptor grill mod. When i began this process I was not aware that the honeycomb grill is not ideal for this mod. On the standard grill the top and bottom have plastic edges that are flush, the honeycomb grill does not have this. So, Since i had bondo anyway, i used that to basically build it level on the top and sides.. lots of layers and sanding. To keep things short, I suggest buying the standard grill and cutting that up rather than messing with the honeycomb grill. There are quite a few imperfections that are impossible to avoid due to how much plastic is lacking to begin with. it turned out alright (i'm not overly excited about it) and i also spent probably 24 hours over 4 days. Just not worth it in the long run. With that being said, it was a cool experience but if you have minimal shop experience I do not suggest trying it.

    Ill leave it on until the bondo starts to fall off or chip and then consider buying one or doing it again with the proper grill. I think it would have only been about an 8 hour job with the proper grill.

    [There were Photos Here but I deleted them and can't find them]

    Installed and wired in 3 amber led's for the grille. Tapped into the parking light circuit. looks awesome. Drilling the holes was the most frustrating part because the dremel likes to skip sometimes. Patience is key. I nicked the grill a couple times, but a little plasti dip seemed to fix it easily.

    When i wired them in, i also used a quick connect incase i ever need to take off the grill. saves time. that way i could tape up everything well to keep the water out and still have it be convenient.

    BP Fabricating's recovery point



    laid down a TRD badge and sprayed high temp engine paint. now i get the TRD logo glowing red as my brake light.



    Led light strip behind the grill. Both the 3 amber and led strip are tied into the parking light circuit.





    did needles, signals, door open, and 4x4 lights!

    How she sits as of today: May 10, 2016





    Thanks friends.

    Instagram @jordancampbellrealtor
     

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  2. Apr 28, 2016 at 5:05 PM
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    theonly_jc

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  3. May 10, 2016 at 3:25 PM
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    theonly_jc

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  4. May 10, 2016 at 3:28 PM
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    T4RFTMFW

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  5. May 10, 2016 at 3:31 PM
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    theonly_jc

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  6. May 10, 2016 at 7:24 PM
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    MarX

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    RETRAX bed cover, Tailgate lock, TRD exhaust. 887's, LR UCA'S, Bilstein 5100's and Deavers AAL.
    Looks good, how's that TRD brake light in the back of the cab look at night?
     
  7. May 10, 2016 at 8:52 PM
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    JHsieh_3

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    Are you able to do a write-up on how you changed the lights? Would be really interested in doing this! Thanks!
     
  8. May 13, 2016 at 2:10 PM
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    theonly_jc

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    Ill post a night pic tonight.

    Have to study for an exam tonight but will do a write up this weekend for you!
     
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  9. May 13, 2016 at 2:22 PM
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    PvilleJohn

    PvilleJohn Ohh Sooo Stock

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    Ohh so stock
    :popcorn:
     
  10. May 19, 2016 at 10:08 PM
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    theonly_jc

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    At night

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    It looks better than that though. Hard to get a clear shot in the dark.
     
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  11. May 22, 2016 at 2:41 PM
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    MarX

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    Looks good, thanks for posting the pic. I know what you mean about it looking better than that though.
     
  12. May 22, 2016 at 6:23 PM
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    TacomaArto

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    Just curious what the Two50 is?
     
  13. Apr 12, 2017 at 12:17 AM
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    theonly_jc

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    It was my fitness company. Mobile gym, 16' trailer with a squat rack etc inside. Had an offer to purchase and let it go. Not bad for 18 months of work.
     
  14. Apr 13, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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    Would like to add bumpers, but the exchange rate is silly right now. Us Canadians pay almost an extra 40cents/$
     

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