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4X42HEL'S BUILD

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by 4X42HEL, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Jan 2, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Hi,

    May not be anything special to others, but it is the most special to me :)

    Started out as a basic 2010 DCSB SuperWhite 4x4 SR5 I bought brand new from the dealer........ Stayed bone stock for a year and a half...

    Then Got her lifted 6" ProComp Stage 1 for new years.

    Lift: 6" Stage 1 ProComp
    Wheels: 18x9 XD Addicts Machined -12mm Offset
    Tires: 295/70/18 Nitto Trail Gapplers " 34.5 " according to their website

    Futures: Re-gear to 4.56

    Oh, and if anybody contemplateing putting biggger tires like this... and had the same questsions I did about the bog-down in power... wondering if you need to re-gear...

    Here is the answer: YOU NEED TO RE-GEAR LOL

    Before:
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    After:
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    Comment away. Anything and Everything is welcome (Good, Bad and ugly, I got tough skin )
     
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  2. Jan 2, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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    Steezyskis

    Steezyskis I ski I work I'm rad

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    Nice man looks awsome. :thumbsup: No Tacoma is hated or disliked here. (maybe a few in the WTF or funny pictures thread) Any other mods planned for her?
     
  3. Jan 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    :drool: Looks great man!
     
  4. Jan 2, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Thanks,

    Well, she was in the shop as of last Thursday. Dropped her off then went out of the state to party over the weekend...

    Come back today and picked her up. I am VERY please with how she turned out. Didn't expect the lift to be as clean or as high. The shop did an EXCELLENT job so far as I can see (its only a couple of hours old, the coming the weeks will tell for sure).

    Also, was a bit unsure about the tires... Wasn't sure if they be too big or too small, but it turns out they are too perfect. Glad I didn't go with the full 35s because they are a full 1.5 inches wider, but about the same height. I love the look.

    As far as next mods, I had a laundry list of things: Paint Chrome Grill, Billet grill, Avid Steps, All-pro rear bumper (although I want to keep the front stock).

    All those mods got scratched off the list this morning when I drove away from the shop. The power-loss is something I can proly get used to, but I don't want to strain my drive train that much. Looking into 4.56 front and rear next.... ECGS is looking good right now
     
  5. Jan 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    Steezyskis

    Steezyskis I ski I work I'm rad

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    You mean " all those mods got put on hold for the gears" not scratched off. :D
     
  6. Jan 2, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    More accurately put, you are correct :)

    Although, I may just get the hypertech speedo calibrator first. Although, does anybody know if I install that now, is it pretty easy to recalibrate after I re-gear? or do I need to disassemble the dash twice?

    The install looks really ugly.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2012 at 5:05 AM
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    What a difference lift, wheels & tires can make.....Sweet!
     
  8. Jan 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Thanks a lot man! You need to do the same, i'm telling you. My only regret is not having done it sooner.

    It's my DD and I don't really have time to do a real off-roading, but I love driving it. It is much "bigger" in person than it appears in the pics. I am thinking some avid steps to help get in.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Well guys, today was my first full day driving the lifted truck around as I normally would, and I have to say I need to re-gear really bad.

    I thought for sure it wouldn't bother me too much, but the power loss is very noticeable.

    I can't decide if I want to have a shop do gears front and rear from scratch, or if I want to get completely assembled 3rds from ECGS..

    One thing for sure, It's another expense I wasn't hoping to bear for a while... lol
     
  10. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Well guys...

    Had to add to my build today. Wasn't exactly what I was thinking, but I didn't expect my gas mileage to be chopped in almost half lol. After the third tank since the tires, I am averaging like 12 mpg (down from 21 lol).

    I drive too freakin much...

    So i had to get a fuel efficient daily driver in place. Cheap lil Saturn that should do the job 4 or so days week...

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jan 20, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    More pics more pics!!!! Nice build man! :popcorn:
     
  12. Jan 21, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    Nice build! You need to take it to the Puerco with us sometime. :cool: That thing would do awesome! :D
     
  13. Jan 24, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Ya man, you need to get me out sometime. It's all work/school/family you know.

    I putting together some time/place/money for gears. I need to go to 4.56 so bad (hoping that's the sweet ratio needed).

    I don't want to take it off-roading until then. I sense the rear-end "ping" just waiting to happen. I am leaning towards getting an ARB locker while I'm at it.
     
  14. Jan 26, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    nice truck man.
     
  15. Jan 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    did you check out the group buy going on for gears and lockers right now? (including ARB lockers) You can't beat the prices....
     
  16. Jan 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Thanks man
     
  17. Jan 27, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Well, I did. I'm not sure if that is the best deal/route for me.

    ECGS has a rear third built up with Nitros and ARB for $1425 shipped. That is probably cheaper than the group buy prices I checked out because I'd still have to pay for full gear-setup install if I did the group by...

    Unless my math is wrong, which is always a possibility.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    More pics....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I am needing to order some N-Fab step bars... The wife is having a hard time getting in and out... she make sure I hear about every lil bit of it too...

    So I might have to dip into the regear/locker funds and do steps first.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    I kind of like the look of the steps here (found this pic online)

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Jan 31, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    the n-fabs are cherry. i got them on my truck...super easy for the girlfriend and others to get in and out.
     
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