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afd23a's build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by afd23a, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Aug 14, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    afd23a

    afd23a [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The Dynamo of Dixie
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    05 Access Cab 5 Lugger
    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    Okay, so I didn't really think I was "building" my truck, but as I do more stuff to it, I'm beginning to realize that it is a "build." So I decided to start my own build thread so that I can log the mods that were done when I bought it and the things I have done since. I don't exactly have a goal in mind, I guess I'm still figuring that out. It's my DD and I don't do very much off roading other than the occasional field or log trail.

    2005 Base Model 2wd Access Cab 4cyl, MT

    [​IMG]

    As Purchased

    • 70k miles in October 2008
    • K&N drop in oiled filter
    • stubby antenna
    • wiring for an active sub, but no sub
    • 15x7 series 146 eagle alloys
    • 30 x 9.5 Firestone Destination AT's
    • "Cowboy Up" Rear Mudflaps


    Mods I Have Done

    • Metra Ipod Adapter
    • Wet Okole Seat Covers (thanks TW GB)
    • Factory Fog Lights
    • AMSoil 5w30 Synthetic Motor Oil
    • AMSoil 75w-90 Severe Gear in Rear Diff and Transmission
    • Super Blue DOT4 Brake Fluid
    • Rear Helper Springs-----REMOVED
    • Removed secondary air filter
    • Removed intake resonator
    • OEM Int wipers (easy and well worth it)
    • OEM Bedmat
    • URD Short Shifter (dramatically improves 5spd shifting) :burnrubber:
    • Scanguage II w/Blendmount
    • AFE Pro Dry-S Air Filter
    • DT Headers - purchased very used with rusted flanges (apparently those aren't ceramic coated). Finished cleaning the rust off and recoating with VHT clear ceramic header paint. I would advise just buying them new, or at least not rusted from winters in Michigan.
    • ARE CX Topper
    • Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift w/long AAL option
    • Bilstein HD shocks
    • Curt Mfg Class III receiver hitch
    • Bridgestone AT Revo 2 31x10.5x15
    • Hub Centering Rings from JustForWheels.com
      • Inside Diameter: 60.1mm (5-lug hub diameter)
      • Outside Diameter: 78.03mm (inside diameter of eagle alloy center cap)
    • Weathertech in channel slim ventvisors (thanks TW GB)
    • Weathertech digital fit floormats (thanks TW GB)
    • SP Performance Slotted Rotors (purchased from www.raceshopper.com)
    • Street Plus Pads (purchased from www.raceshopper.com)
    • Painted drums black
    • 4.10 gears w/LSD
    • speedo gear from prerunner


    To Do


    • Tint windows
    • Wire up lights on topper
    • Burco Heated Mirrors
    • Aux Fuse Block


    Wish List (someday :rolleyes: )

    • Beefed front skid plate
    • TC UCA's with SAW coilovers
    • URD Supercharger :popcorn:


    Thanks TW for all of the ideas, info and just being a great forum for our trucks! :)
     
  2. Aug 17, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Keep the mods coming man. It's looking good. Don't forget to take pics and post. You've got a small wish list! Haha.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    afd23a

    afd23a [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The Dynamo of Dixie
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    05 Access Cab 5 Lugger
    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    Installed my DT headers last week. Finally got the pics off the camera.

    Before
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    After
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    I replaced the header gasket and the exhaust gasket during the install. Thought I had an exhaust leak, but it didn't smell like exhaust. Turned out to be the Deep Creep I used to loosen the bolts burning off. :rolleyes: Other than that the install went well, but some of the bolts were hard to get to after installing the header. I haven't noticed much of an increase in hp or torque with the butt dyno, but at the RPM ranges I run, it's probably hard to notice.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    Colton

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    Looks good! Keep up the good work!
     
  5. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    afd23a

    afd23a [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The Dynamo of Dixie
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    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    Thanks, I just have to remember to take pics!
     
  6. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    Jester243

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    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    Looks good, we need more pics :D
     
  7. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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    afd23a [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The Dynamo of Dixie
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    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    Yeah........I'll just have to swipe my gf's camera when she's not looking :D
     
  8. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
    I can't wait to see the pics, oh and a few of the truck too :devil:
     
  9. Sep 14, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    afd23a- Just found this post of yours. Do you still feel no gains what so ever on your DT headers? What rpms are you running @?
     
  10. Nov 1, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    I usually shift by 2 to 2.5 RPM's. It seems to have more noticeable gains at RPM's above 2.5. I notice that more when pulling a big hill or mountain. I don't do much towing.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    afd23a

    afd23a [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    Got an ARE CX topper back in September, but been too busy or it's been too rainy to take pics of it. When I got it painted they had 11 swatches for my paint code :eek: but they did a great job matching it.

    Topper Specs:
    • solid front window
    • sliding side windows
    • Yakima rack
    • lights mounted on Yakima rails and rear

    The previous owner had mounted the lights on the topper. I had to take them off when I got it painted, so they're not hooked back up yet.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Nov 1, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    jefferson

    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    oo.. i really like the lights.. itd be neat to tie them into your backup lamps.. but have them switchable as well!
     
  13. Nov 1, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    afd23a [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The Dynamo of Dixie
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    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    Yeah, I like them too. Still trying to figure out how I want to hook them up.
     
  14. Apr 15, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    afd23a [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The Dynamo of Dixie
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    05 Access Cab 5 Lugger
    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    Last weekend I got to do some work on the truck. Put on the lift from Fat Bob's, Bilstein HD shocks, a Curt Mfg Class III hitch and the trailer wiring.

    After the lift and struts
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    Couple pics of the front struts
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    Here's one of the rears
    [​IMG]

    And the receiver hitch
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Apr 15, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    afd23a [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    Up next is Bridgestone AT Revo 2's, 4.10 gears with an Eaton LSD, and new speedo gear so the speedo and odometer read correctly.

    Complete third member
    [​IMG]

    Eaton Part No
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    Gear Ratio
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    Speedo Gear
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    Might get all this done next weekend, but just found out I might be going to Austrailia on Sunday :eek: so......maybe not.
     
  16. Aug 24, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    Put some hub centering rings on this morning and it finally fixed the steering wheel shake. :yay:

    After several times of having the tires road force balanced (with the haweka adapter) and putting on some extended thread lug nuts, the steering wheel still shook at highway speeds. I was skeptical of the hub rings fixing the problem but my drive to work today was smooth as glass.

    Now if I could just get around to installing that third member......
     
  17. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    Tried to install the new third member last weekend only to find out the hard way that it has a different pinion flange on it. I apparently knew this needed to be changed but had forgotten about it at some point. So while I had everything apart I painted my brake drums black with VHT paint.

    On a side note when I drained the AMSoil 75w-90 from the rear diff, it looked and smelled just like new. There were some metal shavings on the drain plug but I consider that normal. I should've taken a sample and sent it in for analysis just to see. Not sure how many miles on that oil but it was probably a little over 20k.
     
  18. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    On Monday I ordered a new double-drilled pinion flange from East Coast Gear Supply. It was at the door when I got home today. They included a sticker and a can koozie!:woot:

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Oct 15, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    I had the same problem with the flange last week when I was swapping diffs. How much did you pay for the double drill flange?
     
  20. Oct 15, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    afd23a

    afd23a [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The Dynamo of Dixie
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    05 Access Cab 5 Lugger
    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    It was $55 before shipping from east coast gear supply. They have another one that is $25 but I think that's for the pre tacoma trucks.
     
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