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AG's "gonna take a while" build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by CVYota, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons at 2". LR UCAs Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Mickey Thompson Baja MT,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybuilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with temp and ecometer.
    Thought I'd start listing the stuff I've done, before I forget:

    Suspension
    Front

    Extended Icon 2.5 adjustable coilovers with 700# Icon springs
    Wheeler's bump stops
    Light Racing Upper control arms

    Rear
    Dakar leaf springs
    Wheeler's bump stops
    2.5 Kings with Res
    U-bolt flip

    Armor
    Brute Force Rear Bumper
    Pelfreybilt IFS and Mid skids
    BAMF Sliders, Rear diff skid and LCA skids
    Pelfreybilt front bumper

    MISC
    285/75 16R Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ
    16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs
    Softopper
    high lift Jack
    ARB Twin Compressor
    Oil catch can
    Blue sea fuse box with 100amp fuse and relay
    20" double LED light bar
    Rigid Duallys
    2 KC 6in Daylighter spots
    31M battery in Pelfreybilt cage

    and other stuff
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    V

    This is Taco #2 for me, first one was an '05 DCSB Pre-runner, OR pkg that I did no modding to and did a few trails that I souldnt have, but got through them anyway.


    [​IMG]



    Got stuck one time and my wife, who isnt a truck fan, said,"well why didnt you get a 4 wheel drive?" I took that as "you need to go get a new truck with 4 Wheel drive, as soon as we get home!", she doesnt remember it like that.

    FIRST YEAR

    So I got a '11 DCLB (needed more room to haul outing gear) 4x4 no pkg, figured I would do the mods I wanted this time:
    Basic Truck


    [​IMG]
    How it sits now-It has about a 2.75" lift in front and just over 3" in the back
    [​IMG]
    Added 2 D rings into the back corners.
    Added guage pods and a temp guage. (I found out about TW when trying to fix my temp guage on the '05, didnt get one on the '11) also was looking at scan guage and ultra, didnt like the design but found the Ecometer for about 70 bucks. (edit- this can be a hazard with side curtain air bags, there is a risk of them flying out-at you!)


    I like the way it looks:
    http://www.digital-auto-gauges.com/products/Auto-Thermometer-Gauge-for-Trucks-and-Cars.html

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ATM-9100/
    http://www.gaugepods.com/toyota.html

    [​IMG]

    Got the TSB done, gained 1.5 inches in the back, but I know it will settle
    Fire ext (in case my friends Jeep catches on fire) and weathertechs (1st group buy)

    Did the diff breather mod

    SECOND YEAR
    got Eibach springs today and 5100 set to 0"
    11\1\11
    As this is the first time I have ever dealt with suspension, I started simple and will try to do this myself.
    Finally got them on. Did the work myself, following Chris 4X4s thread, not too bad, moving the sway bar out of the way was the key.


    Installed my first piece o' armor BAMF diff
    Wrangler Duratrac 265/75-16R
    softopper installed

    [​IMG]
    rerouted the exhaust
    [​IMG]
    BAMF sliders
    added some quick fists and a High-lift to the bed
    [​IMG]
    Brute Force rear bumper
    and Debadged
    [​IMG]
    Third Year
    Blacked out the wheels
    Got my Homer grill and 20" light bar and BAMF grill mount
    [​IMG]
    added BAMF LCA and PELFRYBILT IFS and Mid skids

    redline struts, Oil catch can, 100 amp switched fuse box 31m battery and holder
    [​IMG]
    CB
    [​IMG]


    Part II

    Well, 3.5 years and 77K later, the TSB springs are frowning, and I have pushed the Billies to the max, Time for the next stage.
    Installed LR UCAs and Extended 2.5 Icons
    [​IMG]

    Dakars, Wheelers bumps, Ubolt flip and 2.5 Kings w/res
    [​IMG]
    Installed Firestick on back corner using BAMF mount
    Installed M31 batttery in Pelfeybilt cage
    and ARB twin compressor behind the rear seat
    [​IMG]
    replaced the 20 year old radio shack CB, turns out it was causing feedback-age or not shielded enough
    Replaced the Gas can cage with an ATO cage.
    New tires and Wheels

    [​IMG]
    12/14-Got my Pelfreybilt bumper:
    [​IMG]
    Bought some cheap 6" KC Daylighters (halogen) cheap, but I am hoping they do the job as spots.

    To do:
    winch

    Trans skids

    Shackle flip
    lockers
    305 tires
    regear

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Moddest flex

    [​IMG]


    Got a slight bend on the DS spindle, so I ordered a new one and some TC gussets to beef them up.

    Gusset done
    [​IMG]
    New retro plates
    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    nice!!

    Got a link for the gauges?? i like em!
     
  3. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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  4. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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  5. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    Hiatt1991

    Hiatt1991 Well-Known Member

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    where did u get your guage pod?
     
  6. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons at 2". LR UCAs Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Mickey Thompson Baja MT,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybuilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with temp and ecometer.

    It can be fine tuned, I got it within .3 mpg and stopped messing with it. So for me yes, it is always the same, never varies from that .3.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    http://www.gaugepods.com/toyota.html

    plastic texture was a little off from my '11 but not enough that anyone will notice
     
  8. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    Hiatt1991

    Hiatt1991 Well-Known Member

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    how hard was it to mount? How did you wire the ecometer?
     
  9. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons at 2". LR UCAs Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Mickey Thompson Baja MT,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybuilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with temp and ecometer.
    The pillar is very easy to remove and the ecometer plugs into the ODBC II plug under the dash- really easy. the temp gauge required an add a fuse and running the probe to an outside location, the whole thing took me about an hour (including the beer run).
     
  10. Jun 1, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    dad32509 Thinking of something clever

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    Nice! Love the pod gauge. Ive been wanting to get rid of the garage door roof console thing, but Ill just get one of those.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    to come!
    I am definately getting that gauge pod.. I want the ecometer definately... Think there is one for transmission temp that would be pretty useful
     
  12. Jul 21, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    I really like what you've done with your truck. I drive the same thing and have done a few of the same mods. I just bought a temp gauge/compass and hope I like it as much as you do your aftermarket gauges. What did they run you?
     
  13. Jul 21, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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    CVYota

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    Thx!

    Dont remember the cost, but if I bought it, it wasnt too much :p
    The links will take you to the pages
     
  14. Jan 5, 2014 at 10:55 AM
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    ryanjboutin

    ryanjboutin Mob dirt parking lots.

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    Spacers. Spacers everywhere.
    How are you mounting your Jerry cans?
     
  15. Jan 6, 2014 at 8:23 AM
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    CVYota

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    For now the cage I bought is screwed into the bed with big washers on the underside. [​IMG] did 20 miles of washboard and they didn't come loose.

    If you are talking about the blue water jugs, I use the large quick fist. 4 screws hold down the bottom and the upper is mounted on the rail
     
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  16. Jan 20, 2014 at 8:31 AM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    All kinds of fun stuff on order...heading towards a MT build
     
  17. Jan 20, 2014 at 12:42 PM
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    ryanjboutin

    ryanjboutin Mob dirt parking lots.

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    Curious as to where one might obtain these Jerry can cages.

    I have two I need to mount.
     
  18. Jan 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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