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aphex's functional build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by aphex, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Nov 14, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    aphex

    aphex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Undercover Classic Tonneau, EGR Aerowrap Bug Deflector, Consolevault Custom Safe, Britax Boulevard 70 Baby Seat!, Retro TRD Shift Knob, Factory Bed Mat, Rear Leaf TSB, 265/75-16 BFG All-Terrain KO's, KMC Enduro Wheels, Front Bilstein 5100's set @ 0" w/ Toytec/Eibach Springs, Rear 5100's, TRD Grille Emblem, OEM Roof Rack, AntennaX 14" Billet Antenna
    OK, so right off the bat I admit that it's not 100% functional... there is definitely a little fun mixed in. But I've always thought of the Tacoma as kind of the swiss army knife of trucks, and I suppose I've tried to expound on that a bit. Also, beside the other beasts on this forum, this is a pretty tame "build", if you can even call it that. It's just nice having a little timeline of mods in a single place like this.

    Current List of Mod's:

    EGR Aerowrap Bug Deflector
    Undercover Classic Tonneau Cover
    Console Vault Custom Safe
    Britax Boulevard 70 Baby Seat (Mmmm Hmmmm!)
    Retro TRD Shift Knob
    Factory Bed Mat
    Rear Leaf TSB
    TRD Grille Emblem
    265/75-16 Load Range E BFG All-Terrian KO's
    Matte Black KMC Enduro Wheels
    Front and Rear Bilstein 5100 Shocks
    Eibach Coils (w/ Front 5100's set @ 0")
    OEM Roof Rack
    Antennax 14" Billet Antenna

    This is how she sits today:

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    The day I said goodbye to my beige baby. The photo below is the last time I saw her. :( It was sad, but necessary with a baby on the way. Jamming an infant in the tool box didn't seem quite... appropriate.

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    The good news is that I was able to compromise on a 2011 double cab, short bed TRD Offroad Tacoma as a good baby-friendly substitute (could not comprehend a mini-van purchase). Shortly after the tsunami/Fukushima event, however certain pigments of Toyota's paint (specifically black) were no longer being produced by the Japanese suppliers, so I couldn't find a black Tacoma with these options in Western PA believe it or not. I had to drive to a dealership in Maryland (Laurel Toyota), but it actually turned out to be a fun road trip with the wife. The day I bought her...

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    First addition was an EGR Aerowrap bug deflector...

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    Then came an Undercover Classic Tonneau cover...

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    Next up, maybe the most important mod in many ways... The Britax Boulevard 70 baby seat :p ...

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    I wanted to be able to have a way to securely keep "things" in my truck so I opted for the console vault. Love it!

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    Did not like the factory leather-wrapped shift knob. Especially the shape of it. Replaced it with this retro light grey TRD 6-speed knob, which is amazing IMO...

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    TSB leaf springs came next (replaced at a local dealer under warranty)...

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    Threw a TRD emblem on the grille to set it off a bit. Just a lil sumpin sumpin. Thanks to Benson_X for giving me the idea in this thread: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/104775-trd-emblem-stock-sport-grill.html ... Used his "plumber's tape" brackets" technique :thumbsup:

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    And finally the good stuff. BFG All-Terrain's in 265/75-16 (white letters out baby!), matte black KMC enduros, 5100's x 4 with fronts set at 0" and Eibach springs. All put on at the same time. Can you imagine the anticipation when I had all this crap laying in my garage?? :D

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    Leveled the truck out quite nicely. Last measurement showed about 0.5" higher in the rear max. Eibach's gave right around the 1.6" of advertised lift. Love the ride...

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    The wheels (steel) and tires (load range E) are a much heavier set-up than what was on there previously, and the offset pushed the tires out a bit as well. The handling difference is amazing.

    Next the good 'ol factory Tacoma roof rack (an early Christmas present!!) ...

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    And that brings us up to date...

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    Stay tuned...
     
  2. Nov 14, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    Benson X

    Benson X ...and we're back!

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    Nice looking rig :thumbsup:

    Is your username inspired by Richard D. James per chance?
     
  3. Nov 14, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    aphex

    aphex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I've actually used the name 'aphex' for a long time for internets/gaming. I suppose the idea probably originated with 'Aphex Twin' since that's the only other place I've heard it used. I used to listen to them a little bit.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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    Benson X

    Benson X ...and we're back!

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    Debadged, Black Toyota Emblem, TRD Emblem, Tint, Leer 100XL w/ Thule Tracker II rails, aFe Stage II Si Pro Dry-S CAI, aFe Mach Power 3" cat-back exhaust, Doug Thorley Y-Pipe, Bedmat, Weathertech liners, Weathertech window vents, Redline Hood Struts, 12v Anytime Mod, Maglight Mod, FOB/Seatbelt Mod, Rear Diff. Breather Mod, OEM Heated Mirrors Mod, OME 886 Coils w/ 90k Nitro Shocks up front, OME N182 Shocks with Dakars and a D29XL AAL in back, Light Racing UCAs, 1/2" Toytec Front Spacers, swaybar delete Mod, (4) 1" BORA Wheel Spacers, 285/70R17 Goodyear MT/R (originals), hidden Cobra 19DX IV w/ 4' Firestik on a Relentless Mount, custom Sliders, ARB Bumper, Warn VR-8000s w/ Syn. line, custom Tool/Hi-Lift mounts, custom Engine Bay and Winch-area LEDs, csJumper interior LEDs, custom TRD Skull Decal, 10" SeeLite LED light-bar custom mounted in the grille, custom Front & Mid skidplate, Garmin 60CSX GPS w/ RAM mounts....RAN OUT OF
    That's what I was wondering (hoping). I used to bump Aphex Twin alot back in the day and still throw it in the 'ol 8-Track every once in a while.

    Richard D. James is a musical genius (IMO), but he's still a creepy mofo...
     
  5. Nov 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    BigOly

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    Sweet looking rig and I really like the look of those wheels with the BFGs. With the lift and all it's time that you hit the trails! :)

    Oh and BFGs with "white letters out" ftw! Love it!!
     
  6. Nov 14, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    aphex

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    Thanks. Agree about the trails. Western PA doesn't seem to have a ton, but I'm starting to look around. Seems like all of the "off-road" people around here drive jeeps... :notsure:
     
  7. Nov 15, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    aphex

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    Finally got a few more pictures up. Put them in the original post.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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    krob32

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    Nice!
     
  9. Nov 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    Lord Helmet

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    Great buildup man :thumbsup: Your thoughts on the suspension setup? rough, smooth, or firm? How does it feel offroad and on the street?
     
  10. Nov 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    aphex

    aphex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Definitely firm. Love the ride. Handles much better on road. No heavy off-roading yet but it seems to eat up rough terrain.
     
  11. Dec 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    aphex

    aphex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Added OEM Roof Rack...

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    Loving it!

    Also threw some new glamor shots into the OP. :p
     
  12. Dec 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    Razgriz

    Razgriz wtf am i reading

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    Love it. Looks great.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    aphex

    aphex [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Next mod is likely an antennax euro-style short antenna for Christmas.
     
  14. Dec 16, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    sytfu510

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    Very nice truck! Gotta throw some mods in for fun now and then, or it wouldn't be as fun!
     
  15. May 1, 2014 at 7:33 PM
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    fourpointTRD

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    Nice truck!
     
  16. May 9, 2014 at 8:11 PM
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    J4m3z420

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    Looks great! I am looking to do this same setup with the suspension. Bilstein 5100 and Eibach at "0". I have a 2009 DCSB off-road with 3-leaf in the rear. NO TSB. Which aftermarket leaf pack would you recommend to achieve the same lift on the rear you have? Assuming the Dakar leaf pack would make the rear too high?
     
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