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azchris's 2011 TRD Off Road Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by azchris, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Click sig for build thread
    So I'm not new to the forums, but I'm fairly new to Tacoma ownership :D I'm gonna do this chronologically so you can see the truck as it progresses.

    Specs:
    • Silver Streak
    • TRD OffRoad
    • Double Cab Short Bed
    • v6 PreRunner

    Current mods:
    • Smittybilt Lightbar with 4 Kragen HIDs
    • Removed mudflaps
    • 20% tint front, 5% tint rear
    • Smoked rear emblems, debadged doors
    • Powdercoated TRD rims graphite, had the black side of tires turned outside. Balanced with stick-on weights on the inside.

    Future mods:
    • 265/75R16 All Terrain KOs
    • Wicked Flow muffler
    • Some sort of leveling kit for the front

    March/April 2011

    Anyway, I have big plans for the truck but I'm trying not to get in over my head right away. So far, I've put a Smittybilt lightbar and 4 Kragen HIDs up front and removed the mudflaps. I also want to tint the fronts 35% and the rear doors/window 20% over the factory tint, which should bring it down to about 7% I think.

    Here's some shots of the truck with less than 1000 miles on it:

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    Mudflaps and paper plates still on

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    2011 grille up close

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    Stock... for now

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    The 2011 gauge cluster

    Now for the lightbar...

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    The second one in wasn't quite straight...

    And one of another Tacoma parked in front of me

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    May 2011

    Got it in to be tinted, decided to do 20% on the front, and 5% around the back 3 windows. I'm glad I did, it's exactly how I wanted it to look. A little hard to see the rear view at night, but otherwise it's perfect. Some bad cell phone pics:

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    June 2011
    Blacked out the badges with Duplicolor Shadow, there's a thread about it here:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/162937-smoked-badges-experiment.html

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    July 2011

    Originally these were getting powdercoated to fix some gouges that a tire shop put in them. Unfortunately, the powdercoat shop did a pretty terrible job, so a friend made me some paint that is mostly clear coat and black+gold pearl and sprayed over the sanded powdercoat, so it was a body-shop-quality job with hardener and everything :D

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    Next thing on the list is debadging the doors (which I've been meaning to do for awhile) and a front-to-back detail job.

    Stuck!

    So I figured I would add a stuck section to the thread. This is the first weekend I got the truck, locked and running at 35PSI. It did pretty well except for these two hills.

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    That's all for now!
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Subbed!
     
  3. sveezy012

    sveezy012 BigPoppaSmurf

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    nice lookin truck man, mines stock too except for the new headlights, takin my build slowly but surely! im really diggin the new gauge cluster! let me know what kind of mods ur plannin, ill be sure to return some ideas :D
     
  4. rcfreak201

    rcfreak201 Well-Known Member

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    WOW! You sir have some great photography skills! awesome truck!
     
  5. azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Guess I should add this to the main thread, after the warranty runs out I'm looking at doing a nice mid travel suspension. Here's one setup I was thinking about, but I'll have some time to decide while it's under warranty.

    Wheels and Tires
    Procomp 8128
    BFG All Terrain 285/75R16

    Suspension
    Icon Ext. Travel Resi Coilovers Front
    Camburg Uniball UCAs Front
    Camburg 4" Lift Spindle Front
    All Pro 3" Leaf Pack Rear
    Icon Resi Shocks Rear
    All Pro U Bolt Flip and Bumpstops Rear
     
  6. PLC721

    PLC721 Well-Known Member

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    check out the AZ sections man!
     
  7. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    sounds like a solid set up!
     
  8. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper Well-Known Member

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    Truck looks good man, and plans sound good aswell. I love that cluster!
     
  9. azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Stuck!

    So I figured I would add a stuck section to the thread. This is the first weekend I got the truck, locked and running at 35PSI. It did pretty well except for these two hills.

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  10. 08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    Where are the stuck pictures taken?
     
  11. azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Nighttime ones are at Picacho in California, daytime ones are in the desert near Yuma, about a mile or two north off exit 12 on I-8.
     
  12. YumaTRD

    YumaTRD Chewie is my Co-pilot

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    I love the road to picacho. specially at night, too bad its only 18 miles long.

    I got stuck there once as well. What had happen was that i was prerunning and hit some whoops but everything was fine. we stopped to check out the canyon at the midpoint of the trail. Once we got in the truck again, the battery was dead. it turned out that the battery bounced and cracked. leaking all the battery acid. We walked back for a while till we got picked up
     
  13. azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was down in the wash, I backed off the trail to turn around and ended up on a slope which dug the back tires in. Stupid mistake. I don't have 4WD to get me out. My friend's 1st gen didn't fair so well...

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  14. YumaTRD

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    Ouch,
    Ill be down to do the run when im back in yuma for the summer
     
  15. azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I'm at ASU right now. Can't wait to get back to Yuma and hit up the desert and the river :D
     
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  17. YumaTRD

    YumaTRD Chewie is my Co-pilot

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    Im at ASU as well.
    Im ready to do some float downs as well
     
  18. Blacktacoma23

    Blacktacoma23 The Dank Tank

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    Ouch! :eek:
     
  19. azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    May 2011

    Got it in to be tinted, decided to do 20% on the front, and 5% around the back 3 windows. I'm glad I did, it's exactly how I wanted it to look. A little hard to see the rear view at night, but otherwise it's perfect. Some bad cell phone pics:

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  20. YumaTRD

    YumaTRD Chewie is my Co-pilot

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    you down in Yuma yet?
     
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