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azchris's 2013 TRD Off Road Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by azchris, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Oct 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Some of you might've seen my 2011 TRD Off Road thread. Unfortunately, the truck was recently stolen from my apartment with only 21k miles on it, and later recovered. Everything inside was missing and there was some cosmetic damage to the interior and exterior. Since it hadn't even had its last free oil change yet and was now becoming a Recovered Theft (and who knows what they did to it...) I opted to trade it for a 2013 4x4. I'll start updating this thread as I make the inevitable changes to it.

    THE TRUCK
    • 2013 Double Cab Short Bed
    • Magnetic Grey Metallic
    • V6 4x4 TRD OffRoad
    • Mobil1 5W-30 synthetic

    CURRENT MODS

    Security:
    • Viper 5704 SmartStart with GPS tracking, battery backup, interior siren, tilt sensor, and dual shock sensors
    • Tailgate anti-theft mod
    Audio:
    • Kenwood Excelon ddx491hd
    • JL C5-650 components in the front
    • JL C2-600x coaxials in the rear
    • JL XD700/5 amp pushing about 300W to the sub
    • JL 10tw3 in a Stealthbox
    • Dynamat Xtreme on the doors and rear wall
    Interior Lighting:
    • PUTCO Dome + Map Light Kit
    • VLEDS 2W 5K vanity lights
    Exterior Lighting:
    • LS460R retrofit and LED conversion
      • TRS LS460R projectors
      • Osram XENARC 66240 CBI D2S bulbs
      • Denso Slim 35W ballasts with waterproofing
      • TRS MotoControl relay harness
      • TRS MoriMoto XB LED fog lights
      • VLEDS Triton V3 3157ck front turn signal kit
      • VLEDS 194 high power amber 6 LED corner markers
      • Depo headlights
      • 4 SteelStiks
    • Rear LED Conversion
      • VLEDS Triton V3 3157 rear turn signal kit
      • VLEDS 15W 921 5K reverse lights
      • VLEDS 6W 194 5K license plate lights
      • VLEDS red 194 third brake lights (requires 3)
    Electrical:
    • Fog lights anytime
    • Seatbelt chime disable
    Misc:
    • 5% tint rear, 20% front
    • Black WeatherTech Floor Liners (front & rear)
    • Black Wet Okole seat covers
    • Debadged doors
    • Mud Flap Delete
    • Fumoto F103S valve

    FUTURE MODS
    • Upgrade muffler & relocate exhaust crossover above frame
    • A steel IFS skid and sliders
    • Aux fusebox
    • Front & rear Rigids
    • Bed bar
    • CB radio
    • Wheels and BFG ATs
    • Front & rear armor and winch
    • Long travel

    GALLERY

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    UPDATES

    27 October 2012
    It went straight from the dealer to the alarm shop when it came in Tuesday. Got the tricked out Viper system listed above. You can't blame me for being paranoid, right? :eek: I got it back today, I am really happy with it. Soundwerks in Scottsdale did a great, clean job wiring and took their time to do it right.

    The first things I did were mud flap delete (maybe it's just me, but the damn things seem to have become even larger since the 2011s) and the tailgate protection mod. Scheduled it for tint this Friday. I'll get around to doing anytime fog lights in the next few days as well. Here's a crappy cell phone pic till I can get my real camera out...

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    By the way, where are you TRD OR guys putting your aux switches? There's no blanks left like there were in my Prerunner...

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    6 November 2012
    I picked up the Weathertechs from 4WheelParts last week - they have the screw-down ports that match the stock ones for a perfect fit, and no possibility of leakage through the hooks like on previous models. Also, got my CREE reverse lights in today and installed them... Damn these things are bright!

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    19 February 2014
    Been awhile since I updated, although I haven't done much to the truck in the meantime except debadge the doors and put some scratches in the skid plates. However, I had a really annoying squeak that I couldn't track down until I read this, so I wanted to note it here in case anyone has a mystery squeak in the front end of their Tacoma: open the hood and see if it goes away!

    10 July 2014
    I'm in the process of writing up the latest update with some new pictures after having Soundwerks do the audio installation. If anyone is trying to track down a middle switch blank for the aux port or other switches under the radio, for a 2012+, the part number is 55539-52060-C0. A few pics here.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2015
  2. Oct 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    hard2kill

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    ...315's,2in bora wheel spacers,safari snorkel,wheel spacers,bruteforcefab rear bumper and sliders,afe filter,hi-lift jack,5100 with OME 886 & 1/2in spacer,allpro expo's,icon 10in rear shox,flip kit,ss brake lines,cobra cb,fog light mod,yellow fogs,weathertech mats,fullsize spare tire and extra sport rim,tinted windows,aeroturbine 2525 muffler dumped over axle...rear diff breather mod...removed factory spare...removed 2nd air filter...THULE roof rack and fairing....bud builts front to back,allpoo front bumper,BAMF lca skids,overland Offroad roof and bed racks,
    Good luck with the new build buddy
     
  3. Oct 27, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    Congrads on the new ride -- sorry to hear about the theft. :(
     
  4. Nov 6, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    6 November 2012
    I picked up the Weathertechs from 4WheelParts last week - they have the screw-down ports that match the stock ones for a perfect fit, and no possibility of leakage through the hooks like on previous models. Also, got my CREE reverse lights in today and installed them... Damn these things are bright!

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  5. Nov 6, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    gthupman

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    where did you get the reverse lights from?
    do you have a link to the website?
    thanks
     
  6. Nov 6, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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  7. Mar 25, 2014 at 9:16 PM
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    2013 Tacoma TX 4.0 6 Speed Manual Volant CAI and air scoop Volant throttle body spacer DigiFit Weathertech Kevlar Seat Covers - Grey Interior LEDs Fab Fours PreRunner Bumper Body Armor Rock Sliders Painted radiator Rigid Industries 3x3 D2's DTL lighting kit Rigid Grill and 20" SLR2 light bar Plasti- badges Plasti- front grille surround Plasti- rear bumper MATT black rear taillights Night Raider rear LED light bar :D
    I've got three light projects up and coming and also very very curious and entertained on how and where to mount new switches and getting into more about the AUX fuse box. The toys are here, now time to do the research.... grrr homework
     
  8. Jun 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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    azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Must've missed your reply awhile back! Let me know if you find a good spot for switches, I've got a few ideas but I'm not too sure how to make it look clean.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2014 at 2:31 PM
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    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't able to find too many threads with people running JL stuff. After missing the JBL system on my 2011 for a year now I got a quote to swap it with the following system:

    • Kenwood DDX-491HD headunit
    • JL C5-650 components for the front
    • JL C2-600cx two ways for the rear
    • 2x JL 10w1v3 subs in a custom box
    • JL XD700/5 amp with 300W to the subs + remote bass knob
    • Dynamat Xtreme on the doors
    • Misc interfaces to keep stock steering wheel controls and aux port

    It's going in to the same shop that did my alarm this week. Is there anything I'm going to wish I upgraded in a year or two? It's not a nav headunit, but I really don't need that functionality anyway.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM
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  11. Aug 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Been busy with a bit of traveling and a new job lately, I edited the OP but didn't bump the thread. Turns out JL came out with a new stealthbox that is 1 10tw3, so I went with that instead. I also had the doors and back wall Dynamatted. The specs:

    • Kenwood Excelon ddx491hd
    • JL C5-650 components in the front
    • JL C2-600x coaxials in the rear
    • JL XD700/5 amp pushing about 300W to the sub
    • JL 10tw3 in a Stealthbox
    • Dynamat Xtreme on the doors and rear wall

    My camera battery is dead, but here's some crappy cell phone pics for now:

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    New head unit, dash kit matches the factory stereo very well.

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    Blends in nicely.

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    Ran a female USB plug to the glovebox instead so I can stash an iPod Classic in there, and replaced the existing one with a switch blank. Also added bass level knob for the amp.

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    Amp hides under the passenger side seat.

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    Folding down...

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    A little 10tw3 hiding in the back :)

    Very happy with the overall SQ, I'm not going to be shaking the other cars around me at a stoplight but it's very tight and accurate. Even keeps up with drum & bass pretty decently.
     
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  12. Aug 6, 2014 at 8:47 PM
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    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of which, if anyone needs low-mileage factory stereo equipment for some odd reason, I might know someone...

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  13. Nov 26, 2014 at 8:56 PM
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    azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just put in my Black Friday order at TRS and VLEDS... More on that to follow. Also realized I never dumped these pics from when the truck was new:

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    Was shooting freehanded so they're a little ghosty :/
     
  14. Dec 27, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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    Where did you get the rear seat covers at? Thanks.
     
  15. Dec 27, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey, the seat covers are Wet Okole, I ordered straight from their website at http://wetokole.com/

    There are occasionally group buys going on these forums and resellers sometimes have discounts if you're looking for a better price. Either way they're the best seat covers you can buy for these trucks IMO. Fit like a glove and very durable/easy to clean.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2015 at 10:43 PM
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    skygear

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    Hey Chris. Still have the factory radio? Does it have Bluetooth? AppRadio?
     
  17. Jan 14, 2015 at 11:05 PM
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    azchris

    azchris [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Replied via PM - let me know if you need any other info!
     
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