1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Been lurking for a year, here's my build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by evilbit, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Apr 2, 2013 at 4:54 PM
    #1
    evilbit

    evilbit [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Member:
    #100892
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Emir
    SLC, UT
    Vehicle:
    2006 TRD Sport 6spd V6 Access
    Leer topper (flat), 3" OME lift, diff drop kit, Total Chaos UCAs, DeMello hybrid bolt on rock sliders, ARB bumper, ARB Air Locker front/back, 4.56 gears, ARB high output compressor with pump-up kit, scuba mod, Smittybilt XRC10 winch with synthetic cable, 255/85/16 BFG MT T/A KM2 on ProComp Rock Crawler Series 87 steelies, WeatherTech floor trays, Hypertech Inline Speedo Calibrator, JVC KD-X50BT mechless stereo, LED lights (interior/rear+brake/reverse/front marker) On order: Pelfreybilt rear bumper w/ swing-away tire carrier, hi-lift & rotopax mounts, and rigid reverse lights, Pelfreybilt IFS & mid skid Planned: Leer raised topper w/ Yakima blade roof rack
    This forum has been a tremendous resource for me as I made build decisions in the last year since I got this truck. Thanks to everyone for being so helpful, and for maintaining such a positive community.

    Here's few phone shots of my truck (check out the sidebar for list of major mods). I live in Utah and go on extended weekend trips, mainly southern Utah but also Wyoming, Idaho). I'm itching to do something longer, perhaps down to Mexico and on to South America, or north to Canada, maybe Alaska.

    Big 3.5" stainless steel bolts mounted on the bullbar are used to mount the HiLift Jack.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Relocated clutch start cancel button allowed for a neat bank of ARB switches.

    [​IMG]

    Mechless JVC stereo unit with BT; I love 3G + Pandora, tho it's a bummer tag display doesn't work with Android (only iPhones, it seems). Also got a nice new cubby with a single head unit.

    [​IMG]

    I also got an outdoor winter carpet roll which fit neatly over folded jump seats in the back. Went to Home Depot and got a roll that roughly corresponded to the folded seat area (I forget now what it was). I had to cut off maybe 6" piece off one end and cut a few slits to stabilize it on the existing seat back hardware. That's where I keep my recovery bag (gloves, tow strap, tree saver, snatch block, shackles, tire inflation/deflation kit, etc), a light plastic storage box with random stuff (extra winter gear, shopping bags, pump up kit, etc), and that's where the dog rides, too (you see her poking out behind the front in one of the shots).

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I'm getting rock sliders next (trying to get in on a demello group buy).

    After that I plan on building a bed platform and a storage solution (under the platform, as well as tie down points for top side), with perhaps a pull out table. I also daydream of a roof basket with 2 full size spare wheels, and a long range tank conversion in the original spare space. Maybe dual battery relocation setup. More armor. Relocating winch solenoid to under the hood. Snorkel, breathers, sealing the winch, and other wading prep.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2013
  2. Apr 2, 2013 at 4:56 PM
    #2
    Aw9d

    Aw9d That one guy

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Member:
    #66635
    Messages:
    12,647
    Gender:
    Male
    Didn't see the links to pic's on my tapatalk.. Nice build! Embed the pics man :)
     
  3. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:14 PM
    #3
    evilbit

    evilbit [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Member:
    #100892
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Emir
    SLC, UT
    Vehicle:
    2006 TRD Sport 6spd V6 Access
    Leer topper (flat), 3" OME lift, diff drop kit, Total Chaos UCAs, DeMello hybrid bolt on rock sliders, ARB bumper, ARB Air Locker front/back, 4.56 gears, ARB high output compressor with pump-up kit, scuba mod, Smittybilt XRC10 winch with synthetic cable, 255/85/16 BFG MT T/A KM2 on ProComp Rock Crawler Series 87 steelies, WeatherTech floor trays, Hypertech Inline Speedo Calibrator, JVC KD-X50BT mechless stereo, LED lights (interior/rear+brake/reverse/front marker) On order: Pelfreybilt rear bumper w/ swing-away tire carrier, hi-lift & rotopax mounts, and rigid reverse lights, Pelfreybilt IFS & mid skid Planned: Leer raised topper w/ Yakima blade roof rack
    Ask and ye shall receive ;)
     
  4. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:19 PM
    #4
    ChamYota

    ChamYota AKA Crash Bandicoot

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Member:
    #59431
    Messages:
    8,223
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cam
    Clemson,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner
    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    The more i see that ARB bumper the more it burns my wallet to not have it. :laugh:

    Subbed :popcorn:
     
  5. Apr 2, 2013 at 5:20 PM
    #5
    saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Member:
    #27342
    Messages:
    2,645
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Upstate, SC
    Vehicle:
    2002 SR5 4x4
    damn good looking rig man!
     
  6. Apr 4, 2013 at 8:53 AM
    #6
    ivoryaddict

    ivoryaddict Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Member:
    #94998
    Messages:
    338
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Northern California
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD offroad MGM DCSB
    Custom Headache Rack, BAMF Kick-out sliders with fill plate Level Kit, ARB bumper, Warn Winch Ruff Tuff Digital Camo Seat Covers Fuel 16" Boost Wheels Duratrac 285/75/16 X-tra D-Rings in Bed
    Nice build, very functional. Good looking tires and bumper. The carpet on the rear seats was a good idea, might be doing that myself. Thanks for the idea.
     
  7. Apr 4, 2013 at 8:55 AM
    #7
    Large

    Large Red

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Member:
    #63268
    Messages:
    16,612
    Gender:
    Male
    Damn nice truck..
     
  8. Apr 4, 2013 at 9:10 AM
    #8
    RMAN808

    RMAN808 S)(AKALO)(AWAII

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Member:
    #72797
    Messages:
    3,151
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Reid
    Pearl City, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    '99 PreRunner
    OME 883' w/5100s, Toytec AAL, 265/75R16 Treadwright Guard Dog's, 16x8.5" Level 8 Strike 6 wheels, 14" Magnaflow, 4" Deck Plate Mod w/Screen, Grillcraft, etc. Check build thread in sig for more info...
    That is a very sick build you got there! Lurking has definitely paid off for you huh? :thumbsup:
     
  9. Apr 4, 2013 at 9:41 AM
    #9
    Fifthwind

    Fifthwind Master of None

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2011
    Member:
    #65144
    Messages:
    843
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Murph
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Vehicle:
    Scully
    Barcelona Red 09 DCOR- Icon 2.5" ECOs w/CDC - 14" 700lb, Bilstein 5100 Ext, Toytec 2" AAL, Toytec Diff Wedge, Toytec Diff and Skid Drop, Discoverer S/T 255/85/16, Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags w/ Daystar Cups, ARB Bull/winch Bumper, Warn 8k winch, ARB CMK12, Budbuilt full skids, BAMF bolt on sliders with filler & kickout @ zero angle, BAMF rear diff diaper, bedlights, hoodlights, BAMF CB antenna mount, etc.
    Nice build. I have to admit that the ARB has been on my wish list for a while. What's your wheel/tire/spacer setup? Looks like a good climber.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2013 at 4:32 PM
    #10
    evilbit

    evilbit [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Member:
    #100892
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Emir
    SLC, UT
    Vehicle:
    2006 TRD Sport 6spd V6 Access
    Leer topper (flat), 3" OME lift, diff drop kit, Total Chaos UCAs, DeMello hybrid bolt on rock sliders, ARB bumper, ARB Air Locker front/back, 4.56 gears, ARB high output compressor with pump-up kit, scuba mod, Smittybilt XRC10 winch with synthetic cable, 255/85/16 BFG MT T/A KM2 on ProComp Rock Crawler Series 87 steelies, WeatherTech floor trays, Hypertech Inline Speedo Calibrator, JVC KD-X50BT mechless stereo, LED lights (interior/rear+brake/reverse/front marker) On order: Pelfreybilt rear bumper w/ swing-away tire carrier, hi-lift & rotopax mounts, and rigid reverse lights, Pelfreybilt IFS & mid skid Planned: Leer raised topper w/ Yakima blade roof rack
    ARB is the s...tuff. The only thing of theirs I was disappointed with was the tire deflator - the gauge looked really cheap and was off by like 50%! Thanks to Amazon Prime, I returned it right away. On board air (CKMA12) is a really nice thing as I can readily deflate down to 12psi for the trail and bring it back up to 45psi for the road within minutes.

    Tires are Cooper Discoverer S/T 255/85/R16 on Pro Comp Series 87 16x8 (6 on 5.5 bolt) steelie with 3.75 backspace. I really wanted the Series 52 but they can't clear Tacoma's brakes.

    I think the 4.56 gears do more for the climbing ability than anything else :)
     
To Top