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Beretta4x4 Build and BS thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Beretta4x4, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Beretta4x4

    Beretta4x4 [OP] What makes the green grass grow?

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    Hello all! Under the suggestion of my fellow TTC buddies, I have decided to start a build thread.

    Currently the truck looks like this:
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    Some video destroying my driveshaft and CV axle November 22, 2019 (courtesy @riz_atx ):
    https://youtu.be/5XkNOgfcJM4

    July 2019 Hidden Falls Day Trip
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    July 2019 Hidden Falls TTC Farewell Bash
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    July 2019 Colorado Camping Trip
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    June 2019 Backcountry Trail Run
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    June 2019 Hidden Falls Adventure Park
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    April 2019 Lone Star Toyota Jamboree
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    Current and future modifications are in the second post.

    I purchased my 2009 TRD Off-road in December of 2016. I had alwaysdreamed off owning an off-road Toyota truck since I was a little kid and watching "Back to the Future" seeing Marty McFly's beautiful black Toyota. I ended getting a pristine white truck for under $20k with 83k miles on the odometer.

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    I was happy with it stock, but joining Tacomaworld of course did not help. It all started after my first wheeling trip with some Tacomaworld members and the Heart of Texas off-road club and a four-day excursion in Big Bend National Park.

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    I learned that my departure angle and suspension travel wasn't enough for the type of wheeling I'd be interested in. I ordered the complete OME 3" with 886 front coils, Nitrochargers with rock guards and Dakar leaf springs. I also had 255/85r16 Cooper ST-MAXX tires installed to get a little taller and improvethose angles some.

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    I finally was able to test out my setup on a TTC off-road trip to Hidden Falls. I learned that I was slightly rubbing the cab mount, my approach angle was adequate, I needed the capabilities of a winch because I was hitting trails that were gnarly and my departure angle still sucked (Damn you tow package)

    My response was ordering the ARB Deluxe Winch Bumper, M8000S Winch, 4xInnovations sliders and the 4xInnovations high clearance rear Bumper with tire swingout.

    I had 4Wheel Parts do the front bumper install for convenience reasons, but if you're considering this route, I'd recommend you find a cheaper install alternative as I paid at least $1k more than I should have going this route.

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    After the bumper install, I needed to get foglights, and on that note, i figured I'd replace my headlamp housings (one was melted due to using a small-guage jumper cable). I ordered the Spyder headlights from Tacomabeast. I also ordered the Bajadesigns complete adapter set from Paranoid Fabrications. After installing the headlights, my wife told me to order matching taillamps, so I placed another order from Tacomabeast.

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    Last edited: May 28, 2020
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  2. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    Beretta4x4

    Beretta4x4 [OP] What makes the green grass grow?

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    Current parts installed list:

    Drivetrain, Body and Frame
    Valvoline/Mobil 1/Lucas Synthetic Fluids
    Tom Woods Custom 1-Piece Driveshaft
    Dobinson's Snorkel
    CAT 3.5" inlet Pre-filter
    Spiker Gas Hood Struts
    Toyota TRD Performance Brake Pads
    Customised Martin Rack, shortened and fit for
    my truck.​
    CBI Prinsu Awning Brackets
    Rear Diff Breather relocated to behind left taillight
    Removed Fender Liners
    Removed Front Fender Flares
    Pinch-weld hammered out for clearance
    Softopper "Camper-shell"
    Relentless Fabrication Cab Mount Chop Plates
    ARB Recovery Point
    ECGS Solid Clamshell Bushing
    Rago Fabrication Bed Stiffeners
    Tuff Stuff Fridge Slider mounted in the Bed

    Suspension and Tires
    OME 886 Coil Springs
    OME Nitrocharger shocks with rock guards
    OME Dakar HD leaf springs
    Icon Delta Joint UCAs
    Pro-Comp 31-series 16x8" Rims x5
    BFG KO 265/75r16
    Cooper ST-MAXX 255/85r16 Tires x5

    Nankang Mudstar 315/75r16 x5

    Armor
    ARB Deluxe Winch Bumper
    Warn M8000S Winch
    4xInnovations High Clearance Rear Bumper with Swingout Tire Carrier
    4xInnovations DOM tube Sliders, Square Main tube and kickouts welded to frame installed by @Texoma
    4xInnovations 3/16" Steel Front Skid Plate
    4xInnovations 3/16" Steel Transmission Skid Plate

    Electrical
    Baja Designs Sport-R Amber Wide/Cornering
    Clear/Spot Bumper Lights​
    Baja Designs Sport-R Amber/Wide/Cornering Ditch
    Lights​
    Baja Designs SAE Amber Fog Lights
    Baja Designs S2 Sport Flush Clear Reverse
    Lights​
    LED Chinese Bluetooth rock lights
    Paranoid Fabrication Foglights Adapter Brackets
    Paranoid Fabrication Foglights Adapter Harness
    Spyder LED Projector Headlights
    Spyder LED Taillamps
    Amazon LED Third Brake Light
    Meso Customs LED (White) Map Lights
    Meso Customs LED (White) Dome Light
    LED License plate bulbs (white)
    HKB Electronics Alternator Booster
    Solarex 100W Solar Panel
    Renogy Wanderer solar charge controller
    12V outlet with 2x USB ports and battery monitor
    Rago Fabrications Universal Relay Mount
    Blue Sea 12-spot auxiliary fuse panel
    Blue Sea 100A circuit breaker
    Garmin GPS
    Insignia Full HD Dash Cam
    Cobra DX IX CB (tuned, 1.2 CH1 and CH2, 1.35
    CH40)​
    Firestick 3' and 4' antennas
    Midland MXT275 GMRS 15W radio
    Laird 2.5dB GMRS no-ground antenna
    NMO antenna cable for GMRS
    JVC KW-V850BT DDIN head unit
    DVD player parking brake bypass
    Chameleon DVD player headrests

    Miscellaneous:
    Trasharoo
    ARB 2500x2000 Awning
    Softtopper in black with clear rear window
    Flame-colored Anodized Devil Horn Grill Emblem
    Big Sky 2-Gun Gun Rack
    Rago Fabrication Mid-height Modular Bed Rack
    CSI 52 Quart Fridge/Freezer
    CSI 84 Quart Dual-zone Fridge/Freezer

    CSI 64 Quart Dual-zone Fridge/Freezer
    Bird Dawg Tech Deck with assorted R.A.M. accessories
    Relentless Fabrication Hood Hinge Ditch Light Mounts
    Armortech Off-road Hi-lift Bedrail Mounts
    62" Hi-lift Jack
    TRED traction boards (Black)
    ARB Snatch Block
    ARB Tree Saver x2
    ARB Snatch Strap
    ARB Winch Blanket x2
    ARB Recovery Kit Bag
    ARB Air pressure gauge
    Viair 88P Air compressor
    Stanley tool bag
    Assorted wrenches, screwdrivers, tape and wire
    Metric/Standard sockets on bailing wire rings
    Ever-expanding patch and sticker collection

    Coming SOON:
    4xInnovations X-Case Skid Plate (awaiting Exhaust reroute)

    Alpine Designs Offroad Cab Mount Relocation Kit (awaiting install)

    Want list:
    Relocate Rear Shocks and upgrade to 12" or 14"
    4.56 Nitro Gears
    Front Locker
    Exhaust Reroute
    3-person Roof Top Tent or Swag
    Baja Designs Rock Lights
    Baja Designs Light Bar
    Ultimate Headlight Upgrade
    Dual battery setup
    Onboard Air System
    Total Chaos Spindle Gusset
    LCA Skids
    Rear Diff skid
    Upgraded Fuel Tank skid
    Thinner heavy-duty floor mats for manual
    Maxx Traxx
    Tie-down mod for bed bolts
    Tint windows to max legal darkness
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2020
  3. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    MattCowsmasher

    MattCowsmasher Well-Known Member

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  4. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:51 AM
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    Bigdaddy4760

    Bigdaddy4760 Well traveled Older Than Dirt

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  5. Mar 11, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    ChadsPride

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  6. Mar 11, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    FastEddy59

    FastEddy59 TTC #0061

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  7. Mar 11, 2019 at 11:04 AM
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    MattCowsmasher

    MattCowsmasher Well-Known Member

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    We need a dream sheet also please the hoard kindly demands.:fingerscrossed:
     
  8. Mar 11, 2019 at 11:04 AM
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    Comatose

    Comatose You snuff it, we stuff it.

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  9. Mar 11, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    Beretta4x4

    Beretta4x4 [OP] What makes the green grass grow?

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    I will begin adding it
     
  10. Mar 11, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    Beretta4x4

    Beretta4x4 [OP] What makes the green grass grow?

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    Added want list and coming soon list to second post
     
  11. Mar 11, 2019 at 4:03 PM
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    MattCowsmasher

    MattCowsmasher Well-Known Member

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    Heck ya !! Nice list
     
  12. Mar 11, 2019 at 4:05 PM
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    Beretta4x4

    Beretta4x4 [OP] What makes the green grass grow?

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    Thanks. I'm planning on most of that stuff ordered and installed by spring of 2020.
     
  13. Mar 11, 2019 at 6:11 PM
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    ChadsPride

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  14. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    Comatose

    Comatose You snuff it, we stuff it.

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    :spy:




    :hattip:





    :spy:
     
  15. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    Beretta4x4

    Beretta4x4 [OP] What makes the green grass grow?

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    Parts are mostly arriving Wednesday-Thursday by FedEx, UPS and USPS
     
  16. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    MattCowsmasher

    MattCowsmasher Well-Known Member

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    Sweet hey man I’m busy after work today you wanna swing by Thursday afternoon?
     
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  17. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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    Beretta4x4

    Beretta4x4 [OP] What makes the green grass grow?

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    Sure, that works for me
     
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  18. Mar 12, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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    Beretta4x4

    Beretta4x4 [OP] What makes the green grass grow?

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    Ordered Icon Tubular UCAs with Delta Joints and caps on Amazon for $670. Should be in next week.
     
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  19. Mar 12, 2019 at 2:21 PM
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    MattCowsmasher

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    Man your truck coming up quick :benchpress:
     
  20. Mar 12, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    ChadsPride

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    This I was in another thread when I posted in yours earlier :rofl:
     

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