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Bill's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by wmdpowell, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Selkirk, NY
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    4x4 reg cab, 5 speed
    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    Here is what I have done.
    Photos will follow.
    Reasoning for my mods or not going further.

    Order Added.

    Access Limited Tonneau cover.
    Need a cover, Liked the roll up version. Fit is great. easy to use, fast up or down

    Weather Tech Floor Mats
    I live in Upstate NY. Regular cab with manual tran had limited options.

    ERG window vents (in slot type)
    Nice to keep you wind and let me leave windows open on rainy day

    Inside Light
    Led lights that plug into the extra cig ligather outlet.

    Tint.
    Nice 35 Dark on back window. Good tint guy in Albany ny did. Local cops asked that I remove the side tint (no ticket but I can take a hint)

    At Tires. Whimpy dunlops had to go. Were ok but one day my wife asked "are you sure you have the right tires for this" as we drove up a rough shale cover ditch filled trail. I went with Hercules Terra Trac from Local shop. Good deal, nice tires. Stays with orginal size 245/75/16; did go with Load C LT 245/75/16 just to get a bit better sidewall. So far these tires rock on and off road. Quiet but dig right in when needed.
     
  2. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    907taco

    907taco Alaskan Assassin

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    ultimate lift kit ( toytec ) ome dakar leaf pack , w/ extended length billies, LR uca's, Pro comp 7089s, KM2's 285 70 17, neoprene seat covers, weather techs, CBI sliders w/kickout, URD ss, cab mount chop, VHT night shade tint>tails,3rd B-light. Debadged. Grillecraft grille, rear diff breather mod. CBI Moab front bumper, warn M8000 winch, HID kragens 7", Hella's micro fogs. retrofit headlights HIDS, LED solutions maps/license! 886 back up light mod,
    subbed for pics.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    4x4 reg cab, 5 speed
    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    First: Access limited cover. Need some of my stuff dry from time to time
    [​IMG]

    Next Running Boards. My wife needed an a step to get in. I am not lifted but they are handy to block door dings too.
    [​IMG]

    Also Shows my trimed front mud flaps. Trim them or they will trim themselves backing up over a rock or ditch (migh break if you don't trim)

    Put on some visors too (erg, in slot) work fine.
    [​IMG]


    I didn't feel i needed a lift. I did feel i needed better tires than the stock dunlops. Went with AT all terain C Load LT245/75/16 hercules terra trac (i think they are very similar to coopers and pep boys definities). So far so good. Nice ride, great traction, no hum on highway
    . Here is the tread [​IMG]
     
  4. Sep 25, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    4x4 reg cab, 5 speed
    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
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    Floodwater rd, near santa clara ny (near Floodwater pond, hoel pont, st regis wildners)
     
  5. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    0uTkAsT

    0uTkAsT Gun Toting Gearhead

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    Avid custom front & rear bumpers, Avid sliders & skid plates, Avid light bar, six 6.5" 100W off road lights, Eibach coils, Bilstein 5100s front & rear, Deaver AAL, MB 72B 16x8.5" wheels, 33" Hankook Dynapro AT-Ms, aFe dry filter, intake baffle & charcoal filter deleted, MagnaPack 18" muffler & exhaust bend delete, bedside & tailgate vinyls, carpeted bed, 25% tint, painted grille, mudflap delete, Supertop camper, black headlights & tail lights, breather mod, smoked 3rd brake light, recovery gear, mounted shovel, axe, extinguisher, Hi-Lift in Quickfist clamps / XRAC, sway bar delete, debadged tailgate, custom gun rack, bullet antenna, Kenwood double DIN nav, Scosche dash, JBL door speakers, aluminum pedals & shift knob
    Mmm, I just love those silver base model single cabs. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Oct 1, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    wmdpowell

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    4x4 reg cab, 5 speed
    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    Have to crash my front and get a cool bumper like you have!
     
  7. Oct 1, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    4x4 reg cab, 5 speed
    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    Debadged the tail gate (some months ago); toyota tacoma emblems only on the gate on the 2011 regular cab.

    Tonight black plasti-dip the the front grill logo.

    I am no chrome, like it.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    4x4 reg cab, 5 speed
    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    Took the hub caps off after I lost one. Painted grey so it maches the steel wheels.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    Satoshi chrome grill deep lip, 5100 set at .85, 2 hella 500 fog/2 hella 500 driving on n-fab light bar, k&n drop in
    nice looking truck , any god trails out by albany area?
     
  10. Sep 6, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    just some unimproved / seasonal town and county roads. They can be fun and you don't wreck your truck!

    In western VT there are some nice National forest roads to drive on (off Rte 9 near sommerset resistor).
     
  11. Oct 8, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    4x4 reg cab, 5 speed
    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    Painted the steel wheels black (rustoleum gloss black spray).
     
  12. Oct 8, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bill
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    4x4 reg cab, 5 speed
    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    New
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    Original
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  13. Apr 22, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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    wmdpowell

    wmdpowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    4x4 reg cab, 5 speed
    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    Ordered a softopper. I have to decide if I want to keep my tonneau or to try and sell it.
     
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