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Bluegrass Taco BS 'n' build just for the hell of it all

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Bluegrass Taco, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Jun 4, 2017 at 3:14 AM
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    Bluegrass Taco

    Bluegrass Taco [OP] Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    So Far;

    Bilstien 5100's set @ 0"
    OME 885x coils
    Home grown 1/2" poly spacers
    Deavers 2" AAL
    Wheelers Superbumps (f & r)
    Headstrong Offroad U-bolt flip kit
    Motive Gear 4.10/1 gear sets
    TRD Pro shifter knob
    Advance Auto 14" stubby antenna
    DYF Cab Mount Chop
    DYF Diff vent relocation kit (field installed by DYF lead technician)
    TRD bed mat
    TRD "All Season" floor mats
    Cobra 25XLT CB, peaked and tuned @ 28 watts
    Firestik 4' antenna
    Road King shielded 18' coax
    Firestik 4" soft-flex spring.
    Astatic noise reduction mic
    7-pin connector relocate mod moved to Pelfrybilt bumper.
    BFG KO2's 285/75r16
    American Racing AT202 Buck wheels 16x8
    Full size matching spare.
    Too many decals on the window mod
    DuraLast Gold gr27 battery
    ARB, etc, recovery kit.
    ARB deflation kit.
    VIAIR 400P air pump
    Pelfreybilt aluminum plate bumper
    Pelfreybilt full(3 piece) skid plates
    Warn VR12S winch w/synthetic line
    Warn wireless remote kit
    Warn synthetic line safe roller fairlead
    Smittybilt HD snatch block
    Pelfreybilt standard rear plate bumper
    Baja Designs fog lights
    All Pro HD sliders w/kick outs, bolt on.
    HiLift "Patriot" 4' jack w/accessory kit
    TSB headlights.
    Sway bar delete mod
    Bumper re-enforcement brackets
    Quick Fist shovel mount w/home grown aluminum brackets
    True Temper D-handle round point shovel
    Total of 8 Toyota bed rail tiedowns
    Baja Designs 20" light bar (in bumper, f)
    Baja Designs rear cut outs, LEDs
    OEM color match grill
    Warn EPIC winch hook./Factor 55 thimble
    NGK. Irridium spark plugs
    ARE camper shell
    Marlin E-Locker solenoid guard/skid
    Detroit Tru-Trac front diff
    Clazzio leather seat covers


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    This started with a ToyTech Boss lift. Shocks were a problem due to previous owner trying to mod them. Took that off and ran a 2-1/2" spacer lift on stock shocks/coils for a few months. Then the current lift. She sits 2-7/8" higher than it was stock (front) and 2" higher in rear. With CMC (Thanks Everett!) and some fender trimming, 285's fit with room to spare. Just for schiddts n giggles, I mounted a set of 35"'s (trail grapplers) on stock chevy 17 rims. No rub when driving straight and no flex. Not the case when flexed. Some day there will be 35"'s. Just not now. It came with 265/75r16 Yokohama Geolander AT's. Decent tire for street. Don't mention mud. Switched to 265/75r16 Goodyear Duratrac's. After 55,000 miles of no complaints, it was time for something bigger. The decision was made to go with Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's in 285/75r16 (E). Could not be any happier! They seem to be wearing well, they perform off road incredibly well, and on road/wet road performance is as good as a mud tire can be. Much quieter than the Duratracs.

    Plan is to get a few more things on the truck, but NOT to go so crazy with the armor. Trying to keep weight to a minimum.averylatest.jpg

    Gear swap was just for my satisfaction. Very little numerical difference (went from 3.73 to 4.10) Gearing with 285's is just a hair lower than stock gearing with stock rubber. This restored a little "engine pep". Brought back SOME of the gas mileage I lost when I went from 265/lrC to 285/lrE tires.

    The entire effort is to keep the reliability of a stock Tacoma with just a few mild mods to give it a bit of an upgrade in off road capabilities. Even with some off roading planned, I still have to keep in mind the 32,000 to 35,000 miles of highway driving I average yearly.
     

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  2. Jun 4, 2017 at 3:15 AM
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    Bluegrass Taco

    Bluegrass Taco [OP] Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    At Black Mountain, October 2015. 1st annual Fall Meet!
     
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  3. Jun 4, 2017 at 3:15 AM
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    Bluegrass Taco

    Bluegrass Taco [OP] Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    This is Toyota #5, 4wd #17. On November 22nd, 2014, I was on my way to work @ 5AM. I was driving my '04 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab, Long Bed, 4X4, Hemi/auto gas hog/parking nightmare. A car slowed in front of me because of a stray dog in the road. The car behind me never saw a thing....Just into and under my Dodge while she was still doing 50mph. The rear end of the Dodge got launched. The truck ALMOST stood on it's front bumper. Rear axle ended up under my back seat. The truck came down on the hood and roof of the Nissan Altima that tagged me. As bad as it probably looked, no one was hurt amazingly. So....Truck is paid off, but heavily insured. Just a matter of getting the check from State Farm. I had to have something to drive to work in the interim.

    So begins the Tacoma. My wife suggested we start looking. I already had my mind made up. After 4 Toyota's, including my all time favorite vehicle, a 1984 SR5 reg cab/long bed 4wd, I wanted another Toyota. When we made it to the very first dealer, I saw a truck I really liked. It was a lease return with very low miles and not a scratch on it. I was working with a salesman I knew. I got up to go get a drink in their waiting area. When I came back, Sandy was signing papers. I had agreed on a price, but hadn't even started to talk about paying for it....She did that part. Wrote a check....and I had a Tacoma!

    Not long after I got it, the health sorta went to hell. What at first appeared to be a return visit from Prostate Cancer I'd dealt with 5 years earlier turned out to be a massive infection in my kidney, triggered by a small tumor on my right kidney. A couple surgeries later, OVER IT! Now back to the Tacoma. Doctor bills caused a setback. But they won't STOP progress.

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  4. Jun 4, 2017 at 3:15 AM
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    Bluegrass Taco

    Bluegrass Taco [OP] Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    armor and winch time!

    August 2017! Medical bills are paid off (for the 2015 Kidney surgery)

    First we added a Pelfreybilt aluminum plate bumper. Warn VR12,000S winch, Baja Designs fogs, Pelfreybilt IFS skid, mid skid, and T-case skid. Removing sway bar (to install Pelfreybilt bumper re-enforcement brackets. Also installed Pelfreybilt standard rear bumper. Then AllPro sliders. Final August mod will be new (OEM) headlights to replace originals with burnt driving lights.

    More to follow in September!

    (Swap new 887 OME coils for existing 885's)
    (Possibly more lighting)
     
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  5. Jun 4, 2017 at 3:15 AM
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    Bluegrass Taco

    Bluegrass Taco [OP] Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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  6. Jun 4, 2017 at 3:36 AM
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    DrFunker

    DrFunker Confused like a chameleon in a bag of skittles.

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    The far side.
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    gugman

    gugman analog

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  8. Jun 4, 2017 at 4:01 AM
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    Bluegrass Taco

    Bluegrass Taco [OP] Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    Gentlemen....Welcome.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2017 at 4:10 AM
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    gugman

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    Nice looking truck, Bill
     
  10. Jun 4, 2017 at 5:14 AM
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    Trim taco

    Trim taco Just one more stupid question

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    Nice truck. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled when I'm in Mt Washington.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2017 at 5:50 AM
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    Bluegrass Taco

    Bluegrass Taco [OP] Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    There's a BUNCH of us in Mt Washington. Several silver gen 2's.... I'm up and down Bardstown Road, to and from Snyder.
     
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  12. Jun 4, 2017 at 6:46 AM
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    Same as everybody else...
    I've always liked your truck Blue, nice looking rig.
     
  13. Jun 4, 2017 at 8:25 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    23Skidoo A thirsty fish | Kill The King

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    JayMac I'm not bad... I'm just drawn that way.

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    Bluegrass Taco

    Bluegrass Taco [OP] Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    Credit where credit is due;

    There's 3 things that have been done to this truck by "DYF"....aka Drunken Yard Fab. That's @beertimecontinuum When I was first starting to make minor changes, he donated a TRD skid plate to the cause. Karma being what it is, he wins a Demello front bumper very shortly afterwards. (Good lesson for everyone! Do good and good get's done for you!) Then the diff breather relocate kit. And finally, a fantastic job of doing the cab mount chop. Appreciate it greatly Everett!
     
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  18. Jun 4, 2017 at 8:41 AM
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    Nice. Glad to hear your getting back to healthy, too.
     
  19. Jun 4, 2017 at 8:55 AM
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    Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Little bitty life

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    It was about time! Subd :D
     
  20. Jun 4, 2017 at 9:10 AM
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    Bluegrass Taco

    Bluegrass Taco [OP] Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    Something else to add to the list! I had no clue new headlights were so cheap. Mine are scratched, spots burned from parking lights, and just looking old.....There will be new ones on the way before the week's out.
     

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