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Boden Build 2015 DCLB 4x4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by tacozord, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:01 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Icon suspension, ARB front bumper, Pelfreybilt rear bumper, Warn 9.5-XP winch, Demello Offroad sliders
    UPDATED: 7/05/18

    My name is Mike, and I thought I'd finally start a build page after lurking for a long time. My last vehicle was a 2001 Ford F150 2wd that I pretty much beat the heck out of. However, this Tacoma is my third Toyota truck. My first was a 1980 4wd and my 2nd was a 1992 2wd that I built as a pre-runner.

    I purchased this Tacoma new in December 2014, and I'm off and running. I researched for a long time before the purchase, and I have a lot of plans for the truck. The primary goal is to build an expedition vehicle that gets me into the backcountry for better photographic opportunities. I want to see things that most people don't have the opportunity to.

    I chose a double cab for the extra storage capacity. In the fifteen years of owning the F150, I only had one person in the back seat. So for this truck, I've removed the rear seats entirely and built a platform to is used mostly to tie down camera equipment. I also wanted a full door, because I hated the suicide-doors of the access cab. I always feel trapped between the front and rear doors.

    Another decision I made was to choose the long bed versus the short bed. This again was primarily for storage reasons and because I'm 6'1" and plan on sleeping in the back. I now have a Filppac, so the long will be mostly for camping/tool storage.

    That last major purchasing decision was to choose the SR5 package instead of the TRD Off-Road package. This was deliberate, because I thought it was a waste of money buying the TRD Off-Road package when I was immediately going to replace the tires and suspension. If there's anything I may miss, it's the e-locker and ATRAC. But I'm thinking about air-lockers when I do a gear upgrade.

    This is how the truck looks now:
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    This is how the truck looked when I first got it:
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    Specs:
    Make: Toyota
    Model: Tacoma, Double Cab, Long Bed, 4wd, SR5 Extra Value Package
    Year: 2015
    Color: Silver Sky Metallic

    Stock features:
    Entune Audio Plus
    Tow Package
    Floor Mats
    Exhaust Tip
    Tube Steps - black (replaced with Demello Offroad Rock Crusher bolt-on sliders)
    Remote key-less entry
    Cruise Control
    Power Windows
    Power Locks
    Fog Lights (stock fog lights removed - IPF ARB bumper fog lights installed)

    Current Mods:
    Suspension:
    Icon 2.5" Remote Reservoir Extended Travel CDCV Coilover Shocks w/ 700lb springs
    Icon 2.5 Series Rear Remote Reservoir CDCV Shock
    Icon Uni Ball Billet UCA
    Icon Progressive Add-A-Leaf pack (1st version installed)
    Dakar EL096R Heavy Duty leaf springs (currently installed)

    Tires:
    BF Goodrich KM2 255/85R16

    Wheels:
    Stock

    Armor:
    ARB Deluxe Bull Bar Front Bumper
    Demello Offroad Rock Crusher bolt-on sliders
    Pelfreybilt High Clearance Rear Bumper

    Communications:
    Midland 75-822 CB
    Wilson Little Wil antenna

    Electrical:
    Sears Platinum Group 35 battery
    CAE 250A alternator
    Big-3 upgrade

    Bussmann RTMR Fuse/Relay Block
    Permanent 5v supply to DeLorme InReach Explorer RAM Mount
    IBS-DBS Dual Battery System monitor
    Oddysey 34-PC1500T auxiliary battery

    Auxiliary Bussmann RTMR Fuse/Relay Block for bed of truck

    Lighting:
    Depo black tail lights
    Osram Rallye 70/65W +50 H4 64205 headlight bulbs

    Hella 4000I Driving Lights
    IPF ARB bumper fog lights
    Under hood LED strip lighting
    Rigid Industries SR-Q2 rear lights
    Interior dome light for Flippac - temporary install
    Interior dome light for Flippac with 3-way switches - final install
    Zombie Lights on rear window

    Misc:
    Warn 9.5XP-S Sypdura Winch
    K&N Air Filter
    Redline Tuning Quicklift Elite
    Console Vault
    Bird Dawg Industries Teck Deck
    Bird Dawg Industries Mirror Riser
    Gentex Rear View Mirror w/ autodim, compass, temp gauge, Homelink
    De-Badged tailgate and doors
    Removed front mud flaps
    Removed rear mud flaps
    Rear differential breather mod
    Removed rear seats
    Neneago all-in-one key
    Flippac
    RAAMmat and Ensolite sound dampening
    Mobtown Offroad Tailgate Reinforcement Plate and Cap
    ARB 50QT fridge and dual slide-out
    Bed storage

    Equipment:
    Sentry Halon 1211 9lb fire extinguisher
    DeLorme InReach Explorer
    Powertank PT10-5240
    Trailhead Tire Deflator Kit (5-20psi)
    ARB Tire Inflator
    ARB Bushranger X-Jack
    ARB Tire Repair Kit
    winch kit
    Hi-Lift Extreme 48" jack
    MAXTRAX
    20" Four-Way Lug Wrench
    ScanGauge II
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2018
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  2. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:08 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Nothing special here, but one of the first things I did besides installing a K&N air filter was to install a ScanGauge. I choose to put this on the steering column.
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  3. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:08 PM
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    Shmellmopwho

    Shmellmopwho Well-Known Member

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    Bunch of stuff
    Nice truck man. Glad you're having fun already. So many awesome things to be done to these trucks. I'm in Torrance, pretty close to you over there in Culver City.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:09 PM
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    TIM.TRDSparks

    TIM.TRDSparks Well-Known Member

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    CBI BUSHMASTER, BUDBUILT SKIDS SET, OME SUSPENSION, DAKAR LEAFS, TRD EXHAUST AND CAI PLUS MORE
    I love the long bed!
     
  5. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:10 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Next was installing Redline Tuning Quicklift Elite hood struts.

    Before:
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    After:
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  6. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:17 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I then added a Console Vault.
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  7. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:18 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Yes...Torrance is very close. Maybe we'll meet one day out on a trail.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:19 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Me too. I'm 6'1" so I wanted the long bed for sleeping and storage.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:21 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The next item on the list was a mirror riser.

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  10. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:28 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Next was a Bird Dawg Industries Teck Deck Xtreme Heavy Duty version. This was a bit more involved with installation than everything else so far. But I was successful.

    Before:
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    Install:
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    Attaching support bracket:
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    After:
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  11. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:29 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    One of the things that bugs me about this truck was the ambient outside temperate gauge being tied to a HD radio station through the Entune Audio system. Really frickin' stupid in my opinion. I'd literally be up in Valencia, and it wouldd tell me the temperature in Santa Monica, which is 30 miles away!!!

    Anyway, I came real close to installing a very simple temp gauge for only a few bucks. However, I came across a post on Tacoma World that Bob's Automotive Mirrors had a rear view mirror with autodim, compass, temp gauge, and Homelink. And...it came with a connector to tie into the existing wiring harness. Brilliant!!! I was sold.

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  12. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:32 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I decided to keep the look of this truck clean, so I de-badged it.

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  13. Feb 10, 2015 at 1:56 PM
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    Shmellmopwho

    Shmellmopwho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah bro for sure. I'm always down to go out and play trucks haha.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2015 at 6:04 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My new tires arrived today, but can't install yet. Gotta wait for suspension first, which goes on tomorrow!!! I'll post pics this weekend.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2015 at 12:55 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Icon suspension, ARB front bumper, Pelfreybilt rear bumper, Warn 9.5-XP winch, Demello Offroad sliders
    Bumper and winch installed last Wednesday, suspension Thursday, and tires Friday.

    Bumper and winch:
    ARB Deluxe Bull Bar Front Bumper
    IPF ARB bumper fog lights
    Warn 9.5XP-S Sypdura Winch

    Suspension:
    Icon 2.5" Remote Reservoir Extended Travel CDCV Coilover Shocks
    Icon 2.5 Series Rear Remote Reservoir CDCV Shock
    Icon Uni Ball Billet UCA
    Icon Progressive Add-A-Leaf pack

    Tires:
    BF Goodrich KM2 255/85R16

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  16. Feb 24, 2015 at 1:21 PM
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    tacozord

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    Today I did the rear differential breather mod. I used 3/8" fuel line, and ran it up to the gas filler. However, I didn't cut through the plastic to have it exit at the filler cap. Instead, the line is zip-tied to the filler hose and left up in the cavity between the fender and bed liner.

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    Parts:
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    After:
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  17. Feb 24, 2015 at 6:38 PM
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    RCD 4.5", rims & tires (17s with 33s), Pelfreybilt Hybrid Bumper, Rigid lights, Superwinch Tigershark, Wet Okole's, 4.56 gears.
    How many feet of fuel line did you end up using? I like the way you routed that, looks real clean. I have been putting this off on mine since I bought the truck.
     
  18. Feb 24, 2015 at 6:41 PM
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    teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Right behind you. NY
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    Bilstein 5100’s (x4), 275/65/20 Cooper XLT AT3’s
    Nice build man!
    :thumbsup:
     
  19. Feb 24, 2015 at 6:45 PM
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    tacozord

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    I bought 6 feet, but I only used about 4.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2015 at 6:46 PM
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    tacozord

    tacozord [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I've got a lot more planned.
     

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