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Box Rocket - 2003 TRD Doublecab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Box Rocket, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Oct 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] Well-Known Member

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    1995 FZJ80 Land Cruiser
    3xLocked, lifted, well used
    I picked up this 2003 DC in Feb of 2010. Wanted one for a long time and wanted to get back into a 'minitruck' since I'd had a couple older Toyotas in the past. I've mainly been a Land Cruiser guy but I had an '85 and a '93 SAS pickup too and I loved both of those trucks but needed more seating so the DC Tacoma seemed like a great option.

    Current setup - July 2015
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    Table of Contents:
    Trail Gear rock sliders: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...ox-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab.html#post2258497


    OME Suspension: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...ox-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab.html#post2258506


    Painting Wheels: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...ox-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab.html#post2258511


    Bedrack build: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...ox-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab.html#post2258516


    Rear bumper Phase 1: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...ox-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab.html#post2309813


    Trail Gear Low Profile Front Bumper Phase 1: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-3.html#post2538178


    33x10.50 BFG KM2: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-4.html#post2591338


    Rear Seat Platform: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-5.html#post2762128


    Snugtop XTR Camper: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-6.html#post2873208


    OME D6XL AAL: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-8.html#post2978032


    Interior Mods (Radio/Deck/Fire): http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-8.html#post3058027


    Trail Gear Low Profile Front Bumper Phase 2 (Lightbar): http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-9.html#post3058031


    Snugtop Mods (Shovel/Hilift): http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...-rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-9.html#post3058035


    Bedrack Mods (CO2, Cargo Boxes): http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-10.html#post3106638


    BAMF BPV Bracket: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-17.html#post4048472


    Custom Switch Panel: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-19.html#post4231444


    Magnaflow Muffler: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-23.html#post4470746


    Rear Bumper Phase 2 (Spare Tire swing out): http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-25.html#post4610513


    Rear Frame Plates: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-25.html#post4624516


    Custom IFS Skidplate: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-27.html#post4877312


    Custom Transmission Skidplate: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-28.html#post4937435


    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-28.html#post4957175


    Custom Belly Skidplate: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-29.html#post5024009


    Suzuki Reno Seat Swap: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-34.html#post5343314


    Rear Bed Seats: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-34.html#post5343314


    Custom Rear Bed Deck: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-44.html#post5724343


    Custom Roof Rack: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-47.html#post5933723


    Rear Bumper Phase 3 (Second Swingout): http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-49.html#post6111156


    33x12.50 Goodyear MTR: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-50.html#post6217319


    4Crawler 1" Body Lift: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-57.html#post6631986


    Front Bumper Phase 3 (New Lightbar/HIDs): http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-58.html#post6705019


    Rear Shock Relocation: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-61.html#post6886148


    Trail Gear Ubolt Flip: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-62.html#post6888239


    Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Spacers: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-76.html#post7091016


    Smittybuilt CatchAll Seat Covers: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-82.html#post7251602


    Fridge Slide: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-84.html#post7372987


    Bedrack Mod (RTT): http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-83.html#post7359665


    315/75R16 BFG AT: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-90.html#post7488335


    Shovel/Hilift to bumper: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...rocket-2003-trd-doublecab-97.html#post7766899









    Current Mod list:

    Engine/Drivetrain:
    All stock.
    3.4L V6
    Stock gearing
    Auto Trans
    TRD E-locker Rear
    Magnaflow 14" muffler/exhaust


    Suspension:
    Old Man Emu 882 front coils
    Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport front shocks
    JK 10mm Trim packer
    Cornfed Suspensions front diff drop
    Old Man Emu Dakar rear leaf springs
    Old Man Emu D6XL Add a leaf
    Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport rear shocks (relocated with custom crossmember)
    All Pro Offroad 1.5" rear shackles
    BAMF BPV Relocation Bracket
    Extended rear brake line
    1" 4Crawler Body Lift
    4Crawler axle relocation plates
    TG ubolt flip

    Wheels/Tires:
    33x12.50 R15 BFGoodrich KM2
    15x8 Ultra Motorsport En4cer Type 181 Wheels (rattle canned Graphite)
    33x10.50 R15 BFG KM2 spare tire on 15x7 factory steel rim (rattle canned black)
    Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers

    Armor/Protection:
    Trail Gear Low Profile Front bumper modified with additional top plate and light tabs
    Trail Gear Rock sliders
    Box Rocket Fab rear bumper w/ dual swingout
    Box Rocket Fab IFS/trans/Belly skids
    Box Rocket Fab rear Frame Reinforcement Plates

    Interior:
    Alpine Head Unit w/iPod connectivity
    Uniden 520XL Pro CB Radio w/ external speaker
    Maglite
    Fire extinguisher
    Custom in dash switch panel
    Suzuki Reno front bucket seats
    SmittyBuilt Carryall seat covers
    Rear Expedition platform for Fridge/photo gear (installs in rear seat location)
    Box Rocket Fab seat cradle with OEM bucket seats in bed. (Seating for 7)

    Exterior Other:
    Box Rocket Fab Bedrack
    Snugtop XTR Canopy
    Thule Load bars
    Glassworks 4.5" Front Fenders
    OEM Bugshield (removed)
    Painted Grill
    Removeable bed deck with mounts for CO2 and ARB Fridge
    Tepui Kukenam Sky RTT

    Lighting/Electrical:
    Hella Optilux 7" HIDs with internal ballasts
    Hella Matador Aux work/camp lamp
    OTRATTW Rocker Switches
    LED rock lights
    Aux power outlet in bed
    GoPro Hero3 Silver

    Recovery Gear/Other:
    On-board Mobile 20lb CO2
    Hi Lift Jack
    Shovel
    Various tow straps
    various recovery shackles
    Snatch Block
    Maxtrax traction aids



    But back to the beginning.....
    Here it is when I got it. 2" spacer lift and 32's.
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    I was planning on using it as soon as I could so the first order of business was some sliders. I got a set of TrailGear sliders and got them welded up in my garage and installed.
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    Sliders all finished up.
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    Last edited: Jul 14, 2015
  2. Oct 8, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3xLocked, lifted, well used
    Next up was the suspension. I had OME suspension for a while on my old FJ40 andit worked well until I needed something bigger. Also have OME suspension on my 80 Series Land Cruiser so I had a good idea what to expect. I looked at ICON, Allpro, SAW and other coilovers but in talking with Kurt at Cruiser Outfitters who happens to be local it sounded like as great as the coilovers may be, they just don't hold up well through Utah winters and the road salt corrodes the bodies quickly, and they need to be rebuilt almost every year. I wanted less hassle so I went ahead with a full OME setup. I went with 882 coils up front since I'll eventually get bumpers and a winch. Used the OME Dakar springs in the rear. Along with new ubolts, OME Nitrocharger Sport shocks, exhaust drop bracket, greasable shackles. I also added a 10mm trim packer from a Jeep JK up front. It fits perfectly and gave me just a bit more room up front.

    Old stock suspension with rear blocks was tired and needed to come out.

    Before
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    After
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    stock springs next to the new Dakars
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    Exhaust bracket
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    Rear end all buttoned up
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    On to the fronts. Out with the old.....
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    ...in with the new.
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    New stance. Looked pretty good and the ride felt pretty stiff initially on the road but man what a difference in the dirt. The suspension has since broken in nicely and rides great.
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    CV angle was a little steep
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    I know its effectiveness is debated heavily, but I went ahead and got a diff drop kit from cornfed suspensions. Seems to have helped.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3xLocked, lifted, well used
    Next up. Wheels. I didn't mind the style of the Ultra Motorsport wheels that were on the truck but the previous owner had taken it to a carwash and the attendant had sprayed the wheels with some type of cleaner that ruined the finish. Feeling like I might go with different wheels eventually anyway, I decided to just paint them rather than have them blasted and powdercoated. I cleaned them up, a few coats of primer, a few coats of Gloss Black Rustoleum, and several coats of Rustoluem Clearcoat.

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    before/after
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    back on the truck
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    Later I added some TRD stickers that I got from SockMonkey
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    Oh and I forgot to mention I added some 20% tint to the front windows.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3xLocked, lifted, well used
    I wanted to improve my bed storage a bit and I had plans for a roof top tent in the future so I got started building a bed rack that I had been designing in my mind for a while.

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    The narrow slots on either side of the rack are for an adjustable tie-down track that I have. I used a bike bracket to hold the shovel on the driver side, and cut off the old bolts from when I added my diff-drop and welded them to the passenger side legs to hold my hi-lift.
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    I wanted a work lamp of some kind back there and found one and a local warehouse. And also wanted to carry my snowboards in the winter when a tent wasn't mounted. So I got the light wired up and the board racks installed along with a few other tiedowns welded in place. Followed it up with a couple coats of paint.
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    About that same time I picked up a Safari Snorkel from Cruiser Outfitters.
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    Then I borrowed an old style Mombasa tent from a friend to try that out on the rack. The rack works great with the Mombasa, but will also work with Eezi-Awn, Camping Lab or ARB tents.
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  5. Oct 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket [OP] Well-Known Member

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    3xLocked, lifted, well used
    Have a good friend that does Home Theater stuff but spent several years doing automotive audio/video and he hooked me up with a new Alpine Deck for tunes that allows me to use my iPod. Also picked up a Uniden CB and external speaker and got those installed in the common ashtray location.
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    I took it camping a couple times and found quickly that the Dakar springs are not very good at handling a load, and the truck was also sitting a little lower in the rear. So I got a pair of 1.5" shackles from All Pro and installed those. It leveled things out nicely but didn't take care of the load capacity. This is how the truck is sitting currently, but I plan to pick up a pair of OME AAL's soon to help with the load.
    I still need to build a rear bumper, and figure out some kind of front bumper and winch and then I'll be right about where I want it. But it was good enough to get out and start using it more. I was part of an awesome trip over Labor Day that drove from the SE corner of Utah diagonally across the state to the NW corner almost entirely on dirt roads. It was an awesome group and an awesome trip. We covered nearly 1000 miles on dirt over 4 days and speeds as high as 90mph. The OME suspension worked geat on all the high speed stuff and handled the corrugated roads really well. I still need to get the AAL's but overall I have been really happy with the truck as this was its first real test for me. There is a full write-up on that trip over on Expedition Portal if you want to read it and see more pics. [URL="http://[URL]http://expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=48929"]Utah Cruiser Expedition 2010[/URL]. Here are just a few pics of my truck from that trip.

    Getting ready to leave home
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    Camping near Aneth, Utah
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    camping near Montezuma Creek in Canyonlands
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    Crossing I-70
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    Watercrossing
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    Camping above Skyline Drive
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    near Skyline Drive
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    camping at the Newfoundland Moutains
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  6. Oct 8, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    Wow, you waste no time! Nice truck. Sick set-up.:thumbsup:
     
  7. Oct 8, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    great looking truck man! one of the nicer ones IMO ;)
     
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  9. Oct 8, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    man i never really liked the tan/gold tacomas but this has changed my mind your truck looks amazing, im jealous of your rear axle and frame :( looks brand new. love the bed rack too btw
     
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    Great looking truck, I wish I went the same looking route with my truck, I love the black wheels and sliders. Great job! :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Oct 9, 2010 at 4:53 AM
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    saweet!!
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  13. Oct 23, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    Finally got some time to do a little more work on the truck. My wife was out of town for a few days this week so I was home playing "Mr. Mom" and I needed something to do while the kids were in school. So, I picked up some surplus steel and went to work. I had a scrap peice of 2" tubing left over from a mess up on a rollcage build, and a pretty rusty peice of 3x5 square tubing. I grabbed a receiver tube from Harbor Freight and went to work.

    I've been meaning to do something about my rear bumper for a while. I wanted more protection than the stock bumper and needed a way to tow my little trailer. I looked at several of the available aftermarket ones but in the end I'm short on cash, but had some time and a welder. So about $80 later here's what I ended up with.

    The bends that were already in the round tube worked out perfectly. Just had to cut them to fit. I need to get a little more tubing so I can tie the slider portion back into the frame. Otherwise it's ready to go.

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    Made a little bracket to fit into the receiver for the license plate. I might look for one of those little flip-up brackets for it, but this will work for now.
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    I like that it looks like it "goes" with the sliders.
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  14. Oct 23, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Very nice!
     
  15. Oct 24, 2010 at 12:32 AM
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    Tacomadude89

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    Sweet build!
     
  16. Oct 24, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

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    I frigging love your truck!
     
  17. Oct 24, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    ur truck is bad ass
     
  18. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    Very nice! You have given me some ideas for the next few steps on my truck. Thanks for the inspiration!
     
  19. Oct 25, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Box Rocket

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    Thanks for the compliments
     
  20. Oct 25, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    IamTacO

    IamTacO red balls got me!

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    awesome rig!! you are a genius:D
     
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