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Bruce...The Build and BS

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Dangerousd1987, May 12, 2015.

  1. May 12, 2015 at 12:48 PM
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    Dangerousd1987

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    This is Bruce
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    Bruce is a 2011 Super White
    Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

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    The Day I Brought Bruce Home
    -March 2013-

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    Coupon Code: "Dustin10%Off"

    Current Mods

    Exterior:
    Custom Satoshi Style Grill
    Hand Cut American Flag Rear Window Sticker
    Truck Bed Tent
    PlastiDipped Emblems
    Rear Differential Breather Mod
    Trasharoo Off-Road Bag
    Tacomabeast bed decal
    Bestop Supertop
    Pop & Lock Tailgate Handle

    Interior:
    MTX speakers
    Baofeng Black UV-5R V2+
    Tacoma All-Weather Rubber Floor Mats

    Lighting and Electical:
    Hella 500s (removed)
    FCK LightBars RP-HP LED Pods
    w/ custom Behind the Grill Bracket
    Kawell LED Amber Fogs Mounted Behind the Bumper
    20" Lightbar Mounted Behind the Bumper
    Mictuning Rocker Switches and Wiring Harness
    Blue Sea 12 Circuit Aux Fuse Block
    Bussmann Type III 100a Circuit Breaker
    CBI Off-Road Fab Ditch Light Brackets
    Mictuning 3x2 Ditch Light Pods
    Rear Amber 3x2 CaliRaised Dust Light

    Suspension:
    --Front--
    4” Maxtrac Spindles
    SPC Light Racing UCA's
    Bilstein 6112's
    Sway Bar Delete
    --Rear--
    Wheelers Off-Road AAL (removed)
    Bilstein 5160's
    OME Dakar Leaf Pack
    OME Driveshaft Spacer

    Wheels and Tires:
    17” Raceline Rock Crushers
    Cooper STT 285/70/17
    1.25” Trail Gear Wheel Spacers
    Full Sized Spare

    Brakes:
    Earl's Performance Extended Brake Lines
    Powerstop K137 Ceramic Brake Pads and Cross Drilled/Slotted Rotors

    Armor:

    B.A.M.F Rock Sliders

    Recovery:
    HiLift Jack
    Bottle Jack
    Snow Chains
    Tow Strap
    MV50 On Board Air Setup
    Krazy Beaver Tools Shovels

    Future Mods:
    Custom Spare Tire Carrier
    More Recovery Equipment
    Front and Rear Bumper
    Skids
    Rear Locker


    More to come…
     
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  2. May 16, 2015 at 3:02 PM
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    Dangerousd1987

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    Bruce’s first time playing in the dirt – Calico November 2014
    (NOTE: I feel like a complete idiot because I deleted all of my photos from the Satoshi build…:anonymous:)

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    Bruce enjoys watching us shoot


    Time for a new perspective – February 2015
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    Testing out the new suspension – Miramar OHV Area February 2015
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    New shoes for Bruce – March 2015
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    Taking Bruce out after a small rain – Holy Jims Trail April 2015
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    Trail party with friends – Bee Canyon April 2015
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    Bruce’s first water crossing


    Bruce tries to get off the highway as much as possible – Christmas Tree Pass May 2015
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    30min in 45 Sec


    Holy Jim Trail part 2 May 2015

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    Bruce's First Jump
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  3. May 20, 2015 at 4:43 PM
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    So stoked! I got my BAMF Rock Sliders in today. Thanks to @JLee for all of his help.

     
  4. May 22, 2015 at 4:48 PM
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  5. May 23, 2015 at 4:47 PM
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    Painted...
     
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  6. May 23, 2015 at 4:49 PM
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    And done! Very happy with how they turned out.
     
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  7. Jun 28, 2015 at 2:11 PM
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    Took the wife's Outlander from Vegas to Primm! Passed up a lot of traffic.

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  8. Jul 12, 2015 at 2:37 PM
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    Little off road sesh at Canyon Lake

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  9. Jul 12, 2015 at 2:57 PM
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    Wow,I definitely live on the wrong coast.Nice pics.Looks like a good time.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2015 at 8:28 PM
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    Thanks man!
     
  11. Jul 18, 2015 at 6:52 PM
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    Got some rain today in SoCal!
    Long Beach, CA

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  12. Aug 12, 2015 at 10:02 PM
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    sexy build! I love the hella behind the grill, where did you buy the bracket to mount them? Also how did you mount your american flag?
     
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  13. Aug 13, 2015 at 10:53 AM
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    Thank you! Made the light bracket out of 90° bent metal from Home Depot. And I hand cut the sticker from a sheet of contact paper.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM
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    Camping at the Kern River

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  15. Sep 19, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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    Relocated my rear differential breather today.

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    The Tools

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    Moving this little guy...

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    Replaced stock breather with Union #90404-51319 with a little teflon tape.

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    Attached my 5/8 OD x 3/8 ID high pressure tube to the new union.

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    Ran it from the union...

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    ...up to the driver side bed cubby.

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    Drilled a 5/8" hole in the side of the cubby...

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    ...and attached the new breather.

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    Ta da!

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    And tucked nicely behind my Scepter jerry cans.

    Thanks @David K for the write up!
     
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  16. Sep 28, 2015 at 11:36 PM
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    Big Bear - September 2015

    New camping boxes
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    Nasty construction on the way. Dead stop 15 min. two times!!! :mad:
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    Finally made it. Pineknot campground.
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    Little mid day trail action.
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    Nothing too crazy, but a great time nonetheless.
     
  17. Sep 28, 2015 at 11:39 PM
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    Those are some nice shots!! A true inspiration to 2WD'ers :thumbsup: Beautiful truck man
     
  18. Sep 29, 2015 at 12:02 AM
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    Thanks man! A 2WD Tacoma is still a very capable truck. :thumbsup:
     
  19. Sep 29, 2015 at 3:17 PM
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    So apparently, in Big Bear, I snapped my Sway Bar end link :notsure: Soooooo...Sway Bar Delete Mod Day!!!

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    There it is boys and girls...

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    Zip-tie McGyver fix to get home from Big Bear.

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    So that's off...

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    Now for this guy.

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    BOOM!!!

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    Remove skid plate.

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    And then the brackets.

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    And pull that puppy out!

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    Voilà! It is done.
     
  20. Nov 16, 2015 at 1:29 PM
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    Made a washable in cabin air filter today.

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    Thanks @05Moose for the write up.
    Link to air filter used.
     
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