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Building out the new truck

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by abunch, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    new f5s mounted.

    getting ready to do the tundra brake conversion soon. Never done a set of brakes before but planning on trying to do it myself....

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  2. abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    upgrading to tundra brakes 231mm.
     
  3. abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    got everything for the 231 mm brake upgrade except the lines from wheelers.

    also picked up a full set of wet okole's from a member for $250! perfect color match for my interior.
     
  4. abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    from OEX earlier this year. Dry creek crossing.

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    nice build man! do u have any pics of how you wired your outlet plugs to the inverter? or a description of which wires go where. seems like itd be real convenient
     
  6. abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It is super convenient for work and road trips.

    The plugs are just lines to the actual inverter underneath my drivers seat. I got the little black plug pieces from some cheap walmart inverter. USB drive was from sierra expeditions.

    I need to rethink my inverter placement. I have way to many devices under my seat currently.
     
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    Awesome build u have their man. Is ur arb bumper brand new it looks like it? I just got a few months ago a used arb bumber was in good shape. looks good on the truck. where did u get that rear bumper or did u make it? i would like to have something like that but i think i'll just have the arb and thats it. hahaha!!!!!!!
     
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    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    tundra brakes installed. holy cow i can stop again!
     
  9. abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    put some front runner load bars on today. really nice and way more useful than my old load bar.

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    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    got a 20" e series light bar on CL for $300!!!

    going to have to move my winch control box to fit all my lights
     
  11. abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    need some opinions or ideas. I got this 20" rigid light bar for a good deal. For my front set up I am considering:

    1.) relocate winch box inside the engine compartment. Mount my D2s upside down on the top of my arb and the 20" light bar in place of the winch box


    2.) get an MX style grill insert, put the light bar behind the grill and leave the rest as is.

    don't really have time for the satoshi thing….

    here is pic of the mx grill insert i found on the web and my current setup


    thoughts? ideas?

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  12. abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    decided on mounting the light bar to the bumper not inside the grill. ordered everything from rigid and should see it monday.

    remounting the solenoid in the engine compartment is gonna suck….

    picked up the truck from a body shop that owed me some favors today. looks brand freaking new!!!! was raining when I got it, but can already see all the rock chips and scratches are totally gone. My tailgate was too far gone for repairs, but got a new one on CL today.

    Too much to do!!
     
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    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    icon front coil overs or cbi rear bumper with tire carrier? not sure...
     
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    Suspension: Front - Bilstein 5100's/Eibach coils Rear - All Pro Expo Leafs/Rear Icon Remote Reservoir Shocks Wheels & Tires: 33x12.50x15 KM2's/Summit Racing 85 Black 8 Series Wheels/15x8/3.75" Backspacing [U]Armor:[/U] - [URL="http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/relentless-fabrication/152694-just-released-re
    You've already got aftermarket coils. While the Icons would be nice, I'd get something I don't already have.
     
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    paranoid56 Well-Known Member

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    i just replaced my swawaways with icons and soooooooo much better.

    why the cbi over say the relentless fab rear with tire carrier?
     
  16. abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Cbi has a much faster turn around time, and the trail rider 1.0 takes wieght into consideration
     
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    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    had this little plate made up. just waiting on a bunch of custom cables for rerouting my winch solenoid and a 100 amp fuse.

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  18. abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    should have it in and all wired up tomorrow.

    still waiting on new winch power cables to show up.

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  19. mandzach

    mandzach Well-Known Member

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    Nice build, keep it up.

    Question for you, did you find a "how to" for the tundra brake upgrade?
    I've heard of it but never found a detailed walk through on what is involved.

    Thanks!
     
  20. abunch

    abunch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It was super easy. 231 mm calipers and rotors from rock auto. i think it was a 95 tundra. The part number tells you the caliper size, look for 231 in the part number. Get some the new brake lines from wheelers off road in WA. Everything bolts on. Only funny business was the heat shield, which a vice grip fixed very fast.

    Do it! so much more stopping power!
     
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