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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by TheTacoAdventurer, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Dec 20, 2013 at 6:58 AM
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    TheTacoAdventurer

    TheTacoAdventurer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm starting this thread to record my build and keep track of my todos. Any input would be greatly appreaciated.

    About the Taco:
    - Year: 2011
    - Cab Size: Double Cab
    - Bed Size: Short Bed
    - Transmission: Automatic
    - Engine: 4.0L V6
    - Package: TRD Off-Road
    - Mileage: 42k

    The day I bought it (June 2013; No Modifications):

    [​IMG]

    December 2013:
    [​IMG]

    March 2014:
    [​IMG]

    March 2015:
    [​IMG]

    April 2015:
    [​IMG]

    Completed Projects / Items:
    - SPEC-D headlights
    - Horn Relocation
    - Behind Grill Light Bar (BAMF)
    - LED Light Bar Installation w/ Stock A-TRAC Switch
    - LED Interior Lights
    - Weathertech Floor Mats
    - GrillCraft Grill
    - Short Antena
    - Body Armor Side Steps
    - Bed Lights
    - Fuse Box, Bed Storage Locks
    - Under Hood Lights
    - Radio Swap (2011 Multidisc Basic w/ Sirius -> 2014 Touch Basic w/o Sirius)
    - Bed Rack

    In Progress Projects:
    - Switch Panel

    Removed Projects:
    - Bed Rail Bike Mount
    - Bed Brackets

    Future Projects:
    - Front Off Road Bumper
    - Winch for Bumper
    - Rear Off Road Bumper
    - Rear Camera On Switch
    - Hidden Radar
    - Tailgate Lock
    - Rear Security Bar
    - 2.5"-3" lift
    - Illuminated 4WD Switch
    - Dual Battery
    - Air Compressor

    Cancelled Projects
    - TRD Battery Tie Down
    - HomeLink

    Other possibilities:

    Special Thanks:
    - mattgecko
    - Yotamac
    - KB Voodoo
    - BeeRadd

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2015
  2. Dec 21, 2013 at 4:18 AM
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    Alfuh

    Alfuh It's pronounced alpha

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    Icon Extended Travel Coilovers, Total Chaos UCAs, All Pro 3" Standard Leaf Springs, Fox 2.0 Rear Shocks, Mickey Thompson Classic III Black Rims w/removed center caps, 265/75/R16 Nitto Terra Grapplers, 2" Wheel Spacers, Debadged Tailgate, Custom tailgate stripe, CB Install, BHLM, Flowmaster 40 Series Muffler, K&N CAI, TRD OR Floor Mats, TRD All Terrain Decals, Retro "TOYOTA" Tailgate Decal, Recessed Satoshi Grille Mod w/color-matched silver Housing, Sway Bar Delete, Running Board Delete, Pinstripping Delete, Front Skid Plate Repaint, Bedlined Flares/Rear Bumper, Plastiderpd lower valance, color-matched plastidip Eyelids, PastiDerpd Grille, flag mount in bed, Rugged Cover Bed Cover (off atm)
    looks good so far man, you plan on getting bigger tires?
     
  3. Dec 22, 2013 at 7:08 AM
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    TheTacoAdventurer

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    I do at some point. Probably getting Goodyear Duratracs when I do. What size would be best with a 2.5"-3" lift?
     
  4. Dec 22, 2013 at 7:28 AM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    35% up front, 20% in the back window tint, 15" Mickey Thompson bullet hole wheels, with 31x10.5 Firestone Destination A/T tires. Glass Pack, High Flow Cat, S&B CAI, Custom Light Bar with 4 fog lights. 2 10" Rockford Fosgate P2 subs with 1000 watt Rockford Fosgate Amp, CB.
    Good looking rig. You should go ahead and try to nab some Duratrac's if that's what you really want. They have been discontinued and most places only have a few left in stock.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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    TheTacoAdventurer

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    Thanks for letting me know. I am not planning to get new tires until at least the summer. What would you recommend?
     
  6. Dec 22, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    I've seen the Goodyear Wrangler Authority several times at Wal-Mart and really like the looks of them. Similar in style, but different tread pattern. This might help persuade you, as it helped me out as well. Found this review this morning of the Authority's.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/233752-goodyear-wrangler-authority-rangers-review.html

    Authority
    [​IMG]

    Duratrac
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Dec 22, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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    TheTacoAdventurer

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    Perfect. Thank you very much. You might have just persuaded me too.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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    Pope953

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    No problem :thumbsup:
     
  9. Dec 23, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    Alfuh

    Alfuh It's pronounced alpha

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    32s or 33s should be good for a 2.5"-3" lift, I have 32s because I didnt feel like dealing with having to do all the extra trimming to fit the bigger 285s on. So I went with the 265/75/R16s and just had minimal trimming. granted, there is still some rub but its at full lock turn, but they fit nicely, your front mudflaps will have to go as well. IIRC you prob should get wheel spacers or get new rims with less backspacing so your tires dont rub on your UCAs

    Ive also got the Nitto Terra Grapplers, the All Terrains are very nice and a very good tire, im loving mine so far.

    heres the difference in my stock tires with the lift and the new Nittos

    old stockers with the 3" Rough Country Suspension Lift
    [​IMG]

    New 32s
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Jan 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM
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    TheTacoAdventurer

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    Thanks for the visual. Is there anyway to avoid trimming with 32s or 33s and a 2.5"-3" lift? or will there always be some rubbing if no trimming is done?
     
  11. Jan 6, 2014 at 4:11 PM
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    Alfuh

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    no there is not, you will have to trim if you do not want rubbing, ive done some trimming to mine and they still rub the cab mount at full lock turn and some on the front bumper. But you will always have a little rub. youll need to take the mudflaps off as well since the tires will rub on those
     
  12. Jun 23, 2014 at 7:32 AM
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