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Buyobuyo's Build Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by buyobuyo, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Sep 24, 2017 at 8:20 AM
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    buyobuyo

    buyobuyo [OP] Read The Fucking Manual

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    A thing or two...
    After nearly a decade of ownership, I'm finally starting to do some serious mods to my truck, so I thought I would start a build thread. Also, my signature is turning into a novel, so this will simplify things. :rofl:

    I'm generally not one to take a bunch of pictures while I'm working on my truck because I'm trying to get what I'm working on done, so perhaps having a build thread will motivate me to take more pictures. :fingerscrossed:

    Here's how the truck currently sits:




    I bought my truck brand new in early November 2007 with a handful of miles on it (11 miles if I remember correctly).

    2008 Tacoma PreRunner SR5, Access Cab, I4, Manual, Silver Streak Mica

    Armor:
    - Demello Offroad Aluminum Single Hoop Front Bumper
    - @Mobtown Offroad IFS Skid Plate, Reinforced
    - Mobtown Offroad Transmission Skid Plate (Modified to fit 4 cylinder - Thanks @Casper66)
    - @At The Helm Bed Stiffeners
    - At The Helm Bed Corner Tie Downs
    - @jeffz0rz Rear Frame Box Plate Kit (Installed by Iron Pig Offroad)
    - SOS Offroad Concepts Cab Mount Chop (Installed by @DOUBLLD) plus more chopping by @Casper66 to clear 35s.
    - SOS Offroad Concepts Frame Braces (Installed by @DOUBLLD)
    - Mobtown Offroad Bolt-on Sliders (Removed/Sold due to interference with fiberglass bedsides)

    Audio:
    - Joying Audio UO135P4 (Not Yet Installed)

    Brakes:
    - @OCTaco Stainless Steel Brake Lines (Front Installed by @DOUBLLD / Rear Installed by Iron Pig Offroad)
    - 2010+ 4Runner Front Brake Upgrade
    -- Raybestos Element3 Calipers (Not Yet Installed)
    -- Raybestos R-300 High Performance Rotors (Not Yet Installed)
    -- StopTech Street Performance Brake Pads (Not Yet Installed)
    -- Toyota OEM Dust Shields

    Communications:
    - Cobra 29 LX (Not Yet Installed)
    - @Shmellmopwho CB mount (Not Yet Installed)
    - Firestik Antenna Stud Mount [K-4A] (Not Yet Installed)
    - Firestik Heavy Duty Stainless Spring [SS-3H] (Not Yet Installed)
    - Firestik KW Series Antenna, 5 ft, Red [KW5-R] (Not Yet Installed)
    - Wilson RG8X Coax w/ PL-259/FME Connectors [305-830] (Not Yet Installed)

    Drivetrain:
    - ECGS 3rd Member
    -- 4.88 gears
    -- Eaton Detroit Truetrac Limited Slip Differential
    -- Lucas 85w140 Gear Oil
    - Inland Empire Driveline Service Ford Ranger Polyurethane Center Support Bearing
    - Custom 2-piece driveshaft w/ slipjoint in rear half & greasable Spicer U-joints (Installed by Iron Pig Offroad)
    - AC Delco Greaseable U-Joints

    Exterior:
    - Bestop Supertop
    - Advanced Fiberglass Concepts Fiberglass Fenders, 4" Flare, 3" Rise
    - Advanced Fiberglass Concepts Fiberglass Bedsides, 4.5" Flare, 3" Rise, Flat Top
    - @KB Voodoo Bedrails & Tailgate Cap
    - Cali Raised LED Ditch Light Brackets
    - Relentless Fabrication Bed Rail Hi-Lift Mounts
    - Redline Tuning QuickLift Hood Struts
    - Hidden Hitch Class 3 Receiver & 4-pin Trailer Wiring
    - ATC LER Cap (SOLD)

    Interior:
    - PLX Wideband O2 w/ PLX DM-6 Gauge
    - PLX Vac/Boost w/ PLX DM-6 Gauge
    - Lo-Tek Dual Gauge A-pillar
    - Dakota Digital SGI-5e Speedometer Calibrator (Not Yet Installed)
    - @Lostsheep AC RAM Mount w/ size B RAM Mount hardware and magnetic mount for phone
    - Ultragauge (mounted high on A-pillar with size A RAM Mount hardware)
    - VMS Racing Shift Knob
    - URD Short Throw Shifter
    - Hypertech Inline Speedometer Calibrator (Defective - Returned For Refund)

    Lights:
    - KC HiLiTES Gravity LED G4 Universal Fog Lights
    - Cali Raised LED Side Projecting Ditch Lights
    -- Rigid Industries D-SS Light Covers (Black)
    - Custom 3rd Brake Light for Bestop (Build On Hold)
    -- AKD 1" Tube Clamp Light Bar Mounts (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074PS55TK)
    -- Partsam 17" Red LED Light Bar (2x) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019FD29PG)
    -- Partsam 17" White LED Light Bar (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EWOV1BG)
    - DIY OEM DRL

    On-board Air:
    - Expedition Essentials Bedside Compressor Mount (Not Yet Installed)
    - Viair Constant Duty OBA kit (450C compressor / 2.5 gallon tank) (Not Yet Installed)
    - Smittybilt Rapid Air Deflator

    Performance:

    - MAPECU3 piggyback tuner
    - ADD W1 Oil Catch Can
    - LCE Header
    - LCE Pro Flow Exhaust
    - Vibrant 12" Resonator (2.5" In/Out)
    - DIY Secondary Filter Removed
    - AFE Pro-Dry S Drop-in Filter

    Recovery Gear:
    - Smittybilt X2O Comp 10k Winch
    - Smittybilt Aluminum Winch Shackle
    - TRED Pro Recovery Boards (1 pair)
    - Hi-Lift X-TREME 60" Jack
    - Hi-Lift Off-Road Base
    - Hi-Lift Off-Road Kit

    Suspension:
    - Baja Kits +2 LT Front Kit (Installed by @DOUBLLD)
    - King 2.5 8" travel Coilovers w/ 16" 600# 700#Springs (Installed by @DOUBLLD)
    - Total Chaos Coil Bucket Gussets (Installed by @DOUBLLD)
    - Total Chaos LCA Cam Tab Gussets (Installed by @DOUBLLD)
    - @glorifiedwelder Gussetted Spindles (Not Yet Installed)
    - Kartek Limit Strap Hangers, Adjustable Clevises, 8" Straps (Installed by @DOUBLLD)
    - @dirt designs Shock Bucket Engine Crossover Brackets (Not Yet Installed)
    - Camburg Bolt-on Spring Under Axle (Installed by Iron Pig Offroad / Install errors corrected by 4WP in Richmond (Thanks @Fish12South))
    - King 2.5 14" travel 3-tube Bypass Shocks (Installed by Iron Pig Offroad)
    - RuffStuff Specialties Reservoir Mounts (Front Installed by @DOUBLLD / Rear Installed by Iron Pig Offroad)
    - Locked Off-road 2.0x2" Hydraulic Bump Stops (Installed by Iron Pig Offroad/ Install errors corrected by 4WP in Richmond (Thanks @Fish12South))
    - @ARCHIVE Garage Rear Shock Tower Relocation Kit (Installed by Iron Pig Offroad/ Install errors corrected by 4WP in Richmond (Thanks @Fish12South))
    - Archive Garage SUA U-bolt Setup w/ Air Bump Strike Pad and Spring Perches (Installed by 4WP in Richmond (Thanks @Fish12South) - To fix errors in Iron Pig Offroad's install work)

    Wheels/Tires:
    - Black Rhino Wheel Roku (17"x9.5" ET-18 [4.5" BS])
    - Cooper Discoverer AT3 (315/70R17)
    - 4Runner TRD Pro wheels (17"x7" 4.25" BS) (SOLD)
    - Nitto Terra Grapplers (265/70R17) (SOLD)


    Future Mods: Front Hubs/Bearing Assemblies, SOS Performance Rear Disc Brake Swap, High Clearance Rear Bumper, HID Retrofit, Turbo build
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2019
  2. Sep 24, 2017 at 8:20 AM
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    buyobuyo

    buyobuyo [OP] Read The Fucking Manual

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    A thing or two...
  3. Sep 24, 2017 at 8:20 AM
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    buyobuyo [OP] Read The Fucking Manual

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  4. Sep 24, 2017 at 8:20 AM
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    buyobuyo [OP] Read The Fucking Manual

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    A thing or two...
    Meet Photos:

    5 Dec 2018: NoVA Mini Meet @ BJ's Brewhouse




     
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  5. Sep 24, 2017 at 8:21 AM
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    buyobuyo

    buyobuyo [OP] Read The Fucking Manual

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    Last one...
     
  6. Sep 24, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    fatfurious2

    fatfurious2 EAF YO

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    :wave: first! Subbed for LT!
     
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  7. Sep 24, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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    Coot83 BRO-UNIT

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    Stay dope breh
    Not bad man! Should be cool to see this come to life.
     
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  8. Sep 24, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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    buyobuyo [OP] Read The Fucking Manual

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    A thing or two...
    Yeah. I'm looking forward to it. I just need to finish buying parts and start talking to shops about the install/welding work. I've got a vacation coming up at the end of October and Christmas shopping to do, so I'm trying to take it easy on purchases for the rest of the year.
     
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  9. Sep 24, 2017 at 8:38 AM
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    boogie3478 Tacomaholic & Hollywood

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    All the mods
    It's about damn time. :D
     
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  10. Sep 24, 2017 at 8:44 AM
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    Mr. Projekt Well-Known Member

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    subbed... the truck is already looking awesome Jeremy, cant wait to see it LTed!
     
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  11. Sep 24, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    Subbed!:thumbsup:
     
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  12. Sep 24, 2017 at 6:05 PM
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    Salty_Dog Armchair Anarchist

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    AJT Designs Shifter AJT Designs Battery Hold-Down ARB Twin Compressor w/ Slee Offroad Mounting Bracket Avid Brush Bar Avid Step Bars BFGoodrich All-Terain T/A Tires Black Rock Wheels Series 997 Type 8 Circuit Breaker/Relay Panel Custom TRD Decals Bulletproof Fabricating Raptor Grill Bulletproof Fabricating Cooling Panel Bulletproof Fabricating Tow Hook Exhaust Breather Mod eBay Special 3-Gallon Air Tank EZ Down tailgate damper Flagpole Mounts, Dual Foglight Mod Hella Supertone Horns Icon Dynamics Stage 3 Suspension Katskin Leather Interior LED Bed Lights LED Interior Lights Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle Prinsu CabRack Prinsu-like Shell Rack Redline Tuning Hood Struts Rigid Industries Ditch Lights Rigid Industries Spotlights Toyota Bed Step Treat-A-Pet Dog Hammock Vixen Air Horns, Four-Trumpet Whole bunch of decals worth about 5HP each.
    el Subbo

    I'm not seeing pics in post 2, 3, 4, and 5. Anyone?
     
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  13. Sep 24, 2017 at 6:46 PM
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    buyobuyo

    buyobuyo [OP] Read The Fucking Manual

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    A thing or two...
    Nothing in those posts yet. Just reserved them for whatever future use I think up.
     
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  14. Sep 25, 2017 at 4:32 AM
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    ready6delta

    ready6delta REGULAR GUY

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    from Pacific NW but currently in Northern VA!
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    IT NEVER ENDS..........
    Nice man gonna be fun to see the LT come to life on this.
     
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  15. Oct 12, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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    buyobuyo

    buyobuyo [OP] Read The Fucking Manual

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    A thing or two...
    Nothing too exciting has been going on with the build recently. :yawn: I'm still acquiring parts for the LT and other miscellaneous deals that I find. Recently, I've picked up a set of Locked Off-road 2.0x2" hydro bumps, an used @Shmellmopwho CB mount, and I just got in on a group buy.

    I cleaned up and repainted the CB mount this past weekend, and tried to install it. Unfortunately, my shell interferes with it, so I've got to decide what I'm going to do there. I could a) mod the mount, b) mod the shell, or c) sell the shell for either another shell or a rack. I'm leaning toward option c for reasons that will be disclosed in a couple of month. :devil:

    I also just got back from aiming my fog lights and ditch lights. Well... more or less. I need to shim up the driver side light like I did on the passenger side because it is hitting the bottom of the opening in the bumper, so it won't go down far enough. I didn't measure, but it's about 4 inches above level right now at 25 feet. Before I aimed them, they were pointing above my headlight cutoffs. :eek: I didn't grab any pictures. :facepalm:
     
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  16. Oct 13, 2017 at 5:08 PM
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    Jcyr Midnightthetaco

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    I’ll sub :anonymous:
     
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  17. Nov 11, 2017 at 2:06 PM
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    buyobuyo [OP] Read The Fucking Manual

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    I went out yesterday and drove around Green Ridge State Forest in far northern MD with a few other members, and I've decided that post #2 is going to be for trip photos.
     
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  18. Nov 14, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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    buyobuyo [OP] Read The Fucking Manual

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    Taking advantage of some group buys and pre-Black Friday sales. I got in on a gb for a compressor mount that replaces one of the bed storage boxes, and I just ordered a Viair OBA setup, with 450C compressor and 2.5 gallon tank, from 4 Wheel Parts for a great price. I also picked up a couple of items to add to my recovery/off-road gear. First is a tire deflator, and second is Smittybilt's knockoff Factor55 Prolink. I figure that it's worth trying for 1/3 the price of the Prolink.

    I also ordered a couple more parts to move my suspension build along. I ordered the rear frame box plates and rear shock relocate towers. The only thing left to buy to be able to install the rear now are brake lines, wheel spacers, and limit straps and mounting hardware. I'd like the rear disc conversion before I install but it isn't needed to get the rear installed.
     
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  19. Nov 25, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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    buyobuyo [OP] Read The Fucking Manual

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    A thing or two...
    I ordered a set of Rigid D-SS covers, for my Cali Raised pods, with my 4 Wheel Parts order mentioned in the last post. They didn't initially fit because there are 4 raised areas that kept the covers from pushing on far enough to snap on. Today, I pulled out the Dremel and ground down the raised spots, and they fit great now. They hold on tight to the point that I need to use a screwdriver to pop them off the lights.

    I also took advantage of the nice weather and vacuumed out the interior of both the truck and the car.


    Here you can see where I ground down the raised areas. Not the prettiest, but it's inside the cover against the light, so it can't be seen.
    20171125_122636.jpg

    Here's how they fit on the lights.
    20171125_122653.jpg
    20171125_122659.jpg
     
  20. Nov 26, 2017 at 7:48 AM
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