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Chenbro's Second Silver Taco Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by chenbro, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Nov 13, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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    chenbro

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    What haven’t I changed?
    This is the second Toyota Tacoma that I have owned. I bought it in May 2009 and it wasn’t long until I got the urge to mod it beyond what I had done to my first.


    Most recent pics:


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    Performance

    TRD Supercharger!
    URD 2.85" stealth pulley


    Audio/Visual
    Kenwood DNX9960 headunit
    Alpine PDX-F6 4-ch amplifer
    Alpine PDX-M6 subwoofer amp
    CDT HD-62US Gold front component speakers
    Diamond Audio 6.5” coaxial rear speakers (cannibalized from the first truck)
    JL Audio 13TW5 13” slim subwoofer
    Custom subwoofer box and amp rack
    Backup camera in rear view mirror and headunit
    Gauge cluster LED swap
    Interior LED lighting (map/dome/HVAC backlight)

    Suspension/Wheels/Tires
    King 2.5 extended travel front coilover shocks with 700lb springs, remote reservoirs, and compression adjusters
    Total Chaos Uniball UCAs
    Total Chaos Race Uniball LCAs
    Total Chaos swaybar-compatible spindle gussets

    Wheeler’s Front Superbumps
    King 2.5 14" travel rear shocks with remote reservoirs and compression adjusters
    Archive Garage rear shock relocate
    Archive Garage rear shckle flip

    OME Dakar rear leaf packs w/ D29XL add-a-leaf
    All Pro U-bolt flip kit
    Timbren rear bump stops
    SCS SR8 16" wheels
    Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX 255/85/16 tires

    EBC slotted and dimpled front brake rotors and EBC Yellow Stuff brake pads

    Armor/Recovery
    ARB front bumper with fog lights, powder coated silver
    CBI Offroad hi-clearance rear bumper with dual swingouts
    BAMF sliders
    RCI Metalworks skid plates (front IFS, transmission, transfer case, and gas tank)
    Boztec Rear Diff Skid
    Warn 9.5xp-s recovery winch
    Factor55 ProLink Winch Thimble

    60" Hi-Lift jack
    4xinnovations Hi-lift jack mount


    Lighting/Electrical
    Off-Grid Engineering Dual Battery system
    LS460 projector retrofit w/ 35W 5000K HID bulbs
    Baja Designs LP8 driving lights
    Rigid Dually pods
    Vivid Illumination 50" curved light bar

    Rigid Chase lights
    Switch-Pros 8100
    Cobra 75 WX ST CB radio
    3' Firestik II CB Antenna
    ARB CKMTA12 "Twin" On-board air compressor (replaced ARB CKMA12)
    DieHard Platinum Group 31M Marine Battery
    Vivid Illumination 50" radius LED light bar
    Rigid Dually D2 (driving beam) LED pods on CBI ditch light brackets

    ARB 50L fridge/freezer
     
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  2. Nov 13, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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    chenbro

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    What haven’t I changed?
    When I was in college I bought my first Tacoma. It was a silver (Lunar Mist) 2001 Access Cab. In the end, it had the following mods:

    • ARB front bumper
    • Toytec Ultimate Lift Kit for first gen with heavy coils in the front
    • Kenwood XXV-01D head unit
    • Kenwood KHD-CX910 “Music Keg”, hacked to accept larger storage
    • Diamond Audio Hex H600s 6.5” front component speakers
    • Diamond Audio 6.5” coaxial rear speakers
    • Diamond Audio 8” subwoofer
    • Eclipse 5-channel amp


    On the trail:

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    The day she left me:

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    Turns out the shop that installed the lift kit didn’t torque the U-bolts enough, and I didn’t know what to look for or to check it after a week. Fortunately my attorney was in the truck with me when this accident happened and got all the insurance headache sorted out. Lessons learned, I was a lot more paranoid the second time around.
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    chenbro

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    What haven’t I changed?
    The first mod I did by myself was changing the LEDs on the gauge cluster. I felt that the orange/red was a bit monochrome and outdated, and reminded me of my first gen. A simple swap from orange to white gauge numbers was all that I wanted. No need to go crazy with colors!

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    Upgrading the audio system was the next major mod I did. My truck is my daily driver, and at the time I had a 30-minute commute each way to work in heavy traffic on a 2-lane road. The stock JBL system with satellite radio was ok, and I tolerated it until I had saved up enough money to build out a new and improved one.

    The first order of business was to build the sub box and amp rack. I was sold on the JL Audio 13TW5 after going to a local shop and listening to it. It wasn’t until it arrived on my doorstep that I realized how huge the thing was.

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    I pulled out the stock JBL sub and rear panels and, after a lot of measuring and cutting, built my custom sub box and amp rack out of ¾” MDF. I left two of the child seat safety anchors intact, just in case some day there is a little chenbro in the world.

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    The spade bit drilled holes inside the sub box are a bit of a hack, but they were necessary to clear the spider on the JL 13TW5. The holes were sealed with silicone and the entire outside of the box was sprayed with Line-X for a little more strength, sealing, and aesthetics. Here is the entire assembly with subwoofer, amps, crossovers, and wiring:

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    I did some sound deadening to the interior of the cab. I have some leftover material though so some day I might go back and add some more to the doors. You can see my DIY rear speaker baffle in this pic, as well as some of the wiring runs.

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    Because the truck came with XM, I had a small XM antenna on the roof of the cab. I wasn’t going to need that anymore and decided to put the GPS antenna for the headunit in its place instead. This required removing the plastic housing from the aftermarket GPS antenna, but it did fit and works great.

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    The JBL system proved to be a little more challenging for wiring up the headunit, simply because not a lot was known about it at the time. Searching on TW I was able to figure it out, including getting imagery from the rear backup camera into the headunit.

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  4. Nov 13, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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    chenbro

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    What haven’t I changed?
    A few months after the audio install, I got a job in New Jersey so that I could be with my then-girlfriend-of-9-years and now wife, who was in medical residency. Naturally this meant that I should install a front bumper! By the way, I don’t recommend doing this without getting heavier springs in the front first.

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    Look at that stance! ARB with stock offroad suspension:

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    Moving day:

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    I rode around like this for a while, saving money for a lift and a wedding. But I ordered a HomerTaco satoshi grille:

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    Finally, the lift was ordered and installed. BIG thanks to JLink for the help. I still don’t know how many beers are enough to thank him for it, so I just keep bringing 6-packs over whenever I stop by his place.

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    The stock size tires look a bit small, but in the spring I’m planning to get bigger ones. In the meantime, it’s more reading around TW to see what I like and what others recommend.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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    CanisLupus

    CanisLupus Member since 2011

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    Silver ARB looks awesome! Looking forward to seeing more of this build.

    Matt
     
  6. Nov 13, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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    w00dy

    w00dy Hey Now!

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    BAMF kick out sliders, SkidRow skids,Pro Comp 7069, Kelly Safari TSR 285's, Elite front bumpa, OME 883 & Dakars w/ D6XL AAL, Nitro sport shocks, Eddie209 Soft topper, Satoshi, k&n fipk, Clarion vx400, Ultra Gauge, Debadgination mod
    You have a real clean truck in person! I look forward to seeing SJ pewp wooder slung all over it. :D
     
  7. Nov 13, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    JLink

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    Nice build thread Davis!! It's cool to see all the details


    Edit: this line is awesome!- "Finally, the lift was ordered and installed. BIG thanks to JLink for the help. I still don’t know how many beers are enough to thank him for it, so I just keep bringing 6-packs over whenever I stop by his place."


    :rofl:
     
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  8. Nov 13, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota Crash Bandicoot Or Groot, Just Depends

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    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    Looks good man. Subbed :popcorn:
     
  9. Nov 13, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    chenbro

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    What haven’t I changed?
    Thanks for the support, guys!


    It's true though. I really felt like I was just there to hand you tools and beer that day :D
     
  10. Nov 13, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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    porchop

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    great build page so far Davis! that sound system sounds great! :rockband: u gotta move onto different types of music...not thrift shop :eek:
     
  11. Nov 13, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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    chenbro

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    What haven’t I changed?
    I only played that for you guys because it has more bass than the crap I normally listen to!
     
  12. Nov 14, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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    I have to admit, after hearing you play it, it was the first song I played after I finished installing my new headunit and speakers :p
     
  13. Nov 22, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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    great build page Davis, inspiring me to start one :cool:
     
  14. Nov 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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    chenbro

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    What haven’t I changed?
    Thanks! You should make two build threads, one each for your old and new truck. Then close the thread for the old build :D
     
  15. Nov 22, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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    :devil:
     
  16. Dec 1, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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    Really like the silver man. Thought about doing this on mine. Like the way it looked on the land cruiser too.
     
  17. Dec 11, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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    chenbro

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    What haven’t I changed?
    Oh crap, I forgot to upload the latest photo that I took:

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  18. Dec 11, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    2004 F-350...uh lots of motor work to go fast...er. Way to much to list. 2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi. SOLD 2015: Flooded and Gone
    nice build so far!!! did you order the bumper painted or did you get it painted? i want color matched but for the right price....
     
  19. Dec 11, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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    chenbro

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    What haven’t I changed?
    I took the bumper to a powder coater to get sprayed, so it's a close match but not exact. Probably would have been cheaper to have it painted but I didn't want to have to deal with touching up paint chips all the time. Mall crawler mentality, I know :D
     
  20. Dec 11, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    2004 F-350...uh lots of motor work to go fast...er. Way to much to list. 2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi. SOLD 2015: Flooded and Gone
    Gotcha! I'd get it bedlined paint match now that you bring up chipping... Hey dual purpose...
     
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