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Chux's 2013 Beach Buggy Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Chux, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Aug 10, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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    Chux

    Chux [OP] Pura Vida

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    Click on my Build
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    I wanted to start a build mainly to log my truck through all its transformations. I got my 2013 Tacoma TRD Off Road May 31, 2013 with 4 miles on it. I had some photos from when I first got it that I have now lost or erased never planning on coming across this thing called "Tacoma World" :D

    The day after I bought my truck I got an Island Beach State Park Beach Buggy Pass.

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    Quick trip to Barnegat Inlet

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    First few mods was to put on my fishing rack, also picked up some plasti dip for the rack, grill, emblems, and rear bumper. Not a fan of chrome.

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    Next was a bed cap and bolted my old Thule racks to the cap.

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    Then got some black TRD stickers on Ebay

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    I thought she looked pretty sweet at this point!

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    Sunset with Atlantic City in the back round

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    First snow fall on the beach

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    Then I started really digging through TW.

    After looking at all kinds of grills, I settled on a website that offered a DIY grill kit. I'm still happy with it today.

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    My first big mod was a Toytec Ultimate 3" kit with AAL. Unfortunately it sat in my garage for 3 months with lack of funds to install.

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    Fortunately came across a local thread on TW that had some guys willing to help me install in exchange for some beverages :cheers: Cant thank these DBs enough!

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    Still getting on the beach in dead winter

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    Surf was firing that day. Living blocks from the beach access road has its advantages for surf checks

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    Next was the diff breather and trailer plug relocate mods

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    And finally decided to remove the sway bar

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    And of course some wheeling pics

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    She does clean up well

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    I try to wash the under carriage more so than the truck itself to get all the salt and sand or mud off the frame

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    And some beach wheeling

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    On the coldest day of the year the sand was frozen solid and the ocean was steaming. I was even able to drive out on the sand bar in two wheel drive.

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    Then the goodies started rolling in!!

    DSM UCAs

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    Thanx again to the NJ DBs for help with the insatall :cheers:

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    Test fit some 255s that day

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    And drank some brews that night

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    30' tow strap, cb antenna spring, and D ring shackle. Thank you Amazon

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    More shackles with a integrated receiver hitch

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    WeatherTechs from a GB

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    All Pro U-bolt flip

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    Installed, Thanx to some local DBs :cheers:

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    CB and 3' Fire Stik

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    Cb install. Very happy with it! It was a super tight fit but that made it super clean.

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    Along the way I picked up two LED light pods from a GB. I wanted more light for beach fishing off the rear of the truck, so I extended the bolts that went through my bed cap from the rear Thule rack and bolted them facing out.

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    On Board Air and a Blue Sea showed up

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    Blue Sea install. Made a mounting bracket out of thick plate aluminium and an aluminium 90

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    Got a set of Hellas converted to HID from member. Later on I plast dipped the rock shields, gives it a stealth look I really like.

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    Picked up a BAMF light bar bracket to mount them on

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    Dremeled out the two blank spots to fit the switches for the Hellas and OBA

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    Checking out sunsets over the bay with the girlfriend

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    Had another mod day at my house

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    A member came to part out his truck

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    I ended up with 255/70/17 Hankook MTs on Sport wheels for stock wheels and tires, and a black headlight mod swap for stock

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    After 2 days commuting up and down the parkway, realized I need ATs not MTs so I took off the Hankooks and borrowed a buddies wheel and tire combo

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    A shot from a co worker

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    Next I decided to upgrade my fishing pole rack. I wanted the rack with fold down cooler and they make a nice hitch bracket for it so when I had a chance to buy a hidden hitch from another member I jumped on it

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    Quickly painted the rack from chrome to black.

    I came across some armor for sale from another member "lightly used" :D

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    Ive got the IFS skid on now but waiting for y pipe reroute for the rest

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    I ordered a bunch of square track nuts from 4x innovation for bed accessories

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    High lift showed up, 54" Smitty Built from Amazon

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    And some Quick fists

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    When I swapped out my OEM wheels I needed to come up with a new option. The choice was easy :D

    SCS Stealth 6 Bronze 17" wheels :cool:

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    Then came one of the best days short of buying the truck!
    New Tires!! Cooper Maxx 255/80/17

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    After talking to Vin at SCS I think I may be the first one to put 255 skinnys on the Stealth 6s. I love this combo!

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    In case you guys are wondering about how much side wall protection there is with the 255s on 8.5" wheels

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    These tires are Epic!

    Cooper Maxx are great in the sand
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    And the Cooper Maxxs are great off road
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    Shout out to the NJDBs

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    Made some brackets for the high lift and full size spare. Also put the fist grips to use with ax and shovel brackets.

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    Got a Trasharoo, installed on the spare in the bed until I get a rear bumper tire carrier :spy:

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    Along the way chopped the exhaust

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    Got a Smitybilt trail shade, really dig it :thumbsup:

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    Thanx to BeeRadd got some hood lights

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    Due to some rubbing I got another alighnment

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    Picked up a 50" LED light bar from a guy at work. Mocked up then decided it would be ideal to integrate it with a roof rack

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    My Tacoma > Buddy's Jeep
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    This idea came to me one day about a cargo net in the bed of my truck for extra storage space. I decided to use the bolts securing my Thule racks, I replaced 4 of them with eye hook bolts. Till I find the right cargo net, I put up some bungees. While doing this I also decided to paint the interior of my bed cap. Very happy how it turned out.

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    Recently picked up some tail light protection

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    Switches coming out

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    Switches going in

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    Ordered a set of Dakar leaf springs with AAL a fellow NJDB picked up for me.

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    Awaiting bigger mods I tend to grab the smaller ones that go with it.
    Pelican rifle case will be going on roof racks as a storage container for my off road/beach safety and recovery gear.

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    Working on a mounting bracket for the ARB OBA. My metal fab consist of a hammer and table vise haha. Blacksmith status :cool:

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    Still have mods in the garage to get in the truck, more mods ordering soon and always more mods on the want list. Never done :D
     
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  2. Aug 10, 2014 at 5:04 PM
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    Monster Coma

    Monster Coma Well-Known Member

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  3. Aug 10, 2014 at 5:11 PM
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    V5ioV

    V5ioV My drinking team has a wheeling problem

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    Win
     
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  4. Aug 10, 2014 at 5:11 PM
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    ckeene9

    ckeene9 Well-Known Member

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    Dayum that's a lot of pics! Looking good in here.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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    w00dy

    w00dy Hey Now!

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    NJDB approved. Beach buggy for the lolz
     
  6. Aug 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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    Chux

    Chux [OP] Pura Vida

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    Click on my Build
    Thanx dude. Pics > Words
     
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  7. Aug 10, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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    porchop

    porchop Well-Known Member

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    this truck is a total beast. hope ur doing well man! i will be a couple blocks from u in the next week :spy:
     
  8. Aug 10, 2014 at 6:42 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    Love the look of this 2nd gen. :popcorn:
     
  9. Aug 10, 2014 at 6:44 PM
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    ckeene9

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    Agreed! Keep them coming.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2014 at 9:46 PM
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    FARNORCAL

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    SEE BUILD
    Sick build love the pictures I should have taken way more I'm installing my Maxx's this weekend thank you for all the pics I'm stoked
     
  11. Aug 10, 2014 at 9:53 PM
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    chenbro

    chenbro ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    What haven’t I changed?
    About time :spy:
     
  12. Aug 10, 2014 at 10:00 PM
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    PPansini10

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  13. Aug 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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    bluewaters182

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    :thumbsup:Looks good man
     
  14. Aug 11, 2014 at 3:40 PM
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    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Looks awesome Jay. So much progress.

    This is my favorite:

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  15. Aug 11, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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    Skinny Rogers

    Skinny Rogers U know fish can hear u thinking just b4 u sneeze

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    Dude that wheel tire combo is sick
     
  16. Aug 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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    Nice man. Pretty much looking to do what you did. Looks awesome.
     
  17. Aug 12, 2014 at 9:55 AM
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    NC15TRD

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    Awesome!
     
  18. Aug 13, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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    Chux

    Chux [OP] Pura Vida

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    Click on my Build
    Thanx everyone! Got some good wheeling pics to post up from a couple weeks ago. Pics on pics on pics :D
     
  19. Aug 13, 2014 at 9:48 AM
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    Large Red

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    Loving the progress, if you find yourself making another set of the mounts for your ARB OBA shoot me a pm ;)
     
  20. Aug 26, 2014 at 7:21 AM
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    bryanbyers28

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    where did you put your air compressor
     

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