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CM617687's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by Texas Taco, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Texas Taco

    Texas Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    '11 TRD Sport DC 4X4
    Supercharged, King resi's all the way around, Dakar leaf springs, Brute Force Fab bumper, Smittybuilt winch, BAMF skid plates and sliders, rear differential breather mod, and mirror relocation mod.
    Just got my 2011 Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road about a month ago, and it's time for my build thread! Starting off pretty slow but I plan to add more as time progresses and funds become available.

    A couple of days after I got it:
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    First off I replaced the stock P265/70R16 tires with BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A K/O's in LT265/75R16 :
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    Next mod was an aFe cold air intake with Pro Dry S filter:
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    The CAI was a breeze and my buddy and I installed it in about an hour while we were bullshitting around one afternoon. Like alot of people have posted, the directions that come with the CAI are pretty crappy. However with a little bit of mechanical aptitude anyone can put it in. The truck came with a TRD Cat Back exhaust so as of right now I have no plans to modify the exhaust.

    Today I had Bilstein 5100's installed all around, set at 1.75" up front. Also had installed Icon 1.5" progressive AAL's:
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    The shocks and aal's were done at Off Road Warehouse in San Diego.

    Next up will be a CB radio and antenna. Looking at mounting a 4' Firestik inside the left rear bedrail. The radio I went with was the Cobra 75 WX ST. I'll post pics after the install and as I continue to mod my truck. Possible future upgrades include a color matched Satoshi grille and maybe a BLHM.
     
  2. NC15TRD

    NC15TRD Your girlfriend likes my member

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    15 DCSB TRD Sport 6-Speed
    KINGS | LR | OME Dakars | Bilstein | Wheeler's Superbumps | OCTaco brake lines | UWS | Debadge | Fog anytime mod | Level 8 MK6 | Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx 295/70R17 |
    Looks good! BSP tacos for the win!
     
  3. Texas Taco

    Texas Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    '11 TRD Sport DC 4X4
    Supercharged, King resi's all the way around, Dakar leaf springs, Brute Force Fab bumper, Smittybuilt winch, BAMF skid plates and sliders, rear differential breather mod, and mirror relocation mod.
    Time for an update!

    Well I installed my cb radio Friday. Took me awhile since it was my first time doing anything like this. I installed a Cobra 75 WX ST with a 4 foot Firestik FS4 antenna mounted onto the metal portion of my left rear bedside.


    Opted to install the small connector box for the radio down on the left side of the center console. I was originally going to hide it in the small cubby hole just under the steering wheel on the right side, but it later proved impossible to get to in order to connect the SWR meter. I removed the plastic around the shifter to make sure I had enough clearance for the screws:
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    Saw this little trick from another guy's cb install thread. Basically use the straight piece of a coathanger to thread your wiring through hard to reach areas, such as under the carpet and through the firewall:
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    Up through the firewall via the coathanger. Just punched it right through the grommet holding the rest of the vehicle wiring:
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    I ran the coax through the floor and up through the bed:
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    Being the only metallic portion of the bed, I opted to install my mount here, so that when I removed the antenna my vehicle would look "clean" from any outside view.

    The grounding wire isn't the greatest in the world, but it does the job, and is still hidden when the tailgate is up.

    You'll also notice in this photo that I put the extra washer and teflon insulating washer on the bottom, where the coax connects, instead of underneath the antenna adapter. After spending quite some time trying to figure out why my SWR readings were so high, I realized this mistake and promptly switched the washers to the correct side.
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    Connected the power wire to the battery terminal, and ran the grounding wire to the battery ground point on the frame:
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    And... all done!
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    Managed to get the antenna tuned down to about 1.2:1.2.

    All in all it was fairly simple, even for someone who had never done anything like this before. Stay tuned for more mods as they come!
     
  4. Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    completely stock
    What type of offloading do you like? Any plans on armor? (sliders, skids, bumpers)
     
  5. Texas Taco

    Texas Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Supercharged, King resi's all the way around, Dakar leaf springs, Brute Force Fab bumper, Smittybuilt winch, BAMF skid plates and sliders, rear differential breather mod, and mirror relocation mod.

    I like more of the trail exploring type of offroading, as opposed to rock crawling and such. I do enjoy running around in the sand and small hills of Ocotillo as well. Not really into mudding, but I won't let it stop me.

    As far as armor goes, I'm looking into better skid plates and armor for the underside. As for anything else I like the ARB bumpers but at the same time I'm trying to keep my truck a decent daily driver as well.
     
  6. Texas Taco

    Texas Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    '11 TRD Sport DC 4X4
    Supercharged, King resi's all the way around, Dakar leaf springs, Brute Force Fab bumper, Smittybuilt winch, BAMF skid plates and sliders, rear differential breather mod, and mirror relocation mod.
    Latest addition: Demello bolt-on rock sliders. Powdercoated black.

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  7. Texas Taco

    Texas Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Supercharged, King resi's all the way around, Dakar leaf springs, Brute Force Fab bumper, Smittybuilt winch, BAMF skid plates and sliders, rear differential breather mod, and mirror relocation mod.
    Latest additions: A black color matched grille to replace the original stock grille, and a set of Black Rock Yuma 908b wheels. Specs: 16x8 6x5.5 4.25bs, 0mm offset.

    They easily clear the calipers, and I'm loving the new wider stance.

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  8. dad32509

    dad32509 Thinking of something clever

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    Blacked out 05
    5100's front and back, OME 885x's, LR UCA's, OMD rear springs, Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD, HVAC Green led's MOD, Blacked out bumper, Plastidip emblems, custom front tube bumper, 32" combo led bar, rigid duallys, otrattw switches, my own Satoshi grille, shorty antenna, Spyder LED halo headlights. csjumper2003 map/dome, 3rd brake, DTRL white/amber and parking LED's. Pelfreybilt IFS skid, Cab mount chop, sliders and rear light bar w/blitzpro 5LR dust light. Uniden CB, Magnaflow 18" exhaust, Rear tire carrier, sway bar removed, spidertrax 1.25" spacers, Wheelers 16" Alloys w/265/75r16 Goodyear DuraTracs
    Love the truck man! Looks great!
     
  9. RockyMtnTRD

    RockyMtnTRD McBuckets

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    35 Toyo RT, BAMF Towers + Sliders, Brute HC w/table + Hybrid Front, King 12.0, Alcan Springs, TC Upper
    Nice BSP man!
     
  10. Texas Taco

    Texas Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Supercharged, King resi's all the way around, Dakar leaf springs, Brute Force Fab bumper, Smittybuilt winch, BAMF skid plates and sliders, rear differential breather mod, and mirror relocation mod.
    I actually have the Black 202 color. I get that all the time unless they see my truck up close. Thanks though!
     
  11. lsutiger1

    lsutiger1 Well-Known Member

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    2014 BLACK TRD OFF ROAD DCSB
    Mud flap mod,Bilsteins on all 4 corners set at 1.75, wheeler HD 3 leaf pack. Method 301 wheels.
    Love the truck! I also have the black 2014 double cab and my first purchase will be 265/75/17 BFG all terrains. And was wondering how much for the 5100's and the leaf springs?
     
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