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CVyota's "gonna take a while" build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by CVYota, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons. LR UCAs, Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with kevlar,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with dual battery gauge and ecometer. Dual battery.
    Thought I'd start listing the stuff I've done, before I forget:

    Suspension
    Front

    Extended Icon 2.5 adjustable coilovers with 700# Icon springs
    Wheeler's bump stops
    Light Racing Upper control arms

    Rear
    Dakar leaf springs
    Wheeler's bump stops
    2.5 Kings with Res
    U-bolt flip
    Shackle Flip

    Armor
    Brute Force Rear Bumper
    Pelfreybilt IFS and Mid skids
    BAMF Sliders, Rear diff skid and LCA skids
    Pelfreybilt front bumper

    MISC
    285/75 16R Goodyear Wangler MT/R w/kevlar
    16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs
    Softopper
    high lift Jack
    ARB Twin Compressor
    Phuka sway bar mod
    Oil catch can
    Blue sea fuse box with 100amp fuse and relay
    20" double LED light bar
    Rigid Duallys
    2 KC 6in Daylighter spots
    Dual Optima yellow top setup

    and other stuff
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    This is Taco #2 for me, first one was an '05 DCSB Pre-runner, OR pkg that I did no modding to and did a few trails that I souldnt have, but got through them anyway.


    [​IMG]



    Got stuck one time and my wife, who isnt a truck fan, said,"well why didnt you get a 4 wheel drive?" I took that as "you need to go get a new truck with 4 Wheel drive, as soon as we get home!", she doesnt remember it like that.

    FIRST YEAR

    So I got a '11 DCLB (needed more room to haul outing gear) 4x4 no pkg, figured I would do the mods I wanted this time:
    Basic Truck


    [​IMG]
    How it sits now-It has about a 2.75" lift in front and just over 3" in the back
    [​IMG]
    Added 2 D rings into the back corners.
    Added guage pods and a temp guage. (I found out about TW when trying to fix my temp guage on the '05, didnt get one on the '11) also was looking at scan guage and ultra, didnt like the design but found the Ecometer for about 70 bucks. (edit- this can be a hazard with side curtain air bags, there is a risk of them flying out-at you!)


    I like the way it looks:
    http://www.digital-auto-gauges.com/products/Auto-Thermometer-Gauge-for-Trucks-and-Cars.html

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ATM-9100/
    http://www.gaugepods.com/toyota.html

    [​IMG]

    Got the TSB done, gained 1.5 inches in the back, but I know it will settle
    Fire ext (in case my friends Jeep catches on fire) and weathertechs (1st group buy)

    Did the diff breather mod

    Year 2
    got Eibach springs today and 5100 set to 0"
    11\1\11
    As this is the first time I have ever dealt with suspension, I started simple and will try to do this myself.
    Finally got them on. Did the work myself, following Chris 4X4s thread, not too bad, moving the sway bar out of the way was the key.


    Installed my first piece o' armor BAMF diff
    Wrangler Duratrac 265/75-16R
    softopper installed

    [​IMG]
    rerouted the exhaust
    [​IMG]
    BAMF sliders
    added some quick fists and a High-lift to the bed
    [​IMG]
    Brute Force rear bumper
    and Debadged
    [​IMG]

    Year 3
    Blacked out the wheels
    Got my Homer grill and 20" light bar and BAMF grill mount
    [​IMG]
    added BAMF LCA and PELFRYBILT IFS and Mid skids

    redline struts, Oil catch can, 100 amp switched fuse box
    [​IMG]
    This thing got a crack in it so i swapped to a dual setup.

    CB
    [​IMG]


    Well, 77K later, the TSB springs are frowning, and I have pushed the Billies to the max, Time for the next stage.
    Installed LR UCAs and Extended 2.5 Icons
    [​IMG]

    Dakars, Wheelers bumps, Ubolt flip and 2.5 Kings w/res
    [​IMG]
    Installed Firestick on back corner using BAMF mount
    Installed M31 batttery in Pelfeybilt cage
    and ARB twin compressor behind the rear seat
    [​IMG]
    replaced the 20 year old radio shack CB, turns out it was causing feedback-age or not shielded enough
    Replaced the Gas can cage with an ATO cage.
    New tires and Wheels

    [​IMG]

    Year 4
    12/14-Got my Pelfreybilt bumper:
    [​IMG]
    Bought some cheap 6" KC Daylighters (halogen) cheap, but I am hoping they do the job as spots.

    To do:
    Trans skids

    lockers
    305 tires
    regear

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Moddest flex

    [​IMG]


    Got a slight bend on the DS spindle, so I ordered a new one and some TC gussets to beef them up.

    Gusset done
    [​IMG]
    Year 5

    New retro plates
    [​IMG]
    Finally had the rivets knocked out for the shackle flip
    [​IMG]
    new shoes
    [​IMG]
    Broke 2 bolts on the Frame horn(my bad), fabbed up a new mounting plate
    [​IMG]
    Dual battery setup with a promarine iso and solenoid
    20151205_110727.jpg
    Now on the 3 try with the battery setup. The weight from the 2 batteries and the way I offroad, caused the fender/core to separate.I moved the 2nd battery behind the pass side rear seat (it is a sealed Optima, so no fumes) and it works much better in this location.there is a write up in this thread.
    20160421_191840.jpg
    Dual battery gauge replaced the outside temp gauge. Got it from Redarc in Australia, couldn't find a good quality one in the US.
    20160303_120117.jpg
    Installed a Warn winch installed the solenoid in the passenger side engine compartment
    20160206_095837.jpg

    latest pics:
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Added much needed supports to tie the bumper to the frame from relentless:
    20160507_152811.jpg

    Swapped out the CB for a 25W ham...much better
    20160417_161617.jpg

    Added bed stiffeners to the back corners
    20160909_142017.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2016
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  2. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    nice!!

    Got a link for the gauges?? i like em!
     
  3. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons. LR UCAs, Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with kevlar,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with dual battery gauge and ecometer. Dual battery.
  4. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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  5. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    Hiatt1991

    Hiatt1991 Well-Known Member

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    where did u get your guage pod?
     
  6. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons. LR UCAs, Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with kevlar,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with dual battery gauge and ecometer. Dual battery.

    It can be fine tuned, I got it within .3 mpg and stopped messing with it. So for me yes, it is always the same, never varies from that .3.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons. LR UCAs, Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with kevlar,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with dual battery gauge and ecometer. Dual battery.

    http://www.gaugepods.com/toyota.html

    plastic texture was a little off from my '11 but not enough that anyone will notice
     
  8. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    Hiatt1991 Well-Known Member

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    how hard was it to mount? How did you wire the ecometer?
     
  9. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons. LR UCAs, Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with kevlar,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with dual battery gauge and ecometer. Dual battery.
    The pillar is very easy to remove and the ecometer plugs into the ODBC II plug under the dash- really easy. the temp gauge required an add a fuse and running the probe to an outside location, the whole thing took me about an hour (including the beer run).
     
  10. Jun 1, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    dad32509

    dad32509 Thinking of something clever

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    Nice! Love the pod gauge. Ive been wanting to get rid of the garage door roof console thing, but Ill just get one of those.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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    HRDTACO

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    to come!
    I am definately getting that gauge pod.. I want the ecometer definately... Think there is one for transmission temp that would be pretty useful
     
  12. Jul 21, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    NativeTaco

    NativeTaco Mountain Man

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    I really like what you've done with your truck. I drive the same thing and have done a few of the same mods. I just bought a temp gauge/compass and hope I like it as much as you do your aftermarket gauges. What did they run you?
     
  13. Jul 21, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons. LR UCAs, Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with kevlar,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with dual battery gauge and ecometer. Dual battery.
    Thx!

    Dont remember the cost, but if I bought it, it wasnt too much :p
    The links will take you to the pages
     
  14. Jan 6, 2014 at 8:23 AM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons. LR UCAs, Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with kevlar,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with dual battery gauge and ecometer. Dual battery.
    For now the cage I bought is screwed into the bed with big washers on the underside. [​IMG] did 20 miles of washboard and they didn't come loose.

    If you are talking about the blue water jugs, I use the large quick fist. 4 screws hold down the bottom and the upper is mounted on the rail
     
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  15. Jan 20, 2014 at 8:31 AM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons. LR UCAs, Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with kevlar,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with dual battery gauge and ecometer. Dual battery.
    All kinds of fun stuff on order...heading towards a MT build
     
  16. Jan 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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  17. Sep 12, 2015 at 6:34 PM
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    Crom

    Crom Working on truck...

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    Hatch a plan; make it happen.
    I've always admired your build Andy, didn't know you had a thread until today. Can't wait for your your next DV report. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Sep 12, 2015 at 8:03 PM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons. LR UCAs, Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with kevlar,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with dual battery gauge and ecometer. Dual battery.
    Thanks man! One more year of scouts and I will start running DV meets.
     
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  19. Sep 12, 2015 at 10:11 PM
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    Crom

    Crom Working on truck...

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    Hatch a plan; make it happen.
    Are you active in scouts because you have kids in the scouts? Just curious. Also would your DV meets be open to forum members? There is interest from TW members for sure. I was recently asked to organize a group trip, but I am severely limited on time, sounds like you are too. :D It would be fun to wheel / explore / camp sometime with ya.
     
  20. Sep 13, 2015 at 9:07 AM
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    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged Goods

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    Extended front 2.5 Icons. LR UCAs, Dakar Leaf Springs, rear King Smooth 2.5 w/res , Softopper, 285/75-16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with kevlar,16x8 SCS wheels 4.5 bs, Brute Force Rear bumper, 4x4 switch led, Diff Breather mod, weathertechs, Pelfrybilt front bumper, IFS and mid skids, B.A.M.F rear diff armor, LCA armor, Light bar mount and Sliders, Homer grill, Andres Devil horns, LED light bar, gauge pod with dual battery gauge and ecometer. Dual battery.
    My kid just turned 17 and I am scoutmaster for one more year. Yes it will be a TW meet I have some great ideas for a multiday event. I look forward to wheeling with you!
     
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