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DannyBFresco's "El Taco Fresco" Accumulation of Hand-Me-Downs and Other Assorted Stuff & BS

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by DannyBFresco, May 5, 2015.

  1. May 5, 2015 at 4:43 PM
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    DannyBFresco

    DannyBFresco [OP] King Taco

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    Baja Kits +2 LT, Kings, 35" Falken MTs, other handmedowns
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    Sup, I'm Danny. Thanks for checking out my build. The overall vision for this build is a fun wheeler that's also ready for expo adventures. Hopefully you enjoy it and stick around to watch her grow.
    #SWBFTMFW

    Here is a current summary of mods:

    Suspension
    - 885x OME Coils w/ Top Plate Spacer and Nitrocharger shocks for full 3" Lift (removed)
    - SPC Light Racing UCAs (removed)
    - Baja Kits +2 Long Travel kit
    - 2.5 x 8" King long travel coilovers w/ 700# 16" coils
    - King OEM Extended Travel 07+ Tundra rear 2.5" shocks
    - Rear Bilstein B110 shocks (removed)
    - OME Dakars w/ D29XL AAL

    - Wheelers Superbumps front and rear w/ u-bolt flip

    Wheels & Tires
    - LT285/70/17 Toyo Open Country A/T II (removed)
    - 35 x 12.50 x 17 Goodyear MT/R w/ Kevlar (removed)

    - 315/70/17 Falken Wildpeak MT
    - 17" Method Race Wheels "Mesh"


    Audio
    - Alpine double-din touchscreen dvd/nav/BT

    Exterior
    - BHLM & Phillips LED H4 6200K bulbs
    - Black Depo LED tail lights
    - 2011 OEM honeycomb grille
    - Iggycorp 20" single-row light bar mounted on BAMF behind-the grille light bar w/ LED drop-down brackets

    - Raptor lights
    - Grillcraft upper grille and corners (removed)
    - 2 x Hella 700's retro'd with 6000k HIDs (removed)


    Armor
    - BAMF 80" DOM sliders w/ kick out
    - BAMF 1/4" steel skid plate trifecta
    - 4xInnovations Rock Donkey Rear Bumper (removed)

    - Brute Force Fab Front Bumper
    - Brute Force Fab High Clearance Rear Bumper

    Expedition Gear
    - Relentless fabrication tall bed bars
    - NorCal Fabwerx bed rail quick fist mounts
    - Custom built steel bed rack (~8-10" rise) w/ OEM spare tire carrier built in & quick fists (removed)
    - Bed rail Hi Lift mounts w/ 48" Hi Lift Extreme (removed)
    - CVT Mt. Shasta (Standard)


    Trip Reports
    -Hollister Hills SVRA - 7/18/15
    -Hollister Hills SVRA - 10/11/15
    -Carnegie TW Swap Meet
    -Pismo 6/5-6/7/16
    -Hollister 6/25-6/26/16
    -Pismo Beach 8/5/17
    -Slick Rock Trail 8/18-8/20/17
    -Calaveras Big Trees State Park 9/2017
    -Lake Almanor 11/2017
    -Hollister 1/27/18
    -Mojave Road 2/9-2/11/18
    -Pismo 3/23-3/25/18
    -Poker Flat 6/9-6/10-18
    -Slick Rock Trail 11/10-11/12/18

    Former icon pics:

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    I'll start with a photo of her when I first bought her from my buddy's auto brokerage:


    She was a bone-stock 2006 TRD Sport 4x4 V6. After shelling out my downpayment money, I didn't have much left for mods, so she stayed this way (minus the bug deflector) for a few months. Working as a city planner, I get to go to some pretty cool places. Since my department only has hybrid Honda Civics, I take her when I need to get to the more remote portions of our jurisdiction. This picture was at a cell tower site in some rolling hills in Rodeo, CA:



    My two pups like to take her for a spin every now and then too...


    (don't mind the peeling paint on the skewp...had it redone!)

    Also, thought this Lego Jango Fett light would be cool to add to my keychain to keep the SWB theme alive



    First came the 3" OME lift (also from another member with only ~10k miles on it)
    -885 coils
    -Nitrocharger shocks all around
    -1.5" AAL
    -Top plate spacer for full 3" lift



    Look who showed up...



    Finally, I threw some new wheels and rubber on her to temporarily be done with major mods for awhile.

    LT285/70/17 Toyo Open Country A/T II
    17" Method Race Wheels "Mesh"





    Rack and tent for all the EAF points

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    Then picked up a rear 4xInnovations bumper from @Cali007

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    Baja Kits +2 Long Travel kit & 35x12.50r17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/Rs installed

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    Brute Force Fab front and rear bumpers installed.

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    Planned mods for the future:

    Expedition
    - ARB dual compressor & F/R lockers
    - Dual batteries
    - Fridge on slide-out
    - Maybe some drawers :notsure:

    Hopefully you guys like her as much as I do, and stick around for more build updates and some future adventure recaps!
     
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  2. May 5, 2015 at 4:47 PM
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    TYetti

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    Dam dude those wheels are sexy!!! I know a guy running method beadlocks he said he died a bit inside the first time they got attacked by a rock. Like the direction so far in for more
     
  3. May 5, 2015 at 4:49 PM
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    DannyBFresco

    DannyBFresco [OP] King Taco

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    Thanks man! Yeah I like them a lot, and I'm dreading that moment too...but hey, that's what comes with wheeling lol. I don't think I've seen many people with them on TW too, which is also why I liked them.
     
  4. May 5, 2015 at 4:55 PM
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    true that. I struggle with the wheel desicion bigger tires will ultimately make it for me but until then I'll continue beating on the SR5 rims.
     
  5. May 5, 2015 at 5:34 PM
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    DannyBFresco

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    Haha! I know the struggle...it took me a couple months to decide too. Loving the Toyos for sure. They're super quiet on the road and haven't failed me yet on my site visits for work climbing hills and what-not
     
  6. May 5, 2015 at 5:37 PM
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    My bfg's have gotten loud and hard but still perform great. Took me months to decide. Toyos were high on the lift as well definitely Going for mt's next time
     
  7. May 5, 2015 at 5:38 PM
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    What're you thinking for the next set? I've heard some great things from my buddy who has the Goodyear MT/Rs
     
  8. May 5, 2015 at 6:08 PM
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    For me it's between mtr and toyo mt. size is the big thing I want 35's but practicality wise I'll probably my get 33's I just don't see long distance trips going well with 35's. I know guys with both and nothing but good things to say the Toyos are heavy. having a 4cyl weight will start to become a factor
     
  9. May 6, 2015 at 8:42 AM
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    Sweet dude, and yeah 35's with a V6 is touchy enough as it is so I can imagine how it'd be with a 4cyl
     
  10. May 27, 2015 at 10:39 AM
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    Got her actually dirty for the first time :mudding:

     
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  11. Jun 4, 2015 at 3:37 PM
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    Ironic timing...the gf and I broke up and this happens right after lol
     
  12. Jun 10, 2015 at 3:11 PM
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    Always had a thing for the blue. too bad they don't make radiant red or speedway blue anyone
     
  13. Jun 10, 2015 at 3:24 PM
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    Yeah it's a shame...seems like they're gonna be bringing SWB back for the 3rd gen though
     
  14. Jun 14, 2015 at 8:24 PM
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  15. Jun 22, 2015 at 9:02 AM
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    DannyBFresco [OP] King Taco

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    Picked up some retro'd oem headlights from craigslist!! The only issue with them was one of the tabs that screwed into the bumper under the grille was broken off

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  16. Jul 22, 2015 at 11:26 AM
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    Hollister Hills SVRA Trip - 7/18/2015

    I took a trip out to Hollister Hills SVRA this past weekend and got the rig dirty on some real trails. Almost ended in disaster on a flex obstacle when my tire slipped down the side of the obstacle, but luckily there were some helping hands around to winch me back a few feet to realign myself and finish off the obstacle.












    MADE IT!!!


    What did I learn from this trip? I need sliders, skids, and a way to disconnect my sway bar on the fly. On to the next one!
     

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  17. Oct 14, 2015 at 9:05 AM
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    Took another trip out to Hollister on 10/11/15 with @BudMan @younglexx @the glen @EDDO @Carson and @CalTacoma09. Here's @BudMan 's post-game analysis:

    "Played at the frame twister and staircase, found a super rutty steep way up to Fremontia, ran Fremontia all the way up staying on the hard line (@Carson taking the super hard line :thumbsup:), second obstacle course, stream bed trail, and up the fence line from there. Did everything I wanted to! Struggled a bit with the hard way up Fremontia until I finally tried a new line. All in all super fun."

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  18. Oct 15, 2015 at 11:05 AM
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    Icon Extended C/O's non resi, OME 60091/Dakar Leaf Pack, All Pro U-bolt Flip, Timberens, 17" SR8's, 285/70/17 Duratracs, AFE Stage II Intake, Magnaflow Cat back w/Resonator, BHLM, Grillcraft, 15/5 Tint, All-Pro HD Sliders @10 degr, OEM Roof Racks, TRD Skid Plate, Wet Okole's, Scan guage II, Optima Yellow
    looks like you guys had a blast!
     
  19. Oct 15, 2015 at 11:07 AM
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    DannyBFresco

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    Yeah, we did! Any good wheeling out there in Hawaii?
     
  20. Oct 15, 2015 at 11:10 AM
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