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DefconBrix [ overland Tacoma build ]

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by DefconBrix, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Dec 21, 2013 at 1:36 AM
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    DefconBrix

    DefconBrix [OP] instagram @defconbrix

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    Check the build thread.
    Hey TW!

    I have used so many of the builds on here for inspiration that it's exciting to finally have my own come to life!
    Thank you everyone for showing me how best to spend all of my money ;)

    Starting off with a brand new truck I wasn't sure how far I would take this but as you watch this build progress you will see I didn't cut any corners.
    I am absolutely an outdoorsman so building this Tacoma with the now popular "Overland Style" was right in line with my lifestyle and goals for the truck that gets me there.

    Just to clarify, I didn't build this for rock crawling, jumping or purposely beating up, although it is fully capable for when those times do arise... This is the rig that helps me explore our country, get into areas others can not and is also my daily driver.

    photo: Feb 2017
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    CAMPSITE NIGHT.jpg


    video: Feb 2017


    photo: Sept 2016
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    photo: May 2016


    photo: March 2016


    photo: Aug 2015


    I keep going back and forth on a full wrap with some subtle graphics or camo... The urge to do this usually comes after a weekend of trails and I come home to find the sides riddled with new scratches — some too deep to buff out unfortunately. Stay tuned for more on this...


    IN THE BEGINNING:

    I couldn't keep it completely stock for too long (I managed to wait 2 months) so I immediately put on a 3" Pro-Comp Level Kit with 285/70/17 Toyo Tires Open Country AT2's on 17x8 Method Race Wheels Standards.

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    Shortly after that things started getting a little more serious...

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    ...and how she sits right now.


    * trying to figure out ways to get better fuel economy...




    * what I carry on top changes depending on the goal of the day


    * more photos the interior thread




    * more photos on the bed thread

    _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____


    THE MAKING OF MY TACOMA
    I have added links to each so you can easily find out more information.

    ARMOR:
    Pelfreybilt Offroad Aluminum Front Bumper with no hoops
    Pelfreybilt Offroad Hi-Clearance Rear Bumper
    Pelfreybilt Offroad IFS Aluminum Skid
    Pelfreybilt Offroad Mid Skid
    Pelfreybilt Offroad Trans Skid

    Pelfreybilt Offroad Rock Sliders with Top Plates

    FRONT SUSPENSION:
    Total Chaos +2 Long Travel Race Series Kit
    Fox 2.5 DSC coilovers
    Total Chaos Secondary Shock Hoop
    Fox 2.0 ByPass

    REAR SUSPENSION:
    Pelfreybilt Shock Relocation Hoops
    Fox 2.0 DSC extended length shocks
    Fox 2.0 BumpStops

    OVERLAND GEAR:
    ARE Z-Series shell
    CVT 55" awning (with mesh kit)
    FrontRunner Outfitters Slimline 2 roofrack
    ARB 63qt fridge/freezer
    FrontRunner wolf pack storage boxes
    TruckVault All-Weather Standard Height
    CargoGlide 600XL — deck is covered with Line-X done by Line-X of Midvale.
    Zamp Solar 160 watt portable solar panels
    WaterPort pressurized tank
    FrontRunner Stainless Steel Folding Table
    ARB Safari Snorkel
    Camp Champ Explorer's Kitchen

    RECOVERY:
    Warn Zeon 10s winch
    Factor 55 Flatlink and Fairlead
    ARB Premium Recovery Kit
    Max Trax
    Hi-Lift

    WHEELS / TIRES:
    17" Rotiform SIX-OR
    35x12.50x17 Toyo Open Country R/T

    LIGHTING:
    Rechelon Aesthetics RetroFits - Custom Camo and 1 of a Kind
    Baja Designs 20" S8
    Baja Designs 40" OnyX6
    Baja Designs Squadron Pros
    Baja Designs S2 Pros (4)
    Rigid Industries SRQ2 flush mounts
    Anti-Dark hood light kit
    All Lighting is controlled by the SE Touchscreen sPOD

    MISC:
    ARB air lockers front and rear
    Nitro 4.88 gears
    ARB Twin Air Compressor
    BoltLock
    Max Coupler Off-Road Hitch
    Bushwacker fender flares (trimmed 3")
    Cab Mount Chop & Inner Fender Massaging for proper 35" tire fit
    Optima Bluetop battery
    Pelfreybilt Battery cage
    TrekPak lined TruckVault and Center Console
    Victor Axe & Tool Limited Edition Black Axe and Hatchet
    Yeti Coolers bottle opener mounted on the rear bumper
    Rugged Radios VHF

    STEREO:
    Rockford Fosgate POWER slim sub, components and amps
    custom fiberglass box built by SoundWarehouse in SLC

    ENGINE:
    BullyDog Tuner
    MBRP cat-back single side black exhaust
    Custom Y-Pipe with the Exhaust Tip dumped out over the Axle

    INTERIOR:
    Katzkin full leather custom Tuscany leather/suede interior w/Degreez heated & cooled seats!

    FISHING:
    FlyCraft Inflatable Boat



    It all just makes my time spent outdoors more enjoyable.





    Check out my other threads for more specific build content:

    Overland Tacoma | Interior | Headlights | Bed Storage | VMI Trailer | XVENTURE Trailer
    for instant gratification follow along on instagram: @defconbrix



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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2017
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  2. Dec 21, 2013 at 1:38 AM
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    PcBuilder14

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  3. Dec 21, 2013 at 1:41 AM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Nice!
     
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  4. Dec 21, 2013 at 1:51 AM
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    Large

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    Nice truck
     
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  5. Dec 21, 2013 at 3:05 AM
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    evanmb31

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    Daaayyyuuummm thats a nice looking truck. Needs 35s :) are you ganna do glass or trim fender flares?
     
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  6. Dec 21, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    DefconBrix

    DefconBrix [OP] instagram @defconbrix

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    Check the build thread.

    Thanks EVANMB31!
    I actually do have 35" Toyo M/T's that I will be putting on in Jan.
    I'm not a huge glass fan unless it's a full on super wide prerunner so I'll be trimming the flares.
    Someone needs to make a "shorty" flare so we can all stop trimming so much lol
     
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  7. Dec 21, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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    Spoonman

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    Finally a build thread! Looking good dude.
     
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  8. Dec 21, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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    Nice!! Love the armor and bed rack. I wouldn't need the LT, but it does look good.
     
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  9. Dec 21, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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    Awesome truck man!
     
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  10. Dec 21, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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    DefconBrix

    DefconBrix [OP] instagram @defconbrix

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    Check the build thread.

    I'm a little slow sometimes lol
    I wanted to make sure I got this thread built right the first time ;)
     
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  11. Dec 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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    DefconBrix

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    Check the build thread.
    Thanks! I'm extremely happy with it so far and only have a million more plans for it.

    Chime in anytime with suggestions!
     
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  12. Dec 28, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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    DefconBrix

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    Check the build thread.
    This truck loves posing for the camera, especially while in Moab!

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Dec 28, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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  14. Dec 29, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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    Liking all the armor and useful extras. Sharp looking. Great photos by the way.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    DefconBrix

    DefconBrix [OP] instagram @defconbrix

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    Check the build thread.
    Thank you so much!
    I am thinking about getting a new front bumper, exact same actually, but in the aluminum version to cut some weight since I will be adding so much weight with all the overland gear.
     
  16. Dec 29, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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    ...315's,2in bora wheel spacers,safari snorkel,wheel spacers,bruteforcefab rear bumper and sliders,afe filter,hi-lift jack,5100 with OME 886 & 1/2in spacer,allpro expo's,icon 10in rear shox,flip kit,ss brake lines,cobra cb,fog light mod,yellow fogs,weathertech mats,fullsize spare tire and extra sport rim,tinted windows,aeroturbine 2525 muffler dumped over axle...rear diff breather mod...removed factory spare...removed 2nd air filter...THULE roof rack and fairing....bud builts front to back,allpoo front bumper,BAMF lca skids,overland Offroad roof and bed racks,
    hey buddy good to see you on here....welcome
     
  17. Dec 29, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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    DefconBrix

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    Thanks HARD2KILL!
    Stoked to finally get this thread started and get everyone's feedback!
     
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  18. Dec 29, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    awesome truck man that thing is bad ass! :)
     
  19. Dec 29, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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    montes6173

    montes6173 Any place is comfortable if you make it that way

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    Nice job on your build, truck looks great.
     
  20. Dec 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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    SoCalTacos

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    Nice truck, tastefully modded, and utilized appropriately.
    Looking forward to seeing the camo wrap!
     
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