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DoorDing's 2012 Tacoma Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by DoorDing, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Aug 23, 2013 at 5:28 AM
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    Thanks for the reply. Looking forward to pics.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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    Great wheeling pics. Its not often that I wish I lived in the mainland.
    Waiting on exhaust re-route pics.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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    DoorDing [OP] Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    I forgot I'd never posted any trip photos.

    I'm doing an oil change this weekend, so I'll shoot the crossover for you.
     
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  4. Sep 20, 2013 at 3:47 AM
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    Have you installed that suspension yet? :playball:
     
  5. Sep 20, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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    DoorDing [OP] Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    I installed the bump stops and put the bushings in the springs. Oh, and I installed the rest of it back into boxes. Baby steps.
     
  6. Sep 29, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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    How hard was your Pop n lock install? Did it affect your back up camera at all? ie angle or anything after moving it to the opposite side of the handle? Just got my 2013 DCLB and orded my tonneau. Need a lock for the tailgate now but affraid of installing the powered pop n lock due to the possibility of lock outs. Thanks!
     
  7. Sep 29, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    Easy. Maybe took 30 minutes, and it didn't significantly affect the camera POV.

    There's a gasket from the OEM handle that has to be transferred to the new part, and I had to stretch it a little to get it to fit. Other than that, it was a simple installation. I don't use the lock often, and I didn't want to mess with the wiring for the powered model.
     
  8. Sep 29, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    I've been following your build for awhile now and I'm really liking what I see. Highly jealous of the territory that's immediately available to ride and explore.

    There is +, -, & 0. Your explanation for the + and - is correct insofar as the manufacturing vs OEM tolerances is concerned, but the 0 is a neutral, meaning it's on par with OEM measurements. For example my Dakars had a 0 and a - and I installed them with the neutral on the passenger side. As a result I had ghetto lean until I reversed the leaf packs. Once I did that the lean disappeared.

    Great find.
     
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  9. Sep 29, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    DoorDing [OP] Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    Thanks. I wasn't aware of the O designation. I don't remember seeing that before, and it makes sense. I would've been happier with a O and - , since I don't want quite that much lift.

    The only difference in the VIAIR RV model is it comes with a second air hose and an air chuck to reach an inside dual. I bought it instead of the regular 400P since it was a little cheaper and came with the accessories. The bag was junk, but everything else works well.

    You should check out Bullaculla's truck. Similar suspension (his is installed), and some other very nice additions.
     
  10. Sep 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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    Thanks for added info about the compressor. I followed the link you provided to your thread about it and answered my question. More detailed info is always appreciated though :)

    I'll snap a picture of my Dakars tomorrow; the lean that I had before I swapped the 0 to the drivers side was ridiculous. I'm sitting on Icons on all four corners; should be creating a build thread sometime soon.

    I've actually been following Bullaculla's build thread and have gotten some good ideas (as well as from yours) on what I'd like to add to my truck. This place = #1 capital expenditure. :D
     
  11. Oct 4, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    Ordered a set of Wet Okole seat covers today as part of the now closed WO Group Buy.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    I love my WO seat covers! What color/options did you go with?
     
  13. Oct 4, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    Standard Black, with Charcoal #11 center, front & rear. Front seat back pockets, passenger lumbar support. No piping, no applique, no heater, no gun or sunglass pockets, no pet leash.

    WO gave us 20% off, and included a center console cover & seat care kit. $476, delivered.
     
  14. Oct 11, 2013 at 2:56 PM
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    A few things lined up, and I got under the truck this afternoon. I had the re-route done a few months ago.

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    The OEM mount was re-used to support the new pipe. There's a dark spot on the skid in front of the crossmember where the OEM pipe rubbed the skid.

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    There's about 2" of clearance between the pipe and driveshaft. I've checked to see if the shaft was getting hot (it wasn't). I thought about adding a heat shield just above the exhaust to separate it, but I may not worry about it.

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    The stub was plugged and left on in case I wanted to return to the OEM routing. It was also easier to weld that way, and it hasn't caused any problems.
     
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  15. Oct 11, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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    I applied a heavy coat of FF a year ago using an undercoating gun. After 10,000 miles, including a few weeks in Colorado and Utah, this was the worst dust accumulation I could find.

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    That's the rear side of the crossmember in front of the rear axle. Any more dust than that has easily washed off. Not that I expect to see much rust on a new vehicle, but other than the exhaust, I found none. Before I re-apply this fall, I'll drop all of the skids, put it on some ramps, and clean it up a little with a brush and Simple Green.

    I also installed the gas tank skid. More here.
     
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  16. Oct 28, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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    First off, sweet build! Fun to look at. Also, can you tell me what you think about your scangauge II? I'm straddling the fence between the scangauge and ultra gauge because I'm not sure I could reap all the benefits of the different functions of the scangauge for what I do. So did you ever look into the ultragauge? I'm interested to hear your opinion, thanks!
     
  17. Oct 28, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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    Thanks.

    I bought the SGII several years ago. It'll do a little bit more than the UG, but the UG is nicer to look at and costs much less. From what I've seen, the only feature of the SGII has that makes much of a difference over the UG is the ability to monitor ATF temperature. If I was buying today, I'd probably get the UG.
     
  18. Oct 29, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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    Thanks for getting back to me. And yeah I've been doing alot of reading on the two and other than the screen customizability of the SG, the only difference I noticed was the ATF temp. But I have a 6-speed so Im pretty sure I wouldn't be able to use that function so I think I'm gonna go with the UG. Plus the price difference is nice :D Thanks!
     
  19. Nov 22, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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    I finally ordered a Viair 400P-RV. Thanks for the suggestion :D
     
  20. Nov 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    Still happy with mine, but I had a problem with it last week. The included air chuck screws onto the stem, and the rubber insert balled up and died. It still worked, but it did leak a little. I've only got 16 or so cycles on the thing, so I'll be talking to VIAIR about it. I'd prefer the clip-on style chuck they used to ship.

    A friend had a good idea - pick up a cheapo HF air accessory kit for a back up. Oh yeah! I know your girl loves to help, but make it very clear that the compressor will get searingly hot everywhere but the black foam handle. I know that, but still caught myself bumping a shiny part and wincing.
     
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