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Drew02a's Build from South Texas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by drew02a, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Jun 10, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    drew02a

    drew02a [OP] Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    Moved to a new forum, ToyotaOff-Road.com
    You can find me there




    2006 Regular Cab 2.7L 4x4

    I bought this truck in January of 2009 after an experience in the snow with my Ford Ranger. My intention is to build a truck that is capable of handling very diverse difficult terrains and can drive cross country to find them. Here are the results so far.

    Suspension - Custom 6"
    Front:
    RCD 4-5" Drop Bracket Lift
    Bilstein 5100 shocks
    3/4" over coil spacers

    Rear:
    Armortech Shackle Flip Kit
    XJ Boomerang Shackles
    Dakar Rear Leaf Springs
    11" Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks
    Pro Comp rear shock pin to eye conversion kit

    Mechanical
    ARB Lockers Front and Rear
    4.56 Gears
    RCV Ultimate Toyota CV Axles
    URD Short Throw Shifter
    Front Range Off-Road U-Bolt Flip Kit
    ToyTec Rear Axle Shims
    ToyTec Stainless Extended Rear Brake Lines
    CV Rear Drive Shaft
    Secondary Charcoal Air Filter Removal
    Rear Differential Breather Extension
    K&N Air Filter
    Mobile 1 Synthetic Motor Oil
    Purolator PureONE Oil Filters
    Red Line 75w 90 NS Gear Oil in Transmission
    Red Line Heavy ShockProof Gear Oil in Differentials and Transfer Case (rear diff overfilled to 3.5qts)

    Exterior
    255/85/16 BFG KM2 Tires
    TRD Offroad Wheels

    Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Spacer, front and rear
    Dumped Exhaust
    Stock Rims painted Flat Black
    BHLM (Black Headlight Mod)
    Black Badges and Emblem
    4wd Badges
    Extra D-Rings
    Reverse Light Fog Replacement
    Pinstripe Removal

    Interior
    Bench to Bucket Seats
    OEM Cruise
    Intermittent Wipers
    Sony CDX-GT330 with iPod Controller
    Cobra 18 WX ST II CB Radio

    Cobra HG A1500 31" Magnetic Rooftop CB Radio Antenna
    Sliding Window Lock, Aluminium

    Equipment
    On-Board Air (ARB High Output Compressor)
    Air Hose Reel in Bed Side
    Blue Sea Auxillery Fuse Block
    SmittyBilt D-Ring Shackles, black powder coated
    Hi-Lift Jack
    Wyeth Scott Hand Winch
    Smittybilt Tow Hook
    Modified Trail Boss Truck Toolbox

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    Long Ranch, May 2010

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    BVORR April, 2010

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    Padre Island, Jan 2010

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    Hidden Falls Adventure Park, November, 2009

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    BVORR, September, 2009

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    Long Ranch, May 2009



    [More Pics]

    Pics of a couple unique mods

    In cab Hi Lift mount

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    On Board Air Reel

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  2. Jun 10, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    TacoTycoon

    TacoTycoon Well-Known Member

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    Bilstein 5100 Coilovers, Diff Drop Kit, TSB AAL, 285/70/17 BFG A/T Tires, 17X8 Helo HE835 Wheels, Rear Bilstein 5100s, Dual Flowmaster 50 series, TRD CAI, TRD Front Seat Covers, Rear Suspension TSB, 35% Tint, Redline Hood Struts, MagLite Mod
    good start bud!
     
  3. Jun 10, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    SC4333

    SC4333 Well-Known Member

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    How is the Powertrax's manors on road? I have a factory LSD sitting in the garage that I have been contemplating putting in, but the more I think about it I Probably should have spent the money on a automatic locker or selectable locker...
     
  4. Jun 10, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Is the regear to accomodate some bigger tires?
     
  5. Jun 10, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Did you lose that much with 32's? How big are you planning to go?
     
  6. Jun 23, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    EquinsuOcha

    EquinsuOcha Bourbon

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    AFE Drop-in filter, Wet Okole seat covers, Hifonics 6.5" components in front, MA Audio midbasses in rear, Kicker 8", RE Audio 2 channel for components, Elemental Designs bridged 2-channel for sub, CB, Devil Horns, Rancho QuickLift, Rancho RS9000XL rear shocks, Toytec AAL, stickers, things and stuff.
    Dude...I really like where you have the axe mounted. That's pretty kickass!
     
  7. Jun 23, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    eschmunk

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    GrillCrafter Upper and Lower, Lamin-X Fog Light Covers, Di-Noc Carbon Valence Cover, WeatherTech Digital Fit Liners, Rubbermaid "ActionPacker" containers for bed storage.
    nice work light
     
  8. Jun 27, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Sick! Keep it goin!
     
  9. Jun 27, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Awesome!
     
  10. Jun 27, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    phynyx38

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    Nice job, looks great!
     
  11. Jul 2, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    MattN03

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    cool build!
     
  12. Jul 2, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Very nice. :D
     
  13. Jul 8, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    SC4333

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    Awesome. As light as your truck is, that thing is going to be a beast on the trails with front and rear lockers.

    If I cant get my buddy to lend me some tools for the install, I am going to have Charlie Thrash install my LSD next week.


    When you get everything finished, we should hit the powerline trails off Kyle Seale. I don't take my truck up their for obvious reasons (2wd) but go out there with my friend and his Jeep every once in a while. It gets pretty wild in a couple areas.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    AR_Taco

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    I would love to help you but you are to far away sorry
     
  15. Jul 9, 2009 at 1:22 AM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    thats a pretty sweeeet idea good thinkin'! Definitely face it forward and put some seatbelts in that bad boy!
     
  16. Jul 9, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    PrezidentRedz

    PrezidentRedz Uncivilized Creations Prez

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    Custom Everything! WHAT º¿º
    I would highly suggest getting some type of Armor on that truck before doing any serious wheeling, also you really dont need a front locker and careful using it. as the front CV axles will not like it. and do you have any after-market skids on there?
     
  17. Jul 9, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    PrezidentRedz

    PrezidentRedz Uncivilized Creations Prez

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    Custom Everything! WHAT º¿º
    No offense but only if you like blowing money. The most important Upgrades are always Armor. EX, Bumpers, Skids, ETC... And there's no way you needed 4.56s with 31s the 2.7 is a strong motor. are you RPMs through the roof @ 65. I drive the piss out of my 2.7. and have never once needed a front locker, in most cases I probably would have broke something. and im not sure if anyone really makes a stronger front CV axle. I think the only thing you can do is run Tundra axles...?

    But any case you have a nice looking truck. Just be smart about upgrading stuff, I always follow the K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Stupid) Rule.

    So please dont take offense this is just my opinion. you can check out my build and comment if you would like.
     
  18. Jul 9, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    PrezidentRedz

    PrezidentRedz Uncivilized Creations Prez

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    I would say the best order would be this, as I did wheel my truck from bone stock up until now.

    1. Armor
    2. Better Tires
    2.5. Lift
    3. Winch
    4. Locker
     
  19. Jul 9, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    PrezidentRedz

    PrezidentRedz Uncivilized Creations Prez

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    yeah 4.30s are impossible to find, Trust me I had them stock they were great, untill you rib off a few teeth. and then have to buy 4.56s to get back on the road in a week.

    as far as bumpers go. look on youtube about testing ARB bumpers. yes the increase angles but most importantly if you happen to slide into a tree or rock, it woult damage your truck.
     
  20. Jul 9, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    PrezidentRedz

    PrezidentRedz Uncivilized Creations Prez

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    because even with lockers, you still will get stuck... A winch will pay for it self the first time you use it. its the best fail safe you could have.
     
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