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Family Truckster Build, wrench junkie now with heep fixin, and BS

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by MarX, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. Jan 30, 2016 at 7:40 AM
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    MarX

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    RETRAX bed cover, Tailgate lock, TRD exhaust. 887's, LR UCA'S, Bilstein 5100's and Deavers AAL.
    Current pic.
    20170422_191601.jpg Alright the creation of a build thread of my own is happening as a thanks to all the great builds and input on here, I've benefited from. Also it will help me to do some of the things, I would like to do as well. First are a couple of pics from when I first bought my 2013 DCLB TRD Sport. I've only added a few things since and I have yet to get pictures with those changes, eventually I'll get around to it. Just don't hold your breathe as I work a lot.
    Pics from when it was bought:

    Stock pic. Eventually lol

    For the most part all of my mods will be done where it will not affect reliability, and utility. I will warn you I hate appearance items only. Best example is I can throw out there is the non functional hood scoop. I will say it does look good though, so I might fall victim to a few of these type of changes but very unlikely. The other item I will point out is I bought this as the towing/ hauling family camper rig. Well the family out grew the truck, also because of my dogs too. No my dogs do not ride in the bed.
    Theme: The focus is to make the truck look as if that's how it should have come from the factory type of deal for the most part. It will be interesting to see if that stays true or not.

    Current upgrades/ mods:
    1. Retrax tonneau cover - this thing is awesome, got it cause it will last and can keep items secured via lock and key.
    2. Pop and lock latch - same reasons with the tonnneau cover and keep the tailgate from getting stolen.
    3. TRD exhaust - eh its mostly cause of the look and sound and should last, fell for this trap lol.
    4. I also have some cheap seat covers and rubber floor mats. (We have dogs, don't care to spend a lot).

    Future plans/ wish list Section:
    1. Want to do something fun with the storage under the rear back seat, recovery stuff IDK.
    2. Finally installed my 3rd Gen off road wheels.
    3. Unfortunately coming to terms with having to get some running boards, so my wife and little one can get in easier.
    4. Want to add a light for under the hood.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/jumpers-leds.176932/
    5. Like the looks of the bull bars, though probably will go with a brush guard as it will do more than just add to the looks of a bull bar. Scratching both off the list.
    6. BHLM mod and maybe tint the tail lights or go aftermarket for both. Perhaps PRO headlights. Thinking about projector headlights now. Want to tackle myself. Interesting video https://youtu.be/HAlr59hz9QI
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/bhlm-hope-this-helps.453052/page-2
    New helpful info for BHLM
    https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/fo...-how-to-05-14-tacoma-mini-h1-and-fx-r-install
    7. Going to paint a couple of interior pieces to add a subtle touch too.
    8. Do some kind of grille change or mod. TRD PRO grille bought needs to be installed.
    9. Lift installed. Thanks to Headstrong for the parts. Parts on: 887's, LR UCA'S, Deavers AAL, Bilsteins shocks.
    Other lift reference info link: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-toytec-lift-install-by-smtrdsport.40467/
    OME video reference: <iframe width="298" height="168" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5E6u7dC7EHg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Light Racing Video link reference. Just a starting point must use directions too.
    https://youtu.be/bQA7_AC95SY
    AAL install link https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/aal-install-second-gen.54186/
    10. May do a CB radio at some point just not high on the priority lisg to do more of a wish here.
    11. Going to either remove my badges or repaint them a similar gray color to what the pro grille has on it possibly.
    12. Diff breather mod: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/differential-breather-mod-for-dummies-pics.15686/

    Maintenance section:
    Waxed- never.
    Oil changed- of course when light goes off.
    Some other shit- yeah probably.

    Edit: disclaimer any info from me or off this thread is at your own risk/ choice and you are responsible for it. I am not liable in anyway shape or form.
     
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  2. Jan 30, 2016 at 9:29 PM
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    tyler2009

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    Is your TRD exhaust a full system? I've got a leak in mine up where the two manifolds come together and would like to take care of that this spring. I'm thinking maybe I'll just replace the whole system to prevent doing one piece at a time over the next 5 years.
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2016 at 5:17 AM
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    MarX

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    It's only a cat back exhaust system. Not sure if it's 304 grade or not. Don't piece it, go for the whole system. Get in there and check to. Shops will tell you it is so they can make more money.
     
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  4. Feb 1, 2016 at 4:34 AM
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    I'll do the entire system myself. Just trying to decide on my stock replacement or some sort of upgrade. Was looking into any possible replacement headers for a better flow than the stock manifold but these manifolds with the cats in them are new to me....not a fan to say the least
     
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  5. Feb 22, 2016 at 8:51 PM
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    16 OR rims bought. Will need new rubber.
     
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  6. Mar 3, 2016 at 6:52 PM
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    image_zpsimhjswqd_61e832960315de0f52ebfc2b794bfec28ef8268c.jpg[/URL]
    The new wheels!
     
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  7. Feb 12, 2017 at 7:04 PM
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    Slacking, need cash flow back.
     
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  8. Feb 26, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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    RETRAX bed cover, Tailgate lock, TRD exhaust. 887's, LR UCA'S, Bilstein 5100's and Deavers AAL.
    New Toyota PRO grille ordered. Changes are coming finally. I have the money for tires finally but will be making some trips soon about 4,000 miles worth between like 3 weeks so waiting on the rubber till after the trip.
     
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  9. Mar 1, 2017 at 3:50 PM
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    The grille came in, shaweet
    20170301_171747_zps9mp4nw8a_1c7c092fa0d0995ff308e1c7bf50d0cfa8455f67.jpg
     
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  10. Apr 8, 2017 at 5:17 AM
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    Got through my parts quick check to see if anything was missing. Hoping to have everything installed by end of the weekend.
    20170407_221331.jpg 20170407_221356.jpg 20170407_221614.jpg
     
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  11. Apr 8, 2017 at 5:26 AM
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    I see some nice goodies there, congrats.
     
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  12. Apr 8, 2017 at 5:32 AM
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    Lots of Goodies , Congrats
     
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  13. Apr 8, 2017 at 6:03 AM
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    Thanks now for the fun of installing all of it.
     
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  14. Apr 10, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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    Before


    [​IMG]
    After

    20170411_171718.jpg
     
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  15. Apr 11, 2017 at 1:39 PM
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    Y'all are to kind.
     
  18. Apr 11, 2017 at 1:52 PM
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  19. Apr 11, 2017 at 1:54 PM
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    My hat is off to you good sir!:hattip:
     
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    Got the page 2 post!:bowdown:
    I'm almost legit now.
     
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