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FashTaco - Lousy Outdoorsman’s Poverty Cab Build and BS

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by FashTaco, Dec 18, 2020.

  1. Dec 18, 2020 at 11:52 AM
    #1
    FashTaco

    FashTaco [OP] Jungle Asian

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2019
    Member:
    #296926
    Messages:
    284
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD SPORT 6MT ACLB
    6112/5160, sliders, skids, Snugtop, 285 ST Maxx
    A wise man once told me, ‘Finish building your truck before you get married.’

    My build is an attempt to follow a function-over-form, bang-for-your-buck approach, which was slowly broken down by browsing too many sweet TW builds.

    2018 MGM TRD Sport Access Cab 6MT

    Today:
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    Day I got her:
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    The elephant in the room: TRD Sports are trash, you suck…Manual and ACLB were non-negotiable. Plus I do suck:
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    USAGE
    80% Fly fishing

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    Bowhunting
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    Camping/Extended Trips
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    20% OHV Wheeling
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    100% Daily Driver.

    I wanted a long bed to camp in (I'm over drying out tents) and swore I’d never wheel my +$30k truck hard enough to need a locker. I held out for a year just doing forest roads, but once you get a taste of wheeling…with the family/friends hookup I got, I figured the money saved from that + poverty cab + manual could go towards a locker later if I ever felt I earned it.



    SUSPENSION
    Bilstein 6112 w/650lbs coils
    - Bilstein is just solid value and I liked the 2.65” body, plus I needed to fit 33’s. Chose 650lbs coils because of upcoming bumper/winch plans and 0.5” more lift (let’s be real). Figured nothing could be harsher than taking Sport suspension offroad - turns out it’s true.

    I went 4/5 setting (access cab) and netted 2” of lift after settling.

    Bilstein 5160 w/Fox Roost Shields - I like the shiny remote reservoir, glad I have them for long trips loaded down and blasting through washboards without worry. Overkill? Probably. Still need to install my Fox roost shields.

    Ironman Constant Load Leaf Springs - Overestimated my weight and underestimated these springs. I got 7” of lift from these (rated 440lbs-GVWR, I was only 50-100lbs under 440lbs in the rear) and had to pull 2 leaves from each side, still netting 4.5” of lift (1.5” over my target). Might pull an overload later:
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    (previous 265/75/16’s pictured)

    For learnings: Ironman 4x4 Foam Cell Pro


    SPC UCAs - Low maintenance ball joint UCAs for improved alignment and clearance for 285’s. Caster maxed out at 3.8 degrees with some cross-caster. Handles noticeably better with new caster.
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    Thanks to @TacoTim85 I had them move my wheel forward with the LCA bolts first and adjust from there.

    OME CB Drop Kit - Solved my driveline vibes.



    WHEELS/TIRES
    Cooper ST Maxx 285/75/16
    - This video swayed me, plus all the positive reviews from TW. Rubbed like crazy with 285’s but a CMC, plastic trimming, and maxing out caster solved it.

    Pro Comp 89 Wheels 16x8 - Cheapest 16" black wheel with 0 offset available locally. Almost went steelies but didn’t want the weight. No complaints other than the valve stem is a little exposed.



    ARMOR
    CBI Sliders w/kickout
    - Shipped raw, painted myself, grip tape on top, and touched up with brush paint (highly recommend). This should be your first investment - paid for themselves their first time out. Looking back, I should’ve just gotten them powder coated.
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    RCI Steel Skids x3 - Best bang for buck with powder coating factored in.
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    Cali Raised Bed Stiffeners - ‘Cheap’ insurance to prevent damage to composite bed flexing while wheeling with weight of the shell against the bed rails. Extra tie down points are nice too.



    FUNCTIONAL/PERFORMANCE
    SnugTop Rebel
    - Carpet headliner for condensation, sliding side windows w/pet and bug screens, fold down front window for cleaning, USB ports, frameless rear window for less leakage.
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    Old man vibes but super functional if you’re outdoors a lot. Secure, waterproof, dust-proof, and windproof. Unlike RTT’s and ground tents, you don’t have to dry it out afterwards to avoid mold (it’s wet in Oregon) and wind is no longer a factor. Zero deploy/tear down time - having a rolling camp is a game changer for fishing/hunting. You can also stealth camp easily on long road trips.

    Make sure you have the bed sealed well during installation, especially the front.

    DIY Prinsu Rack (rotopax mount, DIY traction board mount, Rhino Rack MPHU) - $236 total for rack materials thanks to this thread by @paranoid56. Started with Rhino Rack crossbars but needed more mounting points at varying lengths and something more low profile.
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    DIY Sleeping/Storage Platform - Thanks to this thread. I went with horizontally cut panels to stack them if I needed to haul something cab-high without completely removing the platform. Hidden storage underneath is my favorite part.
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    Cali Raised LED Ditch Lights
    - Bang for your buck lighting. These things are bright. And ‘cheap’ to replace if stolen.

    MBRP Exhaust w/chop - I’ve always liked audible feedback while driving MT vehicles, nice to not look down at my RPMs when down shifting. Chopped for HC and to fit my 285 spare.

    Exhaust note settles in after a month - end result is a lower growl, still not a V8.

    Fire Extinguisher Mount - thanks to this thread by @StillNoPickles
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    Lev-O-Gage - Poverty Off-Road roll gauge

    Center Console Divider - 100% OCD



    VANITY
    TRD Pro Grille (fake)
    - 100% vanity, part of my chrome delete.

    Badge Derps - 100% vanity, part of my chrome delete.



    RECOVERY/EDC GEAR
    Rotopax
    - Yes, I actually use it. Get the yellow spout for easier use.

    ARB Deflator - Great so far, removes entire valve core for rapid deflation.

    Viair 88p - Great so far, have aired up 2 tacos back-to-back with no issues.

    Tire Plug Kit

    Poop shovel x2

    Rhino Tow Strap - Worked great while helping someone winch.

    ARB Snatch Strap - Honestly haven’t used it yet.

    Hi Lift w/winch kit - Poor man’s winch.

    Tools - Basic things to wrench on short notice.

    Tarp - Poor man’s awning.

    Moving Blankets - Keep stuff out of sight.



    MODS IN CONSIDERATION
    Front Bumper
    - Alu plate from CBI/Greenlane Offroad/Victory or a hybrid steel from Relentless/C4

    Winch
    - Smittybilt X20

    ARB Rear Locker + Mounted Compressor

    OVTune

    Hammer Hangers


    HC Rear Bumper - Outgear Solutions Rear HC Tube or full plate from somewhere

    4.88 Gears

    Meso Red Interior Lights

    Solar

    Aux battery

    Fridge


    THROUGHOUT THE YEARS - PHOTO DUMP
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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2020
  2. Dec 18, 2020 at 12:14 PM
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    TacoTim85

    TacoTim85 Come on, Spring. You can do it.

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    2021 TRD OR DCSB AT
    Great pics. :wave:
     
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  3. Dec 18, 2020 at 1:16 PM
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    doublethebass

    doublethebass aspiring well-known member

    Joined:
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    Antoin
    Minneapolis MN
    Vehicle:
    ’17 6MT Pro
    Poverty cab lol

    sweet truck

    6MT and Coopers for the win

    :burnrubber:
     
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  4. Dec 18, 2020 at 1:42 PM
    #4
    FashTaco

    FashTaco [OP] Jungle Asian

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2019
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    Messages:
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    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD SPORT 6MT ACLB
    6112/5160, sliders, skids, Snugtop, 285 ST Maxx
    Finally made one :wave:

    Poverty cab for life!
     
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  5. Jan 28, 2021 at 6:44 PM
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    DJFriar

    DJFriar Well-Known Member

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    Gender:
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    First Name:
    Tommy
    Vehicle:
    2021 TRD Sport 4x4 MT ACLB in Voodoo Blue
    Window Tint
    This is a great build.
     
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  6. Jan 31, 2021 at 8:00 AM
    #6
    FashTaco

    FashTaco [OP] Jungle Asian

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2019
    Member:
    #296926
    Messages:
    284
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD SPORT 6MT ACLB
    6112/5160, sliders, skids, Snugtop, 285 ST Maxx
    Appreciate that! Been slacking but will post up more build and trip updates soon.
     

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