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Fuze911's Taco Turd

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Fuze911, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    Fuze911

    Fuze911 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Wanted to make a thread to keep track of all the mods i do on the truck. Ill post them as i go and add to the list of mods on the first page.


    Look Good Mods
    • DRL Mod
    • Fog Light Anytime Mod
    • De-Badged Trunk
    • Mud Flap Chop (*Now Gone* Page 1 Post #3)
    • Extra D-Links (Page 1 Post #12)
    • Plasti-Dip Side Badges (Page 1 Post #16)
    • Mini Carbon "TRD" Antenna


    Offroad Goodies
    • Creeper Breather DIY (Page 1 Post #20)
    • 265/75/16 Treadwright Warden A/T (Page 2 Post #27)
    4xInnovations Bolt On Rock Sliders (Page 2 Post #26,31)
    • Locking .50 Cal Ammo Boxes To hold Recovery Gear + Air Equipment(Page 3 Post #42)
    • Porter-Cable C1010 Air Compressor
    • SpiderTrax 1.25" Spacers (Page 3 Post #44,45)
    • F&R Bilstein 5100's @ 2.5" DIY(Page 3 Post#42,45)
    Wheeler's Offroad 1.5 AAL (Page 3 Post#42,45)
    • TRD Skid Plate
    • "Pin Connector Tuck" Brackets (Page 3 Post#55)
    • Project "Recovery" (Page 3 Post #56)
    • "Meat Flaps" (Page 4 Post #63)


    Interior Mods
    • Aux DIY (Page 1 Post #2)
    • 12" Infinity 1240 Subwoofer & Audiobahn 4000T Amp in custom box DIY (Page 2 Post #31)
    • Insulated Doors DIY (Page 2 Post #35)
    • Hand Rest Organizer DIY (Page 3 Post #57)

    So it all started when i traded in my 2006 Audi A3
    [​IMG]

    and my 2001 Subaru Forester
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    for a 2005 Tacoma TRD Offroad with 62k on the clock.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    Fuze911

    Fuze911 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Added another DIY mod. The AUX DIY mod.

    [​IMG]

    Sounds great! and cost about 8 bucks.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    Fuze911

    Fuze911 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just did the "Flap Chop" mod.

    Went to take off my mud flaps and found this under them:

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    basically paint has been scraped off under all 4 corners. So instead i just chopped em.

    [​IMG]

    End result:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Oct 16, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    ruslanus

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    Rear diff breather relocate, CB, weather tech floor mats, rain guards EGR, DTRL stealth mode switch, removed mud flaps, SnugTop Rebel camper shell, Airflow America snorkel
    Congrats and welcome to tw. And good job on the AUX mod, glad my truck came with a factory AUX jack
     
  5. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    Fuze911

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    Thanks! Cant wait to get goodies
     
  6. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    cant believe they did your rear leaf TSB out of warranty

    wish i could get them to do mine!
     
  7. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    wrxRome

    wrxRome Houston's Swamp Rat

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    is the aux mod you did on a 6 disc changer?
     
  8. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    Fuze911

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    I got the car at CARMAX and used their 30 day warranty to get it done. Had the Carmax Toyota dealership manager drive the car over speed bumps and he confirmed it needed to be done. :)


    Yes sir. I followed the DIY in the "cheep/free mods thread" :headbang:
     
  9. Oct 17, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    ya - got better details or link to this?
     
  10. Oct 18, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    Youll need:
    •Basically buy yourself your favorite 6 pack. Make sure its really cold. (crucial)
    •14-16 gauge wire (three colors - 6 bucks are radio shack)
    •Soldering iron with clean/sharp tip
    •Phillips driver (magnetic would be nice)
    •standard headphone jacks (4 bucks at radio shack)
    •clean, large work area

    1. Take out radio. (make sure you take out all cd's out of the player)
    2. Start taking it appart trying to keep each pannel separate and laying in order. Luckily all the screws are the same size. Just dont loose any.
    3. once all the metal panels are off and you undo the ribbons, you will be left with just the cd changer. Thats where you find the Lch and Rch connections.
    4. Solder and route your wires. (you can check my DIY picture to see how i wired it and where the ground is)
    5. Put the radio back together and run the wire to the headphone jack and install in either on the dash or an empty trim piece.
    6. Enjoy remainder of beers while making a blank CD for your new cheep AUX.

    Once you start doing it, you'll realize its not that hard. Just open the DIY in the mod section. Even though he skips around alot, once everything is appart, it should be easy to follow his steps.
     
  11. Oct 25, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    Fuze911

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    Well got it stuck for the first time. Its seriously time for some new tires!

    Took an hour and half to get out...used my rubber floor mats and sticks and branches to get it out of there. Next time ill be more prepared for unexpected mud holes.

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  12. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Pumpkin approved more D-Links
     
  13. Nov 6, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    can you take a pic of your stereo dashboard? I would like to see where you put that aux?
     
  14. Nov 6, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    wow that mud got your 4x4 stuck? I guess that's the difference aftermarket tires can provide.
     
  15. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:24 AM
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    Fuze911

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    Will do.

    Yea the truck sat on the front skid plate and the rugged fails turned into slicks.
     
  16. Nov 9, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    Fuze911

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    Here you go:
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    Also did some more little mods.

    Plasti-dip bandwagon passed by:
    [​IMG]

    And made some SUPER EASY + CHEAP Jack mounts. Still need to paint them.
    Quick Cellphone snap:
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    Basically i used a retired Yakima mountain bike front wheel holder ($30 bucks on ebay):
    [​IMG]

    Used the actual holder to make the two strips. Used the hardware and wingnuts to hold items on and used the pipe attachment brackets to hold the hatchet and small shovel. Plus everything gets locked to my newly installed d-rings in the bed and gets covered by my tonneau cover. ;)
     
  17. Nov 9, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    dayNnite4

    dayNnite4 We can't stop here, this is bat country.

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    sick build man!! things r coming along real nice :)
     
  18. Nov 12, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    Fuze911

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    Thanks man. Cant wait for tires and lift. Im running out of "Little" mods. ;)


    It was a beautiful fall day outside today so i took a couple hours and fitted a 50 cal Ammo-Box to finish off "Project Recovery"

    Picked one up from eBay for 16 bucks. Cleaned it up with some paint thinner to get the markings and glue off of it.

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    Here it is installed to the rails:

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    Inside I fit:
    •20' Tow Rope
    •2 3/4" Shackles
    •Pair of leather gloves
    •2 HD Ratcheting Straps
    •4 Bungie Cords

    Thinking about doing another one on the other side maybe with on board air..
    And adding a lock with rubber around it so it doesn't clank over bumps/rocks.
     
  19. Nov 12, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    Subscribed!
     
  20. Nov 19, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    Fuze911

    Fuze911 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Missed an offroad trip cause of a bad cold. :(

    On a lighter note though, finally finished the cursed Creeper Breather install...

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    Since winter is creeping up quick, next step is Tire Shoppin! :)
    Looking at an aggressive A/T or a M/T tire in 265/75/16. Should be fun.
     
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