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Gnarbuckle85’s DCLB 2nd Gen Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Gnarbuckle85, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Jun 28, 2019 at 12:08 PM
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    Gnarbuckle85

    Gnarbuckle85 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Finally decided to start documenting the progress of my Tacoma build since I am needing to focus on cheaper mods for a while (aka: Ran out of money). This is amateur status compared to some of the other INSANE builds on TW, but still I am fortunate to have gotten this far. Been super blessed with good amigos and TW members providing support. Shout out to @Mynameisbrandin for the help with the Snorkel and suspension work.

    Not 100% sure if there is a particular format to be followed but I'll include what I consider to be relevant.

    Purchased this 2011 TRD Sport DCLB back in 2015 with 75K Miles already on it. Came with the Camper-shell, tint, and window "wind guards". Everything else was completely stock.




    As it sits now:


    Will continue to add more pics as I gather them.

    Mileage: 165,000 as of 5.19.2020

    Suspension:

    Front:
    -King 2.5 Ext Travel Coil-overs, w/Remote Resi and Compression Adjusters
    -700# Springs
    -Dirt King Heim UCAs
    -Dirt King Performance LCAs
    Rear:
    -Dakar Heavy Duty Leaf Spring Set for 2005+ Tacoma (EL096R X2)
    - King Ext Travel 2.5 Rears w/Remote Resi and Compression Adjusters
    - Wheeler's U-Bolt Flip Kit with Timbren Off-Road Bump Stops

    Exterior:
    All Toyota badging removed
    Roof Rack:

    -Thule Foot packs and Cross Bars
    Awning:
    ARB 4x4 Accessories 814201 Retractable Awning (ARB4402A) 2000x2500 mm
    Intake:
    - DOBINSONS 4×4 SNORKEL KIT
    - aFe 31-10114 Air Filter
    Exhaust:
    -Magna Flo-Flow Master muffler with turn down before rear axle.
    -Grill Craft Mesh Grill replacement
    -Plasti Dip Grill Shroud

    Wheels / Tires:
    - Pro Comp 17" x 9” Alloys - The 50 Series (BS: 4.75 - Offset: -6)
    -Falken Wild Peak A/T3W X (5)- 285/75/17

    Mods to fit tires:

    CMC, Pinch Weld cut and hammered, Fender Liners removed.

    Fenders:

    DIY 2” Trim with OEM Fender Flare Trim to Match.

    Armor:
    -BAMF 2nd Gen Front Plate bumper - no hoops
    - CBI Trail rider 2.0 w/ swing arm
    - Dual Jerry Can Holder
    - High lift mount
    -BAMF Back Up Camera Relocate Bracket
    -RCI Offroad: 05-15 Tacoma Rock Sliders
    -Standard 20 Deg, No Top Plate, Powder Coat-Black

    Electrical:
    -Off Grid Engineering's Side by Side Dual Battery Kit
    -Bluesea MCLR - In cab switch
    -(2) Odyssey AGM Group 35s
    -Custom built Fuse/Relay Panel

    Lights:
    - BLACK MAGIC 500 DRIVING LAMP KIT
    -Mounted behind grill w/ DIY mounts
    -30" KC light Bar - Mounted in BAMF Plate bumper
    -Rigid D-Series PRO PODs mounted as fogs
    -Rigid D-Series PRO PODs mounted as back up/chase lights on rear swing out.

    Truck Bed / Camper:
    -Camper make and model unknown – Came With truck when purchased
    - Genuine Toyota Accessories PT580-35050-LB Bed Mat for Select Tacoma Models
    -ATH-FAB Bed Stiffeners
    -DIY Custom Built sleeping platform with drawers and additional compartments.
    -Built from Birch Ply and Marine grade boat carpet.
    -Milliard Tri Folding Mattress | Ultra Soft Washable Cover | Twin {75" x 38" x 4"}
    -Custom DIY Axe Mount and Shovel Mount (Quick Grips and Misc. Hardware.
    -Camo Trasharoo

    Recovery Gear:

    - Smittybilt X20 Comp -10,000# - Synthetic Line
    - BILLET4X4 TRED PRO - Total Recovery & Extraction Device (Color: Green) x (4)
    - Smittybilt 2781 5.65 CFM Universal Air Compressor

    Didn't take a lot good pics during many of the installs from the above mods but the few I can find I will post later on this thread.

    Future Mods:

    -4.88 Gears
    -ARB air Lockers
    -Skids
    -Prinsu cab rack.
    -Mo Lights
    -Beadlocks



    Trips:
    San Juan Mountains, CO: Sept 2018 - Mule Deer Hunt
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2020
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  2. Jun 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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    mcodyv79

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    Truck looks sweet
     
  3. Jul 1, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    Gnarbuckle85

    Gnarbuckle85 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    :thumbsup: Thanks!
     
  4. Jul 2, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    KickAss

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    badass dude, pics too, wow! I'm putting in a 3" toytec lift with coils and bilsteins, Do your tires rub at all, do any trim or mods? I have 18" and doing the tire size conversion that's a big tire and how do you like the Falkens? Sweet rig in prob my fav color, nice job
     
  5. Jul 15, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    Titus139

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    Got a question about your grill. Is that the OEM grill or replacement? I have the exact same truck and need to replace my grill. I also dig your lighting situation with the lights behind the grill. Any info on them would be greatly appreciated.

    Tim
     
  6. Jul 16, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    Gnarbuckle85

    Gnarbuckle85 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir! That Toytec lift should be a great all round kit. My tires are the equivalent to a 34" tire so without any modifications for fitment it would have been rub city. So I took the standard steps you'll see a lot of other members took to fit this size or even 33's. Cab Mount Chop (Had a shop do this), lots of initial trimming, removed mudflaps, and of course the SPC UCA's help with proper alignment. Even after all of that...still had rubbing issues when turning especially when tires compressed into wheel well. So after, I decided to remove the inner fender liners, remove fender flares, and take 2" out of the fenders with a dremmel. Still have rubbing issues.. Turns out my ball joints were shot and none of my alignments have held.. Just installed new Dirt King LCAs to remedy that issue and the truck is actually getting an alignment right now as I type this. Now I will have adjust-ability on the lower and upper control arms, so fingers crossed the issue will be resolved.

    Long story short, if you really want to go big on the tires prepare for the snow ball that comes with it. If you don't wheel hard or often then you probably won't have to do as much as I did.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2019 at 5:57 AM
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    Gnarbuckle85

    Gnarbuckle85 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tim, here is a link to the grill:
    https://www.grillcraft.com/156082/1/0/7069/frfk-toy1950b-mx-grille-upper-insert.html

    As for the lights behind the grille, there are a few vendors that sell a bracket. There are also a lot of members that made their own brackets which is what I did. Here is a thread with some good examples:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/behind-the-grill-light-mount.615811/

    Hopefully this helps.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2019 at 7:03 AM
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    Titus139

    Titus139 Well-Known Member

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    Right on. Thanks for the information. Your truck looks awesome BTW!
     
  9. May 19, 2020 at 4:59 AM
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    Gnarbuckle85

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    Trying to get better at taking pics for my new mods to catalog on this build thread. Here is the newest completed project:

    Off Grid Engineering's Side By Side 2nd Gen Dual battery Kit:


    Based on recommendations from multiple TW members, I went with (2) Odyssey's Group 35 AGMs

    DIY - Fuse Relay Panel


    What I started with - Seemed impossible at first, but found a lot of great info on TW.


    List of parts:

    4 Gauge:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K4WY8XF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Fuse Block:

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    $30 Blue Sea Systems 5025 ST Blade Fuse Block - 6 Circuits with Negative Bus and Cover
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000THQ0CQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    100 AMP Circuit Breaker:
    [​IMG]
    $69 Blue Sea Systems 187 Series, 285 Series & Klixon Circuit Breakers, 187 Series, Panel Mount, 100A DC
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MMFJJI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    BuseBar:
    [​IMG]
    $19 Mini-BUSBAR 4X10-32 100A W/COVR

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OTJ8A0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Rubber Gromets:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DB3TBX7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Paranoid Fab Relay/Fuse Panel:
    https://www.paranoidfabrications.co...products/2st-gen-tacoma-bussmann-relay-holder

    Heat Shrink Ring Terminals:
    https://www.mcmaster.com/9983K12-9983K12

    Copper Lugs:
    https://www.mcmaster.com/6926K76-6926K76
    https://www.mcmaster.com/6926K51-6926K51

    New Relays:
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/VIA-80237

    Pretty much everything else I already had or could find at my work. For example, 18awg wire, misc nuts/bolts, (8) position terminal strip.

    I did have to buy a hydraulic lug crimpper from Harbor-freight.
    https://www.harborfreight.com/hydraulic-wire-crimping-tool-66150.html

    I am using 18awg for all my small wires.

    Also, this is by far the best diagram I have found for wiring. Found it on a TW thread but can't find the OP or thread right now:

     
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