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GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by GrandiOdyssey, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Apr 12, 2019 at 1:08 AM
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    GrandiOdyssey

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    Our route doesn't really go through any hot spots but of course we will take all necessary precautions. That being said in all of my international travels the only place where I have felt legitimately unsafe was in the United States.

    Got it, I I will look into Lithium Ion setup deeper however at a high level it seems fairly pricey for primarily weight savings. I don't plan on adding an front locker but will add diff breathers next month. I will looking into adding breathers on the transfer case and transmission as well.

    As far as labor goes I will do everything myself except for the camper install as I am fairly mechanically inclined and need to know how to fix anything on the road side if necessary.

    The orange virus tune looks very impressive however it likely has less of a margin of safety for handling poor quality gas and will likely not pass smog when I bring the truck back to the US.

    The goose gear platforms are nice but very expensive for what they are. I will likely just make my own out of plywood, 2x4s, and speaker carpet.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2019 at 4:39 AM
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    Somewhere in time.....
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  3. Apr 12, 2019 at 8:06 AM
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    IMO if you're not using the back seat, it's just unnecessary weight and you're already going to be plenty fat on an expedition vehicle. If I had a place to store mine for resale, I'd have already pulled it and built a platform.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    I like the idea of removing the plastic storage hatches under the seats and replace them with a hatch in the plywood deck. You could also put the plywood deck on a hinge if you don't want have access to a router to get the holes in the plywood deck.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2019 at 10:57 PM
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    Consider chopping the exhaust closer to the rear axle so you don't smash it on anything when in techy stuff or in the sand.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 12:28 AM
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    How far over the payload limit are you going to be? If it is over at all I would look into how strict those 65+ countries will be when it comes to GVWR. I know Australia is quite strict when it comes to this.
     
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    This is awesome, I'm going to fallow you on IG.
    Good luck! Can't wait for pictures once the journey gets under way.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:08 PM
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    I may have to modify the exhaust to fit the transfer case skid plate so in that case I will just have the exhaust chopped as well.

    I am trying to get a close a possible to the GVWR and am stripping out weight wherever I can.

    Thanks, Instagram is the best way to follow us until we get Youtube and our personal website going.
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2019 at 5:41 AM
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    I didn't see it in your parts list, but did you consider adding a stronger power inverter either inside the truck or replacing the one in the bed? 400W is not very much, and it might be beneficial to have more. just a thought.
     
  10. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    We don't plan on running any appliances that use more than 400w and most of our gadgets will run on DC (USB).
     
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  11. Apr 24, 2019 at 11:33 AM
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    How many people in your crew?

    Thanks for the Taipei poston your instagram. Makes me miss it. I plan on heading there in October.
     
  12. Apr 24, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    Thanks Sean! Its only my second time in Taiwan but it really is a lovely and culturally dense place. I would love to come back here when I have more time and road trip around.

    As far as my crew for both of the journey it will likely just be my wife and I for most of the way.
     

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