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Gunshot's Taco Build and Utah Debauchery Log

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Gunshot-6A, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Oct 22, 2018 at 10:42 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] In God We Trust; All Others We Monitor

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    Figured I've hijacked other people's threads long enough, I finally warranted making one of these things for myself. In addition to fueling the TW mob, it will help keep a log of parts, Mx, and other happenings.

    How it looks today (22 OCT 18):
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    Current Mod List:

    Engine/Drivetrain:
    Secondary Air Filter Mod
    K&N washable air filter
    Replaced OEM Wheel Bearing (Driver) (Warranty)
    Replaced OEM Needle Bearing (Warranty)
    Yotashop rear diff breather kit

    Electrical:
    X2 Power Group 31 Battery / Pelfrey battery cage
    Switchpro and Blue Sea fuse panel on a Powertrays mount

    Suspension:
    King 25001-119EXT
    King 25001-121
    Dakar 096 Springs w/ poly bushings
    Wheeler's stainless brake lines

    Wheels / Tires:
    SCS Ray-10 16x8 Matte Dark Bronze
    Cooper ST Maxx 265/75R16

    Armor:
    US Offroad bumper insert with Warn M8000S
    Mobtown Sliders with fill plates
    RCI IFS Skid

    Lights:
    Kustom54 HID Retrofit
    BD Squadron Sport fog lights
    BD Squadron Pro light pods in front
    BD S2 Sport camp lights
    BD RTL Chase Bar
    BD S8 40 inch Combo bar
    Gorilla Whips Silverback LED Dune whip/flag

    Commo/Signal Gear:
    Yaesu 7900
    Baofeng F8-HP
    Samsung Galaxy Pro tab with APRSDroid on Ram pax seat mount
    Diamond NR770 42" UHF/VHF antenna
    Trivec-Avant 2090-7S X-wing LOS/hemispherical UHF SATCOM antenna
    Delorme Inreach SE
    VS-17 Panel
    MS-2000 White/IR strobe

    Bed Rack / RTT:
    C4 expo rack
    Tepui Ayer Sky
    Total Chaos bed Stiffeners

    #EAF addons:
    Cracked / dimpled windshield mod
    DIY MTB grip shift knob (shoutout to Reise Outfitters for welding help)
    Scangauge 2
    Anker Roav dashcam with chinese craptastic, but functional hardwire kit
    Hella Sharptone horns
    Carson SA361 Siren/Airhorn (for race support use only)
    ETD 100W Siren Speaker (for race support use only)
    Wet Okole seat covers F/R
    Weathertech floor mats F/R
    Vent Visors F/R
    ARB single air compressor
    Prinsu Rack
    Plano Case for rack
    DIY bed brackets for axe/shovel/jack handles
    1.5T race jack mount on pax side wheel well Link
    X-Bull traction boards - Replaced 12/12/18 with MaxTrax
    Kidde extinguisher on Drake QR mount
    @ProForce 12v water pump kit in big bed cubby
    ARB Fridge courtesy of @fatfurious2
    3x 20L Wavian fuel cans
    3x 20L Scepter water cans
    Goalzero Yeti 150 power brick with solar panel charger / 12V input

    Bike Stuff:
    Raceface tailgate pad
    Alta Racks 4 Bike Shuttle Rack
    Trail dog fur interior mod

    First Aid:
    Full STOMP bag - Write-up

    Affiliations:
    Utah DNR OHV Trail Host

    The Old Whip:
    2002 Tacoma Prerunner DCSB

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  2. Oct 22, 2018 at 10:42 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] In God We Trust; All Others We Monitor

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    Snorkel... Install Planned Feb 9

    Aftermarket LCAs (Dirt King or TC)

    Replacement Cam bolts / Sleeves (Whiteline?)

    Rokblokz

    Custom bedside badges

    Black out or remove badging

    Roof + Hood Blackout

    Cobra 75WX CB

    Kenwood D710GA

    Mobilinkd TCN 2.0

    ATH Rear bumper
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] In God We Trust; All Others We Monitor

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    Reserved: Notable Trip Logs

    First Trip: (Link)

    American Fork:The Beginning of the Disease (Link)

    Southern Utah Thanksgiving-ish Turkey Fry (Link)

    Brian Head Enduro Race aka Why I bought an RTT (Link)

    Pony Express Trail (Link)

    Fears, Tears, and Beers Enduro (Link)

    Eureka Train Tunnel (pending)

    BOR Knolls Race (pending)

    BOR Wendover Race (pending)

     
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  4. Oct 22, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    Arctic Circle 2019

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    Leave friday mid-afternoon, June 7th. SLC to Calgary, Up to Whitehorse via Banff and Jasper NPs on the Icefield parkway. Head north from there to Inuvik, then make the 75ish mile push to Tuk. Road was just established last year, used to only be airplane accessible. From there, head back down to Whitehorse, then come home through BC and western Washington. Aiming to be home Wednesday the 26th to have enough vacation for Xmas. My boss said he'd let me slide if I went over a few daysif I only took this trip and xmas, so I'll likely take all the way to the 29th or 30th. Gonna be passing through or nearby to Fernie, Kamloops, Nelson, Kelowna or Whistler/Van depending on where we re-enter the states. Super tempted to bring my bike with so much great riding en route, but the guy coming with me is by no means a biker...or in shape, plus I don't wanna destroy my bike up north with all the rugged roads and commit quite a bit of bed space on a DCSB. Not sure what I want to do just yet about that. ~6500 miles, and a horrifying gas bill, but a great trip.

    Gonna see:
    2+ Canadian national parks
    Hot spring in Laird River
    Swim in the Arctic Ocean (for like 5 seconds)
    Ride a moose? :notsure:
    Camp on an abandoned cold war airstrip (with a resident Griz says some)
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    My main goal:
    Find a bitching fur seal hat.
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  5. Oct 22, 2018 at 11:16 AM
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    Bought my 2015 TRD Offroad 1 year used on 02 Nov 2016. Had been looking for a 2nd gen, and ended up finding one literally across the street. Basically stole it, pretty sure my sales guy got fired over it.

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    The Old and the New:

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  6. Oct 22, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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  7. Oct 23, 2018 at 1:52 AM
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    Fellow Utah'n here. Following.
     
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  8. Oct 23, 2018 at 2:51 AM
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    Looks good, should be an awesome trip.
     
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  9. Oct 23, 2018 at 4:35 AM
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    Stay dope breh
    Thanks for throwing me in brother!
     
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  10. Oct 23, 2018 at 6:05 AM
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    Dude that trip looks awesome! If I didn't just start a new job with zero time off till next year I would totally come :( The truck has come a long ways! I never saw the beginning pictures haha. Thanks for the tag!
     
  11. Oct 23, 2018 at 6:10 AM
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  12. Oct 23, 2018 at 6:48 AM
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    Yeah. I'm pretty stoked for this trip. Honestly the first one that has had me up a few nights just thinking about stuff. 2.5-3 weeks on the road will be a major test of all the things I thought I had settled, but never have been able to test for more than about 3-4 days. That seems to be the limit where you can get lazy and slide and still be ok.
     
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  13. Oct 23, 2018 at 6:52 AM
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    Comatose You whack it, we pack it.

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  14. Oct 23, 2018 at 6:54 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    Yeah, its one of those weird things where I love my truck the way it is, and have plans for some stuff, but I'm "done"ish which I have said now about 4 times...but then you see a clean "new" truck and it makes you appreciate the simplicity.

    Its also a toss between "So that's where an entire house down payment went" mixed with the good feeling that a lot of my friends and connections these days are based around toyotas, be it through TW, UTOR, and related venues, to those I've met on trails, trailheads, and parking lots around town.
     
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  15. Oct 23, 2018 at 6:56 AM
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    eltacoutah

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    Yeah I can see that. Sounds like you're giving yourself plenty of time to look at everything which is key. If this was a spur of the moment kinda thing I would worry a little more haha
     
  16. Oct 23, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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    Ha. A lot of the people that I talk to said to take "at least a month" to do that route. Looking at all the stuff I WANT to do, I can honestly believe a month to 6 weeks is needed to feel like you scratched the surface. Of course the people I talked to either have their own business and can work on the road, or are freelance and can bust ass all winter, then party for extended periods in the backcountry come summer.
     
  17. Oct 23, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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    Yeah I've gone back and forth with mine. I would love to start building it out but I love the simplicity of just a clean truck. Plus, I'm still trying to get into a house so I probably won't go too crazy till then. My plan is in a couple years to get a newer Tundra and keep my white taco then build up the Taco and keep the Tundra basic for city driving and driving the fam around. How is UTOR these days? I left that group a while ago because there were just a bunch of pussies always whining on that page haha.
     
  18. Oct 23, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    It's like TW. It has its gems, and the whiners. Just gotta take the good with the bad. That said, there is a wealth of knowledge there that's a shame to not avail myself of. I don't spend a lot of time on FB anyways though, so I guess it doesn't bother me as much.
     
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    Maybe I'll give it a try again.
     
  20. Oct 23, 2018 at 7:16 AM
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    Alright, I have a meeting in 5 and considering I ONLY go on TW at work (what else am I gonna do...MY JOB? Psssh...)

    Where the addiction started:

    So I had my 1st gen from 2009-2016. For NOVA, Seattle (with a few exceptions) and LA, 2WD got me around just fine, but I tended to stay on the beaten path. But when I got to Utah in July 2016, I knew my prerunner wasn't gonna cut it for long. There was so much to do and see, and it wasn't all gravel roads to get there. That's when I joined up on a couple of FB websites dedicated to all things Toyota and 4wd.

    Cut to September 2017. I had signed up for a ham radio class because it sounded like something that was interesting and technical, which for a dork like me is the perfect hobby. Halfway through class, we broke for lunch, I walk to the parking lot, and who is parked behind me but @cwhet10 . After class, we talked trucks, and figured out when knew a few of the same people.

    Cue to 20 minutes later, I get home, and see a post on FB saying "sudden overnight trip. Text me for coordinates" from a mutual acquaintance named Miles. Granted I'd never really done the whole "offroad" thing before, but I decided to bite anyways. So damn glad I did. That's also the day my bank account really started to plummet. A simple overnighter up American Fork is where it all started, and the addiction to dirt and disappearing for multiple day stretches took hold.

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