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HHG's Built, Yet Still Building, Build Thread. (Now With Flat Bed & 37s)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by HolyHandGrenade, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Jul 4, 2016 at 5:54 PM
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    HolyHandGrenade

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    I never started a build thread when I bought my truck new 3 1/2 years ago. I wasn't going to do anything major to it...

    Well, it's snowballed and it seems every time I swear I'm done... Well, turns out I'm not. So, here's my build thread.

    The Current:

    SUSPENSION/LIFT
    -ADS Extended Travel Coilovers
    -SPC UCAs
    -Dakar Leaf Pack with D29XL Add a Leaf
    -Bilstein B110's Rear
    -U-Bolt Flip
    -Superbumps Front And Rear
    -Archive Shackle Flip
    -37x12.5x17 Cooper Discovery Pros
    -Jegs Steelies With TMI Weld On Beadlocks

    PERFORMANCE & DRIVETRAIN
    -Magnuson Supercharger
    -2.55 Pulley
    -61 lb injectors
    -URD 7th Injector
    -FJ / 4Runner 70mm Throttle Body
    -UCON
    - @Roostfactor Pulley Wrap Kit
    -URD Fuel Pump Kit
    -Doug Thorly Pipe Bomb
    -Doug Thorly Long Tube Headers
    -URD Cat-back
    -AFE Intake (Pro Dry)
    -IPT Valve Body

    -Twin Sticked FJ T-Case
    -FJ Tube (ADD Delete)
    -ECGS Built 4.88 Front Diff With ARB
    -ECGS Rear Dana 60 with OX Locker
    -One Piece Driveshaft
    -RCV Front Axles


    ARMOR Gusseting
    -Bruteforce Front Bumper / ComeUp 9500 LB Winch
    -Home Made Flatbed
    - @Mobtown Offroad IFS, Trans, & T-case Skids
    -RCI LCA Skids
    -Pelfreybily Fuel Tank Skid
    -Bruteforce Sliders
    -Gussetted Cam Tabs
    -Coil Tower Gussets
    -Spindle Gussets
    -Mohawk Fab Traction Bar
    -Mohawk Fab Rear X-Member


    LIGHTING/ELECTRICAL
    -C4 FAB Hood Scoop Bracket With Single Row LED Bar
    -Four 4" Light Pods Up Front
    -2 Light Pods Out Back & 20” Bar
    -Blue Sea Fuse Block
    -Iggy Panel
    -In Cab Winch Switch

    Misc
    -OBA ARB Twin Compessor With 2.5 Gal Tank
    -Safari Snorkel
    -ScanGauge ll
    -Trans Cooler With Fan
    -Interior Wall Plug Run Off Factory Invertor
    -Fog Light Anytime Mod (Switch now controls light pods in front bumper)
    -400W Anytime Mod

    There're a Bunch of other little Misc things but everything above is the important stuff

    Links To Some Of My Mods
    -Auxiliary Fuel Tank
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...x-fuel-tank-setup.475581/page-4#post-14566354
    -Bumper/Winch Install
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/bruteforce-makeover.426393/
    -Re-Gear
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/this-weekends-project-re-gear.409086/
    -Decal Removal
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/removed-trd-sport-decals-today.357333/
    -Trans Cooler With Fan
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/my-trans-a-cooler-with-a-fan-install.352071/

    Current:






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  2. Jul 4, 2016 at 7:13 PM
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    Awesome truck OP! Something tells me there will be window tint in the future
     
  3. Jul 4, 2016 at 7:15 PM
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    HolyHandGrenade

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    Thanks man! I'm not really a tint guy though. I'm too damned handsome to not be seen... :D
     
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  4. Jul 4, 2016 at 9:18 PM
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    How do you like the 4.56s with the 255s?
     
  5. Jul 5, 2016 at 2:43 AM
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    HolyHandGrenade

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    Love it. With all the extra weight, it was a must.
     
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  6. Jul 7, 2016 at 7:42 PM
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    Added an Iggy panel tonight and some OTRATTW switches.

    Before

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    Painted the panel with spray on bed liner. I like the texture, and I had it sitting on the shelf from when I did my bumpers.

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    After

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    The blank will hold the power switch for my winch. That'll be this weekends project. I have 500A solenoid to use as an isolator.
     
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  7. Jul 7, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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    Doesn't take long to fill up a six switch panel... Those six will be full once I rewire my winch. On top of those, I also have these

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    Toggle between the fog light and inverter switches is an ABS kill

    The one with the up/down arrows is for the rear slider

    The three in the fuse panel are front pods, rear pods, and trans cooler fan.

    If someone told me I'd need 11 switches for after market stuff when I bought this truck, I would've laughed at them...
     
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  8. Jul 7, 2016 at 8:54 PM
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    I did 4.56's after mounting 255/85/16's as well. Made a big difference. I've got lots of weight on my truck too. LOL
     
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  9. Jul 7, 2016 at 8:56 PM
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    Took me a minute before I saw the 1/4" top plate spacers on your mod list. I looked at your truck and realized we both have the same size tire and 886's. I was like, "How does he sit so high?"

    Good lookin' rig! :)
     
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  10. Jul 7, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    For me, the shifting was the worst part. I found myself having to manually shift from 5th to 4th and back to 5th again to get it to shift into OD.

    The 4.56's care of that :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jul 7, 2016 at 9:10 PM
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    Where you gonna put your dual battery solenoid switch?
     
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    Me too! LOL Exactly the same on the highway. Once you got to like 65+ the truck would never use 5th/OD properly. It got stuck at high RPMs.

    I also find that with 4.56's due to the gear ratio it doesn't hunt between 4th and 5th as much. Though I don't use Cruise Control because it sucks horribly on these trucks.
     
  13. Jul 8, 2016 at 2:42 AM
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    Yes, I noticed that too. I do use cruise a lot though. Keeps my speeds from creeping up on trips. My boots are a tad too heavy... :D
     
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  14. Jul 8, 2016 at 2:44 AM
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    I decided to skip the dual batteries for now. Instead, I'm just upgrading. I have a North Star on the way.

    Still redoing all my accessories with a fuse block and rewiring the winch though.
     
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  15. Jul 10, 2016 at 4:53 PM
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    So I ditched my air bags a couple of weeks ago. Today I installed an Allpro U-bolt flip and Superbumps front an rear.



    First problem. The U-bolts were too long.



    Easy fix.



    Next issue. I think I need to extend the bump stops?




    The bump stop is JUST starting to touch the frame here and the Dakars are going negative.


    Hey @OZ-T what are those Wheelers towers that you mentioned earlier in this thread? I don't see them on their site.

     
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    Busy weekend...

    I also redid all of my underhood accessory wiring. I added a Blue Sea fuse block and an in cab winch switch. still waiting on the Northstar battery to arrive. But I'll be all ready for it when it does.

    Wiring before:

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    The rats nest I removed:

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    All cleaned up. Fuse block and 500A selonoid controlled by in cab switch.

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    Winch switch in Iggy Panel
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    I thought that I'd ordered a Blue Sea 100A breaker to put between the fuse block and the battery. It wasn't in the Amazon box. I checked, and sure enough, it wasn't in my order history. It's on the way now.

    I did make up this 4G cable just to check if everything still works. Everything does. The breaker should arrive tomorrow. I'll finish this project up if it does.

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    Nice!!!!
     
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    so for a wiring noob like me, the basic wiring plan is:
    light bar wires > blue sea fuse panel > additional relay > firewall/cab > switch ?

    Ive been delaying wiring up my light bar because I have no idea. What size wires did you use? Solder and heat shrink? Was getting them into the cab easy?
     
  19. Jul 11, 2016 at 2:50 AM
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    Hold on, I did s poor job of explaining that...

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    Hey Lloyd. Thanks again for the wire loom. As you can see, it came in handy :thumbsup:
     
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