1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Hondo Garage's New Thing

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by wileydavis, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:58 PM
    #9441
    ace7196

    ace7196 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Member:
    #217801
    Messages:
    943
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma SR5 4X4 V6 DCLB
    GFC Mods: http://bit.ly/GFCMods
    I assume you just picked it up (and have 2" cushions)?
    How's the comfort of the 2"? Haven't seen any feedback on that part yet.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:39 PM
    #9442
    MTTundra123

    MTTundra123 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2019
    Member:
    #290723
    Messages:
    2
    My 05 (limited trim) fits in our garage! Barely, but it fits. I was really worried as I also have a leveling kit. The GCF fits tight to the top of the cab. Total truck height is around 83" (rough) garage is 84". I hope you have similar experience, as I was really stressed about it. Was going to have to sell my 96 Tacoma if it didn't to free up driveway space. The bomber/dog haul rig lives on!

    Also, we really like the 2" mattress. Took a few nights to break in, but great after that.
     
    tonered likes this.
  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:46 PM
    #9443
    riz_atx

    riz_atx #TexasToyotaCoalition

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2017
    Member:
    #206621
    Messages:
    8,313
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sohail
    South of Canada
    Vehicle:
    ‘16 4x4 DCLB Locked, Geared, Tuned, Campered?
    C4Fab/RCI/BAMF, ADS, 4.88, Lockers, OVTune
    Hell yeah! Looks sweet! Another long bed! #DCLBFTMFW
     
    JLink, OR4x4, ace7196 and 1 other person like this.
  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:49 PM
    #9444
    2ayne

    2ayne Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2015
    Member:
    #165609
    Messages:
    628
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zayne
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2017 Cement Bro
    2017 TOYOTA TACOMA TRD PRO ELECTRICAL & WIRING: * Pelfrybilt Battery Cage * X2 Power Group 31 Battery * Switch-Pros SP9100 * SDHQ Interior Cubby Switch Face Plate * Power Trays w/blue sea 8 fuse block, ground busbar, 8 terminal strip and 120A breaker. * ARB Single Air Compressor w/custom made passenger side mount. * Blue Sea 4356 12v socket, voltmeter, usb plug in bed w/ sea dog waterproof switch. * Hypertech Speedo Calibrator (Not Installed) LIGHTING: * Cougar LED H9 and H11 (High/Low Beams) * Super Bright LEDs Interior Bulbs & License Plate. * OZ-USA 40” Single Row Light Bar w/Halos * Baja Designs Amber Squadron-R Sport Ditch Lights. * Baja Designs Amber Squadron Sport Fog Lights. * Baja Designs Dome Light w/switch in bed. * Caliraised LED ditch light and Prinsu light brackets. OTHER: * 265/75R16 Falken Wildpeak AT3/W * OEM 2nd Gen Front Bed Rail * OEM Tacoma Bed Mat * OEM TRD Round Fog Light Bezels * Waterport Pressurized Water System * Taco Garage Dash Mount * Ram Mounts for IPhone and IPad * Center Console Organizer * Front Window Tint * Matte Black Tailgate Stickers * Husky Floor Mats (front) * Custom Gun Mount * Plano Roof Cases * Off Brand Recovery Boards * Prinsu Design Studio Cabrac * RCI Offroad Bed Rack * Tepui Kukenam Sky 3 Haze Grey Roof Top Tent. * Tepui Haze Grey 6’ Awning
    We’ve slept 3 nights in ours since getting it. We have the 2” mattress. No complaints from us or the dog so far.
    It’s like camping. Not my mattress at home but not like sleeping on the ground if you know what I mean.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:27 PM
    #9445
    rtacowma

    rtacowma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Member:
    #281415
    Messages:
    46
    Has anyone heard anything about the GFC antenna mount?
     
  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 11:01 PM
    #9446
    ace7196

    ace7196 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Member:
    #217801
    Messages:
    943
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma SR5 4X4 V6 DCLB
    GFC Mods: http://bit.ly/GFCMods
    It's the same as their beef mount and the like. There are some unofficial beta testers out there, but who knows an ETA. Honestly if you want something today most hardware stores have a lot of brackets that you could likely make work.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2019 at 7:28 AM
    #9447
    rtacowma

    rtacowma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Member:
    #281415
    Messages:
    46
    Thanks! Yeah that is what I figured. I imagine it just mounts to the extrusion with track nuts?
     
  8. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:44 AM
    #9448
    The Smith

    The Smith Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2016
    Member:
    #200435
    Messages:
    85
    Gender:
    Male
    Trinity Alps
    Vehicle:
    '17 4x4 V6 SR5
    Hi All,

    I debated about putting this post here vs. the suspension sub-forum, but figured this was GFC related enough.... Our camper (#265) is in the curing stage and I'm past due for thinking about suspension upgrades. Let me share some data, and then solicit suggestions.

    2017 SR5 V6 4WD with tow package
    It's my daily driver, but we like to go to DV and the like when we have time off. No rock crawling, but plenty of long, wash-board roads. We live in a mountainous, rural locale in Trinity County, CA and also do plenty of rutted forest service roads.

    I've read in many suspension threads to give Maria@Headstong a call and discuss needs, but Headstong is in the process of moving their warehouse, and their phone number has been (temporarily) removed from their website. There's also a note that replies to emails may take longer than usual. So I'm asking y'all.

    Look at these weight estimates:
    Camper: 275lbs
    Extra fuel/water/propane: 200lbs
    Food/cookware/misc.: 200 lbs
    Adding a 1up hitch bike rack and 2 mt bikes within the next year: 110 lbs.
    Total: 785 lbs.


    I'm looking at the Deaver stage III U402 leaf pack, but need advice on appropriate shocks for my stated needs. I imagine it's a subjective topic, but I'm asking anyway. I don't want to needlessly spend more than I have to just for bling-factor, but I'm willing to pay for quality that keeps our rig running well.

    Thanks for reading all this; I'm looking forward to your input.

    —Smith
     
    OR4x4 and bigsamdog like this.
  9. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:50 AM
    #9449
    ace7196

    ace7196 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Member:
    #217801
    Messages:
    943
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma SR5 4X4 V6 DCLB
    GFC Mods: http://bit.ly/GFCMods
    Yeah, it's pretty tiny, but you can see it here:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BrlHIOGBATy/
     
  10. Jun 13, 2019 at 11:04 AM
    #9450
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

    Joined:
    May 9, 2014
    Member:
    #129454
    Messages:
    2,348
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Gold Hill, CO
    Vehicle:
    03 DC TRD 4x4
    OME suspension + Dakar AAL + 255/75R17 BFG KO2 + Snugtop XTR + Tundra brakes
    3rdturd likes this.
  11. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:42 PM
    #9451
    rajacat9

    rajacat9 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018
    Member:
    #240050
    Messages:
    355
    Gender:
    Male
    Washington State
    A small tweak.
    I noticed that the rubber washer that protects the rear slide lock from chaffing the tube has deteriorated. This has started to wear away the powder coating possibly creating a rust spot. I substituted a tough nylon washer which will hold up better to repeated usage.

    AEMtbvRLkCNV7PXXvyW8EfdrTPPuFX2RoVN_WSx1_0c10be2c6bfaf8cbe4cb461abf460170df40d1ca.jpg
     
  12. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:47 PM
    #9452
    3rdturd

    3rdturd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2012
    Member:
    #73481
    Messages:
    850
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2016 DCSB TRDOR
    Duct Tape
    Wouldn’t the rubber help prevent water from goin in the tube?
     
    rajacat9 likes this.
  13. Jun 13, 2019 at 12:57 PM
    #9453
    YOTA 4X4

    YOTA 4X4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2018
    Member:
    #242780
    Messages:
    1,550
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2017 Double Cab Off-Road
    OME HD Lift all around, SCS SR8 Rims, 255 85 R16 Cooper ST Maxx, Decked Drawers, 30" Rigid Pro Light bar above bumper on Rago Mounts, Rigid Dually Side Shooters on Rago ditch brackets, Hondo Garage Un-Holey Phone Mount X2, Hondo Radio Knobs AR Bolt Face, Garmin InReach SE GPS synch'ed to Iphone for GPS only mapping, Wet Okole Seat Covers, Husky Liner Contour floor mats, 63 QT ARB Fridge on Alu-Cab tilting slide. GoFastCamper (#41), ARB 2500 Awning with Full Room, Mobtown Off-road Sliders and Full Aluminum Skids.
    No, the slot cut in the tube is like 2” long so that gasket only cushions the set screw the other 1.8” in still fairly open to the elements.
     
  14. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:06 PM
    #9454
    rajacat9

    rajacat9 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018
    Member:
    #240050
    Messages:
    355
    Gender:
    Male
    Washington State
    You might be right but the slot is fully exposed to water too.
     
    YOTA 4X4 likes this.
  15. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:29 PM
    #9455
    OR4x4

    OR4x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2018
    Member:
    #266625
    Messages:
    408
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2018 DCLB 4x4 TRD-OR Super White
    I have the same needs, I’m curious as well.
     
  16. Jun 14, 2019 at 8:04 AM
    #9456
    hoarder23

    hoarder23 Truck fell over

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2012
    Member:
    #84787
    Messages:
    8,130
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Shay
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    11 Black DCSB TRD OffRoad
    Scratches
    Most everyone on this site likes to throw way more suspension than they will ever need under their truck and then parrot why it's the best thing ever. If you are just going to be cruising down forest service roads heading to a nice camp spot, Bilstein shocks will do everything you need and a heavy duty leaf pack/rear bumps will keep your rear from dragging when loaded out.

    If you are not trying for lift, just trying to compensate for the constant rear weight a new leaf pack and appropriate length shocks should be all you need. The Deaver U402 or OME Dakar EL096R with a Bilstein 5100/5125/5160 would be a good option that will fill most needs of an overlanding truck that's not bombing through the desert or going rock crawling. I'd add SumoSprings or Timbrens to deal with the biggest bumps and you'd have a reasonably solid setup.
     
  17. Jun 14, 2019 at 8:33 AM
    #9457
    desertjunkie760

    desertjunkie760 @DesertJunkie760 (IG)

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2016
    Member:
    #183963
    Messages:
    5,270
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Shane
    Vehicle:
    2011 MGM DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    Check My Sig.
    Shay is onto something in his statement but I would like to add a few things when considering suspension.

    Considering your expected weight load, you're on the right track getting a set of custom springs. The springs support the payload. Shocks dampen the ride. Although I do agree with @hoarder23 that most people try to throw on too much suspension, a payload that extreme will make your vehicle work. You also have to consider if this estimated weight is going to be full time or fluctuate for trips.

    If you're just hitting fire roads a mono tube Billy will definitely do the work, however I would recommend getting a reservoir with adjusting abilities. This will also allow you to have the shock valving altered to compensate for the additional weight load. Although fire roads are not technical you can definitely get a shock to start fading if not adequate enough so the additional fluid capacity on a resi shock will give you ease of mind while an adjuster will allow you to alter dampening externally depending on if you're only carring the camper while daily driving or if you're fully loaded for a trip.

    This does not mean you have to go to a 2.5" shock. You can if you want to throw out the change but a 2.0 w/ resi would be more than ideal and give you more bang for buck.

    Icon and Fox offer a 2.0 w/ adjuster for OE fitment. I'm not aware of a King or ADS that is available. You'd have to go 2.5" for those companies.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019
    The Smith likes this.
  18. Jun 14, 2019 at 8:43 AM
    #9458
    desertjunkie760

    desertjunkie760 @DesertJunkie760 (IG)

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2016
    Member:
    #183963
    Messages:
    5,270
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Shane
    Vehicle:
    2011 MGM DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    Check My Sig.
    I may stand corrected. I'm not seeing an option for a CDC adjuster for the 2.0 series Icon. Maybe contact them direct and ask?
    http://iconvehicledynamics.com/shop...es-remote-reservoir-rear-shock-0-15-lift.html

    Fox 2.0 w/ adjuster for 0-1.5" lift.
    https://www.ridefox.com/product.php...=Toyota&model=Tacoma+&year=2018&position=Rear
     
  19. Jun 14, 2019 at 10:04 AM
    #9459
    dlo13

    dlo13 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2017
    Member:
    #212675
    Messages:
    430
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2017 Barcelona Red Tacoma TRD Pro


    I agree with this post and I agree with your original thoughts on Deaver, @The Smith
    I run the Stage 2 Deaver kit, and got it based on plans for GFC and rear bumper, etc. I know someone who has the stage 2 kit and runs a GFC, and they are very happy with it.
    Deaver Expedition stage 3 is the way to go for you, based on your weight.

    Shock wise, I agree with getting compression adjusters. It helped me a lot when I was loaded up vs not. Loaded up, set to stiff and cruising around town unloaded set to soft. It makes a real difference.

    Personally, it's overkill, but so is a GFC, and so is a lot of what we do to our trucks, I would just recommend King over Icon or anyone else.
    If you decide to go king, you can order direct or from a shop and get them valved and tuned over the phone, by providing your vehicle weight. They will get things pretty damn close just by that alone. From there, they usually will give you 1 free re-tune if necessary.
     
    The Smith likes this.
  20. Jun 14, 2019 at 10:22 AM
    #9460
    desertjunkie760

    desertjunkie760 @DesertJunkie760 (IG)

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2016
    Member:
    #183963
    Messages:
    5,270
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Shane
    Vehicle:
    2011 MGM DCSB TRD Sport 4x4
    Check My Sig.
    A lot of distributors will offer a "custom tune" with purchasing a set of shocks. King is not the only option for that. The only issue I see with the King route is they don't offer a very budget friendly option for OE fitment. It's pretty much go all in or nothing.

    @AccuTune Offroad is one of the many vendors that come to mind that will offer valving changes based on weight.
     
    AccuTune Offroad likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top