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Hyland's 2015 TRD Offroad Build w/ Solar

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Hyland33, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Sep 27, 2019 at 3:34 AM
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    Hyland33

    Hyland33 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here's my 2015 TRD Offroad. The original plans for the truck were to just get rid of the chrome grill and do wheels and tires...As you can see that didn't happen. I quickly changed to wanting something to go wheeling with and then changed to something I could do longer trips with too. There is always more to come but I'm pretty happy with where its at now.

    How It Sits Now:
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    How it started:
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    SUSPENSION

    - OME 885's
    - Dakar Medium Duty Leaf Pack(leaf added to pack)
    - OME Nitrocharger Shocks

    WHEELS/TIRES

    - Method NV 17x8.5 +0
    - Falken Wildpeak AT3W 255/80r17

    ARMOR
    - Mobtown Bolt on Sliders
    - C4 Fab Low Pro Front Bumper
    - Mobtown Front Skid
    - 4XINNOVATIONS Rear Bumper w/ Swingout

    LIGHTING
    - Diode Dynamics SS3 Sport FogLights
    - Morimoto 2-Stroke Headlights
    - KC Cyclone 3rd Brake Light
    - Baja Designs 20' S8
    - Baja Designs S1 Work/Scene

    OTHER
    - RelentlessFab Low Bed Bars
    - Sherpa Equipment Co Roof Rack
    - Smittybilt 10K X2O
    - Roofnest Condor
    - Dometic CFX50
    - President Andy CB Radio w/ Lil Wil Magnetic Antenna
    - Midland MXT275 GMRS Radio w/ Ghost Antenna
    - ARB 2000 Awning with Light Strip
    - Overland Equipped Aux Fuse Block
    - NBX GARB
    - AVS Low Profile Vent Visors
    - ECGS Bushing
    - Tech Deck

    The Solar Setup:
    I decided to do a solar setup so that I could run a second battery completely separate from the truck. I planned on powering a few 12v ports off of the batter which would be used for the Dometic along with some charger for my laptop and camera when I'm out camping for a weekend or shooting pictures at a track. I wanted to run my fridge inside the truck so I built a platform in-place of the rear driver side seat where I installed all of the solar equipment and then put the fridge on top.

    - Rich Solar 190W Mono Panel
    - Victron 75/15 BlueSolar Charge Controller with Wifi Dongle(should have just bought the smartsolar with wifi built in)
    - Bluesea 6 Circuit Fuse Block
    - 12V pod for 3 ports
    - Battleborn Batteries 50ah 12v Litium Iron Phosphate Battery
    - 25amp Circuit Breaker
    - 30amp Auto Breaker
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  2. Sep 27, 2019 at 3:34 AM
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    Hyland33

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    Some photo of the platform build.

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  3. Sep 27, 2019 at 3:35 AM
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    Photos over the years

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  4. Sep 27, 2019 at 3:35 AM
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    Saved 3.0
     
  5. Sep 29, 2019 at 3:24 PM
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    Currently working on putting together a lap of the country trip for spring 2020. I have some friends i plan on visiting along with stopping at some race tracks and national parks.
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  6. Oct 11, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    Nice setup. How'd you run the wires from the panel into the cab?
     
  7. Oct 11, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    Love the truck, dig the roof set up and wheels and ride height love seeing nice local trucks! in for updates!
     
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  8. Oct 11, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    Nice, looking forward to this! Great job on the platform!
     
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  9. Oct 11, 2019 at 5:33 PM
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    Behind the rear passenger seat, if you take out the corner panel where the seatbelt is there is a small grommet, I took it out and replaced it with one that was open and the two wires fit through perfectly.
     
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  10. Oct 11, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    Thanks! I wanted to make it look nice because I've seen a lot of platforms where people have just painted it. I think the carpet makes it look a lot better and it actually matches the factory carpet pretty well.
     
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  11. Oct 11, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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  12. Oct 28, 2019 at 10:48 AM
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  13. Nov 4, 2019 at 5:58 AM
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    Great build and great photography! Did you paint the grill surround yourself?
     
  14. Nov 7, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    Nope, bought it from camelback toyota already painted.
     
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  15. Nov 10, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    Added a Ram Mounts dual mic holder to the tech deck today. I’ll be picking up a GMRS setup soon to fill the second spot. 4C6915D3-4844-4D05-853B-46FCCE99A6E2.jpg
     
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  16. Nov 24, 2019 at 4:47 AM
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    Truck is in winter mode now, bed bars and tent removed. The dometic also came out and I'll be pulling out the battleborn battery.
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  17. Dec 1, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    Picked up a bunch of stuff on Black Friday for the truck. Mobtown front skid, C4 Fab lo pro bumper, Baja 20” S8 for the bumper, a smittybilt 10k x2o, and a factor55 Prolink to replace the hook on the winch. Saved $600+ on everything. 253FF950-F705-4D70-AE5D-3A54C213C117.jpg
     
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  18. Dec 10, 2019 at 4:35 AM
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    Sub'd, looks great!! love the wheels.
     
  19. Dec 10, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    Thanks! Can't wait to get all the black friday goodies on it.
     
  20. Dec 10, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    Nice lookin' truck! What types of tracks are you stopping at? Ever been to Watkins Glen?
     

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