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

JJ’s 4 Banger Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by austin2009, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Mar 12, 2018 at 5:46 PM
    #1
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
    Status as of January 20’


    52223344-AEBB-403E-99CD-69CC879AC7AB.jpg

    Current modifications:

    DRIVETRAIN:
    -4.56 Nitro gears
    -ARB rear locker
    -Fox 2.5 RR up front
    -SPC UCA’s
    -Bilstein 5100’s rear
    -Deaver 1.5" AAL
    -285/75/16 KO2’s
    -16” MK6’s
    -Diff breather mod

    ARMOR/RECOVERY:
    -BAMF LCA skids
    -ARB bumper
    -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k winch, synthetic line
    -ARB single compressor

    LIGHTING:
    -Blue Seas fuse panel
    -Rocker switch panel in the overhead
    -Amber pods on front bumper
    -Pods in the fogs
    -Ditch lights
    -Pods facing the rear

    INTERIOR:
    -Rockford T series speakers
    -10" Pioneer sub
    -Custom sub box
    -Weather Tech mats
    -Pioneer touch screen

    Well I've been trying to keep track of everything I've done to the truck but keep forgetting. So, I'll post it here in the case that someone may be interested. After moving to Idaho in 2014, I decided that the time had come to sell my 2005 Subaru WRX and get back into a truck to suit my needs. I found a 2009 Tacoma 2.7 4x4 SR5 in Silver Streak Mica with 39k on it and purchased it in May of 2015. The truck was a one owner vehicle and came with all service records through Toyota. I suspect the previous was/ still is a member on the forums due to some small tinkering I found on it such as the anytime fog lights mod.

    I added a Blue Seas fuse panel under the hood and a switch holder in the overhead.
    1B532D80-919B-47A2-A422-BD8BCFDE1094.jpg
    7480FF02-9152-403B-A24C-8C9DC0D42506.jpg


    Fast forward to May of 2016, I got rid of the light bar and added some ditch lights. I also found a color matched grill.
    9FFEC6A6-9A27-4373-A74A-8B5A4218A216.jpg

    Aside from basic maintenance, mods didn’t pick up for real until the end of September 2017. I ditched the spacer lift for some Bilstein 5100’s and Head Strong Off-road Springs in the front with a 1.5” AAL in the rear. I added an ARB bumper and Smittybilt XRC 9.5k with synthetic rope. I put pods in the fog locations as well as amber pods on top. I got rid of the Toyo AT’s and went with Les Schwabs Back Country MT’s paired with Pro Comp 17” Rockwell’s.
    F5DF9DB9-7C74-42DE-A743-2B6C08862861.jpg
    C3DC2064-8E0D-44DA-9456-D69EE3C0B004.jpg
    161D6AF3-B851-4A04-B474-6A8855701720.jpg
    2DEF9D4C-DF35-45A4-A6BE-2399855D82CD.jpg
    CD1044B7-FCB6-4010-9994-59D2DAA770ED.jpg

    February of 2018, added BAMF LCA skids.
    6E1F2C60-27B2-479D-9E9A-78F35FB0E3FF.jpg
    6E530C39-1C3B-49DC-BFFC-6F941C6F09D0.jpg

    March of 18’, operation Regear. Nitro 4.56’s and an Air locker. Front diff installed, awaiting 3rd member and locker to show up from ECGS. Also shown, a plate relocation built up by a member on here.
    3ED5DF59-2EAE-418B-9EA5-9BBD8489AE3E.jpg

    Some Weather Techs I bought from a member showed up today. Just in time for winter to be over.
    4ECB8640-7DF3-42BF-AFF1-2BCE8D1A6BC7.jpg

    017CDB96-9055-481A-A30D-4060C5803F43.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 26, 2020
    MattCowsmasher and Kuntrykid like this.
  2. Mar 15, 2018 at 11:18 AM
    #2
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
    F51E4AA0-8FD8-47C1-9637-3D7F2284B63D.jpg

    A special box from ECGS arrived !
     
  3. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:05 PM
    #3
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
    8D8B1596-4EE8-4A68-9818-A6767772DEC7.jpg

    Purchased this little dude today
     
  4. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:36 PM
    #4
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
  5. Mar 18, 2018 at 1:49 PM
    #5
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
    Got the new 3rd member installed!

    CF56FF8C-95D4-413F-B402-BBF7B77A1083.jpg 4E8D6A07-6A8C-42E7-89E2-DC8C7C351616.jpg
     
  6. Mar 21, 2018 at 8:57 PM
    #6
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
    Had some extra time tonight, so I wired in the 2 switches. Just have to plug the last wire into each for the compressor and locker now.
    C23B36B7-BFAE-49D2-AD7E-E1D5C0F3E4A5.jpg
     
  7. Mar 23, 2018 at 6:07 PM
    #7
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
    Mounted up the compressor and ran the air line to the rear. I can honestly say nothing so far has kicked my ass quite like running that airline has haha that plastic tube is not easy to work with at all.

    8190CC5F-C3AA-4C04-A500-57792C9D7940.jpg FEA0ED97-D3BD-4D2E-B695-45523B656B0B.jpg
     
  8. Mar 25, 2018 at 12:06 PM
    #8
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
  9. Mar 26, 2018 at 4:23 PM
    #9
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
    Added a gauge and line hookup off the manifold.

    D03249BD-3727-4C54-9B30-C793EA907DFB.jpg
     
    LocoLocal likes this.
  10. Jun 11, 2018 at 2:48 AM
    #10
    MattCowsmasher

    MattCowsmasher ( -_・)ᡕᠵ᠊ᡃ່࡚ࠢ࠘⸝່ࠡࠣ᠊߯᠆ࠣ࠘ᡁࠣ࠘᠊᠊ࠢ࠘

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2017
    Member:
    #215629
    Messages:
    47,215
    Gender:
    Male
    Temple, Tx
    Vehicle:
    2015 sporty dcsb 4wd
    Lifted, armored, lumenz w/ switches, positraked, long legged, big tars, debadged with a hood skewp
    Nice truck :thumbsup: An better career choice.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018
    austin2009 [OP] likes this.
  11. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:37 AM
    #11
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
    Thank you man! Haha I love my job
     
    MattCowsmasher likes this.
  12. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:38 AM
    #12
    MattCowsmasher

    MattCowsmasher ( -_・)ᡕᠵ᠊ᡃ່࡚ࠢ࠘⸝່ࠡࠣ᠊߯᠆ࠣ࠘ᡁࠣ࠘᠊᠊ࠢ࠘

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2017
    Member:
    #215629
    Messages:
    47,215
    Gender:
    Male
    Temple, Tx
    Vehicle:
    2015 sporty dcsb 4wd
    Lifted, armored, lumenz w/ switches, positraked, long legged, big tars, debadged with a hood skewp
    Same here are you still enlisted or get that FAA dream job I’m stuck in contract world over here but life is good.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:42 AM
    #13
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
    Still enlisted, I’ve got 1.5yr left on the contract before deciding what I want to do. I doubt I’ll be staying in, especially without any re up bonus now. So, FAA bids here I come. I really wouldn’t mind a yr in the desert tho either on a contract....$$$
     
    MattCowsmasher likes this.
  14. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:45 AM
    #14
    MattCowsmasher

    MattCowsmasher ( -_・)ᡕᠵ᠊ᡃ່࡚ࠢ࠘⸝່ࠡࠣ᠊߯᠆ࠣ࠘ᡁࠣ࠘᠊᠊ࠢ࠘

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2017
    Member:
    #215629
    Messages:
    47,215
    Gender:
    Male
    Temple, Tx
    Vehicle:
    2015 sporty dcsb 4wd
    Lifted, armored, lumenz w/ switches, positraked, long legged, big tars, debadged with a hood skewp
    Dewett pay the truck off an more mod money the age limit now for VRA is 35. I would of done the desert but wife said no but contract is really good money an benefits not bad. If you got any questions about it send me a PM currently working for RVA.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:52 AM
    #15
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
    Thanks man! I appreciate it. Paying the truck off and mod money is a nice sounding gig
     
    MattCowsmasher likes this.
  16. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:52 AM
    #16
    MattCowsmasher

    MattCowsmasher ( -_・)ᡕᠵ᠊ᡃ່࡚ࠢ࠘⸝່ࠡࠣ᠊߯᠆ࠣ࠘ᡁࠣ࠘᠊᠊ࠢ࠘

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2017
    Member:
    #215629
    Messages:
    47,215
    Gender:
    Male
    Temple, Tx
    Vehicle:
    2015 sporty dcsb 4wd
    Lifted, armored, lumenz w/ switches, positraked, long legged, big tars, debadged with a hood skewp
    An another cto never hurts.
     
  17. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:58 AM
    #17
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
    Very true. I got halfway through my dual rating process here before getting yanked back to the tower for a lack of manning and CT bodies. So, that sucks
     
    MattCowsmasher likes this.
  18. Jun 11, 2018 at 7:00 AM
    #18
    MattCowsmasher

    MattCowsmasher ( -_・)ᡕᠵ᠊ᡃ່࡚ࠢ࠘⸝່ࠡࠣ᠊߯᠆ࠣ࠘ᡁࠣ࠘᠊᠊ࠢ࠘

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2017
    Member:
    #215629
    Messages:
    47,215
    Gender:
    Male
    Temple, Tx
    Vehicle:
    2015 sporty dcsb 4wd
    Lifted, armored, lumenz w/ switches, positraked, long legged, big tars, debadged with a hood skewp
    That arac rating would of helped you immensely if you apply for a dod gig I never had the opportunity. We had a arac in Iraq but tower chief wouldn’t let us cross train I’m still salty about it.
     
  19. Jun 11, 2018 at 7:13 AM
    #19
    austin2009

    austin2009 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2015
    Member:
    #156258
    Messages:
    710
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Austin
    Boise, Idaho
    Vehicle:
    Lifted and Locked 09 2.7L 2TR 4x4 5 Speed
    DRIVETRAIN- -4.56 Nitro gears -ARB rear locker -SPC UCA's -Fox 2.5" RR fronts/650lb coils -Bilstein 5100's rear -1.5" AAL -285 BFG KO2’s -16x8 MK6’s ARMOR- -ABR bumper -BAMF LCA skids RECOVERY- -Smittybilt XRC 9.5k synthetic winch -ARB OBA STEREO- -Pioneer head unit -Rockford T series speakers -Rockford 500 watt amp -Rockford P2D4 8" sub LIGHTING- -Calirasied ditch lights -Caliraised amber fogs -Hella Black Magic’s -Blue Seas fuse panel
    I hear that. We’re on the 4th Chief since I’ve been here, he’s the only one that’s for the dual rating opportunity.
     
    MattCowsmasher likes this.
  20. Jun 11, 2018 at 7:14 AM
    #20
    MattCowsmasher

    MattCowsmasher ( -_・)ᡕᠵ᠊ᡃ່࡚ࠢ࠘⸝່ࠡࠣ᠊߯᠆ࠣ࠘ᡁࠣ࠘᠊᠊ࠢ࠘

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2017
    Member:
    #215629
    Messages:
    47,215
    Gender:
    Male
    Temple, Tx
    Vehicle:
    2015 sporty dcsb 4wd
    Lifted, armored, lumenz w/ switches, positraked, long legged, big tars, debadged with a hood skewp
    Ugh so glad I got out, It’ll go by quick.
     
    austin2009 [OP] likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top