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JohnboyTRD - 2003 Double Cab TRD

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by johnboyTRD, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Dec 18, 2013 at 8:08 AM
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    johnboyTRD

    johnboyTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Full ome lift, nitro charger sports all 4 corners (rear shocks relocated), Dakar pack w/ AAL, 882 coils, diff drop, toytec 1" shackles, trail gear low profile front bumper, Tuff Stuff winch, bamf sliders, RAT skids, BAMF Bed Rack, Tepui Kukenam RTT, RAT rear bumper,
    Figured I ought to start one of these... Lurked quite a bit before purchasing my truck in June 2013. Here is how she sits now as of June 2014:
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    January 2015
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    December 2014

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    August 2014:

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    Here are just some pics I like...


    Courtesy of Lisa:

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    Courtesy of Jason:
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    Misc:

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    Mods in order installed:
    OME lift - 882, Dakar, nitro chargers
    ECGS needle bearing fix (diff vibration)
    Cb - uniden 520xl, firestik 4', door jamb antenna mount (removing and replacing with BAMF)
    Toytec 1.5" lift shackles
    Cut exhaust at down turn
    Stock split 3 4runner wheels painted black (removed)
    Tires - 33x10.5x15
    Painted grille and surround duplicolor flat black (terrible paint)
    RAT IFS skid, painted rustoleum semi gloss
    OME D6XL AAL
    Trail Gear low profile bumper, rustoleum semigloss
    Relocate blinkers to corners
    BAMF sliders
    Softopper (removed)
    BORA 1.25" spacers (removed)
    Grey wire mod
    Ultra gauge
    33x12.5" 15 eldorado sport mtz
    Pacer aluminum wheels painted black 15x8
    Cassette tape adapter for iPod
    Hella 500
    Tuff stuff winch 11,500 extreme
    BAMF bed rack custom height with all the bells and whistles
    Tepui Kukenam RTT
    Rear bumper/swingout, RAT products.
    JVC Head unit
    Shock relocation
    CBI Frame Reinforcing plates



    Misc recovery and tools... I'll add a separate list of this crap some day.

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    Some things I'd like to do/add:
    1" body lift, .25" top plate spacers front
    longer shackles rear
    Synthetic winch line and ProLink
    Belly and tcase skids
    Onboard hot water system
    Portable air
    High angle cv boots/slide mod
    Offroad/bed/camping lights
    Regear
    Struts for hood
    Maybe add a second battery...
    Maybe sas or long travel
    Maybe 35's



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    Background, purchased this from a gentleman with about 76k miles, bone stock.

    The goal which led me to the 1st gen tacoma dc TRD:

    Reliable family car to fit my wife, kids (future), two dogs, bikes, camping gear, with the ability to take us to amazing places accessible by capable trail vehicle.

    Here she is, photo from original craigslist ad, which I saved:

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    Adding maintenance/service record here when time permits...
     
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  2. Dec 18, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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    Buckoma

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    Super nice find, look forward to your progress.
     
  3. Dec 18, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    johnboyTRD

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    Full ome lift, nitro charger sports all 4 corners (rear shocks relocated), Dakar pack w/ AAL, 882 coils, diff drop, toytec 1" shackles, trail gear low profile front bumper, Tuff Stuff winch, bamf sliders, RAT skids, BAMF Bed Rack, Tepui Kukenam RTT, RAT rear bumper,
    Thanks man. The dude who sold it was responsible, and hardly drove it since he worked close to home.
     
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  4. Dec 24, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    Razooly

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    255/85/16 BFG KM2, Icon Extended Travel Coilovers, Total Chaos UCA, Icon 2" VS Remote Reservoir Rear Shocks, OME DAKAR Leaf Spring Set, Wheeler's Front & Rear SuperBumps
    Truck looks great man, now we need to get up to the hills for some wheeling!!! Cant wait to see more, makes me want to spend more money on my truck.
     
  5. Dec 24, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    johnboyTRD

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    Full ome lift, nitro charger sports all 4 corners (rear shocks relocated), Dakar pack w/ AAL, 882 coils, diff drop, toytec 1" shackles, trail gear low profile front bumper, Tuff Stuff winch, bamf sliders, RAT skids, BAMF Bed Rack, Tepui Kukenam RTT, RAT rear bumper,
    I was just thinkin' that. Unfortunately I'm pretty much street or light trail only until we have new tires. Tw's didn't work out so well, and can't afford a full set of tires right now - on top of trying to convince the wife that we NEED new ones :)

    I think we might go poke around hollister on Xmas and have a picnic, since the fam is out of town. Welcome to join if you want. Sig others welcome!
     
  6. Dec 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket just trying to help

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    lift, tires, armor and stuff
    Good looking truck. Can't have too many gold DC's around here.
     
  7. Dec 24, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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    Full ome lift, nitro charger sports all 4 corners (rear shocks relocated), Dakar pack w/ AAL, 882 coils, diff drop, toytec 1" shackles, trail gear low profile front bumper, Tuff Stuff winch, bamf sliders, RAT skids, BAMF Bed Rack, Tepui Kukenam RTT, RAT rear bumper,
    Thx! Never too many.. Btw I think what I'll do for now is cut the exhaust at turndown, then have a muffler shop redirect out the side, and add a new tip to keep drone down and exhaust from under vehicle. Maybe I'm overthinking it but I'll feel better, haha.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    nice truck man! anxious to see how it comes along. only a few gold trucks here and every one turns out different
     
  9. Dec 25, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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    Full ome lift, nitro charger sports all 4 corners (rear shocks relocated), Dakar pack w/ AAL, 882 coils, diff drop, toytec 1" shackles, trail gear low profile front bumper, Tuff Stuff winch, bamf sliders, RAT skids, BAMF Bed Rack, Tepui Kukenam RTT, RAT rear bumper,
    Little Xmas flexing at hollister hills :) first time working the truck out at all pretty much, and with new suspension.
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  10. Dec 25, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    Good looking rig man!
     
  11. Dec 25, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    Full ome lift, nitro charger sports all 4 corners (rear shocks relocated), Dakar pack w/ AAL, 882 coils, diff drop, toytec 1" shackles, trail gear low profile front bumper, Tuff Stuff winch, bamf sliders, RAT skids, BAMF Bed Rack, Tepui Kukenam RTT, RAT rear bumper,
    Thanks! Got a ways to go but a nice start. I'll check yours once I'm not wrist deep in the diff...
     
  12. Dec 25, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    Full ome lift, nitro charger sports all 4 corners (rear shocks relocated), Dakar pack w/ AAL, 882 coils, diff drop, toytec 1" shackles, trail gear low profile front bumper, Tuff Stuff winch, bamf sliders, RAT skids, BAMF Bed Rack, Tepui Kukenam RTT, RAT rear bumper,
    How she sits now.. Pulled cv out for ECGs bushing install.
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  13. Dec 25, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    Full ome lift, nitro charger sports all 4 corners (rear shocks relocated), Dakar pack w/ AAL, 882 coils, diff drop, toytec 1" shackles, trail gear low profile front bumper, Tuff Stuff winch, bamf sliders, RAT skids, BAMF Bed Rack, Tepui Kukenam RTT, RAT rear bumper,
    Yep, dropped the little effing puller from the tool INTO the diff :facepalm:

    Need to get a flexible magnet and hope for the best tomorrow...
     
  14. Dec 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    Bilstein 5100 front and rear, dakar leaf pack, fuel hostage wheels, 285/70/17 Trail Grapplers M/T, color match shell, rola rack, hi -lift, dual cb antenna's with 520 XL cb, sandblasted bumpers an brush guard to paint black, color match grill, blacked out badges, and much more.
    That was some nice flexing shots u got man. bet the thing was a champ through it all/ haha!!! wish we had places like that u could go to that is all open. thats a good idea about the exhaust man.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2013 at 11:15 PM
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    Full ome lift, nitro charger sports all 4 corners (rear shocks relocated), Dakar pack w/ AAL, 882 coils, diff drop, toytec 1" shackles, trail gear low profile front bumper, Tuff Stuff winch, bamf sliders, RAT skids, BAMF Bed Rack, Tepui Kukenam RTT, RAT rear bumper,
    Update for the build thread, more details in other threads. Dropped diff, removed tool, installed ECGs bushing. Now I am vibes free. Also hacked off tail pipe at downturn. Planning to have a muffler shop make a custom dump of exhaust at some point. Will post some pics of the exhaust next week after I get my toytec shackles and (hopefully) cb radio installed.
     
  16. Dec 29, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    OME 881 coils with OME nitrochargers shocks up front. OME aal with OME nitrochargers out back. Warn 8000 winch with 80ft custom braided synth line. Custom 60ft synth extension. All pro tube bumper, Hi-lift jack, Safari Snorkel, Wilco tiregate.
    I Like it man.
    Every day I struggle with wanting to put a topper on my truck. I don't haul anything but the wasted space in the bed always has me scratching my head. Someday maybe.
     
  17. Jan 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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    So... Finished cb install, didn't get around to longer shackles. Also, I think my diff is leaking. Guess I will need to figure that out. I'm hoping I do t have to pull the diff against... That was not fun.

    Uniden 520xl
    Door jamb mount
    Heavy spring
    Quick disconnect
    4' firestik II
    20' coax cable

    Swr is pretty much 0 on both 1 and 40.

    Here are some pics:

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  18. Jan 5, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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    Full ome lift, nitro charger sports all 4 corners (rear shocks relocated), Dakar pack w/ AAL, 882 coils, diff drop, toytec 1" shackles, trail gear low profile front bumper, Tuff Stuff winch, bamf sliders, RAT skids, BAMF Bed Rack, Tepui Kukenam RTT, RAT rear bumper,
    And...

    Was able to install 1.5" shackles. Maybe i should have kicked it to 2"... Sitting perfectly level. I want moar rake!!!

    Also figured out my driver side axle seal is leaking pretty bad. Will address next weekend.

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  19. Jan 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM
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    Full ome lift, nitro charger sports all 4 corners (rear shocks relocated), Dakar pack w/ AAL, 882 coils, diff drop, toytec 1" shackles, trail gear low profile front bumper, Tuff Stuff winch, bamf sliders, RAT skids, BAMF Bed Rack, Tepui Kukenam RTT, RAT rear bumper,
    Questions:

    1) should I kick the shackles up another .5"? Really easy to do, whaddaya think?

    2) found a deal on 15" 96' 4runner alloy wheels - 4 for $100.00. Know if these will fit over caliper, or back spacing? I would paint them black for sure...
     
  20. Jan 5, 2014 at 6:31 PM
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    Box Rocket

    Box Rocket just trying to help

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    lift, tires, armor and stuff
    Just get the D6XL extra leaf for your Dakar springs. It will give you the same amount of lift that a 2" shackle would and support the weight of your topper and other gear better.
     
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