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Just picked up a new Tacoma and have some questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by BlindingWhiteTac., Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Sep 19, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    BlindingWhiteTac.

    BlindingWhiteTac. [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a new truck on Friday. It's a white 2012 double cab automatic with the off road package. I have already picked up a snatch strap, shackles, and receiver mounted shackle. Together with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit the in cab storage is running out. I am looking for a tool box, preferably with a single lid. Anybody have any experience and can recommend a manufacturer and/or model? Prefer aluminum diamond plate.

    I'm also looking for sliders. The most heavy duty bolt on ones I can get. Looking for suggestions from people with experience.

    Lastly, I am going to do the breather extension for the rear differential. I already have the how to, but was curious if there were any other breathers that need to be extended. I found the two under the hood and they seem to be high enough. Transmission, transfer, front, and rear.....which one am I missing?
     
  2. Sep 19, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    Nice. Congrats.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    BlindingWhiteTac.

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    Just took off the badges. It looks much cleaner now. I had a VW that was white and after a while it got that nasty brown ring around all the badges and I could never get rid of it. No worries now.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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  5. Sep 22, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    CayucosTacoma

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    Welcome!
    As for toolbox's weatherguard makes a really nice and secure box if you are willing to pay the price.

    There's all kinds of sliders around here.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/199562-sliders-2nd-gens.html

    as far as sliders i have no clue which are the best "bolt on"
     
  6. Sep 22, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    PerfectTekniq

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    Rear diff is the only one needed really. Sounds like you did your homework. :thumbsup: I miss Vancouver, WA....thinking about going back soon and havin some fun on Mt. Hood again. :)
     
  7. Sep 22, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    DoorDing

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    Congratulations on the truck!

    I can't help you with specifics on the toolbox, but you may want to consider some of the better plastic ones. I have a Contico cargo box that's damn near indestructible. I know it's stronger than most aluminum boxes of a similar size, and it was much cheaper.

    I just ordered a set of Famous Fabrications Rock Sliders. To my knowledge, these are the only sliders available that are designed to be bolted on, with no drilling required to fully mount. I really didn't want to drill into the frame as is required with most bolt-on installations. I've already been told by more experienced people that I'll eventually want to weld them on for a stronger connection, but I think they'll be fine for my uses. There are a few positive reviews on them, and Appljaxx posted a video where he definitely beat on them without a problem. Derek has been quick to respond to me, too.

    I haven't done the breather extensions, and I don't have the service manual yet. Try searching some more for DIYs on that, or PM someone that's already done it. They should be able to fill you in.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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    I won't be doing anything too extreme so I'm not worried about welding them. I just want something easy to install without relying on somebody else who might screw it up. But those look like they will work.

    As for the box I'm looking at Weatherguard and UWS. Those are the only ones I have had multiple recommendations on.
     
  9. Sep 23, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    I am partial to the avid off road bolt on sliders. Check the vendor section on this site, the guys name is Brandon. The customer service over there is great, and their products are really well built.
     
  10. Sep 26, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Just figured out how to post pictures:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Sep 26, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    BetterBuilt makes a 30" diamond plate toolbox, Lowes carries the brand, I've had their products in the past and they are rock solid. Also, not a diamond plate, but RIGID makes a 30" heavy duty box, that I think you can bolt or lock to your bed.
     
  12. Sep 26, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    UWS FTW, there is no substitute
     
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    unless you want to walk on the big hitter from the bench...

    then you go Weatherguard.
     
  15. Sep 27, 2012 at 4:56 AM
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    Nice truck man, good color choice! :thumbsup:

    Edit:
    If you plan on doing any type of off road trim the front mud flaps. They break/crack really easy, I cracked a set just hopping a curb to get to a MX track.
     
  16. Sep 27, 2012 at 5:25 AM
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    I bought a UWS full width low pro off CL for $150.00 and I've been very happy with it.

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  17. Sep 27, 2012 at 5:38 AM
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    BAMF - Bay Area Metal Fab sliders. Guy is amazing to work with and very friendly. Sliders arrived, were beefy and looked great. Highly recommend.
     
  18. Oct 18, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    Picked up some of the parts from the dealer to extend the rear differential breather. Should give me something to do this weekend. Also ordered sliders from Famous Fabrication.

    The Acura should be gone this weekend so with cash in hand I'm going to buy the tool box. I have been checking on Craigslist, but I found a UWS dealer locally that has the box I want new for ~400.
     
  19. Oct 18, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    I just finished installing some FF sliders. Good choice. :)

    I'll have to wait to do the breather mod, but it's getting done soon.
     
  20. Oct 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    Finished the breather mod. Mounted it in the cubbyhole behind the driver's side. I figure it will be covered by the tool box anyways.
     
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