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Krogs buils and BS thread!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Konvict KROG, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Oct 1, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    Konvict KROG

    Konvict KROG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Wheelers 3/4 isolator, TRD Supercharger, Weathertech window visor, weathertech digital floor liners, Rigid 30 E series, rear spring mess. Awesome seat covers.
    My truck, this is my 3rd Tacoma. This is the official build thread vehicle, but my other family vehicles will be tossed in as i do things with them.

    2013 Access Cab TRD OffRoad 4x4 v6 6spd

    Current Mods:
    TRD BAJA Suspension
    265/75r16 Treadwright Gaurddogs
    Trail Team FJ wheels
    Beltronics rx75 plus ultimate
    Rigid E series 30"
    Plasti Dip body
    window and bug visors
    TRD short shifter
    Custom switches for lights
    8" bazooka tube
    Topgun long add-a-leaf
    Sway bar delete
    Bed mat non OEM
    Recon 10500 lb winch, amsteel blue line (needs replaced) on a built by me reciever mount.
    Wheelers offroad trim pack (taco lean fix)-Ordered, didnt use it. i dropped the 1/4 c clip on the passenger side instead
    Wheelers offroad 3/4" preload shim

    Future Mods:
    Skid plates
    plate bumpers
    sliders
    locker anytime
    abs kill switch
    http://www.barden-ukshop.com/victron-cyrix-i-battery-combiner-kit-2767-p.asp
    http://www.fumotousa.com/


    Past Mods:
    fabtech long add-a-leaf (broke drivers side)
    led bed lights (removed, did not stick well)
    3 inch spacer lift/leveling kit (removed)
    treadwright wardens (55-60k miles of hard use before replaced)


    Other vehicles:
    81 toyota 4x4 short bed-play truck
    2007 4runner-GF DD
    2011 Tacoma DC TRD Sport v6 auto-moms truck
    85 toyota 4x4 (project)
    79 toyota 4x4 (project)

    Past taco:
    2008 AC Sr5 4x4 4cyl 5spd
    2012 DC TRD Offroad 4x4 v6 Auto



    how she sat when i brought her home brand new

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    how she sat with brand new TRD Baja suspension
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    How she sits now
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    and now with shim
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    this thing didnt stay stuck
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    so i glued it on
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    Stock trd offroad-left
    bilstien 5100-center
    trd baja-right
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    After i rolled the 81 the last time out
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    pile of misfit parts from this last weekend
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    My moms taco 2011 trd sport
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    GF DD 2007 4runner
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    the broken leaf, its a fabtech. the topgun brand is cheaper and better in every way



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    I decided to add this MPG info because another user mentioned it was helpful,

    i get an average of 15.5-16.5 daily normal driving
    i can average 17-18 in town driving nicely
    highway trips when i drive 60 mph i get 19.6 ish
    highway trips when i drive 75-80 i get 15-16
    towing my boat (2900 lbs) i get 12-14
    towing my car hauler empty (1900 lbs) i get 13-14
    towing the car hauler loaded with 81 4x4 i get 11.6-12.5 @55-60 mph

    my 2012 4.0 auto i got
    i got an average of 17-18 daily normal driving
    i could average 19-20 daily driving nicely
    highway trips when i drove 60 mph i got 22 ish
    highway trips when i drive 75-80 i got 17ish
    towing my boat (2900 lbs) i got 13-15
    towing my car hauler empty (1900 lbs) i got 12-14
    towing the car hauler loaded with 81 4x4 i got 10-11.5 @55-65 mph
    the best i got, with a empty car dolly in tow was 497 miles on one tank @ 23.5 mpg

    most of these numbers are from fill up and divide method, but now i have a scangauge, which when i checked with the fill up and divide method was dead on. so all of my monitoring now comes from that.
     
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  2. Oct 1, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    Konvict KROG

    Konvict KROG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    yesterday i ordered

    wheelers offroad preload shims to bring the baja suspension up to 3 inch lift, and 1/4 top plate spacer for the driver side to fix the taco lean.

    Coverkings, ballistic tactical seat covers.

    I missed out on the WO group buy since i spent the money on tools, but i had a set of coverking ballistic covers in one of my old yota pickups, they were super tough so i figured ill give them a shot here, i like the molle on the tactical version so i can put pouches for all of my junk.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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    richardbui23

    richardbui23 That guy

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    i thought you already had one?
     
  4. Oct 1, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    Konvict KROG

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    Wheelers 3/4 isolator, TRD Supercharger, Weathertech window visor, weathertech digital floor liners, Rigid 30 E series, rear spring mess. Awesome seat covers.
    which one? lol

    May have just not the right one
     
  5. Oct 1, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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    richardbui23

    richardbui23 That guy

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    nvm thinking about the plastiderp one lol
     
  6. Oct 1, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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    Konvict KROG

    Konvict KROG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Wheelers 3/4 isolator, TRD Supercharger, Weathertech window visor, weathertech digital floor liners, Rigid 30 E series, rear spring mess. Awesome seat covers.
    Oh thread, ok yes i have that one but i figured i would try to keep it for Plasti dip related stuff.

    I have derp'd 2 sets of emlems recently but there are a million of those so i didnt bother with pics, i also touched up the tacoma a while back but its holding up great as it gets thicker and thicker so touch ups will be farther and farther apart. Untill i get around to re-doing or removing
     
  7. Oct 1, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    richardbui23

    richardbui23 That guy

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    doesnt damage paint?
     
  8. Oct 1, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    Konvict KROG

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    Wheelers 3/4 isolator, TRD Supercharger, Weathertech window visor, weathertech digital floor liners, Rigid 30 E series, rear spring mess. Awesome seat covers.
    So far i have not had any damage issues, there are many other people with no issues as well

    I have seen horror stories online but never in person
     
  9. Oct 1, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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    richardbui23

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    bad ass. so whats next on the mods list??
     
  10. Oct 1, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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    Konvict KROG

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    Wheelers 3/4 isolator, TRD Supercharger, Weathertech window visor, weathertech digital floor liners, Rigid 30 E series, rear spring mess. Awesome seat covers.
    Next will be installing the shims and seat covers when they get here, but next purchases will probably be skids and sliders.

    I have a tubing bender, but no good places i have found to buy tube here. And i need to invest in a plasma cutter and a better welder as well but im paying off bills first.

    I uploaded some pics, if there are any others anyone wants to see let me know and i will upload whatever i have!
     
  11. Oct 2, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    Wheelers 3/4 isolator, TRD Supercharger, Weathertech window visor, weathertech digital floor liners, Rigid 30 E series, rear spring mess. Awesome seat covers.
    Today the battery shit the bed in my truck. Taking it tomorrow to toyota. Its charging iradically between 12-15 volts. I checked and I dont have any constant draws. Wierd and frustrating. Luckily I have a 6spd and I can bump start the truck or I would have been stranded.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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    Konvict KROG

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    Drove 25 minutes to Toyota and sat there for 2 hours. They tested everything and it all tested "good" couldnt find any draws.. the battery tested bad initialy, and they re-tested it after the other tests. It tested 75 percent 630 cranking amps and "passed" so the arent going to warranty it. Guess I better throw the jumper cables in my truck and drive it untill it fails more than 1/4 of the time. Lousy.
     
  13. Oct 3, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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    TxFireman

    TxFireman Factory Pilot

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    That's not cool. Hopefully it won't give you anymore issues, but best to be ready in the event it does.
     
  14. Oct 4, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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    Konvict KROG

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    Yes sir, the odd part is i drove it 25 min there, and they set an apt for 2 hours later, so i went to home depot, had to bump start it there, then i went for the apt and they had to jump it in the lot to get it in the shop. Then they came back about half an hour later and said the battery was bad and they are doing data stream to check the other components. After another period of time they cam back and said that the battery now tested weak, but still within the acceptable range, and that everything else was working fine. I drove it home and it has started every time since then. Its pretty wierd to me that it would be dead after a 20 plus minute drive (within 2 min) and now works "fine" but the good news is i only have 8200 miles on the truck so its still got plenty of warranty. They noted "aftermarket wiring and accessories" on the trouble ticket, and "no current draw found" as well. So i think they are just as puzzled. The shitty part is if its going to be a intermittent problem that they write it off and im stuck with it that way untill its a more deffinate problem.
     
  15. Oct 4, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    TxFireman

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    You would think it would have charged up a bit during the trip. But, if it was run down enough, probably not. For now, I would give it a nice long trickle charge and see how it does. But if it gave me another ounce of trouble, I would insist that they replace it. Just remind them it's probably cheaper to just put a new one in than tow you in and then have to do it anyway.
     
  16. Oct 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    Konvict KROG

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    http://www.fumotousa.com/

    this is pretty cool. i think once my free oil changes are up at toyota i will be investing in one
     
  17. Oct 5, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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    Konvict KROG

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    my new coil isolator, and top plate trim spacer thing should be here tommorrow! that should get my truck back sitting pretty!

    Im really debating taking the plasti dip off my truck this weekend, who thinks i should?

    also, check out what i built yesterday.. my other project (1 of 100) is remodeling my house.. I wanted a ledge around the office (right now its a bedroom while i build my new room) so i half walled it, then i was going to stone the top. but i ended up tongue and grove wood.. brain fart here.. anyway

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  18. Oct 5, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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    Konvict KROG

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    after 12' i was tired of cutting and fitting, so i still have 12' left to do in this room. sorry for the mess, side effect of living in and remodeling at the same time :)
     
  19. Oct 7, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    Konvict KROG

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    Not much for the truck, i felt like crap this weekend. But i did get some more woodworking done in the house!

    Man i can not wait untill its done! im a little bit anal making sure everything is square and plumb and when the house was built in 1941, nothing really is. So LOTs and LOTs of fitting and shimming and trim to get it right.

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  20. Oct 7, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    Im going to strip the paint off the window, and re-trim the frame, as well as stain all the wood when its done.

    I thought about replacing the windows (5 like this in the basement) but two i just put new sealed wells on, and one im replacing with an egress window. And since i am also doing all of the other windows in the house im not going to replace these ones just refresh them.
     
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