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Kyitty's Humble Build Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Kyitty, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Aug 1, 2015 at 8:41 PM
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    Kyitty

    Kyitty [OP] Mr. Beard

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    Update: 5/2/2021 - This truck is now for sale. Sale thread here:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2015-tacoma-dclb-4x4-montana.718495/


    Thought I'd finally start my own "Build Thread" if for any other reason to remind myself over time how far my Tacoma has come. I purchased my 2015 Tacoma DCLB V6 SR5 4x4 new in February 2015. Little did I know buying a Super White Tacoma would require me to become a member of the "Storm Trooper" cult on Tacoma World!

    I've been amazingly blessed to be able to transform this truck from stock to the form it's in now. I'm hoping it will get me outdoors more into the reaches of Montana where I live.

    How She Sits Now:



    Mods So Far:

    Powertrain:

    URD Spec-U Long Tube Equal Length headers
    Airflow Snorkel
    Spintech 6000 Pro Street Muffler
    Vibrant 12" Resonator
    Rear Differential Breather Relocation Mod
    ARB Air Lockers Front/Rear
    Regear to 4.56 (Nitro Gears - Diffs assembled by ECGS)
    Unifilter Mod

    Armor:
    Pelfreybilt Front Bumper (Plate Steel w/Full Hoops)
    Pelfreybilt Rear Standard Bumper (Plate Steel)
    Pelfreybilt Weld On Sliders w/Top Plates
    - Thank you @Pelfreybilt - The most amazing people to work with!
    RCI Metalworks IFS Skid (Steel)
    RCI Metalworks Transfer Case (Steel)
    RCI Metalworks Transmission (Steel)
    RCI Metalworks A-Arms (Steel)
    RCI Metalworks Rear Dif (Steel)
    RCI Metalworks Fuel Tank (Steel)
    Relentless Fabrication Tailgate Reinforcement


    Suspension:

    Old Man Emu 886 Front Coil Springs
    Old Man Emu Nitrosport Shocks
    Old Man Emu Full Dakar Leaf Pack
    Light Racing Upper Control Arms
    - Thank you @HeadStrong Off-Road - Great expertise and pricing!
    Swaybar Delete


    Interior:

    Weathertech Digital Floor Mats
    Custom Dual 10" Subwoofer Box (behind rear seats)
    Dual 10" Kicker Comp-D Subwoofers
    Alpine MRV-M500 Amplifier
    Console Vault for Tacoma
    Uniden Bearcat 880 CB Radio
    Icom 2730A VHF/UHF Radio w/ Kenwood Remote Speaker
    Bed Reinforcement Brackets from @Bentrodder

    Exterior:
    Front Runner Slimeline II Cab Rack
    Depo Black OEM Style Taillights
    Baja Designs Squadron Pro Driving/Combo
    Plastidip Badges
    Plastidip Grill & Toyota Emblem
    Redline Tuning Hood Quick Lifts (Plus)
    American Flag Decals - www.farnorthbydesign.com
    Window Tint - Front Doors
    Firestik II 3ft CB Antenna
    Vinyl "Carbon Fiber" Hood Decal
    Snugtop Hiliner
    Retrofit Headlights (from Kustom 54)
    Cab Mount Chop

    Recovery:
    Smittybilt X20 10k Winch
    Hi Lift 60" mounted in bed

    Tires & Wheels:
    Cooper Discovery ST MAXX 255/85/16
    Method NV 16x8 Racing Wheels
    DP Accessories Lug Nuts - Splined Extended Thread


    Mods Coming Soon:
    URD MAF Calibrator

    Mods I'd Like to do:
    Color Match or Custom HomerTaco Grill
    Mount 35's (315/75/16)
    Magnuson/URD SuperCharger

    Stereo System:
    IMG_20150302_143149890_HDR_4c6c0a59bcc7f0ead0a2dcc9fb00154bce45605f.jpg
     
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  2. Aug 1, 2015 at 8:41 PM
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    Kyitty

    Kyitty [OP] Mr. Beard

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    Historical/Progress photos:





     
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  3. Aug 3, 2015 at 12:53 AM
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    Gabezz

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    I like the black grille on white. Perhaps the TRD Pro headlights would be nice looking too. Since you got the black Depo tail lights. So the Spintech is purely a muffler swap? No tailpipes upgrade? Or is that another part they make? Very nice truck tho!
     
  4. Aug 3, 2015 at 5:34 AM
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    Kyitty

    Kyitty [OP] Mr. Beard

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    Thanks! Yes the Spintech was a muffler swap only. They don't make kits for anything less than 8 cylinders.

    I want to do the BHLM one of these days. Think it will look much better.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2015 at 8:31 AM
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    ISLANDER1089

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    Supreme Suspension 3" front lift, T-Rex billet grill, Cree aux. LED backup lights, WeatherTech floor mats, window and hood deflectors, LED interior lights, Pro Comp wheels, Redline hood struts, stainless side steps, LED light bar in grill
    I really like your N-Fab nerf bars but I just can't figure out how they can justify $450 price tag plus shipping. Does anybody know any alternate companies that produce similar design nerf bars for a more reasonable price? Hey guys, it's just two pipes, bent at the ends with step brackets.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2015 at 8:40 AM
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    Kyitty

    Kyitty [OP] Mr. Beard

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  7. Aug 3, 2015 at 9:24 AM
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    Thanks Kyitty for your quick response. When you search nerf bars online at ebay or Amazon you quickly see that the more traditional models are all under $200. I guess these look more "off road" similar to sliders. I still don't get the pricing. The N-Fabs are getting closer to affordability on Amazon. I probably really mean "justifiability" if there is such a word.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2015 at 11:09 AM
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    Kyitty

    Kyitty [OP] Mr. Beard

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    I get it! You get what you pay for though. I kind of wish I had gone for the three inch model with the third step for access to the bed.

    But I'm also wishing I had done Rock sliders as they give you door ding protection because of how they stick out.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2015 at 3:35 AM
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    nate232

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    Nice man!!! Love the white. Did you keep your stock head unit? If so, how does it sound? I want to do the same set up as far as the two subs behind the seat, but also change out the door speakers. But wanted to retain my stock head unit
     
  10. Aug 4, 2015 at 6:53 AM
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    Kyitty

    Kyitty [OP] Mr. Beard

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    My ear for sound isn't the greatest. But I personally think it sounds just fine. I've seen many on TW disagree on how the factory head unit sounds though. I wanted to keep the factory unit for its backup cam screen, telephony, and XM. I know I can get aftermarket's to do that but I can't see alternating $800 to do that.
     
  11. Aug 4, 2015 at 10:52 AM
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    Yea I had a full sound system In my ranger and miss it lol. That's my biggest thing, I want to retain all of that and the steering wheel controls. Plus I haven't seen a aftermarket one look as good as the stock in my opinion
     
  12. Aug 4, 2015 at 12:02 PM
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    Dr. Jekyll

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    Nice build, thanks for posting up! Did you grab those Depo tails off eBay too?
     
  13. Aug 4, 2015 at 12:29 PM
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    Kyitty

    Kyitty [OP] Mr. Beard

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    Indeed I did! Another TW member showed me which eBayer to buy them from. Look up user "2004momo". That's who I got mine from.
     
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  14. Aug 4, 2015 at 1:30 PM
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    Lookin real nice OP!
     
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  15. Aug 4, 2015 at 3:12 PM
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    Kyitty

    Kyitty [OP] Mr. Beard

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    Thank you! :)
     
  16. Aug 26, 2015 at 9:00 PM
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    IMG_20150803_120921_950.jpg IMG_20150726_182520_875.jpg until you can get the color matched rear bumper just plastidip it white. that's what I did to mine and it looks pretty good and the color is a lot closer than I thought it would be. I also did the chrome on my grill and the Toyota emblem white.
     
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  17. Aug 26, 2015 at 9:02 PM
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    HomerTaco

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    HomerTaco ...................................................................................................................................................... Core-Hurst short throw shifter & T-handle / Carbon Fiber Interior / custom console light / De-badged / leather interior / Heated Front seats / Red Line Hood Struts / Painted speaker grills /one-off TRD Satoshi Grill with 12-15 front-end swap/ Pioneer AVIC-X920BT HU / Scangauge II / Black LED Tails / Dash Mount for iPad mini / Safari Snorkel / Auto-pilot mode / Leer 100XQ Cap / 4x Innovations sliders / Rear Diff Breather Mod / front windows tinted to 35% / Brute Force Fab Hybrid Front Bumper / BAMF Rear Diff Skid / Budbuilt Skids / CBI Trail Master 2.0 rear hybrid bumper / Fox rr coils/ TC UCA's/ TC spindle gussets/ TC Cam Tab gussets / Dakar leafs / Defined Engineering shackles / All pro U bolt flip / Timbren Rear Bumpstops / BAMF LCA skids / Exhaust re-route / Fog Light anytime Mod / LowRange Off Road extended rear brake lines / ATO Shackle Flip / sectioned Bushwhacker flares / re-geared to 4.56 / ARB Front & Rear Locking Diff / ARB CKMA12 compressor / PrInSu full rack system / 1" body lift / Inchworm 4.7 crawlbox / twin stick FJ t-case / Davez off-road triple-stick kit/
    Off to a great start. :thumbsup:
    Hit me up when you're ready for a Colormatched grill. I've got a couple of white ones on hand. ;)
     
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  18. Aug 26, 2015 at 9:06 PM
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    Kyitty

    Kyitty [OP] Mr. Beard

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    I'd love to put one on! Tried to pull off the factory grille a while back. For the life of me I can't figure out how to get the lower clips off so I hit it with plastidip instead. LOL Honestly I would have ordered from you if I could have figured that out. I'm afraid of breaking the clips off (or worse breaking where they clip into).

    Waiting for some skid plates to come in right now. So the grille might have to wait a couple/few paychecks! But I'm still wanting white!

    @HomerTaco - Since you're the grill guy - Any advice on how to get the lower clips to pop loose? It sounds like it should be so simple... yet I can't seem to figure it out. lol
     
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  19. Aug 26, 2015 at 9:48 PM
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    JWROSE4

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    When I pulled mine off to plastidip it white I used a flathead screwdriver where the clips are at. kinda popped them loose and then had to pull the grille firmly and it came right out. just take your time with it and it will come right out.
     
  20. Aug 27, 2015 at 6:36 PM
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    HomerTaco ...................................................................................................................................................... Core-Hurst short throw shifter & T-handle / Carbon Fiber Interior / custom console light / De-badged / leather interior / Heated Front seats / Red Line Hood Struts / Painted speaker grills /one-off TRD Satoshi Grill with 12-15 front-end swap/ Pioneer AVIC-X920BT HU / Scangauge II / Black LED Tails / Dash Mount for iPad mini / Safari Snorkel / Auto-pilot mode / Leer 100XQ Cap / 4x Innovations sliders / Rear Diff Breather Mod / front windows tinted to 35% / Brute Force Fab Hybrid Front Bumper / BAMF Rear Diff Skid / Budbuilt Skids / CBI Trail Master 2.0 rear hybrid bumper / Fox rr coils/ TC UCA's/ TC spindle gussets/ TC Cam Tab gussets / Dakar leafs / Defined Engineering shackles / All pro U bolt flip / Timbren Rear Bumpstops / BAMF LCA skids / Exhaust re-route / Fog Light anytime Mod / LowRange Off Road extended rear brake lines / ATO Shackle Flip / sectioned Bushwhacker flares / re-geared to 4.56 / ARB Front & Rear Locking Diff / ARB CKMA12 compressor / PrInSu full rack system / 1" body lift / Inchworm 4.7 crawlbox / twin stick FJ t-case / Davez off-road triple-stick kit/
    Literally can remove the grill with just a Phillips & flat head screw driver...
    1. Pop the two plastic fasteners on top on both corners by the headlights.
    2. Pull the two screws on the two upper top mounts.
    3. The grill snaps in from the front so simply push down on a few of those tabs you see on the bottom and pull the grill out towards you.
    4. grill's out. :cool:
     
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