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Lilyota12's 2012 "Simpsons Already Did It" Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by lilyota12, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Sep 23, 2017 at 6:28 AM
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    lilyota12

    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'll use this thread to keep track / log all my upgrades and plans for the future. Welcome to the thread and enjoy!

    Sooo... Once upon a time I bought my first 4x4 truck, a '91 Toyota Pickup. I loved it, but it ended up needing a lot more work than I had anticipated and it was my daily driver at the time. So unfortunately I had to part ways and sell it to get something a little more reliable. So I went through a few vehicles and ended up settling on a Mazda 3 since I do a lot of road trips. Well ever since selling the pickup I had an itch for another Toyota that kept growing every passing day; until fast forward to a few weeks ago, I couldn't take it anymore and luck had it that a dealer had a mint '12 Tacoma w/ 38k miles on it. So I traded in my Mazda 3 for it and have been happy ever since.

    The truck was totally stock when I got it minus the previous owner plasti dipping the grill and wheels.

    I'm not entirely sure what the end picture will look like but I have a pretty good idea of where I want to go with this build. My hobbies are all outdoors oriented (mtn biking, dirt bike, backpacking/camping etc) so I need something reliable to get me out and about with the occasional Moab rock crawling trip thrown in.

    2012 Tacoma TRD Day 1:

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    Stock Truck Specs:
    2012 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
    38k miles
    Tires: Cooper Discoverer ATP 265/75/16


    Toyota Pickup (Project Agent Orange):
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    2012 Mazda 3:
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    2012 Tacoma (currently):
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    4x4 TRAIL BADGES EARNED:
    DiamondBack Gulch (Sedona)
    Outlaw Trail (Sedona)
    Broken Arrow (Sedona)
    Red Rock Powerline (Sedona)

    Fins and Things (Moab) 10/13/18
    Baby Lion's Back (Moab) 10/14/18
    Tower Arch 4x4 (Moab, Arches Nat. Park)




    Current Mod List / Installed Upgrades:


    Suspension:
    ECGS Bushing Installed

    Fox suspension tuned by Accutune Off-Road
    Body Mount Chop / Pinch Weld 6.11.21
    Front:
    FOX 2.5 EXT w/ reservoirs and DSC 4.16.21
    Camburg Ball Joint UCAs
    Rear:
    Deaver U402 Stage 1 leaf pack (+~1.5")
    FOX 2.5 Tundra Shocks w/ reservoirs and DSC 4.16.21
    Archive Hammer Hangers 4.16.21
    Archive U-Bolt Flip kit w/ Wheelers Superbumps 4.16.21


    Wheels / Tires
    16" SCS Ray 10 Wheels (blk/gunmetal)

    285/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac
    *SELLING 265/75/16 Wrangler DuraTrac

    Audio:

    PIONEER AVH-2550NEX DVD Receiver (5/16/20)
    Alpine S-A55V Amp (5 channel)

    JL AUDIO C2-650 6.5" (165mm)
    JL AUDIO C2-650X 6.5" (165mm)
    Pioneer TS-A3000LS4 12" Subwoofer*
    *(custom ported box built by Sun Valley Stereo)

    Armor / Recovery:
    RCI Rock Sliders (bolt-on)

    RCI Steel Front Skid Plate
    RCI Aluminum Transmission Skid Plate
    RCI Steel Transfer Case Skid Plate
    Total Chaos Bed Channel Stiffeners
    TRED 1100

    Exterior:
    Color Matched Sport Grill

    SaBellCo. Tailgate Lock
    OEM Bed Mat
    WaterPORT Bed Rail System
    Bullaculla's Trailer Harness Relocation
    Relentless Fabrication Ditch Light Brackets
    Rigid-DSS (driving) Ditch Lights
    *SOLD* RCI Aluminum Bed Rack (sold 1/19)
    *SOLD* CVT MT Bachelor RTT (sold 1/19)
    *SOLD* Warrior Products Axe/Shovel Mount (sold 1/19)

    Interior:
    LED Bulbs
    WeatherTech Floor Liners
    Dash Cam Street Guardian SG9665GC V3
    Bracketeer Fire Extinguisher Mount

    Engine:

    Air Injection Breather Mod.
    Fumoto Oil Drain Plug


     

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  2. Sep 23, 2017 at 6:28 AM
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    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Parts on Order / Waiting to Install:
    Future Plans / Wish List:
    • Cascadia 4x4 Hood Solar Charger
    • ATH Bed Rail Tie Down (dirtbike)
    • Poly Performance Tab Alignment Cam Delete $100
    • AJT Designs
    • New Water Tank Solution
    • Clazzio Seat Covers
    • Matt Gecko Lights Bed Leds
    • Hidden Front Winch Plate
    • Relentless Fab / ATH Rear Plate Bumper
    • Magbar Gun Mounting Magnet System
    • Console Vault
    • Pro Eagle Big Wheel Jack / Mount
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2017 at 6:28 AM
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    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Maintanence Record:

    38,309 mi. 9/16/17

    Oil Change
    (Mobil 1 / OEM Filter)
    Drive Shaft Lubed

    38,366 mi. 9/23/17
    SCS Wheels Installed & Tires Rotated

    12/10/17
    Cabin Air Filter Changed (OEM Filter)

    41,674 mi. 3/1/18
    Oil Change
    (Mobil 1 / OEM Filter)
    Fumoto Oil Drain Plug Installed
    Drive Shaft Lubed

    43,083 mi. 3/28/18
    Tires Rotated

    43,400 mi. 4/8/18
    4x4 Service

    Changed Front Diff/T-case/Rear Diff Fluid
    Mobil 1 75W-90
    Air Filter Changed OEM

    43,612 mi. 4/21/18
    Spark Plugs Changed OEM Denso

    47,207 mi. 8/1/18
    Oil Change
    (Mobil 1 / OEM Filter)
    Drive Shaft Lubed

    47,711 mi. 8/21/18
    Tires Rotated

    48,670 mi. 9/8/18
    OME / Deaver Lift Installed

    48,679 mi. 9/10/18

    Alignment Done (Mike's Alignment)

    50,203 mi. 10/21/18
    Air Filter Changed OEM

    52,415 mi. 1/29/19
    Oil Change
    (Mobil 1 / OEM Filter)
    Drive Shaft Lubed
    Cabin Air Filter Changed

    52,XXX mi. 2/13/19
    Tires Balanced and Rotated

    56,XXX mi. 7/24/19
    ABC Body Shop
    Roof / Hood / Passenger Side Doors Clear Coated

    56,500 mi. 8/10/19
    Oil Change
    (Mobil 1 / OEM Filter)
    Drive Shaft Lubed

    56,658 mi. 8/20/19
    Tires Balanced and Rotated

    60,175 mi. 2/21/20
    Oil Change
    (Mobil 1 / OEM Filter)
    Drive Shaft Lubed

    63,748 mi. 8/21/20
    Oil Change
    (Mobil 1 / OEM Filter)
    Drive Shaft Lubed

    64,443 mi. 9/16/20
    Tire rotation

    64,862 mi. 10/5/20
    Changed Air Filter (Fram)

    67,248 mi. 2/22/21
    Oil Change
    (Mobil 1 / OEM Filter)

    67,794 mi. 4/16/21
    Suspension Install
    Fox front and rear, Hammer Hangers, Ubolt Flip, Camburg UCA

    68,585 mi. 6/2/21
    OEM Rotors / Akebono Ultra Premium pads​


     
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  4. Sep 23, 2017 at 6:28 AM
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    lilyota12

    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TOYS

    2017 KTM 500 EXC-F

    Scott Steering Dampner Kit
    FMF Factory 4.1 RCT w/ Carbon Tip
    Vortex X10 CPU
    HBD Full Support Hand Guards
    Siccass Tail Light and Blinkers


    2015 Intense Carbon Tracer 27.5" (SOLD)

    I9 Enduro Wheels
    Renthal Carbon Handlebars
    Spank Spike & Oozy Pedals
    Ergon Enduro Saddle


    2006 Honda CRF450X (SOLD)
    Trail Tech Voyager Computer
    Trail Tech Digital Radiator Fan
    Trail Tech Gauge (hours / RPM)
    Lexx slip-on muffler
    Seat Concepts "Comfort Gripper" Seat
    Flatland Racing Skid Plate
    Pivot Pegz MK3
    Works Connection Radiator Braces
    Baja Designs Rear Fender Light
    Tusk Aluminum Gas Cap
     
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  5. Sep 23, 2017 at 3:25 PM
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    lilyota12

    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was lucky enough to get some Ray 10's in the last shipment so at Discount Tire getting them mounted. 16" SCS Ray 10 in Gunmetal.
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    Slight tire rubbing at full turn backing up. But the new slightly wider stance over stock wheels is awesome.
     
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  6. Sep 26, 2017 at 3:50 PM
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    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just installed the WaterPORT bed rail system. Thoroughly impressed! Oh and finally got the bed mat today and thrown in.

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  7. Oct 3, 2017 at 6:01 AM
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    lilyota12

    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Did the secondary air injection pump mod yesterday afternoon. Took all of 5 mins.

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  8. Oct 8, 2017 at 1:37 PM
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    Do you have a side view to show how much the wheel sticks out?
     
  9. Oct 8, 2017 at 5:37 PM
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    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I only took 1 picture from the front before I had the new wheels put on. It's a couple inches difference I think. I had to remove the front mini flaps because the tires were rubbing at full turn in reverse.

    Stock Wheels
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    RAY10
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  10. Oct 8, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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  11. Oct 8, 2017 at 6:33 PM
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    lilyota12

    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Finally got around to painting my RCI rock sliders and put them on today.
    Also had a surprise in the box when I opened it. Pretty nice size scorpion was hanging out but unfortunately his tail had been crushed by the sliders while I was moving them around.

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  12. Nov 4, 2017 at 6:14 AM
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    RCI Aluminum Bed Rack Ordered and a new RTT
     
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  13. Dec 25, 2017 at 5:05 AM
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    RCI Bedrack came in Friday so got to installing it this weekend. Tent is in the garage but going to wait till spring to pop it on.

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  14. May 11, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Getting the exhaust rerouted at Mike's Alignment here in town. Can't wait!
     
  15. Jun 2, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Got my hitch relocation bracket installed. From bullaculla

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  16. Jun 26, 2018 at 9:38 AM
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    Leaf springs arrived over the weekend.

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  17. Sep 9, 2018 at 1:39 AM
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    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Installed my lift yesterday afternoon. I forgot to measure before and after but it looks like I got a solid 2" of lift. I still need to get it aligned but so far I'm very happy with the results. Went with Nitrochargers all around with OME 884 coils and Deaver U402 Filthy Stage 1 leaf pack.

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  18. Sep 24, 2018 at 6:00 AM
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    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Got my ditch lights installed...well sorta. Still need to wire them and the switch up then I'm finished.

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  19. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Fins and Things MOAB



     
  20. May 25, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    lilyota12

    lilyota12 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Audio system finally finished (for now). Overall I'm extremely satisfied with the end product!

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