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Manfred's #Expo AF (But sort of a RV) White Rhino

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Manfred, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Nov 17, 2017 at 8:05 PM
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    Manfred

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    Welcome to
    Manfred's #Expo AF (But sort of a RV) White Rhino

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    Table of Contents:

    1. Main Page
    2. FJ Toyota Lettering + Raptor Grille
    3. Fab Four Rear Bumper
    4. Cab Filter, TW Sticker, Gage Cluster Vinyl Wrapping
    5. Centre Console Vinyl Wrap
    6. OTRATTW Contura V, LED Lightbar Switch
    7. Smittybilt Winch Install
    8. Rock Slider Install
    9. Diff Breather Relocation
    10. Camper Cap
    11. Cali-raised bed stiffeners
    12. Camper Weather-proofing
    13. Backup Camera Relocation
    14. Centre Consel Switches
    15. Lift Install
    16. U-Joint and Centre Bearing Replacement
    17. Bump Stop Alternative
    18. Camper Screen Windows
    19. Sound Deadening - Part 1
    20. Sound Deadening - Part 2
    21. Tire Carrier Install
    22. Aux Fuse Panel Install
    23. Tire Carrier Upgrade
    24. Bed Drawers
    25. Axle Shim Install
    26. Snorkel!!
    27. Solar Install Part I
    28 Solar Install Part II
    29. Awning Install
    30. Hitch Step
    31.


    Trips
    1. 7 Jan 18 Snow Wheeling
    2. 19 May 18 Bay of Fundy Trip
    3. 21 May 18 New Maryland, NB - Trail Run 1 2 3
    4. 15 Jul 18 Charters Settlement
    5. 20 Jan 19 Winter Wheeling
    6. 27 Jan 19 Winter Wheeling Part 2
    7. 07 Apr 19 Camper Pilot test
    8. 01 Jul 19 East Coat Road Trip


    Build thread is here to keep myself on track with what I have left to get done, and what I've accomplish this far. My intent is a truck which is ready to go at a moment's notice that will be able to get me almost anywhere.

    Specs

    Armour:
    − ARB (3423030) Front Deluxe Bull Bar Winch Bumper
    − Fab Fours Premium Rear Bumper (TT05-Y1351-1)
    − Mobtown 20* DCLB Rock Sliders with Kickout
    − OEM Skidplate/Splash Pan

    Interior:
    − Interior LED Light Upgrade
    − Lockable Glovebox
    − DIY Lighted Glovebox
    − Centre Console Carbon Vinyl Wrap
    Husky Liners Front and Rear
    − Sound Deadening Roof, Floor, + four doors

    Exterior:
    − Prinsu CabRac Rack with 40" Lightbar Cutout
    − Cali-raised bed stiffeners
    Redline Tuning Hood Struts
    − Pinch Weld Paint Mod
    − Window Tint 20%
    − Rear Diff Breather
    − Raptor Grille Mod
    2x 42" Plano Case

    Lighting:
    − Speed Demon 40" Dual Row Light Bar - DRC40-240W
    2x 18w 4" Flood Ditch Lights
    OTRATTW Contura V, LED Lightbar Switch
    − Under Hood Lighting
    − Glovebox Lighting
    − BHLM sitting in a box waiting to be installed

    Electrical:
    Blue Sea 12 Pin w/Neg Electrical Fuse Box
    Aux Fuse Panel Install
    − Secondary AGM Battery


    Recovery:
    − Smittybilt (98510) X20 Waterproof Synthetic Rope Winch - 10 000lb Capacity
    − 1 x ¾ Shackle
    − Synthetic Recovery Strap

    Wheels & Tires:

    − 265/65/17 on stock rims

    Suspension:

    − OME 9000 Front Shocks
    − OME 886 Front Heavy Coilovers
    − OME 60091 Rear Shocks
    @Blackout14 Leaf Pack 5+1 HD
    − − Toytec 3" Axle Shim

    Odds and Sods:
    − Leer Aluminum Contractor Cap
    [In cap] Bed lights, 12v cigarette outlet, USB ports x2, 120v interior plug
    Cali Raised 05-2018 Toyota Tacoma Bed Channel Stiffeners
    BPF Magnetic Tray/Cooling Panel
    − Tacoma Bed Matt
    − Debadged

    Future Mods/Wish List:
    − 1. Jerry Can holder
    − 2. Yellow fog light for ARB bumper

    SR-Q Series PRO Flush Mount
    − 315/75/16 BFG K02's
    − Paint the white underneath the front bumper stops
    − 1 x ¾ Shackle w/isolators
    − x 2 120V interior outlets
    Overland Trailer Build
    − RAM Phone Mount
    − GordiGear ERT16 Explorer Plus 165cm
    − Brute Force HC Bumper with Tubes and Tire Swing Out?

    − Kenwood 9960 DD, JL audio ZR series

    Future Trips

    Mississagi Lighthouse & Campground
    − Minden Trail
    − US Road Trip
    − Yukon/ NWT and / or James Bay (Moosenee ON)

    A Big Thank you to....
    @tacoma16 - For the hours spent helping me figure this out
    @Steves104x4 - For all my shipping of parts


    05 Oct 19 **Spoiler**
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    - As she currently sits vs the day I brought her home
    13-May-13
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    -Day I brought her home.
    -Came off a 3 Year lease, at 81 xxx kms for about $22k. First major vehicle purchase of my life. Never looked back
    -Choice was between SW DCLB fully loaded, Silver DCLB stock or Speedway Blue ACLB. I definitely chose right. Love me a white truck. Looks good dirty, looks good clean.

    04-Aug-14

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    - turned it into a camper, travelled through ON, QC, NB, PEI, NS, ME, VT, NY

    29-Dec-16

    -First "unoffical-they-didn't-know-it-was-a-meet-up,-meet-up" at the local World Gym

    I like pictures

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    13 May 18
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  2. Nov 17, 2017 at 8:25 PM
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    LOL that's funny you were in the wrong place. Well it is a good start to a build thread. It's good you got it started now also before you got too far and had to try and remember all you'd done to the truck. I waited a while and what a PITA that was trying to remember it all. Like I said, I love me a white truck and the Canadian flags are cool!:thumbsup: :canada:
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2017 at 8:35 PM
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    Casper66

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    How about a nice pic of the Fab Four rear bumper
     
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  4. Nov 17, 2017 at 8:40 PM
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    Boring Maintenance/Replacement stuff:

    Oil changes:
    5w/30 Synthetic @83 000km
    5w/30 Synthetic @91 000km
    5w/30 Synthetic @99 000km
    5w/30 Synthetic @107 000km
    5w/30 Synthetic @115 000km
    5w/30 Synthetic @123 000km
    5w/30 Synthetic @131 000km
    5w/30 Synthetic @139 000km
    5w/30 Synthetic @147 000km
    5w/30 Synthetic @155 000km
    5w/30 Synthetic @163 000km + Joints Greased
    5w/30 Synthetic @171 000km + Joints Greased
    5w/30 Synthetic @179 000km + Joints Greased + Tires Rotated
    5w/30 Synthetic @187 000km + Joints Greased
    5w/20 Synthetic @195 000km + Joints Greased
    5w/30 Synthetic @200 000km + Joints Greased + Tires Rotated
    5w/30 Synthetic @202 775km + Joints Greased
    5w/30 Synthetic @208 000km + Joints Greased
    5w/30 Synthetic @214 000km + Joints Greased
    5w/30 Synthetic @220 000km + Joints Greased + Tires Rotated
    5w/30 Synthetic @226 000km + Joints Greased
    5w/30 Synthetic @232 000km + Joints Greased + New Tires


    TSB Recalls:

    − Leaf Spring Recall Aug 16
    − U-Joint Recall Jun 17

    Replacement:

    − Annual Krown Rustproof (4 Years)
    − AC Clutch hub replacement Aug 17
    − 180 000 km KN Can air filter VF2005 19 Nov 17 @ (19k or 12 month refresher)
    − 180 000 km Spark Plug 24-Nov-17
    − 186 000 km Pro Comp 265/70R17
    − 198 500 km Rotate Tires
    − 200 000 km Centre bearing (West Star)
    − 200 000 km - 3x U-Joint SKF HD
    − 202 500 Cabin Air filter / Air Intake Filter (KN 33-281 ) cleaned
    − 206 000 km - Front, Rear Diffs and Transfer Case Oils Changed (80w90 w/LS Additive)
    − 213 000 km - Tire Rotation
    − 213 500 km - Wheel bearing (drivers side)
    − 216 000 km - No. 2 Idler
    − 216 900 km - No. 1 Idler (lower), No. 2 Idler (left), Bondo Serpentine Belt
    − 217 130 km - Alternator
    − 218 500 km - Tensioner Bearing
    − 229 000 km - Oil Spray
    − 230 000 km - Cabin Air filter / Air Intake Filter (KN 33-281 ) cleaned
     
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  5. Nov 17, 2017 at 8:43 PM
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    Casper66

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    Very nice does that work with a factory hitch? I'd like to look at a bumper but I have to retain a hitch for my utillity trailer and camper.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2017 at 8:53 PM
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    So I only have a few pics of the bumper pre install because I did it on a Sunday night at 2230 haha. Tomorrow she's getting a bath and be sure to show her off then ;)

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    That's exactly what it does. Keeps the factory tow hitch but beefs up the rear bumper. and the reason I picked it up.


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    Super clean with build and happy I picked It up. Took maybe 10 minutes to install.
     
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  7. Nov 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM
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    Raptor Grille + FJ Lettering

    Big thank you to:
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    @Dozer
    @Tyler07

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    Thrown onto a 2010 DCLB

    Didn't take any pictures of the cutting process but its pretty simple.. just cut it out.

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    used bondo fiberglass and JB weld to rebuild the sides that were cut out.
    the grill fitting before cutting out the raptor mesh

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    the grill fitting after cutting out the raptor mesh. took about 2.5 cm off though i might have been able to gone to 2.55

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    You can see in this one a) my flip flop b) the the sides cut out, bondo'd up.

    [​IMG] first couple coats of black matte paint (rustoleum matte black)
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    now for securing the grill i went two fold:
    1. 4-40 screws with #6 washers
    2. JB weld around the side. I bent the ends of the raptor mes to fit the front profile but beware; too many bends and it will snap and the profile curves

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    just the trianlges jb welded, made sure to keep them lined up with the front grill

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    8 different points to secure the grill to the plastic front , on the bottom portion I used JB weld all around the seems. "Two is one, one is none"

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    Metal FJ Lettering:
    marked, drilled and tapped to 4-40

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    backside of all the lettering test fitted taps

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    I broke a couple of threads off the screws so the letter T literally has 5 different holes drilled and tapped with 2 of them containing broken screws. I also used JB weld on the threads so the only way these letters are falling off is if i take a hammer to it

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    letters laid out


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    finished product on a dirty girl

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    Overall fairly happy with the mod. First real big mod i have ever done a vehicle. took me about 4 full days and 2 half days to complete because i wanted it to be perfect, which its not haha
     
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  8. Nov 18, 2017 at 2:19 PM
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    Looks sweet man, loving the bumpers. Any plans for a lift?
     
  9. Nov 18, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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    Definitely. I don't want something to big. Looking at 3inches to compensate for the weight it has on now + a roof top tent. Looking at bilsteins 5100's but I haven't done enough research yet. What do you think?
     
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    Thanks I'll have to check it out on their web site
     
  11. Nov 18, 2017 at 4:07 PM
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    so I ordered mine from a company in the states for 849.00. In Canada it goes for 1400.00 at least, with the exchange and picking it up in the states i was just over 1000.00
     
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    I did the Bilstein's with Eibach coils on the front just read through this it'll show you what all I did. I have since switched the rear shocks to Icon RR's

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...umpy-assed-build.489199/page-49#post-15982912
     
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    Good Lord things are more exspensive in Canada
     
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  14. Nov 18, 2017 at 4:25 PM
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    sweet thanks! the thing im nervous about is ruining the ride. I want to smooth up those bumps both on and offroad and I dont know the most cost effective manner of doing so

    oh ya man its straight fucked
     
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    I can tell you this the suspension I put in rides way better than stock and increased the load capacity in the rear as well
     
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  16. Nov 18, 2017 at 5:16 PM
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    so in the end what lift did it give you and what would you have done differently? (cheaped out on or put more money towards?)
     
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    It gave me 3" in the front. I've had the 3 leaf aal on 2 trucks now and both times it gave me about 3 in the rear which leaves the rear about 1 1/2" higher than the front. I wasn't concerned with being level more so with being functional. Is this a suspension that will give you crazy travel for rock crawling and stuff? No, but it is capable and good quality. I could have gone wiith Kings or something else but for an overlanding type build this does all I need. Pulling a camper and utillity trailer i also retained the sway bar. This suspension will give you plenty of performance both on road and off. The Camberg UCA's give you castor already built in so reaching an optimum +3 castor is easily reachable giving you more driving stabillity and better tire clearance. Are Kings or Icons better? Yes but also like 3 times the price and these do all I need the only reason I put the Icons on the rear is a buddy here made me a deal I couldn't refuse. They don't feel any better than the Bilsteins did but they are rebuildable and if I upgrade to a different spring pack I believe they can be converted to extended travel.
     
  18. Nov 18, 2017 at 7:38 PM
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    With your bumper set up I would do OME nitrocharger 90000 wrapped in OME 886x coils. That'll give you a 3 inch lift in the front. Rear I'd go with Dakar leafs. Plenty of info here if you search. Bilstein's aren't a bad option, but with the front bumper I feel like the 886 coils will definitely give you the lift you want.
     
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    Good catch I hadn't thought about the bumper/ winch he has my front bumper is aluminum so the weight hasn't been an issue.
     
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    Thanks for the shoutout and posting your letter install pics on my thread. Your truck looks awesome! I've been off TacomaWorld for a bit but came back when I saw your post.

    I've been eyeing an ARB bumper for a while (for deer and mountain goat protection in CO since I've had a few misses). So last summer I jumped on a group buy for an OME kit with 886 coils and dakars because they are designed specifically for ARB bumpers (OME is ARB's suspension divison). It's a bit stiff without the bumper but I've taken my truck rock crawling up Engineer Pass and 100-miles overlanding in Canyonlands, Utah without issue. I can't recommend this set-up enough. I got about 3" up front and 4" in the back without removing any leafs.
     
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