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Max's wanna be overland build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by maxamillion2345, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Jul 1, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    For anyone interested, here is a little about my truck, and a little about myself. Mostly I think I will use this to post pictures and maybe little blurbs about places I visit and things I do with the truck. As I have enjoyed so many of your builds and trip reports I hope that maybe some of you will enjoy a bit of mine.

    I've kind of built it less for rocks, (I'd probably be better off with a different vehicle if I wanted to play in the rocks), and more for -- I don't want to call it expedition or overlanding but perhaps-- self-reliant exploring.

    “Where is there a boy to whom the call of the wild
    and the open road does not appeal?”
    -Robert Baden-Powell


    I was first introduced to wheeling when I lived in Wyoming and my neighbor would take me and his kids up to ham repeaters to fix them after the rough winters. That's also what got me into ham radio. The BSA also gave me a lot and added to my interest in the outdoors. So I guess I've kind of focused my build around some of this. Always be prepared, right?

    I got the truck in 07 after moving back to the west, to remote northern Nevada. I started with tires and soon added on a few things here and there. My curiosity abounded and I was forever wondering where this road led or where that two track went and so I began hitting dirt roads and two tracks all around the desert and hills. My interest grew into more serious stuff and I added an ARB and then heavier skids, sliders, rear bumper, and more recovery gear etc... to help me on more technical trails. Or I should say, as my budget would permit.


    Truck:
    Make: Toyota
    Model: Tacoma Access Cab
    Year: 2007
    Color: Silver Streak
    Name: Lexi


    Options:
    4.0L V6
    6 spd Manual
    SR5 TRD Off Road(Locked)
    Tow Package

    Mods: (each link should take you to either, a relevant post in my build, a relevant website, or a writeup for installation)
    315/75/R16 BFG T/A KO all terrains
    Wheeler's Steel 16" Type B 4.0 BS

    Custom flares
    OME 886 coils
    OME Nitro Charger 90000 struts
    LR UCAs
    OME Dakar leaf packs
    Bilstein 5100 rears

    4xInnovations sliders
    Sway Bar Removed
    ARB Bull Bar
    Relentless high clearance rear wrap around plate bumper
    Custom All Pro knock off ifs skid, made by me
    Relentless Mid/Trans skid
    Relocated differential breather
    Relocated trailer pin connector
    Extra tie downs
    Block heater
    Pioneer AVH-P4000DVD
    Weathertech floor mats
    TRD Seat-covers
    LED Map and Dome lights
    Yeasu FT2800-M (2M)
    Diamond 2M antenna and Comet mount/cable
    Cobra CB
    Lil Wilson magnet mount CB antenna
    Fire extinguisher in bed cubby
    Adventure Medical "Hunter" first aid kit
    Various Recovery gear and tools
    Kobalt low profile tool box
    Smittybilt (TMax) XRC-8 winch
    Puma 12v OBA
    Reverse and Bed lights
    Hi-lift 48" jack

    Lightforce 140s
    Future:
    More armor (locker skid, trans skid, tcase skid, fuel skid)
    more lights
    shackle flip
    On Board Water Heater
    Front ARB locker?
    SAS?
    On board welder?
    flat bed?



    Maintenance and DIY Info:
    Here
    and Here
    Service info Here

    I do nearly all of the work myself.

    Understanding regear and gearing questions.

    I changed my oil initially at 1000 miles and now every 4000 miles using a Napa Gold 1348 or a Wix filter and Valvoline full synthetic 5W-30 or Mobil 1 (although next time I may check out the special at Oreilly Auto parts for their 5 qts Oreilly brand Syn 5w30 and mobil 1 filter). A Napa Gold 1516 filter will also fit and is around an inch taller than the 1348. I also run Valvoline Syn 75W-90 in my differentials, transfer case, and transmission.

    A write-up for how to change the oil on the 4.0 V6 is HERE

    How NOT to change the oil is here

    Per Toyota the spark plugs are to be changed at 30k miles, I changed mine using OE NGK plugs. As expected the passenger bank were all densos and the drivers side NGKs. Mine still looked pretty clean, but the electrodes had warn (normal) and they did need replaced. A write up is here and more plug info is here.
    My Alignment Specs

    Extending the life of your CV boots:
    http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1126289#post1126289
    Post #11 and down

    Fender Flares
    I know I've gotten messages asking about my flares, so I thought I'd link this thread for you guys and gals who are interested in flares like mine.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/homertaco/229239-because-fender-flare.html

    I'll be watching and waiting to see what Craig comes up with!

    Current:
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    At the start:
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  2. Jul 1, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    Bilstein 5100 F&R, OME 885 w/ top plate spacers, 1.5" AAL, 285/70/17 Hankook Dynapro MT, 17x9 Level 8 MK6, 20% tint, AEM Brute force intake, Alpine CDE-W235BT, 2 12" Shok subs, Armortech sliders, EBC Stage IV brake it, stainless steel brake lines
    Nice!
     
  3. Jul 1, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    I first bought a Westin Bull Bar, realized they're absolutely stupid. Sold it, fabbed up a light bar, got my lights stolen, and then bought an ARB.

    [​IMG]


    Borrowed some ideas,
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  4. Jul 1, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Looks great!! Keep up the good work!!;)
     
  5. Jul 1, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

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    I was never consulted when making this.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    kinetik873

    kinetik873 Well-Known Member

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    Nice brother!
     
  7. Jul 1, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Desert
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    Snow
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    High Desert?
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    Water
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    Stuck
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    yeah that's the highway...
    Almost trees
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    Thermal
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    Pretty?
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    Trees!
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    XRC8 coming soon, just need to find time to put it on.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    I'm good on the oil changes man. :eek:
    :p Just joking...


    Thanks Everyone!
     
  9. Jul 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    See build thread.
    you got some cool pictures man.
     
  10. Jul 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    JAG

    JAG Well-Known Member

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    Awesome scenery!
     
  11. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Thanks guys!
     
  12. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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  13. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Edit: in the second picture, I'm on a big rock, not off the road, before someone asks.
     
  14. Jul 26, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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  15. Jul 26, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator Not your average girl

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    Nice truck! :thumbsup: Now I really, really, really miss Reno :pout:
     
  16. Jul 26, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Reno is a great city! I'd miss it too. :devil: Haha, sorry...
    Thanks though. :)
     
  17. Jul 26, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator Not your average girl

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    You're welcome. I was a Reno Tacoma from August 2008 until March of this year. :( I loved it.
     
  18. Jul 26, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    What made you leave?
     
  19. Jul 26, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator Not your average girl

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    Lost my job. I was working at Jones West Ford, and the auto industry sucks right now. When it got to the point where I had to count quarters to buy food, I knew it was time to head on back to Cali. :pout:
     
  20. Jul 26, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    :( Well maybe things will pick back up and you can head back this way for a different job.
     
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