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MMoreno16's 2018 Tree Hugging Hipster Cupcake Build, Adventures and BS

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by MMoreno16, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Mar 23, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    MMoreno16

    MMoreno16 [OP] Cupcake Forest Ranger

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    As she sits
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    Current Mods

    Suspension
    • Fox 2.5 DSC w/14" 700lb Eibach Springs
    • Camburg Uniball UCAs
    • Fox 2.5 DSC Rear Tundra Shocks
    • Deaver u402 Leaf Springs
    Wheels and Tires
    • Method Grids 17" 0 offset
    • Toyo Open Country MT 285/75/17
    Armor
    • SDHQ Built Rock Sliders
    • SDHQ ABS Guards
    • CBI Off-Road Front Skid Plate
    • CBI Off-Road Rear Skid Plate
    • SSO Slimline Full Tube Front Bumper
    Lighting
    • SwitchPros SP-9100 (SDHQ Switch Mount)
    • Baja Designs Squadron Pro Driving/Combo Ditches (SDHQ A-Pillar Mounts)
    • Baja Designs Squadron Sport Amber Fogs
    • Baja Designs Squadron Sport Chase Light (SDHQ Chase Light Mount)
    • Baja Designs OnX6 Hi-Power 30" Light Bar (SDHQ Behind The Grille Mount)
    • MESO Customs V4 Ultimate Turn Signals
    • Baja Designs S2 Sport x2 for Prinsu Rack (Red Lenses)
    • Baja Designs S-8 20” (SSO Slimline Bumper)
    • Morimoto XB Gen2 Headlights
    Recovery
    • MaxTrax Traction Boards
    • Factor55 Hitchlink 2.0
    • Factor55 Fairlead 1.0
    • Factor55 Flatlink E
    • Warn Zeon 10-S Platinum Synthetic (10,000lbs)
    Misc.
    • Prinsu Cabrac
    • TRD Pro Grille
    • TRD Sport Hood
    • Plano 42" Case
    • CBI Off-Road Low Profile Bed Bars
    • Yakima Skyrise 3 RTT
    • 5% tint all around
    • CMC (done by @Speed Freek)
    • Tacoma SR5 Bezels
    • Tacoma OEM Bed Mat
    • TheTacoGarage Dashtop Multi Mount
    • Relentless Fab Bed Rail Dual Quick Fist Mounts
    • AJT Design Interior Chrome Delete Kit (Black)
    • Redline Tuning Hood Quicklift Plus System
    • KO’O Cradle V2 Taco Teal Gas Cap Holder
    • @CBoy808 Matte Black Bedside Decals
    • Kicker CS Series Speaker and Tweeter Upgrade
    • Square One Creations Frame Caps
    Links
    Mod Weekend in AZ 6-8-18
    TacomaBeast Eibach Meet 6-16-18
    Sequoia National Park 8-2-18
    Cold Water Canyon 9-8-18
    4th Annual San G TW Family Reunion 9-21-18 to 9-23-18
    Thomas Mountain 4-13-19 to 4-14-19
    Table Mountain 6-7-19 to 6-9-19
    Table Mountain 5-29-20 to 5-31-20
    East Blue Ridge Road (Guffy Campground) 6-20-20
    Coxey Road to Fawnskin Big Bear 6-27-20
    Laurel Lakes 8-12-2020

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  2. Mar 23, 2018 at 11:52 AM
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    MMoreno16

    MMoreno16 [OP] Cupcake Forest Ranger

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    Post #2 Dedicated to the Cement Tacoma Totaled 5-18-18


    Adventures
    Sugarpine Mountain Trail (2-17-18)
    Del Sur Ridge (3-10-18)
    Joshua Tree (3-29-18)
    Joshua Tree (3-29-18) cont.
    Switzer Falls Trail (4-8-18)
    Mount Wilson (4-15-18)
    Bee Canyon (4-21-18)
    Elsmere Canyon Loop (4-22-18)
    Trail Canyon Falls (4-29-18)
    Santa Rosa Mountain (5-5-18)

    Photo Drop











    The Beginning
    It all started because I am very spontaneous and compulsive! One day in mid 2017 I seen a Cement Pro driving down the street and feel in love. I was driving my current DD at the time.... 2015 Toyota Prius (don't judge me, I drive a lot), when I seen that lovely truck then the search began. I owned a FJ Cruiser in the past and had to trade it in because I couldn't afford gas and my long commute at the time. The Tacoma reminded me of all the fun times I had with my FJ (mods, camping trips and off road adventures), so that's when I found this place and the "want" quickly became the "need". So on February 17th 2018 the next project began! 2018 TRD OR DCSB w/ Tech Package
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    I cant even express the excitement I was feeling in this pic.

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    I had actually purchased the grille before the truck, so as soon as I got home the electric shaver came off.

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    I plasti-dipped the Tacoma badge (later removed) and removed the V6 badge. First weekend with her I took the kids out to look for some snow.

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    We found some! That was fun..... the addiction is growing strong!

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    Then came the suspension.... what an upgrade that was!

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    Skipped leg day for a few days!

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    OK.... now we're talkin'!

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    Much different ride now.... that was a fun day out with my kids. They love our off road adventures.

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    Took a few hours off of work to go visit Demello and get my Hybrid sliders installed.

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    This was the FJ..... I miss this thing.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
  3. Mar 23, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll...

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    I like it. In for more pics!
     
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  4. Mar 23, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    aphillips916

    aphillips916 Well-Known Member

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    Love it!! Got myself a cement and am slowly starting my build. Don’t make enough money for this :rofl:
     
  5. Mar 23, 2018 at 11:56 AM
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    MMoreno16

    MMoreno16 [OP] Cupcake Forest Ranger

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    :spending: credit cards! lol jk jk thats dangerous! I know from experience
     
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  6. Mar 23, 2018 at 11:58 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    Nice truck!! ​
     
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  7. Mar 23, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    MMoreno16

    MMoreno16 [OP] Cupcake Forest Ranger

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    When she was stock
     
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  8. Mar 23, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    MMoreno16

    MMoreno16 [OP] Cupcake Forest Ranger

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  9. Mar 23, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    Taco_Time

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    Super clean setup and color combo. I like the subtle trd racing stripe on the grill.
     
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  10. Mar 23, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    MMoreno16

    MMoreno16 [OP] Cupcake Forest Ranger

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  11. Mar 23, 2018 at 12:34 PM
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    mjon

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    Like your fresh delivery...and your truck of course.


    Where did you take the pic overlooking the Valley?
     
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  12. Mar 23, 2018 at 12:37 PM
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    MMoreno16

    MMoreno16 [OP] Cupcake Forest Ranger

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    Thanks, it was taken at sugarpine mountain trail in the san bernarndino mountains.

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  13. Mar 23, 2018 at 12:45 PM
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    aphillips916

    aphillips916 Well-Known Member

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    Haha trust me, I know as well. Shit is dangerous
     
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  14. Mar 23, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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  15. Mar 23, 2018 at 1:03 PM
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    MMoreno16

    MMoreno16 [OP] Cupcake Forest Ranger

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    Yup exactly. Thread was created to kill some time and start some convos. I like the stripes. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Mar 23, 2018 at 1:12 PM
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    BlkTaco47

    BlkTaco47 Unhinged

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    JL Audio C2690tx Speakers Alpine MRV-F300 JL Audio 10" Sub - Full length Ported Sub Box Kicker Tweeters BFG KO2's 265/70/17 Tint N-Fab Bars Husky WB Mats AVS Visors Console Divider Tacoma Tonneau Cover ALL PRO 1.5" wheel spacers aFe CAI w/ Dry filter TRD Wheels Custom Remote Starter TRD Pro Grille ROAV Dash Cam 3" RC Lift Turn-down exhaust pipe TRD PRO Shift Knob vF Tune
    truck looks great man
     
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  17. Mar 23, 2018 at 1:14 PM
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    MMoreno16

    MMoreno16 [OP] Cupcake Forest Ranger

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    Thanks, Prinsu Cabrac gets delivered today. I cant wait to install it.
     
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  18. Mar 23, 2018 at 1:25 PM
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    El Latigo

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    Nice truck.. Nice set up!!!

    :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Mar 23, 2018 at 1:28 PM
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    BlkTaco47

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    nice!
     
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  20. Mar 23, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    Haikin

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    Truck looks amazing. How many exposed threads do you have on your foxes?
     
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