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My do it thric3 build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Thyces, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Sep 25, 2017 at 7:54 AM
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    Thyces

    Thyces [OP] Above average size member

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    I'm running out of room for mods in the profile page so I decided I might as well document all my shenanigans. I'll add all my shit when I have some time.
    As she sits now
    IMG_20190606_162208-01.jpg
    @tacoma16 ..... 10 points if you can figure out where I'm parked in Windsor ...
    IMG_20180608_105707.jpg
    Suspension: nitrochargers on 886 with 1/4 spacer on passenger 1/2 spacer on driver
    Fox 2.0 rear 29.82"extended 17.49 collapsed non resi
    Allpro expedition leafs
    Archive garage shackle flip with 5" shackle (replaced with a 4" shackle. Ran into a small issue where a leaf snapped in the pack)
    Sumo supersprings (meant for a tundra)
    SPC uca's (bought used. I replaced the ball joint after it failed, with the upgraded one.)

    Armor : condoms
    Pelfreybilt aluminum plate front bumper
    Avid offroad sliders
    Full set RCI skid plates
    Mobtown offroad tailgate reinforcement cap

    Electrical: ABS killswitch
    Pop'n'lock power tailgate lock
    Flipkey
    JL audio 10w7 in custom box with JL 500/1 amp
    Stock speakers taken out and used as mounts for aftermarket
    20170429_065917.jpg

    Smoked aftermarket led tail lights
    High output led reverse lights
    Hella horns
    3000w (6000w peak) inverter with 2/0 cable to battery (removed)

    6" single row led spots on cap facing rear (fuck you lights)
    Bussmann fuse box
    Ebay "retrofit" lights with innovited hid kit 6500k (originals started to develop moisture. Took the opportunity to replace with the same ones but with a black housing)
    Big 4 (0 gauge ofc wire) upgrade
    Mechman 240 amp alternator
    Bearcat 980 in dash with wireless bluetooth mic and stainless whip
    Yeasu 2800 in center console
    25' rgb led around inside of camper shell
    Led puddle lights (removed after the housing cracked and water had gotten in)
    Teck deck with 2 ram magnetic mounts


    Ect's:Baja Rack low profile cab rack with custom aluminum wind fairing
    ECGS bushing
    B&m trans cooler
    Caravan roof rack mounted inside camper shell
    Cap roof track with Thule feet and 52" bars
    Hilux snorkel with turbine pre filter

    More as I remember

    Soon (bought but not installed)
    Chevy 63 swap


    I started looking at trucks after I got a rental truck from Windsor to Toronto and back to transport some tile. Loved the height/ability to see over traffic. Rental was a base model Nissan frontier. So I began my research. I looked at every style, size and manufacturer of truck and quickly learned Toyota's are the most reliable, also one of the most expensive. I wasn't about to buy a vehicle that would give me issues and since I couldn't afford the truck I wanted I said fuckit I'll just grab a caravan and use it for work. I shopped around and found a 2011 caravan for a good price. Test drove it and .... Well.... It's a caravan. Went into the sales office, priced it out and it came to $18k. After 13 seconds of simple math I decided to start looking for a Tacoma. Windsor is a smallish city that is intrinsically tied to the big 3 auto manufacturers, hence a very lopsided lean towards domestic vehicles. To find more than one used Tacoma I had to travel 2 hours to the next biggest city of London. I booked 2 test drives and headed out. At that point in time I can honestly say that I could barely do an oil change never mind differentiate a lsd from a locking diff so I was attracted to the look of the sport trd. My dream truck was the mgm trd sport double cab long box. My first test drive was a 2010 access cab sr5 4 cylinder. Needless to say, I was unimpressed. Drove down the road to the next dealership and found a 09 trd sport in mgm. This was a little out of my price range so it was more of a comparative test to see if it was worth the extra money. It was. I went back home, worked out the financing and put in my offer. It was accepted. Picked her up 2 days later. Found tacomaworld and it was all over.
    As I find time I'll link my adventures and problems/solutions here.

    First time offroad, ever.









    m.facebook.com(2).jpgfirst mod: plastidip rims(yes... It is a mod.) and ko2's 20171007_192548.jpg 20180128_170229_HDR.jpg 20171012_113210_HDR.jpg 20171012_140532_HDR.jpg 20180219_101544-01.jpg 20170526_171145_Pano.jpg 20170718_155311-01.jpg
     

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  2. Jun 8, 2018 at 5:55 AM
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    llamasmurf

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    Build thread lists all the things :D
    Very nice to see a list of all the mods you have on that beast!

    Let me ask about the ABS kill switch, you use it? I have thought about this but it really has not come into play as a problem for me yet.

    I am pretty sure in Ardbeg the noise my rear end was making when creeping down things was the ABS on the rear breaks. It only makes that noise when I have the rear unlocked, when you engage the locker it disables ABS and the noise went away. I think that is wtf it is :cookiemonster:
     
  3. Jun 8, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    Thyces

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    I never have the switch on. Abs permanently disabled. After one slide through a stop sign with 0.5 cm of snow on the ground I decided it's not for me. Plus I can spin tires whenever necessary
     
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  4. Jun 8, 2018 at 7:59 AM
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    llamasmurf

    llamasmurf Snow Wheeling Aficionado

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    Ah I understand now. :thumbsup:

    I see it as, if my ABS is engaging on the snow, my tires are on the wrong surface and I am going to fast. Breaking sooner, with less force on the pedal in the winter has fixed this issue for me.

    Wrong surface referring to the slicked up track everyone else drives in and just FLOOOOOOORS it to try and leave the stop sign, creating perfect glare ice. I always pull up to stop signs with my tires off center of the retard marks. That is just how I drive though :cookiemonster:
     
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  5. Jun 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    Thyces

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    I was sliding on fresh snow. Sliding doesn't bother me. Not having control of the brakes does.
     
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  6. Jun 8, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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    Thyces

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    I need to carry a sledge for work, but also like to have an axe. 2 in 1
    IMG_20180608_123319.jpg IMG_20180608_123324.jpg
     
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  7. Jun 8, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    sheeeeet, that is a serious tool. :headbang:

    Very nice :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Jun 8, 2018 at 10:17 AM
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  9. Jan 27, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    Hey Leo, did you do the underdog fuel pump/filter? Memory may be serving me wrong....
     
  10. Jan 27, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    Thyces

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    Indeed I did.
     
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  11. Jan 27, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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    I’m looking at doing that as well. How was the install? Drop the tank, and bolt in or is there some finicky shit?

    Also the filter that came with it? Anything special or can be found locally?
     
  12. Jan 27, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    Thyces

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    Wasn't too bad.
    Yeah, drop the tank
    remove the housing (strap wrench highly suggested)
    Open housing up
    Remove old pump/filter assembly
    There is a little bit of fuckery with a small couple of cuts to slip the ring clamp that holds the pump down into the housing. Not too bad though. Wiring wasn't that memorable so I would say it was relatively easy.
    Filter I would imagine you could get locally. I did mine with like a 3rd of a tank of fuel.....dont do that.
     
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  13. Jan 28, 2019 at 3:36 AM
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    Kk awesome. The instructions they send are pretty good?

    I have to replace the evap canister on mine so I may as well do the other shit. Having the external fuel filter will just be good on case I get some bad fuel again lol
     

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