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My first/new build - 2017 Tocoma TRD Off Road Double Cab - Long Bed

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by raccoonrough, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Oct 2, 2017 at 6:26 PM
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    raccoonrough

    raccoonrough [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Okay,

    I have decided to start a build thread to post my build as it comes along. I thought I would post up what I have done and what I plan on doing in case some of you have some advice.

    It will be a slow build and I prob wont alter the truck much from the factory, but it will be a build in progess. I will add up-to-date pictures as I go along as well.

    Below the list will be pictures of my truck as it was from the factory.....below those will be pictures with my most current mods.

    THINGS I PLAN ON DOING or HAVE PURCHASED

    EXTERIOR OF TRUCK
    - Baja Roof Rack – Standard Basket Rack (w/ Sat. Ant. Cutout)
    - Baja Rack - Light bar for 7" lights
    - KB Voodoo Rack – Long Bed, Tall Height model
    - Toyota Accessories Rubber Bed Mat
    - Black Rhino Armory wheels (Desert Sand) maybe? Or might plasti-dip my OEM wheels?
    - Vinyl decals to replace the factory TRD ones with ..."TRD Freedom Edition"

    LIGHTING/ELECTRONIC RELATED
    - Upgrade Factory Headlamps?
    - Upgrade Factory Fog Lights?
    - Blacked-out head lights from @motorsport36
    - Blacked-out tail lights? looking to suggestions? Possibly Winjet black/smoke?
    - Blacked-out 3rd brake light? Possibly ME-SO Customs?
    - MESO lower center switch panel (7 switch/charger)...ON ORDER
    - MESO small switch blanks (4)...ON ORDER
    - Caliraisedled - 32" LED dual row 5D light bar to mount on the AOR front bumper
    - Blue Sea - (2) 5 mini buss bars
    - Tacoma Pros - RTMR mounting plate
    - Check it Auto – 9 Piece interior LED lighting upgrade set
    - Matt Gecko LED's - LED Bed Kit
    - Matt Gecko LED's - LED Hood Light Kit

    CB RADIO RELATED

    INTERIOR OF TRUCK
    - Blue Ridge Overland Gear - Molle seat back panel in black (2)
    - Hondo Garage – Unholey Dash Mount Kit
    - Fender Braces - Custom door molle panels
    - Center console tray
    - Center console organizer
    - Dash Care - dash board cover

    THINGS I HAVE RECEIVED BUT NOT YET INSTALLED


    EXTERIOR OF TRUCK
    - Vinyl decals to go over TP style grill in (quicksand)

    LIGHTING/ELECTRONIC RELATED
    - Tacoma Pro - Raptor light kit
    - Baja Design - Squadron Pro, pair driving/combo (for A-Pillar lights)...Mounted not hooked up yet
    - CH4X4 - "Dually Lights" On/Off switch in blue
    - SDHQ - A-Pillar light mount brackets
    - CH4X4 - "LED Light Bar" On/Off switch in blue
    - Rigid – Pair of SRQ diffused LED lights (mount on rear bumper)...Mounted not hooked up yet
    - CH4X4 - "Rear Lights" On/Off switch in blue
    - Air On Board - Momentary switch in blue "OOOGAH Horn"
    - ME-SO Customs - Extended height fuse cover
    - Shapeways - Narrow switch plate (black)
    - Bussmann RTMR (5 relay 10 amp)
    - 80 amp breaker
    - OEMLINK International LTD - Carbon fiber oogah horn

    CB RADIO RELATED
    - President "Andy" CB Radio
    - Firestik FS4-B 4' antenna (black)
    - Firestik K-4 Lug style stud mount
    - Firestik MU-8R9 "EZ-Install" 9' coax cable
    - Firestik FSTB replacement antenna tip (black)
    - Caliraised LED ditch light bracket extension

    INTERIOR OF TRUCK

    - Fender Braces - Custom center console molle panels
    - Vinyl decals for glove box (quicksand)
    - Door sill protector vinyl decals (quicksand)

    THINGS I HAVE INSTALLED

    EXTERIOR OF TRUCK

    - Avid Off Road – Front Bumper Guard w/fog light guards & tabs
    - Avid Off Road – Rear Bumper Guard w/rear light tabs
    - Tyger Star Armor Running Boards
    - Fold-A-Cover G4 Elite Tonneau Cover
    - AVS Bugflector II - In smoke....thanks to @Sauer Taco
    - AVS - In-channel rain vent visor rain guards
    - Tufskinz tailgate logo inserts (raised matte black)
    - Nox Lux - Black out kit for 2x door emblems and tailgate emblem
    - Bayson R - Pro style front grill w/letters (matte black)
    - Pair of OEM chrome rear bumper end caps painted Quicksand
    - OEM - AMP Research BedXtender and quick latch brackets
    - MESO Gasshole
    - Smittybilt - Beaver step
    - Trimax - T5 black powder coated 5/8" hitch lock

    LIGHTING/ELECTRONIC RELATED
    - ME-SO Customs - Ultimate LED mirror turn signals
    - Vensmile - Under hood rodent repeller (1) to protect my wires from squirrels

    INTERIOR OF TRUCK
    - ME-SO Customs - custom coin holder
    - Coverking - NeoSupreme seat covers (Beige/Black) Front and Back


    * As said above this will be a work in progress and I will update it as I go along, posting pictures from time to time. Any suggestions on my plans or recommendations please respond and post them up! I am open to all advice!

    MY TRUCK WHEN I STARTED
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    MY TRUCK 10/15/2017

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    MY TRUCK 11/20/2017
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    MY TRUCK UP TO DATE (04/14/2018)
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    INSTALLED MY FOLD-A-COVER G4 ELITE TODAY (04/21/2018)
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  2. Oct 2, 2017 at 7:36 PM
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    Friedtacolover

    Friedtacolover Well-Known Member

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    my build tread: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/socal-no-shame-poser-build.513084/
    Nice man. Love all your future mods except the bull bar but to each their own.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2017 at 7:39 PM
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    raccoonrough

    raccoonrough [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! If you have any other suggestion other than a bull bar......i am open.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2017 at 3:01 PM
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    Friedtacolover

    Friedtacolover Well-Known Member

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    my build tread: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/socal-no-shame-poser-build.513084/
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017
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  5. Oct 16, 2017 at 2:42 PM
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    raccoonrough

    raccoonrough [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the Idea.........yea, I have decided on the Avid Front Bar for now. Just need to get it on order. Thanks!
     
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  6. Nov 28, 2017 at 10:56 AM
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    raccoonrough

    raccoonrough [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Front and Rear bumper guard on order from Avid Off Road..............:bananadance:
     
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  7. Dec 13, 2017 at 9:54 AM
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    raccoonrough

    raccoonrough [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, I got the NoxLux blackout emblems put on and got my spare set of rear bumper end caps back from the body shop. I had a local body shop paint the OEM chrome bumper end caps Quicksand and they put them on for me........I think they look great!

    Next up........
    - waiting on my front and rear bumper guards from AVID
    - waiting to get a set of MESO's blacked out turn signals
    - working with a local friend who does custom decals
    - need to look for a sunny warmer day to install my AVS window guards
    - install my A-Pillar light brackets and squadron pros
    - continuing to learn/read about auto wiring so I can get started on installing my bussmann/relays.

    Thinking ahead....
    - What sort of blacked out front and rear light assemblies?
    - What to do about replacing the chrome exhaust pipe tip
    - Plasti-dipping the OEM wheels in matte black

    This is a blast though and I am really enjoying working on my truck! Thanks to all who have helped me or given advice!
     
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  8. Dec 26, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    raccoonrough

    raccoonrough [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Okay,
    I am thinking of replacing my factory TRD bed decal with one of these............prob the top one.......as the bottom one is too busy. A friend of mine who does logo's/decals and such is helping me make them. He is also going to do some other custom decals for me.

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  9. Jan 14, 2018 at 5:32 AM
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    raccoonrough

    raccoonrough [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I received my front and rear bumper from Avid Off Road! They look absolutely awesome and I cannot wait to get them installed. I had a very good experience in dealing with Avid Off Road.

    I have lots of things that need to be done to my truck, I just need some weather/temp thats not int he teens. I have no room in my garage currently to work on it there.
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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    raccoonrough

    raccoonrough [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Updated my post with some current pictures of my truck.
    Next things that I plan on doing is a Tonneau Cover and doing something with my wheels. Prob going to plastic coat my current OEM wheels matte black, and buy some new ones down the road.
    I also still need to do something about my chrome exhaust tip.
    Still trying to think of something to do with my third brake/bed light.......to black it out.
     

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