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My Journey towards OEM Plus (2018 Cement TRDOR)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by Apollo14, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Jul 22, 2020 at 12:53 AM
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    Apollo14

    Apollo14 [OP] IG: @Front_Range_Taco

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    Follow me on Instagram: @front_range_taco

    LAST UPDATE: 24 July 2021

    Day of purchase: 25 July 2018 with 8mi:

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    Current: 10 April 2021

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    Build Out:

    EXTERIOR/ENGINE/PERFORMANCE
    • @Baja Designs S8 40" Light Bar (clear)(spot)
    • @Baja Designs Rock Lights (clear)(x4)
    • @Baja Designs Squadron Pro ditch lights (amber)
    • @Baja Designs Squadron SAE fogs in amber
    • @CaliRaisedLed lower bumper hidden LED light bar
    • @DECKEDUSA drawer system
    • @iKamper X-Cover Mini
      • Mounting Brackets 2.0
      • Bracket Locks 2.0
    • MaxTrax recovery boards (red)
    • MaxTrax recovery boards (black)
    • @MESO Total tails
    • @MESO Ultimate turn signals
    • OEM TRD Pro black housing headlamps
      OEM TRD Pro front skid plate
    • Optima Group 35 yellow top battery
    • Pelican 1750 Protector case
    • Power Trays Blue Sea 12
      • Blue Sea 12 circuit fuse block
      • 100A circuit breaker
    • Predator Tubes (added later; didn't come on truck)
    • Rocky Mounts Monorail hitch-mount bike rack
    • Rocky Mounts Loball rail mounted Fork mount
    • RotoPax 2gal 1st gen fuel packs
      • DLX mount
      • LOX mount
    • Rugged Radios GMRS/UHF stealth antenna
    • Rugged Radios driver's side UHF antenna mount for Jeep Wrangler/Gladiator
    • Rugged Radios Universal NMO antenna cable
    • @Running4Tacos Bed Stiffeners
    • @Running4Tacos Lower Control Arm skids
    • @Running4Tacos OVTune
      • Performance tune
      • 91 Octane fuel
    • @Running4Tacos triple grille lights (white w/ smoked lens)
      • 3x grille lights (amber) (REMOVED)
      • 4x grille lights (amber) (REMOVED)
    • Toyota bed mat
    • Toyota bed light kit
    • Toyota Header Accessory Rail
    • TRD Pro-style Grille w/ garnish
    • Tufskinz raised tailgate letters (matte black)
    • Tyger soft top tri-fold tonneau
      • Not on truck while bed rack is on but held just in case I need to change the bed setup
    • @upTOPoverland Alpha roof rack
    • @upTOPoverland Mid-height TRUSS
    • Various stickers
    • VLEDS License Plate Light Bulbs
    • VLEDS MicroExtreme 5k H11 LED bulbs
      • @Xenon Depot XTR ballast/relay with Philips 4300k HID headlight bulbs (REMOVED)
    • 23zero Bushman 68x98 awning
    INTERIOR

    SUSPENSION/WHEELS
    • BFG K02 tires (285/70R17)
    • Gorilla security lugs (black)
    • Icon mini-leaf pack
    • King 2.5 Front/Rear shocks w/resi
      • Front set to 2"
    • Method 305 wheels (black)
    • @MESO "TRD" center caps
    • SPC UCAs

    PLANS
    • Upgrade Lighting:
      • Bumper Bar: BD S8
        • 30 inches
        • Amber
      • SSO bumper LED: BD S8
        • 20 inches
        • Clear
    • @SouthernStyleOffRoad Slimline Full Plate front bumper
      • winch
    • 20 degree rock sliders
    • Various cases/coolers
    • a girlfriend
     
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  2. Jul 22, 2020 at 12:57 AM
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    Apollo14

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    (Jul2018) of course the very first thing to go was the grille. Added a TRD Pro grille

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    Also added an @CaliRaisedLed lower bumper hidden LED bar. Of all the things I put in, this ranks up there as one of my favorites. Super bright and clean install and don't have to worry about parking lot bandits stealing your stuff. :)

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  3. Jul 22, 2020 at 1:07 AM
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    Apollo14

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    (Dec2018)First snow day:

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    'Merca

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  4. Jul 22, 2020 at 1:25 AM
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  5. Jul 22, 2020 at 2:23 AM
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    Typo? Nice truck btw!! Always envy that cement.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2020 at 4:52 AM
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    Legit laughed out loud at that one haha

    Sweet truck
     
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  7. Jul 22, 2020 at 5:58 AM
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    Apollo14

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    loL it was current as of that date. LoL
     
  8. Jul 22, 2020 at 6:07 AM
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    Suspension install with Method 305s. Work done at @TheToyotaGarage

    I asked for the front to be set to 2”. The minileaf added about 1.5” in the rear and I wanted to retain a bit of rake so it will be more balanced during towing.

    Parts/Install pics with gratuitous beauty shots:

    King 2.5 w/ resi (set to 2”)
    SPC UCAs
    Icon minileaf
    Method 305
    MESO center caps
    Gorilla lugs (black)
    BFG K02 ATs 285/70R17

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  9. Jul 22, 2020 at 7:07 AM
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    Good looking truck OP
     
  10. Jul 22, 2020 at 8:44 PM
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    Road trips with my homies. :)

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  11. Jul 22, 2020 at 8:55 PM
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    Some lighting bits:

    With regards to the R4T grille lights, I originally ordered the 4-light harness in amber.

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    After a couple months, I thought the 3-light setup was better.

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    After buying BD fogs in amber, I noted that the BD lights and the grille lights are two drastically different shades of amber. So I decided to just swap the grille lights out for the white ones in smoked color to conceal them a bit more into the grille. :cool:



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  12. Jul 22, 2020 at 9:02 PM
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    Before lift, I swapped in some 265/75R16 BFG K02s on my OEM TRDOR wheels.

    This is a basic change. Basically a direct swap for OEM Wranglers (which aren’t really that great).

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  13. Jul 22, 2020 at 9:23 PM
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    Exterior lighting stuff:

    In addition to the LED bar and ditch lights, I installed some OEM-style switches from AirOnBoard:
    • "Burn Ya Bastard" to LED bar
    • "Roo Lights" to ditch lights
    • "Flux Capacitor" to rear anytime camera
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    Light comparison on a back mountain road near Aspen, CO with the standard headlight/fog lights versus the @CaliRaisedLed LED light bar and ditch lights.

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    Also swapped the standard mounting bolts from @CaliRaisedLed for some "tamperproof" bolts.


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  14. Jul 24, 2020 at 6:42 AM
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    Thanks for choosing us! The truck looks great :thumbsup:
     
  15. Jul 31, 2020 at 12:45 AM
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  16. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:33 PM
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    Apollo14

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    Added a rear seat cover for dogs and dirty MTB gear. :)

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  17. Aug 4, 2020 at 7:28 PM
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    Waiting for my Prinsu, road tripping to Bellingham, WA

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  18. Aug 4, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    Apollo14

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    Also threw on a new skid...

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  19. Sep 1, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    Been awhile since my last update. I made a move back to Colorado (#LoveCO).

    Since then, I’ve added a @CBI Offroad Fab Prinsu Rack and @upTOPoverland mid-height TRUSS rack.

    Planning on some MaxTraxx boards before saving for an iKamper RTT and @DECKEDUSA bed deck.


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  20. Sep 1, 2020 at 8:09 PM
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    More pics from Prinsu install after delivery from @runnin4tacos. The instructions said to fully assemble off the truck. But I was a one man show. So I did the side rails and then did cross bars individually. Lots of up and down and side to side crossing. Also your calves get a hellacious workout standing on the predator tubes. But it is very doable. :thumbsup:

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