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My New Truck... And Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ff.hogue, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Jun 18, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    ff.hogue

    ff.hogue [OP] Well-Known Member

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    '11 DCLB 4x4 Sport
    and it begins...
    So after having more cars in the last few years than you can imagine, i finally bit the bullet and spend some big bucks on the truck i always wanted. i purchased a 2011 Tacoma Double Cab Long Bed TRD Sport in silver. the truck is 4x4 and had 15,142 miles on it when i purchased it from a elderly gentleman on the coast. The truck was completly stock, and ready for the transformation that soon came after. First comes first: a camper shell for it. I am a avid hunter for any fowel or big game, hunt all over CA and have a cabin in Montana that i take my bird dogs up to and the camper is essential to keep the dogs comfortable. also i got my Weather Tec Digital fit floor mats for front and rear. GREAT investment! I have no pics of the truck without the camper, but you have all seen them without it so here is what she looked like last week....



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    In the shop on the lift... Ordered Icon 2.5" coilovers, Camburg UCA, Wheelers 3 leaf add a leaf and Billy 5100 for the rear

    Front end with the wheel off

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    Factory coils vs new icons

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    Front end gutted

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    Old UCA vs Camburgs

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    Mostly all in, just buttoning up...

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    closer

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    and closer...

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    New rear diff breather from Trail Gear here in fresno

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    Lift kit installed, i left the factory overload on the rear with the AAL. I had not researched to much into the rear springs, and after looking here on the forum, i found out about the rear spring TSB, so the aal and rear shocks are going to be coming off soon to get the warranty work with the 4 leaf pack installed.... The front is at the 2" adjustment they came with from Wheelers, waiting from my spanner to crank them up a lil bit more.
    Also notice it has been de-badged and tinted.... looking better and better!!

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    Wheels and tires installed! Fuel Boost 17x9 with Nitto Terra Grapplers in a 265/75r17. 4.5" Back spacing, and wheels are hub centric so they have no vibration. makes it look to short, still waiting on the spanner...

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    New wheels.... i love them

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    All Pro rear bumper. Made the mistake of undercoating it. finish is going to scratch way to easy... waiting for sliders and front bumper to take them all in for powder coating....

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    Hope you guys enjoy. Forgot to snap a pic of the front black billet grill insert. it came out nice, got the matching bumper filler...

    Current parts on order, but not received yet are:
    All Pro Front Bumper
    All Pro Front skid, transmission skid, and transfer case skid
    Wheelers bump stops front and rear
    Wheelers extended SS brake lines
    Wet Okle seat covers

    Soon to come:
    BAMF Kick out sliders (ASAP!)
    Rear shackle flip kit (and now new shocks again, wish i would have found them befor i ordered my kit)
    Winch
    LED Fog lights
     
  2. Jun 18, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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    rick

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    awesome dude, enjoy
     
  3. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    ff.hogue

    ff.hogue [OP] Well-Known Member

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    and it begins...
    Thanks. So far so good. Icons ride a little stiff, and now doing some research I see I might have been happier with a progressively valved coil since I dont do any high speed off-road. My driving is mostly on road and low speed, rocky trails and forest service roads. Hoping the front bumper and winch weight will help a little though. I chose the all pro rear bumper because they appeared to be the only high clearance rear bumper that had a matching hitch available. I was disappointed to find I could not keep my spare tire mounted. I didn't read anything about that on the listing. I'm probably going to cut off and relocate the trailer light mount so I can put the spare back on
     
  4. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    cgrhyne

    cgrhyne Well-Known Member

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    2002 4Runner (the best 3rd gen)
    Bilstein/OME Lift, 5th Gen Wheels, BFGs, fun stuff... Had a 3rd Gen, twin turbo'ed it (traded in on a F150 Gen 2 3.5 Ecoboost)
    Looks good... I was pretty sure I wanted the Fuel Boost wheels, you just made my mind up.

    Damn Tacoma World... My wallet hates you.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    Dr_Kevorkian

    Dr_Kevorkian Well-Known Member

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    Looks sweet dude!
     
  6. Jun 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    ff.hogue

    ff.hogue [OP] Well-Known Member

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    and it begins...
    forgot to mention the TRD intake I picked up on Craig'slist for $125.... smoking deal.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    Canuckwithatruck

    Canuckwithatruck Well-Known Member

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    OME 885 Coils Light Racing UCA's Dakar Leaf Pack
    What kind of shell is that?
     
  8. Jul 15, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    ironman44bear

    ironman44bear "Toyota Mafia" MORE BALLS THAN BRAINS

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    Nice build OP looks like we're neighbors..:)
     
  9. Jul 15, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    ff.hogue

    ff.hogue [OP] Well-Known Member

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    and it begins...
    Snug top Hi Liner. It is not the most sporty camper shell, but when I'm hunting or camping the extra room is invaluable.
     
  10. Jul 15, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    ff.hogue

    ff.hogue [OP] Well-Known Member

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    and it begins...
    How so?
     
  11. Jul 15, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    Hiatt1991

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    4" Bodylift 20" Offroad shock spacers Turbo Encabulator
    Awesome build man. Ill be getting a used pair of those icons pretty soon from a buddy. How do you like em?
     
  12. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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    ff.hogue

    ff.hogue [OP] Well-Known Member

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    and it begins...
    They are stiff. Waiting to get my spanner wrench from wheelers and bringing up another 1" in front and then putting my skid plates on, hoping the extra weight softens the ride. Also going to be disconnecting the sway bar so the front end will actually articulate some. For a DD if I did it over again, I would have just stuck with the ball joint UCA for noise free ride bit increased strength and no alignment issues, and have a progressive valved coil, as I am not ever going to be jumping this truck, mostly fire roads and trails.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    ironman44bear

    ironman44bear "Toyota Mafia" MORE BALLS THAN BRAINS

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    Im in Clovis
     

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