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My Overland Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by Tacovendor, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Mar 30, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    Tacovendor

    Tacovendor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just wait!
    Just bought a 2010 standard cab 4X4 SR5, I'm going to make it an economy overland vehicle.
    here the first pic as it was fresh off the lot at El Cajon Toyota
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    The first mod was a Leer 100R, w/ a windoor on the drivers side, and Thule tracks on the roof.
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    Next will be suspension and armor and then the camper will get the overland make over. Keep your eye on this project if your thinking of overlanding with your Taco.
    March of 2013, as it is today:
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  2. Mar 31, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    Love my truck and I am super anal about it. I really like the direction that you are going with yours. Makes me wish that I had gotten the 4X4 instead of the 5 Lugger.

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  3. Mar 31, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    Just wait!
    Thanks! I have done an FJ and feel the short wheel base and 6' bed will be a good for an overland rig. It (4cyl)willl also make me be aware of what mods weigh and how I outfit it. Also tire size and type,armor etc. Stay tuned!
     
  4. Mar 31, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Lift- stock suspension with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector.
    Congrats on the new taco
     
  5. Apr 3, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    This is my "other" Toyota, all my mods were made w/ overland travel and 4X4 performance in mind. I'm working on some modular slides in the bed to haul all of the camping equipment. Also trying to decide to sleep in the camper or install a roof top tent. Bumpers, wheel and suspension are on the list. If anyone knows of any camping type threads please let me know.
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  6. Apr 3, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    ToucanV13

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    :drool:
     
  7. Apr 3, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    Hey I mean if your bored with your Fj and want a bigger-than-what-ya-got tacoma, I mean I'll trade my taco for your fj.......
     
  8. Apr 3, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    No, I love it too much! It is a great vehicle, but now it's time for the econo build. Besides it's my wifes toy.....................V6 all power, hell I've got crank windows and a single CD player in my Taco!!!
     
  9. Apr 3, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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    I'm quite jealous of your wife. lol
     
  10. Apr 5, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    Just wait!
    She loves it, we travel and camp all over the southwest. The Tacoma will hopefully be as nice or even better.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    I will be keeping a close on eye on this thread....I am looking to do the same thing. I also need to keep the truck street friendly...it is my daily driver!!
     
  12. Apr 6, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    Can you post more pics of your FJ and what mods you have done to it? :drool:
     
  13. Apr 6, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Sure!
    Intake:
    Safari Snorkle
    AFE TBS,CAI
    High Tuck exhaust
    Suspension;
    Icon 2.5
    Armor:
    Rasta Aluminum skids
    ARB front, rear
    Stock (aka: N-Fab) rock rails
    Icon shock skids
    Tires:
    BFG KM2 MT 285/75/17's
    Pro Comp wheels
    Lighting:
    Baja Designs La Paz HID's on Top
    and Fuego HID's on the bumper, I'm also running the rock lights they make.
    Rack: BajaRack FJ EXP, awning mount, ladder
    Tent/Awning:
    Mombasa USA RTT 9009 tent and 2m awning.
    Misc: Powertank, Warn 9000 w superline, Bushwacker flares, Sprintail storage solutions, IMP shift knobs, Industrial forming rolltop console
    It was in 4wdToyotaOwner magazine last year as a feature vehicle.
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    Hope you like them, I'm really excited about doing the Tacoma now, FJ is a great platform to overland in but I feel the Taco will do just as well.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    That Tent Is Sweet I Would Love To Do This On Top Of My UnderCover How Does It Work?
     
  15. Apr 6, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    Just wait!
    I'm working on this as we speak. It's adaptable to tubes, racks and could be bolted to your cover.
     
  16. Apr 8, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    What size tire do you think you will go with? How about a lift?

    I want to prevent rubbing but not limit the trucks capabilities by having the wrong set up.

    I plan on exploring AZ in this thing..but need to keep it friendly on the street.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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  18. Apr 9, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    Thanks, I'm going to lift 2.5 to 3"'s so I could run 33's but most likely I'll be running a 32" 9 or 10". What really effects the rubbing issue the most is the wheel offset, so I've been consulting with some other people that have built overland Tacomas for the scoop. Oh, I do have the stock wheels from my FJ and might apply them after a powder coat, I just have to see about the 17" rim. If anyone in AZ want's to see a great display of offorad/overland rigs and equipment, go to Amado next weekend as a visitor to the Overland Expo. I'll have my FJ there and would love to meet some TW members. Cris
     
  19. Apr 14, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    That FJ is so awesome. That looks like some great wheeling and views as well.
     
  20. Apr 14, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    Awesome! Well look at the OME 3" lift. It's the best bang for your buck lift.
    I can't wait to see you develop this build...
     
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