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My Overland Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Tacovendor, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Jul 12, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    jaw154

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    your FJ is super sweet
     
  2. Jul 12, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    Just wait!
    Going to see where I am with weight, a Hi lift is a great alternative, not to say that a 5k winch w/ synthetic rope is not much heavier that the jack. I might put one on it in the future. I have on on my FJ and have never used it, always do it with the Hi lift or a strap.
     
  3. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    The nice part of this truck is how light it is. I'm really looking forward to the challenge of building this truck and staying within it's weight/power capabilities. When you start to add a fridge, second battery, camping gear and roof rack it all adds up fast. I'm going to have a rack(BajaRack) on the shell and I'm looking into a rooof top tent configuration for it.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    Looking forward to watching this build!
     
  5. Jul 13, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    I'll be running BFG KM-2 M/T's 255-85-16's on the stock wheels for now. I dont want to do any gear work untill the truck is outfitted, due to the load weights. My FJ(in the first part of the thread) has ATRAC and the E-locker, and for the type of offroading I do it works fine. I want a capable truck and not a rock crawler and I haven't driven the truck long enough to give the LSD a good eval. One thing about 4 wheeling, is that our conditions around the US are very different from one place to another. I live in the mountains of San Diego at 4200 ft. so we get snow up to three feet deep, and on the same day I can drive for 30 minutes and be in the desert in sand, and Baja is only an hour away! I open to any feed back, but remember I'm dealing w/ a regular cab 4 cyl.
    I do love the V6 power of the FJ!! Engine mods? I'm going to install a snorkle and a CAI if I can find a sealed unit, or fab one. I will start on the overlanding comforts as soon as I pick up the truck. Lots of ideas.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    Today Icon suspension is finished remote resi front and rear, uca's, front bumper on, rear needs powder coating anf fuel can holders & tire, using my old BFG AT's from the FJ until the MT's come. Pictures from today:
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    rear2_1d000e07da6de3e0c8e590187694a757c27d35ea.jpg
     
  7. Jul 13, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Schaweet... :D
     
  8. Jul 13, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    What constitutes an "overland" vehicle? That front bumper is effing sweet!
     
  9. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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  10. Jul 13, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    :woot: Lookin' good!
     
  11. Jul 13, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback, I will post pictures a soon as I can get some more.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    That is a frickin' sweet bumper. i would love to put one of those on my 4cyl.

    this is the direction i want to go with my tacoma. if only i had more money... beautiful truck though
     
  13. Jul 15, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Sorry guys, I haven't had a lot of time recently to post up pictures. I'm trying to catch up today.

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  14. Jul 15, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    I'm going to try and talk Chris into keeping the wheels on it and the same size tires. It looks really clean like this.
     
  15. Jul 15, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    My question was overlooked but what is an "overland" vehicle?
     
  16. Jul 15, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    JudeLeBlanc

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    im no expert but i think it is a vehicle used for adventure camping and self sustained living on an offroad capable platform
     
  17. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    JDEMELLO

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    What the last guy said is pretty spot on.

    I think it's just a name that people give there vehicle for what they think they will use it for. I like the term weekend warrior much better:)
     
  18. Jul 16, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    Correct, weekend warrior, vehicle based adventure, thanks Jason for the pics. I pick it up in the morning. Christmas in July!!!!!
     
  19. Jul 16, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    This is exactly what i want to do with my reg cab. What size tires are on it now? I think 255/85 16s would be awesome but id want 4.88s. I live in big bear and have a pretty steep drive i make on a regular basis. I dont want to kill power/mileage
     
  20. Jul 17, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    They're the stock wheels and 285/70/17 BFG AT's, (33X12.5) I will keep everyone posted on the effects on the mileage and performance. The 255/85/16 (33X9.5) is a strange size and only a few tire companies make them, BFG, Maxxis and maybe Nitto. We'll see I leaving on a trip to the Sierra's on Monday so it will be a good shake down.
     

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