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My Tacoma Evolution (just another build thread :P)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by the_bluetaco, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Oct 25, 2018 at 4:33 PM
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    the_bluetaco

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    Method Racing Wheels-Double Standards 16x8 Falken Wildpeak AT3W -285/75R16 FRONT: Bilstein 6112, TOTAL CHAOS FABRICATION UCAs REAR: Bilstein 5160, OME DAKAR leaf spring set
    After looking at all the build threads on here I decided to make my own. I think it'll be nice to have all my truck info in one place as well as watch how my truck evolves.

    2014 DCSB TRD OFF-ROAD


    How she sits Today:

    DSC_0635_2.jpg


    2014 TRD Off Road Double Cab

    Exterior
    • Bulletproof Fab grill
    • Spyder Headlights
    • Bolted Fender Flares
    Interior
    • LED lights for footwell

    Armor
    • CaliRaisedLED 25 degree rock sliders
    • RCI aluminum skids
    • RCI LCA skids

    Front Suspension
    • Total Chaos UCA
    • Bilstein 6112 Shocks

    Rear Suspension

    Tires and Wheels
    • 2018 - 2020 Goodyear Duratracs 265/75R16
    • 2020 - Now Falken Wildpeak AT3W 285/75R16
    • Method Race Wheels Double Standards with Machined Lip
    Recovery
    • Viair 00088 88P Portable Air Compressor
    • Shackle Hitch Reciever
    Lights and electronics
    • CaliRaisedLED 52" Curved LED Light Bar
    • CaliRaisedLED Light Bar Mounts
    • CaliRaisedLED Pods behind the lower grill

    Misc
    • Blue Sea 5025 ST Blade Fuse Block

    In the Future

    • Full sound dampening
    • High Clearance Front Bumper
    • High Clearance Rear Bumper
    • UpTopOverland Roof Rack
     

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  2. Oct 25, 2018 at 4:51 PM
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    First day camping with the truck


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  3. Oct 25, 2018 at 4:56 PM
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    First "Mod"
    Decided to get a bull bar but after driving with it for a while I realized that it looked silly so I took if off and returned it.

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  4. Oct 25, 2018 at 5:08 PM
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    NEW TIRES and WHEELS
    265/75R16 Goodyear DuraTrac
    Method Race Wheels Double Standard 16x18/6x5.5 0mm offset

    BEFORE
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    AFTER
    after tires.jpg after tires (2).jpg
     
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  5. Oct 25, 2018 at 5:15 PM
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    NEW HEADLIGHTS
    Got new headlights from Spyder

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  6. Oct 25, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    New Grill From Bullet Proof Fabricating

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  7. Oct 25, 2018 at 7:18 PM
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    CaliRaisedLED 52" Lightbar with their mounts
    SUPER BRIGHT
    Got the ligthtbar with the mounts together as a kit. The one thing I dislike about the CaliRaised light bar is that they didn't make the connection from the light bar long enough to go under the hood, it stops just outside of the hood. So I cut the connection off and soldered the wire from the wiring harness directly to the light bar. I think I could solder a new connection under the hood so that I could disconnect the light bar if I needed but that's for a future mini project.


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  8. Oct 25, 2018 at 7:34 PM
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    LIFT KIT!!!!!!!!!:kona:

    Front: Bilstein 6112, TOTAL CHAOS FABRICATION UCAs
    Rear: Bilstein 5160, OME DAKAR EL095R Leaf Springs
    Also got the AllPro ubolt flip kit and the Wheeler's off road bumpstop

    People said I wouldn't be able to do it in my back yard but I proved them wrong! :woot:
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  9. Oct 31, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    Light bar 52 inch curved Cali raised, Trd pro grille, Trd exhaust, bed tie downs, ditch lights.
    Have you found a solution for the light bar whistle on the caliraised system.... I have the same problem and it is driving me crazy!
     
  10. Oct 31, 2018 at 3:03 PM
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    I have not found a fix for it. All I was able to do was add a strip of adhesive door sweep, I think it is for shower doors, on the first bottom fin to stop the vibration. The whistling starts at around 15mph for me.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2018 at 3:28 PM
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    Light bar 52 inch curved Cali raised, Trd pro grille, Trd exhaust, bed tie downs, ditch lights.
    Too bad I have tried 4 different fixes and have not had success so I’m throwing in the towel for now. However https://aeroxindustries.com/shop/ has a light bar cover that looks promising..... but they don’t have a curved one as of yet... they said around April they should have one out... we’ll see I guess
     
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    yea ive given up for now. i also looked at the Aerolid cover but i dont want to spend over $100 on a piece of plastic.
     
  13. Dec 11, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    No write up on the OBA?? :notsure: :pout:
     
  14. Jan 7, 2019 at 10:00 PM
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    OBA?
     
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  16. Jan 8, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    i dont have any compressors wired into the car. i do have a small VIAIR portable compressor upload_2019-1-8_15-4-2.jpg fits perfectly in the small compartment under the rear seats.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2019 at 3:09 PM
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    Finally installed my Christmas gifts- fuseblock and circuit breaker

    Blue Sea Fuse Block and Circuit Breaker
    ST Blade Fuse Block 5025
    187-Series Circuit Breaker 100A

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  18. Jun 17, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    Installed 25 degree rock sliders from Caliraisedled

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  19. Jun 26, 2019 at 3:09 PM
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    Fun little mod for your wheels. Got some .45 ACP casings at my local fun range. Poured some hot glue in and placed the valve cap inside.

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  20. Oct 7, 2019 at 4:46 PM
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    Got some LCA skids from RCI. Slowly beefing up my taco

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