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My unexpected but gladly accepted build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Tacodriver08, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    Tacodriver08

    Tacodriver08 [OP] To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    Name: Chris
    Trucks name: Taco
    Model: 05 V-6 with a 6-speed, SR5 4WD​


    A little history, I bought the truck in February 0f 2009. It had 84k on it, a 3" spacer lift in front and nothing in the rear. She had an aries bull bar and some cooper discover ST's. I never planned on taking the truck to another level but slowly as times and funds came about, I had the oppurtunity to make this truck the beauty she is today.​

    How she sits as of 10/16/15-Barnwell MT Gilmer Tx

    8/10/2015-RedMtPass Colorado
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    Armor

    CBI Moab 2#0 front bumper <<Got this thanks to a deer taking a walk on the road
    Brute Force Rear Bumper with Swing-Away<< Billy does awesome work and he has amazing customer service
    CBI Rock Sliders with the kickout << Can't say enough great things about CBI and their products
    Allpro Front IFS Skid and Mid-Skid<< Help up good so far!​

    Kicks

    Stock SR5 Rims with 255/85/16 CooperDiscover St Maxx << Absolutely awesome tire!
    Lighting

    Two 6" KC Daylighters mounted to on the front bumper​

    For Looks

    Meh...She's a truck​

    Interior Mod List

    Pioneer DVD head unit
    Scanguage II
    Mag Light Mod
    12v to 120v 2 port power converter on back on middle console
    Wet Okole seat cover (blk & tan)
    Sound dampener and white grease under the carpet
    ^^(long story behind that little mod)^^
    Midland 1001Z 40-Channel CB with a 3 ft firestick antenna​

    Engine and Driveline Mods

    K&N air filter
    Secondary air filter removed
    True-Dualed exhaust with a cat on each side removed running through Dual In/Out Magnaflow dumped after axle
    Safari Snorkel
    Powertrax No-Slip in the rear

    Recovery Gear

    Smittybilt XRC8 winch on a removable hitch mount
    ^^Did this so i can pull form the front or back^^
    48" hi-lift jack with tire-mate as well
    Tow straps, pin&shackles, snatch blocks and chain
    Pin&shackle receiver hitch
    Roadside firstaid kit
    The Portable Tow Trucks<< Pretty much really cheap Maxtrax mats, but they work great for only $25
    Any tool you would need to take apart a truck​

    Misc Mods

    Tepui Kukenam Tent
    Homeade Bedrack
    Csutom Jerry Can mount to rear swing away
    In the process of an On-Board showering system​

    Doing some trail clearing
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    Day I brought her home​

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    First 2 mods- Black halo projector lights and blacked out grill​

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  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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  3. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    :cheers:
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    Tacodriver08

    Tacodriver08 [OP] To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    Haha dualy noted, i'll put some up when I get to my home computer
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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  6. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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  7. Dec 13, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    -Nitro 4.56 gears - Arb Front and Rear lockers. -Rear Swing out bumper Curiosity of ( Dept .94) https://www.facebook.com/Dept94 -Tinted, -ProComp 6 inch lift with Icon Coil overs and Bilstein's 7100Resi -315/70/17 - 17x8 in Pro Comp Matte black rims 4.5 bs -East Coast Gear Supply Sliders -ALL Pro EXP LEaf pack -Camburg UCA's -CAB mount CHOP
    take it to the limit !!!! we need pictures mang!!!! or didn't happen.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    Tacodriver08

    Tacodriver08 [OP] To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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  9. Jan 30, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    Tacodriver08

    Tacodriver08 [OP] To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    I've made a list of 4 things for 2012 that I have planned for my truck. You guys look and tell me what you think or if you have any eperiences with some of the products.

    1. PowerTrax No-Slip locker- Now ordered and on its way :D-DONE
    2. Safari Snorkel- Ordering on monday :woot:- DONE
    3. Bud Built 4 piece combo skids- Decided to go with AllPro - DONE
     
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  10. Feb 3, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    Tacodriver08

    Tacodriver08 [OP] To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    This was a fun day. Truck pulled like a champ :woot:
     
  11. Feb 3, 2012 at 6:34 AM
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    Tacodriver08 [OP] To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    12v to 120v power invertor. I mounted it to the back of th ecenter console and it worked out pretty good.

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    Pioneer DVD head unit. This thing is awesome and it improved the sound in the truck immensely :D. The cord that runs in under the ac controls and out the top of the dash is the cord for my garmin nuvi

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    Midland CB hardwired to battery. Probably one of the most useful investments i've made with the truck.
     
  12. May 11, 2012 at 6:13 AM
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    Tacodriver08 [OP] To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    Now to add to the list is an All Pro IFS skid and the T-Case skid. I'll get pics up soon :D
     
  13. Jun 24, 2014 at 6:50 AM
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    Tacodriver08

    Tacodriver08 [OP] To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    Finally pulled the trigger on these, had to use a 1/4" spacer to keep them from hitting the UCA at full droop and shaved the plastic covering off the cab mount and all is well, no rubbing so far. Taking a 7 day trip to CO next week though so we'll put them through their paces and see how they turn out.
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  14. Jul 16, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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    Tacodriver08 [OP] To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    So the wife and I finally made our maiden voyage to the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, and all I can say is that we are planning our next trip already. I used Bakerlas trip report to help on planning ours, thanks! I also used the everytrail app on my iphone and the funtreks guide book. Also I might add that my recently purchased ST Maxx tires did awesome here, kept them at 18psi the whole trip and didn't slip a tire once.

    Not alot of pictures of the drive there, lots of flat land in TX and NM, nor of the actual trails but the wife got some great pictures of scenery.

    First day was Yankee Boy and Governor Basins, unfortunately there was a rockslide about halfway up Governor from the storm the day before that closed the trail. While we were at Yankee Boy we got to hike up over to one of the Blue Lakes. yankee boy was pretty easy going but very scenic.

    Cliff overhang on going towards camp bird mine

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    View from the Blue Lake Trail
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    One of the Blue Lakes, beautiful lunch spot
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  15. Jul 16, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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    Tacodriver08 [OP] To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    The next day we did Imogene Pass, stopped in Telluride and ate at Brown Dog Pizza per Bakerla sugestion in his trip report, it was awesome food, then we looped up last dollar road and over to Ridgway then back down to Ouray. Out of everything we did, Imogene was by far my favorite trail.

    Drove through a couple of snow drifts that had been plowed when going up to Imogene Pass.
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    Imogene Pass, there was a bit of traffic up there, couldnt get a picture without a 4wheeler in the background.

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    This is a view towards the Alpine Loop area
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    View North
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    Nice pano view from on top of Fort Peabody on Imogene Pass, pretty sure I caught my wife getting a pano as well
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    America, fk yeah. Top of Fort Peabody on Imogene Pass
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    Couple of pics from Last Dollar Road
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  16. Jul 16, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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    Tacodriver08

    Tacodriver08 [OP] To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    We ended up having to cut a day off of our trip, but I was determined to do the Alpine loop so rather than split it in half like we had planned, we plowed through it in a day. Next time though we'll take more time.

    We ran up Mineral Creek trail from 550 to Engineer Pass, didnt get a lot of pics, the trail wasn't terribly technical, other than a bunch of 3 point turns on the switchbacks, it was just bumpy as hell with the truck fully loaded down, I think I found justification for some allpro expo springs.

    View going up to Engineer Pass
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    Engineer Pass, when we got to the top we met a little old Dutch man who was in CO on businees who had driver his rental Nissan Altima up to the top of Engineer Pass from Lake city. If you cant make your truck get to Engineer Pass from Lake City, then you should get a corner cut off your man card...possibly cut in half.
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    Start of decent going to Lake City
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    Awesome waterfall closer to Lake City
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    Cinnamon Pass, we didnt get alot of pictures on this trail cause of the rain and snow coming down on us. I will say that we had to assist an idiot who ran the front half of his ford expedition off of a ledge when coming down from Cinnamon pass, I didnt get any picture but I'll search around and see if the wife did.

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    Couple of pictures of Animas Forks, pretty cool place. Next time we come I would like to do California Gulch to Hurricane Pass and Corkscrew Gulch.

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  17. Jul 18, 2014 at 1:52 PM
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    bakerla

    bakerla Man, Myth, Legend

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    Lots of snow on the ground. Looks like a great trip!
     
  18. Dec 16, 2014 at 9:41 PM
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    whiskeytango0311 Former Dispatcher of Freedom's Enemies

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    Quick question for you. When you bought the truck, did it have a CCA fish sticker on the driver-side window? Looks like there was one on your Colorado pics. I know this truck if it did.
     
  19. Dec 17, 2014 at 12:24 AM
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    ChiveOn

    ChiveOn City Slickin' Redneck, I wear a suit with a mullet

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    This question has me intrigued....Subbed. Did he know the former owner? Does the truck have 5 kilos on cocaine hidden in the frame? Was he the former owner?....oh the possibilities

    OP, in that picture of the over hang, could you drive under it or did you have to turn around? It looks really low in that photo. Also do you have any other sources on where to find these trails? I am doing a trip to Colorado in the summer and would love to check out a few of these.
    Nice Build by the way.
     
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  20. Dec 18, 2014 at 6:43 AM
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    Tacodriver08

    Tacodriver08 [OP] To have faith, is to trust yourself to the water

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    Turns out he is friends with the former owner.

    As for that over hang it is actually higher than it look and you can drive right under it. That is still part of Camp Bird Mine Rd before you hit any real trail heads. The best 2 sources I used were EveryTrail (both the website and the Iphone App) and also Funtreks guide to Colorado backroads and trails (like $20 on amazon). You can download the trails onto the app on your Iphone (or android) and be able to view them even without cell service, pretty awesome.
     
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