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Nate's build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Nate87, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Feb 9, 2015 at 5:51 AM
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    TYetti

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    so much goodness in here I need 35's on my truck !!!
    subd for more
     
  2. Feb 9, 2015 at 12:50 PM
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    Nate87

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    Thanks man!
    My friends keep telling me to make an account since they are all on it. I'm not a big fan of the social media stuff. Hell, even posting here is foreign to me. But, I feel I own it to the community to document the progress since it was other's posts that helped me with my build. Just want to return the favor I guess.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2015 at 9:37 PM
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    Total Chaos +2 LT w/ 2.5 x 8 Kings, 700 lb coils, Chevy 63s, BAMF Shock relocation, 12" King Smoothies, Locker Anytime Mod, 5% Tint All Around, 4xInnovations full skids, Custom Made Rock Sliders, 4xInnovations HC Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier, SOS Original Plate 2 Front Bumper, 130 w KC Slimlites, Homertaco Raptor Grill, Bestop Supertop, Smittybilt 9500 lb winch, Flowmaster 40 series, JVC deck w/ 12" Rockford Fosgate T1 in custom box, and lots more!!
    Do it! If you follow me and boogy we'll both scream like little girls hahahaha :laugh:
     
  4. Feb 9, 2015 at 10:33 PM
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    Shh don't tell him that!
     
  5. Feb 17, 2015 at 9:18 PM
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    Nate87

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    Maybe one of these days I'll get around to it. Heck, I'm still behind on updating this thread! It's funny because everyone has IG so they'll send me random photos of badass toyota's. Then I'll be like, "YUP, that's MrGrimm or DefconBrix" or whoever.

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    Small update on the dual battery wiring. Got it mostly done. All the ground work is in. It'll serve as the backbone of the system. Just need to run the accessories to their respective terminal blocks and done.
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Feb 17, 2015 at 10:00 PM
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    It's so beautiful! *sobs*
     
  7. Feb 18, 2015 at 8:44 AM
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  8. Feb 18, 2015 at 5:59 PM
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    There is so much awesome in here! Nice build! Sub'd
     
  9. Feb 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM
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    Thanks guys. Trying to get it ready for TDS in a few weeks. Lots more to do before then.
     
  10. Mar 4, 2015 at 1:40 PM
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    Count down to TDS!!!

    The truck ready?
     
  11. Mar 4, 2015 at 6:35 PM
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    Updates???
     
  12. Mar 4, 2015 at 7:06 PM
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    Oh shit...truck is looking good.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2015 at 10:11 PM
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    Thanks!

    I wasn't able to get everything I wanted done in time for TDS but it'll be there putting around. Wasn't able to finish the wiring for the fridge or mount and hook up the compressor for front locker. Also missing the roof rack for the camping equipment and recovery gear. Hopefully I'll have time to get an alignment in to push the caster forward and prevent a bit of rubbing.

    I'll upload some photos and updates in a bit.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2015 at 6:39 AM
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    There's a trick to getting the front diff in real easy. Hard to explain. Basically remove one bolt from thatdog mount thata attached to the differential, and loosen the other one. I think I removed the driver side and loosened the passenger side bolt enough for the mount to swivel. Basically lift the diff up and it becomes way easier to drop that mount in, then swing the diff up and it is in. Extremely easy. Goes in in about 15 seconds.
     
  15. Mar 5, 2015 at 10:29 AM
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    Thanks for the tip! I'll keep that in mind next time I have to remove and install the front diff. It was a real pain in the ass the way we were doing it.

    And just to clarify, by dog mount you mean the two mounts that come forward of the diff?
     
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  16. Mar 5, 2015 at 12:48 PM
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  17. Mar 7, 2015 at 5:26 PM
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    :eek:

    Sweet setup! That looks awesome!
     
  18. Mar 11, 2015 at 3:54 PM
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    Next was putting the front bumper back on after the powder coat with the winch and light bar. I removed these black plastic pieces to give the bumper more wiggle room. Don't know what they do, maybe just help index the factory bumper :notsure:
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    Rigid Industries SR2 20 with Hyperspot mounted
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    I went with a Warn Zeon 10-S. I got the 78" Zeon control pack relocation kit to more the contactor into the engine bay. With the control pack removed, there was minimal clearance issues. The winch just touched the center grill support. You can see on the right the rub mark.
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    Then here on the support
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    This is the contactor to be relocated. You have the option of relocating the entire top module or gutting it and just mounting this piece. I figured it'd be easier to mount and relocate this than the huge encased piece.
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    Unfortunately there was a snafu. One of the motor studs broke up while installing :eek:. Followed the instructions and used an IN/LBS torque wrench. installed one nut good then the second one kept spinning, and spinning then snap, off it came :mad:. They are brass so care should be taken not to over tighten.
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    The crappy part is I tried to see if Warn would just send me that bolt stud to replace but turns out they entire left motor assembly had to be replaced!! Brand new, never used and already have to do a warranty claim. Warn referred me to their authorized SoCal repair location, Tri County Gear. They were able to get it taken care of. Shitty part is I was headed out of town for work and there were some nice trails where I was going and wanted the winch just in case.
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    Next was time to install the Relentless Fabrication Bolt on sliders.
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    OCD kicking in
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    I was confused as hell trying to get these things in. The only thing I could think of was to jack up the tranny/transfer case and remove the cross member
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    That was the only way I could think of to get the bolts in and held in place for the cross member bolts. If someone has a better option without having to remove the cross member, please let me know. It's these on the inside
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    They hold in this piece that the slider will bolt to.
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    This bracket on the passenger side frame was in the way so it'll need to be removed then reinstalled later.
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    One side done!
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    The driver side requires you to move a few things around, like brake and fuel lines, to clear the bolts. I just unclipped them and set them aside. I will put some rubber fuel hose around the hard lines to protect them from rubbing and damaging the lines. Crappy photo.
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    I forgot to take photos of these before install(you can see them on the ground two photos up). They are extensions with nuts welded to them on the ends. They allow you to get the nuts deep into the boxed part of the frame and hold them in place while running the bolts through them. Saves the headache of reaching in with a wrench or whatever. A nice touch for sure.
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    This is what was left after the install. I can't remember what they were all for but I know the 4 on the right were if you wanted extra bolts on the bottom of the frame coming up. Two on each side. You'd need to drill a 1/2" hole to put them in. They will go in eventually.

    [​IMG]

    The truck looked funny with the front and rear bumpers on and no sliders. Seemed long and skinny so now it looks much better.
    Sidenote: I need to learn how to take good photos.
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    After getting home the rear flares were put on to be cut
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    Looking better
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    I did a quick test with the Hi-Lift on the sliders and there was very minimal deflection. As mentioned though, I'll eventually put in those extra bolts.

    Nate
     
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  19. Mar 11, 2015 at 7:08 PM
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    RockyMtnTRD

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    Truck is looking badass as hell Nate!

    Your doing a great job modding this beauty:thumbsup:
     
  20. Mar 11, 2015 at 10:02 PM
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    Nate87

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    Thanks! Lots of time went into making it look nice. I could have done something like the SPod but wanted to make it exactly how I wanted.

    Thanks Noah! I need to catch this thread up to where it should be. Still behind a bit.

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    A post from the BAMF ORI thread to double tap things.
     
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