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New Demello Addition...

Discussion in 'Demello Offroad' started by fjfar80, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 15, 2012 at 6:05 AM
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    fjfar80

    fjfar80 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I had the gentlemen at IPOR install my Demello Three Hoop (purchased from TRDPARTS4U) bumper w / Warn M8000 winch (Master-Pull Superline), a full OME suspension with the Dakar Leaf Springs, and Total Chaos UCA's. The truck is a 2009 DC TRD Offroad and I am running the Slee sliders.

    Love the bumper and have nothing but positive things to say about Demello, picked up the truck last night from IPOR and as always...impressed by their work.

    Now I just have to finish my dual battery installation this weekend.

    Next up for the truck is a an ARB front air locker, re-gear, and a set of ASFIR skid plates...and just perhaps a CBI rear bumper.

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    Cheers.

    - Mark
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 6:10 AM
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    AzogSS

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    Looks good, that's a lot of toys installed at the same time!
     
  3. May 15, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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    captain.cardinal1

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    Love the bumper and the rack.
     
  4. May 15, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    penguins_cc

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    Looks pretty sweet! But then again, so does your previous Toyota. I've always wanted one of those LCs. How would you compare the offroad capabilities vs. our Tacomas?
     
  5. May 15, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    fjfar80

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    I hate to say it but, you just can't beat a triple-locked solid axle vehicle. Having said that...unless you are climbing rocks...the Tacoma is just as good. I anticipate once I put in the front ARB, re-gear, and put on some skid plates...the Tacoma should be able to do about 90% of what I could do in the Land Cruiser. None the less, I wouldn't turn the Tacoma down a level 5 trail strewn with boulders...the IFS would probably have a heart attack...where as the Land Cruiser just kept on moving over anything you would put in front of it...granted 35's help.

    At the end of the day though...it's really about the driver...I have seen some well built vehicles absolutely fail off-road because there was a driver behind the wheel with little common sense and no technical knowledge. A little thinking and a little strategy can get you through most things off-road. My philosophy is if my tires are spinning even a little...I've picked the wrong line. That philosophy serves me well and keeps vehicles in one piece.

    - Mark
     
  6. May 16, 2012 at 3:32 AM
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    Well said, OP. Good points.
     
  7. May 16, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    JDEMELLO

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    Nice pictures.
     
  8. May 18, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    dirtysouthtaco

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    Is that a grocery basket on your roof?
     
  9. May 21, 2012 at 4:56 AM
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    Is this a serious question?

    - Mark
     
  10. May 21, 2012 at 5:43 AM
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    buzzard1992

    buzzard1992 Yep

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    Sick toyotas man! I drove around a white land cruiser like that for a few months till I traded it for my Tacoma. I kinda miss it now. They are great off road
     
  11. May 26, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    Looks like the fixtures Cy made for the side wings are working :D. Getting those sides to place properly was a real pain for the first few batches we built. We just had the laser cutters re-do the wings themselves (to get rid of that gap on the bottom seam). Let us know how things go with driving it around and if there's any chatter or rubbing between the wings and the fenders. That fixture has knocked off some serious labor time on the bumpers.

    Cy doesn't get on the forums anywhere but he's seriously an asset to the shop and an unsung hero of the fab and install side of DO. Anyone who's been to the shop for an install and has met him knows what I'm talkin about.

    Glad you're happy with yer new toy! Looks great!

    J. C. P.
     
  12. May 26, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    BlackSeven

    BlackSeven Grab your helmet, this shits about to get retarded

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    Can you explain this a little more? I installed the additional braces in the front and I do have some banging on the fenders. I loosened the bolts up and stood on the bumper and it seemed to give me a bit more clearance on, and for the most part has solved any banging/rubbing, but it's still very close and occasionally will make noise. Here is a picture of my truck. Still very happy with the bumper. This might be due to the fact that I have a high clearance bumper.


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  13. May 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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  14. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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    Very nice!!!! Quick question, what kind of fog lights are those? The stock fogs don't fit right?
     
  15. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    BlackSeven Grab your helmet, this shits about to get retarded

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    The brand they highly recommend are Acro foglights. They're essentially these: http://acrolights.com/products.php?pid=37 without the brackets.

    I'm not shelling out 300 dollars for 3 and 3/4 inch driving lights. Rigid is cheaper and that's really saying something.

    The opening is exactly 4 inches, the acro driving lights are 3 and 3/4 inches. I picked up some 4 inch westin lights for 40 bucks and I'm going to make them work. after spending 1400+ on a bumper after shipping, the 300 bucks extra for lights was a bit of a punch in the stomach.
     
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