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New truck, build in progress, hit deer...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trailotter, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Aug 15, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    trailotter

    trailotter [OP] Active Member

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    I finally became the proud owner of a new gorgeous white DCSB in June. Good times. My BIG mistake was soaking in the "lore" here for a couple of months first. You guys are worse than crack dealers! Before I even received my truck I started stockpiling wheels, tires, and tonneau cover in my garage.

    I planned on having a vehicle I could do minor offroading in (hunting, camping), and mostly keep on the roads, so I eschewed the off-road model in favor of the sport and its awesome skewp. Yeah, I'm shallow.

    But then my brother with his jeep started planning an off-road camping trip in Colorado. Shoot. Wellll, not willing to risk marring my white beauty, I started investing a little more: Allpro skids & sliders, and, just in case, an Undercoverhwms winch mount equipped with a Warn VR8000-s winch w. synthetic cable. And thanks to MadToy's idea, I had some beefy shackle mounts welded onto the undercover bumper by a crusty local fab wiz. BTW, Brian at Undercover HWMS got the mount to me in record time.

    The 265/70R-16 Michelin MS/2's and TRD beadlock wheels I'd purchased for normal driving suddenly seemed too sedate, and all that weight I'd added made my poor Taco look like a sprinter in the blocks, so I added 265/70R-17 Duratracs and ToyTec coilovers with Bilstein 5100's all 'round. MUCH better.

    Also added a Cobra 75 w. 3' Firestick antenna, did the diff breather mod and yellow wire mod, and added a Poplock electric lock to tailgate.

    All this in the space of 6 weeks.

    Last week we took off for Colorado and it was AWESOME. Spent a week mucking on trails & over passes between Lake City, Silverton, Ouray, Ophir, & Telluride. God's country for sure! I also saw more sweet Taco's than I've seen all year, and I'm sure some of you reading were there!

    Only problem was getting there via Kansas... At 4 am I passed a big rig on I70 doing a leisurely 75mph when a BIG doe crossed the highway and went all kamikaze on my ass. Fortunately I hugged the road by the median and caught her with the right front fender, sending deer parts flying, and the remains smack into the grill of the big rig. There was nothing left but an intact head sitting in a pile of goo. No limbs, no bones, just skin & gore. No, no pics.

    I was amazed: all my damage was cosmetic! But the estimate I got today totalled over $4400 for all the shitty plastic parts (plus dinged quarter panel & door.) Bumper & valance are toast - after all the hours I spent fitting my winch mount & shackles.

    Anyways, here's some pics (some suck) of my progress. Next up will be re-thinking my lackadaisical attitude towards deer protection, living in the Midwest.

    Pristine new:
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    Oooh, Beadlocks!
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    Nothing but class: Beadlocks & Michelins:
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    Shackle mounts welded onto Undercover winch mount:
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    Undercover winch mount:

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    Winch control:
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    Had to cut valance to fit lead, then heated plastic & bent it in, and used door trim rubber piece to line edge:
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    Allpro Rock Sliders, those things are beefy:
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    Allpro IFS skid plate (pic taken upside down)
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    Allpro transfercase, transmission, & IFS skids (pic taken from rear)
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    Allpro transfercase skid
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    Toytec coilovers w. Billie 5100's
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    Stance after lift:
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    Effin' deer!!
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    Ophir pass
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    Engineer pass
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    A well used taco:
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  2. Aug 15, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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    Banff2007Tacoma

    Banff2007Tacoma Well-Known Member

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    GPS Navigation System, Old Man Emu complete lift with Dakar springs. Light Racing UCA's. BFG AT tires, KMC Enduro rims, Allpro E-locker guard. ARB Portable Air Compressor CKMP12. Backflip Tonneau Cover. Wet Okole seat covers.
    Wow you are not kidding around with this build. Looks awesome.:thumbsup:
     
  3. Oct 21, 2012 at 2:01 AM
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    iRep8OH8

    iRep8OH8 Didn't choose the Toyota Life, it chose me.

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    I love how you mounted the winch! sweeet build! hope no more deer's come your way good thing it didn't damage that much yikes! :eek:
     
  4. Oct 21, 2012 at 2:38 AM
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    the.sight.picture

    the.sight.picture .45%er

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    flux capisitor, magnaflow muffler bearing, extra blinker fluid container. 6 inch wide stacks
    Warn bumper or relentless should take of the next deer
     
  5. Jun 27, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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    trailotter

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  6. Jun 27, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    aficianado

    aficianado Well-Known Member

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    OME lift. 884 coils, 1.5" AAL's installed on nonTSB leafs. front diff drop kit.
    sweet!! i love that truck. i need to get some sliders.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2013 at 10:22 AM
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    ndub86

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    Looks like that will take care of any future deer!!
     
  8. Jun 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    KenpachiZaraki

    KenpachiZaraki Its Wicked Flow BITCHES!!

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    ALL POSER- Afe Pro Dry S drop in filter, 3" AP leaf pack, Eibach w/5100's up front, 5100's rear, Fog Light Mod, ABS off mod, Dash Light MOD, Doug Thorley Long Tube Headers, Wicked Flow Bitches MAX Muffler, 4" floods, 20", 43" light bars, 265/75/16 Hankook Dynapro ATm, oil catch can, rear diff breather relocate, Custome Sliders, SOS concepts Front bumper, Demon Eye Mod, backlit TRD emblem on bumper, Morimoto D2S projectors,
    I like how there's deer hair in the tires lol. Nice truck!!
     
  9. Jun 27, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    ANT2013taco

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    What did you do with your original hitch mount? If your are selling it I may be interested!
     
  10. Jun 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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    Joe in the hills

    Joe in the hills Well-Known Member

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    TJM Bull Bar Bumper, 7100 Bilstiens on FE, 4 Leaf Spring Retro
    The 1st big mod to mine was to add a TJM bull bar bumper and 5100's to the front.
    Piece of mind when driving at night or very early in the a.m. going to work.
    Not to worry about deer or bear, and went from a 5 mph bumper to probbably 60 mph version.
     
  11. Jun 28, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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    trailotter

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  12. Jun 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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  13. Jun 29, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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    Jaime

    Jaime Maibatsu Monstrosity

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    Base model FTW
    ARB bumper with Warn M8000-s and Rigid 20", Icon coilovers with Camburg UCA's, Dakars with OME shocks, CBI sliders, ASFIR skids, 16x7 OEM FJ alloys with 255/85R16 Cooper S/T's, DT short tubes
    Nice truck. :thumbsup:

    I also clipped a deer and had very similar same damage. I never intended to get a plate bumper, but rather than replace all the plastic, I got an ARB...which led to a bunch of other stuff. It's a steep steep slope :D
     
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