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NW WA Meet / BS Thread

Discussion in 'North West' started by Benson X, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Jan 22, 2021 at 10:46 PM
    Tayoflor

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    SOLD!Welp, I think it's time for me to sell my Taco. I'm needing some more interior space for the family these days. In the process of cleaning things up and I'll make an official post. If you guys know anyone who wants a pretty built up Tacoma that's been owned by a Toyota/Lexus tech than let me know!
    2013 Trd off road with 114k
    Lots of upgrades that I'll list in official for sale post. Couple pics for attention PXL_20210115_231218633.jpg
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  2. Jan 22, 2021 at 10:48 PM
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    Are you willing to sell the RTT?
     
  3. Jan 22, 2021 at 10:57 PM
    Tayoflor

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    Definitely. Pm for some details if you're interested
     
  4. Jan 23, 2021 at 3:13 PM
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  5. Jan 23, 2021 at 3:23 PM
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    Whats under the truck? OME 886’s Nitro Chargers 1/4” top plate spacers 1.5” Icon add-a-leaf for a total of 3” front and rear. 275/80/17 MTR’s SCS Ray10’ URD Stage 2 clutch Heavy Flywheel Clutch Masters Hydro Bering What’s on the front? Cbi bumper steel. Smittybilt X20 10k Under the hood? Ultimate headlight and fog light harnesses 100w/90w H4Headlights 9011 60wHir Fogs Anytime fog mod Northstar Group 34 14.7 Voltage booster Red Line hood struts K&N replacement filter on secondary air pump K&N air cleaner Donbison Snorkle In the cab? Wet Okie seat covers Petal Comander Meso Maps and Dome Molle panels on the consol Flyeyze Under the climate controls,glove box and center consol TRD Logo plates over door latches Weather Tech Floor mats with Custom TRD stickers Weather Tech Rain guards Weather Tech bug shield Full Head liner of patches On the bed? Snug-top Rebel Yakima racks Chinese knock off bat wing awning with walls Water Port Quick Fists Mount Bed Mat Anti theft tail gate bracket Trailer plug relocate Coms? Buofeng Navigation Garmin Alpha 100 ( Hound hunting GPS System) ECGS Bushing Cobra Rx75 Cb Home made sleeping platform with drawers. On the bench waiting to go in? 3* Cam Gears. Powder Coated Valve Covers Custom 3/4” intake spacer
    It’s as expensive as you want to make it. I welded a fat chain link to a bolt, drilled some holes through the fender and through bolted it and use a ratchet strap. Mind you this was like 2006 before all the cool shit was readily available a mouse click away. It’s been like that for 14yrs and no problems.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2021 at 3:27 PM
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    yeah i meant buying a prefabbed is expensive. making your own makes way more sense imo
     
  7. Jan 23, 2021 at 4:52 PM
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    Who’s gusseting spindles locally? Interested in your opinion if you can reinforce my fuck up lol. Long story short all attempts to stop the ball joint from spinning didn’t work leading to cutting and lead to an oops and a Knick when I pulled away. Cut isn’t all the way through. Just drilled and slotted spindles lol!
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  8. Jan 23, 2021 at 6:40 PM
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    Anyone tow a travel trailer with their tacoma? I'm looking at getting one with a GVWR (max loaded weight) of 4835... Looking for any advice from people towing in the northwest.

    Lots of the posts in the towing forum are from areas without mountain passes.

    I got a scangauge to monitor the transmission temps. Will be using a weight distribution hitch with sway control and and a trailer brake.
     
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  9. Jan 23, 2021 at 6:44 PM
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    3850 Lbs should be easy, given the towing capacity of these trucks. Don't forget to factor in, all additional essentials (travel trailer?) for camping, that gets tossed in.
    The Off Road should handle towing no problem.

    Suggest if you are heading over the passes, (if A/T), shift manually as necessary, for better control of RPMs and torque. Less strain on the transmission.

    The addition of trailer brakes help a lot.

    If it were me, I'd add a few hundred pounds in the bed of the truck, for more stopping mass on the rear axle of the truck.
     
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  10. Jan 23, 2021 at 6:58 PM
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    If it were on the inside angle of the spindle, I'd be concerned but on the outside of the angle like that, it's not really a high stress point in the spindle. I wouldn't sweat it but others may feel differently about it. Keep an eye on it and watch to see if any cracks develop from the end of the cuts but if it were me, I'd run it like it is and just check it every week or so for a while.
     
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  11. Jan 23, 2021 at 7:09 PM
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    Sorry, edited the post right after I posted. It's 4835 max weight. Dry weight is 3654. Too many numbers in my head.

    It is an AT, I will be using sport mode while towing to control what gear I'm in.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2021 at 7:10 PM
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    Welding a tray up will be pretty easy, and thanks for the recommendations I’ll probably get around to ordering the parts this week!!
     
  13. Jan 23, 2021 at 7:15 PM
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    Thats how I felt about it too but after researching into it I found the WebMD of my truck lol. I wasn’t so sure though and I am not too familiar with spindle failures so I wanted to check with y’all. Thanks for the quick input on it. I will start watching it closely.
     
  14. Jan 24, 2021 at 5:29 AM
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    Itll tow fine. Wont be a speed machine through the mountains but itll get there. The only negative is you will be able to watch your gas gauge going down lol.

    The main thing I would do....upgrade the transmission cooler. The stock on is pretty meh once you start towing.

    @Greddy just got a trailer if i remember correctly so he might be able to add some things
     
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  15. Jan 24, 2021 at 10:16 AM
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    Why do you need dual? Do you want isolation, or run together? My diesel has dual batteries, but no isolation. I'm pretty sure the power lead from my first battery to the starter is larger than your largest lead from your battery.
    When I had my Tacoma, I was considering a dual batt setup, and have a switch in cab to connect it. The negative can be wired from one battery to the other. My thought was to add a fuse from second battery to go to a switch in the cab, then from switch to 100A relay. The main power from second battery I was thinking to go through the relay, and connect to the positive of first battery. This would have them connected in parallel when I flip the switch, and the relay would be powered by the second battery. Once the engine is running, the alternator can charge both batteries, and the in cab switch can be flipped to disconnect and isolate the second battery again.

    If you don't have access to a welder, unistrut is something easy to find as well, and it is easy to cut to length, then use some allthread, nuts, and washers to bolt the battery to the strut. The strut can be through bolted, or tek screwed into the truck.

    If you have a toolbox in the bed, that can be a good spot to hide the second battery as well. That will keep it dry, but it will require extra length of wiring.

    I pulled a 15 ft (3000 lbs dry, 3800 gvwr) with my 4 banger. I didn't have a trans temp gauge, and my truck did it. Get the bigger mirrors. I put the dodge style fold out mirrors on, and that helps tremendously. The stock mirrors don't go out far enough and you end up looking at the front of the trailer more than along the side.
    I had a basic preset brake controller I got from uhaul. It works, but I would reccomend getting a proportional brake controller. After I got a bigger truck to replace my Tacoma, I got a tekonsha proportional brake controller for about $110 on Amazon, and mounted it to the dash next to the A pillar. The proportional ones have to be mounted about level in the truck, as they have internal sensors to determine how much brake force to send to the trailer. When I wired it into my last truck, I was able to slip the leads down a small slot in the dash, so no drilling of new holes. When I put it into my current truck, the diesel, I was able to tuck the leads through a different hole to get under the dash, so again, no drilling of the dash.

    In pulling a travel trailer, it is like driving with a parachute hooked to your truck. When I've pulled my little 15 ft with my diesel, I am still doing about 65 in a 70. Going up hills, like i90 on either side of Vantage, just run slower. In my Tacoma, I had 31s and 3" OME/Dakar leaf pack, and every little uphill I was losing speed. If you have oversized tires on stock gears, you may want to look into regearing. The 2nd gen v6 is rated to tow up to 6500#, so it can pull the almost 4900# fully loaded trailer, but be ready to burn gas a lot faster, and feel weak.
     
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  16. Jan 24, 2021 at 5:55 PM
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    anyone in the market for a beat not babied 06 DCSB?


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  17. Jan 25, 2021 at 7:44 PM
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    I'll start the bid at $10
     
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  18. Jan 25, 2021 at 9:31 PM
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  19. Jan 25, 2021 at 10:15 PM
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    So I’ve been offered a 4th gen 4runner for a deal that I really can’t pass up. Been considering switching to an SUV for quite sometime already. . . Was wanting an 80’s series landcruiser so I’m really torn if I should jump on the runner, transfer parts from the truck over and just stick with the runner for a while until the right LC comes along.
     
  20. Jan 26, 2021 at 8:27 AM
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    I love the 80 series but the money they are demanding these days is absurd. Still is my ideal offroader/family hauler though. Good luck with your search.

    As to the 4runner, if you plan on keeping it after the LC comes to fruition go for it, if you are going to sell it (or the tacoma) when the LC arrives then I wouldn't bother with yet another car transaction. But that's just me.
     

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