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Ordinary Overland Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by AKdude007, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Jun 1, 2016 at 12:34 PM
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    AKdude007

    AKdude007 [OP] The mountains are calling and I must go

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    Vision X Light Bars KB Voodoo Bed Rack Tuff Stuff 4x4 RTT
    TRUCK:

    2007 Toyota Tacoma, Access Cab, 4WD, TRD OFF-ROAD

    Miles: ~140,000

    I am building this truck for budget overlanding and extended trips. It is my daily driver and I also use it to get to primo Aurora picture taking locations and just general camping with my wife.

    BLACK are completed modification, HYPERLINKS to product info, GREY are future modification. This will help me keep track of where I am going.

    As it sits today: 31 Dec 2016

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    SUSPENSION:
    Bilstein 5100 Shocks
    885 Coils w/ 10mm enhancer
    Wheeler's Off Road Progressive 3 Leaf AAL
    Wheeler's Off Road Diff Drop Kit
    OME FK29 Driveline Carrier Bearing Drop Kit



    WHEELS & TIRES:
    Stock Rims (to be painted)
    265/75R16 BFG KO2's


    ARMOR:
    Billet Grille

    Pelfreybilt Hybrid Bumper with center hoop (30 Dec 2016 ORDERED!!!)
    Pelfreybilt Hi-Clearance Rear Bumper
    Pelfreybilt Weld-On Rock Sliders (30 Dec 2016 ORDERED!!!)



    LIGHTING:
    2x Vision X XPR-6
    Black Headlights


    HEAD UNIT:
    iPad Mini 2, 16GB, WiFi (not in dash)
    Sony MEX‑N5100BT Radio

    Raspberry Pi Zero Dash System


    iPad APPS:
    Sony App Remote
    StreetPilot by Garmin
    HemaExplorer North America Off Road
    Gaia GPS
    Topo Maps
    DashCommand


    COMMUNICATION:
    Baofeng UV-5R HAM Radio
    Cobra CB Radio



    OVERLAND:
    KBVoodoo Bed Rack
    Tuff Stuff 4x4 Roof Top Tent
    Tuff Stuff 4x4 Awning

    ARB Diff Breathers


    RECOVERY:
    Tred 1100's

    Winch
    Hi-Lift Jack
    Bed Mounted Shovel
    Bed Mounted Axe
    Bubba Rope
    Shackles
    Chain



    MISC:
    Winterized (block heater, trickle charger, heating pads for the oil pan and transmission)

    WeatherTech Floor Mats
    Remote Start


    PICTURES:

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    Before/After Billet Painting
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    REVIEWS/VIDEOS:

    KB Voodoo Bedrack Review
    https://youtu.be/0TUUMfY1x0g

    KB Voodoo Bed Rack *UPDATE*
    https://youtu.be/Te07Ko7jfus

    Tuff Stuff 4x4 RTT
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/NaxuQ0o-RXQ

    Tred 1100 Recovery
    https://youtu.be/OqZlOY727-8
     
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  2. Jun 21, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    AKdude007

    AKdude007 [OP] The mountains are calling and I must go

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    *UPDATE* so I received my new suspension 2 days after this "internal failure". More pics to follow in a couple weeks.
     
  3. Jun 29, 2016 at 8:57 AM
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    OdinBow

    OdinBow Just an idiot out wandering around CO.

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    Mitch Cumstein
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    None, but willing to learn.
    I am planning a suspension upgrade very similar to yours. I was leaning toward the HeadStrong 3 leaf AAL really just to get all parts from one location, but was curious as to why you chose the Wheeler's?

    Also, I wanted to ask if you are planning on doing anything with wheel bearings, ball joints, CV's etc while you are in there doing the suspension? My truck has just over 100,000 miles and that has got me thinking I should replace some of those "wear out" parts when I do the lift.

    Again, good luck with the engine swap. I feel for 'ya especially when you've got a suspension ready to put on.

    Jason
     
  4. Jun 29, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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    AKdude007

    AKdude007 [OP] The mountains are calling and I must go

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    I actually just did the wheel bearings on mine a few months ago since they were bad so I'll skip that, I'll probably do brakes and rotors, as far as the other stuff goes, I have a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality haha!

    I chose Wheeler's Off Road because 1. I live in Alaska so everyone charges me shipping anyway, 2. Even if I lived in the lower 48, their prices are so far under everyone else's that even with paying for shipping, you would save money, 3. Same as you, I wanted to get everything from one place, 4. They were super easy to work with, listened to what I was using the lift for and how much lift I wanted to achieve and helped me customize a package with options, 5. They assembled my coil overs for basically the price of the parts plus $20ish, 6. I got a free t-shirt since I asked :D. I would go to them time and time again. If you mention TW they may be able to give you a little bit of a discount, bigger discounts on Wheeler's house parts.
     
  5. Jun 29, 2016 at 10:10 AM
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    OdinBow

    OdinBow Just an idiot out wandering around CO.

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    Nice. Thanks for the reply. We think alike with the if it ain't broke don't fix it mentality, but I'm also torn enough suspensions apart that if I can do it once and be done I'd like to. Unfortunately this is my first Toyota so I don't know how long some of this stuff will last. I did brake pads and rotors (original) at 95K miles so I'm not hard on stuff but as I get into more off-roading (my boys are getting old enough now) I'd feel better knowing I'm on newer parts. Anyway, I need to crawl under it and poke around. If things look good I'll run with it.

    Looking forward to reading about your motor and lift experiences!
     
  6. Jul 5, 2016 at 8:21 AM
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    AKdude007

    AKdude007 [OP] The mountains are calling and I must go

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  7. Jul 5, 2016 at 8:59 AM
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    OdinBow

    OdinBow Just an idiot out wandering around CO.

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    Lots if winning going on in here! Great job!! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Jul 6, 2016 at 11:24 AM
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    SoTexTacoma

    SoTexTacoma a_causemonaut

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    Fuckkkkkkkk yessss! Great work. Damn I hope I never have to do this, but I know I would if it came down to it.
     
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  9. Jul 10, 2016 at 10:05 AM
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    AKdude007

    AKdude007 [OP] The mountains are calling and I must go

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    Now that all of my mechanical issues had been fixed, I finally had time to install the Bilstein 5100 Lift! It actually worked out in my favor to wait the extra month. The local Toyota dealer called me about my leaf spring recall and told me the parts were in. I asked them if they could throw my add-a-leaf on at the same time and they did it...for FREE! I lucked out with that. So my before and after picture doesn't change in the rear of the truck because the new leaf spring are already on. Super happy with how it turned out.

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  10. Aug 3, 2016 at 5:44 AM
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    Juforrest

    Juforrest Dumb!

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    Looking good. How do you like you tuff stuff tent? I'm in the market for one and saw those on Amazon.
     
  11. Aug 3, 2016 at 4:35 PM
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    AKdude007

    AKdude007 [OP] The mountains are calling and I must go

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    I love it. I've been camping in it all summer and going again this weekend. I am certain that all the tents are made in the same factory and just rebranded. It is identical to a TJM and a CVT tent I saw in person, costs a lot less though.
     
  12. Aug 3, 2016 at 5:02 PM
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    Juforrest

    Juforrest Dumb!

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    Thanks, that's good to hear.
     
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  13. Aug 6, 2016 at 11:58 AM
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    AKdude007

    AKdude007 [OP] The mountains are calling and I must go

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    Finally got out and did some overlanding/camping out in interior Alaska! This is out past Davidson Ditch.

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    One of the 54 Moose Creeks in Alaska.
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    View out of my RTT window.
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  14. Nov 13, 2016 at 10:27 PM
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    AKdude007

    AKdude007 [OP] The mountains are calling and I must go

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    Got a picture with the Super Moon tonight about 100 miles south of the Arctic Circle.

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  15. Nov 30, 2016 at 11:12 PM
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    SnowroxKT

    SnowroxKT Well-Known Member

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    Is this Ian Le****'s truck? @AKdude007

    Dude we used to live across the street lol.
     
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  16. Nov 30, 2016 at 11:15 PM
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    AKdude007

    AKdude007 [OP] The mountains are calling and I must go

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    Yes it is! I'll PM you!
     
  17. Dec 16, 2016 at 8:28 PM
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    AKdude007

    AKdude007 [OP] The mountains are calling and I must go

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    Let's add a new alternator to the list of things I've done to my truck :annoyed: It was an emergency and my only option was a cheap remanned AutoZone Duralast alternator. I think in a few months I'll replace that with a new one for peace of mind.

    Anyone have experience with a high output alternator that can support a dual battery setup? The price difference didn't seem significant when looking at new ones, but maybe I'm not looking in the right areas...
     
  18. Dec 18, 2016 at 6:54 PM
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    Apparently the mean green from DC Power is crazy. But it has a price tag...
     
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  19. Dec 31, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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    AKdude007

    AKdude007 [OP] The mountains are calling and I must go

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    Happy New Year! That roman candle was a little premature but made a cool pic!

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  20. Jan 2, 2017 at 8:37 PM
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    AKdude007

    AKdude007 [OP] The mountains are calling and I must go

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    I got in on the Pelfreybilt end of year flash sale! I'm only a couple months away from a new hybrid bumper and rock sliders!
     
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