1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

PhillyTacoma's Build Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by PhillyTacoma1230, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Jan 20, 2014 at 2:51 PM
    #1
    PhillyTacoma1230

    PhillyTacoma1230 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Member:
    #110880
    Messages:
    81
    Gender:
    Male
    South East PA
    Vehicle:
    '12 DCLB TRD Sport
    Santoshi Raptor Style Grill, Weathertechs, 33" General Grabber at2 265/70/18, Kobalt Slimline, Flowmaster 40, Outdoor Edition Bedside Decals, 5100's set at 1.75" with 1/4 toytec spacer both sides, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL
    Hey everybody, just joined tacomaworld a little while ago but I've been lurking around for quite some time. Back in September of this year I purchased a 2012 TRD Sport DCLB with the entune package.

    I don't have many pictures of the truck when I got her but I haven't done too many mods to her as of yet so it shouldn't look that much different. Bare with me as this is my first build thread ever. I've been on various car forums but never put together a build thread.


    So here's a list of my mods:

    265/60/r18 - Firestone Destination A/t (I picked a set of four up off craigslist for $250.00 to get me through this winter. They've been holding up well.)

    Kobalt Slimline Toolbox (Black)

    2012 Santoshi Raptor Style Grill

    Weathertech Floormats

    Flowmaster 40 Muffler - Dual exhaust tip

    TRD Outdoor Edition Bedside Decals - Purchased from RuggedT

    As of Feb. 6th 2014 :

    Bed lights added
    CB Radio Installed
    (pics below)



    Future Mods:

    Full 3 Inch OME lift.

    32 inch tires

    Led under the hood strip light

    Led In lower bumper valence 30 inch from okleds.com

    Oem Bed Mat

    Led Bed lights

    Redline Racing hood struts


    Here are the pics of how she sits currently:

    IMG_0597.jpg
    IMG_0592.jpg
    IMG_0585.jpg
    IMG_0583.jpg
    IMG_0591.jpg
    IMG_0636.jpg
    IMG_0670.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2014
  2. Jan 27, 2014 at 7:42 AM
    #2
    ruggedT

    ruggedT The Sticker Guy Vendor

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2011
    Member:
    #58788
    Messages:
    2,898
    Gender:
    Male
    Midlothian, Va
    Vehicle:
    2013 Ford F150
    Icon, 34's, skids, ect
    Those came out NICE! Glad I finally got to see a set installed
     
  3. Jan 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM
    #3
    bugeye1257

    bugeye1257 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Member:
    #100885
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    philly
    Looks good! Where in Philadelphia are you?

    I am right outside in Bucks.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2014 at 1:31 PM
    #4
    PhillyTacoma1230

    PhillyTacoma1230 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Member:
    #110880
    Messages:
    81
    Gender:
    Male
    South East PA
    Vehicle:
    '12 DCLB TRD Sport
    Santoshi Raptor Style Grill, Weathertechs, 33" General Grabber at2 265/70/18, Kobalt Slimline, Flowmaster 40, Outdoor Edition Bedside Decals, 5100's set at 1.75" with 1/4 toytec spacer both sides, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL
    Thanks Rugged. They definitely look awesome. Can't say enough about your quality of work. Thanks again.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2014 at 3:49 PM
    #5
    PhillyTacoma1230

    PhillyTacoma1230 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Member:
    #110880
    Messages:
    81
    Gender:
    Male
    South East PA
    Vehicle:
    '12 DCLB TRD Sport
    Santoshi Raptor Style Grill, Weathertechs, 33" General Grabber at2 265/70/18, Kobalt Slimline, Flowmaster 40, Outdoor Edition Bedside Decals, 5100's set at 1.75" with 1/4 toytec spacer both sides, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL
    Update:

    I got around to installing my Bed lights this past weekend. I purchased an 18ft roll of 5050 leds off of Amazon with a waterproof toggle switch. I pulled power from the tail lights and ran the leds around the bed under the bedrails. The toggle switch is mounted in the bed by the passenger side tail light. I'll see if I can snag a picture of it and post it up here. I like the way they turned out. They light up the entire bed easily. Thanks to TRD Toy 85 for the advice on pulling power from the tail lights.

    I also got around to installing my cb radio. I pulled power straight from the battery with an in-line fuse. I then ran the wires through the firewall in the engine bay.... to my center console. I mount the CB radio in the center console right next to the shifter. I used a dremel to cut out the plastic and a razor blade to cut the rubber so that it would fit around my CB. I then ran the coax under the passenger seat and out the rubber grommet below the passenger seat.... I strapped it with wire ties to the frame and ran it up between the cab and the bed. I used an L-bracket to mount my antenna and coax to my toolbox. Then I grounded my antenna mount to the frame by following the coax from my antenna mount all the way down to the frame. I like the way it looks. Hopefully once I get it tuned by zopperman this weekend I'll be able to judge the performance and find out if I need to use a different mounting location.
     
To Top