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Pliny's super secret build and BS thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Pliny, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Pliny

    Pliny [OP] Offline

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    Leonard Mead
    As of October, 2014:
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    More photos here:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/trip-reports/341109-s-o-s-meet-picture-thread.html

    Begin build:
    I'm really only making this thread to keep track of the stuff I've done to the truck, mostly for maintenance purposes. I don't take that many pictures of the truck on trips, as I'm usually solo, for better or worse. Will try to document mods that aren't straight forward though.

    First trip in the truck.
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    Purpose:
    It seems to me, that any proper build should have a goal. An objective. Something dictating things. I care more about adventure than just about anything else. I love backpacking. I love exploring. And climbing. And other things reserved for a personal ad. The truck is just one tool to facilitate adventure. It enables me to see more, further away from home, than walking does, over a shorter period of time. As a result, the reason why I bought this truck, and continue to modify as needed, is to facilitate going on trips. And exploring new areas. As I learned from the most humble man on TW, one shall not call their truck an "expo rig." And, since, "overlanding" is entirely retarded (WTF else are you going to do? Over-sea? Please, it's a fucking truck). I'll just say: the goal of this "build" is to create an adventure rig. Goal is never to do the hardest trails, and become a crawler. Or get as radical as possible with my vehicle. The goal is to find epic areas, with preferably some solitude. And radical rock formations. And good folks around the campfire. So far, things have been going according to plan. And, for the record: The adventure does not begin the moment the pavement ends. It begins the moment you leave home. Don't let internet fuckbags convince you that you need maxtrax's, or a RTT, to go on an adventure.

    Vehicle:
    2003 Toyota Tacoma TRD SR5
    3.4L V6 4x4 5 Speed
    107K on the OD and counting

    Engine:
    Stock 5VZ-FE
    Through-bolted motor mounts
    Safari snorkel

    Electrical
    Duralast gold battery 27F
    Dual Batteries
    -DIY alu boxes
    -Matching 34M's
    -Wiring started
    -Installed
    -Wiring Scheme
    Bussmann relay / fuses boxes (built not bought)
    Dual battery switch / monitor / clock switches installed
    Switch panels / Bussman installed
    Pioneer DEH-X6700BT HU

    Suspension:
    Front
    King ex-travel c/o's w/ 600lb springs
    ADS ex travel + resi
    Total Chaos UCA's
    All Pro diff drop (not worth it)
    ES LCA poly bushings (not as hard as people make it out to be)
    Sway bar delete
    Rear
    Bilstein 7100 12" SB 255/70
    All Pro Expo leafs (would not buy again)

    Brakes:
    Stock / OEM ceramic pads
    All pro extended rear brake line

    Fluids:
    Engine - Mobile 1 5w30
    Tranny - Redline MT90
    Diffs - Mobile 1 75w90

    Wheels / Tires:
    BFG KM2 33 x 10.5 r15 (best mod to date)
    Level 8 Punch rims


    Exterior:
    Snugtop hi-liner topper (and bitchin' DIY sleep platform)
    DIY satoshi

    Lighting:
    Hella 500 x2
    Pilot fog lights
    LED reverse lights

    Armor:
    Kickout sliders (would not buy from BAMF again)
    DIY IFS skid
    DIY alu bumper kit (mixed feelings)
    DIY rear bumper

    Recovery:
    Hi-lift x2
    2x shackles
    4x ratchet straps
    Warn tow strap
    Misc tools

    Com's
    HAM
    -Kenwood V71a (APRS via mobilinkd)
    -Baofeng GT-3TP
    CB
    -Uniden 520xl Pro
    -Firestik 4' tuneable antenna
    -Firestik HD spring + mount + 18' firering cable

    MISC:
    Ultra Gauge
    Grey Wire mod
    2 lo mod
    ES Steering Rack Bushings
    AAE Steering Rack (would not buy again)
    555 ITRE
    4x HD tranny mount
    Windshield washer resi relocate
    Fumoto oil pan drain
    ES LCA Bushings Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
    Turn signals to corner lights
    Fridge.
    TG Frame plates (modification required)

    East Side 02/16-18/13
    Pics

    Mildy adventurous road trip with Deadhed61 (AZ/CO/UT)
    i. Minor damage
    ii. Context
    1. Coastal california to Mojave National Preserve
    2. Mojave National preserve to Grand Canyon, AZ
    3. Grand Canyon to White rim, UT
    4. White rim to Moab, UT
    5. San Flats to Onion Creek
    6. Onion Creek to Four Mile
    7. Four Mile to Boulder
    8. Boulder to Last Dollar Road
    9. Last Dollar Road to Mill Creek (via Alpine loop)
    10. Mill Creek to John Brown Canyon (San Juans, etc)
    11. John Brown Canyon to Dewey Bridge Campground
    12. Dewey Bridge Campground to Yankee Meadows Campground
    13. Yankee Meadows Campground to the CA coast.

    S.O.S. Meet (ID/MT/WY)
    My Pics
    Group Picture Thread
    Monte's Trip Report

    Big Sur 09/11-13/14
    Trip Report

    CA Desert 10/23-26/14
    Pics
    Shawman's writeup

    States explored in this truck:

    -Arizona
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    -California
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    -Colorado
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    -Idaho
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    -Oregon
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    -Montana
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    -Utah
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    -Washington
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    -Wyoming
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  2. Pliny

    Pliny [OP] Offline

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    Maintenance / mod log:
    11/27/12 - Truck bought!
    12/27/13 - New water pump (OEM)
    12/27/13 - New timing belt (OEM)
    12/27/13 - New belts (OEM)
    12/27/13 - New spark plugs (OEM)
    01/02/13 - Oil change (mobil 1)
    01/02/13 - New oil filter (OEM)
    01/02/13 - New air filter (OEM)
    01/02/13 - Driveline greased
    02/09/13 - 97,112 - Transfer case fluid change (mobile 1)
    02/09/13 - 97,112 - Front diff fluid change (mobil 1)
    02/14/13 - 97,160 - Rear diff fluid change (mobil 1)
    02/14/13 - 97,160 - Tranny fluid change (mt90)
    02/15/13 - Snugtop topper added
    04/22/13 - 100,000 - Truck is officially broken in
    04/25/13 - 100,049 - Front brake pads replaced (OEM)
    04/30/13 - Hella 500's added behind the grill
    05/17/13 - 102,047 - Seafoam'd - 1/3 to brake booster hose, 1/3 to crank, 1/3 in tank
    05/19/13 - 102,128 - Oil change (mobile 1)
    05/19/13 - 102,128 - New air filter (OEM)
    05/19/13 - 102,128 - New oil filter (OEM)
    05/19/13 - 102,128 - Driveline greased
    06/01/13 - Ultragauge bought
    06/09/13 - BAMF sliders ordered w/ kick
    06/18/13 - Hilift donated by dedhead
    06/25/13 - Got extended travel kings + TC UCA's
    06/29/13 - 102,764 - Cleaned AC blower
    07/19/13 - Shackles donated by friend
    07/29/13 - 103,722 - Duralast Gold battery added
    10/11/13 - 105,235 - Sliders welded on by DTF
    10/11/13 - 105,235 - Icon 2.0rr purchased from El Rojo
    10/11/13 - 105,235 - Kings + Icon's charged by DTF at 180 psi
    10/13/13 - 105,325 - Ex travel kings installed
    10/13/13 - 105,325 - TC UCA's installed
    10/13/13 - 105,325 - Icon 2.0rr installed (too short :()
    10/13/13 - 105,325 - All Pro Expo leafs installed
    10/26/13 - 105,581 - Exhaust cut after axle (leafs were hitting)
    12/13/13 - 107,070 - All Pro extended brake line installed
    12/13/13 - 107,070 - Rear brakes flushed (Orielly's DOT 3)
    12/13/13 - 107,070 - Bilstein 7100s installed (AK7112SBB)
    12/14/13 - 107,070 - Oil change (mobil 1)
    12/14/13 - 107,070 - New oil filter (OEM)
    12/14/13 - 107,070 - New air filter (OEM)
    12/14/13 - 107,070 - Driveline greased
    12/31/13 - 107,150 - Uniden 520xl CB + Firestik 4' + etc installed
    01/01/14 - 107,150 - All Pro diff drop installed
    01/01/14 - 107,150 - Sway bar removed
    02/02/14 - 107,992 - ES Steering Rack Bushings (8.10103) installed
    02/08/14 - 108,104 - Denso AF (234-9003)/O2 (234-4189) sensors installed
    02/08/14 - 108,104 - Thermostat rotated / jiggle valve adjusted
    02/16/14 - 108,262 - Steering Rack replaced with AAE 2373N + ES rack bushings
    02/16/14 - 108,262 - Power steering system flushed with synthetic valvoline ATF
    02/18/14 - 108,281 - Driver TC UCA Uniball replaced #WSSX16T-1
    02/19/14 - 108,298 - Passenger TC UCA Uniball replaced #WSSX16T-1

    03/31/14 - 109,280 - BFG KM2 33 x 10.5r15 + Level 8 Punch Rims installed
    03/31/14 - 109,288 - Alignment
    04/19/14 - xxx,xxx - Through bolted motor mounts
    04/26/14 - xxx,xxx - 4x HD trany mount installed
    05/24/14 - 110,597 - Both LBJ's replaced with OEM
    05/24/14 - 110,597 - Both OTRE replaced with OEM
    05/26/14 - 110,639 - Alignment
    06/06/14 - 110,866 - ES LCA bushings (8.3115g) installed
    06/06/14 - 110,866 - 555 ITRE installed
    06/07/14 - xxx,xxx - 33x10.5r15 BFG AT + Wheelers steel rim added as fullsize spare
    06/07/14 - xxx,xxx - Alignment - miscue. Will be returning for correct specs.
    06/12/14 - 110,985 - Alignment
    07/16/14 - xxx,xxx - ADS c/o's w/ resi's installed
    07/21/14 - 114,518 - Turn signal relocate to corner lights
    07/27/14 - xxx,xxx - Safari Snorkel
    07/27/14 - xxx,xxx - Rear differential breather relocate
    08/01/14 - 114,816 - Tires rotated (forward, no cross)
    08/03/14 - 114,842 - Oil change (mobile 1)
    08/03/14 - 114,842 - New air filter (OEM)
    08/03/14 - 114,842 - New oil filter (OEM)
    08/03/14 - 114,842 - Driveline greased
    08/14/14 - 116,704 - Fubar'd tire on drail; new KM2 added
    09/09/14 - 119,329 - Oil change (mobile 1)
    09/09/14 - 119,329 - New air filter (OEM)
    09/09/14 - 119,329 - New oil filter (OEM)
    09/09/14 - 119,329 - Driveline greased
    12/07/14 - 121,880 - 34M battery added, relocated to bed
    12/17/14 - 121,987 - Pioneer DEH-X6700BT installed
    01/03/15 - 122,346 - TG frame plates
    02/08/15 - 122,893 - Replaced Idler bearing (NSK 6301 DDU C3)
    03/22/15 - 123,746 - Swapped in a linear clutch spring (TGP #90905-07020)
    04/03/15 - 123,928 - New Fuel Filter (TGP #2330062010)
    04/03/15 - 123,928 - IAC/TB cleaned
    04/03/15 - 123,928 - New PCV (TGP #1220462010)
    04/03/15 - 123,928 - New PCV grommet (TGP #9048018001)
    04/03/15 - 123,928 - New Spark Plugs (TGP #9091901192)
    04/03/15 - 123,928 - New Spark Plug Wires (TGP #1903762010)
     
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  3. Pliny

    Pliny [OP] Offline

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    Truck stuff:

    Satoshi + Hella's
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    Sliders
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    Mid Travel
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    33's
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    Sold the topper
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    Built a modular alu softopper...

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    That promptly broke first trip wheeling (bed flexes approximately a metric fuckton* offroad, which I didn't account for)

    *That's a technical term.

    Which I later fixed by gussetting the crap out of it:

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    And started on the canvas side of things. More work to do.

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    Fab'd a IFS skid plate:

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    Built an alu front bumper
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    Add'd some resi's

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    Installed a snorkel:
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    Started fabbing up a rear bumper....
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    Added some more stuff to the rear bumper...
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    Built some other stuff one day I'll add in here.....

    And a number of other shit linked above.
     
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  4. Pliny

    Pliny [OP] Offline

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    Welding stuff:

    The progression of DIY / teaching myself....

    I think this was the third day welding....

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    Getting a little better.... fourth day I believe... welding with gas and pushing the puddle works out way better for me:

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    Then finished my first real project... a cart, complete with space for plasma cutter (the dream) and two tanks:

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    Now working on learning alu with the spool gun. Second day trying:

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    ALU bumper:
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  5. Pliny

    Pliny [OP] Offline

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    7100 install / bushing swap moved to 2nd page here so first page will load faster

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  6. YotaOverAll

    YotaOverAll Run it

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    What it is Timmy. :jellydance:
     
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  8. Pliny

    Pliny [OP] Offline

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    I guess this thread's no longer a secret. Hello world :wave:

    What's going on buddy?

    Who says I'm not :cool:
     
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    Maybe you should have called it TimmyB's secret build page...
     
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    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I bring the people with me! Sorry about the canadian
     
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  13. Pliny

    Pliny [OP] Offline

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    I like that idea. Mod PM'd :cool:

    Well that just about sums up my entire life :rolleyes:

    Haha it was bound to happen. I was trying to get it more organized and a little further along with the build first, but it is what it is. Hopefully the 7100 info will help someone

    :cheers:
     
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    Lumpskie Independent Thinker

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    Hey Timmy,


    Let's see some pics of your shocks installed!
     
  16. Pliny

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    :cheers:

    Tomorrow! Was going to today, but figured it'd be a better idea after installing the extended brake line (getting help from a fellow TW member tomorrow). Never got around to it when I went MT, since you know, my shocks are limiting down travel before the stock line gets too stretched :eek:.
     
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    next you open a 3rd beer and put the duct tape away.


    just kidding :)


    about the duct tape that is.

    good job timmy.
     
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    Where the pics at in this bish.. :spy:
     
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