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Project Decepticon Build (2015 Black DC TRD Off-road)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Black15TRD, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Feb 24, 2015 at 12:24 PM
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    Black15TRD

    Black15TRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Toytec Boss coilovers (set at 3" lift), LR UCAs, 2" AALs, Boss Shocks, Retrofit headlights, LED fog lights, and more...
    OK, so I first off, the project name came from my 8 yr old son who is a huge Transformers fan. Once I put the retrofit lights in the truck he kept telling me that the truck looked like one of the decepticons from Transformers. So alas... "Project Decepticon" was born.

    So the truck: Black 2015 Tacoma TRD Off-road Double cab shortbed automatic. The build started with 10 miles on the odometer (wheels/tires, black TRD sport grille surround, retrofit headlights, and suspension installed). Truck as of today has just over 500 miles on it and is still a work in progress. I'll continue updating this thread with new stuff and additional pictures as I go along.

    Suspension:
    - Toytec Boss front coilovers w/ 2" rear AALs and Toytec Boss shocks -- bought from here
    - LR Upper Control Arms -- bought from here
    - Diff drop
    - Carrier Drop
    - 285/75/16 Fierce Attitude Mud Terrains -- - Black HELO MAXX 16s -- bought from here
    --longer wheel studs needed -- bought from here

    Exterior:
    - Black Front Bull bar (temporary until I get back to the states and can order an off-road bumper) -- bought from here
    - Black Mesh grill (StealthTaco DIY kit) -- bought from forum member here
    - Factory black TRD Sport front grille surround - bought from here
    - Shorty antenna
    - Undercover swing out bed box
    - Factory cargo net
    - Bestop Ziprail Soft tonneau cover
    - Black Decepticon badges - bought from here
    - Black Tacoma badges
    - Black TRD badge on tailgate (used only the TRD from the factory black TRD Pro set)
    - Redline hood struts
    - Removed TRD offroad decal
    - Tinted front windows

    Interior:
    - TRD shift knob
    - Autodim/homelink/compass/temp rear view mirror (RJP69 kit) -- bought from forum member here
    - Blue lit OTTRW switches mounted in a front console switch plate -- panel bought from forum member here and switches bought from forum member here
    - Blue lit OTTRW switches in place of factory switches below radio
    - Gray/Black Wet Okole Rear seat covers -- bought used from for sale section
    - Gray/Black Wet Okole Front seat covers w/ seat heaters -- bought from group buy
    - Center Console organizer
    - Weather Tech all-weather floor mats
    - Black Pre-runner shifter trim
    - Blackbox G1W-C dashcam w/ hardwire kit -- bought from here
    - Custom decepticon radio "startup" and "screen off" images
    - Rear seat dog cover - bought from here
    - Carbon fiber Vinyl wrapped radio surround and steering wheel trim
    - Replaced factory switches and steering wheel control lights with blue LEDs

    Lighting:
    - RTMR Relay/fuse box -- bought from forum member here
    - Retrofit HID headlights (4300K) -- bought new from for sale section
    - LED Fog lights (4300K) -- bought from forum member here
    - V3 LED Switchback front turn signals
    - LED reverse lights
    - LED Bed lights (tailgate actuated w/ override switch)
    - LED license plate lights
    - LED map and dome lights
    - LED rear lights
    - 30" LED light bar in lower grille
    - Black LED tail lights

    Sound:
    - FlTrucks Entune Nav upgrade
    - Dual 10" JL Audio shallow mount subs
    - MTX Thunder 400 amp (eventually getting replaced with good 5 channel amp)
    - ********* ReCurve processor


    Future plans (probably in this order):
    - 30" LED light bar behind the grille
    - Black LED 3rd Brake light
    - Blackout rear bumper
    - Bushwacker fender flares
    - Roof rack
    - Upgrade sub amp (Kenwood XR-900/5)
    - Upgrade front and rear door speakers
    - TRD or AFE cold air intake
    - LED light pods mounted in rear bumper
    - TRD Sport hood
    - Color matched side mirrors w/ built in turn signals
    - Rock sliders/step bars
    - Off-road front bumper w/ winch and center hoop and rear bumper
    - Steel skid plate set
    - KB Voodoo bed rails, cross bars, & tail gate cap
    - Trifold tonneau cover
    - Supercharger
    - Re-gear front and rear diff
    - ICON long travel Coilovers and remote rear shocks


    Stock (new off the showroom floor):
    [​IMG]



    Immediately after arriving home from the dealership (TRD sport grille surround installed, retrofit headlights installed and new wheels/tires put on; the lift was installed the next morning). Surprisingly the 285/75/16s fit with stock suspension still installed with only minor trimming of the inner fender flare and wheel well plastic:
    [​IMG]

    A week later parked next to my old truck (02 TRD off-road w/ Icon stage 4 lift, 2 in. body lift, and front Baja fenders) that was just sold:

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    A few newer pics:

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    Last edited: Jul 18, 2015
  2. Feb 24, 2015 at 12:34 PM
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    tagaman670

    tagaman670 Hafa Adai!

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    Nice truck been seeing this roam around! Who did your retros? If you don't mind me asking? And how's it holding up with the weather here etc...
     
  3. Feb 24, 2015 at 12:37 PM
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    Black15TRD

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    Thanks!!

    I bought the lights from a member on here that had them for sale. I know he had them done by one of the shops on here, but I don't remember if he ever said which one. They're holding up great so far. Haven't had any issues what so ever.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2015 at 12:45 PM
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    XGEP

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    Nice looking truck, looks a lot like mine.

    What bull bar is that? I like the look of that more than a lot of the off road bumpers I see on trucks around here.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2015 at 12:57 PM
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    Black15TRD

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    Thanks!!

    I picked up the bull bar off fleabay. It's actually the same bull bar that I had on my 02 taco but this one is built for my 2015. Heres the link to the ebay page:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/301483952495?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    If for some reason the link doesn't work the name of the ebay page is "05-14 Toyota Tacoma Super Black Bull Bar Brush Bumper Guard w/Skid Bars"
     
  6. Feb 25, 2015 at 3:08 PM
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    serge4leaftayback

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    Where Europe are you?
     
  7. Feb 25, 2015 at 7:08 PM
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    UnconqueredNole

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    Bought the same exact truck three weeks ago. Love it. Like your lights
     
  8. Feb 26, 2015 at 9:17 AM
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    Jerm2006

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    Nice build. Have any pictures of your lights at night both from driver seat and from down road looking toward lights?
     
  9. Feb 28, 2015 at 1:12 AM
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    Black15TRD

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    I've been trying to but it's been raining the last two nights and the pictures keep coming out like crap. I'll try to get some light pics again tonight.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2015 at 1:53 AM
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    Toytec Boss coilovers (set at 3" lift), LR UCAs, 2" AALs, Boss Shocks, Retrofit headlights, LED fog lights, and more...
    I started adding links to the where I bought the parts from. I've only updated a few so far, but will continue updating. Hopefully this will help folks that are interested in any of the same parts that I've put on the truck.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2015 at 1:55 AM
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    300AACTaco

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    Those retrofits are absolutely sick!
     
  12. Feb 28, 2015 at 8:14 AM
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    Thanks man!!!
     
  13. Mar 7, 2015 at 9:43 AM
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    Black15TRD

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    Here's some pics of the lights:

    Just headlights (low beam)
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    Just headlights (high beams)
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    Headlights, fog lights, and light bar are all on:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Mar 7, 2015 at 10:05 AM
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    Black15TRD

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    Some pics of the lights from the outside:

    Headlights
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    Headlights and LED fog lights
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    Headlights, LED fogs, and 30" lightbar
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    Rear LED lights
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    Close-up of the HID lights
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  15. Mar 7, 2015 at 10:12 AM
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    Some closer pics of the headlights, grille, and lightbar:

    [​IMG]

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  16. Mar 7, 2015 at 10:31 AM
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    stuff
    bad ass truck!
     
  17. Mar 7, 2015 at 10:45 AM
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    RogueTRD Learn to swim...

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    Nice truck! Love the grille, can't wait for mine. It will look a ton better with a plate bumper, I for one can't stand bull bars.
     
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  18. Mar 7, 2015 at 11:50 AM
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    Black15TRD

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    1st purchase once we get back to the states will be a front and rear plate bumper!!!
     
  19. Mar 7, 2015 at 11:52 AM
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    Black15TRD

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    Thanks again everybody. I'm liking the way it's coming along so far!!
     
  20. Mar 9, 2015 at 9:29 AM
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    That looks great and thank you for the really good pictures to show all angles of the lights performance and look. These will be on my list of upgrades as well but will have to be down the road.
     
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