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Pyrite Mica's Super Slow Build.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by PNW/TRD Steve, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Jan 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

    PNW/TRD Steve [OP] Formally known as Pyrite Mica

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    Looking for suggestions and advice.


    This is my 'Super Slow' build. The build will be funded primarily from overtime hours (and I don't like to work ot :rolleyes: ) or the liquidation of things I don't use (suck at that too :laughing:).
    It's really all about balancing the hobbies.


    Please feel free to provide advice and comments.

    2012 Tacoma DCSB TRD Sport - Pyrite Mica

    Current improvements:

    1. ImMrYo - Mirror relocation bracket. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/210670-review-immryo-rear-view-mirror-lift-bracket.html
    2. AVS step shields
    3. Replaced mud guards with shorter generic ones.
    4. Removed the TRD Sport bedside decals.
    5. Added oem ashtray cup to hold loose change.
    6. Salex - Glove box organizer. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/group-buys/224264-center-console-organizer-gen2-tacoma.html
    7. Emblems Plasti Dipped (Temporary). May remove and paint down the road but they look fine now.
    8. 5 SCS F5 wheels in Matte Jet Black and Cooper Maxx 265/75 16s. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires-marketplace/230532-scs-f-5-wheels-16x8.html
    9. LED interior lighting.
    10. mattgecko slider security bar. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...iding-window-security-bar-13.html#post7681508
    11. Relentless Fabrication hood antenna brackets (one for CB one for HAM). http://www.relentlessfabrication.us/
    12. Midland 75-822, 3' Firestick, 9' Firering coax and stud.
    13. Trailer plug replaced (crushed) and relocated to bumper.
    14. ARB awning.
    15. CVT MT. Hood RTT. Sold.:crazy:
    16. Switch Pro SP8100.
    17. Ram/Panavise drivers pillar CB mount.
    18 Panavise dash bracket/Ram tablet mount.
    19. MojaveMadman Prototype flush mount LED light bar brackets
    20. Cali Raised 31.5 3d dual row led light bar.
    21. HeliMedic's Off-Grid Engineering dual battery system with custom cabling.
    22. Odyssey group 35 and Odyssey group 25 PC1400.
    23. Pelfreybilt aluminum skids with exhaust reroute.
    24. ARB twin compressor.
    25. OME BP-51 and Dakar leafs.
    26. Total Chaos UCAs.
    27. Front row windows tinted to match.
    28. Custom bed rack with swing out for RTT .Sold.:facepalm: Planning new solution.
    29. Custom (home fabricated) quickfist brackets for shovel.


    Plans, in most likely order:

    1. Aux. reverse lights
    2. Roof rack tray/basket for awning mount, kayak, and storage.
    3. Step-sliders.
    4. New custom bed rack for RTT and recovery gear.
    5. US Off Road winch mount and winch..
    6. HAM radio.
    7. Removable expo setup: Propane hot water supply, supplemental battery and solar charging.
    8. ARB rear air locker.



    Most likely 'will never happen' mod...SAS!

    Current pic:

    [​IMG]

    Repair list (issues or parts that failed, not related to damage):

    1. Roof molding trim. Replaced around 10,000 mi.
    2. 35-40 mph vibe. Shimmed at around 30,000mi? Improved with suspension lift at around 60,000mi. (go figure).
    3. Secondary air injection valve replaced at 86,000mi. Code was p2441 with CEL and Trac Off illuminated. Covered by extended warranty.
    3. Spiral cable replaced at 86,000mi. Symptom was loss of horn with good relay and fuse. Covered by extended warranty.
     
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  2. Jan 22, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    Fractured

    Fractured FPS-a-holic

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    TRD wheels, TRD cat back exhaust, ScanGauge 2, Debadged, Avid sliders, UWS bed box w/automatic LED light, Led Interior/Reverse/Lic. Plate lights, Yellow Fogs, Flyzeye Light, Color matched grill, Rearview mirror relocate bracket, Power Sliding rear window, Plasti-dipped bumper/"T" emblem
    How dare you post this without pics :p
    :worthless:
     
  3. Jan 22, 2013 at 5:59 PM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

    PNW/TRD Steve [OP] Formally known as Pyrite Mica

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    I know, I know.:facepalm:
    It looks like I will have some time tomorrow. If the weather holds out I will take some pics of the mods and additions.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

    PNW/TRD Steve [OP] Formally known as Pyrite Mica

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    Before:
    [​IMG]
    As of Jan. 27, 2017:
    [​IMG] [/IMG]
     
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  5. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

    PNW/TRD Steve [OP] Formally known as Pyrite Mica

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    An absolute must if the mirror blocks you view. Moves the mirror up as high as possible while still retaining the full use.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    The white plug does fit into the headliner, I took care of it at a later time.
     
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  6. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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    I like the color, good job
     
  7. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

    PNW/TRD Steve [OP] Formally known as Pyrite Mica

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    Went across the state to get this color and model. I must admit that the Green and the Grey did appeal to me but Pyrite Mica was the one I wanted.

    AVS Step-Shields. The pattern on these match the inboard factory sills.
    These were easy to install and will prevent the paint from wearing on the sills:
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Mar 23, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

    PNW/TRD Steve [OP] Formally known as Pyrite Mica

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    Mud guards.
    I was not fond of the extra long stock guards. I had been looking at some one of the TW members made, but at the time there was some issues with melting due to extended contact with the exhaust tip.
    I purchased some generic ones from the local auto parts store.
    http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/PLC0/000577R01/N0174.oap?ck=Search_splash%21s%21mud+guard+-+universal_-1_-1&keyword=splash%21s%21mud+guard+-+universal
    Was not a fan of the Mountain design but figured they would work for the time being.
    I used the old guards as a guide for the hole punch and mounted them using the original hardware.
    [​IMG]

    I am still undecided on the bedside decal. It does look a little plain without it. 1955 hrs: Just read the post, no more Sockmonkey decals:eek:. Like others, I waited too long. May consider something down the road, but it will remain bare for some time now. Will need to be black or black/grey combo (All chrome is being removed or painted). Please feel free to provide input as that is half the purpose of my thread.
     
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  9. Mar 23, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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    I ended up removing the 'sport' part, but here is an idea for black decal.

    photo-11_zps375e8d00_5cb182c785d94e8a804a9c1fda0803fad67fff65.jpg
     
  10. Mar 23, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

    PNW/TRD Steve [OP] Formally known as Pyrite Mica

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    I purchased the OEM Ashtray, through Ebay, to use as coin and bill storage.
    This works great for my needs. It will hold plenty of change at the bottom and still provide room for cash as well.
    [​IMG]
    The Salex glove box orginizer is great!
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/group-buys/224264-center-console-organizer-gen2-tacoma.html
    I did have a problem with it, but no one else seems to have this issue.
    My glove box is too wide and the organizer would not stay together (it requires compression to remain together under load). As I did not want the center divider in place, I was able to use this as a shim on the side. This was enough to fill the gap issue. Update: June 2017, on a whim, I melted the edges of the organizer together. It was a bit of a pain but is working well.
    I would definately recomend this product as even with the issues that only I have had, it's a great way to organize your glove box.
    I did remove some of the OEM manuals that did not need to remain in the truck.
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Mar 23, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

    PNW/TRD Steve [OP] Formally known as Pyrite Mica

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    The black looks great on the pyrite mica! I was looking at removing the 'Sport' part of some of the ones I was considering.
    Thank you.
     
  12. Mar 23, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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    I went ahead and de-badged mine and painted front grill emblem black too.
    Thinking of maybe painting front skid plate, but not 100% sold on it.

    photo-11_zps2de65c43_a6b9bb4b56c223ef32a474002c29a9c526c583a0.jpg

    photo-11_zpsfa8b2971_a1f0c0035a1a4a55fbebdb1f562de5155bfe4665.jpg
     
  13. Mar 23, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

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    If or when I get one, I would probably have it powder coated black.
    But on your's, I like the silver skid plate. Specifically when combined with the aluminum wheels. It just seems to fit.
     
  14. Mar 23, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    I have a pyrate mica myself, very nice looking truck my dude!
     
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    PNW/TRD Steve

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    Thank you, my first Tacoma and I love it.

    Must say, wish I were in Hawaii right now! Got to go a few years ago and it was very nice.
     
  16. May 12, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

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    Change of plan with the wheels.

    Just ordered 5 of the SCS F5 wheels in Matte Jet Black!

    I will post pictures when installed.
     
  17. May 13, 2013 at 1:45 AM
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    FLtaco24 Just a man and his truck

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    Love those rims and that hood scoop, I got pyrite micas.
     
  18. May 17, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

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  19. Dec 1, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

    PNW/TRD Steve [OP] Formally known as Pyrite Mica

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    SCS F5 wheels with Cooper Maxx LT265/75 16s. E-rated.
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Dec 1, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    PNW/TRD Steve

    PNW/TRD Steve [OP] Formally known as Pyrite Mica

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    Removed. Hold for future use.
     
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