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Pyrite Mica's Super Slow Build.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Pyrite Mica, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Jan 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    Pyrite Mica

    Pyrite Mica [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ImMrYo Rear view mirror lift bracket. Changed out mud flaps. Salex glove box organizer. OEM Ashtray (cup). AVS Step Shields. 16x8 SCS F5 Matte Jet Black. 265/75 16 Toyo AT II. Mattgecko Sliding window security bar (pending). Relentless hood hinge mounts for future project (Shipped!).
    Looking for suggestions and advice.


    Well, I thought I was replacing the Tacoma for a Rubicon for the wife and an older F350. As it turns out, I did not need to get rid of the Tacoma!
    The bad....now there are two money robbing addictions in the garage., the Tacoma and a 2015 Rubicon (2dr).

    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 Toyo ATII 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. INNO Truck Stays RT102 http://www.innoracks.com/product/base/ with Thule Load Bars and unknown brand basket (appears to be a Yakima Load Warrior).
    14. ARB awning.
    15. CVT MT. Hood RTT.
    16. Demello Expo rack. (Currently up for give away!)
    17. Toyota OEM Toolbox (Currently up for sale).
    18. Ram/Panavise drivers pillar CB mount.
    19 Panavise dash bracket/Ram tablet mount.
    20.


    Plans, in most likely order:

    1. Front row windows tinted to match.
    2. Step-sliders.
    3. OME lift.
    4. New custom bed rack for RTT and kayaks.
    5. Winch bumper
    6. HAM radio.
    7. Removable expo setup: Propane hot water supply, supplemental battery and solar charging.



    Most likely 'will never happen' mod... ARB locked SAS, multilinked front and rear.

    Current pic:

    [​IMG]




    My usage expectations are about 85% pavement 15% off road. I would like to add the lift for clearance and armor support but desire the ride to remain as close to factory as possible.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2015
  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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    Pyrite Mica

    Pyrite Mica [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ImMrYo Rear view mirror lift bracket. Changed out mud flaps. Salex glove box organizer. OEM Ashtray (cup). AVS Step Shields. 16x8 SCS F5 Matte Jet Black. 265/75 16 Toyo AT II. Mattgecko Sliding window security bar (pending). Relentless hood hinge mounts for future project (Shipped!).
    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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    Pyrite Mica

    Pyrite Mica [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ImMrYo Rear view mirror lift bracket. Changed out mud flaps. Salex glove box organizer. OEM Ashtray (cup). AVS Step Shields. 16x8 SCS F5 Matte Jet Black. 265/75 16 Toyo AT II. Mattgecko Sliding window security bar (pending). Relentless hood hinge mounts for future project (Shipped!).
    Before:
    [​IMG][/IMG]
    As of Jan. 23, 2013:
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  5. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    Pyrite Mica

    Pyrite Mica [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ImMrYo Rear view mirror lift bracket. Changed out mud flaps. Salex glove box organizer. OEM Ashtray (cup). AVS Step Shields. 16x8 SCS F5 Matte Jet Black. 265/75 16 Toyo AT II. Mattgecko Sliding window security bar (pending). Relentless hood hinge mounts for future project (Shipped!).
    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]
    [​IMG][/IMG]
    [​IMG][/IMG]
    The white plug should fit into the headliner, I just keep forgetting to take care of it.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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    Large

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    I like the color, good job
     
  7. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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    Pyrite Mica

    Pyrite Mica [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ImMrYo Rear view mirror lift bracket. Changed out mud flaps. Salex glove box organizer. OEM Ashtray (cup). AVS Step Shields. 16x8 SCS F5 Matte Jet Black. 265/75 16 Toyo AT II. Mattgecko Sliding window security bar (pending). Relentless hood hinge mounts for future project (Shipped!).
    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][/IMG]
    Yakima Fork Mounts - Tacoma Bed Rail fit:
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  8. Mar 23, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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    Pyrite Mica

    Pyrite Mica [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ImMrYo Rear view mirror lift bracket. Changed out mud flaps. Salex glove box organizer. OEM Ashtray (cup). AVS Step Shields. 16x8 SCS F5 Matte Jet Black. 265/75 16 Toyo AT II. Mattgecko Sliding window security bar (pending). Relentless hood hinge mounts for future project (Shipped!).
    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][/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.

    I now have a spare Mojave teflon wheel (Thanks to ILuvTea) to match the other set. Now I just need to get some tires!
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013
  9. Mar 23, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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    MadMan

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    I ended up removing the 'sport' part, but here is an idea for black decal.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Mar 23, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    Pyrite Mica

    Pyrite Mica [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ImMrYo Rear view mirror lift bracket. Changed out mud flaps. Salex glove box organizer. OEM Ashtray (cup). AVS Step Shields. 16x8 SCS F5 Matte Jet Black. 265/75 16 Toyo AT II. Mattgecko Sliding window security bar (pending). Relentless hood hinge mounts for future project (Shipped!).
    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][/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.
    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][/IMG]
     
  11. Mar 23, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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    Pyrite Mica

    Pyrite Mica [OP] Well-Known Member

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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.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Mar 23, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    Pyrite Mica

    Pyrite Mica [OP] Well-Known Member

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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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    Nocturnal

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    I have a pyrate mica myself, very nice looking truck my dude!
     
  15. Mar 23, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    Pyrite Mica

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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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    Pyrite Mica

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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

    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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    Pyrite Mica

    Pyrite Mica [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ImMrYo Rear view mirror lift bracket. Changed out mud flaps. Salex glove box organizer. OEM Ashtray (cup). AVS Step Shields. 16x8 SCS F5 Matte Jet Black. 265/75 16 Toyo AT II. Mattgecko Sliding window security bar (pending). Relentless hood hinge mounts for future project (Shipped!).
    SCS F5 wheels came fast! Thanks Vin.:cheers:

    Ash tray stash before:
    [​IMG]

    And after:
    [​IMG]

    The work of an excellent UPS man!
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Shopping for tires tomorrow!:)
     
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  19. Dec 1, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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    Pyrite Mica

    Pyrite Mica [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ImMrYo Rear view mirror lift bracket. Changed out mud flaps. Salex glove box organizer. OEM Ashtray (cup). AVS Step Shields. 16x8 SCS F5 Matte Jet Black. 265/75 16 Toyo AT II. Mattgecko Sliding window security bar (pending). Relentless hood hinge mounts for future project (Shipped!).
    SCS F5 wheels with Toyo ATII 265/75 16.


    [​IMG]
     
  20. Dec 1, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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    Pyrite Mica

    Pyrite Mica [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ImMrYo Rear view mirror lift bracket. Changed out mud flaps. Salex glove box organizer. OEM Ashtray (cup). AVS Step Shields. 16x8 SCS F5 Matte Jet Black. 265/75 16 Toyo AT II. Mattgecko Sliding window security bar (pending). Relentless hood hinge mounts for future project (Shipped!).
    INNO Truck Stays RT102, Thule Load Bars and Yakima Load Warrior.
    Easy on easy off temporary unit to be installed when needed.
    [​IMG]
     
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