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RAB 2012 BUILD

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by rab89, May 23, 2012.

  1. May 23, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    rab89

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    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
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    when I bought it, I had the dealer put my 265/70R17's on that I had on my other truck...

    Jan 13 2012
    First thing I did was head to the pub with a buddy for a celebratory beer...
    of course we sat near the window..
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    that same evening, I put in my 35w, 500k HID headlights..

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    (I took them out after they blew a couple fuses on me from getting wet, but I have since sealed them up a bit with some silicone, so they may be going back in.)

    took a drive..
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    I then bought some running boards from a member of TW, I wanted them for 2 reasons, a step, and because they stop A LOT of rocks from hitting the cab, especially when I get new wheels that are wider..
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    I then got the first ever 2012 Grillcraft!!!(upper and lower) I absolutely love this grille, I had it on my 2001 as well, and it looks wicked, it's great for adding lights behind it, and they build a sturdy as hell product! www.grillcraft.com

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    I've since trimmed the front mudflap and added a toyota logo to the lower part of the grillcraft
    I also did the BHLM with some gloss black paint, and love the way it turned out!

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    July 21 2012 Edit: So I got my lift in about a month ago.
    I've done my research, and found there is absolutely noting wrong with an above coil spacer for what I'[ll be doing, If I decide to wheel the truck, I'll look at getting coilovers, for now Ready lift 3'' front, 1'' rear block. ride is smooth as butter!

    I also got my Borla Catback exhaust put on the other day, install was a cake walk, and I love it! it's quiet in the cab, has a nice deep tone outside, that's not obnoxiously loud, and I can feel some gain in the higher RPM's, and the truck seems to run really nice with it. Here's my video comparison to stock..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uzYqCM3IiY&feature=player_embedded
    and here is the link to my write up.. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/product-reviews/230204-borla-catback-exhaust.html

    Another nice addition to the camping set up has been the AIRBEDZ, here's my take on it...
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/product-reviews/227956-air-bedz.html

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  2. May 23, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    reserved
     
  3. May 23, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    prob reserve this too..
     
  4. May 23, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    def sub'd cause i loved your last truck
     
  5. May 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Nice grill looks good
     
  6. May 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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    Great looking truck man, I really wanted my 2012 in white but settled for Mag grey instead. Installed the grillcraft upper, haha I probably looked at your truck for the install instructions!

    Looking at getting some Nitto or BFG 265/70/17's you notice any rubbing on stock suspension??
     
  7. May 24, 2012 at 12:31 AM
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    I have a tiiiiiny bit of rubbing on my front mudflap, but I think that's cause I bent them so much on my first 4x4 trip haha, now they are trimmed and shouldn't get caught on the rocks so much.
     
  8. May 24, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    that grill light combo looks great..
    looking at a black MX for myself.
     
  9. May 24, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    do it! here is the same grille on my 01...
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  10. May 24, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    sub'd. Looks great. Can't wait to get my DC, I'm gonna use yours as a reference. :D
     
  11. May 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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  12. May 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    Nice!! Great start on the 2nd gen...your 1st gen was sexy :drool:
     
  13. May 24, 2012 at 11:04 PM
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    haha you mean this one? :p

    it was an 08, and the story goes, I bought it CHEAP through work (car sales) when it came in on trade, I was able to get out of it for more while getting into the 2012, worked out well :)

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  14. May 25, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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    It was a sweet truck, I'll prob have another first gen at some point, lifted DC would be great! one day!
     
  15. May 28, 2012 at 12:28 AM
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    I suppose I could try and look at other 12's closely but id rather ask. When i went onto GrillCraft's website you can purchase both upper and lower grills however I didn't see a part for the scoop. Did you purchase something different for the scoop grill or is OEM?
     
  16. May 28, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Nope the hood scoop actually matches really well as is, I'll see f I can get a picture today for you.
     
  17. May 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    What size tire are you running?
     
  18. May 28, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    it's an option :p

    265/70/R17
     
  19. May 31, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    mind taking a pic of that scoop and grill match for me? No rush though, I ended up walking on my 2012 deal i was working on yesterday :(
     
  20. May 31, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    WHAT! get back in there and get it! :p

    I'll go get a pic now

    Edit: I tried, but the sun is out and my camera won't get a good pic of the black grille on white right now.

    It literally looks like a grillcraft insert though...

    The 2012 scoop is much smaller than previous, so you don't really see much inside it.
     
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