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Ramen Noodles 4 LIFE Build/adventures

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by ZekeR7, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Jan 23, 2018 at 8:58 PM
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    ZekeR7

    ZekeR7 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Current look:
    DSC_0017.jpg

    Truck: 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Offroad 4x4 Quicksand, Auto transmission w/ V6 engine.

    PROTECTION:
    -Clear SunTek protection film
    -Demello Front Aluminum Overland series Bumper(Jumped in on the first run/batch offer)[waiting for it to be shipped]
    -4x Innovation Weld-on Sliders w/ Kickout [waiting for it to be shipped]

    SUSPENSION:
    -TRD Bilstein Pro (2nd Gen) Suspension (got in on the great deal: $680 for the kit)

    MISC:
    -Bakflip MX4 bed cover
    -Front window tints
    -Cargo Bar
    -Plano All weather tactical case
    -Rough Country LED Ditch lights w/caliraised bracket/switch panel
    -Rough Country POD lights for rear and side
    -Prinsu Roof Rack
    -Front Runner Jerry cans and double mount
    -ECGS
    -Smittybilt X20 winch[waiting for it to be shipped]
    -Husky Floor liner
    -Decals
    -Pro Comp 7031 series wheel: 16x8, 0 Offset, 4.5 backspace
    -285/75/R16 (33s!) Toyo ATII
    -Low profile Bed Bars work w/ bed cover (built by local shop: Kryptonite Kustoms) [waiting for powder coat]

    90% of items were installed/modified by local shop: kryptonite Kustoms



    When I first bought the truck in 01/14/2018; dealer/factory installed:
    -Privacy glass on all three rear windows
    -Stainless steel exhaust tip
    -Tube running/step board
    -Side mirror, door handles, and high rock impact point near wheel well film protection
    -Dealer paid for front window tints as part of the deal
    tacoma.jpg

    On 01/18/2018 add-on:
    -SunTek Clear Protection Film (Partial hood, partial front side fender, full bumper, and grille trim) Half-off as part of my deal w/ dealership
    I decided to go with SunTek instead of Xpel because they had the pre-cut pattern I wanted that won't cover the whole front. It is treated like paint and overall amazed at how well it protects from rocks, bugs, and scratches. If I see an imperfection; I just pour hot water and it disappears. It's also backed by 10 yr warranty including but not limited to yellowing of film, failure of film, bubbling, and manufacturer defect.
    SunTek Film.jpg

    A regular angle/lighting of the film that shows you how invisible it is (it's really hard to tell something is there unless you get a good angle and lighting):
    Suntek Film invis.jpg

    On 01/23/2018 add-on:
    -Bakflip MX4 Matte Version
    I love this thing. Very durable and the low profile looks good.
    Bakflip MX4.jpg

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    Last edited: Mar 25, 2018
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  2. Jan 25, 2018 at 6:16 PM
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    ZekeR7

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  3. Jan 28, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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    ZekeR7

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    01/28/2018:
    Added/finished Tacoma Vinyl Decal
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    Added cargo bar w/ new Plano sportsman trunk and cooler:
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  4. Feb 4, 2018 at 11:53 PM
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    ElusivMKD

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    Looks good! Keep them updates coming. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Feb 6, 2018 at 12:53 PM
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    ZekeR7

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    02/06/2018:

    Was looking for dedicated GPS w/ satellite view for off-road use. Today cleaned out my “electronic” drawer and found an old tablet with a built in gps chip =]
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    Finally showed my significant other that hording stuff can be good =p

    Prinsu roof rack, LED pod lights, and storage cases for roof all in order. Looking to have the pod lights on hood near a pillar Custom installed by my local fab shop here this week or next. Roof racks, cases, and roof LED next month or two (have to wait for fab time).
     
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  6. Feb 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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    ZekeR7

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    Thanks!
     
  7. Feb 7, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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    mr_jrock

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    How much did you get the bakflip?? Truck is looking good!! I’m jelly
     
  8. Feb 9, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    ZekeR7

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    02/09/2018:
    Got my ditch lights installed
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    Waiting on one more switch and roof rack to install the other lights.
     
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  9. Feb 9, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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    In total, I paid 1200 including install and expedited shipping.
     
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  10. Feb 11, 2018 at 2:05 PM
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    Decided to take off V6 Badge in 30 degree weather today down South!

    tailgate.jpg

    Planning to take that dealership decal off when it gets up to at least 60 degrees.

    Also, I am waiting on my Prinsu Roof Rack.
     
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  11. Feb 11, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    Looks amazing, really nice work!
     
  12. Feb 28, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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    Got my Tacoma back from the shop!
    Installed:
    -Prinsu Roof Rack
    -Custom brackets for LED pods
    -Plano Case
    -Front Runner Double Mount Jerry Can




    I told them to ensure these pod lights swivel so I can use it either for driving or camp:



    Prinsu forgot to pack my wind deflector that goes in front of the rack, but customer service was great and they shipped it off right away. Will be getting it on Monday.
    Front Runner mount was missing a hardware that latches the jerry cans; customer service was also great and they expedited the part. Will be arriving Thursday.

    Will be getting suspension and tires done Monday.
     
  13. Feb 28, 2018 at 6:35 PM
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    Dig that rack man. Great build!
     
  14. Feb 28, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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    ZekeR7

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    Thanks I appreciate it!

    More to come in March and April! Lot's of heavy mod!
     
  15. Feb 28, 2018 at 9:54 PM
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    Looking forward to seeing it.
     
  16. Mar 1, 2018 at 3:44 AM
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    ZekeR7

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    For Any of those that were curious about my roof rack swivel pods (check my last post on this thread):

    With headlights/fog:


    With headlight/fog/ditch


    With headlight/fog/ditch/roof rack swivel pod light:


    I can see the tree with the last pic clearly in person with them on =].
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  17. Mar 3, 2018 at 6:52 PM
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    ZekeR7

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    03/03/2018

    Decided to put some decals on this bad boy while I am waiting for my wheels, tires, and suspension to come in on Monday (I need to get my Camera working lol, phone photos doesn't do it justice! Looks amazing in person):
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  18. Mar 5, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    03/05/2018
    just got my suspension installed today along with ECGS bushing. Tires and wheels tomorrow.



    I got a new TRD 2nd gen Pro Kit that everyone was raving about on here...was going for $650 (original price $1,800) so I couldn’t say no.

    For tires; i will be going 33s (285/75R16 toyo at2).

    Wheels will be pro comp 16” 5001 series.
     
  19. Mar 6, 2018 at 4:04 PM
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    ZekeR7

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    03/06/2018

    Replaced wheels and tires!

    Riding on 33s! No rub no fuss!

    Pro comp 5001 16x8 0 offset
    Toyo AT2 285/75R16

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  20. Mar 6, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    Time for sliders!
     

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