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RedTacoma88's 2012 Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by redtacoma88, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Jun 16, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    John Austin
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    2012 TRD Off Road
    See Build Page...
    Updated April 18th
    *Always check last page for updates
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    My 2012 DCSB TRD Offroad 4x4

    INTRO:Purchased the truck new from Rivergate Toyota in 2012, always wanted a 4x4 and liked the smaller size. Did not know what I was getting myself into when I found Tacomaworld... My plan for this truck is to be able to tackle 90% of trails around my area and still be a reliable daily driver.

    Thanks To:
    Wheelers Offroad
    Brute Force Fabrication
    ATO
    OME
    Tennessee Offroad

    MOD LIST:

    Suspension:
    OME Nitrocharger Sport F&R
    OME 885x coils
    Dakar Leaf Pack
    Trim packer
    3/8" Poly Top Plates
    SPC LR UCA's
    Toytec Swaybar drop
    3" Rough Country Lift Kit (Removed)

    Rims/Tires:
    285/70/16 Nitto Trail Grapplers
    16" XD Enduro Matte Black Rims
    1.25" Spidertraxx Wheel Spacers (Removed)


    Armor:
    Brute Force Fab Hybrid Front (with wider hoop)
    Brute Force Fab HC Rear (with bedside bars)
    ATO Weld-On Rock Sliders (with kickout)
    ATO IFS Skid

    Interior:
    Memphis Audio
    MClass tweeters
    MClass Speakers F&R
    MClass PR Series 10" Sub (15-PR10D4V2)
    PR Amp (16-PRX2.100)
    Custom Box from local shop
    Amp Kill switch
    Paracord Wrap on door handles
    Amazon Center Console Organizer

    Gear Bag:
    Tire Pressure deflator
    On board air compressor
    Basic tool kit
    LED Mag Light
    Jumper Cables
    2x30' Tow Ropes
    54" Smittybuilt Hi-Lift
    ATO Hi Lift bed mounts
    2x3/4" D-Ring Shackles


    Other:
    30" OKLED light bar
    Yakima Bike Mod x2
    Aero Turbine 2525xl (resonated) Muffler
    Exhaust dumped after axle
    3" Tip
    Plasti Dip Badges and Toyota Emblem
    Mini Antenna
    Rear Diff Breather Mod

    Future Mods:
    255/85r16 Cooper ST Maxx
    LED Fog Lights
    Warn M8000s Winch
    RTT (Tepui/CVT/Smittybuilt??)
    ATO bed bars
    CB Radio

    Up to date pictures
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    The Story

    First day from the Dealer:
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    Last Picture while it was Stock:
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    Thinking I knew what I was doing, I had a shop put on a 3" Spacer lift and a new wheel setup.. Had it for a year..

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    Truck stayed like this for over a year.. drove it pretty hard.
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    https://youtu.be/RNW6goMbCvU

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    Wheeled with this guy a couple of times... thought he was crazy...
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    After a year of saving got the money to start adding more..
    30" LED Bar
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    Finally got rid of the spacer lift! Thanks to Wheelers for the killer service!
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    Love the OME lift, still need to rip that sway bar off...
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    And then these showed up..
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    Thanks... Tips and Advice Welcome!

    "Tread Lightly"
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2015
  2. Jun 16, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    See Build Page...
    *RESERVED
     
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  3. Jun 16, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    ChiveOn

    ChiveOn City Slickin' Redneck, I wear a suit with a mullet

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    Plasti-Dipped Emblems, Tonnopro Tri-fold toneau cover (for winter use only), AVS in-channel visors, Ultra Gauge, Tepui Kukenam RTT, Muteki Trail Hog 285/70/17, Pop N' Lock, Bilstein 5100's in the front set at .85 with Eibach coils, Bilstein 5100's in the rear with a Toytec AAL. Toytec drivers side spacers, Toytec diff drop kit. All Pro u-bolt flip kit, TJM Compressor (permanently mounted), Custom rack for the RTT over the bed, Tepui Kukenam RTT, Toyota Bed Mat, Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio, and a lot of gear behind the seats.
    Nice, I like it.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thank ya
     
  5. Jun 16, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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    elsenordave

    elsenordave HaoleBilt

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    AFE CAI TRD Exhaust TRD Supercharger 3" Cornfed Spacer 2" Toytec AAL
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    I had a 2010 Barcelona Red TRD OR loved it
     
  6. Aug 6, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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    brandon1647

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    Leather seats, JVC head unit, ORION Clarion 15" sub woofer, Halo Projector LED headlights, plastidipped console, grille, and emblems, LED map & dome lights, matte black TRD decals
    Truck looks good man!

    Just curios, how do you like your Aero Turbine 2525xl Muffler?
     
  7. Aug 6, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I really like it! It sounds great. But it's not very loud. So I also have a manual exhaust cutout before the muffler.
     
  8. Aug 6, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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    brandon1647

    brandon1647 Well-Known Member

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    Leather seats, JVC head unit, ORION Clarion 15" sub woofer, Halo Projector LED headlights, plastidipped console, grille, and emblems, LED map & dome lights, matte black TRD decals
    Awesome! I'm about to buy one, so im tyring to get opinions on it.

    How much did you pay for it an for it to getinstalled if you don't mind me asking?
     
  9. Aug 6, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah! If I did it again I would get the 2525 not the xl, because I like loud stuff. I got it installed by a friend for free but it should probably cost $50-$80 to install.
     
  10. Aug 6, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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    HighTQCummins

    HighTQCummins Instagram: stormtrooptaco

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    I really like that exhaust cutout idea, I've been lookin at electric ones alot recently, thinkin about pulling the trigger on it
     
  11. Aug 6, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah! My manual one sounds great and it was cheap. But pretty soon I want to upgrade to an electric one! Go for it!
     
  12. Aug 6, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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    HighTQCummins

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    I just need to crawl under and get ID measurements of stock CBE so I can find the right one to clamp on, not sure if 2.5" stainless piping will slide over stock or not
     
  13. Aug 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I used 2.25 and it worked perfectly.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    MGMTacolover55

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    Nice truck dude but you should have gotten 5100s considering all 4 for your truck would cost $360
     
  15. Aug 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I wanted full 3" in the front not 2.5". I also would have needed a rear aal to lift the rear.
     
  16. Aug 6, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It's not too bad. It will be replaced sooner or later but it does its job just fine!
     
  17. Aug 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    its fine. little stiff. It does its job!
     
  18. Aug 20, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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    MagicBeef

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    Banner pic is working, just hopped in here to scope your wheel/tire/lift combo. Looks great man, serious inspiration for someone like me looking for DD friendly mods. :thumbsup:
     
  19. Oct 10, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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    Lrtacoma12

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    3 inch rough country lift, stock running boards, 265/75/16 BFG ATs 10 ply, mossy oak seat covers, mossy break up infinity back seat bow holder, decals on the back glass, no mud flaps
    Nice looking truck,..... did your tires scrub before adding wheel spacers
     
  20. Oct 11, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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    redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I never had them on without wheel spacers so idk. I don't think they would have rubbed. Everyone things tire scrub is this horrible thing. It's really no big deal!
     
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