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Researchmonkee's Arrowhead Lounge

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by ResearchMonkee, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Jan 8, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    ResearchMonkee

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    Hello!

    Welcome to the 2011 Barcelona Red Toyota Tacoma Sport build thread. My pockets aren't the biggest, so the build will be slow, but hopefully nothing short of amazing. This is my explorer and daily driver.

    I have never owned a truck until 2018, which was a 2013 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner in the same color. I went on a road trip to Estes Park and camped in the mountains with some friends. That experience told me that I definitely wanted 4WD for my future adventures, so I ended up trading that truck in 4 months later for the current Taco. Near identical miles, so not a bad trade off.

    I am no mechanic and have no knowledge of Toyota trucks/trucks in general, but I have great friends that I've met through Tacomaworld that have been teaching me quite a bit of great stuff. Shout out to the 2Fang Engineering crew where most of my work on the truck takes place. @Sociopenguin and @Slashaar

    #builtnotbought

    Bring on the Arrowhead Edition Taco!

    Vehicle: 2011 Toyota Tacoma DCSB Sport 4x4
    Miles at purchase: 69,000
    Date purchased: 11/1/2018
    Instagram user: ResearchMonkee - The Taco tag: #icallthismytaco
    Overland Bound Member#: 15054

    Armor/Exterior

    - OEM Bed mat
    - Relentless fabrication short height bed bars
    - Weld-on HD sliders from Okee Built Fabrication in Andover, KS
    - Prinsu Cabrac
    - Smittybilt 2nd gen RTT
    - Offroading 6 x 8 ft Awning with extension
    - AVS In-channel vent visors
    - Caliraised bed stiffeners
    - Caliraised amber fog lights
    - Diaz Fabrication Trailer harness relocating bracket

    Interior

    - Too many damned patches
    - Climate control knobs
    - Weathertech front and back black floor liners
    - Cupholder inserts from @rns0504
    - Extreme Duty Tech Deck mount
    - LED bulbs added to all interior lights
    - Molle system visor organizers

    Suspension

    - Bilstein 5100s on 887 OME coils
    - SPC Upper control arms
    - Dakars Medium Duty springs without extra leaf
    - Timbren Bumpstops
    - U-bolt flip kit

    Wheels/Tires

    - 265/70R17 Falken Wildpeaks
    - Level 8 MK6's in Bronze - 17x8 6-139.70 -10

    Electronics

    - iLX-W650 Alpine Multimedia Receiver
    - Ultragauge
    - Vantrue X1 dash cam hardwired into fuse

    Random modifications

    - Fog light anytime mod in engine bay fusebox
    - Tailpipe delete
    - Rear differential breather kit
    - LED bulbs all around
    - Debadged most of truck, sides are left but coming off soon
    - 25+ horsepower from 5 window decals on back window
    - 20% tint on front 2 windows


    Desires and Goals

    - Caliraised or Rago Fab flag pole mount (Gotta put up my Chiefs flag!)
    - Stealth custom series F5 bronze wheels
    - ARB front and rear air lockers
    - Dual battery set up
    - Mesh Grille with/without TOYOTA or TACOMA inserts..
    - Headlight housings
    - Taillight housings
    - Taller bed rack
    - High clearance rear bumper
    - Coastal Offroad full tube front bumper - WIY
    - RCI Skids
    - Winch with synthetic rope
    - New speaker set up
    - Upgrade to 33s.

    Most recent picture

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    2013 PreRunner to 2011 Sport 4x4. I regret tinting the PreRunner.. (good money for good tint)

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  2. Jan 8, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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  3. Jan 8, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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  4. Jan 8, 2019 at 4:09 PM
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    This is my PreRunner in Estes Park. Looks just like my sport.

    The 2 trucks were almost identical in mileage too. Not a bad trade in at all.

    Fellow taco bro is my roommate. We are planning a trip to FJ Summit 2019 and MOAB 2019.

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  5. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:24 AM
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    What's in the box?!

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  6. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:31 AM
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    Since Josh hasn't got in here yet.......

    for @Slashaar
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  7. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:42 AM
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    o_O
     
  8. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    Hey, it's afternoon and I'm at work.....a little bored...
     
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  9. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    If only we could put this Prinsu on today. :anonymous:
     
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  10. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    Yeah, I don't think my boss is gonna let me outta here for that..
     
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  11. Jan 9, 2019 at 11:53 AM
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    Just have him bring it into the shop for a 'parts order'.
     
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  12. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    Putting everything together for Sunday.

    This cabrac came with black spacers. Score! All the ones I've seen were chrome or silver. Glad for the black.

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  13. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:09 PM
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  14. Jan 10, 2019 at 5:47 AM
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    One of the cross bars was not powder coated black, but that's fine with me. I used it as the support for the wind deflector. Not sure if other folks Prinsu's came like that too.
     
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  15. Jan 10, 2019 at 5:49 AM
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    I have a spare black cross bar if you wanna use it. I put a single row on the rear of mine to keep front contacting my shark fin...
     
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  16. Jan 10, 2019 at 5:52 AM
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    May be interested in using another one for the very back.

    $?
     
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  17. Jan 10, 2019 at 5:59 AM
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    I'm sure we could figure something out.
     
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  18. Jan 10, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    Cool, sounds good to me.

    We can see if it looks good first Sunday at 2Fang.
     
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  19. Jan 13, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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    After a snowy weekend, got together with some Taco bros and installed my Prinsu that I received earlier this week.

    Prinsu before install.
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    Attempting hole punches instead of chopping weather stripping. Enjoying some local Boulevard beers that are out of this world.
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    Hard to get these punches straight. If I had to redo it, I would use bigger than 3/4 hole punch.
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    Rack fully installed at 2Fang Engineering thanks to @Sociopenguin and assistance from @Slashaar .
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    Photo op!
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  20. Jan 14, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    Definitely loving the look of my truck now.

    Next goal is probably the lifts and such.

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