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Rhino8541 build

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by Rhino8541, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Apr 23, 2017 at 2:12 AM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/rhino8541-from-the-beginning.78043/page-8#post-9267944

    I sold my beloved 2007 TRD Sport in 2012 due to excessively long work commutes. That's changed, so now I'm back in a 2017 TRD Off Road!

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    The build must go on, version 2.0 here we go! :burnrubber:

    I will be orienting this build more towards a weekend excursion/expedition style. I like to get as far away from people as safely and comfortably as possible. On the other hand, I also prefer to be able to return home safely when I choose to.

    I'm using this build to help me keep track of everything, and plan future mods. I will edit this post as things change.

    My utilization theory is light, fast and convenient. I want any mods I do to fulfill these principles as much as possible.


    I picked up a Double Cab Short Bed 2017 TRD Off Road with the Premium/Technology package in Quicksand on 4/22/17.



    Current Mods

    Exterior

    • Debadged (4/22/17) - Couldn't help myself!
    • Mesh Grill/color matched bezel (5/20/17) - Going to try the Faux Pro and see which I prefer. I also have Rentrop vinyl for this.
    • Bright LED reverse bulbs (6/5/17)
    • 5% tint on rear windows (10/2/17)
    • Removed B-Pillar vinyl (10/2/17)
    • KC Hilites Flex Pods (Waiting to mount, need to order ditch light brackets)
    Suspension/Wheels/Tires
    • 265/75/16 BFG AT TA KO2 installed on stock suspension (5/1/17). Minor rubbing during light wheeling/turning
    • RokBlokz mud flaps (5/6/17)

    Armor/Bed Mods


    Interior

    • Hondo Garage Radio Knobs (4/28/17)-Awesome
    • Screen protector for radio (5/09/17)
    • Rentrop Visor Vinyl (4/28/17)
    • Gentex Homelink rear view mirror (4/30/17)
    • GPS Override/Backup Camera Anytime (5/27/17)
    • Center Console Organizer (5/11/17)
    • Removed visor safety labels (5/20/17)
    • 3D Xpider Floor Liners (5/23/17) So far I love these
    • Diode Dynamics LED Dome/Map lights (Installed 6/5/17)
    • Molle panel for behind the rear seats. This opened up a lot more storage space and I re-organized what I already had behind/under the seats.
    • MesoJDM ECT always on module
    • 12 Volt Solutions Plug and Play Remote Start (LOVE THIS!)
    • Switch Pro 8100 (Waiting on delivery)
    • Rentrop steering wheel vinyl
    • AJT Quicksand key Fob + Rentrop vinyl
    • Element E50 Fire extinguishers - 2 (need to mount these better)

    Navigation

    • Garmin Inreach Explorer+ (working on mount)
    • Apple Ipad Mini (need to mount)
    • Cell Phone (need to mount)

    Recovery Gear
    • Spartan Recovery Rope
    • Spartan Soft Shackle
    • Bubba Rope Gator Jaws - 2
    • Hi-Lift Xtreme 60" + Slider adapter
    • Deadman Offroad Anchor
    • Tred 1100's (need to find a good way to mount them, preferably at the front of the bed)
    • Recovery Hitch
    • Metal Shackle - 1
    • MV 50 Compressor
    • Tire Deflators
    • Basic Tools
    • Small Shovel
    • Safety Seal Tire Repair Kit
    • Smittybilt X20 Synthetic winch
    • Tree Saver strap (Thanks TWSS!)
    • Masterpull 55K Snatch blocks - 2
    • Quick fists to mount shovel (using alum. bed mounts)

    Other

    • ChandlerDOOM Hardshell Roof Top Tent (On order)
    • 2 Scepter Water Cans (5/18/17)
    • 2 Scepter Gas Cans from Costco (need to replace)
    • Bugspray/TP/Medical Kit
    • Ratchet Straps/Bungees
    • Litra Cube (5/20/17) I like that I can mount it magnetically.
    • IFAK
    • Flares
    • AZ Maps
    • Filed down the bracket that rubs on the radiator hose (5/27/17)
    • Redline Tuning Hood Struts (10/16/17)
    • Off Grid Engineering Dual Battery Kit (need to decide on what batteries to use) Waiting to receive/install this.

    Planned Mods:


    Exterior
    • Black Headlight Mod (or PRO's)
    • Mesojdm Ultimate tail lights (Black, or PRO's).
    • Remove bed stickers
    • Rock lights tied in to the stock interior/courtesy lights and on to a switch.
    Suspension/Wheels/Tires
    • ~2" to 3" Lift - (Leaning toward BP51 or BOSS)
    • Paint current rims black - (Maybe)
    • Considering Procomp 70809's. They're all black and I can get them for less than $100 each total. Might pick up 5 if I end up getting a rear tire carrier...
    • Extended Steel Braided brake lines
    Armor/Bed Mods
    • OEM bed mat
    • Tuffy larger lockable bed storage
    • Front bed rail
    • Thinking about getting the 45L FRO water can if I get the FRO bedrack. I can fill it with hose water for showers/etc. I think I can also fit 6 total scepter fuel/water cans between the wheel wells about perfectly for long trips. I'm going to wait until I see how the bed bars work out. I may go for a FRO roof rack.
    Interior
    • Seat Covers (Leaning toward Black/Beige Clazzio covers-want to get this photoshopped first)
    • I want to paint the chrome rings around the A/C vents Quicksand or flat black, they glare in the sun and it bothers me to no end!
    • I'm working on a T-track just above the radio that I can mount a cell phone and Ipad mini to via Ram mounts.
    Misc
    • Differential Breather Mod - sooner rather than later
    • Chop Exhaust off at/near axle (considering high tuck exhaust)

    Other


    -I need/want to order some additional recovery gear, maps, etc.
    - 2 D-ring shackles
    - Factor 55 Flatlink
    - Bolts/washers/wing nuts to mount TREDs to bedrail.
    -Maybe a CB/Ham/handheld radio(s) :notsure:



    It's good to be back!
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2017
  2. Apr 23, 2017 at 4:23 AM
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    Taco351

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  3. Apr 23, 2017 at 5:32 AM
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    DonJuanTaco

    DonJuanTaco Tacoma Bandito & Enthusiast

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    How was the difficulty of this install? I'm not too mechanically savy so I was going to see if a shop would install it for me...

    Sorry for the hi-jack Rhino, can't wait to see your build as it progresses! :)
     
  4. Apr 23, 2017 at 5:34 AM
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    DonJuanTaco

    DonJuanTaco Tacoma Bandito & Enthusiast

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    By the way, don't forget to install a front bed rail for more mounting goodies! :)
     
  5. Apr 23, 2017 at 5:46 AM
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    Taco351

    Taco351 Well-Known Member

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    It was not hard....Just have to route a wire down the frame into the passenger side kick panel. There are several tutorial videos on YouTube and on PopnLock's website.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2017 at 7:42 AM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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    Awesome guys, thanks! I'll look into the front bed rail, I thought I had seen someone with it, but thought it came factory.

    I updated my original post!
     
  7. Apr 23, 2017 at 10:48 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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    So I've been looking for a screen protector for the navigation. It shows finger prints like crazy. I found a few options, but they don't have the greatest reviews.





    More importantly...

    Should I remove the black raised TACOMA lettering the dealer installed?

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    Last edited: Apr 25, 2017
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  8. Apr 26, 2017 at 8:32 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Hotshot Offroad Moderator Vendor

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    Yeah, I gots boost
  9. Apr 29, 2017 at 12:38 AM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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    Got a flat yesterday driving down a regular street with the stock Off Road tires. Truck has less than 800 miles. Not impressed with them. The hole was straight through the thickest part of the tread.

    I do enjoy the individually monitored TPMS though. I used to hate the old system. You couldn't tell which tire was low. I was able to watch the front right tire losing pressure in real time. I swapped it out in 16 minutes and went on my way!

    I'm considering going to Discount tire and seeing about getting 5 BFG KO 2's in 265/75/16. I don't plan on lifting my truck for a while. I might try to sell the stock tires after swapping out.
     
  10. May 1, 2017 at 7:55 PM
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    Icon Stage 2, 275/70/17 KO2s, SSO slimline bumper, Warn Zeon 10-S winch, Rigid SR-20 light bar, TRD SEMA rims, Mobtown Offroad sliders, RCI skids, LED light conversion
    What vinyl stickers did you use for this? I hate those labels.
     
  11. May 1, 2017 at 8:11 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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  12. May 1, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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    Installed 265/75/16 BFG AT TA KO2's today. I'm running the stock suspension. I love how they look. Hoping I can sell my stock tires to recoup some of the cost.
     
  13. May 2, 2017 at 3:44 PM
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    yarberrymt

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    I'm looking at that exact tire; can you post pics?
     
  14. May 6, 2017 at 6:35 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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    Are you looking for a specific angle?
     
  15. May 7, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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    New RokBlokz. They are a little pricey, but I heard almost no rocks bouncing off of my doors!

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  16. May 19, 2017 at 3:29 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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    [​IMG]

    :spy:

    Several projects underway!

    Good riddance chrome grill! I always forget how much I hate prepping/painting things. If the bezel gets ruined in the future, I'm just gonna buy the already painted one!

    I painted the ATH bed reinforcements as well.
     
  17. May 20, 2017 at 9:19 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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  18. May 20, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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    [​IMG]

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    So...Much...Better!!!

    Sorry for the poor photo quality, poor lighting inside my garage.
     
  19. May 31, 2017 at 11:08 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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    Hit 1,000 miles yesterday! (5/30/17)
     
  20. Jun 6, 2017 at 10:40 PM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 [OP] I like ze best!

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    Shout out to @2ndGenJonny and Brandon at Avid Offroad. I stopped by their shop to have them install my custom built sliders. They fabricated them exactly how I wanted and even painted and installed them in the Phoenix heat! Can't thank these guys enough. Great quality welds and craftsmanship.

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