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rngr's Debatable Debacle Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by rngr, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Nov 20, 2015 at 10:40 AM
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    rngr

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    Truck was sold July 2016.

    New build here


    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/re-demption-rngrs-re-debatable-re-debacle.443620/



    de·ba·cle
    [dāˈbäk(ə)l, dəˈbäk(ə)l]
    NOUN
    1. a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco:

    Vehicle
    2013 Tacoma SR5 4x4 DCSB bought new in March '13

    Purpose
    My truck, like many of yours, is a tool. It gets me to work each day, brings home the groceries, carries the kiddos around, and lets me explore all things I see worthy to be explored. Like any tool, it is very capable of completing certain tasks, while it completely fails to handle others. The purpose of this build is to identify and modify the areas where it fails. I'll be adding pictures of what I have done so far and what I do as I go from here.

    Modifications

    Suspension-
    Bilstein 5100 shocks Front/rear
    Front shocks set to .85 (May '16)
    OME 884X coils
    1/4" driver side spacer
    SPC Light Racing UCAs
    Wheeler's 3-leaf progressive AAL
    Sway bar removed

    Exterior/In bed-
    Leer 100R cap
    Thule Tracker II cap rack - removed
    DIY roof rack https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/ermbs-d-i-y-rack-system-build.433500/
    Proline roof tracks
    DIY Hi-Lift mount https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/diy-hi-lift-and-tool-mounts.260147/
    48" Hi-Lift
    Camper shell "clothesline"
    Front mud flap delete
    Rear mud flaps trimmed 2"
    Weathertech in channel rain guards, stone deflector, and floor mats

    Wheels/Tires-
    Toyo Open Country AT II LT265/75/16 load C
    Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers

    Armor-
    SOS Concepts K-out sliders
    Trail Gear rear tube bumper

    On Board Air-
    ARB CKMA12 compressor
    ARB pump up kit
    ARB inflator with gauge

    Other-
    Yellow wire mod
    Diff breather relocate
    Jumpers LED map, dome, and liscense plate lights
    Removed passenger storage bin behind rear seat
    20% tint all around, 5% sun strip
    Flashlight mount
    Rear storage bin delete
    2x20ft tow straps
    2x 5/8" shackles
    DIY under hood lighting
    Midland 75-822 CB radio
    Cobra 36" magnetic whip antenna
    Trail Gear lighted license plate holder.


    To Do List-
    Extra bed tie down points
    IFS skid
    255/85/16 ST MAXX
    Rear locker

    Here we go.................................
     
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  2. Nov 20, 2015 at 10:42 AM
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    geekhouse23

    geekhouse23 The "Liftman" - @DrFunker

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  3. Nov 20, 2015 at 10:52 AM
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    The day I picker her up. I was one proud dude. The truck stayed just about like this for about two years. Then, a quick google search for "How big of a tire can I......?" lead me to TW. I lurked, and lurked, and lurked. I finally joined about the time I ordered this.

    I had never messed with suspension before, but I quickly learned the value of this site. With a little research and a few PM's, I decided I could do the install myself. So I put the truck on jack stands, tore out the old, and wound up with this.


    More to come after while....
     
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  4. Nov 20, 2015 at 12:14 PM
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    rngr

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    I'm usually all for the function>form argument, but I just didn't like the look of the relatively narrow tires on stock wheels with the lift. I grabbed a set of 1.25" Spidertrax spacers and bolted them up. I was a little worried about using spacers, but I've never had a problem. I check the torque every time I rotate my tires. They've never needed tightening.

    I was tired of having to dig to find what I was after in my console. I threw this together one afternoon. It's not fancy, but it works well.
     
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  5. Nov 20, 2015 at 12:24 PM
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    My back seats were constantly filled with a carseat, toys, tools, etc. For the entirety of duck season(late Nov.-Jan.) I would also have my shotgun, waders, blind bag, etc, etc, etc. It was miserable, and the Mrs. didn't like it at all. I found a used Leer 100R on craigslist very cheap and had it painted to match. Problem=solved.

    I love my top, but some things won't fin in there. What won't go in, must go on top. I found a Thule Tracker II roof rack on CL dirt cheap. I ordered some cheap roof rails from Proline roof racks and stuck it on.

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how to haul Kayaks.
     
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  6. Nov 20, 2015 at 12:32 PM
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    Open diffs suck. The yellow wire mod makes them suck to a lesser degree. Second wire down from the top on the left. Snip. Traction control in 4L. This is certainly no substitute for a locker, but it does help. I will have a locker....one day.
     
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  7. Nov 20, 2015 at 12:47 PM
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    I met up with a couple guys from the TN thread at Turkey Bay OHV park at Land Between the Lakes in KY. I left with some new pin striping, and a better understanding of what my truck will and will not do. All in all, it was a great trip.

    Open diffs doing what open diffs do....:(
     
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  8. Nov 20, 2015 at 12:54 PM
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    SOS Concepts Bolt-on K-out sliders. Start to finish. I like 'em. I like 'em alot.
     
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  9. Nov 20, 2015 at 12:57 PM
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  10. Nov 20, 2015 at 1:11 PM
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    I like this truck.
     
  11. Nov 20, 2015 at 1:50 PM
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    Thank you, sir. Not a bad looking rig you have yourself. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Nov 20, 2015 at 1:52 PM
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    Love your Leer! I recently upgraded from a hardshell tonneau to a cap and the only thing I hate was that I never bought it sooner or from the get go :smack:
     
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  13. Nov 20, 2015 at 1:53 PM
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    We're running almost the same suspension set up, same tires, have almost the same stance..
     
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  14. Nov 20, 2015 at 2:05 PM
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    Amen to that! It's probably the most functional piece of equipment on my truck.
    Twinsies:bananadance: You like it?
     
  15. Nov 20, 2015 at 2:07 PM
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    I do like it and it will serve me well for a while but I also have plans to upgrade in the future. My leaf packs were almost flat before my AAL so they will probably have to go within a year or so.
     
  16. Nov 20, 2015 at 2:08 PM
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    To be honest, I hated the look before but after struggling with the tonneau and seeing the functionality and additional mods others have done, it was a no brainer. Live and learn
     
  17. Nov 20, 2015 at 5:46 PM
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    I'm pleased with mine. I went with the 884 coils hoping to avoid needing UCAs. I am able to get about 1.1* caster with 0.2 degrees camber with this set up. It is very tolerable, but I want better. I Plan to move up to 885s whenever I get new UCAs. My leaf pack is holding up very well. I had 45k on it when I installed the AAL. I'm now at 65 with no sag at all.
     
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  18. Nov 20, 2015 at 5:48 PM
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    I think that mine would look funny without the cap now that I'm used to it. My wife calls it my "grandpa top". :facepalm:
     
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  19. Nov 23, 2015 at 5:45 PM
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  20. Nov 27, 2015 at 12:18 PM
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    The factory recovery point is too small to fit a 5/8" shackle, so I filed it out and hit it with a rattle can. Simple fix.

     
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