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ruggedT's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by ruggedT, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Nov 21, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    ruggedT

    ruggedT [OP] The Sticker Guy

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    Met up with Tacoma89 today for lunch. Also picked up a new battery... installing that tomorrow.


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  2. Nov 22, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    tacoma89

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    Check build in sig.
    pic of that silver truck looks good, ya know the one with the old man topper...:)
     
  3. Nov 23, 2012 at 12:57 AM
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    Slimwood Shady I love your mom!

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    These before and after pics?
     
  4. Nov 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    ruggedT [OP] The Sticker Guy

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    No that's a good friends truck
     
  5. Nov 23, 2012 at 9:59 AM
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    How do you like those DSM uca's? and how much did they run you?
     
  6. Nov 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    ruggedT [OP] The Sticker Guy

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    Yes I like them... I bought them as a package so I dont know a price just for them. Sorry
     
  7. Nov 23, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    ruggedT [OP] The Sticker Guy

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    Got the battery in. Went with a Diehard Plat because they are Odessey relabels. Some genius(Me) ordered it with the terminals on the wrong side... So I had to make due since I got it on sale. Made two short extensions for my 2nd batt wire and the fuse box wire. Bolted them together and taped them up. This way I can remove it next time the battery dies and have it back to stock. The wire to the starter reached just fine.

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    Here is the snorkel catch "can". I used an old hotel shampoo bottle and a small brass elbow. Stuck it on the lowest point on my plumbing to catch the water and get it out of the intake. I only find water in it after hard rain's.

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  8. Nov 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    Smart idea with the snorkel. Truck is looking wayyy better than you found it.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2012 at 4:25 AM
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    Dang I ante even been in here yet :confused: All kinds of new stuff, looking good yo!
     
  10. Dec 3, 2012 at 6:15 AM
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    :rasta:
     
  11. Dec 3, 2012 at 6:19 AM
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    I :spy: me in your new sig...:cool:
     
  12. Dec 3, 2012 at 6:20 AM
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  13. Dec 12, 2012 at 7:08 AM
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    Finally got an alignment done after I changed out those very expensive LCA bushings. While changing them I found out the people who aligned my truck after I lowered it decided it was best to flatten out the cam tab stops on the insides so they didnt have to change the cam adjuster size. Assholes. My buddies shop fixed them while they aligned it.


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  14. Dec 18, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    Was thinking about rock rings for my rims since they have those bolts on the "fake" ring. Keep the rims from getting anymore chewed up than they already are when offroading. Some searching turned up someone makes them already, so its possible. Might be in the near future on my to-do list. I belive AE alloy did them correctly hole wise unlike pro-crap who bought the design.

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  15. Jan 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    ruggedT [OP] The Sticker Guy

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    Took off all the chrome stuff this weekend and made some new badges. The Toyota came out really big. Have to wait and see if it grows on me

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  16. Jan 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    I really like where those rear lights are mounted. Can you get a close up pic of the mounts so I can see how you accomplished that? If you get a chance, thanks. Nice truck.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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    I havnt forgotten to get the pic, just been busy.
     
  18. Jan 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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    Do you feel like it would have been more practical to just get a new LCA from LSK or Total Chaos? it seems like a lot of work and money to replace the bushings!
     
  19. Jan 13, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    Couldn't you hav just flipped the battery the opposite direction? Or better yet, do the DUAL battery in the same location? You have a welder and could make a mount/ base plate easily.

    I Like the idea of the wheel well mount for the battery, but I have only done similar installs in Show vehicles only. I realize the Optimas are sealed, But an off road vehicle that could end up in water worrys me.

    Don't get me wrong, I like your build, great work.
     
  20. Jan 13, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    ruggedT

    ruggedT [OP] The Sticker Guy

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    The bracket goes thru the hole above the zipper... Ill be at Shoe Creek if you want to see them in person. Thought I saw you comment in the thread

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    After I got the first one out, the others came really easy. I was tempted to get the TC LCA's but they were $800 more than just the bushings. I went with the a set of ROCA bushings I found on ebay for 152 or so.

    I couldn't flip it, both wires would have been short because they would be on opposite sides. I also didnt want more weight up front than I already had, that was the original reason for the battery out back. And whats the difference of the front battery getting dunked? Happens all the time.
     
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