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skidooman's super lame slow build

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

  1. Aug 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman [OP] I'm your huckleberry

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    :( truck is sold. Makes me sad.

    Found me an 85 FJ60 to wheel. No build for it yet. Check last page for updates.
    60 build thread.\/\/\/
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/ot...even-lamer-slower-fj60-build.html#post9275489

    This is how it all started.

    Truck is a 2011 double cab short bed. TRD off road, 4wd auto.
    I bought it brand new August of 2011, but being a dealer transfer, it had 380 miles on it. I really like the truck in stock form. Its very capable for a stock rig. After putting the truck belly in the dirt going through a creek, and hitting countless rocks with the skid plate and LCAs I knew a lift would have to be done eventually. Late July 2012 some punk kid didnt yield to the right of way, which was me. Luckily I saw it coming and was able to get almost all the way stopped, which saved the side of the truck and he only grazed the front bumper. After the adjuster looking at it and confirming it needed a new front bumper. I decided to go the plate bumper route with the insurance money. This meant I would need a lift, how convenient.;) So thats where I am at for now. Stay tuned, it should get better!

    I add pictures on Instagram too - skidooman56

    As it looks today.

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    IMG_8692_3_4_fused by flyin' B photography, on Flickr

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    Mod list as follows

    Suspension:
    OME 885/9000 shocks.
    Deaver AAL/N182 shocks.
    Light Racing UCAs

    Wheels/Tires:
    265/75R16 Toyo Open Country AT II
    Level 8 MK6 in gun metal grey

    Armor:
    Relentless front bumper
    4xInnovations bolt on sliders

    Exterior:
    OEM roof rails
    BajaRack
    Andres devil horns
    Plasti dipped emblems
    Snugtop Rebel - vented windoors.
    Shorty antenna
    Sockmonkey TRD expedition bedside decal

    Interior:
    Weathertech digital fit floormats
    Dashmat
    15% front tint

    Recovery:
    ARB 3'x30' strap
    TJM Stealth winch
    48" Hilift
    Hilift multi tool
    Warn hitch shackle
    Misc shackles and straps

    Electrical:
    Fog light any time mod
    DTRL off(stealth mode)
    LED bed lights
    Lightforce Blitz 240s
    Midland CB

    Misc:
    Rear diff breather mod.
    Trailer plug relocation mod.
    Ended up ditching this--My own bedrug mod.- http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/204704-my-cheap-bed-rug-how.html
    OEM bed mat.
    Coated rear leafs in graphite spray lube to stop the squeaking-didn't work.


    The day I picked it up.
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    Wheeling the second day I had it.
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    Same spot as above after two years of owning it.
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    Dog approved
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    Rest peacefully Hank:(. Go find them birds buddy.
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    Miss you Hank.
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    With the SnugTop Rebel with vented windoors.
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    My bedmat mod-I ended up ditching this, it worked to keep the dogs from sliding around, but got horribly dirty. I replaced it with an oem bedmat.
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    Hauling the new toy home.
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    Here it is with the front lifted.
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    And with front and back lifted.
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    IMG_7414 by tbrown6912, on Flickr

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  2. Aug 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    TennesseeFan76

    TennesseeFan76 I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

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    3 inch lift, Debadged, 5% Tint, Custom Stereo, BHLM, Fog Light Mod, Sockmonkey Decals, OEM Bedmat, Plasti Dip Front Valence, Slims 6K HIDs (thanks goes to TheGloryFades), Hyper yellow fog lights, LED interior lights, Satoshi Grille with FJ Emblem, Pro Comp lights behind Satoshi, FatMat
    Dude don't knock your truck. It looks good. You gotta start somewhere bro
     
  3. Aug 19, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    NC15TRD

    NC15TRD Well-Known Member

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    Good start bud! Like was previously said, you have to start somewhere! Very few people start off with the intentions to do what they end up doing. I never thought I'd have as much invested in this truck as I do but I have loved the experience and still have large plans for it!
     
  4. Aug 19, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    Andres

    Andres Well-Known Member Vendor

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    Excellent start!

    :thumbsup:

    Hope to see more upgrades soon.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2012 at 5:23 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Make Nevada Great Again, build the wall

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    My truck remained very stock for several years. :p

    Looks good.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman [OP] I'm your huckleberry

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    Got new shoes on it today. 265/75R16.
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  7. Dec 2, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman [OP] I'm your huckleberry

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    Here we were out yesterday. Along with my buddies LC.
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    Me and the wife with our Charlie Brown tree.
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  8. Dec 2, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    Looks good. How do you like the coopers?
     
  9. Dec 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman [OP] I'm your huckleberry

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    Do you mean Toyos? So far so good. Haven't given them a real good test yet.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    Oowen

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    Nice pics. :popcorn:
     
  11. Dec 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    Ah yes Toyos. I was looking at 2 threads lol. Are they loud on the road? Mpg lacking?
     
  12. Dec 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman [OP] I'm your huckleberry

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    They're a little louder than the rugged trails, and I lost about 2 mpgs with the lift and tires.
     
  13. Dec 3, 2012 at 2:47 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Make Nevada Great Again, build the wall

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    looks like fun!
     
  14. Dec 29, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman [OP] I'm your huckleberry

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    Got some snow over the last week or so. Probably about a foot, maybe 16". It got windy, so it's drifted pretty bad in spots. Went out and had some fun.
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  15. Dec 29, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    Love the rack!:jellydance:
    But why did you opt for the oem bolt on??
     
  16. Dec 29, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman [OP] I'm your huckleberry

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    I wanted to be able to take it off easily. Plus I like the way the factory rails look without anything on them.
     
  17. Dec 29, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    I like the oem rack look. It just sits so high!
     
  18. Dec 29, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman [OP] I'm your huckleberry

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    Yeah, it isnt friendly with the fuel consumption either. I actually just took the rack off. I'll only have it on when I need it.
     
  19. Dec 29, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    Oowen

    Oowen Well-Known Member

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    How hard is it to remove?
     
  20. Dec 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman [OP] I'm your huckleberry

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    8 thumb nuts, and carriage bolts. No tools required. Which is going to make me lock it down somehow when its on because it literally takes 5 minutes.
     
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