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Slow but Steady Mild Overlander Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Maticuno, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Aug 27, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    Maticuno

    Maticuno [OP] Weapon Mechanic

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    Since funding is extremely tight, this will be a painfully slow build, but I need to start somewhere. My wife and I love remote, open camping, but nothing that we would need a super expo rig for.

    How she sits today:

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    Start:
    2008 Super White Tacoma Double Cab Long Bed TRD Sport
    Auto, 4X4

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    TopDeck Tonneau Cover
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    Pioneer AVIC-D3 with bluetooth, iPod, PAC SWI-PS (to maintain steering wheel controls), and external Sirius dock.
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    Two In-Cab 110V outlets run off of the stock inverter which has had the 400W Anytime Mod
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    Foglight Anytime Mod
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    Anti-Pack Rat Living in the Intake and Eating the Air Filter Mod
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    Camp Kitchen
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    During a recent spark plug change, I thought I'd try the Engine Tick Washer Mod I read about:

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    While it didn't completely stop the ticking, it made it much quieter, especially in the cab.


    B.A.M.F rear diff skid.

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    Husky Liners front mud flaps installed.


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    5100's and Eibachs up front:

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    And Toytec 2"AAL in the rear:

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    Goodyear Wrangler Authority in 265/70R17 Load Range C. You can read my review of these here:

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  2. Aug 27, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    I love white trd sports.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Maticuno

    Maticuno [OP] Weapon Mechanic

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    Of the 6 vehicles I've owned in my life, 4 have been white. It's a proper color.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    Maticuno

    Maticuno [OP] Weapon Mechanic

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    During a recent spark plug change, I thought I'd try the Engine Tick Washer Mod I read about:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    While it didn't completely stop the ticking, it made it much quieter, especially in the cab.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    NFK

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    love the kitchen dude!
     
  6. Nov 19, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    Maticuno

    Maticuno [OP] Weapon Mechanic

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    B.A.M.F rear diff skid.

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  7. Nov 19, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    IluvTEA

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    Nice looking truck! I really like the kitchen you built! and I like the way that diff skid looks too!
     
  8. Nov 19, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    Yeah, that kitchen is great! lol @ anti-packrat mod. Look forward to watching this build!
     
  9. Nov 19, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    Maticuno

    Maticuno [OP] Weapon Mechanic

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    Thanks! You can sort of see the camp kitchen in use here:

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  10. Nov 19, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    Olson

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    hey where did you get that bed tent? could you shoot me link or where you bought it... i have been looking for one but the cheapest i can find is like $250. thanks
     
  11. Nov 19, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    Maticuno

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    I purchased that used from a friend who had a 1st Gen Tacoma. The fit is pretty tight as it has to stretch that extra width, but it works great. I'm pretty sure they don't make that specific tent anymore. I also don't know if they make any truck bed tents for the short beds. This is the same manufacturer that made mine: Napier Sportz Truck Bed Tent
     
  12. Nov 25, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    Maticuno

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    Husky Liners front mud flaps installed.

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  13. Jan 18, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    Maticuno

    Maticuno [OP] Weapon Mechanic

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    5100's and Eibachs up front:
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    And Toytec 2"AAL in the rear:
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  14. Aug 14, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    Maticuno

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    OP updated with new tires.
     
  15. Aug 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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    Truck looks good man!

    I too am on an even tighter budget than you, i dont even have the funds for bhlm. lol

    :eek:
     
  16. Aug 15, 2012 at 2:31 AM
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    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    Good looking truck Mati!
     
  17. Aug 15, 2012 at 2:44 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    Great start & love the camping kitchen.
    So what are your future plans when funds allow?
    I'm going for an overland rig also & my next buy is skids & sliders.
     
  18. Aug 15, 2012 at 6:53 AM
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    Maticuno

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    The next mod is an oil catch can, already ordered, just need time to install it. After that I'm thinking re-routing the crossover pipe for that extra bit of clearance and then some form of hybrid rock sliders like Demellos rock crusher.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    Went size tires are you running now?
     
  20. Oct 9, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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