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SMKYTXN's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by SMKYTXN, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Sep 2, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing

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    Here's a table of contents for my build, there are more pictures throughout the thread, but the links below are some of the highlights.

    Chevy 63 swap and 18" rear king install

    Onboard Co2 install and Auxillary Fused relay panel install

    Wheeling pics from South Padre and Mill Creek OHV, Fayetteville Arkansas

    Wheeling pics from Matagorda

    Home truck maintenance setup

    Hardwired dash cam install

    Fire extinguisher install

    Snorkel mod

    Wheeling at Shiloh Ridge, January 2014

    Scrub bar build

    Front diff with 4.10's and an ARB install

    Wheeling at Shiloh Ridge March 2014

    Trailer brake controller install


    Superwinch Tiger Shark 9500 install

    SPC Light Racing UCA Spec Ride bushing install

    Feneix Titan-X 5 LED install in ARB bumper (Replacement for the turn signals in the old style ARB)

    Exhaust crossover re-route

    Hybrid transmission and transfer case skid, UHMW and 1-1/2" sch 40 pipe

    Amazon COB LED rock lights

    Flatbed/tube bed build


    Here she is the day after I bought her. I drove to Dallas to pick up a bike that I was having restored the day after I got the truck.

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    My Colorado that I traded in. It was a good truck, but I needed something more.

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    2011 Tacoma TRD Sport

    Suspension:

    - KING extended travel with RR up front, 700lb springs
    - Skyjacker 5" lift chevy 63's
    - King 18" piggyback rear shocks
    - Lightracing upper control arms
    - Spidertech 1.25" spacers
    - Swaybar delete :D

    Armor:

    - ARB front bumper
    - Bruteforcefab rear bumper (Now gone to make way for the new bed)
    - My own version of a high clearance rear bumper can be found in the flatbed build
    - Beefed Sliders
    - Custom built scrub bars (courtesy of Colinb and Overland Off-road)
    - Allpro IFS skid
    - Hybrid UHMW and pipe transfer case and transmission skid (Built by yours truly)

    Winch

    - Superwinch Tiger Shark 9500

    Lighting

    - Hella 700FF converted to 55w HID
    - Custom rock lights
    - Phoenix dual mode flashers and reverse lights
    - Phoenix 5" LED's in the ARB

    Electrical

    - NSA Switch Panel
    - Tacoma tech deck

    Tires

    - Hankook dynapro MT's, 315/70/17)

    Drivetrain

    - 4.10's
    - ARB RD111 (front)
    - ARB RD129 (rear)
    - ARB CKSA12 compressor

    Interior

    - Weathertech digital fit floor liners (had to trim the driver floormat to clear the clutch)
    - Wet Okole seat covers (All black with red TRD logo)
    - Techdeck

    Body

    - Fender flares removed (My thread on making plugs to fill the holes)
    - Um... I ripped the bed off and started from scratch

    Completed mods

    - Snorkel mod
    - Superwinch Tiger shark 9500 installed

    Future mods

    - FLATBED!
    * Jobox Storall
    * 15 gallon auxiliary fuel tank
    * 15 gallon fresh water tank
    - New front bumper of my design
    - New IFS skid of my design
    - Roof rack


    To-Do list

    - Big 3 upgrade
    - Cut up my "FRONT" fenders :eek:
    - Install the following (Parts already sitting at the house)


    * Upgraded body mounts

    Other things I need/want to add to the truck:

    - Gator Jaw soft shackle, or two
    - Synthetic winch rope from Snevey's, probably 3/8" - 90' in red
    - 2nd battery with controller
    - Some sort of solar charging syste
     
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  2. Sep 2, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing

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    Onboard CO2 install

    Wheelers offroad adjustable CO2 regulator

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    I used rivnuts to attach the powertank 10lb tank holder to the front of the bed. Using 6 rivnuts was overkill, but I figure if I ever need a M8x1.25 bolt I'll have a couple extra hiding behind my tank.

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    I made my own rivnut install tool out of a piece of 1/4" aluminum barstock. By holding the longer bolt still and turning the nut against the bar you can compress the rivnut. It worked like a champ and was cheap.

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    Tank location

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    Powertank 10lb tank holder.

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    All done.

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    Auxilliary Fuse Block


    I used the same location that most everyone else uses for their fuse block, but did mine a bit different. I built a frame out of aluminum angle that would hold a small pelican box. The box isn't completely water tight anymore, but it'll shrug off a good amount of water.

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    The ARC fused relay panel installed in the box.

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    Installed in the truck. There was an extensive wiring harness sent with the block, which you can see coiled up on the fuse panel. You can also see the brace I added to keep the shelf from moving too much. The threaded holes in the fender well are nice, but offer little lateral resistance.

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    Beefed Sliders

    I was very impressed with the design of these sliders. The main selling point was the location of the legs that connect to the frame. There is no significant overhang on either end of the slider.

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  3. Sep 2, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing

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    Wheeling pics

    A little urban offroading just for fun.

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    South Padre

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    Mill Creek OHV, Fayetteville Arkansas

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  4. Sep 2, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    Large

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    bout time..
     
  5. Sep 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    wrxRome

    wrxRome Houston's Swamp Rat

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  6. Sep 3, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    JPR21

    JPR21 Active Member

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    Were the padre island pics from this weekend (labor day weekend)? Man i had a blast down there, just got back home today from there (reluctantly!)
     
  7. Sep 3, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    benbacher

    benbacher Purveyor of Fun Vendor

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    Will your on board air be able to power your lockers?
     
  8. Sep 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing

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    The SPI pictures were from the meet earlier this year. It is a nice place to visit.

    That's the plan. Powertank makes a nice little manifold that will let me power the lockers with the CO2. I'm planning on having a small 20oz CO2 tank as a backup as well.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    glad you finally got a build up nathan..... Looks good :thumbsup:
     
  10. Sep 18, 2012 at 5:20 AM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing

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    There are enough accessories that need power so if I can keep something off the electrical system I'm going to do it. I'm still considering going full pneumatic with manual air switches for the lockers, but the thought of bringing four air lines into and out of the cab doesn't sit well with me.

    CO2 will also let me run air tools, which up till now I haven't been able to do since I'm in an apartment without a garage. Therefore no room for a compressor. The 10lb co2 tank doesn't take up much space.
     
  11. Sep 22, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing

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    Matagorda 2012

    It was beach cleanup weekend at Matagorda. Jesse and I went down and did our part. There wasn't anything challenging, but it was a fun trip.

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  12. Sep 23, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    Chepo Tankoma!

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    Damn! That's a great build!!! Love the look of the tan plastidip!

    Question: do you rub the fenders with the 1.5" spacers?? And did you remove the sway bar??

    Love your truck!!
     
  13. Sep 23, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing

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    Thanks bud. Yes, the 12.5 inch wide tires do rub the back of the fenders a little bit. The cab mount chop keeps the tires off of the frame, but there is still some offending plastic that needs to go away.
     
  14. Nov 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Great looking truck OP
     
  15. Nov 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing

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    Thank you sir.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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    Sje1124 Well-Known Member

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    Great looking truck man!
     
  17. Nov 13, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    RadRed06 Christ Follower

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    How are the generals off road?
     
  18. Nov 13, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing

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    Thanks

    They're fantastic in the sand and rocks. I don't have too much to compare them too, but I like em.
     
  19. Dec 30, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    ...315's,2in bora wheel spacers,safari snorkel,wheel spacers,bruteforcefab rear bumper and sliders,afe filter,hi-lift jack,5100 with OME 886 & 1/2in spacer,allpro expo's,icon 10in rear shox,flip kit,ss brake lines,cobra cb,fog light mod,yellow fogs,weathertech mats,fullsize spare tire and extra sport rim,tinted windows,aeroturbine 2525 muffler dumped over axle...rear diff breather mod...removed factory spare...removed 2nd air filter...THULE roof rack and fairing....bud builts front to back,allpoo front bumper,BAMF lca skids,overland Offroad roof and bed racks,
    nice build man
     
  20. Dec 30, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    Wow good looking truck OP!
     
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