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Squeaky Penguin's (not much of a) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Feb 3, 2013 at 9:50 PM
    #1
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    '01 4WD, SR5, TRD
    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Picked this truck up bone stock with 200K miles on it in March of 2012. Some saggy stock suspension got me started on modifications, and it's come quite a ways from there:

    Middle Saint Vrain - Coney Flats 10/26/14
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    Photo Credit to Evan Beloni

    Rock Therapy 2014:
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    5/04/14
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    At Rock Therapy 2013:
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    As of 9/23/13:
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    Specs:
    2001 Xtra-Cab V6, SR5, TRD, Manual
    Mystic Gold Metalic

    Exterior:
    ARE CX Topper
    Homemade Satoshi
    Plastidipped Emblems

    Suspension:
    Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sports
    OME 882 coils
    Custom Alcan/Chevy Mix 6 leaf pack, ~4" of lift with my standard load
    10" 7100s w/reservoirs on custom mounts
    U-bolt Flip Kit

    Armor:
    BAMF kickout sliders
    BAMF LCA Skids
    All-Pro Apex Front Bumper
    All-Pro IFS Skid
    Custom Transmission and Transfer Case Skid
    Custom High Clearance Rear Bumper with Swingout and 2 2 gallon Rotopax
    CBI Frame Reinforcement Plates

    Lighting:
    30" LED bar on the bumper
    OK LEDs 6 light pods w/Amber lenses for fogs
    Cheapo Amazon LED Pods on Swingout

    Wheels/Tires:
    295/75/16 Hankook Dynapro MT RT03s
    Stock Wheels painted with Duplicolor Silver Wheel Paint and Matte Clear Coat
    Spidertrax Wheel Spacers
    Matching spare on a 5 tire rotation
    Winter Set
    245/75/16 BFG Winter Slalom KSI
    2nd Gen TRD Off Road Wheels painted Duplicolor Graphite Wheel Paint

    Interior:
    Husky floor Liners
    Kenwood KDC-X395 Headunit
    Cobra 75 WX ST with a 4' Wilson Flex on a BAMF mount
    Polk Audio DB-571's Front & Back
    Polk DB1001 Tweeters
    Alpine MRP-F300 Amp
    Carling Switches
    Paranoid Fab Ash try switch mount.

    Recovery:
    Smittybilt XRC10 Winch w/Synthetic Line and in cab controls
    Ironman 4x4 Recovery Kit
    48" Hi-Lift Jack

    Other:
    EBC Sport Rotors and Green Stuff Pads
    Diff Breather

    BAMF BPV Plate
    Rack Doctor Steering with Energy Suspension Bushings
    New OME LBJs, UBJ, and Whiteline LCA bushings at 241K
    Asian Clutch Kit at 243K

    Waiting Patiently:
    (And at this point very patiently!)
    Regear - Probably 4.56
    True on board air with tank
    Mid-travel
    Who Know's? This list gets finished too quickly anyways!


    Stuff that's been Removed
    265/75 BFG ATs - 255/85 BFG KM2s
    AAE Steering Rack (Play in the guides and ITRE from new)
    Preloaded stock coils - 881s
    Rear 5100s
    Wheeler's 5 pack + AAL (kind of)
    Toytec 2" lift shackles
    Front 5100s - bent a shaft


    Notable Trips:
    Rock Therapy 2013 - Seven Mile Rim - Fins N Things - Elephant Hill
    Whishbone's Colorado High Country Trip - 8/23-8/25/2013
    Chinaman Gultch 11/16/13
    Chinaman Gultch 5/04/14
    Rock Therapy 2014 - Kokopelli Trail - Gold Bar Rin to Golden Spike - Cliffhanger One & Two
    July 4th 2014 weekend by Wishbone - Tin Cup Pass - Grizzly Lake - Mount Antero - Baldwin Lakes - Birdseye Gultch - Mosquito Pass
    Steamboat Area Wheeling 8/16-17 - Farwell Mountain - Eliis Jeep (Recovery) Trail - Elkhorn Mountain
    Yankee Hill - Kingston Peak - Jenny Creek 9/21/14, Reports starts about here.
    Spring Creek 10/19
    Middle Saint Vrain - Coney Flats - T33A Plane Crash 10/26
    Kelly Flats 11/02
    Chinaman's Gultch 12/13/14
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2015 at 8:12 AM
  2. Feb 12, 2013 at 5:26 PM
    #2
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Original First Post Crap
    You guys will laugh, first thing I did was peel off both the window visors things and the tint... So here it is pretty much stock and as I got it.
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    Then wheeled it some:
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    Took the topper off for a little bit, and then took it wheeling:
    Teller City:
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    Parkview:
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    Did I mention I love the mountains here in Colorado...

    Painted the valence and fender flares with Rustolem bedliner:
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    Decided my stock leaf springs were toast, and TW was a bad influence, and ordered 5100's front and rear, and wheeler's 5 packs.

    Old leaf springs:
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    Front 5100's were backordered, so I installed the rear stuff anyways. Can you say rake! Also, note the new dent from the first wheeling trip!
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    Front 5100's showed up, and I set them in the middle positon with the stock coils:
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    And then tested the new Billies out:
    View from Sand Mountain towards Hahn's Peak:
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    Alignment shop made a little mistake:
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    Got some 265/75/16 BFG TA KO's to fill up the wheel wells a little more. Also, somewhere just before this I tore off one of the front mud flaps, so I took off the other, backs will stay for now.
    Looks pretty all washed and waxed...
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    My brother helping show off some flex:
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    Grouse hunting:
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    Scouting for duck hunting:
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    Good thing I'm short, opening of duck season;
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    Just recently now, I installed a BAMF light bar, 4 crappy 5" lights, and made an even crappier satoshi(ish) grill. Bought a $40 grill of eBay to hack up in case I want to go back to stock:
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    Original Second Post
    Got the 881's installed!

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    Also took the time to install some Wheeler's bumbstops and sway bar bushings.

    Think the old coils needed replacement:
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    Last edited: May 11, 2014
  3. Feb 27, 2013 at 9:11 PM
    #3
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Made an order from Superbrightleds to get a couple things:

    New reverse bulb comparison
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    Found out I was suppose to have a glove box light
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    Color matched my climate control bulbs to my headunit:
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    And also got some really bright dome and map lights. I did have to add some 1w 100ohm resistors to make them work with the key off though.
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  4. Mar 17, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Copied everyone on here and added an Uniden 520 in the ash tray location.

    [​IMG]

    Currently have a 3' firestik on a BAMF mount. Was a little surprised I couldn't streach the 18' coax all the way from the back to the center console, so I had to add an adapter and a 3' section of coax to the back of the radio.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Managed to find a stretch of decent weather to get the sliders on:

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    Nice looking welds:
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    And a little test:
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  6. Mar 21, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    PcBuilder14

    PcBuilder14 Well-Known Member

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    2003 Tacoma TRD/SR5 4x4
    Suspension: Front - Bilstein 5100's/Eibach coils Rear - All Pro Expo Leafs/Rear Icon Remote Reservoir Shocks Wheels & Tires: 33x12.50x15 KM2's/Summit Racing 85 Black 8 Series Wheels/15x8/3.75" Backspacing [U]Armor:[/U] - [URL="http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/relentless-fabrication/152694-just-released-re
    Subbed...
     
  7. Mar 23, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Installed a rear diff breather extension today. $5 union from Toyota, and $8 worth of stuff from the harware store. I'll be looking into doing the front diff and transfer case next. Was a really easy install except for the ice and dripping water falling on my face....

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  8. Mar 23, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Also, got a box from JLee:

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    His old LCA skids. They'll be a nice splash of color and I should be able to get them on here pretty soon.
     
  9. Mar 31, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    The installation wasn't exactly what I would call easy, but here ya go:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Apr 9, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Painted my stock wheels with Duplicolor Bronze wheel paint. Will give it awhile and decide if I want to keep it or go to graphite. Never really liked black wheels.

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  11. Apr 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    It may have worked with a little more effort, just didn't want to go through the hassle. I've got 8" of extra by the tailgate. And another 8" or so in the rear compartment by the jack. Good thing about this setup is that I can plug in my SWR meter by pulling the little kick panel by my left foot.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Added a fire extinguisher behind the drivers seat:

    [​IMG]

    Also reworked my Hi-Lift mount and picked up a box to keep things organized in the bed.

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    Thinking I might pick up another fire extinguisher to mount in the bed just in case.
     
  13. May 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    I guess I should try and update this a little more often.

    Redid my grill. Made it only 1" deep to better fit the lights, and colored matched it. I think it looks much better this time around.

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  14. Jun 21, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Did a little audio work the other day. Don't want to do anything too complicated, so I added some Polk DB571's to the front door, run off of a Sound Ordnance M2100 amp under the passanger seat. So far I'm loving the sound.

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    I'm going to give it awhile before I decide if I want to do anything else. Thinking about some Polk tweeters to replace the factory door ones, but dont't know yet.
     
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  15. Jul 13, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    BlackSportD

    BlackSportD Well-Known Member

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    TRD S/C, TS PNP AEM FIC, TS 420cc injectors, TS water/meth, TS 2.2 pulley, Hayden tranny cooler, AEM wideband, TRD boost gauge.
    How did the 881s settle? How is the ride quality?
     
  16. Jul 15, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    I've really enjoy the 881's. Much better ride quality than the stock TRD coils, and an inch more of lift of the lowest setting, as opposed to the middle. It seems like they didn't settle too much, but I never did take any measurements.

    Here's my stance as of yesterday.
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    I've been somewhat tempted to bump the 5100's up to the middle setting, but I'm already perfectly level as is, definetly don't want a bro lean. I've also heard mixed opinions on preloading OME coils. I ment to talk to White Toy Taco about his 881s on the middle setting when I wheeled with him in Moab. Might be worth asking him to if you're wanting a little more lift.


    My original intention was not really to lift, but now I'm wanting a little more rake. Between the topper and the 100+ pounds of crap in my bin in the bed I'm pushing the Wheeler's 5 packs. Might be looking into an AAL and/or new shackles.
     
  17. Jul 15, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    I guess I should update this some more :eek:

    A few pics from Moab:

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  18. Jul 15, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    w00dy

    w00dy Hey Now!

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    BAMF kick out sliders, SkidRow skids,Pro Comp 7069, Kelly Safari TSR 285's, Elite front bumpa, OME 883 & Dakars w/ D6XL AAL, Nitro sport shocks, Eddie209 Soft topper, Satoshi, k&n fipk, Clarion vx400, Ultra Gauge, Debadgination mod
    Great pictures! I love your build. Keep up the good stuff!
     
  19. Jul 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Thanks man! For the little bit I've done to it I really enjoy it.

    Really wish I could put more into it....
     
  20. Jul 30, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Just ordered the AAL's for my 5 packs along with some new U-bolts and an extended brake line.

    It'll be nice to go back to some rake!
     
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