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Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

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

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Steamboat Springs, 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 then I didn't know where to stop...

    7/16/18

    [​IMG]IMG_1568 by Brett Bjorgum, on Flickr

    5/13/17 - Jumpup Point

    [​IMG]Powell & More (29 of 31) by brettbjorgum, on Flickr

    8/26/16 - French Creek on Holy Cross
    [​IMG]IMG_0802 by brettbjorgum, on Flickr

    11/08/15 - Chinaman's Gultch
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    Rock Therapy 2015 - Silver Crack
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    Middle Saint Vrain - Coney Flats 10/26/14
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    Photo Credit to Evan Beloni

    Rock Therapy 2014 - Golden Crack:
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    5/04/14
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    Specs:
    2001 Xtra-Cab V6, SR5, TRD, Manual
    Mystic Gold Metalic
    Go Fast Camper

    Driveline:
    Nitro 4.88s
    Factor E-locker, ARB front locker
    Yukon Chromoly axles

    Suspension:
    ADS Racing Coilovers
    Total Chaos UCA
    Gusseted Spindles - Cam Tabs- Coil Buckets
    Daystar bumps
    Alcan Leafs - 4" lift +1,000lbs
    2.5x10" King RR
    U-bolt Flip Kit
    Wheeler's Superbumps

    Armor:
    BAMF kickout sliders
    All-Pro Apex Front Bumper
    All-Pro IFS Skid
    Transmission and Transfer Case Skid
    High Clearance Rear Bumper with Dual Swingout
    CBI Frame Reinforcement Plates
    Low Range Offroad Gas Tank Skid
    Trail Gear Frame Boxing Plates

    Lighting:
    Hella 4000s
    Piaa 510 Ion Fogs

    Wheels/Tires:
    285/75R17 Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLTs
    SCS Stealth 6 Matte Gunmetal

    Interior:
    Sparco R100
    Lots of Sound Deadening
    Husky floor Liners
    Kenwood KDC-X395 Headunit
    Polk Audio DB-571's Front & Back
    Polk DB1001 Tweeters
    Alpine MRP-F300 Amp
    Kenwood KSC-SW11 Sub
    Cobra 75 WX ST with a Huster HQ-27 on a Hood mount
    Carling Switches
    Paranoid Fab below radio and ash tray switch mounts.

    Recovery:
    Superwinch Talon 9.5 with customsplice diamondback line and in cab controls
    Ironman 4x4 Recovery Kit
    48" Hi-Lift Jack

    Other:
    Tundra Brakes
    Diff Breather

    Chinese Snorkel
    Viair 400H OBA setup with slider air tank
    CVJ CV axles

    Waiting Patiently:
    Nothing anymore.

    Notable Trips:
    • 2013:
    • 2014:
    • 2015:
      • Rock Therapy 2015 - Hurrah Pass - Chicken Corners - Lockhart Basin - Lockhart Canyon - Elephant Hill - Devil's Lane - Bobby's Hole - Beef Basin - Hell's Revenge - Fins N Things - First bit of Behind the Rocks - Strike Ravine - Minor Threat - Metal Masher - Poison Spider - Steel Bender - Wipe Out Hill and 7 mile Rim backwards. Yep, one hell of a week. Found here
      • Farwell Mountain Clearing and Snowbash 6/20/15 here
      • Little Muddy Creek to Sidwinder 7/11/15 here
      • Red Cone - Radical Hill - Swan River - SOB Hill 7/19/15 here
      • Alpine Loop and More! 7/22 - 7/26/15 here
      • Tomichi Pass - Alpine Tunnel - Hancock Pass - Grizzly Lake - Tin Cup Pass - Taylor Pass - Montezuma Basin - Pearl Pass - Italian Creek - Reno Divide 8/28/15 - 8/30/15 here
      • Halfmoon Gultch - Mosquito Pass - Wheeler Lake 9/12-9/13/15 here
      • Farwell Mountain Loop - 10/11/15 here
      • Chinaman's Gultch 11/08/15
      • New Years Moab style here
    • 2016:
      • Rock Therapy 2016 - Maze District Exploration including Flint Trail, Maze Overlook, Doll House, and Poison Springs Road - Flat Iron Mesa - Trifecta - Behind the Rocks - Hell's Revenge - Minor Threat
      • Red Cone - St. John's - SOB Hill 7/17/16
      • Cumberland Pass - Alpine Tunnel - Tomichi Pass - Hancock Pass - Tin Cup Pass - Taylor Pass - Richmond Hill - Aspen Mountain 7/29-7/31/16 here
      • Shoshone Lake - Christina Lake 8/05-8/07/16
      • Holy Cross - Hagerman Pass - Frying Pan Ridge - Crystal City - Devil's Punchbowl - Pearl Pass 8/26-8/28/16 here
    • 2017:
      • Hole in the Rock Trail - Burr Trail - Hole in the Rock Road - Smokey Mountain Road- Grand Bench - Alstrom Point- Parissawampitts Point - Locust Point - Jumpup Point 5/5-5/14/17 Here
      • Antero - Iron Chest Mine - Hancock Pass - Tomichi Pass 7/15-7/16/17
      • Kelly Flats - Bald Mountain 7/28-7/29/17
      • Morrison Jeep Trail - Goose Lake - Lulu Pass 8/24-8/27/17 Here
      • Richmond Hill - Montezuma Basin - Castle & Conundrum - Pearl Pass - Paradise Divide - Devil's Punchbowl - Lead King Basin 9/08-9/10/17 Here
      • Rock Therapy 2017 - Kokopelli Trail - Cliffhanger - Steel Bender - Anticline Overlook exploration
    • 2018:
      • San Rafael Swell 3/30-4/01/18 Here
      • Lavender Canyon - Beef Basin - Devil's Lane - Elephant Hill - Lockhart Basin 4/14-4/16/18 Here
      • North Rim of the Grand Canyon - Lake Mead - South Rim - Flagstaff - Sedona Area 5/5-5/13/18
      • Oregon Trail - Lander area - Tetons 7/14-7/17/18 Here
      • Holy Cross - Wurtz Ditch - Slide Lake - McAllister Gulch - 8/04-8/05/18
      • Montezuma Basin - Pearl Pass - Mt. Tilton - Reno Divide - Italian Creek - Taylor Pass 9/21-9/23/18 Here
      • Rock Therapy 2018 - Dellenbaugh Tunnel - Secret Spire - Tusher Tunnel - Flat Iron Mesa - Metal Masher - Wipeout Hill
    • 2019
      • San Rafael Swell Here
      • Sierra Madres - Red Desert Here
      • WY & MT Expo Fishing trip Here
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
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  2. Feb 12, 2013 at 5:26 PM
    #2
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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
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  3. Feb 27, 2013 at 9:11 PM
    #3
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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.
     
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  5. Mar 21, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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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    Subbed...
     
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  7. Mar 23, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    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.
     
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  9. Mar 31, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    The installation wasn't exactly what I would call easy, but here ya go:

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

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Apr 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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.
     
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  12. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Added a fire extinguisher behind the drivers seat:

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    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.
     
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  13. May 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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

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    Icon/TC Mid travel, TRD S/C, PNP Greddy EMU, 625cc injectors, 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] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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.
     
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  17. Jul 15, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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!
     
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  19. Jul 15, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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....
     
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  20. Jul 30, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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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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