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Subway4X3 Shameless Copycat Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Subway4X4, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Nov 7, 2016 at 7:46 PM
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    Subway4X4

    Subway4X4 [OP] Shameless Copy Cat

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    Well, my newfound friends at TW have suggested it, and it’s now time to start my build thread. I’ve been using my signature line to document what I’ve been doing to the truck and it’s starting to get lengthy.

    I always had 4x4’s because the wife and I work in healthcare. We need to get to where need to go, no matter what: Floods, storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards, you name it, we gotta get through it.

    Here’s the 4x4's I’ve owned so far and where I’ve had it:
    Nissan Pathfinder, stock- San Diego, Boston, Las Vegas
    Toyota Forerunner, bought lifted with 35’s, ARB Bumper, Warn 8000- Seattle
    Dodge Durango, stock, engine blew up at 35k - Seattle

    And my all time favorite (except maybe for my Dad’s ’72 Scout II)...

    Toyota Tacoma 2005 TRD OR DCSB, 4.0L V6

    Ordered early 2004 and took delivery late 2004.Ordered everything possible at the time: ABS, VSC, DAC, JBL and other acronyms that I thought I might need. Paid $200 over invoice.

    Was about to sell the truck in 2015 because the frame was all rotted from the salt laden winter roads of the Northeast (moved from Seattle to NY in 2007 for a job) but found out about the frame replacement campaign. After frame replacement, I fell in love with the truck all over again.

    Never took a picture of the damn truck for 11 years. Didn’t know that was the “in” thing to do LOL.

    Here’s the oldest pic (just prior to the frame replacement) November 2015
    IMG_0092.jpg

    Here's one of my favorite pics. Dunno why. Maybe because it looks surreal...

    ... or maybe because I took it :)
    July 2016, Toyota Takeover
    IMG_0580.jpg

    Rausch Creek, Nov 2016. Photo Credit @MY50cal
    upload_2016-11-7_21-9-32.jpg

    NNJ, Jan 2018
    IMG_1760.jpg

    Here’s what I’ve done so far. I’ll try to post links and photos as I progress through this build thread.

    Miscellaneous Stuff:
    K&N Oiled (Anti-Dry) Air Filter – installed this on week one of ownership. Lot’s of people on TW seem to dislike this filter. I’ve been using this filter on all my vehicles. I like it. It has served me well.
    SnugTop color matched fiberglass shell
    New Bedside Decals - installed October 2016
    Coverking Ballistic Tactical Seat Covers - Front
    Wet Okole Seat Covers - Rear
    RAM Mounts everywhere
    New Frame and Rear Leaf Pack
    IMGP5963.jpg
    Tailgate anti-theft solution
    Pop'nLock
    Rear Diff Breather Relocated
    ADD W1 Oil Catch Can
    1.5" Driver and Passenger Seat Lift Mod
    Exhaust Relocated
    Tail Pipe Trim and even more trimming
    Extended Brake lines - 1/12/17
    Speed Bleeder Brake Screws
    Poly Radiator Support Mounts
    Non-Snorkel Mod
    @Bentrodder 's Bed Supports
    AC Drain Hose extension
    AeroCatch 120-4000 Bonnet Pins
    Weld-on 2” receiver into BFF swingout for bike rack
    6 lb Worthington Propane tank


    Front Suspension:
    Bilstein 6112, Eibach 700# Coils -1/22/17
    SPC Light Racing UCA's - 1/22/17
    Wheeler's Super Bumps - 1/22/17
    Anti-seize LCA Cam Bolts, 1/22/17

    Rear Suspension:
    Full Dakar Leafs w/ 29XL AAL, with home made anti-squeak solution
    AllPro UBolt Flip
    Bilstein B110 Rear Shocks
    Wheeler's Super Bumps

    Armor:
    Mobtown Bolt-on Sliders
    RCI Aluminum LCA Skids
    B.A.M.F. Rear Diff Skid - Dec 2017
    Pelfreybuilt Aluminum Fuel Tank Skid
    Mobtown reinforced 1/4" steel IFS Skid, 3/16" reinforced Transmission Skid, 3/16" T-Case skid - 1/14/17
    Bruteforce Fab front plate bumper, full hoops, SmittyBilt 12k X20 Comp Gen 2 winch
    Bruteforce Fab rear High Clearance plate bumper, rear tire swing-out, (swingout bearing bookmark) fold-down table, dual and singe Jerry Can holders

    Electrical:
    Dual Battery Isolation System
    Home Brew Passenger-Side Battery Tray
    27F Optima AGM Battery,
    Blue Seas 5025- Fused Power Distribution from Aux Battery
    C-Tek MUS 4.3 Battery Charger
    Foglight Anytime Mod
    ABS Kill Switch Mod
    Compass/Temp Console Re-soldered 4x 5X
    Ultimate non-LED Headlight Mod
    35W Backup Light Mod
    Front Plate bumper LED Pods: Flood (outboard) Spot (inboard)
    Rear Plate bumper LED Pods: Diffused

    Drivetrain
    Regear to 4.56 and front ARB Air Locker 9/9/2017

    Wheels and Tires
    255/85/R16 Cooper ST-Maxx on OEM OR Wheels (6 tire rotation) Review
    Michelin LTX 265/70/R16 LTX on OEM OR wheels (4 tire rotation)
    Swollen Nuts
    Relocate Under Bed Spare Tire Carrier
    Bora 0.75" Wheel Spacers
    Colby Emergency Valves

    Safety and Recovery:
    "We Know You're Good at Jacking"
    Marine/Auto B-C Fire Extinguisher Mounted to Bed Rail
    Hi-Lift Jack w Rescue 42 Jack Mate – I’ve owned this Hi-Lift for about 30 years. @DoorDing recommended the Rescue 42 Jack Mate
    RCI Hi-Lift Bed Rail Mount
    Shovel, Machete
    SmittyBilt 12k X20 Comp Gen 2 installed into BFF front plate bumper
    ARB Premium Recovery Kit
    Bunch of shackles, snatch blocks, straps

    ARB CKMTA12 Portable Air, Switch wiring explained, I might do this.

    Comm:
    Uniden Pro520XL with remote speaker and PA speaker mounted under hood.
    Francis 4' antenna, HD spring mount, @Shmellmopwho CB antenna mount,
    I wanna get my Ham License. Finally took the test and passed the HAM Technician's License Dec 14, 2017.
    Two of these BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8W Dual Band Two-Way Radios
    Supposedly better handheld antenna
    Magnet mount antenna
    Portable interior mount
    Speaker/Mic
    Interior mounting options here

    Camping Gear:
    ARB 50 qt Fridge install here and Efficiency Mod here
    ARB 6' Awning
    Sport-Brella 8' All Weather Umbrella with my DIY mount on rear BFF swingout
    Sierra Design’s 2 man 4 season tent
    Lightspeed self inflating sleep pad with My Little Pony flannel cover
    10' X 10' screened in canopy
    Monk Industries Mil-Spec forged stakes
    Camp Chef 24" over fire campfire grill. Got a larger 36" grill. 8/2017
    Camp Chef Mountain Man Grill and Griddle.
    Camp Chef propane Grill/Griddle/Stove combo
    Butane stove - Back-up

    Organization:
    Rear Seat and Topside


    On Board Water (OBW):
    Version 1.0 5/2017
    Version 2.0 8/2017
    Version 2.5


    Maintenence:

    EBC Brake Pads & Rotors
    BamaToy Front Wheel Bearings and here
    Rear Brakes, 140k Miles, Aug 2017
    Brake Bleeding made easy
    Synthetic winch line maintenance
    Alignment 8/2017
    Drain plug option https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/front-diff-drain-plug-alternate-oem-part.604989/

    Repairs:

    Fan Blower

    Crash Replacement:
    New crash replacement sheet metal: passenger side fenderwell/front door/rear door/rear quarter panel/free alignment

    Retired:
    Rear Suspension: Factory leafs, Headstrong 3 Leaf AAL's, Bilstein 5100’s- Installation Tip
    Temporary "Axle Limit Strap"
    Bilstein 5100, OME 884x
    RCI Aluminum IFS/Tranny/T-case Skids
    MobTown Front Recovery Bar/Receiver
    SmittyBilt 12k X20 Comp Gen 2 Winch with Warn Portable Receiver Tray/Cradle
    Dented, Dented AGAIN Rear Bumper/Factory Receiver Hitch refresh
    Trailer Plug Relocated to Bumper
    Cobra 75 WXST CB Radio
    Wet Okole Neoprene seat covers - Front
    Coleman Propane Camp Stove - replaced with this
    Trasharoo
    RCI Rear Diff Skid -retired 12/2017
    Extang Tonneau – installed 2007, retired 2016
    Bestop Supertop – front corner leak fix, retired 12/2017, SnugTop Cap replaced this.
    ¼” DS top spacer

    Ongoing:
    Sound Proof Interior

    Rebuild/refresh:
    OEM spare LCA’s (to this spec), spare CV Axles, spare Driveshaft: (These are all winter projects) Steering Rack Steering Rack Steering Rack w/Poly Bushings Part
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/subway4x3-shameless-copycat-build.459570/page-61#post-17645395

    In Garage:
    2nd gen Box Frame kit
    eBay special knockoff Hilux 167 Snorkel

    Future Mods: TC Weld On Cam Tabs prep here , ebay Hilux 167 Snorkel, axle pulling cable

    Wish List:
    Knockoff Prinsu TopRac
    Swingout mounted chainsaw holster
    Reinforced/refurbished OEM LCA
    Tie Rod gusseting
    Big 3 Electrical upgrade (waiting for more money.)
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...rce-fabbed-gear.247195/page-143#post-18463025

    Trips:
    2016 14th Annual Toyota Takeover, Rausch Creek, July 29-31 Pics here Vids here

    NJDB Rausch Creek, Sept 24-25 Pics here Vids here and here

    NJDB Rausch Creek (Nov 4/5/6 2016)
    Pics - Photo Credit: @MY50cal
    Nice water crossing vid - Photo Credit Tyler Raymond

    NNJ Day Trip - 12/17/16

    NNJ Day Trip - 2/5/2017

    Subway here, here, here

    My other passion is here

    Flank steak marinade recipe

    Carnitas recipe

    Here's how I found TW. I googled "how to replace license plate bulb" and landed on TW.

    $9k later...
     
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  2. Nov 7, 2016 at 7:47 PM
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    Subway4X4

    Subway4X4 [OP] Shameless Copy Cat

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    Everything TW members recommend
    My best friend, my wife, is the love of my life. She beat the hell out of breast cancer that we discovered over three years ago.
    I pinked out the truck this October. Check it out:

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    Hit the shovel with some pink:
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  3. Nov 7, 2016 at 7:47 PM
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    Subway4X4

    Subway4X4 [OP] Shameless Copy Cat

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    Slowly starting to install the stuff that's starting to accumulate in the garage:

    It's like a giant puzzle.

    IMG_0648.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2016
  4. Nov 8, 2016 at 4:55 AM
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    Subway4X4

    Subway4X4 [OP] Shameless Copy Cat

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    Got my exhaust rerouted. Brandon at Manbeck's in Schuylkill Haven PA did a fantastic job! Thanks @stairgod for arranging this and hanging out with me!
    IMG_0772.jpg

    IMG_0775.jpg

    This is where the pipe used to run under.
    Who's Mohawk is peaking out of the lift deck?
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  5. Nov 8, 2016 at 5:08 AM
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    stairgod

    stairgod NOOB

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    Happy to help you out with the exhaust reroute. Always great hanging with you.
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2016 at 5:14 AM
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    Subway4X4

    Subway4X4 [OP] Shameless Copy Cat

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    Rear OME Dakar's with 29XL AAL, Overload delete.
    IMG_0695.jpg


    Installing leaf isolators using Squeaky Dakar thread as a guide.

    Painted reference marks on the leafs to make sure I get them back on correctly. I used green nail polish for driver's set. Pink nail polish for passenger side.
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    Verified holes that need to be drilled are 1/2"
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    Drill press was helpful
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    Isolators installed:
    IMG_0824.jpg

    Internal view.
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    Full droop:
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  7. Nov 8, 2016 at 5:15 AM
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    Mobtown Offroad

    Mobtown Offroad Boss Vendor

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    I recognize that mowhawk haha.

    Subbed, love build threads.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2016 at 6:29 AM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal ---- Tread Lightly ---- Leave No Trace

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    Yep.
  9. Nov 8, 2016 at 7:49 AM
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    stairgod

    stairgod NOOB

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    Guess I need to make a build thread now. :facepalm:
     
  10. Nov 8, 2016 at 7:52 AM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal ---- Tread Lightly ---- Leave No Trace

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    Yep.
    Yep :boink:
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2016 at 7:56 AM
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    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco I'd take a Nerf bullet for you

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    You're a lot more patient than I am. o_O
     
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  12. Nov 8, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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    Subway4X4

    Subway4X4 [OP] Shameless Copy Cat

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    Lol. Date changed to reflect impatience.
     
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  13. Nov 8, 2016 at 10:54 AM
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    stairgod

    stairgod NOOB

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    Need a pic of Subway in her truck.
     
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  14. Nov 8, 2016 at 3:20 PM
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    Subway4X4

    Subway4X4 [OP] Shameless Copy Cat

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    Yup
     
  15. Nov 8, 2016 at 4:15 PM
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    Suub'd!!
     
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  16. Nov 8, 2016 at 6:46 PM
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    Flank steak defrosting. Wasn't expecting to find a recipe here. Thank you sir :hattip:
     
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  17. Nov 8, 2016 at 7:07 PM
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    CVYota Damaged goods

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    About time you had a build page
     
  18. Nov 8, 2016 at 7:14 PM
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    fatfurious2

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    :wave::spy:

    Pic dump before your "crazy bumpers"

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  19. Nov 8, 2016 at 7:28 PM
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    Subway4X4

    Subway4X4 [OP] Shameless Copy Cat

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    Everything TW members recommend
    Will work for for any lean cuts: Flank, skirt, etc.
    Here's a pic to get you going...
    IMG_0715.jpg IMG_0716.jpg
     
  20. Nov 8, 2016 at 7:36 PM
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    :drool: Looking good! now I want a steak sandwich
     
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