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Taco Phase 2 complete: More Off Road Function for Cheap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Oysterhead, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Mar 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    Oysterhead

    Oysterhead [OP] Well-Known Member

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    First post about my Taco build...I know it's arbitrary, but I've completed what I call Phase 2 on the Taco.

    I purchased the truck with Phase 1 completed:

    1. Kings front and rear
    2. Icon AAL in rear
    3. 17" Pro Crap wheels
    4. 32" Duratracs
    5. Cab mount and other trimming to fit 33s (original owner had 33s initially)

    From there I set out to complete Phase 2, called "More Off Road Function for Cheap":

    1. 4xInnovations weld-on sliders
    2. Tail pipe chop above rear axle
    3. Rear diff breather mod
    4. 32" spare (on stock 16" rim tho)
    5. U-bolt flip kit with stock bump stops
    6. Hi Lift mounts from ATO
    7. Hi Lift
    8. L bracket for trailer connection (from YumaTRD)
    9. Shackle reciever for rear
    10. Scangauge

    With these mods, I feel pretty comfortable raging at the local off road park (Wooly's). From here, More Off Road function gets expensive. Plus I begin to really change the stock look of the truck (e.g., bumpers). Oh, and begin to threaten my marriage of course.

    Some pics below.

    Taco arrives from CA, one of my Top 10 Days:
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    My 4-year old says the shocks are his favorite part (smart kid):
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    Poser shot, but also when I almost ripped off my trailer connection:
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    Sliders
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    Weld
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    Tail pipe chop
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    Rear diff breather
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    Difference U-bolt flip make (32" spare too, 265/75/16)
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    Stock bumps welded to flip kit
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    Hi Lift w/ ATO mounts
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    Trailer connection improvement (thanks YumaTRD)
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    Scangauge
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  2. Mar 24, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    Goflight2

    Goflight2 Well-Known Member

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  3. Mar 24, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

    S7ICKlVlAN Cpt. Bubbleguts

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    Looks great. Well put together so far. :cheers:
     
  4. Mar 25, 2012 at 1:00 AM
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    jdmdcfan

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    Nice. I'm about to install Kings on my taco. How do you like them?
     
  5. Mar 25, 2012 at 2:34 AM
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    Tepidy

    Tepidy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice job bro
     
  6. Mar 25, 2012 at 2:50 AM
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    Blueberry

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    OHHH I like where you put the Scangauge!
     
  7. Mar 25, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    Oysterhead

    Oysterhead [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys.

    I meant to ask if you collectively know of any other simple mods to improve off road capability.

    They're sick. Especially on the interstate (strangely).
     
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