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Taco Sauce TX Pro Basic Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by snowsk8air2, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. May 19, 2020 at 7:11 PM
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Little updates and a laundry list of little things I’ve been trying to work on.

    First, I added some hood louvers and moved my intake a little to try and lower intake air temps since they jumped up about 40 degrees in warm weather since doing the engine cage.

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    And got my tune updated with some minor tweaks and an extra spicy trans tune. Truck runs better than ever.

    Next is some much needed wiring tidying up. Top=new, bottom=old.
    Painless wiring fuse block and no more bundles of wiring and 5 power wires bolted to the battery terminals.

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    Boo on the front end work though as I found out both headlights have broken tabs and one is leaking. Guess I need to start saving for that and make some better tabs off the cage for the new ones.

    Started on some tail light housings that will house KC Cyclones for new tail lights.

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    Also on the to do list is to fix/ add more rock lights and connect them to the new fuse block.

    Wire the amber turn signals with a secondary switch and maybe a strobe unit to act as chase lights as well.

    Last but not least is to freshen up the rear suspension.
     
  2. May 19, 2020 at 7:23 PM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Taco-mas!

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    What gauge are you using to make the tail light housings?
     
  3. May 19, 2020 at 7:31 PM
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    16 gauge. Just winging it really
     
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  4. May 19, 2020 at 8:08 PM
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    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Taco-mas!

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    I've seen awesome retrofits using various off-road led pods in housings - the metal case just makes the most sense if it's gonna get beat on - I wonder if headlights could be fitted with at least some s2's or s1's for high beams :notsure:
     
  5. May 19, 2020 at 8:16 PM
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    That may be a bit much for headlights lol. But I like your spirit. Headlights will probably just get replaced by these.

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  6. May 19, 2020 at 9:05 PM
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    Not a bad price for projectors - I'm not into retrofitting lights myself due to time and money not to mention working with plastic isn't my best skill. My MO is get moderately nice housings and spend more on aux which is easier to change and upgrade lol
     
  7. May 20, 2020 at 6:21 AM
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Exactly. These aren’t too much more than just some standard replacements and should be a nice upgrade. Still need something for cornering lights though
     
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  8. May 26, 2020 at 2:44 PM
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    My sheet metal work isn’t the best, but I managed to get one done and wrapped in some extra vinyl I had laying around.

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  9. May 28, 2020 at 5:11 PM
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Headlights came in and got installed. I should probably aim them and check how bright they are later tonight. had my buddies shop throw a 10yr clear paint protection film over them too. We’ll see how that goes.

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    and getting going on a few sliders orders for a few 3rd gens.


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    New on board dual Viar compressors should be here any moment as well. Tracking has shown the damn ups driver circling my house for the last 2 hours
     
  10. Jun 17, 2020 at 4:06 PM
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Few little add ins for the truck in the last week or so.

    Twin Viair 425c compressors got installed behind the bedside and in the little cubby. Took one tire from dead flat to road psi in 3.5 min.

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    And added a little storage box to the top of the bed cage for easy access to recovery items, air hose, impact and what not.

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  11. Jun 17, 2020 at 4:20 PM
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    Bandit It’s silver, it has scratches, it’s a truck

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    If you don’t mind, could you post a picture of the underside of the hood with the louvers? I’m debating it to help cool things down. Have you noticed any difference after installing them?
     
  12. Jun 17, 2020 at 4:37 PM
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    not sure if this is what you want. Kinda a pain to pop the hood with where I park in my garage.

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    But yes I did notice a difference. My metric for comparison was intake air temperature as I noticed it had skyrocketed when I did the engine cage and moved my air filter. First step was to move the air filter further out into the wheel well where I was seeing IAT’s on a mid 80* day somewhere around the 100-110* mark depending on cruising speeds. After the louvers it dropped my IAT’s to 85-90* in similar conditions. They still jump up at slower speeds or when idling, but are probably 15* cooler than without them. You can see the heat pouring out of them though when idling or after you park
     
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    Bandit It’s silver, it has scratches, it’s a truck

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    That’s perfect thank you. I’m running a snorkel and the intake pipe gets crazy hot during our South Carolina summers.
     
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    Pics from our latest adventures. Took another trip back to CO run the alpine loop and some of the other local passes.

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    Highlight of the trip was on the 4th of July when we were hanging out at the top of engineer pass. This pilot saw us and decided to put on a show. Dropped in low, turned on the smoke screen and buzzed the peak for us. #murica
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    snowsk8air2 [OP] how hard can it be?

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    Kickin it old school with some throwback pics for my avatar and sig pic.
     
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    Some time consuming but minor tweaks to squeak out some more travel out of the rear ended. Bumps moved up an inch or so and now squeaking out right at 17” of travel. C87D8AF9-79BE-41F8-A0BE-B8F5D46C3A2B.jpgAD5E8CB0-8783-4BD0-84CE-85E936E73542.jpg 499DBC0F-1BD0-4D67-9F4A-B2DB72B50A31.jpg

    Fenders needed a touch of trimming but not much.

    Honestly with my modified shackle hangers I could probably get closer to 19-20” of travel if I made some longer shackles, but leafs would separate and after talking to Tim at dmz the travel wouldn’t be “clean”. I’d rather stick to tuning what I’ve got until the jump to links in a year or two.
     
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    Trailer ordered. Truck is gonna be a trailer queen come the new year.
     
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    Towed by the 4Runner!
     
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    But of course. Just need to add that supercharger and much bigger brakes.

    No, my parents recently sold their house and moved in with us while they build a house nearby. Step dad has a 2016 F350 that he said we can borrow if needed so I said hell yes that means I can buy a trailer for this desert season. So we’ll borrow that for a year or two as needed while we save up and then can buy our own.
     
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