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TAF_Taco's 2017 TRD Sport Access Cab Adventure Camping build

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by TAF_Taco, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Jan 12, 2018 at 12:21 AM
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    TAF_Taco

    TAF_Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    17 TRD Sport Access Cab
    17" Method NV w/BFG KO2 CVT Rainier RCI bed rack Empyre Off Road grille Cali Raised bumper light bar/fogs
    First off, I'm so happy to have found this forum.

    Build list:

    Wheels/Tires/Suspension:
    Method NV 17x8.5 Bronze
    BFG KO2 265/70/R17
    Stock Suspension(for now)

    Interior:
    @Yo_Hec molle panels
    Cascadia Concealment holsters
    Cobra 75WXST CB Radio
    @mesojdm Custom Coin Holder

    Exterior:
    @Cascadia Tents Mt. Rainier Standard
    RCI Metal Works Bed Rack
    Grille from @greg8765
    Krazy Beaver shovel
    Various quickfists mounts
    $5 bike carrier(brand unknown)
    BAMF CB Antenna Mount
    OEM Front Bed Accessory Rail
    Diff Breather Mod
    ARB Dual compressor
    Expedition Essentials bed mount
    Switch Pro SP9100

    Lighting:
    C̶a̶l̶i̶R̶a̶i̶s̶e̶d̶L̶e̶d̶ b̶u̶m̶p̶e̶r̶ ̶L̶i̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶B̶a̶r̶
    @CaliRaisedLed Amber Fog Lights
    Interior LEDs
    LED headlights thanks to @Rob Daman
    Mictuning bed lighting

    I purchased this truck in August with plans of it being more or less my forever truck. I'm about 5years out from retiring from the Air Force, and the payoff date aligns with my retirement date pretty well. I had no grand plans for it, mainly because I was pretty ignorant to the aftermarket support for Tacomas, but that quickly changed.
    20170820_190245-01.jpg
    Within a week of owning my new truck, I had taken to YouTube for research, and found @MaxxTRD videos. Then I found myself going down the overlanding video wormhole, specifically stuff in Washington and Oregon. I noticed that people in these videos had these weird tent contraptions on their rooftops/beds and I was hooked. I knew that this type of driving/camping was something that I wanted to do. Two weeks after purchase my wife and I took a drive down to Bend, and made a stop at @Cascadia Tents for a tent and bed rack. After they graciously helped me with install at their facility, we were off for our first adventure!
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    After that weekend, my whole family was hooked.

    That's enough story time for now. I'll finish uploading the rest soon.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2018
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  2. Jan 12, 2018 at 12:21 AM
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    TAF_Taco

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    17" Method NV w/BFG KO2 CVT Rainier RCI bed rack Empyre Off Road grille Cali Raised bumper light bar/fogs
    Wheels/Tires/Suspension:
    Method NV/BFG KO2
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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
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  3. Jan 12, 2018 at 12:22 AM
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    TAF_Taco

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    17" Method NV w/BFG KO2 CVT Rainier RCI bed rack Empyre Off Road grille Cali Raised bumper light bar/fogs
    Interior:
    Molle panels from @Yo_Hec
    Cobra 75WXST CB Radio
    Cascadia Concealment Holster
    20171220_113530-01.jpg 20171218_184406-01.jpg

    @mesojdm Coin Holder
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    Light bar switch/magnetically mounted flashlight
    20180112_004739-01.jpg
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2018 at 12:22 AM
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    TAF_Taco

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    17" Method NV w/BFG KO2 CVT Rainier RCI bed rack Empyre Off Road grille Cali Raised bumper light bar/fogs
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
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  5. Jan 12, 2018 at 12:24 AM
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    17" Method NV w/BFG KO2 CVT Rainier RCI bed rack Empyre Off Road grille Cali Raised bumper light bar/fogs
    This post will serve as space for lighting updates
    @CaliRaisedLed light bar and fogs
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    LED Headlight Bulbs
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    Last edited: Feb 15, 2018
  6. Jan 12, 2018 at 5:42 AM
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    Yo_Hec

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    Dude, awesome pix! I have that no step on snek patch on my xterra. lol What is that you have, covers a socket?
     
  7. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:07 AM
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    TAF_Taco

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    It's a coin holder.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:10 AM
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    Yo_Hec

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    Ahh, i see! NIce. 3d printed? good stuff
     
  9. Jan 12, 2018 at 6:14 AM
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    17" Method NV w/BFG KO2 CVT Rainier RCI bed rack Empyre Off Road grille Cali Raised bumper light bar/fogs
    Yeah, @mesojdm makes them.
     
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  10. Jan 12, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    Great build! Thanks for choosing us for your lighting needs :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Jan 13, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    Krim 559

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    Off road tires and leveling. So far
    I have the same wheels. Went with something more aggressive for tire. I got tne Falken Wildpeak MT01. No regrets on the setup so far!
     
  12. Jan 13, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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    These came on the wheels. When they're dead, I'll switch to something like that.
     
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  13. Jan 19, 2018 at 1:07 AM
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    Update: I tried to buy some sliders over the weekend from Craigslist. Seller didn't answer his emails, so I decided that on board air was the next logical purchase. On Monday, I drove up north to Expedition Essentials and picked up an ARB Dual compressor/mount. The owner Jeff was amazing to work with, and I can't wait to see what they come up with next.
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    Also, I sold my Cali raised Light bar to @Sour_Taco
     
  14. Feb 3, 2018 at 5:59 PM
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    Basic Mods, plus custom cash extractor
    Looking good! I've got the same bumper bar and switch. How'd you get that panel off to install the switch?
     
  15. Feb 5, 2018 at 12:54 AM
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    TAF_Taco

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    Thanks. Just pull really hard.
     
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  16. Feb 11, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    TAF_Taco

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    Recently finished up my Expedition Essentials rear ARB compressor mount/Switch Pros SP9100 install. It's hard taking your time and thinking things out, versus slapping stuff all over the place, but boy is it worth it.

    First start by cutting your truck apart
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    Next get a buddy and lift the compressor/mount into place.
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    Run the wiring allllllllllllllll the way up front.
    And connect it all to your Switch Pro
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    I use the Expedition Essentials sunglass holder bracket for the controller. Works great!
    20180131_194146.jpg
     
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