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tango_down's 2012 Tacoma DCSB TRD Off Road

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by tango down, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Jan 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    Well, I'm a Taco noob, but this is my 4th Toyo. I don't know how much of a "build" thread this will be as I just brought this superwhite beast home 2 days ago.

    Thanks to the forum members here, I was able to do a pile of research prior to my purchase. I believe helped me make a great decision and saved a little money.

    So, my plans so far is to get a plan. I don't want to run off spending money and pissing off my wife without some direction.

    Completed Mods:

    Interior: CSJumpers LEDs (1 white / 1 red map lights with white LED dome)
    Fighter cockpit mod - four blue LED strips for the floorbaords / under seats
    Blue LEDs added to the pocket under AC controls, coin tray, center cupholder, center console rear double cup holder, and the invertor vents.


    Exterior: 2-16-12 Ammo box / bed rail mod DELETED, too noisy and i didnt keep anything in there.
    2-20-12 De-badged the rear tailgate
    3-16-12 Derp'd the side badges and torx nuts in the bed
    3-18-12 Took off mudflaps
    3-18-12 installed new license plates,
    added security cable to the rear so it could not be stolen (its that awesome) and used nut/bolt up front
    4-4-12, More CSJumper LEDs, parking lights, reverse lights, and license plate lights
    4-16-12 Got front windows and eyebrow tinted to 20%. Pretty good match for the back glass.
    4-18-12, got redline tuning hood struts installed, very cool and great directions for install. Even a dork like me did it.
    4-18-12, front badge changed from metallic blue to flat black
    5-22-12, Raptor-lined Avid Step Rails and rear bumper
    5-28-12, did the BHLM
    6-12-12, got my water transferred pieces back from 4bush weapons refinishing

    Planned Mods:

    System for the tunes- see below, began 9-1-12

    Remote Start (lmk a good one. I dont want a walmart one)

    4-18-12 got on grill craft 2012 GB.
    some sort of bed LEDs

    Locking Gas Cap


    **A buddy of mine owns 4Bush Weapons Refinishing and is doing water transfer now, WOOT!!!!** Sending a bunch of interior pieces to him.




    This is my toyo the day I brought it home. Bad cell phone pic, but I'll never be a shutterbug, so its the best I can do.

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  2. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Tailgate de-badge. I started by gathering materials: coffee, stool, goof-off, floss (that snapped fast), fishing line, and a paper towel.

    I practiced by taking the dealership badge off my wifes van. All the advice here on TW was correct: de-badging is easy, it looks great and gets you tons of pu$$y.

    In the before pic, we see my supplies and a cluttered tailgate.

    In the last pic, we can see a nice clean tailgate. aahhhhh.

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  3. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    oh yeah. and I got some 3m urban digital film samples from Metrostyling. Seems like decent stuff.

    So i grabbed a heat gun and a small part to try out the sample on. I located a small fuse box cover that would look neat. I put the film over it, hit it with heat, and stuck it to the cover. I trimmed it up with a utility knife (too dull, and tore edges).

    It looks good and after two days of barely driving, its holding up fine. I plan to do some interior pieces. I was surprised this stuff formed around the barely noticable "delphi" lettering on the cover. Hopefully, when I do the door sill plates, it will look just as cool. I wanted to do hydro graphic water transfer, but i cant find a place that will do plastic pieces. hmmpf.

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  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    Welcome to TW and nice start! Any lift plans in the near future?
     
  5. Feb 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    Looking good bro! Keep it up
     
  6. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    Well, no plans right now, but I doubt there is anyone on TW without plans for a lift, so I better get to dreaming. Once I get through this list I know I will do some sort of rim/tires combo so the lift will have to be planned at that time at least.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:46 AM
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    Sweet well im Sub'd up, havent seen any super white 2012 double cab taco's on here yet. Wanna see what you do with it. Homer is coming out with a 2012 satoshi model grill.... When he does you should jump on that list early:D
     
  8. Feb 22, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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    Welcome to TW!! I also have a 2012 Super White Doublecab 4x4... this is my 2nd Taco and i have already started working on my list... i will post pix in a few weeks when I get my new bumpers put on.. they're being powder coated now to match my wheels...

    so far..

    3" lift, new wheels and 33" tires, limo tint.. waiting on side steps, front and rear bumpers to be powder coated then they'll be installed...
     
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    Here is a pic of the Kawi out near 29 palms getting my shoot on:)[​IMG]
     
  11. Feb 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    O sh!t son!!! That is the heat! I'm calling them and checking the site.
     
  12. Feb 27, 2012 at 7:09 AM
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    Ammo can, 1 of 2. Gotta get different bolt or something, than the one i have picked out.

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  14. Feb 27, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    Yeah, the digital snow pattern (460) is looking good. I'll have to give them a holler and see what a bunch of pieces would run me. Its gotta be better looking and easier than the film. I just dont know if I could live without a pile of truck peices for a few weeks while they are sent out, serviced and shipped back.

    idk....so many things to do to be awesome. :cool:
     
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    just added some ebay led 194s to the rear license plate spot. I'll report back if they were worth the couple bucks.
     
  16. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    Forgot to add, the e-ghey led bulbs sucked a fat dick. I'll stuck with Chris from tw.!
     
  17. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    I also plasti-derp'd my side badges. I learned a lot from TW and I know I am a total n00b. A debadge and derp'ing of side badges...whoa, slow down! Right?!

    Anyway, here is a few pics.

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  18. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    So you tape it off, clean it with some alcohol...not from the cooler....then get a little girl with a can of derp to paint it. You guys know the drill. This isnt a tutorial, but I just want anyone to know that a person with ZERO mechanical skill an do this. It is easy.


    Also, I decided to take the mudflaps off before they broke or cracked or scored too big a mark in the fender. I also figured I could make some green towards some decent step rails. Thinking nfab or smittys. Westens look too cheap and the ones in town are all rusty. I cant find a good looking pair of westens in real life. :eek:

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  19. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    So here it is before and after mudflaps

    I think it makes it seem a little higher. I am more interested in selling them to offset the cost of step rails anyway. I was surprised these things go for more than $20. lol.

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  20. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    Also, here are the pics of CSJumpers LEDs. Forgot to post them up. These pics were taken at about 1pm on an overcast day in February I think. I got a red and cool white map light bulbs and a cool white dome. Could not be happier. Why these are not OEM idk.

    ANyway, Chris is getting more of my money in a week. I need LED plate lights, back ups, and maybe more.

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