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Taylor's Build and Picture Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Ross4x4, May 11, 2020.

  1. May 11, 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    Ross4x4

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    This will be the first post as the truck is as of right now and will be uploading all the pictures of the things ive added over the last year!

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    ARMOR:
    • Stock OR skid plate
    • CBI Overland Series Bolt-On Rock Sliders w/ Kickout

    Suspension:

    Front
    • King 2.5 RR non adjustable
    • SPC UCA's
    • Duro Bump Bump Stops
    Back
    • King 2.5 RR non adjustable
    • ICON RXT Leaf Pack
    • Duro Bump Bump Stops


    Wheels & Tires
    • Method 701's 16in
    • BFG KO2 285/75/16


    Coms


    Exterior Misc
    • Tailgate theft lock mod
    • At The Helm Bed Stiffeners
    • CBI Overland Bed Rack
    • ARE Series V Shell
    • Decked drawer system
    • Prinsu Cab Rack
    • Prinsu Shell Rack
    • Plano 42” Gun case
    • Knock-off traction boards
    • SmittyBuilt Rooftop Tent
    • CMC w/ custom plate
    • RC Ditch Lights
    • AVS In channel Vent Visors
    • NAPA CVs Part #: NCV 944052
    • Fumoto F1333N LC-10 F-Series
    • Cali Raised Low Profile LED Ditch Light Brackets
    Interior Misc
    • Weather Tech floor mats
    • Bartech Seat Covers
    • UltraGuage
    • 2TPAM



    To add next
    • Energy Poly Steering Rack Bushings
     
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  2. May 12, 2020 at 2:50 PM
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    First day i brought her home at 37k miles completely stock aside of some Cooper Discovery tires.

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  3. May 12, 2020 at 3:50 PM
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    First mod was a Rough Country tonneau cover for a trip to Utah. Super high-tech.

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  4. May 12, 2020 at 3:53 PM
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    Shortly after was getting rid of the chrome wheels. Decided to keep the 16in wheels and got some Method 701's.

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  5. May 12, 2020 at 4:04 PM
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    piddly stuff
    Good lookin truck and a great start
     
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  6. May 12, 2020 at 4:07 PM
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    After my trip I was dead set on getting a RTT as i was seeing them everywhere and it seemed way too convenient (I was right its awesome). I paired it with the CBI bed-rack. I received the bed-rack right before a trip and decided there was no way I was going on that trip without both being installed. I started at 6pm with this being my first real project on the truck and it took me much longer than expected:rofl:. The last picture is the next morning with everything put together.

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  7. May 12, 2020 at 4:25 PM
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    Next up was a suspension upgrade. This was the time I became addicted to TW and was browsing it for countless hours everyday. I ended up talking to Erik over at State48Overland to do my lift. Awesome guy with tons of knowledge about Tacomas. I would recommend anyone over to his website that is looking for anything offroad or over-landing related. With some help I decided to go with King 2.5 w/ remote reservoirs , Icon RTX leaf pack, SPC UCA's and DuroBumps.

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  8. May 12, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    This is a shot from the top of 4 peaks. You can see the baby blues peaking out. As Erik would say, buy once cry once. What a crazy upgrade compared to the stock OR shocks. Like riding on clouds.

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  9. May 12, 2020 at 4:36 PM
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    Next up was a Prinsu roof rack to match the bed rack. This install went pretty well until some storm clouds started rolling in as I was sealing it all up with silicone. I ended up wrapping the whole roof up for the night :D. I unfortunately don't have any pictures of it all stayed dry with no leaks! The end of last year I decided to be a little festive and put up some lights.

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  10. May 12, 2020 at 7:02 PM
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    Now with a lift it was time for bigger tires. Went up to 33s with the BFG KO2 285/75/16. The largely discussed topic "will my truck fit 33s stock". Well the answer is not with my wheels. Did some fender trimming and had ToyPros do a CMC, and removed the pinch weld.

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  11. Sep 29, 2020 at 1:49 PM
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    Jerry Rigged some RC ditch lights to a Cali Raised OEM style push button

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  12. Sep 29, 2020 at 1:51 PM
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    Added the Bartech Seat Covers (these took way longer than expected to install) they ended up fitting really nice.

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  13. Sep 29, 2020 at 1:55 PM
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    This is how the truck sits now. I will be hopefully getting my CBI sliders sometime next month.

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  14. Dec 30, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    Took a Trip to the Mojave Trial recently and on the way back my radio would turn off and back on. Sometimes the radio would turn off and occasionally the lights would flick off as well as dash lights flashing on for just a slit second. Super weird I couldnt find much info on it other than trying to update the stereo but it wouldn't explain the head and dash lights. I gave the update a shot and was still having problems with the just the radio. I was out of ideas so I tried replacing the battery since it was in horrible shape after the trip. replaced it and haven't had the issues since a week later. Very odd. Introducing my new Optima Yellow Top.

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  15. Dec 30, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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    Heres a few pics of the trip too.

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  16. Dec 30, 2020 at 5:58 PM
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    Forgot to post the pictures for my slider install as well.

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  17. Jun 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM
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    Saved up and did something big :)

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  18. Jun 17, 2021 at 12:04 PM
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    Also fit up the full size spare underneath again and chopped the exhaust

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  19. Sep 9, 2021 at 11:26 AM
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    Got the UltraGuage set up with the Spiker Engineering mount. Been messing around with some of the presets and calibrated it for my tires using these instructions from here

    Step 1: Add a speed gauge (e.g. on page 1 zone 1 of the Ultragauge)
    MENU Gauge/Page Menu .. Select Gauge/Page .. Select Gauges Select Page 1 Gauges
    Use UP & DOWN keys to Navigate to MPH or KPH
    Press MENU. This will cause the cursor to blink.
    Pressing UP or DOWN change the number to 1
    Press MENU to assign the Gauge to that Page 1 Zone 1.
    Leave the menu by selecting Back, etc
    The Ultragauge should now show the MPH or KPH on page 1
    Step 2: Grab your calculator and your GPS navigation device, get in your car and head for the motorway.
    Step 3: While driving at a constant high speed for at least a few seconds note down the speed readings of the Ultragauge and the GPS.
    The readings are probably different.
    Step 4: Find a convenient place to stop, switch on your calculator and do the following calculation: GPS speed reading divided by Ultragauge speed reading.
    Step 5: Adjust the "Distance cal." factor in the Ultragauge
    Menu - Vehicle Setup - Calibration - Calibrate Distance
    Note the distance value shown by Ultragauge and on the calculator multiply this by the factor found in step 4
    Press MENU and press UP or DOWN to adjust the distance value to the calculated value.
    Press MENU to store the updated distance value. The Ultragauge now shows the new Distance cal. value
    Leave the menu by selecting Back, etc
    Switch off your calculator [​IMG]
    Step 6: Take another drive on the motorway and check if the GPS speed reading and the Ultragauge speed reading at constant speed are now the same.
    Step 7: If necessary make fine adjustments to the distance calibration value until GPS speed and Ultragauge speed are identical.

    http://www.ultra-gauge.com/UltraGauge_Forum/index.php?topic=872.0.

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  20. Oct 25, 2021 at 9:28 AM
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    A bit late writing this post up but @Man of Steel TRD recently install my 2TPAM mount for me. He did an incredible job and couldn't be more happy with it. definitely shoot him a Pm if you want the job done right.

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