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Tbertrand’s FUNctional 2011 dclb build and BS Thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Tbertrand, May 13, 2018.

  1. May 13, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    Tbertrand

    Tbertrand [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all, I figured I should start a build thread to track my build as well as get advice along the way.

    My first truck was a 96 Tacoma (pic coming soon) and after destroying probably 3 sets of ball joints on the road, I decided to put a straight axle underneath it. Like an idiot, I sold the truck when I started my family. 8 years later my wife convinced me to build another so I bought another 96 and stockpiled a plethora of parts for a 3link sas. She THEN convinced me to sell it and build a 2nd gen as it will last longer.

    Long story shorter, I found tacomaworld and have been building a 2011 dclb. I chose dclb as we need the longer bed to sleep in the back of. We do a lot of that hunting and scouting throughout the year. We also wanted a double cab as I plan on keeping this truck for a long time and we have 2 kids(6,8) that will eventually get tired of climbing in the back seat of an access cab.

    Here is the truck when I first bought it.
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    Plans-
    I do a ton of hunting and need a rig that will get me where I need to go no matter the situation. The truck needs to be reliable so I can load it up, drive it to Montana or Arizona, go down any road I need to and get me back to Nevada.

    I’m still not sure which way I want to go in the front end, throw this SAS stuff under it, LT kit, or mid travel.

    I threw a cheap spacer lift on it just to see how capable the IFS is to help me decide. I think I’ll be fine with a mid travel then I had to go look at @3378jakesr5 SAS build and my knees went weak. There something about a straight axle under tacoma that does it for me.


    Suspension mods done so far-
    Cheapo spacer lift
    Light racing upper control arms
    Dakar el095r leaf pack
    4xinnovations shackle flip kit
    4xinnovations HD shackles
    3 degree shim
    VTX viper wheels
    255/80/17 cooper STT


    Suspension mods wish list-
    -BAMF shock relocation kit (purchased,welded up, but not installed
    -12” radflo resis 2.0 shocks
    Radflo extended front coilovers, SAS, or LT KIT.

    Drivetrain wishlist-
    Gears
    Arb lockers front and rear

    Armor-
    Allpro front bumper
    Custom sliders not installed yet.


    Armor wishlist-
    Relentless fab skids (probably my next purchase)
    Relentless or Brute force fab hc rear/swingout
    Linex sliders, fenders and lower partion of the doors.

    Other-
    Led headlights
    Custom sunshade
    Relentless hilift Mount

    Other wish list
    Okole seat covers








    Suspension mods want list-
    LT KIT, SAS, or radflo extended coilovers

    Here are my sliders when building them, waiting to get rocker panels and fenders linex'd before welding them on.

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  2. May 13, 2018 at 2:51 PM
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    Tbertrand

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    Here is the truck with with vtx wheels and lift installed.

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  3. May 13, 2018 at 2:53 PM
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    Installed Dakar’s and shackle flip kit this weekend. The rear is a little more flexy:)
    My rc rock pile on the side of the house is dual purpose.

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  4. May 13, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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    Subbed! Looks great! :cheers:
     
  5. May 13, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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    Thank you sir!
     
  6. May 13, 2018 at 3:08 PM
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    Looks awesome. Ill wave if I see you around town.
     
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  7. May 13, 2018 at 4:04 PM
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  8. May 14, 2018 at 5:34 AM
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  10. May 16, 2018 at 7:22 AM
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    Has anyone used u-pol raptor bedliner? Wanting to spray my rocker panels and flares. Linex quote is spendy so looking at alternatives.
     
  11. May 23, 2018 at 8:43 PM
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    Finally por-15d and welded the rock sliders on.

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  12. May 26, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    I have to hurry up and get my shop done so I can work on my truck!

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  13. May 30, 2018 at 10:11 PM
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    Future kitchen, trying to get rock, tape/texture, paint, and flooring done before vacation in 2 weeks. Aim high right?

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  14. Jun 10, 2018 at 10:44 PM
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    1st coat of paint on. Still a ton of work!

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  15. Jun 11, 2018 at 7:57 AM
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    I picked up a set of 2.0x12 kings with resis for the rear the other day. It was funny, a guy texted me about my coilovers I have for sale and he ended up passing but said he had some King’s for sale if I knew anyone interested. I confirmed they were 12” and picked them up the next day! Now it’s time to relocate my shocks to get full potential out of the rear.

    I also picked up a set of sway away 2.5” extended coilovers and 650lb springs for up front. They are non resi. I was planning on running them for the summer then putting resis on but after contacting sway away, parts alone are 1,000$ to do that!

    How important do you think resis are? How much can a 2.5” handle without becoming faded?
     
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  16. Jun 11, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    When you relocate the rear if you need a hand let me know! I did mine a little bit above full droop so I don’t max out my shocks but I also put the axle mounts a little too high up so I’m going to have to redo the axle mounts since I don’t have as much up travel as I should. Did the guy include the mounting hardware for the King reservoir?

    As for the importance of resi’s, I have no idea haha
     
  17. Jun 11, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    Thanks dude! I’ll hit you up.
    No they didn’t come with mounts. I’ll Be in grants pass this week so I was going to swing by wheelers and pick some up then( along with a lift for my wife’s tundra)
     
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  18. Jul 9, 2018 at 9:14 AM
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    Finally had time to do a little work on the truck.
    I installed Matt gecko led lights in the camper


    Also, the previous owners xm radio subscription finally ran out so I replaced it with a pioneer meh-1400NEX. This thing is awesome! I bought the module so it has access to vehicle information as well as retained my steering wheel controls.


    I also installed a set of sway away 2.5” front coilovers and replaced my spc UCA’s with a set of total chaos heimed uppers.

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  19. Jul 9, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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    Also installed a BAMF IFS skid!

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  20. Jul 25, 2018 at 10:04 PM
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    Making a ton of progress on the house but seriously need to install this winch, rhinoline my fenders and relocate these rear shocks!

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