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Testiclops Tacoma Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by Testiclops, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Oct 2, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    Testiclops

    Testiclops [OP] Member

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    2010 SR5 4x4
    ARB Bumper w/ fog install, Lightforce 740's, Icon Extended Travel Coilcovers, Icon UCA's, Icon RR 27'' Extended Travel Rear Shocks, All-Pro Expedition Leaf Packs, Warn M8000-s winch w/ Derlin Rollers, Canopy, Yakima Rack, Badges
    My name's Sean, and I've been on the site for a while now and have not put a build thread up- shame. Recently I installed suspension and armour, so building this thread now just makes sense.

    She's a 2010 Access Cab SR5 4x4 with manual 6-spd transmission.

    Suspension Upgrades:
    Icon Extended Travel Coil covers (0-3.5")
    Icon UCA's
    Custom Diff Drop
    Icon 2.0'' Aluminum Series RR Rear Shocks (27" extended)
    All-Pro Expedition Leaf Packs
    All-Pro U-Bolt Flip Kit

    Off-Road/Armour:
    ARB Bumper w/ Fog Install
    Warn M8000-s w/ Derlin Roller Fairlead
    Lightforce 740's

    Misc:
    Raider Canopy
    Yakima Racks w/ Kayak Attachments
    'SR5 Expedition' Badges- Sockmonkey
    Tacoma Rubber Bed Mat
    Extra D-hooks
    Fire Extinguisher Mod
    Tacoma Stitched Wet Okles- Heated
    SS Brake Lines

    Potential:
    Rear Iron Bumper- brand undecided
    Sliders
    ARB Airlocker


    This is where it all started... the cold, dark, dead of winter in Canada. Bone stock.
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    There very first thing I did was to install tires, as the stock SR5 tires are garbage. So after some I put on 265/75/R16 Dick Cepek FC-II. They only come in an 8-ply option, wish they came in a 6, since the ride would be a bit better- regardless, still love them.
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    Next up to bat was to install some lighting. I ended up getting an Aries grill guard and 2-sets of Hella 500F's. Both ended up being a bad call... the Hella's are made of glass and on winter roads with rocks flying always break, so I wouldn't advise. Also, the particular grill guard I got wasn't my first choice, but at the time was cheap and easy. It was flimsy and couldn't protect the truck in anyway shape or form if there was a wildlife impact... all it did was hold up lights...useless.
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    After the first Canadian winter, I was on the market for a topper. Ended up going with a Raider (I thought and still do think it was the best bang for my buck). Along with the canopy came Yakima racks and a Thule (shortly lived).
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    Suspension time! No more pussy-footin around: ICONS front and back. Extended travel up front and RR 27" extended 2.0" shocks for the rear. Expedition leaf packs from All-Pro is what I went with to handle the excess weight I always carry around.
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    Put a U-Bolt flip-kit on as well.
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    Next came the M8000-s. Instead of using the Aluminum Hause it came with I bought a roller fairlead and fitted it with Derlin rollers (same dimensions as previous rollers, just made from industrial strength plastic). Reason why I did this was I heard it was a better quality fairlead to protect the synthetic line and also it increases the recovery angles since the fairlead sits back within the ARB bumper a significant ways.
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    Anyways thats all for now. I'll upload some more off-roading pictures soon.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:15 AM
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    gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    08 Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 long bed, TRD Sport
    '08 Indigo Double Cab TRD Sport 4x4 Long Bed, Grillcraft grill, Pioneer AVH-P3200BT head unit, XM receiver, Boyo backup camera, Custom devil horns Toyota logo, Black headlight mod, Fog lights on anytime mod, Maglight mount, Weathertech floor liners, Debadged, Trex color-matched eyelids, Access tonneau cover, Toyota bed divider, Sno-way 7'4" snow plow, Auxiliary backup lights, Rear spring TSB, Removed front mud flaps, 2.5" Hell Bent Steel front lift, 285/70-17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, Satin black MB TKO wheels, Black Go Rhino Dominator II nerf steps, custom HomeLink install, CompuStar remote starter, Redline Tuning QuickLift Elite hood struts, Toyota bed mat, Custom short Taco antenna, TRD cold air intake, TRD exhaust, TRD supercharger
    Wow...looks great. Very good looking, capable rig there buddy! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Nov 2, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    Testiclops

    Testiclops [OP] Member

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    2010 SR5 4x4
    ARB Bumper w/ fog install, Lightforce 740's, Icon Extended Travel Coilcovers, Icon UCA's, Icon RR 27'' Extended Travel Rear Shocks, All-Pro Expedition Leaf Packs, Warn M8000-s winch w/ Derlin Rollers, Canopy, Yakima Rack, Badges
    More pictures:
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  4. Nov 2, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    cowbell

    cowbell Active Member

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    None yet. Ordered and stockpiling in garage until bumper is finished.
    Thinking of similar set-up ( icon stage 4) and wondered what you think of the ride? Any driveline vibration?
     
  5. Nov 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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    Zoot

    Zoot Well-Known Member

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    Toyota bed mat, Access tonneau cover, Wet Okole's, Window Tint, custom trail-stripes, Cooper A/T3 265/75R16, MedlinAround interior LEDs
    This is probably a little off topic but... do you only have one testicle? Testi-clops?
     
  6. Nov 2, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    Testiclops

    Testiclops [OP] Member

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    ARB Bumper w/ fog install, Lightforce 740's, Icon Extended Travel Coilcovers, Icon UCA's, Icon RR 27'' Extended Travel Rear Shocks, All-Pro Expedition Leaf Packs, Warn M8000-s winch w/ Derlin Rollers, Canopy, Yakima Rack, Badges
    Ride is unreal compared to stock- greatly improved. Only thing with the Expo Leafs is you gotta weigh her down in the back. I had probably ~300lbs in the back and it wasn't so smooth, once it snowed here I put another 150lbs of sandbags in the back, and once I did that the ride smoothed out perfectly.

    And driveline vibration, yes. Not bad though, but enough to notice. Usually around 60-70kmph it kicks in, nothing before or after. But again, very minimal.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    Testiclops

    Testiclops [OP] Member

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    ARB Bumper w/ fog install, Lightforce 740's, Icon Extended Travel Coilcovers, Icon UCA's, Icon RR 27'' Extended Travel Rear Shocks, All-Pro Expedition Leaf Packs, Warn M8000-s winch w/ Derlin Rollers, Canopy, Yakima Rack, Badges
    Long story... against all odds I have both. I'm glad we clarified things
     
  8. Nov 2, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    Testiclops

    Testiclops [OP] Member

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    2010 SR5 4x4
    ARB Bumper w/ fog install, Lightforce 740's, Icon Extended Travel Coilcovers, Icon UCA's, Icon RR 27'' Extended Travel Rear Shocks, All-Pro Expedition Leaf Packs, Warn M8000-s winch w/ Derlin Rollers, Canopy, Yakima Rack, Badges
    Another thing. If you are planning on extra weight in the front (bumper/winch ext), get the 700lb coils. I have the 650's and my buddy has 700's with much the same set-up, and the ride is the same. I was worried that it was going to be stiff with the heavier coil... no difference
     
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