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The Build Thread of "Vic" the Truck

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Onwarrds, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Sep 3, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    Onwarrds

    Onwarrds [OP] @onwrrds

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    Fox 2.5 DSC Adjusters (Extended Travel), Camburg UCA, RCI Rear Bumper, Cali-Raised Zero Degree Step Rock Sliders (with filler plates), Softopper, TRD Pro Skid, Rigid, Baja and KC lights, H9 Headlight Upgrade.
    Although mostly for me to start keeping track of things, I guess it's time I started one of these...

    My build has come a long way. I have now moved away from a "what would look the coolest on my truck?" mentality to one of function over form. Everything I add to the truck now has to have a practical purpose for me and what I do with the vehicle. That being said, I generally go for mods that are lightweight, simple, clean and the best bang for the buck. I also try and support companies in the US, that I trust and that I can receive local support from.

    Ok let's begin :)


    "Vic" the Truck: Purchased Feb 11th, 2018.

    2017 Black TRD Off-Road 4x4 DCLB
    "Low Tech" Package
    Toyota rubber floor mats
    Door sill protectors
    Chrome tip exhaust

    Stock:IMG_0251.jpg

    As she currently sits:

    DA5E9EA2-CE1A-476C-9FF8-4F24F375C8EB.jpg


    990AD3C1-9D04-4270-8611-AAE0F2889ED5.jpg

    Suspension:

    Front: FOX FACTORY RACE SERIES 2.5 COIL-OVER RESERVOIR SHOCK (PAIR) - ADJUSTABLE - 880-06-376
    Camburg balljoint upper control arms

    Rear: FOX FACTORY RACE SERIES 2.5 RESERVOIR SHOCK (PAIR) - ADJUSTABLE - 883-26-007

    Wheels/Tires:

    Method Trail Series, 704 Matte Titanium, 16x8 | 0/4.5"
    265/75/r16 Toyo Open Country ATII, Load C

    Lighting:

    Baja Designs S2 Pro Spots (clear) with amber rock guards - mounted to CaliRaised low pro ditch brackets
    Rigid D-Series SAE Fog Pod Kit - Selective Yellow
    Rigid SRQ Pro FM High/Low Amber rear bumber lights
    KC Cyclone in truck bed for camp light
    H9 Headlight Upgrade
    Hidden cheapy light bar with homemade mounts behind bottom grill - REMOVED


    Armor:
    TRD Pro IFS Skid Plate
    RCI Transmission Skid (Raw Aluminum)
    RCI Transfer Case Skid (Raw Aluminum)
    CaliRaised 0 degree Step Rock Sliders (DOM, filler plates, powder-coated black)
    RCI Rear Steel Plate Bumper (Hidden Hitch) - Rhino shackles and isolator kit


    Interior / Accessories:

    Hondo Garage phone mounting system
    Cb radio (hardwired) - Cobra c75wxst, Firefly Firestik 4ft antenna
    Toyota trucks sun shade
    Grid-It center console organizer
    Meso Customs minimalist key fob - Army Green
    Passenger floor mat locks


    Exterior / Accessories:


    Softopper - Tan (added third brake light and magnets to backflap)
    Custom 3" foam mattress in bed
    Tailgate Seal
    Carpeted bed shelf with maxsa and rotopax mounted to it
    TRD Pro faux grill
    Toyota Bed Mat
    Mountain Hatch - Black
    Taco Net
    Trasharoo - Olive Green
    Yakima Gatekeeper
    Maxsa recovery boards
    Rotopax 2GAL Water and locking mount
    Front license plate bracket

    Apex Fabworks Custom DOM Steel Bed Bars - SOLD
    KB Voodoo Tall Bed Rack - SOLD


    Other Gear I Carry:


    Coyote Automatic Tire Deflators
    Perfect Bungees
    Fire Extinguisher ABC
    Front Runner - Wolf Pack
    SOG Survival Hawk
    SOG foldable shovel
    Rhino USA recovery strap
    Smittybilt Tire repair kit
    VIAIR 300p Portable Air compressor
    Mechanics tool kit


    Misc Mods:

    Exhaust Reroute
    Tinted front windows - ceramic: matched to factory privacy glass (medium)
    De-badged truck
    Added front bumper stick on go pro mount (used for my front facing camera)

    Other Photos of good times:
    IMG_2499.jpg IMG_2471.jpg
    IMG_1315.jpg IMG_0675.jpg IMG_0631.jpg IMG_0805.jpg IMG_0812.jpg IMG_1114.jpg IMG_1325.jpg IMG_1243.jpg IMG_1228.jpg IMG_1295.jpg IMG_1869.jpg IMG_4831.jpg
     

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  2. Sep 3, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    BoogeySquish

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    Looking sweet!!!
     
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  3. Sep 4, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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    aceiswar

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    how did you run the cable for your antenna in the truck bed?
     
  4. Sep 4, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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    Onwarrds

    Onwarrds [OP] @onwrrds

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    I used an 18' coax from the bed rail and then down behind the driver's side taillight. I pulled the taillight and ran it down underneath the bed along the frame with zip ties. Then up through a rubber plug near the driver's side door and popped out right under the driver's seat where the radio's brain is mounted. IMG_1884.jpg IMG_1885.jpg
     
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  5. Sep 4, 2019 at 6:44 PM
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    aceiswar

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    awesome. thanks for the info. i've been searching on the forums to see if anyone had done what you did so far. I just got my ham license so i'm trying to prep myself for when I install everything.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    Onwarrds

    Onwarrds [OP] @onwrrds

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    Fox 2.5 DSC Adjusters (Extended Travel), Camburg UCA, RCI Rear Bumper, Cali-Raised Zero Degree Step Rock Sliders (with filler plates), Softopper, TRD Pro Skid, Rigid, Baja and KC lights, H9 Headlight Upgrade.
    Nice! Yeah I've been meaning to do a whole writeup on my radio install. @BoogeySquish did his first and helped me do mine the same way. Cleanest CB install I've seen so far. Super out of the way and cleanly hardwired into the truck's power.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2019 at 6:50 PM
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    aceiswar

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    dude! you should do that write up!
     
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  8. Sep 4, 2019 at 6:51 PM
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    Onwarrds

    Onwarrds [OP] @onwrrds

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    I will soon! As soon as I can find a minute.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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    also, i see you're in southern california. we should hit the trails sometime. i read your post and had the same mentality of "what looks coolest on my truck" to being practical about everything. from safety first, to convenience last. would love to pick your brain on your build.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    Onwarrds

    Onwarrds [OP] @onwrrds

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    Absolutely! I've learned a lot along the way. Haha. I'm no expert but I've learned some hard lessons and am always down to share. And yeah I have few buddies that go out and hit the trails semi-often. I'll let you know next time we go! I also usually go the rigged for dirt OC meetup every first Saturday. I think there's one this weekend. Check them out on the IG if you don't follow them already.
     
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  11. Sep 6, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    Great looking build!
     
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  12. Sep 6, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    Onwarrds

    Onwarrds [OP] @onwrrds

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    Thanks guys! Still loving my sliders!
     
  13. Nov 17, 2019 at 6:26 PM
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    Onwarrds

    Onwarrds [OP] @onwrrds

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    Joined the Softopper crew. Really liking it so far! I had to relocate my radio mount to the RCI rear bumper. Luckily there was a backup sensor hole that worked perfectly for my existing bedrail mount.IMG_2388.jpg

    I added the third brake light (tapped into the driver's side tail light). I built in a quick disconnect for when the topper is folded down.
    Also added magnets to the rear flap (instead of the velcro) and built a shelf for mounting my recovery boards and rotopax to. The shelf also serves as camping storage and I can sleep with my feet underneath it. IMG_2471.jpg IMG_2481.jpg
     
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  14. Mar 9, 2020 at 3:23 PM
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    Onwarrds

    Onwarrds [OP] @onwrrds

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    Got a Mountain Hatch recently and damn it’s an easy install. No more busting my knees when I climb into the bed! And bonus cutting board too. E47E0A4D-58EB-49C2-9699-050517BD20CB.jpg
     
  15. Mar 9, 2020 at 3:25 PM
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    PennSilverTaco

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    DCLB FTW!
     
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  16. Mar 9, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    Onwarrds

    Onwarrds [OP] @onwrrds

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    Trail Limo with No Regrets!
     
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  17. Mar 9, 2020 at 3:30 PM
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    :amen:

    I just wish you could get a DCLB in stick shift! That’s been my one complaint about the 2nd Gen and 3rd Gen DCLBs!
     
  18. Mar 9, 2020 at 3:30 PM
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    Onwarrds

    Onwarrds [OP] @onwrrds

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    Agreed! That would be a great option. Come on Toyota!
     
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  19. Mar 9, 2020 at 3:56 PM
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    Unfortunately, I think three pedals will soon be a thing of the past :(
     
  20. Mar 9, 2020 at 3:59 PM
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    Onwarrds

    Onwarrds [OP] @onwrrds

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    I hope not! It's definitely the way to feel most in control of a vehicle. I come from riding motos so I love me a good friction zone. haha
     
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