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THE ENDLESS STORM TROOPER DREAM

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by MisterM70, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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    MisterM70

    MisterM70 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    -Icon remote resi 2.5 extended travel coil overs Front and Rear - Icon Billet UCA's - Icon progressive AAL's - Toyo 255/85/16 - Bud Built Aluminum 5 Piece Skids-
    Weill,

    Let's see where do I begin...

    My 2012 TRD OR 4X4 6 Speed started as a stock truck. I purchased in April 2012 and after the first mod, I became addicted and here is where "Little Pepe" sits today.

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    Suspension

    Sway Bar Delete
    Icon-5110 AAL (Deleted)
    Dakar Rear Leaf
    Icon-58550 UCA's
    Icon-58735 RR 2.5" C/O
    Icon-57805 RR Rear 2.5
    Spindle Gussets
    CAM Tabs Gusseted
    Coil Box's Gusseted

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    Tires
    255/85/16's Toyo MT

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    Armor
    CBI HC Rear Bumper with tire Carrier
    Bud Built 5 Piece Skid's
    PelfreyBilt Front Bumper
    PelfreyBilt Weld On Sliders w/KO

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    Lighting
    Rigid 4" Fogs
    Rigid Light Bar In Bumper

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    Accessories/Recovery
    Power Tank 10Lb
    TJM 9,000 LB Winch
    TJM Recovery Gear Bag-Straps, Shackles, Block
    Hi-Lift Extreme 60"
    Shovel/ax
    Bug Deflector

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    I took the Roto Pax Universal mount for the Tacoma bed rails and mounted the power tank bracket to it. It holds steady and is easily removable with 1 allen bolt.

    Wish List
    More Lights
    Rear Differential Armor
    CB/Shortwave/Sat Phone Something
    Fuel/Water storage
    Back up compressor
    Tire Repair Kit


    A big Thanks to Cliff and Will at Sierra Expeditions and to SDHQ for the Suspension.

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  2. Sep 24, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    EVErsionDesigns

    EVErsionDesigns Hakuna Matata, bitches!

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    Dope
    Lets see the whole truck!
     
  3. Sep 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    cytocycle

    cytocycle Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Your Ride report was great for describing the higher speeds on washboard surfaces and leaving the bigger trucks for dead... that's what is going to cost me $$$ so I can have that difference.

    Subscribed!
     
  4. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    MisterM70

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    Thanks for the encouragement!
     
  5. Sep 24, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    Derpy Derek

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  6. Sep 28, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    you need some new tires now too!!!
     
  7. Sep 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    it has dents? cry about it, its a truck
    ARB bumper/Wench 33s/XD series OME 3inch lift kit custom scratches
  8. Sep 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    TACOconvert2012

    TACOconvert2012 Mini-Monster truck!

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    how is the ride quality versus the factory ride???
     
  9. Sep 29, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    MisterM70

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    The Ride quality is much better. Not as supple on small bumps but on turns there is no mushy lean nice and on the high way it is nice, smooth and firm!
     
  10. Sep 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    Did you have to cab mount chop for those 33's. I really want some but they will only yield about 1.5 ".
     
  11. Oct 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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    Sweet ride
     
  12. Oct 1, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    MisterM70

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    I want the 33's too, those are the stock tires / rims. 265/70/16

    Sorry, thought that was directed to me!


     
  13. Oct 1, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    Stock 265/70/16 are like 30.4" Fit's stock
    265/75/16 are like 31.6" Fit's stock without a lift
    285/75/16 are like 32.8" and requires a cab mount chop, weld seem pounded and a lift and might require spacers.
    255/85/16 are like 33.3-33.5 for BFG KM2 or Toyo MT and require 2.5-3" lift I've been told that the 2012 don't seem to need the cab mount chop with these pizza cutters which is what I'm going to and shouldn't require spacers.

    I'll be ordering Toyo MT 255/85/16 soon after my lift gets installed in the next two weeks and my rims come back from powdercoat and will be able to tell you or show.

    Going over 33" seemed like it required fiberglass fenders
     
  14. Oct 1, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    TACOconvert2012

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    so would you say well worth the $$$? and what lift do you have it set at currently in those pics??
     
  15. Oct 1, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    MisterM70

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    As I have nothing to compare other than stock, all I can say is it is leaps and bounds better. I am not sure what it is set to honestly but I think it is the default from icon for the Tacoma. I can measure threads on CO's to be sure and get back. Look at my first pic and you can see the top of the shock and threads exposed.



     
  16. Oct 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    Nice truck man! I really like the Super White Tacoma's... Well actually... I really like all Tacoma's! It's been my dream truck since 2005! lol!

    Keep up the good work man!
     
  17. Oct 25, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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    Great build it takes guts to throw on some new suspension to a really new truck. Subd i want to see those 255/85s on there i havent seen a lot of those around. Nice truck!
     
  18. Jul 16, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    MisterM70

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    Updated OP!
     
  19. Sep 18, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    MisterM70

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    285/55/16's and a bunch of other goodies since you last saw it.


     
  20. Sep 25, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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    Fine truck with tasteful mods. Mine is similar. Now looking for a set of 255/85 tires as you know.....
     
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