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The Insane Asylum DCLB build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by ovrlndkull, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Sep 27, 2017 at 6:40 PM
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    ovrlndkull

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    So I Figured I would start my own build thread here. Here is essentially how she looks after I bought her back in Jan. minus the weather tech vent visors.

    I guess I should give a little overview of why I chose the DCLB and what my plans are for the truck. First off I like the utilitarian use of a "normal" sized bed. Secondly I am a scout leader and this truck needs to haul a good amount of gear and trailers. Also I want as much storage as possible for my travels. I am coming from a F350 crew cab dually so this truck is tiny in comparison. I don't plan on nor want to turn this truck into a full on trail rig. This is going to be a rig that is just as comfortable off road as it is on. Not looking to do the hardest trails in the world but I do like a challenge.

    Now that I have gotten quite a bit of seat time offroad in the truck I do plan on building a dedicated trail rig at some point as I see the fun and abilities of one to go much further than our trucks could ever dream.

    Mods to date
    Lift and Suspension:

    Bilstein 6112 with the Toytec Upper mount
    Icon Upper control arms with delta-joint ball joint
    Toytec Carrier bearing drop
    Toytec sway bar relocation (sold, and took sway bar off)
    Deaver Expedition 700+ leafs (planned for future added weight)
    bilstein b110 extended travel Rear shocks
    Extended braided brake lines front and rear (I know not necessity but cheap ins.)
    BORA 1.5" wheel spacers
    Wheeler's Off-road U-bolt flip kit
    Wheeler's off-road bumpstops F&R

    Armor:
    SOS Offroad Concepts IFS & Mid skid
    SOS Offroad Concepts bolt on sliders with filler plates
    SOS Offroad Concepts Front winch bumper

    Wheels and Tires:
    17" Method Standards in matte black +25 offset (hence the 1.5"wheel spacers to make them like ~ a -13 offset)
    Goodyear Duratracs 285/70R17

    Interior:
    Blue Ridge Overland Gear (BROG) Seat backs, visor organizers, JK grab handle pocket, 32oz water bottle holder, misc other pouches
    Husky X-act contour floor mats
    Window tint 38 F, 18 R, 18 windshield strip
    @G.T. A-pillar cell phone mount
    The Slashaar Mod @Slashaar
    @rcbs204 Illuminated 4x4 switch
    Vgate Bluetooth OBDII Scanner and Torque Pro App
    @mesojdm ultimate dome and switchable map lights
    @08yoter Paracord front grab hnadles
    Mirror riser scored from another member don't know the brand

    Coms:
    Cobra 75wx st, 4ft firestick antenna, Relentless fab mount, thanks @SearArtist !

    Exterior:
    ARE cap from @EatSleepTacos $old taking a different route
    @HomerTaco Grille
    2011 TRD sport headlights
    Weathertech vent visors
    Total Chaos Bed reinforcement
    RocBLock tailgate seal and DIY cap and tailgate seals
    Prinsu Cabrack (sold)
    Cut exhaust over the axle
    Spare tire under truck delete, Moar clearance :thumbsup:
    MGM Tailgate thanks to @rogs6266
    CBI Ditch light brackets
    Amazon cheapo side shooter pods for DL brackets
    Exhaust re-route for t-case skid
    Trasharoo (for those EAF points, I mean ya gotta have some of those right)
    Rigid SAE fog pods in bumper
    Rear diff breather relocation.

    Engine/Trans:

    Transmission cooler (@Sandman614 ) on custom mounting
    Oil catch can

    Recovery Gear:
    Multiple tow straps (for now)
    60" Highlift thanks @JimboAnz

    Spare Parts and Tools Carried:
    ARB Tire deflator
    ARB Tire repair kit
    Misc. sockets wrenches wiring tools (I really should do an inventory and make an exclusive kit just for the tacoma)
    Vair 400P portable compressor

    Future Mods: In no particular order
    Air system in bed
    Move batt to bed and dual or triple batt system depends on load
    Cabrack of some sort to haul the yak
    Lighting (not sure how much yet)
    KB Voodoo bedside and tailgate reinforcements
    Armor
    Complete audio overhaul
    Wet Okole seat covers F&R
    Winch
    Coolers for the oil and p/s
    gauges for oil temp & press, trans temp, voltage
    comms (still in research mode for this one input, knowledge, and first hand experience welcome)
    navigation for on and off-road (still in research mode as well, same as above)
    Energy suspension urethane body mounts

    I am sure I am missing some things and will update as I remember.

    Trips I have taken/Places I have wheeled:
    Uwharrie (URE, lots and lots of times)
    Busted Knuckle Offroad Park (now closed)
    Morris Mtn.
    AOAA (hydrolocked engine need revenge)
    Lots of camping trips (no wheeling)

    List of places/trips I want to do/wheel:
    Kentucky Adventure trail
    Georgia Traverse
    Windrock
    AOP
    AOAA (I need revenge)
    Rausch Creek
    Chocolocco (probably didn't spell that right)
    Gulches
    The flats
    River Rock
    Greenville Pickens OHV https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...-gossip-thread.411211/page-7818#post-19768457
    Moab
    Oregon Trail
    Swisha Loop
    FPK
    More suggestions welcome

    Saved for future reference:
    https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/merchant.mvc?
    https://www.generalspringkc.com/Lea...MC_Silverado_Sierra_1500_1999_2011_s/1825.htm
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-chevy-63-leaf-spring-swap.377756/
    https://www.chaosfab.com/2005-2015-Toyota-Tacoma-Off-Road-Suspension-Accessories.html
    https://archivegarage.com/products/taco-shock-relocation
    https://www.chaosfab.com/2005-2015-Tacoma-2-Race-Series-Long-Travel-Suspension-Kit-86002T-R.html

    Maint/Repair Log:
    Feb 2017: Oil Change
    Apr 2017: Oil Change, air filter, spark plugs, and added cabin air filter
    June 2017: Oil Change
    May 2017: F. brakes pads, rotors, and DS caliper, clean and adj. rear brakes
    Aug 2017: Leafs replaced under TSB/Recall, Both hub bearings, F&R diff gear oil, T-case gear oil, Transmission fld, oil change done
    Oct 2017: Oil Change
    Dec 2017: Oil Change
    Feb 2018: Oil Change
    Apr 2018: Frame replaced under recall along with a slew of other things in the recall
    I know I am missing a couple of oil changes to this point going off memory, going to keep a better log moving forward.
    7/3 Replaced air and cabin air filters

    The day I got it
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    Here she is hauling a 24' did well total weight trailer and gear was around 4500lb mark. Surprisingly enough this truck was more stable than some of my previous trucks hauling this big of a trailer and didn't get blown around badly at all. Which was a concern of mine.

    What she looks like currently
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  2. Sep 27, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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  3. Sep 27, 2017 at 6:50 PM
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    Didn your shell come with tracks and you attached the custom built racks to those? Or did you attach the racks to the shell itself?
     
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  4. Sep 27, 2017 at 6:54 PM
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    Then thanks to @HomerTaco this came in the mail. Installed it today as well. Trying to figure out what I should for the lettering. Yota would be a tribute to a buddy of mines old 80's Toyota pickup. His was on Dana 60s, exoskeleton cage SBC, TH400, atlas t-case, running 40's. We all nicknamed him and the truck Yota because he was able to use the force to do things with that truck we thought impossible. It stuck and soon Toyota was dropped to yota on his badges. And Yes my 4 yr old daughter is helping me place the lettering.

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  5. Sep 27, 2017 at 6:58 PM
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  6. Sep 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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    Here it is grille installed. I have the '11 TRD factory smoked headlights these are just not cutting it any more!
     
  7. Sep 27, 2017 at 7:09 PM
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    Came in the mail today. Sway bar relocators, CB drop, and Icon tubular A-arms with their new icon ball joint. I wanted to go that route with the ball joint because I have experience with running Uni-balls and heim joints etc on a street car and just not that enjoyable to me so I thought what the heck I'll try them out and see if they are worth their salt. I will give a review once I get some miles and trail time in on them.

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  8. Sep 27, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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  9. Sep 28, 2017 at 9:28 AM
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    Hell yeah dclb!
     
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  10. Sep 28, 2017 at 9:32 AM
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    Looking like a good parts list! Excited for another built limo!
     
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  11. Sep 28, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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  12. Sep 28, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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    Hopefully if all the parts arrive on time the plan is to go over to my buddy's garage and install them on the 8th, fingers crossed :fingerscrossed: on this one otherwise we will have to postpone for a few weeks. I have some plate to do a cmc then as well going to make my own fillers and am looking at doing it differently than what I have seen so far. Tires will be mounted next week and the windows get tinted next wed. as well.
    These brake lines from @HeadStrong Off-Road are some of the nicest I have seen in for any platform and I have installed and used a ton of different ones. Plus I must say their customer service and communication is top notch. The Bilsteins are typical nice looking quality, I have extensive experience with Bilsteins in the past so that's a big reason I went with them.
     
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    So these arrived today.

    These are the Deaver stage 3 Expedition springs thought I'd try these out over the typical Dakar HDs with the extra leaf added. I must say ordering these from @HeadStrong Off-Road was a pleasure and free shipping as well. I will say I was expecting a little nicer quality paint and finish work for their cost they seem to be on par with the Dakars and what HS had to say about them in their thread. That being said it still isn't that big of a deal for me because they are not going to stay pretty for long regardless.
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    Genuine Toyota TRD Sport black headlights the photo doesnt really show how dark the black is it almost looks like a black chrome I think this looks better than the blacked out aftermarket versions or the stock BHLM. Plus personally from having and installing a ton of aftermarket headlights the OE stuff is always much higher quality.
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    Off to a great start!:thumbsup:
     
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    Did my BHLM this morning via '11 TRD headlights looks much better now! With the grill from @HomerTaco and these headlights I think it makes the truck really looks good now.

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    Thank you so much @ovrlndkull for the review and for your business, we truly appreciate it!!! :cheers:
     
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    Installed the lift today. Sorry I didn't get many pics during the install but I think that's been done enough so people have an idea of what an install looks like. We had a little trouble but nothing to hard to overcome. I do have a slight rubbing on full lock hard to tell where when we finally finished in the dark. So a daylight diagnosis will have to do. Both factory bump stops snapped had to drill them out and through bolt them no biggie. Will be getting an alignment tomorrow morning. I must say I was a little worried I would have a pretty decent rake but in reality i don't have hardly any at all. The Bilstein 6112 with the toytec aluminum mounts gave a true 3 in lift and worked great. The rear Deaver U402 expedition springs in the 700+ variety really ride extremely well for the 50 mile ride home tonight I thought they would be a lot rougher but not really much harsher than factory. So far from the ride home I am really impressed at how well the suspension and tires handle. With no alignment done yet I was surprised that it didn't have any adverse effects for the ride home and can get it all dialed in tomorrow.

    The one picture I got during the install will get an after tomorrow and post it up. Yes I know there is some rust but I am going to take care of that hopefully soon and make the frame all nice looking again it looks a lot worse than it really is.
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    Here are some after pictures I took today.

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  19. Oct 9, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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    Looking damn good!:thumbsup:
     
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    I took a trip to Blue Ridge Overland Gear. They have a lot of good stuff for organizing and outfitting, plus I wanted to take a look at the James Baroud rtt which they are a dealer of. I like the idea of a hard shell clam shell style of tent vs the flip top. Also they are the ones contracted to be the manufacturer of the deadman off-road earth anchor. Seeing their attention to detail and their products being made first hand I believe their products as well as the deadman are extremely well made.
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    I got to see these being made.

    Here is what I got.
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    Sorry for the finger in the picture. I am still working on the placement of the different pouches and I need to remove the tags Even the tags are super high quality they feel like they are made of the same material warning tags are made for missiles and our jet fighters. Not super cheap gear but not overly expensive either. I think it is a good value for the price and quality. They were super low on stock because overland expo east essentially depleted their whole inventory. If you guys watch Mountain State Overland on youtube Jason had something made called the Taco attic made for his rig and now it is a production item. I was told it should be back in production this week and on the website this week.
     

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