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The slippery slope of new truck new upgrades

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cehensley, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    cehensley

    cehensley [OP] Member

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    I bought a Barcelona Red TRD Sport DCLB within the year and have just started down the slippery slope of upgrades. Here's where I'm at so far, in order, witch some pix as I know how you guys are:

    Toyota all weather floor mats
    Door sill protectors
    Thule Bed Rider
    Leer 180 insulated, light, 50/50 windows
    Windows tinted (30% up front, factory in rear)
    Go Rhino Dominator II in black - on its way
    ToyTec 3" Annodized Black spacer, diff drop, rear AAL 2.5" - returning this, bought Roughy Country from Les Schwab so they could install and provide 3 year warranty

    Factory 265/65/17 duellers look even with 3" leveling kit (not too small). I tested Nitto Terra Grappler 285/70/17 on the front yesterday and they rubbed the control arm significantly, so I've ordered 1.25" Spidertrax. I hope that resolves that issue. Nittos look incredible. Also want AFE dry filter and maybe cold air intake...

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  2. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    focotacoma

    focotacoma Well-Known Member

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    Im getting there......
    looks good man!!!!
     
  3. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    cehensley

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    I'm pretty bummed the ARE canopy paint is slightly off my factory tint.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    Tailgate theft prevention, Locking rear window, Blind spot mirrors, Fogs on anytime, Rear diff breather relocated, Bed storage locks, LEDs in/out, Relocated trailer plug(custom!), OEM bed mat, OEM running boards, OEM bed divider, Bed lights, Rev lights, Raptor lights, WeatherTech floor mats and window vents, Extra D-rings, ImMrYo Bracket, UWS low pro black toolbox, Carhartt seat covers,
    good looking truck! that red really pops!
     
  5. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Is it Rad Red instead of Barcelona Red maybe ?
     
  6. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    pudge151

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    yeah i noticed the cap paint doesnt match the truck paint. but the truck looks great
     
  7. Feb 14, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    cehensley

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    Nope, I ordered 3R3, Barcelona Red Metalic.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    Got the Spidertrax 1.25" spacers yesterday and ran to Discount Tires to have the Nitto Terra Grappler AT 285/70/17 4ply put on. Was surprised by the fact that they rubbed quite a bit on the front at the bottom of the bumper. But after a few passes with my Dremol cut-off tool I was able to fix that.

    A little bit louder than tha factory Dueller tires. But a lot more exciting to look at. One wheel took three weights to balance.. not great, but what can you do?

    I am pretty jazzed about the lift and new tires - the truck looks like a real truck now. The DCLB, especially with the high canopy looks kind of squatty and too long when it's so low to the ground. Now it looks more comfortable in its own skin. My only regret is going cheap on the lift - $626 for the Les Schway 3" lift install from Rough Country, with add-a-leaf. The ride seems pretty stiff and I really feel the bumps. On wavy concrete, such as highways aroud Seattle, the truck really wobbles vertically.

    Now I await the Dominator IIs which should be in today and the first phase of truckifying my truck will be complete. Next stop, sound dampening in the cab. Then new audio gear.

    BTW - what are people doing about spare tires once they've sized up? 285/70 may not fit up under the bed, and am I to buy a 5th tire? Or just carry some fix a flat? I took the factory spare off the truck to save weight. But wondering where to go from here...?

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  9. Feb 14, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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    Nice progress with the truckifying! And you are spot on... the slope of upgrades is a very slippery one.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    Added wind deflectors in the windows - and a bull bar. :)

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  11. Jan 25, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    Xer0 SiN

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    this and that...
    i know what youre saying about slippery slope. i just got my truck; still got paper plates on it and i managed to do, billies w/ eibach, truxedo tonneau, trd s/s, bhlm, black grill, icon uca. i like the billies but since i got the icon uca, ended up buying the icon extended travel 3.5 coilivers and icon 2.5 for the rear. its a money pit, thats for certain =/.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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    TruKnight

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    read build thread
    looks good op, tho im not a fan of toppers in general.

    my truck would prolly still be stock if not for tw tho, so that slope is espeically slippery around here!
     
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