1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

The Tuna Taco Build, Camping, and BS! '08 Reg Cab 4x4 (pic heavy af)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Blais03, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Sep 1, 2016 at 12:41 PM
    #1
    Blais03

    Blais03 [OP] Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Member:
    #169518
    Messages:
    3,091
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Easthampton Mass
    Vehicle:
    '08 Reg. Cab 4WD 5-speed
    Too much to list
    Most current photo:
    SFD_3692.jpg
    Current modifications list: (updated 3/11/18)

    Suspension and lift:
    • Bilstein 5100's (set at 0.85)
    • Toytec HD springs
    • KYB top plates
    • Wheeler's Off-Road Inc 's extended top plate studs
    • Wheeler's Off-Road Inc 's 3/8 poly top plate spacer
    • Wheeler's Off-Road Inc 's 2" AAL
    • Wheeler's Off-Road Inc 's 1" Rear Block
    • Wheeler's Off-Road Inc 's U bolts
    • Wheeler's Off-Road Inc 's UCA hardware
    • Freedom Offroad upper control arms
    • 1" Toytec body lift
    • Sway bar delete
    Wheels and tires:
    • 265/75/R16 Good Year Wrangler Duratrac tires (removed)
    • 16" Procomp black powder coated aluminum wheels (removed)
    • 285/75/R16 Falken Wildpeak M/T tires
    • 16" American Racing AR23 satin black alloy wheels
    Lighting and Electrical:
    • SPEC-D black headlight housings with 7" LED Jeep lights retrofitted in
    • Black housed LED brake light hand built w/ turn signals + reverse lights
    • Orange LED ambient lightning from LEDGLOW
    • Orange LED dome light
    • Sylvania LED corner lights
    • Sylvania LED reverse lights
    • CBI off-road ditch light brackets with LED side shooter ditch lights
    • Oznium flush mount led bed lights - 4 bolt lights w/ pin switch
    • Oznium flush mount led puddle lights -1 in each door, 2 bolt lights total
    • DEPO black tail lights
    • Crime stopper one button remote start
    • Blue Sea Fuse Block with circuit breakers on custom aluminum mount
    • Oznium Scion lighted switches
    • 12v outlet in bed
    • Ampper 9watt rock lights - 10 pods total
    • Ampper 9watt rock light under under hood engine bay light - 1 pod w/ pin switch
    • Eyourlife 23" LED light bar spot/flood combo
    • Rough Country SAE/DOT approved LED fog lights
    • DIY Viair OBA
    • JDM ASTAR LED turn signals front and rear
    • Diode Dynamics Smart Tap Flasher relay
    • Apeman dash cam (from @Texasdynaryder)
    Audio:
    • Pioneer 7 inch touchscreen headunit w/ DVD, CD, Bluetooth, etc.
    • USB port and 3.5mm auxiliary audio input flush mount in place of 12v outlet
    • Back-up camera
    • Kicker 10 Inch subwoofer
    • Kicker amp
    • Kicker 6.5 inch door speakers
    • Kicker 1 inch tweeters in door panels
    • Kicker 1 inch tweeters in headliner
    • Kenwood 6.5" marine speakers in bed pockets
    Armor and Exterior:
    • SOS Concepts bolt on sliders
    • ABS after market grille
    • AVS Vent shades
    • Custom made splash guards by @cnote4l
    • KO Offroad/DV8 front bumper
    • KO Offroad/DV8 rear bumper
    • All-pro high clearance 2" hitch receiver
    • Pilot Roll Pan license plate flip kit
    • Tuffy Flip-up license plate holder for the winch hawse
    • Dorman steel front license plate bracket
    • Ol' Glory flying high strictly on the 4th of July
    • Rokblokz - Short length (removed to fit 285's)
    Bed:
    • UnderCover Classic Hard Tonneau Cover (destroyed)
    • Relentless Fabrication bed bars w/ kayak racks
    • Bed supports by @Bentrodder (from @Rattletrap66)
    • OEM Toyota Bed Mat
    • Taconets bed net
    • Harbor freight cargo bar
    • Tractor Supply 44" tool chest
    • Mobtown tailgate skin and cap
    • Rotopax 1 gallon bed mount (from @Texasdynaryder)
    Interior:
    • Husky floor liners
    • 20% tint
    • RAM X-grip mount on A-pillar
    • Bucket seats form '08 AC
    • Center console from '08 AC
    • Crime stopper heated seats
    • Behind seat storage bins from double cab (thank you @DrFunker)
    • Coverking genuine neoprene seat covers
    • Cruise control stalk and clutch switch
    • Intermittent wiper switch
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Mag light
    • Dash cam (from @Texasdynaryder)
    Recovery Equipment:
    • 10,000 pound rated recovery hook
    • X-Bull 13,000 pound winch with synthetic rope
    • harbor Freight 20' tow strap
    • 6 3/4 shackles
    • Smittybuilt snatch block (from @Texasdynaryder)
    • Huskey 4.5lb fiberglass axe
    • HDX 10.75 inch D-handle utility shovel
    MISC:
    • Harbor Freight hitch cargo carrier
    • Harbor freight adjustable drop hitch
    • Toyota Easter egg key chain by @crisanalex
    Camping:
    • Napier Back roads truck tent
    • Truckbedz air mattress
    Engine and drivetrain:
    • Gibson stainless steel cat-back exhaust
    • MOOG u-joints
    • Mobil 1 synthetic 75w-90 gear oil
    • Diff Breather Relocation Mod
    • ASIN clutch kit
    • ECG clamshell bushing
    • Fumoto drain plug valve
    Trailer:
    • Carry-On 8ft x 5ft wire mesh utility trailer with gate
    • Ampper LED rock lights on side rails for cargo lights. (12v power from running lights, switch on drivers side front upright support)
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
  2. Sep 1, 2016 at 12:41 PM
    #2
    Blais03

    Blais03 [OP] Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Member:
    #169518
    Messages:
    3,091
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Easthampton Mass
    Vehicle:
    '08 Reg. Cab 4WD 5-speed
    Too much to list
    The story...

    So this all started when I got out of school and decided I need a truck. I knew mid-size was the way to go for me. First truck I looked at was @LivinLoud 's 2010 Access cab V6 4X4 and I was sold with buying a Tacoma.

    A few weeks later I traded in my '06 Mazda 6 and came home with this:IMG_8505.jpgIMG_8487.jpgIMG_8546.jpg

    Got it home, and once I took the Undercover off, my dog Moose approved!
    IMG_8892.jpg

    Soon came a few small mods...


    Factory style fog lamps, Plasti-dipped emblems and grill, and 20% tint!IMG_8774.jpgIMG_8942.jpg

    aluminum CNC made Hurst pistol grip shifter. image1 (5).jpg

    Cobra radar detector hard wired in.image2 (2).jpg

    After that I ordered a new ABS black grill and installed that!IMG_9209.jpg

    Shortly later was new Spec-D black housed headlights and AVS rain guards.IMG_9267.jpg

    next came the DeeZee bullbar and 20" LED light barIMG_9437.jpg

    Then I decided one light bar wasnt enough so here came the @CBI Offroad Fab ditch light brackets with LED flood light pods.IMG_9610.jpgIMG_9611.jpgIMG_9635.jpg

    Soon after we did a 3" Rough Country Lift kit with 265/75/R16 Goodyear Duratrac tires!IMG_9733.jpg

    There were a few small things here and there as well...

    Curt class III hitch with 10,000 lbs recovery hook and stainless steel 2 inch drop hitch with a locking pin.IMG_0112.jpg

    7-inch touch screen headunit with USB port and auxiliary input flush mounted in dash, as well as flush mount rear view camera in rear bumper. Also did Kicker 6.5" door speakers and a Kicker 10" subwoofer and amplifier.IMG_0553.jpgIMG_0557.jpgIMG_0556.jpgIMG_0554.jpgimage3 (2).jpg

    And I figured out how to change the background!IMG_0569.jpg

    6.5" Kenwood marine speakers in bed sides.IMG_0110.jpg

    LED flush mount bed lights and puddle lights and amber LED interior floor board lightsIMG_2531.jpgIMG_2400.jpgIMG_2398.jpgIMG_2909.jpgIMG_0572.jpg

    Diff breather relocation mod with @LivinLoudIMG_2908.jpgIMG_2904.jpgIMG_2907.jpgIMG_2906.jpg


    And then I backed into my trash can and broke a tail light... so DEPO tail lights came in the mail a few days later! IMG_1912.jpg

    Over time those cheap fog lamps filled with water and looked awful so I went with @RigidIndustries LED fog lamp mounts with Opt7 LED
    spot light pods.IMG_2378.jpg

    Since then, I have added a 1" @ToyTec Lifts body lift and 1.5" spidertrax wheel adapters for a little more stance.IMG_2394.jpgIMG_2395.jpg
    And thats about where my truck sits for now. suggestions, comments, and questions are great!

    I was able to get my hands on a Napier truck tent and a Airbedz truck air matress and went camping a couple times this summer with my girlfriend! IMG_1592.jpgIMG_1605.jpgIMG_2046.jpg
    IMG_2639.jpg
    A couple of group pics with @LivinLoud and @tacobell007 over the last few months.

    IMG_8867.jpgIMG_9266.jpgIMG_0732.jpgIMG_1138.jpgIMG_1954.jpgIMG_1922.jpgIMG_1932.jpg

    Also, new to the Tacoma family is my dad @Mr.Miyagi with his brand new 2016 DCLB TRD Off-Road! IMG_2540 (1).jpg
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 11, 2018
  3. Sep 1, 2016 at 12:41 PM
    #3
    Blais03

    Blais03 [OP] Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Member:
    #169518
    Messages:
    3,091
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Easthampton Mass
    Vehicle:
    '08 Reg. Cab 4WD 5-speed
    Too much to list
    reserved
     
  4. Sep 1, 2016 at 12:47 PM
    #4
    BuddyS

    BuddyS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Member:
    #116514
    Messages:
    777
    Gender:
    Male
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    2013 TRD Sport 4x4 MT
    Nice job!
     
    Blais03 [OP] likes this.
  5. Sep 1, 2016 at 2:06 PM
    #5
    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Member:
    #18327
    Messages:
    7,438
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drew
    Westfield, MA
    Vehicle:
    06 Regular Cab Lifted
    Eibach springs, OME Dakars, Walker Evans remote resi coilovers with adjustable dampening, Icon tubular uniball UCAs, Icon ext travel rear shocks, Kenwood in-dash nav receiver, Kicker 10 inch sub in a ported truck box, Alpine 250 watt amp, stickers, Rigid 32" gang box, LED tool box lights, 35% tint, Flowmaster Super 44 muffler, 35x12.5x17 Mastercraft Courser MXT's, Fuel Off-Road Trophy d551 in 17x8.5, Retros, white corner marker bulbs, color matched front grille, custom satoshi grille mod with matching Toyota badge, aFe Pro5R drop in filter, diff breather mod, new frame from recall, SOS concepts front plate, SOS concepts rear high clearance plate with swing out and full size spare, SOS bolt-on sliders with kickout, 22" LED bar, flush mount pods in rear plate bumper for aux reverse lights, Rigid Industries dually's on SOS ditch light brackets
    Looks good Nick!
     
    Blais03 [OP] likes this.
  6. Sep 1, 2016 at 7:50 PM
    #6
    LivinLoud

    LivinLoud Professional hypeman... skkrrrrrt

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2015
    Member:
    #150354
    Messages:
    1,833
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TJ
    Western mass
    Vehicle:
    BSP '10 SR5
    Billies wrapped in 885s, Top plate spacer, LR UCAs, Deaver AAL, Mayhem wheels, 265 AT3Ws, tint, audio, immryo bracket, voodoo tailgate cap, DEPO lights, LEDs everywhere
    Tacofam. Good job with your build thread. I'm glad working on our trucks is something that we can do together and talk about constantly!
     
    tacobell007 likes this.
  7. Sep 1, 2016 at 7:53 PM
    #7
    LivinLoud

    LivinLoud Professional hypeman... skkrrrrrt

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2015
    Member:
    #150354
    Messages:
    1,833
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TJ
    Western mass
    Vehicle:
    BSP '10 SR5
    Billies wrapped in 885s, Top plate spacer, LR UCAs, Deaver AAL, Mayhem wheels, 265 AT3Ws, tint, audio, immryo bracket, voodoo tailgate cap, DEPO lights, LEDs everywhere
  8. Sep 1, 2016 at 9:04 PM
    #8
    Mobtown Offroad

    Mobtown Offroad Boss Vendor

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2014
    Member:
    #134511
    Messages:
    11,207
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    Greensboro, MD
    Vehicle:
    2002 SR5 4Runner
    I miss my reg cab. :(
     
    Blais03 [OP] and tomwil like this.
  9. Sep 2, 2016 at 5:15 AM
    #9
    Blais03

    Blais03 [OP] Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Member:
    #169518
    Messages:
    3,091
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Easthampton Mass
    Vehicle:
    '08 Reg. Cab 4WD 5-speed
    Too much to list
    Good call! Will add later today! I thought I had everything.
     
    tacobell007 likes this.
  10. Sep 2, 2016 at 7:38 AM
    #10
    PintSize

    PintSize Crossthreaded & torqued down

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2016
    Member:
    #189793
    Messages:
    2,154
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2011 4x4 2.7L MT RC
    Nice Truck, glad to see a Regular cab getting modded up nicely.
     
    Blais03 [OP] likes this.
  11. Sep 2, 2016 at 7:48 AM
    #11
    Blais03

    Blais03 [OP] Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Member:
    #169518
    Messages:
    3,091
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Easthampton Mass
    Vehicle:
    '08 Reg. Cab 4WD 5-speed
    Too much to list
  12. Sep 2, 2016 at 7:57 AM
    #12
    Toyojake

    Toyojake Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    Member:
    #132675
    Messages:
    146
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Central TX
    Vehicle:
    2009 T4R Sport 4x4
    Good looking regular cab! How bright is it with all of those LED's on at night?
     
  13. Sep 2, 2016 at 8:15 AM
    #13
    Blais03

    Blais03 [OP] Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Member:
    #169518
    Messages:
    3,091
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Easthampton Mass
    Vehicle:
    '08 Reg. Cab 4WD 5-speed
    Too much to list
    Pretty damn bright! lol pics dont do the justice

    IMG_2572.jpg
    IMG_2528.jpg
     
    Slashaar likes this.
  14. Sep 2, 2016 at 8:20 AM
    #14
    Crushabug

    Crushabug Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    Member:
    #180449
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma TRD OFF-ROAD 4X4
    Very cool! Makes me want to get ditch lights now!
     
    Blais03 [OP] likes this.
  15. Sep 2, 2016 at 8:26 AM
    #15
    big_jarv

    big_jarv Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2015
    Member:
    #164805
    Messages:
    2,058
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tundra TRD Off-road
    Good looking truck.
    I really like the look of the regular cab.
     
    Blais03 [OP] likes this.
  16. Sep 2, 2016 at 8:29 AM
    #16
    Blais03

    Blais03 [OP] Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Member:
    #169518
    Messages:
    3,091
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Easthampton Mass
    Vehicle:
    '08 Reg. Cab 4WD 5-speed
    Too much to list
    Thanks guys!
     
  17. Sep 2, 2016 at 8:42 AM
    #17
    Toyojake

    Toyojake Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2014
    Member:
    #132675
    Messages:
    146
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jay
    Central TX
    Vehicle:
    2009 T4R Sport 4x4
    Damn! You almost can't even tell the headlamps are on!
     
  18. Sep 13, 2016 at 7:29 AM
    #18
    Blais03

    Blais03 [OP] Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Member:
    #169518
    Messages:
    3,091
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Easthampton Mass
    Vehicle:
    '08 Reg. Cab 4WD 5-speed
    Too much to list
    Installed Opt-7 LED head lights yesterday!

    IMG_3119.jpg
    IMG_3116.jpg
     
    Slashaar and Crushabug like this.
  19. Sep 13, 2016 at 10:07 AM
    #19
    Crushabug

    Crushabug Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2016
    Member:
    #180449
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2013 Tacoma TRD OFF-ROAD 4X4
    Nice !
     
    Blais03 [OP] likes this.
  20. Sep 13, 2016 at 10:09 AM
    #20
    Blais03

    Blais03 [OP] Guess I'll bring a spare wheel bearing...

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Member:
    #169518
    Messages:
    3,091
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Easthampton Mass
    Vehicle:
    '08 Reg. Cab 4WD 5-speed
    Too much to list
    Thank you!
     

Products Discussed in

To Top