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TK's 2015 locked DCLB TRD Sport

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by TK7692, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Feb 4, 2017 at 11:31 PM
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    TK7692

    TK7692 [OP] Camo on Camo

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    7/15/2018 EDIT: It looks like a bunch of the pictures I've uploaded got deleted. So basically starting the thread over; I've updated all the mods.

    Truck as of 7/15/2018:

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    I decided to make a thread to keep track of my modifications and hopefully help out anyone if they're thinking about doing a mod that I've already done. Feel free to ask me about any part of my build.

    I bought my truck (Ol' Smokey) in August of 2015 after being dead set on buying a Chevy Silverado 1500. It was out of my budget and so was the Tundra. Throughout my build, keep in mind that I bought a truck, to use as a truck. My goal is keep the bed open. EDIT: that goal went out the fucking window.

    The only reason why I bought a TRD Sport was the option of a long bed. At that time, I wasn't educated on lockers and all the wheeling vernacular. However, I'd still take the option of a long bed over a rear locker (3rd gen guys have the luxury of both). When I bought the truck, I also had no intention at all of doing this amount of stuff to it. So that's just another example of what TW does.

    But basically, if it's cheaper than the name brand and it works, I'll buy it.

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    Modifications as of 7/15/2018:

    Suspension/lift/wheels/tires:

    • OME 886 (with top plate spacer) / Dakars with D29XL
    • Performance Accessories 3" body lift
    • Pro Comp 7069 17x9
    • Federal Couragia 35 x 12.5 r17
    • Wheeler's SuperBumps
    • Timbren Rear U-bolt Flip System With Active Off-road Bumpstops
    • Ebay 1.25" wheel adapters
    Lighting
    • Three 20" LED light bars from Amazon (TMH, Mic Tuning, and Northpole Light)
    • Pair of 6" single row LED light bars (I don't recall the brand)
    • LED cube for fog lights
    • Rock lights from Amazon
    • Rear lights from Amazon
    • 40" roof top light bar from Amazon
    Armor:
    • Apollo Fabrication steel full hoop bumper
    • Heavy Metal Off-Road beefy ass sliders
    • Brute Force Fab high clearance rear bumper

    Recovery/trail gear:
    Various:
    • Cab mount chop (Heavy Metal Off-Road)
    • Pinch weld notched and pounded back
    • ABS kill switch
    • Rear diff breather mod
    • Heavy Metal Off-Road tall bed bars
    • ATH bedside reinforcement
    • Window tint (35% front; 5% rear and back glass)
    • A13457 Harrop Eaton ELocker
    • Prinsu Cabrac
    • Alibaba purchased hardshell 2-4 person RTT
    • OD Green matte vinyl wrapped hood
    • Sierra 4.56 gears

    Future mods:
    • 42" Plano case on Prinsu
    • CSI Black Ice 50qt fridge mounted in bed

    People and organizations that have helped me along the way:
    • Macario at Cali Wheels in San Jose
    • Tim at Heavy Metal Off-Road
    • Nick at Apollo Fabrication
     
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  2. Feb 5, 2017 at 1:37 AM
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    sawjai526

    sawjai526 Well-Known Member

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    Nice truck, the custom bumper look great!
     
  3. Feb 9, 2017 at 7:24 AM
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    ZFlyingTaco

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    Nice setup! I'm about to install a light bar and some pods. How did you wire yours to the switch(es) in the cab? Go through the boot under steering column?
     
  4. Feb 9, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    TK7692

    TK7692 [OP] Camo on Camo

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    Thanks man. I followed the stock wiring route through the huge rubber grommet in the engine bay on the driver side.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2017 at 8:01 AM
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    ZFlyingTaco

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    Cool. That's the best route I could find as well thx
     
  6. Feb 27, 2017 at 8:25 PM
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    TK7692

    TK7692 [OP] Camo on Camo

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    Original post and title updated.

    Tall bed bars (from Heavy Metal Off-Road) were built for the truck. I got stick of shit wiggling around because they were just mounted to the bed rails. I had to shop around because I didn't want a full bed rack; I wanted independent bars that I could adjust. I could not find any big name fabrication who made near cab height bars, so I opted for the custom option.

    Cons: no more open bed
    Pros: now I can mount things properly

    "I don't want a bumper and winch. I don't want more weight on my truck."
    - TK, Oct 2016​

    "This truck's bed will stay open. No camper, no bars, no rack."

    - TK, Jan 2017​



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  7. Mar 3, 2017 at 7:37 PM
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    TK7692

    TK7692 [OP] Camo on Camo

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    .5" Wheelers top plate spacers added. Truck is a little more level now.
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  8. Mar 3, 2017 at 7:45 PM
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    Looks great TK! Loving all the mods.
     
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  9. Mar 3, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    Thanks bud.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2017 at 10:11 PM
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  11. Mar 13, 2017 at 10:19 PM
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    DannyBaja

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    Nice build. Fyi, You can always revert to a bedrack that is "open" I'm still able to put my bike in my bed with the rack staying in place. Just have to switch brands.

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  12. Mar 13, 2017 at 10:39 PM
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    While I totally agree about buying off brand stuff for cheaper...wheel spacers are NEVER one of those items. They are not the same and the quality and grade of metals is far inferior.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2017 at 10:42 PM
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    Thanks! And yeah, I've seen that bed rack. I like the engineering of it, however I don't particularly like how it looks.

    Have you run no-name wheel adapters before?
     
  14. Mar 13, 2017 at 10:53 PM
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    No but I have been wheeling with people who have and witnessed the wheel go flying by me because they failed.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2017 at 10:57 PM
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    That's pretty odd. Did a stud the adapters break off? Also, were they hub centric? That's the big determining factor, I hear.

    The studs on the adapters I bought, are actually higher grade than Spidertrax/Bora, which was why I chose them over the name brand. I've never seen or heard of anyone's wheels flying off because of wheel adapters, period.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2017 at 11:00 PM
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    Also, FWIW, They are 'wheel spacers' if the remain the same bolt pattern. Wheel 'adapters' are when changing lug patterns.

    Truck looks good!
     
  17. Mar 13, 2017 at 11:04 PM
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    Thanks!

    Hmm, I just looked up the difference, and there's mostly conflicting information online. The local shops I've been to prefer to call them wheel adapters, I guess.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2017 at 11:07 PM
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    I could be smoking crack, I've always understood it by what others have said as well. Also the derivative of the words, adapter, meaning to change or be adjusted to new conditions. Whereas a spacer is an extension or addition to achieve a longer length.

    To each his own I suppose. Also, I like how you incorporated all of the different Rotopax's onto the rack.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2017 at 11:09 PM
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    anthony250f

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    All they are doing in spacing it out...not adapting to a different pattern

    Actually all 6 studs snapped. I will never forget it. I'm sure you are more than fine, but it's a risk I am not willing to take since it could mean life or death.
     
  20. Mar 13, 2017 at 11:14 PM
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    Yeah, that absolutely makes sense to me, the more I think about it. I think all wheel adapters are also spacers, but not all wheel spacers are adapters...some bullshit like that. I consider that I stand corrected. Always good to learn new things.

    RotopaX is so damn convenient...and they know that too, so their shit is so expensive, but I haven't found another product like it.
    Yes, that makes sense to me (indicated above).

    And god damn. I don't go that easy on my truck and so far, nothing. So yeah, I think I'm good. Besides, they make the stance too badass to take off...
     

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