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Toyotally Awesome 2012 4x4 DBL Cab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by dwphoto, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Dec 9, 2016 at 10:26 AM
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    As she sits. 08/2018
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    Welp. picked up this warlock last Sunday.
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    2012 4x4 TRD sport
    59k on the clock.
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    For now not going to go too crazy on it, as I will be DDing it. Eventually will be come more of a camping/offroad dedicated rig. For now still have this little guy. "The Mouse"
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    Build thread on DR - http://www.dezertrangers.com/vb/threads/110720-Toyotally-Awesome-94-pickup


    Current plans for Tacoma
    -First thing! those current wheels and tires need to go. Thinking going Method NVs/ Bfg ATs done
    - Tint. Current tint is way too dark I cant see out of it during the day lol
    - swap in app radio 3 maybe add a sub
    - factory Track Tie downs truck didn't come with them done
    - Bed work lights.
    - May install some "rock lights" under truck those have been super nice out in the middle of nowhere on other truck.
    - LED bar in Bumper done
    -Tailgate pad for Mtb done


    More distance plans.
    -RTT Rack Mount done
    -Race radio done
    -Skid plates done
    -Sliders done
    -Lockers
    -Bumpers
    -TC Kit
    - Shax
    -etc

    Stay Tuned

    Over and Out

    Elliott
     
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  2. Dec 9, 2016 at 10:38 AM
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    Sweet trucks! Hope the tacoma comes out much the same as how you have the prerunner over time.
    :hattip::popcorn:
     
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  3. Dec 9, 2016 at 10:42 AM
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    Diggin' "The Mouse"
     
  4. Dec 9, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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    I have a welder and some tubing. We could make this thing pretty sweet :thumbsup:
     
  5. Dec 10, 2016 at 12:32 PM
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    I'm a fan of all of those points under current plans as they are all super functional! Also diggin where you put the Toyota emblem on the prerunner!
     
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  6. Dec 11, 2016 at 8:43 AM
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    You are a bad influence.
     
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  7. Dec 11, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    Yea keeping this truck functional and clean is priority #1.
     
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  8. Dec 15, 2016 at 2:18 PM
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    First pay load in the tiny bed lol.
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    Some kind individuals cut down a tree and dumped the remains in the street behind my office this AM. Free firewood just burns better...
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    Awesome being able to just throw a load of wood in the bed and go. I know what you are thinking cool story bro that's what you do with a truck.
    But you need to understand what I have been working with last few years. Every trip is like level 22 tetris
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    Even when it's empty you are dealing with a jungle gym or a boston terrorist
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    No real updates as of yet added some stuff I had laying around garage, Tow hitch, D ring hitch dealio, Tow strap, Gloves ( already came in handy), Tie downs, First aid kit. Still need to add a D ring or 2 and tool kit.
    Tracked down some bed rail tie downs that a buddy had laying around so that from his wifes tacoma.

    Never fails... been trolling the interwebs looking at things that I need to buy.... Pondering world issues... 33s maybe 35s? Lockers, Do I want to go ARB or E locker ? Gears, sliders? Rubicon, Shakedown up in big bear....... Meanwhile talking to the wife... yeah babe, oh yeah... we are gunna keep it stock for a lonnnnnnng whileeeee

    Good Times.
     
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  9. Dec 20, 2016 at 9:10 PM
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    Works like a charm hauling a few bikes to the trail head.
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    Installed the bed tie downs in all of about 30 seconds. I'm sure they will come in handy.

    Been looking at my options for bed lighting... leaning toward Led strips under the tracks.
    Not sure what what I want to do for the "rock lights" under truck.

    I do still have a bunch of these that I bought long ago.
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    or maybe something like these?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-White-Le...ash=item211aa39bf2:g:t78AAOSw5cNYLBdO&vxp=mtr
     
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  10. Dec 20, 2016 at 9:15 PM
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    I'm currently working on bed lights for my own truck. I had @XPOTRPR make me some custom flush mounts for our Cyclone lights that I think are gonna make some badass bed lights! I have two LED strips off Amazon right now that I'm not totally pleased with so these cyclones will be in addition to those. If you're interested I can keep you updated on my progress?
     
  11. Dec 20, 2016 at 9:30 PM
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    yea man keep me posted.. I'll give your build thread a follow... I just checked it out nice ride.
     
  12. Dec 21, 2016 at 6:14 AM
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    I'm over here like... :popcorn:
     
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  13. Jan 3, 2017 at 1:29 PM
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    Got outta the house this weekend with the fam. Cruised up to Mt Pinos near Frazier park. Was actually quite a bit of snow up at the top. 4wd wasn't needed.
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    Didn't even realize that little snowflake guy was there.
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    Good times. Can't wait to get back into the mountains.
     
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  14. Apr 24, 2017 at 5:07 PM
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    Little update.

    Few weeks ago, took truck out to Lancaster to the poppy reserve.

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    Stopped off at Vasquez rock on the way home to eat lunch
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    picked up a mic for my handheld radio
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    them wheels will be going bye bye soon....Scored some Method NV's even picked up a matching spare.
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    So tires.....was thinking about just going with 265/75/16 Bfg a/ts and then down the road in a bit go to the larger size. My buddy DMCtacoma informed me that would be a poor life choice. 285/75/16 it will be out of the gate. As I started doing a little research a bit lift was going to be needed. Rear has a lift block already from previous owner. Was thinking going on the cheap and just picking up a spacer lift. Then I started trolling the classifieds and found these bad boys.

    Icon 2.5 Coilovers they need a little love. Should be a nice upgrade.
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    Connor and Olive helping me out
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    So the snowball begins to roll..... Will be repairing/ installing shocks and doing body mount chop then picking up some tires mounting the new wheels.

    Stay tuned....
     
  15. Jun 2, 2017 at 2:30 PM
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    Doing work with my new baby chain saw lol
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    Quick test fit while I rotated tires

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    Haven't had much time to install shocks/ body mount chop so logically buying more parts was in order.

    TC Uppers
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    TC Bed Stiffeners

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    Hoping to get some work done on Sunday so next week I can pick up some new shoes for the methods.
     
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  16. Jun 6, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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    Saturday installed the bed stiffeners...
    Super easy. Stoked on the additional tie down points and flag mount.
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    Sunday Cruised down to @DMCtacoma first thing was to get the coils off the coilovers. The previous owner of shocks said that the coil stops were seized on.....Much to our surprise we with a little muscle and his larger spanner wrench we spun them right off!
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    Brian popped open the shocks and pulled out the spacer converting them to the " extented travel "
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    Spun the old rings off and the new ones one. Don't use and air hammer on your coil stops kids
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    The needle set up this icons run is a little sketch. The hose we had did not have the correct configuration so we had to hard mount that puppy to the regulator. safety first!
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    Painted coils and tore into truck.
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    and reassembled. (Had to flip top cap around after I took this photo. I had it on backwards.)
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    on the install we discovered truck already had the diff drop installed. So that's one less thing to worry about.

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    Pulled the sway bar off for good measure and Brian informed me that my mud flaps were getting deleted.

    set the ride height and aligned it. Drove her home... Now shes ready for BAJA!

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  17. Jun 6, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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    yesterday my main man and I cruised over to Tire shop. ordered up a 5 pack of BFG A/Ts 285/75/16
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    And BOOM!
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    Looks night and day better.

    Stoked!
     
  18. Jun 7, 2017 at 10:50 AM
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    So much better
     
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  19. Jun 7, 2017 at 11:29 AM
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    Agreed. Thanks again for your help !

    It looks better but it rides night and day better.


    Got truck aligned yesterday.

    Picked up my spare at tire shop.

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    Went to install under the bed and discovered....That's not gunna work. Hopped on here this AM and saw that remove of guides is the ticket. So I will be handling that and doing a little trimming of the inner fender plastic and the cab mount chop in next week or so.


    Headed up to Kernville to shred the MTBs and hang at the river/lake. Apparently the Kern river it too fast to float so we'll have to save that for another time.

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    I'll report back with some photos.
     
  20. Jun 14, 2017 at 11:06 AM
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    Good times up in Kern. Riding Just Outstanding, can't wait to get back up there. Truck rides great with new set up took a couple bonus lines that flexed truck out a bit.. trimming is definitely in my future. Riding up with @DMCtacoma was a bad idea though. Chatting about rear suspension and sliders and skids for a few hours... already searching for more parts I don't need.
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    Trail conditions at the top were epic! Felt like we were in the PNW
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