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Toyotally Awesome 2012 4x4 DBL Cab

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

  1. Jan 4, 2018 at 2:19 PM
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    Wow I thought mine was bad when I got it from the previous owner lol



    +1 on the air bumps - just don't get a flat tire lol
     
  2. Jan 5, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    Lol that thing looks fresh in comparison.

    Flats are bad... you can end up with a linked caged truck...
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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    Swapped in some new Hawk LTS pads yesterday.
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    Also cranked the coils down a bit more to help out with the ride height loss after installing the skids and sliders.
    the baby spanner wasn't cutting it so I had to get a pitted with the metric rounder...
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    sitting more level now
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    Heading up to big bear this weekend...pretty sure we are gunna do a run down to Pioneertown and then over to Giant rock and maybe hammer town. So I'll be reporting back with some photos from that extravaganza.
     
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  4. Feb 12, 2018 at 8:16 PM
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    Had a great time up in big bear this weekend. Buddy rented a cabin we cruised up Friday night after traffic died down. Had a few sport sodas once we arrived hung out and discussed world issues before we crashed out. Next morning woke up and whipped up a little feast.
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    Everyone got their lives together and we loaded up and rolled out.
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    We ran Burns Canyon down from Big Bear to Pioneertown. Pretty mellow fire road really a few spots have some rock gardens to navigate over. Nothing crazy. Did everything in 2wd. Didn't take really any photos at top. Just outside of Pioneer Town... The Joshua trees are huge!
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    Original plan was to grab lunch down at Pappy and Harriet's but once we found out the wait was 2 hrs. We just ate at the trucks.
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    Headed back to the hwy... aired up and hit the pike back up to big bear....
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    Good times. Can't wait to get back up there.
     
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  5. Feb 12, 2018 at 8:31 PM
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    Well F me. Super jelly now. At least i changed my oil today...
     
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  6. Mar 7, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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    I feel like the truck is missing some stuff? What gives? haha
     
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  7. Mar 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    :anonymous:
     
  8. Mar 8, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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  9. Mar 9, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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    We get it you love the D....

    Took the prerunner out to glamis last weekend for a quick rip.

    No wipers or defrosts?..... still gunna send it.

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    @christyle see that Flag.....:luvya:
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    Breaking bad.... apparently these folks tried to turn around on this one lane road.. ended up some how perpendicular to the road... stuck for 3hrs. We rolled up and had them move in 20 mins.

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    Boardmanville for some sport pops

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    down the pike home
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    300 miles there, Shredded dunes all day Saturday. 300 miles home without issue...

    Good times....


    As for the Tacoma..... I may or may not be stock piling parts like a squirrel :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
     
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  10. Mar 12, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    Little Fog light upgrade.
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    Baja Designs Squadron Pros Wide cornering
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  11. Mar 18, 2018 at 10:00 PM
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    Quick spur of the moment snow run up to Mt Pinos in Frazier Park Saturday.
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    Olive was a little less than impressed
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    Little man looked like Randy from A Christmas story haha
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    Spotted couple other tacos up there.

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    next time we head up there we gunna scope the 4x4 camp area.

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  12. Apr 24, 2018 at 2:09 PM
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    Finally got my radio installed. Had to break out Dremel and notch out cubby so it would sit lower and not interfere with my morning coffee. For now routed antenna under center console into back storage area. When in use I can either run through the rear window or out the driver side rear door and slap the mag mount on the roof.
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  13. Apr 24, 2018 at 2:15 PM
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    Better not spill that morning coffee on it!

    Jelly. Using the baofeng is getting a bit old, but it is cheap and easy.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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    Oh yea that's going to happen for sure.....

    I couldn't handle the handheld anymore.. I have a nice ICOM 7 watt radio Works great as long as you can see the other truck you are talking to.
     
  15. May 1, 2018 at 11:47 AM
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    Took the 10 mins to do the fog any time mod on Saturday.
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  16. May 1, 2018 at 12:43 PM
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    Such skill, much fab, very bright
     
  17. Jun 28, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    Have a sweet power steering leak off one of the hard lines on rack.... :bananadead:
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    Going to pick up a new rack and swap the lines out and keep the freshie as a trail spare...

    also have a sweet new clunk in the driver side front..... While I was laying under truck I noticed my lower bushings are in great shape.

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    Might be time to SAIL or Long travel or SAS.

    Going to head up to the TW Mammoth trip at the end of next month so need to get my life together.
     
  18. Jun 28, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    Put some rack bushings in when you're at it. I got mine to do still. I started looking at my front end for clunks and just got sad at how much factory skid I have and how tweaked it is.
     
  19. Jun 28, 2018 at 4:55 PM
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    Yea probably a good call. Also was debating scoring new lower with bushings and fresh ball joints..Clearly the correct answer is the TC +2 kit. :spending:

    Factory Skid is made of tin foil.
     
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  20. Jul 5, 2018 at 11:09 AM
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    Met up with @SixthSnail and picked up his Camp kitchen fold out table dealio.. Thanks dude!

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    Had the day off so decided since we made the drive up to Santa Barbara might as well run West Camino Cielo. Ran it from Refugio Rd back to 154. Just my son, dog and I. We didn't see another soul on the trail the entire 2 hours or so. Cool to see all the new growth after fires.


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    Good times. Can't wait to take him out again. #dadlyfe
     
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