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Tyler's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by tnttse, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    tnttse

    tnttse [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, i'm fairly new here and i love tacomas. I upgraded from a honda ridgeline to a 2011 dbl cab 4x4 two months ago and I don't even want to look at another honda again. Its amazing what this truck can do stock but i want to make my taco a little better.

    First here it is stock
    [​IMG]

    Then i put on the OME 2.5" Lift
    Unfortuantly the rear shocks were on backorder so the rear is not lifted at all. (looks a little goofy) I'm going to do an add a leaf in the rear when i get the shocks in next month.

    [​IMG]

    I want to do a safari rack with some led lights on the roof but i havent been able to find good mounting brackets to attach the just the rack to my roof. I have seen a lot of tacos with the oem rack and a safari basket on top but i'm not a fan of that. so i decided to make my own mounting brackets that will fit into the holes on the roof for the oem rack.

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    once you pull out that plastic strip you can find where the oem rack attaches and its really easy to see where the bolts go. i chose to make my brackets all the same size and use washers to compensate for the curvature of the roof.

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    The width of the rail is 1" and the length of those bolt covers in the roof is 4" so i decided to cut a 4" square and have the bottom be 1", the side be 2", and the top be 1".

    I used a sawzall and a grider to cut the steel. i'm not sure what guage the metal is because it was just lying around my garage. it seems really sturdy and it required heat, a vice, and a hammer to bend.

    [​IMG]

    after i bent all six mounts i test fitted each one and had to trim a little off of the bottom width.

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    After some test fitting i measured each mounting hole (if thats what it's called) on the roof for bolt placement. for some reason toyota decided to make each mounting hole different from each other.

    I drilled out the holes and painted em flat black.

    [​IMG]

    Update:

    [​IMG]

    I put on 33 Mickey T's and some new rims

    But those rubbed the shit out of my fenders and the body mount so i did the body mount chop and got new front fenders

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    on a side note my buddy rolled his taco 4 times down a 60ft hill and drove it home.

    [​IMG]
    tip a 40 to the curb for my lost homie
     
  2. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    SampleFool

    SampleFool Three Percenter

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    :redxfall:Every picture it might just be me though.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    ChamYota

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    It is the same for me too. make sure you have the [​IMG] right. then the pics should come up right.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    tnttse

    tnttse [OP] Well-Known Member

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    is it fixed?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Yep :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    iliketurtles

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    I see them
     
  7. Jul 16, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    Cool build so far man. Sounds like you have some solid plans for it...and already start on fabbing a roof rack, awesome!
     
  8. Jul 16, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    tnttse

    tnttse [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man, anyone know of a good safari rack that will let me mount some lights in the front and rear?
     
  9. Aug 30, 2011 at 11:27 PM
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    tnttse [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just got them painted, i'm getting the rear lifted friday
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Aug 30, 2011 at 11:43 PM
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    Nice, are you going long travel?
     
  11. Aug 31, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    tnttse

    tnttse [OP] Well-Known Member

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    in a year or two, when i can afford it.
     
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