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uncleART's Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by uncleART, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. uncleART

    uncleART [OP] Well-Known Member

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    13 MGM DCLB Sport
    DeBadged, Toyota Bedmat, TRD exhaust, Window tint 30%, DeFlapped the front, Bilstein 5100s, Toytec coil overs, Dakar leafs, LR UCAs, SwayBar relocate, TRD Offroad tow hook, RotoPax, Bora wheel spacers, DeFlapped the rear, Tailgate mod, CBI receiver shackle w/ Bolt Hitch Pin, Goodyear Duratrac 285/70-17, Weathertech Floor Liners, Spare tire mod, UWS toolbox with Bolt Latch Retrofit, Rear Diff vent relocated, Blacked-out grill emblem, Toolbox Bedrail mod, Trailer Plug relocated, Back-Up light mod, ECGS bushing, Redline Hood Struts, Leer 100XR
    uncleART's 2013 MGM DCLB TRD Sport


    As it sits today (1-27-2014)

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    The day I bought it on 5-13-2013

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    Bought with 6 miles on it and took this when I got home.

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    Many thanks to this TW community for all of the ideas, inspiration, technical info, and a thinner wallet.



    My Mods

    DeBadged
    DeFlapped
    Toyota Bedmat
    TRD exhaust
    Window tint 30%
    Weathertech Floor Liners
    Blacked-out grill emblem
    Toolbox Bedrail mod
    TW sticker
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    Bilstein 5100s
    Toytec coil overs
    Dakar leafs
    Light Racing UCAs
    SwayBar relocate
    ECGS Bushing
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    Pro Comp 7089 Wheels
    Goodyear Duratrac 285/70-17
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    TRD Offroad front tow hook
    Tailgate anti-theft mod
    CBI receiver shackle w/ Bolt Hitch Pin
    RotoPax
    Spare tire mod
    UWS toolbox with Bolt Latch Retrofit
    Rear Diff vent relocate
    Trailer Plug relocate
    Backup Light Mod
    Redline Hood Struts



    Mod Pics

    DeBadged.

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    Sophie helping me DeBadge.





    TRD cat-back exhaust.
    I love the sound - the sound definitely affects the mpgs sometimes. :D

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    Front Windows Tinted at 30%

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    3" Lift. (Ultimate Lift Kit from Toytec Lifts)

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    Out with the old TRD Sport.

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    In with the new. Bilstein 5100/Toytec Coil, LR UCA, sway bar drop.

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    OME Dakar next to a stock spring. I didn't use the shims - no vibes.

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    Adjusting for Taco Lean.

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    Alignment went very well.

    I set the LR ball joint at the -1.0 (E) setting for an overall UCA Caster adjustment of +1.0.
    I rolled the lower cams to pitch the LCAs all the way forward.
    Doing this along with the UCA adjustments gave me an additional 1" of clearance behind the tires.

    Here's my final alignment results:
    Camber.....left -0.1 right -0.1
    Caster.......left 2.1 right 2.2
    Toe...........left 0.07 right 0.03

    I have no tire rub issues with my 285/70-17s, stock Sport wheels, with 1" spacers.





    Added a TRD Offroad tow hook, with new longer bolts.
    Toyota part #s: Hook: 51961-35080 / Bolts: 90119-A0193

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    Tailgate anti-theft mod.

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    (I did remove the yellow handle and put it in the glove box).





    Grill Adjustment. Fixed my 40mph whistle.
    The grill wasn't straight, allowing for a loose hood gasket. So I adjusted the passenger side in, where it belonged.

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    Loosened this bolt and pushed the grill in. Tightened.

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    Now the gap between the grill & hood is parallel. And no more whistle.





    Bora 1" spacers installed. (Click Here for the Benson X review of these)

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    Before Bora.

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    After Bora.





    Installed a CBI Receiver Shackle, with a BOLT locking hitch pin.

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    Finally got my Goodyear DuraTracs! :D
    I drove around for about 3 weeks with the little shoes on.:eek:

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    Installed my WeatherTecs. These are awesome. :D

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    33" Spare Tire Mod. (Click Here for my write-up)

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    UWS Truck Box. With a BOLT latch retrofit kit.

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    Rear Diff Breather Relocated. (Click Here for my write-up)

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    Blacked out my Grill Emblem.

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    Installed an additional bedrail to my toolbox.

    Parts Needed: ($75 total)
    PT278-35100-BH
    66134-04010 (2ea)
    Stainless hardware

    I cut 2-1/4" off of the rail so it would end flush with the box. I was careful to measure and utilize one of the accessory cam notches for the end cap to snap into. I installed my panhead bolts, with fender washers, from the inside of the box so that the tray would still slide. The nylocs that I used, were shallow so that the rail accessories would also still slide past each nut.

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    Trailer Plug Relocated.

    This custom bracket just clears my 33" spare. :cool:

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    New MGM DCLB . Hypnotic Coma . ToyTec ultimate lift kit installed today



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    Last edited: Apr 30, 2014
  2. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Looking great

    :thumbsup:
     
  3. PcBuilder14

    PcBuilder14 Well-Known Member

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    Suspension: Front - Bilstein 5100's/Eibach coils Rear - All Pro Expo Leafs/Rear Icon Remote Reservoir Shocks Wheels & Tires: 33x12.50x15 KM2's/Summit Racing 85 Black 8 Series Wheels/15x8/3.75" Backspacing [U]Armor:[/U] - [URL="http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/relentless-fabrication/152694-just-released-re
    DCLB FTW! :thumbsup:
     
  4. uncleART

    uncleART [OP] Well-Known Member

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    DeBadged, Toyota Bedmat, TRD exhaust, Window tint 30%, DeFlapped the front, Bilstein 5100s, Toytec coil overs, Dakar leafs, LR UCAs, SwayBar relocate, TRD Offroad tow hook, RotoPax, Bora wheel spacers, DeFlapped the rear, Tailgate mod, CBI receiver shackle w/ Bolt Hitch Pin, Goodyear Duratrac 285/70-17, Weathertech Floor Liners, Spare tire mod, UWS toolbox with Bolt Latch Retrofit, Rear Diff vent relocated, Blacked-out grill emblem, Toolbox Bedrail mod, Trailer Plug relocated, Back-Up light mod, ECGS bushing, Redline Hood Struts, Leer 100XR
    Thanks Pete. I finally decided to start a build thread. This is my task for tonight.
     
  5. SDLiving

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    Awesome looking truck!
     
  6. uncleART

    uncleART [OP] Well-Known Member

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    DeBadged, Toyota Bedmat, TRD exhaust, Window tint 30%, DeFlapped the front, Bilstein 5100s, Toytec coil overs, Dakar leafs, LR UCAs, SwayBar relocate, TRD Offroad tow hook, RotoPax, Bora wheel spacers, DeFlapped the rear, Tailgate mod, CBI receiver shackle w/ Bolt Hitch Pin, Goodyear Duratrac 285/70-17, Weathertech Floor Liners, Spare tire mod, UWS toolbox with Bolt Latch Retrofit, Rear Diff vent relocated, Blacked-out grill emblem, Toolbox Bedrail mod, Trailer Plug relocated, Back-Up light mod, ECGS bushing, Redline Hood Struts, Leer 100XR
    Thank you. It's been a lot of fun. But it certainly has put a hurt on my wallet!
     
  7. Chace334

    Chace334 Active Member

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    How were you able to avoid any rubbing issues with the 285s? New UCAs & proper allignment + spacers?
     
  8. uncleART

    uncleART [OP] Well-Known Member

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    DeBadged, Toyota Bedmat, TRD exhaust, Window tint 30%, DeFlapped the front, Bilstein 5100s, Toytec coil overs, Dakar leafs, LR UCAs, SwayBar relocate, TRD Offroad tow hook, RotoPax, Bora wheel spacers, DeFlapped the rear, Tailgate mod, CBI receiver shackle w/ Bolt Hitch Pin, Goodyear Duratrac 285/70-17, Weathertech Floor Liners, Spare tire mod, UWS toolbox with Bolt Latch Retrofit, Rear Diff vent relocated, Blacked-out grill emblem, Toolbox Bedrail mod, Trailer Plug relocated, Back-Up light mod, ECGS bushing, Redline Hood Struts, Leer 100XR
    Hi Chase, Yes that all is correct. Going with the LR UCAs, allowed me to roll the upper ball joint forward; and shifting the LCAs forward all helped me gain clearance behind the wheel. The adjustable upper ball joint allowed for the crazy LCA adjustment - it helped get the camber back.

    I went with around 2* of caster. It is still enough for the truck to comfortably track and is within factory spec. This was also about the limit due to the upper and lower ball joint positions. If I wanted more caster, I would have had to move my upper ball joint back - losing clearance behind the tire.

    Keeping my stock wheels required the 1" spacer. This created the 4.5" backspacing that we need for wider tires. The fact that I stayed with the stockers & went with the 1" spacers kept the steering radius to a minimum. Had I gone with a 8" wide wheel with 4.5" of back spacing or less, I would be rubbing on the front of my wheel well just a little. This wouldn't be a big deal though. Plastic is easy to trim compared to cab mount chops and bending over pinch welds. The guys that go with 9" wide wheels quite often have more trimming to do because of the bigger steering radius.
     
  9. Thorny

    Thorny Well-Known Member

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    Looking good!
     
  10. Chace334

    Chace334 Active Member

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    Thanks man, thats great info. I plan to keep my stock wheels too, I was planning to run the 1.25" spacers & 255/80/17 tires to avoid all of the major trimming issues. Now I might have to reevaluate that.
     
  11. NC15TRD

    NC15TRD Your girlfriend likes my member

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    :thumbsup: DCLB FTMFW! Love the look with 285s, and I kick myself every time I look at one with them1!
     
  12. uncleART

    uncleART [OP] Well-Known Member

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    DeBadged, Toyota Bedmat, TRD exhaust, Window tint 30%, DeFlapped the front, Bilstein 5100s, Toytec coil overs, Dakar leafs, LR UCAs, SwayBar relocate, TRD Offroad tow hook, RotoPax, Bora wheel spacers, DeFlapped the rear, Tailgate mod, CBI receiver shackle w/ Bolt Hitch Pin, Goodyear Duratrac 285/70-17, Weathertech Floor Liners, Spare tire mod, UWS toolbox with Bolt Latch Retrofit, Rear Diff vent relocated, Blacked-out grill emblem, Toolbox Bedrail mod, Trailer Plug relocated, Back-Up light mod, ECGS bushing, Redline Hood Struts, Leer 100XR
    There's guys that run the tall skinny tires here on TW. Doesn't look bad and they get the extra height. Do some searches and see what it looks like and how they are configured.
     
  13. uncleART

    uncleART [OP] Well-Known Member

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    DeBadged, Toyota Bedmat, TRD exhaust, Window tint 30%, DeFlapped the front, Bilstein 5100s, Toytec coil overs, Dakar leafs, LR UCAs, SwayBar relocate, TRD Offroad tow hook, RotoPax, Bora wheel spacers, DeFlapped the rear, Tailgate mod, CBI receiver shackle w/ Bolt Hitch Pin, Goodyear Duratrac 285/70-17, Weathertech Floor Liners, Spare tire mod, UWS toolbox with Bolt Latch Retrofit, Rear Diff vent relocated, Blacked-out grill emblem, Toolbox Bedrail mod, Trailer Plug relocated, Back-Up light mod, ECGS bushing, Redline Hood Struts, Leer 100XR

    Thanks guys!

    Tires wear out, then you can change them!
     
  14. Greytacoma1

    Greytacoma1 Senior Member

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    Satoshi grill, Plasti derp, Ready lift kit, Wheelers 2 inch aal, Hella 700, Wheather tech floor mats, Blueinstinct armrest cover, sockmonkey bed decal, BHLM, debadge, 35% tint front windows, OEM roof rack, OEM step bar, TRD skid plate, tacomaworld.com decal, stock antenna trimed, gorilla extended lug nuts,diff breather mod, cab mount chop, AVS window visor, spidertrax 1.25 wheel spacers, toytec sway bar relocate, extra d ring mod
    Nice, I likes a lot.
     
  15. uncleART

    uncleART [OP] Well-Known Member

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    DeBadged, Toyota Bedmat, TRD exhaust, Window tint 30%, DeFlapped the front, Bilstein 5100s, Toytec coil overs, Dakar leafs, LR UCAs, SwayBar relocate, TRD Offroad tow hook, RotoPax, Bora wheel spacers, DeFlapped the rear, Tailgate mod, CBI receiver shackle w/ Bolt Hitch Pin, Goodyear Duratrac 285/70-17, Weathertech Floor Liners, Spare tire mod, UWS toolbox with Bolt Latch Retrofit, Rear Diff vent relocated, Blacked-out grill emblem, Toolbox Bedrail mod, Trailer Plug relocated, Back-Up light mod, ECGS bushing, Redline Hood Struts, Leer 100XR
    Thanks Dave, looks like yours is coming along very nicely!
     
  16. teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Check out my Build

    Few tires in a 275/70/17... Good size

    Truck is looking great OP. Very jealous
     
  17. uncleART

    uncleART [OP] Well-Known Member

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    DeBadged, Toyota Bedmat, TRD exhaust, Window tint 30%, DeFlapped the front, Bilstein 5100s, Toytec coil overs, Dakar leafs, LR UCAs, SwayBar relocate, TRD Offroad tow hook, RotoPax, Bora wheel spacers, DeFlapped the rear, Tailgate mod, CBI receiver shackle w/ Bolt Hitch Pin, Goodyear Duratrac 285/70-17, Weathertech Floor Liners, Spare tire mod, UWS toolbox with Bolt Latch Retrofit, Rear Diff vent relocated, Blacked-out grill emblem, Toolbox Bedrail mod, Trailer Plug relocated, Back-Up light mod, ECGS bushing, Redline Hood Struts, Leer 100XR
    Thanks man! Where are you at in NY? I was born 'n raised on LI.
     
  18. teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Right behind you. NY
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    Well north of there my friend!! Haha Lake Placid area. I did work in Rockland County for a few years, Bear Mt area. Haven't been on the island much though.
     
  19. uncleART

    uncleART [OP] Well-Known Member

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    DeBadged, Toyota Bedmat, TRD exhaust, Window tint 30%, DeFlapped the front, Bilstein 5100s, Toytec coil overs, Dakar leafs, LR UCAs, SwayBar relocate, TRD Offroad tow hook, RotoPax, Bora wheel spacers, DeFlapped the rear, Tailgate mod, CBI receiver shackle w/ Bolt Hitch Pin, Goodyear Duratrac 285/70-17, Weathertech Floor Liners, Spare tire mod, UWS toolbox with Bolt Latch Retrofit, Rear Diff vent relocated, Blacked-out grill emblem, Toolbox Bedrail mod, Trailer Plug relocated, Back-Up light mod, ECGS bushing, Redline Hood Struts, Leer 100XR
    Growing up, I spent my summers in the Warsaw Perry area. Haha.
     
  20. teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    What did you use for your front emblem? Looks like it matches the grille perfect.
     
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