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VA SOFTACO finallly made a build thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by VA SOFTACO, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Mar 18, 2018 at 7:05 PM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    Last updated the first 4 posts on 3-19-18
    Post #2 has my upgrade list
    Post #3 has current pictures
    Post #4 has links to important stuff in this thread


    Updated picture as of 3-19-18
    DSCN2038.jpg

    Background Info:

    I have always wanted to buy a Tacoma since I rode around in my uncles back when I was very young. Fast forward a bunch of years and finally I could afford a 4 door Tacoma. My vehicle before this was a 2009 TDI Jetta that I bought for the fuel mileage and clean diesel technology. Come to find out it wasn't as clean as I thought and Volkswagen started buying them back. I cashed in on the Jetta buyback two weeks after I found my dream truck and the adventure began.

    Here is the picture I took on 12-17-16 when I became a proud owner of a 2015 Tacoma DCSB OFF ROAD in MGM with 14k miles. I inspected the heck out of this truck for a few hours when I made the deal, mainly to make the salesman suffer with the cold weather so I could haggle on the price. I could not find any dirt or signs the truck was offroad ever. The truck had Pro Comp shocks with stock pre-loaded springs and lifting blocks for the rear. Tires were BF Goodrich 265/75/R16 KO2's wrapped around Method rims. The small list off needed mods to start was a suspension change and the needle bearing which helped me close the deal at the price I wanted.

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    Since I picked it up on the way back home for the holidays I figured I should get it dirty and play around some since I knew the trails where I grew up.
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  2. Mar 18, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    Front Suspension:
    • P̶r̶o̶ ̶C̶o̶m̶p̶ ̶E̶S̶6̶0̶0̶0̶ ̶S̶h̶o̶c̶k̶s̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶l̶o̶a̶d̶e̶d̶ ̶s̶t̶o̶c̶k̶ ̶s̶p̶r̶i̶n̶g̶s̶
    • Bilstein 5100s with OME 887 set at 0
    • Total Chaos Urethane Pivot Upper Control Arms
    • Sway bar delete

    Rear Suspension:
    • P̶r̶o̶ ̶C̶o̶m̶p̶ ̶E̶S̶6̶0̶0̶0̶
    • P̶r̶o̶ ̶C̶o̶m̶p̶ ̶l̶i̶f̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶b̶l̶o̶c̶k̶s̶
    • Bilstein 5100s
    • HeadStrong 3 leaf progressive Add-a-leafs with u-bolts
    • Rear Diff breather relocated behind the drivers side brake light

    Powertrain/Drivetrain:
    • ECGS needle bearing replacement
    • Airflow snorkel
    • EZ Oil Drain Valve (EZ-106)

    Wheels/Tires:
    • BF Goodrich 265/75/R16
    • Method Wheels NV 16x8 Matte Black 0mm Offset

    Armor:
    • US OFFROAD hidden winch bumper with powdercoat
    • Pelfreybilt steel bolt on sliders with kickout and fill plates
    • BudBuilt IFS skid plate, mid skid plate, transfer case skid pate, and gas tank skid plate (all 1/4" aluminum)
    • BAMF rear diff skid

    Exterior:
    • Bestop Supertop
    • De-badged the sides and V6
    • Rebadged the rear tailgate to say “MMM TACO”
    • Redline Tuning hood struts
    • OEM rubber bed mat
    • Some sweet stickers for that added horsepower

    Interior:

    Electrical:
    • Pelfreybilt battery cage for Group 31 battery I plan to install
    • Iggy under console switch panel with 6 switch slots
    • 3x OTRATTWContura-V switches and 3x blanks

    Communication:
    • Cobra 75 WX ST
    • Custom homemade receiver bracket mounted to radio bolts
    • Firestik Firering and 18’ RG-58 with studs and solder required end
    • Firestik Heavy duty stainless spring
    • Firestik FS red antenna
    • Tailgate bracket (not sure of the maker)

    Lighting:
    • RIGID D-series driving lights in hidden winch bumper as fogs

    Recovery Gear:
    • Smittybilt X2O 12k weather sealed winch with 100' synthetic rope
    • 1x 3/4" screw pin shackle on the bumper full time
    • 60" Hi-Lift X-TREME jack
    • Hi-Lift off-road base plate
    • Hi-Lift handle keeper
    • MAXSA Escaper Buddy Traction mats (set of 2)
    • Spare generic valve cores and valve caps
    • Colby Valve no-tool replacement valve stems
    • Boulder Tools - 56 Pc Heavy Duty Tire Repair Kit
    • TJM Recovery Kit: (they rate everything in kg not lbs)
      19mm bow shackles x2
      4,000kg winch extension strap 20m
      8,000kg snatch block
      8,000kg snatch strap 9m
      8,000kg tree trunk protector 3m
      Heavy duty leather gloves
      Recovery blanket

    Maintenance Items:
    Mileage as of March 2018 27,750
    3x oil changes

    Upcoming Projects:
    Oil catch can
    Bed/hood lights
    Camping lights for under the truck (red)
    Ditch lights and brackets
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018
  3. Mar 18, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    Just some random pictures

    Corova Beach, NC
    May 2017
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    WV camping trip
    6-18-1719243004_10158930828050615_2208207076520791996_o.jpg

    Flagpole Knob, VA
    6-21-17
    DSCN2101.jpg DSCN2102.jpg

    Bald Mountain meet
    6-24-17
    29339826_10155329445886024_2577219843501588480_n.jpg 29339955_10155329445861024_6276693046352412672_n.jpg

    Sumospeed Night Moves in Virginia Beach
    Halloween 2017
    Halloween 2017.jpg
     
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  4. Mar 18, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    List of interesting things to quick link to:
     
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  5. Mar 18, 2018 at 7:36 PM
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    MarX

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    RETRAX bed cover, Tailgate lock, TRD exhaust. 887's, LR UCA'S, Bilstein 5100's and Deavers AAL.
    Good looking starting point for a Tacoma.
     
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  6. Mar 19, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    Yes it was. Between the price and the few mods already I couldn't pass up on it. I have been slacking on making a build thread so bare with me as I update it will all the stuff I have done already
     
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  7. Mar 19, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    Purchased and installed the Bestop Supertop on 3-25-17. Purchased it thru 4 Wheel Parts because they offered a free tax deal which made it cheaper then anything I could find even online. Smooth transaction and the shipping was fast. Only issue I had was when I went to install the brake light (see 4th picture)
    DSCN1708.jpg DSCN1709.jpg

    Picture of the gap before I realized I needed to move the brackets closer to the middle instead of real close to the front and rear of the bed
    DSCN1643.jpg

    Finally decided to install the brake light after a few weeks and noticed the cheap Chinese mold was messed up. Emailed Bestop and they sent me out a replacement the following day. I'm keeping this one for the light just incase the new one messes up
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  8. Mar 19, 2018 at 6:37 PM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    Sometimes the cheaper mods are the best and least noticed to the casual looker. I installed these OCD center console and glove box organizers on 2-28-17 and love them. So much better then the mess I created the first two months of owning the truck.
    DSCN1638.jpg DSCN1637.jpg
     
  9. Mar 19, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    Looking good! :dancingbacon::broccoli:
     
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  10. Mar 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    Thank you, I ran out of the big money and will stick with smaller mods for the time being.
     
  11. Mar 20, 2018 at 7:54 AM
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    Casper66 grumpy ass

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    piddly stuff
    Subs
     
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  12. Mar 20, 2018 at 7:56 AM
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    ChadsPride

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  13. Mar 20, 2018 at 7:57 AM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    I need to take some pictures of my CB install for you still. Hopefully this weekend I will post them up in here
     
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  14. Mar 20, 2018 at 7:57 AM
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    Casper66 grumpy ass

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    I’ll have time to kill this evening on snow duty so I’ll read it all then
     
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  15. Mar 20, 2018 at 7:59 AM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    :hattip:hey stranger
     
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  16. Mar 20, 2018 at 7:59 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    Howdy partner :wave:
     
  17. Mar 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    How much snow are they calling for up there? A dusting here if that.
     
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  18. Mar 20, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    Ive been away from your build thread for so long I think I was almost 400 pages behind:rofl:
     
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  19. Mar 20, 2018 at 8:03 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    All good, no worries at all lol. Ain't nothing being built in there anyways

    :laugh: :bananadead:
     
  20. Mar 20, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    VA SOFTACO

    VA SOFTACO [OP] ...because who buys hard tacos

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    Haha, im sure a lot of good ideas keep getting passed around in there tho. Most of mine is built now, just a few random small additions I need to do. I should pull myself away from the patch game to be able to afford those ideas and plans, but that's harder then I think.
     
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