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Yes, another Overland build...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by rosswood, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. Jan 6, 2020 at 4:18 PM
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    rosswood

    rosswood [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Current Build: 18” Level 8 Slam Wheels LT285/65/18 Nitto Terra Grappler G2 Icon Stage 1 Lift Kit 2.75” OME HD Dakar Leaf Springs w/extra leaf Caliraised 32” Hidden Dual Row LED LightBar Caliraised Ditch Lights RCI Offroad Short Bed 12” Rack ROAM Adventure Vagabond RTT
    TW whaddup,

    I have a dream of driving cross country to see cool stuff with my girl and our dog. If we are going from South Florida to the West Coast and back, we will need a vehicle capable to do it.

    Planning on doing a tester East Coast tour through the Appalachians so we are efficient. We've already learned a ton from overlanding around Florida.

    This is a thread to time capsule the build and our trips (the first one won't have the dog, sorry). I own a video production company so I'll try to keep good content flowing. Feel free to tear me apart, I'm a fan of internet sarcasm

    Progress:


    LIFT AND TIRES:

    Icon Lift 2.0 Stage 1 - up to 3.5” lift
    http://iconvehicledynamics.com/shop...ta-tacoma-0-275-suspension-system-stage1.html

    2" ReadyLift Block (Recommended by the install shop to correct bro lean) (Since deleted)
    https://www.readylift.com/2-rear-block-kit-toyota-tundra-tacoma-1995-2018.html

    18" Level 8 Slam
    https://www.carid.com/level-8-wheels/slam-matte-black-1767740629.html

    Nitto Terra Grappler G2 - LT285/65/18
    https://www.carid.com/nitto-tires/terra-grappler-g2-38834197.html

    95100440-6449-4BBC-817B-D149AE492196.jpg
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    After driving for about a year, I replaced the block and OEM leaf springs

    OME 2" Lift HD Leaf Springs w/ Extra Leaf
    https://www.bilsteinlifts.com/shop/...IULC4rzBdXvvoVzlqab9v3NB1xpLLXmwaAjHvEALw_wcB

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    Installed an NFab Tire Bed Strap

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    INEXPENSIVE ADD-ONS:

    Tint - 15% over Stock Tint (Basically 5% all around)

    TRD knockoff grille insert (not sure if that's the exact website so don't quote me on this, it's def a chinese one that cost $100 bucks but oh well, it works)
    https://toyotaproshop.store/products/3rd-gen-tacoma-trd-pro-grill

    Tacoma Stickers for Tailgate
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01889X1Y6/ref=twister_B07DVSQ72C?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

    StiffyMounts - Dash Magnetic Phone Mount (my favorite so far)
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/631496947/3rd-gen-tacoma-3d-printed-magnetic-phone

    TacoVinyl - Monochromatic Grille Emblem
    https://tacovinyl.com/collections/3.../standard-grille-badge?variant=29484358959207

    Fog Light Tint - Amber
    https://www.tacomalifestyle.com/products/fog-light-covers?variant=34934226124952

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    LIGHTING:
    Caliraised Low Profile Mounting Brackets
    https://caliraisedled.com/collectio...6-2021-toyota-tacoma-ditch-light-brackets-kit

    Caliraised Ditch Light Pod Pair
    https://caliraisedled.com/collectio...roducts/side-projecting-led-pods-sold-as-pair

    Caliraised 32" Hidden Bumper Light Bar
    https://caliraisedled.com/collectio...ow-5d-optic-osram-led-bar?variant=26198011728

    Recon 3rd Gen LED Smoked Tail Lights
    https://gorecon.com/product/toyota-tacoma-3rd-gen-16-20-led-taillights-smoked-lens/





    OVERLAND GEAR:


    I'm going to continuously add to this list but starting with some basics for us.

    ROAM Adventure - Vagabond RTT w/ Annex - Black
    https://www.roamadventureco.com/collections/tents/products/the-vagabond?variant=34718357520550

    RCI 12" Overland Bed Rack w/additional brace - Powder Coat
    https://rcimetalworks.com/product/05-19-tacoma-bed-rack/

    Rago Fabrication Bed Stiffeners Igloo Cooler 124qt
    https://www.igloocoolers.com/collections/large-hard-coolers/products/00048496-mission-124-qt-cooler

    Coleman Grille
    https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000...t=&hvlocphy=9011972&hvtargid=pla-309742613703
     

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    Last edited: Jul 1, 2021
  2. Jan 6, 2020 at 4:20 PM
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    hellfire0480

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    Nice looking truck. I like the wheels and tire combo. There is also a builds forum for third gens you can check out.
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2020 at 4:22 PM
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    rosswood

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    Oh here's the pup!

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  4. Jan 6, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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    andrew61987

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    Shop recommended to combine Icon shocks and springs in the front and lift blocks in the rear?
     
  5. Jan 6, 2020 at 4:23 PM
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    rosswood

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    Thanks man, yea posted a few photos on there just to get some TW cred. Thanks for the love brotha
     
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  6. Jan 6, 2020 at 4:25 PM
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    Dude tell me about it. I'm pretty annoyed bc now if I want to switch it with AALs I'll have to double pay for labor. I wish I would've been more knowledgeable when he recommended it. Until the suspension build gets more serious I'll hold off on AALs
     
  7. Jan 6, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Nice and have fun!
     
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  8. Jan 6, 2020 at 4:31 PM
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    Enjoy, man. I did something similar to what you are doing back in 2009 but it was just me and my dog and I did the trip in a 2002 Honda Accord! My work was about to cash me out I had so much vacation but the boss was kind enough to let me take a full month off instead.

    We ended up sleeping in a ton of state parks, getting to see a bunch of landmarks, hiking all over the place, and visiting like 30 states. I had a blast.
     
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  9. Jan 6, 2020 at 4:57 PM
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    Thanks man. Thats what im talking about! You get it
     
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  10. Jan 6, 2020 at 4:59 PM
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    jowybyo

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    Sounds cool but a month isn’t a lot of time to see the country.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    Youre right there. Ive traveled a good amount, just haven’t had a serious outside adventure in a while. There are a ton of state parks we both want to experience so hopefully we can cross some off the list. Besides, there can be multiple trips after this one as long as i dont break too much on the truck
     
  12. Jan 6, 2020 at 6:24 PM
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    He’s right... 1 month is almost no time at all, however anytime out is better than none. We spent 3 weeks last year just in Utah and it wasn’t enough, headed back again this Spring.

    Have fun travel safe. Good luck with the build!

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    Utah is REALLY cool....
     
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    Shouldnthave Where all the white women at?

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    Wait till you get the truck loaded with what you plan to haul. Then you’ll know if you need 1 or 2 aal, of if a whole set of springs is a better route.

    Have fun!
     
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  14. Jan 7, 2020 at 12:43 AM
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    You don’t say?

    This my friends is how you get vacations. Enjoy yours brah.
     
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    Hey OP. I wasn’t here to bash your build thread or ruin it. I’m sorry if it came off that way. I just have an issue with people being a complete fuckhead towards someone who clearly is excited about his or her truck and modding it.


    Awesome build so far.

    Edit. If you’re looking for some nice over-landing setup, @upTOPoverland has solid racks.
     
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  16. Jan 7, 2020 at 5:54 AM
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    Hey not sure what comment youre talking about but no steess. i dont get offended too easily so bring on the critics

    thanks for the info on the parts
     
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    The Mods erased all of it. Long story short, some guy was being a prick towards you. Him and I got into it. He got banned by the Mods.
     
  18. Jan 7, 2020 at 6:59 AM
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    He won’t be posting in your thread again after he comes back.

    Have fun with your build @rosswood
     
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  19. Jan 7, 2020 at 10:23 AM
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    Hey thanks!
     
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