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Yota Lovers 2011 DCLB Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by YOTA LOVER, May 15, 2013.

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What should the next purchase be?

Poll closed Aug 13, 2013.
  1. Engine- URD CAI

    6 vote(s)
    12.8%
  2. Drivetrain- Lockers

    16 vote(s)
    34.0%
  3. Interior- Floor Mats and Seat Covers

    7 vote(s)
    14.9%
  4. Exterior- Grill

    5 vote(s)
    10.6%
  5. Lighting- Rigid light bar

    4 vote(s)
    8.5%
  6. Armor- Bumper

    13 vote(s)
    27.7%
  7. Armor- Diff, Trans, and Fuel

    8 vote(s)
    17.0%
  8. Recovery- Winch

    8 vote(s)
    17.0%
  9. Spare relocation and fuel/water bracket

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  1. May 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM
    #1
    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER [OP] Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    3" OME lift (HD), LR UCAs, All-Pro Sliders, All-Pro APEX Front Bumper w/PIAA 530 Fogs, All-Pro Skidplate, 1" diff drop, vent visors, OCTaco Braided Lines, baby seat (forward-facing)
    Guess it's time to make a build thread.

    Maybe this will help me decide where I'm going to spend my money and how I want to build up the truck. I have decided to go the overland/expedition route for the build. It is also my daily driver. Your input, opinions, and experiences are welcome here!

    I bought the truck in the fall of 2011 with the $3500 I got from my beloved 95.5 Tacoma SX. I couldn't justify the extra money for the TRD, but I did get the tow package and backup camera.


    Engine- Stock 4.0L

    Left To Do:

    • URD CAI
    • URD MAF Sensor Calibrator
    • Headers
    Drivetrain- 1" front Diff drop, Drive shaft carrier bearing spacer

    Left To Do
    :

    • Trans cooler bypass/relocation
    • trans temp gauge
    • ARB air lockers front and rear
    • magnetic drain plugs for the Diffs
    • Diff breather relocation

    Interior- Baby seat, blanket for the dog, spilled coffee on the console, CVRV mirror relocation, MattGecko slider bar

    Left To Do:


    Exterior- Vent Visors, Andres DH- polished and cleared aluminum
    Left To Do:

    • Do my own Satoshi grill- IN THE WORKS
    • bug shield
    • de-badge
    • Expedition/Overland cab-over bed rack
    • Expedition tent

    Lighting- PIAA 530 fogs
    Left To Do:

    • Do the anytime fog mod
    • Fab light bar behind grill

    Armor-
    All-Pro APEX front bumper, All-Pro front skid, All-Pro APEX sliders, BAMF LCA skids

    Left To Do:

    • Armor Tech Offroad- Style 1 w/ reverse light buckets
    • Rear Diff armor
    • Trans and fuel tank armor

    Suspension- Old Man Emu 3" 05'+ Toyota Tacoma Kit (OMETACO5HK), 13mm spacers to reduce rake to 1/2", LR UCAs

    Left To Do:

    • ???
    Brakes- OCTaco SS lines

    Left To Do:
    • EBC Greenstuff pads
    • EBC Dimpled and Slotted Rotors

    Recovery- 3/4" shackles on the front, receiver hitch 3/4" shackle on the rear, 30' steel braided cable (7,800k), 2" recovery strap

    Left To Do:
    • Winch
    • synthetic line
    • snatch block

    Wheels and Tires- (set of 5) 18" Pro-Comp Wheels, Nitto Terra Grappler A/T 275/65 R18

    Misc- I want to do spare tire relocation as well as fuel and water can bracket, probably in the bed.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013
  2. May 15, 2013 at 11:06 AM
    #2
    evanmb31

    evanmb31 Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Lots of wants here lol
     
  3. May 15, 2013 at 11:16 AM
    #3
    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER [OP] Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    :p Yeah, I could only change a couple to actual "needs", like the lockers. Just stuff I want to get on the truck to make it more capable and fun to drive :D

    I also needed a list somewhere to look at, daydream, and help prioritize.

    *13mm spacers and extended bolts ordered:yay:
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2013
  4. May 15, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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    evanmb31

    evanmb31 Well-Known Member

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    Satoshi'd grill. blacked out badges. aftermarket sound system. De-chromed and color matched. OME 885s + Dakars with 3rd leaf removed. LR UCAs. Scs stealth 6 with 285 duratracs. BAMF sliders
    Whoa! Added a poll to your build thread!? Genius lol. By bumper i am guessing you mean rear bumper. I would probably go with lighting cuz i am a sucker for cool tech stuff like the LED light bars. But seems like you are close to getting you truck to a real trail worthy build so i am ganna have to go with lockers.
     
  5. May 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM
    #5
    R09ster

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    ^^^agree. grill is a nice, less expensive mod though (more of an exterior guy myself) but if you get the lockers, hopefully you won't need the winch....right?
     
  6. May 15, 2013 at 8:11 PM
    #6
    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER [OP] Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    Lockers are at the top of the list, but I think my measly budget is going to require me to install the e-locker first and then upgrade to a full ARB front and rear setup.
     
  7. May 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    R09ster

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  8. May 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM
    #8
    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER [OP] Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    I thought that's what my gallery was for :cool:, but I'll get some up.

    *DONE!!!
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2013
  9. May 17, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER [OP] Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    OME lift went in, sliders installed, and new wheels and tires go on :D

    [​IMG]
     
  10. May 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER [OP] Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    Ordered and installed All-Pro Apex front bumper and skid :headbang: I epoxied some heavy duty magnets to my front license plate for easy removal.

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    Last edited: May 17, 2013
  11. May 17, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER [OP] Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    Installed PIAA 530 fogs into the stock foglight wiring harness. Ordered and installed OCTacos' SS lines. :thumbsup: Also got Smittybuilt shackles for the front. Vent Visors installed to keep the fresh air flowing and the rain out.

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    Last edited: May 17, 2013
  12. May 17, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER [OP] Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    Hauling some wood to the house :D

    [​IMG]

    And just this morning out near Odiorne Point, Rye, NH :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. May 19, 2013 at 1:50 AM
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    650H1

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    sick build man!
     
  14. May 19, 2013 at 4:51 AM
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    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER [OP] Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    Thanks, but stop that, I'm blushing ;)

    It's all pretty mild so far, but I should be able to put on some really solid equipment over the next couple of years which will get me closer to sick.
     
  15. May 19, 2013 at 5:05 AM
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    650H1

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    x2, im looking hard at the new TG 2nd gen bumpers front and rear..
     
  16. May 19, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER [OP] Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    When I get to the office tomorrow I'll send you a link that'll have you sold on a rear bumper. Unbelievable design and quality.

    ***Check this bumper out: http://www.armortechoffroad.com/2005-2013-Tacoma-Bolt-On-Rear-Bumper-Style-1_p_51.html

    Pretty sure I'm going this way, so long as they will weld in the reverse light buckets as shown on their other bumper.***
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2013
  17. May 24, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER [OP] Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    For months its been bugging me that I have lost lift in the front end after adding on the APEX plate bumper and the skid plate. When I measured 2 weeks ago the difference was 1.5" between the front and the rear. Not friggin' cool. With what I've read on the threads and a slightly used set of spacers from nj636 it was go time.

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    I pulled the struts and noticed I did have the 886X.

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    Pretty simple removal. Popped the tie rod ends. Popped the sway bar link (I decided to get rid of the whole thing). Remove the top three bolts on the tower and the bottom bolt from the LCA. Done.

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    Dropped the struts off for installation of the new studs.

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    Installation was really tight, so off went the lower ball joint assembly. Moving the LCA at that point was a dream.

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    Spacer seats well. Note how close the spring is to the UCA. That sucker rubs on the passenger side, and I'm hoping it'll settle in with a little bit of driving. The driver side looked perfect. Good excuse to buy some UCAs if that spring doesn't behave itself!

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    All back together, torqued, and looking sweet. :thumbsup:

    This mornings measurements (center hub to bottom fender):
    DS- 22"
    PS- 22.5"
    Rear- 24"

    This evenings measurements after jumping a few speedbumps:
    DS- 23.25"
    PS- 23.5"
    Rear- 24"

    So I have a slight 1/2" rake. I rule :headbang:
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2013
  18. May 24, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    650H1

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    thats nice, but i want the side protection, and you can get both front and rear bumpers shipped from TG for under 1000 bucks...
     
  19. May 24, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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    YOTA LOVER

    YOTA LOVER [OP] Stay Calm, and Fire For Effect

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    You pay for what you get brother. Could be a good product, link it.
     
  20. May 25, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    memario1214

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    Lookin good! Subbed
     
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