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Zach's 2013 DCSB Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by zscott, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Nov 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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    zscott

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    AS IT SITS TODAY 9-25-2018


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    INTRO

    Well here is the start to our build thread. Bought this truck in Summer of 2013 as the first new car purchase my wife and I have ever made. The purchase of this truck directly led to the inception of PRINSU Design Studio. Since then we have used the truck more and more as a tool to test products, explore new areas, and supplement the other outdoor activities we were already very fond of.

    Along the way we have worked with some great vendors and people. Some of our partners for the build and development of PRINSU are listed below:

    CBI Offroad Fabrication - Front Bumper, Rear Bumper, Rock Sliders
    Heretic Studio - LED Lights
    Rotopax - Fuel, Water, Storage
    Blue Ridge Overland Gear - Storage
    Maxtrax USA - Recovery Devices
    Equipt Expedition Outfitters - Roof Top Tent, Alubox
    Goose Gear - Storage
    Total Chaos Fabrication - Suspension
    Down South Motorsports - Suspension
    Stealth Custom Series - Wheels



    MODIFICATIONS SO FAR

    DRIVETRAIN -
    4.56 Nitro Gears

    PERFORMANCE -
    Magnuson Supercharger
    URD 2.85 Pulley
    URD Competition Y Pipe (With Heat Wrap Under Transmission)
    URD Catback Exhaust
    AFE Cold Air Intake with Pro Dry Filter
    Custom DIY Snorkel Routed to AFE Cold Air Intake

    WHEELS AND TIRES -
    Stealth Custom Series F5 4.30 BS in Matte Jet Black
    285-75-17 Cooper ST MAXX

    FRONT END
    King 700# x 14" Coils
    King 2.5 Long Travel Remote Reservoir Front Coilovers
    Dirt Designs +3.5" Long Travel Kit
    Wheeler's Super Bumps
    Stoptech Big Brake Kit with 6 Piston Calipers and Drilled/Slotted Rotors

    REAR END
    Custom Shock Hoops with in Bed Cross Member
    All Pro Expo 2.0 Leaf Springs
    King 2.5 x 14" Remote Reservoir Shocks
    Fox 2.0 x 3" Air Bumps (Shortened Stroke to 2")
    All Pro Ubolts
    Icon Vehicle Dynamics Air Bump Strike Plate
    Wheelers Extended Brake Lines
    JTA Metal Works Frame "Windowed" Frame Box Kit

    ARMOR
    Custom DIY Front Hybrid Bumper
    Custom DIY Rear Hybrid Bumper (in progress)
    Custom DIY Rock Sliders with DOM Outer Rail and Kick-Out
    Custom DIY 1/4" Aluminum IFS Skid Plate
    Custom DIY 1/4" Aluminum MID/T-CASE Skid Plate
    Pelfreybilt 1/4" Aluminum Gas Tank Skid
    Total Chaos Bed Stiffeners

    INTERIOR
    Weather Tech Floor Liners
    Wet Okole Seat Covers
    Bed Rug Bed Liner

    EXTERIOR
    Grey Vinyl Wrap
    Adv Fiberglass Front Fenders
    Adv Fiberlgass Bedsides (Cut for High Clearance Bumper)

    CAMPING EQUIPMENT
    ARB 63L Fridge
    Engel Deep Blue 35L Cooler
    Truck Vault All Weather


    RECOVERY
    Warn VR10000
    Factor 55 Fatlink Expert
    Factory 55 1.5" Aluminum Fairlead

    Hi Lift 48" Jack
    Smittybilt Snatch Strap
    Smittybilt Tow Strap
    Smittybilt Element Ramps
    Shovel
    ARB Tree Saver Strap
    ARB CKMA12 High Output Compressor

    CARGO
    Prinsu Design Studio Cabrac for Double Cab Tacoma (Powdercoated, HD Crossbars, Lightbar cutout)
    Prinsu Design Studio Toprac for Snugtop Xtravision (Powdercoated, HD Crossbars)
    (4) Blue Ridge Overland Gear Bags
    (2) 2 Gallon Rotopax Water mounted to bed rails
    (1) 2 Gallon Rotopax First Aid Container mounted to bed rails
    (1) 2 Gallon Rotopax Cargo Container mounted to bed rails

    LIGHTING
    (1) - Heretic Studio 20" WRAITH Series LED lightbar mounted on CBI MOAB 2.0
    (1) - Heretic Studio 40" WRAITH series LED lightbar mounted on Prinsu Design Studio Cabrac
    (2) - 10" Heretic Studio WRAITH Series LED lightbars mounted on Prinsu Design Studio Toprac



    TO DO LIST

    MAINTENANCE RECORDS/REPAIRS

    5,000 Miles - Oil change at dealer (Mobil 1 - 5w30 used on all oil changes after this)
    7,000 Miles - 265/75/16 Goodyear Duratracs
    9,000 Miles - Installed OME Lift with 886 Coils, Dakar Rear Springs
    10,000 Miles - Oil Change, Replaced Air Filter
    12,000 Miles - ECGS Bushing Install (Switched to Mobil 1 75-90 Synthetic Gear Fluid)
    15,000 Miles - 255/85/16 BF Goodrich KM2's (Tread was wearing too fast on Duratracs)
    16,000 Miles - Oil Change
    20,000 Miles - Switched to 885 coils on the front shocks, Oil Change, Tire Rotation
    25,000 Miles - Oil Change, Tire Rotation
    30,000 Miles - Gear Oil Change in Front Diff, Rear Diff, and T-Case, Oil Change, Air Filter Replacement, Cabin Filter Replacement, Tire Rotation
    35,000 Miles - Oil Change, Tire Rotation
    40,000 Miles - 255/85/16 Cooper St Maxx (KM2's had 50% tread but were getting noisy)
    Oil Change
    46,000 Miles - Tire Rotation, Oil Change
    52,000 Miles - Tire Rotation, Air filter repalcement with K&N Washable
    Filter
    55,000 Miles - Changed Spark Plugs, Gear Oil Change in Front Diff, Rear Diff, and T-Case, Replaced Drivers Side CV Axle with CVJ Reman (Boot Seal was bad and throwing grease), Oil Change
    56,000 Miles - Install Stealth Custom Series F5 Wheels with 3.5BS

    56,500 Miles - Replaced Both Front Wheel Bearings (only passenger was bad)
    56,700 Miles - Repalced Passenger side CV Axle with CVJ Reman. (Wasn't bad but wanted the high angle boot of the CVJ Axle)
    56,850 Miles - Replaced Driver Side Hard Brake Line and Bled Brakes (Brake Line Broke When Caliper Came Loose)

    56,850 Miles - Replaced Front Brake Pads and Rotors
    60,000 Miles - Replaced both lower Uniballs on LCAs, Installed Nitro Gears 4.56
    60,500 Miles - Changed front and rear differential oil, also changed engine oil


     

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  2. Nov 18, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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    looks good man!
     
  3. Nov 19, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    Thanks.

    The truck has been great to us so far. This weekend we are headed out for another trip through southern Utah down to AZ to see some family. Thanksgiving is going to be spent camping this year. Hopefully I can get some pics up in the next few days. Did some touch up on the wheels. Mounted the awning. 255's are being installed Thursday, and I am working on a utility bar to mount in the bed so I can mount a lamp, and a heater for the rooftop tent now that winter is here. Also need to give the truck a good cleaning.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    Truck looks amazing man! could you do me a huge favor and get your hub to fender measurements, curious how much lift you got in the front with the ome 886x coils without weight in the front. Thanks man!
     
  5. Nov 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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    All the mods are functional! :thumbsup:

    form follows function and the truck looks damn good man! :cool:
     
  6. Jan 4, 2014 at 6:33 AM
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    I apologize for not getting back to you with this info. I actually took the 886 coils off and switched them to 885's before I realized you had asked. I can say that with the 886 coils, even after a month of settling I still had more than 3" of lift in the front. My CV angles were pretty steep and the ride was somewhat harsh. With the 885's the ride is much smoother and the rake on the truck is just right so that when I load it up for trips the truck levels out a little better. Before The front would sit higher than the rear. I wouldn't recommend the 886's unless you have the extra weight.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2014 at 6:34 AM
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    Just got back in town from the holidays and made a pretty significant change to the truck yesterday. Pics will be up as soon as it gets light outside and my camera battery is charged from the trip.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2014 at 8:42 AM
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    bad ass... I love it. btw if you ever want to sell the OEM roof rack give me a shout.. ive only been trying to get a used one for about 2 yrs lol :(
     
  9. Jan 4, 2014 at 9:18 AM
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    3 inch lift (fox coilovers, 5100 bilsteins in the rear, and an AAL). [url=http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/375886/cat/500][img]http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/data/500/medium/photo1425.JPG[/img][/url]
    looks good.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM
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    Finally couldn't take it anymore and got another topper. This time it is color matched and much nicer. The snugtop is hands down better than the Leer that I had. It has the reinforced roof and thule tracks. I added some towers and bars that I bought awhile back and am super happy.

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  11. Jan 7, 2014 at 2:08 PM
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    Drawers and bed reorganization

    Now that we have a good functional topper that has all the features that I have been looking for I decided to rework the arrangement of items in the bed of the truck. I started browsing on expedition portal as my needs are similar to many over there and decided on some modular drawers. Started yesterday and this is where I am at so far. One full length drawer that sits on the passenger side and one other half length drawer that will move locations depending on where I need it. I have the fridge and the national luna power pack mounted on top of the passenger side drawer and plan to keep it that way. It helps to balance out the weight of the truck and get rid of the taco lean. Still trying to finish up the inner drawers and figure out the best way to connect the 2 drawers but so far I am happy with the outcome. I will post more pictures as things progress.

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  12. Jan 10, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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    Finished Drawers

    Here are the final drawers that I have been working on. Still tying to figure out the configuration I like best. The photos show the fridge on top of the large drawer/platform. The fridge can also sit in the bed and the smaller drawer can be moved to the location of the fridge. So far I am super happy with this setup. I am hoping to get a windoor installed on the driver side of the shell one day to facilitate getting stuff in and out of the bed space behind the smaller drawer. Or I may move the small drawer on top of the large drawer permanently and build a slide for the fridge. I mounted the fire extinguisher under the platform and added some hi-lift mounts to the bed side. The rear cubby is all out and holds whatever I need. One drawer is a designated truck stuff and recovery gear and the other is setup to hold camping and kitchen items. Tie down areas galore and the entire thing is mounted in the truck using stock d rings and turnbuckles.

    Finished Product
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    Small Drawer, Tie Downs, Quick Fists for Little Tools, Etc
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    Rear Cubby and National Luna Power Pack
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    Main Drawer, Xoverland Patch, and Gun Storage under Platform. (Currently just my shovel and some tie downs are there
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    New Hi-Lift Mounts
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    Camp Gear
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    Truck Gear/Recovery
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    Fire Extinguisher Mounted
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  13. Jan 11, 2014 at 6:43 PM
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    OP- Awesome truck! Looks like you and your wife are really enjoying it.

    I noticed you went from duratracs to 255 km2's. Were the duratracs 265/75's? Have you kept track of the mpg changes? How did the handling change? I ask these questions because these are the two tires & sizes I'm considering, but my truck is a daily driver.
     
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    Great looking truck man, are you running wheel spacers?
     
  15. Jan 11, 2014 at 6:58 PM
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    sick build! Awesome the wife likes to drive it too!!
     
  16. Jan 11, 2014 at 7:59 PM
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    I actually have been getting pretty comparable gas mileage between the two. My truck is our only vehicle and is a DD for both of us. When we drive it back and forth from work and school during the week the gas mileage is less than desirable. I get maybe 14-15 mpg. That being said the truck is still pretty new. <10k miles so it is still getting broken in. On the other hand, the highway mileage on longer trips and such is up closer to 18-19 mpg with 20 being really good. The 265 duratracs were better in the city on short trips but about the same on the highway.

    Handling is pretty comparable between the two from what I have seen so far. The KM2's make a bit more noise. I have only had them on for about 2k though and the duratracs were less than that so I am not the best source for comparing the two.
     
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    I was when I had the 265/75/16 duratracs on but with the 255/85/16 KM2's I am not. I though I needed them but either tire size was fine without them. They do make it look a little nicer. For me though I wanted to limit the stress on the bearings as much as possible.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2014 at 8:05 PM
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    Thanks for all the comments everybody!
     
  19. Jan 21, 2014 at 5:26 PM
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    Installed the Homemade roof rack I have been designing. I am really pleased with how it turned out. Also I am planning on selling these in some way, shape or form. Check out more pics by following the link in my signature.

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  20. Jan 23, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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    Billies all around, 885's up front, 1.5" AAL in the rear ,Pro Comp 7032's wrapped in BFG AT 265/75/16, Locking rear cargo bins, interior LED's, Volant CAI with ram skewp, 5% back windows 20% tint up front, ImMrYo rear-view mirror mount, flowmaster 40 cut after axle drop, 886 reverse light mod, blacked out emblems, Grill Craft MX mesh upper and lower, UltraGauge, 10" JL sub behind drivers side rear seat
    Awesome build man! Really liking the functionality everything has. Did you have to lengthen your brake lines at all? Do you think it was necessary to change out the UCA's or could you have kept the stock?
     
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