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Zam15's Adventure Rally Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Zam15, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Feb 4, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    Zam15

    Zam15 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Derek
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    Needs power..
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    Hi all, just though I would post my build here because I find myself spending more time on TacomaWorld.

    Introduction:

    My name is Derek, I am in my mid 20's and I am a San Diego, CA native. I have always had a love to find out what is over the next hill. When I came upon Expedition Portal I was able to see how my life long desire to own a “Go Anywhere” Toyota Tacoma and my love of camping and exploration could go hand in hand. I would now be able to travel to remote places with friends and family and not be limited to the standard tourist traps. My goal was to be able to transport and sleep four people with all their gear in one vehicle and maintain its ability to leave large motor homes behind. I decided the best vehicle to do this was the Toyota Tacoma Double Cab.
    ROAM (Roaming Outdoor Adventure Mobile):
    Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 TRD Off-Road (This was like a unicorn)

    Exterior as of Jan 2013:
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    Suspension Shots:
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    As of May 2011:
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    Highlights:
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    Armor:
    All-Pro Sliders
    ARB Front Bumper - Modified
    Rear Diff Guard
    CBI Frame Plates/gussets

    Suspension:
    Built Right Fabrication - Long Travel Install and Fabrication by SD Truck Shop
    Custom King 2.5” x 8" shocks w/remote reservoir and 700LB Coils
    Timbren Bump Stops
    Cam tab gussets
    Spindle gussets
    Coil bucket/double shear UCA gussets
    Steering rack gussets on new steering rack
    Heim steering
    Tundra LT CV Axles
    Tundra brake conversion
    Stainless steel brake lines
    Diff drop

    General:
    New ARB/Skid plate crossmember (replaced the flimsy one provided by ARB)
    Glassworks 6.5 Front Fenders (have bedsides in storage waiting to go on
    Custom Snorkel - My ARB would no longer work with fenders

    Curent Rear:
    Dakar HD OME Leaf Springs + Deaver AAL
    OME Shocks N85
    HD Shackles
    Greasable Bushings
    HD U-Bolts
    Budbuilt Traction Bar - Removed
    Timbren Bump Stops

    Navigation/Communication:
    ASUS Eee PC 10.1" on Laptop Mount for Nav
    -USA Photomaps, Microsoft Streets and Tips, and Google Maps
    Amplified PA/CB Radio
    Alpine 7" DVD/NAV/Backup Camera
    Scanner
    HAM Radio - Soon... What unit?
    HTC smart phone (Even I can't get lost with three GPS systems going)

    Lights:
    7” HID Off-Road Lights
    Vision X LED Rock Lights

    Expedition Gear:
    Roof Top Tent w/Changing Room
    Safari Roof Rack
    Homemade Awning
    Thule Swing Away Bike Rack

    Tires:
    BFG AT 285/75R16 E
    MB Razor 16" Rims

    Recover Gear:
    12,500lb Winch (and associated items)
    Hi-Lift Jack
    Sand Ladders

    Stereo:
    Alpine 7" DVD/NAV/Backup Camera
    10" Pioneer Shallow-Mount Sub
    500Watt Alpine AMP
    Custom stealth sub box
    Full Dynamat on all doors
    Infinity Kappa speakers
    Dynamat Doors


    Power:
    Mean Green High Output Alternator
    IBS Dual Battery Kit
    Dual Odyssey PC-1400 Batteries
    65 Watt Solar - Mounted On Roof Rack
    Columbia Overland Dual Battery Tray

    Security:
    OPSEC

    Other:
    Transmission Cooler
    Flowmaster 40
    12,500lb Winch
    Hi-Lift Jack
    Snugtop Camper Shell
    Spray On Bed Liner
    Towing Package
    50QT ARB Fridge 24/7
    10" Pioneer Shallow-Mount Sub
    500Watt Alpine AMP
    Dynamat Doors
    Infinity kappa Speakers



    Planned:
    Front Locker
    4.88 Gears F/R
    Ford 9" full length rear axle w/locker
    4-Link Rear
    Rear Bumper w/Tire Carrier
    TRD Super Charger
    Auxiliary Fuel Tank
    Hot water heater/aux tank
    Flip-Pac
    35"x12.5" Tires
    Secondary front shocks
    Secondary front shocks/mounts/cross brace
    LED Light Bar - Front
    LED Hazard Bar - Rear
    Full Skidplates
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
  2. Feb 4, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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    TacoSkeet

    TacoSkeet 'MERICA

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    What a good looking truck! It looks like you've got a pretty good plan as far as where you want your build to go. I like it a lot! Keep it up
     
  3. Feb 4, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    Lost track many, many mods ago.
    I've seen you over on Exportal and been following your build regularly. Welcome to TW though. Very inspiring truck! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Feb 4, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    Trigo

    Trigo Because fuck you that's why...

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    2.5 King Coilovers, Light Racing Upper Control Arms, Bedcage, 2.5 16" King Smoothies, 295/75/16 Nitto Terra Grapplers
    Truck looks good :thumbsup:
     
  5. Feb 4, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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    ponethousand

    ponethousand Well-Known Member

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    regeared, locked, armor, and stuff
    Very nice!!
     
  6. Feb 13, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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    nfs257

    nfs257 Well-Known Member

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    Trac Performance built Prerunner
    Hey welcome! I talked to you at Fish Creek last weekend!
     
  7. Feb 13, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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    travis9287

    travis9287 Roll Tide!

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    Big ol POS
    Allpro APEX, 255's t4r wheels, Custom Rear Bumper.
    Looks great man!
     
  8. Feb 13, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    Faryota

    Faryota Well-Known Member

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    6" BDS lift in front, warn winch, AFE cold air intake & exhaust, Body Armor Rear bumper, Tuffy in bed storage box, DZ bed mat, ARB front bumper & Warn winch w/light kit, Husky floor mats, dash mat,
    Wow great looking rig!!!
     
  9. Feb 14, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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    ttaM

    ttaM 4.8.15.16.23.42

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    Wow, great looking truck!:thumbsup:
     
  10. Feb 15, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    Rdy2offrd88

    Rdy2offrd88 Well-Known Member

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    Deckplate, CB w/ 4ft Firestick, Bedrug
    Welcome to TW! I've followed your build over on expo along with some of the others. Very awesome build up to say the least!
     
  11. Feb 20, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    Zam15

    Zam15 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Derek
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    Thanks for all the positive input! Ya I have spent a good ammount of time on several forums, wanted to build more of a go anywhere expedition rig so I spent most of my time on ExPo. Tons of good resources here as well, just never made an account. Still have so may projects on the back burner!

    It was nice meeting you guys as well, did not expect to see any Tacos out in Anza that weeked as everyone seems to have gone to KOH. I'm sure I'll join you on a run in the future. :)
     
  12. Feb 21, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    4Running Daily

    4Running Daily Well-Known Member

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    Lots
    Where in San Diego do you live?

    I know I've seen your truck in Escondido before!
     
  13. Feb 26, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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    Zam15

    Zam15 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Derek
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    I live up in Esco but normally travel all around San Diego
     
  14. Feb 26, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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    4Running Daily

    4Running Daily Well-Known Member

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    Sweet! Ya, I go to San Pasqual High School. Hope to see you around!
     
  15. Mar 5, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    Zam15

    Zam15 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Derek
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    Just a quick run out to Anza for TDS

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    Me lost? Never!
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    A little flex test:
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    Camp:
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    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013
  16. Mar 5, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    MrGrimm

    MrGrimm Mall Crawler

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    See build page
    I don't like it...I love it! Same direction I am going with my rig with the roof racks over the cab and the shell.
     
  17. Mar 7, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    87Tcyota

    87Tcyota Paiza RIder

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    Front and rear long travel. Front prerunner bumper tacoma seats in the cab, after market steering wheel.
    looks great man Ive always pictured doing something like this half desert truck half explorer.
     
  18. Mar 11, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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    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
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  19. Mar 11, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    hard2kill

    hard2kill Well-Known Member

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    ...315's,2in bora wheel spacers,safari snorkel,wheel spacers,bruteforcefab rear bumper and sliders,afe filter,hi-lift jack,5100 with OME 886 & 1/2in spacer,allpro expo's,icon 10in rear shox,flip kit,ss brake lines,cobra cb,fog light mod,yellow fogs,weathertech mats,fullsize spare tire and extra sport rim,tinted windows,aeroturbine 2525 muffler dumped over axle...rear diff breather mod...removed factory spare...removed 2nd air filter...THULE roof rack and fairing....bud builts front to back,allpoo front bumper,BAMF lca skids,overland Offroad roof and bed racks,
    nice rig man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great work ;)
     
  20. Mar 17, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    abunch

    abunch Well-Known Member

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    icons, ucas, Deaver pack, DD, ARB, Warn 9k, 255-85 km2, rigid lights, yada, yada
    Nice truck.

    Is your camper reinforced at all for the RTT? I am about to pull the trigger on one. I am a bit worried about mounting it to my ARE shell. Usually the base line campers can support the weight of the tent, but not a tent with two people in it.
     
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