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ZioEdo's Overland Build

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

  1. Jan 6, 2020 at 5:20 PM
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    ZioEdo

    ZioEdo [OP] Member

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    Edward
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    2019 Tacoma Off Road - Black - Manual
    In Progress
    Thanks for checking out my build.

    My objective is to build a dedicated overland vehicle configured for extended stays off grid.

    Base Truck.
    2019 TRD OR, Black
    Manual Trans. 4.30 gears
    DBLCAB, 5' bed


    Some Planned Modifications -- I am sure they will be more

    OME BP51 Lift with extra leaf pack in rear (+600lb)
    SPC UCA
    ARB summit front bumper
    ARB summit fender rails and rock rails
    ARB summit rear bumper
    ARB armor
    ARB recovery point
    Warn Zeon 10S
    ARB front locker
    ARB single compressor
    Aux battery
    Redarc battery charger BCDC1225D
    Inverter-- researching
    Lights--researching
    Spod Bantam with HD smart panel
    Alu Cab canopy camper, 252 watts CIGS solar, Black
    Tires -- researching do not want to do cab mount modification or tires too large to disrupt current gear ratio. Thinking 265 70 17
    Wheels -- 17" researching

    So i started tearing into the project over the Christmas New Year Holiday. I installed the OME front lift (waiting for add a leaf for back) front bumper and rails. I hope to have the rear bumper tomorrow and will tackle that this weekend. I was going to do the air locker but i have never worked on a a IFS diff and i am not up for that challenge. I will install the compressor, plumbing and interior portion.

    The OME install was not bad. A couple hang ups. Since i am putting all this weight on i had to preload the struct to 20mm. Factory is 5mm. It was a PIA to cage the spring! In retrospect i should have taken it to a shop. Second was UCA install. At the factory toyota installs the bolt from the opposite direction when the cab is off. There is no way to remove the bolt without bending/cutting/scratching wheel well. It needs to be cut. I didn't know that and did not have the bolts on hand. Closest place was 1.5 hours away. My fault. Should have done more research.

    I am very happy with all products purchased and installed thus far.

    Here are some photos of my progress.

    I am thinking of anodizing or powder coating the aluminum skid plate on the side rail black. Let me know what you think.

    I welcome all opinions and ideas.

    Thank you for your interest.

    Ed

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  2. Jan 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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    Jo_Swayzee

    Jo_Swayzee Active Member

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    Looks great! I have similar plans for my 2020 I have on order. I look forward to seeing this progress. I'm really interested in the look of the alu cab.
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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    ZioEdo

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    Thanks Jo Swayzee

    I have the rear suspension finished and have installed the rear bumper too. Need to do final fitting on rear and front bumpers. She is standing tall waiting for some weight.

    Working on the electrical modifications next.

    Hope to have the canopy camper in mid February. I will you posted.

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  4. Jan 23, 2020 at 5:59 AM
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    Jo_Swayzee

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    I just noticed you added the pro grille. I have a pro coming. You might be able to answer my biggest question about the arb bumper. How does it work with the TSS? Have you had any issues with it blocking the sensor? It seems its mounted right above the bumper but still kinda close.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2020 at 6:32 AM
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    ZioEdo

    ZioEdo [OP] Member

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    I haven't driven it in traffic since the bumper install. No warning come up on the dash and the sensor is not obstructed. It may be a different story once i install lights.

    As for rear. The BSM will not work. Park assist does.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2020 at 5:45 PM
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    ZioEdo

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    ARB Recovery Point Installed

    I have installed the ARB Recovery point and am impressed with its construction and how it is integrated into the truck. It is worth the money. The entire kit weighs 20 lb and the recovery point itself weighs 17 lb.

    There was some minor grinding needed on the "y" bracket which is part of ARB summit bumper. other than that is was pretty easy.

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  7. Jun 7, 2021 at 3:53 PM
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    ZioEdo

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    I have completed my build. For now anyways.

    I decided not to go with the dual battery with solar. Instead i am using a Jackery 1000 with two 100watt solar panels. I figure my jackery can be charging while moving and can solar charge with flexibility not having to leave the truck in full sun. I have selector where i can take power from the truck battery or isolate the truck and input the jackery for camper power. Mine is a spartan setup in camper. Here are my details. I will post some pics too.

    Stock Truck Details

    2019 Toyota TRD OFF Road DCSB, 6 Speed Manual, Rear Locker, 4.30 gearing, Leather,
    Sunroof, Dual Climate Control, Navigation. 3,300 miles

    Build Details
    Alucab Canopy Camper
    Rear Molle boards
    Shadow Awning
    Slide out table and tray
    Netting on sides and rear door. Rear door not installed
    Low profile load bars. Not installed
    Rear door tire carrier, not installed
    Wired for solar with Anderson connector on roof

    Suspension
    ARB Old Man Emu 2” Lift with 600lb. heavy duty leaf springs, ARBOMETAC16BP51B
    SPC Upper Control Arms

    Armor
    ARB Summit Front Bull Bar Bumper
    ARB Summit Front & Side Rail Protection
    ARB Summit Rear Bumper
    ARB Under Vehicle Protection

    Performance
    SOS Performance Front Brake 6 PISTON FRONT BIG BRAKE KIT TR325.6TA
    ARB Front Airlocker ARBRD111 30SPL 3.91&UP
    ARB Compressor CKMA12

    Lighting
    Baja Designs Squadron Pro - BAJ497803 – Ditch Lights
    Baja Designs S2 Pro Flush mount --Backup lights
    Baja Designs S2 Sport Red Lens – Exterior Camper Light
    Baja Designs S2 Sport Clear Lens – Exterior Camper Light
    Baja Designs LP9 driving combo LED lights BAJ320003


    Electrical
    Odyssey Battery ODY31M-PC2150ST
    Camper integration
    Truck Battery Isolation- Blue Sea 30A Breaker Disconnect
    Selectable power source- Truck or Auxiliary Input
    Auxiliary Input – Blue Sea 12V Female Receptacle
    10 amp Resettable Thermal Fuse
    Blue Sea Waterproof Circuit Breaker Switch Panel
    Blue Sea USB Charge ports (2)
    Blue Sea 12V Charge Port
    Blue Sea Mini LED Exterior Temperature Monitor
    (2) #2 AWG Carol Welding cable ran from truck battery to camper
    (8) extra 12AWG conductors ran from engine bay to camper
    Baltic Birch Floor with Threaded Inserts, Marine Varnish w/non skid
    Baltic Birch Camper Inserts, Marine Varnish
    Bantam SPOD with HD Panel, one position open

    Recovery
    Warn Zeon 10S Winch, 10K lb, Synthetic Rope
    ARB Recover Point, 8 Ton Capacity
    Hi Lift Jack and Mounts
    Factor 55 Ultra Hook and Rope Guard
    Factor 55 Hawse Fairlead

    Interior
    Goose Gear 60/40 Seat delete
    Expedition Essentials 3TPAM Accessory Mount
    Weathertech Front Floor Mats

    Tires
    (5) BF Goodrich LT265/75R16123/120RAT/TAKO2LRE
    Spare Mounted on Steel Wheel, Stowed under bed.

    Miscellaneous
    SLEE Compressor Mount
    Power Tray – SPOD Mount
    Cali Raised Low Profile Ditch Lights Mounts
     

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