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Discussion in '2.5 Gen Builds (2014-2021)' started by dittothat, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. Apr 24, 2020 at 12:50 PM
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    Nothing new here that other people haven’t done here already. Will be nice to have a build thread if I ever need to put the truck back to stock. Enjoy and feel free to ask any questions

    Interior:
    • Kenwood DDX 8706s w/ grill mount front camera
    • Salex OCD center console organizer w/ JDMCAR top shelf
    • Toyota wireless charger
    • Stereo upgrade
      • JBL 4505 5ch amp
      • JL C1-075ct tweeters in dash corners
      • Pioneer 10" shallow mount subwoofer w/ pioneer enclosure
    • @abomb60 Custom Platinum door handle inserts
    • Driver side grab handle
    • Weathertech floor liners front and back
    • Front window tint
    • Rear window switch and parking sensor relocated to center console
    Exterior:
    • AVS In-channel vent visors
    • TRD pro skid plate
    • TRD pro grill
    • TRD pro exhaust
    • TRD rear swaybar
    • Total Chaos Bed Stiffeners
    • Valhalla's Cat Plates Front & Rear - 3/16 steel bedlined
    • WNOR full top plate sliders
    • Fumoto Valve and OEM aluminum filter housing
    • DIY Pop n Lock tailgate lock actuator
    • Truck covers USA American work cover
    • TC USA Yakima rails and crossbars
    • 5100s front; Fox 2.5 dsc rears
    • JOMAX ABS covers
    Lighting:
    • TRD Pro headlight upgrade with iHacker harness
    • DD SSC2 Amber Sport Ditch Lights w/ Rago mounts
    • DD SS3 Pro Amber SAE fog lights
    • STL under tailgate LED strip
    • Drivebright LED puddle lights
    • FyreFly Interior LED Lights
    • OEM LED truck bed lighting
    • Front LED turn signals with resistors
    • LED Reverse lights
    • LED brake lights
    Other:
    Items needing to be installed:
    • SDHQ battery terminals
    • ICON RXT Leaf Packs set to option 3
    • Coachbuilder +1 shackles
    • Coachbuilder leaf spring bushings
    • Coachbuilder carrier bearing drop
    • Wheelers front superbumps
    • SPC UCAs
    • Icon Vector 5
    • Fox 2.5 dsc
    • Frontrunner rack
    • KB voodoo bed rack
    • STL Rock Lights
    • 32" STL light bar
    Hopeful Upgrades:
    • Black TRD Pro shifter
    • Diff breather mod
    • Trigger4 or Voswitch
    • ESP under seat storage
    • Alt-s diode
    • Paint cup holder and shifter trim piece
    • VLED footwell lighting
    • Molle Center Console panels
     
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  2. Jul 9, 2020 at 8:48 PM
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  3. Dec 19, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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    1A573439-7FB0-4027-905C-4545BD2A3114.jpg Free to me busted waeco (now dometic) coolmatic. Figured it was worth the $7 in gas to give it a shot. If it works that’s cool; if not, that’s cool, too

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    New thermostat installed. Fridge works great. Next step is to remove old duct tape and put on the insulated cover that has been purchased for it. New LED for inside is en route
     
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  4. Jun 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM
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    Sold the Waeco and picked up this combo.
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    debating about whether to mount the solar panel on the toolbox or between the crossbars
     
  5. Jul 4, 2021 at 11:27 AM
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    40C933A3-8466-4DC0-A961-CFF5567DE357.jpg Starting the process of wiring the fridge and solar panel up. Hopefully it goes smoothly
     
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  6. Jul 6, 2021 at 9:13 PM
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    5A4DBFC9-2FA9-478F-94F2-EBA443D5A27C.jpg A little bit of progress. Still waiting on the dc-dc mppt
     

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  7. Jul 28, 2021 at 3:19 PM
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    Couldn’t wait on renogy anymore and the dc-dc mppt, so I bought a victron mppt and put it in instead. Funny thing is while I was installing this today I received notification of shipment from renogy. Last steps are to mount the solar panel on top of the toolbox and run wires to fridge in bed. I’m sure I’ll tinker around with it more and add more to it. Also, I realize I used red wire for both positive and negative. Put black tape on the ends of the negatives.
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  8. Jul 30, 2021 at 2:08 PM
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    Finally got the solar panel mounted. Need to add in some rubber bushings and wire it up. Potentially paint the frame black.. not sure how that’ll impact performance
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  9. Aug 3, 2021 at 12:55 PM
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    A little more progress today. Close to finishing (I hope). Need to wire the SB50 connector on the truck side and onto fridge cord. Going to pull out the old wire for the toolbox lights as they’ll get power from the battery now. Those need to be wired in as well. Putting together a list for Powerwerx for odds and ends. Plan is to have at least the fridge up and running by the time I go back into work next Monday. As with any electrical work, slightly nervous and keeping an eye on it.
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  10. Sep 7, 2021 at 6:25 AM
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    Going to have to relocate the mppt and battery out of the toolbox and into the bed. Got a little toasty on our Labor Day weekend trip to AZ.
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  11. Sep 25, 2021 at 6:53 PM
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    Mag drill arrived. Hopefully will make slider install a little bit easier..
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  12. Oct 26, 2021 at 2:16 PM
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    front runner rack. Not sure how I’ll mount it but hope to be able to fab something up

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    was able to get the front runner rack shortened from 6’ to 4’ and hopefully it’ll fit my application a little better. I now know why front runner gets the money they do for their racks. Their tolerances are really tight; I’d say less than a 100/1000 of an inch. Tried to freehand drill two holes and ended up having to file them out. Had some good help so was able to get it all figured out. Just waiting on the tnutz extruded aluminum to arrive for the rack legs.
     
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  13. Nov 11, 2021 at 10:01 AM
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    Pile of things to install just continues to grow
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  14. Dec 1, 2021 at 2:12 PM
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    Finally got around to installing the new headlights. Like the look of them with the old style pro grill
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  16. Dec 3, 2021 at 5:20 AM
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    Nice work so far!
     
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  17. Dec 30, 2021 at 11:24 AM
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    Rears arrived
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  18. Dec 30, 2021 at 11:46 AM
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    Parts is parts! We're trying! :D
     
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  19. Dec 30, 2021 at 11:54 AM
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    Yes sir!:thumbsup: Appreciate your help sourcing everything :hattip:
    Hope to get the rear end thrown on soon. Will do the fronts, wheels/tires all at the same time.

    chipping away:muscleflexing:
     
  20. Jan 20, 2022 at 11:38 AM
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    Added the logo thanks to @DerfM . Not sure how much HP this is worth; but it’s gotta be worth something..
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  22. Jan 24, 2022 at 12:04 PM
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    Yessir! Did you do the zip-tie trick too?
     
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  24. Jan 25, 2022 at 10:21 AM
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    you betcha!

    got cat plates installed, too :thumbsup:
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  25. Jan 26, 2022 at 12:31 PM
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    Sliders went on today
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    Will touch up the holidays and scuffs with brushed on bedliner. Still need to finish painting the top plates and throw those on too.
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    this hydraulic cart was a huge help.
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  26. Jan 31, 2022 at 6:56 PM
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    DD ditch lights are mounted
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  27. Feb 9, 2022 at 2:02 PM
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    Rears went in with one little snafu..
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    This was before I moved the reservoir up on top of this metal frame piece.
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    Turns out you should test fit things and not rely on manufacturers instructions 100%. The instructions provided by Fox are for adjusters and non-adjusters and they say to mark your drill hole for the bracket "over 18" and up 2.5" on the frame as shown below.
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    Did exactly that. Measured maybe ~ 8 times and if my drill had a measurement DRO on it, pretty sure my hole would be within 10/1000". But I also did so without test fitting anything. When I went to mount the reservoir it simply wouldn't go in without contorting the hose.
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    Completely perplexed I went inside to go on good ole tundras.com but couldnt find any images. Part of me was convinced they made the hose too long but another part said there's no way they'd make that mistake. Went onto accutunes website and sure enough.. the hose is the right length but the instructions are wrong. Looking back at the instruction page it has a non-clicker (shorter) which allows for it to fit in the space they designated. Notice how accutune's is turned down due to the extra length of hose? Wanted to do that but couldn't because the rear sway bar gets in the way.
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    So if you cant go down.. you go up. Had to take the bracket off and shift it and re-drill another hole. Needed to be careful because of bed mounts up there etc etc. Not super stoked about having an extra hole in my frame but what can you do. Hope this helps someone

    Good news is my rear end feels buttery smooth compared to the bilsteins I had on before:thumbsup:
     
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  28. Mar 3, 2022 at 10:54 AM
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    Got the rear window and parking sensor switches relocated to a more user friendly location. Made a couple blemishes with the oscillating tool on the trim piece, but still happy with how it turned out

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  29. Apr 8, 2022 at 12:33 PM
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    Updated the toolbox solar panel to a black framed one. Not sure the juice was worth the squeeze on this one but it looks nice
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  30. Apr 8, 2022 at 12:44 PM
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    Looks good compared to the aluminum frame or whatever it was stock :thumbsup:
     
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