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PBColt's build thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by pbcolt, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Mar 2, 2018 at 3:48 PM
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    pbcolt

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    Title will be updated once the build thread actually begins...

    As she sits - '17 DC TRD OR 4x4, Snugtop Rebel w. Sportsman's package, 275/70/18 Cooper ST MAXX:

    IMG-4224.jpg

    My better half gave me the green light for some mods to help us explore more of the PNW (we are new to the area). We want a rig that will bring camping and/or hunting gear for us and our dog (Roux, wirehaired pointing griffon) comfortably on long stretches of fire roads and light trails, give us a place to sleep when we get there, and get us safely home.

    THE PLAN
    Suspension
    King/Fox 2.5" coilovers and matching rear shocks.

    Camburg BJ UCA's - I like the ball joint for being quiet and "maintenance free".

    OME Dakar's.

    Sliders
    CBI Off Road

    Sleeping
    Under shell on Decked Drawers

    Roof Rack
    Frontrunner Slimline II rack - Give us a home for tred pros, shovel, hi-lift, awning, lights, et.

    Storage
    Decked drawers

    Lighting
    @Baja Designs - a couple S2's on the rear of the roof rack, maybe some S2's on the sides, and then I can't decide between Squadrons on ditch light brackets or a 30" bar in the grill.
    Switch Pros 9100 and @sdhq_offroad mount.
     
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  2. Mar 4, 2018 at 6:49 AM
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    Baja Designs

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    Great plan! The S2's (Pro or Sport) in Work/Scene will be ideal for lighting off the rear and sides of the roof rack.

    Regarding the 30" Bar vs. Squadrons on Ditch Light Brackets, keep in mind the location of these lights. You will have more usable light starting with a bumper mount vs. ditch lights. Often the ditch lights will cause a little hood glare so we don't recommend starting there if possible.

    Pricing will be a little bit more with the Light Bar (30" S8 $849 vs. $429.95 for Squadron Pro Pair). Another thing to keep in mind :)

    -Bailey, Baja Designs
    www.bajadesigns.com
     
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  3. Mar 4, 2018 at 10:32 AM
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    831Tun

    831Tun IMA BasTRD

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    ADS C/O w/clickers, ADS bypass rear, Icon UCAs, Toytech shackles, chrome delete, Pro grille, TRD dual exhaust dumped, de-badged, black LED tail lights. BHLM w/projectors, 295 70 18 Cooper STT pro on stock rims w/1.25" Spider Tracks. N_Fab bumper w/Baja Design fogs and ditch lights, 13" antenna x, RCI skid, All Pro sliders, ARB compressor
    I like your ideas/ plans. ADS shocks are worth checking into also.
    Can't go wrong with BD lights.
    Personally I'd opt for sleeping beneath the shell with storage underneath. I had this setup for surfing in Baja as well as a ground tent that provided an extra room for keeping things out of the elements yet easy to access.
    Sliders have saved the truck a few times. I got AP sliders through a group here. BAMF sliders are still a few months away. I really like the look of White Knuckle sliders.
    Some RCI skids would be a great addition to your build as well as SDHQ ABS guards.
     
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  4. Mar 5, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    Thanks Bailey. I didn't think about the amount of usable light. Sounds like a 30" in the bumper is the way to go.

    Agreed all around, sleeping in the shell should work the best. Adding @sdhq_offroad ABS guards to the list. The truck does have the stock skids. I know they're no @RCIoffroad, but could probably get me by for a while.
     
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  5. Mar 5, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    TheBeast

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    skip 2.0 shocks and go straight to 2.5 imo
     
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  6. Apr 1, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    pbcolt

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    1F1C3F7B-245F-4E6D-A295-D1161E6B8EC9.jpg Added a TRD Pro grille this weekend. Decked drawers and the Frontrunner rack come in tomorrow!
     
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  7. Apr 1, 2018 at 6:21 PM
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    Truck is looking good. You should add 2018 LED headlights to your list ;)
     
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  8. Apr 2, 2018 at 7:18 AM
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    Thank you! I would love to have some of those LED lights, but they would be pretty far down on my list.
     
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  9. Apr 2, 2018 at 8:35 AM
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  10. Apr 2, 2018 at 9:01 AM
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  11. Apr 2, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    gosolo “The .com stands for communist”, Dale Gribble

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    2"CB shackles, bushings and 1 shim, lockerdown console vault, rear folding seat back mod, snugtop shell with opening side windows, 46g fuel tank, SDHQ sliders and hidden winch, Decked Drawers, Icon leaf spring packs and got rid of the interior chrome
    You have a good looking rig and the planning looks similar to the direction I’ve gone. Here’s a list of what I have, for some ideas. In particular you should do the rear seat fold down mod...
    Mods:
    Lockerdown Console safe
    2" CB shackles & bushings
    CB shims (2 right side, 1 left)
    Drivers side grab handle
    SDHQ hidden winch mount
    Xeon warn 10K winch
    SDHQ sliders
    48g transfer flow fuel tank
    Snugtop shell w/ opening sides
    RCI Transfercase skidplate
    Decked Drawer system
    Icon leaf spring packs
    Interior chrome control w/wrap
    Morimoto fog lights
    Stubby antenna
    Rear seat back fold down mod
     
  12. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    Frontrunner Slimline II rack on this weekend. This is my second Frontrunner - great company with an awesome product. Everything comes well labeled, instructions are great. I’ll be putting the ARB awning on next weekend. 466E00D9-1144-4651-BA03-9CC85C227FE7.jpg
     
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  13. Apr 20, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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    Ordered Kings today! :spending: Andddd we're broke.
     
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  14. Apr 20, 2018 at 8:01 AM
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    seniramsu Pro Runnin

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    Lmao. Great looking truck!!
     
  15. May 31, 2018 at 4:17 PM
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    Kings came in. Anyone know a good installer in the Portland area?5015C28A-4DC5-480B-A574-7C4BA8B226DF.jpg

    Also spent a couple days over the holiday weekend in Bend, OR and a tiny town in CA. Unfortunately our night in Bend was spent huddled under the ARB awning and then the shell after listening to thunder for a couple hours turned into dumping rain on us. We slept in the shell on the decked drawers which was great. Stayed perfectly dry, and had plenty of room for the two of us and the dog.
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    Also, after a bit of a wait, the CBI sliders came in. These appear to be a really good value considering they wrap around the frame, are solidly built and come with dimpled top plates for a few pennies less than some other brands.
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    7EF273C8-5CD7-45FE-814F-34E97EB339AD.jpg
     
  16. May 31, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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    Bypass or remote resi for rear shocks?
     
  17. May 31, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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    Great build soo far!
     
  18. May 31, 2018 at 5:20 PM
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    lionix The Grey Moose!

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    Looks like a sweet setup. I want to see how it turns out.
     
  19. May 31, 2018 at 6:12 PM
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    Looks awesome! Excited to follow this one!
     
  20. May 31, 2018 at 9:00 PM
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    2.5 RR’s. Bypasses are too rich and unnecessary for my blood. If I go over 40 off road something is wrong. @osidepunker @n2deep @KevinK and the rest of the SGU crew wouldn’t have me even when I move back to SD at the end of the year.
     
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  21. Jun 1, 2018 at 4:39 AM
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    osidepunker OsidePunker

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    We go wheeling with mild rigs all the time. You don't have to be fast to wheel with us

    Its time to change our name Kevin :rolleyes:
     
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  22. Jun 1, 2018 at 3:35 PM
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    Hell yeah you can run with us! The Speed part of SGU is just one part of the fun. We stop and look around a lot. ;)

    SGU - Sometimes Glamping Uberfahrts?

    I dunno. The Speed part is integral to what we do, but shouldn't exclude anyone just because they like a more comfy pace. We do haul ass, but we also wait up for folks, get lost, turn around, find our way, go fast, turn around, have a beer, go slow, watch the sunset, find camp, have a beer, have a shower, eat well, have a beer, fart, have a beer, throw a lighter in the fire...
     
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  23. Jun 1, 2018 at 4:32 PM
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    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Mind if I ask what those sliders ran ya? Can’t find em on their site.
     
  24. Jun 1, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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    $799 plus shipping.
     
  25. Jun 1, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    pbcolt [OP] New Member

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    Sounds like a plan to me!
     
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  26. Aug 25, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    How are the CBI sliders working out? Do you have pictures?
     
  27. Aug 25, 2018 at 9:06 PM
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    pbcolt [OP] New Member

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    They’re working out great. Haven’t used them as sliders yet, but they fit perfectly and work well as steps and protection from rocks flying up and hitting the truck.

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