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Radio Flyer build

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by thetroll262, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Mar 16, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    Since I can’t fit all my gear in a wagon anymore, I guess I’ll have a tundra. It’s all about going places.

    As she sits now:

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    In 2016 left my 2wd Tacoma behind for a 2010 Tundra limited.

    Went to work quick.

    Exterior:

    Air lift Air bags
    Daystar airbag cradles
    TRD pro Billsteins
    2016 TRD O/R wheels
    Tow mirrors
    N-fab light bar
    Aux LED driving lights
    Aux LED backup lights
    275/70-18 Falken Wildpeak AT3w (summer)
    275/70-18 General grabber arctic studded (winter)
    Stop-tec Slotted front rotors
    Stop-tec pads
    S.S. Brake lines
    Fumoto Oil drain
    K&N drop in air filter
    LEER cap w/led work lights & rack
    Rhino rack utility basket
    Rhino Rack foxwing 270 awning
    Plasti-dip grill
    Badge delete
    AFe catback exhaust
    RCI Offroad engine/trans skid plates
    DIY bed drawers

    Interior:

    Pioneer head unit AVH-X5800BHS 7”
    5 missile switches
    Power distribution panel
    Optima yellow top battery
    ARB air compressor
    Tekonsha brake controller
    Nite Ize cell phone mount
    Ultra gauge
    Shift knob upgrade
    Husky floor mats (front)
    Weather tech floor mat (rear)

    Maintenance items addressed:
    Zero point calibration (after 33s & alignment) helped with overactive VSC
    Air injection pump
    Rear wheel bearings
    Valve cover gasket
    Throttle body clean
    Trans drain and fill 2x
    Diff fluids
    Blown front speakers
    Rear driveshaft U-joints and carrier bearing (160k)


    Pending upgrades:

    CB radio install
    Rock light install


    Upgrade wish list:

    Uniball UCA
    Rock sliders
    Low profile front bumper w/winch
    35s on 17s
    Limited slip
    Bed liner
    BD fog lights

    To catch everyone up quickly these photos are in chronological order.

    The day I test drove it


    A week later


    Collecting fuel after work

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    Upgrade day!


    Before and after


    Work and play

    More photos to come
     
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  2. Mar 16, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Very nice. I can see you put that thing to work :benchpress:
     
  3. Mar 16, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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    Sometimes heading to Moab just makes sense
     
  4. Mar 16, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    I distinctly remember picking up the TRD Pro Billstiens from the guys at Expidition One in a blizzard. Then I proceeded to install while it was below zero. Had to chip the ice out of the way to remove the lower shock bolts.

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  5. Mar 16, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    This is fucking dedication :eek:
     
  6. Mar 16, 2018 at 12:54 PM
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    Or something...
     
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  7. Mar 16, 2018 at 1:53 PM
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    very nice. love the mountains in the back, where is that ?
     
  8. Mar 16, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    I really enjoy seeing trucks being used as trucks!! I am impressed and appreciate your drive sir

    and the last radio flyer wagon I purchased was in Montana and it cost me $120 4 years ago!!
     
  9. Mar 18, 2018 at 6:31 AM
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    Those are the sawtooth mountains.
     
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  10. Mar 18, 2018 at 6:45 AM
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    Working on the electrical. Ended up mounting the power distribution panel on top of the existing fuse box with a circuit breaker.

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    Ended up relocating the “tow/haul” button and the sliding rear window switch to make room for missile switches
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    The lights are an Amazon special. Primelux 160w led driving lights. Light bar is N-fab
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    ARB CKMA12 compressor
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    Distribution panel installed. In retrospect I would have chosen a smaller fuse block.
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  11. Mar 18, 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    Notachickmagnet Whoa girl, simmer on down a notch

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    Fucking dedication is right !
    Nice truck !
     
  12. Mar 18, 2018 at 7:39 AM
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    Thanks!
     
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  13. Mar 20, 2018 at 8:28 AM
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    Found a used cap I couldn’t pass up.
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    What better way to test out the new shell than a spontaneous weekend bike trip to Moab.
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    ...And then Goosberry Mesa
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    ...and work
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    ...and when you float down the river
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    Air compressor comes in handy too. Side note, if you plan on inflating 6 tubes, you will melt a standard air hose.
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  14. Mar 26, 2018 at 7:46 PM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    SnugTop, TRD Catback, DECKed Storage, TRD Sway Bar, ESP Under Seat Storage, Blackvue DR750S-2CH Dashcam
    Very nice build. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Mar 28, 2018 at 11:13 AM
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    Doing a little maintenance.

    Truck developed a misfire and threw codes P0300, P0305, P0306. Cleaned the throttle body. It needed it. Helped a little but, it turned out my iridium plugs were smoked after only 30,000 miles.

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    As it happened, a week later my CEL came back on throwing code P2443, the Air Injection pump went out. Snuck in just under warranty at 146,000 miles.

    Got to run a brand new Tacoma while the truck was in the shop. It was nice, but I gotta say it would be hard to go back to a smaller rig.
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    While they were at it I had the dealership perform a zero point calibration. Hopefully this will remedy the hyperactive stability control that was kicking on every time I took a sharp corner after installing 275/70-18 Falken Wildpeak AT/3w last summer.

    Replaced rotors, pads and upgraded to stainless steel lines from stop-tech. Much better brake feel.

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    Also added Daystar airbag cradles to reclaim lost suspension droop. Helped the ride quality quite a bit.
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  16. Apr 1, 2018 at 7:56 AM
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    All set for maximum overlanding

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  17. Apr 3, 2018 at 1:47 PM
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    Bolted up an AFe catback exhaust. Very straightforward install. I ended up cutting the old exhaust off. Replaced the rusted factory nuts and bolts with (4) M10x30s perfect length and width. Install took almost exactly an hour from start to finish.

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    Exhaust note is deep and mellow. Cruising at 75 it’s factory quiet. There is some drone around 1500 RPM but, $500 for a full stainless system, I’ll put up with it.

    At first I’d say there wasn’t much performance improvement, but after putting on a few miles I notice the truck seems to be able to hang onto a gear longer on hills that usually require a downshift.

    Now when I drive through tunnels I roll the window down.
     
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  18. Apr 4, 2018 at 6:57 PM
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    Sometimes, finding a place to park at the job site requires flexing.

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    I need more travel.
     
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  19. May 15, 2018 at 11:28 AM
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    Hardwired some USB ports for charging. Added three total. One with a volt meter under the dash, one in the center console and one on the rear of the center console. They are all 2.1a for fast charging. It’s nice to have a solid connection now. I don’t have to worry about the plug in converters malfunctioning. The USB plugs were slightly larger than the factory 12v outlets but, if I remember correctly a 1&1/8” hole saw was perfect.

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    Grey Wolf ELITE Grumpy Grey Wolf Crew

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    Pretty nifty!!
     
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    Cleaning out the yard.
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    4420 lbs.
     
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  22. May 20, 2018 at 5:45 AM
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    Grey Wolf ELITE Grumpy Grey Wolf Crew

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    Cool! So how much did you get for the scrap??
     
  23. May 20, 2018 at 6:49 PM
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    Haha! Not bad..!
     
  25. Jun 16, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    Finally got a little time off. Moab or bust.
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    Sleeping setup is dialed!

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  26. Jun 19, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    Found a broken leaf spring and as they say, “if you break it, upgrade it.”

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    Called around to a couple of local spring shops but nobody had quite what I was looking for at a reasonable price point. Ended up getting a set of Old Man Emu (OME) Dakar springs from 4wheel parts.

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    Installation was straightforward. Start to finish install, was about an hour and a half. I do need to find longer U-bolts to reattach the airbag cradles, but I’m contemplating a different method of attachment. Interestingly the leaf broke at the point where the cradle bolt pinched the spring.

    I did fab up extension brackets for the brake and abs lines. Now when I’m at full droop I won’t have to worry about damage.

    So far I’m very impressed with the springs. The ride is completely transformed. Truck feels planted and does a much better job of soaking up the big hits. I have a feeling that the stock leaf springs, although completely sacked out, were too stiff for the TRD Pro shocks, because while the ride was good, it was never “plush.”

    The only problem is that the additional lift makes me think the truck would look better with 35s...
     
  27. Nov 11, 2018 at 6:31 AM
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    Started building some drawers for the bed. It’s a DIY version of the Decked system that, excluding labor, is about half the cost.

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    Jumped on a group deal for RCI Offroad skid plates. Purchased the engine and trans/transfer skids. 7145A02A-50B0-4D2A-8B4F-699526809510.jpgSuper pumped to remove the factory skid for the last time. Dropping this every time you change the oil is for the birds.

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    There’s no comparison to the stock units. Superb fit and finish.

    Install was straightforward. The only challenging part was fastening the carriage bolts. This would have been easier if I had some gear wrenches and the outside temperature had stayed above freezing... Even so, install only took about an hour.
     
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