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The EXPO TRON Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by TRON, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Mar 2, 2016 at 7:16 AM
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    Yeah same exact thing. Only difference is the adjustable coilover is...adjustable.
     
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  2. Mar 2, 2016 at 8:04 AM
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    This build is coming alone nicely!
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2016 at 8:16 AM
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    Me "rikey".....
     
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  4. Mar 2, 2016 at 10:18 PM
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    Makes sense haha :oops:
    Thanks man!
     
  5. Mar 4, 2016 at 7:49 AM
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    Duuuuuude!!! I've been out of the loop for awhile and just saw this.. And you went big with the Pro, Congrats man!

    Funny, I spotted a white CM Pro a couple weeks back on the east side... now I know lol :spy:
     
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  6. Mar 4, 2016 at 8:50 AM
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    Looks great !
     
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  7. Mar 6, 2016 at 5:04 AM
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    Now you know! haha thanks man ;)

    I did go big with TRON and I cant believe someone beat me to the license plate...I will find them! Until then I still plan to make this truck Epic which inspired my custom plate that finally came in. Had quite a few mods done while it still had temp plates, at least now I wont have random people asking me, did it come from the factory like that? lol
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  8. Mar 6, 2016 at 5:26 AM
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    Alright so I agree with others complaining about the passenger side weathertech moving around. It definitely got annoying and they should've included atleast Velcro with their mats. With that said, it was an easy fix with 4 industrial strength Velcro patches ;)
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  9. Mar 6, 2016 at 5:33 AM
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    The rear weathertechs were alittle annoying too, trying to get the sides to fit underneath the plastic floor panels but after I took some time to make it fit, its all good! And even more so with the addition of the ESP Plastic Storage Containers! Great product and simple install. I basically used the template on the box to trace my lines onto the weathertechs. I cut the weathertechs and it made an even better template to trace onto the floor, then I cut away.
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  10. Mar 6, 2016 at 5:44 AM
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    I just bought more Velcro patches to to try to get them to stay. Looks like you put both sides on so your relying on the glue to hold to the carpet. I was going to just put the hook side on the carpet and hope it grabbed enough to the carpet.
     
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  11. Mar 6, 2016 at 5:46 AM
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    Interesting, my rear weathertechs are not wide enough to be tucked in on the sides (2012).

    I like how they are tucked in for a cleaner look however now you cannot easily remove them to clean them off with high pressure spray gun.
     
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  12. Mar 6, 2016 at 5:53 AM
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    My thought as well, I figure if it really needs to come out it'll take extra time, but I rarely ever took out my rears from my Tacoma anyway. Yea if I put more time into it, or if this Velcro fails Ill try a hook that stays underneath the carpet or something like the driver side
     
  13. Mar 8, 2016 at 4:32 AM
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    Andrew at Keepers Metal Fab (KMF) in Tucson was a huge part of my Tacoma build and honestly without him, Rinzler would have never been as epic as it was. He's taught me a lot and I'm grateful to call him a friend. With that said, there was no doubt I wanted him to be apart of building Tron! Showed up at his house couple weekends ago with more than enough metal to build some bed bars and we also needed to address my 35s rubbing on the cab mount :cool:
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    For now I'm sticking with a simple bed bar setup to mount my RTT for camping. Honestly I'm still unsure where the build is going since I will have a trailer soon for our 3wheelers. I'm leaning more toward a trailer that will carry both trikes and have a rack built above them to hold the RTT, rather than a full bedrack on the truck. Here's Andrew turning everything into a reality ;)
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    First one mounted
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    And number 2!
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    Next we cut back the cab mount and more of the fender, to the rear of the front tires. Andrew was able to use the same plates cut for a Tacoma cab mount and weld them in
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    More pics to come, finally finished painting the bed bars yesterday so I'll remount them and install the tent soon!
     
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  14. Mar 8, 2016 at 4:53 AM
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    Our First Adventure - Box Canyon in Florence, AZ 3/4/16
    Now that I could fully clear 35s, I was long overdue for some offroad action! I grabbed the fiancée and we headed North to Florence. I had never been to Box Canyon before so without too much knowledge of the area and going solo, we took it easy, just exploring the first bit of the canyon before it turns into anything difficult. Driving a full size on a tight trail like that was definitely a new experience but we made it just fine :thumbsup:
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    The fiancée :proposetoast:
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    Playing with some articulation!
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  15. Mar 8, 2016 at 5:34 AM
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    Three Feathers to Chiva Falls in Redington Pass, AZ - 3/6/16
    With a single days rest, I still had an urge to get out and really put Tron to the test. Since I had taken my lifted 2wd Tacoma through the almighty Three Feathers obstacle on the Chiva Falls trail with no more than some good spotting, I figured this trail wouldn't be so bad... and I was wrong o_O Turns out this Tundra is alittle more trail limo than imagined, but nonetheless I had fun learning! Going down Three Feathers was supposed to be easy since I was taking the easiest line but the long wheel base, less than 3" lift front and back, and no sliders made it pretty damn stressful. With careful and very slow maneuvering I managed to get through it with some minor scuffs on the passenger side frame, rear diff, and at the very end I gave a giant boulder alittle love tap with my front passenger side bumper. Good thing I have plans to replace that anyway....:cool: Didn't take too many pictures but the prize at the end made everything worth it!
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    Lot's of 3 wheel action!!:eek:
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    and the PRIZE!!.....


    Chiva Falls, Tucson's little desert oasis :thumbsup:
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  16. Mar 9, 2016 at 4:55 PM
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    Nice! Rig looks really good especially flexing out those 35"s!!
     
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  17. Mar 11, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    Love how the Methods and RT's look on there!
     
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  18. Mar 15, 2016 at 6:35 AM
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    Thanks guys! I attract attention here at work too haha! Should also mention we represent every color TRD Pro....this guy is a Limited with a sweet bumper
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  19. Mar 15, 2016 at 6:38 AM
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    Alright over the weekend I finally mounted my RTT! Forgot how heavy the ruggedized was, not an easy task even with 2 people. My dad came over and helped me get the RTT installed and man, this tent used to look huge on Rinzler! With the bed bars roughly the same dimensions to the tundra as my bedrack was to the Tacoma, my RTT sits nice and high but still less than an inch above the cab with the ladder. (Take note of my first trail damage from 3 Feathers on the bumper...haha)
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    We didn't get a chance to camp, but we opened it up for the first time since the accident and went shooting for a couple hours :cool:
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    Definitely missed a tailgate so this one is here to stay! My "other" pride and joy resting on its Pelican case :thumbsup:
    SCAR 17s and mods ;)
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    I actually didn't have too many pics of myself with Rinzler, but the fiancée is here to fix that this time around :cool:
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    Guns and trucks, yummmmmmmmm!
     
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    Looking good! I'm already following you on Instagram (I'm "spvrtan") and can't wait to see what else you're going to do. Are you making it out to the Sedona trip that's being organized on TT?

    Also, when you cut the fenders at the corner, did you weld plates in or just left them open? I might look into doing this (along with hammering down the pinch welds) when I go from 37s on 18s to 40s on 20s later.
     
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    Thanks man! I wish I could confirm Sedona but that's in the air right now. I love it there tho and I'm actually getting married there in November :cool:

    When we cut the cab mounts, my buddy did weld some plates back on there. Looking back, I wish I would have just cleared everything out in the event I jump to 37s, but that's the biggest id ever go. Your truck looks nice too, love the bedrack with the netting
     
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    I highly recommend these little OEM style bed lights! Although they may be pricey depending on where you get em, they come in a nice kit with all the necessary install hardware. I like that they splice into the factory bed lights and work with the factory switch just the same! I bought them on Amazon here Link and I looked up the install instructions here Link with a printable PDF File. Be sure to print out the Cutouts provided in the last 2 pages of the PDF so you can align and drill holes properly.
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    Once you go PRO..... haha my newest toy! S&W MP.40 Pro Series :thumbsup:
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    Hanging out at work with our MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) All Terrain Vehicle. Most often used to plug holes in the fence after they knock it down and drive through the Border :frusty:
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    Found these guys the other night in Chandler! Tonka Toys!:D
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    I'm a BP Agent. Definitely a good choice after the military if you want dual retirement. I just signed up at 18, trying to get passed all the politics over the last couple years and looking forward to see what Trump does for us
     
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    Couple days ago Brian at ADS called me to let me know my UCAs came in :cool: Only took about 24hours to build confidence, then install them! Here they are, MCM Fab Uniball UCAs! Did them totally by myself, and compared to my Tacoma, these were much easier to manipulate the long UCA bolt out. I could never do UCAs solo on Rinzler....
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