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The few, the proud, the Regular Cab build...

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by computeruser6, May 13, 2019.

  1. May 13, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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    There's not too much to this truck. I had a four-cylinder powered Tacoma for a little while and then decided that I wanted some more power but a wheelbase that isn't too terribly long. There are times that I wish I had the eight foot bed though. So in December of 2015 I bought this 2008, 4x4, 5.7L powered Regular Cab Tundra for about $20,000.

    Modifications:
    ARB Locking Differential
    3rd Generation Tundra wheels
    LT285/75R18 Yokohama Geolandar G015 A/T tires
    Blue Sea Systems fuse block and with 100A input breaker
    NorthStar battery
    Odyssey battery
    King 2.5 shocks
    Rigid Industries LED flood lights
    VisionX 6.7" ADV Light Cannon
    Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller
    SPC Light Racing Upper Control Arms
    Weather Guard toolbox
    probably some other stuff that I'm not thinking of...

    Before I modified it too much (but after I removed the 20" wheels that it came with):

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    Some photos of more current modifications:

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    The failure of a Nitto Exo Grappler after 38,000 rough miles:
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    It was time for some new rubber:
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    Re-painted the tow hooks:
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    I replaced some damaged interior trim pieces that I mangled up a little bit and installed some LED lighted switches to replace the incandescent lighted switches:
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    The old compressor was mounted in the driver side frame rail and a little more exposed than the new bracket and larger (CKMA12) compressor:
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    I put some grip tape in the stowage area behind the seats:
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    There's more to come with this thread, but I will leave this here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71iJuSCPFX0
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
  2. May 13, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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  3. May 13, 2019 at 10:29 PM
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    Thread under destruction!
     
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  4. May 13, 2019 at 10:31 PM
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    The last one I claim...
     
  5. May 13, 2019 at 11:08 PM
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    looks great ! nimble with a lot of power :thumbsup:
     
  6. May 14, 2019 at 4:49 AM
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    I like the grip tape on the back floor panel, good idea.
     
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  7. May 14, 2019 at 5:17 AM
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    TokerJoker ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Looking good OP :thumbsup:
     
  8. May 14, 2019 at 10:45 PM
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    Thank you; back seats are for people with kids...

    My only regret is not throwing that tape back there sooner. It's amazing how nice it is to have that there.

    Thank you!
     
  9. May 15, 2019 at 5:12 AM
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    I tossed my original rubber floor mats in the back, they work for traction under the miscellaneous objects too! :thumbsup:
     
  10. May 17, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    I just got the engine oil test results back..

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  11. May 21, 2019 at 7:29 PM
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    I just "debadged" the truck. Even after I remove the last of the adhesive I think that this might stick out...

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  12. May 21, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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    Ill trade you my 2012 Prius straight up for this truck. This is a one time offer. Don’t be a fool.
     
  13. May 21, 2019 at 9:51 PM
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    I like it!
     
  14. May 21, 2019 at 10:03 PM
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    Looks nice
     
  15. May 22, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    I'll have to think about that one for a little while...

    Thank you!
     
  16. May 26, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    I added a single VisionX 6.7" Light Cannon to my truck to replace the two flood pattern cubes from Rigid. I also re-routed some of the accessory grounds for components I installed to the cab from the auxiliary fuse block to have fewer wires going through the firewall along with replacing the old wiring harness for my lights. It would seem that I stretched the cabling too far with how I installed it and was getting a high contact resistance as measured from each Deutsche plug to the lights (~14.4 kΩ). The harness started to work normally again after I pulled it out so I suppose that I'll just use it for testing purposes at this now.

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  24. Feb 27, 2020 at 5:12 PM
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    Another sample update:

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    Measured with a full fuel tank and all of the tools I normally have in the toolbox:

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    One day I rough calculated (guesstimated) that my truck weighed about 5280 lbs empty-ish.
     
  28. Jun 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    Nice Tunny, but the "Few and the Proud " is already taken...just sayin.....[​IMG]

     
  29. Jun 15, 2020 at 7:33 PM
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    He used lower case, don't get your trademarks in a fluff.;):rofl::p
     
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    Trade Marks??? "Lower Case"??? Seriously??? Wow... Don't you mean blood marks???? Must have never served I'm thinkin......;)o_O
     

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