CoastieRon's Silver build & BS

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Jan 1: New Truck, build product links. This entry will be updated for each product I install.

Welcome to my progression of idiocy! I know I'm new here, but I'm not a stranger to modifying the cars/trucks I've owned. The last truck was a 2009 Tundra that I gutted the stereo. Then there was the Audi build that I dropped a ton of cash in with a stage 2 tune, exhaust, etc. Before that was the 2000 Tundra that got the treatment as well.

So this may or may not be a really long thread, but I'm going to use it for a record of what I am going to do to this truck. Here it is nice and stock:



I've never had the opportunity to track starting 5 days after receiving a truck, and am going to take advantage of all the great information on this page. Edited 6-25: I'm removing all of the hyper-links to cut the size of this first post down. If you are on this web forum, you should be computer savvy enough to get your Google-Fu on and find the items listed.....

Updated 01/02/2019

Dealer Installed:
Black Step Bars - Toyota PN PT767-35112
AVS Vent Visors

Aesthetic-Functional:
AJT Design Key Fob (cement) - this now sees limited use
Hondo Garage AR15 Bolt Radio Knobs
SR Black Gril Bezel Toyota PN 52711-04010
TuffSkinz Tailgate Inserts (matte black)
Etsy Cell Phone Magnetic Holder
Vehicle OCD Console Organizer
Vehicle OCD Glove Box Organizer
Amazon Center Console Top Organizer
OEM Bed Mat PN PT580-35050-SB
OEM Truck Bed Header Rail PN PT278-35100-BH
KB Voodoo Hi-Rise crossbars
Yakima Button Down 6 Ski Rack
MeSo Customs color coded Headlight Trim Plates
MeSo Customs Coin Bucket


Audio-Electronic:
-For Stereo:
Morel Tempo Ultra 692 6x9 component set (front doors & dash)
Morel Tempo Ultra 602 Integra coaxial set (rear doors)
Audison APS 10D 10" Subfoofer
Arc Audio Xdi 850.5 Amp
Mr. Marv Sub Box/Amp Rack
Speed-Wire
10 Gauge Speaker Wire
Metra 70-1761 Harness (for speaker wires)
Metra 71-1761 Harness (for head unit)
Metra 72-8104 Harness (for door speakers)
Noico 80mil Sound deadener
USB/Aux extension (for install into glove box)
-For Charging:
MicTuning USB Power Outlets
-For Towing:
Redarc Tow Pro Elite Tow Brake
Tekonsha Toyota Wiring Harness PN 3017-S
Redarc/Sub Knob/1 Switch Switchplate by forty2skates on Shapeways
-For Starting:
12volt Auto Starter
Lexus Wallet Key Card PN 89904-53511
Lexus Key Blank (for wallet card) PN 69515-30350
-For Camera:
BeatSonic Camera Interface (Anytime Reverse Camera)
BlackVue DR590-1CH Dash Cam
Power Magic Pro
Blendmount for BlackVue dashcam

Lighting:
MeSo Customs Smoked Mirror Turn Signals
Spartan X Customs Scoop Light
Cali Raised LED Fog Pods Kit (with 3x2 18w Amber)

Mall Crawling:
Bilstein 5100 PN 24-263108 (front)
Bilstein 5100 PN 24-186728 (rear)
OME 884 Springs
Rogue Offroad 1-1/2" AAL
HeadStrong 1/4" Spacer (driver side lean mitigation)
Falken Wildpeak A/T3W 265-70-17 Standard Load
Level 8 MK6 Wheels, 17x8", ET0, Gunmetal Gray
TRD Pro Skidplate PN PTR60-35160
RokBlokz Mudflaps PN 4027-SH (standard size)

Under Hood:
TRD Intake Flow Accelerator PN PTR03-35160-AE
HPS 57-1600 Red Air Intake Hose


Up to date as of 1/02/2019. As it stands today:




Things I'm Thinking About:

Hammock stand attachment for trailer receiver
front camera on demand


Honestly, this may be the cheesiest not-build thread ever, but there will be pictures.....
 

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Jan 5: Vent Visors and Step bars installed by the dealer. These were "We Owe" items

 

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Jan 6: Subaru Tweeters installed

I put the tweeters in today and I have to say, the OEMs I pulled out we're world's nicer than the ones that were in my 2008 Tundra.

I usually don't prescribe to forum hype, but the Kicker drop ins do make a difference. They are brighter & clearer. I'm pretty happy with them.

Like others have said, now it really highlights how bad the other speakers are, and I can't wait to roll on those.

 

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Jan 8: Speakers ASSEMBLE!!!!

Last set of speakers came in. I am sending back the Kicker 6x9s. I've decided to use a set of unused old school PPI 6.5" woofer drivers in the front door instead. So these are the last of the speakers.

The PPIs friggen pound, so there will be no sacrificed low end in my truck.


Also got my 12v solutions starter in, and will probably put it in tomorrow.

I've decided to not go simple on my sound and have ordered a sub box/amp rack, Arc Audio 850.5 amp, wiring kits and front speaker adapters all from @Mr Marv.

Can't wait to really get rolling on this. For today, I put on my HONDO AR nobs.
 

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Jan 9: 12Volt Solutions Remote Starter

Installed the 12 Volt Solutions remote starter. Extremely easy to install, but for some reason it took me 4 start button pushes to get the light to turn green where the video says 2. No biggy, took me longer to take panels off and put them back on than to connect and program it.

Oh yeah, and a bed mat from the dealership. $98 was good for me.
 

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Jan 15: Rear speaker install

Today I got a couple of hours interruption free so I installed the rear kickers. These doors are way easier to remove than the Tundra's we're.

My back was screaming due to a "jump" I did at Cannon mountain in zero vis. I did not see said jump, and did not stick the landing. Skied the rest of the day anyways. Boy am I feeling it today though.

Anyways, I only put the 80 mil Noico inside the door and around the mount area. I'm not coating the whole damn door again. Waste of time and resources, and I'm trying to just use what I have on hand.

I am having everything shipped to my office to mitigate questions from the wife, so the custom adapters for the front doors are sitting there. Will try to get those in this week.

Honestly, this head unit pushes the Kickers (tweeters and rears) very well. I'm not sure it's going to push the PPIs though, but that's why the amp is coming with harnesses.




I used the small grommet hole to put speaker wire through and Noico'd that as well.

So far, I'm not disappointed at all.
 

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Jan 16: Front speaker mounts

Got my front mounts in today and am coating them for moisture protection.





Hopefully I can use the snow day tomorrow to install the PPI drivers
 

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Jan 17: PPI Install (fronts)

Baby steps. Paint cured nice on my pellet stove.


Speaker install completed. As I suspected, the head unit does not push the PPI speakers well at all, but they are still light years better than OEM. Once the amp & sub gets in there, it'll be all business in the front, party in the rear. Like a friggen 1987 mullet (you know you had one).





Total time per door including the Noico is 30-40 minutes each. If you cut the strips that are going in the door ahead of time, it cuts down the time. It took 1 sheet per door, and I have some left over to put behind the back seats later on when the sub box gets in.
 

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Feb 5: USB charging ports installed

So I'm waiting on a few things but got some goodies in the mail today, so I installed this little item.



And using the fantastic directions by @tonered found here:

https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...-3rd-gen-today.399305/page-3842#post-17070853

I put in the other USB outlet. I use this one to recharge my watch.




I also ran my charger cord underneath the console and came out between the charging pad (which is useless to me) and the left cupholder.
 

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Feb 9: Redarc Tow Pro Elite came in

Hoping for a few things to come in tomorrow. Today though, the Redarc Tow Pro Elite came in. I can't install it yet, waiting on the switch plate to come in for it. Then, I found my soldering iron won't start (butaine) so I used the connectors that came with the unit.



Sweet looking unit, can't wait to get it installed.



Stuff happening tomorrow....
 

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Feb 10: Skidplate and grille bezel install

Little things today:

First, a nice bath with hot water


Then skid plate



Then Grille bezel swap


I like the grille that the 2018 Sport comes with. I think there are too many Pro and Faux Pro grills out there, and I'm all set with that. Also, there are zero aftermarket grilles that support the TSS right now.

I went with the TRD skid plate because this truck probably won't see any serious off-roading other than some camping trips with sketchy access roads. Any lift this truck gets is going to be asthetic in nature quite frankly, and won't be until it's time to get new tires.

Next item to be installed is the trailer brake, I'm just waiting on the switch plate for that. After that, sub and amp....

 

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Feb 12: Redarc Installed with switch plate #1.....

Finished up putting in the tow brake. Nice out of the way install. Great design by a member here @forty2 (I think?). Need another cover for now, but I do have plans for those spots....



I needed to put a washer in to tighten the unit in firmly. Other than that, pretty clean finish. The other spots will have my sub nob and reverse on demand/front camera (maybe).

I have to slow down....
 

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Feb 17: Beatsonic Camera on demand install and some audio stuff

Today I had some things arrive, and did a couple of little things.

Goodies:



I put a hole in the amp rack for the wires


I have other things to do with the sub box/rack before they go in. It needs wood filler and painting, and I'll do some of that this week. @Mr Marv does beautiful work.

Today I had the opportunity to move the USB to the glovebox. I'll be honest here, I somewhat fucked this up by putting the hole too far back. I couldn't reach far enough back to properly tighten the retaining nut, and now I feel as though I need to take the whole glovebox apart to correct my fuck up.



Then I put the Beatsonic camera system in. I don't have a front camera yet, but I had rear camera on demand for the last truck, and I wanted it again. I'll add a front camera later.

 

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Feb 18: Subwoofer box work

A little filling and sanding


I bough a quart of Acry-Tech DuraTex to paint these items with that should hopefully come in this week. This project has been slow going with baby steps because I can't seem to find time to blow it all out at once.
 

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Feb 25: Switch panel #2, garage door opener start and subwoofer box stuff

Went skiing this weekend, do not much done. Waiting on some items to finish a few things, but for now

First the Redarc/Sub panel





Then I worked on my garage door opener. I had an old door opener I could use for this project.





Next up, painting the sub box and amp rack

Staying busy setting up for final install. The DuraFlex paint for sub boxes is awesome, but a quart goes a very long way. I started by brushing a coat, letting that dry/set, then rolling it using the roller supplied. I have enough of that stuff to roll another couple of coats. Will probably roll at least one more on the front sides.



Still a lot to do, but me and time aren't getting along right now.....
 

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Feb 26: finished garage door opener project and subwoofer box stuff

Finished out my garage door opener project.



Works just fine. I wish it was a momentary switch, but I like my switch just fine. My kids have called my trucks the yard matey for years, because the plate (YARM8E), so why not...

Finished getting the sub box together. The Duratex paint is fantastic.


This weekend, hopefully I'll be able to get the amp and sub installed.
 

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Mar 3: Soldering of wire harnesses for sub, amp. I did this to keep my head unit, drive the sub and still push power to the kickers and PPI speakers.

Getting shit done.



Just need to solder RCA connections.

 

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March 4: RCA connectors for amp and install.

Today's work!

RCA plugs soldered


Fuse is in. This might be a temp spot


Tuning done!

I used a DSO Nano oscilloscope to set the gains. The OEM head unit doesn't clip even at Max volume, but I set the gains at 52 volume, using 1khz tone at 0dB, and 60hz at 0dB. @Mr Marv was very helpful.

All snug and done:
 
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