Colorado_Taco17 Build Thread

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Colorado_Taco17

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Jake
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Magnetic Gray
Truck Grade
Off-Road
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Double Cab, Short Bed
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Hey guys
I got my Tacoma almost one year ago on May 25, 2017 making the switch from a 2009 F150. Moving from Texas to Colorado I knew I needed something that was small enough to take me on trails while still having enough power to tow if necessary, ultimately leading me into buying my taco. I realized very quickly that once this build started it would be very hard to stop, and I still see no end in site.

The day I brought it home with 8 miles on the odometer:

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How the truck sits today:
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Current mods: (updated 02/24/2019)

Armor:
CBI front bumper (Raptor Lined)
CBI full skids (Raptor Lined)
BAMF Sliders (soon to be Raptor Lined)

Lighting:
Boslla color changing low beams and OPT7 high beams
Morimoto Amber fogs
Caliraised ditch lights and low profile brackets
Element LED 20 inch lightbar

Suspension and Wheels:
Front Suspension: Bilstein 5100s w/ 888 Coils and SPC UCAs
Rear Suspension: Bilstein B-110s w/ Dakars and U-Bolt Flip kit w/ Timbren bumpstops
OME carrier bearing drop
ECGS bushing
3 degree shims
285/75r16 Yokohama Geolander G003s
16 inch Method NV's

Recovery:
Smittybilt 10k X20 winch
Factor55 fairlead and flatlink
TRED Pros
RHINO USA D-rings and hitch receiver
Amazon highlift jack
Various Amazon tow straps and tree savers

Interior:
Cobra WXST CB radio with Firestik 4' antenna
Weathertech floor mats
Led interior lights

Other Things:
Bakflip MX4 tonneau cover
TRD Pro Grill
Boulder Tools tire deflators
Toyota bed mat
Color matched rear bumper caps
Custom bedside decals
Custom TRD hood decal

Upcoming Mods:
Body mount chop
Rocky Mountain Rack
Wilco Spare Tire holder

Thanks for taking a look at my thread!
 
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Colorado_Taco17

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Denver, Colorado
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Jake
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2017
Truck Color
Magnetic Gray
Truck Grade
Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#331
First thing I did was add the Bakflip MX4 tonneau cover. I had a toolbox on my last truck and didn't like how much space it took up in the bed so I decided to go a different route with this truck. Installed June 6th
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Colorado_Taco17

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Magnetic Gray
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Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#331
The next mod I did wasn't really a mod but more of just a delete. I took off the factory side steps. They just seemed to get in the way for me and were just begging to get damaged on the trails. Deleted June 12th
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Colorado_Taco17

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Magnetic Gray
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Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#331
Next thing was color matching the bumper caps. The chrome stuck out like a sore thumb in my opinion so I ordered new black plastic ones that were painted by the local dealership. I had no prior painting experience and knew I would regret it if I tried it myself. $300 all together but very much worth it IMHO. Also debadged the tailgate and added black "Tacoma" inserts because why not. Installed June 16th
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Colorado_Taco17

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Denver, Colorado
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Jake
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2017
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Magnetic Gray
Truck Grade
Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#331
One of the more major mods I have done so far was up next. Upgraded the wheels and tires to Goodyear Duratracs and Method NV's. TBH I didn't know the outer nuts on the rims were going to be gold, and I was not a fan at first. It definitely grew on me and it is now the accent color of my truck! installed June 21st
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Colorado_Taco17

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Magnetic Gray
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Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
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After the new shoes I took a break from the mods for a bit as I was moving up to Colorado. My next mod wasn't until July 29th when I got a sweet deal on BAMF rock sliders and installed them right away with a little help from some friends. That same day I went and tested them out on the trails.
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Colorado_Taco17

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Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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Next up I decided to fully embrace the gold accents and installed custom bedside decals. Installed September 12th
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Colorado_Taco17

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Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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Woke up one morning after it snowed and found this on the bed of my truck. I guess people like the way it looks!
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Colorado_Taco17

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Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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Got that TRD Pro grill installed December 11th as an early Christmas present to myself. Of course I also had to add some gold accents to it
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Colorado_Taco17

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Magnetic Gray
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Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#331
The beginning of 2018 was slow in terms of additions to the truck. Next mod wasn't until March 7th when I decided my hood looked too boring and needed a little pizzazz. Installed a TRD hood decal to not only spice things up a bit but also help with the glare coming off the hood. Very happy with it so far!
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Colorado_Taco17

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Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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Later that month I also installed Caliraised Ditch Lights and low profile brackets to help light up the trails for when I went camping that following weekend. Installed March 23rd
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Colorado_Taco17

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Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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Came back from the camping trip and I had these waiting for me at my door! MESO ultimate turn signals. I have nothing negative to say about MESO and his products. These things will last a lifetime and I'm super happy with how they look!
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Colorado_Taco17

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Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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The most recent thing I have installed is my Cobra WXST CB radio and Firestik 4' antenna. I will probably try to make a different thread involving the process of installation as it was not very straight forward, but I ended up running the coax cable behind the tail light, zip tied it to various things under the truck, then fed it through a grommet under the driver seat, then up into the center console where the box is located. Tuning this bitch was a pain in the ass, but well worth it to be able to tell yo mama jokes on the trail.
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Hell yeah! Sweet build so far, digging the yellow in the custom decals. And the hood decals. I know you've been posting around already, but welcome to T3G.
 

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Double Cab, Short Bed
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Hell yeah! Sweet build so far, digging the yellow in the custom decals. And the hood decals. I know you've been posting around already, but welcome to T3G.
Thank you man! Appreciate the kind words
 

Colorado_Taco17

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Denver, Colorado
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Magnetic Gray
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Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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#331
Bit of a late update but I finally got my suspension put on! A big pain to install but I'd say it was a positive experience overall.
Front: Bilstein 5100s with 888 OME coils and SPC UCAs
Rear: Extended Bilstein B-110s with Dakars and U-bolt flip kit with Timbren bumpstops
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(Before I installed the U-bolt flip kit)
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Magnetic Gray
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Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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Haven't updated this in a while, wanted to get this back up to date. Next mod(s) after the suspension was the CBI front bumper and skids. I got them bare metal and raptor lined them myself to give it a more rugged look. I think it turned out pretty well!
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Colorado_Taco17

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Magnetic Gray
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Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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Next up I upgraded all of the lights on the front end. Starting with the headlights, I chose Boslla color changing led low beams and OPT7 high beams. For fogs I went with amber colored Morimoto's. The lightbar is from ElementLED and I think this is what really makes the truck unique with its daytime running lights.

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Nice! Where in Colorado?
If you do any wheeling and want a tag along let me know. If I’m not in the shop I’m usually down to play.
 
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