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Hunter399

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Hey guys! Joined the forum about a year ago and been lurking through most of it and asking questions along the way. Finally decided to do a build thread and have this also be an official introduction. Luckily I took some pics along the way and can share everything that has been done!

Overview
  • 2018 Tacoma TRD Offroad Premium package (leather, sunroof, JBL) Super White
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Power/Drivetrain
  • 5.29 Nitro Gears
  • Orange Virus Tuning’s OVtune (eager for the 2.0 5.29 gear tune)
  • stock exhaust and intake
Wheels and Tires
  • BFGoodrich KM3’s 285/75/17
  • Stealth Custom Series Ray 10’s in matte dark bronze
  • -10mm offset/4.30” backspace
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Suspension
  • Bilstein B8 8100’s in the rear
  • Icon RXT leaf pack set at stage 2
  • Bilstein B8 8112’s with 700ib coil up front
  • Icon Delta Joint UCA’s
  • Removed the sway bar
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Armor/exterior
  • Demello Offroad Front bumper: Aluminum version with Baja hoop
  • Sliders are Mobtown Offroad Heavy Duty
  • RCI Offroad Rear Bumper
  • TRD Pro aluminum skid plate
  • Runnin 4 Tacos Lower Control Arms skids
Lighting
  • Baja Designs 30” S8 light bar (wired the amber DRLs to a seperate switch)
  • Baja Designs Fog replacement kit, Amber wider cornering squadron sports
  • Baja Designs squadron sports for ditch lights
  • Rago Fabrication Ditch brackets
  • Rigid Back up lights and harness for the rear RCI bumper
Miscellaneous
  • Custom hood decal
  • Meso customs Gas hole, dome lights, fuse cover
  • Prinsu rack with load panels
  • Tred pro boards mounted to prinsu
  • Lil B Fabrication Bed stiffeners
  • Mountain Hatch tailgate insert
  • Tacoma Twins paracord handles for the prinsu and interior
  • Winch is Smittybuilt X20 synthetic with wireless remote
  • Factor 55 Fairlead and Ultra hook with top guard
  • Tonneau cover with patch collection
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Future plans
  • Molle Bed panels if they will work with my cover
  • Spare tire Y strap for the bed and remove the spare underneath
  • Rotopax
  • Magnuson Supercharger! Ha ha I hope
Follow me on instagram for more pics! @399hunter
 
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Tacomadad18

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Very nice ?

Glad you went ahead and listed the upgrades on your rig!
 

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Flash back to my Demello bumper installation and cutting. Took a week of overthinking it before I dove in ha ha.
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Hunter399

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New Compressor and mount from ExpeditionEssentials! Turned out great, only thing left to do is a switch bracket for the rocker switch.
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Hood struts look awesome. How easy or difficult was that install?

Thanks! The install was really straightforward basically measure, drill, and rivet the bracket in place. Good instructions as well.
 

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Expedition Essentials TPAM mount
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Added a Hi-Lift and Crazy Beaver shovel under my cover using Rago Fabrication mounts. Had to cut and modify the tonneau covers rails but overall worked out great!

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Rago Fabrication modular storage panels for the rear window.
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Hey guys! Joined the forum about a year ago and been lurking through most of it and asking questions along the way. Finally decided to do a build thread and have this also be an official introduction. Luckily I took some pics along the way and can share everything that has been done!

Overview
  • 2018 Tacoma TRD Offroad Premium package (leather, sunroof, JBL) Super White
ACC15D75-AC8F-4114-BF43-DF6A4F5B3950.jpeg

39493775-1C6B-4A02-AB2C-21997C82CEEE.jpeg


Power/Drivetrain
  • 5.29 Nitro Gears
  • Orange Virus Tuning’s OVtune (eager for the 2.0 5.29 gear tune)
  • stock exhaust and intake
Wheels and Tires
  • BFGoodrich KM3’s 285/75/17
  • Stealth Custom Series Ray 10’s in matte dark bronze
  • -10mm offset/4.30” backspace
10EEDA13-FEE4-459A-831D-4C972DA74E99.jpeg


Suspension
  • Bilstein B8 8100’s in the rear
  • Icon RXT leaf pack set at stage 2
  • Bilstein B8 8112’s with 700ib coil up front
  • Icon Delta Joint UCA’s
  • Removed the sway bar
E05537B7-3AD3-48BE-9622-820FAA058C8C.jpeg

21BE7CAC-2521-4A62-BEFD-E6537524C79D.jpeg


Armor/exterior
  • Demello Offroad Front bumper: Aluminum version with Baja hoop
  • Sliders are Mobtown Offroad Heavy Duty
  • RCI Offroad Rear Bumper
  • TRD Pro aluminum skid plate
  • Runnin 4 Tacos Lower Control Arms skids
Lighting
  • Baja Designs 30” S8 light bar (wired the amber DRLs to a seperate switch)
  • Baja Designs Fog replacement kit, Amber wider cornering squadron sports
  • Baja Designs squadron sports for ditch lights
  • Rago Fabrication Ditch brackets
  • Rigid Back up lights and harness for the rear RCI bumper
Miscellaneous
  • Custom hood decal
  • Meso customs Gas hole, dome lights, fuse cover
  • Prinsu rack with load panels
  • Tred pro boards mounted to prinsu
  • Lil B Fabrication Bed stiffeners
  • Mountain Hatch tailgate insert
  • Tacoma Twins paracord handles for the prinsu and interior
  • Winch is Smittybuilt X20 synthetic with wireless remote
  • Factor 55 Fairlead and Ultra hook with top guard
  • Tonneau cover with patch collection
B5044A3D-FCDF-46A4-B3A6-D81996B6068A.jpeg
956ADFFE-E61F-4772-9FDD-13682FB4BFB7.jpeg


Future plans
  • Molle Bed panels if they will work with my cover
  • Spare tire Y strap for the bed and remove the spare underneath
  • Rotopax
  • Magnuson Supercharger! Ha ha I hope
Follow me on instagram for more pics! @399hunter
Outstanding!!!!
 

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Painted and coated the whole underneath of the truck. Then installed a new RCI full skid package, full tank skid, and diff skid.
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Rago Fabrication modular storage panels for the rear window.
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Really like the utilization of space...however, trauma experience moves me to suggest you not out anything up there you wouldn't want hitting you in the back of the head during a head-on-collision.
 

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Really like the utilization of space...however, trauma experience moves me to suggest you not out anything up there you wouldn't want hitting you in the back of the head during a head-on-collision.
Thats a very good point, it’s very secure but I should probably remove the leatherman which could come off my med kit
 

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Also installed some ARCHIVE garages hammer hangers, 3.6” shackles, the crossbar, ubolt flip kit and wheeler‘s superbumps
Thank you for the support Hunter! The truck looks awesome, and I really like that navigation/TPAM mount setup
 

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Thank you for the support Hunter! The truck looks awesome, and I really like that navigation/TPAM mount setup
You’re welcome and thanks!
 
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