Malcolm's Tacoma3G.com TRDPro Build(loaded with photos)

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Hey Gang,

I had been slacking in my build page for quite a while, so I did something. I deleted my old build, and am creating a new one, which seems easier than going through and editing the entirety of the old post I had already created. So lets begin, this may be a long one, and full of pictures.

The focus point around my build was to create an adventure ready Tacoma that would be dialed for extended travel and camping as well as great off-road performance. When I joined Tyler to help with Tacoma3G.com I knew I wanted to use my Tacoma to help promote this community by attending other groups events, and organizing off-road and social gatherings for our community. Of course this was not my initial plan when I had purchased a 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro back in December of 2017 when I had just gotten back from a deployment, but as I dove into this lifestyle and community I soon realized that Tyler was onto something big that I had fully supported from the beginning! The start of this stemmed from a meet right before creation of the forum at Otay Truck Trail in southern California's beautiful San Diego. I was instantly hooked after this meet, having the opportunity to be introduced to so many great people. Fast-forward to a few months later when I decided to wrap the Tacoma with the Tacoma3G.com Logo! This has been one of my greatest experiences and always will be. This community is so rich, and I am always eager to meet new people, and help however I can. So Enough with the Story, and heres my parts list and some pictures to follow!

Suspension:
Front- Icon Extended Travel 2.5" coilovers with 700LB springs and remote resi with CDC valve adjusters
Rear- OME Dakar Heavy Duty Leaf Pack coupled with Stock FOX 2.5" Piggyback shock absorbers
Total Chaos UCA's
Coilover Pre-Load: 1.13"


Tires:
Toyo Tires open country M/T 315/75r16


Armor:
C4 Fabrication Overland Series No-Cut Winch reach front steel bumper
C4 Fabrication Overland Series High clearance Rear Bumper with Swingout and Tire Carrier
C4 Fabrication Rock Sliders
(Full Skids Soon to Come)


Mounting and Storage:
Prinsu Cab Roof Rack
RCI Short bed rack
Expedition Essentials ARB Dual Air Compressor Bedside Mount
Expedition Essentials 3TPAM
Dometic Bed Slide for CFX 50W
2X ROTOPAX 3Gal

Lighting:
RIGID Industries Dually D-series Pro Pods in Fog position
RIGID Industries 30" SAE SR Series LightBar in Front Bumper
RIGID Industries DSS-Pro Series Side-Shooter Pods in Ditch Light Position
RIGID Industries SR-Pro series 40" Lightbar on Prinsu Roof Rack
RIGID Industries SR-M Pro Series Backup Flushmount Kit on C4 Rear Bumper


Electrical:
Switch-Pros SP9100 for wiring all accessories

Accessories:
Dometic CFX 50W
Uniden CB Radio
ARB Dual Air Compressor and Inflation Kit
BAOFENG Hand Held Ham Radio
Smittybilt Overlander Series Roof Top Tent
HUSKY Floor Liners
X-Bull Traction Boards
Dobinsons USA 3rd Gen Snorkel


Winch:
Smittybilt XRC 9.5k Synthetic


!!PHOTOS ARE UPLOAD IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!!

CURRENT LOOK:

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Progress Photos:
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Man, I remember when the truck only had the tent on it. It has come a long way in a short amount of time, trail carnage included.

I also love the colored format of the new build thread. It gives it a refreshing feel. Then again, I’m a forum nerd, so I’m probably excited for nothing. Great write up and story nonetheless!
 

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Man, I remember when the truck only had the tent on it. It has come a long way in a short amount of time, trail carnage included.

I also love the colored format of the new build thread. It gives it a refreshing feel. Then again, I’m a forum nerd, so I’m probably excited for nothing. Great write up and story nonetheless!
Haha it’s okay I’m right there with you. Needed to add color
 

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Love the truck and what you are doing with the T3g crowd.
 

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Nice! What skids?
 

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The driveshaft doubles as a skid.


Jk, it especially doesn’t when you have a longbed like me. :(
 

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Sweet truck man
 

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Wired up the 12V plug and voltometer to the bed, however i need to rewire with 10 AWG wire as the 14 AWG doesnt sustain the current. Also got the ARB dual in with inflation kit and bedside cubby mount from ExpeditionEssentials should finish everything up on friday to hopefully go camping on sat/sun!
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What an absolute beaut! I really like what you have done with the truck.
 

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What an absolute beaut! I really like what you have done with the truck.
Thanks man should have a 40" lightbar for the prinsu comin from RIGID, SRM Pro series reverse lights form RIGID and some more goodies comin soon!! Still gotta install the ARB Dual
 

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Nice! I look forward to seeing it. I gaze while you all do these things lol. I bought my truck in a bad time, currently working on buying/ building a new house and possibly starting my own business lol. So the truck gets gas that’s it for now. I’ll be there someday!
 

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Wired up the 12V plug and voltometer to the bed, however i need to rewire with 10 AWG wire as the 14 AWG doesnt sustain the current. Also got the ARB dual in with inflation kit and bedside cubby mount from ExpeditionEssentials should finish everything up on friday to hopefully go camping on sat/sun!
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That's badass. How was the install?
 

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That's badass. How was the install?
Besides my wiring the wrong gauge wire, not terrible. Its all re-wired now and performed flawlessly on my last trip, fridge ran all day/night/morning and with my new battery i never dropped below 12.8v