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Mr. and Mrs. Nobody's Quicksand DCLB

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Thanks for checking out our build! Head over to our Instagram page @taco_nobodys to follow along on our adventures.

The truck was purchased in early 2017 with 1 mile on it. We bought it with the intention to build it as an overlander. We don't really do or plan to do crazy crawling or high speed desert stuff. The plan is, and always has been to make the truck more capable then we'll need to go just about anywhere in comfort so we can explore cool stuff safely. We were getting tired of traveling and camping out of smaller VW's and Audis. Due to the VW Dieselgate settlement, we made out pretty well and decided to invest in something more suitable to our travel and daily needs.


I think when my wife and I bought the truck with the intention of using it as a means to get out and explore a bit more we didn't think it would get this crazy, this fast. At this point we are elbows deep with even more planned and we figured I should make a thread where people can see the things we did, as well as document for ourselves. I'll try and keep it updated obviously but feel free to send a message if you have a question about something specific.


TRUCK INFO:
  • 2017 TRD OR 4x4 AT DCLB
  • Premium & Tech Package (JBL)
  • Tow Package
  • TRD skid (removed) and exhaust (removed)
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How the truck sits today...
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The day we bought it...

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EXTERIOR:
  • Removed all badges
  • The Taco Garage Faux TRD Pro Grille
  • Window Tint (15% front sides, 20% rear sides and back)
  • AVS In-Channel Vent Visors
  • spotter-mirror spotter-mirror Heated Blind Spot Mirrors *Check out our product review here
  • Prinsu Double-Cab Cab Rack with a Standard Wind Deflector and Noise Reducing Trim ( Truck Brigade Truck Brigade )
  • Tactilian American Flag Magnets (small) with red line insert
  • Me-so Customs Gasshole

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ENGINE:
  • Orange Virus ECU/TCU Tuning Package (2.0 Final) - Contact me for tuning!
  • Veepeak OBDCheck BLE OBD2 Bluetooth Scanner
  • Group 31 AGM Dual X2 Marine Battery mounted in ragofabrication ragofabrication Group 31 Battery Box
  • SDHQ OFFROAD SDHQ OFFROAD Built HD Billet Main Battery Terminal Upgrade Kit with Negative Battery to Body 16" Ground Cable
  • DIY A/C Drain Mod
  • DobinsonsUSA DobinsonsUSA 4x4 Snorkel with Snorkel Upgrade 3.5 Inch Inlet Adapter & Series 9001 Air Precleaner For Gas Engines Up To 4.8 Liters

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INTERIOR:
  • Screen ProTech Kit
  • The Taco Garage Dashtop Multi Mount
  • Me-So Customs Interior Chrome Delete Kit
  • Me-So Customs Vent Ring Kit
  • TRD Shift Knob
  • Solex Organizers in center console
  • Urpower Pet Seat Cover for rear seats
  • Blue Ridge Overland Gear Tacoma Attic
  • VW mat stays added to passenger factory mat
  • Full interior sound deadening by @jackofallyotas

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ARMOR:
  • FabZone Armor DCLB Sliders 90” Tapered, Kick Out, Bolt On, with Filler Plates
  • FabZone Armor Front, Mid and Rear Skid Plates
  • C4 Fabrication C4 Fabrication Hybrid Front Bumper
    • Full Height Bulbar
    • Side Tube Gussets
    • Center LED Bar Cutout
  • C4 Fabrication C4 Fabrication Overland Series High Clearance Rear Bumper System
    • Single Full Length Swing Arm (Driver Side Pivot)
    • Spare Tire Carrier
    • Hi-Lift Horizontal Mount
    • Dual Jerry Can Holder
    • Dropdown Camp Table
    • CB Antenna Mount
    • Side Tubing
    • Factory Rear Camera Relocation Mount
    • Reverse Light Cutouts
    • Parking Sensor Hole Cutouts
    • License Plate Mount

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SUSPENSION:
  • Elka Suspension 2.5 DC Reservoir Front and Rear Shocks Kit
  • DobinsonsUSA DobinsonsUSA Rear Leaf Springs (5 + 2 leaves), Polyurethane Leaf Spring Bush Kit
  • ARCHIVE ARCHIVE Garage Hammer Hangers & Greaseable Shackle Hangers
  • Wheelers U-Bolt Flip Kit
  • Dirt King Fabrication Ball Joint Upper Control Arms
  • Dirt King Fabrication Ball Joint Performance Lower Control Arms
  • FabZone Armor Cab Mount Chop
  • FabZone Armor Spindle Gussets
  • Superbumps Front & Rear Bump Stops
  • Energy Suspension Universal Body Mounts

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PREVIOUS SETUP: (removed January 2021)
Old Man Emu BP51s and Dakar HD Leaf Springs (+1 leaf) from Headstrong Off-Road
 

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WHEELS & TIRES:
  • Fifteen52 Turbomac HD Classics in Carbon Gray 17x8.5" 4.5" backspacing
  • Toyo Tires 285/70/17 Open Country A/T III
  • Remmen Brakes Remmen Brakes crossed-drilled and slotted rotors with Rockies series pads *Check out our product review here
  • Gorilla Automotive Small Diameter 6-Lug Kit
  • Spydertrax 1.5" Spacers on front and rear


PREVIOUS SETUP: (removed May 2019)
  • TRD T4R Pro 17’s
  • 265/70/17 E-Rated BFG K02's
 

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AUDIO & ELECTRONICS:

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LIGHTING:
  • Aspire Auto Accessories Aspire Auto Accessories The Brite Box Fogster
  • Me-So Customs Ultimate Turn Signals
  • Xenon Depot LED Low and High Beam Headlight Kits
  • The Taco Garage M4S Bezel for Baja Designs Squadron pods
  • Baja Designs ( Truck Brigade Truck Brigade )
    • Squadron-R Sport pair with Amber Wide Cornering lenses mounted on front bumper
    • Squadron Pro pair with Amber Driving/Combo lenses mounted on front bumper
    • S2 Pro pair with Amber Driving/Combo lenses mounted on front bumper
    • S1 pair with Work/Scene LED mounted on sides of Prinsu rack
    • RTL mounted behind rear Drifter window
    • S2 Pro, Flush Mount pair with Driving/Combo LED mounted in rear bumper

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VAGABOND OUTDOORS DRIFTER: (secondhand)
  • Side insulation with paneling
  • Frontrunner Driver & Passenger Gullwing Doors
  • L-Track Roof Rails
  • Fan-Tastic Fan
  • Prewire for Solar
  • Interior Ceiling Light
  • Lower Level Lighting


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PREVIOUS SETUP: (removed January 2020)
  • Leer 100XR Shell
    • Rack Tracks w/ 6’ PrInSu Design Studios Cap Rack ( Truck Brigade Truck Brigade )
    • Sliding Windoors
    • Slider Fold/Front Window
    • Pop “n” Lock Power window lock tied to factory keyfob
    • Naxen Climbing Bolts mounted to shell ceiling with 550 cord looped through for storage
    • DIY wood storage platform
  • CVT Mt. Shasta Stargazer Roof Top Tent
    • Annex Room
    • Telescoping Ladder
    • Anticondensation Mat
    • Creative Camping Concepts Shoe and Gear Hangers
 

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Nice truck! Thanks for being part of the #PelfreybiltFamily

-Pelfreybilt
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Thank you!! Let me know when you guys want a local SD truck to showcase that upcoming 3rd Gen high clearance dual swing out rear bumper :cool:. I'll end up with one anyhow o_O as I prefer to support local businesses. haha
 

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Good to finally get here. I've been meaning to post up I've just been so damn busy. Adulting is hard. haha
 

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Dude, your quicksand longbed is way cooler than mine! I’m digging your rig and the way you went with it. Welcome to T3G!
 

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Tyler Tyler thanks for the compliment. Hope to bump into you around SD. Thanks for setting up the site.
 

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Had the shell remounted and resealed yesterday. It has moved backward a bit on one of our trips and we decided we wanted a little more secure mounting. The shell now has two bolts through the top of the bed and through the shell to stop it's forward and back movement.

I forgot how good it looks as a truck.

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Installed the Superbumps front bumpstops today as well as the Rago bed stiffeners.

Really impressed with the ragofabrication ragofabrication product. From package to product to install, every was dialed. The package was well secured and everything was separated in sections.

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Once opened, the stiffeners were well wrapped to protect the ends from damage during transport.

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The powder coat didn't come out unscathed though. There were a few small nicks and burrs on each stiffener but nothing worrying about as these live in the bed of a truck.

Super easy install. I watched Rago's video on YouTube and the install took less than an hour.

Once installed, these things look good and sturdy. We had had some issues with the bed flexing when parked on uneven surfaces. The flex caused interference issues with the tailgate opening and getting caught on the edge of the shell. I'll report back with if they help with this issue at all.

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The bumpstops were ridiculously easy to install. Took about 20 minutes. Just use a large channel kick to unscrew and the use the supplied Allen wrenches to tighten. Little bit of blue lock-tite for good measure. They definitely look beefier than the factory stops. They are twice as thick as factory. The factory stops feels like hockey pucks where as the Wheelers stops feel much squishier. I hope they are in use because being that they are twice as thick as the factory I'll definitely come into contact with them sooner in the travel of the suspension.

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Wish I would have saved up and skipped the standard OME kit and go with the BP-51’s :rolleyes:
 

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Nice build. Im looking over my suspension now deciding on if i need bump stops or not and thinking of a shackle hanger.
 
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Wish I would have saved up and skipped the standard OME kit and go with the BP-51’s :rolleyes:

Buy once, cry once. That's kind of fwyat we have been going with. That's not to say we won't change things up eventually.

Do you still have your factory suspension? Start saving them pennies and sell the standard OME then get the BP-51's!! I dig these things. I would have gone LT if it weren't for the difference in price and the significant mods necessary to the factory suspension/chassis to do it right, on a brand new truck.

Nice build. Im looking over my suspension now deciding on if i need bumpstios or not and thinking of a shackle hanger.

I couldn't tell you if I actually NEED them per se, but after hitting the bump stops before we installed the BP-51's, I didn't want to hit those little bumps of concrete ever again.
 

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What's in the booxxxxx?!?!??!????
 

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Sweet rig and strong work. Can't believe I haven't seen you running around 619.
 
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