Outlaw Taco & a Heavy Chevy

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Iowa Taco

= IV • Gold
Messages
136
Location
Iowa
First Name
Zach
T3G Member
#679
Bought a 2018 TRD OR back in February to replace my 1998 Chevy 2500HD as my daily driver. Never heard a bad thing about Toyota and only heard bad things about the big three when I was buying, so figured I'd try out Toyota. So far I love this truck and have learned a lot from people here that used to be on the safe space.
When I bought the truck:
21 Feb. 2018
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Quickly added a tonneau cover
23 Mar 2018
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Decided to be a beta test for Custom Car Grilles for their 2018 grille. I like the look of the Pro grille, but everyone and his boyfriend has one.
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Added some custom vinyl TRD decals
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I added new wheels and tires last night. 16x8 ET0 Level 8 MK6 wheels and 265/75R16 Falken Wildpeak A/TW3
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Iowa Taco

= IV • Gold
Messages
136
Location
Iowa
First Name
Zach
T3G Member
#679
1998 Chevrolet C2500HD
Bought this 4 July 2012 from Colorado with only 85k miles. I leveled this truck and put on new rims and 33's about two years ago, I shouldn't have done this. It has a 454 with a 4L80E, my plan is to turn this into a tow rig like it should be.
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Dirtboy2009

= III • Silver
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65
First Name
Scott
T3G Member
#504
Bought a 2018 TRD OR back in February to replace my 1998 Chevy 2500HD as my daily driver. Never heard a bad thing about Toyota and only heard bad things about the big three when I was buying, so figured I'd try out Toyota. So far I love this truck and have learned a lot from people here that used to be on the safe space.
When I bought the truck:
21 Feb. 2018
MVIMG_20180221_124347.jpg


Quickly added a tonneau cover
23 Mar 2018
MVIMG_20180323_185700.jpg


Decided to be a beta test for Custom Car Grilles for their 2018 grille. I like the look of the Pro grille, but everyone and his boyfriend has one.
DSC_0117 (1).jpg


Added some custom vinyl TRD decals
DSC_0137.jpg


I added new wheels and tires last night. 16x8 ET0 Level 8 MK6 wheels and 265/75R16 Falken Wildpeak A/TW3
IMG_20180621_210724.jpg

MVIMG_20180621_210744.jpg
Super nice truck! Good job so far (I assume you're not done ?).
 

Iowa Taco

= IV • Gold
Messages
136
Location
Iowa
First Name
Zach
T3G Member
#679
Super nice truck! Good job so far (I assume you're not done ?).
Nope. I'm on the fence about welding my own sliders or just ordering a set. I want to get OVTune for it and exhaust. I'm not going to go too heavy on the off road stuff because Iowa.
 

Dirtboy2009

= III • Silver
Messages
65
First Name
Scott
T3G Member
#504
I've been reading about sliders on other forums. Can be a 5 - 6 week wait for good ones.
 

Tyler

= IX • Paragon
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Long Island, NY
First Name
Tyler
Military
Marine Corps (Vet.)
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Welcome to T3G! Nice Taco color choice and nice Chevy. Here’s my Chevy:96A76B47-7CCF-4302-846F-C6865C337B33.jpeg655E6A3C-BC12-4A0A-B0DB-0830B5A13A6D.jpeg
 

Iowa Taco

= IV • Gold
Messages
136
Location
Iowa
First Name
Zach
T3G Member
#679
Future mods
  • Rock Sliders
    • Might make these myself out of square tubing instead of round
  • 2-3" Lift
  • Lo-pro front bumper with winch
  • Kicker speaker upgrade
  • Bed lights
  • Rock/Puddle lights
  • Rear bumper upgrade
  • Upgrade headlights and do a projector swap for LED's
  • LED fog
  • Exhaust system
  • OVTune
Possible Mods (Not that high priority)
  • Skid plates
  • dual battery setup
  • air compressor
 

Iowa Taco

= IV • Gold
Messages
136
Location
Iowa
First Name
Zach
T3G Member
#679
I ordered a Switch Pro 9100 and decided to make the power supply mount myself. I ordered a mount for the switch itself from Mesojdm. Here is the power supply mount after first coat of paint.
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I'll post the prints for this if someone wanted to make their own.

Also ended up making my own wedding ring. I don't want my fiance to spending money on some ring that I'll break or lose.
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Iowa Taco

= IV • Gold
Messages
136
Location
Iowa
First Name
Zach
T3G Member
#679
Here is the print for the mounting plate, if you print it off on 11" x 17" sheet of paper do not scale the piece and you can use it as a template. I used a jigsaw and a dremel tool to make all cuts. The numbers in blue are as follows: 9100 - Switch Pro Power Supply, 2508 - Blue Sea 8 Terminal Bar, 2300 - Blue Sea 2300 30A common bus bar.
 

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Iowa Taco

= IV • Gold
Messages
136
Location
Iowa
First Name
Zach
T3G Member
#679
Had to take the bed off the old heavy Chevy. What a bitch to do in the street, and by yourself. Replaced the fuel pump for the second time in three years. Definitely looking at buying, or making, a flat bed for it.
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