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Rompin’ Taco - OR 4x4 Long Boi 🌮

Romp-A-Taco

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Website
legendary-fish.com
2017 TRD OR DCLB Auto
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What's up Tacoma3G Community! I'm James originally from Southern California, but now I’m located in the Pacific North West just south of Seattle. I picked up this taco to expand on outdoor activities like Camping, Snowboarding, and Off-Roading. Theres a ton of great trails out here that my taco now allows me to go!

My thought behind my build is to approach it knowing the activities I plan on doing most while making modifications that impact performance in those areas. Below you'll find a list of my mods and I will keep it updated as I go.

2017 TRD 4x4 Off-Road Double Cab, Long Bed

Armor

  • Southern Style Off-Road Slimline Stage 2 Front Bumper
  • TRD Pro Skid Plate
  • Beast Fab Rock Sliders w/ Kick Out
  • RCI Rear Diff Skid
Lighting
  • Diode Dynamics SS3 Combo Pro & SS1 Flood Ditch Light Pods
  • Diode Dynamics SS3 Pro Fog Lights SAE
  • KC HiLights C-Series 30" LED Light Bar w/ Amber Shield (behind grille)
  • Diode Dynamics SS2 Flood Light Pods on Rear of Shell Rack
  • Diode Dynamics SS3 Flood Light Pods in Rear Bumper
  • Meso Customs Ultimate Turn Signals - Smoked
  • Beamtech LED Low Beam & High Beam Bulbs
  • LED Amber Turn Signals Bulbs for Front Headlights
  • LED Reverse Bulbs and License Plate Bulbs
  • Dyode Dynamics LED Interior Map and Dome Lights (Red)
  • KC HiLights RGB Rock Lights 6 LEDs
  • Cali Raised LED Side Shooter Ditch Light Pods (wrapped in Lamin-x yellow film) (Removed)
  • RIGID SAE DOT Selective Yellow Fog Light Pods (Removed)
Suspension
  • Dobinsons MRA59-A220 MRR Front Struts
  • Dobinsons C59-352 Front Coil
  • Dobinsons MRA59-A940 MRR Rear Shocks
  • Dobinsons Rear Leaf Springs (L59-111-R) for 2+” of lift
  • Camburg Uniball Upper Control Arms
  • Bilstein 6112 Front (Removed)
  • Bilstein 5100 Rear Shocks (Removed)
Gearing
  • 5.29 Yukon Gears
  • Front Eaton e-Locker
Wheels/Tires
  • Tires: 315/70/R17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac
  • Wheels: SCS SR8 17x8.5 -10mm Offset
  • Tires: 285/75/R16 Falken Wildpeak AT3W (Removed)
  • Wheels: Method Grid 16x8 (Removed)
Under the Hood
  • SDHQ Battery Terminals Upgrade
  • SDHQ Battery Mount
  • Rago Fabrication Tacoma Relay Holder
  • Optima Redtop 35R
  • K&N Air Filter
  • Warn Zeon 10s Winch - relocated controller
  • Aux Fuse Block Bracket from Overland Equipped
  • Blue Seas Fuse Block & Circuit Breaker
Exterior/Cosmetics
  • Snugtop Rebel Truck Cap with Folding Front Window, Carpet Head Liner, Dome Light, USB ports, Sliding Side Windows, Locking Back Window.
  • Prinsu Designs Topper Rack
  • Prinsu Roof Rack
  • Rago Fabrication Bed Channel Stiffeners
  • Rago Fabrication Low Profile Ditch Light Brackets
  • Cali Raised Fog Light Replacement Brackets (Customized for SS3)
  • Quick Fist Bed Rail Mount for Shovel (Home Made)
  • Hurricane Fabrication Tailgate Storage
  • AVS Window Visors
  • Trasharoo
  • 2020 TRD Off Road Grille
  • Grille LEDs (Amber)
  • AJT Designs Key Fobs V2
  • SDHQ LED Behind Grille Lightbar Bracket
  • MaxTrax
  • Iron Man Awning
  • Cali Raised Bed Accessory Mount
  • Led Light Whip
  • Square One Creations Frame Caps
  • Mountain Hatch Tailgate Swap (Removed)
  • Jerry Can Holder (Home Made) (Removed)
  • TRD Pro Grille (Replica) (Removed)
  • Blacked Out Door and Tailgate Badges (Removed)
  • Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock Actuator (Removed)
Interior/Cosmetics
  • Taco Garage Dash Mounts
  • Weather Tech Floor Mats
  • Vehicle OCD Center Console Organizer
  • OEM Bed Mat
  • Toyota Door Sill Protectors
  • Rago Fabrication OEM Switch Panel
  • Rago Fabrication Center Console Modular Storage Panels
  • Meso Customs Red Push Start Button
  • Cali Raised Bed Molle Panels
  • Mob Armor Magnetic Phone Dash Mount (Removed)
The day I bought it! Certified pre-owned. 17k miles, it was a dealer vehicle. I look way to giddy in this photo. lol.

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First day on dirt! Felt so good.

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First adventure with the upgraded suspension/wheels/tires.

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Cleghorn

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Rattlesnake Canyon to Burns Canyon

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Pavement
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Dirt

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Beach

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We stopped there on our last trip and it did not disappoint. Place is legit.
 
Welcome to T3G and thank you for the donation. You have a really clean longbed and I like the way you formatted your build thread. That K5 is sweet too.
 
Just picked up the @Mountainhatch flat tailgate/cutting board replacement for the taco. So far, so good. I'm digging the flat surface for sitting, cooking, additional table space for tailgating and what not. I did notice up in the Big Bear Mountain Resort parking lot where the ground surface is at a slope, your beverages will slide if your vehicle is not level. I ended up using a small rubber mat to prevent that. Otherwise this is a great investment that will get tons of use. Here's some photos of my Mountain Hatch:

Photo Feb 08, 1 06 00 PM.jpg
Photo Feb 08, 1 06 28 PM.jpg
Photo Feb 08, 1 05 53 PM.jpg

This last one of my local SB mountains with snow on them in the background.
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Just picked up the @Mountainhatch flat tailgate/cutting board replacement for the taco. So far, so good. I'm digging the flat surface for sitting, cooking, additional table space for tailgating and what not. I did notice up in the Big Bear Mountain Resort parking lot where the ground surface is at a slope, your beverages will slide if your vehicle is not level. I ended up using a small rubber mat to prevent that. Otherwise this is a great investment that will get tons of use. Here's some photos of my Mountain Hatch:

Photo Feb 08, 1 06 00 PM.jpg
Photo Feb 08, 1 06 28 PM.jpg
Photo Feb 08, 1 05 53 PM.jpg

This last one of my local SB mountains with snow on them in the background.

I really like that tailgate replacement piece. Nice truck!
 
Welcome! awesome looking build so far man keep it up!

I replaced my tailgate with the Mountain Hatch and absolutely love it! makes cleaning fish and prepping meals so much better.
 
So this weekend I installed the @ragofabrication Bed Stiffeners I won in the Tacoma3G contest and got some photos of the install. Check em out, they look really good and I feel more confident in attaching heavy items to the bed rails.

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@brocaflocka Thanks man! It's the OEM Tacoma roof rack. My buddy order it online, I believe amazon and he ended up selling them to me. I think they were used and had some minor wear. My buddy didn't like that, so he gave me a deal and he bought new OEM ones. You can probably get them from the dealer because they are OEM, But they will cost a lot more than buying online.
 
How was the install?


@brocaflocka Thanks man! It's the OEM Tacoma roof rack. My buddy order it online, I believe amazon and he ended up selling them to me. I think they were used and had some minor wear. My buddy didn't like that, so he gave me a deal and he bought new OEM ones. You can probably get them from the dealer because they are OEM, But they will cost a lot more than buying online.
 
How was the install?

The install for the OEM Roof Rack was super simple. Peeled off the rubber stripping on the roof which exposed pre-drilled threaded holes which are covered by a thin layer of paint. I punched through the holes and installed the mounts, then it's a matter of lining the rack up to the mounts and tightening the bolts up. Hardest part was getting everything properly aligned. I found some good install videos on youtube which helped. It's only rated for 100lbs. Incase you were wondering.
 
Nice truck! Looking at the same tire setup.. Any rubbing on those 285s?

I barley get any rubbing. If I go over a big bump while turning, I sometimes get a light rub. The shop that installed the setup did trim the plastic fender flares to prevent rubbing and they offered to install body mount chops if it became a problem down the road, but like i said barely any rubbing to the point where it does not bother me.
 
I love my @Mountainhatch . I hear you on the sloped angles, but even considering that it makes the tailgate so much more versatile imo.
 
I love my @Mountainhatch . I hear you on the sloped angles, but even considering that it makes the tailgate so much more versatile imo.

I totally agree. The mountain hatch makes the tailgate so much more versatile. Love it. I just saw they are going to be announcing new colors, textures, and cup holes cut outs this week. Stoked to see what they come out with!
 
I can't wait to see what they come up with. Hopefully some new cool stuff. The cup holes will be cool.
 
How much lift did you have to put on the front to level it, and is there any lift on the rear?
 
Just picked up the @Mountainhatch flat tailgate/cutting board replacement for the taco. So far, so good. I'm digging the flat surface for sitting, cooking, additional table space for tailgating and what not. I did notice up in the Big Bear Mountain Resort parking lot where the ground surface is at a slope, your beverages will slide if your vehicle is not level. I ended up using a small rubber mat to prevent that. Otherwise this is a great investment that will get tons of use. Here's some photos of my Mountain Hatch:

Photo Feb 08, 1 06 00 PM.jpg
Photo Feb 08, 1 06 28 PM.jpg
Photo Feb 08, 1 05 53 PM.jpg

This last one of my local SB mountains with snow on them in the background.
Photo Feb 08, 1 04 48 PM.jpg
I think you are in my Hood, :) its one of the pictures in Southridge?
 
Hi James Romp-A-Taco, I didn't make a build page, I just started building with out documenting, I am looking in adding the Icon front shocks with 700lbs coils , after adding bumper and winch the front dropped a little, maybe because I add a huge winch that I win in a raffle on an Off road event in Ocotillo wells, later will be 4:88 gears, hope top see you in the road
 
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