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Rompin’ Taco - OR 4x4 Long Boi 🌮

Romp-A-Taco

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First Name
James
Truck Year
2017
Truck Color
Silver Sky
Truck Grade
Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Long Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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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
  • Cali Raised LED Side Shooter Ditch Light Pods (wrapped in Lamin-x yellow film)
  • RIGID SAE DOT Selective Yellow Fog Light Pods
  • KC HiLights C-Series 30" LED Light Bar w/ Amber Shield (behind grille)
  • 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
Suspension
  • Bilstein 6112 Front (Removed)
  • Dobinsons MRA59-A220 MRR Front Struts
  • Dobinsons C59-352 Front Coil
  • Camburg Uniball Upper Control Arms
  • Bilstein 5100 Rear Shocks (Removed)
  • Dobinsons MRA59-A940 MRR Rear Shocks
  • Dobinsons Rear Leaf Springs (L59-111-R) for 2+” of lift
Gearing
  • 5.29 Yukon Gears
  • Front Eaton e-Locker
Wheels/Tires
  • Tires: 285/75/R16 Falken Wildpeak AT3W
  • Wheels: Method Grid 16x8
  • Tires: 315/70/R17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac
  • Wheels: SCS SR8 17x8.5 -10mm Offset
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
  • Quick Fist Bed Rail Mount for Shovel (Home Made)
  • OEM Roof Rack
  • Mountain Hatch Tailgate Swap
  • Rago Fabrication Bed Channel Stiffeners
  • Cali Raised Low Profile Ditch Light Brackets
  • Cali Raised Fog Light Replacement Brackets
  • Jerry Can Holder (Home Made)
  • AVS Window Visors
  • Trasharoo
  • TRD Pro Grille (Replica)
  • Grille LEDs (Amber)
  • AJT Designs Key Fobs V2
  • Cali Raised LED Behind Grille Lightbar Bracket
  • Blacked Out Door and Tailgate Badges
  • 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
  • MaxTrax
  • Iron Man Awning
  • Pop and Lock Tailgate Lock Actuator
  • Cali Raised Bed Accessory Mount
  • Led Light Whip
  • Square One Creations Frame Caps
Interior/Cosmetics
  • Weather Tech Floor Mats
  • Mob Armor Magnetic Phone Dash Mount
  • 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
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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Mr. Nobody

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Truck Year
2017
Truck Color
Quicksand
Truck Grade
Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Long Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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Welcome and nice truck!

Pappy and Harriet's is awesome. Music venue on another level.
 

Romp-A-Taco

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Truck Color
Silver Sky
Truck Grade
Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Long Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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@Mr. Nobody Heck yeah, love Pappy and Harriet's. Got a tradition to stop there on the way out from my Joshua Tree trips.
 

Mr. Nobody

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Transmission
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We stopped there on our last trip and it did not disappoint. Place is legit.
 

Tacomadad18

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Truck Color
Barcelona Red
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Cab & Bed
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Transmission
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Welcome!
 

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Transmission
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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.
 

Romp-A-Taco

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@Tyler Thanks for the complements! The K5 is my brothers, we wheel a lot together.
 

Romp-A-Taco

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Transmission
Automatic
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Photos of the front suspension:
  • Bilstein 6112 Front Shocks & Coilsprings for 1-2.5″ of lift ( set it to level the front per So Cal Super Trucks recommendation )
  • Camburg Uniball Upper Arms

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Truck Color
Barcelona Red
Truck Grade
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Cab & Bed
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Transmission
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Welcome aboard.
 

Romp-A-Taco

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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:

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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!
 

Tacocamper

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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.
 

Romp-A-Taco

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Silver Sky
Truck Grade
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Cab & Bed
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Transmission
Automatic
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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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Romp-A-Taco

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Transmission
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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.
 

2BigTaco

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Nice truck! Looking at the same tire setup.. Any rubbing on those 285s?
 

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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.
 

Romp-A-Taco

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Silver Sky
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Double Cab, Long Bed
Transmission
Automatic
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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.