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It starts An overland build with a 3RD gen 2016 Tacoma!
« on: Jun 22, 2017, 04:25:54 AM »
I am sure everyone knows the Basics of the 2016 Tacoma's Spec's so I'll just skip the long list of stuff. Last August I got a Magnetic gray  2016  Double Cab TRD SPORT with a Six Speed Manual.  Word is that my truck and Big Mike's Truck where the last two to roll off the line in TX. Yes mike I was offered your White access cab or my gray Double cab back in February of last year, bet your glad I took the gray one.

So after months of waiting for a call, dealer gets a surprise come in on the transport.  So here she is fresh off the trailer not even inspected and ready for pickup yet.






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After a nice trip out to the east coast for Vacation, it is time to start planning the build.  But with winter coming and promises of a good snow fall this year, a new set of shoes for the truck are on top of the list.
( photos to follow when I find them)

A few things I noticed over the winter was that the air dam on the front bumper would sound like it was being torn off every time there was slush or snow on the roads. Also the truck with only the V6 liked to break the rear tires loose, and was in need of some more weight.  300 pounds of sand bags stacked behind the rear wheels seemed to bolt the truck to the road and traction was great. 

With spring came a few changes to the truck, nothing major but first was the air dam.

 With the dryer weather I was able to crawl under the truck, and do so real thinking. You know the bottom of the Air Dam sits 10 to 12 inches "BELOW" the top of the skid plate and 6 to 8 inches below the bottom of the skid plate. One snow bank or mud puddle and I'll be buying a new Air Dam.

Now I feel better driving down a trail to go fishing..


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Next was an upgrade to the rear springs to help carry the extra weight of all the gear, tent, rack, spare tires, Fuel tank, etc.
No pictures of the work and the upgrade, but this may impress...2000+ pounds of soil per load.


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Next we dropped the truck off at a shop in Burlington for a new Bumper, a winch and a 3 inch Lift.  After looking at all the options and ways to upgrade the front suspension to carry the add weight of the bumper and winch the lift was the best choice. New coils for the weight, new shocks and struts all around, and new upper control arms to make alignments easy and give more droop then stock. Just don't go anywhere if you don't keep the wheels on the ground.

So this.......




gets me this.





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I think we now have enough ground clearance. :thumbs:


I am 5'11", and the 35's are not on the truck yet..

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:popcorn: dig it. thats one crazy bumper.
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:popcorn: dig it. thats one crazy bumper.

I wanted to get as much front coverage as possible so a prerunner or a no guard bumper would not have worked as well.  Shop had to do some trim work on the fenders at the front but it all looks great.  Next option is to get an aluminum ladder rack to carry the truck top tent( 4 Person version just because I am old and fat and need extra room.).  I am hoping to mount a Smittybuilt XL overland tent at the front of the rack so that when I open the tent up the entrance will be over the rear of the truck box. That way you walk/climb into the bed and then your shoes and coats can hang off the rack below the tent. I will be adding a cover( just a cheap tarp) around the the outside of the truck bed so you have a small mud room that you can leave wet boots/shoes and clothes to dry.  enclosing it will also allow me to use a heater to help dry stuff, and warm air will rise into the tent.

I also have an aluminum 50 Gallon Reefer and steel mounts to add to the bed of the truck. I am going to make it easy to remove, and use a Pneumatic fuel transfer system. Or in simple terms, I will use air pressure to push fuel out the bottom of the tank and allow me to refill my truck tank..  Best part is that it is "tiny" compared to the "10" gas cans I don't have to carry.   :thumbsup:   My truck tank is only about 15 gallons. 

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Looking forward to this build, I've driven a few of the 6 speed Tacoma's, definitely on my wish list!

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I'm sure the build it's going great. I wish I could see the photos but for some reason it is saying that I need to pay photobucket.com $300 to allow 3rd party hosting photos. Does anyone know anything about this? I've never seen this on a post before.


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I'm sure the build it's going great. I wish I could see the photos but for some reason it is saying that I need to pay photobucket.com $300 to allow 3rd party hosting photos. Does anyone know anything about this? I've never seen this on a post before.


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Get an account with imgur. It works well. Better in fact than photobucket.
Works in the same way with the linking and what not
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I'm sure the build it's going great. I wish I could see the photos but for some reason it is saying that I need to pay photobucket.com $300 to allow 3rd party hosting photos. Does anyone know anything about this? I've never seen this on a post before.


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Get an account with imgur. It works well. Better in fact than photobucket.
Works in the same way with the linking and what not

This is all I see all through this entire post. Will the pictures on the post need to be changed or is there no way for me to see them?



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I dont use tapatalk, just google chrome.
Unfortunately you will have to upload to imgur and re link everything but on the flip side your thread is fairly fresh and not 22 pages long
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This is all I see all through this entire post. Will the pictures on the post need to be changed or is there no way for me to see them?
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Yup will have to replace them all from another hosting site.

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Sorry v man. You don't have to go back through and repost all the previous ones. But would love to see pictures from now on


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Sorry v man. You don't have to go back through and repost all the previous ones. But would love to see pictures from now on


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Not a problem.. Photobucket are also making it very hard for me to download my albums. I can get one per day. I download an album and then I get an email saying my account has been restricted for excessive activities. Then the next day I can download one more and then get the email.

Sucks since I am only home one to two days a month right now.

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