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    Default 2017 TRD OR DCSB Build

    Life has led me to my first opportunity to purchase a brand new vehicle. Being that I have been so happy with my 2nd gen Tacoma, I decided to purchase a TRD Offroad Doublecab. Another factor that helped is the significant quantity of parts from my 2005 that work on the 2017. I ordered the truck Sept 24th and I FINALLY picked it up on Oct 29th ( I know some waited longer).


    The plans for this one will include everything the 05 had but better. I learned a lot about what works for us and what could use some improvements for touring.

    Current Photo


    Mods:
    Engine
    3.5 Litre All Stock For Now

    Suspension/Wheels/Tires
    OME Nitro Charger Shocks
    OME Dakar Leaf Springs
    OME 886 Springs
    TRD Pro Wheels Grey
    BFG K02 275/70/17

    Bar Work & Recovery
    ARB Tacoma Front Summit Bar
    Smittybuilt XRC Gen 2 Comp 9.5k Synthetic Rope Winch

    Electrical
    RED ARC Dual Battery Smart Solenoid
    Blue Sea Systems 12cct Fuse Holder and 3-100A Breakers
    OTRATTW switches
    Fireworks 240W light bar
    260W 9" LED Spotties
    OFF-Grid Engineering Dual Battery Tray


    ACCESSORIES
    Tepui Autana Sky Tent with Annex
    Front Runner Bed Bars
    PrInSu Design Studio Cab Rac
    IronMan 4x4 50L Fridge Freezer with Custom Fridge Mount
    ARB 2M Awning

    Picture from High River Toyota after lift had been installed


    My 2005


    New and Old together
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    To more so update, I have a bunch of stuff to do before BC Overland Rally at the end of June.

    Tons of wiring, pretty much everything. Unfortunately pretty much all of the OTRATTW switches that I had salvaged from the 05 will not work in the 17. The blanks are different sizes and there just isn't any good spaces to start cutting new holes into. Especially around the center console. With the change where Toyota has now used a hand brake instead of the pedal cluster for the emerg brake, space is limited.

    Also in bigger news, I currently have finalized my design for a steel framed aluminum sheeted canopy that I will be starting to build next weekend. This for me will be beyond beneficial. In the 05 I had the 50L fridge mounted in the 40 split behind the drivers seat. We found this robbed valuable space in the cab. Also the front runner load bars meant that the bottom of the tent is about 5'6", not ideal for walking under nor for the tautness of the annex during wet weather. I've been working on the design on CAD LT almost all winter. Could never make my mind up, but I have decided that what I have now will work.

    CAD Drawing


    Overall more to come fairly quickly. With nicer weather, work happening in my un-insulated garage should be more pleasurable. Plus the parts bench has been filling up lately.

    Cheers.
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    Looks good.

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    Thanks man
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    Looks good.

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    Here's a wiring diagram of how I will be wiring everything in the new truck. There will be more added eventually, but for now this is what I need currently.

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    Beautiful truck man! Looking forward to more pics.

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    Awesome

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    Jealous of your overhead RTT storage solution. We don't fit into our garage when it's on the Jeep so it's a bit of a hassle taking it off in the winter.

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    Looking great!

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    Took a couple evenings after work to make all the cuts for the canopy frame and a full day today to weld everything up. All in all, I'm very happy with the results.

    Off to sandblasting and powder coating this week hopefully.

    Here's what I based my design off of






    Initial piecing together




    Coming together


    Welding completed






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