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Thread: Expedition Overland 2013 Tacoma Build

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    Default Expedition Overland 2013 Tacoma Build

    The Build Video:


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    Expedition Overland is building up a 2013 Toyota Tacoma for their Alaska/Yukon adventure. Follow along to see how this vehicle takes shape for a 6 week, self-sustained journey!

    Here is the trailer for the Alaska Yukon Expedition web series.

    Subscribe to our Youtube channel to follow the videos!
    The tentative build schedule:
    Stage 1 -
    Rear diff breather mod- build our own- (piranha Breathers installed)
    Seat covers- Toyota Dealer ordered GT covers
    Floor mats?- Weather techs
    Tinted windows- Bos Window tinting Bozeman, MT
    Security boxes (Console Vault)
    Scan gauge- Scan gauge II
    Exterior paint protection? (3M Wrap From SCS unlimited in Bozeman MT.)
    Windshield protection (3M) clear plex... NONE
    Window shades EGR In channel.

    Stage 2 -
    Suspension- (Icon Vehicle Dynamics V2, Deaver custom leaf pack with 1 inch Fabtech lift block)

    Tires - 255/85/R16 (33x10.5) Installed General Tire Grabber AT2 Tires in 285/75/R16
    Re-gearing diff (4:56)- Nitro Gear and Axle

    Stage 3 -

    Bumper (front & rear)-ARB front bumper, Kaymar rear bar (outback proven)
    Rock sliders- Custom made by Dark Horse Customs LLC Bozeman MT.
    Skid plates- Currently Factory
    Snorkel- Safari Snorkel provided by Cruiser Outfitters.
    Winch- WARN 9.5 XP with Masterpull synthetic SUPER line XD.

    Stage 4 -
    Lights- Rigid 40 Combo E2 Bar, Flood lights for Side and Rear. Rock light kit. 10 Inch ambers on front bumper.
    Compressor- ARB Compressor
    Drawer system- Outback Import
    Fridge- ARB 50qrt
    Fridge slide- Outback Proven slide top.
    Topper & RTT/ or camper- ARE CX Topper with aluminum win doors.
    Roof rack- Baja Rack Tacoma racks, Front with Mesh floor, rear with Cross bars.
    Dual battery system- Piranha Dual batter monitor system. Includes Battery tray and Power steering Reservoir relocation bracket. (outback Proven)
    Battery monitor system- Same system as above.
    Aux fuel tank- Long Range Automotive Tacoma Tank. (for TRD Sport models- our rear axle was exchanged for a a Sport axle and ARB locker post expedition)
    Aux water tank- Water jerrys on Kaymar rear bar swing out.
    Shower system?- Piranha Shower (outback Proven)
    Solar power- Goal zero boulder panels and Goal zero car battery charger kit.
    Galley setup- used Outback proven drawers as organizers for galley.
    Rock crawler lights- Rigid rock lights.
    Stereo mods- NOPE!
    2 meter radio- Rugged Radios GMRS 45 watt Truck radio.
    GPS mapping- Mostly used Google earth and paper maps. Sorry not very interesting but became simpler and more efficient overall.
    Awning- ARB 4 Foot awning.

    Stage 5 -

    Full testing!!!
    Last edited by ExpeditionOverland; 12-17-2014 at 08:52 PM.
    An online adventure travel series. Check us out at!

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    Nov 2010
    2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4WD V8
    2000 Toyota Land Cruiser

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    Oct 2010
    Hamburg/ Germany

    exploring Europe in a 88 Vanagon Syncro 1.6TD.
    Rear locker and Cooper AT3 215/70 16

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    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Thomas Jefferson

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Castle Rock, CO
    Cant wait i just went through your first series 3x and loved it, so inspiring. So your building a 2013 taco for your Alaska/Yukon adventures but do yall plan on also taking the 100 series, 01 taco and bike or are yall retiring the 01 taco or??

    05 Ram QCSB CTD g56
    84 bronco, 78 f250 Ranger, 81 Toy P/U, 76 f250 high boy, 99 F250 7.3, 85 4rn, 97 t100, 04 D-CAB TACO, 05 ram qcsb CTD,01 Ram QCSB CTD,07 DCSB TACO (all sold )
    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." Thomas Jefferson

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Wahoo!!! Its gonna be sexy!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    We have already began filming for our Monthly video to compliment this build as well. Lots of gear already on the shop shelves ready to go on. We are very excited to start the build.
    An online adventure travel series. Check us out at!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Prescott, AZ
    Awesome!!! Give us some pictures- A little teaser?
    Scott Brady
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Trinity County, CA
    Very excited for this, and your new adventure! My wife and I immensely enjoyed the first six webisodes.


  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Watertown NY
    Check out their Facebook page. I think I saw a couple cool pics of the taco on it.
    Last edited by codename607; 03-06-2013 at 10:24 PM.
    2016 Tacoma

    2014 4runner
    2013 FJ Cruiser
    2011 JKUR

    Instagram: @codename607

    The journey is the reward...

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