2005 2nd Generation Tacoma: Camp-Sportsmen/Family build.
I have decided to put a build thread together for my 05 Toyota Tacoma. This truck is not new to me so we are going to be hopping in the de-lorean once in-awhile to bring my truck up to current time. I will be linking everything in build as I have time and the desire. My truck build is based around being able to drive from my garage and be in the middle of the mountains, backcountry, whenever I decide to head their . This truck has to be able to be driven daily and still tow, and not be annoying for that duty. I love the mountains and backcountry, I am an avid sportsmen and backcountry enthusiast. This build also has to be family friendly. There is no getting rid of the back seats or placing something in place of them. As I have to have room for my 4 and 7 year old sons along with my wife as this is our family camping and backcountry adventures vehicle. Ultimately we would like to do longer 3-4 week trips with the family but, at our current point in our lives, that is not feasible.
Still to this day one of my favorite sayings is from Warn, “Go Prepared.” I like to add, “part of being prepared is knowing your equipment and machine and how to use them.” You will notice that I prefer things fairly utilitarian and I like full control of systems. This build is an ever revolving process, but I don’t see this vehicle leaving my family anytime soon. (sfa in the future?) At times the Tacoma is a little small for a family of four but, I love the size especially when in the backcountry.
Vehicle Make/model: 2005 Toyota Tacoma double, auto tranny, TRD Off-road package. Factory rear E-locker, Factory tow package-main benefits: External tranny cooler and 130 amp alternator. I have owned truck since 10,000 miles.
Simple specs: FRONT: OME 886 front coils with bilstein shocks. Camburg UCA and Toytec sway bar relocate. Rear: Bilsteins with dead factory pack and AAL. Freelance Fab adjustable shackle flip. 2 degree shim in axle for proper pinion angle.
Fuel grade: 92octane, not required but motor is able to run more aggressive fuel/timing curve in ecu and delivers better mpg. Motor just likes it.
Curb weight: 4900min-5200lbs or more depending on load.
Tires: 255/85/16 km2 on OEM wheels. BK08 powder
Oil change: every 2500-3000. Switched to Mobile 1 at 100k with .5quart of marvels. OEM filter.
Rotate tires: 2500-3000 at every oil change basically.
Tranny: flush-30k, filter service 60k, filter service 90k.
Front diff/rear diff/transfer case: service 30k, 60k, 90k. Front diff fluid 75-90, TC fluid 75-90, Rear diff fluid 80-90.
Coolant flush 90k twice/installed green pre-mix. Flushed at 106k (noticed slight amount of red (factory anti-freeze) that I wanted to remove. I will flush every 30k from here on out.
Serpentine belt: 100k Gates K070834
Cats replaced at 42k, TSB
Air filter clean: when dirty.
Cabin filter replace: O’reilly auto, all the time.
Front brake pads: 75k Carbon metalics- ultra 8 perfomance pads. Adjust up rears.
Spark plugs: Replace every 25k. This seems to be about the correct mileage to replace before the electrodes start to wear. Toyota/Denso plug.
102k Driveline u-joints replace and complete re-balance. Six states drive line did work. Replace carrier bearing.
Camburg uni-balls: 102k Replace.
Front wheel bearings replace: 104k
Throttle body clean:50k again at 106k. They get real dirty.
Lower ball joint replace:106k Moog Part #K80827
2wd locker mod- activated rear locker in 2 wheel drive-disengages abs system.
Fog light on anytime-Full control of fog lights on off. I chose to also bypass any ignition on power influence. You have to use your brain to make sure you don’t leave them on
Factory running lights tied into center turns-using lower amp portion of bulb, not turn portion of bulb. (Better visibility of running lights and does not burn lens from running DTRL)
Grillcraft grill with base model Toyota grill body. (argent)
Weather-tec floor –liners front and back. Must have for dirty paws and kids.
Snug Top XTR canopy with reinforced roof up to 250lbs and external tubes for roof rack.(Love it) Mileage owned since 15,000. Aluminum roof basket for canopy mount, wired with 3 led camp lights. Click here: Page 2 post #14
Fresh water pump system. On paper
Flash light mounts interior. One in back and one on drivers seat.
Fire extinguisher, inexpensive bracket model, mounted in bed. They always seem to work when necessary.
C-lution: APM install (accessory power module)
C-lution: New updated triple batt/relocation system. Page #1 Post #9
C-lution : LED undercarriage camp lights or rock lights as some may call them. Click here: Page2 post 15C-lution: Led light bars.
Uniden CB install overhead above rear view mirror.
255/85/16 km2 fit in factory spare location.
Husky mud flaps/front cut down back stock, on my 2nd pair fit is nice and they are way cheaper then OEM. Why don’t I just get rid of mud flaps? Well they keep the tidy look that I like.
Freelance Fab shackle flip. Still need (longer shock).
Longer rear brake lines, Wheelersoffroad.
Rear back up lights flush mount in factory bumper. temporary mod.
Rear diff breather mod-Parts-Toyota Breather #90930-03136, Union #90404-51319, 5’ of 3/8 fuel line. I chose blue just so that I knew what the line was for when I look at it under my truck.
TJM On Boar Air compressor install: Click here Page 2 post # 16
Metal work/armor. Just say no to square tube.
CBI Offroad bolt on sliders- tube only of course. Excellent product. Scroll down Post #6
UHMW under sliders. Scroll down Post #7
Custom tube front bumper, warn winch. Led bars. CBI Offroad custom hybrid. Post#41
Custom tube rear bumper/swing-away, table. Room for gear. Generator, trail saw, water, gas, hi-lift, fold down table. On paper.
Aluminum roof rack: custom designed to fit XTR canopy: [B]Post #14.[/B]
Belly skids/armor. In the works.
30.06 rifle, shotgun, XD 40
Want list: 4.56, ARB front locker, FWC, Max-Trax, Rear winch removable, rear disk conversion, manual hubs forward.
[B]Sponsors/Links: Interstate Batteries.
CBI Offroad. ComeUp Winches C-Lution
Showing a little muscle More so a good experience for the kids to understand why dad always has so much stuff, that dad was prepared and they got to experience the full chain up and get these ill-prepareds off the mountain.