2014 tacoma flatbed build

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I just purchased a 2014 AC 4x4. I have owned a few Toyota pickups but never a 2nd gen. I am pretty excited.

This is going to be a fun build.

I am picking it up this weekend and I started ordering parts ASAP.

Here is the build:

First, it is getting a UTE LTD flatbed, should be here by Friday.

Next OME suspension.
I will be running an ARB bumper and a winch. I am going to go with 2886 coils upfront.
The rear will be about 60/40 mix of unloaded to loaded. I think a stock Tacoma bed is about 350lbs. UTE LTD. says the flatbed is 250lbs. I was thinking the mediums might be sufficient. I do not want to ride around with the rear 2" higher when unloaded. Trying to maintain a close to factory rake.

I also went ahead and ordered new bushings and UCA's and bump stops.

Initially, I was thinking I would run 255/85/16. I have read they rub on the 2nd gen. I am now on the hunt for the tallest thinnest 265/75/16 ha ha

The truck will see a good amount of HWY going from A to B. Then it will spend alot of time offroad, logging roads, MTS, snow, mud, etc. It will not be used to rock crawl or jump sand dunes.

Thanks
 
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curious about tires.
I have always used cooper and lately falken. I am thinking about trying something different on this truck.

Thinking Yokohama x-at or go15, Toyo at3, Grabber atx, Hankook AT2 any feedback?
 
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Finally got it all accomplished, Hit a few speedbumps but all in all I am pretty satisfied. I still might try and redo the fuel neck

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I’m curious on the UTE Bed.. What to the rear tail light look like? (It looks like you kept the stock bumper.) Also, when you redo the fuel neck, add photos. I have been wondering how it looks before and after a conversion.
Thanks.

On a side note, I run Cooper ST Maxx 255 80 17 and are only 10” wide. I only had rub after the suspension was tired, and only on occasion when turning. (It would just barely catch the plastic in the fender well) I also just recently upgraded to Dobinson’s suspension and I am really liking it. I only went 2.5” lift because I have heard the 2nd Gen Tacoma’s start getting vibration issues.



Your rig is looking good.
 
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