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Victory 4x4

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Hi everyone, my name is Daryl and I'm co-owner of Victory 4x4. This is my 3rd gen Tacoma.

This build actually started in 2016/2017 but I wanted to start at the beginning here to bring everyone up to speed. As this was my first modern Toyota build at the time, I learned a lot and have made some changes. I will document everything I can here moving forward.
:rofl:

Anyway some photos first, then current specs below. Many of these photos were of the truck on a 6" BDS lift. The truck now sits on a BDS mid-travel kit set at about 2.5"

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Photos for days if you want more: Tacoma

Specs
2016 TRD Sport - Blazing Blue Pearl

Drivetrain
  • Nitro 4.88 Gears
  • ARB Air Lockers F&R
Performance
  • aFe Momentum GT Pro-GUARD 7 intake (w/Dynamic Air Scoop)
  • aFe MACH Force-Xp Hi-Tuck catback
  • OVtune 2.0 tune
Suspension/Wheels/Tires
  • Front - Fox 2.5 remote reservoir coilovers, BDS upper control arms
  • Rear - BDS add-a-leaf, 1" Toytec blocks, Falcon Suspensions bump stops, and Fox 2.0 series rear shocks
  • Mamba M19 - 18 x 9, Race Bronze finish
  • Falken Wildpeak MT 35 x 12.5 x 18
Armor (Victory 4x4)
Recovery
  • WARN VR8-S winch
  • Factor 55 FlatLink
  • Hi-Lift 48" Patriot Jack
  • Warn Epic Shackles
  • Hi-Lift recovery strap
  • Hi-Lift tree saver
  • Masterpull kinetic recovery rope
Bed Mounts
Lighting
  • Front bumper cubes - PIAA | RF Series 3" LED Cube Light Driving Beam
  • Front bumper bar - Victory 4x4 20" Single Row LED light bar
  • Headlights - Auxbeam F-16 LED Headlight Bulbs (high and low beam)
  • Rear bumper cubes - PIAA | RF Series 3" LED Cube Flood Beam
  • High mount stop lamp - MESO Customs KC Ultimate 3rd Brake Light
  • Interior lights - MESO Customs
  • Underhood lights - Matt Gecko LEDs
  • Under bedrail lights - Matt Gecko LEDs
  • Taillights - TRD Pro with Auxbeam LED bulbs
  • Footwell lights - generic import LED strips

Audio/Electronics/Communication
  • Genesis Offroad Battery Tray
  • Optima Yellow Tops
  • Switch-Pros SP-9100 Switch Panel
  • Blue Sea Systems BelowDeck Panel in bed (Dual USB Chargers, 12V socket, mini OLED volt monitor)
  • Kicker KS Series 6.5" Component speakers (front)
  • Kicker KS Series 6.5" Coax speakers (rear - deck power)
  • Kicker 12" CompRT 2 Ohm Subwoofer
  • Kicker KXA400.2 Stereo Amplifier (front components)
  • Kicker KXA400.1 Mono Amplifier (sub)
  • TacoTunes Double Cab Subwoofer Box
  • TYT TH-9800 Quad Band Ham Radio
  • Tram Dual Band NMO Antenna - (Victory 4x4 hood antenna mount)
  • Dragon Touch V10 Android Tablet - RamTab-Tite Cradle - Hondo Garage Un-Holey Dash Mount
  • Front camera with F&R Anytime Backup Camera wiring mod
  • Viper SmartStart cellular remote start/GPS tracking
Vinyl Wrap Colors
  • Stripes - Oracal 970ra
    • Matte azure metallic 197M (lightest)
    • Matte night blue metallic 196M (medium)
    • Matte moonlight metallic 190M (darkest)
  • Sponsors - VViViD Matte Metallic Pearl Gold
MISC
  • Freespirit Recreation High Country Series 55″ Roof Top Tent
  • Dometic CFX 75DZW powered cooler
  • ARB single compressor - underhood on a custom mount
  • Katzkin leather seats - solid black outers, black blue perforated inners, blue stitching
  • Access Vanish Tonneau Cover
  • BedRug truck bed mat
  • MESO Customs GASSHOLE
  • Fire extinguisher (always carry one of these!)
  • First-aid kit (always!)
Whew... that's a big list. If anyone wants specific photos or information on mods, just post and let me know
:thumbsup:

Notable Videos
Colorado Rock Crawling (3 video series)

Cabin Fever Winter Overland Trip

Run for the Border - El Camino del Diablo and Mojave Road (3 video series)
Run for the Border | Episode 1 - Getting There

Switch-Pro Overview
Switch-Pro overview in our 3rd gen Tacoma

LED Lighting Overview
LED ALL THE THINGS! | Toyota Tacoma
 

Victory 4x4

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Had some questions elsewhere about the audio setup, adding it here as well.

My setup:
Let me know if you have any questions about wiring or setup. Sorry, the truck is a dirty mess.

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Victory 4x4

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After a couple of years and 40k miles with the BDS 6" drop bracket kit, I was looking to change the truck up a little. I also really wanted to run our full skid group. The timing was great because BDS is getting ready to release a 3" mid travel kit available with 2.5" Fox front coilovers and 2.0 rears.

Flexing 35's on a 2-2.5" lift meant I had to do some body trimming that I really wasn't comfortable with when the truck was new, but now at 50K, whatever
:D

So first I had to weld the portion of the cross member back in that I removed for the drop bracket kit. Which I forgot to take a photo of in process, but here it is now.
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Then mocked up the OEM spindles with the BDS uppers and factory lowers to check tire clearance at full compression at 3-4 degrees of caster. Gonna need more in the rear fo sho.
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Time for chop chop. My cab mount chop from a couple of years ago is still good, but I was into these fenders even crawling with the 6" kit, so something had to be done.

I still wanted to mount the fender to make it look factory, so I cut like this.

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Then I flattened the mounts parallel with the fender.
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Then bent them again at my cut line.
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Victory 4x4

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Same deal with the inner pinch weld, but I used the cuts to make it easier to hammer over. Also cleaned everything up with sanding disc.

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Note the holes I drilled in the lower two fender flare mounts to accept some 1/4" nutserts to mount the fenders.
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Painted with metal etch primer.
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Then added a **** ton of seam seal over the pinch weld and finally some spray-on bed liner over the whole wheel well. This is really the only thing that spray-on bed liner out of an aerosol can is good for
:rofl:

Also bolted on the rest of the new suspension.
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Bolted the fender back on and it looks factory. There is about .5" more to gain here if I can figure out a way to bend the flare back more without distorting the heck out of it... Heat gun maybe? I may also try to get an aftermarket flare to see if that helps. What I gained is barely enough at 3degrees of caster. But more (even with the cab mount chop) would be good.
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In the rear, I was running a 3" block in combination with an add-a-leaf. So I just pulled the 3" block. It's sitting pretty level, so I may decide to add a 1" block back once I get it loaded down again with gear and a tent.
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Loving the DSC version of the Foxs (foxes?) so far. Haven't pulled the camper yet, but did do a little towing this weekend of some new additions to the garage
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Victory 4x4

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Added our new full height bed rack and roof rack plus some dual jerry cans with the Front Runner mount.
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When I added these RCV's I was doing some testing for a new design for them, so I couldn't really talk about them. They have been working fantastic and they have since replaced them with the production version featuring orange boots. They are huge. No longer worried about hitting that front ARB switch
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Victory 4x4

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Wanted some aftermarket black flares, but I hate the stupid fake bolts on he bushwackers and others, found these on eBay and took a chance. I think they look great.


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Looks good! Does that rear bumper retain the cross traffic sensors? Also, why do you use SAE fasteners instead of metric?
 
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Victory 4x4

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Looks good! Does that rear bumper retain the cross traffic sensors? Also, why do you use SAE fasteners instead of metric?
It does not retain the BSM sensors no. They cannot be blocked by metal of any kind and need to be exactly in the orientation they are stock. Makes for big ugly bumper ends and a big ugly liability for us as well. We use SAE when we can for two reasons, availability and cost. We have way more choices of grades, finishes, and types in SAE in America, and they are cheaper. If we were higher volume we could spec fasteners like the OE, but since we aren't it just makes sense to use SAE where we can. Maybe one day the US will flip totally.
 
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