Here is a quick run down of my current truck build.
I traded my 2016 Access Cab TRD Offroad in for a used (8k mile) 2017 TRD Pro last October, 2018.
I’ve been very slowly building this truck to suit my own personal needs and wants. Trying to cut weight where I can to help conserve fuel/money to help get me to the places I want to go with minimal expense.
The truck is not my daily driver to my job however I usually put a few miles on it in a week. We take lots of weekend camping trips and a couple 2 week trips a year. 4-5,000 milers.
2017 TOYOTA TACOMA TRD PRO
ELECTRICAL & WIRING:
Pelfrybilt Battery Cage
X2 Power Group 31 Battery
SDHQ Interior Cubby Switch Face Plate
Power Trays w/blue sea 8 fuse block, ground busbar, 8 terminal strip and 120A breaker.
ARB Single Air Compressor w/custom made mount behind front bumper/grille.
Blue Sea 4356 12v socket, voltmeter, usb plug in bed w/ sea dog waterproof switch.
(2) Lusso Gear Back Seat Organizers mounted to GFC rails near cab. (Amazon)
15x30” PowerTye Cargo Net in GFC
GFC Awning Mount Brackets (New Style)
MaxxFan Mini Vent Fan in GFC
*Off Grid Engineering Dual Battery Setup.
Going to move the factory start battery location to the passenger side firewall area and add a X2 Power Group 24 for that and use the X2 Power Group 31 as my house Battery in the factory start location.
*Would like a set of SCS Stealth 6 wheels and Cooper Discoverer 255/85r16 tires.
(Not going to clear stock)
*HIDS for my Low Beams. Will probably remove the bumper light bar and install a Baja Designs light on the front GFC Extrusion eventually.
It’s nothing more than adding a Tee to connect a air line to your air compressor after the pressure switch that shuts it off at 100psi.
Run the air line back to the bed. Two 1/4x1/4 compression 90°s for the Viair Regulator, One 1/8” x 1/4” compression straight fitting for the Waterport and a 1/4 X 1/4 check valve to stop water from back filling your compressor in the event you loose upstream pressure.
I used 1/4” air hose.
The regulator will conveniently mount to the threaded holes on the side of the water port with the bracket Viair provides with it.
Air compressor still kicks off at 100psi and waterport maintains whatever you set the regulator for. When you spray the hose the air compressor kicks on and pressurizes it. Works like a dream.
I drilled one hole in the bed to pass the air line through.
Yeah that’s what the regulator is for. To cut the pressure down in the tank. It will go however high you want it but there is a 60psi relief valve on the waterport from the factory that will blow and leave your truck wet.
I keep it right around 25-30psi. That works best.
I ended up moving the quick connect back inside the hood last weekend.
Was too worried some hood rat would try to break it off or something.
But here’s how it looked… Air compressor is still there just moved the chuck back under the hood.
Installed the Off-Grid Engineering dual/split battery setup this afternoon.
This should help with running the Dometic fridge and Maxxfan in the Go Fast Camper.
I choose to keep my group 31M as my start battery that I already had and added a Group 24M to the passenger side.
Might switch start battery location in the future so the larger Ah battery is my AUX but this should work for now. I can always link them if I need a little more juice.
Overall very happy with this kit from OGE.
Took me about 1.5hr to install.
On another note: Who’s going to Expo East next week?
Test fitted a single drawer system I’m having a local woodworking friend build for me since I don’t have the proper tools or place to work on it at this time.
Also went for a nice fall hike with the pup and took the DSLR along.
Drawer is complete and couldn’t be happier.
Well worth the total $650 spent in materials and to have it built by someone else. Super happy!
We re-purposed a early model mountain hatch that broke (they replaced free of charge) into the dividers and small cutting board. image|666x500