Andy has built one great looking and capable 2007 Tacoma.
It started out as a Prerunner that I bought in 2009 with 6,300 miles. I started to regret not getting a 4×4, so I collected 4×4 conversion parts for a couple years and completed the conversion about 1 1/5 years ago. I used a factory A750f transmission from a 4×4 with an FJ cruiser manual shifting transfer case and Front Range Off Road twin sticks, modified 4×4 transmission crossmember, factory front diff with the ADD wired to a SPDT switch, factory CV’s, new unit bearings, and 4.56 gears with a TruTrac in the rear diff.
Inside it has an Inalfa moonroof, Katzkin leather with front heaters, Pioneer AVIC-8000 NEX headunit, Focal door speakers, JL Audio 10W1v3 in a custom Mr. Marv enclosure, Rammat sound deader, Cobra 19 DX IV CB, and Weathertech digital fit floor mats.
The engine has a Safari Snorkel, intake manifold spacer (forget who makes it), URD headers, URD crossover, Vibrant resonator, and a Borla muffler.
The wheels and tires are Konig Countersteer Type X 17″x8″ from FN Wheels, with Nitto Trail Grappler 285/75r17 tires.
On the roof there is a Prinsu rack holding Plano 42″ boxes full of recovery gear and spare parts, four Maxtrax boards, and a flag holder.
The bed has a Softopper, two sets of Relentless Off-road bed rail mounts holding a Hi-lift, shovel, and axe. I built brackets that are bolted to the bed floor, to easily bolt/unbolt the Indel-B fridge slide that holds the Indel 50 qt. fridge. I added a 12v socket in the passenger side cubby to power the fridge, along with a dual USB port.
Other items I’ve added are a Relentless Off-Road driver side hood hinge bracket holding the Wilson 4′ CB antenna, a wireless Engo 9k lb winch spooled with Southeast Overland rope, Southeast Overlead fairlead, and an Ultimate Trail Products rope thimble. An ARB CKMA-12 air compressor is mounted under the hood, along with an S-Pod that powers all the lights, with OTRATTW switches.
I will give a lot of credit to my good friends for ideas, motivation, Larry Gardner and Ryan Mathis for the awesome deals on the 4×4 parts, and a huge thanks to my favorite vendor Steve Springs at Southeast Overland.