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Build Update (9 April 2024)

🌮 Tuesday update!

Derped the front emblem! Was hoping to track down the black overlay from Toyota but it’s not yet available. I had a can of Plastidip laying around so decided to black it out! Five coats plus a top layer of glossifier and it turned out great! So much more stealth! The second photo nicely shows the fog lights smoked with Xpel film.

The emblem was very easy to remove without even removing the grill!

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Build Update (4 April 2024)

Wheels and tires are now mounted! I originally wanted to go Method 703 in black but this was my opportunity to finally put bronze wheels on a car/truck. I didn’t care for 703s in Bronze, but Method recently released the 318 and it is brilliant in bronze! 110% satisfied with my choice!

Wheel specs:
Method MR318 17x8.5 25mm off-set

Tire specs:
BF Goodrich KO3 285/70R17 Load rating C

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(20 April 2024)

30 miles on the odometer and already thrilled with the improvements over Gen3! Not enough mileage yet to comment on the manual transmission. I’m playing around with shifting speed, iMT on/off, etc but I’m not yet getting on it until it’s broken in. I’m also noting all the quirks and features (as Doug DeMuro says). Notable mention- electronic parking brake auto engages when you turn off the truck! This solves my age old problem of “did I remember to set the parking brake?”. Also notable mention - there are footwell lights and the bed lights automatically turn on when you open the tailgate!

Took it in to Apex Filmwerks for Xpel PPF partial front, and door cups/edges. Decided to put a light smoke film on the fog lights. It looks much better!

Also had Xpel Premium + ceramic tint installed. 70% windshield, 70% sunroof and 35% front sides.

Wheels and tires go on Tuesday!

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(19 March 2024)

My 🌮 arrived a week EARLY at the dealer today from Guanajuato! Two weeks from the time it was put on the train until delivery to the dealership!

I got lucky and the build is limited to the upgrade package, sunroof, 14” multimedia upgrade, and mud flaps.

The dealership is nine hours away. I have shipping arranged but unfortunately won’t be taking delivery until next week as I’ll be out of town.. I will do a full write up after I receive it and share info on some early mods and plans!

KO3s arrived today and Method wheels are on the way! Going a little different route with the wheels than what everyone else seems to be doing. More to come 😃

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Which Method wheels did you go with? Edit - just realized you said more to come, I will be patient :)
 

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When did it enter build phase then how long to move out of Mexico? Mine is supposedly built and waiting to be shipped. How long was it sitting waiting to be loaded onto a truck is the question.
 

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Same, my build date was supposed to be Saturday but I have seen no updates from the dealer (shocking...) and no change yet on the allocation tracking spreadsheet. The dealer told me I wouldn't get a real VIN until it's in transit, I just don't know how long it usually takes between build and transit.
 
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When did it enter build phase then how long to move out of Mexico? Mine is supposedly built and waiting to be shipped. How long was it sitting waiting to be loaded onto a truck is the question.
It was slated to arrive at the dealer 3/24 - 3/19 but arrived today. I put a deposit on the allocation on 1/12/24

This was last update I was given last week then to my surprise it was here today!

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CONGRATS! Look forward to the new wheels going on.

How long was your wait overall? Was it ever on QC hold?
It was built after QC hold so was never held! 🙂
 

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That seems like a fast rail car departure. Only 3 days. Mine was built on 3/6 and as far as I know, hasn’t departed.
 

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@Tekoma Congrats! I got same color but TRD Sport. Can you share please details on your wheels/tires and what will it take to install them? Are they gonna fit without any lift and trimming?

I am struggling to find what I need, so I would really appreciate if you could give me some guidance. I could go with exact same setup afterall.
 
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Looks great! Where did you find KO3 tires? They're not even listed on the BFGoodrich website.
I got them from Tire Rack. Discount tire also carries them. They only carry two sizes (285/70R17 is the size that works well with the Tacoma). From the other build threads, this tire should fit with no rub on stock suspension.
 
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@Tekoma Congrats! I got same color but TRD Sport. Can you share please details on your wheels/tires and what will it take to install them? Are they gonna fit without any lift and trimming?

I am struggling to find what I need, so I would really appreciate if you could give me some guidance. I could go with exact same setup afterall.
I'm going with 17x8.5 Method wheels with +25mm offset. From other build threads this size/offset should work very well. I'll reveal what wheel i went with when they are mounted up next week :)
 

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@Tekoma congrats on your new Gen4 Taco! Thank you for your business through our sister company Tire Rack. We greatly appreciate your support. Can't wait to see the after pics once the wheel and tire package is installed. (y)
 
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@Tekoma congrats on your new Gen4 Taco! Thank you for your business through our sister company Tire Rack. We greatly appreciate your support. Can't wait to see the after pics ounce the wheel and tire package is installed. (y)
Thank you! Tires should be mounted up on the new wheels the by the end of next week! 😃
 

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When did it enter build phase then how long to move out of Mexico? Mine is supposedly built and waiting to be shipped. How long was it sitting waiting to be loaded onto a truck is the question.

Mine took a week to get it to Bensenville, Illinois auto rail yard. Now I await offloading and onto a truck for final delivery.

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