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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    Thanks! Once it is full of gear/ water/ gas it should sit just about right. Having the adjustable shocks is a huge plus when tuning the ride for the weight/ terrain. That truck you are referring to actually belongs to a friend. Yes we are also in SC.:cool:
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    Update 10/10 We have made some encouraging progress towards our 'round the world build over the past few months! Our Swift four wheel camper came with a single 79aH 12v AGM battery and was pre wired for solar. We added a Renogy 160W solar panel to the Yakima track on the roof of the camper...
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    After loads of planning and waiting, we finally picked up our Swift Four Wheel Camper this past week from 10/40 Overland in Portland, OR! The guys at 10/40 did a great job with the installation and walking through all of the features of the Four Wheel Campers. The key parts of the install we are...
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    Update 7/22/19 Got a sneak peak of our Swift Four Wheel Camper that has arrived in Oregon and is ready for pickup! We can't wait to head up north to have it installed later this week.
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    Update 7/21/19 We are continuing to make progress on our build as time allows and finished some critical items before our camper gets installed this coming week. In order to handle the extra weight of the camper we installed the OME Dakar heavy leaf springs with +1 add-a-leaf along with...
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    -Update 6/9/2019 Finally had some free time to get down to business and get some more installations done! First up was the Toyota OEM garnish for TRD Pro Grille. I would highly recommend for anyone with a 18+ Tacoma with a replica TRD Pro Grille as without this you will likely get a warning...
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    Good to know. I am able to get 18.7-20.5 MPG currently with the part truck partially loaded up in mixed driving with a stock setup so I will make a note of MPG changes when I add the engine skid, sliders, and 32inch KO2s.
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    We will probably not do any rock crawling or "black diamond" wheeling seeing as our rig needs to make it around the world in one piece. Instead we are trying to balance weight with durability and cost as it is rather easy to go down the modification rabbit hole if you aren't careful.
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    I have decided to only run the BAMF main engine skid that made out of 0.250in thick steel. My thinking here is that the engine/oil pan hang low relative to the transfer case and transmission so I should have strong protection from any critical impacts while only adding about the same weight as...
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    We have budgeted for a complete but not over the top build that will be both comfortable in capable in most situations we will encounter will going around the world along with enough runway for us to complete the journey and enjoy ourselves during that time.
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    Update 5/13/19 I have finally had some time to resume work on Sasha, our 'Round the World Tacoma. First up was + 2" stainless steel brake lines from Wheelers Offroad. Installation was straightforward however I ran into some challenges when attempting to bleed the brakes. Despite trying the...
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    Sure will do, I will reach out via email. Perhaps we can grab dinner and chat! Great thanks for the info! Yes I will do my best to keep weight down as much as possible and will assess fuel economy/ drivability once the camper arrives in mid to June. The full size trucks are fine for North...
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    Congrats! Yes I think I will go with the 265s after all. As far a fuel economy goes I am getting 19.7 mpg with an atv and gear in the bed under mix driving conditions so 15mpg seems reasonable fully loaded with 265 KM3s in most conditions.
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    Update! We just placed the order for our Swift Four Wheel Camper! We decided go with the two roof vents, thermal pack, hot water heater with outdoor shower, and forced air furnace in order to improve general comfort over a wide range of temperatures that we will encounter and to have the...
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    GrandiOdyssey: Circumnavigating the Globe in a '19 Tacoma Build Thread

    Good to know Dave! After seeing how the truck feels with over 500lbs in the bed and looking at the shipping container door heights I think it may be a good idea to go with the 265/75/16 instead (31.6'' diameter) as opposed to the the 33'' tire.
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