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2001 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner - Project Venture Toy - Tech

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2001 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner - Project Venture Toy - Tech

Our Tacoma project truck continues to make progress and is now moving under its own power again with the addition of upgraded drivetrain, axles, wheels, tires, etc. This month we show you our Ramsey winch addition along with our homebrew front bumper on which it will hang. We pulled out the tubing bender to shape some round tube, cut up some metal, and burned some pieces together.

The 9,000-pound-capable Ramsey Patriot Profile we used sits up front and we opted to try their wireless controller to allow us to easily work the winch from inside or outside the truck. With the addition of the winch, we knew we needed a battery upgrade. To save on space, weight, and complication we chose to stick with a single battery in the stock location so opted to use an Odyssey battery from EnerSys. These batteries use absorbed glass mat (AGM) technology, can be mounted in any orientation, and contain no liquid acid that can spill.

Our last upgrade for this installment was the addition of a half dozen LED rock lights from Roundeyes. These low current draw lights help light up the ground around us for night runs and allow us to use them for long periods of time without worrying about battery depletion.

Check out our photos that show more details on the work this month. There's a few more additions planned for the truck, so check back again for our next installment on Project Venture Toy.

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