Hello and thanks for lookin at my build!
My truck is a 96 4x4 v6 5 spd Tacoma and has been dubed Frankenstein. Why? well..because most of the parts on it are not original. And by the time Im done with it, hardly anything will. I rolled the truck in May 2012 while at the Taco Take Over meet. Was a great meet..besides the roll over and my hand breakin. But you should go!
anyways, i did't have full coverage on insurance and didn't have any money for a new truck. I found a 2wd 1996 body for 500 bucks in ID and bought it and swaped it onto my 4wd frame and driveline over the period of the next 2 months. That is why you'll see some of the earlier pictures of my build are the awesome cool metlic silver, and why now its the dark green. Hope to repaint it one day maybe.
Anyways, that is why this thread is like 2 builds in one. Pre roll over, and post roll over. The first 45 pages or so are pre roll and 45 and beyond on post roll over.
Feel free to ask all and anything in here! this thread is half BS anyways haha
-Eibach front coils
-Billy 5100s up front
-Billy 10'' travel 5150s in rear
-Wheelers 5 pack leaf springs
-Toyotech 1" lift shackles
-Decals by Sockmonkey
-Decals by scwerks
-Fiberwerx Front fiberglass Fenders
-Elite Front Plate bumper
-BAMF sliders page 41
-Elite Rear Plate bumper custom with wrap around side protection and tire swing out+home made jerry can carrier
-BAMF Diff skid
-custom homemade skids coming soon!
-33x12.50R15 BFG KM2s
-Wheeler Type B 15'' wheels
-1.5'' Allpro Wheel spacers with Allpro extended nuts
-GM 140amp CS144 alternator swap
-Custom self built dual batteries. Optima red top starter, Yellow top aux battery
-2 Light Force 240s
-4 Hella 500ff 55w HIDs on Custom Roof rack allows Lights to fold down flat.
-2 PIAA 510 Ion Fog lights
-Custom Made Side Mirror lights with 6"Blitzpro LED bars
-2 6" Blitzpro LED Bars for rear lights
-2 21" Blitzpro LED Bars for side fill lights
-4 1' Rigid LED bars for bed lights
-20 LED rock lights
-2 Blitzpro 3lr Camp lights
-5 LED RTT lights
-boot slide mod
-2 10'' Alpine Type Xs powered by one SSL CR4000.1
-Pioneer pbu4100 HU
-2 6x9 Kickers
-4 5 1/4'' Sony xplods
-14'' Magnaflow muffler with 2.5'' pipe out 3" tip
-Uinden 520 pro CB with 5' Firestick
-BAMF BPV bracket
-Homemade Custom Bed Rack/Roof rack combo with Mt. Shasta CVT Roof Top Tent(first build page41, rebuild page 113)
-20lb CO2 system.
To get/do list:
-Front Long travel suspension
-Rear Cantilever LT setup
-ARB front/rear lockers
-Safari Snorkel with prefilter
-TRD Supercharger..or custom turbo..or 2jzgte swap..undecided..
-Custom rear trailer
-fridge and freezer
As it sit now after the rebuild!
Old body, it shall be missed..
Video from the mudding trip in Lander last oct. Not great vids but good for my exhaust sound..
This is what she looked like when i bought her.
Rims and tires where crap so they got replaced first
cleaned up all the rims. Painted em myself look amazing when clean. Also got some mighty KM2 tires. 31X10.5
Really changed how my truck looked!
And im an audiophile so i added a massive car stereo setup. 6 total speakers and 2 apline type x subs. LOVE listening to music in this thing, eveerything from choral, jazz, rock, hiphop you name it it sounds epic lol
Just put on two of my four Hella 500ffs converted to HID. They are 55w, two are 4300k and two are 6000k. My silly bull bar had two places for light on it already but i think i might drill all new holes to fit all 4 lights i think...idk about that yet.
here is my switch location. I tell ya, that was a PITA to make that hole for the switch in that plastic plug. But turned out great.
And the lights
high beams (stock)
Then i did a lovely suspension upgrade and wheel spacers
And much more.