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Old 02-03-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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TacoMX's 1997 Taco 4wd Build

She started life with me in 2006 as a 1997 tacoma 4wd 2.7 on 35's w/ a 3'' spacer lift, 3'' body lift, and ~130,xxx on the odometer. From the time I bought it till TW, it was repainted and tires downsized to 33X12.5.

This thread will document from the time TW intervened and so on.

How she sits as of 2/19/13:



How it started (pre TW):






Current mods:

Armor
4X Innovations front tube bumper with stinger

Suspension/lift/steering:
Sway Away 2.0 Coilovers
All Pro Uniball Upper Control Arms.
Wheelers 5 pack with wheelers 1.5'' AAL minus the over load leaf.
Bilstein 5100 rear shocks
3'' Body lift [REMOVED]
Prothane Poly rack bushings


Body/Frame:
New paint in 2008
DIY spray in bed liner
FL Tacomas sticker
Energy Suspension Poly body mounts

Electronics/Lighting:
Round Eye Head lamps
Clear corner lights
Cobra 19 DX CB, 3' firestik


Tires/Wheels/Brakes:
32X1150X15 BFG KM2 Mud Terrains.
MB TKO Rims in matte black, 15X7, 4'' Backspace
BAMF (Jlee) BPV bracket (1/8'' plate version).
All Pro Extended length steel-braided brake line (Rear)

Engine/Exhaust/Driveline:
LCE header
K&N FIPK ("Cold air intake")
Cat Co. high flow
Flowmaster 40

Interior:
Wet Okole Seat covers
"Wheelskins" Leather steering wheel cover/wrap
Husky Floor liners


Future Mods:
Limit straps for the front end
Centric Brake rotors/pads
Magnaflow muffler
Sliders
Rear tube or hybrid bumper with rear spare swingout
Rigid Dually Flood lights for front bumper
Rigid SR series 10'' light bar for front bumper
Rear Frame reinforcement plates
Bed rack
Front Steel braided brake lines
Marlin Crawler clutch
Rear locker or LSD
Skids
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Clear Corners and LED's:











Receiver shackle bracket w/ an ARB shackle:


Bilstein HD shocks w/ the 2'' Top Spacer:



I painted them red when the original yellow paint was chipping off and the shocks were rusting. So I painted the coils too when I was there. Looks new

When I bought the truck It had the whole 3'' front kit (top spacer and coil spacer) I removed the coil spacer when I painted the coil and strut...rides MUCH better.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:04 PM   #4
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for the 97!
last year of the best looking front end
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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Awesome truck brother...I better see that beast at the next ocala meet!
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #6
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Awesome truck brother...I better see that beast at the next ocala meet!
haha, hopefully it will be at the next meet, and hopefully it will have some armor and some more mods

I'm waiting for my steering rack to come in, and my clutch master cylinder shit the bed....so that will need replaced too.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:10 AM   #7
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #9
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Hey man what's the backspacing on those rims. I'm looking for something like that to get little wider stance, and, call me crazy, a 2" body lift since i don't do any real serious offroading and i have thoughts on how to reinforce it a little bit.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:49 PM   #10
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where did you get the led corners?
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:21 PM   #11
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where did you get the led corners?
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:23 PM   #12
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Hey man what's the backspacing on those rims. I'm looking for something like that to get little wider stance, and, call me crazy, a 2" body lift since i don't do any real serious offroading and i have thoughts on how to reinforce it a little bit.

Last time I measured them I didn't have a straight edge, but with just a tape measure and eyeballing it, they are around 3.5-3.75'' BS. I will get a more accurate measurement soon.

totally skip the body lift dude. It seriously deteriorates the road ride, its ugly as fuck, and its unsafe.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:57 AM   #13
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Looks like this thing could use a bump! Whats next in line and when are you going to get rid of that godawful BL??
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First in line is the removal of the body lift....but right now its up on jackstands
because I am still in the process of replacing the rack and pinion because the one I got was leaking, sent it back and waiting for the refund....

But I should be ordering a 4XI bumper here in the next couple of days....

and I may be going OME struts w/ 881 coils instead of some SAW's up front to save on some money for now

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Old 03-15-2012, 07:56 AM   #15
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First in line is the removal of the body lift....but right now its up on jackstands
because I am still in the process of replacing the rack and pinion because the one I got was leaking, sent it back and waiting for the refund....

But I should be ordering a 4XI bumper here in the next couple of days....

and I may be going OME struts w/ 881 coils instead of some SAW's up front to save on some money for now

opinions?
Good deal, have fun with the BL removal, didnt look to bad from that one guys write up about a week ago.

You ordering the 4x front or rear bumper?

I think im going to get the coilover kit for my bilsteins from toytec but not sure yet..comes out cheaper than buying a coilover set up but that nothing deffinate just kind of a thought in the back of my head
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Just the front for now. I really don't like 4x's rear bumper. I will probably have avid build me a rear bumper similar to the TG rear bumper later down the road.

But for now it goes: BL off, front bumper, suspension, sliders, rear bumper.
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Just the front for now. I really don't like 4x's rear bumper. I will probably have avid build me a rear bumper similar to the TG rear bumper later down the road.

But for now it goes: BL off, front bumper, suspension, sliders, rear bumper.
I know i gotta get mine off really soon too! My sliders will be here in a week or two and i wont be able to put them on until after
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Hey, man since I know how much you love body lifts, I just had to put this up to jerk your chain

94 Nissan w 4" BL!
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Hey, man since I know how much you love body lifts, I just had to put this up to jerk your chain

94 Nissan w 4" BL!
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